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NavyBuckeye91 12th Warrior


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.


  • 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 4 hours ago

It's a de facto bye week when a team needs one the most.

It’s actually better than a buy. The team has to act like they’re playing a game, so you don’t get the time off you normally get during a buy, nor the problems. You also get basically a scrimmage to keep everyone fresh and focused. It’s brilliant if you think about it. 

Comment 16 hours ago

Based on that argument, one could argue that Dantonio is a better coach.

Comment 16 hours ago

Exactly.  I wasn't making a case for Swinney, just pointing out we don't need to wait 10 more years.

In fact, I'm in the minority who believes Meyer is a better coach than Saban, and I base that on the their careers to date.

Comment 16 hours ago

I would argue that the CFP needs to cowboy up and establish a more objective measure of SoS. They also need to establish a level scheduling model for all conferences. I would start with these changes.

  • Wins over FCS programs should not be counted in a team's W-L record. Losses absolutely count, UM fans.
  • Teams must schedule at least one Power Five team in their OOC.
  • Teams must schedule one true road game every other year in their OOC. Neutral sites do not count. Bonus points for traveling more than one time zone or climate zone.
  • Establish a minimum number of conference games. Eight or nine, is fine, so long as the schedule has nine P5 opponents and three FBS opponents, minimum. Anything less counts as a loss, or one less win in your total.
  • No FCS opponents after Nov 1.
Comment 18 hours ago

We already have that data.  He's been coaching at Clemson since 2008 when he was named interim HC.

101-30 overall (.771 win %), 61-18 in the ACC. 6 division titles (only finished below 2nd in his 1st and 3rd seasons), 4 ACC titles, 4-3 in major bowl/CFP games, 1-1 in CFP NC games, finished in the Top 25 every season from 2011-17, 3 Top 5 finishes in the past three seasons, and a National Chmapionship on top.

Comment 18 hours ago

Houston wasn't exactly the 'fixer upper' that Texas is.  The Cougars enjoyed a couple of 8 win seasons just before Herman arrived, and were only 2 years removed from Kevin Sumlin's tenure during which they went 13-1 in 2011 and 10-4 in 2009.  The last time UT won 8 games was 2013 and more than 9 games was 2009, when they lost the BCS title game.

Comment 20 May 2018

Interesting that UF is so high, still. Would love to see this broken out by head coach.  Clearly you'd see Coaches Meyer, Carroll and Saban at the top, along with Bowden.  Based on the Buckeyes success  from 2000-2010, Tressell might even be in the Top 5. 

Comment 19 May 2018

Army-Navy should've made the primary list. A player nearly died in an Army-Navy game years ago. Midshipmen actually yell, "Beat Army!" at the end of the alma mater, even when we play Air Force, or any other school. Plebes are taught to yell, "Beat Army!" as they square their corners chopping through Bancroft Hall (Navy's dormitory).  Mascots are stolen, monuments are defiled, Admirals & Generals (and sometimes SECNAV and SECARMY) make wagers over the outcome, and prisoners are exchanged. And at the end of every game, you will see players from one team crying.

The respect for each other doesn't come until after you graduate - but arguably, that's when the real rivalry begins. 

Deck the Halls! With Army Balls!

Comment 18 May 2018

Glad to hear that Mr. Burrow (without an ‘s’) has found a place he can play and compete. Going to a Power Five school is a smart move with respect to his future. A couple of those D Lines in the SEC can be brutal, though.  I hope this works out for the young man in the long run. 

Comment 11 May 2018

When my father was a brand new teacher at Ohio State University (c. 1968), he and my mother lived on W. Blake, across the street and caddy corner from the Blue Danube. The following summer, I was born, and I lived for two years in that duplex.  I have no memories of our time there, but I've been told that we ate meals in the Dube, and it qualifies as the first bar my parents took me to. (There would be many others in my childhood on campus.) Later, in high school, a group of friends and I would occasional go the Dube for a bite to eat. Very sad to hear that it will be going away.  Every time I drive on High St., I look for the Blue Danube, and our old duplex on W. Blake.

Comment 10 May 2018

TigerSweat - Not sure what the point of your post is. Nearly every college campus in America maintains some form of records on bias related incidents on campus. Ohio State has a similar file of bias related reports on campus called "BART", with an entire webpage devoted to it.

This is in indictment on people, not UM students.  And, what does it have to do with this staff article?