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Kentuckeye


Paducah, KY (via Springfield, OH)

MEMBER SINCE   April 04, 2014

Born and raised in Springfield and taught o love all things OSU. Ended up in KY after college. Though I'm not home anymore, you never forget your first love.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Rose Bowl victory over ASU
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Joe Germaine
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • MLB TEAM: Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 17 Sep 2019

I agree it’s early and we have played overmatched opponents, but early last year when we were playing overmatched opponents it didn’t feel like this.  Not crowning anyone, but the vibe off this team is radically different than last year.  Keep it up and go Bucks!

Comment 11 Sep 2019

I swear.  Every time I think these can’t possibly get better another one drops and it’s off the hook.  Great work as always.

Comment 28 Jul 2019

Even accounting for the #teen factor, that feels like a pretty wild swing for Bijan.  I wouldn’t think it’s a concern about a pass oriented offense as that isn’t exactly new news.  Is this something where we changed our mind on him?  I don’t have any reason to believe that except for the seemingly huge swing from write in ink to pretty much no chance of him at OSU.  Maybe just the vagaries of dealing with high school kids.

Comment 27 Nov 2018

I don't know that its impossible.  We are enjoying a period of completely bananas, unprecedented success, but that doesn't mean it automatically goes on forever.  Alabama was garbage between Stallings and Saban.  USC has been bad post Pete Carroll and those Miami teams before we wrecked them in the Natty looked unstoppable with no reason to think it wouldn't go on forever.  FSU was a national championship team 5 years ago and isn't going to a bowl this year.  You could do this forever, but the point is that no program is ever more than one bad coaching hire away from falling off the map.  It should never happen here with our history, resources and recruiting base.  Maybe I'm just permanently scarred by the Cooper years, but this is unusual so let's do everything we can to make it last and enjoy it while its here rather than just assume it will go on forever.

Comment 26 Nov 2018

Our pain in the 80s and 90s had a great deal more to do with ruined seasons than simply getting beat by Michigan.

This is why it was worse for us in the Cooper years.  If we just had bad teams as has often been the case during Michigan’s stretch that would be one thing.  But to have had all that talent and all those otherwise successful seasons just made it hurt because you knew we were good enough to win some if not most of those games.  

I was raised (properly) by my parents to hate Michigan, but it was those years that took it beyond normal rivalry to a hatred that cannot be diminshued or tamped down.  Forever and always under every circumstance in every sport, competition or endeavor:  Let’s go Bucks!  Beat Michigan!

Comment 20 Nov 2018

Sorry for the double question Navy.  It looks like Kangarooman thinks and types more quickly than me.

Comment 20 Nov 2018

So is the takeaway from that that Grinch is making the game week and 1st half plans and then Schiano has to come in and clean it up at halftime?  It has with certainty been a tale of two halves and I get it with the prospect that Schiano leaves for something after this year (or any other year he's on staff) that maybe the plan was to let Grinch get some experience in game planning, but that Schiano has had to come in a fix it at half.  But if that is correct, and I have no idea if it is, that's not very promising, especially in combination with the weak safety play.  Could be reading more into your post than is really there, but either way, Beat Michigan!

Comment 20 Nov 2018

I did a double take when I read that too.  They couldn't move the ball at all on the ground and that was a bigger problem insofar as it made them a one dimensional passing team even when leading for most of the game.  O'Korn still passed for almost 200 yards and a touchdown.  After the two quick TD's to start the game they basically didn't do anything offensively and the problem wasn't the passing game for the most part.  I think there is a bit of retrospectively applying this year's defensive performances on last year's game and that isn't accurate at all.

Comment 17 Nov 2018

While acknowledging that these games shouldn’t be close like this, we should at least credit the team for not folding and managing to find a way to win.  Not at all trotting out the “did we win” argument because this level of play isn’t acceptable, but give the kids credit for hanging in there and have enough grit to find a way to win.

Comment 17 Nov 2018

This x 100.  We are who we are at this point.  I’m not in love with it, but you can’t fire all the coaches mid season.  Just make peace with it as best you can then demand change in the off-season because even though we end up no worse than 10-2, because this can’t happen again.

Comment 11 Nov 2018

That win was just what the doctor ordered.  Areas that had been of concern like the running game and defense showed continued improvement.  Nice to see them break sparty’s will with the field position excellence (not just luck but good punts by Chrisman and hustle and smarts from guys downing the ball) and the second half running.  A sure sign you know you’re beat when you resort to flea flickers and intentional safeties to try to get back in the game.  And to do all that on the road in harsh weather conditions.