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Comment 20 Mar 2017

OK, all you old Buckeyes: the video shows Bill Mrukowski faking the handoff to Bob Ferguson, getting a great cut block from Matt Snell and throwing to Charles Bryant while Paul Warfield watches.  This is a 1961 game but I can't make out the opponent.  Still the one of my favorite years of Buckeye Football.  GO BUCKEYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment 13 Mar 2017

One bright spot in this is that we will never have to watch Loving play in a Ohio State men's basketball uniform again.  Maybe with that boat anchor gone, Coach Matta can develop some leadership for next year's team.  I vote for Kam Williams or Trevor Thompson (if he stays) for 2017-18 team captains.  GO BUCKEYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment 10 Mar 2017

Forget the hat, where did he get that coat?

This story reminds of an incident several years ago here in Nevada.  Nevada Coach Chris Ault had to be a Woody clone.  He was a tough as nails football coach that served in the community much like Coach Hayes.  Like Coach Hayes, Coach Ault hated their rival, UNLV.  So much so that he let everyone know that he would never wear red and had no red clothes in his wardrobe.  At a Carson City Toyota dealer charity event someone offered a $100.00 donation if Ault would have his picture taken in a 1970 red Toyota.  Ault refused until the donation got to $500.00.  Then he only leaned against the car but never got inside.  You have to respect a guy like that.  Somewhere Coach Hayes was smiling down on his protege.

Comment 10 Mar 2017

Just a couple of thoughts about OSU Men's Basketball:

1. I have watched the Buckeyes play BB since 1959.  I still hate Cincinnati for what happened back then.  Still think those were the best overall teams in OSU BB history.

2. Marc has to be the most disappointing 4-year player in OSU history.  He showed great promised his freshman year but disappeared since.  The .gif of his "half-assing" the rebound defines his career with the Buckeyes.

3. With Coach Matta's system of wanting players to play both ends of the court he will find it hard to sign the top players each year.  Today's "playground bball" guys only want to score to impress the pro scouts.  They don't care about defense because that adds no points for pro scouts (just ask Aaron Craft).

4.  Reference #3, without 4 & 5 stars players, it is tough to compete against today's high-scoring offenses.  Then you add in the "half-assing" play of some of today's players on the roster, you get results of the 2016-17 season.

It was really hard to watch this year's team play.  They had no leadership.  They hade no heart.  Plus, I totally disagree about the talent level of the players and assistant coaches.  These are 3-star players trying to compete against 4 & 5 star players in a system that does not want them to free-lance.  How could they total destroy Wisc. then stink up the Schott against Rutgers?

My opinion is to end this season today and start building for next season.  If Coach Matta stays then okay.  Maybe OSU needs a new culture in OSU BB.  That might start with dumping more assistant coaches then players.  It seems to be working for Coach Meyers.

Comment 01 Feb 2017

Another great day for Buckeye football recruiting.  It will take a few years to really grade whether or not this is truly a #1 class nationally.  It is certainly the #1 class in the Big 10.  However, while I believe this is a top 5 (at minimum) class I am not sold that UFM has a top 5 coaching staff nationally.  After what has happened the last 2 seasons I will withhold judgement on the current staff until January 2018.

Welcome to Buckeye Nation to all the new players.  We look forward to great success from you.  GO BUCKEYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment 17 Dec 2016

My wife and I have seen the Buckeyes play 4 times on the west coast (Anaheim, Tucson, Pasadena and Berkley).  All victories.  She won't be with me this time (new job and can't get time off).  Still, my faith in the Buckeyes winning on this side is ultra-high.  Anyone not wearing Scarlet & Gray will be a tourist.  See you in 2 weeks.  GO BUCKEYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment 11 Dec 2016

Great story.  It is men and women like Mr. Gorenflo that make the fan experience the best on the planet.  Thank you for being there and being a awesome rep of Buckeye Nation.

Comment 11 Dec 2016

Great to see Trevor Thompson step up and dominate like many of us think he can.  When he is motivated and focused he can be the difference that Ohio State needs in close games.  Now if the rest of the guys would stop launching prayer shots from beyond 25 feet .... Plus if the free throw shooting can stay above 70% then the BasketBucks will stay closer in games, too.  Fewer turnovers and better FT shooting will win some games for the team.  Congrats to a gutty win last night and get ready for ucla in sin city.

GO BUCKEYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!