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LoufromOSU 12th Warrior

New Middletown, OH (via Youngstown)

Member since 18 September 2012 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Being at the 96th Rose Bowl game.
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Comment 12 hours ago

I think part of it has to do with his predecessors having issues fielding punts, hence its become a bit of a trend since Philly.  I just don't think anyone is avoiding him since he has never broken a return for a huge gain.  But we also aren't at practice, and if UM thinks he is the best option, then that is the best option (he must not trust McCall).  Fans lambasted Tressel as well for playing experience over youth in certain positions.  This is nothing new as well. 

His true value is certainly as a WR. 

Comment 13 hours ago

JM could be scary, but at least there was an occasional payoff with huge returns.  Dontre has done 1 for 27 yards.  Jalin made an NFL team based on his return skills, I doubt Dontre will do the same.

Comment 13 hours ago

I was with you at first but then you went down a road that I don't agree with at all.  I don't think Urban is afraid of confronting Wilson at all.  This is not some indispensable star player we are talking about.  Comparing that to Cardale Jones' situation, where it was clear after JT came in that the issues with the passing game were far beyond who was under center, doesn't support this proposition that well.  Cardale may have been unstoppable had they replaced Herman with a capable OC/QB coach. 

Battling his players becoming complacent is the challenge.  He knows this.  They failed to reach their goals last year due to a lot of it. 

II wouldn't agree with all of his moves/decisions, but complacency of the head coach isn't the issue.       

Comment 13 hours ago

I don't think anyone is avoiding him, as he is not a real threat.  Whether that is due to injury or not, that's simply a fact.  The angst is from the muffs and the near muffs (Wisconsin) that have been happening on a too-frequent basis. 

Jalin was a true threat despite his fielding issues, but Dontre has never exhibited this.  He has developed into a good WR, but he is not a very good PR. 

Comment 13 hours ago

I would say the secondary is more concerning, or DT, than the linebackers.  Secondary: Conley, Lattimore and Hooker are studs (with momentary lapses), but no one else seems to be ready or able to be a big contributor (it will come with age for some, but Webb has been an issue all year).  DT:  Hill is not good.  Others have moments, but the past two weeks they haven't been effective in the trenches.  Not a deep position group right now. 

Comment 13 hours ago

I agree for the most part, but Mack wasn't an unknown when OSU lined up to play him.  

In 2012, Mack had one of the greatest defensive years the MAC has seen in recent years: 94 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 8 sacks, 2 passes broken up, 4 QB hurries, 4 forced fumbles and 1 blocked kick. Mack is a terror in the defensive backfield. He's fast and never gives up on a play, and has very quick hands which help him shed off linemen. If a play starts to break down, someone better account for him. If there is one hitch in his game, it might be pass coverage; Mack is an average pass defending linebacker.


I agree with your other points that if Prince continues to struggle, and if there is no suitable replacement, then the coaching staff needs to find ways to protect him and JT. 

Comment 24 Oct 2016

we had a top notch coach with the lineman.  I think the jury is out on the job Stud is doing (Pemn state approves of the switch).  

And marshall would be far and away the best wr on this team.  Saying he regressed because of a disjointed offensive staff is a bit unfair.  Herman wasn't adequately replaced and still hasn't been.

Comment 23 Oct 2016

We lost to a team that Pitt beat.  Make all of the excuses you want, but the fact is that Ohio state is not a true national title contender this year.  A great team would smoke them this pathetic offense.  

Comment 23 Oct 2016

If last week didn't light a fire, there isn't much to be lit.   Fact is this team has 1 true playmaker on offense, _ poor throwing qb when the weather isn't perfect, 2 WRs worth a damn that disappear and split time with scrubs, and a good tailback the doesn't get enough carries most days.  

The development of talent is lacking.  Maybe next year should be the new motto.

Comment 20 Oct 2016

FWIW, he left the program after signing his LOI when Tressel resigned.  Can't blame a Pittsburgh kid for staying home when that media embellished shit-storm hit town.


Comment 20 Oct 2016

Yes he has.   Back injury shortened 2013, entire 2014 missed due to chest injury, and now is a monster.   He actually received a medical RS for 2014.