Love this. If we really believe that OSU belongs with the big boys (and I'm of that mind), these are the games we need to play. Definitely good news.
A bit optimistic, but I like it.
Why is no mentioning the possibility of a QB controversy? If Barrett turns out to be a stud and OSU wins 10-11 games... Do you automatically hand the team over next season to a guy who hasn't actively played in 19-20 months (at that point)?
I love Braxton and want to see him do well, but if Barrett shows he can be the guy, you can't axe him. Possibly use Braxton all over the field, including some under center looks. Would be great to have two nasty athletes that can play QB.
It's JT time now. No looking back or what could've been. We've got a guy under center that's been taking first team reps all year long. Time to step it up.
Best wishes to Braxton. Get well, man. And if not, cash in on that insurance policy.
At the end of the day, JT is the guy we'd all be talking up this offseason as Brax's replacement. The hell with waiting, let's start hyping JT up now. Meyer, Herman, et al say he's a leader. They say his accuracy is spot on. His tapes show that he can be mobile. He's got "it," so they say. I'll trust what the coaches have to say and what his youtube tapes show he can do.
Fuck it. If JT is gonna be our guy, I'm on board.
Tough situation for Braxton. At this point, it appears that his entire career is in jeopardy... What a shame.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
I'm really beginning to hate the month of August. What a kick in the nuts.
I really hope the Browns do something foolish and start Manziel week 1 at Pittsburgh. I've been wanting to see RDS get his hands on Manziel for a looooong time.
This dude should be going to prison. That's felonious assault, at bare minimum.
And of course he had to sucker punch the guy... No one associated with Michigan football has fairly beaten an equal opponent at anything in decades. What a soft bitch.
This whole situation has been a total clusterfuck, for lack of a better word. It smelled foul from the beginning and has only gotten exponentially worse.
Regardless of Drake's intentions or motives... This has been a magnificent swing and miss.
If anyone neglected to read the article on Afroman, and the proceeding comments, I'll leave you with the winner of internet comment of the day:
"Dude did a show at a frat party at LSU like 2 years ago and lived outside the house in his van for the next week only went into the house to shower and do coke"
I tend to agree with both Meyer and Spielman, or at least with parts of their stance. One need only look to the last two games of last year to see that our LB's got exposed on several plays, certainly not in the "romanticized" way we view guys like Hawk, Laurinaitis, etc. We tend to look at the past with a much rosier lens than very recent events. Those guys weren't perfect either, but revisionist history is what it is. I'm certainly optimistic with this group... As I am with nearly every LB core the Buckeyes put on the field.
Watched him play a few weeks ago... He looked slick. He's definitely got the god-given talent to play on Sunday. If he can develop and polish his mental game in the AFL, then who knows what he could be capable of.
Best of luck, kid. Hope the knee gets better.
I can absolutely appreciate the sentiment with moving back to Ohio. I grew up in a small town in NW Ohio, went to a college in a little larger small town in NW Ohio, and moved to Columbus after graduation. I took a promotion to move to Atlanta a few weeks after I turned 25, so I packed up and headed south. I had 4 insanely awesome years living in Atlanta, and loved every minute of it. I was in charge of the entire Southeast for my company, traveling every week, only to come back to Atlanta and party my balls off every weekend. I met a lot of great friends and spent my mid 20's the way they were supposed to be spent; I mean, I did it right. Drunk lunches at Joe's on South Beach, oyster shacks along the Gulf, some of the best barbecue you could ever imagine... You name it, and I got a chance to do it while living in Atlanta and stomping all over the former Confederacy. But every time I'd come home for the holidays or an OSU game, something inside always clicked. For some reason, I was just happier inside the friendly confines of Ohio's borders. So at age 29, I got a chance to take over our Midwest region, and couldn't pass it up. I moved back to Columbus with my girlfriend and had another great year living in in the Arena District. But it still wasn't enough... So last fall, we bought a house in the same boring hometown I grew up in, about 8 houses down the street from my parents.
I still travel every week for work (currently in Nashville... The polar vortex makes for very pleasant conditions in mid-July), but the drive back home from Detroit Metro is one of the best feelings I've ever had. Crossing I-75 into Toledo, that gorgeous shithole along the muddy Maumee, is still my favorite part of the week. There's something to be said about home. It never leaves, and resisting the urge only made it stronger. Sure, I can't have sushi delivered at 11pm any more (or even get sushi within about 25 miles), but I can also drive my golf cart down the street and see the same faces I've known for 30 years... As they flag me down for a quick cocktail in the garage served out of a red plastic cup. I'm no Cavs fan by any means (hate if you want), but I'm glad to see LeBron back where he wants to be. And I can totally understand it.
Because that's why I came home.
"Anything that other schools/boosters/student-athletes did obviously paled in comparison to the horror and dishonesty of five Ohio State players selling possessions they owned for a couple bucks or bartered for tattoos. I mean seriously, look at the thousands of people who died and countless others who were grievously injured by those young men trading a shirt for some ink! And don't even get me started on that torturous dictator Jim Tressel. He should be locked up! What a crook! Thankfully he'll be remembered in the same class of human scum as Hitler, Mussolini, and Vlad the Impaler. He should be in prison for not only, umm, lying, but also treason and war crimes!"
At least that's how I assume the knucklefuck "intelligentsia" in collegiate athletics still feel about The Ohio State University. Because I haven't seen or heard Pat Forde, ESPN, the NCAA, Clay Travis, (insert any other dipshit eunuch person/organization here), etc barking about anything since Ohio State and Penn State got ball-whacked for their transgressions. And yes, I understand the magnitude of what occurred at PSU... But how current players were part of it and/or in any way responsible still baffles me. Punish those who were entirely innocent just to send a message and show off what kind of power one organization can yield? Yeah, that's what Nazi's did, too.
I hope this guy forces a civil trial (and doesn't settle out of court) so we all can get a look at the inner workings of SI. Kick that fuckin' closet door in and let's see those skeletons.
End rant. Sorry for all the swearing. Been an angry morning.
If I designed a trophy like that, I'd have to kick my own ass.
There was a dude arrested from Toledo a year or two ago named "Shaquille O'Neal Williams." I nearly pissed myself. What cruel parent does that?
Link here, for your enjoyment: https://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2011/09/13/Police-arrest-Toledoan-after-vehicle-chase.html
I know a few people that named their son "Braxton" over 3-4 years ago... So it may have been a name on the rise naturally, with a certain bump in the last few years by #5. Or else my buddies have been following B.Miller as long as the rest of us, and knew the then-HS sophomore from Huber Heights was destined for greatness and tried to jump the gun on the hot new name. I'm betting on the latter.
Uhh... It wasn't exactly that "clean."
NSFW link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8bzZEtOcb8
I wonder how many of those unclaimed titles ESPN will eventually link to a massive conspiracy perpetrated by James Patrick Tressel.
Taylor Lewan is the kind of guy who takes a messy dookie and blames someone else for not reminding him to wipe.
SEC coaches complaining about this is akin to Ted Bundy judging Jeffery Dahmer for preferring male victims in lieu of women.
You're missing the point, SEC.
No, but Columbus and Lexington are very similar. Lexington is roughly 80mi south of Cincinnati.