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PHX (via CMH)

Member since 19 June 2014 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 National Championship
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: "Steely Eyed" Craig Krenzel
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs (although I really dislike the NBA)
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: USA & Colombia, Crew, Arsenal

Recent Activity

Comment 05 Oct 2015

Anybody who says there's nothing wrong with the office needs to be locked up. Now, does it elevate itself to the word panic? Probably not.

I say 6.

Here's the problem... the playcalling is questionable at best. The commentators are right, they're running Zeke a lot left to right rather than north and south. Additionally, on Saturday the playcalling at the end of the game was that we were playing not to lose rather than playing to win.

Should this team be able to do whatever it wants against a team ranked 119th in total defense? Or against Western Michigan who was ranked 99th in total defense? With the talent we have I think they should be putting up Baylor numbers but would be thrilled with something that looked more fluid and well conceptualized.

Comment 05 Oct 2015

Racists? Good god I'm glad I don't log in to the game threads. Those are the same people that yell that racism has ended because we have a black president, meanwhile they point out race every chance they get.

Ban Hammer Away!

Comment 24 Sep 2015

This is Urban playing psychologist in my opinion.

He says it's not Jones, but he is clearly not playing well... worse than Barrett who is also playing poorly.

Maybe Jones is one of those guys that doubts himself as much as everyone else doubts him... after all, when he was pulled from the game against NIU it looked like he was sulking on the sideline. Whereas when Barrett was #2 he would have the headset on and cheering on his guys.

Meyer is telling the public it isnt Jones' fault to build up his ego/pride. In private he's telling him to remember before Wisconsin, and before Alabama, and before Oregon... everyone doubted Jones... now is his time to prove the doubters wrong.

Just my thoughts

Comment 23 Sep 2015

I wouldnt be opposed to them being moved down in the polls. Last year I argued to everyone I could that FSU was not a top 4 team in the country and just because they won the prior year didnt warrant a #1 ranking. Also they ran through a weak conference in some very close games.

The script is replaying itself these first 3 games. I have confidence they'll get it corrected though, which one cannot say for FSU.

Comment 22 Sep 2015

We all wish we knew... I think it went something like this:

#3: Connor, after knowing you I think you're really a tight end

Cook: Really?! (giggles, putting index finger up to lips) Come here you... (grabs #3 by hips)

Dantonio: (snaps photo to use for Times Square billboard supporting Cook for Heisman)

(Jerry Sandusky is in the corner drooling)

Comment 22 Sep 2015

No slight to Eli Apple but Gareon Conley is the best DB in the conference and one of the best in the country based on his play over the first 3 games (Yes, he's better than Jabril Peppers in my opinion).

I think teams were picking on him the first 3 games simply because he's the new guy but they are realizing he has nearly perfect coverage every time the ball goes his way. I think they'll start attacking Apple or the middle of the field in between Kwon and the safeties which is probably the weak part of the pass D.

I am beyond impressed with Conley... DBU

Comment 21 Sep 2015

Sometimes, the problem with Jones is he falls in love with deeper routes. On his second interception it was first down and he had Thomas on the sideline for an 8 yard gain... instead he tried to throw for a 15 yard gain and it's intercepted.


Also, Zack Smith needs to work with the WR's and TE's on the depth of their routes... yes Wilson ran short once, but Vannett ran short twice on key 3rd downs.


All minor errors but errors nonetheless. Thank god we dont have Toledo on the schedule! BERT!!!!!!

Re: Warriner... he fixed the run issues but that doesnt mean that the playcalling was good. What was addressed here by Kyle wasnt playcalling but offensive adjustments. The two are not one in the same. Yes, the offense made adjustments to the movement of the defense but that doesnt change the fact that Elliot should have had 30 carries and Samuel should have had 10... it also doesnt change the route combinations... something isnt working with the passing game this year... we cannot lay that entirely at the feet of the QB's

Comment 17 Sep 2015

Before the season I posted on here how I didnt understand how Auburn was rated in the top 6 in the country by virtually everyone.

They lost 4 of their last 5 games... one of which was to Wisconsin in the bowl game.... a team we beat 59-0.

SEC hype machine again!

Comment 16 Sep 2015

I just dont understand putting down Ohio State for our schedule when Arkansas has played two games, and against Texas El-Paso and the other against Toledo... whom you lost to!

It would different if Bert was complaining after they played A&M, Tennesse, Alabama and Auburn... but Bert is complaining after playing two pretty terrible teams.

Comment 14 Sep 2015

I was, at one time, a Scout member... I remember ages ago arguing with "bank" about his assessment of Shane and that he was a quality 5-star recruit. Despite his low 50% completion rate and high TD-INT ratio IN HIGH SCHOOL scout maintained his 5-star status.

Seems to me that you dont call someone who's hitting .250 in A ball up to the big leagues... but scUM seemed to think he was the second coming.