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Comment 06 Jun 2019

 Since I was born on THee D-Day June 6, 1944.on my bucket list too.  Plan to go next September.  Studied every thing I could about that day...saw every film clip, read every book.  Stopped the Nazis with guts and courage.  Most have forgotten that day...moved on to blaming the military and the USA for some ridiculous thing or another.  From Band of Brothers almost all survivors have deceased.  Not many like them today.  God bless them all.

Comment 03 Jun 2019

General studies majors cheating???  Arrogant SOBs.  Arrogance breeds a bitter taste for Michigan Men.  Harbaugh was right about his alma mater 15 years ago.

Comment 23 May 2019

The media continues with the pussyfication of football.  We don't worry at all about the strong THC(10% and higher  99% in gummy bears) effect on young undeveloped brains but worry about contact football. Just sayin, I would rather have my grandsons play football during those brain development years then putting heavy amounts of THC in their bloodstream.  Age difference  affects my opinion here.  I   was born on THEEE D-day, June 6, 1944 as well as my former occupations...D-1 football coach and prosecutor and many contacts with forensic scientists. 

Comment 21 May 2019

After he was in the hospital all week before the MSU game he openly complained to the media about not getting the ball enough....signs of being spoiled???  Shut up and get back in the huddle.

Comment 14 May 2019

It all depends how you define "massive".  I have a feeling those head coaches and you have a considerable difference in how you, they and I use the term.  You certainly could try to say our DTs are big...280, 290, etc. but I doubt that's what those coaches were talking about when it comes to massive.  It is all relative to what context you are using the term.  325++ would be a lot closer.  And please let's not say I am disappointed in our DTs.  I am referring to what experienced coaches at D1, SEC and ACC schools expressed as the real difference.  If you can not be moved(massive strong athletic)(/and /or stuff your blockers at the LOS, your LBs are going to play a lot better.  Too many times our LBs were asked to stop the parting of the Red Sea.  Huge gaps in LOS really let even so/so backs to look very good.  Even some of the favorites ended up driven off the LOS and on their backs.  When both your interior DL and LBs play "small" and slow the run game is effective.  What the massives do on Clemson, etc. is not give a five yard head start against our pursuit.  No hole at POA rbs gonna dance.  Dancing gives time for entire defense to make a play.

Comment 14 May 2019

A few months ago I was watching a sports TV program that was headed by some recent head football coaches, some who had recently coached against Clemson and Alabama.  They all said the same thing: When you actually got on the field with these 2 teams it was the massiveness of those teams especially on the DL that really separated them from all others....and not fat guys just massive and athletic.  Guys we recruited hard and didn't get.  That had been hard with Urban and I think it will be harder still for Ryan Day to get those massive DLs that end up first rounders for the NFL despite having the best DL coach in the business.

Comment 12 May 2019

The hardest part of the transition is the difference of perception between AN UFM and A Ryan Day and its effect on recruiting.  Day is not yet a household name like Urban was.  That effect on 5 stars, especially, may put us behind Alabama, Clemson, etc. and only even with some other programs in talent on campus.

Comment 11 May 2019

I love OSU but it seems to eat its own.  I refuse to call the Smith affair anything else but a Media created fiction...not a scandal, where OSU did eat its own.  Time will tell how much a slight slip in recruiting because of UFM's  departure will affect the program and unsatisfy those with the power.  Even one loss a year makes those not in power unsatisfied.  Have we lost top recruits because UFM is not the Head Coach?  If so, how much does that place Day at a disadvantage?  Answers to those 2 questions are utmost in his longevity.

Comment 10 May 2019

TV $ changed the whole picture for college coaches.  They generally work their asses off and have not much home time.  They often exceed a 90 hour work with practice prep and game prep and recruiting.  Great life because they love what they are doing but tough on children with Dad not often there for meals, sports, school activities. etc..

Comment 26 Apr 2019

Absolutely true for SEC.  My daughter was the head coach at an SEC school.  She went to the annual meeting for all head coaches.  During a speech a head coach from another university used those very words:  "if you ain't cheaing, you ain't trying."  He was addressing recruiting.  No one blinked an eye.  She called me the next day and was disgusted...of course she played in the Big Ten.  They just flaunt it down there.  Attitude:  recruits of certain racial minority are like chattel, buy them.  Hmmmmm, wonder where that historically comes from???

Comment 25 Apr 2019

Lawrence and Wilkins were both heavily recruited by the OSU staff and they both ended up at Clemson.  Their size and strength would have added a lot to the Bucks defense...especially in stopping the gashing runs.  We wouldn't have had to slant our defense, nearly as much.  It would have been nice to see a LOS won and our LBs more free to make tackles at or about the LOS instead of 5 yards down field or not at all.

Comment 20 Apr 2019

The unjust suspension did a lot of damage to Urban physically and emotionally.  And to the team as well as it was in catch up stage all year long.  Sometimes the mental is to the physical as 10 is to one.  Had that bullshit not occurred IMHO UFM is still the head coach.  Because of that I for one can't be certain Urban won't coach again but IMHO, it won't be at OSU if he does.

We were so fortunate to have both of them and if Teddy Ginn doesn't go down on the opening kick off who knows.

Comment 18 Apr 2019

IMHO society is way out in front of college football.  CFB's portal is just a reflection of society's norms, including parents.  But what do I know...I was born on THEEEE D-Day so our word definitions and the newer greater society differ at the core. 

Comment 18 Apr 2019

Braxton was here for the Spring Game having been an early enrollee.  If he had not been relegated to non-starter at the beginning of fall camp, AND received the number of snaps with the first team instead of bow wow, that offense would have been far, far better by the TTUN game at the very least.  ! can't remember such a discrepancy in talent between the two for any position at OSU in my lifetime  It was unjust, IMHO, and not just a poor evaluation of talent.  Having Brax as the starter from the get go would have given the necessary practice time for the offense to develop a strategy to exploit Braxton's talent and not that of a stiff.  Still angry about that goof up because it was so obvious.

Comment 16 Apr 2019

Splitting reps with the first team...I remember when Bauserman was getting the vast majority of the snaps when he didn't have the ability that the second team QB had....all those wasted reps haunted us that year.  Here if we keep the QB run and the read option in we have only one choice so this is a strategy decision as well.  When is the right time to make that decision.  The earlier the better IMHO.  Short yardage, for example, will have to be developed separately for each of those 2 QBs and practiced early.