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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Being on campus for The Game in 2006. Probably the best sporting environment I've ever been a part of, and one of the craziest weekends that I'll ever be a part of as well.
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Comment 28 Jan 2015

"I signed the paycheck on the front he signed the paycheck on the back."  And on that note, Lou dropped the mic and exited stage right.

Comment 17 Jan 2015

I can see it now.  Urban in the loving room, the TV's on quietly in the background, and a preview of Late Night with Letterman comes on, featuring none other than the man sitting in your very own living room.  If I'm a recruit, I'm asking where to sign on that dotted line...

Comment 17 Jan 2015

The really disappointing thing to me is the fact that everyone, with the exception of Tate and maybe Russell, looked like they would rather be doing anything except for playing basketball today.  Looked totally disinterested. 

There are just too many guys who just don't provide ANY benefit to the team when they're on the court.  Amir has obviously never had any offensive ability, but he could at least bang inside, play solid help defense, and be a solid rebounder.  Amir had 3 boards today, which just so happened to be the total amount of rebounds pulled down by all of our bigs.  Pathetic.

The only takeaway from today's game is that Tate needs to be in the starting rotation.  At the very least, he brought some energy today and acted like he gave a shit.

At this point, I'm wondering if this team even makes it to the big dance.  They could easily drop 4 more games this year, and end the year with 0 wins vs. a top 25 team.  A 9 loss team with an early exit in the B1G tourney is a good way to punch a ticket to the NIT, which for me, would be one of the most disappointing bball seasons in the Matta era.  

Comment 14 Jan 2015

The thought had not even crossed my mind until local sports talk in Atlanta started to talking about the possibility of him taking the opening with the Falcon's.  I hadn't even thought about it, but it seems like the consensus right now is that Meyer is on a very short list of coaches, in the NFL and in college, which folks consider to be among the sports elite.  Similar to Saban, if Meyer wanted an NFL job, he'd have one.

With that in mind, i don't think there is a chance he bolts.  Ohio State is undoubtedly his dream job, and I think he realizes that if he leaves, he may never have the opportunity to come back.  In addition, the depth of young talent right now is incredible, and he has 3 proven, Heisman caliber QB's on the roster, with two studs coming in to fill the pipeline from this class.

No way Urban leaves.  I think he spends the rest of his time stalking the sidelines at the Shoe until he decides he's ready to call it quits, which in my opinion, is at least 7 years away.  When all is said and done, I think Urban is right up there in tOSU lore with Woody Hayes, the significance of which will not be lost on Urban Meyer.

Comment 13 Jan 2015

Line em' up and take a number.  Amazing what winning a Natty will do.  As Urban said, "the future at Ohio State is very bright."

Comment 02 Jan 2015

I get the commentary and the dig to the SEC with this, but to me, it's a bit of a slight to Cardale.

He worked his ass off, stuck with it when he was named the back-up behind JT,  and stepped up when his number was called. This is his team now, leading us to a National Championship.

It's amazing that we take down Bama with two guys at the helm from the great state of Ohio.  Shout out to Glenville and Ashtabula.  The great state of Ohio taking it straight to the SEC tonight.  

Gotta enjoy this one for all it's worth!!!  Fantastic night to be an Ohioan!  So proud of my Alma Mater and my home state!  Such a cohesive and close group that stuck together through a shit ton of adversity this year.  With I was at Out R Inn right now to take this party into the sunrise!!!!

Comment 02 Jan 2015

I get the commentary and the dig to the SEC with this, but to me, it's a bit of a slight to Cardale.

He worked his ass off, stuck with it when he was named the back-up behind JT,  and stepped up when his number was called. This is his team now, leading us to a National Championship.

It's amazing that we take down Bama with two guys at the helm from the great state of Ohio.  Shout out to Glenville and Ashtabula.  The great state of Ohio taking it straight to the SEC tonight.  

Gotta enjoy this one for all it's worth!!!  Fantastic night to be an Ohioan!  So proud of my Alma Mater and my home state!  Such a cohesive and close group that stuck together through a shit ton of adversity this year.  With I was at Out R Inn right now to take this party into the sunrise!!!!

Comment 26 Oct 2014

Wow - what a disgusting and pointless post.  Very thought provoking.

I'll just chalk it up to the fact that based on your screen name, you've probably been subjected to years of unusually high methane exposure.  The easterly winds south of Columbus probably overly expose you to excessive landfill fumes, coupled with a nice tint of turd factory thrown in for a nice touch. 

That would at least give you an excuse for all the filth and shit that rambles out of your mouth.  In fact, I'm actually impressed that the analogy you used actually fits within the context of your post.  Props for that at least. I didn't see that coming based on the punctuation, or lack thereof, in your posts.  Stay classy Groveport.

Comment 26 Oct 2014

You do realize that this comment was made in a thread that is titled "#FireHerman" right?  If you don't want your "parade to be pissed on" then why would you click on this thread in the first place?

And comments like this don't water down OSU's win, OSU did that themselves with their play/play calling tonight.  They were a 14.5 favorite tonight on the road to beat a depleted PSU team in primetime.  They were up 17 points at half, then let them crawl back in the game and squeaked out with a win. 

Why would I not just sit back in relish in a win on the road, regardless of the score?  Because I want tOSU to be part of the national narrative and in the hunt for a playoff berth.  We already dropped one game to a god awful VT team at home, primarily because our coaching staff wasn't able to make the appropriate in-game adjustments.  To get put us back in a position to be in the conversation for one of the four playoff spots, we need to win out, and look good doing it.  Taking 2 OT's to beat a shitty PSU team doesn't get it done.

Not to mention the plethora of folks who come on here and bitch about the SEC bias, then turn around after a close win and change the narrative to "why can't people just be happy that we won in a hostile environment on the road?"  

it's simple really.  If you are a fan who just relishes victories, regardless of the opponent, and has no interest in post-season aspirations, then tonight is reason for celebration.  However, if you are a fan who has high aspirations for this team, a team who already has a very bad home loss on their record, then tonight's game was a disappointment meriting of criticism.

And PS, I could give two shits how hard PSU practices or about their feelings.  The fact is their program has been decimated by sanctions and they're a shit team who he would have blown out tonight.  D1 collegiate athletics are not a participation sport and not everybody gets a trophy at this level - save that shit for tee-ball.

Comment 26 Oct 2014

Well thought out response.  It's obvious that a well articulated response would be wasted on you - so all I'll say is enjoy the rest of your copper top Bush heavies while you relish in this big double OT win against the juggernaut that is PSU.  

Comment 26 Oct 2014

You're right.  If you take away PSU's losses to Northwestern (29-6 at home), and UM, then this team is in the top-25.  And it only took us 2 OT's to beat them after going into the half up 17.  I can't believe we aren't getting more credit for this hard fought victory.  Damn ESPN and their SEC bias!

If you want to accept mediocrity, go for it.  But this team and staff deserves criticism after this performance.  And no, I wasn't whining, simply stating that people have been all over our coordinators asses for the last 3 years, and Meyer has essentially skated.  Meyer hired Fickell, he hired Herman.  He deserves to start taking responsibility for their sub-par performances.

Comment 26 Oct 2014

The officiating tonight was some of the worst that I've seen, and was flat out embarrassing.  We were the beneficiary of some very terrible calls.  

My girlfriend and I were in shock when they came back and confirmed Vonn Bell's interception.  No excuse for that type of call to stand when instant replay is in-place.

I'm glad the calls went our way, especially since i had money on us to cover (damn you PSU) but never like to see a game impacted so much by an officiating crew.

Comment 26 Oct 2014

I'm not sure why this is getting so many downvotes.  Urban Meyer is the CEO of this program, which means that he is ultimately responsible for the results on the field, good and bad.

People have been bitching about the defense for 3 years.  Meyer at various points has said the he was personally going to be getting more involved.  At some point, if issues aren't corrected, it falls on Meyer.  Either make a change or go down with the ship.

Yes, he has racked up a ton of wins in his tenure here.  However, it's been against shit teams, and when the games have mattered the most, we've completely shit the bed.  It's disappointing and frustrating.  And yes, we technically haven't won shit since he has been here.  The trophy case since Meyer's arrival is bare.

Comment 26 Oct 2014

Fellow Mensa member of one Mr Herman?

Comment 14 Sep 2014

I would be happy if our defensive coaches denonstrated the ability to make minor in-game adjustments.  A change like thisis s a total pipe dream.

Comment 31 Aug 2014

I thought Tyvis played a horrible game today.  He missed more tackles than he made, and took terrible pursuit angles.

I don't get why the discussion is on Bell/Burrows starting.  To me, Vonn is a no-brainer.  He brings an x-factor of athleticism, and made some solid form tackles yesterday.  Vonn has got to be on the field.

Then Burrows/Powell are a toss-up to me.  Realistically, if Powell is the best we have at safety, we're in trouble.

As others have said, it's difficult to truly evaluate a defense after playing against a triple-option team.  But, I expected this team to fly around to the ball and make plays, and I didn't see that today.  Players got too many YAC yards, and I thought we played pretty poor assignment football (continued to have nobody over the pitchman).  They just seem soft.

After 3 years of optimism with this team, I'm taking a wait and see on this team.  

Comment 19 Aug 2014

The best part of this video is the fact that they're able to talk about this with straight faces.  

I need to pick a pair of those shorts up.  I've already thought of a killer move that I could do in those, the "po-go stick".....

Comment 19 Aug 2014

It's concerning to me that he separated his shoulder on a non-contact play, nearly 9 months after having shoulder surgery, and within hours of declaring himself 100%.  As others have said, once those ligaments in that joint are stretched, it's difficult to ever get them to return back to 100%.  Hopefully for his sake he is able to recover and accomplish all his dreams as a football player.

In addition, once JT gets the keys to the fastest car in the B1G, it's going to be difficult to pry them back from him.  Especially if he is able to accomplish something that Braxton hasn't been able to, which is win a B1G title (granted Brax has been hampered by sanctions).

While many on here are excited for 2015, I for one am extremely excited for 2014.  People act like we have Bauserbust as our #2 on the depth chart.  JT was one of the most highly recruited DT QB's in the nation, and probably would have been rated higher had he not suffered an injury his Senior year.  We have a lot of weapons and speed on Offense, and just need someone who can efficiently distribute the ball to them.  

It's going to be so sweet this year crushing the dreams of the B1G after so many people have already written us off.  Of course, if we do this, then the narrative will switch to how weak the B1G is, given we could go unbeaten with a backup QB.  People truly underestimate the talent on this team, and seem to forget that we've had back-to-back top 2 recruiting classes.

Comment 17 Aug 2014

Yes, teams in the conference need to step up, but Minnesota is not one of them.  They will never be a flagship program in this conference.  They are no different than Northwestern, a solid season once every four years, nothing more.

Yes, this conference needs teams to step up to return to prominence, but Minnesota is not one of them.  

Nebraska, Penn State, tSUN, Wisconsin, and even Iowa to an extent are the programs that need to step up.  We need our flagship programs to perform for this conference to return to prominence, and begin to get national respect back.  

If we are going to start hanging our hat on wins against Minnesota, then this conference is not performing up to standards. 

Comment 16 Aug 2014

I actually didn't provide a ranking myself, so not sure how you're taking that away from my post.  A lot of posters in this thread have Minnesota ranked 2nd/3rd in their opinions, which I don't think is unreasonable.  To me, the fact that the Minnesota game MAY be one of our toughest games is an indictment on how down the B1G is right now, and highlights the importance for us to schedule quality OOC opponents.

I personally don't think you can ever discount rivalry games, and think last year was a prime example of that.  Regardless, TSUN is a dumpster fire right now, and losing to them at hem at home this year would be massively disappointing.  I fully expect us to be -10 point favorites for that game.

Comment 16 Aug 2014

Is it me, or is anyone else disappointed that our 2nd toughest game of the season may be @Minnesota?  I get that the Fighting Kills are much improved, and @Minnesota is a tough environment that time of year, but to me it just demonstrates how weak the B1G is right now, and how important it is for us to schedule quality OOC opponents.  I get VT, and when we originally scheduled them their program was a much better place, but we need more than one marquee OOC game on our schedule.

Comment 15 Aug 2014

There is a balance here.  The athletic department of a state school should not have the same pricing strategy as a fortune 500 company.  They need to generate enough revenue to allow them to continue to subsidize the non-revenue generating sports, while also having enough to re-invest into strategic initiatives, like stadium expansion,s etc.  They should be able to do this while also keeping prices at a point where your average family can still afford to take in a game without breaking the bank, and I think we're quickly approaching a point where that is no longer possible.

I'd prefer we not test price elasticity and realize we've hit our ceiling when there are 10,000 open seats in the stadium, because people refuse to pay $160/ticket to see OSU beat UNLV by 80 points.  For an example, see TSUN as exhibit A.

Comment 15 Aug 2014

If we want respect nationally, then we need to stop scheduling BS games like this, which do nothing to improve our national perception.  We either blow the doors off of them, which is the expected outcome, or the game is close, and it's held against us by the playoff selection committee.  Either way, this game does nothing to improve our playoff resume.

At this point, let's just call a spade a spade, this is a money grab from the athletic department.  I'm taking my name out of the alumni lottery because of games like this.  I'm not going to travel to Columbus to watch a game like this, and 1/2 the B1G schedule is not worth making the trip.  I may pay a bit more on the secondary market, but at least I'll get a game worth seeing.

I'm also tired of trying to defend our schedule.  What kind of message does this send to fans?  Alabama has scheduled a marquee neutral site game every year, on top of a very difficult SEC schedule.  I remember how awesome games like USC and Texas were, and how amazing those environments were.  I'd love to have that again, but instead, alas, we get a noon kickoff against UNLV.  Buy hey, I'm sure the playoff selection committee will understand, we needed to add another home game to hit revenue projections.  Want to stop hearing the commentary about a 1-loss SEC team jumping an undefeated B1G school, stop scheduling the UNLV's of the world.