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Comment 30 Nov 2014

I think next Saturday you will also see 5-10 plays with Jalin Marshall lined up at QB in a wildcat set.  What I will be interested to see is whether they can or will throw from that set.  I do think it will have great potential for a large pass gain, since UW will be selling out to stop the run from that formation.

Comment 26 Nov 2014

"It’s The Game. That was instilled in me when I first got here and it’s been that way the whole way," Heuerman said. "This is kinda the biggest game of the year. It’s important. It’s always been like that here, and it will be like that when I leave."

Kinda?!  Didn't he read Ramzy's article?

Comment 26 Nov 2014

Didn't see where anyone else in the posts caught this, but Johnston has already faked a punt.  It happened last year against Northwestern & he didn't convert the 4th down.  Let's hope his next opportunity is more fruitful.

Comment 13 Nov 2014

Yes, indeed!  Particularly in the last paragraph covering the boundary corner blitz, I'd love to see a hot read where the WR releases vertically & JT throws a rainbow, it'd be a TD every time.

Comment 05 Nov 2014

For me, the narrative for this year's "State of the B1G" hinged on two games, neither of which OSU played in: MSU vs. Oregon & Wisconsin vs. LSU.  These two contests were the chance for two B1G marquee teams to help raise the pecking order.  Unfortunately for MSU, they were still breaking in some youth on defense.  If last year's defense had walked into Autzen Stadium, they likely would have walked back out victorious.  As for Wisconsin, I'm not so sure what their formula for failure was.  Stave yips?  Sorcery by a grass-eating warlock?  In any case, the conference turned out on the losing side of those contests, and the narrative for the year was set.  Like it or not, the B1G has no built-up equity like some other conferences, for a reason.  Collectively, we need to get it done on the field against sufficient caliber out of conference competition.  Whether the Buckeyes, or any other B1G team for that matter, make it to the playoffs or not, I'm hoping that every team steps up & claims a victory in the postseason.

Comment 28 Oct 2014

Uh, not sure where your head is at, but the idiom has no raunchy connotations that I know of.  See below, from ExploreABC.com:

Meaning and origin of ‘Out of the blue’


When something happened suddenly and unexpectedly, we say it happened ‘out of the blue’.
E.g. Then one day, completely out of the blue, he visited me.
Blue refers to the clear blue sky. Normally a thunderstorm does not happen when the sky is clear blue. When it happens, that surprises us since it is unexpected. This explains the ‘connection’ to “blue” in the idiom.
According to some English scholars the idiom is a derivation of an old idiom "a bolt out of the blue" or “a bolt from the blue” which refers to a completely unexpected and surprising act, like a thunderbolt from a clear blue sky.   

Comment 08 Oct 2014

Double vision - if it's good enough for Foreigner, it should be good enough for you:

Comment 10 Sep 2014

Large and painfully loud?  I'd substitute tall for large, but I resemble the "painfully loud" pretty much!  Thanks former roomie "Chuck" :-)

Comment 09 Sep 2014

So wish I could upvote this!  In my younger years, I used to let OSU losses waylay me for days at a time (anyone remember losses to UM in '91, '93, '95 & '96...anyone?).  At this time, I'm happily married with a couple great kids and am happy that I have more important things into which I can invest my time & energy besides just OSU football.  Don't get me wrong, I still attend most of the home games and an away game or two here & there.  I just understand better now that there is nothing I can do to affect the psyches of 18-22 year old kids playing football for my alma mater, nor the football coaches.  So, I cheer the victories, am disappointed in the losses, but don't let it stand in the way of life.  Healthy debate on good & bad aspects of the team is good.   But, given some of the vitriol I've seen on this site since Saturday, I sometime worry what good thing these people have left to grasp!

Comment 16 Aug 2014

If you like IPA's & New Belgium, I recommend Ranger - very tasty!

Comment 16 Aug 2014

Totally fictitious, but for those who haven't seen this, it's a hoot:

Comment 13 Aug 2014

So, I clicked on over to see how the other half stacks up.  Turns out, universityprimetime.com folks are just a bunch of hacks, as Purdue actually made it on the top 50 list!  Seriously though, any list that doesn't have a SEC school (particularly Ole Miss) at the top has just gotta by lyin'...