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Buckeye Chuck

MEMBER SINCE   March 26, 2011


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Cie Grant spinning Ken Dorsey into history. Also, my first Michigan game in 1982, though the aftermath had a little to do with me listing it among the best.

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Comment 13 Feb 2019

The problem with this scenario is that you're not going to win over Crenshaw by telling him up front, "Hey, Miller is the guy, just so we're on the same page." He's going to get real offers from good programs that don't already have another elite commit in the class. The fact that we're "home" isn't going to be enough to keep him here.

Comment 12 Feb 2019

Yeah, as a Browns fan I noticed a LOT fewer people complaining that FE Stadium is soulless, dull, etc. this past season, when the team went 5-2-1 at home. 

Comment 12 Feb 2019

If someone comes up with a new stat to measure sports performance, the first question you have to ask yourself about it is, "Are the results here plausible? Do they conform with common sense?"

Let's say I believed that the traditional passer rating for the NFL was outdated (which a lot of folks actually do believe), and I wanted to try my hand at a new system. If my new stat purported to show that Blake Bortles was really the best quarterback in the NFL, would anyone pay attention to it?

This is a long way of saying that if PFF is getting consistently ridiculous results from its formulas, there's something wrong with them.

Comment 12 Feb 2019




If you told your wife she was your one true love but you kept calling her by the wrong name, why would she believe you?

Comment 11 Feb 2019

Very possible. There are plenty of examples of Buckeyes who eventually became good players, but got buried by the fanbase because they were forced into action too soon. Donnie Nickey may be the most famous one — he was actually a good player by his senior year, but memories of his early struggles (on what was a pretty lousy team) continued to linger.

But I do find it strange that a recruiting juggernaut like the one we've had was put in the position of needing to go with someone so far over his head. 

Comment 10 Feb 2019

I am of that generation that will always love a win in Assembly Hall, no matter how bad Indiana happens to be in a given year.

Callouts can be obnoxious. Having said that, the "bench Andre Wesson OMG he's terrible" comments, which were still pretty common here as recently as a couple of weeks ago, have not aged too well.

Comment 08 Feb 2019

I didn't care for Cowherd, but the local stuff I enjoyed (even though Stan Jackson is a bit eccentric and Hooley is more than a little self-righteous). 

Not happy.

Comment 08 Feb 2019

When we finally offered Andre Wesson a scholarship, my hope was that by the time he was a junior, he might become a versatile box score-filler along the lines of the some of the steady-developing types that Wisconsin and Michigan State have relied upon. It looks like it's finally happening 

Comment 07 Feb 2019

There are probably going to be other graduate transfers on our radar screen who we're not even thinking about right now, though most won't be of the caliber of Jackson.

Comment 06 Feb 2019

The fact that Oklahoma was in on Vimahi impresses me, as they've had great production from their offensive lines of late. 

And while I have no idea if Vimahi is better than Nester or not, I like that he has more of the traditional build for a guard. Nester struck me as having more of a tackle build, and we've been moving those guys to guard in recent years with not a lot to show for it.

Welcome to Columbus, Enokk. LL Bean has a store at Easton you're probably going to need to check out.

Comment 06 Feb 2019

That's all true. This isn't a big surprise story to Buckeye fans or to people who really follow recruiting, but that's a minority of everyone who reads ESPN. 

Look, Nester is a Top 100 recruit who is flipping on the second signing day. So far as I know, it's the biggest recruiting news of the day by a wide margin, which is why it's getting front page play (if Nester had made this announcement a week ago, with recruiting not on peoples' minds and with the Super Bowl on the horizon, it probably would have been buried).

Comment 06 Feb 2019

Trigger warning for unpopular opinion: I read the story, and for your talk about "twisting," there's literally nothing said in it that isn't a fact.

Comment 06 Feb 2019

Virginia Tech is a good school in a beautiful setting, and its fanbase is pretty gonzo. 

But it sure seems that Nester's rationale is based on things that are the same now as they were two years ago: the size of Columbus and the relative distance between Huntington and the two schools he was deciding between (which I think is about the same). I'm guessing there's another reason here that for some reason he doesn't want to say out loud, but whatever; my interest in him is at an end.

Comment 05 Feb 2019

Just sayin', but a lot of you had to swallow weeks' worth of sour grapes posts about Harrison when he ended up doing what "everyone knew" he wasn't going to do and signed with the Buckeyes.

Why knock the kid for something that hasn't happened yet and may not ever happen?

Comment 04 Feb 2019

7-round mock drafts are OK for forecasting the general area where you might expect a player to be picked, but on a team-by-team basis they're useless. Look and see which low-round players a team works out individually; that will give you a good idea of who they are thinking about in the 5th-7th rounds.

Besides, everyone's draft board will change after free agency.

Comment 03 Feb 2019

The worries that we wouldn't be able to recruit with Ryan Day seem to have been answered by Harrison and Sawyer.

I'm not even sure football is Sawyer's best sport. He might be the best basketball player in the metro area as a sophomore.

Comment 29 Jan 2019

Try walking a half-mile in this weather the way students might have to cross the Oval to get to/from class.

Maybe my first post wasn't clear enough, but I don't have to just imagine what that feels like.

And yet here I am, somehow still alive.