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Larryp713


Olathe KS

MEMBER SINCE   July 28, 2011

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 Fiesta Bowl; 2006 Victory of TSUN; My blocked punt returned for a TD against Midview JV in 1987
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 16 Aug 2019

When you talk about great character and attitude, you would be very hard pressed to find two more awesome football players than Tuf Borland and Pete Werner. I just don't get the hate they receive from some Buckeye "fans" on this site.

They took bad angles and were out of place a lot last year, and it was very frustrating to watch. But these are talented and hard-working football players that are going to play in a different system - if coach Mattison and Washington believe they belong on the field, that is good enough for me. Pete and Tuf are easy to root for - I hope they have great seasons. I think we are going to see a lot of different LBs early in the season, which is good because it sounds like Coach Mattison is going to play the right people and package for specific opponents (might see a completely different group when lining up against Purdue or Sparty.) Its going to be a great season.

Comment 13 Jun 2019

Reading the rationale for the inclusion of each person on the overrated list shows how little depth and thought went into that list. It really is just a guy with a keyboard. 

To be honest, the most overrated college player of all time would be interesting to put together, but there would need to be some discipline. You can take it as pre-college hype vs college career or college hype vs Pro-career. The ball is in your court Ramzy! 

Comment 29 May 2019

Its all a crap shoot, and who knows if McCarthy or McCord stay with each school for their career, but a slighted player can be dangerous if they use that as motivation to work harder. I think that in part has created the monster Tom Brady has become in the NFL, and thinking of McCarthy putting in the extra hours with the one goal of shocking the Buckeyes isn't too far fetched. I can see Harbaugh having a good time with that.

Comment 24 May 2019

There was very little I envied about TTUN football over the last few years, but one thing I admired is what they did with their hybrid safety/linebackers. B White seems built for this position, and even Wint looked like a different player this spring when he was playing in this role. The Buckeyes seem to have the scheme/coaching/versatility to be a dominant defense again. 

One thing to watch is how to keep that very deep LB room engaged. Nickel and hybrid packages tend to keep LBs on the bench, and we have a lot of talented guys that want to play. I am bracing for some transfers and a change in recruiting focus if the defense goes this direction this season. Not necessarily a bad thing, because last year, things obviously did not work.

Comment 22 May 2019

I wonder if that highly competitive philosophy and the go as hard as you can for 5-7 seconds leads to more penalties? Obviously, you can crush at the point of attack, but it obviously opens you up to mistakes. Is it worth it? I think it usually is.

Comment 15 May 2019

What gives me hope is the description of him has smart and hardworking. I believe Coach Davis did not have these guys mentally prepared to play instinctively in his and Schiano's scheme, and that is why they were so often sucked in too deep and missed lanes that quick backs exploited. 

Coach Washington has stressed the need for the LB to play instinctively and fast, and his relationship with Baron will hopefully be seen as a sign that, if he stays healthy, he will be ready to execute this season. We know he has the physical tools and the motivation, very excited to see Baron this year.

Comment 14 Mar 2019

I understand this is a fan forum, and I probably give Buckeye fans way more credit than I should, but all these geniuses talking about how Borland only got a shot because of favoritism, and Mitchell is obviously the better choice, is just sad. 

Until I learn something different from a source close to the program, I will assume a very experienced LB coach saw more consistent performance from Borland than Mitchell in practice last year and awarded the starting job to Borland despite not being 100% healthy and not as athletic as Mitchell and other guys on the roster.

My hope is that if Mitchell proves to be consistent enough to take the job from Borland, he is given the opportunity to do that. But if Borland is chosen to start, I will cheer on a guy who obviously works very hard to be the best he can, and he's shown during his freshman year to be a very good LB at times. I am going to once again trust the coaches on playing the best players.

Comment 06 Mar 2019

I'm not sure if you realize how this fan thing works. I, as a lifelong Buckeye fan, have no direct control over the management of the football program, personnel decisions, or player/coach individual performance. All I have is faith and love, give a little passionate energy when I am at a game or event, and talk a lot of crap to other schools' fans. That's it. If I get overly disappointed in the product, I am less passionate and might find something else to do on Saturdays.

I hope Fuller and Munford recover and stay mentally engaged in the spring so they can be more ready to go in the fall and to make connections with the new coaching staff. They are two important pieces and have potential to be great. Go Buckeyes!!!

Comment 13 Feb 2019

During the whole Zach Smith situation and firing, while explaining to some Buckeye haters why I thought we would be better of without Smith, I was shocked that it was the first time I ever wondered why all these incredibly talented WRs underperformed at Ohio State. Naturally, I blamed the QBs inability to throw the WRs open. While I think Haskins' ability to do this far exceeded Pryor/Miller/Barrett, I think it is pretty obvious the confidence and focus these receivers ran their routes, against man to man or zone, was at another level this year. Kudos to Coach Hartline - I don't know how long the Buckeyes will get to keep him, but the improvement with Zone Six was amazing, and with Mr. Wilson joining Mack/Hill/Victor/Olave, and you figure a couple other guys will be in the rotation, Fields or Baldwin should have an embarrassing amount of options to toss the ball to.