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from Fall River Mills, CA/Hilliard, OH/Clearwater, FL

Member since 26 September 2013 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2014 Title.
  • NFL TEAM: ...................Browns.
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Giants/Indians

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Comment 02 May 2017

Barring injuries, Penn State is still a firm #1 next season, but Ohio State will be a solid #2.

125: Rodriguez (Ehhhh....the potential is there, but he needs to, #1, get healthy, and, #2, become more consistent).

133: Tomasello (Rumors are out there that NaTo is going back to 125, but I don't believe them; potential champ).

141: Hayes/Pletcher (If it were up to me, I'd RS Pletcher and let him go back to 133 after NaTo graduates, but it all depends on how well Hayes returns from injury).

149: M. Jordan (Will fight Sorensen for 2nd behind Retherford at NCAA's if nobody changes weight classes; as with NaTo, there are rumors that he might go back to 141, but I'll believe it when I see it. If he does though, he's a potential champ).

157: Racer/Ryan (Racer is a JUCO champ, but how well he does at D1 is difficult to tell).

165: Campbell (I'm going to operate under the assumption that the transfer from Pitt will start, and if he improves with the stiffer competition he will face in the practice room, compared to Pitt, he is a potential placer).

174: B. Jordan (This is just my personal opinion, but the BoJo from two years ago would've been the NCAA champ this year. I know he was injured this year, and I hope he comes back with a vengeance, but Mark Hall is a prodigy and now he gets a full offseason in a college lifting program which will diminish the one glaring advantage Bo had on him. Let's hope Bo gets his title, though. He deserves it.)

184: Martin (If he's on, he can beat Nickal and pick up his second title. Consistency is key though).

197: Moore (With Cox and Pfarr gone, 197 is his to lose).

HWT: Syder (............yeah).

Comment 21 Mar 2017

SilverState, you would be correct. His academics couldn't get him into Ohio State so he enrolled at Notre Dame College (where he actually won the 165 championship in that division this year). It was always believed that it was more of a 'prep school' intention when he went there though.

Comment 20 Mar 2017

Curt, how much do you think his foot affected him this year after returning from the boot?

I've followed high school, college, and international wrestling for years, and during his freshman year, Bo looked INCREDIBLE. Poor timing prevented him from winning the championship that year (due to Dieringer). His sophomore, he looked slower, but still great (due to the extreme weight cutting). This year however, he seemed to only take 1-3 shots per match and only worked on top (typically a strength of his) a percentage of the time.

Do you think you will recover and be back in form next year, or do you think that his window has passed given that his primary advantage on Hall (strength) will be diminished after Hall gets a full offseason in a college weight room?

Comment 14 Jan 2017

This list can be endless if we stretch it back 50 years with all of the Ohio kids that went up north.

But an underrated one I believe is Dwayne Jarrett. The WR at USC was committed to Ohio State then switched over and ended up becoming an All American and 1st Round pick.

Comment 10 Jan 2017

From what I understand, recruit ratings take potential as a huge factor. It's why Josh Myers is #10 despite not being a strong pass protector yet.

High school players tend to get an edge in ratings due to potential, given that they haven't been seen at the college level yet. Sheffield has technically been in college for 2 years and therefor they perceive him not being a star yet as a lowering of his ceiling. I think Cardale's score went down from high school to prep school, too. Michael Thomas's went up, though.

Comment 05 Jan 2017

It was a mixture between weight and simply competition.

While obviously 65KG is bigger than 61KG (and that plays a factor) the Olympic trials are full of surprises.

Of the wrestlers I believed possessed the ability to beat Stieber, only 1 (at most; my memory is a little foggy) even made it to the semis.

Metcalf, Oliver and Kennedy were the only wrestlers who I thought could beat Stieber. It was a true upset when Molinaro won their semi final bout.

Metcalf was the #1 65KG wrestler for the US for years, but lost in the second round. Oliver was #2 and I believe he lost in the quarters. Kennedy (even though I always thought Stieber was better) always had his number when they faced each other, lost (I think) in the semis.

Logan wrestles better internationally than all of the domestic wrestlers near his weight. There are just some American wrestlers that know his style from years of competing against him.

Comment 03 Jan 2017

Texas will be boarded up pretty well for the next few years (assuming Herman is as successful as we all expect him to be).

Regardless, we still have our teeth sunk in Florida and we're building a bridge to California and Nevada that has never existed before. Things will be fine overall.

Comment 02 Jan 2017

Good point.

Plus Urban and he became buddies during his year off, soaking in a lot of his offensive approach. I'm sure Meyer would be willing to hand him the keys to offense and tell him to drive it wherever he deems best.

Comment 02 Jan 2017

Per Jay Glazer:
"Chip told me last night, 'I'll go be an offensive coordinator somewhere'. He just wants to be a football guy".

While it's still unlikely, there is a glimmer of hope.

Comment 31 Dec 2016

Devin Smith was a one trick pony. He was damn good at that one trick, but one trick none the less. And that deep ball talent was something he had in 2011 before ZS arrived.

Michael Thomas was a polished receiver coming into OSU. His family brought him up at that position and he was an incredible route runner well before any coaching from ZC.

Evan Spencer was a great blocking receiver that was never developed into a pass catcher by ZC.

Jalin Marshall and Braxton were were just stud athletes.

I really do want Urban to find a way to keep him, but his ineptitude as WR coach is becoming way to obvious to overlook.

Comment 31 Dec 2016

Beck has been a flop since being hired so there's not much to say there that hasn't already been said a thousand times in the last 2 years.

Zach Smiths ineptitude as WR coach was masked by his recruiting abilities and Hermans brilliance. All of that is beginning to show.

If a good enough hire is made at OC, one that can cover up his lack of coaching ability, then all for the better because he is a good recruiter. If not, it's time to seriously ponder his value to the program.

Comment 31 Dec 2016

Remember when we were complaining about how Everett Withers ran the defense in 2012 & 2013?

Remember how the offense had to carry the defense?

Remember how much of a liability the defensive backfield was?

Peppridge Farm Remembers....

In all seriousness though, this defense has been on point all year. What an ironic turn of events in the last few years.

Comment 31 Dec 2016

Gene the check book WIDE and pay Chip Kelly whatever he wants to be our OC.