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rightfield


Ohio (via West Lafayette)

Member since 03 December 2011 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 National Championship
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Evan Turner
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NBA TEAM: 76ers
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

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Comment 19 Jun 2016

Born in NJ

Raised in West Lafayette, OHIO

lived in Columbus area last 30 years

Go Bucks

Comment 04 May 2016

Awesome write up. He would have made a great positive impact at OSU. Got to think he was the missing friend that MO needed to take some of the spot light off of him.

Comment 01 May 2016

The rule of thumb says, "If you are not a consensus #1 round pick you stay in school as long as you have eligibility." The money drop off from the first round is huge and every round after that is also a big drop. It was a bad decision when he declared and a multi million dollar mistake since the end of the draft. I wish him all the best, sorry he screwed the pouch on such a big life choice.

   Big time college football is like a a big springboard into life. Too get the most out of it, jump out as far onto the spring board as possible to get the most lift and spring to catapult yourself out into the NFL-life's work. To waste the potential of the springboard then short hop it and get crappy results. We just witnessed the second with typical, crappy results.

   If he stayed, he would have been the #1 weapon in Urban's arsenal on an always explosive offense and would have realized a nice financial windfall in the 2017 draft. That is what the "springboard" will do for you when used to its maximum potential.     

Comment 25 Apr 2016

There is no bigger sin against NCAA rules than what UNC was caught doing. NONE. Booster money, paying for hookers, coaches paying to funnel players to his team, tattoos(LOL), ect pale in comparison to a real university making up fake classes and giving out credits for said fake classes. WOW!!! Tell me again why there is even an NCAA in the first place.

Comment 22 Apr 2016

Game changer for the program. You don't have to look very hard at the player and coaching changes to see that Thad took a hard right turn with the program after the last game of the season. I believe it was calculated and intentional. Coach Matta grabbed his successor and said "help me go out in a blaze of glory before I hand this off to you".       

Comment 20 Apr 2016

Sorry to hear it. We needed the big fella to plug it up in the middle this season.....health first though. Blood clots are nothing to play with- just asking for big trouble if you don't make that priority #1.  

Comment 03 Apr 2016

Sad to hear. Troy, don't waste your Golden Buckeye credentials. Bad decision making like this will jeopardize your long term money making ability as a Buckeye Legend. Do as Archie does and you will be well taken care of by Buckeye Nation and OSU. Messing up in your private life will cost you $ as a living Buckeye Legend.

Comment 27 Mar 2016

We as fans-humans usually are "too close to the forest to see the woods" and don't realize when we are in a "Best of Times Era". Well, for those that didn't realize it yet.....These are the best of times so soak it up and enjoy!!! This kind of dominance doesn't last forever. Enjoy and pray that Urban coaches another 15 years. 

Comment 27 Mar 2016

I agree with Timhbomb. There seems to be a changing of direction in the SS URBAN SPREAD. Like a huge battle ship, It takes a while to change direction and the first place to start is at QB and WR.  The last two recruiting cycles have shown a change or tweak of the future Urban spread. The ability to go vertical turned a great Buckeye offense into a awe inspiring offense during the playoffs. 

   We will only see hints of it during JT's last two years but I expect a lot more vertical passing once he graduates. If your offense doesn't evolve it gets stale or "figured out". Urban is going to stay ahead of the curve.

Comment 23 Mar 2016

I said this on another topic earlier in the week -   25 wins before the B1G tourney starts and sweet 16 next year. The following year is a 30 win season and  real strong run at a NC. I also think it will be Thad's last season as he wants to go out with a NC and that will be the last shot his body allows him. I am sure he senses his body pushing him to a early retirement and he wants to make a good hand off program wise.    I don't think this is pie in the sky. Thad has put together a whole team of 4 year guys that will gel together and look like men in a boys tourney if not next year the following year. At least next year will be much better than this one.   

Comment 07 Mar 2016

Very impressive film. His speed is sick. Camera man did a good job of not losing him. He is legit.

Comment 24 Feb 2016

13 hr drive and all, I plan on taking Dad, son and son in law with me. I was hoping tickets would be in the $150 range but that probably wasn't realistic. It should be a classic and look forward to what Sooner Nation has to offer in hospitality.  

Comment 22 Feb 2016

This coming season has the feel of one of those early 80's teams , after the Big Red Machine was dismantled. Going to be a lot of losses. It is sad the playoff window was so small with that last group we had. I thought it would be a fun 6-7 year run. Big disappointment.