Isn't there a certain senior defensive tackle who was named to a few pre-season watchlists, is talked about as a possible 1st round pick next year, that cheats at monopoly that should be included at the top of the list?
Chris Spielman didn't even start immediately as a freshman. The only person to do so in recent memory, if not ever was Andy Katzenmoyer - to say Grant hasn't made some impact plays when he has some sacks and tfls is ridiculous. Also if you think Grant has issues in pass coverage, how do you think a true freshman would fare?
I hope Kwon is as advertised, but I would rather see him get some time against an easier opponent to build him up - not that his one play wasn't great Saturday night. If he looks significantly better after a good bit of time Saturday and still doesn't get more time after, then I think there is good reason to gripe, until then I will trust the coaches.
Lomar - Way to Go!!!
I am just speaking for my self here but I imagine I am not the only one - You all still up there in the promised land have no reason to complain, yah the game didn't go as hoped for - but if you think you have it bad imagine being one of us fighting the good fight down here in SECville. It really, really, really, sucks. I am sick of hearing complaining about the media and everything else, because you really don't have a clue how much crap we take on a daily basis.
Also - for all you complainers, you can look at the negative, or you can rewatch the game film and see some of the plays made by some of our younger guys. In the next couple of years this is going to be a very good football team, maybe scary good. Replacing four linemen was never going to be easy, breaking in a new qb doesn't help, not to mention a new defense. This won't be a storied season by our standards, but we should still be at worst in a New Years Day game (AT WORST!). Suck it up and enjoy the fact that we are not Purdue or Illinois, we are THE Ohio State University, where setbacks are simply momentary.
When you put it like that it makes you sound like a terrible person who needs a priority lessen, Buckeyes should always be the main concern over girlfriend or fun time at bar with friends. If you are DVRing it then pick her up, you wont have to watch the commercials and you can listen to it on the radio.
If you haven't been dating long then it wasn't meant to be, if you have been dating long enough she should understand or get over it. There are only a few days a year she has to deal with it!
Relax, Its not like one of his defenses beat us in the BCS Title Game!
I believe I read Wilson gained something like 15-20 pounds in the off-season.
I feel you, I was at the 03 game in Camp Randall my sophmore year of undergrad and for a time probably hated them more then TTUN, but a lot of that died when Bert went to Arkansas, and I guess it helps that Gary Anderson is a Meyer protege not to mention perhaps the most likeable coach in the BIG personality wise. Not to mention I currently live in Mississippi due to my job and the SEC fans are relentlessly jerks for the most part - even Miss St fans who don't have anything to brag about. On Wisconsin indeed every week but whenever they play us!
36 - 13 Buckeyes!
Once again great article - brings back memories of watching the Neutron Man with my dad from C-Deck. For what its worth I never knew the original version of the song - TBDBITL version was the only one I ever knew of.
As far as the 98 MSU game - my dad and I sat in C Deck until they started to literally turn out the lights in stunned silence. All I can remember from that game is wondering why they didn't keep feeding the possessed beast that was Joe Montgomery that night.
Love your stuff Ramzy!
Shane Falco was better!
My idea of a successful season is Barrett coming out with his hair on fire this year and forcing a QB controversy next Spring and August to give Braxton that extra push he needs to bring home all the personal and team hardware they deserve. Barrett has the skill to be the BIG Freshman of the Year unless one of his teammates takes it instead. The Sky is not Falling my Friends!!!
I really think they thought he was going to be another Bo for them since he isn't as polished as other coaches. I honestly thought he was going to do a much better job then he has there. Hate for tsun aside he does seem to be a descent human being - but that doesn't help too much when you are on the hot seat. I am starting to think they should have kept Richrod another year and he might have turned the corner but who knows, thats why I am not an AD.
Brady Hoke was sure a homerun hire for tsun wasn't he!
I like the idea in principle, however for those of us in the deep south due to work or whatever other unfortunate reason that would only make the crap we go through on a daily basis ten times worse. I am a huge tOSU fan, but I don't think I am quite ready for martyrdom! I work with the Civil War for my job on a daily basis so trust me when I say I am not exagerating.
Because Meatchicken knew they wouldn't be as lucky in football against UConn as they were last year every year!
Lee had a bunch of deep south troops in his army. Sherman would actually accept a surrender April 26, 1865 that was larger than Grants of the last major Confederate Army in the field. Chalk another up for the Buckeyes! I was astonished that Phil Sheridan did not make the bracket - he deserved to be there much more so than Custer did, had far greater accomplishments, never moved to Michigan, and never got Siouxed.
With Gardner throwing a pick his first pass yesterday in meatchicken's springgame I am hopefull that will transfer into a pipeline for us, or at least a split line between Columbus and East Lansing.
I knew I was forgetting sombody big! Plus one to you sir!
Throw in Stillwagon, Katzenmoyer, Antoine Winfield, Vrabel, and Cousineau for an even dozen.
I watched an interview of Franklin on BTN and he seemed very intense - personality wise he reminded me alot of Urban. It seems to me that with the four team playoff we would want Penn State and every other team to be as good as possible.
As for the rivalry issue, those are made, not created. When PSU joined the BIG a rivalry was forced on us - so I think we naturally detested it. Wisconsin was turning into a big rivalry before they moved divisions and Bert left. Sparty is definalty a current rivalry because of last year and the two top dogs on the block mentality. While our series with PSU is lopsided in the last decade or so we only have a 3 game advantage on them all-time. I distinctly remember attending some games in Happy Valley with my dad that didn't turn out well for us. The rest of the time we have played each other extremely close, usually within 10 points or so either way. Their students are kinda jerks, but what college kids aren't - I sure was arrogant about OSU when I was in Columbus and I went to Capital. While it may not be the Horseshoe and Script Ohio, and the Ramp Entrance and everything that makes OSU so special you have to admit Beaver Stadium and the whiteout are one of the next best things to experience as an objective fan of college football. I personally think he is going to a good job at PSU and they are going to begin to be the game we circle on the schedule in the near future, maybe not this year, maybe not the next, but soon after that. I think the fact that some OSU fans are so adament that it isn't a rivalry shows how much of one it is slowly evolving into.
- One last thing, please just stop with the pedophile references, it is not classy or representative of most of the people that are follwers of 11W, the people responsible for it are no longer part of their school, and it is disgusting to use such a terrible situation and its victims as a jibe.
ACLs and meniscus are two very different injuries. I went through a meniscus tear during spring conditioning for football in high school and had my knee scoped, and again with the other knee playing backyard football in college and you are off the crutches in a day or two. If this was in the middle of the season he would be back in a few weeks at the very worse. My brother in law played for Capital and tore his meniscus as well in the middle of the season and missed 1 game. This isn't a big deal, its a comparatively minor injury, the sky is not falling, its a contact sport and injuries happen. To put it in context look at the Detroit Red Wings, they have twelve players injured and are fighting for a playoff spot right now. If they don't get it this will be the first time in two decades they haven't made the playoffs. A meniscus tear in spring football is not the end of the world and it does not mean Mr. Marshall is doomed to be injury prone. I think the comparisons to Mike D'Andrea are extremely premature.
Michigan always takes some guys out of Ohio, they wouldn't have a program any other way. Coaches are the same way, 3 out of the last five had Ohio roots. As for players Woodsen, Desmond Howard, Darden, countless more from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, that linebacker from Massilon a few years ago - heck Spielman admits he wanted to go there until his dad threatened to disown him. Like it or not Meatchicken has a good school to sell and a rich history. Fortunately history only goes so far and that should start to fade. I think if Choke has another subpar year he is gone and Meatchicken will have a hard time recovering. I think we have more to worry about from their big brother Sparty right now as far as recruits go, especially on defense.
Kinda harsh on Pitt Brown isn't it Humbuck? I agree he didn't live up to his expectations but the guy tried to for five years of his life. Not every five star will turn out. They can have injury issues like Mike D'Andrea, or just not live up to hype like Justin Zwick.
Very few of us on here have any idea of the stress and sacrifices these guys go under to go out on that field and win for us. Hours in the weight room and on the practice field, media hounding you 24/7/365. We all get a kick out of seeing Coombs yell, but have you ever thought for a moment what it is like to get screamed at by him or Urban Meyer, or Mike Vrabel? I played four years of High School football in a pretty intense program and its probably not a hint of a glimpse of what these guys go through.
It makes me sick to see people on here criticizing 18-22 year olds for a mistake they make in a GAME. I live and die OSU like most on here, but its about time we stop getting on the case of players just because they fail to meet the hype and expectations - jumping all over them isn't going to help their confidence moving forward for the rest of the season, or in the case of Pitt Brown or any other player in his situation its an extremely crappy way to thank a guy for doing his best to entertain us for four or five years of his life.
Instead of trashing a guy while he is down perhaps just wish him well, congratulate him on his degree, and look forward to the next man up.