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WolverineKiller

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Sharing my wife's first Ohio State experience in person. Witnessing Kenny G's comeback against Purdont in person.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Xbrax
  • NFL TEAM: Bears
  • NHL TEAM: Blackhawks
  • MLB TEAM: Reds

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Comment 18 Dec 2014

Point taken, he's played well for the Broncos.  And you're right, we don't know for certain all the details around the injury.  Just my take and appreciation for the mentality Grant is taking.

I think you're taking the comment about facing top tier competition out of context.  I think there is a drastic difference in being a professional athlete daily and student athlete on the cusp of getting a huge payday with hundreds of thousands of dollars on the line when drafted and being evaluated against your peers.  If he was 85% healthy and could have limited Sammy more I and would have appreciated it as a Buckeye Fan, but don't blame the kid if the decision impacted him positively in the long run.

Nothing but respect and love for Past, Present and Future Buckeyes (That's not to say I don't get frustrated as a fan, just ask my wife) Upvote 4 you because you're bringing another angle to the conversation.  That's what 11W's is all about and what I appreciate. 

Comment 12 Dec 2014

I've always appreciated Dave's foundation.  Their goal is to ensure every child in foster care has an opportunity to become adopted.  I was adopted so this is something that resonates more with me personally.  I cringe every time someone says it with a negative connotation. I feel blessed to be given the opportunities I've had in my life and it wouldn't have been possible without my parents and adoption.  https://www.davethomasfoundation.org/who-we-are/dave-thomas/

Comment 12 Dec 2014

What I think we omit to consider is the fact of does an extra $100k make any of these assistants happier?  In other words, is it a sticking point for them in their happiness and goals?  I can guarantee that all of us would be ecstatic to have an extra $25k per year.  I feel on occasion we expect coaches to have the same exact mindset of Professional Athletes on money being strictly about respect.  There is so much that goes into one's professional happiness outside of $, especially for those who teach. This staff has been together now for almost 3 seasons, I expect that some have aspirations to be a head coach and climb the ladder, other's might just want an opportunity to shape young men, teach, and compete at a championship level everyday and are happy with the current circumstances.  Regardless it's Gene's and Urban's jobs to ensure they are doing everything possible to retain, and develop the best. 

Comment 25 Nov 2014

I find the kicks out of bounds inexcusable.  The risk/reward of stopping them behind the 25 yard line is nominal in my opinion.  That being said, in Urban I trust...just maybe not Clinton's right shoelaces.

Comment 09 Nov 2014

Nutty I couldn't agree with you more.  I don't mind Herbie, I think early on he tried to not look like a homer in an unrealistic lens.  While we all want his Buckeye pride to show through a bit more I don't think it ever will.  What's probably more frustrating for a lot of us to see him on ESPN with their story lines.

Comment 07 Nov 2014

Not saying that they can't.  I believe the Illinois game was the 3rd game this year Jalin has ran out of the wildcat.  It was however, the first time that he threw the football.  Don't get me wrong, the philosophy of holding a few wrinkles back for big games is truly the only thing I miss about Tresselball.  Go Bucks!

Comment 07 Nov 2014

Does anyone else miss the philosophy on offense of holding a few wrinkles back until a big game, instead of showing your hand to force teams to spend time preparing for it?  I feel like Herman and Meyer like to force teams to spend time preparing instead of completely catching them off guard.

I also think it will be critical for us to run a few counters off of our base plays very early to keep Michigan State on their toes and maybe give us the half step we need later in the game.

Comment 06 Nov 2014

I miss the philosophy of holding a few wrinkles back until a big game.  I feel like Herman and Meyer like showing everything you can do to make the opposing team prepare for it.

I also think it will be critical for us to run a few counter plays before some of our base plays ti slow Sparty down a half step. 

Comment 19 Oct 2014

Let's just consider ourselves blessed with 2 baller, experienced QBs on the roster next year.  Enjoy this season now and let's dream about all of the creative plays that could be drawn up with both of them on the field.