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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Chris Gamble interception return for a touchdown against Penn State 2002.
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Comment 11 hours ago

So if this position was filled by a man

Yeah, this type of position will be fertile ground for hiring high school coaches who can steer former players to the college that hires them.  This will be like quality control coaches who also get to have contact with the players.  The coach can make some comments about how he is transitioning from football responsibilities to a mentoring role, and the school can just rotate those guys through the program every 3-4 years.  

Comment 25 Feb 2015

PSU is clearly proud of it.  The PSU students used the charity work as shield to tell someone critical of their behavior (with regards to turning a blind eye to pedophiles and their enablers) that they are great people.  When Olberman took the bait (huge mistake, and a poor plan with remarkably poor execution), the baiters were ready with their pre-planned faux-outrage.  If Olberman had just left the bait tweet alone, or used a statement to the effect of "still not outraged enough about your university running a child pedophilia ring" he would have been fine.  

Comment 25 Feb 2015

I like the concept you forward here about PSU trying to repay its karmic debt.  I'm not sure that the students and alums need to do it though.  The current football coaches and administration could do some sort of marathon walk to support child abuse/sexual assault victims (this would force them to get sponsorships from the community/alumni reinforcing the idea that the current administration is anti-child sexual assault in stark contrast to the previous one).  I know those positions have been turned over since the group that enabled Sandusky was there, but I like the idea of the positions responsible doing the work.

Comment 23 Feb 2015

I can't see how they are hit and miss.  It's the same template applied across the board.  Oversized logo, slight rotation down and high gloss.

Comment 13 Feb 2015

Put Diebler in for Craft and move Russel to the point, then you could have 5 people capable of shooting a basketball on the floor at the same time!

Comment 03 Feb 2015

Can you imagine if he slips all the way down to Seattle.  Russell Wilson throwing deep balls to Devin Smith, that might be enough to make me watch every Seahawks game next season.

Comment 15 Jan 2015

When the nfl removed the big contracts from the top of round 1 they reduced the incentive for 3rd year players who would be drafted to come back to school and improve their potential draft position.

Comment 14 Jan 2015

4 playoff spots, 5 power conferences, what could possibly go wrong?

Comment 09 Jan 2015

1.  Well put on the reasons espn's experts would have picked Alabama

2.  There are very few things in this world that are worth less than what people employed by ESPN think will happen in an upcoming game.  I highly suggest everyone limit their viewing of ESPN to live sporting events (It's a wonderful little trick that leads you to a point in your life where you honestly don't know if Stephen A Smith, Skip Bayless, Trev Alberts and Craig James are even on TV anymore).

3. Regarding Brady Hoke, have you considered the possibility that he just isn't that smart? 

Comment 04 Jan 2015

Don't blame yourself Rocketman.

Dalton has now started 4 playoff games and the Bengals have put up 43 points in those games combined (that includes a defensive touchdown, so really 36 offensive points).  He has 1 touchdown pass, 6 interceptions and 4 fumbles.  God I hope that's the last time I ever see him play quarterback.

Comment 30 Dec 2014

The zone the way Ohio State plays it lets shooters spot up and get an uncontested look at 3 pointer anytime they would like one.  Baseline cutters get point blank looks at the basket consistently.  Louisville/UNC/Iowa rebounded over half of their own misses. 

Comment 07 Nov 2014

Yeah, and I bet the money is nice. 

Dalton is constantly living the dream where you show up to high school naked and embarrassed and I wish the coaching staff would just get his next career as a hat wearing clipboard holder started as soon as possible.  This level of repeated failures has to be doing long term psychological damage.

Comment 07 Nov 2014

I don't understand why the coaching staff keeps putting Dalton out there, at this point I just feel bad for him.

Comment 21 Oct 2014

Football Outsiders does opponent adjusted defensive rankings.

Instead of thinking of it as "if you take out those three touchdown plays, we're right in the game", try thinking about it as, can you still be an excellent defensive team if your schedule included two of the top 15 offenses in your first 7 games?

Here are the defensive F+ ranks for the teams Ohio State has played, and sack adjusted yards per carry and yards per pass that Ohio State gained.

Def F+ rank  OSU ypc OSU yards per pass
Navy 83 4.85 15.07
Virginia Tech 1 4.18 5.25
Kent State 91 5.36 10.12
Cincinnati 103 5.94 8.92
Maryland 32 5.49 9.43
Rutgers 73 8.1 8.42
Penn State 9    

Ohio State has played a lot of bad defenses, one good defense (Maryland 32), and the best defense in the country (Virginia Tech 1).  Virginia Tech is an all round great defense, where Penn State is excellent against the run game and pedestrian against the pass.  This game is going to be an excellent test of Ohio State's offense, and will shape the narrative as to whether the Virginia Tech game was an inexperienced quarterback and offensive line struggling against a turn back the clock defensive concept that they didn't see coming (46 defense, 85 Bears rule!), or was just the fact that Ohio State can't score against good defenses. 

Personally, I'm putting my hopes into the Tom Herman and Ed Warinner are two great offensive minds who have had the time to foster growth in the young quarterback and offensive line since week 2 narrative.  But, that's just like my opinion man.

Comment 10 Oct 2014


Thad, you're a damned warrior who is underrated as hell by the masses