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MEMBER SINCE   September 28, 2012


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Sad to say, 8th grade year. Last minute red zone stand versus hated rival and I make a tackle at the three-yard line to save the game. Long gap... then I ran a marathon when I was 30. Not exactly Highlight Express.
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Chicago Blackhawks
  • NBA TEAM: Chicago Bulls

Recent Activity

Comment 8 hours ago

Great post and interesting topic, especially since Tressell had such success recruiting Glenville, yet decided to pass on Clark. Obviously, Michigan saw something in him and developed him into the player who was drafted and later flourished in the NFL. Who knows if character issues in high school (not the more serious transgressions referenced above) were a factor or not in us passing, but he's exactly the type of 3* that recruitniks cite when arguing that stars don't matter, even though we know they do. 

Comment 23 Apr 2019

The connection, that they must be the same since they're both from NJ to one degree or another and both went to Ohio State, is not nearly as profound as the author thinks it is. 

Comment 22 Apr 2019

I agree; it's slimeball shit. If teams want to use the test, that's one thing. To leak it and shame the athletes with low scores is lame. 

Comment 22 Apr 2019

Of course Coop was right, however blunt the assessment. If you looked at the Notre Dame rosters before Holtz arrived, they had the same issue. 

Comment 20 Apr 2019

TRD, you're the crotchety grandpa I no longer have. Tell us a bedtime story. 

Comment 20 Apr 2019

I agree. The consensus from everyone (on this board and through college football) is that Burrow is one of the good guys. I think that some Buckeye fans and, especially Burrow-lovers, participate in some Burrow deification in some cases in order to continue the JT argument from the '17 season. That's when the argument gets tricky for me. 

Your last point is salient. 

Comment 20 Apr 2019

It is kind of amazing, however, that though we lament Woody's punch, Earle's 9-3, Cooper's end of November futility, and Tress's involvement in Tatgate, the level of success has rarely faltered and, it could be argued, has steadily improved. We lead charmed lives.

Comment 20 Apr 2019

In some ways, the conversation with Miller to take two QBs in a class (whether they be upcoming high schoolers or a transfer) has become easier. Bama, Clemson, and now us have all seen considerable attrition in the QB room. Others will surely follow (if they don't have this issue already). A prospect who cannot handle the suggestion that he won't be the only QB in a class should raise red flags. 

Comment 20 Apr 2019

The cold reality is that, unless Burrow beats Bama, which I don't see happening this year, LSU fans will be disappointed. Furthermore, with Texas in Austin and Auburn and Florida on the schedule, this could easily be a 9-3 team. I hope that Burrow does well, but I don't see this as a program making quantum leaps with him at QB. 

Comment 19 Apr 2019

We'll develop Chugunov or the transfer we get well enough to manage a game. It would have been the same if Baldwin had stayed; he was fine in the spring game, but I wouldn't give him a long leash if I put him in against better competition. Let's not make him out to be Haskins just because he transferred.