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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Most memorable games: Michigan 2006, and the 2010 Rose Bowl.

    Favorite moment wasn't on the field: I was walking back to my dorm the Thursday before the 2006 Michigan game, and I saw the suzaphonist by himself practicing the i-dot and bow, over and over in the rain.

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Comment 26 Mar 2014

"A-gap tight zone vertical power run team with play action pass off of it"

I thought that comment was really interesting. I had figured we would see more outside zone read/power read this year since the backs might have more top-end speed than Hyde.

Comment 24 Mar 2014

We only see a sliver of the time these kids put into their sport, so we can't say that for a fact.

But, either way: evaluating how well a kid takes coaching is part of the "talent evaluation" portion of the coaches' job. Again, I'm not calling for Matta's firing by any stretch of the imagination. I'm just saying that I hate to see people making fun of kids who put a ton of time into a sport while not being compensated fairly. What these kids do -- work a full time job (and then some) as an athlete while keeping up grades -- is tough, and we don't know what else is going on in these kids' lives. Don't be so quick to pass judgment, especially on the players.

Comment 20 Mar 2014

Thanks Kyle. I have a quick question for you: The way Ross has been explaining the cover-4 Ash runs is that both safeties will come hard at run action. How does explanation mesh with what you said about one coming into the box faster on run action? (Not saying you or Ross missed anything. I'm probably just missing a nuance here.)


Comment 19 Feb 2014

I'm excited to see how the situation at WR shakes out, but let's not downplay the contributions of Posey and Sanzenbacher. That duo obviously doesn't match the 05 or 06 receivers, but they were very productive.

Side note: This article mentions the 05 receives, but how about those 2006 receivers? Ginn, Gonzo, Hartline, Robo, and Roy Hall. Every one of them ended up being drafted.

Comment 31 Jan 2014

Am I missing something here? They finished #2 in the coaches poll and #5 in the AP. They finished #1 in the National Football Foundation poll -- which I can't imagine was accepted as one of the "official" polls of college football.

Comment 31 Jan 2014

This whole discussion about Auburn is about them claiming dubious championships. That's exactly what OSU does when it claims it won the 1970 championship, when it actually lost the last game of the season.

Comment 31 Jan 2014

Schools that live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

OSU claims the 1970 national championship even though it lost the Rose Bowl, while Nebraska went undefeated (one tie, but won it's bowl) and was ranked #1 in the AP at the end of the season.

Comment 10 Dec 2013

One huge penalty I haven't seen very many people mention was the false start on 3rd and 5 late in the game. 3rd and 5 in the maroon zone is a totally different playcall than 3rd and 10.

Comment 10 Dec 2013

Where does the confidence in Guiton come from? It comes from success against the easier part of the OSU schedule. People need to live in reality. I love Guiton and I'm glad he's on the team, but Cal's defense isn't MSU's.

Comment 04 Dec 2013

I love 11W and all the content here, but a word of advice: Don't distort images from their original proportions. (The one used here got squished.)

Comment 19 Nov 2013

Another H question: With Dontre's speed, wouldn't it make sense to send him deep every once in a while? I think the answer is that the H typically works the underneath option routes... But couldn't his speed be used to outrun the defense on deep routes?

Comment 19 Nov 2013

Any idea why they aren't bringing in Hall instead of Elliot or why Hall isn't playing the H? Did playing as a normal RB at the start of the year really set Hall back so far as the H that he shouldn't see the field?

Comment 19 Nov 2013

This makes no sense to me. We heard so much about him in the off season for the past two years and he did great earlier in the year when Hyde was gone. I would love to see him more.

Comment 10 Oct 2013

On TV (and in the stands) there was a lot of complaining and commenting on how the CBs were lining up far off the receivers. Was there anything wrong with their depth? I chalked it up to playing a defense that's weakness is the flat.

Comment 11 Sep 2013

It would be great if we could win without Miller, because he could sit and rest for another week since Florida A&M is after Cal... but he better be ready to play vs Wisconsin.

Comment 27 Aug 2013

This was a typo, right?

"The defense will be in dime coverage a majority of the time, a favorite formation of Everett Withers."

OSU's primary defense should be four down linemen, two LBs, 2 safetys, 2 corners and a "star"... unless I missed something?

Comment 25 Aug 2013

Don't get too caught up with formation names. If OSU lines up in the diamond they will still be running the same plays they usually run, just with some extra wrinkles. You'll still see power read/IV, inside zone, outside zone and counter. A formation is just where you stand before you run your play. It's not an offense and its not a play.

Comment 15 Aug 2013

I don't understand why people talk so much trash about Tressel offenses. They won a national title, BCS games, a Heisman and a LOT of Big 10 games.

Also, "Dave" is just power, which we still run plenty.