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Comment 3 hours ago

I don't know why you got DV'd for that comment, because I think that is the truth. UV'd you to balance it. Some people have to be looking the other way when it happens 16 times in 11 years.

Also it's kind of shady that the "contract extension" is really just a year-by-year "wait and see" deal. Something is going on up there.

Comment 6 hours ago

My dad is an OSU professor. He could talk at length about the changes that have happened since 1975.

The biggest change is that public funding of the university has dwindled significantly. That raises tuition costs. Add in housing, room and board and it's an estimated $27, 394.

So, we get a situation like Harvard:  The students that enroll are either from relatively wealthy families, students with academic scholarships, or students that are highly motivated and willing to go into debt.

Comment 6 hours ago

That's  my concern. If we sail past the first 3 opponents we really won't learn much. Then the rubber really hits the road when B1G play starts. It sucks that TCU bailed on their agreement to a home and home. Having a quality opponent early in the season gets our team focused.

Comment 7 hours ago

I agree. Cincinnati will not be a cupcake game. Luke Fickell will have his team ready. I think it will be like several games last year where they hang around with us for 2 and a half quarters, then we wear them down with our depth of talent.

Comment 15 Feb 2019

I think one thing that's lost in this is that our running attack was pretty much non-existent all season.Opposing defenses only had to focus on one thing, "Stop Haskins". But fortunately for us Haskins had such a quick release that it didn't matter for the most part.

Vs. Washington: I never expected that to be a blowout. I live in Seattle and I admire what Chris Petersen has done with his team. It does puzzle me that we put on the brakes in the second half. Maybe that's why Urban stepped down. He used to keep scoring against anyone.

Comment 15 Feb 2019

You know they run plays in practice right?  You know they scrimmage right?

Of course they do that. But it is just a simulation of what might happen. What I was pointing out is the mental game. Is a team mentally prepared for anything the opponent might throw at them?

Comment 15 Feb 2019

Micromanagement on top of micromanagement on top of micromanagement

No kidding. Have you seen the org chart for the OSU athletic department? (someone posted it once). It's enormous. There are enough associate and assistant athletic directors to fill a restaurant. Urban will be a small fish in a big pond. But heck, making $100,000 for working part time ain't a bad deal.

Comment 13 Feb 2019

Who knows? Hartline is coaching at his alma mater. I could see him moving up the offensive ranks at OSU the longer he gets experience. We wouldn't want to let him go, similar to Larry Johnson. Too valuable.

Comment 13 Feb 2019

I just think that practice and real-time game play are very different things. In practice you work on fundamentals and what you think an opponent might do.In a game the opponent can throw you all sorts of curve balls you weren't expecting. 

I think Hafley is right in his approach. Teach the defenders to see what the offense is likely to do, apart from the physical practice. They're already good athletes, but great plays come from recognition before reaction.

Comment 13 Feb 2019

He seems like a great kid. Humble, smart and hard-working. And it's great that he's choosing Ohio State for the quality of our academics.

I understand he's a very religious kid. But I wonder how a 2 year mission would affect his academic career and his football training. Does anyone know the rules around that? Does the NCAA give a waiver for the 2 years?  Also if he redshirts, then goes on his mission for 2 years, we might not see him on the field until 2022.

It's ultimately up to him and his family, but they should carefully weigh things. 

Comment 12 Feb 2019

I'll comment. I think Baldwin has a shot at being the starter. He's been in the system. He's accurate. Ryan Day recruited him. His teammates rave about him. He seems calm, cool and collective.

But nearly every article here assumes that Fields is the designated starter. Fields wanted out of Georgia and we welcomed him. That doesn't mean he's going to be ready to lead the offense. He has to prove himself.

I'm happy to have either QB as a starter, but let's not pick 'em before spring practice has even started.