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elitesmithie


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  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Indians

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Comment 2 hours ago

To those talking about Harbaugh, remember he pissed off the front office so much(or vice versa) that they considering trading a coach who just took them to a super bowl and a conference championship. I think he has a short life span due to personality and will move from stop to stop every 5-6 years.

For as bad as the Big Ten is a school on probation at the time still pulled away "one of the up and comers" in Franklin so I still think schools like us, PSU, and Michigan can get a top 10-15 coach.

Comment 14 Sep 2014

There are many reasons for the Big Ten being down. Population shift, coaches pay etc. But take a look at the Wisconsin LSU game. Their starters were on par. Their back ups are not. We can't compete against teams that have an extra recruiting class every 4 years. The Big Ten needs to throw their weight around and demand an end to oversigning or pull out. And yes I am aware we have occasionally done it as well and we need to stop as well.

Comment 12 Sep 2014

I try to be positive so in the last 2 plus years our offense has looked good. But in the last 3 plus years we have rarely looked good on defense. People pointing to 2004 are missing out on a few things, namely we recently WON A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.

If someone could point out to me how Fickell deserves to be the D Coordinator of a supposive top 5 program other than nastalgia or that hes a buckeye let me know. We are in year 3 of Urbans recruits. Top 5 class on top of Top 5 class. Are we anywhere close to looking like a top 5 team?

Comment 30 Aug 2014

1. Pass defense due to it being an issue last year and today wouldn't prove a thing.

Also, I would like us to open up the passing game. JT has great touch and good arm strength. It will help our O-line open holes up if the D isn't putting 8-9 in the box.

Comment 30 Aug 2014

To be fair I don't think we are currently a top 5 team. Now by the end of the year when all these young players gel we could be easily.

Comment 30 Aug 2014

Not to be a weirdo but JT has more touch than Braxton does. Now Braxton is an amazing athlete and can create amazing plays but JT doesn't try to throw the football through a brick wall every pass. FWIW.

Comment 30 Aug 2014

I think watching Bama "struggle" should ease some of our concerns about the issues of starting a new QB. Of course, I personally, would have given the ball to Yeldon 40 times and call it a day.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

True but unlike last year we don't need to be in the top 2. Top 4 is easier to get into. All we have to do is win. Last year we had to win AND win "better" than other teams to jump them.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

Possible Silver Linings:

1. Forces all players to step up.

2. Lowered external expectations and pressure. We no longer "need" to beat Navy by 30. We can be judged on W-L.

3. While I doubt JT is a better playmaker/runner rumor has it he is an excellent decision maker in the passing game. Maybe we can let our QB pass and our stable of RB's run?

4. Defense wins 'ships anyways.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

Best Wishes to Braxton in his recovery.

With that being said OSU won a championship with Krenzel and lost with Smith and Pryor. Moral of the story is defense and ball control with time of possession and turnover margin win the big games. If our D and RB's step up we will be fine. If not; we wouldn't have won anyways.

Comment 18 Aug 2014

Wow, if you think these AAU style coaches are assholes now just put the money carrot from TV money in front of them. Those kids will be ruined in no time.

Comment 16 Aug 2014

Fair or  not the SEC has several championships in the past decade so playing their league opponents "counts" as tough games. The Big Ten hasn't won it all in over a decade so we need to go above and beyond to prove our worth. I'm not so sure whats hard about this?

And before anyone brings up FSU last year. If we would've beat every opponent by 40 points we would have been in the final game without question as well.

Comment 15 Aug 2014

Well atleast they haven't got any GA's killed this off season. Thats a plus right?

Comment 15 Aug 2014

Gladiators...

JK but I would say Browns then Cavs then Indians. I personally think alot of people in NE Ohio are pissed off at the Dolans and while Gilbert is far from perfect he has NEVER been reluctant to spend. While it may not be fair, Cleveland doesn't want to hear we aren't New York and all we get is excuses from Shapanetti. 

Comment 14 Aug 2014

The problem is the media(typically left leaning), asks questions over and over again to people who are conservative or Christian and then get shocked when they give an answer they knew they believed. Tony Dungy didn't go out of his way to talk negatively about Sam; a reporter asked him repeatedly to answer a question he knew would be "contreversial" and then the media, which creates distractions, blames others for said distraction. 

I think there are ways to do this in a way that proves a point. If its not a big deal, and you are "just one of the guys"; show up to a team gathering with your BF and act like you always do. Doing a press conference and then claiming its not a big deal doesn't mesh. Just show up with your BF and people will put 2 and 2 together. Mission accomplished. And then when reporters bug you(and they will..again typically left leaning) you can say , "whats the big deal? I live my life like everyone else on my team"