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Comment 03 Dec 2014

R-E-L-A-X! You Said it, MW2014. I think the Committee is trying to give the BigXII the opportunity but if TCU can jump two spots it's certainly possible they could fall two spots. And frankly, their game this weekend is a Lose/Lose scenario for them. If they beat knots on Iowa St. everybody's like "well, you were supposed to. And ISU is a terrible team." But if they play a close game it makes TCU look bad. To me, it's like the committee is saying "we've got two conferences (B1G and BigXII) that appear mediocre, but barring total chaos we'd like to have each of the four representatives in the playoffs be from different conferences." In essence, if we take care of business on Saturday I think we're in. And i think FSU is in if it wins, and TCU's schedule and lack of a conference game is what comes back to bite them. Just my .02 plus, I don't hear a fat lady singing yet! GO BUCKS! 

Comment 26 Nov 2014

I agree completely SIr. The H or RB would definitely be a better fit than lining up out wide or in the slot and being sent across the middle. To boot, Brax does magic with the ball in his hands so he would definitely be fit for the number of touches normally reserved for an H or RB. I guess it's a 6-1, half dozen to the other. My real concern is that shoulder/elbow injury. In the deep dark recesses of my mind I have bad thoughts about it and it's potential for re-occurring... but otherwise I'm very hopeful for the young man.

Comment 26 Nov 2014

Nothing but love for Braxton no matter what! Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye! 

I think his situation is much more difficult than a simple transfer. It's a sword of many blades and each one cuts for better and for worse.  One, JT's performance this season has pretty much dispelled the old belief that "you can't lose your position due to injury". As tough as it is, and I can only imagine how hard it is for Urban, how could you justify removing JT from the starting role the way he has played? Two, I'm fearful that Braxton's injury is substantial to his ability to throw the ball. I know he's got A+ doctors and a team to rehabilitate him but I just feel that his arm may never be the same and if he remains at QB it could be considered a liability until proven otherwise. Three, if a position change is in the cards, what position offers more safety than the QB to a player that is fairly injury prone? 

It's just such a tough and somewhat sad situation that it makes me a very sad panda. I hope to see him back in the S&G next year, but if I don't, I'll have a new second favorite team and I'll root for him all the way! And of course, he's always got a place to call home in Columbus.

Comment 26 Nov 2014

nananalallannanalananananananannana.... i can't hear you!!

Comment 25 Nov 2014

Redemption for 1902. Buckeyes up 86-0 with 3 minutes in the 3rd quarter when the refs call the game because it just isn't fair.

Comment 24 Nov 2014

What an awesome idea LeftCoast!!! Good luck in your trolling endeavors. 

Comment 21 Nov 2014

In 1902, The Game was ended early by the officials after the university of Michigan had taken an 86-0 lead. I can't think of reason why we shouldn't try to return the favor every time we step on the field together. 

Comment 21 Nov 2014

I'm with you, Wargor. Pelini is constantly on the hot seat, seems like brasky always drops a tough one and another that they shouldn't. I think Pelini is good but he can't seem to get over the last hurdle with the big boys. And for this he's on a razors edge. Yet, who would replace him in Nebraska? I mean it's a good program, probably especially if you're from there, but it just doesn't seem like a "destination" school. The best we can hope, when the time comes, is that brasky spends the b1g network  dollars on their football program...

Comment 17 Nov 2014

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." -Theodore Roosevelt

I love having Jalin in the S&G and I love this team! Go Bucks!