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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 19 Nov 2014

I agree.  Does anyone know of a RB who has had similar shoulder injuries?  Would his shoulder hold up to the pounding a RB typically takes.

I hope he stays, but seeing how transferring worked out for Wilson I would hold no ill will against him if he chose a similar route.  

Comment 18 Nov 2014

Thanks for the input.  If I had written "I'm cool with that"  instead of  "I have no problem with that" would you have found it less judgmental?

I am the father of  4, one college student and 1 soon to be.  While they may be adults from a legal perspective they still need much guidance.  Some they seek from my wife and me, some they don't but we still give.  Spend one weekend night on a college campus and you realizes that these young adults still have a lot of growing up to do.  Coach Meyer spends a lot of energy on helping the young adults under his charge make wise decisions.

We spend a lot of time discussing Twitter as it relates to recruits and players here on 11W.  I thought I would share my opinion on how to judge what is appropriate.  Maybe I could have done it in a better way.  But, it is clear after the disgusting, hate filled immature things tweeted about Jalin Marshall last Saturday many need some guidance when it comes to Twitter. 

Comment 18 Nov 2014

DerryKing, my name and my children's names are  mispronounced and misspelled all the time - even when you spell them out for some one.  A lady at Starbucks misspelled my daughter's name on her cup so poorly it was not even phonetically close.  It has become a family inside joke.  It has become the family's pet name for her.  My son's name is butchered so bad that at places where it is not important for people to know his real name, like at Starbucks, he just uses Joe.  But, we all love our real names and would never change them.  One of our parent's greatest gift to us.

As far as Dontre, while expectation were too high, unfortunately many so called Buckeye fans are idiots.  Exhibit A:  the idiots tweeting about Jalin Marshall last Saturday.  Many of these folks need to get a life or go find a SEC team to root for!

Comment 17 Nov 2014

Urban coaches the team, just not Jalin.  As he has always stated he rewards effort.  If Jalin's errors were due to lack of effort he would have been benched.  We have seen Meyer bench players in the past, so I trust if Jalin deserved benching he would have been.  All the players learned that they will not be punished when they give their best yet the outcome is not so great.  This was a teaching moment for the entire team.  Takes a secure, mature coach not to over react and do what is best for the team in the long run.

Comment 17 Nov 2014

Pat Forde would not agree.  Simply the worst sport writer, but what does one expect from Yahoo! Y'all!

Comment 17 Nov 2014

If you are college or near college age (<27) I have no problem with you following players who are near your same age.  If you are over 27 you should honestly ask yourself, "Would I follow these guys if they weren't tOSU football players?"  If the answer is YES, more power to you.  If the answer is NO, I think you should stop following them. 

Comment 16 Nov 2014

For me, the thing that made college football unique and great is that we can have discussions like these where there is not a right answer.  I never liked the BCS and don't like this playoff and the quasi-official crowning of a national champ. In the past, each fan had his/her own national champ.  They would argue all off season on who the true champ was until started playing again.  College football was about the school, not individual players or teams.  That's why I have no problem referring to the Buckeyes in first person.  That is why the players gather at the end of each game to sing "Carmen Ohio".  It is about something much bigger than this team. If we win out, but don't make the playoff we are the champs even if we don't have the trophy.

Comment 16 Nov 2014

Should treat Indiana and Coleman as preparation for Wisconsin and Gordon.  Hopefully lots of tackling practice the next three weeks.  If we continue to tackle like we have the last two weeks Gordon may break the record he just set.

Comment 10 Nov 2014

I'm more worried about the coaches.  I'm sure Coach Kill and company are working on a scheme the Buckeyes have not seen this year.  I fear a "we weren't prepared for the gopher-front D"  next Saturday evening.

Comment 10 Nov 2014

I agree most teams have adjusted to the wildcat.  It amazed me how successful we were on third and short with just Barrett in the backfield.  Particularly since we did essentially the same thing against the Illini.  The Illini did a better job against it.  Maybe JT's knee is much better.  The O-line did a good job of preventing penetration and JT was able to get to the edge and lunge forward for the first down.  Last year Miller was no able to get to the edge.  Maybe going empty backfield gave us a blocking/formation advantage making it easier to get to the edge.  I like having a back behind the QB, like an I-formation.  The back can get a head of steam - ala Eddie George - and the play can go left or right.  I don't like the ball carrier moving parallel to the line of scrimmage.  Forward momentum of a 225# back should be able to get a 1st down every time.