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Comment 23 May 2012

Tim Moxley from Barnesville. Washington Redskins

Ben Taylor/Nate Davis from Bellaire as well. Browns/Packers, Davis practice squad mode.

Few more Ohio Valley players who cup of tea'd the league.

Comment 11 May 2012

TennBuck I do not have the Bengals info, I just yanked some googled lists for the past 10 years for the Bucks/Browns.


William the Browns suck at that concept. I am only offering that I feel they would suck slightly less if they drafted a few Bucks at some point bc they usually offer solid starters or backups at the next level...neither of which the Brownies ever have unless they raid the Jets roster for castoffs and sign them as starters.

Comment 18 Jan 2012

my thoughts...I have yet to read post/comment claiming he was perfect. excited fan base, for sure. urban is perfection, haven't seen it yet. why the debbie downer? esp after the recruiting moves he has made to shore up a team with crap at certain areas.

Comment 21 Oct 2011

I've never had a problem with Tressel the person, I think he's a hell of a guy. It's Tressel the coach I had issues with.

run fido run- is there such a thing as a perfect model anymore? Boise State maybe but they had some dirt this offseason if memory serves me correctly. Every program has ups and downs. OSU just came out of a particularly high period but I felt it could/should have been higher. I like the fact I want OSU to be the best program in the country. They haven't been for awhile.

Comment 21 Oct 2011

I would prefer to see the opposite: lack of preparation, lack of adjustment, lack of a spine, lack of ingenuity, lack of efficient talent usage (ballard), refusal to constantly evolve as football coaching requires it.


-many more turdfests that elite programs would manage to find a way to win one of them.just one.

-prioritizing the defense and special teams ahead of the offense (admittedly), instead of embracing all three aspects as equal points of a three pronged attack. in other words, bad offenses (two years excluded).

-a fg from the one, when a touchdown seals the game, with a 6'5 240 lb qb, vs the team/coach that embarrassed you the previous year, at a night game in the shoe.

-please re-read that previous sentence.

-no more underutilization of the best athletes in the country, spineless coaching decisions(if you trust your defense and love field position, you would take more chances in enemy territory because that would create more opportunities at the end zone which increases your success rate of winning games bases off the idea that touchdowns will sway momentum in your favor), and lack of the killer instinct to step on the throat of the underwhelming opponent as a coach to ensure victory (many feared leaders on the field of battle showed mercy, football is a scaled down version of war, same concepts apply).

-why would you want any of that back? to be able to say we won the big ten?

-to take our place back in the upper echelon of the football elite will require putting beatings on the opponents in national games (Cal, Nebraska, VA Tech, Oklahoma) in the future. this is not a bad thing, it is simply the way it has to be, OSU gets knocked of king of the mountain style and must climb back to the top. do you honestly feel tress would be able to show the required nastiness to make OSU's presence known on the national scene.

-please god no. night terrors.


Comment 20 Oct 2011

You are comparing an all american/pro bowl linebacker to a video coordinator?

Ease off heacock's sac, what elite units are you talking about? OSU has fielded good not elite defenses with Heacock. Elite defenses would not get embarrassed by equal talent(florida, lsu, usc) when those opportunities present themselves.

You think because Heacock was his boss that Meyer feels as if Heacock is the bee's knees? Given Meyer's rapid ascension and multiple national titles, I have a feeling he respects and may like Heacock but it would end there.

If you have heard Spiels commentate on games, he knows what he is talking about. I fear a few Bucks fans may associate the cbus destroyers lack of success with Spiels coaching acumen. That is silly.

Comment 20 Oct 2011

Spiels would be fine as a D coordinator. You cannot compare Siciliano to Spiels. Spiels played at the highest level, and as evidenced by his commentary, know wtf he's talking about. I would take Spiels over Heacock any day of the week. Reason being, Spiels would go down with his holsters empty and his defense playing significantly more aggressive then what they do now. For example, when you watch LSU's defense and OSU's defense, tenacity is the biggest difference. That 'balls to the wall, we are going to beat you into the ground' mentality is prevalent in their program. Ohio State's defense is, and has been, good but not great since Hawk and co left.

Comment 19 Oct 2011

Wind is not an excuse to not throw the ball from my experience. Never has been. Yes, with a pass there is a risk of a pick 6 on any play, I'm one of those high risk high reward mindsets when it comes to play calling I suppose.


Comment 19 Oct 2011

You know what really stresses a defense? Bunch formations with three receivers. You cannot go man so you are already dictating to the defense that they are going to be in zone. Well coached receivers can find the holes in the zone whether there are eight dropping into coverage or five dropping because the d decided to blitz. The best defense is for the outside backer or nickel or ss to jam the one the ball receiver which may muck up the wr's releases but if the wr's are properly coached on hand/wrist release techniques it should render the jamming defender moot.

I have yet to see Stoney on the line out wide with Hall in the slot between Stoney and the o line with Smith/Brown/fill in the blank wr on the outside of Stoney. Having Miller roll to that side with a back to pick up rushers or be an outlet for the qb would be the most difficult formation for a defense to stop.

Comment 19 Oct 2011

Productive offenses are easy. It comes down to coaching. Weis's fatass was proven overrated long ago.

Hitches/slants/outs/comebacks/curls, there is your easy on the eyes passing attack for a frosh qb. Multiple options on one side of the field allow his eyes to take him to the open wr. If he is never put in a situation for easy quick hitters, no rhythm or confidence is ever found. Consequently, when you ask the newbie to hit a third and long with three routes spread across the width of the field, you are setting the young buck up to fail.

You pop enough hitches and a hitch and go is a gimme. Outs for days lead to out and ups. Multiple slants lead to sluggos and slant outs. Comebacks are a prelude to the aforementioned andgo. Curls are easy because a good receiver will get on the dbs' feet before making his post cut forcing the db out of his back pedal, this allows the wr to sink into his cut and drive out of his break into the curl route. An outside linebacker is sitting in his area you say? A good wr's coach will have the wr trained to pick a side of the backer and sit in the hole on either side and the qb will know this to be the case from practice and coaching.

It's called 'taking what the defense gives you,' this forces the defense to adjust which is easy pickings for an average offensive coordinator to take a high percentage shot.

On second shot, screw all that noise let's run boom on dave 22 times a game. Being difficult to scout on film is irrelevant in today's football landscape.

Football goes one of two ways; the offense dictates to the defense or vice versa. We dictated to Illinois, let's see if all you boom lovers feel we can dictate to Wisky with that same modus operandi. I do not, but I have been wrong once before.

Comment 18 Oct 2011

joejoekl- Hyde and Hall are not nearly as good bc Hall is being used incorrectly and Hyde is not as good bc he does not yet have boom's patience but is quicker and may have found his groove in the loss to nebraska?

kevinfrenchfry- don't diss boom? are you his blood relative? i don't have the hard on for boom that some of you do and I cannot voice my apathy towards his actual talent? and just bc he was big ten means diddly. all big ten means what?

Bucksfan- we would have lost bc Hyde couldn't run for four yards every time? ok. It's a shame you don't want me running the program, I figured most bucks fans would love my no huddle spread with Miller and Boren rolling to either side throwing to a trips formation of Hall/Stoney/and Smith with Brown backside, subbing in Hyde or Berry for Boren every now and again. You're right, we should keep bollman in there for another decade.

Buckeyejason- I've never said sabino was better then rolle. Thanks for repeating yourself, missed it the first time.

joel121270- Yes, one dimensional.

You can have boom as the starting tailback on your squad. I would go another route.

Comment 18 Oct 2011

Danny I do not agree with 'Hyde needs to watch and learn one of the conference's best backs.'

Hyde does everything asked of him, looks like he has found his rhythm with this offensive line, DID NOT VIOLATE ANY RULES, and is better the boom.

Boom violates team/university/ncaa laws, gets his starting spot handed to him, and is not as talented as Hyde.

You are essentially saying that 'Carlos, work hard and you will be rewarded by eating sideline when a violator comes back because he runs hard. Thanks for your work this year, we appreciate everything you have done and look forward to you earning the tailback spot next year. '

I know I am in the minority but I don't give a funk about boom and his one dimensional running style. I cannot wait until he is gone. He is as exciting to watch run as Lydess Ross was.

I understand Hyde's frustration and tweets. 'Thanks coaches, I bust my ass for you and you bury me when a rule breaker returns. Your gratitude is well received.'

-What happened to earning your way back? Thought boom was going to have to grind on special teams and share carriers?

There is a way to run a program and a way not to. This entire year is a case study in how not to.


Comment 17 Oct 2011

A ten! A fucking ten!

Comment 14 Oct 2011

Who misses the senator? 'let's kick a fg from the one yard line boys.' 'f*ck that noise.

Comment 13 Oct 2011

The staff as a whole is to blame for the current mess. It is the staff's job to prepare the players. Their first error was allowing baus to see the field. It doesn't matter what little he showed in spring or summer, everyone knew what baus could(can't) do. The first two games should have been full on prep mode for braxton to get reps because everyone and their mother knew the full capabilities of baus. That was the first of many errors by the staff. It has been a trickle down effect from there. You do not want to switch quarterbacks at any point in the season. It was evident if baus was going to qb the season was going to be a steaming pile.

The offensive coordinator and quarterback coaches are jokes. This leads to bad play calling, bad adjustments, and bad quarterback play. This will not change until the two are removed.

Oklahoma usually manages to offer an efficient offense tailored to what they have talent wise. And it is usually effective. Rarely the case with Ohio State.

On the defensive side of the ball, sweat, klein, and sabino are not getting it done and look slow. Instead of hoping they get faster, perhaps a 5-2-4 should be looked at. Sweat isn't coming out bc he's the senior backer but the other two are underperforming. Put Shaz out there w/sweat and let him run around hitting people.

And finally, my favorite player, Moeller, is a strong safety. The Star position is a catchy moniker and all but he is a strong safety. Use him as such. Blitz him off the edge or have him run with the tight end or provide zone coverage. Do not ask him to walk down and man the slot receiver. Do not put him in the box at backer because he is not a linebacker.

If Heacock(terribly overrated as a def.coordinator) is going to stick with the nickel d, he needs to send Moeller off the edge and Sabino through one of the gaps. That is really the only option to have the base 4-2-5 d be effective in dictating to the offense. Bring heat since nobody has shown the cajones to be a playmaker.

Defenses like LSU and Florida always seem to play pissed off and in attack mode. OSU's defense hasn't played like that since Hawk and co were in jersey.

-Staff needs to be overhauled in the off season. Tressel has his fingerprints all over this staff. Tress was also overrated as a football coach. Pick a name out of a hat and they could have coached the same exact players the past decade to the same, if not better, results. You may disagree but until you can justify kicking a field goal at home from the one yard line in a season defining game, with a 6-5 240 lbs qb vs a team that EMBARRASSED you the previous year, you argument is moot. That play, to me, exemplified everything Tress did as a coach. I am gratefull for the 2001 run and title but he needed fired after the florida game. 

Comment 12 Oct 2011

That was the most frustrating part of the game! They are going to run it so take out Moeller (or Bryant and move Moeller to Strong) and bring in a third linebacker. It is easy to outnumber a nickel D in the run game. Adjustments seem to be a foreign concept to this staff.

Comment 12 Oct 2011

Sweat is not very good. Slow sideline to sideline and missing way too many tackles. He's a good hitter and tackler if he gets his hands on the ball carrier. Shoddy coverage.

Speaks volumes about this season that Sweat and the punter are the frontrunners for MVP.

Comment 11 Oct 2011

Fickell seems like a douchebag. Not saying he is because I do not know him but based off of presser notes and his beatass responses the entire year, huuge duff.

Comment 07 Oct 2011

I want a coach who is going to use his athletes to their maximum potential. If you recruit the best football players in the country then use them accordingly. The problem is that 'tressel stench' that lingers over the program. Special teams and defense is a mentally handicapped way of approaching football and it is one that tress embraced. The biggest reason I want Meyer in and bollman and heacock out are because I remember what florida did to osu. He had his players playing all out balls to the wall to taste that victory. You do not have an offensive line coach in charge of your offense and playcalling, you do not have joe bauserman see anything but mop up duty regardless of your team's turmoil, and you attack at all times on the football field. Until a smart defensive coordinator and innovative offensive coordinator are at the helm, it is going to be as painful as it has always been to watch osu. I look forward to the off season and when the house cleaning begins. If anyone over the age of fifty is retained on staff someone is already stepping in the wrong direction. The game evolves constantly and if you cannot keep up, go away. There is no football law that says you have to play for field position and field goals to win games. It doesn't surprise me fickell is struggling, defensive linemen do usually exhibit the same creativity as offensive linemen. I am not saying Vrabel should be the head coach but I assume that if he were at the helm the team would play with significantly more piss and vinegar. Anybody who defends bollman, siciliano, or bauserman needs to re-evaluate their antiquated, and ugly, notions pertaining to football. A michigan fan at work finds it acceptable to talk shit to me because michigan is 5-0. I threw my laptop at his face.

Comment 06 Oct 2011



-Rallying point for the season??

'Cocaine is a hell of a drug.'