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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.


  • 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 20 Oct 2014

Whenever we've played at Penn State in the past, I've always been nervous. Even two years ago when Braxton, Stoneburner, and RD Shazier went off.

But this year ? I fully expect us to hang 50 points on them and bull rush that porous O line. Not worried at all. So it will be interesting to watch UFM spin how great PSU is all week.

Comment 05 Oct 2014

The most athletic defense we've seen ? Please.

not comparing, but the TD passes to Marshal and Smith were Sunday afternoon throws. Truly anticipating the cut and throwing where the receiver will be.

And the corner toss to Thomas was $$$$ too. 

Comment 01 Oct 2014

Ross, it seems that Kwon can handle the MLB spot side to side. Is there any chance that Curtis Grant could put his hand in the dirt and play DE opposite Bosa ? We don't get much penetration from that side.

Comment 01 Oct 2014

RichRod has to feel justified. They were much more of a threat with him. Even Hoke's best record was posted with Denard - Rich's recruit. At least they would come out of the blocks 6-0 every year under him.

Comment 30 Sep 2014

I hope TTUN doesn't come knocking on Ed Warriner's door. Or anyone else for that matter. I mean, I want the guy to be happy ,  but losing him scares the shit out of me.  

DL converting to OL and they get 45 1st downs in their 4th game ? And it's not the first time - he converted a TE to a T two years ago.  PLEASE PAY HIM !!!!! 

Comment 29 Sep 2014

Bingo - someone finally hit it on the nose. If these DBS are coached to turn and find the ball - then they aren't listening AT ALL. My guess is that they are not coached to turn because NONE of then turn. 

Anyway, the buckeyes are damn good on offense and will not need to be the 2002 defense to beat MSU . We are in great shape - the o line will improve every week and the play makers will fly

Comment 29 Sep 2014

Great news about the defense :

1. We have some perfect teaching examples on how to handle press coverage and bubble screens at the same time. (All while still winning !)

2. We aren't going to see the collection of talented WRs and strong armed QB as what Cinci offered in the BIG the rest of the way.

Comment 28 Sep 2014

I wasn't able to make the drive to COL, but I did watch the game with the Nashville OSU alumni club and there were >100 in attendance at the Embassy Suites for the 3rd time this season. Was the stadium electric ?  We're there a lot of recruits of note there to experience it ?

Comment 28 Sep 2014

So much blame is placed on the DBs for our long running pass defense woes. But there really isn't much of a threat coming from the DE spot opposite Bosa.  I don't know much about Holmes or Slade, but why not give frosh a chance if they are DEs ?  OR, why not have Curtis Grant with his hand in the dirt every now and then? 

Comment 26 Sep 2014

Oyster - I still pay the great state of Ohio to register my cars there so I can sport the block O specialty plates !!! 

Comment 26 Sep 2014

I drove into COL for the VT game. When I permeated I270, I could literally feel it. Game day in Columbus ! No matter how old we are, no matter how we fare financially, no matter where our kids end up, there will be that electricity on game day in Columbus. It transcends ESPN, the playoff selection committee , and even whomever the D and O coordinators happen to be on that given day or season. Because we are THE O-H-I-O State !  What a legacy to enjoy and celebrate for the rest of our lives.

Comment 20 Sep 2014

We usually make the next opponent sound like  a juggernaut. Let's see what UC does today AND what the staff can cook up with two weeks to prepare. 

I hope that there are surprises for Cinci's O to look at, just as there were for us against VT. (Although we tend to roll out our offense and defense as expected, and dare the other team to beat our athletes.)

Comment 13 Sep 2014

Hey Joshied - nice analysis. I agreed with you 99%. The only thing I didn't agree with was the comment about progression. I played college ball too - was a WR. We had a crappy OC ,  and I routinely cut patterns off to help my QB when he was under siege. Progression is impossible when you're running for your life. Plays, coach, plays. Geez.

Incidentally , my QB in college is now the head of the NCAA playoff selection committee. 

Comment 12 Sep 2014

Toilrt paper - how did they score 40+?  Guapo left, Miller right, guapo right, miller left - that's how. Not play calling. Not when they needed it against a good team in the BiG championship and in the orange Biwl or last Saturday night. Out coached each time - hands down

Comment 12 Sep 2014

Bull - then how did we score a 53 yd TD on one of the few slants we ran? How did we gain 30 yards on two plays running the pitch sweep ? I'll tell you how - by doing what they didn't expect. C'mon man, this is offensive game planning 101.  

What more do you need Herman to tell you this week ?  he basically  admitted that they were out coached and had no clue how to answer what the defense gave them. And now we are hanging our hat on "everyone else will play a predictable 4-3 and we can win when we know exactly what the defense is going to do."

Where's Jim Mora when you need him  -Playoffs ? Playoffs ?   

Comment 12 Sep 2014

Guys - all the "what ifs" and "maybe the best ARE starting" and "they know better than we do" are nonsense. They couldn't call plays in crunch time of the BIG championship, crunch time of the Orange Bowl, or crunch time Saturday night. (Yeah yeah they shouldn't have to score 50 points - but they still had the ball and a chance , and wilted consistently at the end)  I hope they can learn but the process is excruciating  to watch.

Comment 08 Sep 2014

I hope the "pain of regret" that UM talks about is offensive play calling, because what we all see as obvious, seems to be lost on our O coordinator. Check Rabinowitz's column in Tuesday's Dispatch: 

Herman. :  "They were playing hard inside leverage coverage. You can't run drags, it's hard to run slants. They're saying, 'you've got to throw it over our heads.'  That's what we tried to do early and couldn't do it."

so how did we score a 53 yd TD the ONE time we threw a slant ?  

Comment 08 Sep 2014

I had to leave COL Sunday for Japan. Amazing what removing yourself will do. Here are my calmer thoughts :

1. A new line and QB are a big deal

2. However, play calling criticism is well deserved. It did nothing to help the new line and QB.

3. It hurts so bad because we have won 10 games or more in like 12 of the last 15 years. Anybody else done that ?

4. We need to vent because it matters - we take it personally and our skin has worn quite thin with ESPN and their SEC love affair . (Nobody feels it more than me in Nashville where it's all Alabama all the time.)

5. Use the damn TEs