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Comment 08 Sep 2019

I made a post about this a few years ago on how frequently Ohio State gets jumped in polls a few years ago. They’re the only elite school that gets treatment. Bama barely gets jumped if they lose a game.

Maryland stomped a top 25 team yesterday, thought they’d be a decent amount higher than 25. 

Comment 18 Jun 2019

I keep waiting for them to find their stride and string some wins together. They’ve been so close to getting back to .500 then they’ll lose 2-3 in a row. I imagine 0.500 is the ceiling for this team, which is disappointing with the pitching they’ve got so far. Frustrating is a good word to describe them, but I’m still checking scores in June which is more than I could say the last 5 years. Just need them to get me to training camp...

Comment 16 Jun 2019

Would I be concerned? No, I’d figure our coaches got in on a talented player before a lot of other schools recognized him for what he’s worth. Why do we assume the recruiting services can more effectively and accurately evaluate 10,000 high school athletes than our coaches can pick the 25 best suited for their own program? 

Comment 12 Feb 2019

Thanks, Todd. I've been big into the Historical Biographies lately from the Revolutionary and Civil War eras (Washington, Adams, Hamilton, Jefferson... Lincoln and Grant), and I have one on Stonewall in the library. I'll definitely check out the one on Sherman.

I haven't read historical fiction before, but I had heard good things about Jeff Shaara's writings and added some of those to my queue. I'll do the same with those you mentioned, appreciate the input.

Comment 12 Feb 2019

My wife got it for me a couple years ago for Christmas. I was daunted by the size of the books (each volume is around 800 pgs) so put off getting into them for awhile. But I made it my resolution to finish the whole set this year, which means reading only 6-7 pgs per night. I usually don't want to put the book down and end up reading 10-20 pgs a night, and I'm almost finished with Volume 1.

Comment 11 Feb 2019

What Civil War books are you reading/have you read and recommend? I’ve read Grant by Chernow, Lincoln: A Team of Rivals (did Audible for both of those), and I’m currently in the three volume set of The Civil War by Shelby Foote.

Comment 15 Jan 2019

That LB unit has more 5 stars than almost any program in the country. It’s On Davis that he couldn’t develop them and was left with an 80% Borland as his best option

Comment 11 Jan 2019

This wasn’t bashing Martell, this was pointing out how fans want confident/cocky players and then bash them for being that the minute that player decides that maybe Ohio State isn’t the best place for him. 

As far as quality writers at 11W, Johnny has been here as long as I can remember (I started lurking in 2011 during tatgate) and is the most creative writer this website has. He writes with a snark and frequently sarcasm that you won’t find from regular old beat writers, or anywhere else on 11w since DJ left. They are usually light hearted pieces that are more so meant for pure enjoyment and maybe make the reader laugh a bit. I don’t think he puts at as many articles as he used to do maybe new people aren’t as familiar with his style, but he is truly one of the great writers out there.

Comment 10 Jan 2019

but the lure to Ohio State was too strong with his family, especially after Urban Meyer left.

Really interesting tidbit about the recruitment of Zach Harrison.

From reading this it's hard to say if these were "homerun" hires or not. It seems more like "serviceable" is the appropriate word, which is still an upgrade from last year but obviously we are hoping for more than that. Certainly time will tell and these coaches now have more talent at their disposable than ever before, and I'm excited to see what they can do with that.

Comment 04 Dec 2018

No one person leaving is a disaster for this program. For crying out loud, Urban F Meyer is leaving and no one thinks it’s a disaster.

Comment 01 Dec 2018

Bama was tied 10-10 with the citadel at the half. What’s the difference? You think that will get mentioned if Georgia wins today and Bama joins the one-loss debate? Not a chance

Comment 01 Dec 2018

Is the purpose of the committee to pick the four best teams, or to pick the four that will produce a true champion? If bama loses to Georgia on a neutral field and still gets in, leaving out OSU and OU, and three power 5 conference champs, then we do not have a system that produces a true champion. That’s the committee picking bama as the champion and letting 3 other teams attend the celebration.