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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

Comment 06 Oct 2014

I haven't experienced the love side of that love hate relationship in 9 years.

Comment 30 Sep 2014

S & P 500 and Yum brands doubled in the time since Brandon was hired by UM.  Domino's saw a tenfold increase in value.

From the IPO in 2004 to when Brandon left, Domino's lost about half of its value, the S&P 500 was about even and YUM brands doubled in value during that same time period.

Comment 29 Sep 2014

The one was a short slant and blown coverage that was housed.  The other 2 were bombs.

That was a play that Ohio State needs to use.  Moore faked a block (while the QB pump faked and the other Cincinnati receiver prepared to catch a screen pass), and when the Ohio State defender fought through the block, Moore slipped past into wide open space.  Really well designed constraint play to go with the wide receiver screen.  The question is why was the safety biting so hard to the opposite side of the field.  (He must have had a key that told him he had to be there, I just don't know what it was).

The first long completion the OSU defender was in good position, he just didn't properly rip through the ball to break up the pass. 

The one right before the half hurt (less than a minute left, 1st and 10 deep in Cincinnati territory, Ash probably wishes he had two deep safeties in that situation) but if you want aggressive pass coverage (and I do) sometimes that kind of thing is going to happen.