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Nutinpa


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Final play of 2003 National Championship game vs. Miami
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie Griffin
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Comment 2 hours ago

True to an extent....then again Defenses caught up to Woody and to Meyer.   When teams do not respect your ability to throw the ball, they stack the LOS and stuff your ability to run. See last year's Michigan State and Clemson offensive debacles if you need proof.  Until the "long ball" is rediscovered, JTB will see 8 men on the LOS waiting to stop him and Mike Weber and not even UNLV will be afraid of this team.   

Wisconsin and Alabama did not think Cardale Jones could beat them throwing the ball.....until he did. 

Comment 25 Mar 2017

Agree with you on that.

Comment 23 Mar 2017

True enough, STX.   Then again, coaches prior to the late 60's weren't making $ 6MM a year and assistants weren't making upwards of $ 600 K to 1 MM either.   "To whom much is given, much is expected."   

Comment 23 Mar 2017

Great read, as always, Ramzy.   

Simply said, you make Wednesdays better. 

Comment 23 Mar 2017

While we agree on so many things, PHI, here we part.   I remember that game against Stanford as one of the most pitiful performances by an Ohio State team....not altogether different than a few of the clunkers in recent years in which the Team could not get out of its own way.  Although I defer to your closer accounting of all things Buckeye, it has been chronicled that the 1970 team of seniors who had been the Super Sophs, could not wait to be free of Woody's constraints and damn near mailed in that game without boycotting it.  

So......while agreeing there have been some lame decisions in the history of college football regarding the naming of some bogus Natty champs, I can't in good conscience allow our Buckeyes to add to the pollution in that punch bowl.

Comment 17 Mar 2017

You are right, very few schools can field 2 elite programs ...Football and B-Ball.  Then again, while acknowledging that both of their seasons sucked this year, you'll never hear Tom Izzo or Mark Dantonio whine about having to compete with the other's success. And I highly suspect that Sparty's students would have an easy time representing in the stands for both sports in November and December.  

With all of the resources Ohio State has, there is no excuse for the depths the Basketball team has fallen, no matter how much of a "football school" it is.  It was posted in this thread how pitiful the game was between IU and GT in the NIT.  Maybe so.  But just think....that was a game that Ohio State was not worthy to play in.  

Comment 17 Mar 2017

And better days ahead in terms of play calling.  That play was an epic fail by the coaches when it comes to "putting your players in the best position to succeed."   The least they could have done was to call a play where he and his mates could have attempted straight on blocks to try and road grade a Clemson D that was geared to stop Curtis Samuel's wide plays.  

The more I think about that game, the more Meyer, Warriner and Beck (in that order) were guilty of malpractice. 

Comment 16 Mar 2017

The Clemson smack down made an impression on everyone, 322.  It destroyed the fact, now turned myth, that if you give Urban Meyer a month to prepare, he can beat anyone.   Ini this case, a month or a year would not have made a difference regarding the Offense.  

Comment 16 Mar 2017

He also had Drew Brees throwing to him.  Love me some Buckeye QBs in recent years, but let's be honest, none of them, except Cardale Jones, have been NFL worthy quarterbacks.  Troy Smith.....what could have been.  But as for Braxton and JTB, our WRs have been catching passes from athletes first, passers a distant second.   

Comment 15 Mar 2017

Maybe.  Not so sure Noah Brown would agree with that. 

Comment 12 Mar 2017

Not just Craft.  But look at Buford, DT and Diebler.   If those guys could not make a US roster, nobody, except for DAR has in recent years has or will. I can only shake my head at those who continue to believe this team has a lot of talent.  I know the recruiting agencies had listed recent Buckeye recruits as solid, some even McDonald AAs.  But when I see the teams slated to be the 1 and 2 seeds of the coming Dance, the talent level is not even close when played out over 4 quarters, no matter how well we played in stretches against UCLA and Virginia. 

Comment 12 Mar 2017

Brian Rolle was an undersized MLB.

You are right, he was.  And he still has John Clay's (WI running back) cleat marks on his chest to prove it.  How ironic, we built that D for speed and the only team that could out-muscle us did, on that night in Madison.  I am all for building next year's D for speed and athleticism because until proven otherwise, the only team in the country that we need to worry about their power is Alabama with Wisconsin again, as an honorable mention. And considering the rotation of D linemen we will have, our LBs should be doing a helluva lot of  work with clean lanes to make tackles. 

Comment 10 Mar 2017

Dude has won some games, and beaten the cupcakes, but has looked very bad in the big games and has yet to win a truly meaningful game.

Agreed with much of your post, but had to stop you there. 

He put the team on his back vs. Penn St in 2014.  They don't win without him.  Played great vs. TTUN in 2015 and 16.  And last year's debacle vs. Clemson does not become front page news unless we beat Michigan.....which we would not have without JTB. 

So.....while he has his limits and is not feared by opposing DCs, let's remind ourselves that without JT Barrett, this team does not achieve the records that it did in 2015 and 2016, supporting cast or not.  

Comment 10 Mar 2017

I see your point and agree, although I don't give a crap about the Silver Ball.  Yes, I am amused by this bit of intra-team smack talk. But I know one thing for sure:  Until JTB proves he can throw the ball decisively (don't need to remind me of the records -- old news) he'll be playing 8 man fronts and seeing how much fun that is.  Or Martell will ask him how much fun a 1-dimensional offense is, lol. 

Comment 08 Mar 2017

First of all, I love me some Thad and hold him in high regard. 

But as it has been posted, I am dumbfounded by his comments....understandably made under duress, but so naive it just leaves me to shake my head. 

Here's the bottom line and where the program is right now:  The story line for this basketball team since Aaron Craft, Jared Sullinger and DeShaun Thomas left is not whether the team will win or lose.  It's whether they will show  up to play --  and play with passion.  When that is the story line, way beyond Ws and Ls....it's time to really do some soul-searching as a head coach and as an AD.  

Let's face it....no coach needs to worry about what fans like me or us say on a message board.  But when the whole world is watching and Dan Dakich and "the media" make more comments about hustle, defense and passion (or the lack thereof) , it means "the world".......way beyond a fanbase sees what is going on. 

Comment 08 Mar 2017

She was not his wife at the time, iirc.

So, from my point of view, if SHE forgave him and then MARRIED him, then the NFL and society should accept that he has paid his penance.  And no, I do not believe she married him out of fear.

Rice's disbarment from the NFL is hypocrisy, beyond logic, and more Roger Goodell twisted discipline.  Remember, this is the same guy who believed his should bar Jim Tressel from the League until his NCAA show cause elapsed.