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Trenton, OH

Member since 25 September 2012 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2010 Rose Bowl
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Dane Sanzenbacher
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Recent Activity

Comment 07 Dec 2015

Good point on the "co" title. Is that actually a requirement? I certainly wouldn't be upset if Fickell gets the "co" removed and a bump in salary, and Urban hires an extremely talented up-and-comer.

I think most of us are locked into the mindset that we'll hire a big name coordinator, but we kinda already have a great one in Fickell that allows us to spend the cash nicely on a position coach.

Comment 10 Nov 2015


See the video below. It's a highlight, so there are many more examples, but see at the 3:16 mark and the 3:33 mark.

3:16 - Jalin running inside effectively out of the wildcat.

3:33 - Jalin running outside effectively (touchdown) out of the wildcat

btw, watch the whole video cause last year was a blast! 

Comment 10 Nov 2015

Jalin threw a pass during a game last year. Not sure, but I think it was Illinois. At MSU he rolled out and acted as if he would throw but then saw he could get a large gain/first down running so he took off.

This year he had that play where he looked to throw but then ran it in for the touchdown. (Which would have been a bad play call or a bonehead decision from Jalin since that would be two forward passes...)

As for examples of Jalin running the wildcat, have you watched Ohio State play football the past two seasons? Try MSU or Indiana last year. Jalin basically drove down the field himself on one drive out of the wildcat...

I understand that my passing examples aren't out of the 'wildcat' formation, but these are recent examples of Jalin throwing or acting like he'll throw when he's not the starting qb on a roster (like every example of Braxton throwing).

Comment 09 Oct 2015

I was going to suggest his bass solo from this as well, but you and your excellent taste in music beat me to it! Cheers!

Comment 06 Oct 2015

I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to respectfully disagree about Jalin's speed.

I'd like to base my counter-argument on the Jalin Marshall that I've seen dominate SW Ohio D1 football, the D1 track star, the speedy slot reciever/H-back from the '14 national champs, and the guy who's name was called to race Braxton and Zeke during halftime of the spring game, but Urban yanked since he played the whole first half.

However, I don't claim to know more than you or be an expert on 'game changing' speed. Instead, I'll defer to Urban Meyer, who fits both of those qualifications, and has repeatedly said that Jalin is a candidate and "almost there" for Ohio State's deep threat at receiver. Unless Urban doesn't know speed, and he does, then I think that speaks for itself.

He needs to fix the ball control, but he and the coaches will figure that one out just fine.

Comment 08 Sep 2015

Actually, Jalin had a significant injury during camp his freshman year and was out for 75% of the season so they took the redshirt and moved on. Both are great players and the staff will find a way to get them touches. 

Comment 24 Jul 2015

I thought they already told us the secret in the Premium Lounge Newsletter?  

Comment 24 Jul 2015

Couple of things:

To those that are worried about Braxton's blocking ability, I agree to a point, but remember that he will most often be blocking downfield against DB's, with the exception being designed trap/crackbacks such as Spencer's against Alabama. I think he has the toughness to match up with those on the outside easily.

If Jalin is to be getting reps at H (as opposed to fully out wide), this could be pretty nice. Braxton and Jalin are pretty good compliments. Braxton being much more agile, Jalin having much more power, and both having some excellent speed. This is going to be an offense to remember!

Comment 02 May 2013

I'm sure it will be a generally successful venture, but I'm really having trouble seeing it come close to the BTN. There's not many people in the midwest that want to watch the SEC when their teams are on BTN, same with PAC 12/west coast market, and same with the central market(texas). Even areas that aren't loyal to other college football programs but aren't part of the south won't be in demand. 

I assume it would be a regional network, as the southern fanbases just don't reach the nation quite like anything else. If I'm right, this goes to show the great success and perfect circumstances of the BTN, and proves that every conference probaby doesn't need a network of that caliber as it is just not a reality.

Comment 06 Mar 2013

I want to point out Sam Thompson's overall effort last night, several blocks and overall defensive effort, but especially him coming out and keeping the Buckeyes in the game during the first half of the half. The team wasn't quite ready to go and this dude keeps knocking down jumpers and finishes off with that fast break slam. Very valuable quick start on the road.

Scott is officially someone that I am excited to see on the court now, especially with Craft. It's mind blowing to think that we played this way against Indiana on the road. Go Bucks!

Comment 26 Feb 2013

Correct me if I'm wrong, but apparently he ran the 4.66 on a laser, was having a bad day, and elected not to give it another shot. This was at a camp very recently.

It's pretty obvious that he's much faster than that, and I think (not 100%) he's clocked in faster than that previously. 

He's going to be a monster

Comment 04 Feb 2013

If this is true then Gene Smith has the brain of a peanut butter cookie. 

Imagine, Gene and some other people sitting around a presentation. At some point, he really did say, "Yes, that is the one. Good job."

We really do pay these people, honest.

Comment 29 Jan 2013

Good to see some flashes of toughness from Q and Amir tonight, especially against a defensive team like Wisky. I actually really like this team and think that its worst days are behind it. 


Also, the Schott is finally starting to have semi-consistent atmosphere! Be loud people!

Comment 22 Oct 2012

Drumsticks... very effective against people who get to close when marching in Ann Arbor...