I agree, and I have said all year that it is not his play calling that is missed, but rather his ability to prepare and coach QBs. It seemed like the QBs were always very confident in their decisions and made them quickly under Herman. Not sure what he did differently, but I doubt I would understand it anyway... you know... with his Mensa-ness and everything.
To be fair... I do about the same thing to any OSU fan who says, Meatchicken, Brady Choke, Horribaugh, or anything of the sort.
My brother and I never understood why there was such a big backlash about the pass interference call at the end of OT. Everybody in that stadium seemed okay with the call... Then... we got our DVD of the game a few months later. Fouts was the one who made that the shit-show that it became.
Stay strong. What you are doing is not easy. I have no idea who you are in the real world, but I am insanely proud of you.
Married in Vegas... Came home to Columbus and had a reception in the back yard. Bonfire, burgers, hotdogs, and the 2006 OSU vs Texas game projected. Whole reception cost about $350... Loved every second of the day and every second of my life with my wife since.
I have all of the 2002 games on VHS... It is the only reason that I still have a VCR hooked up in my basement (and because I refused to buy any of the digitally remastered versions of the Star Wars movies... I will be DAMNED if I will allow Greedo to shoot first in this house!!!).
It appears that the Athletic Department ignored the giant sign above the South Stands that says, "Pay It Forward." Some dude said it... I can't remember who... I have always thought of the Spring Game as the Athletic Department paying it forward. It was my trial run to make sure my daughter would make it through a real game without me having to duct tape her to a bleacher. It is a time to get down closer to the field. It is a time to think what it might be like to actually be talented enough to have played on that great field while not having a heart attack about the game that is happening.
If they can't see the value in the future fans, they are definitely missing the boat.
Quickly flipping through the game breakdowns for the year, 10 of those 34 TE catches were also in the 3 games that Kenny Guiton was the primary QB. That leaves 24 for the other 11 games of the year. A difference of 3.33 vs. 2.18 catches per game for Kenny G vs Braxton. My memory told me that Kenny was better at finding the underneath receiver, but I was curious if the numbers agreed. This was in no way in depth research, but at least a starting point if anybody cared to take it further.
That NIT game is easily my favorite basketball game I have been to in the past 10 years. Whether it is nostalgia or that the environment is really that much better, I am not certain. I have a feeling that half of us in the stands that game were also there to prove how much better of an environment there was back in the good ol' days... With that said, the Schott has certainly helped recruiting and provided revenue to the university. I have seen 4 or 5 concerts in the Schott that I can say, with confidence, would not have taken place on campus without the new arena being there. Love the Schott for what it provides, but miss the hell out of the loud, old, dump that provided so many great memories.
People must not have been able to feel the tremor in Columbus yesterday. I heard a rumble and felt my house sway a bit in Pickerington. I don't think it was felt much farther away than that.
I agree that this is the year to win. I would much rather replace a couple wide receivers and a RB than 4 starting, senior, offensive lineman. It is amazing how undervalued a good O-Line still is in college football. I was amazed that Alabama didn't lose an early game for that very reason this season.
The Media Department has a 28 game winning streak...