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MEMBER SINCE   September 11, 2013

Just a small-town guy, who's a huge buckeyes fan. BlufftonU graduate. CWRU PA student


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Being Starting QB for first home playoff game in school history
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • MLB TEAM: Reds/Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 3 hours ago

I love the team approach Fuller mentioned. Hafley asking the guys what they think about their ideas. 

Thats certainly an NFL mindset but it also allows players to take ownership of what’s happening. If they’re part of the decisions about how to play and what adjustments to make, they’re certain to buy in to it and play hard. 

From the comments (and the on-field results) I get the sense the previous staff wasn’t that way... 

Comment 15 Jul 2019

They didnt really lose the nastiness because pass-blocking doesnt require it. Just catch the defender and stay in front of him is essentially the gist of pass-blocking. 

Run-blocker, i agree, requires a degree of aggression and nastiness and this line for the most part didnt seem to have it. 

I would say though, it's difficult when you pass-protect all the time to suddenly get put in situation to just drive-block straight ahead. 

Regardless, the line has to be better this year if OSU is going to end up where they want to be. Stud isn't quite on the hot seat yet but it'll get warm quick if there isn't major improvement this year.  

Comment 10 Jul 2019

25 per year is the new NCAA rule, I believe. No more SEC teams approaching 30 while they kick out under performing guys anymore. 28 to 25 doesnt seem like a lot but I'm sure to those select few that took more than 25 annually, it's probably a pretty significant reduction. 

HOWEVER, because OSU took less than 25 last year, if they had a few early enrollees, which they will, those can count toward last year's total, so theoretically, they could bring in more than 25 still. The above still applies to most SEC schools as they always max out typically. 

PS: Im unsure if last year will count toward this new rule, since it just implemented for the 2020 class. 

Comment 09 Jul 2019

I currently live in Cleveland for school and I know a few people who grew up on the west side of Cle: Avon/Amherst/Vermillion area and have been told it's fairly rural and really nice but close enough to the city to be able to go whenever. 

I also grew up in a town of less than 1000 in west-central Ohio so I like to think I know what 'small' means in a literal sense (in reference to what the OP considers small)

Those places would be a little further for Cbus, maybe 2 hours. 

Comment 07 Jul 2019

I find it extremely perplexing that Meyer has been nationally disliked and found to not be genuine by so many, but was able to continue bringing in high quality recruit after another. Sure, some were drawn to him because of his success putting guys into the NFL and competing for championships, but as we routinely see and hear, relationships are what cause many recruits to decide on a particular school and he never had a problem with that, regardless of his national reputation. 

Just an interesting thought I've had for  awhile that somehow, to me, doesn't add up.  

Comment 07 Jul 2019

I argued this near the end of last season when people said "he was lighting it up when he got minutes." He had 1 absolutely great game and a couple others earlier which were solid, but when you're built on defense, you have put your best defense out there and Ahrens certainly wasnt one of the better defenders. 

If he develops a consistent jumper and can improve his defense, he could see an increase in minutes but I think through 2 years, Holtmann has made it clear: play defense well or don't expect a lot of PT. 

Comment 26 Jun 2019

I’m not sure this would cause guys to steer clear of Ohio State on it’s own. Smith no longer has any ties to OSU, he’s not a coach here any more. 

Is it petty? Yeah. Would a mature adult drop it and move on? Probably. 

But thats obviously not smith. I just don’t see this as an issue for Ohio State itself moving forward. They distanced themselves from him by letting him go. 

Comment 21 May 2019

His shooting leaves something to be desired, but he's still very skilled with ballhandling and getting to the rim. His hook shot is college legend already. I agree, it might be tougher for them this year and may depend on who they hire, but I wont believe they miss the tourney until I see them really take a big step back. 

I could definitely see Brazdeikis more likely to go pro now, for sure. 

Comment 17 May 2019

Kinda forgot about Brazdeikis in the aftermath of this news. His decision might be monumental for the success of the team next year. They should still contend for a double bye in the BTT and make the NCAA for sure, but their ceiling certainly cant be looked at the same if he goes pro. 

Comment 15 May 2019

I think this is the reality of not being Duke, UK, KU, UNC. 

EVERY coach should WANT those elite, top players, but not everyone has the undercover resources and is willing to cheat to get those players. OSU has generally (with a few exceptions) lost the most elite players to the top schools, but developing guys for 2-3 years worked extremely well with Matta and with the level at which Holtmann has been able to enter the picture for high level guys, like the '19 class, I see no reason for him to not be able to continue that type of success. 

That's the expectation, as I see it right now anyway. 

Comment 14 May 2019

The recent talent level in Ohio has ramped back up though. It was actually down for Ohio's standards over the last few years. Looking ahead to 2020 and 2021, the level seems to have picked back up, making it easier to keep near the top with less national prospects. 

I agree it's hard to fathom Day continuing on the pace of Meyer but a lot of guys seem to be holding off to see the results come the fall. If the results are the same, I see no reason to expect recruiting to take much of a hit long term. As has been noted here and elsewhere, Day actually might relate to today's kids better than Meyer's personality. Time will tell. 

Comment 02 May 2019

I'd love for that prediction to be true. I've been anxiety-riddled every game of this series which is bad, since I've watched maybe 10 jackets games ever before this postseason started. It's not to buckeye level anxiety during games but it's ramping up. 

Go #CBJ! Wreck the Bruins and that cheap shot POS! 

Comment 18 Apr 2019

It being good for golf hinges on the number of tv sets tuned in. I can 1000% assure you, thousands of people were only tuned in Sunday because of Tiger being in contention, including myself. 

We can debate the optics of it and whether his own mistakes should really make this a 'comeback for the ages' but Tiger being 'good for golf' cannot be denied. 

Comment 14 Apr 2019

Granted, he's not listed 3rd on our depth chart, but Georgia fans were laughing about Fields' spring game stat line, despite many buckeye fans being excited about what they saw. 

Just bringing this up to point out: fans of their team assume it'll definitely get better for their guy while thinking the worst about the guy that left. 

I think both martell and fields will end up being really good, maybe even great, college qbs, but no I dont think one scrimmage really matters in the long run. 

Comment 06 Apr 2019

Everyone has the right to do their due diligence and find out as much info as possible, but that those first couple lines rub me the wrong way a little bit. 

“Show me your depth chart?” I get wanting to play early, but if you’re secure in your abilities and work ethic, that wouldn’t matter to you. He’s listed almost nothing but top football programs so there’s something they all are interested in. Stop worrying about competition and outwork everyone. 

Just my thoughts. 

Comment 04 Apr 2019

It would be fun for the 20 that fit the bill and got to be a part. Literally no one else could afford to have football anymore, without those games that teams like Ohio state pay near a million dollars for. 

Thats why it’ll never happen. Even the Rutgers of the world need the OSU, PsU games for revenue purposes, and they’re already a P5 team.