I've tried my best to keep this under wraps as long as I could, but it's finally out there so I may as well tell everyone here: after seven years around these parts, my last day at Eleven Warriors is on Friday.
I'll save the formal goodbyes and such for then, but I figured at this point, I may as well let you all know. This has actually been in the works for like two months, but I stuck around longer because I love you all and wanted to make sure we had a successor in place before I departed.
It's not hyperbole to say that this site changed my life. I'll miss you all more than any of you know, but we ain't done yet...
Word of the Day: Plethora.
QB1 CONFIDENCE. C.J. Stroud was oozing confidence when he legit suggested that the football team could assemble a five-on-five team that he believes could beat the starting five on the actual Buckeye basketball team.
It's an absolutely wild claim that frankly could have pissed off a lot more people than it did. But as turns out, Chris Holtmann was loving it.
Chris Holtmann jokes about C.J. Stroud challenging the Ohio State basketball team to a 5 on 5 game against the football team:— Griffin Strom (@GriffinStrom3) August 1, 2022
We have the most confident QB1 in the country and I love it! pic.twitter.com/edxU8nIqaT
Meanwhile, Dawand Jones is out here fanning the flames and choosing his All-Star team.
I'm conflicted here. On one hand, this can't end in any other way but a five-on-five game for everyone to see. On the other hand, if they actually do it and anyone gets even a little bit injured, the Internet is going to go absolutely apoplectic.
Personally, I say it's worth it. Give me that content. Put that shit on pay per view and I'll have a watch party at my house.
LOOKING LEAN. In case y'all were wondering how Harry Miller is doing after a few months of not training like a Division I athlete...
... he looks even more like a Division I athlete.
260 lbs (-60 from March 31). 4 months of training and finally achieved a sub 6 minute mile. Sic Parvis Magna. pic.twitter.com/HvmKp6BTiz— Harry Miller (@h_miller76) August 1, 2022
I'm absolutely fascinated by how quickly high-level offensive linemen shed massive amounts of weight immediately after their playing careers are over. You see it all the time, but guys like J.B. Shugarts and Joe Thomas.
It's almost like most human beings aren't naturally 6-foot-4, 315 pounds.... Me and my Kid's GAP body must be doing something right.
THEY'RE BACK. Carmen's Crew didn't participate in TBT this year, but it looks like they're back to help the Bucks prepare for the upcoming season.
These guys can still bring it!! pic.twitter.com/P8LVM4vjJ2— Gene Smith (@OSU_AD) August 1, 2022
Ohio State let reporters watch the first 20 minutes of practice yesterday – none of which included Aaron Craft, Jon Diebler, Jared Sullinger, or any other former player.
Frankly, that's kinda bullshit and I'm gonna need to speak to somebody's manager.
Also, I wonder at what age a retired Aaron Craft is going to be unable to lace 'em up and hold his own with Division I players? 60? 65?
BUCKEYE ON BUCKEYE. With all due respect to the secondaries from the 2020 and 2021 seasons, Chris Olave really hasn't gotten a taste of true BIA since back in 2019.
It seems like Bradley Roby is giving him a nice little introduction.
Roby vs Olave pic.twitter.com/Hu8XpatWkf— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) August 1, 2022
To be clear, I fully expect him to run right past most NFL cornerbacks just like he did at the college level, but if anyone's gonna put him in his place a little bit his first few professional practices, I'm glad it's Roby.
Give him a little taste of vintage BIA.
NOT STICKING TO SPORTS. "Kilby Girl" by The Backseat Lovers.
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