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Chris Lauderback

Staff

Columbus, OH

Member since 11 November 2006 | Blog

In the 11W game since November 2006, Chris has seen the site grow from the days of one or two posts to the coverage bonanza you experience today. A lifelong Columbus resident, his love for Ohio State was instilled at an early age by a Pop that spoke of Ohio State football and basketball with a professor's insight creating a passion now channeled through our corner of the Buckeye blogosphere. When not at home with his lovely wife and daughter, Chris spends time at the golf course, collecting vinyl records and chasing Phish across the country.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: It's a tie. I'm a diehard Buckeye and Yankee fan so...
    1. Seeing Ohio State beat Miami for the one and only national title of my lifetime
    1A. Seeing the Yankees win the '96 series. It wasn't the first of my lifetime but the first since I began religiously following them in 1983 when Mattingly was called up for good from Columbus.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chris Spielman
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Mike Conley or Bill Robinson
  • NFL TEAM: NFL is trash
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs, baby
  • MLB TEAM: New York Yankees
  • SOCCER TEAM: Yawn

Recent Activity

Comment 02 Nov 2018

Lol, that might be a tough putt. I did get a chance to listen to the set today at work. Didn't hit me in the face like Thrilling, Chilling did but I was in the building for that one so naturally KV couldn't match it on my first listen. Interested to see how I feel after a few more listens. 

Comment 14 Oct 2018

Agree to disagree, Silver Sniper, though I do appreciate your thoughtful comments. I take very seriously that it is a tough balance to strike in which I try to be fair but at the same time be honest so that I'm not just passing along the kool-aid. From my vantage point, Pryor has been the biggest liability on the defense through seven games and it remains my opinion that the interception yesterday was indeed a gift from a true freshman quarterback who made no effort to look off Pryor and compounded that mistake by making a poor throw. This is the same quarterback that now has nine interceptions in his last 88 attempts. I want desperately for Pryor to be good because I'm a fan first but right now, I'm left hoping versus believing. 

I hear you on the coaches. Clearly, the secondary as a whole is struggling and I think I did mention in my final Thing last weekend that I wondered when people would get around to questioning what Taver Johnson and Alex Grinch are up to instead of only talking about how Billy Davis needs to go and is just the latest example of Urban being unwilling to hold a friend/coach accountable. 

At the end of the day, I won't pretend to be a schematic genius - I try to learn from Kyle Jones' Film Study and others - but when it comes to Pryor, I refuse to believe that any coach in America would teach him to take some of the angles he does in run support and you can draw your own conclusions on his coverage skills. Again, I hope he turns the corner and he very well might because he's a first-year starter but will that improvement come this year or is it more likely any noticeable improvement would come after an offseason and spring of working on fundamentals? I guess we'll just have to wait and see.