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Comment 09 Sep 2014

But isn't that a built-in weakness of the cover-4? If the WR goes deep, the CB converts to man and follows, and the LB is left covering the middle & flat. That's why the FB and TE had huge games. The LB is wrong no matter who he chooses to cover if you send the TE on a out and a FB in the flat.

Comment 08 Sep 2014

I think Bosa won't get so many chip and combo blocks. He beat 2 guys in his strip sack and was chipped on almost every play. I bet Spence changes that.

Comment 08 Sep 2014

Yes, but one can also be rational about things. The posts that I've seen calling to fire Zach Smith, Fickell, Coombs, and Herman after one bad loss is a bit ridiculous. I think lots of people need to take a deep breath, take a nap, and then resume posting after some rationality returns.

That VT game was awful. I'm no Ross Fulton, but it looked like we gave up on everything except for max protect & 3/4 verticals hoping to attack their single-high safety/press coverage. Not a terrible strategy since Urban has recruited athletes to out-athlete other teams, but our WRs just didn't get the job done. I think Herman could have thrown a few WR screens, etc. to get them away from blitzing. It's also like we are afraid to take losses from our run game and instead opted to take losses in the pass game; keep running and if one of our speed guys gets past the blitz, breaks a tackle, etc. i'm sure it's going a looong way. Our defense also didn't execute when it needed to. It sucks to lose, but it's delusional to think that we would steamroll the schedule; this isn't Madden.

At the end of the day, Herman got out-coached. But, that doesn't mean we get to crucify him. People have bad days in the office; I'm sure all of you have had that day at work where you just sucked in everything you do, or have failed that test but otherwise did well in a class. Shit happens, move on. 

Comment 04 Sep 2014

I live in northern VA. I think it's a 7 hour-ish drive. For cheaper hotels, you can probably pick a place in the suburbs (maybe Bethesda, MD area?) and take the metro in. The trains are pretty reliable, clean, and definitely safe. I don't know how well the metro stops are spaced in the national mall area, but if the weather is nice, it's such a nice area to walk around anyway that it shouldn't be a big deal. Traffic is normally bad in DC, but it's better/do-able on the weekends. I think parking is more expensive than taking the metro though. Message me if you have any questions and happy anniversary. 

Comment 04 Sep 2014

Isn't it going to rain? 24-17 OSU.

Comment 04 Sep 2014

I recently interviewed with a UC graduate. He started to talk smack that OSU avoids playing UC. All I really wanted to say was UC is like the zit on OSU's ass, we just don't see it or care. Obviously I didn't, since it was an interview. But man it was difficult; I am also not considering the job anymore.

Comment 30 Aug 2014

I miss the days in college where I would be out all night and have to set an alarm at noon to catch the game. Nothing like waking up to Buckeye football. My Saturday mornings now are a complete disaster.

Comment 29 Aug 2014

I don't watch sports media anymore, and an undefeated OSU goes to the playoffs every time (there will never be more than 4 undefeated teams). OSU schedules 1 good OOC game, and with MSU and Wisconsin and others getting respect, a good TTUN is not necessary for us to get into the playoffs. Thus, it's App State all day, every day. 

Comment 29 Aug 2014

The ESPN article reads like the bastardized step-child of the SI article that came out (notice the same quotes): http://www.si.com/longform/appstate/ 

The only new things appear to be the Michigan quotes.

Comment 11 Aug 2014

He's pretending to be Hoke. Not a good skill to practice, but that's a different discussion.

Comment 07 Aug 2014

I also hate trading Wiggins for Love, but seeing some of Wiggin's shooting numbers from the summer league (wasn't he 1 for 10 from 3 point range?) makes me feel a bit better about this. I also forgot that Love is 25; it's not like the window is only 3 years. Who knows, maybe Lebron can make Dion focus and we still have a young 2 guard who, at one point, was compared to D-Wade. The question is whether we will be able to re-sign Thompson and Dion with Kyrie, Lebron and Love already on max contracts. My guess is no, but who can we trade them for when the time comes??

Comment 25 Jul 2014

I think he did well with a bull rush his freshman year, but he injured his shoulders multiple times during his career. I think he was more of an injury loss than anything else.

Comment 24 Jul 2014

I read on buckeyeplanet that Jake Pickard is not longer attending Friday Night Lights. Have to imagine that these are related; maybe an indication on where Urban & company are leaning regarding an offer for CJ?

Comment 22 Jul 2014

Wow. So that basically means Golden State values Klay Thompson more than Cleveland values Wiggins. 

Comment 17 Jul 2014

There's no reason to trade Wiggins for Love now. At the very least, you give the current team a few months before you trade Wiggins. Golden State will not give up Klay Thompson for Love; why would the Cavs give up Wiggins???

Comment 14 Jul 2014

Japanese Giant Hornet. Grows up to 2 inches long, is attracted to human sweat and alcohol, and has venom that destroys red blood cells. You can't even run from them as they are known to chase people. 

It's sometimes ok to scream like a little girl. Some bugs are terrifying.

Comment 11 Jul 2014

Right, but Boston won't offer that unless Love commits to a long-term deal and he probably won't since Boston isn't a contender.

Comment 09 Jul 2014

Why isn't anyone else concerned that outside of his rookie year, when he played 81 games, Love has averaged 57 games a year (including the shortened lockout season). I don't think you can trade away a prospect like Wiggins for Love.