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Comment 21 hours ago

Recruiting and talent evaluation is an inexact science. Urban and company are among the best in the business at evaluating talent, but even they will occasionally miss on kids - too high, or too low. 

Well, when you see a pattern of behavior like this - especially blowing off the academic presentation - it doesn't mean that Hall will necessarily be a lackadaisical student, or have poor practice habits, but it does raise the probability that he won't exactly be John Simonish.

For that reason, I'm less bummed about this defection than I was yesterday. Hall might turn out to be a major stud, but he now looks "on paper" like less of a "sure thing." 

Comment 23 hours ago

The knight that is second from the left, on the horse wearing the black and white checked silks, should play DB for Maryland. That knight looks like he's about 5'7, so he'd fit right into their defensive backfield. 

Comment 23 hours ago

Remy, I am thoroughly enjoying this series and really appreciate the work you're putting into it. Still, I gotta say, when your formula ranks Tupa ahead of Jack Tatum, it tells me that you forgot to add one category to that formula: Bad Ass Dude, which is worth 10 bonus points. 

Comment 03 Aug 2015

I get that it's mainly a formality, a polite way of ending the dialogue as the player rides off into the sunset. That's fair enough. I guess I tend to be overly fixated on logic at times. I do think that if Hall goes on to be An SEC player of the year, 1st round NFL draft choice type of "big fish that got away," that does effect Ohio State.

Obviously, if Bosa and Cooper are monsters, too, that would mitigate the impact of the loss, but it doesn't usually work out that way. X percentage of 4/5 star guys excel and Y percent do not. 

Do you play fantasy football? If so, you know that you want your "picks" to kick a-- and your buddy's picks to flame out. Well, I want Urban's 25 or so recruits to be roughly the best group he could have put together, given his options and the luck of the draw.

Comment 03 Aug 2015

I wish the kid well in terms of his health, university studies, growth as a young man, and in his eventual career, possibly including the NFL. I will never get this idea, though, of wishing an opposing player good luck on the college football field for a rival team that might be competing with Ohio State for a playoff spot. 

Let's say that, instead of Hall deciding on his own to go elsewhere, it had been a situation where the coaches had been forced, due to scholarship limitations, to offer only 2 of the 3 stud DEs. And, let's say they chose Hall as the odd man out. Well, in that situation, wouldn't we hope that the coaches chose wisely, which would mean that Hall has less than a stellar college football career?

If Jeremy is right that Hall is paying Ohio State lip service by saying that they're still in the running, isn't it lip service when we wish players good luck at Alabama or LSU?

Comment 03 Aug 2015

If Ohio State meets Clemson in a bowl game or the playoffs within the next few years, the Clemson QB better have his head on a swivel. I'm not saying that there will be a bounty on the Clemson QB's head or anything like that because . . . you're not supposed to say such things.

Comment 03 Aug 2015

When they run option run/pass plays with 2-3 QBs on the field, I will be curious to see how they block for these plays without getting OLmen downfield penalties.

I realize that teams have been pushing the edge on this rule lately with the packaged plays, but no team has ever had this weaponry at play. It's exciting and potentially complicated at the same time.

Comment 30 Jul 2015

Good save! I need to eat some 'cue with you some time, especially if you're cooking. 

I always hear about these special "high heat" methods (although usually people refuse to share them because "it's a secret"). I've never had the guts to try one myself.

One of the best briskets I ever ate - perfect BBQ texture and everything - was at a little community festival in western NY state. I asked the pit master how long he'd smoked his brisket. He said "five hours" and I was shocked. I asked what his secret was and he said, "If I told you that, I'd have to kill you."

Didn't that celebrity t.v. pit master, Myron something or another, specialize in high heat methods?   

Comment 30 Jul 2015

BBQ_Fan: How will you salvage things if the unthinkable happens? You're 12 hours into smoking a 14-lb brisket. After checking the fire box at 2 a.m., you go back to sleep. At 5 a.m., you're awakened by a loud noise, look out your window, to see that a pack of wild dogs have knocked over your smoker and are dragging your brisket into the woods.    

Comment 30 Jul 2015

But that's a two sided coin: because the GIFs are easily found via the Google machine, we get the same freakin' GIFs over and over and over again. When one those broken-record GIFs is Stop Girl, that's okay (because I can never stop gazing at her), but otherwise it gets old.

Comment 30 Jul 2015

I currently reside in North Carolina. Whatever the temperature is in Columbus on a given day, it's usually about 3 to 15 degrees warmer here. So, in the winter, if it's 30 degrees in Columbus, it'll probably be like 42 degrees here. And on days with precipitation, I'm more inclined to freeze my a-- off it's 42 degrees and raining than if it's 30 degrees and snowing (remember the Eddie George 314 yards rushing game against Illinois in '95?). So, it's debatable how much better winter here is compared to Columbus.

Meanwhile, the summers here last for like five months and are horrifically hot and humid. it's like living in Bangkok.  

Comment 28 Jul 2015

I'm very excited about the 2015 Buckeye football season because of the possibility of seeing a very dominant shock and awe type of team.

It might not happen, for reasons we've discussed numerous times before - the pull of complacency, potential injuries, etc. - but it would be fun to see this loaded 2015 Buckeyes group be like a 1980s/90s Hurricanes/1995 Nebraska team that gets downright medieval on some fools. If the team is as good as we anticipate/hope they'll be, they'll really be playing against themselves and history most of the time, rather than against the opponents.

Watching the 2015 team pursue that "all time team great" legacy will either be a blast to watch, or it will generate terrible disappoint. Buckeye problems.      

Comment 26 Jul 2015

Bruce defenders will counter by saying that he ran a 3-4 and that some of his bigger LBs would have played DE on 4-3 teams. And I would say, "okay, but they still needed three dudes on the DL. It's not like he as running out six or seven LBs."

And other programs at the time, most of them also utilizing 3-4, were creating big, dominant DLmen like Chris Doleman, Bruce Smith, Bill Maas, Tony Casillas, Leslie O'Neal . . . 

Comment 26 Jul 2015

Yeah, I was going to recommend that you test drive a Fusion and/or a Taurus. The Fusion gets pretty good gas mileage efficiency and is really nice to drive. When commuting 100 miles to/from work, you probably have to balance between getting something enjoyable, comfortable, safe to drive versus gas mileage. Other vehicles might do better on gas mileage, but aren't as nice to drive. Of course, the "feel" of a car is totally subjective, so it's good to test drive several different options.