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IronPastor 12th Warrior

Baton Rouge, LA (via Kettering, Ohio)

MEMBER SINCE   January 05, 2015

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 11 Apr 2020

As others have said, this is what we needed, a backup PG who can provide depth but isn’t going to be relied upon to do too much.

i think he is going to be better than expected and will be a welcome experienced leader.  

Comment 09 Apr 2020

I would be okay with this too because it allows Sotos to sit if he wants even if he is available for the waiver as Walker and Washington would be primary guards and then Gage would be a good extra guard to game manage or even be another off guard to shoot with walker running point.

Comment 07 Apr 2020

Good post.  I think it is harder to "lock down" the state because OSU doesn't have the corner of the market in Bball as they do in FB.  FB is a NC contender year after year in FB.  Its not the same for Bball.  Also, with only 13 scholarships it makes the recruiting game a little more difficult.  I think Holtmann runs a tighter ship as far as discipline goes, which also can have an effect on recruiting.  

As for the fanbase, I think there are a lot more "casual fans" of Bball which means unless OSU is having a run like they did in Dec, many don't pay attention or attend games.  With high tier schools like Duke, UK, UNC, etc. Their games are sold out no matter whether students are on campus or not.  We cannot even sell out games with students on campus (Partially due to the terrible environment of the Schott), so that is a detriment.  

I think the other fact is that MM makes things interesting, in the last 15 years, 9 different teams have won the NC, and 19 different teams have appeared in the NC game.  Only 5 teams have won multiple NC in the last 15 years (UNC, Duke, Nova, Florida, and UConn).  Compare that to FB, 8 teams have won NC games (Alabama dominating) and 13 teams have made NC appearances (4 have more than 2 appearances OSU, LSU, Bama and Clemson).  This to me is the difference in FB and Bball recruiting and OSU's place in it.

Comment 07 Apr 2020

I think the real issue is the easy access to transfer.  Prior to a few years ago, transferring was not something that was easy and therefore people stuck it out through programs.  Now that the portal is open, I expect to see this happening often.  I also like how Holtmann is going after sit transfers because it gives them a year to learn the program.

I am not willing to freak out just yet.

Comment 06 Apr 2020

I wonder if Holtmann might make a run at Wertz or Burton if he thinks Sotos might be able to get a waiver or if NCAA makes the rule changes that are potentially expected.  The only thing that I think hurts is that he is a sit one play one guy, unlike Sueing, Walker, etc. in the past who have been sit one play 2.