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MaxPowerBucknut


Intermountain West

MEMBER SINCE   November 29, 2014

Grew up out West but always loved the Buckeyes, and cheered for them even in the 90's when times weren't so good. Got a chance to go to Med School at OSU and jumped on it. Best decision I ever made.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Being in the 'Shoe in November 2006 for 42 - 39.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: JK Dobbins
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: TBD
  • NHL TEAM: Montreal Canadiens (lived there for 2 years)
  • NBA TEAM: None. The NBA is dead to me.
  • MLB TEAM: Texas Rangers (lived there for 5 years)

Recent Activity

Comment 13 Nov 2019

I think this is one of those cases of standing on the shoulders of giants. Urban Meyer revolutionized college football, even back as early as his Utah days (and some may say BGSU days—I didn’t watch much BGSU football then, or now, but I did watch the Utes). The things Urban did as far as scheme, offensive strategy, and being cutthroat were a new combination in college football coaching. But like a lot of people that are wildly successful at what they do, Urban had a difficult time continuing to evolve. 

The things that he did that were great, like recruiting, continued to be great. His offensive philosophy got a little bit stale, and he lost some of his edge due to health issues, or loyalty issues, or whatever. Ryan Day was able to sit in the background and observe all this, as well as sit behind Chip Kelly, and pick up a lot of different pieces. Obviously being an offensive genius doesn’t hurt either, but seeing Urban Meyer and Chip Kelly first hand and picking the best of each of them to go with your own mind is a great luxury. 

And because he’s “new”, Ryan Day doesn’t have any of the loyalty issues that plagued Meyer’s selection of assistant and position coaches in his last 3-4 years at OSU. He’s still recruiting like a boss, and has great coaches to develop players. Urban Meyer set the standard, and even elevated it from regional powerhouse to national title contender every year.  Let’s just hope he can keep the train running (I think he can).

Comment 21 Oct 2019

I can’t believe no one has commented yet on the biggest Harbaugh of them all this game—having to call a time-out on the very first offensive play of the game before even one second had gone off the clock to avoid getting a delay of game penalty.  How can you not have a play call made for the first play of the game?

Harbaugh is in over his head and has no idea how to right the ship. They did show some fight after getting down early, but I could see that team throwing in the towel on the season if they lose to ND and MSU. The game against MSU could end up 3-0. 

Comment 27 Sep 2019

Green Bay drafted Aaron Rodgers with no intention of him playing that first year, or a couple after. Seems to have worked out fine. 

I’d rather he not get killed behind that porous OL. More rookie QBs have been ruined playing early behind a terrible line than sitting for a year or two. 

Comment 23 Sep 2019

He was also slow.  Bad angles and bad coaching can be fixed, but being slow, at a certain point, is not fixable. Even with the bad angles he took he couldn’t catch up to guys who were bigger than he was. That’s a problem. 

Best of luck to him at his next stop. He’s a punishing hitter for sure. 

Comment 01 Aug 2019

Yes. If you go into the Recruiting Forum and enter a thread, and then want to go back to the Recruiting Forum, if you click the banner with the image at the top of the thread hat says “Ohio State Recruiting Forum” then instead of going to the main Recruiting Forum where all the threads are, it takes you to the Ohio state Football Forum. 

Comment 01 Aug 2019

So as someone who is naive to D1 football recruiting (I was recruited and played D1 tennis), is there any reason the coaches can’t or wouldn’t contact Robinson and say “Hey, what’s up?  Are you in or not? You’re our #1a guy but if you aren’t in then we need to move on to #1b and win with him.”

Then they don’t spend a bunch of effort and angst about a guy who isn’t in and can move on and get someone else they want. If he’s really undecided then sure you keep up the full court press (while also doubling back with the next guy in line) up, but if he’s done OSU dirty then it’s time to cut bait and get on with someone else. The longer this strings along the more someone is going to be left holding the bag of sh*t at the end. 

Comment 08 Jul 2019

Love watching BB play. His first movement off the snap is amazing. Even when he doesn’t get to the QB or the RB I’m sure he creates openings for others due to people having to slide over to help since he’s already half a step past his man. And really if you occupy two blockers as an interior lineman you’ve done your job. 

Comment 29 Jun 2019

Avoiding nepotism and not tolerating sub-standard performance from assistants for the sake of convenience would go a long way to improving the past two coaching regimes, although it’s hard to complain about their success against TTUN and each winning a National Championship.