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Comment 20 Jan 2015

I was there in the closed end near where the band used to sit, so he was running right at me. It was impressive and was part of a great comeback win.

Comment 07 Jan 2015

Road wins are tough to come by in the B1G. You take it and move on. 

Otherwise it was a very strange game. OSU alternated between brilliant and cringe-worthy. Players not named DAR missed so many shots they typically make. Hopefully Loving's shot returns in AH and Sam continues to go to the rim aggressively.

Oh, and if B1G officiating causes you physical distress, do not watch Saturday. They calls are always very strange in that arena.

Comment 06 Jan 2015

Too much is made of the shortened bench in the Illinois game. Tate played less because of foul trouble. I think he will be a strong on ball defender in man to man. Amir also played less due to fouls and a bad attitude when he picked up number three. Kam's playing time will likely be dictated by how hot his shooting touch is. He was off a bit against Illinois, so he played less. 

The only question I see is playing time for Diop. He seems to contribute when he gets minutes, so that's a good problem to have. 

Comment 02 Jan 2015

There were periods, early in the first quarter and late 3rd - early 4th, where the pass protection was less than stout. But with guys in his face, he stood tall. Then throw in some big hits he took late in the game when Herman took an unexplainable siesta from the edge running attack that was effective every time. That performance took guts from Cardale Jones. And that doesn't show up on a stat sheet.

Comment 02 Jan 2015

Got to give Keels credit because those were some good calls. But, nah. He's a golden throat, but he's not a good announcer...much like Nessler is on TV.

I would have loved to have heard Chuck Underwood call this game back in the day. Can't recall if it was him or Marv Homan who called the 35-6 debacle back in 1978, but that was some sweet turnaround.

Comment 17 Dec 2014

True, Herman only has so much time and energy. Before getting the Houston job, OSU received 100% of that in preparation for Bama. Now his time and energy are divided. His attention could be distracted.

But the question then becomes whether OSU is better off with Herman participating in playoff prep or not. Unless he becomes a distraction to the players or other coaches, he can only help. His input will add to the brain power in the offensive coaches room. 

And I would imagine that he and Meyer worked out some sort of plan to make sure Herman can attend to both responsibilities. 

That makes it a win in my book.

Comment 09 Dec 2014

Even accepting your numbers, which are wrong because the hotels and motels in the area will raise prices that week and you neglected to mention food, there are many families who can't afford your budget-friendly trip.

Comment 09 Dec 2014

I'm telling you there are families who don't have a few hundred bucks to spare. Glad you can help your kids, but you really need a reality check.

Comment 05 Dec 2014

He just needs to be good enough to beat Wisconsin.

Even if he misses some long passes, the threat can only help the running game. And the emphasis on the run will have to lead to some play action opportunities. He just needs to hit two or three of those.

Comment 26 Nov 2014

This article raises the interesting specter of the 1987 game. Never considered that until now. The 1987 OSU team had talent, Spielman, Tupa, Snow, just to name a few. Is there enough talent on the UM team? Maybe, if you believe recruiting rankings.

On a different note, Patrick...get a proofreader. It's easy to read through your own mistakes.

Comment 25 Nov 2014

It's not so that the rivalry means something. Both teams could be 0-11 and it would mean something. It's so OSU gets the most bang in the CFB playoff for pounding those weasels.

Alabama will get some juice for beating Auburn. MSU will get juice for beating Ole Miss. OSU would also get some kick for curb stomping a quality UM team. If this game is close, as it often is, it could actually HURT OSU in the playoff rankings

Plus, I enjoyed beating good teams in 2005, 2006, and 2007 even more than thrashing the crappy UM teams in 2008 and 2009.

Comment 25 Nov 2014

That's a great point. I hope we see articles to that effect about both Underwood and Carter. Maybe we will.

But this situation is extremely rare at OSU. You had to go back to 2008 to find one and that's quite a search given the number of players that red shirted between 2008 and 2014. The fact that you had to go back that far at least raises the question about whether they were nudged out.

I'm not naive, and I understand this is the cfb world as it exists today. And OSU absolutely did fulfill it's four year scholarship obligation. Plus your example of Alex Barrow shows that sometimes the player, on his own, chooses to move on. I hope that's the case here because I like everything I've seen from Urban Meyer so far and it would be disappointing if the reality is that he forced players out to make room for others.

Comment 25 Nov 2014

As fans, we want to free up space for new players who might have a chance to star. Underwood and Carter, even if they played next season, likely would not become much more than they are now.

That being said, I have never seen a RS junior leave school early unless it was to enter the NFL Draft. And while it's true that OSU fulfilled the four-year scholarship agreement, this isn't a good look for the program. We met the letter of the law but certainly not the spirit.

Let the DVs commence.