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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.

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 12 May 2019

TBF, I think Dany lost her soul somewhere near the end of season one when stepped into the funeral pyre with Drogo.  But that's just me.

That list looks pretty comprehensive, though.

I did like Arya calling the Hound by his given name when she thanked him. And Sandor got over his fear of fire enough to kill the Mountain. That was a karmatic death.

Comment 11 May 2019

If you think the transfer portal is a problem now, just wait until CFB players can make money off their own likeness.

"Hey Player X - we'll pay you $xxx,xxx, but you need to play for a Nike school."

Comment 11 May 2019

I wasn’t talking about the fans. NCAA athletes aren’t compensated at the level that NFL players are. 

The people who want an expanded playoff are almost all fans. Coaches, players, ADs and university presidents aren’t excited about a 16 game season. 

Comment 11 May 2019

We don't always agree, RBurgundy4, but when we do, it's on the CFB Playoff.

Five years of playoff data isn't enough to decide it's broken. Saban could have a heart attack next week, Bama could become a dumpster fire within a season, and the SEC doesn't make the playoff for a decade. Would Buckeye fans then be clamoring for playoff expansion to give 2-loss Auburn or Tennessee the right to play for a title? I seriously doubt it.  They'd be saying, "They hate us, because they ain't us," and posting gifs of Kermit the frog sipping tea.

Comment 11 May 2019

I can get behind an eight team playoff. Six seems about right, but I don't like the idea of teams getting a bye before the playoff.

User name checks out.

Comment 11 May 2019

The other levels of football don't play 12-13 regular season games, and don't stand to lose nearly as much money with the shorter regular season. They also don't garner the same TV revenue that FBS does. No one is going to go to Madison in mid-late Dec to play a playoff game, so they would have to adjust the entire FBS season. CCGs would have to wrap up by Thanksgiving, which means sacrificing a home game every other year. The Group of Five teams can't afford to do that.

Comment 11 May 2019

That's fair, Kirok. I wasn't sure how I felt about that stat, or their sack numbers. Last season it was obvious Haskins was doing everything he could to avoid contact early on. I think that was dictated to him by the coaches, because they felt without Haskins the offense was going nowhere fast. He did get rid of the ball quickly, and was definitely a 'pass first' QB on the RPO. Barrett always went thru his progressions, and at times seemed indecisive, and perhaps some of the hurries were on him. But Prince had a really bad year on the right side in 2017, and Barrett felt the brunt of that.

Comment 10 May 2019

Every time Dany or Jon ride a dragon, the laws of physics are violated.  Centifugal Force alone would pull the riders off the dragon back when its only the riders hands that hold them on.

There's no such thing as "centrifugal force." It's an apparent or fictitious force. I believe you mean centripetal acceleration.

Comment 10 May 2019

Smith recruited well, and that's about the best I can say about him.

These are the same kids and the only difference is the ball getting to them.

Not really. Same kids with an extra year of experience and coaching. The reality of college football is that you gain 25% more experience every season. That's huge for development. And the ball was getting to them just as often with Barrett. They had more drops as a unit before Hartline took over.

PSU game at home 13 passes in a row no drops who was their coach? JT was a average qb when it came to passing.

I'm confused by this. JT is average and the receivers are great, which is why he went 13 for 13 in the 4th quarter? That's essentially what you're saying. So in the games that Barrett went less than 50% completions, it must have been the receivers' fault.  Barrett was an above average college QB, otherwise he never would have started anywhere. And he wouldn't have three of the Top 10 passing seasons in Ohio State history. Haskins was a better passing QB - I'm not arguing that.  But, if you dig into OSU's passing and receiving stats over the past four seasons, there are some really interesting details.

Season Att Comp Comp % drops pressures Sacks
2015 (Jones & Barrett) 298 176 59.1% 23 108 19
2016 368 222 60.3% 26 129 25
2017 365 234 64.1% 23 115 18
2018 306 215 70.3% 20 64 7

https://www.cfbfilmroom.com/ohio-state-buckeyes/

In 2015, Michael Thomas, Jalin Marshall and Curtis Samuel each had 5 dropped passes
In 2016, Baugh had 7 dropped passes, Weber had 4, and Brown and Samuel each had 3
In 2017, Campbell had 6 dropped passes, Baugh had 4, and McLaurin and Victor had 3 each
In 2018, Mack dropped 6, and Campbell and Victor had 3 drops.

The WR drops decreased by 20% from 2016 to 2018. Even more significantly, the QB pressures were cut in half for Haskins in 2018 from what Barrett experienced in 2016 and were only 55% of what Barrett saw in 2018. Throwing from a clean pocket is a lot easier than scrambling for your life and trying to complete passes.

I would argue that more than just replacing Barrett with Haskins resulted in a higher completion rate in 2018.
1 - O-line play was markedly better.
2 - WR play improved and they dropped fewer passes.

As far as fans' opinions about Smith, just read through the comments in these articles dating a year or more before the alleged domestic violence story broke.

https://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2017/08/83959/wide-receivers-coach-zach-smith-explains-each-receiver-position-and-who-might-fill-them
https://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2017/05/82360/ohio-state-wide-receivers-coach-zach-smith-to-make-300k-base-salary-in-2017-as-part-of-1-year-contract#comments
https://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2017/01/79228/after-staff-changes-the-pressure-is-on-zach-smith-and-ohio-states-wide-receivers-to-produce-in-2017
https://www.elevenwarriors.com/skull-sessions/2016/06/71462/skull-session-ohio-state-zach-smith-subtweeting-big-ten-divisional-fix-camp-randall
https://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football-recruiting/2016/04/70014/under-construction-zone-six-may-not-be-for-everyone-but-the-results-speak-for-themselves
 

As far putting players in the NFL, how many of the Zach Smith #DevelopedHere wide receivers are still playing on Sundays and how have done?  Noah Brown, Curtis Samuel and Michael Thomas remain in the League. Of them, Thomas, and Samuel to an extent, are the only ones making headlines. You can make a case for Devin Smith, but he wasn't recruited by Zach Smith. And we have no idea how this year's draftees will do. Are those guys in the League because Smith put them there, or because they were talents who were going to get there anyway?