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BuckShotGinn


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Comment 13 Jan 2020

Being agnostic to the situation and removing the bitterness factor, It just seems so late to have a College Football  game.   11+ days after the Jan 1 traditional big games (Rose, Orange, etc.) .   Mentally, I'm just ready to move on.

Comment 09 Jan 2020

The whole "we only scored FGs" early in the game is not why we lost the game.

Big shock that our red zone efficiency goes down significantly when facing the number 1 defense (in yards and scoring) in the country.  If you were to tell me first 5 possessions, only 1 punt, no turnovers  and a 16-0 score over Clemson in the 2nd quarter, I would always gladly take that. 

Besides the officiating, defensive failures to safety contain the middle of the field on big plays after Wade left the game was the primary cause of the loss.

Even if Olave runs the route and catches the TD, Clemson still has 40+ seconds to get in FG range to win it.  Not a lot of time, but not exactly  needing a miracle either, based on our giving up the big play.  If I was forced to guess, I think it would be a 40-60% chance for them to get to a make-able kick.

Comment 09 Jan 2020

Exactly, on the 16-0 point.  Big shock that our red zone efficiency goes down significantly when facing the number 1 statistical defense in the country.  If you were to tell me first 5 possessions, only 1 punt, no turnovers  and a 16-0 score over Clemson in the 2nd quarter, I would always gladly take that. 

Besides the officiating, defensive failures to safety contain the middle of the field on big plays  after Wade left the field was the primary cause of the loss.

Comment 31 Dec 2019

Bit of an exaggeration.  Clemson did win a Natty in the 80's.  In the 80's they dominated the ACC until Florida State joined and during the  90's they, occasionally along with Virginia were the only team to give FSU any resistance in that conference. Ole Miss and Hugh Freeze literally accomplished nothing compared to Dabo.  I think I hate Dabo more than you, but c'mon man!

Comment 31 Dec 2019

You don't necessarily need a top 5 defense , but you usually need a stellar D line (which we should have) to win championships. 

2002 and 2014 were considered excellent defenses, but we gave up far more points and yards (+320 ypg) than this years defense.  We should have a great D line, which should help ease pressure off the d backfield while it grows with experience.

Comment 30 Dec 2019

OK - I think I'm finally ready to move on.  Been struggling and torturing myself with watching replays, being pissed and obsessed, but right at this moment, I have seen enough and have gratitude for our Buckeyes and look forward to the next year.  May change again to frustration (bargaining)  and rage , but at least think I can watch some of the other games in peace now and enjoy the new year with the family.

It's still feels strange to have a diversion that turns into such an obsession (fan=fanatic) that demands such an emotional investment which can lead to such negative consequences and moods .  Is it still worth it?  Heck ya!

Comment 30 Dec 2019

I'm going to come out and say it.  This team flat out played better than the 2014 championship team.  They had a rougher schedule this year by far.  This 2019 Clemson team was just better than either 2014 Alabama or Oregon and we still should have beat them fairly easily. 

Don't get me wrong, Alabama was a good champion contender level team and our Buckeye squad certainly earned that 'ship, but it comes down to QBs and Blake Simms <<< Trevor Lawrence (not even in the same universe) .  And when it's all said and done, this Clemson team will have more stars in the NFL than either the Bama or Oregon  teams.  The one thing that the 2014 team had was luck(overcame 6 turnovers in the playoffs), less horrible officiating and a little destiny. Sometimes you need all of the above.

I'm not gonna fault this team with any could'as or should'as.  They were banged up where it mattered most (Fields, JK in the second half) , yet played with the most heart and best overall coaching I've seen on an Ohio State Team.

Couldn't be more proud of Coach Day.

Comment 30 Dec 2019

Honestly, it was up to the moment of the second quarter where Wade sacks the QB on a wonderful play to force a punt , with a 16 point lead on what was considered a juggernaut, unbeatable Clemson team.

Comment 30 Dec 2019

I'm going to come out and say it.  This team flat out played better than the 2014 championship team.  They had a rougher schedule this year by far.  This 2019 Clemson team was just better than either 2014 Alabama or Oregon and we still should have beat them fairly easily. 

Don't get me wrong, Alabama was a good champion contender level team and our Buckeye squad certainly earned that 'ship, but it comes down to QBs and Blake Simms <<< Trevor Lawrence (not even in the same universe) .  And when it's all said and done, this Clemson team will have more stars in the NFL than either the Bama or Oregon  teams.  The one thing that the 2014 team had was luck(overcame 6 turnovers in the playoffs), less horrible officiating and a little destiny. Sometimes you need all of the above.

I'm not gonna fault this team with any could'as or should'as.  They were banged up where it mattered most (Fields, JK in the second half) , yet played with the most heart I've seen on an Ohio State Team.

Comment 29 Dec 2019

Fantastic run this year!  National Championships just don't come easy (savor them when they do come) - everything has to come into perfect place to make it happen, plus a little blind luck at times is required.  Almost happened this season.  This beats 2015 by far.   These guys stayed hungry and were a focused team on a mission all the way to the end.  Couldn't be prouder, but my heart does break for the seniors.

Comment 27 Dec 2019

As I get older I get less superstitious or gain more humility.  Like my actions or behavior matter in the least in the scheme of things.

But yes, on major game days, I will not wear any Buckeye gear, as the team has a much better track record in big games than when I wear it.

I avoid opening game threads usually until the game is over. 

Also watch Script Ohio or Le Regiment on youtube half hour before kickoff (usually Michigan 2006 version) 

Comment 27 Dec 2019

It's good you mentioned Penn State.   I honestly think if you took the team with the average talent that Clemson has faced , it might look like Maryland and that may be generous.  Maryland trounced Syracuse by hanging 63 points on them, which is greater than the Clemson margin of 35pts.  Penn state then boat raced Maryland 59 -0 .  You never know, but then Penn State looked like world beaters then  and they still are a very good team.  So I totally agree it's a wild card on just how complete this Clemson team really is, but we now have <48 hours to speculate.

Comment 22 Dec 2019

Sleigh Ride by the Cincy Pops  was always a traditional favorite. This has become a recent favorite:

Comment 20 Dec 2019

I give an upvote for the courage to face ridicule whether serious or not.   Flat earth theory is more nuanced and testable than some give credit for and I think it's solid and fun hobby to partake in it.   The videos of operation fishbowl are fascinating. 

The tie in to the creation based firmament is also intriguing.  I do have solid skepticism of the moon landing(Van Allen Belt and really the Chinese, Ruskies or ourselves never wanted to attempt it again in 50 years?), but I'm not quite there yet on Flat earth as the theory gets weak on the North and Southern hemispheres and relative rotation of stars, Satellite technology , etc.

  But I'm always waiting for that big moment that challenges and shakes  the foundations of my learning, basic assumptions and spirituality.

Comment 19 Dec 2019

Meh.  Bradley Roby , Chimedi Chekwa, Malcolm Jenkins.   All 3 star recruits.  I know the next one of these is still out there, if needed.   (Despite still  being chock full of 4 star DB talent on roster)