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Comment 19 Nov 2019

Yep. Day is definitely smart enough to know the program history and pitfalls/keys of rivalry games. Day saw Urban’s prep and I’m sure knows about Tressel, Cooper, etc. He probably says those coach speak lines outwardly to keep media vanilla but they’ve been prepping for these games for weeks if not all year. I think Rutgers game is proof. 

Also, Franklin is drunk on Axe Body Spray and Harbaugh is just a B- coach who is unstable.
I like our guy. 

Comment 15 Nov 2019

Penn State more of a trap game since they’re some pluck upstart before we play our rivals. 

Comment 14 Nov 2019

In addition to embarrassment at the “fiascos” Ohio State has also lost Tressel, the Tat5, a full season on the record books and a subsequent post season in lieu of a meaningless Gator Bowl. But you could easily argue the football program has been falling upwards each time. I think the crap perception stems mostly from the fumbled press conferences and the poor PR statements. Otherwise Gene has built a machine. Not that Geiger left the place in shambles but Gene has done amazingly behind the scenes in adapting the athletic department and keeping OSU on the sporting forefront across the board. I don’t credit him for hiring Urban - that was a gift - but I do credit Gene for stabilizing the biggest and best athletics department in the country. That success has directly impacted the university in a positive manner in dollars, student caliber and overall branding. 
He’s had a few bad pressers but otherwise i agree that Gene is a phenomenal AD in this current era. 

Comment 08 Nov 2019

I think part of the reason is that Columbus is a major city. More people, more access to dollars and benefits, more opportunity to get in trouble. Columbus is not some sleepy college town where the Barney Fife cops sweep shenanigans under the rug. Most college campuses are fairly insulated. Seems like it’s the ones that are near larger metropolitan areas that are the ones getting busted. 

Comment 19 Oct 2019

Buckeyes by a tuddy plus 3 for home cooking. 
looking at 9 or 10...kick depending on betting through the week. Hopefully won’t be enough either way and the Buckeyes roll the Badgers. 

Comment 17 Oct 2019

I remember when we swooped in and secured Mitchell’s commitment. I was so pumped. He was off the charts on all those SPARQ testings and ahead of even NFL players. His 40 time was nuts too. 
I remember thinking we’d have a freshman LB returning kicks.  Too bad he didn’t stick/pan out at Ohio State but wish him all the best. Gotta do what you gotta do. 

Comment 03 Oct 2019

Silver lining in global warming is it will be in the 90s here in Columbus through Thanksgiving. 

Fields will be fine. 

Comment 30 Sep 2019

Yeah, I think it’s one of those back handed compliments that essentially trashes Harbaugh either way. If they reach 9 wins - Ho hum, there’s their ceiling - Bo Pelini at Nebraska upper middle class nothing more.  

If they fall short, they have good players and good staff but head coach can’t get them in to the upper echelon. 

Comment 29 Aug 2019

I go with Zeke too and here’s why -

We were in the lead for a five star and then OSU strategically cooled on him in favor of Zeke. He was no slouch but Zeke was a 4 star playing terrible competition at the HS level so harder to gauge. Had some decent offers but was heading to Mizzou before we swooped in. 

That higher rated RB - went on the bomb out at Michigan. Derrick Green was #4 RB in composite and Zeke was #13. Virginia landed an RB higher rated than Zeke. 

Comment 16 Jul 2019

Dantonio has also had a heart attack and been wrapped up in a few player/staff behavioral scandals. That’s probably not an ideal cocktail for longevity.

But Dantonio has been a very solid on field coach for Sparty. I’ve respected him as a disciple of the Tressel tree. He has been a thorn in our side but has also been laying wood to Michigan for years. I don’t necessarily care who but as a conference we need 3 or 4 brands to be solid. Sparty has mostly been a staple in the upper B1G for the last decade. Whoever they get will have to ensure their place above their in state rival. 

Comment 12 Jun 2019

Goal differential is the tie breaker for group stage. So if you can win by 100 you do it. It’s the World’s not USWNT playing some JV squad in a friendly. 

I guess the problem people are having is the elaborate celebrations - after the 9th, 10th, 11th, etc. But again, it’s the World Cup. They work their whole life to get there so it’s F’n awesome to get a goal on the world stage. They’ll be telling their grandkids about it 50yrs from now. I say have at it ladies. Scorched earth and take no prisoners. Bring home that cup!

Comment 11 May 2019

This was a part of it. Lots of the offense, including the line, was fed up with Troy. Not that they let Florida tee off on him but there was a big rift in the team and the chemistry. Couple that with the fact OSU hadn’t played since November and then went on the banquet/accolade tour - and it was a bad recipe for a talented and hungry underdog hearing for a month + how they were going to get their doors blown off  

Not dissimilar to when we beat Miami after 2002 season in terms of team roles. 

Comment 19 Apr 2019

That’s it - Occam’s Razor...the simplest answer. I would like to believe the coaches sat him down after spring ball and told him they were going with Fields as the starter. Based on Baldwin’s statement he understood, gave it his best shot and was beat out. Being a competitor and good kid - he believes he can play D1 ball somewhere and wants to - thus hello transfer portal. Fair enough and best of luck to him wherever he lands.