Comment 18 Jan 2020
How can you blame Alford for last year's recruiting? The Buckeyes made it clear from the start their 2 favorites were Milton and Robinson. They actually had Robinson silently commit to them. At that point they understandably didn't spend much time recruiting any other running backs. Of course 2 days before he was.to publicly commit he was basically forced by his grandparents to change his commitment to a school closer to home. That's not Alford's or the rest of the staff's fault. They did enough to actually get him to commit to us bu once they found out he wasn't coming it was too late to get in on other backs
Comment 18 Dec 2019
I think if offered he will take the job. It seems to me his passionate, rah-rah personality plays better in college than the pros.
Comment 25 Nov 2019
That 1969 game was also the worst Buckeye moment in my life. It took a long time for me to get over that game. Only a week earlier Sports Illustrated had said they felt that 1969 team was the greatest college football team of all time.
Comment 20 Nov 2019
I think Antwaun Jackson has 1 year of elgibility remaining. OSU roster said he red-shirted his 1st year at Auburn. He definitely will be an important player on the D-line next year!
Comment 12 Nov 2019
I guess it means nothing if LSU loses to Miss St. too then.
Comment 09 Sep 2019
I was at the Rose Bowl in 76 which was Archie Griffin's last game for OSU. It was a very disappointing loss which cost the Buckeyes a national championship. Concerning the comment that the Rose Bowl is a great stadium, I disagree. I was unimpressed with it. It seemed to be basically a big tin can with seats. You had to go out the tunnels to get to the concessions or restrooms and they packed so many folks in that we were practically sitting on the laps of folks next to us.
Comment 26 Aug 2019
16 yard pass to Olave.
Comment 24 Aug 2019
Oops sorry. Double post. I'm not sure but I think the NCAA has a rule if a player wants to transfer closer to home to be potentially able to get a waiver for immediate eligibility he must transfer to a school within a certain distance from his home. (I think maybe 200 miles.) That was apparently the reason the kid that transferred from Georgia to Illinois because of an ill mother was denied immediate elgibility. That might also be the reason Baldwin's request was not granted. I don't know how far TCU was from his home but it may have been too far away. If a student wants to transfer closer to home he better make sure it is close enough. That is one rule the NCAA actually has that is apparently not subjective.
Comment 24 Aug 2019
I'm not sure but I think the NCAA has a rule if a player wants to transfer closer to home to be potentially able to get a waiver for immediate eligibility he must transfer to a school within a certain distance from his home. (I think maybe 200 miles.) That was apparently the reason the kid that transferred from Georgia to Illinois because of an ill mother was denied immediate elgibility. That might also be the reason Baldwin's request was not granted. I don't know how far TCU was from his home but it may have been too far away. If a student wants to transfer closer to home he better make sure it is close enough. That is one rule the NCAA actually has that is apparently not subjective.
Comment 01 Aug 2019
I think he probably was denied because he left OSU because he was homesick but transferred to a school outside of the distance from his home that the NCAA has approved for such transfers. I seem to remember the kid who transferred to Illinois from Georgia because his mom was sick was denied immediate elgibility because his home was farther away from the University of Illinois than the distance the NCAA allows for such transfers. It probably was the same for Baldwin.
Comment 27 Jul 2019
I don't think the interior line's run blocking will be any problem this year. Davis and Myers should be outstanding and since Jackson was honorable mention all Big 10 last year he should be pretty good also. Concerning Fields' abilities as a passer. He should be good since he was considered the best quarterback at the elite 11 camp which included the phenom from Clemson. That camp was based on passing abilities not running abilities.
Comment 26 Jul 2019
What I don't understand is how the Buckeyes have 8 recruits in the 2019 class which includes four 5-star recruits and another top international recruit, how can they only have the 3rd best recruiting class? How good must the top two classes be?
Comment 26 Jul 2019
Looking forward to the next month.
Comment 22 Jul 2019
I guess for me it would be game 3 of the 1990 World Series. That was the game the Reds won against the A's Dennis Eckersley who had been almost perfect all year. In that game the immortal Billy Bates started the rally with what may have been his only hit ever with the Reds and then scored on a Joe Oliver hit. That game gave the Reds a three game sweep at Riverfront Stadium and after the game there were many folks carrying brooms. Of course the Reds went on to win game four and the series in Oakland.
Comment 21 Jun 2019
Replying to IH8UOFM. Not the whole state has been having horrible weather. We are on our way back from Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island. We were there 3 days and had absolutely gorgeous weather every day.
Comment 06 May 2019
The 1969 Michigan game was the one game whose result I would change if possible. I was a senior in high school then and still remember the names of most of the starters on that '69 team. Many folks at that time believed it was the greatest college football team ever assembled. Since OSU couldn't play in a bowl game that year because of the BIG 10's no-repeat Rose Bowl rule, winning that game would have ensured a second straight national championship. I was depressed for several weeks after that game.
Comment 04 May 2019
Actually, I think Alabama and Clemson could have problems themselves if they have a few key injuries.
Comment 19 Apr 2019
F. I truly think he wants to be closer to home. I don't think football was a cause of his leaving nor was it a case of having a problem with any of the coaches or OSU in general.
Comment 19 Apr 2019
Two comments. First I tend to beleive football had nothing to do with Baldwin's decision. Reading his announcement he basically said as much. I truly think it was based on wanting to be closer to home. Maybe he has been feeling that way for a while and the Spring game was the deciding factor. Maybe his parents couldn't come because of the distance or maybe they did but he saw that it was a real inconvenience to them and wanted to ensure they didn't have to travel so far in the future. Secondly, criticizing Day for taking Fields seems to me to be a really rediculous take. Coming out of high school he was considered one of the best QB recruits ever. I heard some folks say he had the best week ever seen at the Elite 11 QB competition. (A competition which BTW also included Lawrence from Clemson.) There is no way any coach could decline the services of that kind of expected talent when it suddenly drops in your lap. If doing that upsets the other QBs on the roster so be it. You just can't turn down that kind of potential.
Comment 16 Apr 2019
Technically I guess its true OSU only returns 3 starters on offense. However, I think the experience is much greater than that as Hill, Mack, and Victor were essentially co-starters the last 2 years. Its also unlike the line is void of starting experience beyond Munford since Jackson, Bowen, Davis and Alabi all have started games in the past. Actually the only projected starters who have no starting experience are the quarterback, Meyer, and possibly NPF if he makes the starting lineup.
Comment 13 Apr 2019
I wouldn't put much stock in Field's psssing stats in the game. If I remember correctly, Haskin's stats were not very good in the Spring game last year, also.
Comment 24 Mar 2019
Anybody know anything about Matthew Jones? It seems surprising a walk-on would be running at center with the 2nd string o-line while there was no mention of him.
Comment 10 Mar 2019
I attended that Rose Bowl game vs. UCLA after the 75 season. Everybody thought it would be an easy win since OSU had beaten them handily earlier in the year. The game was Archie's last as a Buckey but surprisingly was only used sparingly. The game ruined what had previously been a fantastic trip.
Comment 07 Mar 2019
I keep seeing people say Meyer picked his starters by using seniority and/or by favoring players who he either personally liked or had parents he liked. I don't buy that for a minute. The coaches main job is to win football games. As much as we as fans want the Buckeyes to win the coaches both want and need that even more. Afterall their livelihood depends on it. They are going to play the players who give the team the best chance to win. They see all the practices and know the players in ways we fans don't. You can bet your bottom dollar the players on the fied on Saturdays are the ones they have reason to beleive are the best.
Comment 01 Feb 2019
Birm said he thinks Nester is leaning towards Penn State. He said up until last week when he visited Penn State Jones was all OSU but not sure any more. He does think Vimahi will sign with OSU.