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  • SPORTS MOMENT: OSU Memory - Sitting A Deck (well standing the entire game actually) during the OSU v ttun Game in '06 and charging the field after the W.

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Comment 30 Nov 2015

These articles are great.  You really get a sense of the intricacies and layers of each play.  The coaches came in with a great plan and the players executed at a very high level.  A complete game for sure.  Bragging a bit here, but I was at the game and I cannot wait to watch it again (which I will tonight) to pick up on some of those things I missed on Saturday. 


Comment 21 Nov 2015

For those suggesting Zeke 'ripped' the play calling is quite hilarious. During the postgame he was was able to quell what I imagine to be a seemingly insurmountable amount of emotion and speak very maturely.  This man has been nothing but a team first guy from day one. He is merely echoing the same sentiment from anyone (reasonable minded) who watched the game. He doesn't care about his 100 game streak.. But he does care about 2 carries in the second half and the subsequent L. He deserves to be pissed.

I am sorry this played out the way it did for him and all of the others who will never lace up in The Shoe again. The offensive strategy has been suspect all year. Today we had to witness just how mediocre their decision making really is. 

Comment 12 Nov 2015

That's the best. I am not privy to the upvote, but you get a virtual thumbs up for the reference. 

... and Chip took off.... hahahaha


Comment 09 Nov 2015

Without the threat of something, just SOMEthing else,  other than a straight QB run, I really wish they would turn the page on Miller out of the wildcat. 

I did note on Saturday where they ran a play setting Marshall (I think) in motion and Miller broke for a substantial gain. Even something subtle like that which doesn't put all focus on Miller could have its merits. 

My thoughts as an arm chair coach.. 


Comment 06 Nov 2015

Oh, Amir.  As difficult as it is to remember, we did see flashes of what Amir can do.  What I noticed, at least, is he seemed simply lack motivation - he possesses all of the other qualities that make a fully capable basketball player.  I am glad to see that he has been given this chance and I hope he makes the best of it. 

Best of luck to Slam Thompson! Man, that kid was really fun to watch. 


Comment 20 Oct 2015

JT is a gamer - This year he has demonstrated his preparedness when called upon - which was very evident last week against PSU. 

CJ came up big (to say the very least) to finish out the season and did something no other QB on this team can claim.  Subsequently, he earned the right to start and now those responsibilities are shifting.        

They have both been able to do truly remarkable things while at the helm.  I cannot help but think that it is because of team chemistry – truly playing for one another.  I hope Cardale keeps his head up and remains focused.  As we saw all of last year, especially at QB, you just never know when your number will be called.  Go Bucks.  Cheers, everyone!

Comment 06 Oct 2015

I would expect a resurgence similar to what we saw from Jalin after the Minnesota game last year.  After that game he acknowledged where he needed to improve, put in work during subsequent practices and came out and played very well against Indiana.  As a whole, I foresee the team coming together this week and I expect them to have a great game against Maryland.  Lets goooooo!    

Comment 24 Sep 2015

While Jones hasn’t been the sensation he was last year, Barrett has done nothing to prove he’s the guy either.   In my humble opinion, both QB’s have been disadvantaged due to a combination of poor play calling and O-Line performance.    

Look, throughout the offseason, with all of the player assessments and evaluations, the coaching staff has determined CJ to be the guy.  So, we are rolling with CJ until we are given a real reason otherwise.   

Lets gooooo!

Comment 05 Feb 2015

I am curious if tOSU or any college for that matter offers a class or provides some guidance on dealing with the negativity stemming from social media etc.. Social media in a sense provides anyone with a direct line of communication to someone else and I can see how the negativity could really weigh on the young, impressionable and perhaps fragile minds of these KIDS. 

Comment 08 Dec 2014

When taking everything into consideration, was this the best game the Buckeyes have ever played?  I may say that in my lifetime at least it is the best game I have ever seen.

Go Bucks!