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Comment 17 Dec 2014

The key difference in the B1G is we know who is leaving the team in January and I'm sure the players affected already know as well.  

While I wish it were different, the only place to blame is the NCAA since they refuse to act in player's regard.  Programs that want to win have to do it to keep up with the SEC.  The key here is he gets to stay on scholarship which is the key as football is secondary for a large majority of our players in the grand scheme of things.

Comment 13 Dec 2014

Have an upvote!  I was going to link this if no one else did.  Boren isn't in the first group of names when you think of Ohio State but that picture???  It's what every Buckeye dreams. 

Comment 12 Dec 2014

The correct answer is Auburn if he wants to leave.  The only issue is based on past Auburn tradition is he needs to break some laws and get kicked out of Ohio State before getting the QB position at Auburn.  Else the Auburn mojo doesn't work.

He'd be a great fit for the Auburn offense though I'd prefer he stay in Columbus.

Comment 08 Dec 2014

One other thng that the announcers didn't mention is the defender was about to hit Cardale.  Smith took the only angle available because the guy was about to dive his QB.  Was he supposed just let the one remaining healthy QB on the team get hit from behind by a guy running full speed?  He clearly threw his shoulder in between them if you look at the hit.  The actual impact hit just outside the 4 on Corey Smith's back (on his 84 number).  His helmet barely touched the other man due to the speed involved.

I have no problem with the penalty.  I understand what they are trying to do but to kick him from the game is unconscionable.  There's a big difference from taking a cheap shot and protecting someone.

When they review that film with the team Corey will get a standing ovation from his teammates for protecting his QB.  It's too bad they kicked him because he was having his best game and is proving to be a key contributor to the team.

Comment 07 Dec 2014

They applied when they moved to 10 teams but were denied by the other conferences.  Would it get approved now?  Hard to know.  Some may like the pressure to get to an 8 team playoff.

Comment 29 Nov 2014

I'm not sure you understand how a read option works.  Every single play could go to Zeke but its up to JT to read the defense.  If JT wanted to save his body he could hand off on every play.  He read poorly and got a freak injury.

We could go to a different coach with a different offensive scheme but I personally prefer that we set school records every year.  Once the defense is as good as the offense this team will be scary good.

Comment 29 Nov 2014

Are you really going to make me search for other dumb posts of yours to vote down?  Take your DVs like a man.

Comment 28 Nov 2014

Unlike most here the 1992 tie is one of my favorite games.  Mostly because it was the first _ichigan game I attended and I finally was making enough money to be able to take my dad.  Many people forget we were down late and Kirk Herbstreit led us back to tie the game.  After so many years of disappointment I really thought we were going to do it but Michigan ran out the clock with a conservative game plan and didn't try to pass to win.  It was their third tie of the season - bunch of cowards.  

I like to look at my record at games I've attended:

Home - 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 (5-2-1)

Away - 1993, 1995 (0-2, after 1995 my brother made a family decree that I was banned from ever seeing a game there again)

5-4-1 in person lifetime thanks to Jim Tressel.  That man will always hold a special place in my heart.

Comment 28 Nov 2014

I can't believe people really think this.  Tressel lied to Ohio State investigators and indirectly to the NCAA.  He was getting a show cause for sure and we cut bait to get a lesser sentence.  I'm sure the BOT and Gene Smith knew this and even if they didn't their NCAA advisers would have told them this.  There was no way the NCAA was ever going to let Jim Tressel coach in 2011.  Letting him resign let us move forward before the hearing in mid-August.

The best part of that whole season was after TSUN barely beat the worst Buckeye team in a quarter century they had 2 days to celebrate.  There was a new sheriff in town and Urban Meyer wasn't taking any prisoners.  I'd hate to think of the alternative.

Comment 27 Nov 2014

I wouldn't mind if they wore black uniforms.

What bugs me if click bait posts like this one that give the appearance of facts but are little more than a fancy troll attempt to upset the people that care about these things.

Comment 27 Nov 2014

I agree with this.  Chris Carter would have been cut two years ago if he played at Alabama.

Comment 27 Nov 2014

Anyone that thinks these players weren't released are kidding themselves.  Anyone that thinks the 2-3 players that decide to transfer in January that are doing that without pressure are kidding themselves.  Ohio State cuts players just like Alabama but the big difference is we do it before national signing day and I like to think we do it with a conversation of the realities of the situation.  This is a far cry from the situation that happened at LSU when they had to pull a committed scholarship days before training camp or the 'race to 85' that occurs at Alabama every July.  Ohio State's players have options.

I know there's a very fine line between these situations but I've come to accept the reality.  Coaches have to do this to give their team the best chance to win.  Some coaches have always done this but when Saban took it to the next level everyone else had to follow.  If you doubt it look at the differences in the SEC East and West.  The East's traditional powers of Georgia and Florida don't oversign.  Most everyone in the West does it.  Is it a surprise the West has the best teams in the conference?

The NCAA had a chance to address it but it's obvious they don't care.  When coaches saw this they had three choices - go full Saban, do what Coach Meyer is doing by proactively managing the roster, or keep non-contributors on the roster.  I feel bad for these kids but it's the harsh reality is the NCAA has allowed it to occur.   

The only thing that makes it better at Ohio State is the school has had a program since the 1990s that works with former football players who weren't able to get a degree and do what they can to make sure it happens.  So we have that.

Comment 26 Nov 2014

You do realize this is a fan made trailer and not the real thing.  It's great for a fan made trailer but I'd be really disappointed if the real thing was that choppy and used so much stuff from the original trilogy.

Comment 24 Nov 2014

Was Marotti overhyped?  Of course.  No one could live up to how Urban built him up.  The thing you have to remember is Urban came into a program that was demoralized with a few problem children and he needed to make a statement.  He gave Marotti his full support to run off malcontents and the team responded.

Is Marotti one of the best?  In my mind he is.  He is Urban's guy and key part of Urban's team which makes him the best.  Is there a better strength guy out there?  Probably.  Would he do a better job at Ohio State?  Nope.  Marotti and Meyer have a great relationship and most importantly a trust so it's one less thing that Coach Meyer needs to worry about.  Lack of delegation was one of Urban's big flaws at Florida and he seems to have it under control here but that is only possible with people he trusts.

I hope Marotti is here for as long as Urban is here.

Comment 24 Nov 2014

Smith is easily having his best year as a receiver even if the numbers aren't as good because he now has competition.  In the past he ran the fly pattern and was open about a third of the time because he was easy to guard as long as you had help deep.  This season he's matured and you are seeing slant patterns, patterns where he's settled into the zone, sideline patterns, along with a a few deep passes.  A good offense doesn't rely on fly patterns as they are low percentage and many times are used to stretch a defense to open up the middle but we did threw them more than most as Braxton loved the deep ball.  

The truth is there are dozens of WRs that can run as fast as Devin but he has improved in so many areas that he has now film to show NFL scouts that will improve his draft position..  The NFL wants receivers that are fast not track guys trying to be receivers.   I expect a few teams are going to fall in love with him once they get a confirmation at the NFL combine of his measurables.

Comment 22 Nov 2014

I'm assuming this is a joke.  If not, I really wish we could downvote posts.

FWIW, Nugent was 7-14 as a freshman, 65-74 his last 3 years.  A player's freshman year isn't indicative future success especially at a head case position like kicker where confidence and learning to play with 100,000 people staring at you is key.  The coaches know best.

Comment 20 Nov 2014

This x1000.  I'm tired of hearing people pile on Corey Smith because of one play.  He's has struggled this year but I don't fault him on that play.  If you watch the route the safety was playing Smith deep and to the outside.  Smith was leaning inside, had inside position and expected the ball over the middle.  There wasn't a single defender in the middle of the field and if Barrett throws it there it's an easy long gain and possibly a TD..  

Instead Barrett threw the ball deep and outside.  Smith's only option was to try to play defense as he was never going to get the ball.  Anyone that has played wide out knows the toughest play is trying to make an adjustment is on a ball thrown deep and behind your intended route. 

As you stated even Urban has said that the ball was supposed to be inside and we all know Coach Meyer rarely minces words when a player makes a mistake.  People assume playing wide out is easy but there is a lot more to it than most see.  He knows Corey Smith can help this team once he gets enough reps.  With Devin and Evan leaving we will need him next year.

Comment 19 Nov 2014

ESPN has always liked Ohio State.  We bring the ratings and they like ratings.  It has gotten a little confused with BTN and the SEC Network but they will make a lot more from the playoff.  Do you really think they want to see Miss St, TCU or Baylor in the playoff?  They want a northern team for ratings.  The thought of an Oregon/OSU/Alabama/Florida St playoff has the executives in Bristol excited and their commentary will support the Buckeyes as long as we win out.

Comment 18 Nov 2014

Oregon plays a conference championship game vs the Pac12 South winner (could be Arizona/USC/UCLA/Arizona St).  That is a potential loss.

I also think you underestimate the bump the Buckeyes will get if they win the conference championship game against Wisconsin (probably).  Even if the top 4 don't lose I think we pass Mississippi State as there will be a lot of pressure to include conference champs.

Comment 18 Nov 2014

To reiterate Hodge's point here is Harvard Stadium built in 1903.  Look familiar?

and here is the Yale Bowl built in 1914.  Doesn't it remind you of a certain hole in the ground up north?

The Harvard - Yale game was first played in 1875.  The first known reference of it as "The Game" was in 1898 when it was moved permanently to be the last game of the season.

Ohio State - Michigan was first played in 1897 but the Buckeyes weren't considered a national power until Chic Harley arrived on the scene in 1916 and he led the team to their first victory over TTUN in 1919.  Illinois was the last game of the season for much of the 1920s and early 30s and arguably the Buckeyes biggest rival until 1935.  Since that time Michigan has been Ohio State's last regular season game.  

If anyone is derivative it's us.

Comment 17 Nov 2014

I remember thinking the same thing in the mid-80s when watching Big East basketball as their players looked so much larger than ours.  No doubt the Big East as a whole was bigger/better than the Big Ten back then but in time I realized that St John was built long before TV was a reality.  The camera angle at St John made the players on the court look smaller and the truth was that the Big East was way ahead of everyone else in game presentation and making TV a priority (which also kept them ahead of everyone in recruiting for a while).

Comment 17 Nov 2014

I had season tickets his freshmen year.  It's been awhile but as I recall we were stacked that year at corner which put him at the nickle.  That defensive backfield was nasty with him, Springs, Ty Howard, Rob Kelly, and Damon Moore.  I will never forget his first tackle as the sound seemed to reverberate through the stadium causing everyone to look at their programs to find his name.  

He was a large part of the team in his sophomore year of 1996 (along with a new blitzing scheme) that helped give the Silver Bullets their new nickname.  He's the most fun player I've ever watched with Pace's pancakes a close second.  The difference was Winfield was always around the ball, even on running plays, so he was easier to watch.  It's hard to believe he played so many years in the NFL making so many hard hits.  Pound for pound he's the toughest Buckeye ever IMO.

Comment 16 Nov 2014

I think ESPN would cover part of the cost to hire Petrino.  Can you imagine the number of stories they'd get by just following him around?  I'd also love to hear Bianchi write articles about how Petrino is a saint compared to Urban.