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  • SPORTS MOMENT: My first game at the Shoe was the last time the goalposts were torn down - after OSU/Iowa in 1985. Even though I tore up [and preserved] part of the field after stomping Michigan in 2001, the 1985 game was the coolest thing I've ever seen!

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Comment 28 Nov 2016

Disagree completely.. No way OSU doesn't make the playoffs - we have the most wins against t10 teams.  It would help clarify things if the selection committee said that outright, but that may not happen.  

PSU has looked good recently and may win the championship game in Indy, but that doesn't make them a lock for the playoffs.

I think the scenario is actually this:

Clemson is win and in -- they might even get the #2 seed over OSU if they win.  UW is also win and in - but even if they win they will get the 4 seed.

TTUN would be selected over UW if they lose.  This will also vault UM over the Big10 champ because both potential championship teams have the same number of losses (2) as UM.. but UM played a better schedule and beat both teams.  UM also beat Colorado - who would in this scenario have just beaten UW for the Pac10 title.

I also think TTUN gets picked over Clemson if Clemson loses.

Comment 20 Aug 2015

It's always good to see OSU receivers doing well in the NFL!

Steve Smith was the #1 in Carolina for years and he wasn't a prototype but he produced like one.

I don't want to pay "#1 money" to a WR anyway - WR's are shiny hood ornaments, and Carolina [and the Browns] aren't there yet.

Carolina has a average OL, a high-priced QB who will struggle with new receivers, and a RB who will see more stacked defenses. On the other hand, Greg Olsen may be an All-Pro, so there's that...

Comment 05 May 2015

Gilbert had a bad games 1 and 3 this past year for Cleveland.. if you look at his ratings outside of those two, he actually played well and will be the most improved player on the team this coming year.  Several games this year he played GREAT and no one even noticed, which is what happens when no balls go to his side.  Out of sight/out of mind.

The only way to actually analyze a player is with the all-22 view.. which wasn't exactly played on SportsCenter.  GIlbert had a -7 score for games one & three. Then earned a + score in 8 out of 12 games(and 2 evens), giving him a +5 for the balance of his play - so thats a measurable "improvement".  "RED" games are really bad and Gilbert had 3. By way of comparison, Skrine had 6; Haden had 3; Revis had 3.. and Fuller had 8.  Games 4 thru 16? You find Gilbert scoring +3.1 and Fuller scoring  a -24.4

1) He will be very VERY good. And, I think it starts this year.

2) He would have been the 1st corner off the board this year too - MUCH higher ceiling than Trae Waynes.

3) He already IS the best CB from last years draft. He finished the season much stronger than Dennard or Fuller or Roby.

Comment 10 Mar 2015
The second round pick was Bitonio. He's a perennial pro bowler starting next year. I'm glad they took him over Lee. Kirksey and West are pretty good, and the CB pick looks smart now that Skrine wouldn't re-sign.
Comment 12 Feb 2015

Please provide your sources conclusively showing Titus' claims to be incorrect.

The 2015 actions of Evan Turner do not disprove Titus' experience at OSU from 2006-2010.

People do make changes.  People are not precisely the same today as they were 10 years ago.

It's very possible for Turner to be a calm team leader today.... and have been an incredibly selfish head case when he played with Titus.

Comment 22 Jan 2015

The NFL should impose the same penalty that they did the last time this rule was violated..


Also, here's the actual rule.. from the source,  Choose "ball" from the dropdown.

"The Referee shall be the sole judge as to whether all balls offered for play comply with these specifications."  The referee decided the balls were OK.. therefore the Pats didn't cheat.

Did they break unwritten codes of conduct? Probably. I don't know that the competition committee wants to bother creating a better measurement system, though.. I'll believe it when they change the rules to show it.

Until the rules are changed, this is called gamesmanship... which is what you want your coach to do.

Comment 21 Jan 2015

It's the Patriots, but this time I think they're getting judged erroneously.

1: Define Truth Rules - and choose "Ball" from the dropdown.

Key phrase: "The Referee shall be the sole judge as to whether all balls offered for play comply with these specifications." The referee always agreed.. therefore, the Pats didn't cheat.

2: Everything Else is Gamesmanship

Everything else on the interwebs is someone's unchallenged interpretation of the linked rules.  Granted, I hate the rules: they're a disgrace to measurement systems. But they're what the owners agreed on, and it's all we can measure the Pats against.  And because the rules are written so inexactly, there's nothing that they can be accused of violating.

DId the Pats violate an unwritten rule? Probably! There's lots of things I don't know about football. But if it's not a written rule, violating it certainly isn't cheating.

Will the competition committee add more specifics to the rules this offseason? Probably.  But until they do, we have what's at that link. 

The Patriots are really only guilty of finding a loophole big enough for LeGarrette Blount to run through.

Comment 16 Jan 2015

There's no way Cardale isn't the starter next year. Arm howitzer >> JT's ability to throw the 5-yard slant.  And both of them are better than BM.  Even last spring, the comment was: Cardale's best moments far exceeded both JT/BM. But Cardale's lows were ridiculous INT's/bad decisions.  So once Cardale eliminated the negative thru maturity and repetition, he is far and away the better player.

Brax will want to start at H-back anyway: He's not a QB at the next level.. he's the 2015 Antwaan Randle El.

Comment 15 Jan 2015

I don't think Cardale has a decision. He will win the starting job next year.

BM should play the H role - it's his only position for the pros anyway.

In 2015, we could be the first team to call the double pass 2,3 times a game.

Comment 14 Jan 2015

Zeke knew they would break.. he just didn't know it would be on the first OSU drive of the first quarter.

Next year, Cardale will start over JT and Brax... he's got the highest ceiling.  He didn't start this year because he had too much variability: His highs were higher than anything JT/BM could do, but his lows were really bad.  This year he's worked out the lows... His arm howitzer is the fastest [and tightest spiral] I've seen from any QB OSU's ever had.

Comment 11 Jan 2015

Oregon plays Pac12 opponents who simply aren't that good.  Yes, they beat Sparty - by less of a margin than OSU did. Who else have they beaten? Arizona, who layed an egg in their bowl game? USC, who lost to someone named Boston College?

OSU D has faced and shut down offenses that are as good if not better than Oregon.

OSU O has performed better against defenses that are better than any Oregon has faced.

Comment 06 Jan 2015

Comparing total rushing yards gained during the season, OSU is 7th and Oregon is 12th.

The top3 teams faced by Oregon are ranked 20[msu], 33, and 38.  The top3 teams OSU has faced and shut down are 3, 18, and 19.

The top rushing team Oregon has faced is the 4th best that OSU has faced.

Comparing total rushing yards allowed during the season, OSU is 45th and OU is 66th.

The top 3 defenses faced by OSU are 1, 4, and 6[msu]. The top 3 faced by OU are 6, 12, 26.

It's fair to say OU has never seen a defense as talented as OSU.  MSU gave up the final 28 points, but at the midpoint of the 3rd, MSU was winning.  And not that it mattered, but Cook did throw for 350 on Oregon.. so Oregon will give up plenty of yards.

Comment 05 Jan 2015

Auburn's rush offense finished 15th in the country in overall yardage and went 43/219 on Wisky in their bowl game.  OSU finished 7th in rush yds and went 38/301 on them.

Wisky's rush D finished 24th in yardage.  Alabama's was 4th.

I'm not sure Wisky's D is/was all that stellar.. Great effort by the good guys but Wisky wasn't a powerhouse.

Comment 03 Jan 2015

Oregon's DB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu tore his ACL in practice prior to the game vs FSU.. and those terrible OU pass D statistics were compiled while they had his first-round skills.

Oregon does have 3-star CB's behind him, and they did a decent job against the FSU receivers, but FSU is no OSU.

OSU's WR's face better competition trying to get open during practice every day than they will see against OU on 1/12.