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Comment 14 Nov 2019

TCU got cancelled solely because of Gary Patterson complaining that TCU has zero shot at making the playoffs if they have to play Ohio State.  He was pissed when the TCU AD scheduled that home and home.  So TCU backed out of the home and home by replacing it with 1 game in Jerry World to help recoup some of the lost money.  

This isn't some rumor either.  Gary Patterson literally came out last year and admitted he was the reason for cancelling the series.  I believe his quote was something along the lines of 'It's bad for business' or 'It's a bad business plan' (to play Ohio State).  

Ohio State replaced that game with Miami (Oh).  

Comment 30 Oct 2019

He's kind of a version of Dontre Wilson who hasn't accepted a role as a WR/H Back and it's left him lost in the offense.  He has so much speed and talent but simply hasn't been able to put it together.  Was he the one who simply didn't want to move to WR?  I feel like I read about this before last year but could be wrong.  

Comment 18 Oct 2019

I love the 9am kicks here.  we typically get some flap jacks and bacon going like 30 minutes before kick and have brunch during the 1st qtr.

Once the game is done I still have the rest of the day to go do stuff.

The night games are even better timing in my opinion.  Go play golf in the early/mid morning.  Go run of errands, workout, watch some other games, etc... then it's game time...  But the best part about the night games here is they typically end at like 8:30.  So they aren't your entire Saturday night.  You can still go out dinner and have a mostly normal Saturday night without the game completely railroading it.  

Comment 11 Oct 2019

KJ has caught a pass in every game (so on the stat sheet) but he's had 3 games this year with just 2 catches so he's not even game plan proof.  Against FAU and IU he had like 20 yards (one was a TD though).  So much talent in the WR room, the rotation of WRs and the emphasis on the running game has dwarfed all of the WR's #s.  

Comment 11 Oct 2019

My problem with Mack is he can't make a catch in stride or while standing up LOL Every ball he brings in looks like the most difficult catch of the season.  

Comment 11 Oct 2019

Same!  I thought it was a really good look.  Might have been the best alternate uniform look.  Pretty subtle really.  They wore the title uniforms (which are the best unis they have) and the helmet was a subtle enough difference that they still looked like the Bucks.  Wish they had stickers on them though.  Would be interesting to see what the Scarlet stickers would look like on them with that pairing.  

Comment 10 Oct 2019

I felt the same way.  Super excited then I read more about how raw he was and had to temper my expectations.  Chase was a super athlete and a bit raw (or at least more raw than the Bosas).  I like what I've seen from ZH so far.  His athleticism alone makes him an effective player.  Excited to see what he look like over the next couple of years.  

Comment 09 Oct 2019

For me it's both #5s.  I think Tuf is fine and works against some of the slower BIG offenses, but, if they make it to the playoffs, I expect a lot of browning.  If they have to match up against a QB who can move out of the pocket (Hurts) or a team with a ultra quick back (i.e. Etienne), they will have to get Tuf off the field or bad things are going to happen.  

Wilson is dripping with talent.  I really think we are watching a generational type of dude.  He's completely bought in to Ohio State, Ryan Day and doing what it takes to get on the field (improving as a blocker, etc.).  While he may not be as experienced with the offense or as polished with routes as the more experienced WRs, they need to find ways to get the ball in his hands.  Other than the mishap on his first play against FAU, every time he touches the ball, he makes something happen.  He's a gamechanger and they need to feed him a little bit. 

Comment 09 Oct 2019

I agree, I don't think he's the best WR "by far" right now. I do however think he's the best WR team and other than the super frosh Wilson, I think Olave has the highest upside of the guys in the rotation.  I actually don't think he's very polished as a route runner right now.  However, I do think Olave should be on the field more because he seems to be developing and polishing his skills more than the other WRs.  Plus, Olave buys in on all of the little things.  Blocking, being a gunner, giving everything he has for 4-6 seconds over and over and over again.  

Victor has come a long way but he still looks very raw out there.  Mack seems like he peaked 2 years ago.  Hill is a great weapon in the slot (and will be playing on sundays) but his skillset isn't being emphasized like in prior years.  

Olave and Hill should be on the field damn near every snap down the stretch.  Let Victor, Mack and Wilson rotate on the other side.  

Comment 08 Oct 2019

I don't think this team has peaked at all.  If you really look at it, they have only played 1 (or maybe 1.5 like against IU and Nebraska) great quarter each game.  

FAU - Only the first quarter was great, the rest was downright BAD

Cincy - The 2nd quarter was great, the rest was pretty pedestrian 

IU - Great 2nd quarter and a good 3rd quarter... 1st was pedestrian and the 4th didn't matter

Miami (Oh) - 2nd quarter was insane, 1st was pretty terrible... rest of the game didn't matter

Nebraska - Good 1st half in general, rest of game didnt matter

MSU - Great 2nd quarter but the rest of the game was very pedestrian.

The have basically played 8 good/great quarters this year and a bunch of average beyond that.  Imagine what would happen if they played 3 great quarters in a game... scary

Comment 08 Oct 2019

I went to a Arizona Hotshots game and it was a lot of fun.  The AAF put out a fairly solid product.  Obviously not NFL caliber but still a lot of talent out there.  It was kind of like a high end college matchup without the intensity from the crowd and media.  

Comment 08 Oct 2019

I just looked it up and you're right.  It's first team only.  However, it's not limited to the AP.  It's any major publication's 1st team AA listing (things like ESPN.Com, Fox sports, etc. also count).  

Comment 07 Oct 2019

Young is a lock for a consensus AA and 1st team AP

Okudah will be a AP AA.  Just not sure if he gets enough attention to be a first teamer or a second teamer

Dobbins might be a first teamer if he keeps this up.  If Ohio State is sitting there in the playoff and he has 1600+ yards he will at minimum be a 2nd team.... possibly even a first team.  

If Ohio State is undefeated, I think Fields has a shot at a 3rd team nod but I don't see him cracking the top 2.  Tua and Burrow will likely stay ahead of him.  Not sure about Lawrence as he's taken a large step back this year.  

I'm assuming trees in Buckeye Grove are not reserved solely for 1st team AA's right?  

Comment 02 Oct 2019

Apple wore #13 but isn't in the picture on the right... #23 is Powell in the picture on the right... Lattimore is 23 on the left but he's not in the picture on the right.  Actually, none of the dudes on the left are in the picture on the right (except Amari) if I'm seeing things correctly.  

Comment 01 Oct 2019

You shouldn't need much cash, if any at all in Europe.  I spent 4 months in France and beyond keeping 100 euros in my wallet, which is the normal amount of cash I always carry around, I really didn't use cash anywhere.  As long as your CC has no foreign transaction fees, you should be good unless buying at small outdoor market types of places.  I would just hit an ATM when you land and pull out some nominal walking around cash.  Getting it at the ATM avoids fees you would find at a currency exchange place.  The bank just adjusts the exchange rate and their end and charges you the normal ATM fee (which my PNC account reimburses anyway).  

My time in france was a while ago but I did go to Italy 2 years ago.  I was there for 2 weeks.  I took out 100 euros and found myself spending it on the last day or two because I didn't need to use it at all.  I also never used a pin number for my CC on any of my 5 trips to Europe over the past handful of years.  In my experience their chip readers worked the same way as ours except most of them were smaller handheld devices.  

I would avoid using your debit card for purchases there.  You have a higher liability limit in the event of fraud with your debit card and the money is taken straight out of your account.  With a CC you have more leverage as the money isn't taken straight out of your account and your liability is much less than with a debit card.  It's actually just good advice to use a CC over a debit card in the US let alone in Europe.  

Comment 27 Sep 2019

The Clemson fans not being worn out yet really isn't a true statement.  Clemson fans felt they were relevant long before 2015 when we all know they weren't LOL

In all seriousness, my buddy here in Phoenix is a huge Clemson fan.  He's frustrated with this year and has made it a point to constantly groan about how this season feels like it doesn't matter for him until January because the ACC is so bad.  His comment was along the lines of feeling robbed of a college football season lol

As others have mentioned, I like having a good mix of games.  I was traveling during the FAU and Miami games.  While it was convenient enough for us to watch the first half of those games, there was little excitement for me and I even had made the comment 'eh if we aren't near a TV it doesn't matter, I don't need to see them play these teams'.  Watching games where Ohio State is a 4+ TD favorite and gets up by 5 TDs in the first half is flat out boring.  

Comment 17 Sep 2019

I don't think it will be interesting at all... Terry will have the best career out of those 3 and it will be by a large margin.  Hes a much more polished route runner than those two and can be regularly deployed in all WR sets.  I'm not sure the same can be said for Samuel and Campbell.  

I think the question with Terry is how close he gets to a Mike Thomas level.