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dlb72osu 12th Warrior

Member since 30 January 2013 | Blog


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

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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.   

Comment 07 Oct 2015

"Like I said to Tyvis, when you graduate from Ohio State, your degree will not say Jim Tressel or Urban Meyer. It will say Ohio State University."  And how cool is that?

Comment 04 Oct 2015

JRB22 - I couldn't agree more...kinda. It had been noted by some pundit (I can't remember) in late spring that upon review of last years games, all of them, JTB was able to score very successfully inside the red zone. CJ's strength came from big strikes, outside of the 20. He was not terribly successful inside the RZ.

I have been patiently waiting this notation to rear its' head again.

Comment 04 Oct 2015

IDK. it seems that the offense is just confused at the start of every game by what they see across the line. Go back and watch every game in '15. The announcers even comment on how confused the line blocking and assignments are. It is quite easy to see that the offense is confused and out of synch. At half time the unit coaches make the appropriate changes and things become much clearer. We have become a second half team.

So the question becomes, is the opposing team starting the game with such a different look at OSU that they have never seen before or are they not properly prepared at game time? Period.

Comment 24 Sep 2015

I've always wondered about the Tom Herman vs. the Tim Beck connection. There was always a strong connection between Herman and the QB room. He seemed to always be on the same page with his game-time QB, whoever it was. In 2014 his play calling was within the flow of the game. Not so much now, even though it is not Beck making the calls.

And I know that UFM keeps referring to the entire offense, and that it is not in sync, etc. Not to start any black cloud bull shit, but there sure seems to be a disconnect between the QB's and their coach. We just don't hear anything from Beck over the current situation.

Comment 20 Sep 2015

It appears opposing DC's are using miles of tape to decipher tOSU offensive alignments and tendencies. Everyone is throwing lots of new looks and wrinkles into the game. It had been said many times in the off season that OSU would have a target on their collective backs and all opponents would bring their A-game.

This coaching staff is too smart and experienced to remain static.

Comment 09 Sep 2015

VaTech fans simply surprised me with their courteous and friendly behavior. At the stadium this human mountain actually came over to me and put his tree limb-like arm around me and wished us luck. He said that his parents were treated so warmly last year in Columbus (the third time I heard that from a VT fan) that he was a Buckeye fan (other than this game) forever! And then their fans were congratulating us after the game. No excuses, no hard feelings, no pissy comments. Unbelievable. And this seemed to be the overall consensus of the VT fan base. I've become used to other forms of behavior from our opponents' fan base. It's difficult to dislike when people are so disgustingly nice.