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BuckeyeDevil


Findlay OH (via Cambridge OH)

Member since 01 February 2014 | Blog

Long time OSU fan-attended my first OSU football game which was against Michigan in 1982. Former season ticket holder for basketball way back in the Perry Carter/Treg Lee days. I go to basketball and football games now as budget and schedule permit. My daughter attends the same high school that Aaron Craft attended so we made it a point to see him play in person.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching Anthony Carter get crunched in the 1982 Michigan game.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Anyone who helps us beat Michigan
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: It was Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Don't care about it-let Canada have it
  • NBA TEAM: Boston Celtics
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Why anyone cares is a mystery to me

Recent Activity

Comment 08 Jun 2017

Even though I would have preferred a coaching change after the 2016 season, I could understand the logic behind allowing Thad another year to right the ship. But after the 2017 campaign it should have been clear to everyone that a change was necessary. Gene Smith has botched this all along the way from making that idiotic statement right before getting thumped by Rutgers in the tournament to the timing of Thad's dismissal to what could be the hiring of an older coach without consistent success. This is pretty underwhelming if true. In my thinking, if you are 52 and haven't had a huge coaching opportunity, there is probably a reason.

Comment 28 May 2017

The schedule this season is challenging and does us no favors with the Huskers, Penn State, and Iowa in succession. I get the home-away rotation on East division games but how do we draw 2 of the toughest road venues in the West for our crossover games? At least we don't have to go to Camp Randall. Besides the 2 nemesis from up north, I hate that team even further north with about as much vitriol.

Comment 21 May 2017

AndyV,

Just curious, even though this thread is dying down, would you put the UCONN men's program into the blue blood discussion?

It is an interesting question. Calhoun won 3 titles from 1999 up until the time he retired a few years ago and his successor Kevin Ollie got a hot team at the right time and amazingly won another one a few years ago. But they haven't had a whole lot of success in the past couple of years.

Comment 20 May 2017

I see several references to IU as a blue blood program.

Is IU still a blue blood program? If it is, it is from a name perspective only right now because IU has not been among the likes of Duke, UK, UNC, Kansas, etc. for quite some time. But it is a blue blood destination by reputation and brand.

And lets face it, Mike Davis, Kelvin Sampson, and Tom Crean were not worthy of the mantle. Archie has a lot to restore at IU and a big job but I think he is the guy to do it.

Comment 20 May 2017
I am looking forward to UF basketball over the next few years. Linder and Masterlasco from the Findlay area will be welcome additions to that program. I am going to attend more Oilers games over the next 4 years while my kid is there. By 2021, OSU should have a new coach who has had a couple of solid recruiting classes under his belt and has a team that is respectable on the court again.
Comment 11 May 2017

True Bobcat here. I watched Donley when he was in high school and he had a sidekick named Dan Mobley who was pretty good himself. White Lightning as Donley was called also had a nice career at the Dallas Cowboys 

Comment 22 Apr 2017

Getting rid of Thad is like getting rid of someone in your company that you like but has seen his better days of productivity. You appreciate the past contributions but deep down you know it's the best for the long term.

Comment 05 Apr 2017

I feel guilty saying this but if it isn't something like a 22-7 regular season, I hope it is 7-22. Anything in between that garners a first round loss in the NCAA will likely be seen as improvement and a step towards restoration. Feel free to DV such a poor sentiment. But that is where I am after the past 4 years of decline.

Comment 30 Mar 2017

9 of the 11 ahead of OSU have won at least 1 national title and 9 of the 13 below them have won at least  1 national title since the Glory days of  Fred Taylor back in the 60's. In about 50 years since that time OSU has been to only 3 Final Four's...2 officially. To me any measurement that discounts tournament success isn't much of a measurement at all.