Big Boutros

September 13th, 2017 at 12:49 PM ^

There was a massive uptick in disrespekt over the past few years with this feature. It was really snarky and dismissive. I'm happy to see that has faded. Good article by Gerd.


September 13th, 2017 at 2:03 PM ^

what a great privilege it's been to have Mattison - a guy capable of being a DC in the NFL - be content to be a D-line coach here in Ann Arbor. The D-lines have been excellent since RVB and Mike Martin were wrecking people on 3rd and 1. He doesn't get enough praise I think - I honestly forget he's here a lot because we focus so much on Don Brown

Hemlock Philosopher

September 13th, 2017 at 1:09 PM ^

“ "Forget about the curveball, Ricky. Give him the heater.” And then Brown calls the play and Mattison happily nods at the carnage that is about to take place."

I take note of saying Isaac isn't capable of top end speed, but likening him to a triples hitter, which, uh, requires speed (unless we're talking about Castellanos in CoPa, then carry on sir). 


September 13th, 2017 at 1:25 PM ^

Good read. It's weird to see expert analysis that doesn't entirely trash the status of our program (or quarterback) after one game, like our own fanbase does. It's mind-blowing that it comes from a Buckeye... 


September 13th, 2017 at 1:31 PM ^

at least to me:  "For some offenses, attacking Don Brown’s defense with screens is the best plan of attack. It’s almost like attacking a maniacal stabber by maniacally stabbing right back at him. It could be something to watch this season."


September 13th, 2017 at 2:08 PM ^

Personally TSUN > Walvies > scUM.

TSUN is exclusively OSU and isnt bothersome to me.  In fact it's kind of endearing.

Walvies is exclusively MSU and makes me laugh cause it's a silly insult if you really think about it.  They are basically acknowledging that their school doesnt get support from anybody but alumni while people with no official connection to either school choose Michigan.

scUM is exclusively used by the huge pool of intellectual bottom feeders from both schools.  At least here in Ohio it's usually used by that large segment of the population that sport Buckeye tats everywhere but couldnt find Columbus on a map, much less attended classes there.


September 13th, 2017 at 3:03 PM ^

There wasn’t much pretty about this, unless you’re into inaccurate quarterbacks, heavy punting, and third down failures. If that’s you’re thing, then you’ve come to the right website because I write about two of those kinds of teams!

One of the things that I do like about Gerdeman is that he is a bit self-deprecating about the Buckeyes when they too are doing things that look a little, well, rough around the edges on the field.