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lljjgg


MEMBER SINCE   January 29, 2012

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2003 Fiesta Bowl, Ohio State upsets Miami in double-overtime for the BCS National Championship.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Greg Oden
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

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Comment 10 hours ago
There are still players on this team which were on that 2016 squad. They aren't going to let that go, would be my guess. They will tell the new players about that loss. That being said, I think it's a great thing that many of the players and staff weren't. They're going to come into this game without that baggage. But the desire will be there. I will be absolutely shocked if the team comes into this game flat.
Comment 07 Dec 2019
I think that's an example of the difference between Oklahoma the last two years with Mayfield and Murray vs with Hurts. I don't think Riley really trusts Hurts much as a passer. 3 and 8 and they run is a super conservative playcall. Definitely think that was a pass with Murray or Mayfield.
Comment 05 Dec 2019

People need to get this 3 vs 4 star stuff out of their mind and trust the staff. I was just reading an article about Isaiah Simmons, who is an all-world LB at Clemson. Guy came in as a 3*/#450+ player, and their staff made him into a star. Trust that Stud can do the same with our OL.

Also, next year we are on schedule to get highly-rated OL as well, so let that ease your concerns.

Comment 04 Dec 2019

Phyllis in Mulga

I watched quite a bit of the show a year or so ago, and at that time she wasn't in great health so she rarely called in (and when she did it was only for a quick minute to express positive thoughts; kind of late in life reflection). She actually seemed like a really nice lady, it was unfortunate that she was characterized only by those crazy calls which Paul obviously wanted for ratings. Tammy the Auburn fan, on the other hand, genuinely seemed pretty out there haha. 

Comment 04 Dec 2019

It's always odd when these records are broken, being that people are playing more games. Eddie's 1927 was in 13 games, JK's will be in 14-15.

Regardless, both are fantastic seasons worth honoring. I was 9 years old when Eddie had that magical season, and I remember watching in absolute awe at how unstoppable he seemed.
 

Comment 04 Dec 2019

Newest report from Larry Brown Sports (not sure how credible they are) says they'll keep him? Interesting situation regardless.

Comment 04 Dec 2019

Went and saw Ozzy last year at an outdoor theatre in Noblesville, Indiana with Zakk Wylde. Still absolutely fantastic. It's so much fun to see someone who can do a two hour or so concert and you're still feeling like there were classics you wish he fit in the set.

Comment 03 Dec 2019

You're right in that how they both (OSU and LSU) win matters, I think. And overall I felt that way too about LSU moving up, but I think the committee bumping Wisconsin up to #8 makes it easier for them to keep OSU #1. Beating #4 without 3 of their offensive weapons is not remarkably more impressive than beating a solid #8 twice. I also just think this is a year where no matter what the media wants to think, the committee just flat out like OSU better than LSU, and there's a lot of reasons for why that makes sense.
 

Comment 03 Dec 2019

I like this theory! I do wonder about that. Either Clemson is going to come into their Semi-Final game the most rested team in America because they haven't played anyone, or they will come in unprepared for the level of competition. I like to think it's the latter, but this is a team where many of their players are coming off of a championship run last year, so unfortunately I have to believe it's the former.

But you never know. I am definitely someone who felt in years past that a weak B1G was not preparing OSU for the level of competition they had to play in bowl games and national championships (in the case of those Florida and LSU losses).

Comment 02 Dec 2019
Honestly I'm more disappointed in Greenberg. Aside from his boneheaded Michigan take last week, he had Howard on all last week with Michigan hot takes that were obviously also dumb, and he never takes the time out to challenge any of these opinions. What makes a show like First Take work is that Stephen A. has ridiculous hot takes, and then he's challenged on them. Greenberg's show has just become a pulpit for idiots whose idiotic opinions never get challenged. When Finebaum is the reasonable one on your panel you have an issue. Stuff like this is a big reason why I stopped paying for ESPN ages ago. I'll watch the occasional clip on YouTube, but I can't take them for more than a few minutes a week.
Comment 02 Dec 2019

I don't mean this is a slight to you or your point at all 305, but just as a devil's advocate contrary opinion:

I think Georgia is going into this game way overrated personally given that:
1) They have virtually no offense
2) Their three offensive players on an already weak offense are either out (Cager), injured (DeAndre Swift), or suspended for the 1st half of the game (George Pickens).
I would legitimately not be shocked if LSU wins this game 28-7 or the like. People will assume it's because their defense has gotten considerably better, but I think it will be because of the fact that Georgia won't be able to sustain drives against any defense at this point, even flawed ones. But I hope I'm wrong. 

Comment 02 Dec 2019

This might sound crazy, but hear me out here: there's a part of me that actually hopes OSU gets bumped back to #2.

The more I think about it, from a pure selfish entertainment standpoint, I would much rather see OSU play (and beat) Clemson in the first round of the playoffs than play Oklahoma or Utah. I feel like if there's an OSU team that can beat Clemson, this is the one (discounting the one a few years ago that should have had it not been for the muffed punt). I think seeing a playoffs where OSU beats both Clemson and LSU in one year would be the best possible scenario as a fan.

Comment 02 Dec 2019

That would be an interesting option for the Buckeyes, although @ 195 or so he's more of a speed/quickness back than a every down back.

The sites I looked at listed Lingard at 6'0, 200-203. Dobbins played his first two years at 5'10"/210ish (most of his weight gain was this off-season if I understand correctly). I don't see any reason Lingard couldn't be an every down back if he's willing to put in some time with Coach Mick.

Comment 01 Dec 2019
I get the connections, but it's not like OSU isn't paying them well. Their lives are all set up here. I'd also much rather work for an even keel guy like Day than someone who has health issues (i.e. could be forced to leave after a year or two) and seems to take an emotional toll on you the way Urban did (not even counting the drama that seems to dog his programs), despite the fact that he is a great coach. The player themselves are a witness of the difference in approaches from Urban to Day, every person who's covered them this year has spoken to that relaxed, laid back approach doing wonders for them. I appreciate what Urban did, but guys like Marotti and Pantoni have something good here, how can we be sure they'd leave just because it's Urban and he has a history with them?
Comment 30 Nov 2019
For some reason I'm getting a whistling metallic sort of sound feedback from Gus and Joel? Only during their announcing, not during commercials or any other coverage. Am I the only one?
Comment 27 Nov 2019
I also feel like the fact that people are coming out and predicting TTUN to win despite the fact that OSU is the #1 team in the country does not help their cause. This might be one of the few times I can remember when a #1 team can argue the disrespect card lol.