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Comment 21 Aug 2014

We've got untested, under-experienced talent at the qb position, but still the Buckeyes do have superior talent to develop and exploit.  I'm sick for Miller and his injury of course is a headshot to the team, but at the qb position I can't think of another time without Miller that the Buckeyes have had this kind of depth in terms of raw talent unless I'm going back into the '90s. And since JT (coach), I haven't gone back there much, for the obvious reason.

Comment 15 Aug 2014

Are we now picking up where UWisc (and UMin) left off, or will those guys continue their occasional scheduling?

And what about for recruiting purposes in mwc territory? 

Comment 14 Aug 2014

"Take away the NCAA, and what you have is an ugly sort of anarchy that would make the SEC look like the Ivy League."

The issue I've had with the ncaa since tressel is that the sec and other southern schools' alleged and proven violations make us look as if we're only the few large remaining genuine cfb programs.  However, that has meant nothing righteous for us by way of polls and bowls and, now I expect, playoffs. 

I say take away the ncaa because of its double standards.  Let there be ugly anarchy and from the ashes ....  I think you're being a bit hysterical and really underestimating the collective integrity and vision of the B1G.

Comment 08 Aug 2014

Hah!  I saw the title of this piece and I thought "White Lightning!"  Great interview.  My freshman year was this guy's Rose Bowl year--that game, that whole season, was an incredible year ....  A Woody thing:  I recall sitting at his Jai-Lai table with coaches and maybe a few others.  After lunch, Woody went on for h-o-u-r-s in very fine detail about some WWII Pacific theater naval battle because someone at our table had an interest in naval affairs.  I'm sure it was a test of some sort--hah, and I'm sure he noticed whether the little kid at the table was paying attention along with everyone else.  The Bauman stuff is the stuff of WWH myth, but nowhere near beyond his actual ability to spin stories and recount military history. 

Comment 29 Jul 2014

I don't think that he's got the same wiring as KG, so I don't think he's likely to ever compare well.  I do think that if his receiver had caught his long throw early in the spring game, there would've been a lot more O-wow, which would've gone a long way to building confidence, his and the public's.  I also think that the guy has huge potential, especially when stepping on the field to take over as leader.  If he can get that about himself developed, he should make huge contributions this season. 

Comment 08 Jul 2014

I've been waiting seems like forever to see Thomas play.  To me he looked like he had prodigy written all over him when I first saw him play his first spring game. 

Hah, Miller more like manziel's mouth--bury the thought sfu.  He just needs to be himself and lead, but put a lot more thought into his game--before he plays.  I agree with the post earlier, about how he can accomplish that kind of prep this off-season.

Comment 12 Jun 2014

"For my money, it's the 2011 drive against Wisconsin that will always be my favorite."

That was around halloween, right, whata halloween and my favorite, too.  The guy has to stay healthy--and that means he's got to get the ball to other playmakers a lot mo'.  If he does that, it's heisman time.

Comment 05 Jun 2014

I cannot even remember the timeline for all of that tatgate stuff.  I think, one half of the problem was JT covering for TP at the expense of everyone else and the other half was JT lying to his employer, but now I don't even remember the dm order of things or the things themselves.  And I'm not sure I care to.  Glad he's doing what he's doing.  YSU has it right.  The ncaa is a joke.