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dlb72osu 12th Warrior


MEMBER SINCE   January 30, 2013

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Anyday OSU beats tsun in any sport.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Jack Tatum
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Bill Walton; only because I was too young to see Jerry Lucas play.

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Comment 24 Jun 2018

I'm not sold on the depth at the LB position. We have been fed rave reviews concerning Jones and Gant and have seen the other two, Werner and Booker, on the field. Maybe it's just my vision but it seems the team is fairly thin at LB. 

Comment 28 Apr 2018

The tea leaves never predicted Antonio Williams' departure, but there it is. You mention Burrow, but not Martell. Remember he did not come here to sit on the bench. My point; we as fans only drive ourselves crazy speculating on the unknown. The current list of 87 players will be pared down and we will hate to see any of these young men move on. We followed their recruitment and had high hopes and wishes for each and every. But we will say our farewells and remind them that they are in Buckeye lore forever.

Comment 18 Apr 2018

We, like the coaching staff, get all rah-rah when we land a highly ranked 4 or 5 star recruit. Now the coaches, fans and team are faced with the downside of that status; we can't play them all, especially a qb. They may all deserve to play but only one can if continuity is valued. Both Haskins and Burrow have proven their worth as the deserved starter for this team. Apparently, the only thing that has come to light is that the team needs all three (my apologies, Baldwin) if 2018 is to be a successful season and a springboard into future seasons. This certainly is not a win/win scenario...for the player, the coaches, the fans. UFM has to make an unpopular decision and I am going to hate reading it, no matter what it is.

Comment 01 Jan 2018

I understand your point; Burrow coming in as a dual threat qb and Haskins basically being listed as a pocket passer, basically with no rushing yardage in hs. JB came from high school with over 2000 yds rushing and 11400 passing. With limited opportunity JB at the college level has not proven very effective running the ball, whereas his passing stats are very credible (albeit against lesser opponents in mop up time). At 6'3-6'4 he certainly has NFL size and arm strength and could excel in an offense that utilized this strength. 

Comment 01 Jan 2018

Biggest concern with Joe Burrow transferring is which team he would transfer to. He appears to be a very poised pro-set type qb. If he wants to stay in B1G and be close to home there is a team a little to the north that runs a pro set offense and it would not be very far for him to travel. They have sent many qb's to the pros and he does show promise in that arena.

Would he go there? Nobody knows at this point, but we all know we would not like to face him playing for our biggest rival.

Comment 06 Dec 2017

Hmmm, I wonder what that "QB wildcat offense" comment would read like if Tate Martell wins the starting spot next year. From what I have seen of him in practice he may be the coaches choice. Remember, if you don't like a QB as a RB you just don't like Urban's offense.

Comment 05 Feb 2016

This article is so interesting on different levels. Names of certain OSU recruits fit very nicely into several paragraphs. Looking at you Kareem Walker (senior year didn't turn out so good, did it?). Also, Danny Clark, Antonio Wiiliams and Gavin Cupp to choose a few.

Comment 18 Dec 2015

Years prior to Tress's resignation I thought that they were grooming Fickell for the HC at tOSU. When it was announced that he would be the interim HC it didn't surprise me. I think a very strong recommendation to keep Luke was presented to UFM before he accepted the job. Coach Meyer even stated that before he accepted the job he met with Fickell and his wife.

Fickell has been in the conversations about other vacancies but he never seemed all-in on any of them. I have written before in this forum that I believe there are "higher-ups" in the Admin that are totally committed to Luke Fickell. He has given his all to the university and I think they are returning that commitment.

Don't get me wrong. I am not saying he will be either good or bad as a HC. No one really knows at this juncture of his career.