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hardkorethree

from Coldwater, Ohio

Member since 19 January 2013 | Blog

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Registered Nurse in the State of Indiana. Huge Buckeye, Blue Jackets, and Bengals fan

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: The Coldwater Cavaliers coming back from 21 with 7 minutes to go in the 3rd quarter against Kettering Alter to win in triple overtime by a final score of 59-52. They later went on to win state against Youngstown Cardinal Mooney.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Tyvis Powell
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Fair weather fan
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Team USA

Recent Activity

Comment 25 Feb 2015

Ohio State is also interested in Prince Sammons from CHCA.  From, what I understand it's his first season playing football so he's raw, but he's got all the measurables to be great.  He's got some very good speed as well.

Take it for what it's worth as I've only seen him play once, but I didn't come away too impressed.  He was getting worked over pretty good on both sides of the ball.  Although, it looked like the opposing undersized D-end just WANTED it more with all the extra efforts after being initially contained.  But, eventually Prince sat his helmet down and stood 15 yards away from the rest of his team.  Meanwhile, several of his teammates were playing both ways at the time.  A coach had to go over and tell him to put his helmet back on.  This was during the 2nd and 3rd quarters of the State Semi Finals game in which they were only down by 2-3 scores, and he never came back into the game.  No appearance of any injuries, no trainer's looked at him. 

Comment 19 Feb 2015

Weather's a huge factor.  I remember going one year where I believe it was snowing.  Let's just say the attendance was very minimal.  I haven't went to a spring game since 2008, but I hope to attend this year, assuming I have the day off and it's not horribly bad weather.

Comment 06 Feb 2015

I remember reading Bucknuts forum boards after that one.. Let's just say Urban Meyer was not very well liked..

Comment 05 Feb 2015

I'll pass.  I wouldn't hire him to a national championship caliber team to be an assistant coach because he had one good year at Ohio State as a RB.  He has also had his run-in's with the law in the past, doesn't have a college degree, so it's pretty obvious he won't be a candidate.

Comment 05 Feb 2015

I think people are just being realistic here and connecting the dot.  Let's be honest there are a number of coincidences here, and I happen to think that this blindsided Weber, which I could be wrong.  I'm on here because I like Ohio State football, the medium that it's provided in, and being able to see opinions other than myself at times, (unless it's of the variety of the delusional scarlet/gray glasses kind of viewpoint).

Comment 03 Feb 2015

Eh, I still think Weber is important to this class, whether he "starts" or not.  Fact is- We never know who develops in college, injuries that happen, transfers, etc..

I can go through numerous examples of player's that never develop, injuries that happen, transfers, but I'd be typing for days, so..

Cardale Jones was a 3 star commit in Braxton Miller's class that was a last minute offer, it's not like too many people seen him as a future starter.

Main point.. You just never know.  He's a 4 star RB recruit with power and speed, despite his short stature that looks to fit our system.  He's also from the Cass Tech pipeline in Michigan.

Comment 02 Feb 2015

To people that follow recruiting closer than I do- Does he seem like the quiet/reserved type of recruit?  Being painfully shy/reserved when I was in high school, I could very well see myself and others doing the same in a similar circumstance.  The most interesting thing is that he didn't even seem to want to connect to the other recruits/current players.  Usually the reserved people, gravitate to those people they would know well.  As, you also mentioned, it could also be the recruiting process taking it's toll.

You may very well be right, I would just hate to see another Malik McDowell situation all over again.

Comment 31 Jan 2015

Football.  I've lost interest in all levels of basketball since I've found a love for hockey in the last couple years.  I'm also a product of my environment, which lives and breathes football.  Basketball practices for my high school don't start til mid December.  If our team were to advance far in state tournament the general consensus in town would be "that's cool, good for them".  When the football team makes it to the playoffs, nobody is left in town.

Comment 31 Jan 2015

I've never understood why someone would actually want to follow a 16-18 year old recruit, let alone tweet them.  If they tweet something of even mediocre importance, I'm sure one of the Ohio State beat writers/11 Warriors will mention it anyways.

Comment 14 Jan 2015

I didn't get caught up too much in the hoop-la of recruiting commits and news that day.  Don't get me wrong, It's nice to see that 3 top notch recruits commit to us, but 2016 and 2017 are pretty far away, and there's a lot of recruiting left to do.  Like Urban says, "it shows us that we are in their top 3".  Keep in mind it's one of those "emotional" days where recruits can get caught in the moment and commit earlier than they are perhaps ready too.

I don't buy too much into Damarkus Lodge's comments "the winner" is now in his top 5 for now.  It could just be something he said in the moment.  Lord knows, I said some comments that I meant in even half/complete jest when I was in high school.  I'm sure we would gladly take his commitment if he wanted to come here, but make the best decision for yourself, and not just the outcome of 1 game.

Comment 14 Jan 2015

Kind of wondered how good he could have been here in college if it wasn't for a poor QB coach and some very bad offensive lines.

Comment 14 Jan 2015

I just want to give a tip of the hat to Curtis Grant.  Of course we all know he came in as 5 star LB recruit that was projected to be an All American under Tressel.  He had to endure many transfer rumors, the 6-7 season, 2 coaching changes, and even the loss of his father.  However, none of these circumstances broke him.

Curtis- You might not have become an All American, but I'm sure myself and many other Buckeye fans will not forget your contributions to this great university.  I have no doubt that you continued to work as hard as you could to reach your potential, through many difficult circumstances.  There were no worries about academic uncertainty's, off the field problems, negative/cancerous attitude.  You eventually became a starter at MLB, a team Captain, and even mentored Raekwon from the start.  I'm happy to see you come out on top as a Champion.

Comment 13 Jan 2015

I'll be honest, all 3 QB's returning scares me a bit.

Possible dissension  My alma mater went through a similar circumstance with 2 players, it divided the team ever so slightly (players started taking sides).  One had won state as a QB with some extreme athletic ability, the other was a slightly younger player that had more long-term potential at the QB position as a pass pro guy with some mobility at that level.  In the end, the team never really clicked, we lost early in the playoffs to another powerhouse program.  BTW, that younger player is currently an NFL QB.

I also take into account the Stanley Jackson/Joe Germaine situation per the documentary on the Big Ten Network.

Comment 13 Jan 2015

It depends on the situation to be honest.  If your a first round QB on a bad team, yea you don't have much time to develop, your starting early on, ready or not.  But, I went to high school with a guy that was taken in the 3rd day by the Ravens and is able to suit up on gamedays and be a practice squad QB in his rookie year.  I would hope that the team that probably drafts him in the later rounds would do that for him as well. 

Comment 06 Jan 2015

Seen that Diesel was projected as a high second round pick, possible 1st according to a retweet from Brandon Castel from a scouting service.  If he's projected that high, I could very well see him leaving.

Comment 06 Jan 2015

Burrow?  I don't pay near as much attention into recruiting as most people, but he'd be about the last person in this class that I'd expect to take late visits.  Committed in May, never heard a peep about him looking elsewhere/keeping recruitment open, none of these "lists".

Not too particularly surprised to hear Gibson would take late visits considering this past summer.  It's fine with me if he wants to take late visits, he's got to make the best decision for himself in the end.  Hope he stays with the Buckeyes, but we'll be fine either way.

Comment 05 Jan 2015

I think recruiting is important, but I'm not one of those to worry about a 4/5 star recruit choosing to go elsewhere.  There's much more to a player being successful than whether he was a 5 star or a 3 star player in high school, such as location, positional coaching, team's style, support system, depth chart, commitment.  Obviously, you want the 5 star player such as Raekwon McMillan, Vonn Bell, Joey Bosa's that pass all the requirements.  But, you have to take a chance on the 3 star players such as Darron Lee, Pat Elflein, Tyvis Powell.

Just last November I seen a top 40 ranked player in the country being recruited heavily from Alabama, Auburn, and Ohio State proceed to get just plain abused from players that won't even be going D3 to play college.  When he was at d-end, team ran right at him with no double teams, exploiting him.  On offense, gave up multiple pressures/sacks to a player that just wanted it more.  Eventually took himself out of the game completely when his team went down 14, sat the helmet down on sideline and stood 25 yards away from his other teammates and just watched while other teammates played both ways when they went down 28-35 points in a state semi-finals game.  Give me the lowly rated three star player

Comment 05 Jan 2015

I thought EZE would be good, but getting close to breaking Eddie's and Keith's records on 60 less carries, impressive.

And to think people didn't believe he was capable of being a #1 RB and could only be a spot duty player during the summer lol.
 

Comment 05 Jan 2015

I believe we are showing some recognition for the work that Tressel did in past recruiting classes.  The threat doesn't appear to be dissing Urban Meyer by any means.  You can't deny that Tressel/Fickell regime had some key players out there during the Sugar Bowl.   I'll give ya that Bell and McMillan probably wouldn't be here if it wasn't for Urban.  But, to say we "probably wouldn't have" Bosa or Apple I think is going a bit too far.  Apple grew up a huge Ohio State fan, and attended camps at OSU since the 7th grade, most notably having his picture taken with Tressel.  We had a good chance with Apple anyways.  I'm not too familiar with Bosa, but I imagine we still have a fighting chance landing Bosa even without Meyer.

It's not like Tressel couldn't recruit players either.  Tressel landed some very key talents from out of state as well.  We might not have Bell, but we probably still have Jeremy Cash, who turned into a fine player.

I will give you that the "staff and player development" is as good as it gets under Urban Meyer.  No disagreements here.  Warriner's work with the offensive line has been a very key difference from when he came here, the WR corp has came a long way as well.