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Michael Citro

11W Staff

Orlando, FL (via Columbus, OH)

Member since 01 January 2013 | Blog

A 1996 graduate of The Ohio State University, Michael is a former Lantern sports editor. He was a sports writer for the Globe-News in Amarillo, Texas in the late 90s and worked for five years in the communications department of the NHL’s Florida Panthers. As a young Buckeye fan, he gasped in horror at his television when Woody Hayes struck Charlie Bauman. He then suffered through the many 9-3 seasons of Earle Bruce and the dark days of John Cooper, but somehow emerged all the stronger for it. A music fanatic with more than 1,300 compact discs ("Grandpa, what are those?"), and about three months worth of music in his iTunes library, Michael recently completed a 10-year run as host of a weekly progressive rock internet radio show. When not writing about the Buckeyes or listening to 20-minute prog rock songs, Michael spends entirely too much time on Twitter or watching television. Or both at the same time.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Beating No. 1 Iowa in 1985, rushing the field, tearing down the goal post in the north end zone and carrying the crossbar up and down High Street all night. Pro Tip: crossbars are heavy, so always go for the uprights.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chris Spielman...the manliest of Buckeyes
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jay Burson, Dennis Hopson, Jon Diebler & Aaron Craft (I'm fickle)
  • NFL TEAM: Miami Dolphins
  • NHL TEAM: Philadelphia Flyers
  • NBA TEAM: Boston Celtics
  • MLB TEAM: #RollTribe (AL), Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
  • SOCCER TEAM: Manchester United, Crew, Celtic, AS Roma, Atletico

Recent Activity

Comment 23 Nov 2014

JT just wasn't on yesterday,

Wait, what? He only completed 25/35 (71.4%) for 302 yards (often under pressure) and four touchdowns and ran for another 78 yards. The first interception may have been his fault, but it's not clear that Devin Smith ran the correct route. The second definitely was on the receiver for tipping it instead of catching it. Not sure how that's "not on" because it certainly isn't "off."

If anyone wasn't on it was the offensive line.

Comment 16 Nov 2014

Marshall almost single handedly lost that game. 

Outside of J.T. Barrett, he also did the most to single handedly WIN that game. Leading receiver with 5 catches for 95 yards and a 12-yard run. The 50-yard touchdown reception was a great play. Who else made plays? It's ok to be a glass-is-half-empty person, I guess, but let's not act like he didn't do anything positive that contributed to what was a 31-14 lead in the fourth quarter on the road.

Comment 11 Nov 2014

I don't get how anyone can say that we would be undefeated if Braxton was QB this year?  

It's simple, really. VT couldn't play the scheme they did against Ohio State with a healthy Miller, due to his ability to get to the edge. Barrett isn't slow, but he doesn't have the edge speed Miller does. That was where VT's defense was susceptible and Ohio State couldn't get there except for an occasional option play. Miller's speed takes away the cheating by the outside channel defenders and that opens the middle back up.More room to run means fewer third-and-longs and therefore fewer sacks. Would Ohio State definitively have won the game? Not sure you can say that but it certainly would have given them a much greater chance of success.

Comment 11 Nov 2014

I don't think I agree about VT. 

The key point about VT is they can't put everyone in the run box if Braxton's healthy because he'd skin them on outside runs, whereas JT doesn't have that kind of edge speed, so it affected the entire scheme. Without a packed box the inside run game would have worked much better. Opens up the whole game, really.

Comment 29 Oct 2014

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