Friday Skull Session

By Elika on February 10, 2012 at 6:13a
104 Comments

Good morning, Buckeye Nation! You know what to expect by now, right? My craving of the moment (are you sick of this yet?)... City BBQ.

I won't even be picky, as long as there is pulled pork involved. Go crazy and come up with your own order. Since I don't have a City BBQ within driving distance, if you go... post a picture for me, please! 

And now, let's get started...

DIGG-ING FOR ANSWERS. I'm going to start this off by saying that I was quite possibly one of the biggest brats in the world when it came to making my college decision. Nobody cared about my 40 time, but I was legitimately torn up until the last minute, and ultimately let my parents know through a mass email. The people who gave me life, and just about everything else for 17 years, found out in an email (that their friends were copied on) that I wanted to move 2,500 miles away from them. What happened next is a story I won't bore you with, but it's always served as a reminder to me that even the most level-headed teenagers, are still just teenagers. 

I try to keep that story in mind, as we roll our eyes at some of the bizarre things we see in the wonderful world of recruiting. And, among those that follow that world, many were rolling their eyes at Stefon Diggs this week, as he seemingly taunted everyone with his apparent inability to decide where he's going.

The five-star WR Diggs, who has narrowed his choices down to Ohio State, Maryland, Florida and Auburn, seemed to be debating with himself on Twitter on where he should go to school. At one point, Stefon said, "Never been this nervous my whole life. Football games I've never once got nervous ... Footballs easy just about the work you put in .. But making a decision that'll impact your life for the next 40 to 50 years .. Like I'm actually nervous .."

Later, he tweeted some of the reasons he felt this was such a big decision. He followed that up by saying, "Floridas hot I love weather and people ...Umd hometown ... Ohio state great place.. auburn a family... Can't go wrong with my decision .." So, either this kid really doesn't know where he wants to go, or he loves teasing a bunch of grown adults with a questionable obsession with high school boys. Either way, the circus should finally end at some point today.

He was originally scheduled to announced his decision on Comcast SportsNet at 10pm tonight, but later it was announced that he's backed out of announcing with them. Following that announcement, it was reported that its been rescheduled for 6pm at a pub in College Park, MD. Shortly after the change in venue, various outlets started posting the strong possibility that he'll be committing to Maryland.

Those writers, however, were likely fast asleep when Stefon tweeted shortly after 2am EST, "Just had a dream I was in the swamp time to go back to sleep ." So, while you all ponder the benefits of a Friday Skull Session writer who lives in PST, I'll just keep repeating the words "mass email" to myself and wait for 6pm EST.

THE ODD COUPLE. Maybe there's hope for peace in the Middle East, after all. Despite their differences in their long-gone SEC pasts, Urban Meyer and Lane Kiffin seem to have buried the hatchet. Perhaps the cruel ways of the NCAA can actually serve to make enemy coaches kiss and makeup... can sanction-adversity make the heart grow fonder? (That may be the most Carrie Bradshaw thing I've ever written, please forgive me. And if you know who Carrie Bradshaw is, please turn your man card in, on your way out.)  

Meyer and Kiffin, who are now being called the Big Ten and Pac XII counterparts of one another, both turned heads this week when referring to each other in interviews. 

First up, Lane Kiffin talked to the AJC about all the "gentlemen's agreement" drama that had gone down in the Big Ten last week. Though their aggressive recruiting styles are not all that different, his defense of Urban Meyer was surprising, given the things he's said about him in the past. Here's what Lane Kiffin had to say:

I just had someone call me about things being said about this ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ in the Big Ten, how Urban came in there and shouldn’t be recruiting guys who were committed.

For me, as a head coach, I work for the school and the athletic director. I’d hate to ever go to my athletic director and say ‘Hey, there was a great player that hadn’t signed his LOI [letter-of-intent] yet and we might have a chance at … but we’re not going to recruit him because he’s committed somewhere.’ I would think that there are some athletic directors that would fire you for that. I know some coaches over there were upset about him going after their kids but I think that just shows what a great competitor he is.

The love was being spread all around this week, apparently, as Urban gave Lane Kiffin and his staff some props as well. On Thursday, during his appearance on "The Hooligans," Urban was asked about how coaching through a bowl ban might affect his approach this upcoming season. His response was also surprising, given how he felt about Kiffin, back in the day. Here's what Meyer had to say:

"I really don't know. I'm going to actually do some research. There's a program, USC, who has done a good job. They're dealing with a real severe bowl ban, three years. And I thought that staff has done a good job, so at the appropriate time I might reach out there. I don't know that answer, we haven't spent much time on it, at some point I will.

It should be noted that USC actually has a two year bowl ban, not three, but the question still remains... is this real life?! Are Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh going fishing together next week? (Though maybe Jim Harbaugh getting along with anybody would be the appropriate baby-step.)

It looks good on him. Will he choose to wear it again, in the fall?

BULL, FOX AND URBAN. Urban made the radio rounds yesterday. In addition to his interview with The Hooligans, he also stopped in to chat with Bull and Fox. They covered a variety of topics, here are some of the highlights.

On what went into his decision to come to Ohio State: "There was no decision. This is my home." 

On recruiting, and how difficult it was having 2.5 months: "If you're at a place that you really don't believe in, or if you don't really know the school that you're representing, I imagine it would be difficult... Being at a place like Ohio State, where you can sell, that's easy. The hard part was trying to squeeze a year and a half of relationship into two weeks and three weeks."

On the bowl ban, and how it affected recruiting: "When it hit, yeah that was awful. It was a two to three week... just paranoia, just as hard as we possibly could to have constant communication and tell [the recruits] exactly what that meant."

On Bielema's comments last week: "I was very angry. You know, whenever you use those terms, something like "illegal" which couldn't be farther from the truth, that doesn't happen here. And if it did, we would make a change with whoever did it... To have that make the press, especially when it's not accurate, legally you can't do that."

On if the SEC is that much better than the B1G:  “I don’t know, I don’t think it’s that far off. I think that it’s cyclical. They’ll be a time when the Big 10 will go get that crystal ball back. I’m hoping sooner rather than later... You look at the recruiting rankings, not that they mean a lot, but it does, and there’s a lot of SEC teams right now in the top 25 where I think in my opinion the Big Ten has to get up in there. If you want to go have great great teams and win some of these bowl games, you have to go get some of those players.”

On THE GAME and what it means to him: “It's an honor to be a part of it. We don’t use their name. I’m a huge Woody Hayes fan, I’ve studied everything I possibly could about him. I grew up watching him and got to meet him one time. I was here when he passed away and that is the greatest rivalry. We will absolutely ready for it and our kids will have a clear understanding of what that game means. Obviously Coach Tressel did a fantastic job of that as well."

SPARTANS HEAD TO COLUMBUS. Matt Charboneau of The Detroit News wrote about Tom Izzo and the Spartans heading to Columbus to take on the Buckeyes. Tom Izzo, who during the preseason said he thought Ohio State was the best team in the conference, gave the Buckeyes props yesterday, saying, "They've got a shooter, a point guard who defends, wing guy who is an offensive rebounder and a hell of a post man. They've got a little bit of everything."

When discussing the Spartans' game plan for the Buckeyes, Izzo said, "We've got to guard Sullinger. But we've got to make him guard us. … We've got to make sure we're getting the ball to the right people."

It's always interesting to see how Ohio-born players, who cross state lines, feel about returning for a big game. Charboneau got into that as well, as Adreian Payne and Travis Trice are from Dayton and Huber Heights, respectively. Apparently, neither of them really cared to go to OSU. Trice elaborated, "I was really never an Ohio State fan for the simple fact that everyone around likes them. I wanted to be different." Well, way to be unique... as apparently no kids in the Midwest grow up wanting to play at Michigan State. I mean, do they even have a basketball program there? Game on.

HAPPY FRIDAY! This might be my favorite healthy tweet of all time... Butch Davis is headed to Tampa... Ummm, ok... A trip down Mad Hatter Lane... Giving all female sports fans a bad name... Another Urban interview, with his daughter.

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The Vest-er's picture

[hangs head in shame. Reluctanly hands in man card] SHE MADE ME WATCH IT, I SWEAR!

Fundamentals are a crutch for the talentless.

jfunk's picture

I think any guy who's married should get a pass on this one.

Scotch: It may be too early to drink it, yes; but people it is never to early to think about it.

BucksfanXC's picture

I had the biggest crush on Charlotte. Swoon.

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

hodge's picture

I'll be honest:  it's a half decent show.  And I am one hundred percent secure enough in my masculinity to admit that.  It was incredibly well-written show, I have no shame in admitting I've watched it.

Ironically, I first started watching it playing all-night poker games with my roommate.  It was like the only thing on tv at 3 am, at least when you're too lazy to turn off TBS.

nick_ferguson58's picture

I was like, "who the hell is that" and was about to look it up.  Then I read the next sentence and I was like, "sweet.  I'm glad I don't know who that is."

 

haha

Nick

spqr2008's picture

Love the thumbnail picture.  Excellent

buckeyedude's picture

I dig it too, Nick. Funny.

 

 

ArTbkward's picture

I lived with 5 other girls during our tenure at OSU, so it's safe to say SatC was on the TV a fair amount.  The neighbor guys came over all the time and never minded watching it, (even the watered-down, no f-bomb, no nudity version on TBS) they always claimed it gave them insight into the female psyche.

We should strive to keep thy name, of fair repute and spotless fame...
(Also, I'm not a dude)

cronimi's picture

Easily 90+% of guys who have spent any time around women in the 20-40 age range know who Carrie Bradshaw is. No reason to forfeit your man card. SatC is part of pop culture.

DJ Byrnes's picture

I have no idea what this is about.

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

Squirrel Master's picture

I actually say you must turn in your man card if you are NOT aware of SACT. what guy would have an issue of watching 4 women talking about sex? and watching it with women making them want to have sex. Forget the dinner at fine restaurants and flowers. Watch an episode of that show. but like every bad date you have to watch out for when a guy does something bad on the show like cheat or something. then your screwed!

and fwiw, bet Elika would go out with a guy that would watch that show and eat ribs!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

Maestro's picture

I have "seen" every episode.  Re-runs while I was attempting fall asleep and the wife was "watching something brainless" to wind down for the night.

vacuuming sucks

Joe Beale's picture

Right. Everyone knows she's Terry's daughter. Dang, that was easy.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Auburn is a family. "Dad, can I have my allowance?"

Berniebucks78's picture

Too funny! Lol!

"Indecision may (or may not) be my downfall."

superbuck's picture

I'm starting to think this kid is more drama than he's worth. TP wen't over the deep end in setting the spotlight on himself this young man seems to be past that and maybe worse.

 

OH-IO

SPreston2001's picture

Well then stop following his threads lol. The guy said he would commit on Friday (today) so who cares what he says on Twitter! Let him have his fun! Remember he's only 18yrs old lol. Im sure you can think of a few things you did at the tender age of 18 that you werent proud of. Geesh give the kid a break lol. Everybody around him has said hes a wonderful kid, so his little recruiting games are ok with me. As far as TP, not even close. TP had a cocky, arrogant attitude from day one. Diggs doesnt give me that impression.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater's picture

And Pryor didn't have Twitter....I could only imagine what we would have thought if he did have that vehicle of self promotion.....

Squirrel Master's picture

yeah, I am not that concerned by this. If he doesn't know yet who he is going to, at least you know it will be in his heart when he comes to that decision. If he knows, then he can have fun all he wants as long as when he shows up he brings it.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

SPreston2001's picture

Twitter was around in 2008 as well as facebook and other media outlets.

ArTbkward's picture

Facebook hit Ohio State in 2004, that was back when you had to have a .edu at a specific school in order to join and you had to type www.thefacebook.com into your browser.  I remember being a student then and one of my friends saying, "Hey, check out this new website.  You make a profile of yourself and add friends" and then wondering why I would want to do that, but, like every other college student, I did anyway.

In 2006, it opened to everyone over 13 with an email. 

Ah, memories...

We should strive to keep thy name, of fair repute and spotless fame...
(Also, I'm not a dude)

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater's picture

No one used it in 2008 like they do today is my point....

ArTbkward's picture

That is a very bold assertion.

We should strive to keep thy name, of fair repute and spotless fame...
(Also, I'm not a dude)

dubjayfootball90's picture

hahahahahahahahahaha.......... ".....SSSAAAANNNCCCHHHEEEEZZZZZZ!!!!!!"  <crickets>

cplunk's picture

He's 18. He's not drama. He's trying to make one of the biggest decisions of his young life and he's torn between big time schools that can help him get the NFL and his hometown love and buddies at Maryland. Give the kid a break.

I don't think he's coming to OSU. I'd take his talent in a heartbeat, but I don't think we'll see him in Columbus. Hope I'm wrong.

SPreston2001's picture

Yeah that "Swamp Dream" is kinda making me think he's leaning towards Florida. I hope we get him but man it would suck if we passed up on Neal for Diggs and dont get either....

cplunk's picture

I don't think we passed up on Neal for Diggs. I think we passed up on Neal for reasons relating to Neal. Even if Diggs had already said no we'd have passed on Neal.

Menexenus's picture

I hope we pass on Diggs, too.  This guy is clearly a prima donna.  I don't want him in Scarlet and Gray.  Go to Maryland, Stefon.  We don't need your drama.

Real fans stay for Carmen.

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

ehhhh let's not go that far. we don't know this KID If he picks Maryland, good for him. Have fun doing whatever it is that they do over there including wearing those goofball uniforms.

If he picks OSU, time to get to work buddy. Just because you were the man in HS doesn't mean sh!t here.

 

but saying things to the effect of "we don't want him/we didn't want him" reeks of something a high and mighty PSU fan would say. I know you don't want that.

Banned from ATO since June 3rd 2PMish PST

Menexenus's picture

I don't get it.  What does not wanting Diggs have to do with PSU?  I didn't want Diggs.  I'm glad he didn't come to OSU.  How does Penn State figure into it?

Real fans stay for Carmen.

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Urban made a comment in his speech at the OHSAA session that said they passed on a talented wide receiver because his first step after catching the ball was out of bounds and that is not the type of player they are recruiting - it was obviously in reference to Diggs.  It is a shame we don't appear the home for Stefon but we can use the scholarship as one of the 3 to lose and move on to 2013.

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

LouGroza's picture

AZ Buckeye- The reference was toward Neal. Diggs is actually a big hitter on defense and doesn't seem to shy away from contact. FWIW

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

D'OH - I meant to type Neal in there, not Diggs!  Working on my first cup of coffee so the brain is not fully engaged with the fingers yet!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

cronimi's picture

I think the swamp dream tweet was Diggs trolling UF fans. Makes me think he is NOT going to be a Gator.

Buckeye in Athens's picture

I hate to add to the drama even more, but Mark Pantoni's tweet's today might be revealing: 

Mark Pantoni: "5 Star Friday"

Mark Pantoni: "Im dedicating this weeks edition of 5 Star Friday to @CoachZachSmith"

...at least they feel confident. 

Bam_Childress's picture

The dude knows where he wants to go....hes just dragging it out and getting more time in the spotlight.  I don't want him.

5 ft 9 in - 185 lbs - ALL HEART

Run_Fido_Run's picture

When I read your comments underneath/beside your profile name and picture, I get confused: are you sharing your own thoughts or trying to mimic/parody the unique philosophical stylings of the real Bam Childress? Like, in this case, are you criticizing Digg's drawn out recruiting process, or are you describing - using the third person, just like Bam would - Bam's running/ballcarrying style?   

Bam_Childress's picture

Thank you for your concern,

When Bam played for OSU I always rooted for the kid and always thought he was under valued even though he was undersized and had a case of the dropsies.  I created the username Bam_Childress to carry on the legend of Bam "Mighty Mouse" Childress.  As far as I know, the social media world will never speak of Bam's name again, I am here to change that.

When I leave a comment I am soley speaking on be-half of what Bam might say, I by no means am Bam.  To answer your question, I am criticizing Digg's drawn out recruting process.  May the name of Bam Childress live on forever.

My apologies for any confusion.

5 ft 9 in - 185 lbs - ALL HEART

cplunk's picture

Is this my brother in law?

SPreston2001's picture

Lol wow im sure the "Real" Bam Childress would point and laugh if he knew about someone imitating his name lol.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

So I wonder, then, since you are Bam's alter ego, if you were engaging in some psychological projection above. Think about it . . .

The dude [or the ballcarrier formerly known as Bam?] knows where he wants to go [on the field]....hes just dragging it out and getting more time in the spotlight. 

Bam, you had sick speed and quickness, so when you saw a hole, you knew that you could easily get 5 yards, but that wasn't good enough for you, Bam. You only got 3 or 4 touches a game and a straightforward 5-yard gain that only takes 0.9 seconds didn't give you enough time in the spotlight, did it? So, instead, you zig-zagged for about 5 seconds behind the l.o.s., making one sick spin move after another, with the result being one of the most spectacular 2 yard losses anyone has ever seen.

Don't you see, Bam? You're not upset at Diggs, you're mad at yourself?    

Bam_Childress's picture

Wow...this is just like fight club...ive created my alter ego in bam childress only to find out that I am the person who I created.

Your right I am mad at myself, all these years and I've finally found my true self.

Thank you run fido run.  I AM BAM!

5 ft 9 in - 185 lbs - ALL HEART

Denny's picture

Bam's not here. Bam GONE.

Taquitos.

buckeyedude's picture

I feel like I'm watching an episode of "To Tell The Truth." Will the real Bam Childress please stand up?

 

 

DefendYoungstown's picture

I agree 100%, he wants to be in the spotlight and is making it more about HIM. I am surprised Urban still has an offer out to him. I understand he is an amazing athlete, but TP was too and when we allowed this behavior we got in trouble. Nobody is bigger than the program and this mentality needs to be drilled into these guys heads.

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

SPreston2001's picture

Seriously what behavior did they ALLOw TP to do?? You guys act as if TP used to run around and mug people at will! Was he a bit cocky? Yes. Arrogant? Yes but geesh he pretty much kept his nose clean. He wasnt the only person getting tats and lets be honest that rule that states you cant sell you own stuff is total BS!

Squirrel Master's picture

I do agree. I think he panned out pretty well. not as high as the expectations but 2 BCS bowl wins in 3 years is still a good career. he could have been sooo much better if he wasn't in Bollcak's offense too. can't blame everything on TP. The cocky attitude was a problem but he kept producing results.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

BuiltfortheNuthouse's picture

i would do the same thing diggs is doing if this was what i worked for up to now. Besides how do you know that he knows what school he is going to?

" I went for two cause I couldn't go for three." 
-woody Hayes 

Maestro's picture

Honestly, if Diggs chooses Maryland I will chuckle.  Schadenfreude doesn't look good on anyone, but him not going to UF would make me happy.  I have read a few way over-confident UF fans who seem to think they have Diggs in the bag.

vacuuming sucks

SPreston2001's picture

I think UF are the front runners, OSU second, and Maryland/Auburn third.

Maestro's picture

Well, here's to hoping the front runners end up whiffing.

vacuuming sucks

Alhan's picture

It's all about the brisket sammy and cheesy bacon fries at City BBQ!

Carrie who? Yay! I can keep my man card!

Urban was also on Common Man and the Torg on the local ESPN station yesterday.  He said the Bitchlema situation was taken care of but that angry didn't even begin to describe how he felt about the allegations.  He also hinted at the fact that there may be harsh punishments for the coaches making unfounded allegations if it happened again.

 

You can kill a fly with your slipper or a cannon. Either way, the fly dies. -Ramzy

Todd-Not Boeckmann's picture

Sparty tried to turn in the Buckeyes back in Woody's day.  The Ncaa checked it out and pronounced tOSU clean.  Woody hung 60 on MSU the next season.

On the wall guarding the North Coast from all Weasel invasions.

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Agreed - Urban is going to thoroughly unleash hell on MSU and Wisc!!! I'm guessing with about 1 minute left and up by 50, Urban has Braxton throw it deep for one last TD!!! GOD I will be laughing my ass off when it does happen.  The look on fat baby Bret will be priceless - not to mention when Urban tells him at mid-field to go f@#$ himself.

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

blazers34's picture

Its kind of funny how fans turn on recruits though.  everyone will be amped up if he picks OSU.  If he doesnt we are 'better off bc he is all about drama and himself'

SPreston2001's picture

Lol I feel the same way! People are so wishy washy! I dont care if a kid likes the spotlight. As long as he stays out of trouble and wants to win bring em on! Hell they all like being in the spotlight! As long as it doesnt hurt the team then I dont care lol.

Squirrel Master's picture

I think on this one though, OSU wouldn't so much be better off, I think OSU wouldn't miss him that much. I say this because there was a decent bunch of WR brought in this year, some good ones on the team currently and we all know when Jalin Marshall steps in next year it won't matter one bit. but it would suck if he does not come. It would be nice to have the pieces in place this year so they can grow together and build this team up heading into 2013. I want there to be an established game plan and work ethic before 2013 comes along, not still trying to get the pieces together like Rodriguez (not even close to comparing him and Urbz but that was a large part of Richy's downfall, took 3 years to get his team straight). Urban knows this is like a bonus year, a retooling year to build with. I think we are in for some fun times because I think the kitchen sink play will be brought out this year.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

DowntheSideline12's picture

How have we gone from the clear cut favorite on signing day (everyone saying this was a done deal) to being a complete underdog roughly a week later? What happened between then and now? Does our decision with Neal (I know there were other factors) have anything to do with us thinking Diggs was a lock? 

Greg Jennings "I put my team on my back"

DMcDougal24's picture

I just hope that if he doesn't pick OSU he goes to Maryland, where his talents will be wasted and not a threat to our dominance.

BED's picture

We don’t use their name.

Fuck. Yes.

The Ohio State University, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2006
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class of 2009

Run_Fido_Run's picture

And they're coached by ¶ (formely known as Jabba).

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

You can just FEEL that Urban is going to come out and absolutely bitch slap Flounder Hoke and Ann Arbor Community College this year!!! There is NO WAY Urban is going to lose his first edition of The Game, at home, in front of 105,000 fans!  No way!!!!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

cronimi's picture

It's as if Urbz decided, "You're going to drop "State" from our name? Fine. I'll go you one better: I'll drop EVERYTHING from your name. How you like them apples??"

The Game is gonna be fun this year.

Poison nuts's picture

Fuck Yes Fuck. Yes.!!!!

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

WC Buckeye's picture

<in full Jules Winnfield voice> Allow me to retort!

FUCKYESFUCKYESFUCKYES

The only thing that's new in the world is the history that we have forgotten.

TNBuckeye1421's picture

IM starting to think we might be better off waiting for Marshall. Diggs is playing games and will be a TO type character in the locker room

SPreston2001's picture

Wow you think he like T.O. because he made a few tweets?? Lol dude you really need to open your eyes...

gravey's picture

You're down in OC...have you tried Baby Blues in Venice/Santa Monica?  It's Carolina Style.  Hoggly Woggly's in Van Nuys is Tyler, Texas style BBQ....  Do they allow BBQ in Orange County?  Maybe in Fullerton...

 

LABuckeye's picture

As a southern California resident, I had to laugh at "Do they allow BBQ in Orange County?"

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

My favorite BBQ place is all the way down in San Diego. It's called Phil's. Apparently Phil is from Cleveland. His food is amazing.

Banned from ATO since June 3rd 2PMish PST

gravey's picture

Half of 11W's posters are here in So Cal.  I just wish some of them were in the Valley, so I could have some cool people to watch games with.  The typical crowd at the alumni bars are sometimes challenging to not kill...out here.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

This is turning into like...election day with Stefon Diggs.  Just can't wait for him to make his decision so I no longer have to read about it.  For me, it's a minor "yay" if he commits to OSU and a "blah" if he goes elsewhere. 

Class of 2010.

BuckNut1070's picture

Very nice reads for sure...GO BUCKS!!

 
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"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

BuckNut1070's picture

That dream of being in a "swamp" could mean he's stuck in a situation that he doesn't want to be in, or doesn't like...ROFLMAO!!  GO BUCKS!!

 
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"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

BuckNut1070's picture

Does anyone think that Diggs could throw a total, and complete curve ball and go somewhere that is not listed as one of his choices? Stranger things have happened...lol.  GO BUCKS!!!

 
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"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

The_Lurker's picture

Are these Friday posts going to continue now that you're going to be a big star writer, Elika? :)

 

Also, HELL NO I'm not turning in my man card. I know who Carrie Bradshaw is because I used to tune in for the 5 seconds of gratuitous Kim Catrall nudity. Had a thing for her ever since her Big Trouble in Little China and Porky's days. That probably makes me a bad person though, so forget I said anything.

Squirrel Master's picture

Big Trouble in Little China! Very nice! How about your cheesy 80's movie "Mannequin"? or even better, she was Steve Guttenburgs interest in the 1st "Police Academy". goes to show you how long I have been hot for her.

FYI, watched SATC on HBO just for that moment Charlotte or Carrie would get naked. Charlotte eventually did but Carrie never really does. Shame!

FYI,FYI, can't lose your man card for watching SATC. 4 hot chicks talk about sex? hell NO! now if you said "The View" or something....

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

The_Lurker's picture

Yes! I do recall her turns in Police Academy and Mannequin. Also Turk 182, Masquerade, Star Trek VI, an episode of Tales of the Gold Monkey, etc.

Squirrel Master's picture

damn, forgot about Star Trek but then again my nerdom only goes so far. Have not seen Turk 182 and Masquerage. not sure about tales of the gold monkey.

holy crap, looking at her IMDB, she was also in episodes of Columbo, Starskey and hutch, the incredible hulk, Knight Rider, Charlies Angels and Logan's Run. Have not watched all those shows but I am aware of them and that is quite the list.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

Baroclinicity's picture

1000 points for Turk 182.  Been a long time, but doesn't it go something like,

"Ziimmerman flew, Tyler knew, Turk 182"?

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

The_Lurker's picture

Yes indeed. And then Peter Boyle tried to shoot Timothy Hutton out of the scaffolding.

Baroclinicity's picture

Yeah... going to completely incriminate myself here...

I've seen every SATC episode.  I work rotating shifts, and sometimes I have to stay up super late to adjust my sleep schedule.  At the time, I did not have DVR, and late night TV stinks.  My female roommate had the first 3 seasons of it, and without any other resources to help keep me awake one night, I threw season 1 in the DVD player.  Watched like 8 episodes that first time around.

It was pretty well done... it was popular for a reason.  And guys, sometimes it helps to see what the other side is thinking.  There are some embedded answers in there.

Flame on.

 

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

BuckPirate1981's picture

I'm really confused by the Friday cravings.  Is someone pregnant?  If so, congratulations!!  Awwww, babies (or cute video of a baby offense)!  Just promise now that you're out in California you won't make the mistake of naming your little one something you might regret later if circumstances change.  And for the love of God, don't drink while you're pregnant.  

btalbert25's picture

Not one of us knows Diggs personally, so I don't think any of us are qualified to say he'd be good or bad for Ohio State. The people who are qualified are the staff that have met him, spent time with him, and have been talking to and recruiting him.  I've said it a couple of times now, this staff isn't going to pursue someone they feel will be trouble.  Ohio State has pulled out of recruiting 2 very talented kids who would've filled very important roles on this team this season. 

SPreston2001's picture

I agree. Everybody comparing him to TP and even T.O. because he waited to announce his decision is crazy! If Urb gets good vibez from the guy then so do I!

Bucksfan's picture

Very interesting the level of mutual respect Kiffin and Meyer are sharing for one another.  I hate the Spoiled Children.

biggy84's picture

Someone needs to tell Urbz that giving an interview to that ass hat hooley is a bad thing. I despise hooley!

Nappy's picture

My man card is still firmly implanted in my wallet.  The gf makes me sit through The Bachelor though which has to be the most terrible show in the history of terrible shows.  It's an agonizing hour of my life each week that I'll never get back.

I'd love to have Diggs but I'm not going to lose sleep over it if he commits elsewhere.  He needs to do what he feels is best for him and I wish the kid luck regardless.

Had a 1/2 chicken from City BBQ a couple weeks ago with hush puppies and corn pudding. Be jealous.

Fan of bacon since 1981

Todd-Not Boeckmann's picture

Get your cpu set up where you watch tv.  You can go all Call of Duty while watching.  The testosterone for COD will balance the overflowing estrogen.

On the wall guarding the North Coast from all Weasel invasions.

Nappy's picture

I usually have my laptop out either reading 11W or browsing cat pictures on Reddit.  I just need to incorporate my headphones into the mix so I can completely block out that garbage.

Fan of bacon since 1981

KJR10's picture

It wouldn't be a big loss if the Bucks didn't land Diggs. I would rather have the scholly to use in the very talented 2013 class. But if we do get Diggs, ok, hope he does well. If we don't, Meh.

SPreston2001's picture

Have you watched Diggs play?? He's just as talented as anybody else in 2013!!! Man its crazy how fast you guys forget...

Squirrel Master's picture

I don't think they are forgetting. I think everyone has more expectations for Jalin Marshall and knowing he will be a buckeye makes the lose of Diggs not as bad. Granted I don't think everyone needs to act like he is a punk because he is doing this but also I don't think it would be the end of the world if he doesn't play for OSU. There is good talent currently on the team and big time talent coming in next year.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

btalbert25's picture

My take is, I'd love to have a playmaker like Diggs coming into 2013 as a sophomore with a full year of playing under his belt.  Then Marshall can come in and make big plays but it's not resting on his shoulders to be "the man" as a true freshman. I don't think it's the end of the world if he doesn't sign, but i'm not going to sit here and say, Eh no biggie we don't need him anyway.  We do, not for 2012, but certainly for 2013.  It'll be much easier to make a title run with a guy like him as a sophomore coupled with Marshall  than it would be Marshall and hope for the best with someone we currently had.  There are only 1 or 2 guys per class as talented as Diggs from the athletic perspective.  He would be a difference maker.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

"I was really never an Ohio State fan for the simple fact that everyone around likes them. I wanted to be different." A grown man said something that immature about a decision as important as where to go to college? He fits in up north. Jackass.

As a recruiting non-obsessive, I am enjoying the pre-sour grapes regarding Diggs. I've said it before and I'll say it again: simply signing up the "kids who want to be Buckeyes" doesn't make you a great or even good recruiter. The ones who get the likes of Diggs (a major recruit outside our usual sphere of influence) to even give their school the time of day are the great recruiters. Hating on the kid is pointless and petty.

I thought the first couple of years of SatC were decent, but the show began to repeat itself pretty badly: Woman meets seemingly perfect guy--woman learns about disgusting or merely annoying habit of said guy--breakup ensues--credits. Even if this didn't hit too close to home, it would have gotten old.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

Poison nuts's picture

1. Sonny's BBQ in Florida.

2. Carrie Bradshaw...doesn't she hang out with the screamer from Porkys?

3. Urban Meyer - Thank You Baby Jesus for this lovely lovely man.

 

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Here's a suggestion for the 11W "nation": if Diggs commits to the Buckeyes, I'm going to fire off another donation to the basement in honor of the good news. And, if others like this idea, wouldn't be awesome if Diggs announced for the Buckeyes and then by midnight tonight the basment kitty had risen by a couple grand?  

ArTbkward's picture

They all should be donating anyway, regardless of a fickle teenagers decision, but I like the way you think.

We should strive to keep thy name, of fair repute and spotless fame...
(Also, I'm not a dude)

djidell's picture

Love this idea..but looks like he's going to MD

LadyBuck's picture

Quite frankly, I really don't know who Carrie Bradshaw is, nor do I care. I think I watched one episode once when I was sick? It was okay, but I'd rather watch BTN, Myth Busters, How It's Made, and half of the Food Network. Never got the obession with the bachlor and it's rip offs...

And THANK YOU COACH MEYER. If you weren't awesome enough before, you've definitely crossed and made it there.