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OSU grad, born in Cincinnati, now living on west coast.


  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: John Havlicek (was lucky enough to meet him)
  • NFL TEAM: 49ers –Yorks. Met Joe Montana, R Lott, S. Young.
  • NBA TEAM: Warriors: Champs!
  • MLB TEAM: Go Giants! Champs!
  • SOCCER TEAM: USMNT, but: Offside rule, as enforced, is lame.

Recent Activity

Comment 20 hours ago

The team is gonna need ALL the WR  receivers to step it up right away.

Yep. If OSU does not complete passes beyond the VT LB's (for first downs), the trip to Blacksburg could be a long night. Short passes may not move the offense. Getting open won't matter if receivers aren't seen by the QB , if the ball isn't delivered accurately, or if receivers don't catch and held on to the ball. VT is probably going to stuff the box, possibly forcing TE & RB's to help in pass blocking against 8 or 9 defenders blitzing the backfield.  

But if the receivers do snag passes beyond 8 yards, the rest of the Buckeye O (without turnovers) should have a field day.

Comment 25 Aug 2015

Could it be because the SEC is too afraid to play up North?

Sure seems that way. I've wondered if some of the SEC hype is due to an inferiority complex: they don't know if they are really good, so they scream "S-E-C ! S-E-C !" That could also be one of the reasons they want to play all their games in the South, including bowl games. (Another is that teams built for speed have issues on slippery surfaces.)

Comment 24 Aug 2015

I know I know, one game at a time.

And for players and coaches, one (4 to 6 seconds, A to B) PLAY at a time. 

Comment 24 Aug 2015

 The Silver Bullets designation has to be re-earned.

Yep. IMO, the Silver Bullet moniker should only be used if they are ranked in the Top 20 defenses in the country. 

Comment 24 Aug 2015

Yep. I expect every team OSU faces will play above their heads against the Buckeyes, and their coaches will use trick plays. If the Buckeyes get a lead and begin to "coast"–– as they've done in the past––there may be trouble.

Comment 22 Aug 2015

Good luck in your OSU career. Don't forget to...

1. Go to class and study hard 

2. Socialize / develop good social skills

Both will help you succeed after college.

Comment 22 Aug 2015

My tax guy is a big 49ers fan and he warned "Watch out for Harbaugh [not this coming season, but the one after that]."

And I replied, "Based on his resume (below), Harbaugh may not be there long. Perhaps 4 years (the longest he’s stayed as a head coach anywhere) or less, despite the 7-year deal. His contract at Stanford ran through 2014, but he began his escapades with the 49ers in 2011, where he had a 5 year contract, leaving after 4. I’ll be surprised if he’s still there in 2019. 

    • WKU (1994–2001) (Assistant)
    • Oakland Raiders (2002–2003) (QB)
    • U. of San Diego (2004–2006)
    • Stanford (2007–2010)
    • San Francisco 49ers (2011–2014)

He has some negativity to overcome at UM among players, students, fans after poor seasons (8-5, 7-6, 5-7) the last few years and some strange decisions by AD Dave Brandon, who is also now gone. And no replacement yet: will JH and the new AD get along? Harbaugh has shanghaied a decent QB (Ruddock) away from Iowa because the cupboard was pretty bare.  If he has to weed out the roster to change the culture, UM may struggle...

Comment 22 Aug 2015

That flag frame is massive, and IMO, out of proportion, and not pleasing to the eye.

Comment 22 Aug 2015

End zone is as familiar to the UM offense as field goal is to the OSU offense.

Comment 20 Aug 2015

Ohio State became aware after the fact and chose to cover it up/lie.

This phrase makes it seem more OSU employees were aware of and active in the alleged "cover up."  What verifiable information do you possess that indicates there was more than Tressel ?

Comment 20 Aug 2015

While there are some similarities in the way Meyer and Tressel ran their program, I think Tressel's sense of loyalty overrode some critical analysis and action. Meyer got an underperforming coach to move on, while Jim let at least one stay on.

Comment 20 Aug 2015

Just downloaded a copy of Tressel's "The Inside Power Running Game" from a USC Trojan site, if you can believe it.

For all their arrogance, USC folks could learn a thing or two from the Buckeyes.

Comment 18 Aug 2015

I'm concerned that

  • OSU's D may not pressure VT QB, who burned the Bucks last year,
  • OSU's O will make errors, like offsides and illegal formations as they often do in game 1,
  • VT's D will harass our QB and bottle up RB's,
  • ...which, along with any turnovers, combine to stifle the Buckeye offense.