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What Would Troy Smith Do


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Attending the 2002 OSU - Mich game.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith
  • NFL TEAM: Buffalo Bills
  • NBA TEAM: Houston Rockets
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians

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Comment 9 hours ago

ummmm…..personally I'd DVR it (assuming you have one) and watch it later at my own pace with full attention.  You have to play the "don't talk to me about sports" card but it is what I do when I can't be home for the game.

If you don't have a DVR………I guess low stream it is.

Edit:  Do you know anyone with Dish Network or a slingbox?  If so maybe they will hook you up with a password to use theirs for the day and you can watch in pretty good quality on your phone, computer…….

Comment 17 hours ago

I'm also thinking that the "Gate to Hell" is also a perfect image of the dumpster fire that is the program.

Comment 19 hours ago

86-0?  Ouch.  Perhaps they had trouble breathing during the game due to the obvious strangling those turtlenecks are giving them.

Comment 20 hours ago

Ummm……any teenage girl would disagree with you.

Comment 21 hours ago

If we are going to be like Oregon can we at least get those play cards the backup QB's hold up?  I'd love to see what pictures we could use. 

Devin Gardner lying on the ground defeated….                 

Mike Hart looking sad and dejected

That TTUN RB getting lit up by Clowney

Woody Hayes hunting actual wolverines (does this exist?  Cause I feel like this should exist)

Maybe a Block M in the top right, and a  hoover vacuum in the picture next to it.

This could go on and on…….

Comment 21 Aug 2014

Dude, if they don't go to a Vet, then I'd nominate you.  You said you've never seen them play, and don't you live in Maryland?

BTW, where if you don't mind asking?  After my grandparents moved from Cleveland in the 70's, they spent 15 years or so in Severna Park (I loved visiting that house) and then moved to an amazing Senior Living Community in Annapolis.  Due to this I've always loved Maryland and especially Annapolis and the Baltimore waterfront.

Comment 21 Aug 2014

I know exactly what you are saying.  I love the fact that people aren't abandoning the team or their love for it.  I'm not either.  I just don't see it the same.

I will be honest, I am dreaming of an undefeated season. I will take it one game at a time and be optimistic but nervous as hell before each game.  I think we can win them all and will be disappointed if we lose (even if it was to a tough team).  During football, I live and die with this team.

But if asked honestly, if I thought we end up chugging along with little residual effect from this I would say no.

Comment 21 Aug 2014

How do we know this team is better?  Our O-Line will not be as good.  Warriner is the best OL coach in the country, and I expect him to have them up and running, but they won't be what last years was.  They were the best in the country and considering Urban himself said he was concerned about the LG spot, I'd say we haven't gelled just yet.

We hope linebacker play will get better but who knows.  We lost Shazier and while we have some serious talent in the wings, I don't know that it translates this year since so many are young. If you ask me, I do think the LB play as a whole is better, although we won't have an individual with Shazier type numbers.

Secondary.....where do we start.  Believe it or not, I actually think that even with the turnover here, we will be much better.  One, it's hard to be worse.  Two, a good scheme can cover for a lot of things like inexperience.  If I had to bet money, I would bet on this unit finishing somewhere in the bottom half of the top half of the country in pass defense.  But again who knows.

I just think we have alot of question marks to know for sure what we have.  I do know we have talent oozing out of the woodwork and one of the finest coaching staffs in the country.  So we might be better than everyone thinks and I hope we are.  I would also classify Braxton as more than the chery on top.

Optimisim is warranted, but with a grain of salt maybe.

Comment 21 Aug 2014

I have to say, we here have totally drunk the kool aid and talked ourselves in to the Barrett era.  I'm not saying we are completely downplaying Miller's injury but there is a ton of unbridled optimism.  I've seen some crazy predictions for him on these threads.  I'd say cautious optimism is the best we should do (I think this about other areas too; passing defense, OL replacement).

I love him and even redshirted him so I could get more time playing with him in NCAA 14, but while he showed flashes I did not think he was all that great in the spring game.  It also takes time to build a rapport with receivers, learn the offense, read defenses.  I've heard great things about him, his prep, his leadership, but it is hard to replace experience.

I'd say this article is about right.  This is a huge blow.  We do have the talent to compete, but the fact that zero losses was the highest vote getter in the poll on here.........Well, that doesn't seem to be the most likely outcome.

This probably isn't very popular but I do think it is a realistic look.  However, I will be more than happy to be wrong and applaud our top 10 pass defense, and Barrett's Heisman.

Comment 20 Aug 2014

Good to know.  I will try Chrome Beta.  I have had the same problem on 2 phones, including the LG G3 I just got.

Comment 20 Aug 2014

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So on behalf of everyone in this community, thank you.  And here is to another 8 years, even better than the last.

Comment 20 Aug 2014

You could not be more wrong.  Clearly, he will also win the Heisman since the last 2 winners were RS Freshman.

I really cannot believe you missed this.