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Member since 15 January 2014 | Blog

Ohio born and raised ... Graduated from THE Ohio State University in 1996 ... Lawyer living in Chicago ...

Go to 8-10 games a year ... Dog is, of course, named BUCKley ...

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Comment 20 Jan 2016

I think the article is an interesting viewpoint, but how many of those close games that OSU won during Meyer's era did the same offensive philosophy pervade -- i.e., doing something different than handing the ball to Zeke or Hyde?  I think with vertical threats being re-established in 2016 (AND A VERTICAL PASSING GAME WILL BE REESTABLISHED), we won't be talking about the absence of running plays to bell-cows but instead will be talking about how much more enjoyable a balanced offense is (a la 2014 come playoff time).

OK, done with lunch and back to work ...

Comment 08 Sep 2014

I was at the game on Saturday night, and it reminded me a lot of the 2007 Illinois-OSU game at The Shoe ... no matter what we did, it never felt like we were going to get over that hill -- even when it was 21-21.

I think Barrett is very capable, as is the O line.  But if the Hokies are sending 6 or 7, where is the hot read?  JT missed Wilson on the overthrow when Wilson had 30 yards to run after the Bucks tied the game.  Where are WR screens? FL screens? Jet sweeps? Bubble screens?  Why on earth put a QB that's played 1 game in 2 years out there and expect him to carve up a stout 4-2-5 defense?  Where is EzE in all this?  He is Hyde size and yet there was almost no attempt to run with him inside?

I am as frustrated as the next guy ... and I believe this team can turn it around.  I also think MOST of the blame for the loss falls on bad schemes that were poorly executed.  And to fall into a prevent with an extra DB on third downs?  Did Ash or Fickell or Johnson wonder how Va Tech got into 3rd and long in the first place?  Why on earth change to a prevent or zone scheme on third down when pressure caused the 3rd and longs?

Lastly, can someone get Corey Smith to extend his arms to make catches? That was a pretty bad case of alligator arms, and is totally unacceptable. Can't be afraid to get hit after you catch the ball.

OK, I'm done with my gripe for last week's game ... I am confident tOSU will turn it around.  I'll be there to watch, like I always am ...