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Member since 28 July 2011 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 Fiesta Bowl; 2006 Victory of TSUN; My blocked punt returned for a TD against Midview JV in 1987
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 24 Nov 2015

I would love to see Samuel with the ball more in space. I really can't believe there is a defensive secondary in college football that can cover Thomas, Samuel, Marshall, Miller, and Vannett/Baugh at the same time. Art Bryles would find a way to put up some silly numbers with those guys. 

Quick spread passes to soften the middle, then feed Zeke and Barrett on read options. Throw in some sweeps and shuffle passes. That was the Meyer offense I was expecting. They played so scared against Sparty it was rough to watch. I hope this is a wake up call. The expectations are off - just play fast and attack. 

Comment 16 Nov 2015

I finally have seen the technique (reading the receiver and swatting the ball through his hands) done to perfection last week. It was OK vs Baylor, and when I saw the corner do it I finally had an "oh, that is what the coaches are expecting." They must see a lot of success in practice with this technique, and it was beautiful when it worked, but I watch a lot of football and rarely see it be successful without holding your breath waiting for the flag. It can be done, though. I have seen the proof.

Comment 11 Nov 2015

I think it would be interesting to note how many young freshman, struggling with the new environment and demands on them, really struggle and some of the incredible support they receive from coaches, grad assistants, teachers, tutors, etc... I bet there are some incredible heart-warming stories, and would put a positive light on college sports. 

I hope that Gibson keeps working and doesn't give up. It is worth it, even if it doesn't happen the way he thought it would. 

Comment 11 Nov 2015

All Houston can do is continuing to win games. They are doing awesome, and Coach Herman will probably be cashing in on a bigger job, though he might hold out for Texas since he loves it there. I am interested in seeing if he would take the SC job if it opens up (South Carolina, not Southern Cal). 

Comment 10 Nov 2015

Zeke is the most complete back in college football. I actually cannot think of another ever who does everything as well as he does. I would love to see him get the Heisman, but I doubt it will happen unless he goes absolutely nuts the next three games. A lot of what he does is not something you see in stats, but just watch him blowing up people in pass coverage or on the edge, catching passes and turning it up, and consistently rushing for positive yards, and an incredible breakaway threat. Zeke is the best.

Comment 10 Nov 2015

I think the reason why Mizzou's campus is prone to this situation escalating to the level it has directly relates to the situation in Ferguson. Most of the state resembles Arkansas, St. Louis resembles Chicago. That is an incredible clash of cultures to be had in one state. I grew up in Ohio, now live in Kansas outside KC. The eastern half of Missouri seems to have terrible race relations compared to anywhere I have lived. I don't know what is real and what is perception, but it is a bad mix. The adults over there need to start talking to each other.

Comment 10 Nov 2015

I think all the LBs are playing well, but the whole front seven overpursues at times, which leads to some big plays. I think that might be the tradeoff for playing defense with an edge... they seem to want to kill people on every play. 

I just love Joshua Perry. He seems like a great young man and represents the Buckeyes well.

Comment 10 Nov 2015

That link was not from the paid portion of Scout. It was a quick write up, and I thought it was interesting. I looked and didn't see anything on Burrow recently, and this post was written the day the article was published. 

Comment 10 Nov 2015

I totally agree. I think it is amazing that they are 5-4 after firing Beckman. The Illini seem to be playing for each other. I hope the Buckeyes don't mess around - start aggressive and keep them on their heels. 

Illinois is a team that should be beaten soundly, early and often, every year. If you give them some sense of hope, they start playing like All Americans. I was going to refer to Juice Williams turning into Fran Tarkenton, but I think the combination of Brady and Walker was probably more apt. I will never feel bad for the Buckeyes jumping up and down on Illinois. 

Comment 10 Nov 2015

I believe the costs of the facility are collected via fines. It is more of a dorm than a hotel. In between classes, I think there is just a lot of sitting and reading. I have never been a resident, though I wish they had those when I had my DUIs. I was privileged to take AA meetings to the DUI school just to let the folks there know if they have a problem with alcohol, AA can work. It was a good experience for me, and usually those that are there are just trying to get through the weekend. 

Comment 10 Nov 2015

They usually give the offender time to set up a weekend to spend in DUI jail, which is basically a hotel with other folks in similar situations. You have to go to a bunch of classes where they teach you about alcoholism and listen to victims of drunk driving. It can be a good thing for young people who don't consider the consequences. More importantly, it is better than spending three days in jail.

Comment 05 Nov 2015

I have the same feeling. I think you will see Dolodale play aggressive really for the first time all year. I can even live with a pick or two if he is making quick decisions and going 100%. If he does that, he will make more than enough big plays to counter a couple of mistakes. He is probably feeling like he has nothing to lose for the first time since they walked off the field against Oregon.

Comment 03 Nov 2015

Will Stephen Collier see the field this season? How bad does the blowout need to be?

I really like that kid and hope he gets to play some.

Comment 30 Oct 2015

I agree with Eric - I don't think, right now, I would consider the Buckeyes favorites in the Game. A lot can happen between now and then, but everything the Wolverines do well on offense matches against what the Buckeyes defense struggles with. Mainly, misdirection and downfield running. On defense, the Wolverines are very balanced at all three levels and play very aggressive. It is a bad matchup for tOSU, even though the Buckeyes have more talent.

It will probably be a very sexy upset pick, and I know Urban knows how to use that as motivation. But I think it will take a Sugar Bowl-esque performance from Ohio State to get this win. 

Comment 30 Oct 2015

I think TTUN's offense is really playing towards the Buckeye's weaknesses right now. The Buckeyes overpursue and miss gaps - the Wolverines mix all these misdirections (either throw back screens, that quick handoff to the fullback on short yardage, and the downhill running off tackle). 

Ahs, Fickel, Johnson, and all the other defensive coaches will earn their paychecks in the Game. This is almost like playing a Navy as it is a completely different style offense than the Buckeyes are used to facing. 

Comment 19 Oct 2015

Rutgers is a lot like those ACC teams that have very good athletes who slide under the radar. The fact they are doing as well with all the institutional problems they have had to deal with is impressive. But they do play into Ohio State's strengths. Their defense will struggle mightily if the Buckeyes play like they have the last couple weeks. Rutgers will move the ball against the Buckeyes defense, but I think their are too many play makers for the Silver Bullets. If Rutgers falls behind by a few scores and become one dimensional, it will get ugly. But I am definitely don't think they should be taken lightly. 

Comment 19 Oct 2015

As said above, that makes sense based on the reaction. The normally stoic Barrett was very excited after that play, and Meyer looked like that made his night. That makes me love that play even more. The fact that Miller caught the TD makes it extra sweet. 

Comment 16 Oct 2015

If they both buy in, it will be pretty awesome. JT is very quick, both running and decision making, down in the red zone. Cardale makes a defense respect the whole field when the Buckeyes are outside the red zone. Meyer said they are both too good to sit; this plays to both of their strengths. All I worry about is the damn procedure calls. They need to practice the crap out of the transitions so everybody stays set before the snap and they line up. They should probably have the first redzone play called before they even get there. 

Comment 16 Oct 2015

When it comes to potential flips, I always worry about relationships. It sucks he hit it of with Peppers, but I also know he respects Zeke. I think this will be a tough decision for him. I agree that we shouldn't worry about it - it is Kareem's decision and out of our control. He will ultimately decide what's best for him. I sure would like to see him come to the Buckeyes.