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Squirrel Master


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching OSU beats the Hurricanes in the NC game while being surrounded by a bunch of Miami fans. I lived in Jacksonville, FL at the time. It was sweet!
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jared Sullinger
  • NFL TEAM: KC Chiefs
  • NHL TEAM: none
  • NBA TEAM: not worthy of a mention
  • MLB TEAM: none
  • SOCCER TEAM: none

Recent Activity

Comment 8 hours ago

I think Rashad Frasier has a word with you about how much better JT's Oline was compared to Jones! In the first half alone, JT was getting touched on almost every pass! That shouldn't happen.

but I will say that Jones's issue was that he was taking more time to pass the ball, so it looked like his line wasn't pass blocking as well. JT dropped back and was practically enveloped by Frasier as soon as he makes his 5 step drop.

Comment 8 hours ago

I think you are confusing the SEC/ESPN biases with southern biases. FSU isn't an SEC school.

and really, this stuff has been around for a very long time and is only getting more pub now. Rape and scandals were also at SMU (as said above) as well as Oklahoma, USC: in the 80's, 90's, and even before that where most of it was swept under the rug by the almighty head coaches back then.

Go watch "The Program", filmed in 1993, to see how long all of this has been going on. Not just "the south".

Comment 8 hours ago

uh, Kyle Berger is really a middle linebacker! He might be listed as outside but his game is so much an inside linebacker. Maybe more of a 3-4 ILB than a true Mike but he could play inside IMO.

not that I disagree that Conner should be offered. I do think he should no matter how many MLB OSU has.

Comment 10 hours ago

Come on guys, we need to get a car pool together. Nobody should have to drive 9 hours but if we could find 9 people to drive 1 hour, maybe it won't be so bad. How far can he get a "ride" before it becomes a violation? Could he get a ride from several "random" people?

just no stalkers please!

Comment 12 hours ago

I'm not saying its a major concern but some of the athletes who previously wanted to go out and party can now afford to go a bit wild one night a month. I know $600 isn't a lot but to some it could be a good night out. And that good night out could lead to trouble.

You are saying its not a big deal. We are saying it only takes one player. I know a lot of people that if you give them $600 more a month, they will go find trouble. Some players can afford to go have fun true, but some couldn't before and now could. Not all football players make bank on the side. A walk-on might be more inclined to do so, who knows. And a walk-on can hurt a University just as much as a starting scholarship player.

and I am not saying we should all fret over it or that the NCAA shouldn't do it, I'm just saying that this does open up that opportunity for a dumb athlete to make a poor decision that they might not have been able to afford to do.

Comment 13 hours ago

I don't know DJ, I've been partial to this one...

although I personally think the best trophy is the Green Jacket or the Claret Jug. But I'm a golf fan so...

 

Comment 13 hours ago

he is saying the money they save on not having to buy food would be used for concerning stuff. The $600 MB saves might go towards alcohol or partying.

and I think it could be a concern with some, hopefully none of our guys!

Comment 15 Apr 2014

so what does this mean to the star position? Will it be based on matchups who will play in the nickel, either a corner or a safety? This will be interesting because last year it seemed like there were 3 safeties a lot of the time instead of 3 LB or 3 corners.

It was all that I cared to look for in the spring game, press coverage. And boy did they impress me. Many were complaining about the lackluster scoring and offense but I saw short routes get jumped on very well by the defense. With so much action inside the first 10 yards, more QBs will get rattled and I see more sacks and pressures.

Comment 15 Apr 2014

nice analogy but I just don't agree with the SEC being the tortoise. The B1G is Cecil. I guess you can call the SEC the speed police or something else.

Its funny because that was the third and most recent Looney tunes version with Bugs and Cecil. The first one Cecil wins and Bugs couldn't figure out how Cecil does it. In the second one he tries to wear a shell and the gambling rabbits make him lose again by accident.

 

Comment 15 Apr 2014

when Dontre actually stops touching the ball and just becomes a decoy, something isn't right. Last year something wasn't right and despite the ground and pound, there was nothing keeping defenses honest. No matter how good Hyde and Braxton were.

Comment 15 Apr 2014

I doubt you are the only one but you and many others need to keep in mind that it wasn't just the players and their "game speed". People say this about Armani Reeves.

So I ask you, when you have Roby who ran a sub 4.4 at the Combine, Doran Grant who has 4.4 speed and Reeves who was a highly regarded recruit all looking like

Last year he was constantly getting beat on comeback routes where he couldn't react quick enough.

do you really think its all those players fault and they ALL suck, or could it be that the system was a mess and ALL of them were put in bad positions to fail no matter how good they are.

I believe Grant and Reeves are very talented and can succeed at the collegiate level. They just need the right defensive system to allow them to do well. Its not a coincidence that NOW Eli Apple is starting to look like the stud we expected, because he is finally put in the right place for his skill set. Soft Zone can make any corner look bad, especially if there isn't any blitzing: like a 3 man rush, 10 yard cushion zone!

 

Comment 12 Apr 2014
I think people should be excited and not nervous. Yes the major offensive players were out but did you see man press more in the past five years than today. It was sweet seeing the aggressive play making on defense, match ups or not. That was pretty much what I just looked for. A more aggressive secondary. And how about Frasier! Hot danm that kid can pass rush. Excellent depth!
Comment 09 Apr 2014

That is so laughable. Student athletes can't get nice free stuff from anywhere between $25 and $500, BUT THEY CAN GET RINGS THAT COST $10,000? HA!

seriously, those three rings combined gotta be worth $25,000-$30,000. And they can't pay players.

Comment 09 Apr 2014

I like Clark and Wimbush visiting together. Maybe they can have one of those duo deals and come to OSU. I'm certain Wimbush would love to have a TE like Clark for 4 years!

Comment 09 Apr 2014

I haven't followed wrestling in decades since the Ultimate Warrior was in the WWF 80's and late 90's (I believe). I have a friend who tried to get me into The Rock but I just couldn't do it.

but I was a fan of this guy back then and it sucks that he is now gone. Man was he juiced!

Comment 09 Apr 2014

I will also add that it wasn't entirely Reeves fault. That defensive game plan would have made any corner look bad. Even Roby was put in bad positions playing soft zone with a 3 man rush. Can't cover a guy forever!

Comment 09 Apr 2014

its fixed just like the helmet stickers are fixed! My life depends on these things you know!!

Comment 09 Apr 2014

whoops, misread your statement. Lucas has done it all and there would have been no guarantee that Lebron would have won a college championship if he did go.

Lucas is the man!

 

Comment 09 Apr 2014

even in an Ohio specific vote can you blame Florida. There must have been a hanging chad.....online!

Comment 08 Apr 2014

everyone forgets the passes that do go to TEs. Some are incompletions but some are really nice plays. People also forget how the TE was effectively used down in UF where Tebow would throw it over the front 7 playing the run and hit a wide open TE about 10-15 yards out. Plus the jumpshot pass that typically went to the TE.

I'm glad you wrote this Ross, unfortunately some will continue the "OSU doesn't throw to the TE" meme until OSU features the TE as the main option on every play and its Jimmy Graham! Going from 5 years ago to what OSU has now is a massive improvement. And even if a spectacular TE does come to this team, they won't be featured like UNC does because there are actually talented players at other positions. If a TE wants to be featured as the sole talent, lose the whole time and eventually bust in the NFL because now they do have to compete for passes and won't know how to deal with it; then by all means go to UNC.

if a TE wants to win, learn how to play not just the pass but run block, and still go to the NFL....OSU is the place! Despite the "lack of a solid TE" in the past decade, there are at least 3 on an NFL team and Heuerman will be heading there too.

Comment 08 Apr 2014

yeah, any expert that doesn't think Scott and Russell is a top 25 backcourt is not an expert IMO. I think outside of Craft there wasn't much of a lose and this team will actually be deeper than it has in 2 years. Scott, Russell, Thompson, Loving and Lee would be small but an effective starting lineup with size and shooting (finally) coming off the bench. Amir would be a decent backup center for a few minutes. I think KBD, Bell and Kam are unknowns that will solidify this team.