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Alamogordo/Las Cruces, NM (via Columbus, OH)

MEMBER SINCE   November 12, 2012

I grew up a Buckeye in the heart of Lion country, PA. My Brother-in-Law is an OSU graduate, so I visited his graduation in the 'Shoe when I was very young. Even then, I loved what I saw. That was the beginnings of what became my adulthood man-crush on anything Ohio State. Fortunately, I can actually call Columbus my home, as I moved there with my kids in my early 20's! And now, I'm retired military, currently living in the sunny Southwest.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching OSU upend Miami's world in the 2002 National Championship game.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Buckeye flavor of the year.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Basket-Buck flavor of the year.
  • NFL TEAM: Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Meh
  • NBA TEAM: Meh
  • MLB TEAM: Meh

Recent Activity

Comment 03 Dec 2018

Among the finalists, he’s second in overall yardage.  Second in completion percentage. Third in yards/attempt. Third in QB rating.  He IS tied with Kyler Murray for first in TDs tho.  

Comment 19 Nov 2018

It also has us winning every game until early January against Iowa.  

Comment 12 Nov 2018

I think part of the reason we had a middling projection was that the B1G, overall, will be improved this year.  Teams like Nebraska, Iowa and Indiana should be much more formidable than last years versions.  That’s not to say they didn’t sleep on us—they did.  Jackson puts up point;, K Wesson holds the post well; the new starters fill their roles nicely.  It’s early, but even the freshman have been impressive.  This team has fantastic potential this year and beyond.  

Comment 29 Oct 2018

Honestly, he’s too big for guard too.  His pad level is much higher than tackle.  His height is better suited at end, but I don’t know if his feet are quick enough to move him to the end.  The question is do we have a better option at center?  I think the answer to that is no.  Especially with Brady Taylor injured most of the season.  

Comment 29 Oct 2018

That was the whole point.  If the players don’t just forget how to block, then why are there no holes for the running backs?  I don’t think Stud forgot either.  He knows how to coach an o-line to block for the run game.   So why can’t they block in the run game?   The pieces to the puzzle are there and Stud isn’t able to put it together.   

Comment 28 Oct 2018

To be honest, reading this just annoys me with offensive line and linebackers even more.  I think Coach Stud and Davis need replaced.  The offensive line can run block like crazy one year, but struggle in pass pro.  Then the next year it is the complete opposite.  They didn’t forget overnight.  Since he got here, It’s been one of the other for Strudrawa’s lines.  We need to have both, at least competent.  And I don’t blame Schiano for the back seven’s issues.  The entire back seven has new coaching, with the exception of the linebackers.  There’s nothing wrong with the linebackers playing on the heels of the defensive line.  There really isn’t.  We have the athletes for it, and then some.  The problem is reading the alignments and adjusting.  That’s all on Coach Davis and teaching it.  And if ya wanna diagnose the safeties, look no further than the interaction with the linebackers and their adjustments in coverage.  To me, it all points to the linebackers.  They’re the link between the line of scrimmage and the defensive backs.   

On a more intentionally positive note, Mr Brightside is one of my favorite songs!  Maybe I shoulda’ posted my soapbox rant elsewhere lol

Comment 27 Oct 2018

Michael Jordan was just listed as mid-season All-American at center.  He may not be quite as good as our past two Rimington trophy winners, but he’s almost certainly not the problem that needs fixed.  

With that said, I can’t help but wonder how it’s a legitimate competition when the coaching staff is publicly stating there’s no jobs to be won.  I find it hard to reconcile the two.

Comment 20 Oct 2018

It’s hard to fault Nick Bosa for his decision.  He doesn’t have the experiences of a lifetime to help him.  And truthfully, that’s what it would have taken.  

If it were me, I would have stayed.  Only because I’ve realized that certain moments in life are priceless.  I imagine a shot at the College Football Playoff and possible National Championship would have been one of those moments.  But what do I know?   I’ve never stared down the possibility being the number one draft pick either.  

I just hope he doesn’t regret it.  That’s all that matters, in the end.  

Comment 20 Oct 2018

Baker has a quick release and is slippery in the backfield.  My guess is they intend to coach up Nick Chubb on the blocking.  He has the request size and strength to block, while having a higher ceiling as a playmaker.  He’s an every down type of back, and they need to use him as such.  Just my two cents.  

Comment 29 Sep 2018

I just watched us get wrecked for an entire half.  That’s the game I just watched.  Can we play better? Sure...  But absolutely nothing during the first 30 mins of play would tell me that anything different is ‘coming’.

With that said, I hope you’re right. Lol