Monday Skull Session

By Jason Priestas on June 27, 2011 at 6:00a
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UNCLE LUKE WANTS YOU"Are you ready to step into manhood?"

Good morning and welcome to your Monday Skully, denizens of Elevendubland.

We're still coming down off of the high of De'Van Bogard's weekend commitment and the window of hope St. Ed's tackle Kyle Kalis created when he cut short a visit to Ann Arbor Friday1. Kalis is correctly exercising his due diligence here and we can't blame him in the least. Ohio State is not the same program he originally committed to many months ago.

Kalis did say his Michigan visit was "awesome" and the Wolverines may still have to be considered a slight leader for his services, but he may also want to visit Alabama and Miami. Kalis would look best in Scarlet and Gray, but if we do lose out on his services, for the love of God, let it be to anyone but Michigan.

Luke Fickell and staff were busy working on other components of the current and future classes during the school's camp over the weekend, extending offers to a couple of backs.

Erie (PA) running back Greg Garmon was offered as a defensive back. Garmon is Scout's #10 running back in this class and the Buckeyes will have to overcome the lure of other elite schools (FSU, Iowa, Michigan, Penn State, etc.) giving him a shot at his preferred spot in the offensive backfield, but he is a multi-year camper so there's something about Columbus that he likes.

Running back Derrick Green, a teammate of linebacker Curtis Grant at Hermitage High School (Richmond, VA) picked up an offer to become a member of the 2013 class after earning MVP honors at the junior camp late last week. Ohio State has a better than solid shot at the kid considering he wears #27 to honor Eddie George.

Why wasn't Lighty drafted? A lot of us were shocked to see Mr. Buckeye, David Lighty, go undrafted last Thursday night. It turns out, he could have been.

The Dispatch's Bob Baptist caught up with Lighty's agent for the back story:

"Several teams called when they were picking" in the last third of the second round, Lighty's agent, Joel Bell, said yesterday. "They said, 'We'll draft David if he'll agree to (play) overseas for a year because we don't have a spot for him this year but we think we'll have a spot for him the year after.

"David and I discussed it, and we decided that would not be a good idea. There was no need to commit to going overseas while there were still a lot of teams that had interest."

Lighty will visit Atlanta today and plans to also make a trip to Phoenix , but the NBA's impending lockout might prevent him from cashing a check right away.

OMG JAKE BALLARD TOTALLY GOT A FREE TICKET TO THE SUGAR BOWL!1!! Also, so did a lot of what we can only presume to be girlfriends given the overabundance of female names in the data. What data, you ask?

The Cleveland Plain Dealer took the time to sift through game ticket records to determine useful things like the total amount given away by players during the last three years (15,000) and how many of them went to non-family members (3,600). They even put the set into a nice, searchable database for us (Bonus: the alphabetical radio buttons on the search form have a small problem).

Of note: Ted Sarniak and wife Kathleen received a lot of game tickets. Ted received tickets 36 game tickets from 2008-2010, while his wife received 21 game tickets during that span. They were 1st and 3rd, respectively, on the list of people that received the highest number of tickets, which is how you take care of a father figure that's been an important voice in your life since you were in middle school.

Photographer Dennis Talbott (eight games, all in 2008) and tattoo parlor owner Edward Rife (one game, New Mexico State - 2009) also turned up in the list, but you already knew that.

The paper reached a few recipients for comment and Jay Gebhart of Youngstown, depicts a compliance office doing its job:

"They ask a bunch of questions. They want to know how I know the player, when I met him, whether he sold them to me or gave them to me."

Yessir.

Jackson drops the "O" word. In an interview with the AP, former OSU wide receiver James Jackson alleges Jim Tressel suggested he transfer in so many words:

"They had an oversigning issue. They had to free up a few scholarships, and coach (Jim) Tressel told me I probably wouldn't play and maybe Ohio State wasn't the place for me."

Gene Smith, in a follow-up statement, disputed this assertion, but unfortunately, it's all that's needed for rivals to lump Ohio State in with the Alabamas and LSUs of the world. Unfortunately, while those schools systematically flaunt the 85 man limit for rosters, Ohio State was at 85 on signing day and has never been above the limit at any point during the previous decade.

If Jim Tressel is guilty of anything, it's of stockpiling scholarships for walk-ons.

Did you hear about the Land Rover, BMW and Acura driven by North Carolina football players? Of course not.  Because nobody cares about Tar Heel football, despite 317 parking tickets and fancy rides.

Wut?

LULZbyBROOKS

That right there is the suggestion of two impossible things happening. Unreal.

Meanwhile, Brooks has blocked us from following his Twitter account. Which is what honorable men do when another party has the audacity to question what they're reporting, right? Right.

Random Bits: Mike Vrabel as LB coach is starting to generate some serious heat... We have to assume Texans are smarter than this... Iowa adds a kicker. He's 6-7... Happy Independence Day, Djibouti... Dave Chappelle got his swole-on... Shot or pint? Doesn't matter... Breathe Right strips, surprisingly racist... Finally, Why?

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Denny's picture

Footnotes? WHAT DO YOU THINK THIS IS, JASON — GRANTLAND?!

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cronimi's picture

+1000, Denny.  

millertime2011's picture

craig james looking for economic freedom and entrepreneurship...i guess he was simply backing his vision for america while at smu

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Follow Craig James, as he steals money from the common man in order to fulfill his duties as an American. He also starred for the Patriots, who not only did not win the Super Bowl, but got flat-out crushed in the process. Craig James serves as an analyst, who unlike Texans, has Democratic principles against the conservatives of Ohio State.

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bukyze's picture

That Craig James video was so stupid, it froze up my computer.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

It sounded like an HBO documentary

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Pam's picture

Brooks is such a p%$$y. He blocked me from his twitter, facebook and website. I hate that guy

Irricoir's picture

Lol, something about that word coming out of a girls mouth, err...Text...lol

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.

Pam's picture

I love that word and love saying it. I don't know why, but I just do

BuckeyeSki's picture

Its because you have twice the amount of testosterone than the average Michigan defender

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Pam's picture

What are you sayiing?  That I'm really a dude?

BuckeyeSki's picture

Not at all. I was saying that as a female, your STILL more manly than anyone playing 'defense' for scUM

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Pam's picture

Oh ok. I got it. Sorry.

tampa buckeye's picture

save some roids for the rest of us Irricoir

Maestro's picture

Djibouti.  That is one of the easiest ways to get my daughter to laugh.  She has a world atlas book that is the source of some great giggles from a 6 year old.

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Denny's picture

I like your signature.

Taquitos.

Maestro's picture

I like taquitos.

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Nappy's picture

Be thankful you spelled vacuuming correctly.  If theres one thing Denny hates it's misspelled signatures.

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Irricoir's picture

I know, right? /hatethatphrasebtw
 

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.

Denny's picture

*highfive*

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BuckeyeSki's picture

C'mon guys, lets give Brooks a break here. If your hair line was receding to the back of your head like the South's army in the Civil War, you'd have a bone to pick with the entire world too. Show a little compassion LULZ

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Buckeye Scottie's picture

Noooo, Dave Chappelle.  Stay away from Carrot Top.  You are NOT like him.  \

 

Get back with Charlie Murphy and get to work again. 

BuckeyeSki's picture

That wasn't Dave Chappelle. It was Samuel L. Jackson from his role in SWAT

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Denny's picture

'That IS a tasty donut!' — Sammy L. As A Cop

Taquitos.

BuckeyeSki's picture

Well played sirrah! +1 for the Pulp Fiction satire

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Irricoir's picture

1. So the NBA practices Grey shirting too ehh?

2. Thank you James Jackson for giving Vesper and all the other SEC defenders on oversigning.com plenty of ammunition to fight Joshua with.

3. Nissan trumps Acura (really?) BMW and Land Rover.

4. No link to the heat on Vrabel you speak of?

5. Craig James...wait, I said too much /barf

6. I am old and have little humor or insight to worldly affairs. WTF is the Djibouti link all about? I read something about Islam in the link, dangeroud territory here. I am probably missing something ehh?

7. Race again? Definately not as good as the target add.

8. Doesn't everybody shave their baby?

9. Save it Denny /smiles

Chappelle swole? Don't let vascularity sway your perception.

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.

NC_Buckeye's picture

I saw references to this Brooks tweet last night and did a google search on "Ohio State" and "TV ban". I'm just astounded by the stupidity that is being thrown around by the collective fanbases of our B1G "bethren"... and I use that term loosely... very loosely. (Really Huskers, you really feel that way about us before we've even played a game.)

Things are starting solidify in their minds as to what harsh punishment for the Buckeyes would mean to their respective schools. Now they're trying to devise schemes where our punishment would be that we have to forfeit our tv revenue to the league or have our games be blacked-out in Ohio only. They want so desparately for us to get hammered without themselves having to suffer any repercussions.

And anyone who points out that many of the allegations that they want us to be hammered for have been disproven. Well that guy is a delusional Buckeye who is either an idiot or is woefully ignorant of all that the NCAA investigators have uncovered. You can't make this stuff up.

I don't envy the NCAA at this point. The villagers are going to riot if they don't see a witch floating in the town cesspool. Do they make us a sacrificial lamb to placate the cries for blood? And if they do, think of the precedent the NCAA is going to have to deal with going forward. The next cfb blueblood to be investigated will have to face stukas and stormtroopers.

M Man's picture

Re: Brooks, and my side.

I think the guy is a complete tool.  That is, when I can decipher his Twitter-speak and translate it into English.  And I'm not talking about his Twitter-speak in his Tweets.  It's in his prose, too.

Most of my better-informed fellow M Men understand that somebody who is talking about tv bans and Jim Delany interfering with NCAA investigations, is at the level of a message-board troll.  And so... well, there you have our boy Brooks.

I say to you, my 11W friends; HANG IN THERE.  I remember all too well the period between the first flagrantly exaggerated newspaper story, until our response to the Notice of Allegations was filed and made public ("Wow, another side to the story!  After a real investigation!  What a concept!) and our hearing in Seattle.  It was awful.  But the investigation cleared the air.  Michigan had made some mistakes in the Compliance office.  One guy (a GA) lied, and was fired.  (Why he lied I am still not sure.  It was weird.)  Virtually all of the press' favorite allegations (big violations of practice time, an atmosphere of cruel professionalism in S&C, and Rodriguez as a cheater) were blown out of the water.

Our recruiting suffered, significantly, as yours apparently is right now.  But it lasted for no more than all of about a year and a half.  There are better days ahead for OSU football.

btw:  I just noticed what a cool mic badge that OSU has for press conferences.  We need to keep up.  I'm letting our AD know.

btalbert25's picture

I'm of the opinion that Ohio State will not just get a slap on the wrist, but they aren't going to get obliterated either.  North Carolina football may just get blasted back to the Stone Age though, and people will raise all kinds of hell about Ohio State getting off "easy".  Everyone says the NCAA wants to make an example out of someone, and I'm not convinced that is true neccessarily.  The NCAA has always been very inconsistant in it's punishments and rulings.  What is it Tarkanian said?  Kentucky gets caught cheating and Cleveland State gets the death penalty?  Something like that. 

A TV ban is not going to happen.  TV has too much pull in college football and the networks and conference make way too much money off of Ohio State to not have them on TV.  Not to mention the crimes against the NCAA that can be proven do not warrant a TV ban.  Ohio State will get set back by whatever sanctions they receive, but UNC's program will be crippled.  The mediocrity they've established will give way to the terrible football they've played for decades. 

Maestro's picture

As a side note who would ever guess that UNC is the 25th All-Time winningest football program in the country?

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NoVA Buckeye's picture

yeah, this just in. people in carolina still dont care

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

btalbert25's picture

At one point in time they must've cared about football.  I think the whole reason their Tarheel Mascott is a Bighorned Sheep has something to do with a football player they nicknamed "The Ram"

Irricoir's picture

I agree with you on the TV ban. Seriously, Those guys were guilty and Ohio State suspended them to have the NCAA say, "OOOhh, not so fast my friend" "Forget about it" We'll play them in the bowl and you can suspend them next year. If they can do that because of what I imagine is the fiscal earnings, I can't see them banning us from TV if nothing more detrimental is discovered.

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.

Kyle's picture

Sportsbybrooks is yet another example of an uninformed moronic asshole with an opinion and a blog that throws so much shit against the wall that when something finally sticks he purports himself to be an "in the know sports journalist."

 

Of course there are actual sports journalists, looking at you Dohrman, who employ the same tactic and somehow win Pulitzer prizes. 

 

One of the things I've learned through this entire fiasco is that most people have no idea what they are talking about and just parrott whatever they read or see on ESPN.  Which works out great for us because the WWL is so committed to accuracy and informed opinion on all things Buckeye-related.  Insert MASSIVE FUCKING EYE ROLL here.

btalbert25's picture

We have no problem ripping Dohrman and totally disregarding everything he says about our program because it's our favorite program.  If this article were about any other coach and program we'd be smug and happy about it.  We wouldn't be questioning the facts at all.  Is a lot of the article BS?  Probably so, but I think it's not wise to just brush off everything he said.  I don't think his article was well researched or planned out.  He had no real credible sources, and it was written in a hurry.  It was piling on while Ohio State is a hot topic.  What I worry about though, is the next article that could come out.  What he could come up with given some time to research and get those credible sources.  Maybe, what his article has sparked in other writers who are competent.

I'm not just going to brush off everything Dorhman has said.  I'm certainly not going to attack his Pulitzer.  The man has done some great work in the past and the piece that earned him the Pulitzer was a great piece.  He's certainly doing some great work in the past.  I don't think it's neccessarily right or fair that we would characterize the guy as lucky to recieve a Pulitzer because one accusation stuck to the wall amidst all the crap he kept throwing at it. 

There is some validity to the information he outlined in his article, whether we like it or not.  I do appreciate the players and their fathers coming forward and contesting his accusations, but it's not exactly like they'd be the first players to say they did nothing wrong, when in fact they did.  I'm not defending Dorhman's piece about Tressel and the Buckeyes.  However, it's not that hard to think that other players than the Tat 5 and Thad received tatoos from this guy, or sold memorabilia and tickets, or even traded stuff for weed.  There's been a lot of smoke about Tressel and Ohio State, as much as I want to believe none of it is true, I rational person in me, not the fan, thinks there has to be at least some fire.  Some that extends past the Tat 5.

Kyle's picture

Again see my comments regarding throwing a bunch of shit against the wall.  If you do enought it some will eventually stick.  He may have done great work in the past but this was a rushed hack job, over-hyped and under-researched and not befitting of someone who has been awarded with their profession's highest award.

 

That and his lashing out at Tressel ("it was disrespectful to the troops to announce his resignation on Memorial Day" - hey moron do you really think resigning was HIS idea and the timing of which you lose control of when your superiors are nipping at your heels and people are poised to leak things to the press; not to mention you'd be hard-pressed to find a more patriotic and servicemen-supporting human being than JT) when he didn't get the kind of response from his article he thought it warranted tell me all I need to know about this guy.

 

As for reading this article as a fan, guilty as charged, but you know what?  Next time I see a piece on a school that isn't Ohio State I will be 100% more likely to view through the skeptic's eye than to take it as the God's honest truth. 

btalbert25's picture

Again, I wasn't defending his article about Ohio State, just pointing out that his body of work has been quite reputable.  In my comment I essentially said it was a rush job where he just got something to print.  Ohio State was the hot topic.  I'm affraid that rush article was to buy time for a much more damaging article that has more than speculation. 

I just don't think it's wise to brush off everything that was included in the article, because there probably has been more rule infractions by Tressel and players that are being looked into.  If proof comes out of any more infractions, the program is in a lot of trouble.  I worry what could be coming down the pike more than what we already know about.

Irricoir's picture

Bt are you secretly Keanu Reaves?

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.

btalbert25's picture

I guess I'm missing the joke, I've never seen the movie.

Denny's picture

It's pretty cool because the Medical Examiner from L&O:SVU is a vampire/monster of some sort.

Taquitos.

Irricoir's picture

Nothing brother. I am just used to reading your contrary opinion on a great number of posts, right or wrong, always appearing to be playing Devil's advocate.

So the joke had nothing to do with Keanu, just the title of the movie. And since I had to explain this, I assign myself a big Derp.

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.

btalbert25's picture

The Derp is on me, I now get it and have laughed out loud.  I guess if we all agreed it would make for some boring reading between calls at work.   

Denny's picture

Damn I was going to photoshop Sad Keanu on Irrocoir's shoulder before I saw this comment.

Taquitos.

GoBucks713's picture

BT - Maybe you are Johnny Utah?

-The Aristocrats!

osukdawg76's picture

In other Big Ten news, Russell Wilson has announced he is going to play for Wisconsin for his last year of eligibility.

 

Fuck. My. Life.

I, for one, welcome our new coaching overlords.

 

 

NoVA Buckeye's picture

NOT SO FAST MY FRIEND (lulz), he still has to come to the 'shoe!

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Bucksfan's picture

Can someone please re-phrase what Brooks wrote on his twitter?  It's barely a complete thought, and I don't understand what it means at all.

GoBucks713's picture

It says "Herp, Derp"

-The Aristocrats!

Jason Priestas's picture

He's essentially saying the NCAA wants a TV ban for Ohio State, but Delany is trying to negotiate a deal where OSU would not play preseason games instead.

Bucksfan's picture

Oh, okay.  The NCAA can't legally do that, it turns out.  The 1984 ruling in BYU vs. the NCAA established that schools, not the NCAA, negotiate their own TV contracts.  The NCAA hasn't been able to dictate who's on TV for almost 30 years.

biggy84's picture

The latest? theory is that the ncaa will be easy on OSU because Gee mentored Emmert.

Bucks's picture

I feel like I'm missing some huge chunk of something. Has anything changed in regards to August? I haven't seen it? Allegations by media outlets, sure. A sizeable chunk of those have already been disputed and/or blatantly disproved. Officially, nothing different right?

 

Brooks claiming a broadcast ban? Just plain goofy.

Maestro's picture

No you aren't missing anything.  Nobody outside of OSU fans seems to realize that there still aren't any new allegations from the NCAA.  As it stands today the hearing in August is all about the Tat 5 and Tressel.  Of course, subject to change.

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Irricoir's picture

Dude, i have never ever been accused of that before. The picture is stretched or photoshopped. might as well admit to all of it. That is all. 8)

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.

biggy84's picture

I need to learn that trick. Of course, i'm fat, so i would have to learn how to reverse it or something.

Irricoir's picture

8 years of Wrestling

8 years of Football

4 years in the USMC

13 years at my profession

10 years of Bodybuilding/power lifting

Multiples of these years overlapping and all so some anonymous guy above us can sling the steroid accusation because he was too lazy to do it himself, and expects it all to come in 3 months. I don't reply in anger, but in an attempt to point out that the same things that us Buckeye Fans are outraged about (Like the ongoing withchunt) are similar to the things that I get tired of. Steroid use is a popular topic due to Baseball and the publicity so every lazy jerk-off that can't do it themselves makes that assumption because it doesn't instantly happen for them.  (Buckeyes are top 10 recruiting every year so they must be cheating, stuff.)

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.

biggy84's picture

I was reffering to the photoshop thing you wrote.

Irricoir's picture

Yes sir, I was reffering to someone else.

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.

MYBLUEHEAVEN's picture

This is turning to a bit of a witch hunt now. An OSU TV ban would be bad for college football. As much as I hate losing to Ohio, not seeing a possible Michigan victory on TV in November would kill me. Screw Thanksgiving, The Michigan vs Ohio st game is what I look forward too every year. The revolution must be televised!

I like that part in the movie where Joe Pesci stabs the Guy in the trunk while he's still alive... Classic!!!

biggy84's picture

I could tape the annual thrashing your boys receive from the far superior OSU for you. I'm selfless like that.

MYBLUEHEAVEN's picture

That would be nice except, I don't own a VCR so much like those annual thrashings, tapes are apart of the past. :-)

I like that part in the movie where Joe Pesci stabs the Guy in the trunk while he's still alive... Classic!!!

biggy84's picture

I didn't think that technology made it up there yet.

MYBLUEHEAVEN's picture

You should ask Kyle Kalis how his trip was. From what I understand, he came away from his visit pretty impressed.

I like that part in the movie where Joe Pesci stabs the Guy in the trunk while he's still alive... Classic!!!

Bucks's picture

Yep, so impressed he cut short his stated intention to be there for two days. Nothing says pretty impressed like going somewhere for a day & getting the heck out.

MYBLUEHEAVEN's picture

There are a lot of
rumors out there, and he's not
saying much in public so be careful what
you believe. Besides, it only takes a day to see what UM has to offer compared to the alternative.

I like that part in the movie where Joe Pesci stabs the Guy in the trunk while he's still alive... Classic!!!

Nappy's picture

I know it's hard for you guys up North to comprehend this, just ask John, but the red letters in the bottom right hand corner of each comment box that says "REPLY" allows you to reply to a comment directly.  Johnbluemaze couldnt figure this out and must've just learned to copy/paste since that was his favorite thing to do.  Let give it a try, shall we?

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Denny's picture

Based on dickshun and inability to press 'reply', I'd venture a guess that Johnbluemaze and this new Myblueheaven feller are actually one in the same.

Taquitos.

GoBucks713's picture

I was thinking that earlier in the day. Only been on 11w for 24 hours.

-The Aristocrats!

Kalamazoo Steve's picture

"dickshun".  +1.

It was meen of ewe to cunfuze him, tho.

Kalamazoo Steve's picture

Welcome to my everyday sports hell up here.  Bet he can spell douche weasel.  He should be hanging liberal signs off overpasses on I-94 like the rest of the tree hugging long hairs in that soapless town.

biggy84's picture

Visit to tsun- 1 day

Time required to get over the stench of aa for the visit- a lifetime

MYBLUEHEAVEN's picture

Well right now he's spreading that good AA stank all over Ohio to the delight of a few other recruits. Most notably Dunn, Washington, Stanford and Wormley. It doesn't seem to bother them too much!!!

I like that part in the movie where Joe Pesci stabs the Guy in the trunk while he's still alive... Classic!!!

Bucks's picture

I tend to enjoy these types of postings most especially.

scUM will always hold appeal to recruits regardless of location, as will tOSU & any other major program. Might there be a drop-off for a few recruits based off troubles? Yes, surely. The notion though that this school/program is suffering in some grand fashion, is laughable at best.

Contrary to popular belief, the fallout has been minimal thus far. After the hearing & penalites assessed, we'll be back to the same mantra. scUM wants Ohio but can't get 'em. scUM hired their back burner choice after their football program was driven into a sewage plant & lit on fire. Another cringe-worthy season incoming.

MYBLUEHEAVEN's picture

Hoke had a reputation of being a very good recruiter when he was brought on board and some of us had our doubts because honestly, we did want Harbaugh. With the potential of this class finishing in the top 10 and with the likes of stud 2013 QB Shane Morris already on board, we are more than confident in Hoke's ability to represent this fine university in it's tradition and winning ways. I also feel I should mention that he's had success at his previous stops, most notably the 9-4 turnaround at SDSU and the undefeated season there at Ball State. You like to say back burner choice, but I like to think of Hoke as the best kept secret. The man is truly a blessing! Now, with news reports continuing to expose more violations on almost a weekly basis, it may still be premature to estimate the types of NCAA penalties your football program may ultimately face. But with the information already available, it appears to me that the Suckeyes could be headed for some of the fiercest sanctions the NCAA has imposed in over twenty years. Times have certainly changed, and medieval penalties like TV bans are probably off the the table,but the infractions committee is likely to feel enough pressure to impose sanctions at least as stiff as similar offenders from the past. I don't believe it will be the "death penalty" no, maybe less like SMU and more like USC but worse.

I like that part in the movie where Joe Pesci stabs the Guy in the trunk while he's still alive... Classic!!!

GoBucks713's picture

Look, sometimes I joke around and make stupid comments on this board, but sometimes I can't just sit down and let a person that has NO ideas how things work in the real world just flap their gums without a rebuttal.

In order for there to be new violations, Ohio State would have to be notified of them, and from what I understand, the last time Ohio State was notified of new violations, was on April 21. Since that was 10 weeks ago. If no new NOA has been delivered to Ohio State since April 21, and that was 10 weeks ago, please answer how that 1 notice in 10 weeks can be considered "news reports continuing to expose more violations on almost a weekly basis" and how with the violations alleged in the NOA that what Ohio State gets is worse than what USC was given seeing that agents were involved? The one the NCAA hates more than extra practices is when agents are involved.

And didn't Ball State lose to Buffalo in the MAC championship game in 2008. To me that does not constitute an undefeated season, seeing that they lost.

-The Aristocrats!