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tennesseebuckeye11


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 National Championship, hands down the best game I've ever watched. Loved beating a team that didn't even expect it to be a game.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: AJ Hawk, man I miss that guy
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Evan Turner
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Meh.
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: No thanks

Recent Activity

Comment 01 Feb 2014

To be honest I didn't expect much from this team and their good start raised my hopes to levels that I have since fallen from.  I see us pulling out a good win here or there but the failures against Nebraska and Penn St. I think will ultimately doom us to the NIT.  Maybe the worst part of the whole basketball season is how much talent TTUN lost and how good they are playing vs. what we lost and how terrible we seem to be.

Comment 05 Jan 2014

I appreciate the fact that you seem to be trying to give Fickell a chance to explain himself and even make it seem like it might not be his fault.  But come on man!  We have watched this team with above average talent get torched by below average teams, regularly.  (Cal, Nebraska, Indiana, in 2012 and Cal, Northwestern, Illinois, Michigan, Michigan St. and  Clemson in 2013)  This isn't a case of "We need to get better"  You can see the talent we have, there are moments these guys make some good individual plays, and we always put guys in the NFL.  After 2 years of this I think we can safely say it's the coaching, not the talent.  I think we need to coach the guys up to be the Defense they should be.  And Bell was supposed to have help

Comment 05 Jan 2014

This is a great post, any single one of these points could be dismissed as some statistical anomaly.  However together they paint a picture of a defense that is absolutely terrible.  You can't deny how bad Cal turned out to be, 35 points put up by Illinois,  41 points by a terrible Michigan team, Michigan St. getting 34 and Northwestern getting 30.  We all new going into this Orange Bowl what was going to happen, and to be honest I was disappointed with the loss but not shocked.  Honest fans knew we were not a top team, I secretly hoped that is was just a case of "We need to get better" but week after week we weren't better and it wasn't lack of talent.  We are just poorly coached. We have been plagued by missed tackles, taking poor angles to the ball and making poor, if any adjustments during games.  It has been that way for the past two years.  Don't tell me it is a lack of talent because Michigan St. is doing much more with less.  Watching some of the buckeye defenses of years past the difference is shocking.  Nobody had their best offensive output of the year against us, ever.  Many times the defense had to bail out a sputtering offense.  35 points always won the game.  It started to seem like Urban would slow down the quick strike offense just to keep our defense off the field, they were that much of a liability.  Talent we got and will always be able to get, good coaching make this defense good, great coaching would turn them into an Ohio St defense we are used to seeing.

Comment 01 Jan 2014

I sat there the whole game feeling nostalgic remembering the days when our D was fierce like that.

Comment 01 Jan 2014

Proof once again, defense wins big games, like the kind we had when we won the Rose Bowl.  Not feeling very good about what we have to put on the field on Friday.

Comment 15 Dec 2013

I don't see why Shazier would come back except maybe to make a run at a national title, which would definitely be worth it but by no means a guarantee.  Miller however could deffinitely use another year to develop as a passer.  I know it seems like there is this emergence of the "running quarterback" in the NFL but those guys have a hard time staying healthy.  Ultimately you can't make your living as a running QB in the NFL. It's good if you can run but you better be able to throw the ball at least as good as you run it.  I don't see Miller as that guy yet.  

  

Comment 12 Dec 2013

We are pretty much spoiled as Buckeye fans, losses are hard to take cause we just don't do it that much.  We have just owned TTUN, and we always go to a BCS bowl.  There may not be another fan base in the country that has had it as good as Buckeye Nation.  Living here in Volunteer country, they just can't hardly fathom the thought of being upset at 24-1, their just hoping to get to six wins next year so they can go to the Music City Bowl.  That being said the losses we have experienced are hard to swallow, because rarely did they happen to teams that were just better than us, they usually seemed to happen because of some uncharacteristic miscue from coaches or players.  So the agonizing "If only they had..." or "Why didn't they just..." is ever burned in your memories of those heartbreaking losses.  Take heart Buckeye Nation these moments are few and far between.  If your are still having trouble getting over the loss ask a fan of TTUN how to handle loosing they have several years worth of experience to pull from.