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Member since 03 May 2011 | Blog

I moved here in HS and thought these Buckeye people are nuts, but they say the converted are the most zealous. Born on the Left Coast, lived in the deep South, moved to Ohio and stayed to graduate from the Ohio State University. Love me some Buckeyes now!


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2014 National Championship and the next one
  • NFL TEAM: Who ever has most Buckeyes on roster
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs now Lebron is back!

Recent Activity

Comment 21 Jul 2017

Les Miles makes sense if looking short term so can do a better search of young up and comers like Brent Venables or Mike Norell. Charlie Strong could be an option as well.  If want to stay shady then there is always Bobby Petrino. Don't think it is a good fit for Schiano and why would he walk into such a bad situation? Plus, I see him fitting in coaching and recruiting places like east coast, B1G or maybe ND.

Comment 13 May 2017

Went to the Oklahoma game last year and it changed my mind about the school being in this conference.  Before I had visions of the Switzer era  -drunken rednecks shooting guns off roof of dorm or back of pickup truck like some sort of scene from Friday Night lights. Instead the campus, facilities, and people were all top notch.  I think would be welcome addition to B1G and good for its network TV coverage in OKC and northern Texas. 

Comment 22 Nov 2016

After, the Cooper years, Tressel restored balance to the the universe. Gotta thow him some love.

Player wise Troy Smith is the greatest Wolverine slayer of all time.

Saturday Urban continues the quest to become the chosen one.  6 more to be in the conversation...

Comment 08 Sep 2015

Schutt played very well. hard to get pressure from his spot and he was the one getting there early in the game.

Comment 03 Mar 2015

32 in BBall for Magic Johnson.  Just thought it was so cool that he played all 5 positions in a finals game.

88 in football as a TE/DE.  Drew Pearson and Lynn Swann I guess made the number popular.  I liked Dave Casper '87 but an upper classman already had it and 88 had a symmetry to it..

Obviously, mine have an 1980s ring to them...

Comment 26 Jan 2015

Was at the game in Dallas and I was mildly surprised that didn't get flagged.  That stuff just always seems to go against us, kind of like Corey Smith targeting penalty. 

Was more outraged Bennett got flagged on the other play. He was getting mauled and the Duck cam in from behind and pushed Bosa in the back. Didn't care much for Herbie's analysis after the commercial break on the penalty either.

Comment 26 Jan 2015

Tucker worked for Saban before @ MSU and LSU so he should know what he is getting.  When he was here 2001-2004 defense was pretty good.  Saban also has to be thinking the ex-NFL coach is good cache for recruiting.  Seems like hire makes sense. 

That being said, used love you Mel for being a Buckeye coach on 2002 team and all, but now that you are at Bama, you are dead to me...

Comment 18 Jan 2015

Can we at least give the 25K difference between BecK and Herman to Warriner? He is MVP on coaching staff in my eyes. The line has dramatically improved every year he has been here. So much more physical and Ohio State like these days.  As Spielman once lamented about a lackluster effort of line play - "pads should be popping like firecrackers!" - we've got that now.

Comment 14 Jan 2015

Agreed.  the Duck fans I met this week were classy and nice, Enjoyed the experience.

PS Urban - we are now even, you owed us one!

Comment 04 Jan 2015

From what I saw of Oregon defense against FSU is they are very fast and close to the ball in a hurry. Their Dline was also very good. Different than the Bama stout tackles as seems like Ducks are more athletic and rangy type. I think not nearly as disciplined as Bama D.  I think we are going to need to do some misdirection, counters, & cut backs early to add to power game to keep them guessing. Once get them guessing and a little tired, then hammer them with EZE power inside.

Big thing for our D is to keep discipline, do your job and be where supposed to be, rally to ball and wrap up.  Limit explosive plays and make them earn every yard. I think we are going to see a lot of the quarters to attack the run option of Oregon.

Comment 21 Dec 2014

No need to denigrate one for the other. Remember Tressel not only restored us to national prominence with several big bowl game wins, multiple NC appearances, won a NC, AND he posted an impressive record against TTUN. Rejoice in the memories and always respect the Vest.

It is early and Urban has not lost a regular season Big Ten game, won 1 B1G Title, and has us in a semifinal game. Great start for sure, but he has also lost a bowl game to Clemson, lost to MSU in B1G championship, and lost to VT. We can start comparing him to Tress when he delivers a bowl win, maybe a championship. Since still scarred from the Gator debacle and his smirk on sideline as Troy Smith and the Ginless Bucks got crushed, I'll only love him when he gets a second one...Not far fetched as this team is young and there is plenty of talent coming.

Comment 21 Dec 2014

Micheal Thomas stepped it up Wisky game. Corey Smith was too before the terrible call for targeting ejection.  It was great to see so that everything didn't fall one Cardale having to win it. Hopefully, this put enough on film for Bama not to be able to put 9 in box and let EzE and Heurrman loose.

Comment 16 Dec 2014

Yes I like this idea. Warriner already is co-coordinator and maybe that locks him up a few more years.  Bring in an up and comer QB coach to maybe be co-coordinator.  Maybe Scott Frost gets a better title and a raise.

Comment 27 Nov 2014
I think 15-14-1 starting in '84. Many thanks to the Vest for helping erase my Cooper years deficit and Urban/Tyvis Powell last year tipped the balance. Go Bucks!
Comment 27 Nov 2014
Troy Smith is the great _ichigan slayer. JT reminds me of a mash-up of Troy Smith and Joe Germaine. He seems to have the leadership and gamer ability like Troy with the cool hand Luke demeanor and throw before receiver makes his cut ability of Germaine. Can't wait to see how he progresses over the next few years!
Comment 11 May 2014

Why don't they point the investigative lens and holier than thou judgement towards the coaches and universities that will not let players transfer by releasing from scholarship?  I would like to hear in depth the rationale and defense for Washburn not letting Pierre Desir go be closer to his wife and kids.  Then someone take that rationale and defense apart. What about the  St Joe's coach and Obrien?  Why don't these folks put the microscope on the character of these coaches and admins rather than trash folks like Tressel and publish unsubstantiated innuedo?


Comment 10 May 2014

I like the Black Keys and Ohio Players suggestions as an addition to keeping Hang on Sloopy as 4th Quarter song . I have thought for a long time that we need some fresh material for the next generation, especially considering many of the  players don't have the same taste in music. If the purpose is to get the crowd and the team jacked up, we need to find some things that are relevant to them, All the lights would be cool for night games for sure,.

Comment 10 May 2014

I just added a one star review and you weren't kidding, there were some brutal (and funny) ones there.  Wish could have given it a negative star but they make you give it one to comment.  Thanks for the link.