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Comment 7 hours ago

No reason for Isaiah to not perform well in pass protection .... He has good technique off the snap (rarely beaten on first step), but it all goes south when he decides to stop moving his feet and using his hands.  Once the feet stop, he turns into an orange cone and that's when bad things happen. 

If he keeps his feet moving, keeps the defender in front of him and doesn't let him cross his face, he'll be fine.  I haven't seen him blown off the ball this season, as most of the hurries or sacks that he gives up, are as a result of a pure speed rush and once he stops moving his feet, he's dead (or rather, JT is dead) ...

Totally fixable issue - all about CONSISTENT EFFORT for 60 minutes ... then on to Bama and the NC !!

Comment 05 Dec 2016

Beautiful .... They must have thought the "O" on your cap meant your name was Oscar .... No sense in talking to people who don't recognize a Block O emblem .... Must have been field hockey fans .....

I can just see you smiling behind the wheel as PSU is left out ..... like I said, Beautiful !!!

Comment 04 Dec 2016

I figured Clemson would step over OSU with their Conference championship yesterday, if only to pacify the Tigers and other fan bases that teams that are close need the conference title to jump the other.  It made perfect sense and provides absolutely no difference in which team finished 2nd or 3rd, since it's on a neutral site.

Clemson is a good team with a solid defense and a major playmaker under center, so all these 50 point predictions are from people imitating PSU or TSUN fans .... It will be a close game - the top 4 are major players and each game will be a challenge, so I'm looking at a 28 - 21 score, with a 4th down and 5 pick by Baker to seal the deal with under a minute left in the game ....

On the other hand, I'll gladly take a 59 - 0 blow out, just as well as a one point victory - just get us in front of Saban and the Tide one more time .....

Comment 04 Dec 2016

You were in Hershey, PA this weekend ??  Did you lose a bet or something .... Sorry, couldn't resist !!

As I like to say - "Act like you've been there" .... which, of course, has been a long time for PSU fans, so running around with the metallic ball is going to be a big deal (and it is) for them .... OSU just prefers to go after the silverware and not just settle for the hardware .....

Comment 04 Dec 2016

Let's not forget that PSU was missing at least 2 key defenders when they played TTUN and both of those players had a major role in the game we played in Happy Valley.  The other important fact to consider, is that PSU has shown steady improvement as the season progressed (two years ago, that was very crucial for our selection to the 1st ever playoffs).  The Lions have shown their ability to play against top talent (OSU, the Badgers), fall behind and rally to win the game.

Hate to say it, but the PSU team is not a joke and I have respect for that team.  I hate that pompous asshole Franklin, who is as phoney as a 3 dollar bill and I think their fan base, for the most part, are jerks .... but, I do respect their players and how hard they work - they never quit.  I would much prefer them representing the BIG in the Rose Bowl, than the scum from TSUN ..... Franklin's a jerk, but Hairball is just flat out nuts .....

So down vote me all you want - PSU has a good (not great) team, that's playing some good football at the right time.  I'm okay with cheering for their players and ignoring their HC and fan base.

Comment 04 Dec 2016

I'm all for objective journalism and providing unbiased opinions by those "experts" ..... however, try to remember the old mantra, "Stay true to your school" and take what DH has to say with a grain, er, wait ... a full salt lick.

Leaving out a 1 loss OSU (which beat his alma mater) is nothing but the sourest of grapes, but, how would the rest of college football react if the OSU and TTUN had reversed roles and Herbie put us in and left out TTUN ??  Hell, Herbie and his family were run out of Columbus because many of the fans felt he wasn't biased enough ....

I don't feel any animosity towards Howard because of his obvious lean towards his team and his decision to leave out his most hated rival, because I'm certain he's been seriously razzed by Herbie ever since Hairball's crew choked in Columbus at a time when their senior-laden team was in its best position to knock off a reloading Buckeye squad.  Howard knows he's in for another 3 - 4 years of beat downs and he is just reacting like anyone who is butt hurt - with totally irrational stupidities ....

.... and it couldn't happed to a "nicer" guy ..... LOL !!!

Comment 01 Dec 2016

Mind boggling ..... I'm especially amused by the still photo, taken about 3 seconds after the forward advancement of the ball over the line (we've already seen the aerial shot clearly showing the ball passed beyond the 1st down marker) ....

How about that crap about "flagship" teams in the BIG not being flagged ... correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't OSU the most penalized team in the BIG this season ??  So much for that conspiracy theory ...

I want to feel bad for these delusional Puke & Blue fans, but I just can't  ... they have bought into the whiny art of failure as taught by the professor of whine university, Jim Hairball .... Pity these morons, for they know not what they say ....  

Comment 30 Nov 2016

Regardless of his situation, whether he felt squeezed out, or the gray shirt issue was a factor, the plain truth is that he won't be a Buckeye, so I don't feel one way or the other about where he goes from here .... I'm a Buckeye fan, not a Simmons fan (don't feel any malice towards him - don't feel anything about him) and I'll save my support for the young men in  Buckeye colours .... So, whatever the reason, he's out and I'm hoping that Urban can find someone just as good to replace him in the class ....

Comment 30 Nov 2016

Fully supported his decision to verbal to OSU, but now that he no longer wishes to wear the Scarlet & Grey, I really couldn't care less where he goes ... Not being callous here, just stating the obvious - he is a non-entity. as I won't be following his college career ..... so out of sight, out of mind .....  Don't wish him bad luck, or good luck .... he's not going to be a Buckeye, so let's all turn the page and focus on the young men who want to legitimately contend for the NC each year .....

Comment 30 Nov 2016

Regardless of whether Washington wins or not, they simply don't have the credentials with regards to wins over ranked opponents or SOS to move OSU to 4th spot.  It just won't happen .....  As I mentioned, the only possible shift would be the shuffle between Clemson and OSU, but other than the colour of jersey's for home and away, it doesn't impact the game location.  The committee will be happy to keep Bama, OSU and Clemson as their top 3 (unless Clemson lays an egg in their conference final), because their biggest dilemma will be which team gets the 4th and final spot (Washington, PSU, Wisconsin, Michigan).  I agree with you that if Washington wins, it will be impossible for them to drop out of the top 4, with just the one loss, despite the softer schedule.

Comment 30 Nov 2016

It really doesn't matter what takes place on the weekend .... Bama will be seeded number 1, then I believe that a win by Clemson would vault them over OSU into seed number 2, OSU would drop no lower than seed number 3 and then it will be a crap shoot to see if Wisconsin, PSU or Washington makes it to the final 4th seed spot .... I believe that Michigan's two late losses in the season have exposed their issues with travel away from the Big House and as such, will keep them out of the playoff picture.

Whether 2nd or 3rd, the good news is that we get another crack at Clemson and I think we'll do extremely well against that team, given the fact that Urban will have plenty of time to set up a game plan for them.  So, look for Bama and the Bucks to meet in the championship game ..... JMHO

Comment 30 Nov 2016

I've said it before and I'll say it again - the problem with Isaiah Prince has nothing to do with his technique ... But, having good technique in pass protection is useless, unless it's used on a consistent basis.

Isaiah has a great initial kick step and for the most part, gets his punch out with those long arms, keeping the defender off of him and forcing him outside.  However, that's where things start to fall apart .... Once he sets up on his initial step, too often than not, he stops moving his feet and/or he no long gets his long arms extended on the defender.  This is where he gets into trouble and becomes a turnstile .... When he does do a good job, it's because he continues moving his feet, keeps punching the defender and keeps that defender between his legs (does not allow the defender to cross his face) ..... He does, occasionally, forget to keep a bend in his knees (instead of standing straight up) and does have the forward lean once in a while, allowing a defender to pull him forward and swim by him (actually the worst "leaner" on the O-Line is Price - too often he's reaching for his defender and gets pulled off balance) ...

Anyway - nothing really technical to fix with Isaiah, as it's mostly consistent effort that is needed (i.e. STOP TAKING PLAYS OFF !!!) ... When he does put in the effort and uses his mobility and long arms, the defender needs to pack a lunch before getting around him ...

Comment 29 Nov 2016

Totally shocked that Peppers was given the nod as DPOY ..... isn't that award given to the best defensive player in the BIG ??  Maybe I'm mistaken, but I think that Malik Hooker had 5 more interceptions and 3 more defensive touchdowns than Peppers .... Don't you need some tangible defensive credentials to at least get a nomination for defensive honors ??

Maybe it's which player can create the biggest hype, or the player with the biggest mouth that gets the honor ??  Did Peppers even have a defensive tackle during The Game ??  I know he was pushed around (Weber on the last play), run around and run by during the game (both Samuels and JT, who was pulling away from the "speedster" on a 41 yard run), but I missed the part where he actual made a tackle during The Game.

Ah, I've got it .... it was that big hit (actually, more of a cheap shot) on that OSU fan at the end of the game.  That must have been what sealed the deal for his award.  As Hairball would say, "I am bitterly disappointed with the decision to name Peppers the BIG DPOY" ..... We all know it should have been Hooker ....

Comment 29 Nov 2016

Simple issues, all treatable and most of them center on footwork, or rather the lack of footwork in pass protection.  Prince, in particular, usually has a good initial kick step, but is random with his punch.  However, what always gets him in trouble, is his failure to keep his feet moving.  This allows the defender to beat him 90% of the time, to the outside.  He has naturally long arms, perfect for pass pro and the tackle position, but he just doesn't bring the effort on every play.  The initial step and then, into sleepy time mode.  He needs to keep up his footwork until he hears a whistle. 

Comment 29 Nov 2016

Hmmm, let's see ..... Climbs trees, enjoys sleep-overs, drinks tons of milk, whines like a little girl when things don't go his way and refuses to accept responsibility for his mistakes ..... yep, no doubt about it - Jim Harbaugh has that horrible disease that affects a child's body by making them look over 50 years old, even though they are only 8 - 9 years old ..... Sorry, but that's the only logical reason I can think of for someone who behaves like a child, but looks like an adult ..... With that in mind, I extend my sympathy to Harbaugh's parents for having to live with this horrible, crippling disease known as Jim Harbaugh ....

Comment 29 Nov 2016

Hmmm, let's see ..... Climbs trees, enjoys sleep-overs, drinks tons of milk, whines like a little girl when things don't go his way and refuses to accept responsibility for his mistakes ..... yep, no doubt about it - Jim Harbaugh has that horrible disease that affects a child's body by making them look over 50 years old, even though they are only 8 - 9 years old ..... Sorry, but that's the only logical reason I can think of for someone who behaves like a child, but looks like an adult ..... With that in mind, I extend my sympathy to Harbaugh's parents for having to live with this horrible, crippling disease known as Jim Harbaugh ....

Comment 28 Nov 2016

Well, here is how I saw the critical points of the game - first of all, JT gained the first down, without question.  There have been several angles showing the play, but the overhead shot is the best and clearly shows JT had advanced the ball beyond the first down marker by more than Hairball's estimate of how much he missed it.  The spot was absolutely correct.

The pass interference call was a play where the defender did everything he should have done to defend that pass.  First he reached with his left hand in front of the receiver to deflect the ball.  At the same time, as every DB is taught, his right hand was on the downfield side of the receiver to ensure the defender doesn't lose contact with the receiver.  This is the most important part of the play - the hand on the receiver did not impede the receiver from reaching for the ball.  However, the defender's left hand reached for the ball before the receiver could and it was deflected away.  The non-call was correct.

The off side call was also bang on.  The defender moved into the neutral zone, the left guard stepped back to defend himself.  In other words, he was anticipating contact by the defender, which caused him to react.  The off side call was correct.

Let's also remember that if we catch even one of those two chip-shot field goals, we are not going to overtime and two of the above matters, well, just don't matter ....

I can't believe that a college coach being paid that much money, has no ability to control himself.  Hairball's career will come to an abrupt halt very soon, when he gets frustrated during a game and (God forgive me), pulls a Woody Hayes and drills an opposing player .....

Comment 28 Nov 2016

It's pretty simple (although life is never that simple) ..... we win the NC this season and it could be the weight that tips the scales towards the NFL draft.  If we don't win the NC this season, it will be a huge incentive for those with eligibility left to return and complete their mission.  What a team that will be !!!

Comment 28 Nov 2016

Bama plays Michigan

OSU plays Clemson

This is all predicated on the Buffs beating Washington - which I believe will happen.

The one constant in this equation will be Clemson playing the Buckeyes, with Clemson taking over the #2 seed and OSU dropping to #3 because of the Tigers extra game.  Now that's a rematch that I'm dying to watch !!!!

Comment 28 Nov 2016

Are you kidding me ??  People are concerned with the fact that PSU gets to go to the BIG final ??  We just got by the Badgers in OT, so they are a good team.  We just finished playing a marathon, emotionally-draining classic, so the players (and coaches) are likely in straight recovery mode.  The very last thing we need is to load it up and go into a sledgehammer contest against Wisconsin ......

Things couldn't have worked out better for this team ..... Currently a solid #2 ranked team, with one game to go.  PSU will lose to the Badgers, but even if they don't, their SOS and wins over top ranked teams doesn't match up with OSU's resume.  There is no way a 2 loss team is going to supplant the 2nd ranked team who's only loss came on the road, by a blocked field goal against a team that had 2 weeks to prepare.  Forget Washington (SOS alone will be their issue).  Frankly speaking, I can't see anything changing for OSU, except that Clemson may jump them into the number 2 spot.  Washington plays Bama and OSU plays the Tigers - that's how I see it.

Give Urban that much time to prepare for Clemson and well, ...... you know how this story is going to end .....

Let Wisconsin or PSU play in the Rose Bowl, while OSU plays for the silverware, not the hardware .....

Comment 28 Nov 2016

When I had made a comment about Kalis resembling a screen door, rather than a brick wall, a poster pointed out that NFL scouts have him tabbed as a top 5 guard for the NFL draft.  The only way that would happen, is if there are only 5 offensive guards available for the NFL draft and even with that in mind, I still think the best he can hope for is an NFL tryout contract .....

Kyle's college career has been one big mess - hope the kid is depending on his education to find him employment, because it sure won't be with an NFL career.