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Lexington, OH

Member since 01 December 2013 | Blog

I'm a proud grad of The Ohio State University and have been a die hard fan of the Buckeyes since the Woody Hayes era. I spent 4 years in the OSUMB and had the honor to go to 4 different Bowl games with the Buckeyes in those 4 years.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Buckeyes vs. Oklahoma 1977 - even though we lost it was the most amazing game I've ever been to in person. 2 wins at scUM during my time in the band -- one that took us to play for a National Championship in the Rose Bowl. And, of course, that amazing night in January 2003 . . .
    Also, 1975 World Series Game I attended in Cincy watching the Big Red Machine on its way to winning the greatest World Series ever played.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Rex Kern, Eddie George
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Bill Hosket, Jerry Lucas
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 16 Jan 2018

More likely, they are not ready to go based on their performances/skill sets shown on the field thus far in their careers and decided not to risk losing their best shot at being a pro by leaving too early. 

Comment 12 Jan 2018

Same as I have said for some time, the receiving core has underachieved consistently with outstanding athletes. I can only put the responsibility 1 place - the position coaching. I have been saying for some time that Zach Smith is a tremendous recruiter but I have serious  questions about his position coaching of the receivers. Again, UFM is apparently not ready to make a change there even tho it’s probably past time. I absolutely wonder if his hesitation to make a change is due to his loyalty to Earle Bruce, Smith’s grandfather, as opposed to knowing that needs to happen. As I said before, if we could keep him in a role like Hinton was moved to and be able to keep his recruiting skills on the staff, that would be the ideal situation. I fear our receivers will not develop as they should for any QB (whether JTB or Haskins or someone else) as it stands now. Between the drops and simply failing to get open a lot of times, I wonder. QB and play calling/scheme had something to do with their poor production at times but that’s not where I put most of the responsility for the passing game issues. And it’s also not necessarily on the guys themselves.  

Comment 31 Dec 2017

100% respectfully disagree. This season has shown some albeit small improvements from the WR group. I have said before here that this seemed like a make or break year for Zach Smith as the WR coach. That group has consistently underachieved despite tremendous athletic talent. I have the most respect for Smith as a recruiter (he’s a true stud) but not so much as a position coach. IMO, UFM has a tough call to make this offseason about Smith and I have always wondered about whether he would be able to make that call given his love for Earle and Smith being Earle’s grandson. The WRs don’t/can’t consistently get separation and leave the QB with few options often and the number of drops seem like more than acceptable (I’d be interested in seeing that comparative metric if it exists anywhere). I used to wonder if it was scheme but after it being a problem for several OC’s in a row, I think it’s the responsibility of position coaching. If there’s a way to keep him around like they did with Coach Hinton, that would be the best of both worlds to me. However, the receivers are at least equally responsible for the late season offensive swoon as QB play, line play or play calling (all of which have had their issues, too, at times). 

Comment 24 Dec 2017

TomD, I lived though the Cooper “I’m the CEO not the coach” years and I have no desire the revisit those times.

I’m also pretty sure OSU’s coaches have a little more experience than me at this stuff (although I am getting to be an “old guy” now so I have watched lots of games in person and on TV so I’m an expert, right?) and I’m also darn sure that NO ONE has more motivation to make things work better than they do. Even more than people who follow this forum.  As for me, I’m good to trust them to do their best. It’s been pretty damn good so far. 

Go Bucks! Trounce the Trojans!

Merry Christmas, everyone! Enjoy the ride that is Buckeye Football now. It’s a great time to be a fan. 

Comment 20 Dec 2017

Don’t wish anything bad for this kid but it looked like he backed himself in to a corner and I think ran himself out of other choices.  The drama is ridiculous with some of these kids but that’s not surprising given that they are just kids and have spent their lives being told how great they are.

The Bucks’ class looks amazing on paper and hopefully will translate on the field. I’ll trust UFM and his staff to make that happen. 

Go Bucks!

Comment 05 Dec 2017

People complain about JTs passing and his arm. Pryor was/is a freak athlete but his passing was just flat awful at times. He was the king of the shot put pass.

This whole string just makes me shake my head. How spoiled are we as Buckeye fans? Can’t even believe this slam fest of JTB continues. Couch potato coaches here should apply for some of the CFB job openings out there since they seem to have it all figured out. Wow. 

Comment 27 Nov 2017

I hope Schiano gets EVERY damn dollar from those spineless  UT jackasses. They have proven themselves to be idiots so let them pay (A LOT) for their idiocy. The funniest thing about the whole thing is their fan base all of a sudden seeming to give a damn about ethics given their consistent history with and support of scandals with Pearl, Kiffin, Summitt (their legend) and Jones. What a complete joke. Their loss is our (for the moment) gain. We are happy to have you, Coach. Stick around as long as you’d like.