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Member since 06 August 2014 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: I struck out the side on 10 pitches once in little league.
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: I am indifferent to the NHL
  • NBA TEAM: I am indifferent to the NBA
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Manchester United

Recent Activity

Comment 19 Jan 2017

We have essentially the same understanding. If you have to document how you'll be at 85 come fall camp then you don't have any "wiggle" room and you haven't taken 3 over and you're within the league rules.

I will say though if they're going to take more guys than are on the signee list with having to document how you'll get to 85 that's a level of roster attrition not due to graduation and jumping to the NFL that I find disturbing even if it is within the rules. 

Comment 18 Jan 2017

Well then my information must be out of date. I was under the impression that a team in the B1G had to be at 85 on signing day. That this is why we'd hear stories of walk-ons earning scholarships.

I was under the impression that a school needed permission to take the 3 over what there was room for. And that permission only was granted under some sort of extenuating circumstance. I was under the impression that the three over was not something that could be done as a simple matter of course and that The Buckeyes did not at present face a circumstance that would permit it. 

Under these impressions when I look at the chart there is no room for more commits and there are three guys already on the roster that the staff already knows will not be on the roster come start of fall practice. 

Comment 16 Jan 2017

I was going to log in while watching this yesterday but figured there would be a lack of interest. Very entertaining game. Glad to see United come away with at least a point. I wasn't sold on Mourhino but he does seem to have the team playing very well. And given the egos no doubt at work with these guys there does seem to be a great deal of "team" in all of this recent success. 

Comment 13 Jan 2017

I think they are to a degree but they are trying to make it interesting for viewers who don't like football. I think a lot of this is so the wife doesn't make hubby turn off the game. As female viewership of sports has gone up so has this "over-produced' factor. 

Comment 13 Jan 2017

On a side note to all of this I'd like to point out how "over-produced" the title game was. Constant cuts, and claustrophobic close-ups, and aping the ridiculous camera spinning around the character thing from the movies with the sky cam. Stop already. Can I please be allowed to just watch the damn game? It doesn't need "punched up" to the point I'm made nauseous. 

Comment 13 Jan 2017

The four hours that starts at 8:45 on a weeknight is an issue. Kickoff, actually kick the ball off, by 7:05, and four hours for a game is fine on a weeknight. Same thing with baseball. 

By the by one of the things I've come to dig about soccer is the whole all of it done in two hours thing. 

Comment 10 Jan 2017

Aren't we in a recruiting "dead period?" My understanding is said "dead period" ends soon. I would guess that Coach Wariner's time is limited to the end of this "dead period" or shortly thereafter. 

In any case it seems highly unlikely that if Wilson is coming on board it won't be official well before signing day or the start of spring practice at the latest. 

Comment 07 Jan 2017

 A version of Tressel Ball was called for. I tend to think the staff got caught up a lot in looking for the homerun ball and not being content to play some small ball. I think on more than a few occasions over the season there were grindy long drives that could have ended in scores for the taking but the coaches for whatever reason just didn't want to do that. Like when Prince is getting his butt kicked. The Senator would have put a TE on his side and run it at that end of the line till the D went to sleep. 

Comment 06 Jan 2017

I still do not understand why Weber and Samuel were not on the filed for every play way more often. I thought that was the whole thing with Samuel at H-back being big enough for the inside run. Pick your poison. Give Samuel the edge, give JT the RPO/keep it read, give Weber the inside, guess wrong and get beat in any of those ways by any of those guys or the bomb off play-action. 

Comment 06 Jan 2017

Is it a stretch? Why does an offense that makes its money with Inside Zone not run that play till the second quarter? Why did he only have the one carry in the first half? My argument is the staff didn't have faith in Weber. Whether or not the lack of faith is justified is a different argument but if they didn't have that faith they didn't seem to seek out or find another answer. 

Comment 06 Jan 2017

I'm trying to find an answer as to why Weber didn't get his first carry until well into the 2nd quarter. I'm in no way disparaging his effort or desire. I will not fault anyone other than a punt returner (and only for not making sure he's caught the damn ball first) for "messing up" when trying to make a play while they have the ball.

The question is why didn't they feed Weber? Why did it seem like he disappeared starting with MSU? Why was the inside zone virtually non-existent before Weber coughed it up? Why were Samuel and Weber not always on the field on anything except 3rd and forever all season long? 

I like most others am largely blaming the coaches. I just want to be sure I'm blaming them for the right things. 

Comment 06 Jan 2017

I'm curious to what extent the youth on the team gutted the playbook or was unable to execute all of the playbook. If the staff didn't have confidence the O could execute what "needed" to be called, it would explain why it seemed to take forever to get the plays in as they tried to find something they could run. Also if the O just "had to think" about it they'd tend to slow down the tempo so the O would have time to think. 

Comment 06 Jan 2017

I think the staff didn't/doesn't have a lot of confidence in the receivers and Weber and it was simple indecision that was the issue. The answers are in the playbook but for some reason the staff didn't feel like the O could execute them (where the hell did the various counter/trap/whams go all season for example?) and the staff waffled on what to call. 

Comment 06 Jan 2017

I want to know how much the coaches really trust and have confidence in Weber. I think they had zero faith he could hold onto the ball against top flight DLs and LBs and they were proven right against Clemson. He isn't big enough or strong enough or fast enough for the pounding inside game. He's the second fiddle or the spare in the old "a pair and a spare." While I think it is unfair to put any blame on Weber for just not being Zeke, it isn't unfair to suggest there is a problem there for the system as a whole that the coaches did not adequately address especially going up against the talent Clemson had on D.