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Comment 3 hours ago

Dennis may or may not be any good as a coach, but unlike Hartline who had NFL experience this guy did, in fact, get his job because he was Meyer's son in law and the fact Day kept him on in Quality Control means little to me as he has zero other coaching experience, and rarely played other than special teams at Ga tech with 1 carry, 1 reception and 2 PR's on his career.

If he were not Meyer's family, he likely would have gone the Kenny Guiton route and toiled at some lower-level school and worked his way up the food chain.

To my mind, he has split time between receivers and QBs and never really coached and hardly played since HS

I would much rather hire a proven TE coach Like morgan Turner at Stanford

Comment 05 Dec 2019

Clemson, Oklahoma, and MSU losses are to some degree understandable as in each of those cases it was a very good team on the other side of the field

Even Iowa in 2017 wasn't as bad as we think, Road game against a team that went 8-5 and won a bowl, sure the score makes it look worse but sometimes sh!te happens in college football

Purdue to me is baffling

We played terrible on both sides of the ball against a team that finished sub .500

Purdue after beating us would lose to MSU, squeak by Iowa, get routed by MInny, lose in OT to Wisky, and squeak by Indiana to become bowl eligible just get de-cleated against Auburn and lose by nearly 50 points

They scored their high point total of the season against us, and held us to 6 points until there was less than 10 minutes to go in the game and by then we were already down by 15 even after that first TD

Losing to a good team will happen from time to time and losing to a mediocre team like Iowa maybe once a decade when on the road and everything just goes there way, but we should never lose by over 4 TDs to a sub .500 team,,,EVER

Comment 04 Dec 2019

3 cupcakes, 3 wins, beat 2 of 3 against MD, Indiana or MSU each year, at least 2 more wins, win a cross division game, at least 1 more.

I think this should be considered Rutgers minimum, ie 6 wins a bad year 4-5 wins, there is no reason given how down MSU is now and Indiana always being just mediocre that this could not happen on a routine basis there

Put together a good enough team and win 3 games on your side of the division and 2 on the other and i could see 8 wins, 9 is a stretch of course but could maybe be done

Comment 02 Dec 2019

I will always like Mark D for helping us win in 2002, but his success at MSU had as much to do with the failures at PSU and UM than anything he did

His best years were 2010-2015 when he went 65-16, that's impressive. he won 3 Big Ten titles in those 6 years

BUT, UM in those years went only 48-29 or 8-6 on average and PSU went 45-31 or 7-5 so both were down, once Harbaugh and Franklin arrived at each school, (Harbaugh in 2015 and Franklin in 2014) and started rebuilding their teams to closer to historical levels, Dantonio started losing out on recruits and the results show as he is barely above .500 over the last 4 years

To that end I wish him no ill will, but maybe its time for a change at the top there

Comment 27 Nov 2019

So my first memories of the rivalry are from 1968.

From then until Tressel arrived UM in my memory held a huge advantage with OSU's record vs them from 1968-2000 being only 12-19-2

Even ignoring Cooper's performance that still leaves it at 10-9-1 under Woody's last years and Bruce, so essentially even.

So yes since Tress arrived we have dominated the rivalry, but I still have memories of 69, 73, 77, 80, 93, 95, 96, 98 and 03, when a Buckeye team ranked in the top 7 lost or tied them

Comment 26 Nov 2019

I am always nervous this week.

Last year tough, given how poorly we had played from Purdue thru MD I was fairly convinced UM was going to win last year.

Nebraska had been competitive to the last minute, as Haskins have an off game and only completed 56% of his passes and threw a pick.

MSU we beat by a reasonable margin but the game was sloppy and ugly and we won more due to MSU being incompetent than due to anything we had done as that game was 7-6 late in the 3rd quarter and then MSU imploded giving up 2 fumbles for a safety and then a TD in the span of about 3 minutes and then throw a pick later to give us a short field to punch one in for the final 26-6 margin, hardly impressive and MD frankly could have been a loss if their QB doesnt simply miss a wide open guy on the 2pt conversion attempt.

So i had little faith in our boys coming into that week, while UM came in looking very good on a 10 game win streak, and had beaten both MSU and PSU much better than we had. So last years result was very satisfying.

This year, still nervous as UM seems to have righted their Offense, have their typical stout defense, its at their place and the weather could be a factor as well. I have a bit more confidence this year, if only because our defense has been strong all year regardless of opponent and i think we will do the same this Saturday,

But,,,, you never know

I do think given the potential for bad weather it will be lower scoring than many are predicting, i think it will be something like 24-14

Comment 26 Nov 2019

Great pictures but the only thing that concerns me anymore about OSU hoops is the lack of fan support

The pictures here show it, that the attendance was only 8800 in our old arena that holds 13K+, so only 2/3rds full. Sad state of affairs when we have an undefeated highly ranked team and we cant draw even 10K

Hope people will one day come back to watching the games in person

Comment 23 Nov 2019

I told a couple people after this game, that assuming we can win out, we wont hardly remember this supposed "bad" day.

We beat a top 10 team by 11 in mediocre to poor weather conditions.

This late in the year it is just win baby, margin is irrelevant, seeding in the playoffs is irrelevant as it confers no home field advantage, just win and get in and keep winning.

Comment 23 Nov 2019

You guys are so severely under rating PSU's D line its weird. PSU came into the game ranked 11 in sacks, 4th in Rushing Defense, 14th in TFL and 30th in Pass Eff D, they are a legit defense, and as others have noted, if not for the 3 scores we gave up due to TO's we statistically dominated that D.

We completed nearly 73% of our passes, ran for nearly 230 yards even giving up sacks and being hype conservative down the stretch. And we dominated TOP by 9 minutes.

Yes we allowed 6 sacks but at least 3 of those are on Fields and not the line. PSU is legit, maybe not a juggernaut on offense but they are a legit D

Comment 21 Nov 2019

From story the Dispatch ran just a couple months after Urban was suspended

Drake was given a raise and a 20% bonus at that time and noted for his record breaking fund raising among other leadership goals and also stated the following:

"As a board, we want to confirm our continued support and alignment with your guidance and achievement of our strategic goals"

Nuff said the man according to the Board, who he eventually reports to (not you and me), siad he was doing a great job

Comment 15 Nov 2019

Just from a competition stand point Rutgers has been a disaster. But MD has been a reasonable addition overall

Rutgers has been bad at nearly every sport. Take this past year's conference records. Baseball = 9-14 10th place, M-Basketball = 7-13 Tied 10th, M-Lacrosse = 2-3 4th out of 6 teams, M-Soccer = 1-6-1 tied for last, Wrestling 5-4 7th, W-Gymnastics = 2-7 next to last, Field Hockey = 4-4 5th out of 10, W-Lacrosse = 0-6 Last, Softball = 11-12 6th, W-Tennis - 9-12 next to last, W Volleyball = 2-12 next to last

Women's Hoops and W-Soccer have been the only shining hope where they finished 13-5 and 3rd place last year in hoops and 8-2-1 and tied for 2nd in Soccer.

MD on the other hand has been far more balance

Baseball = 12-12 tied for 6th, M-Hoops = 13-7 5th, M-Lacrosse 3-2 T 2nd, M-Soccer = 3-3-2 4th out of 10, Wrestling = 0-9-0 last, W-Hoops = 15-3 1st, W-Gymnastics = 3-6 6th out of 10, Field Hockey - 7-1 1st, W-Lacrosse = 6-0 1st,  W-Soccer = 5-5-1 6th, Softball = 4-19 last, W-Tennis = 3-18 last, W-Volleyball = 4-10 10th

I am fine with MD, Rutgers could be replaced by Ohio U and I would be fine with that

Comment 10 Nov 2019

That 1996 team was probably the last time we were close to this dominant.

When they were 9-0, they had outscored opponents 399-77, this year we are 459-77 so yes we are scoring more this year than that team but the D was just as good and they had already played 3 teams that would be ranked in the top 20 at that point plus played a solid Wisky team on the road.

Comment 29 Aug 2019

FYI based on their respective QB rankings as recruits per 247 sports

Guiton was #23 Dual

Hoak was #40 Pro

Chugs was #46 Pro

Guiton had offers from 2 Big 5 schools besides OSU (Kansas and Iowa St)

Hoak had 2 (UK and Syracuse)

and Chugs had 1 = WVU

so on paper at least a case can be made that Kenny G was a better raw talent coming out of HS than Hoak or Chugs

I dont know how either will play surrounded by OSU level talent and coaching, but to me they should be viewed as bodies in case of fire, not real options to win titles

and just for comparison's sake, JT had offers from 9 Big 5 schools other than OSU and was the #2 Dual QB that year and Cardale was the #10 ranked Pro QB coming in.

So to me I am glad they are here or we would be in some serious dire need of a back up QB, but Hoak and Chugs are both a step if not a couple below guys like Kenny, JT and Cardale

Comment 23 Aug 2019

I agree with Ryan here. I dont mind 1 all out cupcake, but to have both Arky St and Toledo in the same year to me seems pretty weak

Arky St may have a decent record over the past 10 years but they consistently play one of the weakest schedules to do it

Last year other than getting beat by 50 by Alabama, they played an FCS school, Tulsa, Appy St, UNLV, Ga South, Ga St, Louisiana, S Ala, Coastal, La Monroe, Texas St and Nevada and went 8-5

in 2017 a crappy nebby team beat them by 7, in 2016 Auburn beat them by 36, in 2015 USC beat them by 49 and a crappy Mizzou team beat them by 7

The last time they beat a P5 school was Texas A&M in 2008 who went 4-8 that year and they won by 4 points in the opener, so even when Malzahn and Hugh Freeze were there they were losing regularly to P5 schools

They are basically a 7-5 team who wins a reasonable number of games playing extremely weak schedules

So if a Toledo is already on the books then the next team should be a lower level P5 team, someone like Vandy, Arizona, Cal, Ga Tech, Duke, Iowa St etc, not another complete beat on

Comment 22 Aug 2019

OSU could schedule OOC games that virtually guaranteed wins with picking 3 schools who have gone as follows since 2000

Arky st 115-118

SJS 85-146

WKU - 73-78

AKST and WKU have at least been somewhat competent, but SJST is one of the worst programs in FBS

they are 3-22 in the last 2 years and had 14 sub .500 years just since 2000 and are nearly 100 games under .500 since 1993,,,16-46 since 2014

Comment 22 Aug 2019

Roku, and Yyoutube TV for about $50 month in season only then i drop it the rest of the year.

I get all 4 major local networks, i also get ESPN 1, 2 and U, plus the B10 network, covers me 99.9% of the time

Comment 22 Aug 2019

The last time OSU failed to beat a school not currently in a Big 5 conference in the regular season??

1978 - OSU tied SMU who was part of the old SWC 35-35

and the last time we lost such a game?? 1950 to SMU again who was ranked #10 in what was then a power SWC, and we lost 32-27 and ignoring the WWII years, the last time before that was losing to #1 ranked Cornell out of the Ivy league in 1940

3 more guaranteed yawn wins, they will be fun as all buckeye games are but frankly who cares