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Comment 18 Dec 2016

The first loss when scoring 30 or more was Earle Bruce in 1981 vs Minnesota (35-31). There are only 3 other losses: previously mentioned 1988 Michigan game, Michigan in 2011 (40-34), and Clemson in the Orange Bowl,

Ohio State's record when scoring 30 or more points is 440-4-1. To me that is as impressive, or even more impressive than the record when scoring 35 or more.

Comment 17 Oct 2016

There is a related rule to this that can been used to great effect on kick-off returns. If a kick-off goes to the sideline but not out of bounds, the return man can go out of bounds and then touch the ball, thereby making it an out-of-bounds kick-off with a penalty flag thrown. 

I really feel like OSU got a raw deal on judgement call plays like the Wisc RB's fumble, Gareon Conley's (non)interception, and the sideline interference.

Comment 29 Aug 2016

My guess is the appeals process has run itself out, and we are looking at the final decision. 

Based on a lot of what has been posted, this is probably a he said / she said case. OSU has apparently decided to go with tie goes to the accuser, which may be a way for the administration to say OSU ≠ FSU, where tie clearly went to the defendant. On the one hand, it's sad to think that TG might be guilty of being a high profile athlete dealing with a vendetta. On the other hand, if the accuser went through the entire process, never changed her story and stuck with it despite having the knowledge of the football program breathing down her neck, that's an awful lot to go through for a vendetta.  This is really all part of a bigger question of how to treat these kinds of cases, with things like Baylor, Stanford, etc coming up with increasing regularity.

Comment 29 Aug 2016

Found this in the code of student conduct:

3335-23-04 Prohibited conduct Any student found to have engaged, or attempted to engage, in any of the following conduct while within the university's jurisdiction, as set forth in section 3335-23-02, will be subject to disciplinary action by the university. For the purposes of this section, attempt shall be defined as conduct that, if successful, would constitute or result in the prohibited conduct. Any student who abandons an attempt or prevents the prohibited conduct from occurring under circumstances that demonstrate a complete and voluntary renunciation of the prohibited conduct will not be subject to disciplinary action by the university. 

Q. Recording of images without knowledge Using electronic or other means to make a video or photographic record of any person in a location where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy without the person's prior knowledge, when such a recording is likely to cause injury, distress, or damage to reputation. This includes, but is not limited to, taking video or photographic images in shower/locker rooms, residence hall rooms, and restrooms. The storing, sharing, and/or distributing of such unauthorized records by any means is also prohibited.  

If this is really what caused the suspension, I wonder if the full due process already happened. Not sure how far he could get with an appeal if it is he said / she said. I could see why Urban would be very upset.

Comment 08 Oct 2015

I can't give helmet stickers, but this deserves 10+. But why the heck is Morrissey wearing an OSU shirt?

Comment 05 Oct 2015

I can't remember where I read this (may very well was here), but it specifically said that Meyer and company saw a weakness in Oregon's defense during film study, and specifically did not run plays exploiting it in the first half so that Oregon would not be able to make half time adjustments. That's immediately what I thought with the game against Indiana.

If you look at the situational TD stats, though, Ohio State had the same number in the 1st half as the 2nd half across the seasons 2012-2014.  First half scoring is much lower this year for some reason. 

Comment 27 Sep 2015

Is it sad that I read the debriefing as fast as possible to get to Jim Tressel's least favorite moment?

My own personal least favorite moment was watching Braxton fumble another wildcat snap. Unless Urban is going for some "long con" where all 11 defenders key on Braxton so he can throw a wide-open touchdown pass in the Game, I don't understand the insistence on the wildcat snaps. It really looks like it is disrupting the offensive flow.  

Comment 13 May 2015

I've got to respectfully disagree on the reading defenses part. As a red-shirt freshman, JT Barrett consistently made better reads with an inexperienced offensive line and a sophomore running back than Braxton Miller did with an experienced offensive line and a senior running back. However, Braxton was so athletic, he could sometimes make a lot out of nothing. Braxton is a phenomenal athlete, but making the correct read on an option play is not one of his strengths, at least compared to JT.

Comment 01 Apr 2015

That's probably the optimal situation. Dr. Hoch keeps the high quality shows going while someone completely unconnected with the culture of the past 40 years can come in and stop the off-the-field shenanigans.  There will be trouble if the outsider tries to change any of the on-the-field traditions. And I cannot believe I felt compelled to type on- and off-the-field in connection with the marching band. 

Comment 23 Mar 2015

I am another Buckeye in Illinois. I worked at UIUC, and then UIC, so I will root for the Illini in the most passive way possible (I was there during their NC run). I don't acknowledge the existence of the UIC Flames, but I do know part of their fight song (written by the team that wrote the Burger King jingles in the 70s).

Comment 23 Mar 2015

I went to OSU for undergrad and Duke for Grad School. OSU basketball was abysmal while I was there. Jimmy Jackson had just left, and Randy Ayers was captaining the Titanic all the way down to the bottom. They advertised open try outs in the Lantern after 3 basketball players were arrested and kicked off the team for stealing radios from cars in a parking garage. OSU is on it's third coach since I was there. I cheer for OSU in basketball, but almost as an after thought. Meanwhile football was pretty good, except for a certain weekend in November. I went to the Rose Bowl and watched a team that should have won a national championship. 

While I was at Duke, they played for the national championship twice, once losing to UConn and once beating Arizona. The same coach is still there. I cheered for Duke football as an after thought (hey, let's go to the FREE football game and watch FSU destroy them), and appreciate their recent success.   So that's how I root for Buckeye Football and Duke Basketball.  

Comment 19 Mar 2015

And don't forget that they lost 4 games in 2004. 

So 9 out of 14 losses came in 2 seasons. There was 1 each in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. 

They should have gone back to 2002 which would have only meant 2 more losses in 2003. 16 Big-Ten regular season losses in 13 seasons!

Comment 12 Mar 2015

I appreciate everything J.T. did last season, but I'm a little curious about the "record-breaking" number of touchdowns he is associated with. He probably threw a record-breaking number of shovel passes, which Troy Smith eluded to when he was asked about JT getting the record. If you remove shovel passes, which I would really consider a hand-off, I wonder what his total is?

Of course on the flip-side, if he does the read-option correctly and a hand-off results in a touchdown, he doesn't get credit, so maybe it all even in the end? 

Comment 11 Mar 2015

At first I thought it was bizarro-world Matt Hayes, but he managed to get a dig in about Urban leaving Florida and then questioned Urban's ability to sustain success. And the world once again continued to turn on its axis. 

Comment 24 Jan 2015

I think JT's official spring status is "limited." I am guessing that means he throws, but doesn't run, and probably doesn't take too many snaps. I would bet Jones and collier are the spring game QBs.