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Comment 39 minutes ago

Unconventional story here...born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Growing up I didn't watch college football very much, I would occasionally catch Mich. St. and UM on television, but never really cared much for either of the teams. I would though, from time to time, catch Ohio State games. I remember shopping with my mom when I was 11/12 years old, and we were at a sports apparel store. I was going through a bunch of different team apparel and I came across an Ohio State shirt and a pair of Ohio State shorts. They were my only purchase. I remember wearing them to school and a friend of mine asked me "Why do you like Ohio State?" I replied with "Because they are the best team in the country, and they are going to win the championship this year." This exchange of words happened before the fall of the 02-03 season. Needless to say, I have been a Buckeye since.

I still live in Michigan and I get a lot of crap from my friends about this story...but I don't care. The way I see it, I was meant to be an Ohio State fan. 

Comment 13 Nov 2014
This is exactly the scenario I am hoping for...and sprinkle in either an FSU loss or Oregon loss. Lots of football left, hopefully things work out in the Bucks favor.
Comment 12 Nov 2014

VaTech lost a home game to East Carolina the very next week after they beat Ohio State, which really hurt Ohio State. They might be inflicted with injuries now, but when they lost two straight following the victory against the Bucks it was relatively obvious that the loss to the Hokies would have a lasting effect.

Comment 12 Nov 2014

You hit the nail on the head with regards to the ranking of the SEC teams. I would go a step further, and it may be a reach, but dropping Nebraska from 13 to 16 after a bye week. Sitting at #16, if Nebraska wins out they end up in the B1G championship game with a ranking somewhere around 11/12. If they don't drop in the polls after the bye week, Nebraska winning out places them inside of the top 10, leading to a B1G Championship game featuring two top ten teams. I may be nitpicking, and like I said, it could be a reach...but that was my immediate thought after seeing Nebraska drop 3 freaking spots following a bye week.

Comment 10 Nov 2014

To be honest I am a fan of watching football games on grass. I understand the turf field benefits fast teams, but fast is fast, and that is exactly what we saw on Saturday night. Plus, I enjoy seeing players with grass stains on their uniforms, it feels right.

Comment 23 Apr 2014

If the D-line is as good as we are all expecting it to be, the defensive backfield will be able to get away with some mistakes early in the season, and hopefully clean up its play by conference play. I like the sound of a more aggressive and systematically sound scheme for the secondary, and I hope that means we will see less and less of those god awful 8-10 yard cushions we were all so accustomed to seeing. A more aggressive secondary and a relentless d-line should also help to mask, at least for a short while, the inexperience of the linebackers. With all that said, here is to hoping I can be more comfortable this year,than I was last year, when watching the defense on third down situations.

Comment 16 Dec 2013

This was just the good news I needed to hear, it has been a rough two weeks!

With that said, he looks like a solid player to build a defense around, I am excited to see him in a Buckeye uniform.

Comment 08 Dec 2013

24 straight wins and going undefeated in conference play up to this point is not a hollow accomplishment. It is hard to go undefeated once in a season, let alone twice. They were on the brink of accomplishing that, but unfortunately stumbled against a darn good MSU team. My bias will creep in here, but I really don't think MSU is the better team, but they certainly were tonight (with the benefit of some costly penalties and defensive miscues on the part of the Bucks). 

Plus, they are going to a BSC bowl game, that is an accomplishment as well. Winning 24 out of 25, and getting a birth in a BCS bowl game is certainly not a "hollow" accomplishment

Comment 05 Dec 2013

So long as the defense can force some short MSU offensive possessions, I think Ohio State will wear down the MSU defense. Time of possession will be key in this game, and because MSU does not sustain drives very well, I think Ohio State's offense will be able to take advantage of a tired MSU defense late in the game. BUT, this is all contingent on Ohio State's Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde we shall see what happens.

All in all, I predict a 14 point victory for the bucks. Heres to hoping that my prediction, or any prediction that has the Buckeyes winning this Saturday, is the right one!

Comment 30 Nov 2013

Auburn still has to win its conference championship game, not an easy task. The polls are far from being decided...crazier things have happened, so tOSU should just do what it has done for the past 24 games, which is take care of the opponent in front of them and not be concerned with anything else. Its been said all year and it will hold true, just win and you're in.