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Austin, TX (via Columbus, OH)

Member since 23 October 2013 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002/3 OT

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Comment 07 May 2017
Why? Respected program in TX and puts the Bucks in front of many recruits for a beatdowm of a "supposedly" premier state program. Recruits would think any TX team is a great schedule bc it allows their families a chance to come to see them play. Add in Baylors snazzy new stadium and there are no reasons not to play them. And please don't bring up the rape nonsense as a reason not to schedule. By that logic PSU and the U would be a no go as well. Legal issues have nothing to do with football scheduling leave that to the courts.
Comment 21 Apr 2017
Seriously...Herman helped bring a national championship and was responsible for Dale's ascension. Always a Buckeye in my mind. Wish him nothing but the best except against Urbs and co. Thus far the dude has been pretty fun to watch too. Sure his success will make recruiting tougher in TX but there are lots of recruits.
Comment 15 Mar 2017
RK84 I don't know about the majority of fans liking them. I would agree the kids like them and so do the younger fans but everyone I know in their 30s was either not a fan or impartial. I didn't care for them myself, but thought it was a good idea to charge up the fans for the home game "blackout".
Comment 26 Jan 2017
I know Michigan is THE rival, but you really are wearing some scarlet colored glasses. Not everyone likes tOSU and/or Columbus, academics, possible majors, competition, the list goes on. There are much worse programs to play for, and Michigan is one of the top football programs in the region too. Sure they haven't had recent success comparable to tOSU but they have no shortage of NFL scouts hanging around.....even though they end every season with the taste of defeat.
Comment 19 Jan 2017
I'd venture that football is more popular per capita in the south than in other regions. I have lived in the midwest (OH), Northeast (NY, MA), and south (FL, TX) and honestly feel that beyond OH, MI & PA the northern states are less interested in football than those in the south. Texans are crazy about the sport, and the south in general seems far more interested in football compared to other sports. Stereotyping here for sure but what else is there to do in AK, AL, LA, MS, TN, SC and small town FL/GA? Obviously you have a few beach towns and New Orleans but little else. I would also guess there is less education, and more civic community pride in the deep south. Football is a way forward in such communities and also a way up the social ladder. It also is the center of many small towns in the south. So I think all of these things lead to increased participation rates per capita and thus skewed numbers of elite players from the south. It would be interesting to compile numbers in basketball and I bet the lines would be far more even if not skewed with elite BBallers from the north.
Comment 19 Jan 2017
Shoot I'm mlst excited to see the secondary. IMO they are loaded and we all know the coaches are great. I have been excited to see what Erick Smith can do for 3 years now. The kid was a monster in the Army All American game and a heavy hitter at Glenville. The injuries hobbled both Lattimore and him when they came into state. We all saw what Lattimore could do this year, now its Smith's turn (tough being stuck behind Hooker on the depth chart).
Comment 11 Jan 2017
Everyone deserves a second chance....hard to judge thise who you know nothing about. Sark supposedly was having family issues and a messy divorce. I would have hired him and not thought twice about it. Obviously, you listen to their side of the story and if it checks out go for it. Three times is probably pushing it, but if the coach checks himself into rehab and admits a problem I admire him for trying to change. Nobody knows timelines or details about either of these guys situations. Alcohol is an addiction that can destroy people, hopefully both coaches succeed going forward.
Comment 11 Jan 2017
I would put Riley ahead of both those guys you listed. His main competition for best coach out west is Lovie. If Fleck can show some kind of growth he can grow into something but he has only done it in the MAC. Chryst inherited his players and brought in a good surrounding cast, but similarly time will tell if he is what he looked this year. His recruiting has not been great so I wonder about longevity. Riley on the other hand has done solid work at the college and NFL levels and is respected by peers. And Lovie has his time with the Bears but turning Illinois around is gonna be tough. Still I would bet Lovie currently turns more heads and garners more respect amongst coaches than Fleck and Chryst.
Comment 07 Jan 2017

I don't know that times have changed that much.  I am hoping a cap gets put on this class soon.  Personally I would like to see Okudah and that is it unless there is another 5 star.  I also don't want to see shady roster practices being brought in to Ohio State so I am hoping the coaches are privy to some info we are not.  I also will guarantee you will see a lot of annoyed fans if there are shitty moves made by the coaching staff.