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Comment 14 Sep 2014

Glad to see Kwon do well. Considering that Curtis lost his father early in his career here, there's no telling how that experience may have impacted his development as a player. What's obvious is he is developing as a person. It's highly possible that Fickell's support and encouragement kept him going through it all. Being on the outside, we'll never truly know. Rooting for all of these guys.

Comment 09 Sep 2014

Seems like the bigger issue is that defenses have evolved in the past 10+ years. Against elite defenses, we are not able to create a numbers advantage for the offense which is what the spread is predicated upon. So should we just keep running it and struggle against every elite team? No, we have to have a component of power running to mix in which will help open things up for receivers. The term "smashmouth spread" was thrown around last year. We have Smith, Dunn, and Ball. Wouldn't our young line be a little better driving off the ball instead of dropping into coverage anyway?

Comment 08 Sep 2014

I guess I don't for certain, but I sure see a lot of signs that the guy can be a big force during games. You've known running backs like this, they get stronger the more they touch it. Look at that little run against Navy when he hurdled the tackler for a first down. He was juiced to go then was taken out. Sadly that's about all we've seen so far despite the great work that Urban said he was doing during camp (and that famous 11 second block). We all saw glimpses of it in the pump-up videos the team was kicking out during camp. Plus, look at the psychology of the situation. This is it for him. He's hungry. He saw kind of season Carlos had, he knows it's his last shot to show the NFL what he can do. So give him a couple series and try some power running. We might see more of this: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVcGG2QF1eQ 

Comment 03 Sep 2014

DJ, you're missing the point of #69050. It's just for market research to assess demand for the next great corporate sponsorship in the shoe: "Sitting-only seating section."  With an accurate assessment of demand for sitting-only seats, they university can approach a local corporate sponsor--most likely a furniture maker, like Value City--who supports Ohio State and the BTN and wants to display their logo prominently on the underside of the school's biggest and most docile supporters. Hey, it worked for the Schottenstein Center.

Comment 03 Sep 2014

I don't know what Bragg's style of play means. I do get that Thad's offensive style of play is not as well defined as some elite programs. I think it's because he has not had the consistent talent base to plug in year to year. Instead he's tried to adapt his offenses to the players on that squad. We can debate the merits of that approach, but there have been some years when the talent was depleted because of players jumping to nba. Which brings me to the point that Thad has really only been recruiting for elite players for about 10 years. At Xavier, it was more of a regional recruiting approach. With some of the misses he's had on the recruiting front here (Noopy, etc.), I think he now has a much better sense of the kind of person and player he is looking for. Either way, I love Esa's work ethic and I do expect Thad to prevail and win a national championship in the next 5 to 7 years. 

Comment 02 Sep 2014

Thanks for posting. It's such a simple alignment but seems like the perfect counter to today's offenses. Will be interesting to see what kind of wrinkles Oregon has for them.

Comment 28 Jul 2014

Bennett giving a shout out to Donovan Munger has me pumped. A lot of that credit obviously goes to Donovan for staying involved, but I'm sure Coach Johnson has been a source of great motivation for our younger players. Fresh legs in the 4th quarter, here we come.

Comment 22 Jul 2014

I expected to see U of M's trophy room in the decaying Cold War pics. 

Comment 20 Jul 2014

I was there, too, with my dad in the closed end of the shoe. Byars finished that shoeless touchdown run right in front of us. I knew at that moment I was a Buckeye for life.