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Comment 10 Aug 2019
Mack Jr.'s father played linebacker at Eastern State back in the early nineties, unanimous preseason all American, got his knee nuked pretty bad, and never made it to the pros. Later in life he became friends with Johnny Utah, and decided to send his boy to Ohio State. I think they made a movie about it, and if I remember James Caan plays the coach.
Comment 06 Aug 2019
QB Fields Hoak RB Dobbins McCall WR Mack Olave WR Victor Gardiner or Wilson H Hill Gill TE Berry or Farrell LT Munford Alabi LG Jackson Miller C Myers Jones RG Mack Jr. Jacoby RT Petit Frere Bowen DE Young Jean Baptiste DT Landers Cornell or Vincent DT Hamilton Togiai DE Cooper or Smith Friday OLB Werner Browning MLB Borland or Mitchell OLB Harrison Gant Bullet White Wint or Young NB Wade Williamson CB Okudah Banks CB Arnette Johnson S Riep or Pryor S Fuller Proctor
Comment 02 Aug 2019
And there ain't nothing ignorant about dropping the n bomb. Everybody in this country knows exactly what that means. It's not ignorance, it's called being a racist. I live in Fairbanks, in the interior, and when I was in high school, my Native Arts teacher went to some big art show, and one of the coastal native artists said to him straight up, 100 years ago, you would have been my slave. And goddamn did that piss off my teacher. No matter what he did, no matter who he was, he was looked down on by the members of the dominant culture. Throwing the n bomb out there is the exact same thing. It's a way of letting some black guy know that no matter what his accomplishments are, he's always going to be inferior to you. You let that kid off the hook when you call that ignorant, the kid's a racist, and he got exposed.
Comment 02 Aug 2019
I am from Alaska, the biggest backwater in the country, so if I call some place a racist, backwater shithole, I don't do it lightly. I spent two weeks in northern Georgia, and I can't believe that it is a real place. I never heard people speak and act and who really think like that. It is fucking appalling. I get out to the US proper about once a year, and there are some really cool places down there (for instance, northern Georgia is actually really, really pretty) but I am always happy to get back, but there is not a damn thing that could ever drag me back to the south. Calling Georgia racist is like calling the sun hot, that is the straight up truth.
Comment 02 Aug 2019
Alright man, I can't tell if you're being sarcastic, like equating a fellow athlete at the school screaming "put the n#@$&# in" at a black kid in the fucked up racist backwater shithole that is Georgia, with some college kid calling another one an asshole, as though if that kid says fuck this I'm out, they are some sort of pussy or snowflake or whatever. if that is what you actually meant, get that shit out of here. If not, you have got to be able to communicate better than that.
Comment 01 Aug 2019
Maybe the whole stadium should do it, like Jenny in Forrest Gump, Run DMC, run! All I know is that guy won a national championship, so I'm all in.
Comment 01 Aug 2019

1 KJ Hill    60

2 Austin Mack    56

Jaelen Gill    43

4 Binjimen Victor    37

Chris Olave    28

6 Ellijah Gardiner    24

7 Garrett Wilson     23

8 Jameson Williams     18

9 Jaylen Harris     11

10 CJ Saunders    10

Comment 01 Aug 2019
Alright, one more question: Can you check inside your crystal ball and rank the wide receivers 1-10 in terms of catches for the upcoming season? That actually sounds so fun that I am going to take a stab at it right now. And Colin, let's compare notes at the end of the season. 15 points for the right answer at 1, 14 for the right answer at 2 down to 6 for the right answer at number 10. And let's do like the Dukes (not Albert) and put a dollar on it. 1 KJ Hill 2 Austin Mack 3 Chris Olave 4 Jaelen Gill 5 Binjimen Victor 6 Ellijah Gardiner 7 Garrett Wilson 8 Jameson William's 9 Jaylen Harris 10 CJ Saunders
Comment 31 Jul 2019
This is more of a confession than an opinion, but when I was in seventh grade, I trolled my dad with a michigan, and a Notre Dame shirt on two separate occasions.
Comment 31 Jul 2019
Does Ellijah Gardiner have a chance at some playing time this year? Is Tyreke Johnson going to make any noise?
Comment 30 Jul 2019
Alright, I found the book, it was in my kids' room, three little Alaskans whose biggest dream is to play basketball at The Ohio State University. Tatum claims Woody hit Phil Strickland several times in the head (my impression is that his helmet was on) during halftime. And that it was not a terribly uncommon occurrence and also refers to it as a "common type of coaching sucker punch". Different times. But Tatum also loves the hell out of Woody and calls him a great man. The Woody part of the book is a great read, I was born in '80, so the book was really my only real contact with Woody, and I love the hell out of the Woody in the book, player abuse and all, and so does Tatum, and so did Strickland. Like I said, it a different time.
Comment 30 Jul 2019

The original Regimbal article was questioning which line consisting of the best at each position who played for each coach would be better in a head to head match up (even though defensive lines don't play head to head WTF).  A player has to play 2 years for a coach or they didn't make it in (Clarett being an outlier).  Tress can have Doss, Peterson, and Meyer can have Shazier, and Devin Smith and what not.  

I would absolutely say that the 2002 d line was better than anything that Meyer has had here, 2014 would at least give it competition, and 2017 would at least be something to think about.  I guess that my main argument is that people give Nick Bosa some magical season that never happened in reality.  In reality, the guy was really good, but literally started three games in his time here, and everyone is ready to act like he was better at Ohio State than the guy who literally has the single season record for sacks.  Nick Bosa is literally the most completely forgettable player whose name I know that ever played for Ohio State.  I would take Chase Young's sophomore year over that in a heartbeat.  

And as far as interior line play, Tim Anderson and Kenny Peterson were better than any defensive tackle that Meyer had, and Cam Heyward (I know he played end, and took the majority of his snaps there, but he was lined up inside of Nathan Williams enough to make it more than the token thing that the "rushmen" package was for Nick Bosa, take it easy smitty!) was far and away better.  If you want to argue that Meyer as a whole had deeper, more cohesive, effective lines, that is at least an argument that you can make (even if outside of 2014, I don't know if I would make it).  But when it comes to the best to play for each coach at each position, I think that Tressel's boys could go toe to toe with Meyer's boys any day of the week.  

And when Meyer got here, he inherited, Jonathon Hankins, John Simon, Michael Bennett, and Steve Miller, cupboard bare my ass.   

Comment 30 Jul 2019
They Call Me Assassin! By Jack Tatum Actually I don't think there is an exclamation point on there, but there should be. It was in my high school library (in Alaska of all places) needless to say I read it with gusto.
Comment 29 Jul 2019

Montucky, that is my favorite post in this whole damn thread.  Upvote to you man.  If you guys want to downvote this thread into oblivion, I won't have my feelings hurt, I just try to keep the Tressel flame alive on here once in a while.  You guys are all awesome, and go Buckeyes.  But you bet your ass that linebacker post is coming next week, all I know is that Tress had 12 linebackers drafted to 4 for Meyer and our man Regimbal has Tressel's disciples blood boiling with putting that check next to Meyer.  

Comment 29 Jul 2019
Call them your defensive tackles if you want, and watch them get their hair blown back by teams running up the middle right past them. I would take Heyward and Anderson or Peterson over them at DT in a heartbeat. The reason I keep bringing up the 40 time, is that people act like because they played 10-17 years ago they must be slow and incapable of playing today's game. I just want to remind people that they were both faster, bigger and stronger than the Bosa's (who I love and appreciate). In addition to having a couple of all time great seasons in the history of Buckeye d-line play, they were both badass, straight up superior athletes.
Comment 29 Jul 2019

I get that when Alex Boone and the rest of the 2006 Buckeye team spent their time prepping for the national championship game by drinking champagne, eating steaks and ice cream, and toasting themselves on a great season, and then getting their asses smoked by Urban Meyer's Florida squad, that was a bad look.  

And a memorable look.  

I think that alot of people still have that look in their head (I know I can't erase it) when they think of Tressel vs. Meyer.  But ultimately, that game has nothing to do with what Meyer did with the Buckeyes.  Like everyone else here, I hated Urban Meyer after that night.  And like everyone else here, I grew to love Meyer while he was here, I appreciate the kids he recruits, his loyalty to his staff (even when it bites him, and us), and that he genuinely seems to give a shit about his players and he beat michigan 7 years in a row.  But damn do I still appreciate Jim Tressel.  9 - 1 against that team up north is not too fucking shabby, especially when I (born in 80) came up in the throes of the Cooper years.

But as much as I appreciate Tressel the person, and how much he gave a shit about his players, I also appreciate Jim Tressel the football coach.

During his time here Tressel had 10 d linemen drafted by the league:

3 1st Rounders

4 3rd Rounders

and 1 of each in the 4th, 5th, and 7th Rounds for 3.1 average round position.

Meyer had 8 defensive linemen drafted:

2 1st Rounders

1 2nd Rounder

3 3rd Rounders

and 1 in the 4th and 7th rounds, for an average draft round position of 2.9

Both guys had great success putting guys in the league.  But to say that Meyer's dream team D line is somehow far and away better than Tressel's is ludicrous.  I still hold that Peterson and Heyward lined up inside enough to be eligible to be considered as d tackles for this exercise.  When Nathan Williams was shifting around he lined up outside of Heyward on pretty regular basis.  Watch the very first play of the game vs. Arkansas, or the interception against Miami.  People forget that Tim Anderson, Quinn Pitcock, Darrion Scott, and Kenny Peterson were all third round picks, just like Adolphus Washington, Sam Hubbard and Dre'Mont Jones were (Tyquan Lewis was taken with the last pick of the second round).  The all Tressel team has plenty of depth.  Just because Sam Hubbard was drafted more recently than Darrion Scott, doesn't make him any better.  Those guys were good, just because they played a few years ago, doesn't make them worse as Buckeyes.  

Nick Bosa is an absolute beast, an all world talent, but his Buckeye career is utterly forgettable.  Can you remember a single play, in an important game, that really stands out?  I can remember a ton of Joey's.  Walk off sack, a million Shrugs, the national championship game.  There is a damn good reason that Bosa didn't start his sophomore year.  He wasn't truly great yet.  The guy started exactly 3 games, none of which Meyer even coached.  Watch him against michigan, washed out on running plays, failing to set an edge, being undisciplined, some good pressures when he got one on one opportunities in the pass rush, but nothing really to stand out.  I still remember Vernon Gholston against michigan, the guy was on fire, unstoppable.  

On the Meyer team, I would take Chase Young's sophomore year over Bosa's any day of the week, but I would take Smith's two years, and Vernon Gholston his junior year over any of them.  And damn, don't get me started on interior line play.