Ohio State quarterback Matthew Baldwin enters the NCAA transfer portal.
Merry Christmas to all and to all an early morning cheer for the Buckeyes!
Beat everyone, in every sport, all the time!!!
I got you all something.
Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".
I has something similar for my wife this morning, but she wasn't nearly as surprised.
“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt
I see what you did, there.
The Ohio State University - "Haters love us!"
Baskin Robbins? Nah, Haskins Dobbins - KannonMic
Omg. Had to log in and upvote Dan for the same sense of humor! My wife doesn’t think it’s funny but I sure as hell do!
The more you act like a lady the more likely he’ll act like a gentleman.
Dan, you won the day.
Mele Kalikimaka, FitzBuck, +UV.
Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.
Right back atcha, Buctor!!
Mele Kalikimaka, Buctor.
Thayer engulfed that cookie! Merry Christmas everyone and thank you 11W for being so great with your coverage of all things Buckeye!!
Keep fighting CalPoppy
Mele Kalikimaka, SP.
My kids are already awake. Damn this day
Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.
Haha, I’m on the West Coast up late at 2:30 AM so kids are still sleep. Merry Christmas everyone.
Mele Kalikimaka, Silver.
I can’t hear that phrase without thinking of the song, specifically during a scene in National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. :)
I'm working until 7am, will want to go to bed, but will have to stay up to about 10am for opening gifts.
Priority #1: Beat Michigan
You should read them the Skull Session.
My kids are spoiled that I have to wake them up on Christmas!
Merry Christmas, all!
"I don't think you necessarily have to get a trophy to be a winner." - Nick Saban 1/2/15.
Enjoy them while they're young, RER, they grow up too fast. A house that is too quiet on Christmas is kinda sad, in a way.
I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.
Merry Christmas Buckeye Nation! Hope you all have a wonderful & safe holiday season.
Mele Kalikimaka, 3G.
Merry Christmas, Warriors
"Luck is my middle name. Mind you, my first name is Bad."
Mele Kalikimaka, Rocket.
Merry Christmas everyone!
"Bring back St John"
Mele Kalikimaka, Buck Bill.
Whoa, there's a lot of you saying merry Christmas. Greeting you all personally and individually with a response is getting tiring on this end, and I'm sure boring on your end.
So I'll continue to +UV all and wish a "merry Christmas to all and to all a good night."
So Kevin, now that we are family you are welcome to join us for Christmas dinner. Just remember to wear an ugly sweater. Oh, and keep in mind that grandma doesn’t always mean what she says, cousin Jimmy has always been weird, and aunt Bertha’s hugs are a bit awkward and uncomfortable.
Oh, and it’s best to avoid eye contact with Sam’s pit bull, nephew Billy loves practical jokes, and be careful with great grandma’s egg nog (only three people got sick last year).
Reminded me of this:
My favorite Christmas song ever. Had not seen that version, so thanks for the gift. Good Bucks!
Bleeding Scarlet and Gray in Green and White Country
Ditto! Love it! My kind of Christmas song.....Merry Christmas to all!
I will make plans to be there next year!
Excellent! You will live to not regret it.
Those are some big ass elves in that picture
Merry Christmas everyone! Go Bucks!
Its Christmas morning and scUM still sucks! How blessed are we!? Haha
Early or later...Christmas gift, maybe.
Ohio State insider says Justin Fields to the Buckeyes is ‘as close to being done as it can be’
Ohio State insider Bill “Bank” Greene joined the Bucknuts Morning 5 podcast and said he thinks Fields-to-Ohio State is as good as done (via 247Sports):
Adam Spencer 12 hours ago. From: saturdaydownsouth.com
Regardless if DH stays or goes would Fields have a clear path to the starting job...only Santa knows.
Well, "...he and Ryan Day should sit down, discuss philosophy, strategy, how they see the kid’s career going. I can’t believe it won’t go well, and I think if it goes well, I think this is going to be over. I think Justin wants to be at Ohio State, I think all the smoke is real. I think the connection between Justin Fields and Dwayne Haskins through quarterback guru Quincy Avery is real, I think Quincy Avery’s relationship with Ryan Day is real. I think this is a go, and I think this is going to happen, but you hate to call it ’til Justin sees the campus and until Justin and Ryan sit down. And I think that’s going to happen really soon, and I think Justin Fields is going to be a..." gift from Mr. & Mrs. Clause !
Thanks Kevin: "It's sure looking like the Buckeyes are getting Justin Fields as a late Christmas gift, but on the off chance that doesn't work out, Brandon Wimbush is..." an option gift from Rudolph, hmmm.
NorthPoleBuckeye 14 HOURS AGO
Bill would never reveal his sources but I would not question them. Bill is absolutely one of the best, if not the best in this business. When he says "take it to the bank", you can make out your deposit ticket because it's gonna happen.
*LB U had this up yesterday.
Merry Christmas to us !
My concern about handing Fields the starting QB job is how it would give ammunition to opponents negative recruiting and also how it would affect current team chemistry.
Both could have long-term negative affects, and are worth considering.
Fields is already running away from competition by transferring.
In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...
57 i get your take; and add that the confidence Urban had in helping assist/pick his successor (helps this arm-chair coach believe) Ryan Day & staff will handle anyone coming into tOSU football program. [ no you didn't come close to inferring they wouldn't. ]
Nobody will be given the starting job. It will be earned just like last year. They do not come any better than Haskins and he had to earn it.
He had already proven himself in THE Game at the Big(shit)house the prior year. If Fields is as good as we think, competition on board is not going to deter him from signing here.
You don't need to worry because he won't be handed the starting job. You can bet if he gets here and Tate out performs him, Tate will start. If he doesn't, he'll have proven he deserves the starting job in front of the entire team.
I don't know what it would have to do with recruiting, everyone, (especially the QB position) knows the position is earned, not given.
A-Fields is not running away from competition, he is realizing the reality of the situation-namely, that he is stuck behind a very solid sophomore hometown hero QB, who has played well and come within a whisker of leading UGa to 2 straight playoffs. Kirby Smart would be an idiot to upset the applecart-and Fields knows this.
B-Being concerned that taking Fields' transfer would give ammo for negative recruiting is like worrying that getting good grades in school will cause other students to call you a geek and not think you are cool-a willful trumping of common sense for bs posseur gossip
Happy Holidays to all and your loved ones. I love those cookies I call them nipple cookies.
Merry Christmas from across the pond here in London!
The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced
I would love to vacation there. How long have you lived there?
Merry Christmas all!!!!!!
Buckeye - we're on a 3 week vacation bender so we're hanging out in London, took the Eurostar over to Paris for 4 days, then back to London, and over to Malta! This is my first trip to all three places so 3 bucket list items are being checked off! I'll be watching the Buckeyes whoop the Huskies from my PC in Malta at 11pm! Hopefully I won't wake up too many hotel folk that night!!!
Merry Christmas from London on this side of the pond! (London, Ohio)
I think London, Ohio might be the closest I get to checking that off my bucket list. Do they have a bridge there?
"If you're not changing, you're falling behind."
The bridge over Oak Run is a sight to behold. It actually used to be cool- before they moved the football field you could see games from the bridge.
HA - I've done my share of hanging out in London, Oh when the LeBeau family lived there!!!
My 6yr old son London wishes you a Merry Christmas.
"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."
Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987
Merry Christmas to all!
Not a big caviar guy, but the link to the Wisconsin farmer/junkyard magnate is kinda cool. Good for him.
Justin Fields yes. Brandon Wimbush no. I would much rather stick with Tate and Baldwin than to bring in Wimbush. I am more than ok with Martell and Baldwin, but cannot pass up a talent like Fields.
"They say, "these geeks come a dime a dozen. I'm lookin' for the guy who's supplyin' the dimes." -Classy Freddie Blassie
And Wimbush isn’t transferring to fill out a QB room full of studs. He’s leaving so he can start somewhere, just like the last ND QB to transfer did. Of course that didn’t work out so well for him.
"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott
91 how do you think it turned out for Mr. LSU Burrow ?
Burrow never started a game at Ohio State. He played behind a 4-year starter, then left in the middle of a QB competition that, in hindsight, we can easily assume he would've lost had he stuck around. He was, in a word, a completely unknown entity. (OK, that was three words.)
Conversely, Wimbush is not an unknown. He was a returning starter who lost his job. He was 54/102 (52.9%) for 719 yards for four TDs and six INTs. Kelly's gone on record saying Wimbush didn't necessarily do anything wrong, he just wasn't pushing the offensive tempo enough and Ian Book gave Notre Dame a better option to play faster. In his defense, Wimbush does hold several ND school records for a QB, including most rushing TDs in a season and most rushing yards in a game.
Navy's right: Wimbush's situation is reminiscent of Malik Zaire's, who flopped at Florida after losing his starting job at ND to DeShone Kizer. He played three of the four years he was at ND and has one year's eligibility remaining. He needs to go someplace where he has a chance to start right away. I can see him going to WVU. Will Geier's backup threw 10 passes this year. Wimbush won't do it but he should go home and play for Rutgers.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
Thanks, Iowa. That was exactly my point. Guys who get passed on the depth chart and transfer, aren't transferring to a school that is loaded at QB. Burrow went to LSU where he had fantastic odds to beat out the meager competition in the QB room. A guy like Wimbush doesn't stand a chance at OSU right now. He wants immediate playing time as a grad transfer.
Love your take on Rutgers. That what be an excellent place for Wimbush. I imagine he's too proud to do it though.
Merry Christmas everyone. I hope everyone's day brings them what they are looking for.
MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS
... including a Christmas Boom! Which should be a new tradition.
Merry Christmas to you all from good old Montville Ohio!
"Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order."
Merry Xmas to Buckeye Nation.
Merry Christmas, Brother Kevin, and a Merry Christmas to 11W!
Merry Christmas Cal!
Praying for ya Cal, Merry Christmas to you !
Mele Kalikimaka nui nui, CalPoppy.
If you're choosing to spend at least a portion of your Christmas reading my online words, know that we're family now. Thank you, and I wish you all the best.
If you're choosing to spend at least a portion of your Christmas reading my online words, know that we're family now. Thank you, and I wish you all the best.
Thanks for the early morning present. Guess we know who's hosting the 11W Thanksgiving dinner next year.
I'll bring cranberry sauce (canned stuff), family. My son is still sleeping. At age 36, he's just not as excited any more. Sad.
Merry Christmas to my fellow 11Wers!
Merry Christmas 11W!
Nothing cleanses the soul like a no call pass interference.
Merry Christmas ya filthy animals.
Merry Christmas from New Port Richey, Florida! But wherever you are reading this from, have a happy and safe Christmas Day!
Merry Christmas Major from just south of you in Clearwater, Florida
"To have a great life simply follow this rule: Do not bring undo conflict into your life..."
Charlie Baker - OSU - 1986
My Goodness, lots of Buckeye fans up early in FLA. Merry Christmas from Largo!
Merry Christmas 73 - I keep telling all my friends down here - The Buckeyes are coming and taking over - one house at a time - we are coming for you one house at a time!!!!
BEAT THE HUSKIES & GO BUCKEYES!!!!!
Merry Christmas from Port Richey, Florida!
Right back at ya from Apollo Beach.
"Because we couldn't go for three"
Merry Christmas from North Palm Beach, Florida
Merry Christmas to all of 11W & Buckeye Nation - I want take a moment to say - Let us all remember the greatest gift we have are the family and friends who surround us today - a special shout out to all who serve our great country and are far away from all who love them!!!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS & GO BUCKEYES!!!!!!!
Yeah, I think I can spare at least one upvote for that sentiment.
Very well said!!!
And deserving of everyone's UV too!
Gee Scott, Jr. come on down and give Justin Fields one more reason to come to Ohio State.
Merry Christmas, y’all! My special wish for everyone is that if you ever have to piss in a cup, you hit it.
Quite the informative piece, "Why coal symbolizes naughtiness..."
"Giving someone a piece of “coal” soap has the nice double meaning of telling them you think they are naughty and then giving them a tool to clean up their filth."
This musta been specially inserted for hairball.
*To Old. Pale. Chest., "See ya next yr. in AA, till then Merry 0-4 !"
Merry Christmas all. !!W was first present I opened while family asleep.
Strive at all times to bend, fold, spindle and mutilate.
Merry Xmas to the jolliest bunch of Buckeyes this side of the nuthouse!
LOL! Someone on the other side (? inside) of the nut house gave you a DV. +1 to set you right!
One up a little as well. Wasn't me, but I wonder if it has something to do with saying (or typing) "Xmas" instead of "Christmas"
That's a Buckeye touchdown!
Merry Christmas everyone.
Live in Charleston, SC....haven't heard from my Clemson friends yet. Woof!
Merry Christmas Kevin. Appreciate the hard work in taking over for DJ, and for the Skull Session every day, even Christmas!
The link about Christmas shipping is really interesting. My wife actually works as a planner in the new UPS hub in Atlanta mentioned in the article. It’s just incredible how automated things are - the goal is basically that you manually unload the truck and manually unload it in your doorstop...and every where in between the process is 100% automated - the sorting, the routing, the loading, etc. They have tons of conveyors and cameras all over to read the labels and sort the packages, so they can zip stuff through super quick and efficiently. It’s really amazing and something that I didn’t even realize how much effort goes into it.
Also, Merry Christmas everyone! Hope it’s a good one.
Merry Christmas to one and all.
I hope to find a Gee Scott Jr. under my Buckeye Tree today.
Fields of Dreams
Mahalo, this really put me into the Christmas spirit.
Merry Christmas 11W.
I'm not around that much, running exhausted and lost...
Mele Kalikimaka, Hove.
Getting on a plane in 4 hours. Heading out of Southwest Florida and heading into Southern California for a week. Rose Bowl here we come. GO BUCKS!!!
Naples, FL - Columbus South
Hurry on back with a big "W" in your pocket!
I didn't know it was official that the Clemson players were suspended. You know, since Dabo said they were "great young men."
JI row end 78
They tested positive, I think they are automatically suspended pending any appeals etc
First one up, which is pretty much how it’s been since I was about 3-yrs old. Got the coffee going, tree lit up, and now I wait for the #teens to wake up. It could be awhile. Good thing for me, the house is quiet, and Kevin gave us a Christmas edition of the Skully.
I hope you all have a happy, blessed and peaceful Christmas today.
It’s been 2586 days since Ohio State lost to That Team Up North in football. GO BUCKS!
A very Merry Christmas to the Buckeye Nation from The Great White North !!
Here's hoping that all of my Buckeye Brethren enjoy only the healthiest and happiest of New Years ...
One Christmas wish - I'm hoping that the TV cameras will catch Coach Hairball pissing his pants on the side line of The Game, as the 2019 Buckeyes drop an even 70 points on his squad, en route to his 5th consecutive loss to OSU .....
Drive carefully, but drink plenty of Bourbon today, because .... well, it's important .....
Merry Christmas, Canukbuck! Spending the day with son, daughter-in-law & 11 week old grandson (who’s being inundated with Buckeye gear by Grandpa!) here in Toronto.
Everyone have a great holiday, drive safely & beat Washington & TTUN!
Hey, Oldschoolbuck !! Wishing you and the family a very Merry Christmas down in Hogtown, from here in the Nation's capital .... doing the same thing as you - heading to my youngest son's place for dinner, with my other three kids (a 38 year old, a pair of 35's and a 16 year old) and their families .... There will be Bourbon !!
You stay safe, OSB and enjoy the Washington beat down on the 1st !!
Hope that you and yours had a great day CB! (Didn’t know Toronto was called Hogtown! A cool city, but they can keep the 401!!!)
Just got back to NW Ohio & am taking your advice with a little Maker’s Mark on the rocks. Cheers fellow Dubbers.
Go Buckeyes Beat Michigan
Merry Christmas from the sunny Florida Keys. Stay safe in your travels and God bless all!
Merry Christmas from Toledo. Home of the "Christmas Weed."
"I know they've made folks piss in a cup after we've made it this far literally every season I've played, but I'm just gonna assume it's not going to happen to me this time."
This was a good for a laugh even in Austin Powers.
Merry Christmas everyone from sunny Cleveland, Ohio.
As someone who actually had his eye shot out with a BB gun, a Christmas Story always gets an upvote from me.
Running from Scott Farkus is how they all got so fast. Exercise.
Merry Christmas, 11wers. Have a great day.
Merry Christmas to those standing watch in places like Afghanistan and Syria and every military post and embassy around the world. Being deployed or otherwise away from family on Christmas is hard but knowing you’re defending those you love eases the heartache a bit. Your sacrifice is much appreciated by this vet.
Amen to that Homey. +1.
Another upvote. Good thing Santa brought me a few.
How can some Christmas joy get a DV? +1 to offset. (There is some bounce, but no jiggle, so this is good!)
The Grinch is out and about today. You know, no laughing, no singing, and definitely no bouncing.
My aim, then, is to whip the Weasels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom. - William Tecumseh Sherman (with apologies)
Merry Christmas everyone!
With Day attracting QB's and Hartline's growing reputation, this offense is going to be so fun to watch.
"I was tired of trying to work my way around the back so I just ran him over.” -Joey Bosa, PSU 10/25/14
merry christmas to the best fans in the nation...eleven warriors! and as 'khaki pants' from ttun would say:
"Who has it better than us!?"
Merry Christmas to you and yours, everyone.
Thanks, Kevin. Have a great day.
Merry Christmas to all rom Melbourne Beach, FL !!
Yuns kids have yourself a very Merry Christmas!
"I don't apologize for anything. When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes
Merry Christmas 11W! Gee Scott hiding under the tree? That would be a great gift!
Merry Christmas everyone. Enjoy your day with family and friends
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peidiwch â sgriwio'r Gymraeg
Merry Christmas and God Bless us, everyone of us!
"Conversely, Urban Meyer and his players are an unstoppable army of football automatons that feel no emotion and win in any and every setting."
Merry Christmas to all on 11W and especially the staff! Your tireless efforts to bring us the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage makes every day feel like Christmas.
We Buckeye fans have much to celebrate again this year. It's been another terrific season yet unique for sure. A Christmas Day BOOM works very nicely for me. Go Bucks!
Merry Christmas Kevin and the rest of the 11W staff. You guys do a great job! Merry Christmas to all of you 11Wers out there from San Antone! Make it a great day!
A special thanks to those serving their country and community who can't be home with loved ones today.
You Got Barbecue Back There!?!?!?!
Merry Christmas 11W fam!! Thanks for giving me a place to bleed my scarlet and gray!! God Bless you and yours!!
Round on the ends and "HI" in the middle. O-HI-O.
Merry Christmas and thank you baby Jesus.
Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
Merry Merry to all 11W hohos from Cleveland by way of PC, Ohio. Many Happy New Years to come!
Happy holidays to all.
"Merry Christmas you trifling bitch!"- Nat King Cole
Merry Christmas 11Wers from Franklin, TN.
Go Bucks! Beat Washington!
“I intend to make Georgia howl.” General William Tecumseh Sherman
In my opinoin Wimbush isn't better than any quarterback we have already so the answer to him should be no thanks.
Mark May is a mental midget
Merry Christmas to all the 11Dubbers out there!
And thank you, Kevin, for the wonderful, daily Skull Sessions. You've taken it to another level!
Merry Christmas my fellow 11Ws and to all Buckeyes out there. May your day be blessed.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night. Hope all have had a wonderful day.
Working as a courier it is always weird to see the pictures in articles describing peak. Has to be the most manicured pictures ones could find. Packages are perfectly spaced on belts. Trucks perfectly lined up. Containers (Cans) loaded decently. I get a giggle out of those pictures.
Wimbush already had his chance ...maybe Shitball up north could use him he needs a transfer QB every year
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.
(And very nice to hear "merry Christmas" instead of something bland like "seasons greetings.")