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MEMBER SINCE   January 27, 2015


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Comment 15 Feb 2019

This article is titled How To Score Points but could also be named How Not To Allow The Opposing Team To Score More Points.

It was a tough loss but the season is not over by any stretch and there is time to regroup and come back stronger!

Comment 14 Feb 2019

Weber leaving was almost expected as I thought there was some conversation about him leaving last year I believe although I may be mis-remembering parts of that.

Snead was a little like the Torrance Gibson thing where things that happened outside of football that kept him off the field and ultimately caused his early exit from The University as a whole.

Snead has transferred to a "junior college" and I forget the name but I suspect we'll hear his name again and see him somewhere else down the road, just not in Scarlet and Gray.

Definitely a blow though. Dobbins is more than likely gone after 2019 as well so they better get Teague some carries and start to build the experience behind him as well. Next man up as they say!

Comment 14 Feb 2019

There is a time and season for all things BD. Only time will tell if this was the "best thing" for tOSU.

I will say that no one was removed and that is part of why this has a chance to be a successful transition.

What UFM did in his 7 years will never be forgotten or replaced and we will forever be grateful.

Often times it's not what you are removing but rather what you are replacing it with that determines future success, right?

2019 is a new season in Columbus and I for one am excited to see what it will look like.

Is it April 13th yet...

Comment 14 Feb 2019

I think there are some great options already on the roster as well as some members of the incoming class and as many have mentioned, Fields is going to add another wrinkle to the running game for sure but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention how much losing Brian Snead is going to hurt the RB in 2019.

I know, I know. Next man up and all and that's 100% correct but I just think Snead showed flashes of brilliance when he was on the field but unfortunately he showed lapses of judgement off the field...

Comment 14 Feb 2019

Agreed that the defensive struggles were a culmination of losing Coombs, Fickell, and Ash among other coaches and bringing in less talented coaches to replace them. It was piece meal coaching staff that never seemed to gel and I think it showed.

For me, August was when the program came off the rails and UFM was never the same coach from that point on.

The writing was on the wall and I think UFM moving on from the sidelines in Columbus was the best thing for the program as a whole.

We're just blessed that Ryan Day was on staff and made the transition as seamless as it could be hoped for.

Listening to a podcast this morning and they brought up a great point. It will be interesting to see if (read here as when) UFM takes another HC position who from the current staff follows him. I'm talking guys like Jerry Emig, Ryan Stamper, Mark Pantoni, and Mickey Marotti in particular.

Comment 14 Feb 2019

This team is free of the extracurricular crap that has bogged it down since 2015.

This is absolutely the biggest plus heading into 2019.

IMHO, August was the train wreck that derailed the entire 2018 season.

This won't be the most popular post today but I also feel like it's not entirely bad that UFM has moved on from the sidelines at tOSU.

What he brought to Columbus is tough to put into words and he leaves tOSU in a great position heading into 2019 so I feel like it's the perfect time to move on to a new regime and a new way of thinking on the offensive side of the ball.

Comment 14 Feb 2019

GR8 post Maine, thanks for the insights.

The bullet points are pretty accurate with the exception of the last one:

Probably the best QB in the class

FTFY and it's not even close! Sorry  Mr. Murray... 

Comment 13 Feb 2019

You raise some valid points Iowa but transfers happen all the time and for many different reasons.

Why the happen is unique as the QBs who transfer and the schools they transfer to/from.

Case in point, Chugunov. He came to tOSU knowing damn well that he would never see the field but still took the transfer route option.

2020 is a unique situation as you would like to have a 4th body in the QB room BUT you don't want to give Miller any reason to question his commitment to tOSU (or tOSU's commitment to him) and give him reason to look around.

Recruiting, am I right?!

Comment 13 Feb 2019

Great points RB.

Probably looking at a lower rated QB that has Ohio roots and wouldn't mind being "the other QB" in the 2020 class.

Comment 13 Feb 2019

A grad transfer could be an option, something like Chugunov where he's not expected to start BUT can run the offense in the event that the injury bug creates a need.

2020 QB will be interesting to say the least plus we'll see how Baldwin does sitting behind Fields for two years.

Comment 13 Feb 2019

Prater makes good sense especially with his brother here now as a walk on.

I think what comes first is making sure that Miller doesn't feel "threatened" and start to look around.

It's a slippery slope for sure and we'll get a chance to see how Coach Day recruits in situations that require a special touch.

Comment 13 Feb 2019

Great read Crumb, every damn morsel of it...

One of my favorite KJ moments, he's the Boss in the WR room this year for sure!!

Hill’s sure hands had him be a go to guy for Haskins last year