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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 National Championship Game
  • NFL TEAM: Either Ohio team
  • MLB TEAM: Reds

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Comment 03 Jan 2015
That's kind of what I am eluding too in my post above yours. It's why I would rather have a 6 team playoff over an 8 team playoff.
Comment 03 Jan 2015
Even though I advocate for 6 teams in my post below yours, I still think 4 is the best. But maybe I am feeling that way because OSU made the playoff this year and is now playing for a National Championship.
Comment 03 Jan 2015
I don't like 8 teams because it wouldn't have byes. This is an issue because in a lot of cases the 5-8 teams will be those that didn't make their conference championship (think Michigan State this year). Teams like OSU have to play an extra and often grueling game while MSU can just sit back and get healthy. So an 8 team playoff will often reward the 5-8 seeded teams for losing while hurting the higher seeded teams. A 6 team playoff would at least allow the top 2 teams to have a bye, which seems pretty fair and keeps the playoff relativity small.
Comment 05 Dec 2014

I'd like to see the defense be aggressive, but not predictably aggressive. 

I agree, I just hope the defense is not dialing up a lot of run blitzes. When that happens, we are essentially guessing (hoping) where they are going to run the ball and the long TD runs will be coming if we guess wrong. Rather, I hope everyone on defense plays within themselves at their position. No over-pursing, being out of place, or being a superhero by trying to win the game all by one's self. 

I think a good game plan is bringing in an extra interior D-lineman (Schutt/Munger?) to take up space and to take on blocks, which our linebackers have had trouble doing at times this year. This also puts less pressure on Michael Bennett who has been lined up as a NT all year but does not have the size to be a true space-eating NT. Ideally, using a more 5-3-1 defensive scheme would lead our linebackers to make plays at or around the LOS. It also dares their offense to pass, which increases the likelihood of getting a turnover for the defense leading the B1G in turnovers.

Comment 15 Nov 2014
I think the reverse... Mississippi State is going to be exposed and their soft schedule is going to be shown through it. Gotta side with Saban in a a big game like this.
Comment 07 Nov 2014
But people will continue to complain about Kyle Clinton kicking it out of bounds occasionally. There is a reason why Urban thinks this is a non-factor because statistically we are the best in field position and a lot of that is attributed to our kickoff strategy. You boot the ball a little short towards the left corner of the field and you roll with the odds, which has been in our favor from this stat.
Comment 13 Jun 2013
I can't believe you didn't tie in new transferee Jeff Greene! I thought you were going for the pun in your title...
Comment 06 Jun 2013
Well looking at that second picture, if you send the running back on a bubble route to the near flats and then have a 2 receiver do a shallow slant and maybe just sit in the middle of the field 8 yards or less. The running back would evacuate the MLB, emptying the short middle of the field for the 2 receiver. Though employing a 3-4 version gives you 2 MLB's which might leverage this small but apparent weakness. EDIT: Thinking about this even more, if there was some sort of play action, the 2 Receiver on the play action side could still do a skinny sla-go (first few steps of a slant route followed by a go route) or a slant-flag route. I think this would take advantage of the safety to the 2 Receiver's side having to deal with run support. Its really all predicated on a good run game so that the safety bites on the play action.
Comment 05 Jun 2013
Uhh did you read the post you replied to? There are several big time sports analysts that don't overcompensate like Kirk does. I still like the guy though. I mean, if your in his role its better to overcompensate then to show your bias.
Comment 31 May 2013
I always thought OSU should add another deck to the south stands to make it look similar to the rest of the stadium. Since adding the new scoreboard, its not looking like this will happen that anytime soon. But if they did Iwould have to imagine that would add at least 10,000+ seats which would obiviosuly make Ohio stadium the largest in college football.
Comment 17 May 2013
I will always remember Amanda-Clearcreek because I tore an ACL in a scrimmage against them. Arghh... Anyways the people always seemed really nice and they have a very loyal fan base.
Comment 09 May 2013
Thank you for all the great work Ross! Its always one of my favorite aspects of 11w. I like the follow-pivot play a lot because it seems to occupy the OLBs and give the quarterback some room to run up the middle.