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Comment 23 Nov 2015

Remember when we were all jumping off the cliff about how bad the Buckeyes defense was not that many moons ago? Urban said, "I'm going to get more involved." What happened? Stuff got fixed, and we're back to the Silver Bullets.

That took over a year, and involved firing and replacing the DC.  A genuinely bad Michigan offense put 600 yards on the Buckeyes, including 450 passing yards by Devin Gardner (lol).  The cliff jumpers were (temporarily) right.

Urban Meyer may be the best OSU coach ever.  I think he is.  He will fix this at some point.  But in the short term, his promise to be more "hands on" doesn't inspire confidence.  The offense's problems are deep and systemic, and he won't resolve them this week.  OSU will have to gut it out to beat Michigan this time.

Comment 20 Nov 2015

[Bowden] could end up being the 2nd QB in this class if the staff doesn't feel comfortable with just Danny Clark.

"Clark does know is that he's the only quarterback in the 2017 class, that much coach Urban Meyer has promised."

Comment 18 Nov 2015

I root for Penn State to lose forever until the fan base collectively disowns Joe Paterno.  As long as Black Shoe Diaries treats him like a victim/saint, they deserve nothing but suffering as football fans.

Penn State is repulsive.  Michigan is smug and mildly annoying.  This is an easy call:  Michigan needs to destroy PSU.

Comment 09 Nov 2015

NY Times:

In September, the president of the Missouri Students Association, Payton Head, who is black, posted on Facebook that a group of men had yelled racial slurs at him, and said it was not the first time he had suffered that kind of abuse at the university.

In early October, the Legion of Black Collegians, a student group, was rehearsing a homecoming event, when a white man walked onto their stage and used racial epithets about the black students. When activists tried to confront Mr. Wolfe days later at the Homecoming Parade, he avoided them, leading to accusations that he was dismissive of their concerns.

Later that month, someone used feces to scrawl a swastika in a university building.

Bad men allegedly spoke hurtful words.  Also poop swastika.

Comment 14 Sep 2015

Ranking the college football teams that looked the least like Arkansas on Saturday

1. Ohio State

Complete arrogance is a luxury, but when you got it, flaunt it. Ohio State can phone in a sloppy home performance against Hawaii, rotate two misfiring QBs ineffectively, waltz into halftime with a measly 14-0 lead, and still stride across the finish line with a 38-0 win over the Rainbow Warriors. (In their full rainbow throwbacks, no less.) The Buckeyes are like an elite marathon runner with a lead so big they can stop for a roadside donut, even if you want to fret over the two-QB system and make something out of nothing.

They got a nice political boost when every team openly questioning their strength of schedule did foolish things like losing to Toledo at home. Enjoy that donut, Brutus. It ain't flaunting if you got it.

- Spencer Hall

Comment 10 Sep 2015

"Cardale Jones running is like a vending machine come to life"

"Cardale Jones: QuarterFullback."

"Emotionally, the closest thing to tackling Cardale Jones is carrying a heavy air conditioning unit up some creaky stairs."

"Oregon has a spy. Cardale runs over your spy."

"I cannot overstate how large and deliberate Cardale Jones is. He moves like he has treads."

- Playoff tweets collected at SB Nation

"Awkward elusiveness" is great, too.

Comment 27 Aug 2015

Cosmo, since you're registered at The Key Play, could you please do me a favor and PM an admin to approve my user account?  I registered as "Tyler Morgan" over a week ago, but haven't received a confirmation email from them.  Also haven't received a reply to a separate email I sent to an admin.  Thanks.

Comment 20 Aug 2015

Mantooth, you may be right, but Warinner seemed to have trouble recruiting, too.  A lot of mid-year concerns turned out to be unfounded on NSD.

Comment 13 Aug 2015

Good question about no-huddle.  Lauderback said he wouldn't expect "a platoon scenario where Jones and Barrett both consistently see snaps within a particular possession."

I think Barrett will win the job outright, and this will all be moot.

Comment 31 Jul 2015

"I went through a lot when I was younger so therefore others should be punished more severely when they do something wrong."  Did I summarize that correctly?

No, the point is not that he passively "went through" something.  He is saying that, if a 17-yr-old can take on adult responsibilities with adult consequences, then we shouldn't treat 20-yr-olds as quasi-children.

I basically agree, but I don't see how it leads to the conclusion that the players deserve a 4-game suspension. 1 game "seems" right to me.

Comment 28 Jul 2015

From the Michigan State side of things, the talk about pulling Cupp's offer centers on him making the trip to Ohio State without advising the Spartans' staff first, or doing it without their consent. On our FNL visitors' list, Cupp was added on July 21st, so how Michigan State missed him making the trip I can't be sure.

"Hey coach, you could have learned I was going to FNL by reading 11w.  Why would you expect me to personally tell you I'm visiting another school to earn an offer?"  Ridiculous.

If you commit to a school and tie up a scholarship, it's not asking much for you to grant a coach the courtesy of a phone call prior to shopping around for a better spot.  If that's why Dantonio pulled the offer, I don't understand the complaints.

Comment 19 Jul 2015

Walker has been to Rutgers, Alabama and Auburn in recent months, and this trip to Arizona State – expected to run from this evening through Sunday – is another step in what's sure to be a long journey until signing day (or early enrollment in January, if Walker is able to do what he'd like to). 

The Buckeyes know that they have to recruit every committed player as if they're not committed and Walker, along with Terrell Hall (who just visited Bama again with his good friend Abdul Adams) especially, fit that bill since they're from out of state.

When you recruit players like Ohio State recruits, especially – as I said – from out of state, there's going to be a challenge to keep them. The Buckeyes are better equipped than any team in the country to handle a recruiting "attack" 

Stay the course, don't fret. Every little thing, is gonna be alright.

- July 16 Hurry Up