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Dayton born and raised. Got MS metallurgical engineering from OSU in 1989.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Keith Byar's second half v. Illinios.
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Comment 20 Dec 2014

I agree.  I think Matta did much better with less talent at Xavier.  He seemed to make great in-game adjustments when he was at Xavier.  No lead was big enough against his Xavier teams.  They were always going to make a strong run in the second half.  I thought he did a great job with David West.  I had great expectation when he came to tOSU.  Maybe, he had better assistant coaches at Xavier?     

Comment 20 Dec 2014

Interesting, 10% of 128 is 12.8 (13).  Based on this I would say the 12 coaches beat by the Buckeyes plus Meyer pick the Buckeyes to win.  Who would know better, the 13 that played the Buckeyes or the 114 that didn't?   

Comment 20 Dec 2014

Good teams could always play multiple defenses.  I prefer a base man-to-man - it is active and forces each player to be into the game.  Then, switch up to a zone, press or trap after a time out or to affect the pace of the game or protect a player with fouls or is getting beat-up by a superior player.  In grade school (CYO) we could play three different defenses effectively.  Even threw in a box-n-one when some was eating us up.  In my opinion with young kids keep it simple with a man-to-man with lots of energy and effort.  Asking a kid to think a lot about situational responsibilities will slow him down and he will often react too late, instead of create.

Comment 18 Dec 2014

Mr. Forde there is the driver's seat of a yellow Prius waiting for you in NYC. 

This man has lost all objectivity.  

I think it would be an interesting psychological study to understand why Pat Forde and Mark May so hate tOSU and the B1G.  They lose all rational when it comes to tOSU.  You wonder if they were jilted by a girl from tOSU earlier in life and remain scarred.

edit:  Maybe they are just scared of tOSU.

Comment 17 Dec 2014

Not a fair question.  Like asking a parents which of their children they love best.

Comment 15 Dec 2014

I rarely down vote, and I did not down vote you, but if Meyer loves Tebow as much as you think he would know that this would be horrible for both Tim and tOSU.  Parents know their children's strengths and weaknesses, and if they truly love them they would not set them up for failure.  Tim being a QB coach would lead to failure.  Tim is/was a great competitor, but his inability to learn proper QB mechanics probably indicates that he probably just doesn't get it.   Probably not a great teacher of the position.  He overcame his deficiencies with effort and brute force.  Things that won't work as a coach.  

Comment 11 Dec 2014

It is tough to fill 24 hours when you only have, if you are luck, maybe 3 hours of quality material.  CNN, FOX, ESPN ... all have the same problem.  Most of the time is spent kissing up to whomever pays the bills.  

Comment 11 Dec 2014

One of the first things Jeff Long said is that tOSU is a complete team.  I read into this that the committee does not think Baylor and TCU are complete teams.  So, I'm pretty sure 61-58 played a fairly big role in the committee's decision.

My take from the decision is two fold

1.  don't play FCS teams (unless you are an SEC East team)

2.  play defense

Comment 10 Dec 2014

I want the media to be careful, but I want all of this reported.  The Police did the right thing when they report it to the media.  The media did the right thing when they report it.  (How they report it may be another issue.)  We don't want a FSU-TPD-like relationship in Columbus.  

Comment 08 Dec 2014

Thanks for volunteering, but its "all geek to me."  No insult intended, but I don't understand any of this.  If it makes things better, I am all for it.

Comment 05 Dec 2014

Leinart probably has never seen Jones throw a ball, not saying Jones does not have a strong, but Leinart has to say something to build up the game televised on his network.  These talk shows are just commercials to advertize the upcoming games.  These talking heads like Leinart look good in suits, but know little more than your typical fan.  Most of the regulars here on 11W know much more about college football than Leinart.  Just because you played college football does not mean you know more about the game.  Just think Desmond Howard, he knows very little, and Mark Mays, pushing his agenda because of feelings of inadequacy having played at Pitt.

Comment 05 Dec 2014

What's wrong with this picture?  Football coach's job more more stressful than college president job?  Ask M-Man, as college president he has the added stress of dealing withTitle XI and band directors.

Comment 04 Dec 2014

Here is the announcement.  "Jameis Winston is no longer enrolled as a student at FSU.  He is pursuing his dream to play in the NFL.  Pursuant to state and federal privacy laws the University makes no public statements concerning the records - including conduct records - of a former student without the written permission of said student.  At this time Mr. Winston has not given the University written permission to release his records."