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Comment 04 Jan 2014

The offensive line performance was the most shocking part of last night.  I think most people expected the defense to struggle, especially against the pass.  The offensive line got manhandled however.  Vic Beasley probably still doesn't know Jack Mewhort's name.  

Hyde, while still managing to get over 100 yards, was tackled for losses more times in this game than the entire season combined.  Braxton was under pressure all night as well. 

Comment 04 Jan 2014

Where is Braxton going exactly?  Because its not the NFL.  Not right now anyway.  

Offensive line had its worst game in the Urban Meyer era for sure.  However, the offense still managed 35 points.  You cannot expect to win when you give up close to 600 yards of offense and little pressure on the quarterback.  

Comment 01 Jan 2014

Cook is legit.  Going to be a really good one by the time he graduates.  Walsh Jesuit grad too.  

Comment 28 Nov 2013

Simply by attempting to regulate it the University is accepting legal responsibility, regardless of whether they care to admit this or not.  

Comment 18 Nov 2013

There are many, many differences between 2006 and 2012.  That includes the perception of the B1G in general.  In 2006, many thought the B1G was the premier football conference in the country.  It is why there was so much talk of a rematch between OSU and TTUN in the national title game. 

The perception now is that the B1G is a weak conference which many pollsters use as justification to devalue OSU.  Even "devalued" however, OSU would be in the playoff if it started this year. 

 

The real problem for the Buckeyes this year is how terrible the B1G is.  Everyone knew going into the season that the out of conference schedule was weak, but the conference has not lived up to its billing either.  Outside of Wisconsin (which was a very good win, and one probably not appreciated as such by the polls), OSU's second best win right now may be Buffalo.  Or Iowa. 

Comment 26 Oct 2013

Why should OSU's wins from last year be considered at all in determining whether they deserve a title shot this year?  Alabama has lost seven games, total, since 2008.  Should their past success factor into whether they deserve a title appearance this year?  While admittedly it probably does factor into the media's SEC mystique, it shouldn't.  

Winning 25 games in a row would be extremely impressive.  I just don't think last season's results should have any bearing whatsoever on who should be in the title game this year.  

 

 

Comment 19 Oct 2013

The offense played great today.  The only reason it didn't score more is because Iowa controlled the ball for a significant part of the first half.  For instance, OSU had all of one offensive possession in the first quarter.

The defense, on the other hand, is a problem, especially the back seven.  It is disconcerting that none of the linebackers that have been recruited the past two years have stepped up at all.  

Comment 12 May 2013

Given age and performance to date, I would also put Irving and Curry over Conley.  No knock on Conley; he just plays a position where there are a dozen plus upper echelon players.  

Comment 13 Jan 2013

Good win today but I don't believe a three point win over UM at home proves the Buckeyes are "for real," although I guess it depends on what your definition of "real" is.  The team defense was very good, and is clearly the strength of this team.  However, the Buckeyes still lack scoring outside of Thomas which is going to be an issue come tourney time.  

Comment 05 Dec 2012

It is far more likely that the Buckeyes lose a game next season than go undefeated.  The law of averages and such.  That being said, the 2013 schedule is unbelievably favorable for the Buckeyes.  If there was ever a schedule that would make back-to-back undefeated seasons possible, next years schedule is certainly it.  

 

Comment 05 Oct 2012

"BACKWARDS DOWN THE DEFENSIVE LINE" and "RUN LIKE A SPARTYLOPE?"  Somebody's gone Phishing I see.

Comment 11 May 2012

This is all a moot point.  Seattle is first in line to get an NBA team should one choose to relocate.  New Orleans, which was just purchased by the Saints owner, is not moving.  Detroit, which was also recently sold, will also not be leaving the city.  That leaves basically Sacramento and I see no reason why the Maloof's would move to a midwest city.

As far as moving the Cavs to Columbus; it is not happening.  First, they actually didn't have that bad of attendance this season, outdrawing a number of playoff teams.  Further, season ticket sales are up 75% from last season.  There also is the Dan Gilbert factor.  If you think he is going to up and leave the Cleve you are crazy. 

I do think doing some sort of swap with the Blue Jackets a couple games a year makes financial sense for both teams and cities.  In fact, I am surprised this hasn't been proposed yet.