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Columbus, Ohio (via Homeworth, Ohio)

Member since 01 March 2012 | Blog

I'm currently a PhD student at THE Ohio State University, studying Aerospace Engineering. Specifically, I am researching fundamental particle impact characteristics in both cold and hot (2000 F) flows to help define a model for particulate deposition in gas turbine engines that can lead to early part failure.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: OSU vs. USC, 2009: Best crowd atmosphere I've ever experienced.
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns (sigh)
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers (double sigh)
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians (triple sigh)

Recent Activity

Comment 05 Oct 2015

Something that should be obvious to people: If a company has enough money to plaster your television with commercials during every break, perhaps their business model is such that it is unwise to spend your money on their services.

Comment 05 Oct 2015

Yeah, I've been mostly lurking for the past few years, and there does seem to be a rather large contingent of users I've never seen before bringing the negativity in a lot of the threads. Could be trolls, could be lurkers who have become frustrated enough to comment, or maybe the site has become popular enough to have an influx of new members who aren't familiar with the laid back atmosphere I typically see on 11W.

Whatever it is, the site has become less enjoyable as a result (not a knock on the staff or mods at all - what they do is amazing). I agree with your analysis. It seems like people are overly defensive, particularly with the QB and offense situation. Not everyone, of course - there's plenty of reasoned, level-headed discussion - but the amount of (for lack of a better word) bickering that I've seen since the season started is making me much less inclined to view some of the content, and has steered me away from the live threads completely.

Comment 01 Oct 2015

Welcome, Jonathan! Wonderfully written article, I must say. I love that you not only broke down the Xs and Os, but threw in supplementary information that really helps people understand how that actually translates to on-field play (for example, the bit about how the secondary can recognize run/pass nearly immediately without looking in the backfield).

I look forward to reading more of your work in the future.

Comment 30 Sep 2015

Hmm...if it were me, I'd be rooting as follows:

WVU - OK: Toss-up. I don't think WVU steals many recruits from us, and both are too low in the polls right now to root for parity.

Clemson - ND: Clemson, for parity.

Ark - Tenn.: Can't go wrong rooting against Bert.

Bama - GA: Bama, for parity.

FL - Miss.: FL, for parity.

As you can probably tell, I'm in the "It's great when everyone important except OSU loses" crowd most of the time.

Comment 23 Sep 2015

Seriously...the number of people here who apparently think they know more about evaluating QBs than Meyer is hilarious. I love the "we're not going to (win the B1G / get to the playoff / win the championship) with Cardale at QB" Nostradamus imitators.

Chill out, people. We lost to VT last year, took 2 OT to beat Penn State, and trailed Indiana 20-14 in the 3rd quarter (yeah, the Indiana who went 0-7 in the B1G). We played poorly several times last year as well, and everything worked out in the end. Personally, I'll defer to the guys who are experts at this football thing when it comes to choosing who should start.

Comment 19 Sep 2015

runs a program into the ground

We went 12-0 two seasons later, 12-2 the following season, and won a national championship the year after that. Please explain how that qualifies as "running a program into the ground." 

From the time he walked on campus he knowingly played , paid and turned a blind eye to a host of questionable players.

[citation needed] 

Comment 12 Sep 2015

Calm yourself...I'm pretty sure "play his way out of the starting job" simply means he's the starter until or unless his performance no longer warrants being the starter. 

You really should chill out with regard to this Cardale love affair you've got going on. He's a great QB...we all get it. At this point, though, it seems you're actively looking to be slighted by anyone saying anything about him that isn't obvious, glorifying praise. 

Comment 04 Sep 2015

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that even though we're missing a few key receiving options, the x-factor of Braxton and the improvement of the slobs, Zeke, and whoever is QB means plenty of scoring for the good guys. 

45-13 OSU

Comment 04 Sep 2015

Well, I think a lot of people would have been surprised had you told them Minny would have the ball with a chance to win the game at the end against TCU. Regardless of the outcome, congrats to them.

Comment 04 Sep 2015

A lot of "Well, if it weren't for the turnovers, we'd have won" nonsense. By that same argument, if it weren't for #13(?) for Utah being an idiot and extending two UM drives, they'd have lost by 17.

My favorite, though:

"Looks like no 10 plus wins this year, but Harbaugh will improve the team. I still think 8 or 9, if we can beat MSU or OSU at home?"

Comment 03 Sep 2015

They'd have to play a highly ranked defense (in the Big 12? lol) in a conference championship game (in the Big 12? lol) and blow them out in a shutout (TCU not giving up points? lol)...I doubt they'd get a shot if they lost to Minny.