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CPDenn

Boulder, Colorado

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I'm from Colorado and a couple times a week I host a sports radio show on Metropolitan State University of Denver's student radio station, http://kmetradio.org/. Go Bucks.

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Comment 11 Sep 2014

And the coaches and players weren't unprepared when they lost to a Purdue team that came into that game on a 5 game losing streak? Ohio State ran the ball 28 times for 66 yards. The whole team looked awful in that game, not just TP. 

Comment 11 Sep 2014

I wouldn't disagree, but his point was that Meyer's offenses are overrated. That isn't the case. 

Comment 11 Sep 2014

Florida won that game by 27 points. They were a better team that year. It's OK to admit that. Also odd how Meyer has given us two of the best offenses in school history in his first two years, but please, continue to ignore facts to make your points. 

Comment 07 Sep 2014

I read in another thread, somebody wrote that we're trying to be like Oregon. I agree. One of Tressel's squads went to California a few years back and punched Oregon in the face for four quarters to win the Rose Bowl. "I miss the old days."

That same Tressel team also got punked out by a freshman quarterback at home in a game JT horribly mismanaged and decided to stick to the same old shit and in turn, cost us the game. Oh, and also lost to a 5-7 Purdue team in another mismanaged game. It's also funny that you brought up Navy, when that '09 team needed an interception on a two point conversion to save their asses against the Midshipmen. We would have been in the national title discussion that season had it not been for the errors of that coaching staff. For 3 and a half seasons, Tressel's teams lost big game after big game, including getting absolutely hammered in two national championship games and the '08 USC game. You can pine for the "old days" all you want, but don't act like JT and company never lost, because they did, and they got embarrassed on the big stage more than a couple of times. People around here love to bitch about how the media talks so glowingly about the SEC, and well, two Tressel teams got that run started. We all love Tress, but please stop with the revisionist history.

Meyer's teams have lost 3 games in three seasons, and couldn't play for a B1G title AND a national championship in the first due to the mistakes of the prior regime. They've lost close games to the Rose Bowl champs, the Orange Bowl champs and a power conference team. As far as this season goes, they lost 4/5 of arguably the most dominant line in school history, their superstar running back and are without the back-to-back conference player of the year/most electric player in the country who time and time again has made plays when the team has needed him to. They're young, and they're going to make mistakes. The good news is that it's early September. This team is going to be a lot better and look different in November. The first ones that jump ship are going to be the first ones back on, just like in '04, '05, and '09.

Comment 30 Aug 2014

Really happy with this one. Played a tough ass team, and the rushing yards given up aren't indicative of how good this front seven is going to be. How about Adolphus Washington? He looked healthy and was in the backfield often. 

Comment 20 Aug 2014

I love Krenzel, but I'd be willing to bet that '02 team with Pryor/Brax/Troy at their peak completely outclasses the rest of the Big Ten. Krenzel had his awesome program defining moments, but I'm not taking him over any of those three. I'm sure the downvotes will come with that opinion, but Krenzel was good, Pryor/Brax/Troy were/are great.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

A lot of people are acting like Braxton wouldn't get a sniff in the draft at QB. Y'all remember that a team took TP, right? And is still in the league playing quarterback, correct? Or that Logan Thomas got drafted solely on future potential? God damn, even Dennis Dixon got some run, and Senecca Wallace has made a career out of still being a quarterback. Your "Braxton won't get played at quarterback!!!!" statements couldn't be more wrong.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

"I also think that with all the young skill guys that Urban has been recruiting , JT and Cardale getting all the reps in spring and fall camp , and an entire season of the skill guys building a rapport with JT that for the team the best thing could be for them to be building now for years to come with a core nucleus."

If the back-to-back B1G player of the year, the guy who is thisclose to breaking a number of school passing records, is arguably the most exciting player in all of college football, has over 3000 rushing yards and 84 total touchdowns wants back in after a redshirt year, you say "yes, sir," don't think twice and start planning what you want to do with the offense as you cackle with joy. 

Comment 19 Aug 2014

This team has too many playmakers to just give up on the season. And until Warinner proves otherwise, I'm assuming the OL will at least be good despite being green. If he was able to piece together what we had in 2012 and turn it into the 6th rated rushing attack in the country (http://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/ncaaoff2012), then he deserves the benefit of the doubt with a group that's come up with the system in place. Given his track record, along with the way they've recruited, it won't be surprising if the line is great. Same goes for how Herman calls the games. There was some consternation about the play calling in the MSU and Clemson games, but we've had two of the greatest offenses in school history under this dude. And they really have no option but to trust the skill players to make plays at this point. 

JT has a wealth of options to work with. Having such depth at RB and WR only helps, even if some if it is pretty young. I like how we stack up overall. If they can put JT in good positions, he shouldn't have a problem distributing to our playmakers. 

Above all, trust Urb, Texas Tom and Warinner to take care of the offense.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

If this is the end for him as a Buckeye player, thanks for everything Braxton. Got thrown into the fire as a freshman with a team that had no leaders. Led us to an undefeated season the next and took a beating and never quit last year. There's so much more to say, but the dude is an Ohio State legend. Don't care about not winning a MNC or a Heisman; he's one of the greats. Get well soon buddy.

Comment 18 Aug 2014

Well, Cardale and JT have been getting the snaps all spring. Time to step up. There were a few people bitching about Braxton after the Orange Bowl and talking about how they wanted to see him leave and JT be the starter. Y'all got your wish. 

Comment 18 Aug 2014

Right. Because the guy who's won back-to-back B1G Player of the Year Awards and led the 2nd rated offense in the country last year was the reason we gave up 34 points to Michigan State last year. Of course. Phenomenal point you make.

Comment 17 Aug 2014

Given that OU is rated ahead of both us and MSU, I'm not too sure about that. In regards to the Big 12, Baylor, Oklahoma State and OU could have held their own against most, or all teams in the country last season (with K-State to a lesser degree). What separates the PAC 12 from the B1G is that their second tier, (Arizona, Washington, Arizona State, UCLA) are all top legit top 25 teams, so they aren't really second tier teams at all. Add in the big boys (Oregon, Stanford, USC), and that's the type of depth that the B1G isn't even close to matching. Same with the SEC.

Comment 17 Aug 2014

Some of you guys have sour grapes when it comes to the SEC stuff. There are a lot of really good teams in that conference and in the PAC-12 for that matter that are going to lose 3-4 games due to the schedule they play alone. There isn't anything wrong with admitting they have better teams in their conferences than we do. I'm convinced most of you hate college football outside of watching us play with the opinions on here.

Comment 16 Aug 2014

There are a handful of kids at the college level per season who consistently throw their receivers open, and that's being generous. Even guys like Winston and Manziel aren't throwing their receivers open on a vast majority of their throws. The kid you are thinking of is Kellen Moore, and I'd be wiling to bet that one of the reasons he wasn't a higher pick is because he can't throw guys open. That's the case with a lot of QB's who don't get run in the NFL, including Troy Smith. Moore also had Austin Pettis who was a 3rd round pick. Working with superior talent on the outside that is going to get open is the best thing for Braxton this year passing wise, and that's something he hasn't had consistently yet. 

I'm not sure where people get this idea that for us to win big, Braxton needs to be a top passing QB. He doesn't, and he never will be like Winston or Manziel. Thats OK, because each year he's improved and it's a safe bet that he'll take another step forward this season. And now it looks like there are not only legitimate threats on the outside that Braxton finally gets to work with, but can help cover up some of those passing deficiencies.