The latter seems most likely. I'd imagine that the "rule" probably advises that the host team must use a venue that they play in, then somewhere goes on to define that as having played a regular season game in. Seems kind of silly. Like maybe they could replace that with a geographical rule, instead (must be within x miles of the host campus or regular site of games).
In other news, Michigan hot dog retailers stock plummets.
Even scUM has too much win for that clown shoe.
It's going to be Steve Addazio from Boston College as new coach at UM. You heard it here first.
These are the two names I keep coming up with. I think Smart has been looking for the right place to start his HC career but did not want to have the downgrade in pay and prestige most coordinators take to start. Narduzzi may be getting fought over by UM and Nebraska. Then I just can't help but think that they may want to go offense and that's where Kiffin comes in. But who are we kidding? It's Michigan... they're going to hire Rocky Long from SDSU.
Why only 16-18? I'm not disagreeing, just wondering where the nu#bers came from.
Edited to fix a typo.
Va Tech is 2-5 in the ACC, not winless. I get your point, but you have to be right when correcting people (this guy's opinion, anyway). The IU win over an SEC squad is funny, for sure. But we don't need to throw a bunch of stones with our ugly loss to Va Tech, I agree with you there.
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+1 for agreeing that it's not something that SHOULD be an issue. However, this is not a question of philosophical grievances for OSU. A rule exists, a rule was broken. The rationale behind that rule is irrelevant, in this respect. I would love to see him back, and with this coaching staff's current record on applying (seemingly) effective discipline and not circumventing violations with internal discipline while still playing (a la FSU), if he gets back out on the field he should be given full support. But I would not be surprised if he doesn't see playing time and must sit out the full year. This is yet another "In Urban We Trust" situation.
Well done. Afterall, puns are the highest form of humor, followed by sarcasm.
This is pretty much how it works. Wildcat is just taking the dual-threat QB role and flipping it around to a dual threat RB. The defense no longer has a one man advantage over the offense. With Marshall having success at QB, his direct snap should still keep line backers or safeties honest. This is why we saw him throw it that one time. Whether it was a completion or not did not mean as much to the chess game. Defenses now have to be ready for a pass from the direct snap. This can be effective as long as it is not abused and as long as every now and then, Marshall throws it. Even if it's just a quick out the same direction he rolls.
This was a necessary correction; and the world is a brighter place for it. Ne'er should UFM be confused with UM... not on any day, whether the brightest or the last on a hollow shell of scorched earth. Bravo.
282. 24-17, good guys.
Loved this. Already sent it to the three Miami fans I know (crediting the source, of course). I had find out who Brad Kaaya is first. I'm sure that's just an issue I have though... not knowing of the illustrious and obvious first ballot hall of famer Brad Kaaya. I'm sure he's great, and may turn out to be in the HoF; but the comparison for competition is laughable, at best. I love twitter; it really brings out the awesome in people.
It doesn't have to be an argument of "sides." Not everything in this world has to be quid pro quo. Sometimes, people and business (including universities) do things without the expectation of return. It doesn't mean always and it doesn't mean they "should." In this case, OSU has decided to act with generosity and attempt to affect a young man's life positively (perhaps as a matter of policy). My point, that seems to be missing the mark, is that this part of the story has more of a positive swing with a school trying to help a student, versus the narrative you're writing of a school wasting a scholarship on an undeserving miscreant while a more deserving student is left out to dry. Why can't OSU try to help Mr. Smith? Why do you hate America?
I agree, to an extent. I just see this differently. I see this as Ohio State as a University and football program finishing a commitment to the young man to help him achieve success. I realize not all young people get the same number of chances as student athletes; but removing a scholarship from Mr. Smith here does not change that. And you're easily assuming just as much that he would qualify and be able to fund his continued education. He will meet life soon enough; OSU is giving him every opportunity to do so with a meaningful degree. My to non-cents.
Right, because the role of upper echelon institutes of higher learning is to condemn young people for their mistakes and not afford them the best opportunity to succeed in spite of their actions. Pretty sure Socrates said that.
Perhaps, Urban and friends think that trying to make sure those who have fallen get as much help as they can offer. I see your point about there being other kids who could use the scholarship; but so could Rod Smith. And stripping the scholarship could easily protract a downward spiral.