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Queensbury, NY (via Troy, NY)

Member since 24 September 2012 | Blog

Lived in Pataskala from 1987 until my retirement in 2002. Daughter a Buckeye Alumn and Zookeeper at the Columbus Zoo. Son a Buckeye through and through. Favorite Buckeye memory was taking my 10 year old son to Picture day and meeting Hoying, Springs, Dudley, George, et.al.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2015 Sugar Bowl - Zeke's 85 yard romp.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: The 2014-15- ... Buckeyes
  • NFL TEAM: Giants
  • MLB TEAM: Yankees, Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 29 Nov 2015

You may be correct, but my thinking goes like this ...

If UNC beats Clemson, they jump us.  I'm pulling for Clemson. Iowa has to beat MSU or both of them finish head of us.  Then Florida has to find a way to upset Alabama and make Bama look bad without looking too good, themselves.  Oklahoma is in no matter what happens.  We will probably be 1st or second team out.  In order for an Independent or non-conference champion to get into the playoff, they need to be "unequivocally" one of the top four teams in the country.  That puts Oklahoma ahead of any non-conference champion. We might get in ahead of a two or three loss conference champion, but not a one loss champion (like UNC if they win).  I am happy with a great Bowl placement.  I don't expect the B1G to have 2 teams in, but stranger things have happened.  GO BUCKS!!

Comment 25 Oct 2015

As a fan who is 650 miles removed from Columbus, I am a whole lot less nervous knowing J.T. is driving the Ohio State offense.  I love Cardale and really appreciate having him in the bullpen, but it is J.T. time to get everything moving together and in the right direction. Players vote for their captains for lots of reasons, but chief among them is confidence.  The team plays with more confidence when J.T. is in.


Comment 19 Oct 2015

Here is how I describe the two polls.  AP has voters who pay attention and have opinions, but they really don't know a lot about what they opine.  Then you have USA Today where the voters really know their stuff, but they don't pay much attention to what is going on.  It will all work out in the end as long as we keep winning. 

Comment 06 Oct 2015

I will preface my comments with a big AMEN to your observation that everyone but Urban knows (thinks they know) what is wrong with his offense. 

I have to think Chris Carter is pretty close to the center of the bullseye.  "Clunky" is a term that has come up in conversations I have been involved in about this offense since Cardale took over.  It just seems smoother with JT at the helm, a testament to but that is an outsider's perspective who doesn't know what the coaches want or see.

The lack of identity is what is (may be) contributing to the awful red zone performance. The fact that Urban is considering using JT as their Red Zone QB suggests the team is more efficient with him pulling the strings.

And I'm giving Urban the benefit of all my years of arm-chair quarterbacking for FREE!

Comment 02 Oct 2015

Devin excelled at making adjustments while the ball was in the air and placing his body between the defender and the ball so that only he could catch it.  The only way to keep him from catching it was to interfere.  It is those ball skills that I see lacking, especially on the underthrows. 

Comment 09 Sep 2015

And hate to play this card, but I think Urban knows a little bit more about football and the 2015 Buckeyes than us speculative internet posters, so I'm gonna side with him on this one. He made the right choice, for now.

I am with you.   Just because I don't understand all the reasons for Urb's decisions does not mean I think he is wrong.  He knows what he wants his players to do and knows who is better able to deliver on that day.  I would have been fired half way through the first year, and that is giving me the benefit of the doubt.  LOL

Comment 08 Sep 2015

With Cardale, the offense seems to be more of a big play team and appears to this old couch potato as herky jerky in its approach.  With J.T. I think they look more methodical and more efficient in using the entire offense.  I am not suggesting the coaches were wrong in playing Cardale, I am simply sharing my opinion based on my observations - which are both questionable, at best.  Maybe it was the VT defense that dictated the coaching decisions.

At half time EZ had only four runs (vs. Cardale's 9) for 105 yards.  Urban did some half time correcting and the 2nd half was more like what we all expected.