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Comment 05 Jan 2014

Excellent Article!  One of the best I've ever read on 11W.  Incisive, fair, and right on target.   

Comment 25 Dec 2013

Big Hearted People getting together to have fun and do good things for people in need makes for a really nice Buckeye Christmas article.  

Three Cheers to "Eat Too," its continuing success, and the good people behind it!  

Comment 19 Dec 2013

This might not be popular to say but it's not just his passing.  He fumbles at least once per game, often twice or more.  Okay, maybe there's been a game that he hasn't fumbled but they are few and far between.  The NFL scouts have undoubtedly taken notice of that and it will hurt him in the draft, as much or more than his passing issues.  

Coming back and proving that he can hang on to the ball consistently will help him a ton in the 2015 draft.  I'm not saying this to bash Brax.  He is a special athlete but regarding the NFL, how ready HE is isn't the issue.  It's how ready the NFL thinks he is that counts.  I hope he does return and improves his passing, ball security, game management, wins the Heisman, tOSU wins the NC, and he goes first in the 2015 NFL draft.  Now THAT would be a win-win-win-win-win-win situation all around.

Comment 16 Dec 2013

AWESOME NEWS!  

This is going to add some starch into the "D" before long.  

So glad to have a great kid like Raekwon on board.  Comes from a Great Family too.  Wonderful combination.

WELCOME TO BUCKEYE NATION!  

Comment 14 Dec 2013

It means exactly what I said.  Not all 15 year olds are equally mature.  Some are still caught up in more childish pursuits, blow with the winds of whatever is around them, are only about themselves, have no self-discipline or ambition, are only interested in satisfying their immediate (mostly shallow) appetites, have a very limited ability to take a longer view of life, etc.   Other 15 year olds are mature enough to rise above a lot of that while still being normal, healthy teenagers and are planning, looking forward to what happens down the road, and preparing for the future.  Danny Clark strikes me as the latter which is why I used the word "mature."  Still have a problem with it?  People who are DV-ing me for my comment have the opposite problem; a lack of maturity.  

Comment 12 Dec 2013

Is there any chance of getting C. Bryant back for the Orange Bowl?  

Comment 09 Dec 2013

No surprise here after he moved up his announcement to before the in-home visit with Urban Meyer.  Disappointing news nonetheless.  At least there are some other good ones still available, maybe for four years instead of just two. 

Comment 01 Dec 2013

What I don't understand is how it wasn't clear to ANYONE that the key to beating Michigan is pressuring Devin Gardner into making mistakes!  That obviously was NOT happening in the first half playing soft and static D and yet the defensive staff rigidly stuck with it even while getting shredded for 100s of yards.  The few times that we did blitz DG he was tackled for a loss or forced into over/under throws.  The lack of defensive creativity and chaos allowed DG to sit back there and make the plays he needed to make. 

Finally, in the 2nd half, there was a bit more blitzing, but still just one guy at a time (in most cases).  M picked up most of them and gimpy Devin Gardner continued to have time back there to shop around for an open receiver.  Any kind of Helter Skelter defensive swarm of the sort Fred Pagac was famous for, would've destroyed DG & M in this game!  Did our defensive staff not watch the Iowa/M game film?  DG panics and crumples under pressure.  

I could not believe how passive and uncreative our defensive scheme was, and how rigidly our D staff stuck to it even after we were getting shredded by M's offense  the whole game long.  603 freaking yards? With Devin Gimpy Gardner back there??  Embarrassing!