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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!!!

Favorites

  • 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
  • SOCCER TEAM: TEAM USA!!!

Recent Activity

Comment 19 Aug 2017

Acutally....based on research.  You can only carry 13 scholarship athletes.  Most basketball teams don't actually use all 13 because it leaves room.  most usually use 11-12.  

Duke last year 16 players, which means at least 3 walk ons

Kansas last year 15 players, which means at least 2 walk ons

UNC last year 15 players, which means at least 2 walk ons

Michigan State last year 15 players, which means at least 2 walk ons.

So yes, top tier teams do carry 2+ walk ons on their roster every year.  

Currently, we have 11 scholarship players and 3 walk ons for the season.  You said you want the bottom 4 guys to be 3 stars

Not sure who are bottom 4 are but it would be either Dakich, Lane, Fulton, Lehmann or Hummer.  Fulton is a low 3 star player (3 star none the less), Dakich has 4 years of D1 experience, Lehmann turned down scholarship offers to PWO to WVU(not bad BBall team), Hummer signed a D1 Scholly to play at AF, and we all know Joey Lane is legit...so would it be ideal to have a team made up purely of 4 star players, yes...but we are not there now.

I am excited for what all the players and the team bring to the table this year, including the walk-ons that we have.  

Comment 18 Aug 2017

We have 11 scholarship players and 3 walk ons totaling 14 players this year.  Having walk ons on the roster is actually not abnormal, in fact most top tier programs have between 2-5 walk ons on their roster each year, thus when you look at the bench of places like UNC, Duke, Kansas, even MSU, Purdue and UCLA, there are 15+ players on the bench.  These players add depth to practice.

I do think the program was in worse shape than many believed, myself included, but I don't think adding walk-ons to a roster is a sign of us being terrible.  I think it is a sign that we are moving in the right direction.

Comment 16 Aug 2017

I think if we go 9-10 wins Non-Conference...and that doesn't include any upsets, although I think we might shock a few teams...maybe we get to 20 wins before B1G Tourney in MSG.  That would be a 10-8 B1G and a 10-3 OOC.

I think if we can at least be 18-11 or better and if we can get some upsets of some teams, plus a few wins in B1G Tourney...we get in.  

Keys are that there is new mojo, a new S&C which should help, a different tempo and we added a few key pieces to the mix.  I am thinking a 20+ win season and squeak into the NCAA Tourney. (If for no other reason than Holtmann's newness and the new life breathed into TOSU BBall)

Comment 15 Aug 2017

Praying for the family and friends in this time of loss.

Comment 14 Aug 2017

Okay, I love the beard comments, but it looks more like a goatee than a beard honestly....still adds to his game though!

I am not super concerned about the freshman not being in the mix...that's not a bad thing.  This presser seemed to have less info than past pressers, so I don't know if he is just being tight about stuff to not give opponents any info, or if he is concerned about things...who knows.  He didn't seem to be the "upbeat" Urban we have seen.

Comment 11 Aug 2017

Dude, Kaleb looks much more fit.  Now if he can continue to build strength and endurance....He could be a force in the paint for the Buckeyes this year.  I hope that Kaleb and Potter going head to head makes both stronger, more physical and better players overall.  

Between Young and Wesson...it looks like we have a strength program.  Let's hope it pays off during the season.

Comment 10 Aug 2017

I wonder how many people clicked or will click the link wonder about a DB named Cooper...

Actual note of the story, Josh Gates on Expedition Unknown did a show on DB Cooper and it really intrigues me that the evidence points that he is still alive.  This connection could open new doors to trying to figure out the mystery, so I am intrigued.

Comment 08 Aug 2017

I changed my background from my favorite place (Lake Placid, NY) to the Buckeye background....Football Season is upon us!

Comment 08 Aug 2017

Okay, so here's my #HotTake on this one...

First, this was not a very classy move by Dabo who is normally a classy coach.

Second, his team that beat us was one filled with Juniors, redshirt Juniors and Seniors, with a few sophomores.  Our team was the youngest in the Nation.

Congrats on the win...keep it classy, but good luck if we meet this year because it will be a TOTALLY different game.

Comment 03 Aug 2017

Because 3/4 of the people who played last year were drafted in the first round....because we are an NFL factory....because we are WRU, DBU, and EverythingElseU.

Just a few reasons.