Skull Session: Scouting Denzel Ward, Jim Tressel Talks Recruiting, and Chris Holtmann Hires a Staffer

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Buctor's picture

DJ, since your checking out good dining places relatively close to Piqua, check out 17 West in New Bremen.  Also, I've heard there are multiple really good microbreweries in Mercer county.  I am fond of Wally Post red, but in full disclosure, I have never been to the brewery. 

Beat everyone, in every sport, all the time!!!

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D.J. Byrnes's picture

New Bremen is now slotted behind Wapakoneta and Delphos. Thanks for the shoutout, Buc!

Los Angeleno by birth; Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

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Bigbutterbuckeye's picture

Moeller Brew Barn in Maria Stein and Tailspin Brewery in Coldwater.

If you have time and are a beer aficionado, check out this place in St Marys https://www.facebook.com/Pantry-Pride-Beer-464736000353712/ . Say hi to Marty, hear he's a big Buckeye fan.=;)

ESPN starting the SEC channel to concentrate on the SEC is like Baskin-Robbins starting a new store to concentrate on selling ice cream.

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D.J. Byrnes's picture

Been to Moeller Brew Barn. Know and love it, as well as Kafe Korner. Haven't been to Coldwater, and have been meaning to check out St. Mary's. Will def check out Marty's establishment.

Los Angeleno by birth; Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

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RUNTOWIN's picture

Go to Coldwater next weekend during their Community Picnic.  You'll be amazed (or maybe sickened) how such a small town can throw such a HUGE, DRUNKEN 4-day party/bender in a public park. Most of the town lives for it and looks forward to it all year.  My wife is from there and from my times there, it's something else.  They sell beer in the park. Instead of trash cans, they use use these makeshift 10'x10' temporary fenced in areas and people just throw their cans in there. They fill em up repeatedly.  It's nuts. 

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D.J. Byrnes's picture

Hell I was planning to go to Put-in-Bay/Michigan next week but this is making me reconsider.

Los Angeleno by birth; Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

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Bigbutterbuckeye's picture

I'm from Coldwater too. Yeah it can get pretty nuts, but then again Ft. Recovery Jubilee, Chickasaw picnic and Maria Stein Countryfest arent much different. Get a bunch of German Catholics together, throw in some beer and you're going to have a good time. 

ESPN starting the SEC channel to concentrate on the SEC is like Baskin-Robbins starting a new store to concentrate on selling ice cream.

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GoBuckeyes1020's picture

No wonder Hitler shot himself. He saw the writing on the wall.

right after Hirohito pissed his pants. 

Go BUCKEYES!

The pain of discipline or the pain of regret, take your pick

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TTUN@SS@SIN's picture

"El Chaleco" is definitely an O.G.

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” - Mark Twain

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John Cooper's lucky pig's picture

I would pay many pesos to hear El Chaleco's tales of ribaldry.

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GareBear's picture

May Michigan Men never know the pleasure.

I got you. 

"Because I couldn't go for three." - Woody Hayes

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D.J. Byrnes's picture

Los Angeleno by birth; Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

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Schizo's picture

Notorious criminal Jim "El Chaleco" Tressel took a break from cavorting on a sun-soaked beach with naked models and used his satellite phone to reminisce about a simpler time. 

He's getting ready for Jim Tressel's Least Favorite Moment of the game.

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GareBear's picture

JTLFM - I love football season. 

"Because I couldn't go for three." - Woody Hayes

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MN Buckeye's picture

Notorious criminal Jim "El Chaleco" Tressel took a break from cavorting on a sun-soaked beach with naked models and used his satellite phone to reminisce about a simpler time.

I spent way too long trying to unpack this sentence.

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SoulPatrol32's picture

I dedicate this Skull Session to the historic city of Bellefontaine

Wow shoutout to my hometown this morning. Next time you make it over that way try 2G's Barbecue. Great food and great people that own that establishment. Louie Vito although not born in Bellefontaine was raised there and I'm sure he is flipping out for the B Town shout out this morning. 

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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BELLEFONTAINEBUCKEYE's picture

Agreed SP32, 2G's catfish is amazing! The 600 is good, but don't sleep on the bowling alleys pizza.

IMADELOUSYPICKS

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SoulPatrol32's picture

Yes sir that catfish is incredible. 

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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D.J. Byrnes's picture

Parked right in front of 2G's. Our waitress at Downtown 600 said it's very good so it will be checked out on the return trip. Also learned about Vito being from there, too. Pretty cool as he is an 11W reader.

Los Angeleno by birth; Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

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Blackcoffee's picture

Holtman will have to emerge from under the lingering shadow of Thad, and rightfully so given the success of Thad's tenure at OSU.

But the wonder of the interweb allows us to realize that as a coach, he is taking his own cues to realize his own success at OSU.

As we have now heard of all the recruits Thad had lined up for 2018 and their eventual landing spots other than OSU, its probably a good time to focus on his first 2018 commit, Torrence Watson, and others that could follow his lead. In other words, mazel tov to Braxton Beverly and being accepted at NC State, but lets face it, other than Caleb Wesson joining the team in 2017, that was it...finito. Anything else, anyone else he was gonna pull in in 2017(and aside from Braxton Beverly, there was absolutely no one else) it was all just guesswork along the lines of Marc Lovings class. Oy, sheesh, seems like a fading nightmare now...

Go Bucks! maybe I can show myself with a great big Eleven Warriors flag and appropriate Israeli summertime battling the heat ensemble standing atop Masada...lol (an inside reference)

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SoulPatrol32's picture

It's also crazy we're to the point where the local team can lose two first-round cornerbacks and we shrug and say "next man up.

Just part of being DBU. I'm excited to see Denzel showcase his skill set as the #1 cover corner and turn some of those PBU's into INT's. 

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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MountainsAwait's picture

Great pic!

Not sure how I missed that Woody served in WWII...

"Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity..." -John Muir

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blueblazer22's picture

Very interesting "definition" of ribald today. And here I simply expected a link to a dictionary. But no, which makes a Saturday morning so much more vivacious. 

A CIA camera really bugged this Canadian family for 50+ years? I wonder how effective this strategy could have been for the US in the Cold War, but who knows. 

Love the picture of Woody, commanding and leading people as he was wont to do. 

A beautiful Saturday-make it a good one. 

"They say, "these geeks come a dime a dozen.  I'm lookin' for the guy who's supplyin' the dimes." -Classy Freddie Blassie

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buckguyfan1's picture

Hmmm... Laurinaitis Shrug?

33 more...

Simplify...

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SoulPatrol32's picture

I bet he's wearing gold pants in that photo. 

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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Hovenaut's picture

I'm telling you - I can feel the cool, crisp air, the smell of the grass, the sights and sounds of the game, the taste of a frosty beverage...

Oh, college football - I know you are near.

I'm not around that much, running exhausted and lost...

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BuckInNashville's picture

DJ -

the Lieutenant Commander Hayes "that's why hitler shot himself" reference is clever, gratifying, and hilarious all at the same time. You're killing it these days.

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

Yes, Buckeye Nation has a 'Next Man Up mentality because Urban and his staff have developed the talent they recruit. Sure, they start off with mostly 4 and 5 star recruits, but they develop them into studs. That expectation will not waver anytime soon. Next!

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Iwearmocs's picture

At least Oklahoma's defense won't be basic.

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TMac's picture

Nor will it be enough

ONE Not Done!

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painterlad's picture

I wonder if Woody's approach to naval warfare was three fathoms and a wake of water?

To err is human. Really sucking requires having yellow stripes on your helmet.

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buckny's picture

Mav & Fing Erma;s; those were the days. RIP

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lamplighter's picture

very hard place to get a table back in my youth.  Long lines waiting to get in.  The "in" place

5 more days

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Buckeyeneer's picture

I was fearing this day ever since I heard that an out of state investor was buying it. Plus I work up at Polaris and they closed that one. I went from going there at least 1x per week to now not having it more than a few times a year.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes

THE Ohio State University

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aj99's picture

Oklahoma.  Defense.  LOL.

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neo's picture

Did someone say Assistant to the Regional Manager?

"Let's beat the shit out of Michigan. Have a good night." - UFM

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HCAR's picture

What an amazing walk off you hit there.... Might be my new favorite Woody story and quote hahaha!

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

Notorious criminal Jim "El Chaleco" Tressel

"It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both." --- Niccolo Machiavelli

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

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TraptnMI's picture

BIrm and I agreed Wards senior highlights were Revis-esque. #tootmeownhorn

" It's real good whatcha done Anthony, real good ! "

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Blue Eyed Buckeye's picture

Checking in on Neville Gallimore he got his butt whooped by Ohio State, new head coahing change, and now a completely different defensive scheme than what he was recruited into.

Antwaun Jackson's transfer from Auburn blocked by staff.

All these DTs thought they were smarter than Urban and Larry J. Now they're realizing they made the biggest mistake of their lives.

Hope 2018 recruits are paying attention to what happens when you turn down Urban to pick another program. Nothing good.

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BuckeyeCrusdader's picture

Not sure Dexter Lawrence agrees

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victor64's picture

Thanks for the shout out to Bellefontaine.  Weird seeing my home city in your column.  

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

"Mike Netti is expected to be announced as Ohio State’s assistant to the head coach as soon as Monday, "

Saban on a cart eating cold pizza

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

Saban on a cart eating cold pizza

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