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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 14 Oct 2014

To me, the biggest improvement is in the coaching staff having some trust in their players and not oversimplifying the offensive or defensive playbooks. Playing too hesitantly and being afraid to make mistakes works about as well as the prevent defense does.

This is a young team and the talent level is only going to get better with more of Urban's recruiting classes. The future is bright and a possible dynasty is unfolding before our very eyes.

Comment 03 Oct 2014

LOL. In that picture, I was playing Devil's advocate thinking Braxton could be a bike fan, but then I was like, what bike?

Comment 25 Sep 2014

Terrible if you liked Wags, though. Torg is too buffoonish for my tastes. Reminds me of Brady Hoke or Chris Farley in a breathless, ADHD sort of way.

I've got HD radio in my car and 102.5 isn't in HD, so it wasn't my first choice, although they were much less prone to repeating the same songs every 2 hours. Now 102.5 is my only choice.

Comment 24 Sep 2014

It's OK to charge $75 for ttun fans to buy Eleven Dubgate tickets. Just throw in 2 Cokes with the deal. They'll buy anything for 2 Cokes, apparently.

Comment 10 Sep 2014

...and the dropped perfect passes, the shanked punt, the big returns, the missed blocks, the terrible play calling, the lack of any in-game adjustments, the wrong routes, the 7 sacks, the false start penalties, the block in the back, the late hit out of bounds, the interceptions, the fumble and the pass interference calls. Other than those mistakes, we were great and would have won the game!

Sorry, SocalBuck, it was a stinker of a game by our Buckeyes (and we still could have won). We deserved to lose that one to a team that played much better. Don't like it any, but that's the fact, Jack.

Comment 09 Sep 2014

Better pass defense than last year. It still seemed like their secondary was more aggressive at the line of scrimmage than ours was. Our blitzes always seemed to be picked up and the ball or carrier went to where our players weren't. As has been said by the coaches, we got them in lots of third and long situations, which is great, but it appeared that we went into "prevent mode" and they converted due to softer coverage.

Dang it. Is it too much to ask for a complete game with a take-no-holds, hungry scheme on both offense and defense? That's what has been promised by the hiring of Meyer and his staff. We have yet to see it. Everything is "simplified" and scaled back.

Comment 09 Sep 2014

By far the worst press briefing given by Meyer at OSU to date.

The honeymoon is definitely over and there are serious concerns with the coaching staff, not the talent of players recruited. That's the only thing Meyer has proven to be good at thus far. Still waiting to see the miracle offense on display. Many more stinkers like the VT game and he'll lose a few recruits to other schools doing a better job.

Maybe we have too many rocket surgeons on staff...

Comment 07 Sep 2014

But we had E+R=O!

Doesn't mean much when (lack of) Emotion + (inadequate or desperate) Response = (predictable and losing) Outcome.

That was not a hungry team last night, unless you're talking about VT. That was a team that thought "our recruited talent is superior, so we should be able to squeak by". Sadly, they almost did.

You hear the coaches emphasize "4-6 seconds", but then the playbook is always simplified for whatever reason. It's like the coaches are more afraid to make mistakes than the players. How does that build trust and confidence?

Frustrating effort and disappointing loss.

Let's turn this around. We could still have a very good season and maybe a B1G Championship.

Comment 07 Sep 2014

This quote concerns me:

Tom Herman said Ohio State couldn’t run the ball because of Virginia Tech’s Double Eagle, Cover Zero scheme.

“It’s damn near impossible.”

So pass the ball with bubble screens and quick slants, or get your tight ends involved. Third and long doesn't call for 20 yard throwing plays to Corey Smith every time.

Offensive genius, or just a genius?

Comment 06 Sep 2014

I predict there will be several big plays by OSU today, both on offense and defense. OSU 42-16