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Comment 08 Feb 2017

I can point to two particular plays. First, on 2nd and 11 from your opponents 21 with under 5 minutes left to play where a FG gives you an 11 point lead. Second, (since you stupidly passed on 2nd down), on 3rd and long still within field goal range with under 5 minutes left to play where a FG gives you an 11 point lead. 

Comment 06 Feb 2017

In my opinion, Freeman's chicken wing block on a blitzing Hightower that led to the sack and fumble was bigger than any of the subsequent errors. 

Comment 27 Jan 2017

I agree. I think this could also be about something other than Ohio State. Who knows. 

Comment 20 Jan 2017

While cited or while in traffic court? You have said both. If I was cited I would ask the officer to include in their report any mitigating facts that, or more preferably XYZ witness feel, caused the accident and limit my fault as the trailing driver. Then in traffic court I would present this report along with any other evidence available to try to show the facts indicating I was not at fault.  

Edit: We have seriously derailed...   

Comment 20 Jan 2017

While the ACDA rule describes a standard of care, I am sure you are aware that there are exceptions to this rule that can provide at least a partial defense. The facts of the accident will determine fault, the simple fact that a rear-end collision occurred does not always mean the trailing driver is at fault. Facts matter.    

Comment 19 Jan 2017

Well based on the way this workout was described I think it was a team workout where everyone is participating together. So it is prescribed and monitored all at once. Maybe the strength staff said, hey over the break here are workouts to adequately prepare you for what is in store when you return and they assumed that the players followed their instructions or would suffer the consequences. You may be right that the strength staff and athletic trainers failed to perform their responsibilities, but I would also say that the players are at least partially the responsible to adequately prepare themselves.   

Comment 19 Jan 2017

In the scenario you suggest all parties should be interested to know whether you hit your brakes abruptly or maybe your brake lights aren't working properly which contributed to being rear-ended. There are numerous other questions to be asked in a rear-end collision to determine who is fault, just like there are with the athletes. In my opinion results don't always speak for themselves, which is perhaps where we have to agree to disagree. 

Comment 18 Jan 2017

I haven't seen many details about the workout other than it was a combination of push-ups, sit-ups, up-downs, etc. over the course of an hour (interesting to watch the new UC football videos posted, as they seem to be doing very similar stuff). Facts about the coaches would include more details about the intervals and extent of these exercises, were trainers available and watching to provide assistance and water if needed, were these athletes refused assistance during the workout? More facts from the players themselves would include whether these particular athletes hydrated themselves well enough before the workout, did they have enough sleep, did they come in good enough shape to be prepared for these workouts?

Depending on these answers I could see where maybe the onus falls on the player as opposed to the coaches simply being the bad guys and overworking them. My main point is I don't know enough to make that call, I was not there, I am not a part of the program.  

Comment 18 Jan 2017

Trust me when I say that I understand a doctor would be held to a different standard and relied upon more than the players when providing testimony in court or in a deposition.

I have severe asthma and played competitive sports through college, workouts would effect me differently than most other members of my team. Just because three people were hospitalized does not by itself mean that the workouts were outrageous (I am not saying they weren't, they very well may have been). However, in my opinion, without further information, I am simply of the mindset that this does not deserve outrage.   

Comment 18 Jan 2017

Was not saying that. Simply advocating for a more level reaction then "OMG this is unspeakable!" The level of their conditioning prior to these workouts is one thing we don't know. Not saying their hospitalization couldn't be an issue or isn't a potentially dangerous situation, but without further facts, I can't say that it is. 

Comment 02 Jan 2017
The only play that consistently Gaines positive yards were runs between the tackles and we never focused on it. All the excuses from the coaches and fans of dropped balls or fumbles is not the issue. We didn't even give ourselves an opportunity to abandon the most successful part of our offense. Instead we ran fucking cutesy horizontal bullshit against a fast defense, because yeah that fucking works...
Comment 01 Jan 2017
WHY DIDN'T WE RUN BETWEEN THE TACKLES AND PASS VERTICALLY? WHY? WHY? HALLELUJAH. HOLY SHIT. WHERE'S THE TYLENOL?
Comment 29 Dec 2016

I don't disagree with you that UM played a really tough game and could have won it. However, I keep seeing people say that Michigan dominated Ohio State statistically in that game. Which statistics are you looking at? The only one I see a large difference in favor of Michigan is 3rd down efficiency. Otherwise, Ohio State gained more yards, had more first downs and had fewer turnovers.   

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.