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Scarlatina


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Comment 14 Mar 2019

Mine was the original name for "Scarlet Fever" used back in the 1500-1600s. I've definitely been mistaken as a hispanic female in the past because of it lol.

Comment 28 Jan 2019

IIRC, Tim Beck was a clear 3rd option after Urban already went after ECU's Lincoln Riley and Boise State's Mike Sanford Jr.

Both those guys were talented, young offensive minds who didn't want to risk being lost in Urban's shadow.

Comment 29 Nov 2018

If Urban truly does part ways with Billy Davis, and Schiano gets hired away... I really hope Urban takes a hard look at UC's DC/LB coach Marcus Freeman.

Comment 28 Nov 2018

I hope Fickell holds out for a slightly better job than Louisville. Location-wise though, it makes sense if Fickell wants to stay close to Ohio/family.

Comment 17 Nov 2018

That would give OSU three different co-DCs because I doubt Freeman or Ash accept any position less than that to come back to OSU.

Comment 17 Nov 2018

No, because I feel like OSU already has too many cooks in the kitchen in the secondary this season with Schiano, Grinch and Johnson. OSU next defensive hire should probably be focused on the LBs/front-7.

Comment 23 Oct 2018

Decent LB coach? Really...

Fickell pretty much coached LBs at Ohio State from 2004-2010 & 2012-2016. In those 11 seasons, how many of those LB corp underperformed? None really come to mind for me.

How many great LBs were produced under his tutelage? AJ Hawk, Bobby Carpenter, Anthony Schlegel, Larry Grant, James Laurinaitis, Marcus Freeman, Austin Spitler, Ross Homan, Brian Rolle, Ryan Shazier, Darron Lee, Josh Perry, Raekwon McMillian... Hell, Fickell even took a fullback in Zach Boren and turned him into a serviceable LB on short notice. That is elite player development.

Comment 17 Sep 2018

I will admit that I am a little worried about the D-Line depth without Bosa.

Larry Johnson Sr. loves to rotate 7-8 guys on the D-Line consistently, which has done wonders for keeping them fresh for the season-long grind. Cooper and Young will be both be way above-average starters, but behind them it gets a little iffy with Tyreke Smith, and Tyler Friday. Not to say those guys can't be good, but it is hard to give true freshmen significant snaps during conference play.

Comment 28 Jan 2018

Fickell has a fantastic eye for underrated talent too. I would not be surprised to see Fickell hit at a much higher rate than the average on many of those 3* guys.

Hopefully we will see Fickell have a similar trajectory as Scott Frost at UCF... Very lackluster 1st season as he re-builds the program, and then a huge jump by season 2.

Comment 27 Jan 2018

Hands down, my favorite Buckeye is #2 CB Malcolm Jenkins -  2008 Jim Thorpe Award winner, Consensus All-American, and 3x 1st team All-B1G:

Comment 23 Jan 2018

IMO, bringing on Brian Hartline as a GA this past offseason was an underrated move.

I honestly see why Urban loves Zach Smith: fantastic recruiter, and he knows Urban’s offense as well as anyone, which means he prioritizes teaching his WR to run block.

However, I think Zach Smith falls short of being able to give firsthand tips and tricks on being a receiver (i.e. route running, high-pointing and etc.) because Smith has never played the position at a high level. In steps in a 6-7 year pro in GA Brian Hartline to fill in those gaps, while OSU still gets the benefit of having Smith on the recruiting trail.

Comment 22 Jan 2018

On a related note... I joked over the offseason about potentially bring back Darrell Hazell to coach WRs. I just now realized that the Minnesota Vikings picked him up last spring as their WR coach, which correlates nicely with the continued development of Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs.

Comment 15 Jan 2018

1) People in good seats usually made a pretty big donation so they do pay more, just not for the ticket.

IIRC, when I got my alumni packet during graduation week, it had "donor levels" for football tickets. The highest grouping, which made you eligible for season tickets in the prime viewing sections, was a minimum donation of $25,000 a year.