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Comment 13 Feb 2015
I've often wondered, at what point can a coach be considered a part of a tree? For instance, I noticed that Everett Withers was not included in the coaching tree, is that because he was only there a year? If Luke Fickell leaves for a head coaching gig is he part of Meyer's tree or Tressel's tree? Does it only count if the assistant coach becomes a head coach directly after leaving the tree? For example, if Vrable becomes a head coach one day is he part of Meyer's tree or someone else's?
Comment 11 Feb 2015
Every year I think the Buckeyes are going to wipe the floor with TTUN, and ever year I'm shitting bricks at the end of the third quarter because the game is close. The year before last the Buckeyes barely avoided losing at the last second, and last year the game was much closer than it should have been. You ask can mock Harbaugh all you want, but he's an exponentially better coach than Hoke. I, for one, will be very nervous about that game, and I expect it to be close. As for their season, I think they'll lose to us, one of the Utah teams, and either Minnesota or Penn State. I think they'll beat Sparty.
Comment 29 Jan 2015
I'm obviously not an expert, but Porter Gustin looks more like a prototypical Viper to me rather than a SDE like Bosa. In my mind he compares to Terrell Suggs, who was a college DE but moved to OLB for the Ravens. Also, doesn't Ray Guy even sound like an Australian name?? EDIT: Sorry, meant to also include Willie McGinest as a player to compare Porter Gustin to; McGinest also played WDE in college and transitioned to OLB in pros.
Comment 28 Jan 2015
Seal, Kiss from a Rose. No other song is quite as likely to make me close my eyes while singing the lyrics - not something I usually wanna do around others.
Comment 19 Jan 2015

McCall looks like he's playing high school football with the cheat codes on.  His upright running style along with his insane acceleration remind me a little bit of Adrian Peterson, but Peterson is obviously a much bigger back.  It doesn't look like McCall wants to put his head down to get an extra two yards, but he obviously never needs to at this level.  That may limit him somewhat at RB.  He's looks like a great option at H back because he can catch the ball, or get a handoff on a sweep, and instantly turn on the burners for an explosive play.

Comment 22 Dec 2014
Sad to read about Thompson. Hate to see recurring injury issues with young players. Does anyone know why he would think the reinjury was inevitable? Does that mean another injury to his knee is also likely?
Comment 22 Dec 2014
Uh, no. Oregon is a legit great team. If the Buckeyes win the dogfight against Bama they will have their hands full against the Ducks. Still, I'd rather them play Oregon - it would be a more fun game and I wouldn't want that Seminole slime rubbing off on our players.
Comment 19 Dec 2014
The kick sets up the "flip" - a pretty classic kung fu movie set up. Normal people that get into an impromptu fight don't usually do kicks and flips. There's maybe two or three punches and then they clinch up and start wrestling.
Comment 19 Dec 2014
I think he got in Ferguson's dog house and couldn't find a way out. Fletcher was the golden boy for a while and that's who Pogba would have stolen time from.
Comment 19 Dec 2014
Having a dad and an uncle that played in the pros makes it more likely that he'll go early. They would have taught him to get the money while he can.
Comment 19 Dec 2014
Definitely rehearsed. The girl in grey pulled her punch, but I think it's way more fun that they choreographed this than if it's a real fight.
Comment 10 Dec 2014
It seems like people are running the girlfriend down because they don't want Barrett to be guilty. We don't know the facts, but taken at face value the situation is very concerning. Let's put it this way, if he weren't an OSU athlete, how many of us would give him the benefit of the doubt? At any rate, we shouldn't blame the alleged victim or vilify her before the matter is resolved, and if you think the matter is resolved you're just kidding yourself. Let's not be FSUTwitter, this fan base is better than that.
Comment 10 Dec 2014
So disappointing. I really hope this works out for the best for all concerned. At any rate, if another tOSU athlete is reading this (or really anyone whose professional life can be ruined by even a suspicion of domestic violence), don't try to take away someone's phone; you have no right to the phone and your attempt will only lead to a physical confrontation.
Comment 09 Dec 2014
Sorry, no. TTUN is still one of the best 10 head coaching jobs in the country, even if they didn't respect themselves enough to hire someone better than Hoke the last time around. Herman would have to be delighted to go from being an assistant to being a head coach at a place like that. TTUN always recruits well when they have someone halfway competent in change, I don't think Herman would be worried about that. But I don't see them hiring Herman, more like Freeze, Richt, Bob Stoops, Gary Patterson, etc
Comment 17 Oct 2014
Great thread, a few books and authors not mentioned: Bleeding Edge, by Thomas Pynchon Black Light, by Elizabeth Hand The Long Goodbye, by Raymond Chandler All the King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy, by John le Carre Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog), by Jerome K. Jerome Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis Paladin of Souls, by Lois McMaster Bujold Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson Zone One, by Colson Whitehead Assassin's Apprentice, by Robin Hobb The Eye of the World, by Robert Jordan The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, by Haruki Murakami The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova The Faded Sun trilogy, by CJ Cherryh (see also Cyteen and Merchanter's Luck) A Deepness in the Sky, Vernor Vinge
Comment 21 Aug 2014
Sure, that makes perfect sense, schedule a game against a lower division team you never should have lost to in the first place seven years after the fact just to humiliate them as much as possible. I'm sure those players at Appy State, who were probably only considering middle school when the last game was played, will learn their lesson: Don't mess with Michigan. Yeah, that seems like something a Michigan Man would do.
Comment 12 Jul 2014
Love is only 25, so the Cavs would not be choosing the present over the future by trading for him. I agree that if the Cavs can keep Wiggins and still get Love it would be amazing
Comment 10 Jul 2014
It's easy to get hyperbolic based on a highlight reel, but in those colors, and with that elusiveness, change of speed, and vision, George Hill reminds me of Barry Sanders.
Comment 05 Jul 2014
Now it's being reported as possession of drugs (heroin) and drug paraphernalia - not good for his chances of staying on team, if true. http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2014/07/05/former-ehs-football-player-osu-athlete-tracy-sprinkle-arrested/
Comment 24 Mar 2014
Here's another story on this: http://www.cleveland.com/osu/index.ssf/2014/03/a_shift_in_ohio_states_linebac.html. It makes sense to me but contradicts a lot of what we'd heard recruiting and strategy wise.