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Comment 21 Jul 2014

Other than being a rabid Buckeye fan, I don't have standing to evaluate whether Grant or anyone else who dons the Scarlet and Grey has been a bust or a success.  I want a dominant defense, but isn't it coaches who select who to offer scholarships, who to play, how to deploy players, and how to develop kids into men?  I try to separate "he is a great football player" from "he is a great person I would want my daughter to date."  The latter is the more important, but I certainly don't know enough to have the answer to either question.  All I know right now is:

Go Buckeyes.  Beat Navy!

Comment 21 Jul 2014

I'm sorry, but they spanked us pretty bad last year, and then went out west and took care of business against a good (not great, but good to very good) Stanford team. Dantonio has them believing in themselves.

Comment 21 Jul 2014

I am not normally a nit picker, BUT when I read, "Few coaches get as much out of his players than Dantonio ..." I cringed.  Possible rewrites:  Few coaches get as much out of their players as Dantonio; Few coaches get more out of their players than Dantonio; Dantonio gets more out his players than most coaches. 

Comment 14 Jul 2014

Ahhhh, but you haven't met us.  You have only introduced yourself to us.  Just wait until you write your first piece in which you offer an opinion that is not universally held by 11W readers.  That is when you will MEET us.

Welcome aboard.

Comment 21 Oct 2013

The B1G is the fourth best Conference.  The PAC 12 in on top, followed by the ACC at second and the SEC a surprisingly distant third.  The gap between the B1G and the SEC has certainly closed, but not because the B1G is any better.

Comment 14 Oct 2013

No margin for error.  No complacency.  Gotta have decisive wins (3 TDs +) the rest of the season.  Iowa scares me because they are this week's opponent. 

Comment 10 Oct 2013

Three perspectives. 

The game is played for the fans so having fans on the selection committee is fine.

If you are going to have fans pick who pays, why not the polls?

If you are really interested in evaluating the best teams, only those who have had success on the field are qualified to do that.  It is only they who know first hand what it takes to be successful on the gridiron.

Comment 06 Oct 2013

Wisconsin was our toughest opponent, but we caught them at home on a good day and dominated.  Northwestern was our toughest game because we caught them in Evanston on a bad day after they had two weeks to prepare, but we still won. 

Each week brings its own challenge.  This week the challenge is:  Do we prepare for Indiana or TTUN? 

Oh?  Our next opponent is Iowa?  LOL

Comment 04 Oct 2013

When the teams step on the field, history is irrelevant.  The game will be decided between the lines on Saturday night.  Only the Buckeyes can beat the Buckeyes.  If we prepare all week, stay focused and intense, and play smart and loose, we win decisively.  OSU 45 - NW 17

Comment 02 Aug 2013

Whatever my position on the issue is, I am adamantly opposed to the US Congress getting involved.  They have already screwed up our lives enough with their penchant for over reaching.  Let football players, coaches, and officials police the situation.  We assume certain risks when we put on the pads, just as our military men and women (or police and firefighters) assume certain risks when they enlist and take the oath to protect and defend.

All Congress and politicians can do is screw up a good thing.

Comment 31 Jul 2013

Beth Mowins in the booth means I miss a Buckeye game.  I will not endure her under any circumstances.