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Silicon Desert (via Columbus born and bred. )

MEMBER SINCE   March 20, 2012


  • SPORTS MOMENT: All the wins, some of the losses.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: All the Offensive Linemen
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: FK Pelister, FK Partizan, Crew, PSG

Recent Activity

Comment 21 hours ago

He would have sure. But he would have been their headache. And I would have been ok with that in retrospect. 

I remember the frenzy about getting him. I was caught up in it as well, if I'm being honest. I wanted him to be a Buckeye. But, I also remember the program being different after that. Pryor was a huge talent but a misguided individual from start. There was NO WAY he was going to lead a team to a natty. Who followed him? Literally no one. Maybe a handful of guys. Pryor's presence created a new ethos on that football team. And it wasn't a positive one. 

Like every other prospect, Coach Tress thought he was going to mold him. It didn't work out for Pryor because as talented as he was, it was only about him. It seems that it still is. Heck, even Tressel was a different man. I'm not sure what sort of pressure he was facing, but like I said earlier. I think the Meyer-to-Columbus song was being played even before the scandal. Who knows, had Pryor stuck around maybe the Ranger School carnage that is Mickey Marotti's conditioning program would have changed him? Maybe Pryor would have been a bitter fit for a Meyer offense and that was what they were hoping for?

Or, maybe he would have bolted anyways because he was too much of a chicken shit to look inside of himself and play for someone else other than himself. 

Comment 15 Nov 2019

After reading this again, it's not difficult to understand why some other fan bases  have issues with us. Also, it IS difficult to defend that it's only because someone is out for Ohio State. We do this stuff to ourselves.

I would argue, however, that the problems for Tressel happened while recruiting Pryor. That entire process along with his playing time all gave me a bad feeling. Starting with his 'uncle' and putting so much emphasis on getting him, while the narrative that existed while Pryor played that he wasn't a team player, sitting alone on the bench, and then Herbstreit lambasting him on national tv.

I think all that stuff put the spotlight on Tressel's program and people were just itching to get him gone. I honestly think Meyer was in plans prior to TateGate.

Comment 14 Nov 2019

The team is still playing hard for interim head coach Nunzio Campanile

I'll be honest. I'd be scared to death not to play hard for a coach named Nunzio in Jersey.

I don't think this is a fair assessment of Coach Ash. New Brunswick is not an easy place to succeed in. It's practically the oldest school in the US. It is highly entrenched with unionized, old school pandits. In some respects, it's worse than Penn State in this regard. Schiano is a Jersey boy.  He understands the culture. Chris Ash is from Iowa. I think he could lead a program in the BIG again. Just not east coast. Heck, let him go cut his teeth a lower tier so they can see what he can really do just in time for Ferentz to retire in Iowa City .

Comment 13 Nov 2019

Dantonio’s Spartans promptly won the next four meetings between the teams and eight of the next 10, completely flipping the rivalry on its ear. They won three Big Ten titles (to Michigan’s zero). They won one Rose Bowl (to Michigan’s zero). They reached one College Football Playoff (to Michigan’s zero). They beat Urban Meyer twice (to Michigan’s zero).

I  agree that he needs to humble himself and keep the Walrus to oline and get a top offensive mind, but because of the above accomplishments, I believe he's earned a little more than the win-at-all-costs ending. Dantonio has taken MSU to levels they haven't seen in a long time.

Comment 12 Nov 2019

I'm also impressed with is poise in the pocket. He's a mature QB and will be of use.

QBs like Chugs end up being great Coaches

Comment 12 Nov 2019

I remember the crap attitude he got from WVU fans. I think they're eating crow at this point.

It's amazing what a year under Day and staff can do to your technique and game.

Chug is a solid QB and that we can rely on if, God forbid, Justin gets dinged-up.

Comment 11 Nov 2019

I think Chase admitted and took responsibility for this mistake. I'm going respect his maturity here and let him use this to grow on it. I think he's a good kid with monster talent.

It doesn't matter if we disagree with the rules, if they're there you follow them. I still have an issue of the timing of how this so-called friend came about. I mean, if it was an uncle or a childhood friend it would have been different.

There are plenty of gf's that stayed home and missed out on the Rose Bowl. Heck, he's eventually going to be making her life a lot better once he hits the NFL. Missing out on Pasadena would have been no problem.

Comment 11 Nov 2019

I began thinking this at the beginning of the year. Although, I'm not sure it's his personal decline, rather his stubbornness to bring in an elite offensive minded coach. I still think if he were to that in the off season he can salvage MSU. His defenses are still solid.

I also think the same of Fickell. If he sticks to this mantra of 'win/die' with the D, he's not going to obtain elite status at the next level. At this level, all these coaches know the game. It's their stubbornness and ego that keeps them down. Happen to Tressel too.

Comment 11 Nov 2019

With everything said. I like our current D staff better. But Grinch did improve the Oklahoma defense even if they're not lights out.

Comment 07 Oct 2019

I think the impossibility of Fickell coaching TTUN is more likely than BB ever coaching them. 

He’s a great coach but he’s fartin dust at this point. I see him being a GM in the NFL just like Meyer before they coach another team. 

I concur Brady is a good guy and probably the best QB to date, but it’s amazing how much I don’t remember him playing for TTUN. 

Comment 06 Oct 2019

All these new accounts felt the need to come on this thread to comment about Borland. 

Yep. Day turned the team around this year, but he doesn't know which LBs to start. You guys are right.