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Comment 29 Mar 2020

There was a good article this morning on BuckeyeExtra about the 1918 season, which was suspended for a month during the Spanish Flu pandemic. Games played in early October were impacted by teams playing with players either suffering from the flu, or sitting out. Games were then suspended until mid November. 
 

https://www.buckeyextra.com/sports/20200329/influenza-outbreak-put-1918-ohio-state-football-season-in-shadows

Comment 27 Mar 2020

Can we explain it by saying “Kareem Walker”?  Walker didn’t show great on tape, didn’t participate in a lot of competitive events, and wasn’t impactful at the college level.

Comment 27 Mar 2020

Clearly these are difficult times with a lot of uncertainty, but there seems to be something with Herbstreit that isn’t quite right. He’s not an authority on this, is reacting out of emotion, which is easy to do, and is damaging his brand. I hope he’s ok

Comment 25 Mar 2020

It’ll be interesting a month from now when we are griping because we can’t get our shopping carts past all the pallets of toilet paper that are stacked up in every Aisle at Kroger, Target, Costco and Publix. “Seriously, who could possibly need all that toilet paper...”

Comment 22 Mar 2020

The way MoC flamed out when he was NFL eligible does such a disservice to who he was as a football player (and who he could’ve been). The D that year was absolutely stellar, but the OL struggled. The thing about MoC was that he wasn’t blazing fast, yet he always seemed to be fast enough to not get caught from behind. He also had such tremendous vision that if the nomad a play could get was three yards, he got every bit of it. When he went out, that same play would get blown up with another back. This wasn’t a wide open offense like we had when guys like Michael Wiley got loose and couldn’t be caught from behind - MoC earned just about every yard he got. Nothing was easy. Throw in the strip of Sean Taylor and it’s just one of the most remarkable one year performances we’ve ever seen. And he was just a Freshman. 

Comment 22 Mar 2020

We have non-essential folks working from home and some essentials working home one week and in one week. My work could be done 80% from home, yet my group is required to be in. We cover a lot of roles, so it makes sense, but most of that work is suspended for the next month. I suspect the situation is fluid and we’ll reassess each week, but for now I at least get to use company toilet paper. 

Comment 22 Mar 2020

That is true in this day and age. Kids seem to partner up early in the process while still keeping options open. And that’s tough, because it’s hard to not accept a soft verbal from some of the players, yet they still go out on visits, bond with other recruits at camps, even release top 5s so they can have the same attention as the guys who haven’t given soft verbals to anyone. The self branding aspect on social media has become a major factor. 

Comment 22 Mar 2020

The article NPB posted has “(recruiting service)” in the narrative. So it’s either something that no longer exists, something they don’t want to give publicity to, like maybe a Kurelic e-mail distribution, or maybe they just cleaned up what Dru’s friend was referencing and made it more in line with how CFB recruitniks think in 2016, or whenever that article was written. I didn’t start following on the boards until 2004, but the recruiting insider info was already a big deal by then, so I’d i,Aline it was in full swing somewhere in 2000. 

Comment 22 Mar 2020

The “rumor” comes from Sam Webb, a TTUN homer and the guy who tried to stir a bunch of shit up with Mike Weber’s commitment. And of course they buy into it - this is also the same fanbase that thinks OSU is cheating because we are getting commitments during the dead period, which they believe to be a time where absolutely no contact whatsoever can occur beteeen players and staffs, and anyone who does so is cheating. 

They’re messed up. 

Comment 22 Mar 2020

Back in the ‘90s, he had two or three seasons where he spent time in the booth with Musberger and  the ABC broadcasters seemingly every game. It’s like he was there way too much, then there was some sort of falling out and he was gone. Huge Buckeye fan, though. 

Comment 21 Mar 2020

I don't remember much about the details, which is why I posted the link.  I remember things like the 1987 strike with replacement players (Frank Deford had a great halftime commentary piece where he described his Saturday night out with a "replacement" car, restaurant, wife, etc..  There were games where they didn't have announcers, letting the audience just watch the play on the field, and the Bears-Eagles game where the fog was so heavy you could barely watch the action on TV.

Comment 20 Mar 2020

Never swipe up. Only down and side to side until you have no other option. 

Comment 17 Mar 2020

I loved what Urban did here, but I think there was a lot of drama behind the scenes. And I mean that in the sense of others spreading whatever vitriol they could come up with. We know it worked with Jackson Carman. We know ESPN liked taking shots on camera, including Fowler’s ridiculous interview - I’m sure that was miniscule to what they did in person as they went around the country.  And Urban fought back.

Day just seems like he is prepared, focused, and ready to pulverize whoever gets in his way. The machine is in place and well oiled, and seemingly getting even better in year two. I think there’s always some luck needed to get to the championship, but Day is getting the troops ready to dominate in ways we only dreamed of while Urban was here. That, and kids get as NFL ready as they can be.  Burrow winning the Heisman helps as well. 

Comment 14 Mar 2020

I could see UM gauging Luke’s interest, but I can’t ever see him going up there. No way. 

Comment 14 Mar 2020

Great for the Buckeyes, but some really questionable rankings there, especially when you get to 11-20. And put me on record as saying Tua will be a bust - whether he’s healthy or not. He’s a 7 on 7 guy who excels when his team’s talent significantly overwhelms his opponent, and falters when the talent is close to being equal.  In the NFL, his guys won’t get that three step gap on the DBs, and he’s not able to move the pocket around like Baker, extend plays like Burrow, or take off like Kyler. He’s a pitch and catch guy with health issues. 

And, man are they sleeping on Okudah.