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Graduated from OSU in 1974. Still a huge Buckeye fan, and loving every fall. Well, 2011 way less than most of the others.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2006 OSU-MI Football game

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Comment 20 Jul 2014

My prediction (though you probably did not hear it here first):  2015 will bring both a new coach and a new AD at UM.

The original excuse for Hoke's performance was that he inherited Rich Rod's guys.  But his record has gone downhill each year as more of "his" guys came into the program.  This despite having some really good recruiting classes.  Could it be that (gasp!) Hoke is a poor coach, even though he is a "Michigan Man"?  I think the UM faithful are coming to that realization, and in 2015 even AD Brandon will get the message and see the need for action.  Brandon fires Hoke, then after the search concludes the Regents fire Brandon.  And the UM football program enjoys 2 more years of upset and mediocrity!  

This is a great time to be a Buckeye!

Comment 22 Jun 2014

Have you ever seen a 305-pounder who looks that trim?  Imagine what he will look like after Mickey's weight training!  Holy smokes, he is going to be fun to watch.  

Comment 09 Mar 2014

Nice game for Craft to have for his last home game.  What fun it is watching him play.

Comment 12 Feb 2014

I am also tired of the media hype of the "Sam coming out" story.  I am pleased to see Sam's low-key live-and-let-live attitude, and refusing to push it in people's faces.  Waving it like a flag and looking for confrontation is counterproductive, even if that is what the media types love.

Comment 11 Feb 2014

 I recall seeing a piece on TV within the past year about Oregon's (then) new football training facilities, and a large $ number attached to that.  Anyone recall how many $'s that was, or at least see that TV piece?  

Comment 11 Feb 2014

Me, too.  The only fix I have found is to make Chrome full-screen.

Comment 10 Feb 2014

Demetrius -- I am impressed, that is a great piece of writing.  Better than I see from many of the college graduate engineers I work with!  Nicely done.  I look forward to watching you play!

Comment 07 Feb 2014

Why are Malik McDowell's parents so set against him going to an in-state school?  

Comment 29 Jan 2014

I heartily agree with your take on the Brendan Gibbons case.  Four years and 2 months between offense and sanction?  At a 4-year university?  How can that process be credible? How can one avoid the conclusion that the matter was covered up until Gibbons' eligibility expired?  And just 4 weeks after the last game he could have played, there is resolution?  The whole thing makes me angry and sad for corrupt systems at UM and in the AA police department.  The sexual assault victim must be feeling a great deal of cynicism about justice.

Comment 24 Jan 2014

I love what she said, too.  I wonder if she would mind if parents of players we are recruiting called her?  Would that not be great?

Comment 23 Jan 2014

The Jayru Campbell incident certainly points out the importance of character in recruiting.  Lots of us can name highly-recruited athletes who never came near their potential because of alcohol, violence, drugs, etc.  They are no help when they are not allowed on the field. I hope UFM keeps recruiting the guys who are willing to do the work and make the sacrifices it takes to be champions. I would much rather have a 3-star who will work his tail off and keep his eye on the prize, than a 5-star who cannot keep out of trouble.  

Comment 14 Jan 2014

17 out of the top 300 for Alabama.  11 and 9 for for the 2 best B1G recruiting classes.  That right there is what we must fix as the first step back to a respected B1G conference.

Comment 12 Jan 2014

Eww  That is eerie.  It's like you have a camera in my living room and have been watching me, a la Jim Carrey in The Truman Show.  

Comment 10 Jan 2014

I believed that everything happens for a reason.  But Vrabel leaves the Buckeyes, Petrino goes back to Louisville, and Lane Kiffen maybe to Alabama?  My world is spinning, and I feel like I no longer understand anything about college football coach decisions.  

Comment 07 Jan 2014

So the coaching staff at PSU is dwindling fast?  I hope Mike Gesicki thinks about a potential future as a Buckeye.  It would be great to bring him into the Buckeye Nation.

Comment 05 Jan 2014

Ziplock007 -- great commentary.  We all knew the defense was bad, but I had no idea it was as bad as your data and comments show.  Add me to the list of people who are mystified how we can have the high level of athletes we do on defense, and the low level of performance we have seen.  If it is not the coaching, then what?