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Comment 22 May 2016

In terms of eye-hand coordination an excellent punter can be one of the best athletes on the team.  I had to leave the center position, a position I loved, but learned to pk from a Buckeye family--I owe them tremendously for the entire blast I had as a kicker.  One of them, one of Woody's legends--when the guy punted, you would hear the ball and laces spin just like an artillery shell.  Great punting is a phenomenal part of the game--so long as 3 or 6 aren't in the bag.

Comment 21 May 2016

Nice summary reviews of the key areas for concern.  Appreciate it.  And I agree with others' concern about the interior DL, especially about filling LJ's requirement for rotation.  So much weight then shifts to the Buckeye OL and, imo, the tandem outputs from rushing and the deep threat....  I really want to see one of those two backs utterly dominate the field (and asap). 

Comment 18 May 2016

I like the points you're making.  Just want to add that it's not just game changes that might be implemented, but long-term 'after-care' sorts of services and monitoring.  And just to be clear, doing what we can so that the game isn't a 'death sport' shouldn't be regraded by anyone as pussification of the game. 

Comment 18 May 2016

We are just not doing enough of what we should be doing for this particular class of athlete and any other individual athlete who records head injury related to their sport.

Comment 15 May 2016

I've lived for 20 years where you see the lone star decal on so many windows and quite a few talented Bucks have played wearing them, but I cannot bring myself to 'like' the team, simply because of the @ss-owner.  I'll bond with them over brisket, though, and talk about a certain player's glorious contributions to his school.  Otherwise, I'm overwhelmed by flatulence. 

Comment 11 Apr 2016

I'll believe that particular program is developing more of what it takes to win THE GAME when I actually see it.  First thing they gotta change are the intangibles and the intangibles are near impossible to change when the program remains so pleased with itself right up to the point it gets knocked down flat and can't get it up, yet again.  I think that they're kinda getting to be like another psu--if not already so.  All fine by me.