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NavyBuckeye91 12th Warrior


Dayton (via Columbus)

MEMBER SINCE   August 27, 2014

Born and raised in Columbus, OH. Grew up on campus at tOSU (father was faculty), went to my first game when I was six, and I have loved the Buckeyes ever since. Graduated from the US Naval Academy and served on active duty for 26 years.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching JT Barrett lead the biggest comeback of Coach Meyer's career to beat Penn State in the Shoe.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: John 'Hondo' Havlicek
  • NFL TEAM: It hurts too much to be an NFL fan in Ohio.
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: None - I'd rather watch lacrosse.

Recent Activity

Comment 12 hours ago

I think you need to step in off the ledge, Cruiser.  This is just a computer database that tracks all the athletes transferring.  It gives greater transparency, and allows all schools to see who's transferring. The actual rules of transfer are still the same.

Comment 12 hours ago

That's utter horseshit. If men can coach women's teams, then the opposite can work as well. If the players can't take coaching from a woman, that says more about the players inability to take coaching than the other way around.

Comment 19 hours ago

And yet, he almost outrushed Miami’s RBs by himself, led all rushers for the game and won the Offensive MVP trophy. 

That Miami defense was one of the best in the country. Nearly every player went pro. Pretty sure Krenzel was one of 13 or 14 QBs to have a rotten game against the Canes that season. 

Comment 20 hours ago

Pardon me. I was taking your OP at face value. You stated you looked back at the their record “a number of years”.  I guess that number was no more than 10. 

Comment 20 Jan 2019

You didn't look very hard.

1987 - lost to ND (8-4) 37-6

1997 - lost to LSU (9-3) 27-0

1998 - lost to Arkansas (8-4) 42-6

2000 - lost to Southern Miss (Conf USA, 8-4) 21-0

And in 2007, although it wasn't 30 points, Saban lost at home, in front of 92,000 Tide fans, to a 6-6 Louisiana Monroe team coached by Charlie Weatherbie.

Comment 20 Jan 2019

Then Ryan steps in and gets close to that without nearly lifting a finger.

I wouldn't call 17 years of coaching as a position coach and an OC "without nearly lifting a finger." Coach Day, with the exception of a 5-year stop at BC from 2007-11, has moved every year or two as he climbed the coaching ladder. Meyer actually moved less, had fewer different jobs, and spent less time as an assistant before getting his first HC gig.

Meyer and Coach Day took different paths to get where they are, and Day is reportedly only making $4.5 M as compared to Meyer's $7.6 M per year when he left.  By my math, Coach Day is making only 60% of what Meyer made. That's hardly close; it's barely over half.

It's also a really bad comparison when the amount of TV money available to schools in 2000 was probably les than half of what's out there now with the BTN and ESPN mega contracts with conferences. There's a lot more money available to pay coaches; that's not Coach Day's fault.

Comment 18 Jan 2019

Saw some of the world’s worst aircraft icing in the PACNORWEST and northern Japan. About an inch and half of rhime ice (inside of your old ice box) on the windshield. Came out of a winter storm into the clear and the windshield heat could only melt a C-cup sized circle at best.

“Whelp - looks like we’ll stay on instruments a little while longer, fellas.”

300 knots looking through a 3x3 porthole is some scary shit. 

Comment 18 Jan 2019

Lived in Minnesota and Maine - leave the car  in the garage and there’s no problem. If we knew a storm was coming while at work, we threw a blue tarp over the windshield and closed it in the front doors of the vehicle. When it was time to leave, you just peeled the tarp off the windshield. No ice, no snow. 

Comment 17 Jan 2019

Excellent points, Semperfibuck. 

I would also add that the CFP committee has consistently had someone like Ms Rice or Gen Odierno on the committee during its existence. 

One particular resason for this that I see is these people are well accustomed onbeing in a room full of enormous egos, and managing the discord that can produce. Try getting 13 different nations to agree on a military course of action. It ain’t easy. 

So while Gen O may not have the football experience some of the others have, he brings some essential qualities to that committee. Probably more than the sportswriter or two who usually have a seat at that table. 

Comment 17 Jan 2019

I am the proud owner of three OSU sweatshirts. A dark gray hoodie I bought 2 years ago. A scarlet 2002 National Championship sweatshirt. And, a gray 1997 Rose Bowl Champions sweatshirt.

I still pull that one out and wear it now and again, 20+ years later. Our kids don’t understand why I would hang onto a sweatshirt that’s older than them. The boy is now studying at OSU. He may understand someday, but hopefully not in the painful way that those of us who lived through the 80’s and 90’ understand. 

Comment 16 Jan 2019

Not sure the evidence is there to say that it works out any more than it fails.  Clay Helton at USC hasn't exactly lit the world on fire, although they've been a bit of a disaster since Pete Carroll left. Helfrich at Oregon took them to the CFP, lost, and then went down hill.  

Going back a little further, Bob Davie at ND after Lou Holtz was a disaster, Frank Solich only lasted six seasons at Nebraska after Tom Osborne and went 7-7 and 9-3 his final two seasons. Ted Tollner went from OC to HC following John Robinson at USC - the Trojans went from winning five NCs and 12 PAC CCs between '62-'82 to 26-20-1 under Tollner. Jack Crowe took over at Arkansas in 1990 after being OC for Ken Hatfield, who won 3 CCs in the SWC; Crowe went 9-15 in two seasons plus lost the opener of his third season to the Citadel before being fired.

I think it's all situational.

Comment 16 Jan 2019

Maybe not. But when you look around the WB room, and you see who’s being recruited, and suddenly “one of these things is not like the others”. Maybe Martell saw the writing on the wall, or maybe the coaches said, “the program is going in a different direction.” 

You have to admit, the social media about face is curious to say the least. 

Best of luck to the young man in whatever he does and wherever he goes.