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MEMBER SINCE   June 22, 2012

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Comment 10 Mar 2019

So the kid gets suspended 3 times in his first 2 years here and we're just supposed to be okay with that and pass it off as just being a kid? That sort of behavior doesn't fit with being part of a team. It wreaks of selfishness and lack of discipline. No place for repeated garbage behavior at this level of competition. Anyone who's coached anything knows that's the sort of behavior that destroys a team.

Comment 28 Feb 2019

Seriously?  Social media isn't exacerbating crap. It's just not reporting on what's going on. Countless thousands have been killed in the last 5 years in Syria, Yemen, and Libya. There are so many refugees that large parts of Europe have literally been overrun. Mexico has devolved into a total crap show of violence. How many thousands will die in Ohio from drugs this year? You been to Haiti in the last two years? You sound like the national spokesman for privilege. But hey at least it's not world war 2. 

Comment 28 Feb 2019

Just curious. Do you have kids that have been in high school within the last 5 years? From what I've heard from my kids and seen from working with 18-25 year olds it's much worse.

Comment 27 Feb 2019

Great points, RCRoy.  Especially appreciate your point about Tom Purcell. Excellent work by him in that role.  I couldn't figure out for the life of me what they were thinking.  As the series went on the episodes seemed less connected to each other.  It's like they stopped caring about the actual story and just wanted to put out great acting. Also great point about Mr. June. I was watching that thinking, "Oh come on." I also wondered about the whole politics thing, but I had an even more sinister line of argument that wouldn't work well on 11W.

Comment 15 Feb 2019

The unbridled optimism is a little strange to me. We're bringing in a brand new qb, brand new head coach, and a slew of new assistant coaches. We're trying to fix a defense. Our recruiting class is smaller than normal. We have to replace a lot of talent. The old head coach is still around. The first two teams we play have the coaching and desire to beat us. This situation is a minefield. Predictions of a national championship by year two seem off to me.

Comment 30 Jan 2019

Lol.  Okay. St. Louis? Clearly you haven't spent much time in CA. I'm sure the wineries, beaches, hiking and mountain biking trails, culture, national parks, and 14k foot peaks, are better in MO.  Or maybe it's the art scene you're loving, because the architecture and museums are terrible out here.  You should never visit.  You would just hate it.  Especially Griffith Park or Golden Gate Park. They're hideous. You would hate it. Also the university system sucks here- it's super expensive and they don't do any worthwhile research.

Comment 30 Jan 2019

You can pretty much drive to snow in 2 hours or less from anywhere in CA.  Where I live it's been 60 and sunny all week. I can drive 30 minutes to Tahoe and ski if I want. That's one of the things I love out here. I get all the seasons. 30 minutes to the mountains. 2 hours to the ocean. CA is a great place to live.

Comment 26 Jan 2019

Close game with Cincy leads into a difficult season of transition. Let's be honest here; we pretty much have 0 experience at qb. New coaches. We get a scare in NE and pick up a loss at Scum to end the season. Anyone who thinks this machine is just going to keep rolling with the loss of Meyer and all the new coaches has their scarlet glasses on. Anyone who thinks it's easy to lose all the skilled players and try to work in a qb with no experience in our system is nuts. 

Comment 16 Jan 2019

I don't know if it's good or bad, but I know it's easy to recruit against tOSU because of it. Coach: "So you want to go to OSU? Great school.  Great Program. They do seem to have a problem keeping good QBs in their program though." HS Athlete: "Really? I hadn't heard that." Coach: "Yeah. I know you wouldn't expect it from them but they lost two 4-star recruits in one year. Seems like something's going on there."  HS Athlete:  "Hmm...that's something to think about for sure."

And that's the nice way of doing it.  The nasty way of doing it is..."They can't manage their roster- kept a first rounder on the bench for two years." "They don't show loyalty. If someone better comes along, then you'll be looking for a place to transfer to"

Comment 13 Jan 2019

Yep. I’m pretty sure Day is going to regret this. You win with people and if your people don’t trust you then they won’t play for you. They ran off two four star quarter backs in less than a year. I’m thinking that’s going to make recruiting against tOSU much easier. 

Comment 13 Jan 2019

Yes it’s sad 11w permits the nasty comments directed at players. The Tate scenario was highly nuanced with last years qb transfer, the coaching drama, Urban leaving, and Fields coming. The 11w staff threw red meat out there making fun of his name. It was disappointing and I have better things to do. So I’m heading out of here for a while. They need to get control or this place will end up being a cesspool of morons who know nothing about football or life and use these boards to vent their crap. 

Comment 13 Jan 2019

It was disgusting. People hiding behind their screen name were revealing who they really are. I took some time away as well and prob won’t be around as much anymore. 11w might have reached a tipping point of sorts for me. 

Comment 10 Jan 2019

Well from reading the comments on the other threads you would think Tate is all talk and didn't do anything while he was here. He's a worker. I can't believe people didn't see that in the weight gain alone.

Comment 10 Jan 2019

Loyalty. I was disappointed to see Day make that move so early in his tenure. I understand it, but I don't like it wouldn't have done it. As a coach you want your players to trust you. I would not stay if I was Tate either. Hope we don't play against him because he's tough with a chip on his shoulder. I would love to see him end up on the west coast somewhere. I'd probably go watch him.

Comment 10 Jan 2019

Nope not a JT guy. I actually think it was a huge failure on Meyer's part to keep a first rounder on the bench for 2 years. I just think that Day did the team a cold one and showed them there's no loyalty when his first move is to bring in a transfer qb.

Comment 10 Jan 2019

11W in full jack ass mode, because no one wants to think about it from Tate's perspective.  Dude could have gone anywhere to play. He chose tOSU and worked hard to the earn the starting role, a role that he likely would have played well. Then Day saw someone at the dance who seemed hotter and took his chance on getting a piece. I'd be pissed too. Completely wrong first move to make as a head coach. Best of luck to Tate. He'll tear it up somewhere.