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

His blogging efforts began in 2009 when he started Inside The Shoe. 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 Reds, Bengals, Cavs and Jackets (despite the lack of success).

Ian is currently a writer for the SB Nation Ohio State site, Land-Grant Holyland


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 season
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 16 Jun 2012

I'm a die-hard Bengals fan. I wouldn't say I disagree with you, but I know the Bengals are also fond of Ohio State players as well. 

Comment 15 Jun 2012

There is always room for improvement in my game. I never want to settle so I decided to get down there and work with Coach Vrabel. I wanted to learn some things to help me individually, and also take away some things to bring back and show my team. I feel like I accomplished that.

This is pretty telling in that Spinkle wants to become the best he can be. Buckeyes got a good, hard-working kid. Good for him.

Comment 08 Jun 2012

Have to agree with Rooster. Chapman is much improved from his rookie year. He's the most dominant closer right now in the game. He has a very bright future.

Comment 04 Jun 2012

So, so sad Beanie Wells wasn't on there. I can't disagree with the picks at all though, it's just that Beanie is one of my favorites. 

You could make an argument for Ted Ginn too. OSU fans were infatuated with Ginn (including me), it was basically his team for a while!

Comment 20 May 2012

I love Aroldis Chapman. Probably my favorite Red, other than Joey Votto. He's just a dominant pitcher.

Comment 09 May 2012

The movie is Dead Poets Society, but the actual poem is from Walt Whitman, yes. I was mainly referencing the movie because of the picture Chad had used as well.

Comment 28 Apr 2012

One of the coolest things on the Internet

Comment 22 Apr 2012

"Starting the event with the old Hoot and Holler drill was a stroke of genius.."

Agree with this 100%. Loved to see that Urban continued many traditions of the Buckeyes, including the Hoot and Holler. 

Was fantastic to see him lead the Buckeyes in "Carmen Ohio" as well.

Comment 20 Apr 2012

Always root for the Gray, no matter who's coaching or playing for them. Don't really know why.