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07/15/2018 - 1:23am Holtman was hired very late…

Holtman was hired very late in the recruiting process,  scrambled just to get Dakich in desperation as they had no depth @ guard.

07/14/2018 - 7:27pm This was his 2nd visit.

This was his 2nd visit.

06/30/2018 - 9:53am The problem is the summer…

The problem is the summer camps is where a lot of the evaluations are based. Some kids don't go to any camps at all. So they are @ a disadvantage  compared to the guys that go to multiple camps every summer. 

06/30/2018 - 9:44am Ed Warinner is one of the…

Ed Warinner is one of the best OL coaches in the country. You would think he would be excellent at identifying OL talent. Wasn't the case @ TOSU.  I think by 2016 22 of the OL he signed 9 ended up transferring without contributing. Not a good recruiter. He lobbied for a 3 star from idaho or north dakota can't remember but from day one on campus some felt it was mistake.  That he was nowhere near D1 material.  

     As far as the clemson debacle that was the 2nd year of Warinner's failed attempt at play calling. He was a pretty bad OC. Like i said he's a one if the best offensive line coaches in the country just needs help recruiting. I would be shocked if he doesn't turn around your offensive line problems. Should be night and day from the previous OL performances.

06/07/2018 - 6:02am Speight never seemed the…

Speight never seemed the same after the injury. I was mildly shocked he started against OSU. 

06/06/2018 - 5:48am Sorry about your loss. My…

Sorry about your loss. My last ride to the vet was in 2011. My boxer sammy died from kidney failure. Over night he just started having seizures.  We started hydrating him manually, that got us another 3 months with him. At the very end, a friday, he was so weak he couldn't walk, even though i had a brand new couch we covered it with plastic and a comforter for the weekend. Wanted to spend one last weekend with him, didn't seem like he was in pain, couch be damned. I haven't to this day been able to replace him. I just cant go through that last ride to the vet again. I feel bad that i can't rescue a sad lonely bundle of joy from a shelter so i donate whenever i can. Whenever i cash a poker tournament i donate 10% to a shelter. Pets are part of our families.  I supervise a large project in a 55 and over community and get to interact with a lot of the residents dogs, most all mutts that were rescued. Those seniors really make me happy to see so many rescuing pets. 

So if you won't or just can't have a pet for whatever reason please donate to your local no kill shelter or rescue society. You can google pretty much any breed and find a rescue organization for most breeds. 

05/11/2018 - 12:31pm I dont know why you guys

Insist on torturing yourselves. He's all OSU.

05/11/2018 - 12:31pm I dont know why you guys

Insist on torturing yourselves. He's all OSU.

04/30/2018 - 5:29am Some funny comments in this thread. The US economy

is bigger than the worlds economy combined.
Thats the main reason they srarted the Europeanunion, to compete with the US.

04/30/2018 - 5:29am Some funny comments in this thread. The US economy

is bigger than the worlds economy combined.
Thats the main reason they srarted the Europeanunion, to compete with the US.

03/26/2018 - 8:21am I think the bluebloods

are not the same historically, in the 70's they were UK, UNC,KU,UCLA,St Johns, Syracuse,and id say Marquette was on the fringe. I don't think UCLA passes the test in modern day basketball or curently.

03/01/2018 - 9:10am Ed Warinner is one of the best OL coaches

in college football. Yet he is a below
average recruiter. Between 2012-16 @ osu
9/20 OL transferred or got passed by on
the depth chart. It caught up to him in
2016 as you saw in "The Game" when osu gave
Up 8 or 9 sacks. Granted JT Barrett didn't
do his OL any favors with his horrible pocket presence in that game. A true freshman and redshirt freshman were first year starters on that line. I don't understand how a great position coach can be so bad at identifying talent. It will be interesting to see what warinner does with tjis roster. The running game will be much improved imo.

03/01/2018 - 9:10am Ed Warinner is one of the best OL coaches

in college football. Yet he is a below
average recruiter. Between 2012-16 @ osu
9/20 OL transferred or got passed by on
the depth chart. It caught up to him in
2016 as you saw in "The Game" when osu gave
Up 8 or 9 sacks. Granted JT Barrett didn't
do his OL any favors with his horrible pocket presence in that game. A true freshman and redshirt freshman were first year starters on that line. I don't understand how a great position coach can be so bad at identifying talent. It will be interesting to see what warinner does with tjis roster. The running game will be much improved imo.

02/12/2018 - 7:27am wow had no idea

snyder was a heavyweight. so much for my knowledge of collegite wrestling.

02/12/2018 - 7:18am wasnt snyder wrestling way out of

his weight class? thought i read snyder wrestles @ 133-140# classes. and for some reason wrestling coons in the 180# class for some reason?

02/09/2018 - 10:43am Maizen

recruiting isn't the end all be all in competeing  at an elite level. but i agree it certainly helps. osu was recruiting very well in the 90's with cooper as HC and so was michigan. michigan was just mentally and physically tougher back then and always had a stout dfense. although Harbaugh has had a good defense every year they just seem to be  on the soft side when it comes to the 4th qtr and crunch time. which is probably because of depth, which brings us right back to recruiting. most of the teams that have had success developing lower rated recruits have a more severe drop off in talent from starters to the back ups. when you recruit like Alabama, Clemson and OSU they dont have quite as severe drop off in talent when the starter is injured. OSU lost their starting RG mid way through the season and after a couple games the OL was right back on the same level before losing the starter. the back up was a highly recruited 4* OT out of texas that had been passed on the depth chart several times by younger players. Once michigan gets better play from their QB's you wont see them losing games they shouldnt lose like the south carolina game. Its a process. 

02/09/2018 - 9:16am JohnyHintz OL scouting

really shouldnt be that hard with all the camps these guys go to. i know some programs make it a policy before offering certain positions that they have to see them at their camps. all power 5 schools have a summer camps  they use to evaluate prospects. OSU wont offer QB's or OL before seeing them perform, i'm sure there a few exceptions. Its probably  because there are more busts or non contributors @ those 2 positions at higher rate than all the other positions.Players love it because they get 1 on1 time with big time coaches at the camps and dont forget the swag bags players get at camps.some camp swag bags rival those at bowl games.

02/08/2018 - 11:23am Just a heads up on Warinner

he wasnt a very good recruiter/evaluator of OL. One of the best OL coaches in the country, but under his watch we had 9 OL in 3 years that he recruited that either transferred or were just past up on the depth chart by younger players. it all came to a head in 2016 when we were forced to a start 2 freshman on the OL. Jordan @ LG and Prince @ RT.  we are now just getting our depth back to where it should be but they are true freshman and sophmores. 

02/08/2018 - 7:49am One thing going for UM

Is consistency, with its HC. Harbaugh has no pressure to win right away. His resume and previous results say he will be successful. I think the fanbase just had way over the top expectations imo. Half the fanbase really believed Harbaugh would beat msu and osu in his first year and win the BIG. They expected immediate success. Yes the msu loss the first year was bizarre. Its not easy to sell recruits on ann arbor in the winter without success on the field. Thats how Bo put UM on the map, recruiting nationally. Instead of satellite camps in other regions they should concentrate on locking down their home state first then widen the net. I think Harbaugh will be successful but maybe not to the degree the fanbase thought initially were legitimate expectations. If you are going to rely on lower rated athletes then a national title run every 3-5 years is probably the ceiling.
Which is probably good enough for 90% of the of the fan bases.

02/08/2018 - 7:49am One thing going for UM

Is consistency, with its HC. Harbaugh has no pressure to win right away. His resume and previous results say he will be successful. I think the fanbase just had way over the top expectations imo. Half the fanbase really believed Harbaugh would beat msu and osu in his first year and win the BIG. They expected immediate success. Yes the msu loss the first year was bizarre. Its not easy to sell recruits on ann arbor in the winter without success on the field. Thats how Bo put UM on the map, recruiting nationally. Instead of satellite camps in other regions they should concentrate on locking down their home state first then widen the net. I think Harbaugh will be successful but maybe not to the degree the fanbase thought initially were legitimate expectations. If you are going to rely on lower rated athletes then a national title run every 3-5 years is probably the ceiling.
Which is probably good enough for 90% of the of the fan bases.

02/07/2018 - 6:26am UofMDiehard

Osu has been recruiting NPF for at least a year. They didn't just start going after him last month. It did just start heating up with renrenewed terest by NPF. Looks like Osu will hold onto the #1 class, unless UGA flips reese.

02/07/2018 - 6:26am UofMDiehard

Osu has been recruiting NPF for at least a year. They didn't just start going after him last month. It did just start heating up with renrenewed terest by NPF. Looks like Osu will hold onto the #1 class, unless UGA flips reese.

02/07/2018 - 6:26am UofMDiehard

Osu has been recruiting NPF for at least a year. They didn't just start going after him last month. It did just start heating up with renrenewed terest by NPF. Looks like Osu will hold onto the #1 class, unless UGA flips reese.

02/06/2018 - 11:17am Didn't notice

the commercials much this year and its one of the things i look forward to during the game.as a whole they seemed to be darker, almost disturbing in a way.

02/05/2018 - 11:58am bronxblue as strange as it may sound

yes as a whole the defense gave up less points this past year but the LB's were way worse than last year which paved the way for our 2 losses. Iowa and Oklahoma exposed our LB's with their TE's and wheel routes by the running backs out of the backfield and misdirection/counter trap running plays to take advantage of  aggressive LB play. Thank god JT Barret is gone. 

02/05/2018 - 11:49am And the other positions is

per espn assistant HC no less. Schiano and Belichek are supposed to be very good friends.I think Brady plays at least 2 more years. Belichek isnt going anywhere till Brady retires. Schiano must be a very good coach for all his nfl peers to give him so much respect. 

02/02/2018 - 6:11am Clockwork Orange

Watched it with my then 17 yo son. Maybe watching it with him heightened my feelings but i was very disturbed initially almost to the point that i came very close to shutting it off. A Brit friend recommended it. The outfits alone were disturbing and my Brit friend said thugs in london actually wear clothes like that. He also said the london gangs were very dangerous. I've come to like british films despite thr need for translation at times with the deep accents. English and european psycho criminals are on another level imo.

02/02/2018 - 6:11am Clockwork Orange

Watched it with my then 17 yo son. Maybe watching it with him heightened my feelings but i was very disturbed initially almost to the point that i came very close to shutting it off. A Brit friend recommended it. The outfits alone were disturbing and my Brit friend said thugs in london actually wear clothes like that. He also said the london gangs were very dangerous. I've come to like british films despite thr need for translation at times with the deep accents. English and european psycho criminals are on another level imo.

01/19/2018 - 5:43am I don’t know what kind of

Buckeye fans you know but the “Game” will always be the most anticipated game for me every year. Mainly because when we do lose it will be painful. Don’t get me wrong, big games against elite national teams are exciting as well but the rivalry will always be #1 for me.

01/09/2018 - 6:02pm That dam anti Harbaugh and anti

Michigan conspiracy by the BIG to to conspire to hold back one of their biggest cash cows. Because we all know money is secondary to the conference and NCAA.

01/09/2018 - 5:30pm He looked like it didn’t

bother him because this was the plan since the Auburn loss. Your out of your mind if you believe Saban just brought the back in out of the blue. They had been preparing the freshman for this all year. The whole team had been prepared for Tua to possibly replace Hurts at some point. It’s still balzy by Saban to replace a QB that was 25-2 at half time just because it goes against all coaching philosophies. The short term ramifications are not the only negatives if they had lost. I mean where does Hurts go from here? Compete for QB or just switch to RB or WR? I’ll never believe that this move had never been discussed or planned for.

01/04/2018 - 6:35am It’s all about

the Jimmy’s and Joe’s imo. In meyer’s first couple of classes the #1 priority was overall team speed. As successful as OSU has been in recruiting the one position that has lagged behind was DT up until the last 2 classes. Most of our interior DL have been DE’s converted to DT’s which gives you more speed. Most college teams use more spread principles than power and power I offenses.

01/04/2018 - 6:23am Coldwater Blueinohio stole

my thunder, maybe peters just isn’t an elite college QB? I would say QB and OL are the two hardest positions to evaluate jumping from HS to college. OSU had some very good OL’s 2012-2015 but during that same stretch they had 11 OL that either got dismissed, transferred or just got passed on the depth chart. As far as QB’s are concerned even more so from college to the NFL. Dark Prescott is a good example of a college player looking better @ the next level. No one saw that coming, Prescott’s no Tom Brady and no one could of predicted the level of success that Brady has had either from his college days. I think maybe it’s been a tougher transition for Harbaugh going from the nfl to college than you would have thought. The tough thing for UM and TOSU is recruiting this time of year. By the end December you better have had your big targets on campus before the bad weather hits. Kind of hard to pitch a kid when it’s 7 degrees outside.

01/04/2018 - 5:44am BigBlue02 yes and no

The problem I have about the punt block is it isn’t like they had plenty of time to discuss all scenarios. I blame it on coaching. When you are punting from around midfield, 10 seconds left and your opponent needing a TD your punter needs to know if the snap is bad you eat it. That’s not hindsight coaching that’s one of many football 101’s. The punter should already know that prior to that particular play. Just like DPJ fielding punts inside the 10, the risk far outweighs the reward imo. Punt returners are coached to plant their ass at the 10 and let the ball go period end of story. Yet you see that happening all the time in college football and I don’t see the coaches chewing the returners ass when he gets to the sidelines. Maybe the game has passed my old ass by but I don’t think that’s the case. Sort of like what I see in poker nowadays with people playing any 2 cards pre-flop and nary a raised eyebrow when hands are revealed and some jerk off gets runner runner to complete flush or straight.

01/02/2018 - 2:25pm The only all time record imo that matters

imo is records in Big 10 play.

01/01/2018 - 3:32pm Gotta love Ugga

Come on offense, Carolina won’t move the ball in OT

01/01/2018 - 9:50am My hangover recipe

Cup of coffee, 4 Tylenol, 2 bong hits, 6 ounces pickle juice, 32 oz Gatorade. Repeat as needed.

12/28/2017 - 1:56pm He was without

a doubt the single most powerful person @ psu. In the early 2000’s the BOT wanted to fire him and he merely said no. And that was that. JoePa and the other 3 stooges engaged in covering up for sandusky and keeping anything to do with sandusky quiet. Sandusky won the coordinator of the year and then abruptly retires the following year? Yeah right, he was fired because of molestation accusations and in return was given his pension and an office to shut up about it. My theory anyway.

12/24/2017 - 12:23am OSU won

the national championship the year before Harbaugh, hokes last year. Harbaugh definitely overachieved his first year. Next year he needs to make a statement.

12/23/2017 - 11:58pm 10-3 from 5-7 is a significant improvement

UM finished #12 his first year and #10 last year btw. UM really needs a bowl win for momentum going into 2018. 2018 is very important for Harbaugh and the program. 4 years is definitely enough time to judge the coaching staff. Unfortunately the 2018 schedule is a tough one.

12/23/2017 - 12:39pm After a timeout prior

to the punt O’Neil not being instructed to just fall on the ball if the snap is bad inexcusable imo. I remember in a similar situation in HS our coach telling the punter exactly that. At mid field with 10 seconds left with your opponent needing a TD the worst scenario is a punt block or fumble keeping the ball alive for the defense to return it for a TD. I mean if Harbaugh told him that would he really try and get a punt off?

12/23/2017 - 12:21pm The same exact thing could be said

for taking away a 1st down on a maybe, couldn’t it? I mean there were 2 teams on the field that day. Everyone focuses on that one play. It looked like UM’s DL was gassed midway 4th qtr. Speights fumble on the goal line, the pick 6, Harbaugh’s 15 yard penalty extending OSU’s drive, not going for it on 4th down on OSU’s side of the field. etc etc. BTW merry Xmas everyone.

12/21/2017 - 2:07pm What happened under

Cooper? I don’t remember any sanctions under cooper?

12/21/2017 - 4:36am Most OSU

fans knew jones was gone. Meyer had a in home with jones 3 days before they flipped Baldwin. The strange thing is why didn’t he decommit? OSU is stacked at QB so I don’t know why Meyer was even taking QB this year.

12/12/2017 - 9:51pm Frank Chuck wrong

Meyer was hired 2 days after the “Game” in 2011. He accepted the job on the 28th.

12/07/2017 - 5:51pm Hoke was regarded

as a good hire his first 2 years also

12/07/2017 - 4:25am The same could be said of

any loss couldn’t you?

12/04/2017 - 9:59am As a TOSU alumn

I have zero problem with Bama getting in. OSU didn’t deserve to jump Bama after that pathetic performance in the BIGCG. Furthermore the development of our young QB’s was wasted on giving JT Barrett a fifth year. Imo Barrett wasn’t going to improve his pocket presence and decision making in another years time . If you can’t do it by 4 years what will change in the 5th year? Now had we blown out Wisconsin like we could have without a 5th year QB throwing 2 interceptions like a freshman would throw. I just don’t understand having such loyalty for one guy over giving the other 104 players the best chance to win. We would only have had an argument jumping Bama with a stellar performance by JT and the rest of the team. Even then it’s hard to argue when a 7-5 Iowa team puts upon 55 points on you.

12/03/2017 - 6:47am Over on the Wisconsin board

not a single comment blaming the referees.
Missed tackles, giving up 21 in the
and abandoning the run are what they
most of the thoughts. Missed calls always
go both ways. Wisconsin couldn't win even
with barrett doing his best to give it away.
If haskins plays its a blowout.

12/02/2017 - 12:19am OSU blew out the BIG 12

champ last year on the road, beat Wisconsin on the road. Won against a very good UM team and lost on a fluke FG block/return. Psu had 2 losses. Bama’s Best win is LSU, that’s it. Not totally the same scenario as last year. Many here have made the comment psu should have been in last year despite 2 losses. I guess it’s just OSU hate.