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Canukbuck


MEMBER SINCE   January 04, 2013

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2003 National Championship game with OSU beating Miami

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Comment 12 hours ago

Can't wait to listen to all of Hairball's four-word sentences, then 4 second pause, followed by another three-word sentence (Something like, "Our rivals played well" .............................. "We tried hard" ............................... "We'll work to get better" ..............................."Love our players" ................. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Without question, he is a reporter's worst nightmare for an interview and asking him questions usually results in one word responses ..... and can someone please explain to him that wearing a jacket and a baseball cap looks ridiculous.  If he wants to see how successful coaches exude that "first class" appearance, to go along with their premium programs, he just needs to see how Meyer and Saban look when attending these media day events.  Of course, no one could ever confuse Hairball, or his Michigan men as having any class .....

Comment 18 Jul 2019

Controversy follows Meyer ??  How about the boys in the white coats following you, Hairball ??  Tree climbing, sleep over creeping, classroom sitting, milk drinking, shirtless, albino-skinned psycho, who hasn't won a college game against a team that has a heart beat ..... These are the death throws of a man who is about to lose his job ......

Comment 13 Jul 2019

If we want to be honest, OSU has not shown any recent history of using TE's in their offensive schemes in the same manner or frequency as Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota or Notre Dame, as examples, so I fully understand the top TE prospects looking elsewhere (Ruckert being the exception).

Until Coach Wilson makes a concerted effort to utilize the TE position as more than a 6th O-Lineman or blocking fullback, then top prospects will look to the programs that want to feature TE's in their passing game.  I've really got my fingers crossed that Jeremy Ruckert will be the break out TE in our passing offense and add one more weapon to an incredible stock of pass catchers on the team ....

Comment 30 Jun 2019

What really skews our numbers is the fact that the rankings don't assign a value to specialists (our kicker in the class just happens to be the #1 kicker when ranked against his peers, but shows up as a N/A star player).  What makes the rankings even more ridiculous is the rankings INCLUDE the basically zero ranking when calculating our average star rating, instead of using just the 14 "star-rated" players ....

If we look at Rivals board, which has Clemson, LSU, Bama and Michigan as the top four 2020 classes right now (we sit at #6), we should be sitting at #3, based on star average.  We show an average star rating of 3.6, based on 15 players in the class.  Bama has a star rating of 3.8 and Michigan an average rating of 3.63.  However, if we eliminate our kicker's non-star rating, we now have an average star rating of 3.86, better than both Bama and Michigan ..... Numbers should never be used to evaluate the caliber of players being recruited - it should only base the quality of the class on the average star rating .... Frankly speaking, we just recruited the best kicker in the country, so why not give him his due - a 5-star rating ??

All this to say that it doesn't matter who you recruit and sign in a class - it's what you do with that talent while they're in your program that translates as to whether you have recruited a successful class ....

Comment 25 Jun 2019

Michigan lost the motors on defense, so I believe they will take a step back on the defensive side of the ball .... TTUN better hope they develop a passing attack, since they are down to almost water boys at the RB position.  I'm not sure that TTUN has adequately replaced those who left, while I believe that OSU has done a very good job in that phase of the game (although, I'm a little nervous about the O-Line, since that usually takes time to gel) .... they'll have a full season, however, to become a solid unit, before we meet the Puke & Blue ...... Sorry, Jimbo, there's just not going to be a change in script this season, so chalk up another end of season loss .....

Comment 17 Jun 2019

Absolutely agree Homey .... While young gun may have an edge with the arm (but, Troy was no slouch in the passing game), Troy's ability to gain time with his legs (as well as yards), provide that extra benefit that makes him truly two-dimensional, as opposed to Dwayne.

If receivers are covered, Dwayne is in trouble, while Troy just tucks the ball and runs for the first down.  Both QB's are cool under pressure, so down 6 with 2 minutes on the clock wouldn't be an issue for either .... However, I'll go with Troy over Dwayne .....

Comment 04 Jun 2019

Neither ..... 5 star O-Linemen offer a far bigger impact on recruiting than either RB's or WR's, IMHO .... Signing a top group of offensive linemen will actually attract top RB's, who would (if their heads are screwed on properly) prefer to run behind players who can provide running lanes at the point of attack.  Great offensive line play makes good backs look great and it's awfully tough for a great QB to throw to great WR's, when he's trying to throw from his back, or running for his life.

A great offensive line makes average skill players look good and good skill players look all-world ..... so, hands down, I'll take a dozen 5-star offensive linemen over great QB's, RB's, WR's and TE's ......

Comment 02 Jun 2019

It's great to have all these top WR's and RB's with 5-stars, but all the stars in the world won't mean a thing without a top offensive line, so as much as I'm ecstatic about the latest 5-star scoop, I'm far more interesting in making sure Paris stays on board.  My hope is that he's seeing the quality of skill players being assembled on the offensive side of the ball and he's going to want to be a part of that group. 

It would be nice to know that these new kids are talking in his ear about making sure his verbal is solid .....

Comment 31 May 2019

It's not a bad time, but we have two DE's on board who run very close to that time - Zach Harrison and Chase Young (hell, Zach ran track at 250 lbs.) ...... One thing I noticed in his highlights is that his true speed comes out after 20 - 30 yards and then those long legs of his kick into another gear and he just pulls away from people.  He's not quick, but he can really leg it out, once in open field ....

Comment 31 May 2019

Let's remember that having a great receiver is only a part of the equation for a top-notch passing game.  You need someone to throw the ball on time and in the right spot.  Will always love JT Barrett, but no one is going to deny that the passing game moved up a notch when Dwayne took the reins.  Dwayne helped Parris and McLaurin develop their skills, as well as Coach Hartline, so while I don't condone the things Smith did - he developed NFL talent.

Too bad Dwayne wasn't around to toss the ball with these new kids !!  I'm sure Fields is feeling pretty good about all these talented targets lining up at OSU !!

Comment 29 May 2019

If I'm a 5 star back, I'm not only checking out the academics and alumni influences for each of the programs, but most of all, I'm checking out the offensive lines and right now, we're breaking in a bunch of new people ..... I'll leave it at that .....