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Buckinthemiddle


Cleveland, OH (via Novelty, OH)

Member since 29 October 2013 | Blog

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Born and raised on the east side of Cleveland. Both of my older sisters attended OSU. I was a three sport athlete in high school and love football, baseball, basketball, and golf. Played college baseball, graduated from OSU.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: The most improbable and exciting 3 game stretch ending in National Champions 2015
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Michael Redd
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 12 Feb 2015

I don't think you're appreciating the talent difference between the NFL and college football. Russell Wilson is a better true quarterback than Braxton Miller is. How do you form your opinions? Do you think Braxton is a better QB than JT Barrett? If so, I have bad news for you. JT Barrett can make all the throws and hits his receivers where they need to be. Being a better athlete doesn't make you a better QB. Best example is the 2013 B1G Championship game. MSU wasn't afraid of Braxton's arm, they stacked the box and he got shut down. It's delusion to think he can play QB at the next level and be successful, he's too good of an athlete not to be utilized where his skills shine.

Comment 11 Feb 2015

His strongest skills are his agility, and his acceleration. If this was a video game he'd have 99 in both those attributes. We have two guys right now who are true QBs. Urban Meyer even said in the past "He's an athlete playing quarterback right now." Granted, that was almost three years ago, but the guy knows how to evaluate talent and his persuasion skills are top notch. I'd bet all my money on a switch to HB/RB next year. I know I shouldn't use this example but Denard Robinson had a pretty good year at RB for the Jaguars. If I'm Urban, that's my #1 selling point.

Comment 10 Feb 2015

Great letter. Something I've noticed since Urban has been the coach is the improved behavior of the players. They say the right things, they do the right things, and their outlook is positive. I think he's spent more time trying to teach these guys how to be young men with character. I believe one of the reasons he left UF was because he was unable to instill the proper culture with those players. So it's been a huge point of emphasis with the Buckeyes, and they have been receptive. I can honestly say I'm less worried about this off-season than at any time in the past. Here's to not sticking my foot in my mouth!

Comment 10 Feb 2015

Alex Stump. I think he might be the most underrated talent in the country. Put 15-20 pounds on him and look out, he's gonna be a monster.

Comment 05 Feb 2015

Friggin hilarious! When I inevitably win Power Ball and become a millionaire, I'm starting my own media company that will be devoted completely to making media members eat crow. I will show up to events where the likes of Paul Costanzo are, with an actual crow, read him his own words, and then force feed him the crow.

Comment 05 Feb 2015

I know things are different when you're just a student, and not a student-athlete. However, just going to school at tOSU was one of the greatest experiences of my life. The sense of community is outstanding. In general, just good people all around you. 

Comment 05 Feb 2015

I think the difference between Tressel and UFM are the styles of play. I think part of the reason the success didn't continue under Tressel was his own system undoing the team multiple times. Tresselball was BS if I'm being honest. I hated it. It wasn't aggressive, it wasn't efficient, and cost them in big games. Urban has a go for the jugular attitude and that's how you win. Especially when your offense is much more efficient than it was under Tressel.

Comment 30 Jan 2015

"There was one time this year he had it and he fumbled it. He was carrying the ball way out here in Texas when he should've had it closer like Indiana. You know, I called him out on Twitter and it's kind of like Twitter lore now. So, it's kind of entertaining. But I just tell him to go out there and do your job. This is your job and this is how you stay employed. Go out there and make plays." 

-Candice Lee after the National Championship

Sign her up, we could use another assistant.

Comment 27 Jan 2015

Possibly the best thing that could have happened to this team. The strides they made after this game were enormous, and I guarantee the lessons learned from this game played a huge part.

Comment 23 Jan 2015

I agree completely with this assessment. That's just going off pure emotion. When they beat Bama I was bouncing off the walls. When they beat Oregon it was just pure joy.

Comment 23 Jan 2015

Yikes. He had 33 points and we won by 2? It's also the way he plays. Russell looks to facilitate the rest of the team but a lot of the time it looks like every is standing around. I just don't get how a freshman, no matter his talent level, can have a better understanding of what's supposed to happen than the guys who've been in the program 2,3,4 years.

Comment 22 Jan 2015

After the VT game I thought this might be the worst line in tOSU history. I even wrote that. After that game, and over the course of the season they turned into one of the best in Buckeye history. Amazing transformation from an amazing group of individuals. 

Comment 22 Jan 2015

I'm not an NFL talent evaluator. However, seeing as Braxton has had two major shoulder injuries in just as many years, plus his speed and affinity for making making people miss (maybe the best I've ever seen) it makes way more sense to use him as a playmaker. Whether that means H-Back, slot, RB or WR, if he wants the best future for himself he'll make the switch.