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


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Comment 29 Jan 2015

I think there is a difference between a 18 year old changing his mind versus an institution ultimately run by highly educated, and I hope wise and rational, adults.  I hope we hold these adult run institutions to a higher standard.  Surely, if we think things like the number and color of alternative uniforms are important factors for 18 year olds we clearly know their decisions include a fair amount of irrationality.  (Only if we wore the black unis, TG would not have even visited Auburn and LSU

Comment 24 Jan 2015

Let's be honest, if you just saw the pictures of JT, Cardale, and Braxton at the Championship celebration and you had your heart set on playing QB in college in the next year or two would you not be looking elsewhere?

BTW, the picture of JT, Cardale, and Braxton where Cardale and Braxton are laughing is a great picture.  What do you think happened or was said just before that photo was taken?  My guess,

JT:  "Y'all hear Gibson is visiting Miami." 

Comment 22 Jan 2015

Staples forgot Gary Nova!

I understand that "4 flats on a Cadillac" means "way back" and that the expression is used in raps.  It sounds cool, but I don't understand why it means way back.  Can someone please explain?

Comment 21 Jan 2015

Not true.  The NCAA investigates high schools.  High school students interested in playing sports in college must register with the NCAA clearing house.  The NCAA tracks the students high school academics and recruitment.  Transferring often raises red flags. So, while the NCAA may not be able to do anything to the school directly, they can prevent its students from being eligible to play NCAA sanctioned college sports.  They investigated a school in Mass a few years ago.

NCAA opens investigation into high school powerhouse Notre Dame Prep (Mass.)

Daniel Martin

Sep 29, 2012, 9:46 AM EST

Comment 21 Jan 2015

Does this mean the third guy to take a hit could claim "third-hand smoke"?

I think his father misunderstood him when he said it was a "second-hand toke".  Carrington being the second to take a hit.

Comment 18 Jan 2015

My feelings exactly.  A lot of guys who know how to lose!

Also, with a whole new coaching staff and system doesn't all this "starter" stuff go out the window.  Everything will be new, so sort of like they are all 1st year guys.

Comment 18 Jan 2015

If my son was a QB I would not want him to start as a true freshman if he has NFL QB aspirations.  To be a viable NFL QB one must be a passer.  It seems to me that many true freshmen develop bad habits to compensate for lack of physical and mechanical development and understanding of the game.  As examples I offer the kid from Penn State, Hackenburg, and, unfortunately, Braxton.  Both started as true freshmen and over came deficiencies with shear physical talent.  And it worked.  They won games. However, I think they both have habits that will prevent them from being successful NFL QBs.  I would want my son to take a long term view.  Red shirt as a freshman.  Learn the game through practice and film and develop both physically and mechanically. 

A program is in trouble if they are starting a true freshman at QB.  Playing a true freshman at QB is a sign of desperation.  Like Fickell was when he started Braxton.  It may work out, but not a good sign for a program.     

Comment 14 Jan 2015

I know Curtis Grant doesn't get much love here, but I thought he set the physical tone early in the game.  His leg drive on hits was great, driving through blockers and ball carriers.  I think maybe his best game as a Buckeye. 

By the end of the game Oregon's backs were bracing themselves for the hits they were about to receive. On one play near the end the back almost came to a complete stop and balled himself up as, I think, Lee was preparing to deliver the blow. 

Not only the D was dishing the pain.  Oregon's big DEs were just plan beat-up.       

Comment 09 Jan 2015

When I first read this I thought it said Neil Diamond was on a quest for a Buckeye jersey.  Could he not buy one like everyone else?  My guess he could afford one.  Maybe he is hoping for Knighthood like Sir Paul McCartney.

Did not figure Neil to be much a football fan.  I don't care for his music, but if he is a Buckeye fan that's OK by me.

Comment 09 Jan 2015

At first I am a little pissed when someone corrects my written errors, but I recover quickly.  I am probably making the same mistakes in my professional life.  The corrections made here make me pay more attention to what I write at work. Just might help me earn a few more dollars down the line.

Comment 09 Jan 2015

I think Bennet based on who is currently on the team and recruiting.  With "next-man-up" it appears WR is well situated, but I not as confident the same holds for DL.  The "future is bright" with Coach Johnson at the helm, but it think the future arrives a little sooner at WR than DL.

Comment 07 Jan 2015

Take a closer look.  That photo was taken at tOSU:  Block O with buckeye leaves on banner in background, OT Darryl Baldwin on the field, etc.  If I recall correctly, it was reported here on 11W that Kelly visited this past summer.

Comment 06 Jan 2015

I would give Bosa an assist on every play.  His mere presence forced Bama to have only half a field to play with.  They were afraid to even go his way.  They were more afraid of Bosa than Clowney.  When Bama played South Carolina when Clowney was there they had lots of success running right at him.  My opinion of Clowney is based on those games.  In my opinion Clowney is a little below average when the play is at him.  His strength is trailing the play and pass rush where he can use his speed.  Bosa is a complete player, strong at the point of attack, trailing the play and rushing the passer.  Bosa has a much better understanding of leverage and angles.  Think about their respective signature plays.  Clowney goes unblocked and creams a tiny, just learning the position, UM running back.  Bosa bull rushes a blocker using the blockers body to tackle a 6'5", 250# QB. 

Comment 06 Jan 2015

I don't quite follow.  Based on this year, he may be starting by the 3rd or 4th game. And play in the National Championship Game.