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Comment 16 Jan 2018

I think we are all on the same page here. I think these guys respect the hell out of JT but they probably have been wavering back and forth between staying or leaving due to the unknown factor that the next QB will bring. They knew what to expect from JT but I think the whole program is anticipating the excitement of a new era . It's unlikely that all of these WR's coming back will have  break out years and become 1st round picks but they have to be intrigued at the possibility of what could be. 

I wonder if JT was coming back for 1 more year, if all of these guys would be have a different decision?

Comment 11 Sep 2017

I don't enjoy watching a Barrett led Offense. I haven't for a couple of years. He's only had 1 game where I actually enjoyed how he ran the offense and that was the Michigan State Game in 2014. Every other game has been painful to watch. He doesn't look comfortable back in the pocket and sometimes his footwork and his indecision makes him look downright awkward. Put Burrow or Haskins in all of last year and this year and I believe we aren't talking about how ineffective our Offense is. Love JT to death as a Buckeye. He gives it his all every game but he just doesn't possess the arm talent or cerebral capacity to play QB at a higher level than High School. I can't wait for Burrow/Haskins/Martell or Emory Jones to show us what we have been missing since the Troy Smith days. 

Comment 06 Sep 2016

I do think they got gassed in the second half but they still did a good job at holding cook to under 100 yards rushing for the game.

All I am saying is we don't have anyone really on our D-Line that is the prototypical NFL Size DT.

Yes, Demarcus Walker had 4.5 sacks with six total tackles. But we are not talking about pass rushers here, we have plenty of those. We don't seem to have too many prototypical run stoppers. Never said we were doomed, I just thought it was odd, with our recent recruiting success, that we haven't got that 5-star big boy or really anyone similar to Hankins in recent years. 

Comment 06 Sep 2016

During the 1st half of the Ole Miss - Florida State game, I was astounded by the size and speed of the Ole Miss defensive tackles. 300-330 lbs of quick twitch boys disrupting the backfield. It had me wondering what is going on with our recruiting of these body types? The last person we had of that size was Hankins and he was a 3 star if I remember. Why are we not getting these boys? We seem to convert DE's into DT's more than recruit pure DT's. 

Comment 11 Aug 2016

Don't forget that Parris Campbell just celebrated his 19th birthday last month. This is his 3rd year at OSU and he's only 19 years old. I see big things coming from him the next two years. He was a freak at 16 years old playing high school football and now I think he's to the point where he will feel like he finally belongs on the field with guys that are 2-3 years older than him.  

Comment 24 Jun 2016

Why are so many OSU fans butthurt about other "Ohio" State fans basking in the glory of a Cleveland sports title? I know a lot of you aren't Cleveland fans but why do you feel the need to voice your displeasure over others celebrating? I get a feeling all the time that Buckeye fans from Central and Southern Ohio feel like they have ownership when it comes to OSU due to proximity. Some of the most memorable Buckeyes hail from Cleveland and NE Ohio. If the Blue Jacket's, Crew, Red's or Bengals won a title, I would be happy for those cities and their fans. 

Comment 21 Oct 2014

Akron > Pitt

Pitt > VT


Therefore, Akron > OSU

Comment 21 Oct 2014

I assumed it was a given. Anyone affiliated with the SEC has a thick skull and is not able to critically think. I agree with the loss hurting more than Oregon's. I stated I agreed with him in my original post. However, he failed to acknowledge that Ohio State is a much improved team. He simply stated that a team that loses at home like that should not be considered. He however did back up Oregon's loss, which I know is not an SEC school but for some reason an ESPN perennial favorite. All I am saying, I think this Ohio State is much improved and can match up to any team in the country. The ESPN analysts don't give OSU a shot at beating Michigan State for some reason. I actually believe we will beat MSU handily. Urban will have our boys prepared and won't let a repeat of last year happen.

I wouldn't be that upset if we are  the 5th or 6th team and we miss the playoff this year. That loss hurt us. I just think they should give our team more credit for overcoming that loss and looking like a team to be reckoned with.

Comment 14 Apr 2012

Although his film does not compare to that of Bell, Cravens, or Thomas...I trust Meyer's judgment.You have to take into consideration that Thompson only has 3 years of football under his belt so he is very raw and has a high ceiling. Bad Technique is correctable so I am not worried about that. I do love his physicality and his ability to get to the ball.