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Comment 23 Aug 2015

Most definitely not a deep threat ..... Wilson just doesn't have the speed (don't confuse flat out speed with quickness and being shifty, since he certainly has those two qualities - but not the flat out speed needed to run away from corners .....

Comment 09 Aug 2015

Warren Moon for the Esks, Doug Flutie for Calgary, etc.... The CFL has also been a stop off for a number of great OSU players (Troy Smith in Montreal as an example - short stay).  Donald Washington is now playing for Hamilton and he looks really solid at corner.

Small correction - Ottawa lost the Rough Riders (Saskatchewan still has the Roughriders).  With so few teams in the CFL, you'd think that they would have been able to avoid having two teams with essentially the same name for so many years.

Ottawa really didn't have any stable ownership for the past 10 years and so they shut down operations for a few years.  The city built a new stadium, solid (local) ownership came in and the game atmosphere really improved, so they started back up last season as the Red Blacks (no idea what it means, although I suspect it has to do with those lumberjack shirt colors - they chain saw a log after every TD).  Ottawa used to be a logging town back in the day (down the Ottawa River), so I'm guessing they're playing up the lumberjack idea and are using the colors of the shirt for the team name.  Sorry, but not a fan of the name.  They won 2 games last season and are already at 4 wins after 6 games, so fans are happy (every game has been a sell out, but we're only talking about 26,000 fans - not a bad crowd for a good U.S. High School game !!) ...... But, as they say in the CFL - "Our Balls are Bigger" !!

Comment 09 Aug 2015

Apparently, you don't have to be able to carry on a sensible conversation to be a reporter for the Miami Herald.  The guy comes across like a stumble-bum when trying to ask Nick Bosa a simple question.  Nick did the best he could given the fact that he was trying to talk with a vegetable.

On the bright side, Nick passes the look-test and looks to be college-ready.  If Joey hangs around for his senior year (sigh, one can dream), it would be great to see both brothers on the same sideline (now, what number will Nick take when he arrives, if big bro is still here ??) .......... Can't wait to see him in Scarlet & Grey !!

Comment 08 Aug 2015

I was at the game last night between Ottawa and Montreal (Ottawa scores winning TD with under a minute to play) .... No relevance to the topic, but just thought I'd throw it in ...... He is a good kid ....

Comment 03 Aug 2015

Lewan, Woodson, Howard, Yost are the wieners !!

Anyone who throws a punch in a bar against an over-matched opponent is gutless.  Let's not forget some of the extra-curricular activities this over-rated puke pulled after the whistle. Take a bow, Lewan ...

Woodson, although a tremendous talent, will always be remembered in OSU history for that Heisman pose in the end zone. 

Howard is the ultimate homer. Period.  Besides, his opponent, Tim B. was from Montreal, so tough to go against a kid who grew up in Canada.

Yost - well, it remains to be seen what kind of trouble JH will bet himself into at Ann Arbor ....

Comment 01 Aug 2015

There's only one word to describe this guy .... SQUIRELLY ..... He's got those "One Flew Over the Coo-Coo's Nest" eyes !!

It would have been nice if he would have, at least, made an effort to answer Tim May's question regarding the first things he needed to change in the current culture of Puke & Blue football.  Instead, he goes on a rant about a press bus that was running reporters out to the various college sites in the 70's ????

He had some great assistants at Stanford, so let's see what he can do with the crew he has up north.  Minimum 4 loss season is my prediction and that should be considered a VERY successful season .....

Comment 30 Jul 2015

I think this works in their favor, since the players on BTN were citing "adversity" as being a major contributor to the team coming together as the season wore on.  Here we have a perfect opportunity to go into the first game of our title defense, in a hostile environment, without key personnel and come together "9-units strong" and take revenge on the team that put the only blemish on a perfect season last year. 

I think OSU physically beats VT into the ground, even without Bosa or the H-Backs and uses this game to serve as a reminder that OSU is the deepest team in college ball.  I can't wait to see some of these young defensive line stepping up to the plate (please, please, let's see that super-freak Hubbard fill in one of those DE spots !!) .....

Bottom line - we'll be just fine .....

Comment 29 Jul 2015

Hope you've got a little pin in Ottawa, Canada !!  Just curious ..... am I the only 11W member in Ottawa ??

How many Canadian members are there ??  Enquiring minds want to know ............

Comment 22 Jul 2015

Really, Mr. Hall ??  The best players should play in the best conference ??  Let's rewind the Bowl season from last year and check on how the "best" from the SEC did against the best from the Big Ten .... Oh, right .....

Putting players in positions that best suit their talents ?? Saban moving a DE to a spot where he can drop back into coverage, or rush the passer (anyone remember a certain DE in Scarlet & Grey dropping into coverage and having a pick-six against the Tide in the semi-final game) ??  Or how about the uber talent-evaluator, Luke Fickell - recruiting a former QB to play LB in Darren Lee ??  Talk about turning a sow's ear into a silk purse.  Sorry, Terrell Hall, but if I'm you, I'd stick to my original theory of "the best players should play in the best conference - fortunately, you made the right decision, now just stick to it .....

Comment 21 Jul 2015

Keep swinging for the fences, Zach .... rise up and put a beating on that cancer !!!

Comment 18 Jul 2015

Are you Harry Potter ??  Did it have an envelope in it's talons addressed to you ???  Maybe it's a message from Emma Watson ......

Comment 15 Jul 2015

Sorry, but this was a PBS documentary and not a sports awards show .... some very touching stories and some great displays of courage by some incredible young ladies, but nothing to do with a sports awards show ....

Of course the Jenner story was straight (no pun intended) out of Jerry Springer ....

I watched as much as I could, but still have no idea who won the coaching award ???  Can anyone fill me in ??

Comment 07 Jul 2015

Run back and concede a safety (no matter where we take our first possession .... it will lull the VT defense into a false sense of security and then we proceed to drop 50 points on them .... in the second half ...

.... or we could run a simple slant inside, since the VT linebackers will be crowding the LOS ....

I still like my first suggestion .......

Comment 02 Jul 2015

The respect issue was not limited to the Bama players ..... LK called one of the most ridiculous offensive game plans I've seen in a while.  Bama had a solid run game going (especially with that beast, Henry), but as soon as they were rolling, LK switched back to the pass.  Basic pee-wee football - run it, until they stop it ..........  Lane was more interested in showing everyone how many plays he drew in the sand on the side line .....

Having said the above, I'd like to hand the trophy for the National Championship to our strength coach.  During the playoff run of the last three games, the Buckeyes physically dominated the Badgers, Tide and Ducks like men playing against boys.  Our receivers laid more punishment on the other teams defenses, than anyone thought possible.  We were in better shape (hear me, #33 Bama-doughboy from Ohio) than any of the teams we faced ...... period.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

Every time a coach steps in front of a recruit, a parent, a camp gathering, a reporter (television or radio) or the check out cashier at his grocery store, he's being measured.  He tells his players that because of their visibility, how they react in the community is a reflection of not only them, but the team, coaching staff and university.  So, when a coach is asked to participate in a sports radio talk show, with a well known personality, he better be ready, because he is going to be "measured" by the host and his audience (which includes potential recruits and their parents).  Expressing one's self clearly and communicating your ideas are the cornerstones to teaching (which is exactly what coaching is).  So, an inability to clearly get your point across would speak volumes on how well you do (or don't) communicate.

Bottom line, after listening to that train wreck, is that Harbaugh came across like a full fledged stumble-bum ..... and taking off his shirt isn't getting it done, either ......

Comment 28 Jun 2015

Naturally, I have no idea as to what transpired during his visit to OSU, which would cause his mother to feel badly about the university.  There are some things, however, that I can be pretty safe in saying.

We need defensive tackles, a fact which probably wasn't talked about during the visit, since everyone in the country is probably aware of our depth chart in that position. 

Every other recruit that has been interviewed about their visit has indicated that they liked the idea that OSU spoke far more about subjects that were not football related, like what an OSU degree means AFTER football is done.

OSU, as Coach Coombs constantly reminds us, does not apologize for the hard work their players put in during the season (or off-season).  Players are expected to be ready to handle "The Grind" and if not, then there's really no spot on the roster for them. 

The facilities, the university, the staff, the football "family", the alumni and the fans of The Ohio State University are all first-class, so for someone to suggest their visit went badly just doesn't seem to ring true, unless the things that they wanted to see (i.e. coaches rolling over and barking like dogs in order to attract a top prospect and his mother to their program) just aren't part of the OSU recruiting handbook.

But, as has been already said, you can't win them all ......

Comment 26 Jun 2015

Mayo and fries - sour cream on a baked potato - potato salad .... need I go on ??

Comment 26 Jun 2015

Mayo and fries - makes about as much sense as sour cream on a baked potato ??  Wait ......

By the way, next time, try putting mustard on your scrambled eggs (as Sheldon would say, "it makes them zingy" ....