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Chris Lauderback

Staff

Columbus, OH

MEMBER SINCE   November 11, 2006

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 18 May 2019

Yep. I had the chart correct but written summary reversed the conf tourney crown totals. Thanks for politely pointing that out. 

I didn't fail to mention Thad was much higher on the likeability index. Even if Thad was more likeable, it's not like Beilein was some ogre. 

Comment 10 May 2019

I obviously agree Jordan was out of position and I know Pridgeon came in as a tackle but generally speaking, guard is the easier position and Pridgeon was just average in that spot. I think he would've been overwhelmed by rush ends if forced to play tackle. Just my thought. For this year, I do agree the talent is there but it needs to come together quickly. Replacing three starters - even with elite but somewhat unproven talent - will be a chore.

Comment 10 May 2019

I agree that was an issue with Dobbins specifically.Sometimes he appeared to get caught looking for big gainers instead of taking what was there. I think some of that goes back to his first season when he was often able to hit the second-level unimpeded versus having to work for yards almost right from the handoff in many cases. So much chicken/egg in why yards per carry suffered overall but if I put one thing at the top of the list, it was the line simply not being as physically dominant as we've become accustomed to under Meyer.