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BuckInNashville


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.

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  • 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 4 hours ago

Why sad ? This is a human interest story that can be shown to drug addicted kids for years. I hope he gets drafted by a team other than the Browns, and has a Hall of Fame career. 

I get that it would have been a treat to watch Spense in scarlet and gray for two more years, but the Buckeyes won the natty without him in 2015, and another all American level DE would not have fixed the problems we had on the offensive side of the  ball all year. 

Comment 07 Feb 2016

Michael

I think Smith's greatest play was the 26 yard deep out from Cardale who threw from the shadow of his end zone in the 1st qtr of the NCG, that ignited the Buckeyes' first TD drive. I think the next play was another 26 yard pass where Jalin Marshall peeled the ball off the defender's  back.

Comment 02 Feb 2016

Your point must hold for TTUN too (like a BMW dealer not needing to give pony rides). I mean, Brady Hoke recruited pretty well and now Harbaugh has a top 5 class with the #1 recruit in the country.

I can't stand the uniform, but will always respect the academic standard, admire the campus, and realize that they must have phenomenal facilities for these guys. Otherwise, why would a kid go even further north to play for a guy who is socially maladjusted ? 

Comment 01 Feb 2016

That is a great point World - that the D kept us from the 2013 NCC. Most people point to the failed QB run on 4th down as the reason we lost the 2013 Big Ten Championship to MSU. But AFTER that play, we let them run right down the field and score another TD. Plus we dug ourselves a 17-0 hole at the beginning of the game leaving receivers wide open. Great player can't overcome the fCt that the safeties and corners met in separate rooms. In what league or on what planet are the DBs not coached together ?

Comment 30 Jan 2016

A fitting ending to his college career would have been if he actually was used in games. This pisses me off all over again. I have been using the term  "mismanagement" to characterize this season's coaching job. There is no way we weren't one of the top four teams in terms of talent . Braxton, Samuels , Thomas, Vannett - all underused.  Could have taken 1/2 of the designed QB runs and allocated the ball to these guys. 

Comment 27 Jan 2016

One day we will all move on from the MSU loss - maybe the first weekend next September. But we will have to boil it down to this :

1. Terrible mismanagement (QB, plays, focus)

2. Mismanagement identified and corrected (QB picked, play caller picked, team refocused for last two games)

Even the TEs caught passes in the last two games. As for Braxton, it was chronicled well on this site that he was learning on the job just as a freshmen converted from HS QB to WR would learn.  I am thankful for 2014 for these players and coaches - especially since it was the first playoff.

Comment 20 Jan 2016

I hated watching Tressel Ball and I was as critical of Tom Herman as anyone after VT, when he admitted that they played the bear on us and we didn't have an answer. What ? You didn't have an answer for a defense made famous in 1986 ?  

BUT what Meyer does is learn and change. After 2013 TTUN, MSU and Clemson - he brought in Chris Ash. After VT, he and his staff figured it out and had an offense that was the most fun ever to watch. After MSU, he sent Warriner upstairs, then he sent him up for good by hiring a new O line coach. Gotta give him credit for changing.

Comment 20 Jan 2016

Here's kind if a hint of te difference between 2002 and now - my son graduated in 2010 and we attend a couple if games a year together since he works in Col.  

Habe you ever seen Kent state or Bowling Green's campuses ? Lot of brick and concrete. OSU was the same but bigger. Now with South Campus renovations, new businesses on Lane, the Blackwell hotel, the and the student union, the campus is really a thing of beauty - the oval is still the centerpiece, but High street upgrades seem to add to the whole feel.

When you look at the exponential improvement in the Short North just a few blocks away, The humongous campus feels a lot more cozy and I'm sure appealing to recruits' moms.

Comment 18 Jan 2016

This might be the most thoughtful response I've ever seen to one of my comments. There's a lot here.

First, are you military ? Because your comment on honesty, integrity,tactics, reason and mission sound like tenets you learned at West Point or Annapolis. Without these there would be no basis to enable soul searching. I'm with you.

Second, you may have hit on the fundamental difference between our 2014 and 2015 seasons. The 2014 team came first and overcame key injuries, defeat, and even death. 

Finally, I must admit, I have a MS degree in statistics from BGSU, but I am having trouble following the application of where the settled science of counting formula applies - Ivthink you mean that there were only so many balls to go around and that you can't win that battle when there is so much talent to serve.

Comment 17 Jan 2016

We can all speculate about the timing of the "final" QB decision and the crowning of Warriner as the play caller, but I can't help thinking that the crap schedule, and more importantly, the crap conference, enabled a laissez faire management job. When you know you just need to roll the ball out and win regardless of who takes the snaps or who calls the plays, you don't really need to change anything. That's why the chief concern of this staff week in and week out was who got how many touches 

I'm glad to see MSU continue to roll and TTUN rejoin division I football, but damn Penn State is not going anywhere. We have too many Illinois, Purdue, Minnesota, Nebraskas and then we added powerhouses  Maryland and Rutgers. So the expectation to win by 40 pts against these teams is actually realistic, and we SHOULD go into full soul searching mode when we only beat Illinois 28-3 or when we do allow multiple TDs to Maryland.

Comment 17 Jan 2016

It's interesting when you repeat the names of major commits like Mike Mitchell, Trey Johnson, and Kyle Dodson - there are so many turns that can happen in a college career.  One went home, one injured, and not even sure about the third. I wonder what the rate is for 4*s who don't crack the starting line up or don't stay with the program. Sounds like about 50/50 as starters.  

Comment 16 Jan 2016

Oklahoma will be a challenge no doubt, and we will likely be the underdog - which is great for us. But honestly, the rest of the Big Ten games will pit lesser talent against us except for TTUN and MSU - who will also lose a lot this year - including their starting QBs.  Jt Barrett will be the equalizer in the away games. (Combined with Elflein and Price)

My greatest concern is the number of hits he will have taken going into the MSU game. I pray that Mike Weber, Brionte Dunn, Antonio Williams, and Curtis Samuel can be a rushing arsenal that minimizes the number of carries by the QB.