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IronPastor 12th Warrior

Baton Rouge, LA (via Kettering, Ohio)

Member since 05 January 2015 | Blog

Born and raised a Buckeye, bleed scarlet and gray. Former College football player, high school football coach and current full time pastor. Love God, love my family and Love my Buckeyes!!!


  • SPORTS MOMENT: The Entire 2014 Season was amazing, but watching The Ohio State University beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl and then Oregon for the National Championship live and in person was something I will never forget!
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: AJ Hawk was awesome, but Braxton Miller is not too shabby either.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft or Scoonie Penn/Michael Redd for people who remember.
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 13 hours ago

Looking like he is leaning scUM....hopefully Gaffney and Holtmann can pull him into Buckeye Nation as Armaan Franklin looks to be leaning toward Xavier...we need a good PG in the class.  

Comment 30 Apr 2018

before opening up the floodgates by allowing basically unrestricted transfers.

I don't think this will ever happen, but my understanding is that it would be a one time transfer to play immediately and there are grade and gpa requirements to go along with it.

Comment 30 Apr 2018

I think this is probably accurate with the fluidity of Lu and Woods as the starting 2.

I think Ledee, Young, Jallow and A. Wesson will all play the 3/4 and unless Micah really has improvement, I don't see him getting much PT.

I also think Washington will surprise some people...he might get some good minutes when the season gets going.

The kicker no one is talking about is Walker.  Currently, he has to sit out the season under the transfer rules, but if I understand it correctly, the vote takes place in June and would take effect in Oct.  The season starts in November, so if the vote passes, Walker may become eligible for this season adding another capable guard to the mix.

Looking forward to November and a great season!!

Comment 26 Apr 2018

I hope this thing garners 50,000 to 100,000 signatures...maybe he doesn't actually get banned from sporting events, but maybe it sends a message that his attitude and actions are not seen in a good light by fans and supporters.

From pushing kids, to handicap parking to now signing the picture...there is no excuse for crap like that and that doesn't line up with Buckeye Culture...he is lucky Schlegel was not nearby or he might have been lit up like the fan at the OSU vs UC game in 14

I signed and shared the link

Comment 25 Apr 2018

I am excited about Woods, however I don’t think he will supplant CJ at PG.  I think they will both see the floor together and both handle the ball.

Love his quick release and ability to get to the hoop when his shot is contested.  Not the most athletic (doesn’t have much hops for 6’3”) but has great body control on his layups and floaters.

Overall, I think will be a big help to us and another threat from deep, moreso than Kam was last year.  

Oh and let’s not forget if the NCAA rules on a one time transfer waiver, we get Walker as about a tough team next year.. 

Comment 22 Apr 2018

Only played 9 games last year due to injury, but averaged 6.3 assists to 2.2 turnovers his junior year while averaging 11ppg.

Could be a quality get, hopefully Holtmann can pull this one in so that CJ can shoot.

Comment 11 Apr 2018

No need to be sorry, I love Thad and I will always love Thad, but you will also see if you look back that I was one of the first one's on the Holtmann train even when people were pissed we didn't get Archie.  

I am and have been all in with Holtmann and think he will take us to new heights and continue the great tradition of the program.

Comment 11 Apr 2018

Trayce Jackson-Davis..a 5 star Center(30th Overall) is looking at us and Holt has an in home with him coming up...and EJ Liddell, a high 4 star (52nd Overall) kind of a wing/forward also had an in home with Holtmann the other day. 

If we had a class of Gaffney, Liddell, Jackson-Davis and Walker for the 2019 class...I would say that is a pretty good haul.  There are some others Holtmann is going after as well, including Jordan Mitchell, Wednell Harris, Armaan Franklin, etc.

Comment 10 Apr 2018

Wonder how EJ Lidell would fit with Gaffney and Walker?  We have a guard, a PF/Wing and EJ is another wing...Jackson-Davis is a Small Center...2019 could shape up to be a great class.

Comment 10 Apr 2018

Gaffney is a huge fish to real in for Holtmann and I believe will be the start of getting some of the higher profile guys (maybe not all 5 star guys) to come to TOSU.  I wonder if maybe Gaffney can flip some other players in the 2019 class to join, depending on the scholarship numbers.  

Great day to be a Buckeye....wait, everyday is a great day to be a Buckeye!

Comment 09 Apr 2018

Would love a scorer first, but this guy did average 5 assists per game and a 3-1 ast/to ratio last year.  I am wondering if he can score, but rather was the distributor last year?  CJ was only 1.79 Ast/TO last year, Dakich was 1.94

Comment 09 Apr 2018

I agree, I think based on his interview and the fact that he wants to be a good scout team guy and get better says he wants to compete...I think it is a good get for us, and could be even better if the transfer rule comes into effect where he would be eligible this year.

Comment 09 Apr 2018

I see everyone seems to be focusing on "him seeing the writing on the wall."  

Do you really think that was the reason he left?  I would bet that is not the reason, but it is the easiest target for a reason.  I think there were other things involved, maybe personality, maybe coaching style (he did make some bonehead decisions), or maybe to get back home. 

Who knows what the actual reason is, but do you really think Holtmann would bring in a kid who doesn't want to compete???  Me thinks not!

Comment 09 Apr 2018

I think you missed the meaning of that quote...that is something our coaching staff used to tell us in college.

"Work hard, never settle" means to not rest on what you have done...never settle for what you have, but continue to move forward and strive to be better every day...

Comment 08 Apr 2018

Welcome to the family CJ!!

I am excited from the standpoint that Holtmann wanted him.  I think he has the ability to be a strong PG.  Hopefully his shooting improves and his FT improves. With him and Lu defensively in 2 years will be awesome perimeter defense!!

Welcome aboard!