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Chesapeake VA (via Small Town OHIO)

Member since 14 July 2014 | Blog

1994 OSU Graduate. Navy Vet. Love the Buckeyes.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Notre Dame/OSU Fiesta Bowl
  • NFL TEAM: Patriots
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 31 May 2017
I have been wondering for some time... Do coaches and recruits sit on announcing commitments as a strategy to get other recruits or keep other coaches/teams guessing? Example: Coach 1 wants high profile recruit A, who is being recruited by many high profile schools. Said recruits wants to play for coach 1. Does coach 1 ask recruit A to delay commitment announcement in order not to scare away recruit B and/or keep other coaches' hopes up that recruit A may commit to his team? Ethical? Good strategy? Trust between the 2 parties? At same time, getting a huge commitment early helps further recruiting. A lot of scenarios to strategize where and how to recruit I assume. Just curious...thanks.
Comment 24 Jan 2017
Kickoff returns are pretty rare for OSU for 2 reasons... 1. Opportunity- not a lot of scorings on or defense. 2. Touchback- opponent's coach knows our talent. Now the punt... there are lots of opportunity but we have struggled just catching the ball cleanly to make a return. Bright side - Pick 6 a plenty.
Comment 05 Jan 2017
According to reports he was already hired. That being said however, he was making some serious $ from OSU which in my book would be an obligation to work my tail off till the job is done.
Comment 05 Jan 2017
Agreed. Cookie cutter approach does not apply. No way on earth Fickle would give up on his beloved Buckeyes. Beck...what did he have? OSU recruiting threats to his new team, no longevity/long term loyalty to OSU, maybe some frustrations with Urban... Just thoughts...Not saying this is why we got hammered by Clemson.
Comment 05 Jan 2017
If I were coach Dabo. National title game be damned. Those two are staying home. That's how disturbed and angry it makes me. Now that there is exposure/media out on for retaliation. Guys are are going to be jumpy during games and react...Unfortunately the reaction will get penalized. Wonder if tape review can be / will be an option to look at these situations?
Comment 20 Nov 2016
Callin out staff or giving props to Herman for what he has done to TTUN in the past and what he did to Louisville? I'm scratching my head with all the negativity. Nearly EVERY game under Tressel's tenure was played like yesterday's win. I can't wait for The Game. Big game, big stage, and the stakes can't be any bigger. We all know what this coach and this team does and has done in this scenario. Go Bucks.
Comment 18 Jan 2016

I second that.

Would like to offer a name change... Jeremy BOOMingham.

Comment 14 Nov 2015

The chili is on made with some nice fresh deer meet. The spice is burning my nose from the other room.  Jalepeno corn bread to go along and some ice cold beer. What a way to begin a cold blustery game day.

Comment 03 Oct 2015
Isn't it funny how we believe we are that powerful and put the blame on ourselves. I felt / feel guilty skirting this topic.
Comment 26 Sep 2015
Thank you GB10 for the trip down memory lane. I'm retiring and that was my first jet. Was in Meridian VT 9 in 96 as a student pilot. Loved flying the Buckeye and bragging about the name.
Comment 26 Sep 2015
Got just under 100 hours in the T-2, also my first and only flying puke while spinning the damn thing. Will miss her.
Comment 23 Sep 2015
My personal thought on this is the offense as a whole is struggling, but everyone is focused on the QB. New OC, new QB coach, new scheme. Timing is everything, pick a QB and stick with it. Sharing reps in practice probably doesn't help.
Comment 06 Aug 2015

Thank you for this post, it hit me right in the heart. I have three girls of my own, all under 4. My hats off to you. I am in the process of retiring from the Navy after 20 years. I pushed my girls and mom ahead to get settled in the great state of Ohio while I finish up my tour in VA, just in time for football season. Glad to hear about your going to bed ritual, very similar to ours, its not easy getting three little ones to bed at the same time. Miss my girls!

Comment 20 Mar 2015

Kentucky has won only 1 NC since 2000. Of course this year could be 2 and Calipari has been on board for 6 years.

There are a lot of things that have to go your way to win the tournament. Yes, talent, but also who you are playing and some good old fashioned luck at times.

Ohio State can get there with Thad, he gets the recruits and he is a good coach.  I don't think there is a chance this year, however.