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Comment 8 hours ago

I see proud parents dropping off what might have been the first in their family to attend college.  I see a father who might have even served during the war, a mother who probably cleaned, cooked, canned, and was always there for her daughter. Not perfect times to be sure, but not really worthy of ridicule either.

I know, i know: "lighten up Francis". Sorry, i'm in a bad mood after having nightmares about torn labrums. 

Comment 13 hours ago

Great analysis Vico on what transpired before, when an OSU team was faced with a similar situation as they are now. For me, its hard to find true comparisons, and the offense Meyer and Herman are installing this year should be different from any in OSU's past. I believe they intended to get to this point sooner (more perimeter passing) but the Brax and Hyde show was too good to ignore last year. So the short passes, speed, and schemes and RB talent will minimize the need for the onus to be entirely on the QB. At least that is my hope. 

Woody struggled to find the fit for Art (Earle, the real Earle, was better at it in '79 - damn near a Natty won). And I agree about 2011 being a real outlier. I suppose we can also look to two teams that recently did pretty well with RS Frosh QB's - we know who they are. They did pretty well.

Comment 14 hours ago

Urban's reaction to Kiffin's prior firing. Was likely the same when Saban hired Kiffin..... 

Comment 14 hours ago

The OSU Natty over Miami was one hell of a turning point for that program. It can happen anywhere (see USC, Notre Dame, Bama pre Saban for a long, long time, you get the drift). Ohio State has been fairly resistant to going into a real tail spin over the years, Coop's 2-10-1 record vs. TTUN notwithstanding, so we've been very lucky.

However, we have had our share of bad circumstances primarily due to injuries like Keith Byers and Beanie Wells' foot, Ted Ginn's ankle, Troy Smith's growth of subcutaneous belly fat after winning the Heisman.......But we really, really missed going into an epic tailspin after Tress and *Gate (I don't even want to type out that damn 3 letter word in front of "gate") by hiring Meyer. BTW - I'm not ready to classify the significance of Brax's injury to this years' ultimate results. We know it is devastating to him and the team right now, but anything can happen, and JTB might just go full Krenzel mode.

For me, it's all about the head coach. Everything else flows from that: assistants, recruiting, fitting players to schemes, leadership. Get that HC wrong and your program goes in the shitter (see Michigan, University of). So, relative to Bama, perhaps the Kick6 and the hiring of Kiffin as the OC are chinks in the armor. As long as Saban's wife doesn't hit him in the head with a 5 iron because he was banging the waitress at the local Tuscaloosa Waffle House, they will continue to be formidable (dammit).

Comment 20 Aug 2014

Would you really want Tosh.O as your OC? Remember how he left UT? He's a dick.

Comment 20 Aug 2014

He's just really super excited for the season to begin.

Comment 20 Aug 2014

Not only does bama (please note the little "b") have a new OC, it's lane F-ing Kiffen!  Either Lil' Nicky sees something we all don't or Nussmeier wasn't that great. Hell, even Kiffen's wife doesn't like him. So I'm betting on the latter and that makes Hoke look bad as well (it was not a win for TTUN to get Nussmeier).

Comment 20 Aug 2014

The writing, humor, and perspective of Ramzy's articles are why we come here, and like a well made Whisky Sour, this one did not disappoint! I feel better already.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

Based on my most recent experiences, as well as hearing things like this, I'm really thinking the PSU fan base has the most arse-holes in the B1G, much more that TTUN's.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

It's Ok to wallow. However, something tells me JT's gonna surprise us and be pretty damn good.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

I'm just gonna need to do some real "wallowing" about this for the next 11 days until kickoff with Navy. Sometimes it's good to wallow. I'm still playing out in my head how the season would have gone with Brax at the helm. I'm still not done with that internal video yet, but I will be when the ball is in the air at M&T stadium. 

Comment 19 Aug 2014

What I feared most may have come to pass. OK, let's face it, it really doesn't look good for Brax. What is really sad and frustrating is the lost potential. There's just so much that #5 was (and may still) going to do this season. Having said that, Braxton needs to take care of Braxton now. The team (psychologically speaking), needs to pick itself up, dust itself off, and go kick some ass.