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Tennessee (via Lancaster, OH)

Member since 09 October 2011 | Blog

Grew up in Ohio, the heart of it all. Moved to Tennessee after college for work and married a Southern Belle.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Grounding out every at-bat in little league.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Tom Tupa, Chris Spielman
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Dennis Hopson, Jay Burson, Jim Jackson, Michael Redd, Scoonie Penn, Ken Johnson
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets (not much of a hockey guy, but if I h
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 09 Dec 2016

If you're talking about the Block O on the kid next to Saban, that's Jacoby Stevens a DB from Murfreesboro, TN (which is where I live).

His high school is called Oakland, and they use the Block O as one of their logos. It's funny, when people around town see me wearing OSU gear with a Block O, they sometimes ask if it's for Oakland High School.

The kid's been committed to LSU for quite a while. I'd be surprised if he flipped to Bama at this point.

Comment 06 Dec 2016

Well, saying you lost to a Conference USA team sounds better than saying you lost to a Sun Belt team, which FAU was up until 2013.

Comment 06 Dec 2016

Honest question here: Matta left Xavier for OSU when OSU was thought to be a bigger and better gig.

And I like Chris Mack. He seems to be a good coach and he's had some success at Xavier. I wouldn't mind giving him a look to replace Thad. But with them being in the Big East now, do you think Xavier is a better job than OSU? Are we to that point?

Comment 06 Dec 2016

Yep for me Urban and Joakim Noah were all part of the same ball of hate I had for Florida.

I still hate Joakim but my opinion of Urban has changed a little...

Comment 06 Dec 2016

I imagine in Gene Smith's mind Matta has earned the right to coach himself out of whatever funk the program is in, assuming that's possible. And I'm not sure if it is. But it would take a lot for him to be let go. I honestly thought he'd walk away due to health issues, and he still might have to.

I like Thad. He's a good guy and I don't like to rag on him. He's done a lot of good things for the program. But I'm also an Ohio State fan with what I believe are realistic expectations for the program. There's no reason why they can't be nationally relevant every year.

Losing a game like tonight's happens, heck Indiana lost to Indiana-Fort Wayne this year, but now I literally go into every game regardless of the opponent thinking they could lose it. In previous years that wasn't the case.

Comment 06 Dec 2016

Dantonio for me has been the enemy for a long time. 

I appreciate what the guy did while at OSU, but I'm not a fan.

Comment 06 Dec 2016

Recruiting pitch from Saban & Meyer: 'Come and win a lot of games, play for championships, and get drafted.'

Recruiting pitch from Butch Jones: 'Come help me save my job and wear orange.' Lol.

Honestly, though, Trey seems like a good kid and I wish him the best.

Comment 06 Dec 2016

I don't know truth from rumors or anything, but there was some smoke around Jalen Hurd's commitment and signing with UT a few years back, among other players. 

But in Smith's case, I think it was purely his love for Tennessee and wanting to be closer to home.

Comment 06 Dec 2016

The UT fans are spinning this as 'Butch out-recruited Saban and Urban, Tennessee #1, Volunteers are the best, National Championship here we come, baby!'

The kid stayed home. It has little to do with Butch Jones (although he did give his sister a job...).

But he chose Tennessee, not Butch Jones and his flat top.

Comment 06 Dec 2016

I've seen a few people bring up his name for the Cincy job.

It's about the right guy at the the right time for a job. if he could put a staff together and bring his energy and enthusiasm to that program, the sky is the limit.

But selfishly, I don't want to see him ever leave OSU.