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Rob Marson

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Comment 13 Jun 2016

I don't get it.  Tate Martell commits to Ohio State after emphasizing that the one thing that is very important to him is early playing time. With Joe Burrow, Dwayne Haskins, and Danny Clark,  I don't see how he expects to get early playing time.  He's already decommitted from Washington and Texas A&M.  I am certain that UFB told him not to commit unless he expected to keep that commitment but once he realizes that he may start only one or two years, I don't see him sticking.  If he wanted early playing time he should have gone to Cal. What do you think?

Comment 19 Apr 2016

I don't know what all you guys have been drinking (or smoking) and I don't know what year OSU lost that white out game but it wasn't in 2012.  Ohio State went undefeated that year, Urban's first year.

Comment 16 Feb 2016

You think this is bad?  I saw a story on Payton Manning over the weekend that if true, and they gave in the story a lot of evidence that it was, would destroy the career of Payton Manning and the reputation of him, his father and the University of Tennessee and I haven't seen it repeated by anyone on ESPN.  There must be a lot of truth to the story because UT awarded her a $300,000 settlement over sixteen years ago.  But he brought the issue up in a book he wrote in an attempt to blacken her reputation so now she's suing him over it. That's all I know. 

Comment 12 Sep 2015

I think this game shows why every college football coach who has played a Monday night game followed by a Saturday game five days later has said that they will never do it again.  That was a sluggish team.  Not sharp at all.  So many drops and Barrett played well beneath his abilities.  He couldn't hit the broad side of a barn today.

Comment 07 Aug 2015

If Michigan is good enough to go 11-0 and beat Michigan State, trust me, we won't beat them 45-0.  OSU has beaten Michigan like a drum over the last fourteen years, at times humiliating them, and there's a lot of hatred and pent up frustration built up in that team.  By the end of the season they will be sick and tired of hearing from their own fans how great Ohio State is and how they are going to get killed by the Buckeyes again. Regardless of their record, Harbaugh will have those guys rabid with hate and any underestimation of their determination, their talent or their abilities by the Bucks will probably end up like 1969.  I was there and that was a very painful loss.

Comment 15 May 2015

Well, if you are suggesting guys AFTER Christian Laettner (is there anyone outside of Duke who doesn't despise Christian Laettner?)

1. Bo Schembechler (He probably was an athlete once).

2. Jim Harbaugh (guaranteed a win against OSU and pulled it off)

3. Mike Hart (and how many times did you beat Ohio State?) 

4. Taylor Lewan (a pathetic human being)

5.  Charles Woodson/Desmond Howard (two Ohio boys who won Heisman Trophies for Michigan. Disgusting)

 Favorite Player?  Chad Henne.  How can you hate a guy that went 0-4 against Ohio State?

Comment 21 Apr 2015

In a four team playoff, number 5 will always be screaming that they should have been included over one of the other teams.  If the playoff goes to eight teams, 9 and 10 will be screaming tat they should have been included.  Same thing if you go to sixteen teams.  The ones left out will always be frustrated and angry that they weren't included.  But of all the teams not included, if Notre Dame is the last team out they will always be screaming the loudest "it should have been us."

Comment 20 Apr 2015

I was there and it was very painful.  We drove up there and had a great time until the game started.  The Bucks scored the first two times they had the ball missing the extra point on the first touchdown and going for two and failing on the second.  From the second quarter on it was all down hill.  What made it particularly difficult was that we had some little pissant Michigan fan with his wife and kid there and he was going nuts and had a very big mouth.  Every great play by Michigan, he made an obnoxious comment.  I'm sure it was one of the most joyous times of his life.  

OSU had a great team.  I believe that the average score of an OSU victory that year was about 42-7 even with the Michigan loss.  The year before OSU beat Michigan, a highly ranked team, 50-14.  The last touchdown, OSU went for two not to rub salt in the wound of the loss but because their kicker was injured during the game and he couldn't make the kick.  That's not how Michigan saw it and it definitely infuriated the Wolverines when in a post-game press conference when asked why he went for two Woody made his famous quote, "because I couldn't go for three."  Talk about a chip on their shoulder, that was't a chip - that was a deep gauge.  In the locker room after the game, the retiring Michigan coach was understandably incensed about the two point insult and told his broken-hearted players to remember the contempt shown Michigan on that play. (not exact words but exact sentiment,  I once met a Michigan guy who played in both games,)

The next year they hired Bo, who was an assistant coach under Woody before he got his head coaching gig at Miami.  Michigan had I believe two early season losses but I noticed that in the last few games before the Ohio State game, they had huge blowouts. Michigan had two big advantages that game that I believe the Bucks took lightly.  One was an insanely hostile crowd and the second was a head couch who knew everything OSU was going to do in the game before they did it.  It was a classic case of pride coming before the fall.

I believe the Michigan-Ohio State game will be the most dangerous game on the schedule.  The similarities are stark.  OSU has beaten Michigan twelve out of the last fourteen years (talk about a grudge) and during the Tressel years, some of those games were blowouts.  They have hired a great coach who I'm sure will have his players prepared and rabid with hatred before they take the field against us in Ann Arbor.  The Michigan fans will be in an execrated frenzy and if the game is close in the fourth quarter, the crowd could will them to win and in my opinion, as great a couch as UBF is, the wins against Michigan have been uncharacteristically sloppy.  I don't think that will be a concern this year but the team should be prepared to face a crowd much worse than they experienced at Penn State last year.

Say what you will about Brady Hoke, if there's one ability he possessed it was the ability to recruit.  Yes, OSU has greater talent but the history of college football is filled with underdog wins, teams that beat a rival when they shouldn't have been on the same field with them. (Michigan against Appalachian State).  And we all know that OSU has a huge target on their back and for some teams, playing OSU will be their bowl game.

OSU should win but it will probably be a much more difficult game than currently expected.  

I hope I'm wrong.

Comment 19 Apr 2015

Yeah, well, this early in the process, all it means is the kid has the Irish in his top three.