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MEMBER SINCE   August 18, 2018

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Comment 14 hours ago
I am wondering a bit about the future and personnel from a schematic point if view. Pryer and Brendan White are out the door as the current scheme had no room for two traditional safeties. Will the new guy be required to stick with this scheme? If he isn't, we could have a shortage of talent near term at the safety position.
Comment 14 hours ago
Yes we had many chem hose fights through the units and ramps. Our unit also had afternoon soccer matches in our hallway and broke many pieces of glass on the fire extinguisher cabinet when scoring goals. We finally wised up and bought a supply of glass for a buck a piece from gold circle rather than paying 25 bucks each time to have the maintenance guy replace it. Norm Novotney made the music room an awesome place in the early 80s. Very cool hifi and lighting system as he was an EE guru.
Comment 16 hours ago
Nice to know that there are so many other stadium alumni on here. The stadium is one reason I chose my elevenwarriors userid. We said that we lived "under the rock". The other is that I was living down under in Chile when i joined elevenwarriors. Love the article and the comments. My first job in the dorm was "cooks help" where I assisted the paid chef. My last job was "music room" attendant (party room in my opinion). I got to spin the latest coolest music on a great sound system while serving mountain dew and chips among other things and playing pool and foosball all night while I "worked"
Comment 16 hours ago
I am a proud alumni of the stadium dorm, the coolest dorm on earth. I lived in units S & M from 1981 to 85, making the trip across the 40 hardline every day to my engineering classes. Watched the band practice in the parking lot at 3 pm every day. We called the field our backyard. WE "spiked" a few items on the pointed wrought iron stadium gates below. We played flag football (true flag football) and many pickup games there. I always joke that I have the true stadium touchdown record. I honestly may have thrown more passes and punted a ball more than anyone in the stadium. I always say we are going home whenever my wife and I go to a game as I met her in the dorm. It was a wonderful place with great people. Best times of my life. One dispute with the article, if you were wondering, yes we DID sneak very many people into the games. It was 300 per quarter my freshman year but had jumped to 900 per quarter when I left. I slept out on the high jump pit a couple nights one hot spring quarter. Brings back so many memories.
Comment 13 Dec 2019
I actually like the transfer portal and the guys enrolling early and attending class in the summer for exactly these types of situations. It does not appear that he will be a grad transfer and get immediate eligibility. However, that is possible under this current system. I think we all love how it worked out for Joe Burrow. Brendan White will get good guidance from his father and end up in a good situation. If Jabrill Peppers can play in the NFL, I have no doubt that Brendan will make it. His father was one of my favorite players when I was a student at OSU.
Comment 13 Dec 2019
I called this midseason. I would have advised him to do the same. He is too good a talent to sit on the bench. Too bad with his father's health issues. They both are high character people. His teammates will pull for him wherever he ends up.
Comment 12 Dec 2019
I believe that sacks count as a rushing attempt for a qb in college. Thus the high number of sacks that Fields took factors into those numbers. We faced four defenses that ranked high in sacks. Thus I would look a little deeper into the running numbers for the qbs. Also we generally only ran Fields in the red zone so he had very limited opportunities for longer runs.
Comment 12 Dec 2019
Jeffrey Okudah versus Justyn Ross is going to be a huge matchup in this game. Lawrence throwing 50/50 balls to Ross against Alabama is the single biggest thing that beat Alabama last year. Okudah has the length, speed, and athleticism to compete for those 50/50 balls. We also need a big game from Wade as Clemson loves to get their slots in favorable matchups. A lot of people feel that this is a huge challenge for our secondary as we haven't faced as talented qb or receivers as these. Conversely, Clemson has not faced a real defense all year. It will be a fun battle to watch. I do like the chances of our passing game against their top ranked defense. They have not defended anywhere near the talent and scheme that we have all year. You can say that they face a top offense every day in practice, but that is not the same as playoff level speed.
Comment 12 Dec 2019
This highlights just how well our defense played to keep it close, they were on the field the whole game and just wore down. No help at all from our offense. I was at the game and it was by far the worst game ever for us. Clemson had a very simple defensive gameplan. Spy on JT and keep him on the pocket. Ignore the downfield threat as JT could not hit a guy in stride running away from him. Then take away the short routes. It hurt even worse when MJ went out on the O line. That allowed their D line to stunt and break down our pass protection.
Comment 12 Dec 2019
I would say that QB pressure of lack thereof on both sides of the ball will be the deciding factor in the game. If you cannot make either of the QBs in this game uncomfortable, your defense will have a long day. I have no doubt that our O line will allow us to run on them. I do believe that our D line will bring pressure. I would love to see more of Browning blitzing off the same edge as Young. We just gotta protect Fields and give him a cleaner pocket or roll from pressure a bit. If Fields knee is healed enough to run, the Clemson D will have a long day. It is very hard to make this Ryan Day offense one dimensional. Wisconsin held us to ONLY 34 points because they knew Fields was not a running threat. There were at least a half dozen plays where he could have kept the ball and been off to the races. As for Clemson's #1 defense and number 1 pass defense. We were that defense almost all season and remain right there with them. We were banged up on D while facing three straight top ten opponents which allowed Clemson to slide just ahead of us while facing cupcakes. I will take our defense in this matchup. At QB, Fields has a stronger arm than Lawrence and is more mobile while Lawrence has the big game playoff performances on his resume. Just gotta pressure Lawrence and make him throw from a dirty pocket (I miss Tressels zone blitzes for big games like this) and rely on Hafleys mixed coverages along with the speed of our secondary to close when Lawrence floats passes. I like us in a close game as I believe our depth on the d line and the physicality of our o line would tip the scales toward us by the fourth quarter.
Comment 10 Dec 2019

The problem is that after the last two games, the "experts" suddenly think that OSU has a very average defense that can be exploited and LSU suddenly has a lights out defense.  Very shallow and misguided.  OSU has been the most complete team all season.  OSU was banged up a bit on both sides of the ball during this 3 week meat grinder to end the season.  Let the talking heads and the committee and the rest of the country put a chip on our shoulders. I hope the Buckeyes continue to hear more and more people spouting that LSU and Clemson will be in the championship and the semis are just a formality.

Comment 09 Dec 2019

I would put that Clemson band video on loop in the locker rooms for a couple days where they did the 31 - 0 routine in their halftime show. Maybe include a few juicy post game quotes from Clemson players or coaches or media talking heads.

Comment 09 Dec 2019

The worst football experience of my life as I was at the game.  Losing Michael Jordan also hurt us very badly as they attacked the weak point in our offensive line.  This year's team has so much more depth on both lines that we can overcome that sort of misfortune much better.

Comment 05 Dec 2019

so much fun to watch this TEAM play on both ends of the floor.  great passing, movement, and finishing.  They can play a half court game or run you out of the gym.  They demoralize the opponent with their individual and team defense.  Nothing comes easy against them and they can be quite physical.  They beat up NC.  Love the way they hit the boards too.

Coach Holtman has his type of players playing his type of basketball.  Everyone is on the same page with great leadership.  Like the football team, I do not see any weaknesses that opponents can exploit.  I thought their 3 point shooting would be suspect, but they have some guys shooting lights out.  That is a testament to their great passing and movement leading to great looks.

The scariest part is that they are only going to get better and better as the season progresses and the younger guys get more comfortable in their roles.

The ride through the Big Ten and into March Madness is going to be great this year! The whole Big Ten looks like it will be entertaining after the showing in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.