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DaiTheFlu


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Every time I step into the Horseshoe, the 1997 Rose Bowl, the entirety of the 2002 season (especially "Holy Buckeye", The Game, winning the National Championship), the 2006 season - pre-disaster in the desert, the Game of the Century in 2006, the 2010 Rose Bowl victory against "unstoppable" Oregon, the next decade of CFB dominance under Urban Meyer.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith, Anthony Gonzalez, AJ Hawk, Andy Katenmoyer, hopefully Braxton Miller
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Tim Duncan
  • NFL TEAM: Green Bay Packers
  • NHL TEAM: I assume this is a joke?
  • NBA TEAM: San Antonio Spurs
  • MLB TEAM: The 1997 Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Never heard of it.

Recent Activity

Comment 20 hours ago
Also, Michael Thomas killing it in the NFL sort of supports my point. He had 56 catches and 780 yards last year. He had plenty of talent and should have been a focal point of the offense, easily surpassing 1000 yards. Unfortunately that wasn't the case.
Comment 20 hours ago
I'm not solely taking about deep balls. With respect, I am talking about every facet of WR play, run blocking being the exception. The route running is often poor, getting off the line against press coverage has been a struggle and the only WR who consistently finds the soft spots in the zone is Curtis Samuel. You use Noah Brown as an example, but aside from the OU game, he's been a ghost. My point is that, relative to other top 5 level teams, our production at WR is by far the worst. And that has to do with a lot more than "deep balls".
Comment 22 hours ago
Pretty sure Zach Smith is paid solely due to his recruiting prowess because the WR production has been terrible the last two years. Maybe part of it is our seeming inability to recruit prototypical WRs, as opposed to H-backs like Dontre Wilson, Jalin Marshall, Parris Campbell, etc? I'd also say that Tim Beck is pretty generously compensated, given the struggles of the last two years. Hard to say with Studrawa, as I'm thinking a lot of our Oline issues are due more to youth and inexperience than simply poor coaching. I know the inexperienced 2014 oline ended up being legendary, but Ed Warriner probably had a lot to do with that. I have a hard time seeing the same level of excellence from Studrawa.
Comment 24 hours ago
Another nice tidbit: Urban Meyer is 16-3 against ranked teams at Ohio State learned, winning 11 of the last 12. MSU, of course, was the last loss.
Comment 24 hours ago
I saw this yesterday. It's amazing to me that the RT at Ohio State is one of the worst in the country at pass blocking. I know we damn sure won't beat Clemson or Bama by allowing 8 sacks, which is the number allowed against PSU and TTUN. I believe we'll see improvement, however, after the next 25 days of practice. And I sure hope we can put a TE or RB on that side to help, otherwise Clemson's DL will have a field day.
Comment 07 Dec 2016

I get that successful assistants will always be in demand, but I wish we could be more like Alabama with the retention of our assistants. I believe their coaching continuity is a big reason for their sustained success. This getting a new DC/OC every couple of years is already getting old. 

Comment 06 Dec 2016
He's pretty damn good, but I think we can contain him. It's DeShaun Watson getting loose that scares me. Well, that and their fleet of NFL WRs. And their TE. Oh, and their D-line.
Comment 06 Dec 2016
4 is perfect. The only good thing about 8 is the fact that we'd probably end up in the playoff 75% of the time. I am, however, getting a little annoyed by the shitty, unbalanced B1G schedules and division tiebreakers that always seem to result in our missing the B1G CG. -_-
Comment 06 Dec 2016

My first though was "Oh no, SI curse"! But upon reflection, there are far more positive omens this season than negatives. To wit: 

- Urban Meyer's 3 titles have all come in evenly-numbered years: 2006, 2008, 2014. 

- The 2014 team had a ton of young, unknown starters that no one knew anything about, much like this year. The 2014 team also had two road wins against ranked teams in MSU and Minnesota, whereas 2016 has two road wins against ranked Oklahoma and Wisconsin. 

- The 2014 team played the three Heisman finalists, including the winner, in its final three games of the season. The 2016 teams has already played three of this year's finalists and will actually play a fourth, Deshaun Watson, in the Fiesta Bowl. 

I don't know about you guys, but I really like our chances...

Comment 06 Dec 2016

I can only fantasize what it must be like to have that many elite WRs on an offense. Of course, we're not a "sling it all across the field" type of offense, so I realize the difference. But still, I wish we had a couple more guys who could reliably post 5-6 catches a game besides Curtis Samuel. We saw against Michigan that a good defense can scheme him out of a game for awhile, but against Clemson, we won't have the luxury of only putting up 17 points in regulation.