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Matt de Bear


Canton, MI (via Columbus, OH)

Member since 24 July 2016 | Blog

I am a 2005 graduate of Penn State, and an alumnus of the Penn State Marching Blue Band as well. After spending two years at Victory Bell Rings, and over two at Black Shoe Diaries, I am thrilled to be part of the founding group here at Roar Lions Roar.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2016 B1G Championship Game
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 15 Aug 2017

If you got Franklin in an honest moment, he'd admit he expects to lose at least one of these guys after the season. I won't speculate on who it is, but every program goes through the same challenge at QB. Once you have your starter, there is only so many plays to go around, and guys want to play. It's why you recruit one per class.

Comment 08 Aug 2017

I've occasionally played the alternative universe out in my mind where Pryor isn't a dummy and either gets the first down, or at least doesn't fumble. Tressel punts, we can't do anything on offense (AGAIN!) and lose the game 6-3. We go to the Citrus Bowl or something and probably lose to a superior athletic team. Joe retires with Williams' class realizing he just can't get the program back to that elite level, and well, yeah.

Comment 01 Aug 2017

Thank you all, sincerely, for the comments, and for reading RLR over the past year. 

Comment 29 Jul 2017

From everything I've seen, the goal is to get the five best players on the line. Obviously some guys like Gonzalez or McGovern are true interior guys, but several others can play anywhere. I think this evolves over the year, but to start the year, I'm expecting Bates-Gonzalez-McGovern-Wright-Mahon, assuming Mahon is healthy.

Nelson feels like a wild card with the repeated significant knee injuries. He, alnog with Fries, Menet, maybe Miranda, Jenkins, etc. will likely rotate in, and take on bigger roles as they gain more experience.

Comment 29 Jul 2017

I think Apke probably is the starter day 1, but I expect Monroe, if he's healthy, to take over that spot by B1G play, or early-October. 

Scott is an interesting option though. He might be the most athletic of the bunch, but just needs to adapt to the position. His potential there is huge.

Comment 25 Jul 2017

I remember that hit. The best part was Tamba could've ended him, but let up. It almost looks worse than it was.

But still, Michigan's performance vs. Rutgers last year was something else.