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Comment 08 Dec 2019

Awlin

I’m happy for your family that your relative Pete Werner is a starter for the Buckeyes, but you should leave well enough alone. The day Pete Werner gets drafted in rounds 1-3 of the NFL draft I will do anything that anyone on this board wants me to. I’ve read thousands of posts on this site and that might be the worst opinion I’ve ever read. I’d be willing to bet a LARGE sum of money he wouldn’t even go in the XFL draft. 

As for White, I would support him 100% if he decides to transfer. He can be a future NFL player, but that’s tough to do sitting the bench, especially when you’re sitting behind a guy whose career will be over after college. 

Comment 03 Dec 2019

We need LSU to win this game so we get to play Utah in the semis. That might be a 70-10 game so we’d be hopefully healthy and rested for the Championship game. Plus we could dumb down the playbook so not to give anything away to whichever team we would meet in the finals. 

Comment 02 Dec 2019

My only concern going into the season was would the best guys play, or would it be based on seniority. I’m happy to say the right guys seem to be playing. That’s good for the current team, but also for recruiting. The best high school players ( the majority at least) want 3 things in a school. 

1. To play for a winner

2. To be prepared for the pros

3. To play right away. Or at least have the chance to play right away

i predicted before the season we would win the NC, and we will always put guys in the NFL, but I also predicted we’d have the #1 class in 2021 IF we played the freshmen this year, which we’ve done. 

Comment 11 Nov 2019

I disagree on the take that Chase Young is not winning the Heisman because of the suspension. I think he will actually get more consideration because it appears that almost every media person and former player are on his side and talking smack about the NCAA, and he will get some sympathy votes. What hurts his chances is Joe Burrow has been a stud. If CY comes back these last 3 games and dominates, he finishes 2nd. Unless Burrow really struggles, in which case he may win it. 

Comment 22 Aug 2019

53 comments in and I can’t believe I’m the 1st to say this, but does anyone else think this is just coachspeak and talking them up as a way to soften the blow of them losing their job??  That is definitely my gut reaction. Anyone that has ever coached before will admit that the conversation you have with a player before cutting him or his playing time goes like this. You tell them how great they are and that the team is better because of them and so on. My prediction is both Werner and Borland start, but Mitchell, Browning, and maybe Pope see the majority of the minutes early on before taking over the starting spots when the meat of the schedule gets here. This happens all the time in basketball. A certain player may start, but a different guy is in the game when it actually matters. I see Werner/Borland playing the first couple series and then coming out. And then the same thing after halftime. I could be wrong, but that’s all I can think of every time Washington and Mattison have spoke on the topic

Comment 29 Jul 2019

Honestly, who gives a shit. I mean, I want Bijan and Knighton like everyone else, but only for the class rankings. In the grand scheme of things, this means nothing on the football field. The QB, OL, and play calling is what determines RB production. Look at the NFL and how they treat RBs.  The Steelers let the best RB in the league sit and played a nobody (basically a 3* to compare it with college) and he had similar production. The Rams sat Gurley and played a guy that was bagging groceries a few weeks earlier and he put up better numbers. I think the best case scenario long term is getting EJ Smith and having Emmitt around the program as an ambassador. 

Comment 24 Jun 2019

And you guys do remember that baseball is a 56 game season, and we play 24 conference games right? Head to head means absolutely nothing. Our average finish under Beals is 7th in the conference. We have the 4th best program in the state of Ohio, despite being the biggest school, the most well funded, and having the best facilities in the state. I can’t imagine you guys are ok with that?

Comment 24 Jun 2019

Doesn’t matter really. As long as Beals is at Ohio State we will never even sniff making it to the College World Series.  Vandy will keep getting players from Ohio and Michigan will continue to finish above us in the Big 10 standings. 

Comment 28 May 2019

Yep, lots of uninformed posters on here. This team has an RPI of 132, yet they are cheering their “success”. I cheer for the players, but the program is a mess and it needs to be addressed with a new coaching staff. 

Comment 27 May 2019

Like I said in the forum thread, this Big 10 tournament championship does more to hurt OSU Baseball than help. It will save Beals’ job, which means we are stuck in mediocrity for another couple years at least. We are at best, the 3rd best program in the state and actually on the verge of being the 4-5th and it is 100% because of Beals. It’s really embarrassing for those of us that know and follow OSU Baseball 

Comment 26 May 2019

Don’t do it OP. This win actually set the program back way more than it helps. OSU with Beals at the helm is average at best, and most years below average. All this win does is set the program back another year. 

Comment 17 May 2019

First off, Swish gave I believe 4 million at the beginning.  That paid for the turf, new weight room, players lounge, and updated locker room.  

Second, the connection is with the pitching coach Stafford. Stafford and Swisher are boys, and his dream was always to coach at OSU. Stafford was the pitching coach at Ball State under Beals. In college baseball, if the head coach takes a job at a bigger/better school, he almost always takes his assistants with him.  Thus, for Stafford to coach at OSU, you gotta bring in his head coach.

Comment 17 May 2019

Again, we can talk all we want about how bad he is, but it’s not gonna make a difference as long as Swisher is willing to write checks and Gene is willing to accept them.  Baseball is a non revenue sport that costs a lot of money to run, so we have 2 options. Either Gene finds money from somewhere else or we continue to have a shitty baseball program. 

Comment 15 May 2019

All depends on Nick Swisher. His money is who hired Beals and his money is who got him the extension. We will find out how badly Gene Smith needs Swishers money in a month or two. 

Comment 13 May 2019

Not sure why I got downvoted but honestly don’t care either. I’ve watched him play plenty of times, he is not a 4 in the Big 10. At least not the 4 most of us are accustomed to seeing.  He’s an outside guy. His strengths are slashing to the basket and his outside shooting. He could be a 4 if we play a really small lineup. His body and game reminds me of a young Tracy McGrady, obviously not as skilled yet, but that’s what I think he can become.