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Ian Cuevas

Ohio (via Westerville)

Member since 11 July 2012 | Blog

Helmet Stickers: 84 | Leaderboard

Voting Record: 0 / 0

Born and raised in the Buckeye state, Ian has been a Buckeye from birth.

His blogging efforts began in 2009 when he started his own site, Inside The Shoe. Since then, Ian has moved on to Land-Grant Holy Land, SB Nation's Ohio State website. Ian has spent many years researching the history of the Ohio State football program, and gathers insight from the various strategies of previous coaches and players.

In his spare time, he enjoys rooting for his favorite Ohio teams, which include the Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Cavaliers and Blue Jackets.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: The 2002 championship season.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chris "Beanie" Wells
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 25 Oct 2013

Has to be Beanie Wells. Love me some Hyde, but Beanie was simply special. Tremendous blend of power, speed, and strength. His hurdling, spin move in '06 against Michigan (legendary stuff) and his neck-breaking stiff arm was fantastic. Not to mention he played his best games on the biggest stages.

Comment 15 Aug 2013

I know at my high school we had the same helmets but we wouldn't get our helmet stripes until the first game week. So all through summer camp and two-a-days we would just have our plain orange helmet that we would manually have to add to the helmet ourselves.

I'm not sure if Ohio State is the same way, but I wouldn't be surprised if it did work in a similar fashion. 

Comment 03 Jan 2013

Ten years went by so fast. Hard to believe we haven't won another one since then, but the 2002-2003 one was so special it takes away most, if not all, the pain away from being denied another the past couple of years.

Comment 28 Dec 2012

Going undefeated two straight seasons is something really difficult to accomplish. Not saying it can't be done, especially because the Buckeyes have a lot coming back and their schedule is pretty favorable, but I voted one loss because it just seems like the "safer" choice.

I'll be thrilled if they can manage to do it all again, including the B1G Championship game + bowl game. 

Comment 24 Dec 2012

As of now, I can't see them getting past the Sweet Sixteen. That's with a nice little run in the tournament, too. 

Comment 24 Dec 2012

I really want to see Pryor in action as a starting QB. I doubt it comes next year, or if it all, but let the kid play. He's got a lot of raw talent and it's just fun to reminisce when he's escaping pressure from the pocket. 

Comment 29 Nov 2012

The only way I see Urban winning one would be if the Buckeyes go undefeated again next year. Even then, there's a good chance he doesn't get it. After that chance though, I just don't see them giving it to him.

Comment 27 Nov 2012

Good for him. What he did at Ohio State is a tad underrated, in my opinion. I think he has a good chance to eventually be a decent quarterback in the NFL. Only time will tell, I guess.

Comment 28 Jul 2012

It's not considered an official visit for the recruits.

This event was open to any football player in high school, but the actual recruits that are ranked, etc. were given invitations. Otherwise, you'd have to just hear about it and join. 

As far as anyone knows, there is no official scholarship out to the quarterbacks. Meyer and his staff want to be able to assess the QB's midway through the season.

Comment 25 Jul 2012

I'm not complaining. Going on a streak without Joey Votto (even against sub .500 teams) is great. It can help train the players not to rely on any one guy. It makes the team better as a whole once Votto is back in the lineup.

I'm excited for this fall and for once, not just because of college football.

Comment 23 Jul 2012

Very well written Johnny. Excellent work.