LoufromOSU's picture

LoufromOSU

Youngstown (via Youngstown)

Member since 18 September 2012 | Blog

Helmet Stickers: 294 | Leaderboard

Favorites

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

Recent Activity

Comment 21 Nov 2014

No, as Historian said, it was just a few days.  OSU was notified it was in violation of the B1G suspension to allow him to participate in team activities.

Doesn't mean he wasn't given a program from Marotti to follow or if he worked out the entire time.  However, gym shape and football shape are two different things.

Comment 17 Nov 2014

Stack up the run game...Shouldn't that have been the plan this past weekend?  Its not like Minnesota has a top QB either.  The score before the half coming off of a timeout when Minn was intentionally running down the clock was the play that really irked me with our defense.  We should have known a run was coming and they just gashed us.

Comment 14 Nov 2014

What is being missed in the entire expansion discussion is that Maryland and Rutgers were added for more than football... there is a lot of money in the research those universities conduct as well

The addition of the University of Maryland and Rutgers University will increase CIC membership to 15 institutions, which includes the Big Ten Conference institutions and the University of Chicago. All CIC universities share a very strong research emphasis. Together CIC universities engage in $8.4 billion in funded research each year—the addition of these two universities will push that to $9.3 billion, and will add another 8 million library volumes and over 5,600 more full-time faculty to the collective resources of the consortium. In addition, these new colleagues bring leading-edge collaborative research projects in areas as diverse as biotechnology, transportation, cyber-security, and food safety research.. 

Taken from  http://www.bigten.org/genrel/120512aaa.html

Comment 13 Nov 2014

I actually fear losing Stan Drayton, who goes under the radar.  The development (and the blocking!!!!) of Elliot and Samuel is unbelievable.  Same with El Guapo's progression.  The guy definitely is a top notch RB coach.

Comment 13 Nov 2014

Its a different game than the days of the Silver Bullets...there are a select few elite defenses playing.  You sometimes have to look situationally...the defense was huge in East Lansing in the 2nd and 3rd quarters, especially the stand after Dontre's fumble that may have been the turning point in the game (missed Fg, next play TD to CantGuardMike - 10 point swing right there).  They admittedly backed off a bit in the 4th which lead to the high score.  If only they would have pounced on the easy turnovers that were there, it might not have been that close.

The defense did disappoint on PSU's field goal tying drive, but they also were on the field for the entire second half due to the offense stalling.  But in the end, the defense closed out the game.

So while its not lights out yet,  but they have shown the ability to change a game.  And as some of the pups get experience, it will only improve week to week.

Comment 13 Nov 2014

Add to that it was the first true road atmosphere said QB was playing in, which also happens to be the most intimidating atmosphere in the B1G.  I think that game was a catalyst for the win in EL, if nothing else but for a young team winning in a hostile environment..

Comment 10 Nov 2014

Marshall needs to make better decisions on PR.  My only issue with him.  Experience will hopefully correct the mistakes.

As for Dontre, enough already with putting him out there...he has never broken a 'big play'.   Let him play slot WR once in a while and start working Samuel into the H-Back position with Jalin.

Comment 05 Nov 2014

Exactly... Not sure how a redshirt freshman 2 years removed from their last snap would do any better. He didn't have easy shoes to fill but is doing great in my view.   To even draw comparisons to Braxton is unfair to JT.  Enough of this already 

Comment 03 Nov 2014

Funny since the vast majority of Elliott's yards have come after contact, whereas Samuel is more of a home run hitter right now.  Elliott's power is fine...he has been stuffed a few times in short yardage situations but there are other factors at play, such as the interior of the line getting blown up, etc.  And Elliott still ended the game with a higher YPC because he falls forward more times than not.

And while Samuel had a fantastic block on Marshall's run, Eze is fantastic at both pass and run blocking.  They both bring a lot to the table.  I am really rooting for Eze to break a long run as that is the only thing he hasn't done well this season.

I think they will be a fantastic tandem going forward.

Comment 31 Oct 2014

After graduating from OSU, I went to Pitt law.   The town is a pro sports town, with the exception of Pitt Basketball faring well.

However, a big selling point for the program is the fact that they share facilities with the steelers.  While Todd Graham was an arse and blocked off contact with the steelers at the practice facility, most coaches have embraced it.  Its gotta be pretty cool to be eating lunch at the practice facility and be able to talk to Troy Polamalu.   However, the Heinz field arrangement hasn't worked well for Pitt, as the stadium is several miles from campus.  Winning is the only thing that will cure all.

AD Steve Pederson really should have never let Walt Harris walk...they have struggled to find success when he had them on the verge of becoming a consistent top 25 team.  For some reason they thought they could do better.  They brought in a "Pitt man" Dave Wannstedt, where the program seemingly fell apart.  Then it became a circus with hiring 3 coaches in 2 years, one who never even oversaw a practice, the other who ran off to Az St. 

As for college atmosphere, there is none at the games.  Its why Chryst has to concentrate on the school and sell the city, rather than the game-day experience.

Comment 31 Oct 2014

Joey deleted his tweets, but if you search out the moron's account, the many are still there.  At least it was an hour and half ago.

Comment 31 Oct 2014

On a related note, former Buckeye Captain couldn't contain his joy for FSU winning:

@KirkHerbstreit:  Great win tonight Noles! Knew you'd be challenged.  Down 21-0 and 24-7.  #5 won't let em lose! #HeartOfChampion #FSUvsLOU

Looks impartial to me.

Comment 31 Oct 2014

Yes, there was more from the moron but I do not think Joey returned fire.  One of the awful things about twitter...keyboard tough guys get access to the athletes and celebrities.

Comment 28 Oct 2014

Maybe also try Amazon Prime.  They have archives of HBO shows now as well, such as the Sopranos and the Wire.  $99 a year for free 2 day shipping on most items and free streaming of music and movies.  Don't have the library of Netflix yet, but its growing.

As for the Wire, it is awesome.  Just hang in there when you get to season 2, it picks up.

Comment 28 Oct 2014

At least some of them cannot differentiate between Cardale Jones and Rod Smith.

But you are right, they are a beaten dog at this point.   Hilarious how they are still just making fun of their own team for the most part.

Comment 27 Oct 2014

We agree on those points.  But I am not paid the big bucks to run this offense.  Herman should be able to find a way to get the ball in the playmaker's hands, not go ultra-conservative and blow a 10 point lead (can't necessarily blame Herman for the pick 6).  Throwing in the towel on a third down running the wildcat with Dontre instead of trying to get the first down to end a game is reminiscent of certain 3rd and 4th down plays in the CCG last november.

Hope Herman can bring his "a" game to east lansing.

Comment 27 Oct 2014

Hilarious about people claiming they aren't sold on JT.  He is light years ahead of Troy, TP, and Braxton at their respective time in their careers.  No one knows if Braxton will be able to throw, coming off of 2 major shoulder issues, so speculating anything about next season is a waste of time.   JT gutted out the win.  It was his first trip into an atmosphere like that.  Give the kid a break. 

Comment 27 Oct 2014

2011 is totally irrelevant.  Time to let go of past coaching staffs (if you can call 2011 a coaching staff) and concentrate on the present.

You think Herman called a good second half, you are in the minority.  I understand the Oline was a huge issue, but that is why you might want to try to roll JT out of the pocket once in a while.  Fact is that if his QB gets dinged and cannot run, Herman's offense becomes dead in the water everytime.  We keep hearing about all of these playmankers on offense, but why can't he find a way to use them against the better defenses?  All I am saying is that Herman doesn't seem to make very good game day adjustments.

And please defend running the wildcat on a third and long on a drive that could have put the game away.  Horrendous play call.

Comment 27 Oct 2014

I agree with a lot of what you said.  And I believe escaping that atmosphere will only pay dividends in 2 weeks.  It is the most intimidating and loud atmosphere the team will face this season, and truly was the first road test for JT.

What concerns me is that Herman seems to turtle up in big games worse than the players.  Gotta do better in 2 weeks.