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  • SPORTS MOMENT: January 3rd, 2003.
    January 1st, 2015.
    October 28th, 2017.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: A.J. Hawk/Chris Gamble/Maurice Clarett/Eddie George/Ted Ginn/John Simon/Curtis Samuel
  • NFL TEAM: 49ers
  • NBA TEAM: Nets
  • MLB TEAM: Mets

Recent Activity

Comment 07 Nov 2019

Well said, but I don’t necessarily agree that noon game are bad.  No problem with a few noon games through the season, and actually like the michigan noon tradition.  

It becomes frustrating when it’s ALL our big games.  Not asking that every game be a 7:30pm kickoff, but a (most likely) #1 vs #3 Penn State game should at least be a 3:30pm kickoff.

However the network pays hundreds of millions of dollars for the rights to broadcast our games, and they will continue to call the shots.  Basically every game on FOX will be at noon, and they have the majority of our games.  We will finish this season with 5 straight noon kickoffs.

Comment 09 Sep 2019

Fantastic analysis Kyle. 

Trying not to get too far ahead of ourselves, but looks like our suspicion last season was correct, it wasn't the players but the coaching/scheme that was the problem.  Credit the new coaching staff on implementing change to capitalize on our LBs strengths, turning a position of weakness into a strength so quickly...

Hard to believe, but this D-line may be the best of the last few seasons..

Comment 23 Aug 2019

I'm sure Urban will be great as a TV personality, unfortunately I will never see a minute of Fox's Big NOON kickoff - which airs at 11am.  Gameday is by far the best (and one of the few remaining good) program ESPN produces, and has been a tradition in my college football life for 15 years.  

Also not a fan of noon kickoffs, and it looks like we are going to be featured prominently in them this season.

Comment 26 Jul 2019

Huge miss on the Tressel RB, with all respect to Beanie, that would be Maurice Clarrett.  Also, a push on the Offensive Line?!?!  The Tressel offensive line is hands down winner there. That would be the key matchup, the Tressel OLine vs the Urban DLine.  Also the LBs should be a push and Uban's DLine has a significant advantage (over almost any historical DLine, any school!).

What fun game this would be.

Comment 06 Dec 2018

This is completely a matter of opinion, but I would bump the 2017 Penn State game up to #4.  I can't even begin to describe the atmosphere in there when we took the lead.  Obviously a comeback is always the most exciting, but I was at the NC and the Wisconsin B1G championship game, and the 2017 Penn State game is one I will NEVER forget.

Comment 25 Nov 2018

Not so sure about the return of the silver bullets, as you mention this was the perfect matchup for our LBs, I don’t think they really did anything different, ttun just played right into their strengths with their 1963 style offense.  

The offense however, unbelievable.  That was an extremely good michigan defense that was embarrassed.  I barely heard Rashan Gary’s name at all the entire game.  

In place of the bullets I would nominate a mention of Ryan Days gameplay, that was a highlight of the game from my perspective.  Fantastic design, approach and play calling (with the exception of the Martell series inside the 5) against the #1 defense in the country.  Day deserves a lot of the credit for yesterday’s result.

Comment 19 Nov 2018

My theory is two fold :

1. As you mention, maybe all these kids leaving early is starting to catch up with us.  You simply can't sustain replacing that level of talent year after year, without at least one down year.  Losing Bosa also factors in this year.

2. Why aren't we talking more about Luke Fickell?  Not surprisingly he has a top ranked defense in Cincinnati this season. It's becoming clear how big of a factor he was in coaching these kids, his loss is hurting us most in my opinion.

Comment 23 Oct 2018

I think Laurinaitis highlighted the problem with Werner, more than half the time he's lined up alongside the defensive line at the LOS, severely limiting his ability to read and react to plays.  

I really hate to be the "fire the coaches" guy, but there is simply no way all these LBs are busts.  All of the issues can be attributed to coaching here, I think we're starting to see the impact of Luke Fickell not being on staff anymore.

Comment 21 Oct 2018

I’m happy college football was able to deliver an incredible experience for a kid who really deserved one. They’re lucky to have Tyler as Boilermaker.

I’m not one to call for coaches heads normally, but we all know these LBs are top recruits and athletes.  As you mention the lack of improvement falls on Davis, and with this level of talent there aren’t any excuses, he’s starting to remind me of Jim Bollman.

The runnning game, historically bad feels right on point.  I’ve been watching Ohio State for 20 years now and can’t remember it ever being this bad.

Comment 21 Oct 2018

Honestly this wasn’t as surprising as Iowa.  Two teams going in opposite directions, as we seemed to be playing worse each week, Purdue better.  Random nationally televised night game against an up and coming good coach in Brohm who had his team prepared.

Ive been watching Ohio State football religiously for 21 years now, I can’t think of a season where we couldn’t run the football, at all.  Also, we all know our LBs are highly recruited and talented athletes, they aren’t being coached properly.

Hopefully, like last season we will come off the loss playing better.  As you mention, B1G championship and playoff spot are still available if we win out.

Comment 16 Oct 2018

Unless you are simply commenting on other fans sentiment towards Alabama, I think you misunderstood my comment.  Alabama is generally regarded as, and currently does look like, the best college football team.  Many Ohio State fans (myself included) believe Ohio State should strive for, and can acheive that title, so it’s seems fitting to compare and I believe this why some fans are disapointed in a 7-0 team.

I am not disappointed though.  I agree we should enjoy the ride, as I it doesn’t matter how you look, just that you keep winning.  Jim Tressel taught me that in 2002.

Comment 15 Oct 2018

I see his point, fans can get carried away complaining about a 7-0 team which has wins against TCU and Penn State.  Ask Georgia fans how beneficial it was their team looked amazing every game, until they lost.  We should try not to be mad every time we play a close game, we normally get everyone's best effort as we are the highlight on their schedule.  

That being said, I know we are basically measuring ourselves against Alabama, so there are concerns...  especially the LBs and one safety spot...  Minnesota basically ran the same play over and over and was able to get yardage, however they did only score twice..

Comment 01 Oct 2018

Have to say, the number 1 complaint most of the time from fans is play calling.  I thought the offensive play calling in the 2nd half, especially that last TD drive, was the best I've seen since the playoff game vs Alabama.  

Tip of the cap to Ryan Day & Kevin Wilson, awesome work.

Comment 02 Sep 2018

Weber was extremely impressive, it’s clear he’s going to be a fan favorite this season... and how about our boy Terry McLaurin?!?!?  

I think KJ Hill should be starting.

Can’t say enough about the defensive line, I mean that was ridiculous.  

Honestly, outside of the secondary and some questionable LB play, couldn’t ask for a better start to the season... 77 points!

Comment 27 Aug 2018

Was this the most difficult # decision?  Seems like 7 has a lot of options...  Greene, Galloway, Ginn and Gamble...

You have to respect not only Gamble playing both sides of the ball, but the volume at which he did it, on a National Championship team! 

I will always say I've never watched a more electric player at Ohio State than Ted Ginn.... watching him run with the football was incredible, never seen anyone glide around the field like that...  He was a threat to score a TD every time he touched the ball...

Comment 23 Aug 2018

Ugh, not unexpected, but it's been frustrating seeing all these yahoo's sensationalizing everything to get views/clicks/attention (especially USA Today and PF).    Plus, what Urban is clearly guilty of is lying to the media, so they're all pissed off at him to begin with. 

I thought DiNardo's take was insightful.  

Comment 23 Aug 2018

Three things which bother me the most :

1 - The text message erasing.  This doesn't indicate guilt of any kind, just shady.

2 - Urban still claims Shelley never told him about the 2015 texts with Courtney.  Anyone who is married knows this can't possibly be true.  My theory is that he and Shelley obviously still have severe doubts about Courtney's claims, which I think is completely understandable, but unfortunately in today's climate you can't come out and say that as you will be instantly painted as a domestic violence supporter.

3 - The media narrative that Ohio State cares more about winning than anything and did whatever it took to keep Urban on staff.  This is simply not true.  I don't believe Urban did anything which warrants his dismissal. We fired Woody, we fired Tress, we would be fine without Urban.  The program will go on, and be successful either way, I trust our administration acted with integrity.