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iamcbs

Cleveland, OH (via East Cleveland, OH)

Member since 24 June 2013 | Blog

I'm a life-long Buckeye Fan who has always bled Scarlet & Gray!!

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Attending the 1997 Rose Bowl Game!!
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie Griffin
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Pete Maravich
  • NFL TEAM: Oakland Raiders
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians

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Comment 02 Dec 2016

That's not entirely accurate, Nick Saban himself said prior to the Sugar Bowl that Cardale worried him more than J.T. because of his ability to throw the ball downfield and that they were absolutely concerned with Devin Smith. He made constant reference to tOSU's downfield passing attack before that game. UFM has had success against Nick Saban when he's had better teams and when he hasn't Saban has kicked his ass, that's one of the reasons he's here at tOSU. For me it's not about trust in UFM, it's about what I see on the field and as I said don't see this tOSU team in its current iteration, beating or being competitive with Bama....

Comment 01 Dec 2016

I'm not looking for a huge argument here and I'm not trying to change your opinion, but having watched both teams all season long what makes you believe tOSU can beat Bama? In order to beat Bama, you have to threaten them with the downfield pass, because it's difficult to run on them inside. They give 68.9 yards per game, far and away the best in the nation. The weakest part of tOSU's offense is the passing game and the downfield passing game is just woeful. tOSU best non-conference win was against Oklahoma, who's best player Dede Westbrook was injured. Their best conference win  was TTUN, who was a completed pass from beating them. I understand being a devoted fan, but I don't see a path to victory against Bama, but I guess that's why they play the games.

Comment 30 Nov 2016

I said exactly what I meant to say and meant exactly what I said. I don't believe in analytics, watched every game this season including the PSU game in which Garrett Sickles beat both of our tackles like recalcitrant mules in the 2nd half. I also watched Taco Charlton raise his draft stock 3 rounds on Saturday whipping the shit out of both of our tackles. Sparty with freshman D-linemen beat both tackles relentlessly. I haven't even discussed the Indiana game. So I guess I'm just going to trust my "Lyin Eyes."

Comment 30 Nov 2016

UFM said when he hired Schiano that he was breaking two of his own rules, the first was his prohibition against hiring personal friends and secondly the two-year rule didn't apply to Greg Schiano because of his background and NFL pedigree. Of course if I'm Schiano, I hope teams forget about that....

Comment 29 Nov 2016

Separation by the WR's isn't nearly as big an issue as the inaccuracy of the QB, he can't consistently hit WR's that are wide open. James Clark should have at least 4 TD's this season because he was wide open on plays that would have resulted in scores and J.T. just flat missed him. It happens with J.T. way too often. As for the larger point of the original post, this Buckeye squad would lose to Bama by 4 TD's based solely on the strength of Bama's D. TOSU wouldn't have anymore success running on them than anyone else has had over the past two years, they only give up 69 yards rushing per game, and tOSu can't threaten them downfield, matching Curtis Samuel on a safety of LB won't be nearly enough. You have to challenge their corners and with a porous O-Line and an inaccurate QB we can't do that. I'll be glad when Walter Pridgeon comes back, Isaiah Prince has been awful and Jamarco Jones hasn't been much better....

Comment 23 Nov 2016

It's a tradition up there, starting with their HC, Mike Hart, Shawn Crable, Kyle Kalis, Shane Morris(who never even plays) in the end it's all just noise. It's easy to talk about hitting Curtis Samuel, let's see what happens when he's in front of you on the 30-yard line and it's just you and him...

Comment 19 Nov 2016

Four games with 152 yards or less passing and two games with less than 100 yards passing, who exactly should we gripe about? He missed wide open receivers on at least 4 occasions today, the one to Terry McLaurin would have been a TD. He has regressed as a passer under the tutelage of Tim Beck and one doesn't need to be a coach to see that. UFM is a great coach, but he isn't infallible and hiring Tim Beck was a mistake.

Comment 14 Nov 2016

He was on the same team as Jalin Marshall and Braxton Miller and he's seen and talked to both, the body has only a certain amount of hits in it and players like Curtis Samuel have a sell-by date. He's gonzo..... He has nothing left to prove at the collegiate level.

Comment 14 Nov 2016

The premise was both teams winning out, that includes a PSU win in the B1G Championship Game. In your scenario, PSU has two conference losses and tOSU has one. Completely different circumstance, you have a one loss and #2 ranked tOSU and a two-loss Wisky team, that lost to tOSU head-to-head. Easy decision given that dynamic.

Comment 13 Nov 2016

The real question is simple, if tOSU and PSU both win out does the committee put a 1 loss team in the CFP that not only didn't when its conference, but didn't even participate in its conference championship game? If PSU wins the BiG Championship how does the committee justify not putting them in ahead of a team they beat head-to-head? If that happened to the Buckeyes, fans from Millersburg to Marrakesh would be screaming about the unfairness of the system. We needed TTUN to win out and then beat them and in typical TTUN fashion they screwed us again....

Comment 06 Nov 2016

I don't know where the optimism comes from, this looks like a typical Kevin McGuff coached team, unfocused on offense and disinterested on defense. With all the new talent, they look just like last year's team. Until they make a real commitment to the defensive end of the floor and fall out of love with the jump shot, they won't beat Maryland and they definitely aren't in the Natty conversation as there are too many teams that have the focus and commitment to defense that this team does not.

Comment 01 Nov 2016

While it the OP didn't say it directly the inference is crystal clear that the failures of the O-Line and the play-calling issues are directly attributable to Marcus Baugh. How many false start penalties does he have, as opposed to  both the tackles and Billy Price. It wasn't Baugh that allowed 6 sacks against PSU, if they hadn't kept Garrett Sickels out for the first half they probably would have had more. Baugh has performed as well as can be expected for a player of his experience. To intimate that the Buckeye offensive woes are his fault is just wrong headed.

Comment 31 Oct 2016

Way too early for that type of speculation as you have no idea who will or won't be available. You're also supposing Purdue or some other school wants Ed Warriner, other AD's have been watching tOSU over the past 4 weeks and they see the same things you see. He may not be as hot a commodity as he was last year.....

Comment 30 Oct 2016

Lattimore was targeted last week against PSU and gave a 35-yard completion that led to a PSU TD two plays later, it followed a 37-yard Saquon Barkley run  as PSU went 90 yards in 5 plays to score....