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Phoenix, AZ (via Cincinnati, OH)

MEMBER SINCE   November 23, 2011


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 85 Yards, Holy Buckeye, Miracle on Ice, TSUN whining about the spot
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Craig Krenzel, Evan Spencer, Terry McLaurin
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Freddie Banks (seriously. And no, I can't explain it)
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Washington Capitals
  • NBA TEAM: Phoenix Suns
  • MLB TEAM: Washington Nationals
  • SOCCER TEAM: Tottenham

Recent Activity

Comment 09 May 2020

There are huge $$ at stake here that the powers that be are not able to pass up. So if the NCAA says that students must be on campus or sports will be cancelled, the NCAA did NOT increase the chances of no sports- it increased the chances of schools opening earlier than they previously would have.

Always follow the money.......

Comment 09 May 2020

The rosters would have been completely different. It is impossible to determine what the teams would have looked like those years- would they have looked more like the seemingly-3-losses-every-year teams of the 80s? Would Tress have made that recruiting jump on his own?

To some extent every coach builds the base a little higher for the next- Cooper's escalation of recruiting set a higher base for Tress to start from, Tessel's efforts built  that base up for Meyer, Meyer's work built it for Day. 

The question you are asking has two components- 1) What would Tressel have done with Ohio State recruiting starting with the base in place in 1998? and 2) Would Tressel have coached similar talent, if it existed, to better conclusions than Cooper?

I'll say this- give Tressel the rosters Cooper had and I think he wins one in the 90s. Winning a title takes a lot of luck and good breaks. (See: Recent ass whipping of Clemson resulting in a loss as a bad example, Holy Buckeye as a good one) so I would just never predict more than one.

Now, ask Tressel to start from 1988? Well, there I'm not so sure Ohio State would have been as competitive through the 90s. 

Comment 09 May 2020


He was a four star player, ranked 143 in the ESPN Top 300. He had offers from LSU, Florida, Tennessee, Oregon, Michigan, and many, many others.

No, he was likely not Alabama's starter this coming year, but he was very, very far from "borderline Division 1".

Comment 07 Dec 2019

I will always be very sad that we didn't get to see Joe Burrow start at OSU. 

I totally realize the way it went is how it had to go- Haskins was simply better last year when the time came to make the call. I wish Joe could have stuck around- but fully acknowledge that getting Fields was just as good. 

Just love Burrow and will always wish he was doing what is he doing at LSU at OSU. 

Comment 07 Dec 2019

2? He's likely to suggest LSU, Georgia should be in and Florida and Alabama can be debated.

That dude is such a paid shill. No integrity at all.

Comment 20 Oct 2019

He will against playoff level teams- and it takes practice to do it a game speed. The more he can do it in games before then, the better the play will be when it is really needed.