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WildBear Buckeye

Member since 08 December 2011 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Rushing the field after the 1994 OSU-Michigan game.
  • MLB TEAM: Cubbies
  • SOCCER TEAM: Arsenal

Recent Activity

Comment 03 Oct 2015

The offense is just non existent.

That isn't fair. The offense is constantly a threat to score. That's not the same as non-existent. But it goes through Jones, and Jones is screwing up big time right now.

Comment 20 Sep 2015

Seems like they are having trouble finding a position for him. I was under the impression he was still supposed to be an H-back, but last week's depth chart had him as the backup to Parris Campbell at WR, with Braxton and Samuel being the H-backs. It's also possible he's not the same after last year's season-ending injury. At that time he was starting, if I'm not mistaken. After he went out, Marshall clearly supplanted him.

Comment 19 Sep 2015

I kind of wonder if Warinner isn't the guy to call plays. Or if him, then maybe not from the sidelines.

Comment 02 Aug 2015

Yeah, I was just kinda thinking out loud there. As a product of the early success of this recruiting cycle recent Hurry Ups have been ... shall we say underwhelming? I guess at this point it's a matter of waiting on the remaining top targets to make up their minds, because there don't seem to be any names floating around that would be "takes" before the top guys decide.

I was kind of hoping Jeremy would weigh in on the sure-fire backup options at DT, CB, and S, since those sound like the remaining must-haves in this class.

Comment 02 Aug 2015

Assuming no decommits, what's the worst case scenario for the rest of this class? In other words, at what positions will they bring in SOMEONE, even if the remaining realistic top options (Jackson at DT, Victor+Corley at WR, Hamlin+Fuller+Pryts at DB, etc) don't pan out?

Seems like DT is a must, while WR could hypothetically be done? Will there for sure be a safety AND another corner in the class? Based on how thin LB interest appears to be, I'm guessing it's either Hansford or no one?

Comment 02 Aug 2015

Take a look at how they've been able to put players in the NFL over the last five, hell last ten years, and it might give you some idea.

Besides, does ND's ability to land star players surprise you more than Tennessee's, or Clemson's, or Georgia's, or Ole Miss', or Penn State's, not to mention Michigan's? None of those teams have sniffed anywhere near even a chance to play for the national championship in 15 or more years. None of them have even a fraction of the success ND had between the 1920s and 1993. Yet they all regularly get top recruits. I don't see ND as a particular outlier in this regard.

Comment 13 Jul 2015

How about something plausible, yet would be welcomed with much rejoicing.

The return of the front page grey box?

Commented on 12W
Comment 03 Jul 2015

I haven't done any kind of survey, but from the recent hurry ups it seems like there are Gary, Lawrence, and Jackson (all of whom seem very unlikely, particularly Gary), and no other names get mentioned more than once, maybe twice. From that I conclude that the once-twice mentioned names go either with guys who have options and OSU is nowhere near the top of their list (basically like the first group, but outside the top100) or with guys who will commit the second they get the green light. That's not plan B, that's more like C or D.

So your description of last year's situation seems accurate for this year too.

Comment 27 Jun 2015

Ah, I thought you meant specifically the Hand/OSU situation. I remember meatchicken fans reveling in how much they thought Hand hated OSU, so their tears when he committed to Bama were that much more delicious. Wondering if there really was something to the "Hand really doesn't like OSU and/or Meyer" thing, or just the usual, simply not near the top of his list thing. Same with Gary.

Comment 27 Jun 2015

Not me - I'm much more "if you're not with us you're against us".

I'd say something like "Gary is very likely to go to the NFL from almost any college team, so maybe he just doesn't care about winning in college", but then I'm reminded of Kalis, who seems to have completely flushed NFL potential down the drain. Bet he'd like to have that one back.

Comment 27 Jun 2015

Gary aside, I'm a little confused about the DT situation. Are there any targets besides Gary, Lawrence, and, Jackson (all of whom seem like either long shots or extremely long shots), or are the staff willing to live with one DT in this class?

Comment 27 Jun 2015

What was the Da'Shawn Hand situation, other than he didn't come to Ohio State? Just obvious that he was going through the motions on his visit?