And that phone call went to... Johnnie Dixon's mom?
Just got my StubHub e-mail to download... sec 204, row B. Things just got real.
Any word on an 11W gathering on Sunday night? I assume there are others that have no desire to listen to country music, even if it is free...
There's a reason Marotti's official title is "Assistant Athletic Director for Football Sports Performance" (http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/marotti_mickey00.html).
He's much more important than just a strength & conditioning coach, as it's been well documented here & on many other occasions.
To put it into perspective, when the coaching staff got paid their bonuses after making the CFP Championship (no add'l bonus for winning), Marotti was paid more than four other position coaches, as well as the actual AD, Gene Smith (http://www.cleveland.com/osu/index.ssf/2015/01/ohio_state_football_coaches_ma.html):
The use of autografts vs allografts is just another example of the advances in medicine that we continue to make over time & the move towards less invasive procedures to reduce overall risk (and subsequently, liability).
I was at OSU when I had my third ACL tear (not fun) & Dr. Kaeding at OSU Sports Med did my reconstruction. Used an cadaver & infused the graft with my own platelets. Was part of a study at the time -- has anyone heard of this or know any significant outcomes? I know that the knee that Dr. Kaeding did vs the knee some hacks at someplace called Cleveland Clinic has felt much more stable over time.
Re: females being more likely to tear their ACL, it seems to the casual observer that the natural valgus nature of the female anatomy, with the femur anchored in wider hip sockets narrowing to the knees, would be a primary factor in an ACL failure. Similarly, males with similar anatomical considerations with a higher carrying angle in the knee than normal might also be predisposed to injury at a rate comparable to females.
How's the Uber presence for the C-burg/B-burg gameday commute?
Bought two south endzone tix on StubHub, which I believe is the authorized resale market for VT athletics. Not sure about the Ohio State allotment available to the general public, but as any good home field advantage would have it, that allotment will be slim.
FWIW, there is a nice 3D seat viewer for Lane Stadium at the link below:
I went to actually went to Tech for my freshman & sophomore years before transferring back home to tOSU. Used to have a soft spot in my heart for the Hokies before last year's upset. Will be exciting to see Blacksburg & campus again after over a decade.
Just bought tickets on StubHub, hotel has been booked for months. Any word about an 11W gathering yet?
In all fairness, the very first tagline for this article on the frontpage reads "Win total speculated to be 11", not "Vegas likely to set win O/U at 11". So admittedly, I was already reading with a preconceived notion of the text.
That O/U does not necessarily mean Vegas is predicting Buckeyes to win 11 games.
All prop bets are created with the intent to turn a profit. If Buckeye Nation bets the over & SEC country bets the under, Vegas will move the odds of each outcome appropriately to ensure the money is relatively even coming in on both sides. And there would be no liability for the books on a push of 11 wins, not counting the punishing blow to our national championship hopes...
Probably should be a moratorium on "The Wire" #Bangers considering the current state of things. It's a little flippant.
All the trolls who spew vitriol about nothing else to do in Columbus and a skewed life balance would be wise to remember that families are Buckeye fans, too.
This estimate is just that, but I'd guess that over 20% of that crowd will not go to a game in 2015.
The weather obviously helped, but the spring game serves as a chance for those who can't spend $400+ on four tickets, parking, and food to come to the Shoe and experience a gameday atmosphere affordably.
Didn't really hear many sound bites from coach Johnson this year.
But watching him after the Steve Miller TD in the Sugar Bowl and hearing him in this video says it all.
Also, anyone else notice the slight homage to "Friday Night Lights" at the end?
Weather.com now predicts a high of 74 on Saturday with 0% chance of precip.
What would the Vegas odds be of the Shoe hitting 100k this weekend? I'm gonna go with +450.
I think Urban has earned some deference, given his track record. But let's not completely dismiss those who think "The Grind" is more rhetoric than reality.
Yes, expectations at Ohio State have never been higher, both academically & on the gridiron.
But the only players on the roster who are to be truly commended for balancing their workload everyday are the ones who are loving fathers first, student athletes second.
Elite athletic talent always seems to lower our expectations for those individuals and that is a major disservice to the 90% of the roster that will never play on Sundays.
Buckeye Nation needs to follow Urban's lead when he makes programs like "Real Life Wednesday" mandatory for all players. We should expect those young men to handle their business in the classroom so they won't need football ten years from now when the real grind begins.
Interesting how Warriner/Beck will change the dynamic of the QB room. Herman clearly got the most out of that group. X's & O's are one thing, but relating to & being an effective coach of those young men remains to be seen.
Warriner has been a sideline coach to this point, while Herman called plays from the press box. Neither fact says much, but now that Warriner will assume the playcalling, how will his effectiveness as a position coach change? Can Beck truly develop the QB group while not being able to call a game that tailors to each of their strengths?
As far as Braxton, seems like every time the cameras would cut to him on the sidelines during a telecast, there was nary a headset to be found. So the last game reps (mental or otherwise) that Brax has had was January 2014. Maybe it's because he had already mastered the Herman offense. Maybe there were only enough headsets for JT & Collier. But it's not a good look. I don't think Braxton can win back the starting job by Labor Day. Cardale will be the sharpest, and there's no room for a "warmup" game at VT.
Yeah, that drive from Blacksburg to Roanoke could get dicey after the game, what with all the celebratory spirits.
Plus to drive back to Columbus from Roanoke, you have to double back through Blacksburg anyway.
Anyone have any success trying to book hotels in Blacksburg? It's like they know Buckeye Nation will descend in masses and they are trying to make it as difficult as possible.
As far as the rest of the OOC schedule, anytime you have a directional school that isn't part of the actual state name, chances are the schedule is a big, hot steaming pile. So why not double down on the directional doodoo??
However, Keels is a true play by play guy. We barely hear the crowd reaction and the radio audience already knows it's an interception.
Most other radio guys wait for a spotter to feed them information. Keelsy gives us the action & worries about semantics later.
While Johnny was kind enough to spare those individuals who were brave enough at the time to spout opinions (no matter how uninformed), I will not show such mercy.
Thanks to one Mr. Johnny Ginter for reviving this post. Let this be a lesson to any Buckeye fan younger than 30 years old:
Never overreact to a September loss. Never.
Was Wes Welker drafted? Antonio Gates?
Pro scouts are wrong every year. Twitter reactions are not news.
Must. Keep. Winning. -UFM
Aside: Floyd Mayweather cannot possibly be considered the world's best boxer unless he beats Manny Pacquiao.
Still using his own lyrics after all these years :)
Oh come let's sing Ohio's praise
And songs to Alma Mater raise
While our hearts rebounding thrill
With joy which death alone can still
Summer's heat or winter's cold
The seasons pass the years will roll
Time and change will surely show
How firm thy friendship ... OHIO!
The Spidercam feed will be simulcast on Watch ESPN for the National Championship... only audio is the ambient stadium feed. If you are crafty, you can sync up the radio call and watch in Keelsian bliss.