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

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Comment 21 Aug 2014

I won't name the site, but it has posted a few pieces (with a disclaimer that it is essentially rumor) citing now 2 sources who claim he was not rehabbing as he should.  There also was mention that a walk-on lineman tweeted a photo with the caption "this is what rehab looks like Braxton" that was immidiately removed.

Up until that point, I heard he was working hard.

What is clear is that the staff sugar-coated things all along.  The initial injury/issues with rehab had to be more serious than was let on.

Comment 20 Aug 2014

A lot of 'what ifs' involved all around.  There is no indication that Braxton's arm strength will return.  All I am saying is let it play out.  To dismiss it though like there is no way Braxton doesn't return at 100% is short sighted.  And its not like Braxton was some complete QB to begin with...fantastic and electric athlete who still needed another year of learning how to be a QB.

Comment 20 Aug 2014

Its not ridiculous.  You don't know how Braxton will look being away from the game for essentially 1 1/2 years (he hasn't been full go since the bowl game practices).  Further, Urban has to think about his team long term...all decisions have consequences.  If JT has an all-Big type of year, there will be tough decisions to be made.

Comment 20 Aug 2014

I agree.  If JT has a great year, how can you all of a sudden bench him?  That could destroy a young man's confidence.

We do not know if Braxton will ever have the arm strength upon his return, and how tentative will he be once he returns?  He may shudder anytime he has pressure.  Until he is taking hits and is on the field, no one knows.    

And I hate to say it, but Urban has used a 2 QB system once before.  Braxton could easily fill the Tebow as a freshman role, but obviously with more involvement.  But that doesn't do much for his NFL stock, unless he is looking to break into the NFL at a position other than QB at that point.

It will be interesting to see how it all plays out.  A lot of tough decisions shall be made over the next year plus.

Comment 20 Aug 2014

I think we need more explanation as to what really happened before we throw the first surgeon under the bus.  Some sites have reported a rumor that Braxton wasn't all-in on his rehab either, skipping sessions.  If he wasn't doing everything needed to rehab, then how can a surgeon be blamed?

My point is that we do not know that the first surgery was necessarily botched and there could be additional reasons as to why this injury occured.  Glad he has Andrews now, but I do not think tOSU would send him to some 1st year resident on the first go-round either.

Comment 13 Aug 2014

If you recall, he committed during the most tumultuous times for OSU football and stuck to it through thick and thin.  He comitted the day after Tress 'retired' and never waivered.  Everyone should be behind him 100% (not that they are not).

Here is an older article from another site that discusses his background and commitment to OSU:  http://buckeyeempire.com/blog/2012/06/18/woody-would-have-loved-tyvis-powell/

Comment 23 Jul 2014

Easily - scheduling the wedding.  Its not a real jerk move as long as you haven't RSVP'd yes and do a no-show.   Send a card with money and all should be forgiven.

Comment 16 Jun 2014

I still believe if his final pass in that awful awful game against MSU in 1998 was a TD and not and INT, he goes to NY for the heisman ceremony (in no way is that statement blaming him for that loss - I am still scarred from that game though and the 'offensive' gameplan/playcalling).  Great to hear he is doing well.  I also love hearing those small blurbs about things Tress used to do behind the scenes as well. 

Comment 16 Jun 2014

That is the shame that Noll doesn't get the espin praise and treatment that others get.  Noll > Shula any day of the week.  Shula inherited great teams in Indy and Miami, while Noll took over a franchise that was the worst in sports and totally re-wrote the culture of the team and an entire city.  Only one with 4 rings (and I hope Bill B never gets his fourth).  Shula was a very good coach (gets a bit more credit for his longevity but still only won 2 rings) and actually allowed Noll to leave Indy for the Steelers job, but I would take Emperor Charles anyday over him. 


Comment 30 May 2014

Not saying he can't be a fine player, which he is (when he is healthy - another issue that the NFL teams will be scared of), just saying I don't see a top 10 pick in his future.  Decker, with his size and position, probably has the highest NFL draft ceiling on the team. 





Comment 30 May 2014

I cannot see Michael Bennett being a top 10 pick.  The best comparison for him is Aaron Donald, who has extremely similar measurements (AD 6'1" 285 and MB 6'2" 288), who was the 13th pick of the draft.  Donald was the most dominating defensive lineman in the nation last season.  He went to the combine and blew everyone away, which he had to due to questions about his size.  Bennett is a nice player and great guy, and I hope he can attain these lofty expectations, but for the NFL he will be too small for DT and doesn't necessarily fit well at DE. 

Comment 12 Feb 2014

Look at you, complimenting Youngstown again.  Danny Cattullo - send this man more bacon, stat!

Comment 07 Feb 2014

Also knows how to use his hands well!  

All kidding aside, it will be interesting to see whether Linsley, Hall and Norwell have long careers.  There have been some surprises in the recent past that come to mind (Browning and Cordle, for example).

Comment 12 Feb 2013

A high school athlete that tall with those long arms will have much more difficulty with multiple reps on the bench than a short/squatty type RB/LB.  I wouldn't read too much into it.