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Comment 16 Dec 2014

I hope somebody gets Urban a new spatula for Xmas...he's wearin out the current one like it owes him money.

Boom!  And welcome to Buckeye Nation young man.

Comment 13 Dec 2014

My basic point of view is that we want the best ACs in the business...period.  Best recruiter, best teacher, best motivator and best play /scheme caller at their position in the country.  OSU should not be a "we get the best value by getting pretty good guys on the cheap" team.  Starting there, here are a few AC pay parameters.

1) No coordinator at OSU should make less than $1.25mil. (If they aren't worth that much, they need to be replaced with someone who is worth that much ASAP.)  The bonus is that the $1.25mill price that would eliminate a huge chunk of smaller schools from stealing them as head coach.  (The smaller schools could not match/better the $1.25mil.  Tulsa pays their HC $750k for example.)  Second bonus is that only top-10 programs would be able to better the price to steal them as a  coordinator.

2) No AC at OSU should make less than 80% of the highest paid AC at their position in the country.  Same rule as above regarding them being worth that much money.  Bud Foster makes $1.356mil, so our DC should make (and be worth) at least $1.085mil.  Cam Cameron makes $1.3mil, so Herman should make $1.04 (minimum).

3) No AC at OSU should make less than $250k.  Again, if they ain't worth that much, they need to be replaced with someone who is worth at least that much ASAP.  This isn't a "starter gig."   We want top talent, not an entry-level guy or someone who is just learning their job.

Comment 09 Dec 2014

JT got screwed.  He earned and deserved the invite.  

The Early Leaders for the 2015 Heisman:

- Whoever the Buckeyes start at QB

- Whoever is 2nd string QB at OSU

- Whoever is 3rd string QB at OSU

- Zeke

- Also ran

Comment 30 Nov 2014

Really a question of fit.  He is abrasive and aggressive, but the folks in Lincoln ooze "nice."  To have that personality, he had to get close or win rings.  9-3 or 10-2 wasn't good enough for a guy who says what he thinks and screw the fallout.  Simply can't get caught calling out the nice guy fanbase and then not dominate.

He'll make a great DC and still get another shot at HC after a few years of reputation rehab.

Comment 30 Nov 2014

11 Warriors?  Seems more like 11 Worriers the last 24 hr. (and I'm looking at you too staff).

Suck it up folks.  We've got the players and coaches we've got...and we've got a week to get it figured out.  That ain't chopped liver and it gives us a hell of a lot more than just a "catch lightning in a bottle" chance at both the B1G title and playoff berth.

And as far as "kid yourself all you want, OSU isn't beating 'Bama with Cardale under center" goes...stop looking for things to wring your hands and fret over.  Hell, using that logic I'd be suicidal over the possibility that a Vicky Secret model wouldn't give it up...when given a very real chance to get her naked in my bedroom (and a month to work out the right pitch).  

I think the team bracelets read E + R = O.  So take the possibilities we get and figure out how to make the most of them we can rather than whine, cry and worry about "what might have been" if the universe had just given us the perfect scenario we wanted.  I know that's what UFM and the team will do...we fans should take a page from that playbook.

Buck up!

Comment 30 Nov 2014

Wow...either step "away from" or "off of" the ledge.  The situation sucks, but injuries are part of the game.  We've got a week (and two of the best brains in offensive football) to figure out how to be productive with CJ.  It'll be a hell of a challenge, but it sure isn't a lost cause.  And as for the "lose whatever bowl we're in"...we've got a month to figure out the offense under CJ before then.  Have a little freakin faith.

BTW, neither Braxton nor JT would have been Heisman candidates except for their running.  And without a running QB dimension to our offense, it would be MUCH more pedestrian.  Finally, as said by others, how the hell can you blame a non-contact swing pass in practice blowing out a recovering shoulder (or a run where the QB decided himself to be the runner) on the OC?

Comment 30 Nov 2014

Coming into Saturday, OSU (ranked #18 Total Defense) was well ahead of Oregon (93), Miss State (69), FSU (54) and TCU (45).  So among teams the committee had above us, only Bama was ranked ahead of us in Total Defense.  In terms of Scoring Defense, OSU (ranked tied for 30) is in a virtual dead heat with FSU (29), TCU (28) and Baylor (26).  That said, it is always concerning that our schedule is not exactly a murderers row.

That said, I would not be at all adverse to Mattison...assuming everybody could get past the "TTUN to OSU" conversion.  In the end, any damn thing Urban wants is exactly what I'm all about.  Our head man kicks ass.

Comment 29 Nov 2014

Ever heard anyone say "he's the kind of guy you want in the foxhole with you when bullets start flying?"  

Now you know exactly what that phrase means.  JT is a hell of a leader, outstanding QB, is laser-focused on his team and treats pain like its just a theory (one to which he does not subscribe).  There wouldn't be anybody better to have your back than JT when sheet hits the fan.

Comment 28 Nov 2014

Hall deserves a special place in Buckeye lore...even if that ejection salue was the only 30sec he ever dressed for the Bucks!  (And he's right btw.  Screw blue and the refs...that was a bench-clearing offense against Dontre and demanded the violent support of his brothers.)

I saw the '73 game...if only one of the just had been carrying tape scissors to cut the vinyl...it would have been perfect.

Comment 26 Nov 2014

"It's because Michigan isn't nothing. Michigan is everything."

Close, but no cigar...

It's because Xichigan IS nothing...beating Xichigan is EVERYTHING!!!

Comment 18 Nov 2014

LSU is in the West...Bama already beat them...so I think you meant UGA beats Bama in the SEC Championship.

IMHO, if that scenario played out, the loss to Bama becomes a little less impressive.  So the committee would likely move MSU down to 5 and keep Bama in at the 4 spot on a head-to-head basis (Saban/Bama has more cache than Mullen/MSU).  

We need to worry about the opposite (and more likely) scenario of both Bama and MSU winning out...that may give the committee enough reason to keep MSU (then also having an Ole Miss win) ahead of OSU (even after beating Wisky).

Comment 16 Nov 2014


It's not a straight line race out there.  It's a race to a particular spot on the field.  And the guy with the ball gets to determine where that spot is going to be on any given play (and to some extent when you need to be there) through changing angles (which JT prefers to use) and moves (such as the mid-run stutter step that Braxton sometimes favors) in addition to foot speed.

Fairly fast feet + great brain > blazing feet + inability to guess/follow ball-carrier angles/moves.

Great play...and great game by JT.

Comment 12 Nov 2014

The only thing that scares me is that the Gophers will have had a few days to acclimate and practice in the snow, while we have to get used to it as we go.  Not a good deal.

Front 7 have to Buck up (pun intended) and stop the damn run.  Minnie is good at it and it will sure be running weather.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

Somebody needs to comb the records again...are we ABSOLUTELY SURE there's no way Kenny G can get another year of eligibility???  lol