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Comment 28 May 2017

I cook a lot of Loins because they are so lean and the better half likes lean cuts, because you know diet. I like to cook them at 325-350 and pull with an IT of 140 the IT will climb to 145 while resting. 

Going to watch the 1st hour of the 500 then prep 3 St Louis Cut Ribs along with Smoked Mac n Cheese along with a couple of other sides, going to wash it all down with Dogfish Head Flesh & Blood IPA.

Comment 27 May 2017

The Weber 26" isn't small but Akorn is a great option and cheaper than the Weber at $250, I think you will be happy with it. If you plan on doing more smoking than direct grilling a Pit Barrel Cooker is a pretty nice cooker for the price and easy to use, they have a lot of vid's on youtube if you want to check them out and hanging ribs and chicken is an awesome way to cook imo.

My latest acquisition, think I should throw a Block O on it?

Comment 26 May 2017

I'm not a fan of the big box store barrel cookers, because of the thin metal bodies and they are not air tight when trying to smoke, so you will find yourself chasing temperatures, they are also fuel hogs. The last home I purchased the previous resident left one of those behind, gave it to a friend, he used it for 2 years before it finally rusted out.

I've never owned an Egg, but have a good friend who owns a Primo Oval XL which is a Kamado style cooker, I've played around on it a little bit and it's a really nice cooker but they are heavy and pricey. Like Xbuceye he plans on getting a smaller Ceramic for smaller cooks like a couple of steaks. 

If you need a bigger grill todo mostly grilling on a Weber 26 inch is a good size grill, I have another friend who owns one and he can get a lot of food on that bad boy, he also has a Slow N Sear to use when he wants to smoke or reverse sear steaks. The Egg is a much nicer and more flexible cooker than the Weber 26" but if cost is an issue the 26" will get the job done.   

Comment 25 May 2017

I'm not much of a sauce guy but I'll glaze one rack with Blues Hog Original for my wife and when I want sauce on anything BBQ Tennessee Red is my favorite, if you haven't tried Swamp Boys I highly recommend it, it is sort of like cutting BHO with Tenn Red and does well on the Comp Circuit. Will Rub with Eat Barbecue  Zero to Hero, going to hang 2 racks dry and unwrapped in the Hunsaker Drum @300 for 3hrs give or take, for my wife I'll wrap a 3rd rack @2hrs with Tennessee Red and 2 TBLS of Apple juice for 1hr then glaze with Blues Hog Original unwrapped on the Pellet Grill for about 10 to 15 minutes to set the glaze. I like mine dry and most my guests do, but have to keep the wife happy.

Comment 25 May 2017

I don't really blame Loving for what he was, thats's on Matta, if a player is disinterested in playing defense, hustling and giving 100% effort that is on the HC for playing him. If Loving was on the 2011 team how much PT would he have gotten? Deshaun Thomas averaged 14 minutes per game because of shot selection and defense. If Matta was recruiting at a high level Loving would have been sitting at the end of the bench until he picked up his overall game and if he was motivated could have been just as effective as Diebler/Buford (imo).

Comment 18 May 2017

Those were the days, the inmates were truly running the asylum. 

94-95 season 6-22, 2-16 in the Big ten, followed up by two 10-17 seasons before RA was let go, painful to watch. 

Comment 15 May 2017

Jent's last job before he came back for his second stint under Matta was a D League HC, his team finished under 500. My main concern is can he recruit because you're not winning B1G Championships or getting into the Final Four without the Jimmy's and the Joe's, plus can he motivate players to improve and push them to play better as a team than the sum of the parts?

At least when Boals was here they played hard on D and that was what he was in charge of. Jent took over the Offense from Paulus, did they improve, we'll no they didn't. Hell I'd take Boals before Jent and OSU can do better than Boals although he may be a really good HC one day. 

Ohio State does not have to take a flyer on a unproven Head Coach and when Gene Smith decides to move in a different direction he'll find someone worthy of being the Head Coach at Ohio State. 

Comment 14 May 2017

What has he done throughout his coaching career to make you think he has what it takes to be a great Head Coach at OSU other than he played ball at OSU? What positive coaching impact did he make towards the teams success last year, based off last years results none.

Who has he helped recruit into the program and you can include his previous stint as an assistant coach under Matta? I like Jent he's a Buckeye but when you look at his Resume he's done nothing to prove he will be even a average HC let alone a great one.  

Comment 10 May 2017

Don't forget Dwayne Cohill. 

Comment 10 May 2017

Kam doesn't play good defense either so that is another liability.   

Comment 06 May 2017

What ain't that smart is your comment about them there southerners. 

My wife who is a University of Alabama graduate is a extremely intelligent and successful woman. Her father was born and raised in the south graduated from the US Naval Academy, enjoyed a successful career as a Naval Aviator highlighted by his Command as Captain of the USS Lexington Aircraft Carrier. I could tell you about her siblings who have all graduated from Colleges in the south but I'll just stop there.

My step son graduated from the University of Alabama School of Engineering today and will pursue a career as a Civil Engineer, already has a fantastic job lined up and I have no doubt will succeed in whatever he choses todo. 

I was born and raised in Columbus Oh, I've been fortunate to live in many different parts of the United States and Europe, yeah I'm proud to be a Buckeye but I know there are good intelligent people that were born and raised everywhere in this great country of ours. 

Comment 06 May 2017


I was based in Memphis for 4 years, my Battalion HQ was in Jackson MS so I would have to drive down for meetings a couple times a month, also had a good friend who worked at BN HQ. I'd go down there on the weekends and stay with him from time to time to golf and party. At least were we were hanging out there was some serious talent, I'm sure that a lot of those southern bells that go to school in Oxford are from Jackson and go back to Jackson after college. 

Comment 06 May 2017

OK Salty when you say "they're doing" are you talking coaches or players, I'm assuming coaches but thought I'd ask? 

Either way what a mess, I like Matta but I also liked Randy Ayers and wanted to see him succeed, we all know how that turned out.