Happy birthday 11 Warriors! You guys make up about 80% of my computer time a day. No joke.
1) Second deck on south stands. Of course the scoreboard would have to be moved (no small feat).
2) more rows added to C deck (20-30?) even around the north end zone. Incorporating the concrete risers where the troopers stand would be tricky but that is what engineers are for.
3) Add a surround cover over 1/2 of C Deck.This would accent the Horse Shoe look, keep some weather off of fans, keep a lot of sound in the stadium(crazy loud). Picture something between Cowboy Stadium and Unv, of Washington.
Note; The field can not be lowered anymore as earlier mentioned and grass can not be sustained there any more because of the "tub effect" now in play as also mentioned. Also, don't we want a fast track because the Buckeyes are going to faster than 99.9% of the teams they play.
Until they prove otherwise I think the LB chore has a lot to prove. That said, I think the LBs are in good position to have a strong season. The talent has been stacked up there recently, and though young, I expect a big jump in play making. They have one of the best DLs in OSU history in front of them. This will help a great deal in allowing the LBs to flow fast and not have to over think there responsibilities. This in turn makes the DBs look better as well as the changes Ash is making.
I expect the O to score at about the same 42 ppg that they did last year. Couple that with an improved D and that makes for a dominating team. That is the Buckeyes that we have come to love....Dominating!
Went to the game yesterday and had a great time despite the monsoon. My wishes for the Reds; 1) no more JJ Hoover
2) more games against the Cubs
3) trade for a .300 hitting SS. if there is one in the majors who doesn't play for Colorado
4) keep Reds starters off the DL
Master program builder. He took a program that was probably in the #25 to #30 range in yearly national rankings if you took the end of year rankings over the course of the 30 years prior to Matta arriving and moved it into the #5 to #10 range over the past 10 years (accumulative). If you are 40 years or older, you fully appreciate the change Matta has made in the program and national perception of Buckeye basketball because you are old enough to remember the Pre- Matta years.
He will eventually win a national championship at OSU. And seeing the next two recruiting classes, it could be sooner than later.
I love that the Buckeyes are winning so much that Buckeye Nation is growing to the point that game days have become an event worth celebrating. The only thing we are missing is some great looking ladies getting with the spirit and coming up with some game day Buckeye alter egos....maybe Buck I Chick, Charlotte and Grey, Ect....
It looks to me that Matta has tweaked his recruiting to not just chasing after 4-5* players but 4-5* players who are winners and have a good motor. You can't teach "heart" and I think Matta got burnt there a few times in the past thinking he could will a killer instinct into a kid with good skills.
He got his kind of player in Daniel... skills,length,good citizen,winner and a MOTOR. This kid is going to have a really good career at OSU. Glad to also hear he has family backing him. That typically means he is going to be a cut above maturity wise also. BOOM, for the good guys!!!
I am glad Sparty has risen up. Their fans are a lot easier to stomach than UM's and their fans see through the wolverine crap like we do and they enjoy dog piling UM like we do. Dantonio is classy (second best coach in B1G) and he owns *ichigan on and off the field.
I see MSU as a cousin program to OSU. We love and hate a lot of the same things. As long as we are in first place and they are in second, I am fine with MSU.
Anyone who has questioned if Matta had lost his edge in recruiting can just "kiss my grits". Flat out getting it done!
I laugh every time I see those highlights. It's the joke that never gets old.
The *ichigan fans I know still die a thousand deaths when that game is brought up. My family that live in SEC country, and are not even Buckeye fans still scoff when *ichigan is brought up and then Appy State is brought up immediately.
That was awesome. Their program is a wreck.
Browns = one step forward and three steps back. I think it is impossible for them to be a winner. That would throw the universe on its ear. Losing and the Browns go hand in hand. It's the natural law of our universe.
CB is areal need and the Bengals should be in the right place to pick up an excellent one with their first pick. My crazy side says trade up to get Evans at WR and make the offense elite. I am guessing that would require about 3 high draft picks in exchange.
Matta is on a mission since the end of the season. Great get!!!
WOW! Another good shooter added to the future Buckeyes. Matta was probably sick all last season not having any one he can count on to knock down a 3 and decided to never be put in that situation again.
Matta has been on a tear since the end of the season.
That was on Mullens. He never brought his heart or brain to Ohio State. He went through the motions for a year and left for the NBA where he forgot to go find his heart and brain and it cost him a long lucrative career. Sully had more brains and heart in his pinky than Mullens had in his whole body.
Thad got fooled on that one but no one is 100% in recruiting.
Either way is OK with me. If he redshirts, he will have a year of wight lifting to add 20-25 lbs of muscle and maturity and be ready to take over the middle once Amir is graduated with 3 years remaining. If he cleared to play now, he can push Amir for playing time. I like the first case better to be truthful.
Lets see how long Franklin can swim upstream. He will have a lot of current going against him for a least 2-3 more years. The limited schollies will really show themselves the next few years. If the Buckeyes put 64 on them this year, this season and next will be even tougher for PSU to look competent against us. If they have a .500 record this year I will be impressed.
^^^Prince would be proud of you on that one. Well done.
Thompson got a lot of love from Thad, Urban and Braxton before the Spring Game. Hope that means "Signed,Sealed and Delivered".
Matta put a full court press on Thompson at the Spring Game. He had Urban and Braxton come over and talk with Thompson and his family. I hope Trevor was feeling the love and gave Thad a signed letter of intent before he left town.
Matta is a class act that has done the unthinkable (as of 10 years ago), made Ohio State a top 10 contender annually. Not just riding a few shooting stars for a couple good years and then dropping off the map again. Matta has made B1G championships a yearly expectation, a deep Tourny run possible yearly and 20 win seasons automatic. This along with players going pro EVERY year, future pros on the roster and McD AA coming in regularly.
None of this was happening BT (Before Thadd). I am so thankful that Thad has settled in here and made this program his Legacy. As I have said before on here, there will be a statue of Matta outside the Schott within the next 10 years.
I can't see Hoke surviving past this year. After this year his record will be 0-3 vs Urban, 0-4 vs MSU? and no better than 4th place program in the B1G. I can only hope that is OK with *ichigan fans.
Just another day in *ichigan. What did Woody teach us........"North till you smell it and west till you step in it." All these years later and it is still accurate.
Probably 2 new starters; Russell and Lee with major minutes for Bates and Williams. Maybe 10 guys getting at least 10 min. a game. Hopefully redshirt the big guy from Cleveland. We should have redshirted McDonald his frosh year and had him for one extra year. Lets not make the same mistake again.