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Hoosierbuck7

Jasper, IN (via Cincinnati, OH)

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Standing on the field next to Orlando Pace and Eddie George before a football game.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jamal Mashburn
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • MLB TEAM: Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 18 Dec 2014

If this year has taught us anything it should be to ever rule a player out. So many players like C. Jones, B. Dunn, C. Smith, S. Miller, D. Baldwin, C. Carter, R. Frazier, etc...were counted out or under appreciated at one point or another. 

Has Schutt lived up to the recruiting ranking thus far? No. And in fact, I am much more excited about guys like Munger and Hill at this point. That being said, the light bulb can come on at any moment. 

Comment 08 Oct 2014

Not sure I get the anxiety about the defensive line. Already have 3 commitments in this class there, including two of the best players in the class in Cornell and Jones. We brought in 3 solid defensive line commitments last year as well. 

I absolutely think the staff needs to grab a big DT in this class, but with Washington, Schutt, Hill, Munger, Carter and Sprinkle, it's not like the cupboard is bare. In fact, isn't that why Price got moved to OL, because of the depth on the interior of the line?

Things are fine. 

Comment 23 Sep 2014

After watching the Bearcats against Toledo and Miami (OH), it's not the defense that should worry Buckeye fans...it's the offense. In fact, they gave up almost 600 yards to the Rockets. 

Comment 16 Sep 2014

Was at the game on Saturday.

No doubt Marshall is a bit more elusive and physical returning punts. That being said...he mishandled two punts on Saturday...1) Fair caught one ball inside the ten yard line and 2) Chose not to field another catchable one, which was downed inside the ten.

If he wants to be the primary punt returner, he's going to have to do the little things too. I do hope he masters those things, because he seems to be more natural at the spot.

Comment 15 Sep 2014

While there is no doubt the play calling could/should have been better against VT, people need to quit discounting what Meyer said last week. This young team didn't get to play out of their base offense once in the first two weeks, and finally got to see a standard 4-3 against Kent St. The results were that Herman/Meyer got to call plays they had practiced and trusted a young offense with. 

Comment 08 Sep 2014

Agreed on all accounts. Raekwon looked really good in his brief action. While I'm sure he has work to do in pass coverage...I can't imagine him being more lost than Curtis Grant at this point. Love Grant, but he hurt the Buckeyes in trying to get off the field on 3rd down. 

Comment 08 Sep 2014

Honestly - if fans want to still be mad about Mich St. and Clemson...that's fine. Last year was a National Championship caliber team that fell short. This year...more grace has to be given to the coaching staff. Coming out of the gates with two bowl teams with new faces at practically every offense position is a tough task...especially with Miller getting hurt so late in the game.

We all had unrealistic expectations. Saturday crushed those. Time to get over it...rally around this young and talented team...and realize that the future is bright.  

Comment 08 Sep 2014

Nice to see so many rookies performing well. On a Monday where so many are doubting coaches, it shows that they are some of the best in the business at getting guys ready for the next level. 

After several years of not spitting much talent into the league...the Buckeyes should start putting a lot in over the  next few years...which also bodes well for recruiting. 

Comment 08 Sep 2014

The option just isn't as effective without a home-run threat from the quarterback.

I agree, DJ, that Braxton would have been enough to win this game and cover over some of the glaring issues on offense. That being said, the option was great in the second half when the Buckeyes actually ran it. In fact, the game tying drive was built on the backbone of the option actually working. 

Overall, I'm not dumb enough to trash the coaches (I believe in them), but Herman easily called his worst game of his career. The refusal to throw screens, hot routes, dump-offs over the middle, slants, and to abandon the run and option.... was pitiful. He instead tried to just throw over the top all night with go routes and put the offensive line and Barrett in a no win situation. VT hardly had to guard the Buckeyes sideline to sideline, packed everyone within six yards of the box and blitzed the A & B gaps all night. Herman played right into their hand. 

Here's hoping the Bucks regroup and use the next few weeks to really get into a groove offensively...

Comment 30 Aug 2014

Mark my words...you will see a lot more big plays from this offense. Navy deserves credit for tackling incredibly well in space, actually as good as any team I've seen us play recently. Dontre, Jalin and company will break some long gains in the coming weeks. 

Comment 20 Aug 2014

As aforementioned...Guiton proved that you don't have to be a 4.3-4.4 guy with insane running moves to make this offense scary good. As a QB you just have to make the right reads and get the ball out quick, and you will succeed in Meyer/Herman's system...especially with the bevy of offensive weapons around. I think Barrett has all the tools, and just needs to continue to progress.

My prediction is that Barrett struggles a bit with nerves and pressure in the first few games, but has this offense clicking by mid-season.

Comment 25 Jul 2014

Two reasons I love what's brewing here:

1) Kid's only played TE for a year...transitioned from WR and put on 20 pounds. He's only going to get better, and his rapid improvement over the last six months proves that.

2) He's befriended Damien Harris, and from all accounts, spent as much time with Harris as anyone at The Opening. Harris is obviously wrestling with his decision, and someone like Conrad flipping can only help the cause.

Comment 05 Mar 2014

By "hearing" do you mean you read the 247Sports article on the subject. If so, I am "hearing" the same things. : )

Seriously, it sounds like a OSU-PSU battle. Considering that Urban Meyer is actively part of this recruitment, one has to feel good about the Buckeyes chances. 

Comment 02 Mar 2014

What Penn State and Franklin are doing is impressive, but isn't anything new. When a new coach arrives to a decent program, recruits jump at the thought of being able play early and be the ones to bring about change. Recruiting will never be easier than it is right now for Franklin and his staff. After the honeymoon is over, things will start to even back out. I'm not saying that he won't continue to have success, because a coach should at a school like PSU, but let's keep some perspective on the hot start.

As for what Ohio State - no need to worry. April will be a big month, as it always is for Urban, and will lay the ground work for this class.

Comment 07 Feb 2014

Exactly my thoughts. Linebacker is pretty loaded in Ohio in 2015, but Conner is the kind of kid that would haunt Buckeye fans if he escaped.