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BuckeyeBen7.7


MEMBER SINCE   January 28, 2017

Graduate of a small town school, and currently attending the greatest University in the world!

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: The comeback against PSU in 2017. Had really good seats and was the craziest sports moment ever.

    Rushing the field after beating Michigan wasn't too bad either ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: I could list a hundred, so it's hard to choose
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jon Deibler
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 22 Jul 2019

A top 5 team going on the road at night and losing to a 15-25 team is very very believable, and typically happens at least one a year, if not more. Add in the fact that we will have a first year head coach, with a brand new quarterback, a mostly new offensive line and a defense that may still be jelling together/getting comfortable in the new scheme, and that’s a recipe for a tough game.

I don’t see hardly anyone on this site saying we are going to lose. Most of us are just aware that that could be one of our hardest games this year, and a close game or even potential loss should not be surprising.

Comment 19 Jul 2019

The East has been much stronger of late, but the West is getting better. The thing about realignment is how are you going to do it? The geographic layout of the conference means East-West makes sense. North-South would be hard and mean a lot of travel because teams like Maryland, Indiana, and Nebraska would all be in the south. Leaders-Legends was dumb and shouldn’t be recreated. There’s no good way to realign.

Whether eight conference games or nine conference games, Fitzgerald believes all FBS conferences should be playing the same number of conference games in order to maintain shared data points across college football.

Fitz is right on here. Everyone should be the same. And until everyone else goes to 9, or the committee starts respecting the fact that we play 1 more conference game and 1 less scrub, it’s just hurting us.

Comment 19 Jul 2019

Sorry Johnny, but I actually love Kanell’s idea of playing FCS teams in the spring. It lets the guys play against a different team, and you’ll learn more from that than you would playing yourself. I think fans would be more interested. Are you gonna sell $200 tickets? No. But how many fans who can’t see a regular game would pay $20 to see a halfway normal game? I’d say a lot, plus how many more people would tune in on tv. I’d venture to say it’s way more. More fans of that team will be interested for one. And when it comes to other teams, people will watch. Nobody cares about someone else’s spring game. But seeing Michigan play, dare I say, someone like Appalachian State? That’s interesting. (Yes I know they’re FBS now, but it was too good an opportunity to pass up).

Your best players usually only play a series or two at the max in a typical spring game anyways, so you’re not changing anything there. Anyone who plays is going to be battling for a starting job or position on a depth chart, so no one is likely to sit out. And if they’re not 100%, you simply just don’t play them. I for one think it’s a fantastic idea.

Comment 18 Jul 2019

I generally like Delany but it’s interesting that now that he’s getting ready to retire, he’s suddenly willing to go to bat for Big Ten teams to get into the playoff...

Comment 18 Jul 2019

As others have mentioned, Hunter Johnson will have some experience by the time we play them and will be dangerous.

I think a lot of people are under estimating Desmond Ritter. Especially early in the year with the defense possibly still adjusting, he could give us some serious trouble.

That said, Martinez is the best QB on this list. Looked really solid down the stretch last year, and with another full offseason, he’s going to be good.

Comment 17 Jul 2019

There’s so many arguments to each side.

“They owe it to the college and team that trained them and gave them a scholarship for the last 3+ years.”

“They should sit out to protect themselves.”

“They’re quitting on their team.”

”There is no gain from them playing”

As a fan, it’s disappointing, but I get it. I think that anyone who isn’t a surefire round 1 pick shouldn’t do it because they need the opportunity to prove themselves and boost their draft stock, but that’s up to them. As long as they’re not sitting out meaningful games, you won’t hear many complaints from me. Now if guys start sitting out regular season games or playoff games, that’s a whole nother story...

Comment 17 Jul 2019

Antoine Winfield Jr., the son of Ohio State great Antoine Winfield, who was off to an excellent start last year before a season-ending injury.

So the corners we took in 2016 were Wayne Davis (335 nationally, 33rd corner), Rodjay Burns (769 nationally and 71 corner), and Trey Avery (804 nationally and 74 corner, signed letter of intent, but never enrolled). Winfied was the 1415th player in the nation, and the 128 corner overall. I know hindsight is 20/20, and the other three are higher ranked, but still, seeing the son of a Buckeye legend ball out on another team because we didn’t want him sucks. He wasn’t that ridiculously lower rated, and I know some people wanted him. Just wish Meyer was the same, especially since none of the other three were that highly rated and none panned out.

Comment 16 Jul 2019

Colin: I would have drafted Ruckert over Victor. You have a weaker offensive line going against a strong Dline, but a really good running back that your going want to use. Two TE sets could help with that, while Ruckert could easily split out at the X and provide a major mismatch against smaller corners.

I gotta give my vote to Dan. As he said, the game is won in the trenches and I think he’s got the better offensive and defensive lines.

Comment 15 Jul 2019

The Maxwell award is almost exclusively a QB award these days. Since 2000, only 4 non quarterbacks have won the award, and three of them were running backs. In other words, congratulations to Dobbins and Young, but unfortunately, especially in Young’s case, it’s likely more of a game of how many cuts they can stay on the list rather than if they can win it.

Comment 15 Jul 2019

The road schedule isn’t daunting, but it’s not easy by any means. Rutgers is absolutely a gimme, we could start our 3rd string and honestly have a good chance to win the game. But even though we’ve always won, Bloomington has been a tough place for us the last couple years. Northwestern is returning almost everyone from last years team, and will be starting their own 5 star quarterback. Scott Frost is primed to have a good team this year, and you can bet that game will be at night. And Ann Arbor is never an easy place to play, no matter how bad that team sucks.

The road schedule is no-where near as fearsome as 2016, and we benefit by playing PSU and Wisky at home. But let’s not act like it’s a cakewalk either.

Comment 15 Jul 2019

Russell in Golden State is interesting. Those three guards are easily the best back court in the league. But Russell doesn’t really fit into their system much. He makes a living off the pick and roll, while I heard the other day on a talk show that GS has one of the lowest pick and roll rates in the league. So how Russell adapts to the team and if GS is willing to change a tad to help Russell with be a huge determining thing if this is going to work. 

Also, I absolutely love Conley on the Jazz. They’re going to be a legit team, and people are forgetting about them with all the hype on the Lakers, Clippers, etc.

Comment 15 Jul 2019

Thanks for pulling that up Kyle. 

If UCF, WSU, and Clemson can get it done, there’s no reason the local team shouldn’t be top 25 either. 

No surprise about Air Force and Navy either. Having played in a triple option offense during for 7 years through middle and high school, we always preached three yards on every play, stay on schedule. Since teams often stack the box, not much changes for them in the red zone. And because of the way the blocking schemes create little creases everywhere and the multiple options, as a defense you have to completely shut down all three options to get a no gain. Stopping a triple offense from getting three yards is hard, stopping them from getting 1-2 yards on four plays near the goal line is damn near impossible if they don’t mess up.