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Comment 15 Sep 2019

How the hell is Clemson even in the top 5 ??  The broke open a close game when the Orangemen QB threw the ball directly into the hands of a Clemson defender and the rest is history.  They put 41 points on an Orangemen team that allowed 63 points by Maryland a week earlier and then the Terps dropped their game to the Owls ??  Trevor Lawrence has looked awful for the three games he's been in, although Etienne is the real deal at running back.

If Clemson and OSU played next week, I don't see the Tigers winning - they are not the number one team in the country and haven't played (and likely won't play) a team with a heartbeat.  Color me, not impressed with the Tigers right now ....

Comment 14 Sep 2019

True, but I remember the yards we gave up during the first three games of last season and the defense certainly gave us reason to believe they would have difficulties during the rest of the season.  I'm not seeing that in the current defense - one of last year's goats was Pete Werner and he looks like he's All World right now (a linebacker wearing wide receiver shoulder pads - love it !!).  It really illustrates that last season's system was more confusing for the players than effective.  So my hats are off to the defensive staff for letting the athletes play, rather than try to figure out the system ....

Comment 14 Sep 2019

I'll be the first to admit it - this was a far more lopsided game than I expected (road game, opponent that has played us tough, etc ....), but it was a straight up rented mule-beating....

We'll see if the offensive line is as good against defenses from Wisconsin, Penn State and Michigan State, but right now, they look in better form, or at least as good as last year's line.....

As was mentioned during the broadcast, Justin needs to make quicker decisions with the ball when throwing (JT Barrett tended to hold the ball too long, while Dwayne Haskins had such a quick release) and to keep the ball down, as I think his adrenaline kicks in when he sees a wide open receiver and he overthrows ...

Otherwise, great to see guys like Teague, Friday, Harrison, etc .... making big contributions today .....

Comment 14 Sep 2019

Woodson's fine - Howard is an imbecile (and actually, that gives imbeciles a bad name) and Urban is the light years ahead of both in being able to analyse and break down the game for the fans .....

Comment 13 Sep 2019

While the old adage, "Statistics are for losers", it is interesting to note where both teams rate in offensive and defensive categories against the rest of the country.  The big difference comes with the caliber of opposition each team has faced and it looks like OSU has played the more difficult teams than the Hoosiers .... with that in mind, I see the final score as 35 - 21, in a closer game than many think ......

Comment 12 Sep 2019

Give Hart some credit - running smack at OSU is like waving a red flag at a bull or poking a bear during hibernation, so at least he acquired some common sense after all those losses .... He did make one intelligent statement though - it DOES start up front.  A good O-Line will always make an average back look good.  I haven't seen very many great backs be successful without a hole to run through ....

Comment 11 Sep 2019

Why would any QB from TTUN want to train with Quincy Avery, when they have the media-proclaimed "QB Guru" as their head man ??  His attention to detail and ball security have been well noted during the first two games of this season - I can see that Shea has been really following Hairball's ball security tips this year .....

Comment 09 Sep 2019

The two long runs were more about misdirection, as Dobbins came across the formation on both runs and in both cases, the defenders ran themselves out of the play (our linemen just had to maintain contact with the defender and occupy him.  There was no road grading involved.  On the long TD run, Munford was lucky to not be called for a jersey grab as he stopped moving his feet when the defender tried to take an outside charge (and run himself away from the hole).

The first Dobbin's touchdown was a better example of road grading, as the center and right guard sealed the inside and Bowen kicked out, leaving a hole big enough for JK to score, even if we were playing touch football.

Love Munford, but Myer is the road grader on that O-Line ....

Comment 08 Sep 2019

Thought Chris had some excellent points, but I'm not buying the Munford "road-grader" moniker - Myers is the strongest O-Lineman on the field and came in from a HS which focused on the run.  The knock on him, if there was one, was his pass-pro skills.  Road grading is in his blood .... I can assure you, if they matched up in the circle, I know exactly which direction the bodies would be moving .... No knock on Munford, as he's been terrific, but he's not the road grader that Myers is .....

Comment 08 Sep 2019

Bama just has to lose one game - the SEC championship .... If an unbeaten OSU, Clemson and Oklahoma teams are pushed out after LSU goes undefeated, then the system really needs an overhaul .... I don't see that happening, so one loss will be enough to oust Bama, as long as the other teams win out ... JMHO

Comment 08 Sep 2019

I've got no problem with LSU jumping OSU, as they played and beat a better team than the Bearcats and they did it on the other team's home turf.  This is only week two, so I'll wait until the end of the regular season before I am concerned about where OSU lands in the polls.  However, if I was to make a prediction, I believe that the top 4 at the end of the year will be (in no particular order) - OSU, Clemson, LSU and Oklahoma (don't be surprised if Bama is left out this season) .....

Comment 07 Sep 2019

The Puke & Blue won't stack up against the Buckeyes (again), so Hairball will be gone (sadly) after this season.  Patterson is not the "next coming" and as was said earlier, we're looking at a 2 - 3 loss team ....

I do, however, have three words to the OSU defense going forward - Fear the Turtle ......

Comment 31 Aug 2019

Away from the obvious points that have been made, three things were very clear today:

1.  Chris Olave runs the best routes in Zone 6 and unlike K.J. Hill, ALWAYS catches the ball with his hands, not his body.  He may finish as the best WR on the roster before the season is done (or until Garrett Wilson gets more playing time).

2.  Penalties took a step back, with only 7 calls for 62 yards.  We were constantly giving up 100+ yards in penalties every game last season, so it appears that coach Day has them playing tough, but clean football.  What ??  Only 1 false start call (in mop up time) ??

3.  Finally, we have discovered another use for TE's, other than a third offensive tackle.  So pleased to see Jeremy do so well in the first game (another receiver who catches with his hands and the ball away from his body) .....

Comment 30 Aug 2019

I think Coach Hafley was just providing the typical coaching fraternity thumbs up for Kiffin being, "..... a really smart football coach ......", since Lame was very much to blame in the ridiculous game plan of Bama's semi-final loss to OSU ..... OSU was having all kinds of trouble shutting down the Bama running game with that big horse carrying the ball, but Lame was more interested in showing off his entire playbook to the TV audience, so he abandoned the ground game and tried to pass his way to victory... silly rabbit - he forgot the very first rule of offensive football - RUN IT, UNTIL THEY SHUT IT DOWN .....

My take on Kiffin - Too arrogant to be a great HC (don't confuse arrogance with confidence) ....

Comment 22 Aug 2019

Even great running backs can't run through brick walls .... be more concerned with building the offensive line - they can make an average back, a good back and a good back, a great back ..... It isn't rocket science - offensive lines make the back, not the other way around, so don't be concerned about missing out on 5 star backs, if your offensive line is average - those extra stars aren't going to help the back open holes .....

Comment 22 Aug 2019

Whew, well that sure saved me months of sitting in front of the television wondering who was going to win the NC this season .... Thanks, Chuck, for clearing up the playoff picture and allowing me to rake my leaves and do my chores without worrying about what I would miss on Saturdays ..... I wonder if Hairball heard this and has already ordered both the BIG Championship and the NC rings for his players ??

Comment 19 Aug 2019

Of all the great captains we've had over the years, the one that has me smiling the most is CJ Saunders.  That young man exudes all the great qualities a captain should have - selflessness, determination, team-first mentality and one of the hardest working kids on the team ..... he deserves the captain moniker and it's obvious that his teammates see him as a leader on this squad - leadership by example, not by exception ..... Congrats, CJ, well deserved !!

Comment 06 Aug 2019

The sad part about Jackson is that he always manages to slip in something about his playing days almost every time he's on BTN and yet, Joe, was the better QB - better arm, smarter player .....  As the Rock would say to Stanley, "Know your role" ......

Comment 06 Aug 2019

Is it me, or does Stanley Jackson sound like a bitter man ??  The reason he wouldn't accept a job as the OSU head coach, is because it would never be offered .... While it is a pressure-cooker of a job, it's one of the best in the country.  First class facilities, a HUGE alumni certainly make recruiting much easier .....

Oh, almost forgot - Buckeye Nation - every road game is a home game, because OSU travels better than any team in college football, period.

Comment 06 Aug 2019

To which I'll counter with the time-honored phrase, "Statistics are for losers", which is something that ALL Michigan-men are quite familiar with .....

My suggestion is for the Puke & Blue to concede The Game this year and avoid another record-setting humiliation on the scoreboard, in front of their faithful .... We may yet hang 100 on them .....