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Comment 15 Oct 2020

I was born in 1976. I was just starting to pay attention to and follow OSU football during the Cooper years. It was a mixed bag, of course. On one hand, Cooper had a national recruiting strategy that was very successful. He brought so much talent to Columbus, seemed to win 10 or 11 games every year, and exported NFL stars like few coaches have done. On the other hand, there was Cooper’s inability to win a big game with any consistency - and that, of course, was highlighted by his abysmal record versus the team up north. If not for that singular shortcoming, Cooper may have become one of the best coaches OSU has ever seen, even to this day. It would have been a true golden age, with at least 3 NCs, and Cooper would have coached much longer than he did. He may have had JT’s NC in 2002 as well. 

Back to reality, though. The point of going through all of that is to say that the Cooper years laid the foundation for a successful national approach to recruiting, and significantly built the brand of OSU leading into the golden era we now find ourselves in still. The reason why being born in the mid-70s may have been the best time for a  Buckeyes fan to be born is that the Cooper years, with those significant flaws, made me really appreciate the successes that followed with Tressel and then Meyer’s tenures, and continue under Day. Perspective enriches my appreciation of what has been happening in Columbus over the past couple decades. 

Comment 13 Oct 2020

Urban isn’t getting the AD job after Smith just because he was a great football coach. That is ridiculous. You don’t want a “star” in that spot - you want an experienced AD who can get shit done and keep a lot of parties happy and functioning. 

Comment 07 Oct 2020

Birm is really connected, but as a result, he can’t really say much without upsetting coaches or players. So, he doesn’t really give us much, and I don’t bother reading his stuff anymore. There isn’t anything there that you can’t get in more detail somewhere else - like here. 

Comment 07 Oct 2020

Your title is a little misleading. 

Comment 06 Oct 2020

That’s easy. Prototypical is still going to be big body, strong arm, mobility, and accuracy, along with a high football IQ. That won’t change. 

Comment 06 Oct 2020

Haskins, if he gets cut in DC, may just find himself with an opportunity to play for Bellichick in NE. That wouldn’t suck. 

Comment 06 Oct 2020

Lawrence is not perfect, but he is amazing. He does everything well and has prototypical attributes. He has also started for three years, I believe. So, of course there is a gap, but I think it will be a smaller one when the draft gets here. Fields is a great talent, and will play in the league a long time, even if he never surpasses Lawrence. We shouldn’t complain. 

Comment 27 Sep 2020

Doesn’t matter. He got drafted in the first round and got his bag. That was the goal. 

Comment 24 Sep 2020

I think it is a joke that coaches making millions of dollars (or even 100s of thousands) are just taking a 5% cut, while other much cheaper employees are losing their jobs. Also, I don’t love that the school is taking employment from its staff so that some college kids can play games. Real life is a bit more important than a sports season - and yes it is going to be hard for everyone involved regardless of where you draw the line and who is affected. But dozens of employees losing their homes potentially should be weighted a bit more than ensuring we have fall or winter sports for a few dozen college kids. They should keep their scholarships, yes, but I think extracurriculares should be on the chopping block before the financial security of employees. 

Comment 15 Sep 2020

I have the impression that Stroud is much more like a QB Urban would favor.  Based on limited sample size, admittedly, Day seems to favor pocket passing skills over athleticism if forced to choose.  Of course the QB needs to have some mobility, but with Day the QB's main responsibility is the passing game, and not (as much) being a threat to run and pass just enough to keep the D on its toes.  Day has history as a QB coach and OC, so it has always been understood (and observed) that he prefers QBs with passing skill over an amazing athlete that you're hopeful can learn to execute a few passing plays.

I guess all of that leads to this: Stroud may win the competition, and maybe his mobility could be a tie-breaker in that decision, but he will have to best Miller as a passer and leader of the offense before he wins that starting job.

Comment 03 Sep 2020

That assertion you make is questionable.  Bourbon is, by definition, made in Kentucky. Of course, you can make the same thing across state lines, but technically that whiskey is not bourbon, according to the original definition anyway. 

Comment 30 Aug 2020

Both checks?  That seems intentionally self inflicted to me. I don’t think the explanation - being shot at by a stranger, and the bullet just happens to pass through both cheeks but nothing else is hit- I don’t find that to be likely. It is absurdly unlikely. He is either the luckiest person on the planet today, or there is another truth being concealed. 

Comment 14 Aug 2020

it will still be around. Vaccines won’t even begin mass production and distribution until phase three clinical trials are completed and evaluated by the fda. That won’t happen until the beginning of 2021 at the earliest. It may not happen then, if the vaccines are not effective enough or have “severe” enough side effects. 

Comment 10 Aug 2020

That’s like beating up on a ten year old. What’s the point, except to show everyone what an asshole you are? Thankfully, Day would never do something like that. 

Comment 10 Aug 2020

Ummm? If the Buckeyes aren’t playing, I don’t really have any interest in watching a couple SEC teams.