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Comment 20 Nov 2014

See what happens when scheme matches talent. Last year we had the talent but the scheme was all wrong. This year we can see the results of how coaching can have a direct impact on each player. 

Comment 20 Nov 2014

Even if this is true and we all know that he wouldn't be in football shape. However, just his presence could impact an opponents blocking scheme. This could free up Bosa, Bennett and the others. 

Comment 20 Nov 2014

It could be the B1G Championship game, Bowl game and National Championship game. This way he has been out for the whole regular season. 

Comment 19 Nov 2014

While the head coach salaries are important it would be interesting to review the assistant coaches salaries. UFM took less in salary when he arrived so that he could hire and pay the best assistant coaches. If you have to pay the guys spending all the time with the players and who are recruiting the players it will make a difference in the long run.

Comment 14 Nov 2014

Well that sucks

Comment 14 Nov 2014

That's the only thing I use on my dogs. We have 3 bottles in the pantry.

Comment 09 Nov 2014

Everyone keeps talking about JT's arm strength. He threw the ball 45 yards in the air to Devon Smith. I will take that accuracy over arm strength every time. JT is really developing as a QB and the team now understands what it takes to win a game of this magnitude. We won't lose again this year.

Comment 22 Oct 2014

Not a bad insurance policy

Josh Sweat

Weak-Side Defensive End
Chesapeake, VA (Oscar Smith)
Ht: 6-5 | Wt: 240 | 40: 4.50


Rashod Berry

SIZE: 6-5/240 | 4.42-40 yard dash. 

CLASS: 2015
SCHOOL: Lorain Digital (Lorain, Ohio)
247 COMPOSITE RANK: 36th (Weakside DE)

Comment 14 Oct 2014

I was talking to a friend yesterday about his progressions. Braxton goes through two receivers and then runs but JT gets through all of the receivers first before taking off. Man, with this offense and his skill set when he is a senior watch out. 

Comment 30 Aug 2014

If you told me that 2 weeks ago your starting, Heisman Trophy hopeful of a QB, would go down with a season ending injury. Then tell me that a red shirt freshman, who has had a torn ACL and not started since high school, would step in with new running backs behind him and a whole new offensive line. Finally, you would say that the offensive line was awful the first half and we couldn't get anything going until the second half. At the end of the day he was 12 of 15 with a 80 yard bomb and made only a single interception. Personally, I will take that type of performance. He's the real deal and all he needs is some experience.

Good job JT, good job!  

Comment 21 Aug 2014

The dude is a cool customer. I am almost glad that they are opening in Baltimore. Get away from the hyper bowl of Cbus. 

- We will have a better defense this year. More pressure on the QB, tighter coverage and therefore more turnovers. (Helps the offense out and puts them in better positions)

- We have 7 players that run a 4.4 or better. (Let the play makers make plays)

- JT is a more accurate passer (Guys won't need to be as open and he the distributor)

- Slew of good running backs (Different looks and strengths, reduce stress on the QB)

Ultimately, we won't need to score 45 each game, but maybe 30. 

This could be a blessing in disguise and the right man to take over the reins. 

Comment 20 Aug 2014

I think we won't be scoring 45 points per game but there is no reason to think 35 is out of the question. JT has been in the program for a over a year. He has been running scout against a very good defensive line and improved defense the last few months. He is from a strong high school program and is a natural leader. Yes, he will make some mistakes but I expect to see a freshman+ type of player. The fortunate thing is we have 10 days before the first game which is huge for his development. 

I didn't expect Braxton to run that much this year anyway. So, if JT is accurate in his passing and we wanted to get the ball to our play makers anyway, all he really needs is confidence. 

As a fan group we need to stay positive and stand behind our team. Look at how Braxton is handling this as an example. 

Personally, I am very impressed that Braxton is graduating in December. Good for him! 

Comment 30 Jul 2014

I say get him here for the Virginia Tech game. He can then see both teams he likes and will experience a night game. After we win he will be a lock. On another note, he seems like a really good kid with a concern about his schooling, trying to do things the right way and a good support system. While I hope he chooses TOSU, I am rooting for him wherever he ends up. 

Comment 26 Jul 2014

Mr. Deezy you are correct in saying that it could help his son. My point was more from the standpoint of a salaried coach who if they are able to secure a recruit could benefit monetarily. Other than helping his son, I think Mr. Elliott has seen and believes what UFM is selling. He is putting himself out there saying, "ask me about my experience". I don't know if they have utilized parents like this in the past but they should find one from each class if they can.  

Comment 09 Feb 2014

If there is someone out there who can read lips the fan does say something to Smart which is caught on the video. The initial comments were something that obviously caused Smart to react. He shouldn't have touched the fan but people make poor decisions in the heat of the moment. 


Comment 07 Feb 2014

WOW! Let me say I was surprised when I opened my 11W this morning. The work it takes to develop this site and content is enormous. Thank you for what you do and the time put into this effort. The site is fresh and will take a few minutes to figure out where everything is now, but what a great change. 



Comment 06 Feb 2014

A number of years ago there was a player who was the last one offered. He turned out to do pretty well and even won the Heisman. Troy Smith was an athlete out of high school but ended up with a great career. Darius will be coming to Columbus excited to be included and with something to prove. He is tall and athletic and once he adds a few pounds look out. Oh yea, he has a really great coach who thinks highly of him as well.

I think he will surprise some people.  

I thought I heard somewhere that his mother lives in Delaware. I didn't know if that was the state or city. Does anyone know?