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Comment 05 Dec 2016

Pretty solid hire by Purdue and wish him the best. Jeff played quarterback at my high school and I played football with his younger brother, Brian, while I was in high school. Their father was our quarterbacks coach. Great football family and I am extremely happy for him. 

Comment 27 Sep 2016

I understand your point of view. I also understand that the staff is working with more information than any of us and perhaps I misspoke when I mentioned stars and rankings. Therefore, I ultimately trust their decision.

The point of my post was just to convey my gut feeling, which is essentially worth nothing when all is said and done, that these two should have been kept in this class. Part of that feeling is based on my belief that you need a few tweeners in each class and that I feel like these two were the tweeners that could push the rest of the roster and perhaps become very good buckeyes.    

Comment 27 Sep 2016

I don't like this at all. I am obviously in the minority, but sometimes I feel like you have to take a chance on someone and I think Danny and Todd Sibley are two who should have been kept in this class. Rankings and stars are not always the end of discussion. The staff knows more than I do, and I trust them, but letting these two out of this class just seems off to me.  

Best of luck to Danny. 

Comment 10 Sep 2016
Cam is a player you have to be sure you get down, not by purposely hitting him in the head, but becuase he can make plays with his legs you have to be sure you do everything you can to get him down. So yes, it does make sense.
Comment 09 Sep 2016

I am not a fan of the new rules surrounding hits to the head or targeting so I was happy no flags were thrown. Also, I heard numerous media outlets referencing Cam's size as to why flags weren't thrown, I think it more has to do with the fact that he is a mobile quarterback whose running is a big part of the offense. He puts himself in those situations as a runner and defenders need be allowed to hit him. 

Comment 01 Aug 2016

I think liability would come into play if players and their families were not aware of the dangers or were not presented with the facts of injury issues. You could argue that families and players are more educated and aware of the risks now than ever before. Football easily falls under the defense of assumption of the risk, in fact a seminal case taught in law school regarding this defense is about a football player who tried to sue and I remember reading the NFL used it in the most recent concussion law suits. 

Comment 01 Aug 2016

I agree with initiatives to improve player safety, teach better tackling techniques, and limiting some contact in practice activities. However, I still believe there needs to be a certain level of person-person contact at practice, especially at a young age (12-15ish). I know that sounds counterintuitive, but you need to find out who enjoys smashing into another person and who doesn't. Once you reach the college and pro level, and to a certain degree high school, that has been determined.    

I do think there becomes a point where you can no longer make the game any safer without fundamentally changing it, and I believe we are close to that point. Once people accept that the game is inherently violent hopefully they can move on. I feel like it is similar to MMA being a violent sport and to accept it for what it is.  

Comment 12 Jul 2016

Brewster, I have a few responses. First, I have seen you post today that people should not be commenting on how this affects OSU. Well let's be honest, the reason these articles are posted here is because it affects OSU. Someone can be appalled by the situation AND interested in the repercussions to OSU. 

Second, it is not uncommon for fans or alumni of the University to say "we" or "our" when referencing OSU (sports, medical center, student union). I do it myself. Hell, I believe there even was an article on 11W about it before. 

Comment 12 Jul 2016

He was hired because this was part of sealed testimony that no one had access to until recently. While the whole situation is disgusting, from OSU's perspective this can be addressed fairly easily with little fallout once a discussion has occurred between Meyer, Smith, and Schiano. 

Comment 08 Jul 2016

As many have said, best seats in the house are the first few rows of C-Deck. I had first row seats in 29C for the 2012 edition of the Game, which were fantastic, and I had second row seats in 19C for the 2014 game against Cincinnati. Best view of the field. 

I am not sure how much of a trooper your wife is, but the C-Deck seats for the Game in late November are usually chilly, windy, and you can possibly expect some snow and/or freezing rain. My wife was a saint during the 2012 Game, she didn't complain at all and we stayed through Carmen Ohio. However, if you don't think yours will be a fan of the inclement weather than the first 2-3 rows of B-Deck would be your best bet to shield yourself from the elements and have a great view of the stadium. I sat in the second row of B-Deck during the 2013 Penn State game and those seats were splendid as well. 

Comment 08 Jul 2016

Always excited to see a fellow Trinity football alum playing for the Buckeyes. He has very good speed and size and he received some exceptional coaching through high school. 

Comment 25 May 2016

This issue can and is being blown out of proportion. Sports are activities that can lead to lasting health issues, including suicide. So long as people engage in the activity knowing the risks, let them play. 

If people are aware of the health issues, let football, rugby, action sports, etc. be as they are. I understand the NFL probably hid some facts, which is shitty and I agree with finding ways to make the sports safer, but not by "legislating" ridiculous rules that change the sport. I would rather see innovations in safer helmets or different tackling techniques. Don't tell me that it is unsafe for a quarterback to be hit in the head by defensive end's hand, so it is now a penalty.