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Member since 21 November 2011 | Blog

Grew up in the shadows of the Horseshoe and developed a strong hatred for all things north of the border.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 National Championship.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron "smooth criminal" Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Flyers
  • NBA TEAM: Cannot compute
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Uhhh. NY Cosmos

Recent Activity

Comment 09 Jun 2017

This might not be the right thread for my question, and perhaps it's already been answered elsewhere so apologies in advance, but why, if Matta's resigntion was "mutual", is it being called a firing?  Does it have anything to do with better compensation if fired vs resigning?  

Comment 10 Jan 2017

I don't think Meyer needs to change anything in recruiting, but I do think he needs to change his position on playing young talent. We have so much talent sitting on the bench and not being used. If they're not playing, they're not developing. We keep hearing so-and-so isn't ready, or he's almost ready. I think it could help players develop by getting them in and letting them grow in game, rather than waiting for perfection before they get their chance. 

Comment 05 Dec 2016

I don't see JT's time increasing significantly over the next 26 days. What can change though is play calling to offset the lack of time (IMO). I think the offense is at it's best when running up tempo, quick hit plays and utilizing multiple personnel. When the offense plays this way, we seem to move the ball efficiently. When the offense settles in and becomes predictable, defenses stack the box and pressure JT by keying on  the weakest link in the O line. 

Comment 01 Dec 2016

Call me crazy but I could see the winner of the B1G leapfrogging Michigan should Clemson or Washington lose. I think Michigan is stuck there at 5 unless both Washington and Clemson lose. And even then I'm not sure they get in. 

Comment 24 Oct 2016

JT is at his best when he is distributing the ball. Doing so gets most/ all of the skill players involved and usually involves more diverse, less predictable play calling, as well as up tempo. This also helps the offensive line because they're not asked to hold blocks as long, or try to protect when outnumbered because the defense knows what's coming/doesn't fear the passing game. 

Comment 20 Oct 2016

I agree, Shawnee. JT is a distributer. He is at his best when he is distributing the ball, utilizing different receivers, and hittting quick throws. When the game plan is developed this way, the offense seems to hum. Examples include last year's Michigan and ND games, and the Oklahoma game. Quick, efficient, diverse. Then, when things are humming, he can hit the long ball. 

Comment 09 Oct 2016

If Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, and Rutgers are recruiting you, You don't choose Rutgers. You just don't. 

I've lived in Ohio and NJ, and from my experience in NJ, nobody cares about Rutgers or Rutgers football. In my opinion, there's no way Ash can keep the best talent in NJ.  Not when he competing against football and academic rich schools like Ohio State, UM, and others. I think Ash would be wise to learn how places like Boise State have been able to build competitive teams.