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Comment 27 Jan 2015

I hate that we criticize these kids for changing their minds.  I know that some kids like playing the game, but my guess is that most of them don't.

I'm not saying that something shady couldn't have happened, but I think we all underestimate the pressure put on these kids by recruiters and coaching staffs to sign "now", especially on a visit.  Some kids like it, some kids tolerate it, some kids hate it.  Then on top of it, recruiting has gotten to the point where everything they say is under a microscope from the perspective fan bases.

I can certainly see situations where kids are persuaded to sign on a visit before they're ready and then changing their minds later.  I wish they would either make it so that once they sign, it is permanent or that no one can sign until National Signing Day.

Comment 22 Jan 2015

Spot on observations.  

Smith is a great deep threat, but might not be consistent enough on shorter routes to play in the league consistently.  I think his performance on special teams this last year will help him.

I'm stunned that more people aren't high on Grant.  He quietly did an outstanding job this last year.

Comment 16 Jan 2015

I'm not sure I agree, but there's a problem with just moving Braxton.   Do you put him at RB and take snaps from Elliott?  Do you put him at Hybrid and take snaps from Wilson/Marshall?  Do we try him at HBack/TE?

I'm not sure it is as easy as just saying it.

Comment 12 Jan 2015

Pollack keeps flip-flopping because he's still stunned there isn't and SEC team in there.

Comment 08 Jan 2015

I'd say Grant out, Lee and Perry at LBs and Reeves or Burrows in at Star.

Comment 02 Jan 2015

So much this...............

I was yelling about this when it happened.  I couldn't believe my eyes.

Also agree with the OP about Alabama running the ball.  We couldn't stop it and it was like they refused to keep running left.

Really thought Saban/Kiffin/Smart had major brainfarts last night.

Comment 24 Nov 2014

He had 7 TDs this week against DeSales.  So much for racking up numbers against inferior competition.

Comment 13 Nov 2014

I'd like some kind of clause where if a league champ had 4 or more losses, they are DQ'd and add another at large bid.

Comment 27 Oct 2014

I'm stunned that we didn't run outside more.  We kept going back to the inside zone when everything was stacked in the middle against us.  It was very similar to VT.  It looked to me like we could've run outside zone, jet sweep and speed option all night.  They were working and the coaching staff just wouldn't keep going back to it.  We keep hearing about how well our WRs block, let's see it in action.

I also agree about the draw, middle s creen and WR screen not being a big enough part of the game plan against defenses that seem determined to take the middle of the field away from us.  It almost seems like the coaching staff is too stubborn to stay with what works and keep going back to the inside zone and power plays.

I'm also stunned that we couldn't find any open receivers.  I know Barrett was pressured, but it really seemed as if no one was open a lot of the time.  Either that or Barrett was just missing them.  Hard to tell from the TV feed.

Really frustrating.

Comment 17 Oct 2014

Authors I've read that I'd recommend:

Stephen King as mentioned several times - Bachman Books, the Long Walk and The Running Man from this are both excellent.  The movie of The Running Man was terrible, but the book is excellent.  Misery, It and The Stand are some of my favorites as well.  

Most of Robert Ludlum's older stuff is Excellent - If you like the movie "The Bourne Identity" the book is a must read.  The Matarese Circle, The Holcroft Covenant and The Chancellor Manuscript were a few of my other favorites.  He's a bit like King in that his older stuff is generally better.

Drizzt series by Salvatore - One of the most fascinating characters I've read about

Wheel of Time series by Jordan as mentioned above- I consider this to be on a scale with Tolkien - Really good but LONG

Something no one has mentioned is "The Frontiersman" by Allan Eckert - It is a Narrative of history when Ohio was the Frontier.  It has a lot of historical facts mixed with some fiction - I found it fascinating.

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card and the rest of the series is excellent.  My Dad won't read anything Sci-Fi and he liked this.

Enjoyed this thread and got several good ideas for future reading.

Comment 06 Oct 2014

This is the biggest problem with the B1G and is why OSU should be looking at plans to exit the league somewhere down the road if this doesn't change.

Comment 17 Sep 2014

The way the NFL has handled this is a catastrophe.  I just think the whole thing has been bungled from the very beginning.

Even if the NFL only saw the first video of Rice, what did they think happened? (rhetorical)  They gave him a two game suspension, then the second video came out and they changed the policy to a 6-game suspension, then they public outcry happened, then the Ravens cut him and the NFL suspended him indefinitely.  The NFLPA is going to have a field day with this.  The thing that sickens me is how reactionary it all is.   Set your policies and live by them.  If they need adjusted, adjust them, but changing them 3 times in a week just because of the public outrage is ridiculous when that isn't what you were going to do in the first place when you knew what happened.  

It also seems as if they're going to start suspending players before their due process has taken place which is a bad idea.  A player is entitled to his defense before punishment is handed out.  I'm all for defending people who are being abused, but Innocent until proven guilty is what our whole justice system is based on.