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Matt Gutridge

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from Columbus

MEMBER SINCE   July 12, 2013

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching Ken Dorsey get flung down as the football fell to the ground.

  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chuck Csuri // Mike Doss // Antoine Winfield
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Ronnie Stokes
  • NFL TEAM: Seattle Seahawks
  • NHL TEAM: CBJ
  • NBA TEAM: Michael Jordan
  • MLB TEAM: Indians / Yankees
  • SOCCER TEAM: Manchester City

Recent Activity

Comment 01 Feb 2019

Would you trade the Purdue loss with the Michigan win if it meant Meyer returning as head coach for another three seasons?

Meyer would lose his perfect record against That Team, but Ohio State would have another three seasons with the active coach with the highest winning percentage in college football.

Comment 14 Jan 2019

DefenceWinsChampionships,
Great eye. I went back and forth on that decision. Ended up going with Mack because of upside. Also, before Mack was injured at Purdue, it appeared to me that he was one of the receivers Haskins most relied on (Campbell being the other). 

Comment 14 Jan 2019

Gumtape,
I agree with you, but unfortunately those guys don't have recruiting ratings.

You might have only listed four Cooper receivers to make it a fairer competition, but you still have room for one more. Who else from the Cooper era would you add to your list?

Comment 13 Jan 2019

Iowabuckeyes,
Good question. Unfortunately, those guys aren't listed in 247's database for Ohio State commits.

2017 Class (Curtis)

2018 Class (Vanatsky)

Good news. I am working on creating the all-time Ohio State roster data base. When that is finished, the list above will include every quarterback that has ever appeared on an Ohio State roster.

Be prepared, as the Non-rated list will be ridiculously long.

Comment 13 Jan 2019

DefenceWinsChampionships,
I agree that Troy Smith was very good. I think the championship game against Florida has tainted the way some fans remember his career at Ohio State. Also wish he didn't handicap himself during his senior year by trying to stay in the pocket for too long to prove he was a pro-style quarterback.

I will be very pleased and happy if Justin Fields plays like Troy Smith 2.0. If Fields can see the field and throw like Smith did as a senior, run like Smith did as a junior, I believe Buckeye fans will be very happy. Then again, that is an awful lot to ask for as Smith is a top 5 quarterback at Ohio State.

Comment 12 Jan 2019
Tresselball4life, Jones is listed as a commit in both 2011 and 2012. He was a gray shirt, so I placed him (and the other gray shirts) in the class in which they enrolled. For Cardale, that is 2012 and Meyer. The same thing will happen with Carlos Hyde and Michael Thomas.
Comment 12 Jan 2019

Yes, Roy Hall breaking Ted Ginn's ankle in the BCS Championship game is part of the number's curse. Stanley Jackson, Bellisari and Noah Spence are part of it as well. 

Then there is this picture of a person that likes to sport Ohio State's No. 8 in public:

The number should be banned.
Comment 30 Dec 2018

GallowayGambleGinn,
Yes, I should have clarified the first sentence with Cooper's record to end the season. His Ohio State teams had plenty of talent and were in the conversation for national titles throughout the mid '90s. I will always give Cooper credit for paving the way for this era of football for his work on the recruiting trail and making the program a competitor on the national recruiting scene.

However, with the good, there is the bad. Cooper wasn't a closer and his teams had a tendency to fall flat at the end of the schedule. Had the team finished strong in '96, '97 and '98 there is a strong chance the program has another national title or two. Oh well, what could have/should have been.