I don't understand two things:
The constant need to give our playmakers the ball BEHIND the line of scrimmage.
Calling routes that fall short of the first down marker on 3rd down.
This is a great win for this year's team. THE MOUNT usually win their conference and make the tourney. Sure, they're not a Gonzaga, VCU. Dayton, or Xavier in terms of mid-majors, but Thad seemed genuinely concerned before the game. The Basketbucks stepped up and played to their talent.
THE MOUNT's coach saying we should be ranked by season's end is pretty encouraging, too!
Bigger than Jesus?
I will always maintain that Army and Navy would've been better additions than Rutgers and Maryland. Same TV markets, more history and bigger national following/interest. I understand the drawbacks in athletic department size/capacity, weight limits, and stadium size. I still think the national interest every week outweighs any potential that Maryland and Rutgers would ever have. Plus, any Army/Navy game will always be more relevant than any Maryland/Rutgers game.
That is all sports-specific. I wonder about the moral/philosophical reservations B1G/CIC university presidents would have in adding military academies. I would love to read an article and interviews on that subject.
I've always said Army and Navy over Rutgers and Maryland. Same local TV markets, bigger national following.
I really miss Matt Finkes' morning show on 95.5. So much better than Mike and Mike and Cowherd.
But will the Dilly Bars melt under the bright night lights in Ohio Stadium?
Higuain's goal was straight up nasty. The Crew are good this year. Like, really good.
Dollar beer/dollar brat night next week against Philthy. Come hungry and thirsty.
Still no Five Nights at Freddie's jokes?
I don't see why this is revolutionary, other than Pete Carroll somehow got a bunch of pros to finally go back to tackling. Now that he's won a Super Bowl, any other coach can now say "this is how it works in the NFL."
It seems the biggest difference between "form tackling" and "rugby-style tackling" is that form tackling has you put your face on the ball, with the shoulder in the mid-section. Rugby-style has you focus on the hip with the shoulder on the thigh. Makes sense to move the target tackling area lower now that the rules (and health) penalize for hitting the upper part of the body. The ball carrier can lower his head to meet you in the midsection. He can't really meet you head-to-head if you target his thighs.
Do you not remember "Deal with it?"
What about '95?
21 things to do, and no mention of Columbus Crew? Shame. Bush league list. This is why readers switch to The Fake Lantern.
If you're going to list 'sports in Columbus other than Ohio State basketball and football' you've gotta list the Crew. Hell, I'd list the Ohio Roller Girls, Columbus Eagles women's soccer, and Ohio Machine lacrosse (even though they play at up at OWU).
That's what I'm concerned about. Could be like the year where we had Butler run the point because he was the only one who could dribble up the court without losing it.
Matta is a fine coach and a finer human being.
Switching to zone turned out to be a brilliant adjustment. Smart had no answer because his teams are not versatile and play one way all the time.
Proud of the guys. I think this was a better team that they beat than that Siena team.
First thing I looked for: He picked Ohio State over VCU!
Nobody above 6'9" on their roster. I think we match up really well with them. Should be able to give them heavy doses of Tate.
In seeding, maybe. In opponent...I think we can take VCU.
Come on...not one Five Nights at Freddie's joke?
Matta's got 297 wins. 298 gives him the school record. I thought after the Penn State game...we might have to wait until next year for it to happen.
But I'm optimistic this team has at least two more wins in them. One in the B1G tourney and a first-round NCAA tourney win.