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Comment 29 Jan 2015

Looking at the Grid posted by BP makes really points out two big things to me, concerning next year:

1) We will be REALLY inexperienced at the "Pure WR" position when you get past Corey Smith & Mike Thomas (realizing we will have Jalin & Dontre catching a lot of balls too)

2) Same can be said for our DLine...lots of talent behind the 3 returners (assuming Schutt starts), but not a lot of experience.  Tracey Sprinkle will be our 4th most experienced DL next year

Comment 23 Jan 2015

Being a "Happy Camper" is much different than being an idiot that thinks a loss means the Coaching Staff is incompetent, unprepared, and not worthy of a job.  As crazy as it sounds, a coach can be very smart, very prepared, and perfectly suited for a job - and his team could STILL lose.  Crazy, isn't?  Something they refer to as "sporting activities that include another team that also has a desire to succeed."

Secondly, calling out Tom Herman after the VT loss for "losing 3 out of 4 games" might be the most ridiculous thing I've heard.  Tom Herman's offenses put up a combined 80 pts & 1,128 yards in those three losses.  People being called out on this thread are the same people lots of us Ohio State fans have to apologize for on a daily basis when we wear Scarlet & Gray.

Comment 23 Jan 2015

Just like posting naked pictures of yourself....the INTERNET IS FOREVER.  Baffoons calling for Herman & Warinner's resignations deserved to be called out.  

Comment 22 Jan 2015

Devin will be a Top 20 pick when it is all said & done.  I've said it many times, and I don't plan on changing my opinion.  The dude will straight-out blow-up when it comes Combine time.  

Comment 16 Jan 2015

I would ask him - sincerely - the same type of question.  i would tell him he's made Buckeye Nation proud, and that we want him to continue making us proud, but only after he takes care of himself & his family.  So I guess my question would be something like "Coach, please reassure me that you are making good on the contract with your family & kids?"

Comment 16 Jan 2015

My plea to all the OSU Alumni, Cleveland-ers, and "hangers-on," is that you continue to let this young man mature & grow in the right direction.  We have a great thing going, and now is NOT the time for $50 hand-shakes, introducing these kids to your "buddy who knows some people in the league," or wants to sell some of your jerseys for a "charitable cause."

Comment 15 Jan 2015

Scuba_Steve agrees with Steve-OH.  Some guys are built for the Combine, because their pure athleticism will come out more in the "canned tryout" of a combine vs. any game tape.  Devin Smith has plenty of good game tape, but I fully expect his combine to knock NFL teams out!  Speed, high jump, and his cool demeanor (never showboated on the field, etc.) are going to move Devin up QUICKLY.  

I don't think it is a stretch to see him as a Top 20 pick.  He isn't the freakish size & speed of guys like MegaTron, but his speed & jumping ability borders on freakish.

Comment 14 Jan 2015

Adam Schefter is reporting that Ramzy is negotiating a Coach K-esque Lifetime contract as we speak. 

Comment 14 Jan 2015

Bulion - I have a very similar situation.  My wife & I have been together for 16 years, and she was around during the 2002 season.  But she commented yesterday about how I couldn't stop watching the TV and seeing more & more analysis of the game.  I told her I wanted to cherish it, because nights like Monday don't happen too often, and who knows when it might happen again.  

Her comment was "C'mon - this is Ohio State & Urban Meyer, it's going to happen A LOT."  And even though her statement is grounded in solid, logical assumption, I refuse to take that mindset.  This championship is a unique & rare accomplishment - one that I refuse to discount because "we're Ohio State, we have Urban Meyer, and we will win it again soon."  I hope my fellow Buckeyes fans have a similar mindset.

Ramzy - as always, this was perfect.  My 10 & 9 year old were asking me about the game at 6:01am on Tuesday (they wake up at 6am), and they too had an extra spring in their step yesterday!  I look forward to the day I can be drinking a cold one with them, and they can recollect on the 2014 season.

Comment 12 Jan 2015

Watching with buddies in Cincinnati.  We were out of college about 2 years.  The lasting memory we still discuss (with photographic proof) is shot-gunning beers & smoking victory cigars OUTSIDE & SHIRTLESS.  In January.  At Midnight.  With snow on the ground.  Oh, to be young again.

Comment 12 Jan 2015

Stewart Mandel picking the Buckeyes.  Bruce Feldman picking Oregon.  Both are good, solid analysts that don't rely on the "funny business" to get attention.  I value both their opinions, said another way.

Comment 12 Jan 2015

I assume tonight will only bring even more fun for Mr. May.  It will be interesting from two vantage points:

1) How will his colleagues play it out...will they "ignore" the boos or poke Mark May about how OSU fans love him?

2) More interesting, how will ESPN Executives play it?  Truthfully, he is a bit of a distraction to the content they are promoting - so do you send him "out" on some other stories where he can be away from 10,000 Buckeye fans?  I'm anxious - in my past/present professional capacity - to see how ESPN plays it tonight

Comment 12 Jan 2015

I'll reinforce Strike City @ the Epicenter.  When we first moved to Charlotte, we literally stumbled upon it one game day - only to find out we were there with 500 of our best Buckeye friends watching the game too.  I don't say this even remotely exaggarating...when you are at Strike City on Gameday, you would think you're sitting in a bar in downtown Columbus.  All TV's (70-80?) will on on Buckeyes, fight song plays after TD's & commercials, and nothing but OSU fans in the place!

I could not recommend it any more than humanly possible.

And yes, getting a seat will be VERY make a day of it, get down there around dinner time, eat some (decent, not great) food, and get a seat.

Comment 10 Jan 2015

If only Shannon Scott and Sam Thompson would carry their weight and guard all 5 guys on defense, it would make it easier for Russell, Loving, and Amir to play with even more smooth-lackadaisicalness on the offensive end of the court. 

Comment 09 Jan 2015

"What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."

Billy Madison

Comment 08 Jan 2015

Most Coach of the Year awards were already awarded....Patterson was the consensus winner across most that give out an award, and Urban generally finished 3rd.  I am completing blanking out on who might've been 2nd.

Comment 07 Jan 2015

Exactly right, JS3308.  This is "mandatory" practice.  There is no limit on how much film Marcus Mariota wants to watch this week in the facility or in his apartment - even though the fact is Mariota already graduated, so he's also not going to any classes this week.

This is about 99.9% irrelevant to the game.  Both teams will be more than prepared.  Because God knows if I was 20 years old and about to  play in the National Championship game, that English 301 paper that is due on January 21st can wait until after the game.  Who am I kidding?  It can wait until January 20th.

Comment 07 Jan 2015

Well said (for both Ramzy & IBleedScarlet)....but I'll add one more name to this list and one that gets mentioned A LOT on this site for much different reasons.  Braxton Miller!!!!  This kid did so much to almost single handedly win games in Urban's first year, and even 2nd year.  Braxton played immediately after and during the darkest days, and you never heard a complaint from him saying "this isn't what I signed up for."

When you combine John Simon, Braxton Miller, and Urban Meyer together to face adversity, that is when a program THRIVES instead of wilting.  

So over the next 4 weeks when we hear "Braxton's going here, Braxton's going there" we need to remember that he is one of the guys that kept this program afloat, too!  Braxton Miller, John Simon, Urban Meyer (and other's that also deserve the recognition) should be appreciated for their effort!

Comment 07 Jan 2015

I want to believe that Urban has changed ENOUGH to balance winning lots of games with being able to do it for the next 15-20 years in Scarlet & Gray.  However, recall that Urban's challenges at Florida did NOT come from chasing the first title.  It came from trying to fulfill unrealistic expectations that a title could be won every year following that first championship triumph over (opponent & score redacted).  

So, in my opinion, the "rubber really hits the road" for Urban's transformation after he wins a title at OSU, and still strives for the balance his family has asked of him.  Let's remember this....a title for Ohio State this years means anything less than 15-0 next year will be viewed as a disappointment.

Expectations like those are what drove Urban to the brink originally, and those same expectations will be his biggest test in the future.

Comment 18 Dec 2014

Bo needs to grow up a bit if he really envisions leading a big-time program in the future.  His intensity is appreciated, but this marks about the 3rd time in the past 5 years he's gone from "intense" to "complete dipsh#t a$$hole."  Like it or not, professionalism is a mandatory characteristic when you are CEO of a major college program.

And the fact is that his new boss won't have much leeway for this type of behavior either.  So he better change quickly, or be relegated to being a good Defensive Coordinator the rest of his life (where craziness without a filter is much more acceptable) 

Comment 15 Dec 2014

Dude - I hate to be a downer & overly blunt, but you came on here saying you were DESPERATE for a ticket.  You then proceeded to offer your services for extra jobs to earn cash.  Now, you have an affordable ticket right in front of you and instead you are now saying you have to work out the other issues for your trip?  

Are you really DESPERATELY looking to buy a ticket?  Or are you DESPERATELY looking for somebody to give you a ticket and arrange the trip details too?  This is 11W, not "Make a Wish."