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Comment 30 Sep 2019

When Haskins threw the ball 73 times against Purdue last year, I wanted no part of Ryan Day. I assumed that was Day's true identity, i.e., wing it all over the place. But now it looks like he is not married to any identity at all. He is very unique in how he evolves his gameplan from game to game and from year to year.  Time will tell but we MAY have landed the next big thing.

Comment 18 Sep 2019

One can always find anecdotal data to support a viewpoint. This is a new season. All previous games have no bearing on it. OSU is playing great. Enjoy it.

Comment 01 Sep 2019

There were no major missed assignments or confusions, which is exceptional for this new-look D. 

This was the first game under the new defensive philosophy. From a teaching perspective, it makes sense to keep things simple and let the players get comfortable with vanilla cover 1/3 scheme. I think our defense will get more sophisticated as the year wears on.

Comment 24 Jan 2019

I will be shocked if Haskins is not among the first 6 players taken. There is a bit of gamesmanship going on here as well. Most NFL teams, after they have identified a must have candidate, try not to openly talk about him to avoid drawing too much attention to him. 

Comment 18 Jan 2019


Statistically, the 49ers had a poor pass defense, and while some of that was because of their inexperienced and oft-confused secondary, they also lacked a pass-rush, and finding a edge-rushing sack artist is their top priority this offseason. I'm not sure Hafley would have kept his 49ers gig because of how porous the secondary was in the clutch

Comment 13 Jan 2019

I have never posted anything negative about Tate, but the way he left OSU is not sitting well with me.

He was here for two years; Day and other coaches invested in him; he received high-quality education from this institution; he built camaraderie with his teammates. But now he has deleted OSU from his (at least online) life. Has he nothing good to say about the institute or teammates that he has left behind? Unless he was treated unfairly, which I have seen no evidence of, I don't appreciate his behavior.

Comment 08 Jan 2019

Oh great, I was thinking of starting a new thread on a related topic...

Okay, here is my take. I think Dabo is NOT an elite coach. He is the beneficiary of excellent OCs and an exceptional DC in Venables. In 2012 Orange bowl, Dabo's Clemson lost to WV 70-33. Yes, you read that right. He was on the verge of getting fired, and then upgraded his staff and has maintained it since then. I would consider Dabo elite if he maintains this level of dominance through significant staff turnover.

Comment 04 Jan 2019

I think you made a mistake. Based on the CURRENT percentages (or fractions, more precisely) the formula is this:

(Win + Tie/2) / (Win + Loss + Tie)

You ignored Ties in your projections

If OSU goes 15-0 next year their percentage would be 0.7302 and not 0.740. 

Comment 04 Jan 2019

I am setting myself up for DV but oh well...

The players who commit and then decommit and then transfer don't usually have the perseverance to become starters. I hope I am wrong but we will see. 

Comment 04 Jan 2019

I think it came down to Grinch or Schiano; the AND option was not on the table.

Day had two well-respected DCs to choose from. He worked with both of them on daily basis and thus was in a great position to make an informed decision. After knowing both of them really well, he chose Schiano. I think Day's decision was based on what he KNEW about them.