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Dayton (via Columbus)

Member since 27 August 2014 | Blog

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.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching JT Barrett lead the biggest comeback of Coach Meyer's career to beat Penn State in the Shoe.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie Griffin
  • 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 3 hours ago

So much fun seeing the Buckeyes through the eyes of a child. Pure, unadulterated joy when they win. 

Good stuff, Pere Grand. 

Comment 9 hours ago

It didn't stop him from throwing to Mack after he dropped 4 against TCU.  Why rattle him at Penn State and not at TCU?  There were also about 3-4 drops against IU.  Didn't seem to rattle him then.

So, count me in that group dismissing it. The pressure of PSU's blitz and threat of getting hit rattled Haskins.

Comment 9 hours ago

It's been a consistent trend for Nick Saban Alabama teams against big arm QBs on relatively decent teams. And, no, they were not all mobile QBs. Bo Wallace was a statue.

Bama rarely loses. But when they have, it's generally in a game where a team can throw the ball all over the place because they maintain the threat of running the ball.  I believe OSU maintains that threat with Weber and Dobbins.

I agree though, that Haskins's lack of pocket mobility may be the limiting factor.

Comment 9 hours ago

For every Jaylon Smith, there are literally hundreds of college football players who play the entire season including the bowl game without a career ending injury. Every time a player steps on the field they are at risk.

It's a bad comparison, because Smith wasn't returning from an injury just to play in a single bowl game, or the CFP. Bosa's situation is very different, because he's currently injured and wouldn't return until December at the earliest.

Comment 13 hours ago

Being too one dimensional on offense and having an iffy defense is not going to beat Alabama or Clemson.

That's simply not true.  Texas A&M, Oklahoma, & Ole Miss (x2) all beat better Alabama defenses with passing.  In Ole Miss and OU's cases the pass to run yardage was 3:1 or 4:1.  Bama's strength has always been stopping the run, but great QBs have shredded their secondary in past.  And none of those four teams had outstanding defenses.

Comment 16 hours ago

Hearing him explain how last year, the line could expect to block for the run more as opposed to blocking for a pass was something I had never considered and it made me think a little more.

Your offense takes on the personality of your QB. Haskins is a gunslinger, so he’s going to look to pass first. It’s something the line, running backs, Meyer and the fans need to accept and get used to. I don’t see it changing, and if it continues to produce 400-500 yards of offense and 40+ points per game, I’m ok with that. 

Comment 17 Oct 2018

Was going to post something similar, so I'll add this to your comments.

The Buckeyes have suffered three upsets to unranked teams: 2014 VaTech, 2016 PSU (#7 in final rankings) and 2017 Iowa. All the other losses were to teams ranked fairly close (2-8 places lower) to the Buckeyes, and who finished the season ranked either above or within two places of Ohio State in the final rankings.

Since 2012, Urban Meyer's Buckeye teams have had one undefeated season, owned a share of the Big Ten East all six seasons and won it outright four times, won the Big Ten twice, and played for an won one NC.  He's 77-8 and 50-3 in the Big Ten. 

Saban's Crimson Tide teams have been 'outcoached' or lost to a lesser ranked opponent every season, except their undefeated season in 2009, and their #2-v-#1 match-up against LSU in 2011. Bama has only gone undefeated once (2009), and only twice in the regular season (2009 & 2016).  In 2010 and 2011, 'Bama didn't even win their division, let alone their conference. 

Since 2012, Bama has owned a share of the SEC West all six seasons and won it outright four times, won the SEC four times, and played for the NC four times winning three. He's 77-8, and 43-5 in the SEC.  Oh, and 6 of his 77 wins came against FCS teams, so Saban is only 71-8 versus FBS opponents.

season opponent opp rank bama's rank score
2008 Florida (SEC CCG) #2 #1 20-31
2008 Utah (Sugar Bowl) #7 #4 17-31
2010 South Carolina #19 #1 21-35
2010 LSU #10 #5 21-24
2012 Texas A&M #15 #1 24-29
2013 Auburn #4 #1 28-34
2013 Oklahoma (Sugar Bowl) #11 #3 31-45
2014 Ole Miss #11 #3 17-23
2014 Ohio State (Sugar Bowl) #4 #1 35-42
2015 Ole Miss #15 #2 37-43
2016 Clemson #2 #1 31-35
2017 Auburn #6 #1 14-26
Comment 17 Oct 2018

Rewatched the MN game, and Haskins had a pair of nice runs for about 5-6 yards. I just wish one of them had been down by the goal line on 2nd and 3rd and goal. Settling for three down there sucks.

Comment 17 Oct 2018

Burrow, a graduate transfer from The Plains, Ohio,

I didn't realize one could get an undergrad degree from The Plains. It's as if they're going out of their way to avoid admitting that he came from Ohio State.