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Comment 9 hours ago

Great review, thanks.

One thing Foster can't replicate will be Buckeye execution breakdowns on the defensive side of the ball.  I believe that the most critical period of the game once the Buckeyes settle in to their game plan will be the game's aftermath.  I expect the Buckeyes to roll them on both sides of the ball.  After the first 15-20mins or so, the Buckeyes will own the stadium.

Comment 09 Jul 2015

Thanks, great to read.  My favorite bit:

"A lot depends on who plays quarterback for the Buckeyes, but Warinner's always giving off the impression that keeping things simple is the key to gaining yards on offense. Use the weapons you have where you have them, get them the ball in the easiest ways possible and let the talent show through. No need to make it difficult with unneeded fanciness."

The mind of a Daoist master coupled with a tough and perfect O-line will build another championship season.

Comment 21 Jun 2015

Hah!  I say E--or, F, because E could've been "An Agatha Christie character" (See "Towards Zero," which is Episode 3 in a BBC play adaption).  Easily dismissible if you know the character, but for me it's yet another example why I suk at trivia ....   But then, (e), or (f), would need to be reworded as "Half"--or, maybe not. I've had enough caffeine now.

Comment 17 Jun 2015

if arrogant, then lose

if win, then not arrogant

... and I think Woody read Xun Zi with the idea that arrogance is just another way to beat oneself.

"In football we always said that the other team couldn't beat us. We had to be sure that we didn't beat ourselves. And that's what people have to do, too--make sure they don't beat themselves."

Comment 14 May 2015

I've been thinking that this year is Warinner's year to shine, but in reality it was last year.  This year is Johnson's year to show himself and for Warinner this year should be the well-deserved spoils.

Comment 12 May 2015

"Watch Johnson interact with his players on the Buckeyes' sideline or on the practice field."

That's exactly what I was doing each game.  I watched him to see what kind of rapport he'd built with his players during the off and pre-season.  The umaryl game stands out.  When Bosa was once aggressive too quickly beyond his assignment, I got the impression he's teaching these guys non-stop, with the same level of interest during practice and game.  I also wanted to see how he behaved in scarlet and gray.  He's entirely focused on his players--whatever their uniform.  The guy's definitely one of the great ones and I hope he's happy here, but I also hope he finds that coordinator role, too, because he deserves it.  He deserves to have as much influence over as many players as he can get. 

Comment 05 May 2015

Glad they see his potential.  I wish him the best.  Very strong leg, with the ability to put it places--it's all about form,  specifically disciplining yourself to the form. 

He can tackle well too, after his own KOs.  That he can actually play the game didn't go unnoticed.

Comment 02 May 2015

I don't watch the nfl unless I can watch a Buckeye play.  To me, nfl is entertainment while I eat and drink.  I've never wanted tp eat anything during a Buckeye game--too much chance of being ejected. 

Anyway, you win with people and you win with a great team.  That's all I care about really when it comes to Buckeye sports, just how great we all are.  Last post/season we were dm great. 

Comment 30 Apr 2015

Yeah, I'm a fan of all three of these guys, but I remind myself to look at the situation as primarily a team thing.  All three get to wear the rings.  This is an historic phase in one of the few best, most storied cfb programs ever, and no one's going to forget this qb battle, just as no one's going to forget how the last season and post-season went down....  I also tell myself, none of us know what's going to happen this season.  Neither of the two with headphones and clipboards is guaranteed that role, either. 

Comment 28 Apr 2015

I just looked up the Bob Golic youtube on the event--my god, priceless--or, I should say, ten cents it was.  Btw, I probably will stick with nickel because I don't want any confusion with dime bag--I'm sure that's dating myself some.