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BbBnD


Chicago (via Columbus)

MEMBER SINCE   September 18, 2016

Grew up in the northern burbs of Columbus.

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Comment 07 Jul 2019

Urban is one of about 12 associate/assistant/executive athletic directors and he isn’t one of the top two or three in terms of title, all working for Gene. Was there anything besides his title that made you think he was being groomed for AD? I’m genuinely curious. I don’t think he’d want it. 

Comment 06 Jul 2019

I didn’t communicate it well, but long story short I don’t think it makes sense to declare the “recruiting won’t drop off under Day” battle won until we’ve seen him keep it at this level for a few years. If he can’t win at the same level as Urban, it’s highly unlikely he’ll recruit at the same level. One year isn’t a trend. 

Comment 03 Jul 2019

Frankly, basing performance projections on last year’s results are more reasonable than basing them on our (OSU fans) biased feelings. OSU will probably do better than last year, but expecting national pundits to make that assumption is a little ridiculous. Who would’ve guessed our defense was going to be such a relative shit show last year? I certainly didn’t. I think the change in defensive staff will improve the defense,  but it’s entirely possible things will be worse. 

Comment 01 Jul 2019

While I certainly don’t expect this to happen, if day strings together a few 9 win seasons, recruiting will absolutely take a step back. Day is doing great and my gut tells me he’ll end up with a better legacy at OSU than Urban, but those claims are pure conjecture at this point. Claiming wins based on conjecture is something Michigan does. Let’s wait for a few years of results before we declare victory here. 

Comment 30 Jun 2019

It seems to me ILBs need to be larger to take on linemen to fill holes in between the tackles. OLBs need to be faster, and therefore usually smaller, to play in space. Borland is undersized, but the other two ILBs that come to mind are Mitchell and Browning and they’re both 6’2”/3” and 240+ pounds. 

Comment 29 Jun 2019

Agreed, the game is more spread out these days making rushing yards easier, but I don’t think that accounts for all of the difference in their YPCs, it’s a pretty big gap. Also, Zeke was a true sophomore in 2014. Eddie didn’t start until his junior year. 

Comment 27 Jun 2019

Weber hit holes better last year and had much better top end speed. Dobbins danced too much and didn’t have the top end speed allowing him to get caught from behind a lot. Both good backs, but Weber played better last year. If anything Dobbins had the benefit of circumstance because he wasn’t battling injuries all year. That also allowed him to have a full game to himself where he could get in the groove. 

Comment 26 Jun 2019

I agree with everything except Zeke and Eddie. 27 is one of my favorite Buckeyes, but Zeke was a better RB in college and so far he’s a better pro.  Zeke didn’t win a heisman, but when comparing Zeke’s last year to Eddie’s heisman year, Eddie only had 100 more yards and one more touchdown on 40 more carries. Zeke’s career college stats are also  better than Eddie’s too. Lastly, Eddie averaged below 4 yards a carry most of his pro career. Zeke is well above that so far. 

Comment 23 Jun 2019

He coached in the SEC when it was undoubtedly the top conference and started in the Big10 when it was much weaker than it is now. I think he played a big part in that shift, but there’s no doubt in my mind peak Urban was his UF days. Granted he kind of burned out at UF from over exertion, but I think that was the beginning of the decline. He got a little boost when he came to OSU and we got the one national championship, but I don’t think he maintained the UF-level intensity. I’m sure it’s better for his health that he didn’t.