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Member since 17 August 2013 | Blog

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


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Thee Thrillogy, especially 85ytthots
    Attending many OSU victories over TTUN, including in AA.
    Witnessing Hank Aaron's 3,000 hit (a scorer's gift) and 3,001 (a HR) in Crosley Field.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: John Havlicek (was lucky enough to meet him)
  • NFL TEAM: 49ers –Yorks. Met Joe Montana, R Lott, S. Young.
  • NBA TEAM: Go Warriors! (Chill, Draymond, & Think!)
  • MLB TEAM: Go Giants!
  • SOCCER TEAM: USMNT, but: Offside rule, as enforced, is lame.

Recent Activity

Comment 15 Jan 2017

the word went around the AAU circuit that bigs don't improve at TOSU.  Aaron Craft  is the last player  Matta's  had that  showed  any measurable growth as a player after 4 or more years in the program, and that's just sad!

Respectfully disagree. Both Trevor and Lyle have improved, and Trevor's a big!

Meanwhile Lyle has had to transition from shooting guard to point guard. Even if he's not a great PG, he has developed into that role.

Comment 15 Jan 2017

11Wers can read some of Scoonie's remarks right here:

“I have a lot of confidence in [Matta] and why shouldn’t we? What he’s done in his 13-year career here has been spectacular," Penn said. "He’s proven that he is one of the best coaches not only in the Big Ten but in the country. These young men have talent. It’s not like these guys on the team are a bunch of bums; they’re not. These guys can play, they have some game. They’re a long, athletic team.”

Comment 14 Jan 2017

the position requires someone who does more than just throw the ball (hence the title "Quarterback" and not "Passer")

Yep: Bauserman could throw the ball, but didn't move the offense down the field and score. Leadership, reading defenses, changing the play when needed, getting the ball successfully to the RB when appropriate (instead of always carrying it himself), completing passes by throwing a catchable ball—often to where the receiver will be (versus where he is now), evading pressure, staying poised, etc. are all characteristics of good QB's.

Still, one hopes the QB has good enough throwing skills to keep the offense from becoming one dimensional. AND he needs help in doing that from the OL, the receivers, the RBs, the coaches, etc.

Comment 13 Jan 2017

Why not start the thing at 7? 

If they really want more viewers, play it on a Saturday or Sunday at 3 PM Eastern. A lot of Eastern & Central Time zones folks go to bed long before the game's end due to their responsibilities the next day. And if they record the game, they're going to fast-forward through your expensive commercials. 

The NFL's Super Bowl is a day-time game on Sunday, not a weekday night.

Comment 10 Jan 2017

I'm reserving judgment till the results are in.

Davis spent the 2016 season working in quality control for the Buckeyes.

IIRC, quality control looks for your team's tendencies: what opposing coaches discover about your team. Like if you always run a fly sweep when the QB is under center.

Whoever was doing offensive quality control for OSU was not good, because opponents knew what was coming way too often. And OSU had to know that opponents knew obvious tendencies like that. But they somehow didn't. Or OSU coaches didn't listen.

So, I'm in wait and see mode.

Comment 09 Jan 2017

Dang, that Buckeye can jump! His waist is above the net ! He should be playing for Matta.

But then realized the shot was taken from above. Shucks.  I AM glad the Men's VB team, and other OSU teams, are doing well.

Keep it going Buckeyes !

Comment 09 Jan 2017

And Weber still eclipsed 1000 yards. 

Remarkable for a freshman RB at OSU:

Keith Byars  6 att/ 24 yds as frosh, 222 for 1,199 yds as soph

Carlos Hyde  24 att/141 yds as frosh, 106 for 566 yds as soph

Eddie George 37 carries for 176 yds as frosh,  42 for 223 as sophomore

Zeke Elliott 30 att/262 yds as frosh, 273 for1878 as soph

Beanie Wells  104 att/576 yds as frosh, 274 for 1609 yds as soph

Archie Griffin  159/867 yds as frosh, 247 for1,577 as soph

Mike Weber 182 carries/1.096 yds as r-frosh,  ??? as soph

Comment 08 Jan 2017

Is this because the entire freshman class left or are there big problems here?

None of the departed 2015 class would start or make a difference to this team, and Lyle is still here.

Except for Potter OSU's 2016 class isn't ready for B1G play. CJ has disappointed, Wesson has not shown he is a scorer, and Funderburk isn't ready for D1 play for whatever reason. IMO, OSU is a good player or 2 short.