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Comment 19 Oct 2019

In 2015 MSU lost on a sort of fluke play at Nebraska. A couple weeks later we all know what happened. Buckeyes need to come in focused and ready to take care of business next Saturday. 

Comment 17 Oct 2019

Sorry to beat this up some more, but your comment raised a question in my head.  I thought the SP+ overall rating was Connolly's estimation of how much better (or worse) any particular team is than the average (#65) team on a neutral field.  So, Ohio State in the week 7 SP+ is #1 with 30.9.  I guess the average team(s) this week are #68 UL-Lafayette and BC, both at 0.0.  On a neutral field, SP+ says Ohio State is 30.9 better than BC or UL-Lafayette.  If Ohio State played BC at BC, are you saying add 2.5 to BC's 0.0 and compare that to the Vegas spread?  That's my understanding.    

Comment 17 Oct 2019

I'm not as worried about NPF getting the start at LT.  Very talented kid, 5 star, and good to get him some starting experience.  If Gaziano is a problem, Day will just slide another TE over to help chip Gaziano.  I am worried about the tackle depth after Alibi and NPF.  Is Max Wray still around?  He didn't enter the portal did he?  

I don't like Browning being out.  Reading Ramzy's Situational yesterday and the video of the NW 70+ yard run and watching Tuf laboriously running (?) after the NW RB makes me just a bit uneasy for this game.  

Comment 17 Oct 2019

Growing up, my father was very vocal.  I played baseball through college, but grew to hate the game.  I swore I would not be that way with my son.  I would comment or suggest to his baseball coaches occasionally about positions, but decided to take a more passive approach.  He has a great arm.  Wanted to pitch. I'd coach him up.  He's very quiet and would never get the opportunity except a few times in team scrimmages, but would get so nervous and hurried up on the mount that he'd forget the hows of pitching, and the coaches rarely knew anything about the hows of pitching.  He wants to play football, but is 12, and this is the main reason why I won't allow him to play other than flag football.  I don't trust little league football coaches with his well being.

Comment 17 Oct 2019

My youngest couldn’t stick with the game. Combination of things. “It’s slow and boring” and the coaching. I saw a little league description somewhere that went something like - best athlete is at short, assistant coach son who can’t play is at second, head coach’s kid’s best friend at third, biggest kid at first, sweatiest at catcher, good athletes with quiet parents in center and left fields, kid playing for the first time in right field, and the head coach’s kid is of course the pitcher.

The Nationals game 4 clincher was the first game of baseball I watched all season. 


Comment 15 Oct 2019

I'm such a late adopter so I'm new to the podcast thing.  I'm definitely going to check out some of these that others of you have recommended.  I listen to the Eleven Dubcast and Zach Smith's podcast, as well as the College Football Nerds and Joel Klatt's Breaking the Huddle.  But my favorites are the Joe Rogan Experience and Steven Rinella's MeatEater.  I absolutely love MeatEater, but I'm a hunter and angler, but it's just not about that.  If you like cooking (it's all field to fork, but one could apply the knowledge to industrial grocery store food, as well I guess), but if you are into wildlife biology, ecology, habitat preservation, conservation, etc., it's a good listen.. I think Rogan was one of the first podcasters.

Comment 12 Oct 2019

Nate Stanley. Had a good game, had an awful game. Makes a nice pass, misses horribly on a 5 yard slant at the goal line. How did that kid play out of his mind two years ago?  It couldn’t have been all because of the Best Man. 

Comment 12 Oct 2019

Texas is not well coached. Horizontal-only offense, seems like all their first downs have come on Ehlinger scrambles. OU can only get pressure by blitzing, so counter that Tim and Tom. 

Comment 02 Oct 2019

I think Day having tremendous (CFP) success is more likely to keep Urban from going back to coaching.  He currently (recruited just about all the current players) and the incredibly strong and stocked program that he left for Day are all now his legacy.  He goes to USC or somewhere, and he cuts it being a continuing type of legacy.  The more successful Day and the program are, I think the more connected Urban stays with Ohio State.  Without having to go through all the stress again, he stays relevant and can continue to draw a sense of satisfaction.  

Who knows.  Zach Smith said Shelley loves southern Cali.  

Comment 01 Oct 2019

I haven't read where Gene has said he's "against" the CA legislation.  I think he's just saying the NCAA has to respond, and he's co-chairing the group to respond.  Whether the NCAA decides to dig in and litigate or come up with some proposed compromise, I guess we'll find out.  

I don't see how the NCAA or any state puts the genie back into the bottle.  It will have to be regulated, however; but how and by whom?  All the schools have to abide by the same rules, which is where Gene is coming from.  

Comment 29 Sep 2019

I just don’t see how they will score. Turnovers?  I think Dantonio will dial something up on D that will slow us down for a half, give or take. We finally take care of business in the third qtr. Buckeyes 35-10. 

Kids and I will be there!  Driving up from the confederacy aka SEC Land. 

Comment 29 Sep 2019

That season is up there for me in top 2-3 most disappointing. Let’s hope this season turns out differently. I’m cautiously optimistic .........

Comment 29 Sep 2019

Coach Stud has caught a lot of flack, but he’s a damn good O line coach and needs to be recognized for it. Alibi, a 3 star converted D lineman, and Stud has coached him into a legit starting RT or LF. Kid will at least get a shot in the NFL as an UDFA. Bowen too. Stud is in large measure responsible for this O line. 

Same can be said about Alford, the negatives, but I’m loving how he’s coached JK back and the Master trucking opposing Ds. 

Comment 29 Sep 2019

The only thing I can add to the Five Things and on top of everyone else’s, are penalties. Lack thereof. Harrison got the bad roughing penalty on N’s first play, but only 1 I think the rest of the game!  Is that correct?  That’s amazing.  And it’s not just the starters, second and third team as well. Both sides and STs attacking, but executing with discipline. That’s coaching. 

Comment 29 Sep 2019

1975 Buckeyes. Two top 10 wins over MSU and PSU and pounded #13 UCLA on the road in the first five.  That’s the only comparable start that I can remember in my 50 years of watching. Had to look it up.