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hillsy'91


MEMBER SINCE   December 12, 2014

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Comment 20 Nov 2019

I'm not sure who it is that keeps asking about online classes, but that dude is obviously fishing for a story. I have daughter a OSU and asked about her options to take online classes and she said that it is not unusual at all. Old Skool like myself may raise an eyebrow when you hear this, but the more I know the less concerned I would be. I don't see this as preferential treatment, but I wonder if that is what h is phishing for.

Comment 04 Oct 2019

"Jake: If Brian Lewerke throws for over 250 yards against the Buckeyes, Jeff Hafley might be on the hot seat. For those who may have forgotten, last year’s “terrible defense” allowed Lewerke to complete just 11 of his 28 attempts for 128 yards."

Seriously? 'Cmon Jake, you can do better than that.The only reason Lewerke didn't light last years lead bullets for more yards is he was basically playing with a flat tire for an arm. The shoulder injury is what effectively kept him down last year.

As for Hafley being on the hot seat for a possible poor showing? a). there is nothing in the past five outings that indicates that his room will not be hungry and prepped to hit it on Saturday night and b). even if a few chicken littles did start chirping, Day has a lot of confidence in his guy and so should we. He has taken a room full of guys loaded with potential and coached them into confident young men looking to (and doing so) bring THE Silver Bullets back into the national discussion as one of,  check that, THE best Dee in the college football.

All of this is for naught as THE Bullets will dominate Sparty up front while swarming them in the secondary all night. In Tim May fashion.... MSU will come to the Shoe in Green and White, they'll leave it Black and Blue on Saturday Night. Bucks pitch a shut out and win it 45 - 0.

Comment 26 Oct 2018

On the 1st & 10 play for a TD against Purdue, Know cuts back towards the middle with Werner not playing his assignment. He has outside contain with what looks to be the safety and he needed to fill the gap to the inside forcing Knox to pop outside right into the open safety for the tackle. Given time, I'm sure we can break down a number of the big plays and see where guys are just missing their assignments and not trusting the scheme to play itself out. I'm sure this is a combination of things....scheme, player discipline etc... and with player discipline, we need to cut out the penalties. Can't Taver teach a corner to turn his head so as not to draw a flag? We have extended opponents drives and killed our own with drawing too much laundry.

Right the Ship, Win Out, Play for a Championship

I'm Out.

Comment 06 Sep 2018

This is the first time in I don't know how long that the Buckeyes came out on the first possession and did not stall. Is it Day? Haskins? Beavers? I don't know but its refreshing, especially since that seems to be the norm for other top programs.

Comment 13 Jan 2017

I have a great deal of respect for Thad Matta and all that he has done for this program. Jim O'Brien and his shenanigans were a disgrace to all that Buckeye Nation values and Coach Matta not only rescued the program, but instead put it into the conversation of the elites. Even when we had a "down" year, there always seemed to be glimmers of hope, as proved by the NIT championship team of 2008. But there were troubling signs during his tenure. The past 3 seasons have seen first and second round losses in the NCAA's to "lesser" teams and then a second round exit in the NIT's last season. During this slide we have lost at home to the cupcakes and have had glimmers of hope in strong efforts come up short. This program is in decline. Since the departure of Aaron Craft, there has been no defense, no courage, no spunk in this team. Deangelo Williams carried the team for a year and appeared to give hope that just maybe Thad would rebound from his slump, but with the subsequent loss of nearly an entire recruiting class, the program looks more to be shuffling the chairs on the Titanic than steaming ahead towards calmer seas and greater glory.

IMHO, it is time for Thad to step down. He seems to have lost that "it" factor when it comes to putting together a solid locker room that plays with grit in all situations. The past three years have seen more lackluster and uninspired efforts than not. We owe him may kudos and all the respect in the world for all he has done for Buckeye basketball. Hopefully Gene Smith can find another gem of a coach with fire in his belly and the class of Thad Matta to lead this program back to respectability.

Comment 02 Jan 2017

I'm not a fan of Tim Beck at all. The QBs have regressed under his tuteledge. Play calling is suspect. His comments about finding an identity as an offense after two years are baffling. Urban always says he is a power run guy first and yet we run the ball a hand full of times in the first half? O lines love blocking downhill in the run game and we have the tools to do so. In the words of Ricky Ricardo " Lucy (Urban) you got some splaining to do"

Comment 10 Dec 2015

If you look at Conley in the videos he is applying the same technique utilizing all four phases to perfection. It's no wonder the two were pure shut down corners. Apple could use some more work on his tackling though. He would not fare well like Roby has in Denvers dee when they play 3 corners which puts more focus on their ability to tackle in space as well as play out on the island. 

Comment 12 Oct 2015

ChiTown, you should ask the teams resident psychologist aka Head Coach. My thought, it provided the spark they needed while also giving the Dee fits when JT came in. I for one am hoping that this team has opponents scratching their heads during the 2016 off season as they mutter under their breath "why couldn't our Dee stop JT ( Tebow) ? I mean it's not like they didn't know what to expect every time he entered the game!" Then again, our red zone spark can actually throw a football and run the rock in. Let the confetti rain as The continues to reign.