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Comment 25 minutes ago

Hmm, where should I begin ..... at least 12 Buckeye caps, a tuque, 8 buckeye jackets, 15 Buckeye t-shirts, 7 long-sleeve shirts, 6 Buckeye shorts, 5 Buckeye golf shirts, 4 Buckeye track pants, 3 Buckeye floor mats, 2 pairs of Buckeye gloves, a flag (which I fly every Buckeye game (neighbors are still trying to come to grips with it)) and an assortment of other items including - steering wheel cover, folding Buckeye chairs and folding tables, giant Buckeye magnets (on my washer), mugs, beer cups, peanut trays, face tattoos, 8 bobbleheads, balloons and a bunch of other stuff ....

My favorite items include a Tressel-signed football from the 2002 NC season, a jar containing some of the actual turf from the Horseshoe of the 2002 season and my best item - a duplicate brick with my name and the saying, "A True Canukbuck" on it (the other is resting just outside the Horseshoe in the walkway near the scoreboard end of the stadium.  I'm wearing a Buckeye sweat top as I'm writing this post.

I'm pretty sure that I have the biggest collection of Buckeye memorabilia and clothing north of the 49th Parallel .....

One last thing ....... GO BUCKS !!!!!!

Comment 23 Feb 2017

There is no chance that Prince would ever move to guard, as his physique is prototypical tackle - tall, long arms and when he decides (notice I said, when HE decides) to move his legs and keep them moving, he has solid mechanics.  Therein lies the problem with Isaiah - his perchance to take plays off, or quit on plays.  He has a decent kick step off the snap, gets his hands out to the target well, but then shit happens .... he'll either allow the defender into his body by dropping his hands, or he'll kick step twice and then stop moving his feet, or worst of all, allows the defender to cross his face, forcing him to turn his body and chase - total recipe for a sack ....

For Prince, it's totally a mental issue (regarding his ability to maintain EFFORT) .... He'll be fine at RT - too tall and rangy to be a guard.

Now, Price is another issue .... I've mentioned my concerns about the Eric Clapton (Slow Hands) of our offensive line, Price (Slow Feet) .... No where near quick enough to make the line calls, snap the ball, set up for the defender and make the play.  I just don't think he's quick enough to play center and if I was JT, I'd be sweating bullets if # 54 bends over the ball this season.

Hopefully, Studs will open up the job at center and allow for others to compete .....

Comment 16 Feb 2017

Hahahaha !!  Unlimited forward motion by receivers and running backs prior to the snap ..... It allows receivers to stand 8 yards off the LOS and get a running start on their routes (they time it to hit the LOS at the same moment the ball is snapped) ..... Here's another interesting rule that's been adopted - pass interference calls are now subject to video review - Hairball would be challenging every pass defended !!!!

Comment 16 Feb 2017

Aw, D.J., where did you come up with the "light-weight" popping in the CFL ??  It's played on a bigger field, with one extra player on both sides of the ball and has unlimited motion prior to the snap.  While the overall size of the players may be a few pounds lighter, there's nothing lightweight about the speed the game is played at, or the collisions which occur when two players have the extra field to work on and build momentum.

Frankly speaking, my preference (in order) is watching college ball (love the unbridled fearlessness which each player steps on the field with - you have to drag them off the field when they get hurt), then CFL (far more wide open game with field size, unlimited motion and the fact that the timing allows two teams to score two touchdowns each with only 2 minutes left on the clock) and finally, the NFL (too many prim donnas, who leave the game with a bruised ego - Zeke is probably the exception, showing he loves playing the game, pay check or no pay check (although, I'd gladly take his pay check)).

Anyway, depending on your definition of "light weight", I'd still suggest a career in the CFL is a good option - worked for Warren Moon, Doug Flutie, etc ..... 

Comment 14 Feb 2017

While you make it seem like the transition to center for Billy Price will be fairly seamless, I'm not so certain.  While Price is the strongest of the Buckeye Slobs in the weight room, his agility and quickness of foot are not his greatest asset.  Making the line calls, snapping the ball, engaging the defender, all within a split second, will be a daunting task for him.

That's not to say it can't be done, but having watched the line-play with much interest for the year, I believe that Price's move to center will make us appreciate how good Pat Elflein was at his craft.  Studs does indeed have his work cut out, but I put this issue as priority number one, over getting Isaiah Prince to work hard on EVERY play ....

Having said the above, I still believe you'll see a much improved group of Slobs this coming season and Coach Wilson will have his fingers in the pie, if he's not pleased with the speed of these improvements (and that's not a bad thing !!!) ......

Comment 12 Feb 2017

That's how I read it ..... his attributes, even at that size, is that it's like trying to block a dangling piece of rope (linemen never really get a clean shot on him), he has great instincts, textbook tackling technique and appears to be absolutely fearless ...... His coverage on that first kick off was stellar (great speed to the ball) ...... I can't see him inside at college and if he's outside, he may have some issues in covering 6' 5" TE's .....

Love his attitude and effort .....

Comment 11 Feb 2017

Without exception and by a very large margin, this was my very favorite moment of last season.  Just watching this first-round "poser" being swatted away like an annoying gnat and then outrun by a QB with a brace for 41 yards had me smiling for days !!  Then, to cap it all off, was watching Mike Weber run Peppers into the cheap seats on the final play (Mary Peppers looked almost scared to get involved in that final play) ....

For as much as Zeke was a great selection by Dallas this past year, whoever shells out for Peppers is staring at a huge bust.  I really don't believe that Peppers has the nuts to play at the next level, so Caveat Emptor (let the buyer beware) .....

Comment 06 Feb 2017

Brady won the game - period .... Some of the offensive calls by the Pats were embarrassing inside the red zone .... I'm not a Pats fan, but it was like a switch got turned on after halftime and NE decided it was time to play football.  Both Patriot offensive tackles should be ashamed with their effort (?) last night (both looked like turnstiles - horrible lack of technique - they should both hand over their pay cheques to Tom Brady for mailing it in yesterday) ....

Brady is both a competitor and a winner .... too bad that the pukes from TTUN will be dancing in the street proclaiming him as a product of their system .....

Comment 02 Feb 2017

Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I'm going to celebrate this incredible group of young men, who decided to get their education and play football at OSU, rather than be disappointed over the kids that we missed out on (maybe it's a case of them missing out on OSU) ....

How the hell does Scout have the Michigan class ahead of our class ??

Comment 29 Jan 2017

While Campbell, Hill and EGW might all be excellent options for kick returns, since they all have straight-line breakaway speed, I'd like to see Run DMC given the opportunity to crack open punt returns.  His ability to make things happen in small windows suits the punt return game.  While he may not have the blazing long distance speed, his ability to make the first man miss, could result in some great field position.

Comment 28 Jan 2017

Me thinks he doth protest too much ..... But, again I ask, who was accompanying him on his official visit ??  While they're on an official visit, isn't OSU responsible for them ??  Just curious ..... glad he's headed somewhere else ....

Comment 27 Jan 2017

Ship has sailed - would have loved to have him when he first attended college, but that didn't happen .... kinda gives me that "sloppy seconds" feel ..... I like our RB room as it stands right now .... But, then again, what the f**k do I know .... I'll differ to Urban on this one ....

Comment 26 Jan 2017

Darn shame about Oliver Martin .... instead of playing for NC's, he decided to spend his college career treading through the mine field which is known as the OSU secondary.  At what point do these recruits have a chance to chat with TTUN greats like Kyle Kalis or Mike Hart and get their view of what ALWAYS happens during the 3rd week of November ??

Some kids won't settle for anything less than complete success .... others are quite comfortable to just, settle .... enjoy your college career, Oliver .....

Comment 26 Jan 2017

I'm with you, SG43157 !!!

Unless there is some academic reasons, his measurables and recruit rating seem to be just what the doctor ordered ..... I mean, why call for take out, when you've already got supper on the table ??

As for the name, thanks - my brick is just outside the Horseshoe with my name and the words,  "....A True "Canuk" Buckeye Fan ...."  !!  So, using Canukbuck, just seemed to work ,,,,,
 

Comment 25 Jan 2017

At least Urban didn't have to travel in a snow storm, just to have the player commit to TSUN ..... Wilson is likely LSU bound and that's okay, but it sure would be nice to have the big fella .....

Comment 25 Jan 2017

Let's see - Johnson is the 196th ranked receiver in the country and the 1369th best player overall, while Ohio native, Danny Davis is only the 31st ranked WR in the country and the 219th player overall.  Makes perfect sense that we'd snub a 6' 3", 4-star local receiver over two other lesser talents .... The coaches obviously have their reasons for looking elsewhere, but it sure is a head scratcher .....

This is where "In Urban We Trust" really gets tested !!!

Comment 25 Jan 2017

Agree that Prince was the biggest issue on the O-Line this season, but it had nothing to do with his strength, or frankly, his skill set.  The young man has all the physical tools and the physique to play the RT position.  What he lacked, all season, was consistent effort.  Too often he'd make a great run block, or be solid in pass pro and then on the very next play, simply go through the motions. 

At some point, this behemoth is going to have a light bulb switch on and understand that going all out on every play is not just a luxury, it's mandatory !!  If I was JT, there were times when I would have scraped myself off of the ground (after being planted by the left defensive end) and broke my cleat off in Isaiah's hindquarters, just to give him a taste of the pain when he doesn't do his job.

So lack of talent, or skills, or knowledge is usually on the player (doesn't have the God-given talent, or didn't work hard enough in weight room, film room, or during practices), but lack of effort is a result of a coach not being able to inspire or instill in the player, the crucial importance of him doing his job on every single play.

In this case, I'm throwing Isaiah's season into the following categories - Prince (35% on him) and Coach Stud (65% on him) .... Motivate "The Beast" and he'll be as good as Jones .....

Comment 25 Jan 2017

Pretty soon, they are going to have to sweep the coaching offices for "bugs",  keep an eye on drone activity during practices, etc ..... Hairball must really be sweating bullets about his match up in November with the Bucks .... If he loses again at the Outhouse, the grumblings will go into overdrive and all of his Barnum & Bailey clownery is going to come under enormous scrutiny ......

Comment 23 Jan 2017

A great playbook doesn't necessarily translate into success .... Success also depends greatly on having talented players, but more importantly, on the execution of each play ....

Every offensive play is designed to score, if all 11 players execute their assignments perfectly.  The closer an offense gets to perfect execution, the more often they'll find the end zone.  Simple offensive schemes work with talented players that can execute their assignments .....  It really is a simple game, that some coaches make more complicated than necessary.

I also hope we return to the tempo offensive scheme, since we've enjoyed great success when we've used it.