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MikeTheBuckeye


Raleigh, NC (via Columbus, OH)

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  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Braxton Miller / Chris "Beanie" Wells
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: David Lighty / Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers / LA Clippers
  • SOCCER TEAM: USMNT

Recent Activity

Comment 04 Oct 2014

Good win. Personnel on both sides of the ball seem to be progressing nicely. By week 12 their names may be the only thing I can recognize. However, if I were to nitpick, play calling could use an overhaul too, Urban.

Comment 28 Sep 2014

I agree with everything you said ... Except the tidbit about Rod Smith. He impressed me with a few big blocks (pass protection is a part of his game that he's been lacking). And he did really well running up the middle. As far as vision is concerned, I don't think Smith is any worse Elliot. EZE had a few runs where he seemed to expect contact when there was none and fell to the turf when he could have gained some extra yardage. Also, Samuel seemed to take a step back this week. However, all nitpicking aside, I am very pleased with the running backs. And you should be too.

Comment 28 Sep 2014

I want to start by giving a round of applause to a much improved offensive line and the coaches that made the necessary changes. However, it may be important to note that the Cincy defense did not look good at all.

With that said, I voted for JT. My reasoning is depth. Behind Berrett is that idiot who took a 20+ yard sack (on a bad snap) instead of throwing the ball into the stands. Behind EZE is Rod Smith, Curtis Samuel, and Dontre Wildon just to name a few. So even though they both played phenomenal (and I would even give EZE a slight lean), I'm choosing the Most Valuable Player. And without JT, the Buckeyes would not be as good as we were tonight.

Comment 20 Sep 2014

This will never, and should never, happen. These are universities first and athletic teams second. That should never change. And, hypothetically, even if they were forced to earn their share of the BTN's revenues through on-field results, are we talking just football? This money supports a wide variety of programs. Medical research, hundreds of athletic teams/clubs, building renovations and major events just to name a few. By making these millions of dollars earned only by whoever records a 10 (?) win football season, creates a major setback for the school who misses the cut. What potential projects and programs get cut to adjust to their shortened budget? I know we're all football crazed fans here, but you have to recognize that not everything is about sports. 

Comment 17 Sep 2014

Braxton, El Guapo, then the Little Animal would be my top 3. That's a tough list. Too many names left off.

Comment 07 Sep 2014

Feels like Fickel is coaching all over again.

Comment 07 Sep 2014

Where do I start? The offensive line can't block to save their (or anyone else's) lives. JT can't sit in the pocket long enough to make accurate reads. When he scrambles, he doesn't keep his eyes down field. The entire receiving core can now be labeled as butter fingers. The run game that we leaned on so heavily last year is nonexistent. But the defense was decent. This team may not resemble that squad coached by Fickel, but it certainly has that hopeless feel to it.

Comment 07 Sep 2014

Curtis Samuel needed to be a feature player tonight. There was no run game whatsoever. Unless, of course, you count JT scrambling for 1 yard every time he got flushed. Seriously, there were open receivers on many of his runs, he just didn't keep his eyes downfield.

Comment 31 Aug 2014

That second half for Wisky was a nightmare. They started good, looking poised to upset a traditional SEC powerhouse, and managed to finish lamely allowing 21 unanswered points. The offense was not designed for McEvoy. In fact, McEvoy looked like a joke with all the miscommunications on balls that sailed 30-40 yards beyond the nearest player. This was a statement game. And the message, again, is one that poorly reflects on all of the B1G. Not going to hide that I'm disappointed here.

Comment 30 Aug 2014

I'm nervous. It was a scary first half today. If we show up next week and play like we did today, we will not win. I trust Urban to recognize that opportunity is knocking when VT comes to Columbus, and I have faith that he will deliver, like he always seems to do. Following a 34-21 Ohio State win, at least one recruit commits.

Comment 30 Aug 2014

The TEs played tight most the game to help a struggling offensive line with some blocking schemes. As much as I'm sure many of you wanted to see the TEs get involved in the offense by getting some targets, they were involved in other ways. I think it was smart to use them how we did considering how dismal our offense was playing in the first half.

Comment 30 Aug 2014

With Eze, Dontre and Samuel in the backfield, I'd rather see Marshall take snaps as a receiver than a RB. I'm curious how they split the snaps in future weeks. Samuel outplayed Eze, in my opinion. I'd like to see him take more snaps. 

Comment 30 Aug 2014

I think next year might be the year. But that all depends on the steps these freshman make throughout this season.