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Oldschoolbuck 12th Warrior


from Findlay, Ohio

Member since 12 February 2013 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: January 12, 2015
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Jack Tatum
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Kelvin Ransey
  • NFL TEAM: Miami Dolphins
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

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Comment 21 hours ago

As has been pointed out - this "award" is a freaking joke.
A 6-7 team turns around to 12-0 the next bloody year! No "COY";
A National Championship with a team that was thought to be "a year away" - No "COY"

Let Ferentz and Smith and whoever else win that piece of junk - I'll take B1G & Natty trophies any day. And we all know Urban would too.

Comment 19 Aug 2016

Change a tire, hell - looks like she's able to do a brake job!
Seriously, though, major props for rescuing that critter. As for Baylor, an upstanding Southern Baptist institution, perhaps they should consider what the Good Book says about treating animals.

Comment 15 Aug 2016

Has anyone had to pick up the slack for a tightwad?
I was out one evening with a group and threw down $20 extra because one of the people was a complete idiot and only left about a 1% tip for the poor waitress (who did a very good job, actually). Mrs. Oldschool, who is notoriously "frugal" (ahem, read tightwad) on most occasions, actually suggested I put in another $10, which I did.

Comment 15 Aug 2016

which is a pretty apt way to describe that entire year John Cooper's tenure.

I know where you were going with that RB4!
Here's a fun fact: I still can't watch a big game without this nagging thought creeping into my cerebral cortex, "I know they'll find a way to lose and break my heart!"

That's all thanks to the John Cooper years!
(I am getting help now, however, with a heavy dose of UFM-therapy!)

Comment 06 Aug 2016

The quote from Flavius Josephus in the 1st century, regarding how the Roman Legions trained, comes to mind, GTH:
"It would not be far from the truth to call their drills bloodless battles, their battles bloody drills."

Obviously the war metaphor only stretches so far when it comes to a football game, but certainly some of the training philosophy runs parallel. It's also true in the academic realm - anyone who is accepted into a professional graduate school (medicine, law, dentistry, vet, etc.) will tell you the first year is the worst, as they try to weed-out those who may not have "the right stuff".
 

Comment 06 Aug 2016

Thanks for the insider peek, KMP10. Although I (obviously) didn't have the access to the kind of info that your family member did, the eyeball test showed me that things were "loose and light" under Coach Cooper - from end zone "celebrations" to removing the helmet after a great play (illegal now) to high stepping on the way to a TD (which would probably draw a flag for unsportsmanlike conduct) to trash talking - the Buckeyes in the '90s showed a lot of behavior that bordered on undisciplined foolishness (IMO). Talent? Heck, Cooper could and did recruit great talent from all over. But the main thing I noticed when The Vest took over was a definite emphasis on playing with discipline and focus.

Oh, and The Vest also understood that beating TTUN was always one of the goals if a season were to be considered successful - the skunk weasels weren't "just like any other team"!!
I loved Coop (he IS a very decent human being) because of his success at putting guys into the NFL and the great teams he assembled - but his tenure was also one of the most frustrating for me, as a fan, because it seemed as though one or two of those loaded teams should have won a Natty.

Comment 02 Aug 2016

+1 for the Shakespeare quotes (and how they were applied to each coach)!

To carry on the meme, this reminds me of a certain coach of a certain team north of C-bus:
"... but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing."
(Macbeth; Act 5, Scene 5)

Comment 02 Aug 2016

Spot on OSU07.
Also, we should take into account that Urban would NOT be doing his due diligence if he didn't evaluate and offer the top-tier talent in the country. The Sibley situation is unfortunate, yet I don't know how you CAN'T take a Dobbins or Akers (or, hopefully, both!) if they want to commit (and Dobbins's commitment was kind of out-of-the-blue, if I recall).
As far as Danny Clark being upset that he isn't "the face of the program" for '17, I think Tate Martell probably has a greater opportunity to actually recruit nationally than Danny (not sure, but I don't believe Danny was at The Opening or any of the big-time camp events). But that, then, takes us back to the "original sin" as it were - was he offered too early? Has he "peaked" already? 
Those two questions are why it would undoubtedly be much better, as some have suggested, if kids weren't allowed to be contacted until they've completed their sophomore year of high school.