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From Inside the SEC (COMO)

I live in Columbia, Missouri and have for the past 8.5 years. We moved here for my wife's career. She's faculty at the University of Missouri (Mizzou) and I've worked there as well for the past 6.5 years. It's an alright place -  Midwestern college town and all that. Howeve...

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In today's Skull Session, Nicholas reported on Jim Delany's idle threat to move the entire Big Ten to Division III. I agree with Nicholas that it is a ridiculous proposition. He makes several points - bulleted, in fact... Here are a few other problems with the supposed voluntary transiti...

A Bowl Ban This Year Is Not So Bad

I was considering this idea before last night's game, but I still think it holds a lot of truth. Maybe a bowl ban this year isn't so bad. I mean, there's a lot to be gained from a (potential) undefeated season even without the opportunity to play after The Game. Before you click away fr...

Glass Half-Full, Half-Empty: Week 4

We're back with Glass Half-Full, Half-Empty. This week we look at the scare in the Shoe provided by Cal and ahead to UAB - a game neither one of us really care about. However, John takes it so seriously that he trusts his prediction to a bunch of fourth graders.   Me: There is nothing wro...

Glass Half-Full, Half-Empty: Week 3

I'm changing my game a bit. I invited my friend John - the biggest glass-half-empty fan I've ever known - to share some thoughts on where the Buckeyes stand right now... Me: Wow! What a great win over a solid opponent. The Buckeyes start out the season 2-0 with a two-score win over what cou...

What Did You Expect?

After reading junk like this and reading the onslaught of negativity on comment threads, I have to write something somewhere in response. Luke Fickell is not a terrible coach. The job he has done is far from exceptional at this point, but to call him "terrible" even "...