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KansasBuckeye


Wichita, KS (via Kettering, OH)

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  • SOCCER TEAM: Sporting Kansas City

Recent Activity

Comment 06 Dec 2014
I live in Wichita, Kansas now, by way of Kettering, Ohio. Been here 8 years now and met my best friend out here. He also happens to be from Rocky River!
Comment 04 Dec 2014

Hey now Idaho Helga- Kansas is not nearly as bad as you're making it seem.  Although, for the sake of Ed Warinner staying put in Columbus, I'll concede this argument.  Carry on with your inflammatory remarks about my new home state.

Comment 21 Nov 2014

Unfortunately I'm living in Wichita, KS now.  Ironically, we'll be back in Dayton (Kettering) Sunday evening, but we can't get back before then.  Thank you very much for the consideration, though!!

Comment 21 Nov 2014

Wow!  Thank you!  She'll be extremely excited!  Her husband, as far as I can tell, isn't a Buckeye fan - yet.  But I'm sure this will help steer him in the right direction.  Your generosity is truly astounding, CDesai. 

Comment 21 Nov 2014

My sister and brother-in-law are both serving in the Air Force at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton.  My sister, an Ohio U alum, has always been a Buckeye fan but has never been to a game.  She and her husband were stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, LA (bless their souls for dealing with all that SEC/LSU banter down there) until my father's health turned for the worse.  They applied for and were granted a temporary transfer to Ohio to move in with our parents and help improve their living situation and provide my mom with another set of hands to help with my ailing dad.  They left a really nice living situation to move back into her old bedroom at my parents house with their two young daughters - a move that was extremely selfless and inspiring to a lot of people around them. 

Anyway, despite being a soldier in the Army myself, I feel that my sister is an excellent candidate for this generous offer you are proposing.  Thank you for this amazing gesture. 

Comment 20 Nov 2014

It's not being afraid of Iowa that's the issue, it's worrying about strength of schedule in beating a quality opponent in the B1G Championship game.  Iowa does nothing to move the needle in this sense whereas a match-up (and victory) with top 10-15 Wisconsin likely would propel us over the other one-loss teams vying for a potential fourth and final playoff spot.

Comment 13 Nov 2014

TCU better watch out for that wretched BYE week.  Nebraska got knocked 3 spots following a game against them.

Comment 07 Nov 2014

They put a lot of (successful) players in the NFL.  A lot of recruits aren't thinking college national championship as the end game.  They're looking at the best route to the pros.  Georgia is among the best in that area.

Comment 07 Nov 2014

I gotta say, I'm impressed with my fellow Buckeye fans today.  I feel like missing out on Roundtree sucks.  A lot.  And I know a lot of us were really hoping he'd wind up in Columbus.  But so far everybody has had an extremely classy reaction to his choosing UGA over us.  Thank you, everybody.  Another reminder of why we have the best fans in sports.

Comment 21 Oct 2014

Very surprised Nyheim Hines wasn't included on this list and Christian Kirk was.  I agree with other comments that Hines could be a tremendous playmaker in Meyer's system. 

Also, I know I'm in the minority on this one (and we'll see what Birm and Rock think later this week), but I actually feel cautiously optimistic about Josh Sweat.  He plays everything so close and doesn't seem to let on to which way he's leaning, but ever since his ESPN chat session I've felt like we have a genuine shot.  Another defensive player I've been hopeful about since his visit last spring is Roundtree.  And it seems that the interest is really two-way.  I agree with Birm that it feels a little bit like Vonn Bell from two years ago.  Imagine finishing with Sweat and Roundtree on defense??  And maybe adding Baker or Gustin?  That, in my very humble opinion, is what Meyer and his staff should focus on for the next three+ months.  The offense is loaded with playmakers.  Lock down Burrell, Cager, and one of the running backs then finish revamping the defensive side of the ball and we have a legitimate national title contender in Columbus for the next few years.  No doubt.

Comment 23 Sep 2014

I can't see any expansion being done that doesn't keep the footprint contiguous.  The B1G has done it the way they have for a reason, and I don't see them taking on a school like FSU without bridging the gap first.  Any new addition would also likely have to have AAU membership.  With that being said, I think Virginia, Syracuse, Kansas, or Missouri are the best options (in addition to Notre Dame).  Unless they add two schools in one direction, then I say southward expansion makes the most sense with Virginia and UNC.  Northeast expansion of Syracuse and Boston College would be alright.   Or southwest expansion could include Kansas and Oklahoma.  By the way, I assure y'all that Oklahoma and OK State are not attached, there were huge write-ups in the paper out here speculating further expansion after the last major round.  Quite frankly, the schools who are most nervous are KU and KSU.  If the Big 12 were to be split between the other major conferences there's fear that they'd be left, a la UConn. 

As far as Rutgers/Maryland, I'm in the minority, but I like the additions.  I think they add good mid-level competition and I especially think Maryland has the potential of being a contender in the East in coming years.  You look at their recruiting and they've made their way into a lot of highly rated prospects 'Top 5's.  They offer a lot as a school and location and they happen to be in (and around) one of the more up and coming recruiting beds in the country. 

One last thought, from a basketball standpoint how fun would the additions of Kentucky and Kansas be?  (Or Syracuse/UConn/UNC/Duke)

Comment 19 Sep 2014

To expand upon what some guys have already said, I think it would be cool to have a list of prospective Buckeyes ranked by your opinion of likelihood for them to be a commit.  This could include any players offered or who have shown significant interest to the program.  For example, this year might look something like this:

2015-
1) 4* ATH Eric Glover-Williams (247) 5'11" 165 lbs. Canton (OH) McKinley (Commit- 08/25/2013)
2) 4* DB Jamel Dean (247) 6'1" 175 lbs. Cocoa (FL) HS (Commit- 12/01/2013)
3) 4* QB Joe Burrow (247) 6'3" 201 lbs. The Plains (OH) Athens (Commit- 05/27/2014)
4) 4* S Tyler Green (247) 6'2" 189 lbs. Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha (Commit- 06/08/2014)
5) 4* OT Grant Schmidt (247) 6'6" 285 lbs. Sioux Falls (SD) Roosevelt (Commit- 06/09/2014)
6 )2* LS Liam McCullough (247) 6'2" 205 lbs. Columbus (OH) Kilbourne (Commit- 06/10/2014)
7) 4* LB Nick Conner (247) 6'2" 223 lbs. Dublin (OH) Scioto (Commit- 06/17/2014)
8) 4* DE Dre'Mont Jones (247) 6'4" 250 lbs. Cleveland (OH) St. Ignatius (Commit- 06/18/2014)
9) 3* DB Denzel Ward (247) 5'11" 170 lbs. Macedonia (OH) Nordonia (Commit- 06/19/2014)
10) 4* OT Kevin Feder (247) 6'9" 305 lbs. Ramsey (NJ) Don Bosco Prep (Commit- 06/22/2014)
11) 5* LB Justin Hilliard (247) 6'2" 225 lbs. Cincinnati (OH) St. Xavier (Commit- 07/02/2014)
12) 5* DE Jashon Cornell (247) Saint Paul (MN) Cretin-Derham Hall (Commit- 07/02/2014)
13) 3* TE Josh Moore (247) 6'5" 250 lbs. Olathe (KS) North (Commit- 07/25/2014)
14) 3* DE/OT Joshua Alabi (247) 6'4" 245 lbs. Detroit (MI) Cass Tech (Commit- 07/25/2014)
15) 4* WR Aramis "A.J." Alexander (247) 6'2" 222 lbs. Burke (VA) Lake Braddock (Commit- 09/12/2014)  ^^^
16) 4* Lawrence Cager 6'5" 200 lbs. Towson (MD) Calvert Hall
17) 4* Matthew Burrell 6'5" 270 lbs. Fredericksburg (VA) Chancellor ^^^
18) 5* Torrance Gibson 6'4" 195 lbs. Plantation (FL) American Heritage
19) 5* Damien Harris 5'11" 205 lbs. Berea (KY) Madison Southern
20) 3* DB Carlton Davis (247) 6'2" 178 lbs. Miami (FL) Norland (Commit- 08/11/2014)
21)  ...and so on and so forth..

This list would give us an idea of how likely you think it is for us to land each recruit.  It could give us a continuous, fluid look at how the Buckeyes are trending with individual recruits (in your opinion) and give us fans an insider's viewpoint of what to expect.  So after something like Friday Night Lights you could move guys up or down depending on how you felt their visits went.  This could be more of an instant reaction rather than writing up an entire article on every player you encountered. 

Comment 05 Sep 2014

Check out that non-gameday win %!  Nobody tops the Buckeyes.

Comment 05 Sep 2014

After the video plays out click on the top left video preview on the Youtube thumbnail list.  It's the VT 2014 season preview - pretty well done, too.  But click to the 3:00 mark (roughly).  You'll be glad you did.

Comment 05 Sep 2014

Is this because Jordan Scarlet(t) will be in attendance now? Some sort of play on his name?  I like the sneaky ploy to get him to flip on the spot!

Comment 05 Sep 2014

After the video plays out click on the top left video preview on the Youtube thumbnail list.  It's the VT 2014 season preview - pretty well done, too.  But click to the 3:00 mark (roughly).  You'll be glad you did.