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Oakland Buckeye

Dayton (via Portsmouth)

MEMBER SINCE   May 30, 2011

Born and raised Buckeye fan, Longtime Club & Varsity HS Coach - now I just PA or run scoreboard games for HS football - love giving back to school & recognizing the kids play on the field.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching Son run 400m in OHSAA States in Jesse Owens Stadium; 2nd son receive 2nd team ALL SW Ohio District QB award, Daughter 3 time all conference & twice all district soccer player.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chris Speilman, Jack Tatum, AJ Hawk, Bosa's, Arch
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: A Craft, Jim Jackson, Diebs, Mike Conley
  • NFL TEAM: Da Raidas, Portsmouth Spartans (now Detroit Lions)
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jacks
  • NBA TEAM: Akron Lakers
  • MLB TEAM: Redlegs

Recent Activity

Comment 14 Dec 2019

Totally agree – total class to acknowledge day multiple times as well as THE... 

My thoughts – definitely had tears, appreciated the little extra exchange Joe had with Chase on the “love you bro” 

The part that really hit me hard was the talk of the poverty level in Southeast Ohio. I am from Portsmith, was back home to watch a ball game last night and spoke with the A.D. who is a former classmate 40 years ago. He mentioned That of the kids that are enrolled in school that over 80% of them live below the poverty level. Southern Ohio is definitely broken and people like Joe Burrow give those people somebody to root for and a reason to hope.

Comment 14 Dec 2019

You certainly never heard Baker Mayfield thankng his coaches from Texas Tech…

Love the humility of Joe and his appreciation of everyone who got him where he is today.

Comment 11 Dec 2019

THIS - One of the highest profile recruits anywhere - the national news still does some reporting on Tathan - QB1 on Netflix blew up this kids profile and I appreciate the efforts here to keep us clued in on players we cheered for. AS a southern Ohio boy I cant get enough Joe Burrow news!

Comment 01 Dec 2019

No , read the other articles - we are not playing the bullet - still playing 3 LBs, with 3 cover corners. started with 4 LBs for about 2 plays. All the LBs are playing same role - the real difference with Mattison is that our LBs are off the LOS and able to make plays (Schiano had them WAY to close ot LOS), and in the backfield Hafley is playing  the 4 best DBS, which means Fuller & 3 cover corners. They clearly needed Wade to be on field fulltime, and the the fact most teams play the spread allows him to do that. 2 articles today on 11w that expound on that - Werner has played well enough in coverage that we havent used the bullet, we have used 3 CBs

Comment 01 Dec 2019

That's basically it. He was beaten out.

would say it would be more accurate that his position was eliminated. We played 4-3 upfront last year and the same 3 LBs as last year. The "Bullet" never really happened. Werner has played well enough in coverage that they left the starting LBs intact. Instead they are playing 1 FS in Fuller with 3 cover corners in the age of spread football. Which they will absolutely have to do vs LSU & Clemson

White is listed as backup to Werner on the depth chart - not as a Safety but as a LB - the SS role was basically eliminated, and Werner held on to his starting job from last year.

Comment 01 Dec 2019

Youre missing the point - Last yr Fuller was FS and White was SS. this year with the "bullet" We are still playing 3 LBs & 4 upfront. Now only 1 safety, with essentially 3 corners ( Okudah, Arnette & Wade in slot). Werner is playing same position as last year as a walkout LB.

Today with Wade out we mixed coverages. Reip & Arnette played Wades slot corner, and when Arnette was in slot, either Banks or Brown played corner opposite Okudah. I thought this was excellent by Hafley as it kept Don Brown from picking on the inexperienced guys. But in the 4th quarter we were playing 2 deep safetys  with our regular corners - Hooker was not in for Fuller , they were playing together - and thus the questions about Brendan White.

Comment 01 Dec 2019

Where's the 2-3 weeks coming from.? That has not been reported. He sprained that MCL LAST week and played this week with a velcro brace - basically an ace bandage. My son was a HS QB in the Dayton area a few years ago - had similar diagnosis, and played next week with the same knee brace Fields came out with after the reaggravation. If the initial injury had him playing in 1 week - he should be good to go. I did notice in hindsight he did not run near as much as he did vs PSU.

Also worth noting, I was at the B1G in Indy 2 years ago when JT was literally  playing on 1 leg vs Wisky - and we thought we were playing into the top 4 with that win - so everything was on the line. The #1 seed is there to take - you go with your horses

Comment 01 Dec 2019

 It still does not explain Hooker playing 2 deep with Fuller.

Big Pete fan - he has had an outstanding year as have all 4/5 linebackers

Comment 01 Dec 2019

My son & I literally had this identical discussion during the game. What is even more mystifying is the number of  meaningful snaps Marcus Hooker had today - Why wasnt White getting those tandem snaps with Fuller?

On another note - the near targeting on Fuller had me terrified

Comment 25 Nov 2019

Dear David - please stop this terrible weekly post. Posted at 12:30 and after 6 hours - 8 comments. (I) We dont care about what all the jackass naysayers have to say. You are giving a forum to the asshats of Ohio through this inane article. I dont care what these idiots have to say - and we should not give a voice to these idiots to render unintelligible rants of ignorance when most of them have no idea how football works.