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  • SPORTS MOMENT: High Street after we beat Michigan in November 1968. (Reminder: OJ Sucks!)

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Comment 22 Nov 2015

When people asked me all year long, "What's wrong with OSU's offense?" I'd answer that they are keeping plays hidden until they need them.  They're keeping the offense under wraps until we play the big boys.  Some of the games looked so easy that it seemed like the coaches were picking and choosing who was going to get the next touchdown.  

Boy was I wrong.  I didn't know that the offense was so disorganized that they didn't have a game plan at all and were merely guessing what play to call next.  Who would have thought that all those hidden reverses, misdirection plays, and short field passes weren't just being kept under wraps but not even in the playbook?

I'm still a fan and always will be.  Win or lose.

Comment 18 Oct 2015

An offense that is built around a running quarterback increases the probability of the starter being hurt.  You need a solid backup when that occurs.  I hope that the coaches are giving Cardale as many reps as they can so that, if and when JT gets hurt, Cardale can step in and excel like he did last year.  They just need to get Cardale to relax and get into a rhythm.  More game reps (without booing fans) should help.

Comment 13 Oct 2015

My wife and I are long-term season ticket holders since the mid 80's.  We usually are notified by an email from the ticket office of any special attire recommendations and haven't received one for this game.  People who don't follow the bucks closely may miss out on the opportunity to wear black to the game.  We'll be happy to be wearing our black jackets in section 4C.  I think it's a good idea worth trying.

Side note:  I miss the little student produced videos on the old scoreboard and am sorry that the school has chosen to bombard us with music clips between plays instead.  Games used to be a way for graphic arts students to show off their work on the scoreboard.  It doesn't take a lot of talent to run the board the way it is now.

Comment 21 Sep 2015

I can still see the play as I saw it from section 4C Saturday.  It was third and two and they handed it to Zeke for a short blast to the left.  He got absolutely stuffed on that play.  That might be the time the fans booed when we didn't go for it on fourth down then.  You can hand the ball to him all day, but if you don't block and the defense can hammer him like that he's not going to get his yards.  Give him a hole to run through and he's gone.  It starts at the line of scrimmage.

Comment 21 Sep 2015

There were many times last year when Urban said that the quarterback is a product of those around him.  I believe that to still be the case. When the offensive line starts blocking and pulling and the receivers run good routes, the quarterback play will improve.  He mentioned something like that at his post game interview.  He said that an offensive play was like a play with eleven actors in it who all have to perform their roles.  We aren't "nine units strong" at this point, but there's plenty to hope for.  Go Bucks!!

Comment 07 Jun 2015

Should we worry about our coaches who were present for Austin Mack's announcement broke the no-contact rule?  Maybe it was not at his school, wasn't an athletic competition, and they didn't "meet" face to face.

Comment 04 May 2015

I believe there used to be some wrought iron fencing around what was then the admin building.  The president used to live in the large house above the amphitheater on the south side of mirror lake.  Somewhere I have a photo of guard members hustling down the street toward that house due to a rumor of it being threatened.  It was taken from high up in Siebert Hall, my girlfriend's dorm.

I don't remember any bricks being pulled up, but I heard there were students who roamed the steam tunnels long before the time of the riots.  I remember piles of rocks stored up under bushes alongside Steeb Hall.  The police cars all had big X's of tape on their side windows that were used to keep the glass from flying when they were broken by thrown rocks.

Comment 04 May 2015

I was in my freshman year at OSU and have many memories of this era in U.S. history.  It was a perfect storm of a rise in "black power," the anti-war movement headed by the SDS, or students for a democratic society, and spring fever.  Some of the "riots" on the OSU campus were well choreographed by outsiders.

I was in chemistry lab at McPherson Hall and people came in talking about tear gas on the oval.  I went and got my girlfriend, now wife of 42 years, from her dorm and we headed out to watch.  There were a few professionals with bullhorns telling the crowd not to run when the gas canisters started flying.  At that point it seemed like the majority of people present were spectators attracted by the novelty.

Over the next several days, the administration building was occupied, hundreds of rocks were thrown at police cars and the national guard, and the situation devolved into a near state of anarchy.  We'd try to sit in class and people kept pulling the fire alarms and it was very hard to concentrate.  At night, people would run around and be chased by helicopters with spot lights.

After the shooting at Kent State, OSU called a halt to things by shutting the campus down for a couple of weeks.  As a witness to the rock throwing and people cutting fire hoses in buildings, I thought I understood why the guard would open fire in a panic situation.  Now I wonder what could have been done better.

You never forget the smell of tear gas,

Comment 24 Apr 2015

I worry that we're giving that team up north bulletin board material, and possible motivation for their team and coach.  Remember how Dantonio got fired up about his school being called the "little brother."  You can see the results over the past few years.  I sure hope we don't have to eat our words for all these snide posts.  We should be a tad more respectful,