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Brandon Zimmerman
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August 1, 2019 12:12 am  
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It’s a common theme for college football fans to be told they are seeing things through “such and such” colored glasses. Sometimes, it is fans of a team that hasn’t been relevant in over 20 years thinking they are National Title contenders. Other times, it is a fan from {insert literally any southern team here} thinking they would be the best team in any other...

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Jerry Maraz
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August 1, 2019 7:27 am  

Amen Brother!!!!!


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Buckeyenut
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August 1, 2019 7:31 am  

A very talented, unproven QB will be running the Day-Wilson offense? I think I have already seen that movie.

My thought on the defense was that it couldn't be worse.

Urban Meyer is a great coach - Our eyes and the numbers say so. He also had some blind spots for certain players over the years that cost the program - possibly a national championship. Will have to see if Day can avoid some of those things and how he motivates and handles players. It will be fun and interesting.

Bottom line is it's always great to be a Buckeye.


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Voisa Reason
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August 1, 2019 7:51 am  

Branden - HUSH Bro! Right now it is off season and our team is basically shut up in a cage while a bunch of tools and know nuthins are poking them with sticks and throwing feces at them. Yes it is offensive but the good news is that when the season starts and they are "let out of the cage" you are going to see a team that, on both sides of the ball, wants to shove their opponents heads so far up their own backsides that they can suck on their tonsils. Don't discourage the hate. Don't point out statistics and logic that might get some of these posers to stop writing trash and feeding the beast. If you're a betting man (or woman) enjoy the odds. I for one am thinking that after we dismantle Cinti, the tide among the sportswriters is going to start to turn but most will still cling to their beliefs and hope that Nebraska will "put us in our place". After Nebraska any naysayer will just be obviously prejudicial.


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thojenningsolv
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August 1, 2019 12:10 pm  

The Buckeyes mistake is that its conference partnered with Fox and not with espin. Can you imagine the hype for Justin fields if the B1G was an espin entity such as the esseeesee and aseesee? And since espin dictates the amount of coverage in the sports reporting world, why not give them what they want if you are Phil steele. So, in this day and age - its best to consider the source cause its all about mentions. That said, due to the sheer number of Buckeye lovers and haters, any comment, particularly negative, will stir a lot of discussion and tons of mentions for espin. Go, Bucks!


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Christopher Perry
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August 1, 2019 2:34 pm  

I agree. Urban was great, legendary! But I also believe he left at the right time. Getting goose egged by Clemson, having 55 pts hung on us by Iowa, and then the Purdue loss and you can see there were some definite head scratchers... moreover the J.T. thing and QB power dive suggested an out of touch stubborness that had run its course. The offensive scheme was laughable with J.T. Add to that the declining defense and quite frankly it was time. Urban got out of 2018 with a 13-1 Season, B1G Championship, and Rose Bowl win when we easily could have been, and probably should have been, a three loss team (Purdue, Maryland, and PSU). He knew it was time. Some objective fans knew too. Best of Luck to Urban at his next stop. He is a legend.


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Buckeyenut
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August 1, 2019 2:58 pm  

Can't argue with that. Great as Urban was, there was some baggage that came with him and there were some spectacular failures.

I guess I would just be cautious about setting standards too high. If beating Clemson in the semi-finals of the playoffs and Alabama in the championship game is the only definition of success, then Urban was somewhat of a failure - 15 Sugar Bowl aside.

What Saban and Swinney are doing/have done is amazing - and they have our begrudging respect and hate for that. But their runs will end - eventually and inevitably for one reason or another.

I think each season is an individual epic of its own. Ohio State went 13-1, won the B1G East and the B1G and the Rose Bowl with THAT defense? That's pretty dang good.


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Bill Pavuk
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August 1, 2019 3:39 pm  

I'm fine with the hate. I think the best gift you can give to a new head coach is a media doubting his team. Easiest motivational situation in the world.
That said, I agree with the writer that the "losses" OSU has taken from last year to this year are not as dire as people think. Offensive line, I think, will be addition by subtraction mostly. We are back to having a true center playing center, and there's way more experience than people think. Given the way teams rotate their lines nowadays, counting a teams "returning starters" doesn't mean what it used to. We lost a lot of receivers, but retain a couple of the best from last year. We keep Dobbins. We lose Haskins, but we gain a guy that had similar numbers to Haskins in his first year in limited action. On defense, we lose Bosa but I think are deeper now than we were last year. Okudah replacing Sheffield is an upgrade. White being out on the field as a starter all year is an upgrade.


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Bill Pavuk
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August 1, 2019 3:46 pm  

Thanks for the perspective. I went the first 29 years of my life before seeing OSU win a national championship. In the 17 years since, they've won another and been in the title game 2 other times. Compared to my childhood in the '70s and '80s and early '90s, pretty much every season since 2002 (except 2011) has been an absolute joy.


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