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from Canton (now Nashville)

Member since 15 March 2014 | Blog

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, who was head of the NCAA playoff selection committee for 2014 and 2015 seasons. So I've got that going for me, which is nice.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Midnight on Jan.1,2015 celebrating at the SuperDome after we beat Bama in the first semifinal round playoff ever
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Dane Sanzenbacher
  • NFL TEAM: Whoever I draft on my fantasy team

Recent Activity

Comment 19 Apr 2017

Thanks Coop

i love it when facts trump expert opinions. The man put us in position to make the 2014 playoffs - and not one of you wanted the Buckeyes go to the Big Ten championship game without him. He was on fire. Now he's on his third QB coach and 3rd offensive coordinator in 4 years. It's no wonder there has been variation in performance.

Comment 09 Apr 2017

 Warriner was largely blamed for the offense's woes because of disconnected play calling and no tempo. But the offensive line stunk against Wisconsin, Penn State, UM, and Clemson. Now we hear this week about recruiting misses requiring younger linemen to play.  Can't think of a better guy than Kevin Wilson to get us over all of this.

Comment 09 Apr 2017

Oh really ? So March practices should dictate a starting QB over one year of performance putting the team in 2014 playoff contention, and then two years of pulling rabbits out of a hat to keep an offense afloat despite coaching deficiencies and shoddy offensive line play ? C'mon man, if you were making millions as coach, you'd ignore this all, and start a rookie ?

Comment 08 Apr 2017

Sooo , the HC has come out and acknowledged what we all saw - the oline was weak with a freshman and redshirt Soph having to start. Gee, now I understand why that #16 guy was running for his life on most third down passing situations and why there was no time to throw long passes. What a revelation - I'm so glad he cleared that up. 

Comment 11 Mar 2017

What did he do when those players were gone ? That's not the question - how about this question ? 

What did Cardale do when those guys were here ? He got benched - oh but first he stayed in the game between the 20's but couldn't punch it in, in the red zone. Oh yeah, Barrett had to come in to score TDs. 

Which leads to the real question : how did the offensive staff blow the best talent to enter an NFL draft in OSU history ? That included the QB who DID win a Big Ten Championship, who DID beat Bama, and who DID win a national championship. 

You guys refuse to face the facts don't you ? Go ahead blame the QB 

Comment 09 Mar 2017


if these players don't give a shit, what were the other four who left after last season ? So now there have been what, 8 or 9 who don't give a shit ? In my world, the business managers who has hired this many busts gets busted. 

I know the man isn't healthy, and I don't wish him any ill will, but why do commenters here have to separate the talent from the coach ? They are integrated.

Comment 05 Mar 2017

I hate to say this - but I've come to the conclusion that we won't be able to decipher what's wrong with this team, the program, the arena etc.

maybe unc, duke, Kansas, UK will never have have perennially powerful football programs. Maybe Bama, Texas, OSU, FSU will never have perennially powerful basketball programs. Why does that have to be ? No idea, but it seems to be true 

Comment 03 Mar 2017

Great - you copy-pasted the box score. Now go watch the 2016 game film and watch the guy getting his ass kicked for 3 quarters because Taco Charlton was playing touch football rushing the QB - except he didn't count one thousand one - one thousand two - one thousand three. And despite that, JT still drove the team on his back for the game tying FG and two TDs in OT. 

In general, once again I invite everyone to Theozone.net article "Buckeye breakdown: Creating Separation" which explains the issues with the offensive passing tree by design, and why JT has to tuck and run so often. Even with a crappy design, it would have helped if someone could get a play called in Rhythm - total joke as witnessed by 2015 with an NFL team that looked weak all 2015.

Comment 26 Feb 2017

Absolutely. Don't forget how the offensive staff squandered Decker, Thomas, Marshall, Vannett and Elliott in 2015. (Spare me the "what do you want they were 12-1" commentary, because regardless, the offense was painful to watch for most of that season). 2016 was not going to be better. So I fully agree with your comment about the coaching playing a major role in how Barrett looked. 

Comment 26 Feb 2017

Cardale made some great plays against Wisconsin, Bama, and Oregon no doubt. But for most of the first half of the sugar bowl, it looked like it was just too much for him as we dug ourselves into a 21-6 hole. With JT, I don't think we are ever in that hole, and it was the run game that beat down Oregon. So I think we mow down that 2014 playoff gauntlet with Barrett. 

Comment 09 Feb 2017

Well if they've forgotten about the '14 sugar bowl, why would they want revenge? The Bama fans I'm around, (and Nashville is only 3+ hours from Tuscaloosa - so there are many,) have a very healthy respect for OSU resulting from that game but also by how the talent is proving out at the next level. Of course they believe they will beat anyone put before them and they aren't truly worried about any opponent - 7 consecutive #1 recruiting classes will do that. But they DO know that the one thing that has given them fits has been mobile QBs.