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Comment 23 May 2015

Fumbling depends on the ball security that the individual ball carrier applies.  Except for a direct hit helmet-to-ball that would negate even the best ball security.  Who the head coach is has little to no bearing on this statistic unless for some reason ball security is not practiced or addressed under that coach at all, because it is a very, very simple concept.  

Any issue with handoffs is included in this view, because that is part of ball security.  Read option or not, good ball security is good ball security.  Make the read and make the handoff if that is the read; don't second guess your read once it is made, even if it turns out wrong.  Simple concept.  

Comment 17 May 2015

The Shoe is a special place for a game.  You also can get a group tour for somewhere around $110.00 by contacting the Athletic Department; I think you can get up to 40 people for that price and you will see the entire place, inside and out, even spending enough time on the field to run up and down it a few times (and you can bring in your own football if you want).  That breaks down to not much money per person depending on the size of your group.  

Comment 17 May 2015

I would UV you more than once if I could.  My cousins from California have given me plenty of crap over the years regarding OSU, so I know a little bit about what you say.  

Comment 17 May 2015

In addition the 11A-13A area is pretty much all students (or at least it used to be who stand for the entire game.  That is where I try to sit if possible. You may have to borrow a Student ID to use the ticket, but it is way more fun in the student areas than with the blue hairs.  

Comment 17 May 2015

Yes, I agree with Fred's feelings on that brawl.  

They could have waited until a few years later and sued Winfield for some of the bucks he made in MLB.  Brawls with Minnesota are something that seems to happen though.  I was at The Shoe for a football game against them in the early 1990s and they started a brawl in that game. 

They should stick to eating Dilly Bars.  

Comment 17 May 2015

Maryland and Rutgers have more inroads on the East Coast than the rest of the B1G.  Yes, we get some good players from there, but it will become more competitive for those players with Maryland and Rutgers being part of the B1G, especially if those schools can show that they can compete in the league.  

Comment 17 May 2015

Good point.  The mark of good coaching is that a team, and its individual players, improve on a continuous basis.  Dantonio fits this mold so does Meyer.  We see OSU signing guys that don't have the "stars" but yet develop into top players.  MSU has done this as well.  This type of development starts with an accurate assessment of the player before offering them, and goes from there. 

Comment 13 May 2015

You are very kind to say that.

Agreed that no question has UFM done well in hiring staff. I believe that in coming years we will look back and see an outstanding Coaching Tree belonging to Coach Meyer. 

Woody Hayes did have that outstanding assistant coach legacy as well, yes?  It seems to me that comparisons between Meyer and Hayes are valid.  

Comment 13 May 2015

Either one of these guys could run behind a good O-Line and make steady yards and big plays if they have room to operate.  And neither one of these guys gets the Tostitos unless someone opens holes for them. So I didn't vote.

Games are won and lost in the trenches.  

Comment 12 May 2015

Relationships are what is important in life.  Personally, professionally, in any part of life.  If you have integrity and build true relationships, success will follow, and those relationships will be the most enjoyable part of that success.  

Ohio State is blessed to have a coach like Larry Johnson.  

Comment 12 May 2015

I remember going to an early season game when Greg Oden was injured.  I took my now 17-year-old son.  Mike Conley was playing, and I was shocked at how good he was because I had not read or heard much about him.  I enjoyed just watching him handle the ball that night, just enjoyed watching his play.  He was as much a factor in getting to the final game that season as anyone was, including Oden.  As I recall, he was a package deal with Oden when we signed both of them.  

Conley was, and still is, the real deal. 

Comment 11 May 2015

Agreed on your take, Buckeyevstheworld.  OSU did beat Bama by 7 and had to recover the onside kick at the end.  It was clear that Ohio State was the better team, but the game was close, and I don't forsee that they will stop getting a shot at all of the best recruits from across the nation in Tuscaloosa because of the outcome of that game or the fact that they were the #1 seed in the playoff and lost out.

Why won't they replay the Sugar Bowl is a question I'd like answered though.