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Comment 05 Feb 2016

Guinness is for the Irish and posers who want to be seen drinking a dark beer. Sorry if I've offended anyone. 

You aren't offending anyone, but you are demonstrating a lack of experience. Have you tried Guinness while visiting Europe? It's a world class stout. The stuff they export to the US is a lite version... something that would be laughed at in a real Irish pub. Why? Because American taste in beer (until recently) is for watered down, weak flavored beers.

Comment 03 Feb 2016

Bin Victor looks like an absolute stud and Austin Mack's resume makes me think he'll step right in and take over for Jalen.

And the OL has got some serious beef... TEs included.

This is going to be a fun spring game and fall camp.

Comment 29 Jan 2016

Which just goes to show you how brave JPJ was... taking on the sole superpower, in their own house... with a crew that might or might not fight.

Heh, one of the reasons the Whitehaven raid was less than a success, was because he split the landing party into two groups.  One was directed to spike the harbor guns, so their escape might be unimpeded by artillery fire, and the second was to start fires in the harbored British ships laden with coal, tobacco, molasses, what have you. The first group did their job and rendered the big guns useless... but unfortunately the latter came across an English pub on the way, and well... let's just say they stopped in and imbibed... long enough that their lanterns burnt out and were unable to build fires big enough to do much damage to the shipping in the harbor.  That cracks me up. A commander's worst nightmare: a pub. Some things never change.

Comment 29 Jan 2016

Can't imagine a nicer time for a ride.... I'd take the long way... through Tierra Amarilla and Chama. Takes a few more hours but it's bee-a-youtiful.

Comment 28 Jan 2016

Do they get their own key to the mod lounge?  I hear Calpoppy keeps the fridge stocked full of craft beer, but Grand Theft Harley empties it out before the next shift shows up.

Comment 26 Jan 2016

I always found it fascinating to read accounts of his semi-successful raids on the British mainland. The crew he used to attack Whitehaven could at best be called privateers. They weren't very loyal and were known to question their command at every turn... making plans for a bold raid such as the one JPJ had planned susceptible to failure at best. After the Whitehaven raid, they sailed north to Scotland where JPJ wanted to capture the Earl of Selkirk to use as a bargaining chip for the return of impressed American sailors. It was a great plan except the Earl wasn't home at the time of the raid. His crew wanted to ransack the castle, but JPJ didn't allow it.  He finally caved and permitted his crew to take a silver plate set embossed with the Earl's family crest... purely to placate his hungry crew. When Jones came across the silver set in France, he bought it and returned it to the Earl.  The raids weren't of any strategic value, but they did send a message to the Admiralty that the British coastal defenses were not up to snuff. Their reaction was to beef up their coastal defenses which likely saved them from French invasion over the next two decades.

Comment 20 Jan 2016

even though we got thoroughly outplayed against them

I wouldn't use the term 'thoroughly outplayed'. They won on a last second field goal. It was a horribly coached game on our part, and a magnificently coached game on Dantonio's part, but in spite of this, the game was in our grasp until that last drive, when the defense finally pooped out from being on the field all day long through no fault of their own. We got beat. By a team who played better than us that day. We weren't thoroughly outplayed.

Comment 20 Jan 2016

To the OP, you said you do not know of anybody who could come in and do what Lee has done. Well the one person who comes to mind is the Boren brother who went from FB to a beast of a LB.

In all fairness, Boren was a linebacker in HS and was converted to fullback at OSU. Nevertheless, his transition as a senior had to be difficult, and Zach handled it like a consummate baller.  But he at least had the experience of being an all-state LB, experience which Lee never enjoyed. Credit to both of them, their athleticism, their commitment to doing what is best for the team, and to the coaches who did such outstanding work.

Comment 20 Jan 2016

It was literally all Fickell getting him here.

Yeah but in the end, Fickell couldn't KEEP him here!!!

Fire Fickell!!

Comment 05 Jan 2016

During the Fiesta, Spiels said Big Bear was the best defensive player in OSU history. McDonough disagreed and said it was Spiels himself. Spiels deferred and spoke very highly of Bosa. Not sure I've ever heard Chris Spielman throw accolades like that on anyone. Ever. That's never been his style. Maybe Little Bear has a chance.

Comment 05 Jan 2016

I always understood Meyer's comments on redshirting to mean all freshmen have an equal chance to start. He may have misstated, but the reality is every player DOES have an equal chance to avoid a redshirt.

In Hubbard's case, yeah... if he blows up this year, he leaves TOSU with several years of eligibility. And on face value that sucks for Buckeye fans. 

But consider this... had Meyer NOT redshirted him, he still wouldn't have played. Last year he didn't beat out his DE teammates and was at best the #3 guy. Whose roster spot would he have taken?  Likely a valuable special teams player.

Had this been the case, he still leaves for the NFL (potentially) in the 2017 class. So in reality, nothing has changed. He gets the same amount of reps either way... but arguably he gets BETTER reps having benefitted from a year of learning which made him a better player and likely increased his draft stock.

Not to mention, he got an entire year for Mickey to turn him into a beast... all while practicing every day and learning the system.

Comment 05 Jan 2016

On a team like Ohio State, it's not hard to see why they have to redshirt great players. Look at Sam Hubbard. He shirted in 2014 if I recall. He is an amazing talent, NFL caliber.... but he had no chance of cracking the 2-deep, with Miller and Frazier on one side, Bosa and Lewis on the other. In this case, what roster spot do you eliminate, so he can be on the field for less than 10% of the plays? Sometimes you have to redshirt top notch players... it's not a knock on the coaching, it's an indication of quality recruiting and a deep roster.