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MEMBER SINCE   March 11, 2014


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Chris Gamble winning the Fiesta Bowl in regulation
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: John Hicks, Tom Skladany

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Comment 21 Jul 2019

The flat beer in my take is pretty much a hangover from last year's media posse and character assassination.  I actually was happy to see that someone else had caught those remarks....  I've written and published stuff--I know the game.  I'm always one to compliment these same folks when they do well, too. That's the other side, just as important.

Comment 20 Jul 2019

My impression of Day has been not so much of walking softly, though he's definitely got a personable very likeable side to him, but that he carries the proverbial big stick and will use the big stick without hesitation.

I really think this guy is going to be successful--very successful. 

*The way I took the 'robotic' observation is from a media perspective.  The 'not a player's coach' is just a simple fail.  If Meyer has an Achilles or two, it's the fact he's sometimes too much a player's coach--but that's something I always liked about him--from a player/participant perspective.

Comment 16 Jul 2019

Thing especially troublesome last year was that as the field got short the O couldn't run anybody effectively (Add the penalties in, and lose even more hair.)  That outputt really didn't improve until blocking modifications were implemented, and even improved before Haskins started running effectively--which is some of your point, right.  On a separate note, I think Day was really impressed with his work with W&S.  Add in the new receivers coach, we really have an O-staff package better than ... well, for a long long long time. 

Comment 15 Jul 2019

The wheel route--if that was intended from the start, that Haskins was to look away, then turn maybe more than 90deg just for that route, it was like jedi sense.  Dwayne did have his occasional lapses, but not so often--in fact, infrequent.  But, you're right Day will not get stuck in any play-calling rut and he'll know what works with what he's got.  I think those first several weeks last year taught him a lot.

Comment 14 Jul 2019

I'm confident in Day's ability to command his staff and team, especially in real-time game-time.  Forecasting a season?  I still have to see how good the opponents are going to be--I think that's the big question for each Buckeye game.  That's the way it's always been no matter who's walked the Buckeye sideline--a fat head kills no matter how much speed there's been on a Buckeye team.

Comment 11 Jul 2019

Coop's 1988 intro to The Rivalry was an almost-had-it.  I think it was a Calloway bom late in The Game that took it from the good guys.  I often wonder what great things could have been for Cooper had that game gone the Buckeyes' way.  Just seemed star-crossed from the start.

*That 1994 psu team was a genuine lion.

Comment 10 Jul 2019

For me that was the money play/call of the season, and it's why I'm confident in the Day regime. 

That was just one h3ll of a signature on the team

Comment 04 Jul 2019

For the D, I like the idea of using different players for different responsibilities/coverages, per play or for a situation.  It will cut down on the complexity a player will need to internalize then execute upon quickly.  It does look like the way to get back to silver-bullet speed without compromising tactical or strategic flexibility.

Comment 28 Jun 2019

Wonder how the TE group would compare to previous years' group.  My impression was that after the early weeks, once the TE group improved its run blocking, the group also improved in terms of receiving not just for the year but also in terms of situational effectiveness compared to previous years.  If the QB can (is able to) exploit his TEs this season ... 

Comment 26 Jun 2019

Actually he struck me as rather polite, almost concerned for whatever poor dude he plowed into the turf.  One of them must have had the wind knocked out of him because he went immediately bent-over after getting up.

At 15yo, my god, how does someone grow like that, so early.  The kid's not fat, just totally slob-star at such an early age.

*This one looks good for Stud's recruiting c.v., eh?

Comment 24 Jun 2019

lowered his shoulder into 235-pound [fill in blank] linebacker ... and pushed him three yards downfield to the first-down marker

How fight-song worthy is that play, lol.  And really I think about the Buckeye S&C regime nearly every time I think of the program and that particular season Saturday.  Can't touch that. 

Comment 20 Jun 2019

T_B does a nice  summary of the season.  That last drive felt exactly that--like that movie scene where someone evil's on top and slowly driving a blade into the good guy's chest. 

For me, a freshman, the game indicating what-was-to-come was the ucla game (which utterly broke ucla for the season, including their blowout loss to usc, just before the Rose).  The sheer tenacity of that Earle team.  Every great and OH-so close Buckeye team has this ecstatic level of tenacity. 

It's the thing I look for most when I watch the Buckeyes.

Comment 19 Jun 2019

In options trading I think it's called time decay....  The way I'd see that scenario is that, as such a season comes to completion, the less likely his selection.  However, I admit, I'm cynical when it comes to that accolade.