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Comment 13 Nov 2017

Burrow does seem to be the better runner of the two.  I honestly think Urban Meyer looked at the Cardale Jones run to the NC and thought his most potent offense going forward would be built around a "devastating play action pass" offense that stretched the field vertically.  After that theory fizzled at the start of the following year, he went back to JT and more running and horizontal passing.  

I could be wrong on the timing but maybe that time period led him to recruit the less mobile big armed QBs - Haskins and Burrow.

Comment 12 Nov 2017

I remember seeing a shot of the entire south stands on TV in the 1st half and it was 99% full.  Don't recall seeing the upper decks though.

Comment 28 Aug 2017

I also wonder how much the UK basketball program and the small possibility of playing both sports at UK tugged at "Blue" Smith.  Quite a feat to sign this kids especially considering OSU's superstitious aversion to all things blue.  AND the fact that UK is the home of Big Blue!

Watched him play this weekend - he looks like a big-time prospect (if they would have thrown him the ball more).  

Comment 03 Mar 2017

Probably no one remembers OVAL pizza the all time worst, cheapest pizza that, back in my day, you could pickup for $4.99 for an extra large.   It would leave a distinctive long-lasting wet cardboard smell in the elevator for hours.  The cheese was so thick and plastic-y that I once inadvertently buried an Oval pizza box under newspapers and laundry - only to find it again two weeks later, microwave it and it tasted like new (which, to be honest, wasn't good anyway)!  The plastic cheese layer was impervious even to salmonella!

No respect for Donato's pizza?  The founder's favorite with banana peppers ranks very high on my all-time list.  

The late-great Flying Pizza just north of 15th gets an honorable mention - walking home from class eating a New York-style slice with meatballs ....fuhgeddaboudit.

Comment 01 Aug 2016

I think you might be "on the money" with that statement.  Was at a BBQ this weekend and some guy there was an accountant and said that - with California income taxes being the highest in the country (12%) and Texas having zero income tax - it's crazy to compare Bosa's deal with Zeke's.  FWIW, this guy said it could easily be an impasse over a couple million dollars in Bosa's pocket or in the owner's pocket.  I haven't thought about that but even if your are about to be rich, a couple million dollars is worth holding out for.

Comment 26 Apr 2016

In my mind, it doesn't matter what Roy knew or didn't do - the basketball team played players who should have been ineligible because they were taking sham classes and the program benefited from the sham classes - yet the basketball team will likely get no penalty.

Comment 23 Feb 2016

How many tents/spots in front and behind you in line?  What is the unwritten code for how many actual people you can save a spot in line for?  For example, could 10 of your friends roll up about 10 minutes before and join you?

Comment 02 Feb 2016

Someone missed a layup.  Reverse those two in the photos and you get 911!  Emergency assistance at WR!

Comment 07 Jan 2016

I tend to agree that Herman was on the right side of the argument.  Everyone and their mother knew that Houston and Allen would had an interest in each other.  There was no story there.  The Lopez "headline" was something to the effect that Herman was meeting with Allen.  Herman felt (and I agree) that the headline was misleading at best and unethical at worst since it was clearly meant to one up what everyone already knew by saying "not only is there interest but they are meeting". In fact, they didn't meet.  Any of the UH beat guys could have written the same headline but didn't because it essential wasn't true.  Lopez didn't know anything more that anyone else but wanted to get the headline as if he had the story.

In this day and age of click-bait designed to get a page view, I am glad Herman still defends the facts.  Wouldn't be much different if a Buckeye blog site wrote "Rashan Gary to meet with Coach Meyer" when the fact of the story was Gary was simply answering another routine recruiting phone call.

Comment 10 Dec 2015

You left our some HUGE head-to-head recruiting losses to Notre Dame this year (including one today).  They really seem to have Ohio State's number of the recruiting front recently.

Comment 03 Nov 2015

My big wonder is if the three-day hotel counseling ends up effectively turning a one game suspension into a two game suspension.  Unless JT gets lucky and finds a Sunday-Tuesday session, I can't see how he can miss a week of practice and still start on Saturday.  This could be particularly bad timing if it's one of the last 3 games of the B1G season (including the championship game).  Anyone have any knowledge if these counseling sessions are allowed to be deferred for a couple months?

Comment 26 Oct 2015

Going into a bye week and with Minny and Illinois coming up, I'd like to know the if there is any predictive statistical correlations that can be found related to the biggest upsets in Ohio State history-- games Ohio State lost as prohibitive favorites.  Was it complacency (maybe we'd won a lot of games by big margins)? Or the opposite, were we living on borrowed time (lots of close calls prior to that)? Inexperience (lots of young untested but talented players)?  A glaring weaknesses on offense or defense or special teams which hadn't bitten us yet?  Poor recruiting 2 or 3 years previous?  Poor 3rd down conversions all year that finally killed us?  Or lack of red zone efficiency?  Any statistical similarities between those teams that lost to Michigan State, Illinois and Purdue?

Comment 19 Oct 2015

There's nothing in his post that's not true.  Our WR corps is super thin and largely ineffective.  Just because you and YTown support JT or don't support Cardale, doesn't make his opinion invalid.

It's obviously a big enough deal that Urban mentioned in his FIRST SENTENCES in the postgame presser:

"We're down five receivers right now, so we went with a lot of two tight ends, and that kind of gave them a hard time in the run game ... Dontre is banged up -- I think he'll be close -- he played a little bit but he should be full speed by next week. Johnnie Dixon is still not full speed. And we lost Corey Smith. And I think there's one other one. Parris Campbell was out because of a sprained knee."