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jbbucks 12th Warrior

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Comment 22 Nov 2015

Yesterday made me appreciate last season even more....what a ride.  Winning a championship is so incredibly difficult.  Winning back to back championships is damn near impossible with all the distractions and the target on your back.  The more prepared team won yesterday...had the Buckeyes pulled it out, I'd still be disappointed.   They've still got two games this season.  I'm really going to enjoy seeing if Urban is as good of a coach as everyone hopes he is.   

Comment 08 Nov 2015

Agree with all of this.  I'd really like them to use the TE as a receiver more.  In regards to Cardale, it just looks like he's thinking too much and is terrified to just cut it loose and sling it.  He's constantly double-clutching/pumping which to me means he's not confident in his reads or is ultra worried about making a mistake.  He also has developed a tendency to throw off his back foot/just use his upper body which explains why so many throws are high or under-thrown.

Comment 08 Nov 2015

I agree.  However, what really troubles me is the drop-off between the offense with JT and the version without JT.  It looks like two different teams with the "JT-less" version looking borderline incompetent.  Makes what happened last year that much more incredible.  I just don't get the difference between the 2015 version of Cardale and the one that lead the Bucks to the championship last year.

Comment 01 Nov 2015

Mack, Bitonio and Thomas are decent but Greco and Schwartz are below average.  To make matters worse, I feel that Thomas' best days are behind him.  The offensive line, which was touted as one of the league's best at the beginning of the season, is among the league's worst based on YPA and YPG.  They've also given up the second most sacks in the league.  I'm a Browns fan so I've been conditioned to try and see any glass as half-full.  Unfortunately, this OL is far from solid.

Comment 23 Oct 2015

Nice story about Booker and his father.  If he gets a chance to play on Saturday, I'll be cheering a little louder when he makes a big play.

Comment 20 Sep 2015

I agree that this NI team is no slouch, but I think you could post something similar following any close game this season.  OSU was/is the preseason #1.  OSU is going to get every team's best effort and every team is going to be a little more amped/focused when they play the defending national champs.  

There is a huge target on the backs of these Buckeyes and it'll be interesting to see how they deal with it the rest of the way.  Will they let the pressure get to them or will they rise above it to become one of the elite teams in CFB history?  It's going to be a fun ride to watch it play out.

Comment 28 Apr 2015

How Lee was able to avoid drilling the fullback is amazing to me.  The ability to find the football that fast is what separates good from great linebacker play.  Awesome!

Comment 31 Mar 2015

Nancy's Diner in Grafton, OH.  Delicious scratch made breakfast.

Comment 05 Feb 2015

If Weber had no idea then I agree, this is a bad look and I feel awful for him.  However, maybe Weber was made aware of the situation leading up to NSD and he still chose to come to OSU.  Perhaps his tweet reflects how close he felt to a member of the coaching staff and it's hitting him harder than he expected.  Maybe I'm just a "glass half-full" kind of guy? 

Comment 22 Jan 2015

+1 to you...VT was difficult to watch.  However, I really believe that game was the wake-up call the young team needed.  It came early in the season and lit a fire under the team and gave them something to prove the rest of the way.  While we'll never know for sure, I feel like the VT loss and other setbacks this team faced actually propelled them to the championship.

Comment 28 Dec 2014

Last time I checked Urban has never won or even coached an NFL game which is the ceiling in his profession of coaching football...therefore...he has not accomplished more than JH in the over all scheme of the football world...and his chosen profession of coaching. 

How do you know Urban even wants to coach in the NFL?  Perhaps coaching college teams to championships is the pinnacle he has set for himself.  You can hype Harbaugh all you'd like...if I were a UM fan I would.  It is the only good thing, besides getting Pope Peppers on campus, to happen to up there in a decade.  However, I really wouldn't bring up Harbaugh's NFL accomplishments...he's won as many titles as Pat Shurmur.

Comment 23 Dec 2014

I never really have that much off time because of football but when I do get time off I really enjoy wrestling. Wrestling has been really helpful with improving my footwork and conditioning. I think wrestling really did help me out with football, a lot.

Can you imagine having to wrestle a 6'9" giant in high school?  I never wrestled and have heard on more than one occasion that a low center of gravity is advantageous, but I gotta believe that at least a small part of you, even if only for a moment, has to be like "son of a ..." when you see someone his size step onto the mat opposite you.

Comment 23 Dec 2014

Although I would have enjoyed seeing how Dann's and Miller's gaming prowess translated to the non-virtual football field, I like the Chryst hire.  His offenses at UW were quite productive when he was OC and hopefully he will continue to field competitive (championship game performance aside) teams like we've come to expect from UW.