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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Ohio State National Championship game in 2002. Beating down thugs is always fun.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Antione Winfeild
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jim Jackson
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

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Comment 17 Jan 2018
I thought I heard he retired from national games and then resurfaced later on the west coast. Memory ain't what it used to be.
Comment 17 Jan 2018
Great announcer. My other favorite announcer, Pat Summerall, was a minimalist also. He really seemed to enjoy the game. He was wise enough to know that the fans who were watching understood the moment. Minimalist announcing is a lost art. Keith Jackson WAS college football. He will be missed. Great article Ramzy. IIRC, he "retired" to get away from Bob Griese, only to pop up later announcing west coast games. Sounds like even he couldn't stand Griese.
Comment 16 Jan 2018
What was the number one factor in your decision to become a Buckeye? Follow up, how much grief did you receive after OK beat OSU this past year?
Comment 12 Jan 2018
Thanks for the article. Great read and reminder of the non physical side of sports. This team has turned it around very quickly and much of that is due to the new team attitude. Playing with heart, determination, unselfish attitude, and hustle show that the intangibles are extremely important. Love the "give a damn" phrase. Covers most of it.
Comment 12 Jan 2018
If the freshman is better, play him. I understand earning playing time through special teams performance and the black stripe system, but if any freshman gives your team a better chance to win, you play him. Ruckert is a guy who has a good chance to see the field immediately.
Comment 02 Jan 2018
FCS does not generate the revenue FBS games so. Therefore, it will be a fight with the schools to drop a home game because of the huge revenue. I said in another post that the college presidents were the final hurdle to the current playoff system (IIRC) because of revenue issues. If revenue sharing can get solved, I would love to see a 8 game or even 16 game playoff. With taking the top 4 now, 5 through 8 and other smaller programs, such as UCF, have a legitimate beef if they miss out. With 16 in, you are almost guaranteed to get the best team in the country and settle it the on the field. It could be similar to the FCS or smaller divisions football. We all know money drives everything, but I feel it will be solved down the road and we will see expanded playoffs.
Comment 01 Jan 2018
Call me delusional then because I believe OSU would benefit offensively if Meyer handed over the play calling to Wilson. Wilson will innovate and change his scheme to his players strengths, Meyer seems to force the players into his system, with the results being mixed. I feel d coordinators have solved Meyers offense IF they have elite talent. Clemson and Oklahoma are prime examples. Meyer could let his coaches coach and focus even more on culture, system, and recruiting, taking on a more of a CEO role. IMO, this is what separate Meyer and Saban. Saban seems more willing to change and adapt with his coaches and their roles, Meyer is very stubborn, which can be a downfall. With all that said, I would not trade Meyer for any coach on the planet. His focus on family, attitude, players welfare, and life after football is unmatched. He does it the right way.
Comment 01 Jan 2018
Agree with most of these points but it will be extremely difficult to make this happen. If an extra game is added, one must be taken from the regular season. With the massive revenue created by home games, the college presidents will not be on board with this. IIRC, the collegiate presidential approval was the hold up for the creation of the current CFP. Money was the main reason, with a minor reason being the health of the players with the additional game. Smaller divisions have playoffs because money is much less of a factor. A Mount Union home game does not even come close to a OSU home game in terms of revenue. The larger the revenue, the bigger hurdle to a fair playoff season. With that being said, I believe someone will hatch a solution down the road to expand the playoffs yet set up a financial system that will benefit everyone involved. When that happens, it has the possibility to settle it on the field, which is what I absolutely want.
Comment 31 Dec 2017
I hadn't thought of that ECO, great point. It also shows the difference in our respective programs. Loud, brash, and over the top versus humble, quiet, and matter of fact. I love our program and it's culture.
Comment 31 Dec 2017
Time to shine in the Shrine Damon. Anybody know where he is in mock draft boards? He has a good chance to build on his tremendous Cotton Bowl performance in the eyes of the scouts.
Comment 31 Dec 2017
I hate that turnover chain. If it takes a chain to help you understand the importance of a turnover and add to your desire to force one, I have no words for you. I also feel the same way about Ohio States pin chain. I understand why they do it, but it feels too gimmicky for me. To me, a pin should be more than enough to feed off of, especially a quality division 1 opponent.
Comment 31 Dec 2017
This sets a bad precedent. A ref is NEVER to be touched in any frustrated or aggressive form. Now obviously a pat on the back or helping one off the ground is completely different. You have to be especially consistent with this rule. I would err on the side of caution just to send a message and protect the refs. Totally out of character for Richt. You normally see a team take on the attitude and demeanor of its coach. Could it be the Miami culture is rubbing off on Richt? I certainly hope not.
Comment 31 Dec 2017
His snap count will definetly increase, but Johnson will still rotate. They were clearly the strength of the team this year and I don't see the team departing from what works.
Comment 31 Dec 2017
Holtmann left Butler in great shape. Excited about the trajectory of our basketball program. I have to give Smith credit for this hire so far.
Comment 31 Dec 2017
Holtmann left Butler in great shape. Excited about the trajectory of our basketball program. I have to give Smith credit for this hire so far.