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Comment 09 Sep 2014

It was actually just 3 players total, not three per year.  I got down voted into oblivion last year because people couldn't do math, until someone (either Alex or Birm) said I was right.  Losing a total of 3 players over three years is not the reason for lack of depth.  It is recruiting misses and coaches not developing highly ranked players.

Comment 09 Sep 2014

I respectfully disagree with this post, and all others like it. Once we as a fan base accept and are ok with mediocre results we are no better than any of the other average programs. We are Ohio State.  We have more talent than Virginia Tech and more talent than anyone else we will play this year.  To be embarrassed like we were on Saturday is unacceptable.  I don't think we should dwell on Saturday for too long but we certainly shouldn't give our coaches/team a pass and lower our expectations either.

Comment 03 Sep 2014

I'm gonna play devils advocate here cause quite honestly, I like the new rule. I like to sit during the game, until something exciting happens. There are times when I stand the whole game, but that's only when I'm in the student section.  I would say the majority of fans over 25 prefer to sit until there is something to cheer about.  This policy isn't about keeping students sitting, it's about the 8 drunken idiots that are at the game for a bachelor party or something standing in the middle of the OSU booster section making a scene. 

Comment 27 Aug 2014

I guess I should have stated "it is my opinion and the opinion of several people in the know" that Braxton won't be back as QB. The ONLY way it is a possibility is if Barrett is awful this season, which they don't see happening.  Urban will not sit Barrett for a season to appease Braxton's goal of being a QB in the nfl.  He would however, welcome him back as an athlete that may play some QB in certain formations.

Comment 26 Aug 2014

First off, in no way, shape, or form, is Braxton coming back next year.  Add to that, Cardale will most likely transfer after being a backup this season.  And I certainly wouldn't blame him. He has the talent to play somewhere, and possibly in the NFL, but he won't get that chance being a backup here.  I see us having 4 QBs on scholly next year and the order being

JT, Collier, Burrow, and Gibson

Comment 21 Aug 2014

I think it all comes down to confidence.  He has the talent and the players around him to put up huge numbers and go undefeated this season.  But even he has to wonder what it's gonna be like since he hasn't played a game in 2 years.  If he starts off well against Navy and Va Tech, he will be a stud.  If he struggles, we are in trouble.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

I hate to be "that guy" but this may be good for Braxton's future.  The nfl has already said he is a RB in their league,    but Braxton wanted to play QB (much like Tebow).  Maybe this injury will force the position change, and more importantly, Braxton's mind set about the position change.  

Comment 19 Aug 2014

We won't need a QB to scramble for first downs cause now we will have a QB that can hit open receivers.  I honestly feel like we will be just as good if not better with Barrett in there.  And think about this, Miller will be back as a RB and the second half of the season we will have 2 QBs on the field at the same time.  I think Urban has already planned a little for that scenario.

Comment 24 Jul 2014

I'm a very rational person, but I've also carried drunk/passed out girls plenty of times and it looks a lot like that.  Again, I'm not defending Rice at all, I'm just curious if there is more info out there other than this video.  If he hit her and it is proven that he did, he should be suspended for the whole year.

Comment 24 Jul 2014

Let me start off by saying if he did hit her to knock her out then he should be suspended way more than 2 games. But I've seen that video about 20 times and I've yet to actually see him hit her.  I haven't followed the story that closely...did he admit to hitting her?  And Josh Gordon is not a good argument. He is a repeat offender that keeps doing stupid stuff.

Comment 25 Mar 2014

For me, it comes down to what are you looking for with your decision.  Are you wanting to leave early?  If so, then OSU is not your destination.  That would be Kentucky or Duke.  Are you wanting to graduate and get a real job that pays very well?  If so, then your decision is Duke.  If you want to play for your childhood favorite, then all of us would choose Ohio State.  That is why I chose to be a Buckeye.  I don't know Kennard, but his decision leads me to believe that he wants one of my first two scenarios.  And NONE of us should fault him, or Matta, for that.

Comment 25 Mar 2014

Please tell us how Thad "let" him get away.  You all need to back up and take off the scarlet colored glasses.  I'm one of the biggest Ohio State fans there is, and like my name suggests, a former Buckeye athlete, but if I was a basketball player I'd choose Duke over Ohio State as well

Comment 24 Feb 2014

How much time have you spent in a professional locker room Jake??  I've spent 9 years so I think I know what is normal and accepted.

Comment 24 Feb 2014

I am saddened by the responses I am seeing here and in some other places.  Say it doesn't belong or whatever you want, but the FACT is, this goes on in EVERY locker room in the world in every major sport.  It is team bonding and almost everyone takes part in it at some level.  Of the thousands of professional athletes currently playing, only one (Martin) has complained about the atmosphere.  That should tell you all you need to know.

Comment 20 Feb 2014

I'll be honest.  I hate it.  I guess I didn't see a reason to change things.  If there were reasons I don't know about then I will gladly deal with the changes.  But I'm not someone that likes to change just for the sake of changing.

Comment 12 Feb 2014

It's just the appearance to others that you aren't good enough to play.  If you're playing behind an All American it's one thing, but most of the time that's not the case.  In this instance, our linebacker and DB play was horrible and everyone in the country knew it.  If you are one of those positions and got redshirted, it makes you look bad

Comment 12 Feb 2014

I was redshirted my freshman year, and although it sucks watching the game from the sidelines, in all honesty it was the best thing for me.  And the best thing for everyone except the absolute studs that will be leaving after their 3rd year.  It gives you a whole year to learn the playbook and get stronger and faster.  And plus, almost no athlete graduates in exactly 4 years so this allows them to actually participate in their 5th year of school.  Aside from the ego hit, redshirting isn't a bad thing

Comment 16 Dec 2013

He needs to start for recruiting purposes.  The whole country knows our linebacker group is terrible.  If the #1 recruit at that position of need doesn't start that will show other recruits in the future they basically have no chance to come to OSU and start as a freshman.  I might be wrong, but I know for a fact recruits look at that and they know which schools will play freshman early.