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Member since 30 October 2013 | Blog

Born in tsun. Raised in Ohio as a Buckeye. tOSU graduate. Life is good!


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 National Championship
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets

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Comment 27 Nov 2015

Pretty sure Brady Hoke was more enthusiastic about $2 steaks than Harbaugh.

It worries me a bit that in every game this year, our opponents have stacked the line to stop the run. We really haven't seen a lot of slants and screens to counter that. It's kind of late to learn now, but it Urban I trust.

Just get the W and root for Penn State.

Go Bucks!

Comment 19 Oct 2015

Having JT in provided the spark because of his ability to make the correct zone read option. How many times did he fake out the PSU defense and even the cameramen?

JT's running style is much more fluid and quick than Cardale's and we already know he can pass the ball well also - he just wasn't called upon very much to do so.

One of the things that raised so many eyebrows and dropped so many jaws last season was Cardale's tough running - even to the point of trucking a nose guard and many linebackers. I have not seen the same willingness to run tough from Cardale this year, except in rare circumstances. He seems to need a Devon Smith-type player to run under his bombs, which the Buckeyes don't really have yet this year.

Keeping Cardale in as starting QB makes it easier for teams to defend against the run because he is not recognized as quite as much of a threat. So far, he has had frequent misses and for whatever reason, disconnects on where the receivers are supposed to be or where he is supposed to be throwing. They're just not in sync and it has resulted in a lot of killed drives all season. Sadly, he hasn't helped himself with the NFL scouts this season.

On Saturday night, PSU kept Zeke in check for quite a while, until the running threat of TJ gashed them a few times, and then some passing options came open. It was much harder for PSU to know what was coming next and is much closer to what Meyer always wants to do with his teams.

Perhaps the injuries and suspensions and everything else that happened to our receivers really did make a huge difference to how the offense was set up, but going forward, I think JT needs to be the starter.

Comment 20 Sep 2015

Seemed to me we were trying to be too cutesy too often. Trying to run to the outside much of the time, or force the ball to the playmakers.

We are a power run offense first, but not many of Zeke's runs were up the middle. When they did, he seemed to be getting good chunks of yardage. Then we would call something to the outside again, a false start and an incomplete pass or INT - and the drive was dead.

Also, the clock management at the end of the game was terrible. We should have ran much more time off the clock between plays.

We need to start having fun again. We're trying too hard. Go back to your sure thing (feed Zeke) and then open things up.

We will be fine, especially with the way the defense is playing.

Comment 28 Jul 2015

In the 2006 game, we were competitive - right up until Ginn got injured in a team celebration after his opening kickoff return for a TD. He was a huge part of the offense and not having his speed hurt us and made us much easier to defend. Troy Smith played bad after the long layoff.

I think the talent, the teamwork, the conditioning, the coaching and the tackling are better across the board for the 2015 team.

This should be fun to watch!

Comment 25 Jul 2015

I think this is by far the best move Braxton could make. His arm talent and strength is not elite, but what he does in open space is off the charts elite.

And using him on returns will likely result in some TDs, which we haven't had in a while, for whatever reason.

Man, this is an exciting development!

Comment 24 Jul 2015

As a little brother I can confirm the innate desire to compete favorably against big brothers. The ratings on Nick seem to bear this out as he appears to be better at the same point in his career.

I'm happy I'm not an opposing QB/RB/OL/OT/C/FB/HB/WR or TE. Bosa + Cooper = carnage and destruction.

The Boren family is another stellar example.

Go Bucks!

Comment 24 Jul 2015

How excited am I for this 2015 Buckeye season?

11 on a 1-10 scale, because of ElevenWarriors. They are also an 11 on a 1-10 scale of excellent football/sports web sites.

11 is where the BOOM happens!
Comment 21 Jul 2015

This is a very interesting read, but I was hoping to see a mention about another very common thread among those suffering from depression, ADHD, anxiety, drug addiction, etc. - that is the use of mood altering drugs as a means of treatment. When a TV commercial spends 90% of the air time explaining the side effects (many of which are suicidal thoughts) and 10% of the time about what the product is supposed to do, you realize that big pharmaceutical companies are spending fortunes on advertising. That may be a reason why news reports never mention that virtually all of the mass shootings, the suicidal Lufthansa pilot, and scores of other tragedies involve the use of these drugs on people who appear to be more likely to commit acts against themselves or others. It also applies to many of our veterans, who are committing suicide at alarming rates.

That aside, we should strive to reduce the risks from concussions through safer equipment, but if you turn the game into flag football, then it loses a lot of its luster.

Comment 18 Jul 2015

And notice how slow the sideline refs are. This is considered normal. The ref in Zeke's 85-yard run against 'Bama kept pace with him. Was he an SEC ref?