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nklpkl


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Comment 18 Nov 2019

I know there's a lot of hate on Gameday lately but please consider this:

Gameday/ESPN has the eyes and ears of the CFP committee.  The things said on that show resonate and they'll spend an inordinate amount of time talking about the Buckeyes this Saturday.  That will, directly or indirectly influence committee members, CFB media (think AP voters), and will most likely continue into AA next week if the Buckeyes and TTUN win.

I think it's important to recognize this 'PR' aspect of Gameday and am concerned the fanbase isn't seeing it that way.

Comment 08 Nov 2019

So who am I to believe? 

In my twitter timeline I've got Dan Wetzel from Yahoo (they're so bad Pat fricking Forde jumped from that rat infested ship to another in SI) saying it's an agent.

Then I've got Bruce Feldman from The Athletic (whom I also subscribe and wish they had a deep discount for you students reading this) saying that the loan source is NOT an agent.  

Personally while I loathe Stewart Mandel he has made some great hires over at The Athletic (Staples, Ari and Bill) and would trust Feldman more than anyone from Yahoo.

IF that's the case CY didn't lie, this thing is much less problematic and we see him back in 2 weeks for Penn State.

Comment 14 Oct 2019

Initial thoughts on this, and I'm fine with the time:

1. Fox's stated strategy has been to 'win' the noon slot with ratings.  This definitely will do that for Oct 26.

2. This would have been a perfect choice for Gameday, a noon kickoff will change that and again, a win for Fox.

3. Does Fox's pregame show come onsite for this game?  I would think so but who knows.  Again, ratings.

It's all about the $$ folks, don't ever forget that.

Comment 13 Sep 2019
Sitting in the Comfort Inn right now. Anyone here and wish to get beers and food or have a suggestion that would be great. 1st time in Bloomington
Comment 09 Sep 2019

Having only 2 games of (somewhat vanilla) schemes and plays so far from Ryan Day and Jeff Haley on tape how much of an advantage does OSU have regarding other teams game planning for the Buckeyes? I'd think Indiana will be a telling instance of this bearing itself out. What say you sir?

Comment 01 Sep 2019

I was at the UC game on Thursday.  That defense is decent and only gave up two big plays which accounted for almost 75% of UCLA's total offense.  Ohio State will win by 10 - 13 points.

I'll take the points here at 17 and it probably gets bet down to 13.5 by week's end.

Comment 30 Jan 2019

So A, F, A, F, A...I do NOT like the continuation of this trend (not expecting it anyways...)

Comment 23 Sep 2018

Offense looked solid again.  Not concerned at all with OLine and slightly concern with the penalties as we've been there before on this issue many times.

My big concern is the the defense and the ability of it to give up the big play (again).  LB's out of position, bad angles from the DB's and a lot of missed tackles.  This was from the ones in the 1st half.

Tulane didn't have the talent to take advantage.  PSU does.  #worried.

Comment 31 Oct 2017

A number of things written Larry King style (Google him young'uns)

No problem with the initial rankings...look at the schedule this week...at LEAST one of the top 7 lose THIS WEEKEND...H2H matters right now though argument will weaken as Buckeyes win more games...not sure if scheduling top 3rd of Power 5 teams is worth it anymore...could schedule Iowa State, Arizona, and a MAC school and schedule would be strong enough, eliminating the H2H issue...shame if that happens though...let this thing play out and if Buckeyes win out they should be in...hell they may be top 4 by next week...there's always that weekend in November where there are multiple upsets...take this one game at a time...