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Gametime

Dublin, OH (via Steubenville, OH)

Member since 12 December 2012 | Blog

I'm a moderately cool guy born in Columbus, OH. Moved around to Steubenville, Pittsburgh, & Atlanta while growing up before coming home. Graduated from The Art Institutes via Cincinnati - Currently studying Psychology at The Ohio State University. Man of God, Family, & Friends and of course, a passionate Buckeye.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Anytime the Patriots & Michigan lose...
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Ezekiel Elliott (recently) Antoine Winfield (All-Time)
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: De'Angelo Russell (recently) Allen Iverson (All-Time)
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers
  • NHL TEAM: Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: All in for LeBron - (I'm more a fan of players)
  • MLB TEAM: New York Yankees
  • SOCCER TEAM: FC Barcelona

Recent Activity

Comment 16 minutes ago

and if Fickell Schiano gets a HC gig....Charlie Strong would be a-ok for me as a DC.

FTFY

Comment 02 Dec 2016

That the reports were at Friday Night Lights that Emory Jones our 2018 QB was outperforming Tate and Danny Clark says a lot to me too in how this all factors in. Haskins redshirts this year. JT is back next year, Burrow will be a RS SO next year and a RS JR by the time he gets the chance to battle Haskins as RS SO, Tate will be a RS Fr, and then Jones will be a True Freshman who probably redshirts. So there will definitely be a healthy competition at QB most certainly. 

Comment 02 Dec 2016

How about we take time to consider these are kids in college and how much the toll of being an elite athlete and a university student already takes on them with all the traveling, the tutors, the make-up assignments, etc. Expanding the playoff is too much. 4 is the perfect number. Not every team that gets hot or has some controversial stuff happen deserves a shot. We've seen these same teams enter bowl games as favorites and get blown out.

Let's not get ahead of ourselves.

Comment 01 Dec 2016

Well the fact that Charlie Strong was the DC in Florida from 2005-2009 with Urban, had some of the best defenses in the country during that span going from with three of those defenses being top 6 in the country. Then after going 7-6 his first two seasons as Louisville, his last two seasons he went 11-2 and then 12-1 with the #2 defense in the country winning the Big East twice and subsequently Big East coach of the year twice.

Despite the lack of support and pretty much sabotaging he got at Texas, the man has more than proven his mettle as a DC and as a coach and recruiter in general. 

Comment 01 Dec 2016

A lot of us have a glass half full approach because we SHOULD have beaten Virginia. BUT, too many people are giving Lyle a pass. He almost single-handedly lost the game committing almost half the turnovers and allowing VA to go on the runs that got them back in the game. He hasn't learned how to pick his spots and he needs to accept the fact that he is NOT D'Angelo Russell...he keeps trying to be that guy and he's just simply not. Play within the offense, move the ball, and we easily win the game. Thad needs to move him strictly to the 2. He only thrives at PG against subpar competition. 

Comment 29 Nov 2016

I just think the conversation has been driven incorrectly by talking heads. They keep harping on and on about conference championships when that is only supposed to be used as a potential tiebreaker with all things being equal. The criteria has been about Wins and Losses first; the TRUE Eye Test which is not just dominance, but factors in things like game control, injuries, and other intangible circumstances; Strength of Schedule - who did you beat; THEN conference championships and head to head for the sake of tie breakers.

This isn't the same situation for us with TCU or Baylor who had the weakest SOS OOC and pretty much played nobody but each other and had no conference title to boast. This is OSU ranked #2 having beaten 3 top 10 opponents at night, 2 on the road with their only loss in a game they controlled until the 4th, on the road at night against another team coming off it's bye week in one of the toughest places to play in the country, back to back!

The committee absolutely considers all those things, so given that, if OSU isn't making the case for a non-conference champion getting into a 4-team playoff with the 2nd best resume in the country, then the committee needs to be abolished altogether, IMO.

Comment 29 Nov 2016
I really do wish we would us every bullet in the arsenal on offense though. I know #16 is clutch, but #25 needs 15 to 20 carries. #4 needs 15 to 20 touches. #30 and #2 need some touches #80 needs targets. #85 needs targets. Let #14, #88, #11, #9 rotate in the game. I mean we seemed to be fine running 12 personnel (two TEs) with Heureman & Vannett and I think Baugh and Alexander are good enough blockers and receiving threats to do the same things. I think that is something we need to take a look at again. Attacking the seams with the TEs, and giving us chip blocks on the edge. Only Brown, Samuel, Hill can be in as the best WR options and that would work for us like it did the years before. Let McLaurin, Dontre, and Victor rotate. Clark and Campbell haven't really been impressive nor has Smith or Dixon...
Comment 27 Nov 2016
Man if we could get Akers, Okudah, Browning, Wilson, etc and let's not forget that Darnay Holmes also made the trip as well! I mean talk about bolstering a young squad with some elite talent that's only going to keep getting better! Imagine... Bubba, Okudah, Holmes, Wade, & Pryor in that secondary... Garrett, Wilson, Tufele, Young to the Rushmen; Jaylen with Grimes and Lindsay in Zone 6, Akers with Dobbins toting the rock, Browning patrolling the edge and a 5 infusion for the SLOBS? This could be another really special class.
Comment 27 Nov 2016

Depends on what kinda chaos there is. Say if Clemson & Washington lose, then Wisky beats Penn St. in a tight game, you could argue that TTUN has a better resume than all teams left standing, having beaten Penn St and Wisky, beaten PAC-12 champ Colorado, and Clemson and Washington would both be without conference championships and among the two loss ranks and TTUN would have a better resume...I'd definitely say they have an outside shot. 

Comment 18 Nov 2016

The lack of football acumen in making such an absurd notion kills me. We play an entirely different style of defense now compared to when Bell was here. We played more of the Cover-4 press in which the safeties would protect their zone or if they read run crash the line of scrimmage for run support. During the 2014 season he was second on the team in tackles with 91 (Joshua Perry lead the team with 124) and lead the team with 6 INTs as a strong safety.

Malik Hooker is playing free safety in a scheme that uses more Cover-1 (Man Free and Robber) schemes in which he just is able to play center field and react to the play. 

If Vonn Bell stays our secondary would've been ridiculous, because that means he's starting at strong safety,  Hooker at free safety, and Webb probably stays at the Nickel (and he's better than Arnette); but there's something to be said that Webb came here as one of the best press corners in the country, and managed to win the starting safety spot having never played the position at this level.

You gotta give credit where it's due...

Comment 16 Nov 2016

People mention this and then seem to forget that TCU and Baylor had some of the weakest OOC SOS and really were the only teams with a pulse in the Big XII that year. That was the reason why they dropped; plus they had an identical record I believe and no true conference champion as they were named co-champs initially.

Comment 13 Nov 2016

+1; I don't think it's that clear cut though; which is the beauty of the argument. Honestly, we should ask - assuming Ohio State gets in - does a 2-loss conference champion Wisky or Penn St. have a legit argument to get in over a potentially 1-loss Louisville or 1-loss Washington?

I know winning the conference has to count for part of the equation; but there was all this chatter about the SEC getting two teams in and now with how things could shake out, the B1G could have a legit argument that it's champion and a one-loss OSU with the resume it has deserves to get in. 

Comment 13 Nov 2016

Yea, but WHEN Ohio State lost had a lot to do with that too given Stanford beat #4 Notre Dame and #24 USC in consecutive weeks with OSU dropping from #3 to #8, Stanford went from #13 to #7 which is pretty consistent. Sparty hopped from #9 to #6, then were #5 against #4 Iowa and #3 going into it against Bama at #2.

This scenario would be completely different with OSU potentially being #2 with the best 1-loss in the country except for Louisville, with a much better SOS, and the much better resume, if not the best resume in all of college football. 

Comment 13 Nov 2016

You're wrong to assume the scarlet shades and you didn't set up your flipped scenario correctly either.

A flipped scenario would be us beating Penn St. on a fluke with us coming off a bye week, at home in a scarlet or black out, and having lost to a top 3 team and an unranked team; with Penn St. having 4 wins against top 10 teams (who will all finish in the top 15) including 2 on the road at night, a much higher strength of schedule, and a better OOC opponent.

Ohio State would be in a tie for the East division and getting into the B1G championship on a technicality, when the evidence would be there that Penn St. is clearly the better team. There's no SANE Ohio St. fan would argue that wins over Kent. St, Temple, Minnesota, Maryland, Purdue, Iowa, Indiana, Rutgers, & Mich St were better than wins over Oklahoma (potential Big XII champ, top 10), Wisconsin (likely Big West champ, top 10), Nebraska (top 10-15), and Michigan (top 5) if the scenario was TRULY flipped.

It would be wearing scarlet shades to flip out about the committee choosing Penn St. or even trying to make the argument that we deserved to be there. 

Comment 13 Nov 2016

Don't think there will be too much controversy. J.T. stays another season to lead a more experienced team. Burrow and Haskins battle it out to take over; Martell redshirts. Burrow leads the team for a couple years likely as a RS Jr., then Haskins as RS So. and Martell as RS Fr. battle it out while Emory Jones redshirts. If these guys are all as good as we think they will be, they should all get at least two years to run the team. 

Comment 13 Nov 2016

(Posted previously)

Honestly I think we get in even if Penn St. wins out and beats Wisky in the BIG championship game.

I mean really look at it. We would have the best resume in college football bar none (if we win out) beating Wisky, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Michigan with our only loss in a game we controlled until special teams chaos in the 4th.

What also can't be overlooked is the fact that Texa A&M and Auburn lost as well. So that's 2, 3, 4, 8, and 9 that lose which prevents teams from sneaking back up.

If we take care of business, and I definitely think we will, we can sit idle during championship week and still go in the top 4. Not Washington or Clemson would have a better resume even if they win their conference and they'll have worse losses to USC (20) at home and unranked Pitt at home; (Penn State will be in the top 7 if they win out) and We'll have a much better resume than the only other team who could be a 1-loss team without a conference title in Louisville.

We still very much have a say in this. Win and we're in. 

Comment 13 Nov 2016

Honestly I think we get in even if Penn St. wins out and beats Wisky in the BIG championship game.

I mean really look at it. We would have the best resume in college football bar none (if we win out) beating Wisky, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Michigan with our only loss in a game we controlled until special teams chaos in the 4th.

What also can't be overlooked is the fact that Texa A&M and Auburn lost as well. So that's 2, 3, 4, 8, and 9 that lose which prevents teams from sneaking back up.

If we take care of business, and I definitely think we will, we can sit idle during championship week and still go in the top 4. Not Washington or Clemson would have a better resume even if they win their conference and they'll have worse losses to USC (20) at home and unranked Pitt at home; (Penn State will be in the top 7 if they win out) and We'll have a much better resume than the only other team who could be a 1-loss team without a conference title in Louisville.

We still very much have a say in this. Win and we're in.