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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.

Comment 03 Dec 2013

Not sure why you think Coombs and Withers would be out as well.  They are guys that Urban brought in.  He was forced to keep Fickell.  I think it's a foregone conclusion that Fickell is gone after this season and I think Urban already has a short list of guys to replace him.

Comment 02 Nov 2013

Because for all intents and purposes, that may have been our starting offensive line next year.  You wanna get them some playing time in game situations together.

Comment 30 Sep 2013

I think part of the conservative play calling was due to Urban's respect for Wisconsin's coach.  If it was still Bielema I think the pedal is all the way to the floor the entire game

Comment 12 Jun 2013

Just a couple things...

1. Swish grew up in Columbus, and didn't move to WV until the 8th grade if I remember correctly.  

2. Garofalo was never a starter at OSU, so that makes it hard to take his spot away.  Swish was gonna be the starter as soon as he signed his LOI.

Having said that, it doesn't take away from the charities that Swish helps and the enthusiasm with which he plays the game

Comment 14 Feb 2013

I think they got a silent commit, and 12 months from now (NSD 2014) it will become official.  If I remember correctly, Zach Smith is the area recruiter for Virginia...could it be he got a silent verbal from Quin Blanding? 

Comment 20 Jan 2013

I heard he has an imaginary girlfriend that goes to Florida State and he wanted to visit her

Comment 09 Jan 2013

I think it certainly would help us with Watson if Boyd leaves.  Unless they replace him with a senior starter, Boyd would be coming in and competing against a returning starter in 2014.  Yes Braxton will be returning as well, but I think the ability to start right away as a freshman is Clemson's biggest advantage over the Buckeyes in regards to his recruitment.

Comment 28 Dec 2012

I don't know Duron as a person, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him do well in the league.  Or at least a professional league somewhere (probably in Canada a la Ken-Yon Rambo).  Playing professional sports is alot easier in my mind than in college.  You can focus all of your attention on your sport and getting better.  Obviously there's no classes or tests you have to prepare for, and you don't have to worry about money or working.  From the moment you wake up til the moment you go to sleep, all you really NEED to focus on is your sport.  Some guys can handle that and excel, others can't.  If Duron is truly focused on wanting to be successful at football, I think he has the talent to make it happen

Comment 19 Dec 2012

You are spot on, Alex.  I just think this point needed to be clarified.  I'm willing to bet most people think we are losing 3 players per class, which is completely untrue.