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MiamiBuckeye

North Miami, FL

Member since 15 September 2016 | Blog

I'm an adjunct instructor at Florida International University, recently graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing. Never been to Ohio but my family is a Buckeye family so I bleed Scarlet and Gray.

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Comment 15 hours ago

You should look into Opeth if you haven't already, their more recent material in particular. I think you'd like their mix between metal and prog rock with a bit of jazz thrown in. 

Comment 17 hours ago

For one episode he came around Miami looking for good Jamaican spots and came pretty close to where I live. I love his unique cook/rapper hybrid outlook. 

Comment 18 hours ago

Pretty much this. When the chips are down and we've needed to run the ball, we've been able to do it: against TCU, against Penn State, and in the last two games as well. 

I will say that on 4th and 1 or 4th and 2 situations, I don't really like what we've been doing. I'd rather Meyer adopt Orgeron's strategy with Joe Burrow in those situations, which is both simpler and more effective. If you need a yard, use the strength and size of your O-line and simply push for that yard rather than getting cute with it. 

Comment 18 hours ago

I also wonder if so far our opponents are "fighting the last war," that is, scheming against a 2016-17 Meyer, JT-led offense rather than considering how the new Haskins-run offense works. They've been loading the box, making even the idea of a Dwayne-keeper seem foolish, but with Haskins routinely throwing for 250 or 300 or even 400+ yards every game this strategy hasn't been working for them. 

In the meantime though, it nullifies our half-hearted rush offense, which makes the game look more dire than it is. We're so accustomed to seeing Ohio State run the ball at will that it feels frightening when we can't. 

Comment 19 hours ago

We rushed the ball effectively on our last drive against Minnesota, which is consistent with what I've noticed about the last few games, against Indiana and Penn State as well as the Gophers, where after a very anemic three quarters of rushing we finally pounded the ball with aplomb. The common thread there, I think, is that in all those situations we finally committed to the run and decided to work the clock and grind down the opposition, and the same defenses that had stood up our RBs for three quarters were too tired to keep it up. 

We haven't been doing that through all the games because we haven't needed to (and because our pass was more effective). As long as we can wear down opposing defenses and pass them to death, we can keep doing what we're doing and keep winning. 

Comment 14 Oct 2018

When Michigan and MSU play it will be a case of picking your poison. Is it better to have one win over a top 10 Michigan or two wins over two top 15 MSU and Michigan teams? 

Personally, I hope MSU is still ranked when we play them--an unranked but still game Spartans team scares me. 

Comment 14 Oct 2018

If you asked me at the start of the season who I thought would win the west, I'd have said Wisconsin without hesitation. After yesterday night, I think even with the head-to-head over Iowa, the Hawkeyes are going to topple them. That Wisconsin team is as one-dimensional on offense as we are, only they don't have nearly the same talent to make up for it. They're going to lose again. 

Michigan looks surprisingly competent, but they still have to play MSU and what's going to be a very angry Penn State team before they face us, so them coming to Columbus 8-3 is as likely as 10-1. 

Go Bucks, win out and take care of business. 

Comment 13 Oct 2018

Will Grier's Heisman campaign is probably over. He needed to play perfectly every game to have a shot at keeping up with Haskins and Tua. He's been sacked 6 times and now he's thrown an awful pick. 

Comment 13 Oct 2018

Thanks, Barf, you're the best. 

And yeah, the blue skin would have been a little much. I like that you kept the red eyes--nice Imperial touch. 

The Buckeye Star Empire will be in good hands next season as its armada conquers all the minor outlying systems of the Big Ten Star Cluster.