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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 01 Sep 2015

The key is going to be the Offensive line. JT or Jones will have more time to throw, so receivers will have more time to get open. 

If VT runs 8 or 9 players at our QB / backfield, the 5 OL (or 6 with a TE) won't be enough to block them all, and there won't be more time for the QB, IMO. OSU play calls will be crucial (slant and screen passes, quick outs, etc) to make VT defend more of the field. Receiver and running back blocking will be key to success, as will QB accuracy and receivers grabbing and holding on to the ball.

Comment 01 Sep 2015

 People want every coach fried that didn't win a national championship anymore.

Dismissing them isn't enough anymore? They must be fried? 

No tar? No feathers?

Comment 31 Aug 2015

If OSU doesn't take care of business for 60 minutes––all 9 units––then VT will be ranked in the top 20 at least in the next poll.

VT QB Brewster picked on OSU secondary because he had time. With Bennett gone and Bosa out, will the OSU DL put enough pressure on Brewster this year?

Comment 30 Aug 2015

Va Tech was pretty good that year, going 11-1 in season, only losing early to an LSU team that beat OSU for the Natty.

Then VT beat 11-2 Boston College in ACC championship game, and then lost to Kansas in the Orange Bowl.

BTW, BC went on to beat #14 *ichigan State in the Citrus Bowl. 

So I'm thinking Warriner and Beck know how to coach offense and how to beat VT.

Comment 29 Aug 2015

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.