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SamOgilvie


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Comment 19 Jun 2019

I've been a fan since reading about his love for his late grandmother, BengalBuck's first cousin. Glad he was able to move out of the friend zone with that lovely girl, averyanne.  I imagine the Senator is a fan, too.
Dan Hope has serious potential as a romance writer. A Harlequin-like romance series beginning with Drue's efforts in 7th grade should sell well among the faithful.
 

Comment 19 Jun 2019

I've been a fan since reading about his love for his late grandmother, BengalBuck's first cousin. Glad he was able to move out of the friend zone with that lovely girl, averyanne.  I imagine the Senator is a fan, too.
Dan Hope has serious potential as a romance writer. A Harlequin-like romance series beginning with Drue's efforts in 7th grade should sell well among the faithful.
 

Comment 19 Jun 2019

I've been a fan since reading about his love for his late grandmother, BengalBuck's first cousin. Glad he was able to move out of the friend zone with that lovely girl, averyanne.  I imagine the Senator is a fan, too.
Dan Hope has serious potential as a romance writer. A Harlequin-like romance series beginning with Drue's efforts in 7th grade should sell well among the faithful.
 

Comment 13 Jun 2019

The older I get, the more I appreciate the quality of the many people associated with The Ohio State University. The Ward family is exemplary. It's a pleasure to see Denzel follow in the footsteps of his dad and people like Archie Griffin and Jack Nicklaus, humanitarians, who preceded him in the athletic program at the university.  I am confident that the Ward's efforts to educate people about heart disease, provide resources, like defibrillators, and teach and mentor young people will save and enrich lives in the months and years to come.

Comment 13 Apr 2019

Fabulous moment there when Avery teared up and the team showed so much enthusiasm for their teammate's proposal and his bride-to-be's response.  I recall Drue shaving his head in support of his grandmother and the kind words he wrote about her when she passed away.  This young man is a fine one. I am thankful that he's part of Ohio State.

Comment 09 Jan 2019

Mickey Marotti is assistant athletic director for football sports performance.  He reports to Gene Smith, not the football coach.  Student-Athlete Support Services, the Athletic Compliance Office and Sports Performance are independent entities within the Ohio State Athletic Department.  Coach Day nor the previous coach, Urban Meyer, have the authority to hire and fire within those departments.

Comment 08 Jan 2019

Agreed.  We have no idea what kind of freedom Mr. Davis had in his coaching role.  It's doubtful that he had full independence, with two d' coordinators, in implementing scheme and in selection of starting personnel.  Regardless, the man is a faithful friend of Urban Meyer's and conducted himself in a professional manner.  He deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

Comment 02 Jan 2019

My hat is off to Urban Meyer, his family, his teams, his colleagues and his legacy.  I am thankful for his association with The Ohio State University and his support of the state of Ohio.

I came to Ohio State as a student nearly 40 years ago because two former, renowned faculty members there had taken the time and made the effort to respond to technical questions, in old-fashioned letters, asked by my obscure, paternal grandfather, a Scottish immigrant.  I share that simply to make the point that Ohio has its share of special people.  Urban Meyer, a man of a generation now misunderstood, is one of those people.  His loyalty, his work ethic, and his determination to make those around him better get him in trouble at times, but those traits and qualities make him a man of substance.  I admire him greatly and hope and pray that his days ahead are blessed and meaningful for him and all those around him.

Comment 20 Dec 2018

In my opinion, Urban's loyalty and a desire to help others, despite the detrimental impact to his reputation in the case of Zach Smith, are commendable and signs of good character.  It's important, once again, to point out that Smith was never charged, and, of course, convicted of assault on a female, though his other issues are significant.  Obviously, Urban felt Smith and his family were best served by Smith's continued employment at OSU.  Smith had a family to feed, clothe and house and his problems with substance abuse, etc. were best addressed if he remained on staff.  Regardless of Urban's feelings about Smith's grandfather and his loyalty, I don't think anyone doubts that Urban would have fired Smith in a Minnesota minute if he felt the allegations of spousal abuse had merit.
I think Urban's long and successful association with the win at all costs mentality of big-time collegiate sports, his growth as a father and husband and his success in developing young men academically, morally, socially and athletically in his time at OSU makes him uniquely qualified to teach a course about character and leadership.

Comment 02 Dec 2018

The precise definition of classy behavior, which is undoubtedly based on good character.  Good examples and exemplary behavior are hugely important, and I am thankful that younger guys like Wyatt Davis are seeing it first hand.  In addition to the entertainment we spectators or fans of the university and all its programs enjoy, we get the benefit of life lessons and inspirational actions, too.  

Comment 29 Nov 2018

I was very pleased to see the emotion Coach Matta expressed when he recognized his players and family, and the heartfelt gratitude from his former players.  Ultimately, I believe we were created for relationships, and the relationships developed between coaches/teachers and athletes/students are extremely important to society and humanity.  Coaches at the major university level have the almost impossible task of developing and maintaining good relationships with a lot of constituencies, while winning very high percentages of their games.  Coach Matta succeeded at both, and managed several years of excruciating pain and physical challenges in an exemplary way.  As an alumnus, I am both proud of the man and thankful for his tenure at Ohio State.  

Comment 27 Nov 2018

Congratulations to D. Knox for playing an exceptional game and for persevering and producing so well this season.  As Coach Meyer has always said, injuries are the worst thing about this great team sport. 
I had to look up Lisfranc.   I had no idea that it's a ligament named after a French surgeon.  Hopefully, D's injury is a simple strain. If not, surgery is generally a must.  Regardless, I am saddened by D's misfortune and hope and pray for a remarkable recovery.



 

Comment 16 Nov 2018

Gee whiz, this interview was just the cat's meow.)))  But, I can't believe you didn't ask the Senator about his hand-painted, pre-washed, Drue Chrisman jean jacket and how comfortable he and Ellen feel settling in for a game after enjoying the breakfast special at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery off Boardman.  He did tell Ellen that he thought that jacket was going to be about as useful as a screen door on a submarine before he slipped it over his sweater vest, and realized how comfortable it was.  Thanks for a great post.

Comment 10 Nov 2018

Looking forward to a Tressel post by the Eleven Warrior guys.  Something like this:  The Senator was feeling a tad self-indulgent as he settled down in his recliner just before noon today.  He and Ellen had enjoyed a fine breakfast at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery off Boardman.  A favorite colleague, a professor of history at YSU, had regaled them with personal anecdotes about his childhood in Cleveland playing pickup games in the shadow of the old Municipal Stadium. Both couples spoke of the meaning found in relationships, games and a sense of place.  The Senator had slipped on his Drue Chrisman hand-painted blue jean jacket over his vest as he stepped out early that morning, and was thankful as an unseasonably cold breeze nipped at his neck, just above his collar line. Because it felt so broken in and comfortable, he decided to keep it on as he tuned in the game.  Looking down at his Elkhide slippers from L.L. Bean,  the Senator was reassured by Ellen that a little rest and relaxation was warranted after putting in countless hours of service for the good people of Ohio.  Ellen feared the worst when their favorite son, Drue Chrisman, outright muffed or shanked an ever important punt early on in the game.  She glanced at the Senator hesitantly, knowing that he simply did not need another stress point at the end of a hard week.  Surprisingly, the Senator grinned and said, "Ellen, dear, my boy Thoma is off the hook now, and I don't feel so bad about keeping him off the field anymore either.  It happens to the best of us.  Bless the boys and the greatest team sport of the ages".

Comment 05 Nov 2018

By all accounts, Booker is a remarkably gifted or freak athlete.  I understand time is short and one-on-one instruction is limited at any level, which is tragic, because, with adequate instruction, he could be an All-American.  Not pointing fingers but just lamenting the loss of potential.  If paired up with an instructor like Buddy Curry, former Tarheel and Atlanta Falcons linebacker, for a period of time, his production would be incredible.

Comment 04 Nov 2018

After having a look at those Babylonian symbols, I quickly understood what Vaughn was talking about.  I'm 100% behind making the game safer but equally glad I don't have to make the calls.  I feared Grant Delpit was going to follow Jordan into the showers early on in the game against Alabama, but think the correct call, an overrule, was made.
Brendon appears to be a chip off the old block.  His dad, always gracious and humble, is amazingly positive, despite his prognosis and challenges.  I am particularly pleased to see quality folks continuing to be associated with Ohio State.