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Comment 12 Jul 2019

stupidity of the traffickers? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Pretty sure the CG would have other means fro taking care of a submerged sub vs a surfacing one.  

Comment 24 Jun 2019

Roman candles were also a riot.  Entire city blocks for hide and seek.  ramps and curb jumping.  neighbors being cool with random groups of kids showing up at their backyard hoop or pool, even if their kid / grandkid wasnt home or playing.  

Comment 24 Jun 2019

hmm - also toledo, late 80's early 90's.  We played every conceivable sport as a pickup and for the schools.  Baseball, football, basketball.   Lived right by Ottawa Park golf course (opposite side from UT), and we would play from "as soon as parents said we could go out" until well after the streetlights came on.  One of the best memories was when they repaved the street.  That fresh black asphalt was a perfect street football playing surface; a can of spray paint and a tape measure gave us yard markers and end zones.  MAN was the city pissed off.

Comment 22 May 2019

They occasionally are decent, but the games are entertaining.  Most of the top prep players in the suburban areas surrounding Toledo end up at one of the Catholic High Schools (St Johns, St Francis, Central Catholic).  The only public HS's that have been decent in football are Whitmer and Sylvania Southview.  

Comment 22 May 2019

Pretty spot on - Toledo born and bred, went HS at Springfield (in Holland), now living in Maumee.  Downtown has a much different vibe near the arena and stadium, the Valentine theater and Stranahan theaters have some really good Broadway style shows and other acts.  Lots of places to eat.  From Holland you have a short drive to Sidecut Park in Maumee for excellent fishing, running/hiking, a bit of history, a sledding hill in winter.  You have a little longer drive (but well worth it) to Oak Openings Park for a true taste of why the region is also known as the Great Black Swamp.  Lake Erie is right in your backyard for some excellent boating and the islands in the summer (Put In Bay in particular) are really cool.   

Comment 20 May 2019

While I could see the personnel not matching the system, I think the evidence points the opposite way.  It is MUCH harder to replace a legendary HC than a coordinator.  Recent history at tOSU points this out pretty clearly.  2014 - idiot savant OC, absurd offense.  2015/16 - idiot(ic) OC(s), same personnel, terrible offense.  2017, 2018 - enter Ryan Day/Kevin Wilson, Offense becomes electric again.  

HC turn over does not have that kind of history.  I hope Day falls more in line with Riley succeeding Stoops and not Strong replacing Brown at Texas..

Comment 01 May 2019

If/when Pryor signs, you have to figure he would be on the field opposite Thomas with Ginn or Samuel in the slot - lets be realistic, none of these other WR's have done all that much outside of slot, but in the slot they are monsters.  Coverage would be rolled to Thomas, Safety's couldnt cheat beyond that due to Zeke, so that leaves a lot of single coverage on Pryor and the slot receivers.  Parris and Terry would make the squad as much for special teams as WR's, and the rest of that crew (Dixon, Brown, Miller, DSmith, Marhsall) would have to really work to earn it.  

Comment 18 Apr 2019
Insane. On the flip side - if fields starts for 2 years, you got jack Miller next year so he sits behind fields, lots if QBs bring shouted for the following class. Presuming Fields has won the job, that means Baldwin gets a year to start OF he can beat out RS frosh Miller. Crazy.
Comment 21 Mar 2019

From the tweet storm of AV, it sounded like a dominant performance by Hayes, just not big enough for that weight.  Had 4+ minutes of riding time?  he is going to be an animal if he really does get to wrestle 141 next year.  

Comment 14 Mar 2019

Werner is far from slow - he is small and got wiped when pulled in close to the line, and he had terrible decision making and reactions last year, but he is probably one of the fastest lb's on the team.  He PLAYED slow last year, and was also utilized incorrectly (down in the box).  

Would love to see a LB corp of Harrison / Mitchell / Browning, with browning or mitchell dropping out in favor of the hybrid.  Hybrid being White or Werner.

Comment 08 Feb 2019

Well, looking at the PSU top starting lineup available, and NOT including 125, the entire team has dropped 6 matches.  6, across 10 weight classes.  I know last years squad was dominant, but this PSU team (on paper) looks even more so.  You figure losing a wrestler the level of Zain would have at least put a little bit of a speed bump under them, like losing Snyder/Bo did for the good guys.  Nope.  Hopefully they NEVER find a good fit at 125.  Luckily they are losing Nickal, Nolf, Rasheed, and both HW wrestlers this year.  wow.  

Not our rival, but deserving of every bit of respect and awards they are getting.  And I hope the good guys end this streak tonight.  Some upsets of the murderers row by the Young Bucks would be even better.  

Comment 29 Jan 2019

On the flip side of that - if the Pletcher/Milic match went as usual (Milic winning a close decision, so 3 points instead of 4) and the Moore vs most anyone match went as usual (TF or F, even a major - 4, 5 or 6 points vs 3), the good guys tie or (most likely) win that match with the same 4 wins.  Young team this year, and they held up pretty well - Smith and Singletary especially.

Comment 25 Jan 2019

I think that players who are 3* and starting/developing into studs at non-elite schools tend to stand out and get drafted more than "good players on great teams" - basically, I dont see how someone who is getting that much attention as a stud starter is going to transfer to a better team where they will have to fight like hell for playing time.  It will certainly get more of the 4-5* star players who are buried on the depth chart moving (see Tate, K Jones, etc) schools, and while that sucks for depth it is whats best for the player and to hell with what we think.  

Comment 25 Jan 2019

I think it changed with the athlete and the QB.  CSam was so sudden, shifty and quick plus being surprisingly strong it made sense to hand him the ball as much as give him the Hback routes.  Campbell and Hill have a different set of physical attributes that just dont make sense to use that way, and now with Urban gone who knows what the H back will become.  I am geeked to see Gill get on the field though - he is a freak athlete.  

Comment 18 Jan 2019

Same class and younger players than Jones got some run at LB - Browning, Gant, Harrison - behind the normal starters.  We all may think he would have done better than Werner, but we dont see practice everyday.  By all reports Jones was an excellent teammate and ST player, but couldnt crack the two deep.  We never actually saw him play, and its not like his entire career was under Davis.  LB play was disappointing to say the least, and I think we all would have preferred to see someone else in the starting spots or more rotation, but reality says it WOULDNT have been Jones most likely replacing Werner, it would of been baker, Browning, Terejada, Gant, etc.  Best of luck on his next stop, I dont hold transferring against any player who is riding pine with no clear path to the field - some may think if they could just get on the field they could get to the NFL, and who are we to say anything against that?  Others may value a degree from Ohio State over the 1/10000000% chance they make it to the NFL and stay.  Neither is wrong.  

Comment 18 Jan 2019

Especially when his patented offense isn't winning against elite defenses anymore

LOL.  What?  Urbans offense has always morphed with his OC.  Herman (scumbag), then Beck/Warriner, now Day.  His gameday coaching, gameflow feel, etc is his strength - always has been.  The basis of his offense (more numbers by using zone read) is still solid, what killed it was Beck/Warriner, then JT not being a fit under the Day modifications (though he crushed a number of records his year with Day at the helm).  Its always an interesting fit to see an offense predicated on patience and running (Urbans base) meshed with a high impact big play offense (Herman/Day) and when it is flowing nicely nearly unstoppable (2014, end of this year).  The defense has been the biggest issue the last couple years.  Plenty of offense against Iowa that JT's shitty INT's shouldnt have mattered as much, but the D gave up everything to the FB  wheel and TE seam.  Vs Purdue (and numerous others this year) the D could not get out of its own way on slants .  Never seen an elite (talent wise) defense get dominated with literally 2 plays by multiple teams.  This years kryptonite was different than last years, but neither had a whole lot to do with Urbans offense.  Against Clemson in the 16 playoffs, the D got rocked early and completely had to toss the game plan.  Not saying everything was perfect, but Urbans offense has obliterated plenty of elite defenses of late - in fact, outside of Clemson, it has beaten all of them.