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BuckeyeDevil


Findlay OH (via Cambridge OH)

MEMBER SINCE   February 01, 2014

Long time OSU fan-attended my first OSU football game which was against Michigan in 1982. Former season ticket holder for basketball way back in the Perry Carter/Treg Lee days. I go to basketball and football games now as budget and schedule permit. My daughter attends the same high school that Aaron Craft attended so we made it a point to see him play in person.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching Anthony Carter get crunched in the 1982 Michigan game.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Anyone who helps us beat Michigan
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: It was Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Don't care about it-let Canada have it
  • NBA TEAM: Boston Celtics
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Why anyone cares is a mystery to me

Recent Activity

Comment 13 Oct 2019

Is a 2 OT home loss to a 2-3 team playing part of the game with a 3rd string QB as inexcusable as Ohio State's recent tragedies at Iowa and Purdue? I think you can argue that one way or the other.

But one thing is sure: if GA runs the table (I don't think that happens) and wins the SEC, there is no way they will be left out of the CFP. No matter how bad this loss is, GA and the SEC runner up would likely get in.

Comment 12 Oct 2019

Sounds like there are multiple lineup possibilities.

I am usually not a big fan of 4 guard lineups due to the deficit it can lead to rebounding and even defensively. But used wisely, I think it can create some havoc and all sorts of mismatches offensively. If it gives opposing teams a lot more to think about, all the better. And it has worked out ok for Jay Wright and Villanova.

Comment 12 Oct 2019

DBU

DLU

DBU, DLU, etc.

Really, the only position where we haven't had much success in the NFL is QB. I mean, our most successful QB in my lifetime at least was Mike Tomczak. He was respectable as a back-up and P/T starter but certainly not a HOF type player.

Comment 29 Sep 2019

If anyone still wondered if Day knew what he is doing, I think the question was answered last night. Bringing Hafley, Mattison, and Washington in has transformed the defense in a short period of time. And if anyone thinks Day isn't intensive, they were wrong. He was on the sideline urging that team on when they were up by 41 with the look of a crazed man. 

Comment 29 Sep 2019

Frost and the fan base know they are a long way from being the top team even in the west, let alone the league. But Nebraska and the fan base are first class. The way that crowd urged them on in the second half when the issue had long been decided was impressive. 

I hated to see them join the B1G because they were my second favorite team in college football. But I do hope that they continue their upward trajectory to bring more credibility to that side of the league. They can win every game as far as I am concerned except when they play Ohio State. And if they ever represent the league as champions, I will have no trouble hoping they win it all.

Comment 24 Sep 2019

I always thought Dallas Lauderdale was a little under used and under appreciated. I could handle that comparison but it looks like Key might be a little more offensive oriented than Lauderdale who I always thought was a bit more defensive minded. I like that he thinks that this is the place for him. He wants to be here and that says a lot to me. Who knows how he might move up that ladder from 158?

Comment 08 Sep 2019

Thad deserved the time given to him to right the ship. I stayed pretty neutral during the downward trend in basketball. Yes the last few years were difficult to endure, but people quickly forgot his accomplishments and how he resurrected Ohio State basketball. It sadly didn't work out for a good and decent man as well as coach.

Let's face it, he was a bad half away from a Final 4 appearance against Wichita State and a bad draw against UK in 2011 from going to an Elite 8 (but I still don't know how they lost to UK that year). I have always felt that beating Wichita State would have set the program on a different trajectory, but instead that was the beginning of decline. 

There aren't many that can say they ran an above board program without a sniff of impropriety but still achieved great things. Thad was one of the few.

Comment 08 Sep 2019

The season is not lost in September with a marginal win like they had against Army. They were darn lucky that Army made some gaffes but in our championship season with Tressel we were lucky do escape Cincinnati that year. 

The thing that amused me is that their players and fans reacted like they had just won a huge game. That was embarrassing. Come on. You beat Army, a one dimensional team that could have easily won the game had they not thrown a pick up 14-7 inside the 10 yard line. Had Army ran the ball and kicked a FG that game would have been over.

Comment 03 Sep 2019

Wasn't it about as expected for the first game? There was the good, the bad, and some ugly.

There were some really good runs and some good pass protection. I saw Dobbins with nowhere to go quite a few times after the first quarter. And Fields took some big hits.

But I think we forget that Lane Kiffin, for all he is and isn't, is a pretty smart guy who knows some football and he was able to give Ohio State some issues to deal with during the course of the game and moving forward. 

No time for panic, but there is a lot of work to be done.

Comment 29 Jul 2019

Sure we showed interest in other backs. You have to keep all options on the table even if it means other recruiting targets getting butt hurt.

But I wonder if any of this has to do with last season with a huge passing attack and the obvious emphasis of Coach Day on the passing game. Ohio State is moving to more of a passing offense. Not to say that the run will not be important but it isn't looking like we are a run first offense. 

Comment 04 Jul 2019

Agree totally. Last time I checked, Alabama was the the type of program, at least on the field, that surpassed all other programs for the past decade. Saban wouldn't offer him a scholarship if he wasn't plenty capable of playing at some point in his career. I think it is great offer and I think Day has done a banner job in recruiting.