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NapaBuckeye5


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Comment 08 Jun 2020

It's truly shameful the amount of ignorance on this thread.

If you're more focused on the few people that were violent or vandalized over what the movement is about... You're part of the problem!

If you think that black people have the same opportunities and do not meet institutionalized racism to this day, pick up a book, or go speak with a sociology professor at tOSU. Once again you're part of the problem.

If you're a Buckeye fan, feel free to go speak with ANY of the black athletes we root for, ANY of the black coaches who shape these young men and women about their experience being black in America. What I see are a bunch of white people on this board that are ignorant and scared.

Seriously, go ask 6 black people you've never met before. Hopefully, a tOSU football player so you will listen. 

Comment 23 Mar 2020

Here’s my 2 cents (and that’s all it may be worth) from all that I’ve read and the videos I’ve watched.

- He’s 6 foot 220 and runs a mid 4.5 in the 40.

- Sermon is a true 3-down RB with elite blocking and passing skills.

- He’s not a burner speed wise but neither are any of their stable of backs.

- He lost his starting job due to a tore ACL and the fact his backups played well and they prize timing on the offense which is lost while on the bench.

- I have yet to read one bad take on the guy from OU coaches or fans. His work ethic and grasp of the game are above average.

- OU has rotated RBs every year that Lincoln Riley has been there, and even the current starter wouldn’t likely see more than a 60% snap count.

- All 4 OU RBs on scholarship that could have been possible starters (Rodney Anderson, Trey Sermon, T.J. Pledger and Kennedy Brooks) came into the 2019 season with gaps in their careers with injuries. Unfortunately for Sermon, his injury was the most recent.  

- Within the rotation of backs, Sermon had the broadest skill set.

- The new RB coach DeMarco Murray has already stated he is treating all of the RBs the same from day one in a crowded group of talented players. Coming to tOSU could provide Sermon the ability to be the bell cow for an offense that is set to be lethal.

- Although he doesn’t have the top gear JK has, he’s a BRUISER! 

Pro Football Focus writes, "when he was healthy in 2018, Sermon was easily one of the best backs in the FBS. That year, Sermon had an elite PFF grade of 90.8 that ranked fifth and a WAA total that was second at his position in the country. His 0.35 broken tackles forced per attempt in 2018 was third to NFL backs David Montgomery and Devin Singletary. He’ll likely split time with Kennedy Brooks, but regardless of who carries the ball more, Oklahoma is clearly set at the position.”

- His transition to tOSU’s playbook isn’t a jump in philosophy, just terminology. The line and blocking schemes were going to be tweaked for Master Teague anyway.

- He’s mature and a seasoned veteran.

So barring injury this is a godsend for the program. Even if Teague comes back, just having some depth is much needed and welcomed. 

Comment 18 Feb 2020

I've been to many college football venues over decades, and I can say without a doubt Notre Dame AKA N.A.M.B.L.A. State has the most obnoxious fanbase that I have encountered.  

Comment 06 Feb 2020

Imagine the defensive front of:
Jack Sawyer - SDE
J.T. Tuimoloau - DT
Tywone Malone - DT
Tunmise Adeleye or Landon Jackson - WDE

That's a possible dream scenario coming to fruition! 

Comment 30 Dec 2019

320 yards on 40 attempts is not great.  I'm not angry at him or the team they played their hearts out.  Yet, to not point out he had poor performance compared to what he had shown all year is to ignore the obvious.  I was arguing that his play was worse than pass-pro. 

I agree with you that the offense hasn't reached its' potential, but the defense is a HUGE question mark.  So is RB. 

Comment 30 Dec 2019

Call it what you want.  He had more INTs than TDs.  His passes were not sharp.  He left the pocket when he didn't need to and held onto the ball when there was nothing, taking 4 sacks.  I love #1 and feel lucky he's tOSU's QB, but he was not sharp.  Even if he was 65% there were no less than 3 times he should have kept the ball for an easy 1st down. 

Comment 30 Dec 2019

Nothing to see here...

https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/big-ten-supervisor-of-officials-fumble-return-for-td-should-have-stood-in-ohio-state-clemson-game/

"Williamson (SEC Referee Ken Williamson) said the play was reviewed not only by Hodges (Gerald Hodges - SEC Replay Official) in the replay booth but at the SEC "video center" in Birmingham, Alabama. "

"Shaw (Steve Shaw - SEC coordinator of officials) would not comment, but national officiating supervisor Rogers Redding agreed that the call should not have been overturned when contacted by CBS Sports on Monday. Shaw is set to replace Redding as national supervisor."

Comment 30 Dec 2019

There are some additional things in the article that are quite concerning!

"Veteran SEC video review official Gerald Hodges initiated the booth review."


"Williamson (SEC Referee Ken Williamson) said the play was reviewed not only by Hodges (Gerald Hodges - SEC Replay Official) in the replay booth but at the SEC "video center" in Birmingham, Alabama. "

"Shaw (Steve Shaw - SEC coordinator of officials) would not comment, but national officiating supervisor Rogers Redding agreed that the call should not have been overturned when contacted by CBS Sports on Monday. Shaw is set to replace Redding as national supervisor."
 

Comment 29 Dec 2019

Pass pro didn’t lose this game. Fields’ poor play was worse than the pass pro IMHO. I love #1 but he was not sharp tonight.