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BuckInNashville


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Born and raised in the Hall of Fame City, and now living in Nashville where it's all Alabama all the time. Played WR at D3 Ohio Wesleyan where we used to practice in the shoe to prepare for artificial surface games back in the 80's. My QB was Jeff Long, AD at Arkansas, and head of the NCAA playoff selection committee. So I've got that going for me, which is nice.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 National Championship : First OT Miami 24 OSU 17. 4th and 14 from the Miami 29, and Krenzel completes a 17 yarder to Michael Jenkins on the right side.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Dane Sanzenbacher
  • NFL TEAM: Whoever I draft on my fantasy team

Recent Activity

Comment 8 hours ago

Johnson should have said "it (brand recognition ) came into play with FSU".  They  made the playoffs as the only undefeated team  and yet weren't the top seed.  And they proved they didn't belong by getting throttled by a team that gave up 42 points in the NCG WITH the benefit of 4 turnovers ! 

How he actually uttered these comments about OSU is mind boggling. Coach, don't let the facts get in your way.

Comment 25 Jul 2015

Some 11warriors have questioned whether Braxton can catch in a crowd or knowing he'll be hit. 

The only big hits I remember on OSU H backs or WRs last year, were shots taken by Jalin Marshall vs Alabama that knocked his helmet off. I think the O scheme gets these guys free in space a lot and Braxton will have time to build confidence.

Comment 24 Jul 2015

Now it's a lot clearer. Whatever inputs that went into the decision to start JT last year not only still exist, they are now magnified by a record breaking TD season. There is your QB decision, playoffs notwithstanding .

Comment 22 Jul 2015

SEC type player ?  on defense ? I love that. Urban should turn it around to show how how many points per game they give up. As it turns out, that's an insult.

Comment 20 Jul 2015

DJ - why keep bringing up the point that Tom Herman was questioned early last year ?

Look, when we lost to VT , the coaching staff admitted that they didn't know what to do against the bear defense. Shouldn't that bother honest fans ?

So I don't think the fact that people questioned Tom Herman early last season is such a great sin. But when the offense churned out 50 point week after 50 point week - the doubters were turned into supporters very quickly. It didn't take the playoffs for people to realize how special the offense and the OC were. 

Comment 18 Jul 2015

On one hand, Cardale lengthened the field and pressured defenses in a way that they still can't explain.

on the other hand, Braxton is athletically off the charts to begin with,  is in the best shape of his life, and has talent all around him that can't be ignored by a D. He can't be defended.

on the other hand, JT is the best all around QB and runs the system such that he would probably break the records he set last year.

on the other hand, there is no other hand. Divide each game into three sections and let them all play !

Comment 16 Jul 2015

If I were a Bama fan I would be embarrassed, first they get their ass kicked.  Then, we hear it's because the Bama offense went up tempo - it put too much pressure on the defense ? Are you f______ kidding me ?  Then the defense says they weren't prepared  for an unknown QB ? And now we hear players ran out of bounds so as not to jeopardize draft stock !  This is fantastic and I will be using it all autumn with my Bama neighbors. Keep goin' Nicky !

Comment 11 Jul 2015

TheDave 

you have it right my friend. If we are going to put first impressions in a kid, then the whole defensive backfield sucks. Remember how UC's all world QB Gunner Kiel torched them with deep balls ? Do you think they improved as the learned Chris ash's system ?

If Ash and Combs say Conley is the guy , then he's the guy.  I expect the D to be Silver Bullet strong wire to wire. 

Comment 09 Jul 2015

Guys let's get real. Yes, the Big Ten had a good finish with OSU, MSU and Wisconsin beating top ten teams in bowl games. Other than that, you have a competitive Minnesota, a hopeful Nebraska, and a pesky Penn State. That's it based on the last decade. So let's face it. But we're preseason #1 with everyone returning - it's the way it has always been and everyone else can bitch about it.

we really can't argue with Bama on strength of schedule. If Bama loses three games and makes the playoffs - great - I'd love to whip their ass two years in a row. ( and don't get caught into thinking that game was anywhere near a 7 point game - just look at Saban's face even when it was 21-6 and he tells you all you need to know)

Comment 08 Jul 2015

Michibuck

don't fret my good man.  The OSU defense will not allow Brewer (or whoever QB's them) to convert third downs in bunches to their TE the way they did in September - they proved that in the playoff run.

The D will be  even more talented, as McMillan and Hubbard/Lewis will be upgrades. This will create a steeply unbalanced field position battle, and the OSU offense will not have the pressure to score on long drives like last year. 

Don't forget that the offense actually was coming around in the second half, and tied the game at 21, only to watch the D give up the after score big drive to relinquish the lead, and put the pressure back on the offense again. 

Bud Foster will undoubtedly throw some crap our way, but our D will enable Warriner with field position and time to use H backs and TEs to rip their cover 0 in a way that we did against everyone else for the remainder of 2014.  42-17

Comment 07 Jul 2015

There may have been 4 defensive starters who graduated, but 2 arguably introduce an upgrade. So with better and more experienced personnel in this system, there is no way OSU yields four offensive TDs to VA Tech.

To think we won't score four or five TDs is just not realistic with this Oline, RB, and H backs with the QB du jour. So let them cover 0 all they want, their LBs will be swimming trying to handle the talent coming at them from every angle.  42-17

Comment 06 Jul 2015

The TE is a huge cog in the blocking scheme. He is also a major factor in misdirection plays - look at the 4th qtr Ezekiel Eliott TD vs Michigan on 4th down.

The TE and QB start to the right taking the OLB out of the play and leaving a gaping hole for Eliott off left tackle.

Earlier in the game Barrett faked the handoff to Eliott and the TE slipped out of the backfield for the game's first TD.

My point is that we need to check our criticism of the usage of the TE in this offense. The position is critical and often used for many purposes that cannot be measured solely by the number of catches.

Comment 02 Jul 2015

Didn't respect the QB ? Seriously ? It should have taken them all of two plays to realize they were going to have to break down and make tackles on the QB.

That's a load of Southern crap. If the coach was asking the question, if means they wouldn't have changed a thing about the defensive calls and alignments. So "respect" wasn't the problem. Better foitball players at Ohio State was the problem. They couldn't mirror Cardale because it would have left Marshall, or Thomas or Smith wide open.

"Respect" my ass, typical Alabama bravado. I know it every day living in Nashville.

Comment 30 Jun 2015

What's telling about Burrell is that he had already lost 22 lbs on his own before he got here. And now he's working more off under Marotti - looking forward to the Before and After comparison pics like you have posted in past seasons since coach Mick arrived with UFM.

Comment 26 Jun 2015

In the read option, Barrett makes the correct read at a very high percentage. In the playoffs, Cardale didn't need to make a decision because the option was hardly used. Braxton looks like he's making the right read because he makes up for so many mistakes with his speed.

jT's arm is not as strong - but it doesn't need to be because again, he makes the right read and receivers seem wide open. He hits the receiver at the right spot within the designed play.

Tough to argue with the phenomenal athletics of Braxton and Cardale's NC run, but I think JT is the best QB.

either should take this team to 12-0.

Comment 20 Jun 2015

Before this year we needed two QBs for two straight years in this system. This year we needed three. And for next season, two of those three , we haven't seen two of them in pads yet. 

So Tristen, you ARE in the right place, and your work ethic WILL get you onto the field for the most prolific offense in college football.   Which means there is a possibility that your name and the word  "Heisman" , could be spoken in the same sentence.

Comment 16 Jun 2015

Awlin

prudence ? I live in Nashville, Alabama. I can't leave my house without seeing a script A on a rear windshield ( that's right, I didn't say bumper). That word is not understood or used around here. 

Except for the NFL draft 1st round projections, I was merely siting facts anyway. in answering the question whether Va Tech has a chance in September. 

Comment 16 Jun 2015

Michibuck

we're talking about the team that "dismantled" Wisconsin (per Herbstreit), was unstoppable against Alabama, and destroyed Oregon despite 4 turnovers. They are arguably better with a starting RB at 100%, a defense and Oline in their second years, and a leading Heisman candidate at QB (whomever he may be). There are likely 4 first rounders for the NFL draft (Bosa, Elliott, Thomas, Decker), and probably the fastest team ever fielded in Ohio (Browns and Bengals included). 

What at was your question again ?

Comment 09 Jun 2015

Think about this ... The Cavs had the ball in their hands on the road,

for the final possession in regulation, 

with the game tied, 

and plenty of time to score -

TWICE!

it could easily be 2-0 and they could be returning home !

Comment 02 Jun 2015

I'm not saying I'm sorry to see him go, but what a great experience it was,   chanting "Mark May sucks" , at field level directly in front of Gameday's studio table after the Sugar Bowl !

without Lou Holtz to balance him, it would have been hell listening to him unchecked.

Comment 31 May 2015

Just last night, I brought home a 52" Samsung 4K UHD TV , and the first thing my 28 yr old son and I watched was the Sugar Bowl Drive thru. Then we had to watch the NC game.

Do you think that other schools' fans have watched replays of championship games as often as we have ? (I went to the Sugar Bowl and have watched it at least 20 times since January..)