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Comment 23 Aug 2015
There were a lot of close games including the Sugar bowl. We tend to forget about that, and there was the turn overs issue that plagued is. Having said that the amount of points scored last season was scarry. Taking into account all the things the team went through the thing I will take away is just how improbable and special the season was. We will never see another like it.
Comment 12 Aug 2015

I live in a small northern Ohio town and growing up everyone new my dad. Every where I would go they would ask me if I was his "Kid", it was annoying as a teenager but doesn't bother me now (I'm in my 40s and they still call me "Dave's Kid"). So I did a little play on words and came up with my username (Kid would have been to easy), avatar was just something cool that I liked.

Comment 03 Aug 2015

Wow..hard to choose.

1. Have to go with Bo, Lloyd Carr was fired for basically having a "Bo" career (Carr did win 1/2 of a Natti) and while lewan is a lewang he will be a footnote in ttun history.

2. Prettyman gets the vote, I was born and raised in Stryker and this outrage cannot stand!

3. Desmond (and he should win the entire contest) what a douche, and I really, really think he enjoys being one.

4. Yost, my Michigan friends still talk about Yost, not as much as Harbaugh but they still talk about the "the impact he had on the game".

Comment 26 Jul 2015
At the rate recruiting is going it would seem like we could be done with the 2016 class before the season starts. I know there are guys that are must takes no matter what but is there a possibility we could be full way before February? I have been following recruiting for awhile and I realize it is very fluid game but it seems like we could have verbals from most of the key targets before the season starts. So I guess my question is at what point do the staff become super selective or are we already there.
Comment 10 Jun 2015
The difference in offense is really striking. Just watching the offensive line and how Boom and Saine had to fight for every yard while the line got no push. It does make you wonder what TP could have done in our current offense. But the defensive line for the 2010 rose bowl team was one of the best we have had. Very good group, my second favorite rose bowl.
Comment 10 Jun 2015

What is the old golf saying, "The last three holes of a round will automatically adjust your score to what it really should be."? Something to that effect, I would take a round like that any day just to be on the course.

Comment 29 May 2015

Not really sure what going 2-1 vs Carrol has to do with tOSU, unless i missed a coaching change at some point? But Carroll was almost famous for losing one (or 2) games every year that he should have won on paper, as you said USC was pretty good back then. I really think you need to look at the job Urban and staff did last year when talking up coaches, winning a NC with your 3rd string QB is something we may never see again in our lifetime. The things you hear about Carroll during his USC days are not the same thing you hear about Urban now. 

Comment 11 Apr 2015

Never thought i would actually hear a reference to Hicksville OH, on this site (or anywhere for that matter).

Comment 24 Mar 2015

Complacency is a problem, BUT I don't think that was the problem for our team last year and I really doubt that will be expecting to win just by showing up this year. I have to believe they will be hungry for this game as that is all they heard about last year was the one blemish and it almost cost us the shot at the title.

Now if you are a fan and not a member of the team then by all means talk the talk, me stating that we are going to win by a cagillion points is in no way going to change the out come of the game. I don't play for the team or have any contact with the team so overconfident I can be. I find it hard to believe that Urban won't have them ready for that game and by extension the whole year. Winning a Undisputed Championship can have an overwhelming effect on the culture of a team and while it is going to be really, really hard to repeat I don't think complacency will be the reason for any lose we might suffer this season.

Comment 22 Mar 2015
Greatest American Hero. It was short lived and thus never tapped its vast story potential, at least that is how I remember it.
Comment 27 Feb 2015

I could watch this play for days (and have), it is a symphony of movement. Could it have been done any better? I think not!

Comment 21 Feb 2015

Baldwin was such a pleasant surprise last year, just flat got it done. Rarely did you hear his name during a game and that is a testament to how far he came as a player. I really look forward to see who steps up and takes his place, should be a great battle. I have to root for Farris (seems like he's a gamer and one of my favorite under the radar guys) but either way we as fans will win as the o line has been a wrecking crew lately.

Comment 13 Feb 2015

Preparation and motivation in combination  = greatness! They say that every championship team has to have a bit of luck on their side but as the op pointed out, we lost 2 QB's, a great pass rusher, replaced most of the offensive line, and witnessed the unfortunate passing of a player. I can't say that luck was any where to be found, and I for one don't think we will ever see a season like this one again (I expect more championships just not in this fashion) and I really don't think it has set in yet. With everything that happened I think the more time goes on the more impressed I will be (and that is saying a lot).

Comment 28 Jan 2015

There will always be attrition at a place like tOSU, and I am sure the coaches are aware that certain players may be looking else where to play as the depth chart is stacked against them here. Throw in a Undisputed National Championship and it could mean that some of these guys on the bench got a ring and want to move on and make a name for themselves else where so they can get to the "league". I don't mean for that to come off as a negative either, you only have so many years to play and then it's over.

Comment 21 Jan 2015

A killer offensive line with a great running back and skilled WR/TE, couple that with a scheme meant to attack defenses both horizontally and vertically (although i suppose all systems could say the same), yeah i would say it is QB friendly. But all that said if the player with the ball in his hands isn't doing the right thing at the right time then the system ain't going to work. The ability of the coaching staff to call plays that can take advantage of the 3 QB we have had starting for us this year cannot be under estimated either, as they all are different from one another but all have had the success (as the op alluded to) but it is a combination of coaching, recruiting, preparation and game management that makes the system work.