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Columbus, OH (via Defiance, OH)

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Really getting into OSU football toward the end of the 01/02 seasons and then having the first full season without a game missed being 02/03. That happened to be quite a good year.
  • NFL TEAM: Non-committal
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Recent Activity

Comment 19 Nov 2014

If we make it there, it's presumably because we beat a strong Wiscy team in our prior game and probably steamrolled IU and ttun. If all of that plays out and we then beat Bama, haters will not be hating as hard. The narrative is already in favor of the Bucks, so continued winning would simply make that narrative progress in a positive direction.

It's really one of the first times in a few years where it's been strongly OSU and even B1G positive. The only thing that could change the narrative come playoff time is if the B1G lays their perennial egg in the bowls. But even that may not be enough to keep the OSU narrative away from positive with continued winning. 

Comment 17 Nov 2014

It's a good thought, and it certainly won't hurt us.

If anything, I think it's simply better for the long run and will take in to account how those B1G teams compete in the bowl games.

Comment 15 Nov 2014

VT winning now and hopefully winning out removes the narrative of "OSU is the only top team to lose to a sub-500 team." That sounds bad. The loss will continue to sting, but this is like a nice balm on the wound.

Comment 09 Nov 2014

I'm pretty sure you're correct. He's got the experience from high school, and the ability to be a threat to run/pass (primarily shown as a run). I bet they have it set up to exploit a potential mismatch and call a pass if there will be an obvious, exploitable matchup.

Comment 07 Nov 2014

I think it's more about the garbage stat reference. Who cares about 3rd down rushing yards? I can recall numerous gains of ~6 yards when the opponent had >10 to go and just wanted to punt. Sure we'll give that up.

Comment 06 Nov 2014

I always referred to that as the touchdown play when I was watching those games. It made me so happy when I would see it developing.

Comment 05 Nov 2014

I trust the coaches to know what's best. If the logjam truly does put Cardale in the #3 spot at QB and they think he could make the move and have a positive impact on the team, and not hurt them at the QB spot, then I trust they would do it. It would be a good time to do it - have one adjustment year and then one (ideally) dominant year to then have a chance in the NFL, all while showing you're a team player.

Comment 02 Nov 2014

Is it weird that I'm somewhere in between where I don't expect a win or a loss? It's like, I don't see either team being necessarily better, so I think no team's going to definitely win it, but one will certainly lose it (if that makes sense).

Comment 02 Nov 2014

I'm actually surprised to see Samuel with only one reception on the year. He's built closer to a WR and looks like he'd be able to kill it in the passing game. Maybe his hands aren't great at this point?

Comment 13 Dec 2013

There's not a lot of info to go on. Kiper essentially calls Miller a late round (presumably late 3+) pick by saying better ball placement, overall passing improvement would get him into the early rounds. All sources (google: Braxton Miller draft stock) point to a relative decline.

It really would come down to combine and various showcase events, but I don't think they're as far apart when it comes to NFL stock as you claim.

Comment 13 Dec 2013

I'm sure I'm not the only one, but if Braxton goes pro this year, I wouldn't be surprised if a team wanted to take Guiton over him once it gets to the later rounds. IMO, Kenny G appears to be the better pro prospect right now. I understand he was going to look in to the NFL and go from there, I hope he can make a little $$, spend some time making connections in the pros and then go on to coach.

Comment 02 Dec 2013

No True Scotsman all over the place. It's a moving target when they want to hit OSU.

"You shouldn't count the win streak from last year" -- Will gladly mention the SEC streak of championships and Alabama's recent history in general.

OSU wins big -- "It was bad competition!"

OSU eeks one out -- "See, they're TERRIBLE!"

A team loses (specifically after Oregon lost) - "Well, they weren't playing Oregon football, so we'll have to work this out somehow."

The SOS argument - despite OSU being right up there near anyone who's not in the Pac -12, even being ahead of FSU and the formerly beloved Baylor (in most), they get no love -- rather, other's get no hate. Not to mention FSU's win against Clemson still looks "good" despite Clemson being inflated by a relatively terrible Georgia team. The SEC is also being dominated by two middle-of-the-road Big 12 schools (I mean, they're contending immediately in this "almighty super awesome mega conference of amazomg FOOOOTBAWWWW!!!") Which goes to show that, hmm, maybe the strength always was a bit of truth coupled with a rather large amount of the chips falling in the right places followed by a self-perpetuating cycle. The SOS is simply an argument that may have been true in recent years but, really, this is the year where that rhetoric isn't valid, which is sweet. 

I'm sure there are other moving targets here, but if anyone is trying that, it's best to simply ignore them because if they're starting with No True Scotsman, they're going to keep that up.


**I accidentally a thought

Comment 02 Dec 2013

Well, wins are wins. I do remember an OSU team from 2002 that scraped by a few. The big difference is that one number advantage in the L column.

If Auburn was undefeated, I wouldn't have a problem with them being above OSU (well.. I mean, personally I would have a little bit of a problem, but rationally I think I could accept it).

Comment 27 Nov 2013

I would like to thank Eleven Warriors for some all around awesome writing and something to help my unproductive day be more unproductive.

Comment 27 Nov 2013

That's a good point. It depends on how he thinks the upco_ing guys will develop and whether he wants to accept that challenge. If he succeeds, then he'll look aweso_e. It should help on practicing quick release while the line takes the first few ga_es to gel.

It's hard to i_agine a scenario where it doesn't co_e together, at least for Braxton, if he stays another year.

Side note -- You know, I find it easiest to type out everything with the _, and then do a ctrl+f and search for _ and replace it.