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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Being at the 96th Rose Bowl game.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Orlando Pace, Eddie George, and John Simon
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Pittburgh Penguins
  • MLB TEAM: Pittsburgh Pirates

Recent Activity

Comment 14 hours ago

Doran Grant is faster than a 4.5.  His speed isn't sudden and he doesn't appear to have a ton of immediate quickness, but he is more of a smooth strider.

FWIW, from http://www.elevenwarriors.com/2013/05/22418/ohio-state-buckeyes-football-40-times-braxton-miller-bradley-roby-ryan-shazier

All-American candidate and cornerback Bradley Roby leads all Buckeyes on the board with a time of 4.26 in the 40. That's blazing, and again, would have been the top time at the 2013 NFL Combine. Quarterback Braxton Miller, second on the list, checks in with a 4.32, with corner Doran Grant matching him. Rounding out the top five are wide receiver Devin Smith at 4.33 and linebacker Ryan Shazier at 4.35.

 While those numbers may be a bit inflated, Doran Grant is likely the fastest player on the defense.

Comment 14 hours ago

Much like Steve Miller, his production may never reach his 'star level' coming out of high school, but he can be a solid contributor next year.  Michael Hill is somewhat in the same boat.   

Comment 17 hours ago

Not sure about Cooper's speed, but Grant is the fastest guy on our defense, if not entire team (Not sure if Devein Smith or Curtis Samuel is faster, but its close, and please no one say Dontre Wilson...that myth was dispelled long ago on the field during the student competition).

Comment 17 hours ago

because Alabama will be smart enough to create space to get him his catches.  I am not advocating conceding anything, but the fact is that the defense should concentrate on frustrating him by hitting him as soon as he touches the ball.  If you press too much, he will beat you over the top.

Comment 20 hours ago

Cooper will get his catches...Grant (and Apple, Bell, Powell) cannot let him get too many YAC.

WIth the development of Apple, I am not positive that Ash and Fick will change the secondary coverages up too much.  Apple was banged up against MSU, so they put Grant on TIppett exclusively.  And Apple has shown to be an excellent tackler lately, so it will be interesting to see how they play them.  I am more concerned with the front 7 maintaining gap integrity and not giving up the huge play.  They solved the issue against Wisconsin, so I hope they can do it again. 

Comment 17 Dec 2014

Well, it doesn't sound like he will be doing that.  He wanted to come home and settle in for a while.  He has a 15 year old son and two daughters who are around 11 years old.  He loves Cardinal Mooney and probably wants them all to go there.

From http://www.vindy.com/news/2014/dec/17/ysu-live-bo-pelini-addresses-media-its-good-be-bac/

"When this job was open, Youngstown was very appealing to me, so I reached out and wanted to know, 'Was there interest on their end?'"Pelini told reporters that this job was not "a stepping stone.""If I was looking to move, I would have taken one of other opportunities," he said.

"I didn't come here to pick up my kids and move after a year or two."

Discussing his coaching style, he said "sometimes you put your arm around them, sometimes you put your foot up their butt."

Comment 16 Dec 2014

Rumor is that he wants his kids to attend Cardinal Mooney, and a lot of his family still lives in Ytown.  Plus, I believe he will still receive a check from Nebraska for the next few seasons which can supplement whatever YSU is going to pay him.

Comment 12 Dec 2014

Thanks...just ordered it.  It was on the site the other day but sold out.

Comment 12 Dec 2014

Don't forget Chryst lost to YSU 2 years ago. The same YSU that just fired their head coach for not winning enough.

B1G heading backwards with these recent hires.  

Comment 12 Dec 2014

I think this is wisconsin wishful thinking.  I follow Pitt as I have my other degree from there...and if not for the dumpster fire of hires the program has made since they let go of Walt Harris, I am not sure Chryst would have had one more year there.  The Mike Haywood/Todd Graham mess lead them to hire Chryst for stability. 

While Chryst is well-liked for being a really quality human being, the fact is that the team did not improve at all over the seasons.  And he couldn't recruit well in a region where the former king was neutered (Ped St).  A great D1 coach doesn't lose to the YSUs and Akrons of the world.

There is no indication the team was turning the corner.  The defense is still a mess and he cannot recruit a QB to fit his system.  He did a great job in keeping an NFL talent in Boyd at home and has an NFL RB in James Conner, a converted DE.  But that is the only good thing going for them. 

Comment 11 Dec 2014

Holder.  Gotta get the laces out.

It was all that Dan Marino's fault, everyone knows that. If he had held the ball, laces out, like he was supposed to, Ray (Finkle) would never have missed that kick.

Comment 09 Dec 2014

Could have been higher if Eze caught the pass on the goalline too.  Only bad thing Eze did all night.

Comment 28 Nov 2014

JT suffered an injury that ended his career but was allowed to remain as a member of the team.  He is supposed to graduate this semester and will be participating in the Senior Salute tomorrow.

So its not exactly the same decision.

I don't disagree with your point overall though.

Comment 26 Nov 2014

Lets not forget JT ran off a hall of fame coach from the other side, one that asserted dominance over Coop.  That same coach beat UFM in a bowl game to end his career.

Really happy where we are with UFM, but I take JT without blinking for being my coach in the Game.