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Member since 27 November 2012 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Kenny Football tying the game against Purdue to save the undefeated season with the drive, 2pt conversion, and the overtime TD.
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Comment 18 Jun 2016
Yes, absolutely. I have had 5+ concussions in my life and I am much more susceptible to them for whatever reason and I've had long lasting effects from them that still require treatment. Some people I've played with just either had bad luck or are more injury prone overall or to specific joints. The playing surface is a factor but one of many. I think at the high school level, turf is safer because it is smooth and safer. At the HS level, the level of management and care of the grass to make it a softer surface is critical. The grass isn't a perfectly manicured surface at that level and may have hazards that turf may not have I think Devon Bogard is a good example, just bad luck and seemingly more susceptible to the knee injuries.
Comment 18 Jun 2016
Played multiple sports on both surfaces. When we got field turf, we originally wore cleats. Poor life choice. We went to turf shoes and it made a difference. I know there's debate for the affects of concussions. I thought field turf was softer upon impact. However, I thought I was more susceptible to head injuries from the whiplash effect and how much more the turf gives than grass. I also thought field turf was better on my feet and ankles. Some guys I know would say no but that's my opinion. Slipping is a problem but planting injuries to the feet seemed less likely whereas my feet were more sore on grass.
Comment 02 Jun 2016
I was born and raised in NE Ohio and I witnessed this exact thing with the housing markets. Northern Ohio, including Toledo area, has some of the cheapest housing you can get buy. Now I live in the Columbus area and I am actively looking for a house. It's just ridiculous. Like OSU07 said, in some of these communities, you will pay a minimum 50% or more premium when compared to NE Ohio. Columbus is an interesting case as the housing market has a suburban housing shortage. There are not enough houses out there. Houses in places like UA, Dublin, Worthington, Powell, Hillard, Westerville, etc are not on the market very long. In most cases, less than 10 days.
Comment 31 May 2016
I've from what I have seen and heard from those who have played/seen Potter, everyone said he was a full 6'10" That 6'9" was a bit of a surprise. But the Mentor Program he was a part of really emphasized 3 point shooting and defense. Skilled, fundamentally developed type players. Potter has some skill to his game and will continue to grow into his frame. His skill set translates very well to college and he's the type of player thr nba covets. Obviously still developing but he should be a good player over time
Comment 31 May 2016

The FG Unit is a concern.  It was concerning last season and these things matter in the tight games.

What do you do when it is 4th and 4 on the 25?  Go for the FG or go for it?  How confident is Urban in that situation?  What do you do when it is a one possession game? 

The game plan needs to reflect the overall strategy and role of the kicking game.  If that means the offense is going to stay on the field, then so be it. 

Comment 31 May 2016

Finished number 2 last season.  Most definitely the kickoff unit is a huge component of that metric..  How many times did we kickoff and have our opponent start within the 20? I don't think our opponent got beyond the 25 very frequently. 

My comment was mostly rooted in the fact that we may potentially need the punter more this year than in previous years.  That may not be the case but it is a possibility.  Good punting may take the burden off the defense a little.  These are the little things that matter.  It can offset some of the miscues on either side of the ball. 

Comment 31 May 2016

Field position truly matters in games against Oklahoma, Penn State, and Wisconsin.  On the road, hostile environments, with a  young team, every little bit matters.  Pinning a team inside the 10 yard line is so critical when you need to flip the field to either gain momentum or stop their momentum. 

In 2014, Ohio State had the number one average opponent starting field position, meaning their opponents had the most yards to go to the endzone per possession, starting at their own 26 yard line.....

Comment 31 May 2016

Most fans of teams outside of the B1G have similar thoughts.  I had a Georgia fan remind me of AJ Green but also said he believed this type of stuff with boosters, improper benefits, autographs, selling stuff, etc.. was going on in every major program.  He said there is simply too much money to make when many times, players have so little. 

Comment 31 May 2016

Maybe a senior that plays at a position of need. I don't know what is on their roster but if they have a DT with starting experience, I would give it consideration. 

Of course, they must be eligible to play immediately. 

Comment 30 May 2016
Dallas also has depth and a good passing game with Romo at QB. This creates space in the secondary and spreads the defense out. Safeties out of the box for most of the snaps serves Elliott and the offense well. Couple this with McFadden and Morris playing depth and role players, Zeke can stay fresh and not maximize his efficiency with his snap counts.