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throttlefinger


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: C'mon. 2002 Fiesta Bowl. Being a lifelong C-town fan, this was my first championship.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Spielman
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jim Jackson
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
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Comment 15 Mar 2014

Agree. Unfortunate but true. They gained a nice flow with him on the bench. That translated to a lead. Think the prudent thing would've been to wait until that flow was disrupted or they lost the lead. 

Sometimes the best move is to keep the best player on the bench. Don't think the D could've been any tighter in the front court and the O was certainly more in rhythm. 

Comment 04 Jan 2014

At the end, losing the 2 games against, inarguably, your best competition of the season leaves a bad taste. If we would've lost MSU and won Clemson, I think I'd be satisfied overall. Then again, it's hard to have satisfaction when the defense is giving up an ungodly amount of yards...at least to someone who still believes a strong D is legacy that should be a part of any Buckeyes football team. Onward to next season and better things.

Comment 29 Dec 2013

Rich Rod was Michigan's Tyrone Willingham. Far more polarizing yet really never given a fair shake. 

Comment 21 Dec 2013

Agree. He gave SO much this year. And I think it would be fair to say if they would've called his number more (many games where it was deserved, especially in the first half), he would've put up bigger numbers. But those other guys were stellar 2+ seasons plus. So emotionally yes. Ask me in a year, I'd say no.

Comment 30 Nov 2013

I started towards the "Confident" button yet felt the Lords of Jinx breaking out in a smile and doing wrist exercises ready to throw a spell over the Bucks. Retreated back to "Nervous". 

Comment 26 Nov 2013

Amen to that! I'd love every year that we are the one shit stain on the record. Seeing hope continually dashed is like country fried steak for the soul.

Comment 23 Nov 2013

Truly a great class. What's most remarkable is that they withstood the coach that recruited them to be spectacularly pushed out, then deal with 2 more coaches changes and handled it all like men not boys. And that they were able to make these adjustments and contribute to the last 2 stellar seasons makes them even more badass. And dare I say, the best is yet to come with this bunch as a Buckeye. 

Comment 16 Nov 2013

Think everyone got overconfident not coming into the game but after 2.5 quarters...even the coaches. Clearly Hyde was getting his way. And the D's pressure was forcing INTs and sacks. They looked very focused most of the first half. I don't really by the overconfidence as a mindset before the game because of that. Win is a win. Praise to El Guapo...and secondary praise Johnston! He may be surprise All American.

Comment 13 Nov 2013

Those new D rules seem the biggest concern. Affects our pressure D which helped bail us out last year when the O stalled. Thought OU was a pretty strong and disciplined team. No MSU. But good game to show strengths and what needs worked. 

Comment 13 Nov 2013

Agree, Bucksfan. Think his comments stirred the right amount of shit. Now we can focus on blowing out the remainder of B10 teams while Urban can do the "take these guys against anyone". Those who feel that playing to the media doesn't help your cause is stuck in pre-BCS times. Not saying it's right. Just saying the way it is.

Comment 13 Nov 2013

Your Spencer rephrasing is certainly more sanitized and innoculates him from becoming a story. Ho to the hum. Aren't you tired of the same robospeak and meh talk? Like that he spoke his mind while making clear that it was his opinion. So what if it upsets AL or FSU? They have their games to play and so do we. Doubt a guy of Spencer's intelligence isn't focused on Illini. Plus it was,a great way to warm up the engine after a bye week.  

Comment 07 Nov 2013

Wonder if last year he overthought too much. Not hard to go from shooting with assuredness and overshooting. Got the confidence back later in the season. Sure given the loss of Thomas, he will step up to be a strong second/third scoring option. 

Comment 07 Nov 2013

Agree with you 100% on Whitlock, DJ. Think he went digging for an angle and came up with empty calories (will not touch the obvious dietary crack). It's easy to blame the players when the fault should lie with those in charge of guiding them. Think the biggest question marks dogging Hoke will be whether he can harness and build talent and if he can indeed coach at the elite level. His salary suggests he can. The results say otherewise.

Comment 03 Nov 2013

ILLNI, IND and a very crappy UM. How many of those games is Brax going to see the 3rd quarter? 

Will be close but I'm gonna go with BM. Can ring them up pretty fast and has the benefit of the 1st team receiving corp.

Comment 02 Nov 2013

Think it's a combination of both. The secondary has played better as a unit. Yes, it's against less than stellar competition yet they showed their weak spots in the first 5 games. They look much better. And Brax has stepped it up since the NW game. Also the DL is playing more authority. So if I had to pick one side, I'd say it's more the team is coming together. And the hope is they keep upping their game. I don't think there would be any better way to end the reg season than shutting out UM and winning by 60.