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ScarletGrayFire


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Attended the January 2003 National Championship game in Tempe, Arizona.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Braxton
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Craft

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Comment 06 Jun 2014

Interesting SI article about Krenzel here:  http://sportsillustrated.ca/vault/article/magazine/MAG1029307/2/index.htm

"[His high school coach] took [Krenzel's 4-minute highlight] video to Central Michigan assistant Tom Kearly, who watched one minute and told Copacia, "Coach, he can play for us right now and play four years." Satisfied, Copacia sent the tape to 30 colleges and gave a copy to Brian Krenzel, who showed it to Duke assistant and former NFL guard Joe DeLamielleure. "He was one of the best high school players I'd ever seen," DeLamielleure says. "He was hitting players in the chest, and they were dropping everything. I remember saying, 'He'll go to Texas or Colorado or Michigan or somewhere like that.' " Quoted from the above-linked article.

I always thought the above quote was interesting, and suggests that the offensive scheme in those early Tressel years limited Krenzel's development as a passer.  But when the money was on the table - nuff said.

Comment 12 Apr 2014

Spring Game wish list:

  • Cardale fires the ball like nobody's business; has miscues but shows high ceiling.  Collier with OK reps.
  • WR's are everywhere!  Catches by:  #2, #3, #1, #4, #84, #9, #82, #89, #33
  • Elliott, Dunn, and Ball are all rock solid.  Samuel flashes greatness, offset by mistakes
  • Joel Hale surprises with the best performance amongst the offensive lineman; Price also shines.
  • Darryl Baldwin shows a mean streak and physicality heretofore unbeknownst; Decker is solid.
  • Vannett and Baugh combine for 9 catches, 100+yds and a touchdown.  JT Moore gets his first catch.
  • DL = most valuable unit.  Spence, Bosa, Washington, Bennett, Schutt, Carter, Miller, Lewis, Sprinkle, Hill...
  • Grant shines, Raekwon is a manchild, Perry is the leader, Lee & Worley show potential.
  • CB competition is fierce!  Reeves, Conley and Apple go at it, and all show better skills and aggression.
  • Tanner makes good plays, but Powell and Burroughs show they are clearly the best 2 healthy safeties.
  • Johnston continues to show that he is one of the top punters in college football.
  • Kyle Clinton continues to lead the battle at K.
Comment 12 Apr 2014

LOL, just having a little fun with some of these.  Rooting for the dark horses just to further motivate the marquee players.  If Nuernberger has to work his butt off like a challenger instead of holding the leader position, he might just progress a little more.  It would be great to see Hale, Baldwin, and Grant play with the desperation of upperclassmen getting their final shot at glory.  Billy Price, Evan Lisle, and Kyle Dodson being serious challengers on the offensive line would be huge for both the short and long term outlook.

Comment 20 Mar 2014

Can anyone explain why we would shoot the ball with that much time left on the clock, instead of doing the smart thing, LIKE DAYTON DID???

Comment 03 Mar 2014

This kid is a natural.  What a pure motion.

Comment 27 Sep 2013

Can't wait to see the Wondrous Stories the Buckeyes have in store for us Roundabout 8 PM tomorrow!  I'm confident we can prove how Fragile the Wisky defense is, and go all Starship Trooper on dat a$$!

 

Comment 26 Sep 2013

V:  LOOK ME RIGHT IN THE EYES!

J:  Yes, sir

V:  PLAYS LIKE THAT ARE WHAT GOT YOU HERE!  YOU JUST GOT SOME!

J:  Yes, sir

V: GET SOME MORE!!!  GET SOME MORE!!!  GET SOME MORE!!!  (then mumbles something about violent hands...

Comment 04 Aug 2012

There is no "hate" or "defeatism" involved whatsoever. Strategy and incredible feats of excellence by the Buckeyes and their opponents are what makes football (and college athletics in general) so incredibly powerful to watch. The better Michigan is, the better we have to perform to beat them. To say teams are not at least partially defined by the teams they play, their archrivals in particular, is ridiculous. At the end of the season, all you know is how they played against THOSE TEAMS.

I root for the BIG TEN, and Michigan especially, no matter what out-of-conference opponent they play (except maybe sometimes not Wisconsin : )