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MediBuck


Stanford, CA (via Las Vegas)

Member since 03 January 2012 | Blog

Born in Columbus to Buckeye alums, raised in Phoenix AZ, currently practicing medicine at a residency in Pac-12 country.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Glendale; 2OT, 4th & Goal, WLB Blitz.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Joey Damn Bosa
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Arizona Cardinals
  • NBA TEAM: Phoenix Suns

Recent Activity

Comment 31 Dec 2016

I heard Mark Helfrich was looking for a job... Might not be too late to give him a go at our OC position.

Comment 31 Dec 2016

This x1,000,000. Helfrich and Wilson are available for OC. Beck can be demoted to TE and Warriner can stay at OL.

Comment 31 Dec 2016

Bringing in Tim Beck was the biggest mistake ever. We should have thrown the bank at Lincoln Riley or Mike Sanford. Ed Warriner is an incredible position coach but an awful play-caller. Tim Beck... I have no idea what he does for a living. I think a demotion is in order this offseason :/

Comment 31 Dec 2016

Fire everyone associated with this offense. Fire everyone associated with the special teams.

Comment 20 Nov 2016

I do feel bad for Strong given how he had to clean up Mack Brown's mess of entitlement at the end of that era. And let's not forget that Strong had a great run to end his Louisville days--he went 11-2 and 12-1 his final two years, took home the conference championship the last three years, and won a BCS bowl against an SEC team (in spectacular fashion too, might I add).

He'll be fine. I'm sure a mid-major (Houston?) will definitely be willing to make a run on him. Alternately, he could always come back and coach defense on a winning team (tOSU) for a year before dipping his feet back into the head coaching ranks!

Comment 22 Oct 2016

We deserved to lose. Passing game was awful, O-line couldn't pass protect against a four-man rush to save their lives, and special teams was straight up putrid. I hope this will be a 2015 MSU type game where we go back and look long and hard about ourselves and how we're playing before making some huge wholesale changes.

Road to the B1G championship and possibly the CFP still runs through scUM, so it's not all over yet, but the margin is now razor thin.

Comment 28 Aug 2016
Thanks for an incredible decade, guys. I started reading this site in 2008, which was the first year that I really followed the nitty gritty of OSU football, and you guys have been my constant companion since. 11W is my alarm clock--I look foward to reading DJ's Skully before I crawl out of bed and brush my teeth, and I can always count on the site to be the first with reliable coverage of breaking news. Rwading this article made me incredibly nostalgic because I recall so many of those events. Godspeed and look forward to another ten years of the Best Damn Sports Blog in the Land!
Comment 21 Nov 2015

Fire Beck. Demote Warriner. At least as OL coach, our line actually got some push. Never seen such a talented team squander such opportunity. I'm personally glad that we won't be out there getting humiliated by Bama in the CFP.

The coaching staff needs to take a long hard look at itself and figure out what it's doing before the Michigan game next week. We were outplayed, outperformed, outcoached, and outschemed by MSU in all phases.

Comment 23 Jan 2015

To be fair, the reason we did so well this year is because the defense made huge strides forward. We had just as explosive an offense last year, but the trainwreck that was our secondary cost us the two biggest games of the season (MSU, Clemson) and almost blew The Game. I'm in agreement with Johnny that the general trend in CFB is away from under-center run-first clock-suffocating Tresselball (RIP Senator) as even evidenced in Tuscaloosa. As such, these offenses have been putting their counterpart defenses in tougher positions (the hurry-up means that the D sees the field longer, as drives no longer kill clock as before, the proliferation of larger holes in spread-out formations increase the chances of explosive plays and cutback lanes, bigger point leads mean teams will pass with impunity as the game goes on, etc etc). 

In response, defenses have adapted to increasing takeaways, bending-not-breaking, and limiting big plays, rather than shutting down opponents completely (apologies to Wisconsin). That mentality shift means that the definition of a good defense has changed as well, given the limitations they have to work with. When statistically measured against their comparison cohorts from yesteryear, it may appear that this version of the Silver Bullets has been hemorrhaging yards, but with what they've had to work with, they've been simply outstanding. Though they gave up 465 total yards to the Ducks, along with 4 turnovers gifted by the O, holding Oregon to only 20 points is a minor miracle in my eyes and worthy of standing among some of the great historic Buckeye defenses.