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Comment 23 Feb 2020
In addition to another top 10 win, things are lining up for the buckeyes to have wins over 3 major conference champions, kentucky in SEC, Villanova in Big East, and Maryland of the big 10, too bad NC was so uncharacteristically bad or we could have had the acc covered as well.
Comment 06 Jan 2020

I am excited to see what Day does with the offense now that he finally has a second year QB.  I think you are going to see playmakers available all over the field as long as Fields can process his reads quickly.  I would like to see a passing attack like Burrows ran next year.  

Comment 31 Dec 2019
I was amazed that with all the extremely physical play in the trenches that not a single holding or hands to the face call was made...especially when we could see it happening on the screen. That seems almost like a conscious decision by the officials. That favors Clemson as well as OSU relies on the talent and technique of its defensive linemen to get most of our sacks. That was negated. Clemson on the other hand relies on smoke and mirrors to create confusion to get sacks by bringing linebackers and safeties through gaps. Just frustrating that the way the game was called negated one of our clear advantages. It is almost as if officials will not give Chase Young a call since they learned that he took his girlfriend to the Rose Bowl.
Comment 30 Dec 2019
The targeting call versus "defenseless" players needs to be amended for cases where the player ducks into the defender at the last split second. That leaves the defender with no out. Keep his helmet up and it becomes helmet to helmet. Duck and it becomes crown of the helmet. There was not time to get the helmet to the side especially as Lawrence ducked and backed into the side where Wade may have gotten his head clear.
Comment 30 Dec 2019
The long review of Garrett Wilson's early catch also cost us 4 points. Day had a touchdown play called against their reeling defense when the booth stopped it and let them regroup. The Wade ejection kept us from scoring again in the first half and I doubt very much that Clemson scores. And of course this one took points off the board and was a third momentum breaker against us. And everyone knows how much of a momentum game football is.
Comment 29 Dec 2019
The point that people fail to make is the problem with the automatic call when the crown of the helmet makes contact. This is problematic when a player is going in to make a tackle on a "defenseless" qb or receiver and that player ducks just before contact. The DB is taught to avoid helmet to helmet contact, thus he tries in a split second to avoid a helmet to helmet hit. In Wade's case, he did that and dipped his helmet slightly which led to his crown hitting first. There was never intent to make contact with his crown. He just could not get low enough in a split second or get his head to the side. When a defenseless player ducks, the referee should have discretion and look at intent of the tackler. In the words of "referee Ken", they should also look at it in fast speed.
Comment 29 Dec 2019
The point that people fail to make is the problem with the automatic call when the crown of the helmet makes contact. This is problematic when a player is going in to make a tackle on a "defenseless" qb or receiver and that player ducks just before contact. The DB is taught to avoid helmet to helmet contact, thus he tries in a split second to avoid a helmet to helmet hit. In Wade's case, he did that and dipped his helmet slightly which led to his crown hitting first. There was never intent to make contact with his crown. He just could not get low enough in a split second or get his head to the side. When a defenseless player ducks, the referee should have discretion and look at intent of the tackler. In the words of "referee Ken", they should also look at it in fast speed.
Comment 29 Dec 2019
Wade's play shows what is wrong with the current rule. He had no intent to lead with the crown of his helmet. In a tenth of a second span of time, the qb ducked and wade reacted to try to avoid a helmet to helmet hit. In doing so he dipped his helmet slightly. DBs are put in this tough position of trying to adjust their tackle in a tenth of a second when making a,tackle on a "defenseless" qb or receiver when that player ducks just before contact. If wade had gotten his head to the side (which was not possible in this case with Lawrence's movement, it would have been fine. The rule needs to be looked at further. They should have reviewed that one in "fast motion" ref ken.
Comment 23 Dec 2019
Ohio has controlled the game against every opponent except Minnesota this season. I do not understand why so many people dwell on that loss. They were coming off a finals break and playing their first game without their second leading scorer. They were in the road against a fired up opponent in a tough quirky arena. A Minnesota player had an unconscious career night. No big deal. It happens. It is actually good to lose a game or two so the coaches keep the players attention.
Comment 21 Dec 2019
If someone had told me that Kentucky would outshoot Ohio State from 3 for most of the game, I would have expected this win to be a huge struggle. However, I felt confident the whole game that the Buckeyes would win this one. We are just so solid across the board with guys playing smart team basketball. It is so nice having the two left handed point guards. They make things so much easier this year.
Comment 17 Dec 2019
Yes, all the fun places seem to be on the other side of phoenix. And that is one butt ugly stadium. The natural grass thing indoors is novel though, but makes it a longer walk around the stadium.
Comment 17 Dec 2019
I went to the last fiesta bowl and it was at least 75 25. It should be at least 80 20 this time. Clemson fans will be hedging for the championship game. Also, I would not pay Face value for tickets to this game. I did that last time and found there were much better deals for better seats. The Clemson fans were great. No issues at all as we talked to them a lot beforehand and afterward. Afterward they were feeling sorry for us. I never want to be in a position again where the fans from the other team are expressing pity toward us. Worst OSU game ever. We need to get back to owning the Fiesta bowl again this year. If the NCAA goes to an 8 team playoff, the first round will have to be hosted by the higher seed. If not, the playoffs will be played in half empty stadiums. The logistics and costs of travel multiple times during holidays just doesn't work. Other fan bases are not nearly as large and spread out as ours.
Comment 15 Dec 2019
My thoughts exactly on a qb situation. JT coming back for a 5th year changed the life paths of a number of people.
Comment 15 Dec 2019
I had become pretty adept at timing restroom breaks so as not to miss any action. I found that was not possible in my two trips this year.
Comment 15 Dec 2019
Growing up as a very poor small town kid where we just did not see kids from our area making it very often on the big stage, the emotion he showed on the biggest of stages just tugged at my heart. That's why I started the thread. As a fellow Buckeye graduate I wish the fine young man success and most importantly happiness in the future,,,,with one big night of adversity in 4 weeks.