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Cincity Buck

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Comment 07 Jan 2017

Maybe the coaching staff already knows who plans to transfer.  Ever think of that?  And they don't cut people or tell them that they aren't welcome back. They have honest conversations about the likelihood of future playing time and the kids have to decide if they want to be a scout team guy for 2-3 more years or go elsewhere and get a fresh start. There are a small number of examples where such a conversation led to a player improving their work ethic and contributing in a big way (although I think those stories are somewhat embellished, I.e. Adolphis Washingtom). 

I firmly believe that Urban believes that history will repeat itself and makes a calculated guess regarding attrition and recruiting. I suspect they may be a little surprised about Lewis and Lattimore returning though. 

Comment 18 Dec 2016

I have a few friends who are Pitt alum. They went to the Pitt-Clemson game this year and said that the Clemson fans were very friendly and hospitable to them, even after Clemson lost the game. 

Comment 09 Dec 2016

Pass protection is a big problem. I think a lot of the wide receiver issues would disappear if KJ Hill was more involved in the game plan. 

Comment 08 Dec 2016

The defense has greatly improved under Meyer's tenure and I attribute that to coaching more than talent. But I don't buy the theory that 2016 OSU would crush the 2012 version. That team definitely gave up points but Brax and company could score at will when necessary.  It is unfortunate that they had the post season ban that year. Who knows what could have been. 

Comment 06 Dec 2016

These guys have so much time to fill on air and what else is there to talk about?  My interpretation is that the committee didn't even consider Penn St. over Ohio State.  They did consider Penn St. of Washington.  But at the end of the day they were still comparing a 2 loss conference champ to a 1 loss conference champ.   The 2 losses knocked them out.  Last years Ohio State team had a comparable season to this year but Michigan State was a 1 loss conference champ with a head to head (on the road) win vs. Ohio State.  Totally different scenario.  2014 had a one loss conference champion on the outside looking in and it took at 59 point win by a one loss Ohio State team (also a conference champ) to get them to make that jump.  Some people are making a huge deal about Ohio State being the first non-conference champ to make the playoffs and that they didn't even win their division.  First, this is only year 3 of the playoffs.  Second, they did tie for first place in the division.  Third, Michigan St would have been the first 2 loss team to make the playoffs (again only the 3rd year).  Personally, I think the Big Ten should use overall record first, before head to head to decide the tie breaker for division champ (most people do not share that opinion though). 

Comment 21 Nov 2016

I love JT.  He is a winner, has a ton of class, a true Buckeye.  But seriously, he is not even close to being ready for the NFL.  I'm not sure he will be a year from now either.  His accuracy is seriously lacking, he locks onto receivers, and hangs on to the ball too long.  Then there are the knuckle balls we saw Saturday.  I remember watching Big Ben play a game in college with 25 MPH winds and he was slinging the ball around the place like there was no wind at all.  JT just does not have a NFL arm.  And that is the difference between JT and Cardale, arm strength.

The only way JT leaves is if he graduates and transfers to Texas to play for Tom Herman next year.

Comment 13 Nov 2016


Ohio State



This is as of today.  TTUN will lose to the Buckeyes. At that point it's a toss up between Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Louisville. Personally, I'm not buying Louisville and would go with a 2 loss conference champ over Louisville or a 1 loss Washington. 

Comment 06 Nov 2016

Conley struggled a bit in the Michigan State game a few years ago, but that was the only time he struggled. Annette has a ways to go. 

Comment 06 Nov 2016

I have to assume that Eric Smith isn't fully recovered or maybe lost some speed due to the injury. I share the frustration with Webb but oddly the coaches grade him out well in most games. 

Comment 06 Nov 2016

Joe looked great. But let's keep things in perspective, it was mop up time and Nebraska had quit playing. We've seen this kind of thing happen countless times before over the years. It's just not wise to assume this would have been how he would have performed had he started the game..