The jury is still out. I'm on less. I still cruise by, but don't delve as deeply, nor comment as much. I'm not sure if this is the same for others. The staff may have previous numbers (site visits, and such) for previous years during this time period, to know whether the numbers are down. Still love 11W, but it doesn't occupy as much of my time these days.
What about Ben Edwards? I know he said he's going to take some visits, but he is still a 2015 commit, though more soft than before.
Of course he's dropping knowledge, he put it all together. We, the users it was improved for, are still trying to catch up, and at times find it frustrating. So while Jason may be tired of hearing the same comments, many of us, who like to drop in quickly, consume some great Buckeye news/knowledge, aren't able to do it quickly now, whether due to the new layout, or to the learning curve; so we are now limiting how often we come by.
First of all, we don't need another new thread about this. But I'll try to address some of your issues:
Well, since it continues to be an issue with many, maybe we do. Jason developed this, so he obviously knows the ins/outs, and nuances of it. I'm getting used to it, but still prefer the simplicity of the old site.
Serving 23 years in the military special ops community, change was always happening, though normally for operational/functional reasons. I always felt it was good to have individuals who wanted all the new, high speed kit, and those who liked the current, operationally proven kit/equipment involved. The former pushed for change- something newer/better (at least in their eyes) all the time; while the latter pushed for status quo, the time proven items. They tempered each other, so that when change happened, it was thought out, tested, and added value/improvement; but kept us from change for changes sake, without added value or purpose.
I'm adapting to this slowly, but still look back with greater fondness on the 11W that I started with.
MN- totally agree on Bosa; and to add to it...he wasn't an early enrollee, which makes what he accomplished even more impressive.
Very nice to label those who don't agree with your point of view. I don't, and if that makes me homophobic, fine. It's just a word, and it won't shut me up. The so-called tolerant only tend to be that way when others agree with them...then the names come out- homophobe, racist, red neck...etc. Nice. Impressive.
Well, let's worry about that if/when that happens...
Sure, it's possible scouts could release that info, or not. By doing it this way, the story may no longer be about football, and his ability, but now his sexuality. If he makes it; "First openly gay NFL player"; if not, or doesn't start, or drafted low..." Openly gay player faces retribution", or some similar remarks/comments. You want it to be about football, then keep it about football.
But was he forced into making that declaration? He could have been just as honest during interviews with the various teams. No other player has made public pronouncements of heterosexuality. He chose to make this public, and now we have all the different sports media chattering on it. It could be considered courage, or possibly, strategy. Either way...here we are, and espn, and nfl network, and twitter, spending all morning carrying on about it. Regards.
Quite frankly, I don't care.
10. Torrance Gibson QB Fort Lauderdale, FL
9. Tarvarus McFadden S Fort Lauderdale, FL
8. Justin Hilliard OLB Cincinnati, St. Xavier
7. Jerome Baker ATH Cleveland, Benedictine
6. Drew Richmond OT Memphis, TN
5. Terry Beckner Jr. SDE East Saint Louis, IL
4. Minkah Fitzpatrick CB Jersey City, NJ
3. Tim Settle DT Manassas, VA
2. Sterling Jenkins OT Pittsburgh, PA
1. CeCe Jefferson SDE Glen Saint Mary, FL
As in many things, I'm not a great fan of change, but have learned to wait and watch, etc. before reaching conclusions. In addition, I don't think we should be slaves to routine/tradition. However, not all tradition is bad, and some forms our identity. Not to set Gray boxes on a pedestal, but it is a term synonymous with 11W. Keep the GRAY BOX!!
No worries Jason; all new web designs get broken in this way. I'm already seeing things I thought were missing. My homeostatic nature notwithstanding, we'll all get through this it will be second nature before we know it. Cheers!
One thing I've noticed...I don't see the 'new comments' on and article/post. I always liked to go directly to new comments on previously read posts to keep up with the conversation. I don't see that now.
Concur with this...I liked seeing more than 5 (10-12 works well) on the comments and recent posts. 5 seems too low, and as another mentioned, multiple 'clone' posts can limit the discussion. Still, great job 11W!
As a few have already stated, I too suffer from a homeostatic condition and will have to ease myself into this new world design. Great work 11W!
I voted Hubbard but he isn't a 3*. I didn't go the kicker rout, but believe he'll have an early and ongoing impact the next few years. I'm really looking forward to Thompson & Slade. I think there's some real potential there, and more than just a role player type of impact. Thompson has been getting more and more of my attention lately.
Not positive, but I believe she was there, beside his dad. She wasn't happy though, and didn't go up for the pictures.
From the 42 yard line, plus 10 for the endzone, equals a 52 yard field goal.
I'm totally not a fan of this playing games overseas. We don't need to deprive local and ardent fans the opportunity for a marketing gimmick. It doesn't benefit the fanbase; it's a week (+) distraction for the players and coaching staff. And, whether Europe, Mexico, etc., soccer is their sport. I don't prefer seeing it aired on my channels, and the majority there find it a curiosity at best long term.
I like this idea. He has been logging successful time on the coaching trail, plus he is a former Buckeye All-American.
I'm with the crowd that thinks if you want to speak up and get loud about how you feel, do it in the locker room in front of the team/teammates; which will still tick off a bunch of them, but get the point across, without coming off like a whiner.
Also, if you're going to complain about the lack of productivity of the other receivers, you better make sure you mention the one whose job it is to get them the ball, that is just as much of an issue. It doesn't matter how many great receivers you have if nobody can get the ball to them.
And to think Bosa wasn't an early enrollee...
While I agree Coombs must be looked at closely, he is the CB coach, while Withers was the Safety's coach, as well as coDC. It could be argued that he (Coombs) is operating under the schemes employed by Withers/Fickell, technique and competence of the CBs still hasn't been up to prior standards.
As for his coaching, he was a longtime HS coach in Cincinnati (Colerain, I think), he most recently coached at UC. He also oversees the special teams.
Welcome aboard Mr Smith!!!