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rockyincbus


Columbus, Ohio (via Columbus, Ohio)

MEMBER SINCE   December 08, 2016

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  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Scoonie Penn
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Indians and Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: N/A

Recent Activity

Comment 11 Nov 2019

This is a fan forum. This is the place. This is the water cooler of the internet. Post this stuff here and I don’t have to roll around in the muck of actual twitter.

I am not buying this guy as the snitch though For what it’s worth

Comment 11 Nov 2019

Navy, I laughed at your comment then realized you were possibly being serious. If so, I am surprised you don’t see more of a distinction between the sport’s premier college football analyst floating unsubstantiated rumors to his national tv audience versus some fan on a Buckeye fan forum floating some twitter stuff that he even said was just twitter stuff.  C’mon man. 

Comment 31 Oct 2019

I really like Youtubetv for sports.  Unlimited DVR which acts a lot more like a cable DVR than Hulu Live or directv now did (I can watch a game on delay, fast forward through the breaks and not have to worry about it "jumping to live" if I switch channels. I miss NFL Network games but I get everything else I need for sports.  I don't watch much else but the kids seem happy with their options too.

Comment 29 Oct 2019

Not true at all.  Here are some other ways you could be wrong:

1. Dawand Jones comes in and has to play this year because of injuries - even you would acknowledge that if he goes in with six minutes left to go in Ann Arbor, we will be appreciative for every snap he had prior.

2. Dawand Jones ends up not developing into an NFL-type (spoiler: he won't) and he ends up wasting a scholarship that could have gone to an elite recruit that fifth year. (It happens.)

3. Dawand Jones, like many 18-19 year-olds, doesn't develop the way he could have in year one because the coaches made the mistake of telling him they were going to limit him to four games of mop-up action.

4. Dawand Jones block a kick in the NC game...   I could go on but I won't.  Trust the coaches.

Comment 29 Oct 2019

The top teams are dominant because of their third and sometimes fourth year dominant players - Young, Okudah, Myers, Davis, Munford, etc. For every "pretty good" fifth year redshirt player the Buckeyes develop over time, that is one less recruit who might turn into one of those elite guys. 

The top teams are also dominant because of the culture of elite competition every day for every position.  Fans are so quick to pencil in starters (like they do at most places) but two guys that know they are going to start next year don't have the same edge.  

This move sets up a hell of a battle between five-star Petit-Frere and "project" Dawand Jones and both guys - and the team - will benefit from it.  

Comment 29 Oct 2019

Trust the coaches. We burned a redshirt on 3/4-star Chris Olave last year and people were wondering why - until he went out and helped us kick TTUN's ass.  People were saying, 'why burn his redshirt?  We have Campbell, McLaurin, Dixon, backed up by Hill, Mack, Saunders, Victor...we are wasting this guy's redshirt.' 

If a dog is going to bite, he is going to bite as a pup. The coaches are saying that there is no way in hell that this dancing giant is going to be here for five years. And other higher rated tackles might want to take note.

Comment 26 Oct 2019

Bizarre decision to not call TO to save Fields from having to sit out that play.  Esp. considering we were knocking on the red zone.

Comment 23 Oct 2019

The Buckeyes are 30-2 in the Big Ten East since the Big Ten Championship game was instituted. So maybe the real conspiracy was the decision to put the Buckeyes in a division with a bunch of bottom-feeding programs who haven't beaten the Buckeyes in years. No offense meant to Indiana, Rutgers and Maryland.  Looking at you, Up North.

Comment 19 Sep 2019

Great point on their lack of depth up front.  Look for the game to be close and low-scoring like it was in Madison in 2017.  Wisconsin ball control and Don Brown refusing to rotate linemen (maybe they just don't have the players to do it.)  TTUN gets gassed and Badgers pull away late. 

Cue the excuses 

Comment 10 Sep 2019

Great analysis Colin.

Also, I still cannot believe Chase Young beat his man so fast that he literally stole that sack away from Malik.  Chase is the scariest player in college football.  And he doesn't seem to take any plays off even going after fields goals and playing through double teams on the freaking punt block team.

Finally, Harrison was so underrated last year and it is good to see him getting his due because he has NFL written all over him. 

Comment 03 Sep 2019

How most of us feel about this offensive line (and frankly the running game as a whole) mirrors how we feel about the team as a whole. The crowd that thinks we are competing with Bama and Clemson will look at the line’s performance and see that it isn’t close to that level. They can’t  imagine a world where Bama wouldn’t run up the middle with impunity at a team like Florida Atlantic. And to that point they are right.  We aren’t there. No one should have thought we were. But, this is a young line and they have a long season to get it together and become one of the better groups in the Big Ten, and they have a chance to develop into a truly dominant group in 2020-2021. The coaches are doing the right thing trying to keep  their confidence up going into a very tough week.