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Comment 08 May 2015

So what about his perspective?  He could stay at tOSU far from home on a medical scholarship or he could find another school closer to home.  He gets a chance at the new school and if he cannot play at Auburn he gets the same deal (a medical scholarship) and is closer to home.

Comment 05 May 2015

Comments about engineering and football are spot on.  I was asked to do a piece for the tOSU student engineering magazine (77 or 78) about fall sports athletes in engineering.  The football team had three.  Two were freshmen and weren't into their courses.  The third was a sophomore and when I contacted him I found out that he had changed majors.  The cross country team, however, was another story.  There were a number of engineering majors on the team.  That said, Antonio Smith, former walk-on turned All Big Ten DB graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree.

Comment 13 Apr 2015

i have heard of cats smothering people before.  Did he cheap out on their food and they had their revenge?

Comment 12 Apr 2015

If we assume that the good guys recruit within the rules, what do they do to overcome the financial advantages that less ethical schools offer?

Comment 22 Mar 2015

If Thad retires in the next few years, I want the Shocker coach to come to Cbus.

Comment 15 Mar 2015

Regarding Amir, consider for a second how a 7 footer with mostly slow twitch muscle fibers would look and fare amongst those blessed with fast twitch muscles.  Remember when Craft said, "just dunk that ***** Amir".  It's not because he does not want to, it's because it's what he has.

Comment 25 Feb 2015

          Waking up on Sunday, I had to ask myself, "did that really happen?"  I had never seen the good guys dominate another team that way.  I attribute it to the defense thinking that they had lost their security blanket (the offense when JT went down).  As a result, everyone played their position.  The D-line bought in - especially the DE play where on previous occasions, their zest to make a play and run around the tackle created lanes.  In the Wisky game they formed a wall a drove their O-line back in unison.  I was so impressed at how hard they played the last few minutes making sure that the zero stayed in tact (Urban knew what he needed to get into the playoff).  Great article once again Ramzy. 

Comment 15 Feb 2015

Buckeye trees line the Champs Elyssee in Paris.  I asked a French dude what he called them.  Something like "maroon" came from his mouth.  Needless to say, he was corrected.

Comment 10 Feb 2015

This Brutus video was much better than when he was trashed by a line backer.  What hops he has, who knew?

Comment 09 Feb 2015

When Boren came out, Coach Ed got in Chase's ear and whispered something.  Pat slid over to center and Chase buried that BamaR guy three yards in the end zone.  The tombstone is still there.

Comment 21 Jan 2015

Gary suffers from self-created Stockholm syndrome.  He eats and breathes SEC 24/7 so his brain is wired wrong.  Before the kidnapping he was pretty good when he was paired with Brad Nessler doing B1G games (it was a long time ago).

Comment 11 Dec 2014

I am surprised not to hear 61-58 yapped about as reasons against TCU and Baylor.  You cannot be a championship team and give up that many points. A good offense, perhaps.  Team, bot a chance.

Looking forward to the good guys shutting down a second Heismann hopeful so that they get a chance at the third, and likely winner.

Comment 16 Nov 2014

I seem to recall Ted Ginn Jr. having an adventure in fielding punts in the '05 *ichigan game.  Fortunately at that time, we did not have easy access to spewing hate.  I suspect that these folks would have been calling for TG's benching.  As an aside we need to really watch what and how we're talking if we expect to be able to recruit the next generation of Buckeye stars.

Comment 30 Aug 2014

Nice adjustment by the coaching staff.  In single back formations, Navy was blitzing off the edge, when the good guys brought a guy in motion, they could run up the middle.  A good start against a team that may not lose for awhile. 

Comment 16 Aug 2014

That solo tackle by Antonio Smith in the *ichigan was one of the best special team plays you'll see.  Antonio fought through one or two wolves and grabbed the returner by the jersey and let him corkscrew himself into the ground.  If the returner gets away from Antonio it would have been a big return and could have have changed the game.  Musburger was impressed but did not call him by name.  BTW, Antonio is an engineering grad, which is uber tough given how much time football takes up.

Comment 31 Jan 2013

Mr. Bacon should fact check before he makes unresearched remarks.

 

"I can’t recall any Michigan coach, even Bo, recruiting at this level. Michigan was not getting No. 1 tailbacks out of Virginia during that time.”

 

Bo actually recruited the number 1 tailback from Virginia in 1975, Russell Davis, who scored two touchdowns against the good guys in the Shoe in '76.  And to preclude any "well, he's no Derrick Green" chatter ....  that's correct, Davis was better, one of the top sprinters in VA he also put his 6'2" 220 frame over a 6'9" high jump bar which is less than a finger's length lower than our own Devon Smith.  

I guess when you're a best selling author you think folks will believe anything you say if it sounds good.