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Ole Buckeye

Adrian, MI (via Columbus)

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Lifer. CBus native living in TSUN.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: OSU-Purdue, Oct. 1968. In the Horseshoe.
  • NFL TEAM: Lions
  • NBA TEAM: Pistons
  • MLB TEAM: Tigers
  • SOCCER TEAM: Gahanna

Recent Activity

Comment 18 Dec 2014

Our 9.5 'dog looks pretty good compared to Oklahoma's 17.5 point spread last year.  They beat Bama by 14, so we should beat them by 22, right???? Doesn't it work that way? Aren't the spreads scientific??

I'm not concerned with Bama talent vs OSU talent.  I'm only worried about our state of mind that evening.  I'm hoping we have a lot of S&G in the stands and the players feel the love.

Comment 17 Dec 2014

Herman did a great job.  The beginning of the year was like a guy who just bought his first Porsche Carrera Turbo.  There is a learning curve about just how hard can I push this thing into corners without it rolling? After a while, the driver learns how hard it can be pushed and not have a disaster.  I felt like in the Navy game and the Va  Tech game, he was still afraid to push things.

Immediately after Va Tech, I think he realized that part of the reason (or even the main reason) we lost that game was we were too conservative, too careful. I don't know if that was more Tom Herman or Urban Meyer's doing, but it seemed like after that he realized he was driving a Porsche, and he always had power in reserve, and could always push it through curves faster than most cars.  Watching the MSU replay last night, you could almost feel him saying, "screw this", and down shifting and pushing the gas pedal to the floor boards.

Alabama will be tough, but if we lose it won't be because Tom Herman was afraid to push this team like he knows (now) it can be pushed.

Next man up!

Comment 17 Dec 2014

Glad Herman is going to Houston and not to a bigger program.  Do you really think Cardale wants to play for Houston? 

I can't wait for lunch time --- I'm gonna go run backwards on my toes!

At this point,  I'm feeling good about the semi-final against AL.  My biggest worry is that our youth works against us --- big time game, big time opponent, etc.   Nerves.

Watching the  OSU-Spart replay last night, the fumbles by Dontre made me a little nauseous.  And it was a freakin' replay!

Comment 15 Dec 2014

Well, one good thing about Herman going to Houston is hopefully none of our talented offensive players will be tempted to transfer there to follow him.  And I agree, he'd have to be on the short list to come back to OSU some day and replace Meyer - or, a la Schembechler, go to TTUN in 5 or 6 years and replace Jim Harbaugh.

Being a coordinator on Meyer's staff is good for your coaching career --- I don't think there will be any shortage of good coaches looking to replace him, or take Warriner's spot in a move-up.

As someone pointed out,  there is no recruiting for the next few weeks, so hopefully everyone will be cool with him staying to coach the playoffs. If not, as long as UFM is in charge, we will be fine.   After all, our defense had just as much to do with that 59-0 as the offense did.

I guess we'll still be 'dogs to Bama.

Comment 15 Dec 2014

If there is a climate worse than the cold winters in the Midwest, it would be the very hot and very humid sauna that is Houston. I hope Herman hates muggy weather. And somehow, I think he knows he can do better than Houston.

Comment 09 Dec 2014

Bennett has been superb, and his leadership skills are like those of an assistant coach.  He will really be missed next year.  RaeKwon needs to take over the D next year and be The Man.

Comment 08 Dec 2014

The pre game commentary on Jan. 1 will be a re-hash of Dan Fouts' "Ohio State is going to be in trouble" BS at the NC game.

That's one of the reasons I love watching that game, to listen to Fouts make an ass of himself.

OF course, when we played Oregon in 2010 there was no way we could match up with their speed.

And Saturday night, there was no way we could control either the Wiscy OL or their D.

God I love being an underdog.

UFM and his staff have 3 weeks + - that's like an eternity to them.  We will see a different OSU offense.  Different movement for Cardale, quick passes to the slot and to the TEs, to set up the long ball.  And we'll run the ball behind our tight ends. Exactly what we'll do, I don't know, but it's enjoyable just contemplating what kind of mind game they will play.  Can't wait.

Comment 05 Dec 2014

One thing I would NOT be comfortable with is "get a big lead and then milk the clock". That never seems to work for us.  Going mostly with the run game is usually in conjunction with a "prevent defense" and we make it too easy.

Not like I have the answer either, but milking the clock drives me nuts.

As for our d, as long as we are not trying to tackle Gordon 3 yards behind the line of scrimmage we should be okay.  Tackling him after a one yard gain works all day. Don't get caught over running the play.

I haven't hardly heard Jalin's name all week.  EZE is going to be big tomorrow night, but if Jalin Marshall has 180 all purpose yards, that will help, too. 

31-23, OSU.

Comment 04 Dec 2014

I think coming out throwing the ball is exactly what Wiscy thinks we won't do, which is why we should do it.

Go back and watch the first drive of OSU-Oregon in the Rose Bowl.  The Oregon team could not understand what was happening, 8 out of 9 called pass plays.  Herbstreidt was stunned.  I'd love to see that again, along with the TP stiff arm when a line backer tries to take CJ down.

OSU 31-23

Comment 02 Dec 2014

Unless we go 15-22 from three point land, I see this as a 10 or 15 point loss for the Bucks.  Rebounding is weak, and the zone D makes it tougher.  Louisville is the top rebounding team in the country? And Sullinger has graduated, right?

If we really really really shoot it well, though, we could pull one out.

Comment 02 Dec 2014

I'm feeling good about the Cardale vs Stave matchup.

I do agree that Bosa has to be careful with his "freelancing".  Don't want to see him do the spin move to the middle while MG3 runs to the outside. Would love to see some different looks for this game.  I want McMillan to line up as a rush end, and I want the front eight to keep their heads up.

Urban said it already: we're going to see how good our coaches are.  How much have they progressed since VaTech??

OSU 31-23

Comment 01 Dec 2014

I would maintain that we lost the VT game due as much to the coaches tightening up as to JT's inexperience.  I would hope that for the B1GCG Herman and Meyer decide that we have to be all in, and we aren't going to win by being tentative  or running a 6-play book.

Think about it if you are Wiscy's Def coordinator. What in the world do you prepare for?   I think, potentially, our offense holds a psychological advantage.  Add to that the fact that we are 'dogs --- I like that much better than being a 20 point favorite.  On Defense,  line Kwon up as a rush end, alternate with Steve Miller, keep the D line fresh with Shutt and Holmes, shut down that running game.

This is not a prediction thread but I can see the good guys winning 37-23.

Comment 30 Nov 2014

So sad for his family.  For them, their life as they knew it is over. From here forward will be "after we lost Kosta".

Nothing else matters right now.  There is a special support group for people who have lost children - Compassionate Friends - I hope his parents find a local chapter.  There is nothing to compare to losing a child.


Comment 30 Nov 2014

I think Pelini will be the perfect coach for Michigan. He has the credentials - born in Ohio, played at Ohio State.  Destined to lose to Urban Meyer 9 out of 10 times.

You gotta think they would take him over Mike Shanahan.  Harbaugh won't come. Miles is too close to retirement.

...and if you're Pelini, you know that expectaions are low, low, low.

Comment 26 Nov 2014

 I was at that game, too.   I remember telling the scUM fans, just watch out for Carlos Snow, I'm tellin' ya.  And then after halftime he took a little swing pass and turned it into a 67 yard touchdown.  I also recall we injured the scUM quarterback.  Let's hope Barrett stays out of harm's way.  I definitely remember the Spiels having 29 tackles that day, but (and this is weird) I think Bosa's uncle was also playing that day (Eric Kumerow).  And Bo Pelini was a freshman.  Now my head hurts!

Comment 26 Nov 2014

It would be great to win Saturday by a wide margin.  I would love to see every last senior get in the game, and not just for the victory formation.  I hadn't really thought about the fact that they had to hang in there through 2011 and then the change in coaching staff.  I'm really looking forward to watching Bennett Saturday --- he is going to be at high revs all day long.

Comment 25 Nov 2014

Through a quirk of family events combined with me playing in a band on the weekend, I will be home by myself for The Game.  And I'm glad.  I really hate watching this game with anyone who isn't totally over the top Buckeye fanatic.  They just don't understand!

On the topic of today's fans vs "the old days", I will say that what used to happen every year is BOTH coaches turning super-conservative.  I mean like punting-on-third-down conservative.  Like a chess match opening with pawn moves, The Game used to almost always start with a couple of 3 and outs by both teams.  Glad those days are gone.

I hope our LBs keep their heads up and spy the ball instead of bunching up in the gaps. The scum RBs are quick enough to bounce it outside if they have to.

Finally, I must agree that The Game doesn't follow the script of the previous 11 games.  Although against Notre Dame this year, scum had like 180 TOTAL YARDS OF OFFENSE - how the hell do you even do that? - I would not be totally surprised to see Gardner throw for 275 yards.   At times it seems that The Game exists in a parallel dimension to the real world.

Go Bucks, just win (and run up some style points) Baby!

Comment 19 Nov 2014

I would love to see the Bucks shut down IU's rushing attach, because it truly is all they have.

But the other way to counter their rushing attack is for our offense to keep the freaking pedal down. By that I mean, let's put 50 or 60 on the board, and then if IU gets 180 yards rushing and scores 13 points, i'm okay with that! :-)

Can't have the turnovers.  Without the turnovers against Minny, we would have won 48-14.

Of course, it would also be totally cool to have them limit Coleman to 25 carries for 60 yards or somthing like that!

Can't look forward to Michigan --- or Wiscy.