Should have quit while you were ahead. :)
I'm down with anything Maurice Clarett... He is my favorite Buckeye of all time. I'm a Youngstown boy myself and I was a Sophomore at OSU when they won the title. I think it literally broke my heart seeing his downward spiral. To see him now happy and healthy brings me joy.
And hearing him talk football is like listening to Warren Buffett talk about money. We will always wonder what could have been with him. He was a true freshman running the football like Jim Brown.
Thanks for the memories Maurice "The Beast"
Your wedding day was really more enjoyable than a Buckeye Championship?
I'm happily married too, but I put an average spring game with some talented new recruits over my wedding day.
That's a no brainer.
My favorite thing about Zeke is that I never gave him any respect. I spent the first half of the season clamoring for his back up. I was convinced that Curtis Samuel was the Rolls Royce Phantom that we had parked in the garage gathering dust while we were driving around in this Jeep Wrangler.
To me, the value of a running back isn't a guy who can break long runs and look pretty necessarily, it's a guy who you can lean on when times are tough. A guy that can punch a defense in the mouth over and over again until you break their will and spirit. Zeke has proven to be all that and then some. He has proven to be something almost out of a comic book. Curtis Samuel will get his chance, and I think he will be everything that I hoped for.. But for now we need to all take a moment to salute this man Ezekiel Elliott. I never gave him any respect, and he took all of it.
My hat is off Mr. Elliott. You are now a Buckeye legend for eternity.
This Ohio State team is an inspiration to me in my life. Every time the moment gets bigger, they just get better. Urban Meyer is the best coach in college football, and I challenge you to find a coach in all of sports with the track record he is amassing.
It's a good day to be a Buckeye!!!!
I have watched football my whole life, and I have never seen anything like this.
Braxton Miller - 2x B1G Off. POY, Could start on 98% of cfb teams in the country.
JT Barrett - Heisman Canidate, All-American with school record numbers and a proven winner. Could be the best QB in cfb in 2015.
Cardale Jones - Physical freak & the strongest arm in cfb, w/ championship experience. Could start on 95% of cfb teams in America.
Torrance Gibson - An RG3/Michael Vick like talent coming, probably could instantly start on 95% of cfb teams in America.
We may have 4 of the top 20 quarterbacks in the country !!!
Braxton should do what is best for him and not worry about anything else. Good luck to him if it is in scarlet & grey, or not.
I would consider shoving fire ants in my underwear for the Joey Bosa game worn.
I would give an arm to see "The Beast" suite up.
Sean Taylor interception.... GIMME THAT!!!
The Kid from Desoto is BACK !!!! All hands on deck for the Big One... Go get em Dontre!!!!
I with you on that.
He had me pooping my pants way too many times in Happy Valley.
I was being a little tongue in cheek with the Rose Bowl comment.. I knew that would ruffle a few feathers. Everybody loves a good Rose Bowl.. But the guys that one the Chick Filet bowl were pretty happy also... not for nothin'.
My point is that times are changing.. and I think it behooves us to take this fundamentalist Buckeyes approach in the era we live in. And it's fun!! nobody get's hurt.. Why can't we be the bad guys for once.. the spoilers.. the party poopers???
I guess we would just have to disagree on this topic, but I guarantee you take a vote in any locker room, on any team in the world, and they will be all for spicing things up and wearing some cool alternate uniforms once in a while.
Don't worry, we can go right back to the milk toast Buckeyes immediately after... To please all the people that still think the Rose Bowl matters.
Curmudgeons!! All of you who don't want any alternate uniforms. This is 2014!! Let your hair down a bit... jeezus!!
Seriously though.. you don't see the value in walking into Happy Valley, Running out on the field in a Beaver Stadium white out game, in front of 110,000 angry PSU fans all wearing white.. And us coming out in some Darth Vader, Ruin your night, welcome to the dark side, all black uniforms.. Black chrome helmets.. Just enough scarlet and Grey trim, that when there concussed brains remember October 25 2014, they will definetly remember how to identify the freight train that just ran right through them...
If that doesn't excite you, I don't even know how to identify with you... and unfortunately neither do most 18 year old recruits.
Yes Dontre is is just fine. Everybody wants the true freshman Heisman candidate these days. He is better this year than last year, and I can only assume he will be better next year than this year. Sometimes guys can plateau after their Junior years, but not too many 19 year old kids are done getting better.
I'm a huge Dontre fan.. and Curtis Samuel also.. and next year Johnnie Dixon is going to be a beast.
Why is that 'creepy'... lol.. If the kid is one of the best football players in the country. I think it's only creepy when you make it creepy.
I personally want to know anything I can about where Ricky Slade Jr. is going to play football. If he says go buckeyes on twitter, I want to know about it.
Now, if you are following a taut, pre-teen, swedish boy that is the place kicker for a middle of the road, small town 8th grade team...
you might be a little creepy.
I gotta be honest, and I can't believe I'm saying this.. but this really isn't about us making it to the playoffs.
I am genuinely disgusted by Jameis Winston's abhorrent behavior. He is part of everything that is wrong with society today.
Playoffs or no playoffs this year for the Buckeyes, I want this guy to learn something about respect.
It's not fair to put TP in the same category as Winston.. or Tress with Jimbo Fisher for that matter.
Pryor wasn't the best speaking in front of the camera, and he made a huge mistake with the tattoos.. but all reports are that he really was a good kid. Jim Tressell doubled down on his mistake and parlayed that into a bigger mistake of his own... but I don't know anybody that wouldn't say that Jim Tressell is a class act.
All that being said, what's going on down there in Tallahassee seems unprecidented. A young talented quarterback that seems to be almost sociopathic off the field. You have a coach that seems desperate and almost befuddled of how to make his prize star seem acceptable to the rest of the world. What we see is a coach so driven to win that he has completely thrown out all conventional wisdom in respect to how coach, teach, and mentor a young man to be the best 'person' he can be on and off the field.
Something needs to change with this situation. I hope it does before Winston, Fisher, and FSU make any more of a mockery of the system.
"The outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. Winners epitomize great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work."
That's off the Heisman Trophy's wikipedia page.
I think character ABSOLUTELY is suppose to enter the decision.
I second that...
There is of course a certain bitterness when you see a guy like Jerome Baker commit to Florida. Of course we want him just like we want every stud god ever created. But we can't forget about guys like Raekwon, Vonn Bell, Johnnie Dixon, JT Barrett, Joey Bosa, Michael Thomas, Curtis Samuel, & Ezekiel Elliott who all came from out of state. I challenge anyone to put together a list of guys like that from OHIO that we didn't get.
If you want to beat teams like Alabama and Oregon, you just can't do it with all guys from Columbus, Akron, Cleveland, Youngstown, Cincy, and Toledo. It would be nice if we could, but we need kids from everywhere.
Glad to see Curtis Samuel not fumbling away his 'or' status.
I still believe he is the future of this team. Ohio State is always a complete team with 22 contributors, but I think he will be the next Ohio State football player invited to the Downtown Athletic Club, right across the Brooklyn Bridge from where he is from.
Keep your chin up young man and hold on to that damn ball. We are all supporting you.
I want to see that #4 hanging right below c-deck some day.
"If we score every time we have the ball, and they score 1 of 3 times, we win big."
I'm checking the math on this complex algorithm you have here.. I keep getting a tie game.. Am I forgetting to carry a one or something?
You don't need to apologize.
Your comment was appropriate, and only the most self righteous could possibly 'criticize'.
Curtis Samuel on offense and defense.
Not a big fan of splitting time. It prevents a back from finding rhythm and comfort with the speed of the game game to game. Curtis Samuel, to me, is a potential future Heisman type RB. I believe he has a higher ceiling than maybe anybody else on our team not name Kwon or Bosa. Maybe it's higher than both of them too.. we don't know that yet.
He is also passing the Saturday afternoon eye test. I say we ride #4 to the promise land.
I also wouldn't mind seeing a formation or two in which they both are on the field. Think Reggie Bush & Lendale White. Zeke is a hell of a running back, and in a year or two he could be great.
When I think about the Buckeye rushing attack next year with Braxton, Samuel, and Elliott, it truly makes me smile.
whao whao whao WHAO WHAO..... better than Clarett??
Please stop. You're acting like a damn fool. If you are right, and that's a big IF.. I will change my screen name. I will have to.
But for now, just please stop.