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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 10 Dec 2016

It's Meyer's weekly story line. I remember a couple of years ago he said that Maryland's defense had the best talent the Buckeyes had seen to date. That's when I started paying attention to how he finds one or more areas of the weekly opponent - and crowns them the best our guys have seen. The difference now is that we get 4 weeks of Watson adulation.

i think he does it intentionally to keep his players focused and edgy - and maybe a little bit to raise intensity with the home fans. 

Comment 02 Dec 2016

When you read Mgoblog you learn two things. 1. There are guys on there with a grasp on the reality that this was their best chance to beat us and that it will take a couple of years

and 2. There are guys lying to themselves because we have had their number for sooo long. They tell themselves to look at how far their program has come in just 2 years under Harbaugh, that we aren't really a young team (that there are 18 starters with 3 years in the program - sounds like a good thing like Alabama doesn't it ?), and wait until 2018 when Harbaugh has all of his pro system 5* guys - especially on the O line.

oh and of course, that an OSU degree has the value of charming to wipe your ass with. Mgo Arrogance always shines through

Comment 01 Dec 2016

Guys, go back and watch the replay of the game. We WERE trying to dink and dunk - and it worked in the 4th qtr. The problem for 3 qtr was that the rush was coming so fast that JT was hit before his second option, or guys were two feet away batting passes down. 

We can't "fix" a passing game that hasn't been "fixed" for two years no matter if it was JT or Cardale. BUT we can help it. JT throws well on the move - let him roll rather than taking a three step drop. 

Comment 30 Nov 2016

I read where that was a function of the defense going away from the man scheme they used for three quarters. I love it when the opponent goes into the prevent defense.

regardless, if a QB is taking a 3 step drop, that should be followed by timing patterns. How many times do you see Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers just drill the ball into the ground when the timing is taken away?

Comment 30 Nov 2016

If you look at when JT is being sacked, it's often with an empty backfield. The idea is to minimize the number of expected rushers and to make it easier for the QB to read a potential blitzer and have hot read options. 

So if we keep another guy in, it provides another rusher option for the defense - because you know that we don't take advantage of that with legitimate screens - we throw sideways flairs, but not screens. 

I think that the better answer is to move the pocket. JT is a better passer on the move than in the pocket anyway. 

Comment 29 Nov 2016

Stock down Jabril Peppers - yeah he will be productive in the league next year, but he ranks right up there with Desmond Howard and Mike Hart in Wolverine cockiness.

and then, sorry to gang up on an offensive lineman, but stock down Kyle kalis. He could have just gone to ttun when crisis hit Tressel's program. But he didn't need to gouge the wound with his comments. So yeah, here's to you at 0-5 big fella .

Comment 28 Nov 2016

I'm afraid we need to get over the "fix the passing game" myth. It isn't happening this year. We will win by the run and defense if we hope to advance. I saw a very astute comment on our passing game  on the ozone :

1. Right tackle is going through growing pains.

2. QB coach is still here

3. WRs are not going to develop in the next month . 

And I'm adding #4, how many patterns are designed with two receivers within 5 yards of each other ? I saw that several times Saturday and find it hard to believe that the receivers are running wrong routes so often this late in the season.

Comment 27 Nov 2016

On January 1, 2015, the New Orleams Times Picayune ran an article showing the picks of 50 college football writers across the country. 2 of 50 picked Ohio State to beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl that day.

Bama was amazed at how fast and hard hitting the Buckeyes were then. And yet UFM says this is the most talent he has ever had. So, maybe, don't be so sure about Alabama.

Comment 27 Nov 2016

remember that they look at the full array of common opponent outcomes. The Big Ten Championship will serve to complete the circle of TtUN, PSU, Wisconsin and OSU combinations. If PSU beats Wisconsin, then they will be 2-1 against the other 3 teams as wIll ttun and us. It has to come down to resume. 

I count 4 OSU wins against top ten opponents for the Bucks (ttun, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Nebraska - at the time we played them), although Chris Fowler said 5 last night. Ttun has 3, and PSU will have two. That's a huge difference, and let's see if ttun stays in front of Wisconsin and PSU on Tuesday. That will be a major signal in my opinion.

Comment 25 Nov 2016

Ironically I am in the Canton area for thanksgiving and will not be, but I would have been at Whiskey Rhythm Saloon simply because its closer to my house which is north of the city. However, I will be traveling back south on Sunday. How long will you be in town ? Maybe we could catch a late NFL game somewhere and reminisce another Buckeye W over ttun 

Comment 24 Nov 2016

2 Buckeye spots :

1. Whiskey Rhythm Saloon on Division Street. Will be packed - get there 39 minutes early and remember gen time is 11:00 AM central time.  Age group 25-50. About 100 people

2. Cool Springs Embassy Suites - middle Tennessee alumni club. Age group 30-65. About 125 people will be there

I prefer Whiskey Rhythm but it will be elbow to elbow 

Comment 24 Nov 2016

Yessir - amen. If the DBs are elite, and we've heard all year that the WRs don't get separation, then the pass game should be limited to Samuel and TE hooks. I would love to see a throw back screen but that doesn't seem to be in the playbook.so let's embrace the five wide QB draw to the tune of 5-10 times. Go ahead JT - there's nothing to save up for now - so run run run

Comment 24 Nov 2016


thanks for calling us brethren - we do have a lot to be thankful for. Believe me, living in the south, these messages through the  week are fun, therapeutic and educational. Yes I do consider us a brotherhood and would be excited to see any of you in a bar in Nashville. (Earlier this week I used the term brethren, and someone commented that just because we read the same blog it doesn't make us brothers)

Comment 22 Nov 2016

I agree, Noah Brown has been reduced to the roll of wider set blocking TE. and in the midst of an article about Jordan Lewis and Curtis Samuel, DJ comments that he hopes it will be a matchup to watch if we don't play not to lose.

its such a quandary isn't it ? Our team is what, 60-5 in the last five years, And yet, in our hearts, we don't believe that the coaches will give these talented players the chance to make plays. We've seen it so many times in big games, but we've also seen dynamic play calling against the nations best in 2014, and again this year against Oklahoma and Nebraska.

Here's to us pulling everything out of that hat on Saturday instead of them !

Comment 21 Nov 2016

I heard a completely different account from a friend who told me that a swing pass actually went sideways after it left Barrett's hand. 

O'conner's passes were just as far off target as Barrett's.

yes the refs pants and stadium flags looked like weather channel hurricane reports.

maybe Gentleman Jack tempered your senses more than you thought.