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Comment 13 Sep 2014

He will never play another down of football at OSU because of B1G policy of permanent ineligibility after a second failed drug test.  Which sucks a lot both for the team and for him.

I hope that he can transfer to another conference and get a second chance at football, and if he's lucky an NFL team will take a chance on him with a late pick in the draft.  But he could very well have cost himself a pro career.

Comment 13 Sep 2014

Glad that he got two TD's today.  I was [half] joking that they should let him return a punt to see if he could score three ways.  I said this before on here and I still say it -- I want more Rod Smith.

Comment 12 Sep 2014

Sounds to me like all you have ever read on the matter was the University's report.  Jon Water's performance review and the testimony of countless band members and alumni, including many of those cited in the report, have spoken out against the accuracy of the report.  In fact, many of the activities mentioned in the report had already been outlawed, some before Jon even took over the band.  Jon has done nothing but change the culture (and increase the excellence of their performance) since he took over the band.  

Comment 11 Sep 2014

I have been wondering what the deal was with all the hard-cider advertising going on this summer.  I never noticed it at all in the past years.  Also, I have noticed some hard ciders on drink menus in the craft beer section which always confused me a little.

Comment 11 Sep 2014

So basically, Federal Investigators are saying that they're glad that OSU completely botched the investigation because it shows that the university cares!  Never mind the fact that since the "investigation" band members and alumni have been subject to ridicule and a potentially innocent man could have lost his career without due process.  This just cements in my mind that Jon Waters was fired because of Federal pressure and not based on whether or not he "did enough" to change the culture.

Comment 11 Sep 2014

There has been a lot of analysis on this website and elsewhere that shows that the offensive line did not play that badly, in fact they mostly blocked their assignments correctly, but it was a matter of having more defenders than blockers in the box and JT not having the time or skill to make the right decision and quickly.  

Putting in freshmen on the OL instead of continuing the development of the current lineup is going to set us back even further and we can basically say goodbye to this season.  I am not willing to do this, and I highly doubt Urban Meyer is either.  We will return most if not all of this years OL next year, so it's in our best interest to keep with what we've got now.

Comment 09 Sep 2014

I still think they were stupid to fire RR.  He improved every year and Brady Hoke took what he built to go 11-2.  But RR didn't work out because their entire program and fan base had their heads too high up their you know what so they didn't give him the proper acceptance because he wasn't "a michigan man" aka an Ohio boy that picked Michigan for no apparent reason other than to be an asshole (Bo being the most michigan man of all).  Then you fire him and hire a coach that had never proven he could win at any other school, and you expect him to win now because he's a michigan man?  Obviously that was a mistake.  Get over yourselves.

Comment 08 Sep 2014

We had crossing routes through the middle of the field on many plays.  JT didn't ever look there, he focused down field.  That's on him, not the coaching staff or the play call.  Given the pressure that he was under, he needs to look short first, not down field first.  Freshman mistake, IMO.

Comment 08 Sep 2014

They were advertising for the charging stations at the game on Saturday, so that leads me to believe they were already set up.  I kept my phone charged by putting it into airplane mode.

As for people thinking the shoe was quiet on Saturday, from my seat in 7A, it was most certainly not quiet.  Every third down, and every down period in the second half, everyone in my section was on their feet making noise and it was deafening.

Comment 08 Sep 2014

So two things:  The intermediate routes were there and JT didn't see them.  But he also didn't look nor did he move in the pocket.  I think with experience he will learn to feel the pass rush and he'll be able to evade these blitzes some.  Instead, he just stood there and took the hits.

Secondly -- on the pick-6 -- if JT throws the go-route that the receiver ran, that's a touchdown and the game goes to overtime.  But I knew as soon as he went to throw that it was getting picked off, I even said to myself before the play that he better not throw a pick.  So frustrating.

I think that as JT gains experience, these issues will work themselves out.  I think he needs to shoulder more of the blame than we have been placing on him up to this point.

Comment 08 Sep 2014

If you want to see an ugly, ineffective offense, look at what Michigan did on Saturday.  We scored 21 points and left 10 more on the field.  That's really not that bad of a day, seeing as we faced one of the top defenses in the country.  I get our WR's dropped a lot of easy catches and our OL had no answers for the 8-9 pass rushers that would come on any given play with only 6-7 in to block.  But a veteran OL can't stop that, either.

Comment 08 Sep 2014

All the blind rage about the VT Game is infuriating.  They may be the best defense we play this year, possibly better than MSU.  Their offense is no slouch either, although it was embarrassing watching them convert 3rd and long repeatedly in the first half.  They could be a top ten team by the end of the season, and will likely play FSU in the ACC title game as a matchup of undefeated teams.  Let's not forget that the defense only surrendered 7 points in the second half, and those were due to a very suspect PI call (should have been Offensive PI if anything, our guy was going for the ball and theirs was turned around).  The defense came up with every stop it needed to in the second half.  Our offense will not be tested again until PSU (maybe) and MSU, and we have plenty of time to fix the issues at hand.  I'm a believer that gameplanning for Navy really set us back in developing what we need to do going forward, and having a resurgent VT team the following week was always setting us up for the upset.

Bright Side:  At best, this loss was our "Notre Dame" of the season, except that VT has way more upside this year than Notre Dame did last year.  If somehow VT wins the ACC and makes it into the playoff, this game doesn't look quite as bad, particularly given the fact that if the officials get things right (PI non-calls our way, suspect calls the other) and we make a field goal, we win this game despite how poorly we played.  And if we play that poorly and still had a chance to win, against that caliber of an opponent, the B1G needs to watch out this year because we are going to steamroll through.

Comment 05 Sep 2014

I think all the back and forth between their fan base and ours for the last few months has been awesome.  The trolling, especially.  I'm glad we can all have a good sense of humor about things.  

Comment 29 Aug 2014

Deleting my post because I didn't read your sarcasm.  Jokes on me...

Comment 29 Aug 2014

I haven't really commented on any of these this year, but they have certainly helped get me through the offseason.

Thanks Remy!

P.S. -- saw the shoutout to one of 9Route's banned alts in there -- haha.

Comment 29 Aug 2014

That just goes to show you how bad the big ten is!

Comment 29 Aug 2014

They're competing with Michigan for most futility running the football for a game.  Michigan hasn't played yet, but they're still in first place because of last year.

Comment 29 Aug 2014

I don't think "dichotomy" is the correct word.  I think you meant hypocrisy, but cognitive dissonance also works.

Comment 29 Aug 2014

At first I wasn't sure if this article was legit.  Now I'm paranoid.  I also own a cat and was raised around indoor/outdoor cats.  I must have parasites in my brain!!!!