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Comment 27 Aug 2014

I just remember how excited I was when Herman was able to land the best QB of his class from Texas.

Now that excitement is rekindled as I anticipate watching him hone his considerable skills on the field.

My optimism is not at all cautious.  I expect him to succeed ... NO ... to excel. 

Comment 27 Aug 2014

I remember at Tampa, the year before Earl showed up there, they had a 195 pound nose tackle who dominated the LOS.  Of course having John Matuzak at DE taking on double and triple teams helped.

And in 1967 the Coast Guard Academy had a 155 pound Nose Tackle who was effective (Of course that was DIII).

The point is, quickness, leverage, and technique are important, and that's what Navy brings to the party. 

Comment 27 Aug 2014

I attended the Coast Guard Academy back in '67 and '68 (Between Otto Graham stints), but left for medical reasons during my Swab year.  I have an enduring affection for the Military Academies and the young cadets and midshipmen who have dedicated their lives to serving our country.


On Saturday I will be cheering for the Buckeyes.  It would be different if it were war.

Anchors aweigh.  Go Buckeyes.

Comment 26 Aug 2014

Size, speed, and athleticism are the Buckeyes' advantages.  If Navy has an advantage, it is discipline.  I would be very surprised if this ends up being a close game. 

Having said that, I wouldn't admit it in the Buckeye locker room, and neither will Urban.

Comment 23 Aug 2014

Perhaps I am a totally depraved lunatic, but I am convinced Zeke will have over 1200 yards rushing this year, barring injury.

We have lots of rushing yards to distribute when you consider we lost two 1,000 yard rushers.  The question in my mind is whether Rod Smith, Dontre Wilson, or someone else will step up to make a second 1,000 yard rusher on this team.

It is now Game Week.  Go Buckeyes. Beat the Naval Academy.

Comment 23 Aug 2014

The coaching staff spent this morning game-planning for Navy.  If that isn't enough to get you stoked, nothing is.

Comment 22 Aug 2014

Because of the youth factor in the Ohio State line up, perhaps Virginia Tech, Cincinnati, and Penn State could be competitive games, but the one I am most worried about is Minnesota.

Having said that, I will be disappointed with anything less than an 11-1 regular season

Comment 22 Aug 2014

"~~Couple that with a relatively easy schedule "

Relative to what?  As far as the B1G is concerned, it is not "relatively easy." Virginia Tech and Cincinnati  may not be Oregon or LSU, but they are both ranked in the top 25 by some pundits.  Michigan State is for real, and look out for Minnesota and Penn State on the road.  

Comment 21 Aug 2014

Past is history. It has no impact on the present or future other than what we can learn from it. 

J.T. is NOT a freshman, he is in his second year in the program and has had the benefit of two Springs, as well.  He is actually farther along in his development than Braxton was in 2012 because of the coaching he has had.

The O Line is better (better talent, more depth, more time in the system) than the one that went 12-0 in 2012, and the Defense should be solid (some have suggested it might be the best in the country).

Yes, the loss of Braxton potentially puts the Virginia Tech, Cincinnati, and Penn State games in play, and it makes MSU a real challenge, BUT ...

The VT game, because of the style of defense and the talent in the defensive backfield (best in the country?) should tell us how the rest of the season will go.  If we put up 27 or more points against VT, I think we should win the B1G and be playoff bound.  If our offense struggles, then we will probably end up 10-2 or 11-1 and go to a January 1 Bowl.

Since all is speculation, I am going to sit back and enjoy the season, focusing on Navy and VT to give me a barometric reading for prediction purposes.


Comment 21 Aug 2014

I am much less worried about our Defense than I am our Offense.  We have only three starters returning on O, Decker, Heuerman and Smith.  We have a ton of potential, but all of it is unproven.

Do we have the talent to run the table? Yes.

The reason I am so optimistic about this season is Urban "really, really" likes this team, and they had the best practice Urban has seen in Columbus on the day after BM went down.

Comment 21 Aug 2014

We, the Buckeyes, don't need J.T. to be Braxton Miller.  We need J.T. to be the best J.T. he can become between now and game time.  We need him to understand what he brings to the party and work within those parameters.  We need him to understand the skill sets of the players around him and make the best use of those skills as he can by getting the ball to the right person at the right time.

So far, by demeanor reputation, and past behavior, J.T. looks like he gets it.  Navy will be a challenge.  He needs to focus on Navy for now.  After that, VT will really tell us what we can expect for the rest of the season.

This is college football at its finest.

Go Buckeyes!

Comment 21 Aug 2014

I understand that, and they even have ex Navy head coach Johnson, but still, GT is a D-1 program with a pretty good tradition.  Greene was the go to receiver when they needed it and he is lost in the crowd at OSU.  It just piques my curiosity and elevates my expectations.