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Comment 19 Apr 2017

Don't have to insinuate what I think you are to come up with reasons to dislike Gene Smith.

I love that Gene Smith has hired winning coaches in a *ton* of sports. I hate that he has doubled down on the corporatization of college football, that he doesn't like the Band, that he loves the soulless Schottenstein and wants to tear down St. John's, that he will sell out to absolutely anyone who gives the university money up to and including wanting to move The Game and allowing custom uniforms in The Game if it pays enough.

But, as I said at the start -- he's hired a ton of winning coaches. So I can respect the dude for that.

Comment 07 Mar 2017

When I got into lifting it was tempting as hell. It's much safer than people think as long as it's done carefully/not to excess, and the gains to your progress are literally huge. Literally double my progress to looking like a greek god instead of a geek? What's not to like?

If I could just go to my doctor and say "I want a clean plan for cycling through my next 6 months of workouts" and do the whole thing legally and safely I'd be on it in a heartbeat.

Comment 21 Feb 2017

Re: 911

Seriously, people. We have cell phone with contact lists. Put the damn local *non* emergency numbers in your cell.

(614) 645-4545

There are similar numbers for all of the suburbs just a web search away. These are what you should call if there's something in the middle of the freeway, a non-injury accident, some crazy dude weaving in and out of traffic, etc.

Comment 02 Dec 2016

So question for the room -- Should Zach Smith's seat be a little warm?

We've had a few good receivers come out of Ohio state recently, but does anyone else feel like the top to bottom technical development has been lacking?

Comment 25 Nov 2016

Every Michigan fan I've talked to remembers this game entirely differently than I do. They say it was a close fight that they lost on a bogus targeting call. I remember it was a butt-whooping that they clawed back into a respectable score on a couple lucky breaks/mistakes on our side. But I was never afraid they were going to win after the first half.

I'm curious what a win probability graph would look like for the game.

Comment 14 Oct 2016

The weather is my biggest worry. We have *not* looked good in bad weather games under Meyer. JT isn't comfortable throwing in it, and we tend to go even more into our run game shell.

Comment 12 Oct 2016

It comes down to how teams play us. If our passing game is not working, we do not have the numbers on the inside run game without the QB running. That's how the spread offense works.

Ideally we would be passing into those kinds of formations, but when JT is off and the receivers can't get open, QB runs up the gut are one of our core counters.

Big thing I've noticed about Meyer -- like Tressel, he believes in execution over all. If we aren't executing on the "fancier" counters, he's going to do what we can execute all day, even if it's only grinding 4 yards at a time.

Comment 03 Oct 2016

Samuel was on the roster last year, and Braxton Miller was no slouch, yet we rarely saw this kind of play calling. I know that Miller had a bad habit of not following his blocks, but still... we had the personnel to run this kind of offense the last two years. I think it's more the result of some soul-searching on the offensive staff's part after going 1-2 against Michigan State than it is the difference in players.

Comment 20 Sep 2016

I just hope they have the passing game figured out by the MSU game, because that seems to be the difference of whether we win those games or lose a close one.

Comment 20 Sep 2016

Kind of makes me wonder how much has to do with how he's being coached. Herman seems to do a heck of a job getting his quarterback to just play.

Comment 19 Jul 2016

I thought it was a brilliant idea when it was first brought up.. then I saw it and was underwhelmed.

It needs to have more rhythm. Keep the same idea but put an actual *beat* into it that you can learn. Something like this should be catchy - it shouldn't be something that feels like work to memorize.

Comment 06 May 2016

The only thing that makes me think Gorilla is the history of monkey baiting.

You stick a pit bull and a monkey in a pit, who do you think wins? The monkey kicks the shit out of the dog 9 times out of 10. They jump up on the dog's back and beat their skulls in.

Lions are bigger than dogs, but gorillas are pretty huge, too. I don't know if they're agile enough, though.

Comment 02 Jan 2016

Man... the parallels to the 2009 Florida gators are uncanny. Early loss catalyzes a team the year before to a championship run. Returns the next year as prohibitive favorites. Middling play through the first half of the season. Loss at the end of the season to a conference foe, who goes on to the championship game. Blows out an overachieving bowl opponent that was coached all year by Brian Kelly. Loses a ton of starters.

Let's just hope 2010 doesn't repeat as well. So far so good on Meyer not nearly dying, at least.

Comment 30 Nov 2015

I think they have a tougher schedule than OSU... but when you're talking about top 4 teams, you *can't* just look at overall win/loss.

An 8-4 team has maybe a 10% chance of being a top 4 team. If you're not playing other contenders, I don't care if you beat them or a 5-7 team. If you're Alabama or OSU, *either* of those games should be a cakewalk.

For ranking the top teams, one win against a 10-win team is worth three against an 8-4 team, easily. Seriously -- would you rather play Wisconsin twice, or MSU once?

OU has wins against other contenders. So does MSU. That's what should matter for a "tough" schedule for a playoff contender.