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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 19 Mar 2019

Yes, In the beginning against ND, then in November--speaking of whom, I think ND gets somewhat similar treatment, but probably because of a popularly inflated view their schedule....  A problem is that The Game is The RIvalry--anything can happen.  I very much want to see what Day, HC, can do with this game.  I knows he knows its importance to his new role.

Comment 13 Mar 2019

they look forward to seeing how he can change his body

This is interesting.  It will test him, his commitment, before he even comes to campus, so the staff is going to know pretty quick, quite a lot about their recruit.... The starstruck remark i take to be a compliment--nothing wrong with saying you've been picky about your final choice, especially when your choice has set expectations for you before you even begin.

Comment 12 Mar 2019

I'll try to find it--do you have a link for the lazy? 

I think Isaiah overcame similar troubles--certainly not every challenge, but he improved a whole lot.  This guy has Prince's work ethic and applies himself here, he'll better than succeed.  I'm also thinking that Studrawa's underappreciated some (but not by Day).

Comment 10 Mar 2019

You can have a very good season and still be wanting.  The program is, and has been, an obvious contender in the seasons I've been reading here.  That's a strong tribute to staff and players however those cards will fall. 

Thanks, Aubrey

*I'm still trying to get a feel for the shots taken on our net throughout the season--some opponents have appeared to put up a gatling-gun ratio, but not consistently.

Comment 07 Mar 2019

The TEs were used differently last season once the rushing production, especially as the field got short, was addressed by the O-staff.  They were used in retro/creative blocks and relied upon as receivers for key conversions at very critical times.  Statistics don't tell the story all the time.  I'm hardly a coach, but last season's performance felt very different for the group once the O-staff Day and W&S got the offense coordinated to address the multiple O issues.  It really was a tremendous year the group, what they did themselves and for the team.  It's going to be better this coming season so long as the QB position enjoys a similar level of maturity.  Dwayne was the other big part of the fix equation--and not just his head and ability to pass to whomever wherever, but also the way he began to run the ball himself. 

Comment 04 Mar 2019

Sounds as if LJ and Mattison will complement each other very well..

I really think that school was extraordinarily dense to let those two slip away.  Mattison, in particular, his vintage of achievement and steeped in that school's colors.  I'm amazed--stupified is a better description. Their o has really gone nowhere, but yet they release key staff from their d. 

Comment 01 Mar 2019

I was overseas, in a faraway place the year Earle (of PA) was fired. I came home at the start of Cooper's first year.  The state, not yet a nation, was divided probably more ways than into two sides, but it really was an ugly unwelcoming environment for the guy.  To keep things hot he would make accidental remarks over the years, that kept sizeable portion of public opinion inflamed against him.  As an alum, a fan, and once a very young kid awestruck by WWH, I judge coaches by how well they carry forward the great tradition here, at the real OSU, and there are multiple points I'm going to judge them on.  For John Cooper, The Game: 'F,' as is a Capitol effinfailure.  But, on other points, such as the quality of his program and his student athletes--and his national profile regular-season wins--for example, beating psu was huge in that day.  The guy (of TN) shines as a Buckeye and no one is happier with The Game turnaround that (my personal fav) Tressel began, and which continues to this day. 

Comment 24 Feb 2019

Munford was quietly one of the most consistent and reliable members

Yes, how true that is.  I think there's talent, but how the group comes together, who leads, how effective the O-line staff are developing the group ... those are the questions.  If it's cloudy, it's cloudy in an astronomical way because I think the talent and potential are there, and bright.