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balmerbuck


from Worthington, OH

MEMBER SINCE   October 24, 2012

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Comment 27 Sep 2019

I think you are looking at this wrong. the "biggest test yet" builds drama like the "most dramatic rose ceremony ever". And, I love the media building these games up like big tests. As we pass them with flying colors, we build momentum in the eyes of the poll voters.

Comment 13 Sep 2019

I am trying to not get too pumped, but I agree that:

1) Justin Fields looks very accurate and making good decisions. Way ahead of where I thought he'd be. I imagine they are holding back on the over the middle throws if the outside stuff is open. That will be the next step when they see press man.

2) Dobbins is doing much less dancing in the backfield. Turning it up field instead. If I had access, I'd love to see the stats from last year on how many runs he had of two yards or less compared to freshman year. Seems to be running more decisively and taking what is there.

3) The offensive line hasn't come up against a high caliber player yet who can win one on one, but they seem to be gelling. Communication, missed assignments, blitz pick-up. Everything took a big step forward.

Comment 11 Sep 2019

MTIII has stood out as the 2nd best back in those first two games. I love that he always falls forward, gains those extra couple of yards

Dobbins also looks better than last year in that he is being more decisive hitting holes, less dancing in the backfield than last year. As the line gels, I think this year will look more like his freshman year.

Comment 08 Aug 2019

I honestly feel like the defense will be lights out better this year just because Schiano is gone. I know it is the conventional wisdom here and in Buckeye Nation as a whole that last year was aberration, but the defense declined (in ranking - 3rd, 15th, 53rd - and in what I saw on the field) each year under Schiano. Seemed like we became very predictable and teams figured out how to exploit that. Curious what the X and O guys say.

Comment 27 Feb 2019

First game I attended was Minnesota 1977. My friend's dad was a professor and took us. The next week was the first game I distinctly remember watching. That was the last minute Uwe Von Shaumann field goal  29-28 loss to Oklahoma. First time Ohio State broke my heart!

Comment 12 Feb 2019

I reproduced this from a twitter post, but the only modern era player under 5'10" with over 10 td passes is Doug Flutie. Best part of the list is that Greg Pruitt and Earnest Byner show up on the list

http://pfref.com/tiny/QR3Cg

Comment 16 Nov 2018

I expect a solid but unspectacular defensive game coupled with an offense that gets Tate in for the 4th quarter. Still not the complete game we have been waiting for

Comment 25 Oct 2018

I have the same reaction with respect to the camera work on  ABCESPN coverage. I watched two of those games sandwiched around the FOX coverage where the camera was pretty much the same shot, from far enough away that you could see the entire width of the field, like you are sitting in the front of C deck. I actually really like that camera shot, because you can see the outside receivers and see the play develop like you are watching it live. You do give up some of the detail you get with the close-ups and occasionally lose who has the ball, but overall, I really like it.

My wife hates it; can't follow the plays without the camera following it for her.