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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: Also met Joe Montana, R Lott, S. Young.
  • NBA TEAM: Muscleball? Nope.
  • MLB TEAM: Go Giants!
  • SOCCER TEAM: Offside rule, as enforced, is lame.

Recent Activity

Comment 5 hours ago

he also faced perhaps the best secondary he’ll see all season in the Virginia Tech game.

The VT secondary that ECU shredded for 427 yards?

Granted, ECU completed only 23 of 47 passes, but that's a lot of yards.

Comment 20 hours ago

Oversigning might make other schools competitive, but it won't solve the problem, because some schools will just find other ways to bend the rules. The real problem is the emphasis on pro-football at the SEC, and other schools following suit, IMO. At too many colleges, football players spend way too much time on their sport, to the detriment of their education—in and out of the classroom—and often their health, with injuries to knees, feet ankles, shoulders, backs, necks and heads, especially their heads. And they can't hold jobs out of season, because there is no off-season. And they miss out on a lot of college life. And recent lawsuits reflect these problems.

The number of coaches, support staff, and exclusive facilities dedicated to the sport are way out of hand. The BigTen, ACC, PAC12, etc should leave the SEC and SEC-wannabes behind, and form a major college division for actual college STUDENTS who are also athletes.  

Comment 15 Sep 2014

It would have to be magic to have 5 guys block 7 or more, or 6 guys block 8 or more. There has to be a successful offensive scheme to burn teams that send 7 or more rushers. Then execution—or magic—must happen, but it has to come from play-calling, and repetitions in practice of more and varied plays.

Comment 14 Sep 2014

Those 13 people will choose which conference champs will be invited to the playoffs.

No conference will get 2 teams in, regardless of what ESpin or any other media folks say. If you can't win your conference, just quietly accept your non-playoff bowl game.

Comment 13 Sep 2014

This is the direction I hope OSU goes: QB's who can pick up defenses, find and hit the open receiver, or throw him open. Plus a little scrambling and knowing to avoid 6+ yds sacks by throwing the football away.

Comment 13 Sep 2014

Ironic how Va Tech has had two games that are almost mirror reflections of each other, except with the shoe on the other foot: Home team down 21-7 at half, then tie it 21-21 late in the 4th, only to allow the visitors to drive right down the field and go up a TD.

Comment 13 Sep 2014

The best thing about being 2-1...[with a bye week...]

is a chance to get better in all phases of the game. And the offense can become proficient in several (many? )more plays.

Comment 13 Sep 2014

The best thing about being 2-1... [with a bye week]

is a chance to get better in all phases of the game. And it allows the offense to become proficient in several more plays.

Comment 12 Sep 2014

Hope you're right. I want to see some of these receivers that were studs in HS become effective weapons at the FBS level. To me that means getting open, running the route correctly, getting past the 1st down marker, going up to get the ball (preventing picks as well as catching it), hanging on to it, and making someone miss. And effectively blocking when the ball goes to someone else.

Welcome AJ. We have great hopes for you.

Comment 11 Sep 2014

MY, thanks for this story. Some so-called Ohio State fans are Matta haters, twisting the truth and scoffing at his success at OSU.

Matta's a top coach and recruiter and a genuine good guy.  Some IU fans say they would be excited to have him, as would more than half the other D1 schools. Even Bobby Knight, who doesn't suffer fools (or cows) gladly, says he's a good coach.

Comment 10 Sep 2014

The recruits that are supposed to come to OSU, will accept Matta's invite. To others, just wish 'em well.

Different things appeal to different players. To some kids, being able to play right away, or wear a style of uniform, or clicking personally with the coach matters more than academics, or staying in-state, etc. Coack K, Huggins, Calipari all are good recruiters.

And some kids choose schools for the wrong reasons, as we've seen with some OSU recruits. It's their decision. One can only hope their parents guide them wisely.

Comment 10 Sep 2014

 His dad has been quoted being mad at osu for not recruiting his son earlier/harder.

Geez, I guess not all of the entitlement some recruits feel is their own. It's not like football where you can offer up to 25 guys. In hoops there are only a few schollies available each year.

Perhaps Thad dodged a potential problem. Reminds me of Ray Small and his dad. Imagine Ibba bugging Thad for more minutes for his son.