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Comment 31 Jan 2016

Buckeye football player - i"ll add onto the Tyson Walter dogpile

Buckeye overall - Jeffrey Dahmer.

Comment 30 Jan 2016

What amazed me most about ET was how fast he recovered when he fell onto his back against EMU.  When I saw it live I thought I was watching a man plummet to his death.  But to his credit and extra-terrrestrial powers he recovered fully much faster than any human being could.

Comment 17 Jan 2016

I finished Urban's Above the Line book this week and was pleased to see Coach Studrawa recognized.  This was written long before the recent move.  I am excited as the OL will benefit from two great coaches (as long as they are aligned).

Urban has a very fine line to walk.  He does not want to micro-manage, nor should he.  So he has to provide direction and ensure alignment while providing a great deal of autonomy to his staff.  His staff is comprised of guys who get it done and are very confident in what they do.  Overconfidence is a possible outcome and I have wondered did Coach Warriner believe and insist that he could perform the OC role from the field.  It took a loss to gain acceptance (on his part) for the change to be made.  Once that decision was made he had to solve the problem on who to coach the OL which then created the problem of which coach to displace.  Time will tell but it sure looks like another winning decision for UFM and the team.

Comment 09 Jan 2016

Thanks for the reminder Ramzy.  One of Owens' rivals back in the day was Mack Robinson (Jackie's older brother) - that's an impressive duo of athletes in the Robinson house.  A sad fact from those Olympics was the Avery Brundage, one of he worst human beings ever, succumbed to pressure and kicked two sprinters (Marty Glickman, being one) off the 4X100 relay team because they were Jewish.  Brundage then stripped Owens of his amateur status because Jesse did not want to run post Olympic races that Brundage would have profited from.   

Comment 29 Dec 2015

Don't see the pants.  Will they be gray/grey or Ramzy's Cocaine White?

Comment 13 Dec 2015

His decision took a lot of courage.  He made a choice on what he wanted to do.  Tried to stay with the good guys and politely told that we did not have a place at WR for him and found another program.  Props to him.  We will survive and thrive.

Comment 23 Nov 2015

Thanks for the 2004 reminder - one of my favorites.  When watching the video of TG's TD punt return you can hear when the crowd realizes it's six well before the viewer sees it.  Also, the slant that Troy throws is sick - would love to see the same from JT to MT this weekend.

Comment 22 Nov 2015

Looked to me that MSU knew the plays before they were run.  On the tight end shovel pass, one of their defenders points out that the tight end was getting the ball.  I think the coaching staff needs to self scout and look at all of our 'tells'.  Reminds me of the Cooper years when TTUN would know when we would run our FB throwback screen.  I am also amazed at the plays that seem to be missing from our playbook.  We used to have a lot more variations where either the QB or RB could run inside or outside.

Comment 25 Oct 2015

The referee should have tossed him for that.  It was not accidental.  

Comment 29 Aug 2015

Amazing is correct.  The guy is National Class in the 100, 110 hurdles, 400, long jump, pole vault.  His 45.0 400 was sick when you consider the good guy's Butch Reynolds was 43 and change for that distance.

Comment 09 Aug 2015

MSU and VT.  I'll be sitting amongst a bunch of Hokies but I've been practicing.  "He gone."  "He gone, again.", "Oh no he didn't just do that." I figure VT to be uber-aggressive and with the offensive weapons we have there will be some big plays.  Hoping for a 70 yard 'pass' (i.e., jet sweep) from TBD to XBrax.

Comment 16 Jul 2015

I have a question for my 11W brothers, when BamaR threw the ball that Vonn Bell picked he was covering two receivers.  Is that the new meaning of "double coverage"?

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?