Skull Session: The Growth of Sam Hubbard, Scouting Jordan Thomas, and Baker Mayfield NFL Comparisons

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LCT's picture

I don't believe that dog sneeze nonsense.

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blueblazer22's picture

I just finished that story, and I do wonder about the legitimacy. Then again, it seems there has to be some kind of communication for an entire pack of dogs to figure out what they are doing/going to do. While sneezing would not seem like an obvious choice, I suppose there is no reason to say it is out of the realm of possibility. It is also possible that my sleep-deprived brain here at 4:44am in the central time zone simply thinks it is interesting. 

Actually I liked the following story about reframing stress, and if that can work repeatedly that would be great. 

"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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SoulPatrol32's picture

I always thought my dog sneezed because of allergies. This is why his rap name would be Archie Sneezy Fresh.  So now I feel he is putting his vote in on what's for dinner. 

Jack Tatum hates targeting penalties. 

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blueblazer22's picture

That is funny SP32. We have a beagle, and she sneezes a lot, at what has often seemed to be odd times. Maybe she isn't allergic to something, as we have assumed, but that she is trying to get our attention to sway a decision we are making, whether it be for dinner, a walk, whatever. Maybe I will start sneezing AT her and see what comes of it....

"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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SoulPatrol32's picture

That is a great idea. 

Jack Tatum hates targeting penalties. 

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DownEastBuck's picture

I don't know how sound the science is behind the original study but I is fascinating. I do have a little trouble believing that dogs understand and participate in the Democratic process

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CincyBuck's picture

Had to post to chime-in on the dog-sneezing banter.  My dog (a huge mutt) will regularly sneeze for seemingly no reason.  At first, it was worrying.  Then it just became the white noise of owning my dog.

Maybe she's been trying to tell me something all along...

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countrybuckeye's picture

#GetOffMyLawn?

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causeicouldntgo43's picture

We have a Beagle/Lab mix and he definitely uses sneezes as a form of communication. Starts the sneezes when he thinks you are possibly going to walk him. Also sneezes as soon as he comes inside from doing his bidness, wanting that treat asap. Stops said sneezing after getting what he wants. So for me the sneezes mean, hey man, take me serious, I really, really wants something dammit!

Maybe the sneeze is the dog version of the Carlos/Zeke/Mike "feed me" motion with the hand. Didn't see Dobbins do that once last week, guess he was getting fed nicely the whole game, haha.

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mugbucket's picture

Ludicrous

Canine

Traits

Despite the high cost of living, it still remains popular.

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LCT's picture

Lacking Credibility There

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mugbucket's picture

Oh well..., 60% of the time, it works every time.

Despite the high cost of living, it still remains popular.

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LCT's picture

Let's Clarify This:

not you, the dog sneeze claim

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BeatTTUN's picture

Lacks

Canine

Trust

I saw Ryan Day hang 62 on Michigan...His hair was perfect.

Go Buckeyes Beat Michigan

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Hovenaut's picture

Jordan Thomas could have a big game for OU. Ohio State may not necessarily have to have success against him all night to win, but they're not going to be able to avoid him either.

Hindsight is, and in, 2020

There are times where the worst thing that can be spread is misinformation

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bucks15's picture

I agree, Thomas is good but I don't think he's elite to the extent he changes a game plan.  I'm sure he improved from last year, but he should have because he honestly wasn't all that great.  From CFB Film Room: "After entering the season with high expectations, Thomas’ 2016 season was a disaster. He allowed 831 yards and seven touchdowns, and was routinely dominated by the top receivers he went up against."  https://www.cfbfilmroom.com/2017/01/18/oklahoma-sooners-return-elite-tal...

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May3 1890's picture

Key word: "top receivers", not saying we don't have them, but time to shine.

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brutus0717's picture

Sam Hubbard has taken a lot of crap on this site and others over the last year or so. Personally, I can't understand why. No, he isn't flashy or overly excitable after great plays, but he does his job just about every damn play, and that cannot be replaced. I know we have young players that are going to be great in due time, but I'm almost hoping Hubbard sticks around for his senior year because the Buckeye D would be better off for it.

"We gotta go win this next game and make the State of Ohio proud!"-UFM

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Earle's picture

I think there's been a lot of Sam love on this site.  Or was that just from SPD?

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Seattle Linga's picture

LOL - SPD use to have that high school crush on Hubbs but to be fair -- she's moved on to the boys at OU. 

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SoulPatrol32's picture
 she's moved on to the boys at OU. 

Jack Tatum hates targeting penalties. 

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Seattle Linga's picture

Just show them your black belt moves - that'll scare them

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May3 1890's picture

Agree, who's been criticizing him so much?

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rosycheeks's picture

Wasn't expecting a 7:30am kickoff. Unorthodox, but at least it will get here sooner. (Sooner? Eww.)

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brutus0717's picture

You're more awake than I am, my friend. Nice catch.

"We gotta go win this next game and make the State of Ohio proud!"-UFM

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rosycheeks's picture

DJ can't slip anything past me, not after my 5am Four Loko. Cuts both ways.

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BuckeyeGuy33's picture

damn impressive sir

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BGSUBucksFan's picture

Yup, DJ got his AMs and PMs mixed up.  The first sentence of the skully and I'm like, uhhh...

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WezBuck28's picture

I think the whole zone 6 deal needs to go away until coach Smith can prove his worth as a receivers coach because in recent years, they have been anything but that..I'd say that his time is limited if he doesn't start producing..nothing against our receiving group at all because the talent is there, I just don't feel that they are getting coached to reach their full potential..

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ChimdiCheckyaselfbeforeyawreckyaself's picture

But the youths think it's catchy!!!

A little is better than nada, sometimes you want the whole enchilada

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DownEastBuck's picture

I think that is the only redeeming quality of the moniker Zone 6 at this point, along with #shhhhh

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Ah, that's the intrinsic nature and allure of marketing: to make something appear more powerful than it actually is.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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cronimi's picture

Maybe they should just stick to  #shhhhh, as in STFU until you reliably produce on the field. 

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iowabuckeyes's picture
But the youths think it's catchy!!!

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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BUCKAROOTIMESTWO's picture

At THIS point, I'd rather be a young Receiver in Zone 6, then an older one.  

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MichiBuck12's picture

I'm with you 100% here. Smith needs to shit or get off the pot. There is way too much talent in the WR room for them to underperform for this long. Its been 3 years now. Coach Smith does a lot of talking, and its time to back that up.

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buckeyepastor's picture

Yes to this.  I keep hearing how young we are at receiver but Campbell and McLaurin have been at this 4 years.  KJ Hill, 3 years.  Victor and Mack are year 2 in the program but they saw time last year and should be more than ready by now.  The suggestion that we should expect to wait 2-3 years for guys in zone 6 to step up when we have guys in their first year getting it done at so many other positions is unacceptable 

"Woody would have wanted it that way" 

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Seattle Linga's picture

Thank you for saying that - tough love and facts need to be mentioned to give us a reality check.

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BUCKAROOTIMESTWO's picture

Meyer loves Campbell, so send him an email on any complaints you got about him being featured. How about you begin with while he thinks he's the best threat for the deep ball.

McLaurin is used primarily as a damn blocker; he had two targets and caught them both. Same with Hill!

Zone 6 AIN'T the ONLY position that's been waiting on improvement, but beating THAT drum gets you labeled around here.

I feel for the older guys actually, their first 2 years they sat behind the heralded and talented 2013 class.  

OSU was trying to repeat, not much if any time was spent on their development.  Last year was their first real offensive snaps, and it was the putrid dink and dunk festival in the passing game.  Of course that's all on someone else too!

The stale narrative was the WRs couldn't get any separation and it's being repeated ALREADY this year!

Have their been some bad drops, yes there has been.  There's going to be bad drops and just drops! There's been more bad passes then drops, but you can't tell that narrative.

Lest not forget the CALLS that the young WRs would solve all the purported ills of Zone 6.  So far so what.

In the end, AT LEASt they have time on their hand, and CHANGE in the program regardless to what happens this year!!!

Folks say they're tired of the "converted" WRs.  

There's those tired of a running QB too. One thing I'd bet an entire paycheck on, AFTER this year, the WR narratives will change, primarily the separation one.

I watched plenty of college football last weekend, where the ball was thrown, with or without a hitch, short, intermediate, and long, on coverage or off.  But our passing game's PRIMARY problem is the WRs!

Yeah right!

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Buck68's picture

IF...

Smith is our outstanding and best recruiter, and an average receiver coach:

put him in a recruiting assistant position, 

and hire a great receivers coach.

We're so great at inventing titles, surely we can invent one or more that meet NCAA narratives....

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bucks15's picture

It helps for recruiting so I have no problem with the mantra.  

I do have a problem with his coaching of fundamentals and apparently Urban does too based on his assistant's reviews.  I wanted him gone last year with the new offensive regime change but those decisions get made outside my pay grade.  

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countrybuckeye's picture

if only we WERE paid for these wonderful insights and analyses we provide here on 11W, amirite?

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Brock Landers's picture

Agreed. More like Zone deep 6ed

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countrybuckeye's picture

noice

(are you a relation of "BB Sexy Landers?)

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Brock Landers's picture

Well I'm white so probably not. But we are the same general size and shape and I'm a pretty fkn sexy mfker for a big dude so... Maybe? Lol love me some BB. Fat guy touchdown Saturday... Book it.

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yantubos's picture

These receivers are doing next to nothing compared to expectations. That has to be somewhat laid at the feet of the coaching staff.

I don't like this idea that there isn't going to be a go-to guy amongst the receiving corps. Having 6 guys of equal skill means you have no one good.

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Blackcoffee's picture

Ugh, someone SOMEONE please remove the monkey on our proverbial back that is called....THE LONG BALL!(also possibly, I wouldn't know, of course, the name of some xxx film)

OY, Go Bucks! 2:30 AM kickoff...wtf?

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SoulPatrol32's picture

2:30 is a perfect time to kick off for everybody that goes out partying on campus tonight. That crowd will be LIT!

Jack Tatum hates targeting penalties. 

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Seattle Linga's picture

You're living on the wrong coast there SP

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Buck68's picture

perhaps we have 'too much separation' between tactics and fundamentals...  

and not enough separation between narratives and our fav phrases....

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BuckeyeGuy33's picture

Cheers to Zone 6 having their coming out party "sooner" rather than later.

F#@k 'em, Run 'em over! - Woody on tTUN

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Oh, yOU, I see what yOU did there...

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

I gave Hubbard a fair bit of criticism this off season and even used the O word to describe him.

i think maybe I was wrong. His athleticism and vision have made him pretty invaluable. I think he's going to have a very solid year 

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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Ole Buckeye's picture

"O" for Offul? like, he's no good, he's offul??

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iowabuckeyes's picture

I'm guessing O stands for overrated.

I personally think Hubbard underrated. Our DL depth is the biggest inhibitor to guys racking up monster individual stats. His athleticism is off the charts. His potential is limitless but he'll probably barely scratch it at Ohio State. But a 3.6 gpa in finance bodes well for his ability to master the mental side of the game once it becomes his full time job. Physical attributes + intelligence + personality + good looks = 10 year NFL career and a supermodel wife. And he'll probably make millions more through his investments. No wonder SPD has a crush on him. Crap, I think I do too...

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

I actually was referring to Overrated, and in hindsight I think I was probably wrong.

I just looked at him as a man without a mission, a "no position" player because he got moved around so much, but I think that DE/LB hybrid is the perfect role for him.

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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blueblazer22's picture

Not so sure I believe the Hubbard story about a doc at the 6 month mark predicting he will become 6'5", but it makes for a good read all the same. 

I have never worried at the collegiate level about a corner shutting down one entire side of the field, but in this case if Zone 6 cannot get off the line clean or beat him on some routes, then the run game will have to be special. Run at his side to force him to make tackles? Run some run routes to try to get him caught in the wash as it were? Run, run, run and make the corners/safeties cheat up toward the line and then the passing game should open up, particularly in play action. If Weber and Dobbins are both healthy and efficient, I don't see how Oklahoma stops them along with JT as well

"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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countrybuckeye's picture

exactly -- run wide, tire out their D-Line, and make the corners and safeties come up for run support.  We have the receivers and TEs blocking well already ....

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yantubos's picture

Run JK Dobbins at his side of the field a few times and see how he does tackling that young stud.

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Meek's picture

Unfortunate that the Martells didn't use that doctor.

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Kyson12's picture

We always say, "well it was our first game last week, you expect our receivers to not look sharp". But Indiana looked very sharp thier first week out. Enough excuses, they need to play better period. Love the Sam story, and what a smart doctor to call that at 6 months. 

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LCT's picture

Great point. Our offense practices against our defense. No reason it shouldn't have been ready to face Indiana's defense.

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

It's not rocket science; they have a standard growth projection chart and just extrapolate the height based on his percentile.

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Kyson12's picture

That is rocket science my friend. 

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TTUN@SS@SIN's picture

My dog sat behind me and sneezed while I was reading the Hurry Up. Maybe I should give him some Four Loko and Beggin Strips.

“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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TMac's picture

Maybe he just smelled starcat through the internets. 

#ItsGreatToBeABUCKEYE

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

Actually, his dog wanted to chase after the Sooner Schooner.

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Urbanologist's picture

Hopefully Wilson has a plan to exploit the slot. KJ hill,or McCall could be major factors. Especially if we are able to run the ball

Theire is only one truth...

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TMac's picture

The Tribe has outscored their opposition 109-28 during the streak. 

#ItsGreatToBeABUCKEYE

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MichiBuck12's picture

When your team is trying to set a record for consecutive wins, its nice to see Kluber take the mound in the bottom of the first with a 4 run lead.

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TMac's picture

Unbeatable in the situation

#ItsGreatToBeABUCKEYE

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Seattle Linga's picture

Crazy stats just don't lie

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

Doesn't it concern Indians fans that the Tribe is using up all of its mojo and Jabu juice before the playoffs start?

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MichiBuck12's picture

Its Jobu, and his run is refillable.

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

Jobu decides if It's refillable or not. And now that you claimed to speak for Jobu, it's not.

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TMac's picture

Fido - I might be if they were using any luck, fortune or Jobu Juice. The fact is they are just bashing the opposition. Salazar has a horrendous start on Tuesday, the bullpen comes in for 8+ scoreless innings, then Cookie pitches a complete game on Wed to give the pen a rest. They are having so much fun, and Francona is going to play everyone he has to get them rest and keep them all into the game. I get that the game can be streaky, but even if the Tribe cools to .600 ball that will get you a ring. 

#ItsGreatToBeABUCKEYE

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

Just messin' with Tribe fans - seeing if I could spook any superstitutious ones. I'm one of the few Reds fans who roots for the Indians and I hope they make a deep run in the playoffs.

It is the nature of these times, though, that the sporting public forgets all about 15+ game win streaks (or 100+ wins) from the regular season about 18 seconds after a team gets eliminated from the playoffs. 

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lamplighter's picture

Reds fan here as well.  Go Tribe

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peidiwch â ffycin gyda'r Cymry
 

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Seattle Linga's picture

Plenty of room on the Bandwagon Lamp

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lamplighter's picture

Nah - more of a state thing.  Can't name more than 3 players on the team, and 2 of them are ex-Reds- won't watch in post-season

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Seattle Linga's picture

No problem - let me know if you change your mind - LOL

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bigtenspeed's picture

Should've got a live chicken.

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Schizo's picture

Cleveland fans really need the mental health break to distract from the Cavs offseason drama and Myles Garrett getting hurt/the Browns getting ready to lose.

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TMac's picture

FWIW, The Browns have won 15 games since the end of 2012. 

#ItsGreatToBeABUCKEYE

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SoulPatrol32's picture

Jack Tatum hates targeting penalties. 

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TMac's picture

A week ago Greg Allen was playing in AA Akron, last night hitting his first HR in the Show. Almost traded a year ago for Johnathan Lucroy, along with fellow September call up Francisco Mejia. 

#ItsGreatToBeABUCKEYE

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MichiBuck12's picture

Johnathan Lucroy

Never heard of her 

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Seattle Linga's picture

How about that !!!!

Love the Hammy call

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May3 1890's picture

Great post, thanks for sharing! Don't have coverage on the left coast and to hear that call brings back memories.

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Reuben's picture

Everyone's talking about the matchup between our D line and OU's experienced O line. But I'll bet the deciding factor ends up being our O line's play against a front seven they dominated last year. 

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analyticalguy's picture

Yes, even if our DL vas their OL ends up being more or less a draw, we win the game if our OL dominates.

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Buctor's picture

There is an early age (maybe six months) where measuring bone is predictive eventual height.  IIRC, it is a pretty accurate predictor.

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

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TMac's picture

Universal Windows offered a full rebate on Juky orders IF the Tribe had a 15 game winning streak after July. An insurance policy will cover the nearly $2M in projects oredered, The owner of the window company had a watch party with some of the customers last night at the Jake. 

#ItsGreatToBeABUCKEYE

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Texas_Bucks's picture

Looks just like the picture I saw of the past Browns quarterbacks reunion.

Texas Bucks

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countrybuckeye's picture

oh, snap!

“Save yourself and relax during every game. I recommend a fine bourbon.”

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TMac's picture

Not enough wheelchairs in this pic. 

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Cruiser79's picture

The WMD story about how Fairborn became a town reminded me how the town Groveport came to being when Wert's Grove and Rareys Port merged. The WMD story about hackers gaining access to our power grids or other countries is very disturbing to say the least.

Loves Canine Talk 

As the storm gets closer thoughts are with those in the path!

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buckeyedude's picture

If the Hubbard's son can grow to 6'5" and be a star on the Buckeyes #2 ranked defense, there is hope for your estranged mediocre son, D.J. Never give up hope. 

"If you're not changing, you're falling behind."

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Schizo's picture

With Oklahoma at Ohio State kicking off in 26 and a half hours and the Marion Popcorn Festival beer garden opening in seven, it's your duty as an American patriot to leave your job at 10:30 EST to get your mind right by spending $10,000 in the City of Kings.

This Popcorn Festival native advertising is really starting to wear down my defenses.

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BeatTTUN's picture

I figure Coach Wilson and Coach Schiano have some stuff they didn't show vs Indiana ready to deploy vs Oklahoma. Buckeyes have a strategic advantage with Coach Wilson and Coach Schiano calling the Offense and Defense. Both have this game as a resume builder for future Head Coach interviews. I would be happy if they never left Ohio State, however I lack the bank account to pay them a couple million a year entice them to stay along the banks of the Olentangy.  

May your Friday be unprecedented Dudes and Beckys

Go Buckeyes

Beat Michigan

Beat Oklahoma

I saw Ryan Day hang 62 on Michigan...His hair was perfect.

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Keze's picture

Just waiting on Clemson.

Going to be fun for the Bucks and me cause I also have some paybacks to give out from that last game with Clemson.

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Dillon G's picture

Mediocre son? With girls, "you throw like a girl" is no longer ribbing your friend. My 10 year old daughter runs like she has concrete in her shoes. 

#walkaway

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kareemabduljacobb's picture

Pat Elflein wins the starting C job for the Vikings becoming the first rookie since 1962 to start at C for them.  The NFL is going to be 25% Buckeye here in a few years.  Okay, not really but there's gonna be a ton.

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Firmthyfriendship's picture

DJ, I can't believe you tried to dupe us into taking a 50 question exam on a Friday morning before I've even had my coffee. Actually I stopped after about 20 when I said "God how many more questions are there? I don't have to do this, screw this."

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REDROCKER1013's picture

With Oklahoma at Ohio State kicking off in 26 and a half hours and the Marion Popcorn Festival beer garden opening in seven, it's your duty as an American patriot to leave your job at 10:30 EST to get your mind right by spending $10,000 in the City of Kings.

Quite the conundrum for this Vandalia resident , The City of Kings Popcorn Festival or a short drive to Beavercreek Ohio for their Popcorn Festival? How can two Ohio cities so close have a Popcorn Festival on the same weekend? 

http://www.beavercreekpopcornfestival.org/

Phone 937-602-CORN....this is legit! 

"CAN THEY CATCH HIM - NO THEY CAN'T - TOUCHDOWN"

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

"Ohio State's passing game wasn't perfect against Indiana, though first game outings usually aren't."

Zone-6 will be ready and will have a good night....

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Firmthyfriendship's picture

Also, thanks for the shoutout re dads and the clenching my sweaty fist to double down on my kids' athletic training. You were so close to the mark on the average dad's psyche it was funny.

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fear_the_nut70's picture

"Quarterbacks like Baker Mayfield are what makes CFB a better overall product than the NFL."

Amen brother.  This is the year I have finally given up on the NFL and qb's have a lot to do with it.  If you are lucky enough to have a good one in the NFL, you spend the whole season with fingers crossed your starter doesn't go down, because your team is fucked if he does (and if you don't have one, don't bother watching at all.  Teams can lose a decade before finding a franchise qb.).  I can't remember the last time a back up qb made a deep playoff run and delivered a title like what we saw at OSU in 14-15 (admittedly it is rare in college too, but at least possible).

QB'ing in the NFL is almost solely dependent on ability to quickly read the defense and deliver an accurate pass, and the time to do so is so much less there because of the quality of the pass rushers (at least this is what I see).  But in college, much of an offense's success can turn on the system as much as the accuracy of the qb, and in fact, many qb's run a less complex offensive set which focuses on one receiver then running if he isn't open.   DB's are so good in the NFL, that much of what we see in the NFL is fake offense to compensate for this (automatic first down for illegal contact by the defense, spot fouls on questionable PI calls) and tons of qb check downs which just sucks to watch.  Much of this comes down to lack of quality qb play and I am not sure it gets better any time soon. 

If the NFL is your thing, no problem, watch it, but I just can't do it any more.  Fewer big plays, refs marching off fake penalties ain't my thing.

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Buck68's picture

of the things i think i thought of, here's 3 i forgot to mention....

1-thought Hubbard had a solid game all-around.  Looked a half-step quicker than last year....

2-Baker gave up both TD's and took one pass to the back of his helmet.  Looked like he was "all around the football"... with no big plays.

3-Don't like our 1 stop shopping DB coverage technique, especially the fronting, watch the eyes, and rake the ball out.  If you're tight on the receiver you have poor leverage to punch up; if you're loose & the ball's high, your leverage to punch down is poor because you have to extend your arm out.  And it looks like FACEGUARDING... be cause it often is....   ;-{)}

[don't 'target' the refs with an opportunity to err....   ;-{)}  ]

GO BUCKS!

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