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Mortc15

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Just a small-town guy, who's a huge buckeyes fan. Attending Bluffton U, majoring in biology.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Being Starting QB for first home playoff game in school history
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Zach boren
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
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  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 14 hours ago

This is more the point I was trying to make. Yes, perhaps OSU has 10 of the best players in the league, but at some point you have to decide which players combine talent and skill level with also being vital to their team's success.

The play of Bosa all year and Zeke, especially down the stretch, were huge in the run to a title. All three qbs for OSU performing well sort of limits their importance when they can all play well.

Hack and especially Cook elevated their teams to more wins than they would have otherwise had, IMO. I think Cook should be higher but they put Hack because of his draft potential, as they noted.

Comment 15 hours ago

Sorry to be against 15 buckeyes making the list but did you read any of the descriptions?

Cardale Jones description says they put Jones because they expect him to be the starter. Caroo was 2nd in the conference in receiving yards, better than any buckeye....

Clement was a BACKUP who ran for almost 1000 yards the last 2 seasons, and the wisconsin defenders both had solid stats on a very good defensive unit.

I'm not saying they got the list completely right, but the players on the list are warranted.

Note: all above stats came directly from the article.

Comment 17 hours ago

That's a big assumption to think Muschump can get that defense back to a level to compete for SEC titles, let alone national titles.

Comment 27 Jan 2015

I'm not saying Gibson will be swayed like that or that Auburn actually does that kind of stuff but it's quite fishy that suddenly a week away from signing day all these kids get their last visits in and suddenly are high on Auburn.

The 'real' kids will go to the best fit and where they feel most comfortable. The ones looking for a quick dime will go where they can get it.

Comment 27 Jan 2015

This is what comes out when a player knows why and how he is able to play the game of football and get a top notch education at a prestigious place like OSU.

Wish more players, and people in general, would understand these things.

Comment 26 Jan 2015

Well, based on them playing pretty well last year and my inability to pick LSU or Auburn to make it again, along with the added fact that they have Prescott and many upperclassmen returning, I could see it happening.

Like I said though, I think the SEC is a tossup. UGA is another team besides Bama I could see possibly winning it.

Comment 21 Jan 2015

Another big topic that might be discussed here is the one I've heard most notably with some Southern recruits coming north.

The two championship games were played in Seattle and NE, with some very bad weather (rule-breaking aside for a moment). This should make some athletes realize again, that NFL games are played in the elements and if you want to reach the pinnacle of the sport, youll probably have to do so by playing in January weather as far north as you can go.

Great players come from all areas of the country and must be ready to perform no matter where they got their start or training and regardless of conditions.

Comment 21 Jan 2015

Everyone wants to toot the patriots horn and say "they're a model franchise in sports and just consistently win no matter what players they have."

Cheating is not winning. Losing draft picks does nothing to this team. You either start taking wins away or why would they change anything?

Comment 20 Jan 2015

Then the Buckeyes got up off the mat. They took their standing eight count and started punching back. And punching. And punching

My favorite part of the whole article. Oregon controlled the first few series. But only lead 7 nothing. Just like against Alabama, OSU didnt play well early but neither team put them away. And once OSU finally stood up for good and regained their balance, it was over.

Each of those games was like a microcosm of the season. Started slow but once they got it rolling, and started swinging back, no one had a chance.

Comment 18 Jan 2015

Happneed to catch 5 minutes of Gameday at NDSU this year and that's who they were playing that day I'm pretty sure. Outside of that, nope. Never heard of them. 

Comment 18 Jan 2015

Alabama may have to play a bunch of freshmen and sophomores next year?

Boohoo. I don't feel one bit sorry for them. Guess they should have made the most of their opportunity to win another title this year.

Comment 17 Jan 2015

While our schedule may be similar to FSU's next year, the screaming about FSU was that they were barely beating those teams. 

Take care of business, dominate teams you're supposed to dominate and no body will care. Being the defending national champs has its perks. 

Comment 16 Jan 2015

It was a rhetorical question. I did read the skull session and place more stock in what I saw on the field compared to what I read from a bunch of stats. 

OSU was the underdog in the last 3 games. On "paper", they should have gotten beat. Games aren't played on paper. 

Sorry if it sounds like I'm constantly bashing you. That's not my intention, just stating that expanded stat metrics are and will always be flawed. The so-called "eye test" seems to be the way to most effectively view teams and players. 

Comment 15 Jan 2015

The second best what...? 

What I saw against Alabama was an OSU team that simply executed better than the opposing team. What I saw against Oregon was a complete physical domination on both sides of the ball. It starts and ends up front, period. OSU's lines dominated Oregon from the 2nd series on. They executed against Alabama and were successful as well, but they were not physically imposing against Alabama like they were against Oregon. 

Big difference, IMO. 

Comment 15 Jan 2015

I know it might undermine slightly the whole purpose of this video, which is OSU overcame so much to win the title, but my favorite line of the whole thing:

"The king of the SEC has fallen"

We asked for, got, and beat down the almighty program that is Alabama. Beating Oregon and adding a national title should have, in hindsight, been an expectation after the Sugar Bowl win.

What an awesome video though!