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LoufromOSU

Boardman, OH (via Youngstown)

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Being at the 96th Rose Bowl game.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Currently Ezekiel Elliott
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Michael Redd and David Lighty
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Pittburgh Penguins
  • MLB TEAM: Pittsburgh Pirates

Recent Activity

Comment 28 Jul 2015

You didn't hear baylor complain at all?  Maybe not, but Art Briles certainly didn't shut his mouth the entire time, whining and crying while Gary Patterson took the news like a man and prepared his team to dominate its bowl game.

Comment 24 Jul 2015

Mike Adams has not really struggled to find a home in the NFL...he is still with the team that drafted him.  He has struggled to become a starter and did drop in the draft due to being a bonehead (failing the drug test at the combine).   Getting stabbed when you were projected to be the starter didn't help things out for his career either. 

Most of his issues are self-inflicted though, and he hasn't really come close to playing to his pedigree.

Comment 24 Jul 2015

Exactly...Thamel is tied into the program through Urban, so I am thinking this is merely a play by Urban.  The change is happening and its best for 5's future and the team.

Comment 24 Jul 2015

I think its called not tipping your hand to VTech on who the QB will be this early.

I don't buy the 'jumped the gun' angle one bit as Pete Thamel has been tied to the program through Urban for a while.  I wouldn't doubt that the interview was set up by Urban.  The position change will be happening and its best for all involved.

Comment 17 Jul 2015

Well it was one of the worst 2nd halves of offensive playcalling ever witnessed.  And Winfield couldn't cover Burress and their other tall WR...height was definitely an issue that day.   Up 15 after a pick 6 by Damon Moore and they still lost.  5 turnovers.  Shameful.

I still think if Joe Germaine's last chance pass in that game was a TD instead of an INT, he goes to NY for the heisman ceremony.

Comment 17 Jul 2015

Not sure how that 1998 game isn't thrown in more.  I guess time healing some wounds....that is by far the most painful I have witnessed (in person next to 2 sparty students who didn't think they had a chance).

Comment 17 Jul 2015

I'm sure her ex-boyfriend who was taking pictures of her while she was sleeping thought the same thing...before she broke his arm when she discovered the pictures on his computer and tried to leave with him standing in her way.  True story.

Comment 17 Jul 2015

Add to that, if what the reports are saying is true, Keith Butler is about to unleash the shackles on the defensive line, which might lead to more production.

Comment 17 Jul 2015

In any event, the coaching staff hails Heyward as Keisel and Aaron Smith's heir apparent.  He was ranked the 6th best 3-4 DE by Pro Football Focus last season.

From http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/25243184/steelers-sign-de-cam-heyward-to-six-year-59m-deal-5-things-to-know

Heyward might be the best player you never heard of...

Originally drafted 31st overall in 2011 (one spot behind Muhammad Wilkerson, as it turns out), Heyward didn't make his first NFL start until 2013. Like most young players in then-defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau's scheme, Heyward needed time to learn the nuances of one of the NFL's most complex defenses. But once it clicked, he quickly -- and quietly -- became a dominating force on a Steelers unit that was looking to recapture the success it had for most of the previous decade.

Heyward ranked 19th among all 3-4 defensive ends in 2013, according to ProFootballFocus, and catapulted to No. 6 in those rankings last season, behind only J.J. Watt, Sheldon Richardson, Wilkinson, Calais Campbell and Fletcher Cox.

Heyward also graded out as the Steelers' best defender in 2014, ahead of James Harrison, Jason Worilds and Lawrence Timmons. And at 26 -- and with the defense set to improve -- Heyward's best days are ahead of him, a sentiment the Steelers clearly share as evidenced by his new contract.

Comment 17 Jul 2015

As everyone knows, Lebeau was a buckeye and developed close ties to the Tressel staff, which remained as Luke stayed on.  Lebeau used to say that they liked the OSU players because they ran a lot of similiar techniques that he liked to employ on defense.  Even with Dick gone, Tomlin and Colbert came down to OSU's pro-day and we saw the results in the draft.

Comment 17 Jul 2015

Easily you say?  Keisel was out the vast majority of last year and Heyward has become the leader on the Steelers.  He may have taken an extra year to develop but there is no way he is easily outplayed by many DE's besides Watt.  Just because he is the DE in a 3-4 he doesnt get to attack, although that might be changing under Keith Butler.  And please don't tell me that Jarvis Jones, Vince Williams, a 37 year old James Harrison, and Arthur Moats make up some great LB core.  Shazier didn't play due to injury and TImmons is the lone solid LB.  That is not a solid LB group by no means.  Further, there isn't a solid NT next to him and they had a rookie sharing time with Cam freaking Thomas on the other side.

Comment 10 Jul 2015

Yep.

http://bccleveland.com/2014/07/31/mike-vrabel-is-selling-his-massive-columbus-house-for-3-5-million/

And it is still for sale.

Comment 10 Jul 2015

FWIW, Bucknuts Boarding house had reported as rumor some time ago (when Vrable left) saying the altercation came from Urban and another coach making comments about Fickell, with Vrable defending Fick (remember the dumpster fire the defense was back then).  What never really made sense was that Fick is most likely the biggest alpha on staff and could definitely handle his own affairs.

So who knows and who really cares at this point.

Comment 09 Jul 2015

Maybe because DJ only recognizes AB as being known as Joe Haden's daddy?

Comment 08 Jul 2015

Add to it that the Bucks were just coming off a game against Navy, which no doubt took a lot of the prep time in the final stages of fall practices.  If the game actually went off when it was originally intended (week 4) before espIn asked to move it for primetime, I wonder what the result would have been.   

Sept 7 should be fun. 

Comment 03 Jul 2015

Johnny had his rehearsal dinner at the MVR last night.  As big as they are, our team would mop the floor with them on the bocce court.  Haha.

They were all pretty cool and having a nice time.  Johnnys dad looked like he slimmed down a bit but was still the scariest dude there/

Comment 30 Jun 2015

You are 100% correct.

http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/112214aaa.html when Troy was honored.

The No. 10
The number 10 is currently in use by freshman defensive end Jalyn Holmes, from Norfolk, Va., and he will continue to wear that jersey. Moving forward, the Department of Athletics will continue to honor individuals and enshrine jersey numbers of its outstanding performers across its 36-sport intercollegiate athletics program, but jersey numbers will no longer be taken out of circulation. The school's 18 previously retired jersey numbers will remain retired, though, outside of a decision based upon protocols being developed now.

Comment 23 Jun 2015

Not hating on him either, but he also missed a key kick against Northwestern in 2004 in the first OT that lead to a loss.

http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=242760077

  Can't make them all.  Of course, 2 weeks after this game Zwick gets benched in the second half, beginning the Troy Smith era.

Comment 18 Jun 2015

With the reckless abandon both played with, I bet Nicky Sualua v Rob Kelly would have been fun to watch in practice in 1995.