Birm changed his Crystal ball prediction for Malik McDowell tonight from Buckeye to Sparty-Noooooo. Any info here can share for the change?
I didn't mean to take the job and announce it after signing day, I meant for even interviewing for a job... Poor timing by Vrabel and he had to know the impact it would have on recruiting 3 weeks out from signing day. I wish him all the best of course, and he's a Buckeye through and through. Guess I always figured he was a Buckeye who wanted to coach, not a coach who happened to be a Buckeye.
I'm wondering what reason the hiring couldn't wait until after national signing day. I realize this is the coach hiring period, but leaving with 3 highly rated DL recruits coming in weeks for official visits (if they still take place) hurts. Missing on that depth could have major consequences.
I was really hoping Vrabel would help seal Solomon Thomas... Bah!
Great to see a lot of mutual respect between opposing players on the field.
I want clarity. Noah is (from everything I've read) a good kid. His parents raised him the right way, and I can't imagine what on earth it is that the NCAA doesn't care about (because they're always looking for a way to be relevant) and that OSU and Urban don't seem to find relevant, but the B1G think is worth a 3 game suspension? Failed drug test would get an OSU suspension, taking money would be an NCAA suspension. Urban runs a tight ship. Thanks B1G for f*cking over your meal ticket, and reminding us why we should abandon this burning, sinking ship and go independent.
I donate to win, not because I worry about what it costs to do so. You know what they say, money can't buy happiness, but it can help you look for it in more places...
While the autobahn is one of the safest roads in the world, it is likely because of the impeccable maintenance the German government demands. Crashes at those speeds are nearly always fatal, but the autobahn will be shut down for up to two hours after a crash, so that even any oil spilled is removed. And we're hitting potholes over here that could house a family of raccoons.
I still would love to know more than 'the staff stopped recruiting him' regarding the situation w/ Thomas Holley. He seemed to be there for the taking. Unless the staff had information on a DL they had higher on their board and only one spot available (Solomon Thomas perhaps), I can never see them giving him an ultimatum to commit which is the rumor that I've seen going around. If we get Lattimore, Smith, and Thomas, it's all gravy to me. I'd love a 4-star/plus guy in the secondary if we can add to that, and a 4 star OL (why you gonna leave us like that Damian?) if we can, but if Warinner is a hot name for the Army HC job, I'd prefer a project secondary guy over a project OL guy any day.
Saban to Texas lives!
When I saw this on television, I was beside myself... Not so much because of how it affected our team, but because of how far Marcus has come. From an academic red shirt to receiving the highest of praise from the most elite of coaches, I kept thinking 'I know Marcus is better than this, why is he acting like that?' And it was just that, a moment of frustration in the heat of the moment. Just one more reason for Buckeye Nation to pull for Marcus Hall...
I can appreciate that you have likely never played high level competitive football, and don't understand what it is like to take a stand for a teammate. But having been on the field, Marcus did what you want out of a teammate... Willing to throw down when an undersized teammate is surrounded and fighting to get out.
PAC-12... Overrated narrative much?
That should be sent to every recruit we're after... a great day to be a Buckeye!
I'm wondering who will start in his place w/ so many different players in his spot... considering if I remember right it was him and Chase Ferris battling for the spot in the spring (who has since switched to DL)
I was wondering about J Hall when Zeke was the first backup in the game... Don't believe Urban would put Zeke in first if there isn't an injury issue.
I've wondered what can be done to fix this problem... Trying to get people up for third down in the fourth quarter of the Iowa game last week was like pulling teeth. I've been wondering if a tiered pricing system for tickets would help ($200/ticket for AA for the event crowd, plus it's a small percentage of the stadium, $100/ticket for A, $80/ticket for B, $60/ticket for C and D). I have to think part of the problem was when the university offered season ticket opportunities for life w/ an alumni donation upon graduation (the last class w/ that is likely in their late 50s/early 60s right now). Perhaps seeing how tickets at some of the loudest college stadiums are decided would help (Oregon, Alabama, LSU...)
Difficult for me as well... Carlos is more durable, but he's also been banged up (see last year/reason for missing 1000 yds). He runs angry but also is not as elusive as Beanie. Carlos I believe benefits from a better line (can't say I remember the line that blocked for Beanie), but it always seemed like at any moment Beanie could break a big run for a touchdown. It's that 'big play' factor that got Beanie my vote.
I was at the game and that play happened closely in front of me. I watch a ton of college football, but today with his ejection I saw something I had not seen. Every targeting penalty I've seen on TV prompted a 'the previous play is under review' for a video review of the hit, but I didn't hear that from the refs today. I think that may have been part of the crowd's anger.
Since I have some medical background, let me clear up some of the supposed 'drama' that you state is contributing to 'too much' of it. It sounds like Jalyn had a condition known as rhabdomyolysis. It can occur in people that work out (strength-training) too much. The muscles are damaged (similar in the way body-building happens, small damage, small repair, slightly bigger muscles after each repair). However, if too much of it occurs, or if you're dehydrated, your kidneys can't remove the excessive breakdown products fast enough. I worked in a hospital and we'd get prisoners that developed it frequently, it was part of their 'initiation' at the prison from other inmates. But if it has been treated, it doesn't mean he'll get it again.
I had to throw in an 'other' vote to give a little respect to the under-the-radar performance of Philly Brown. First 100 yard receiving game of his career if I read correctly.
Whatever coach gave Clemson a first-place vote should be punched in the nut sack... He obviously didn't watch the Clemson-NC State game that was a gift-wrapped victory handed to them by a blind ref.
I was rooting for Clemson not only because I hate the SEC, but my neighbor is a huge Clemson fan and was at the game (his dad was an alumni). Obviously ESPN was showing a ton of SEC coverage (and at the end of the LSU/TCU game, one announcer even said 'Well, the SEC took care of the Big 12 tonight' or something like that). But with Georgia, Mississippi State, and Kentucky all going down, Alabama only mustering 208 yards of offense (their least since 2008) against the Fighting Beamers, and the Money Badger Johnny Foosball celebrating w/ autograph and money-in-the-hand mimics, I was pleased with this weekend.
When I read this gray box, I literally screamed. Thank you, EGW, for making a Sunday night before going back to work on Monday morning not suck!
I will admit, I still frequently wear my number 2 jersey (obviously supporting Rod Smith and Christian Bryant) to the games. But I know that once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye. And we tend to have a forgiving nature, especially if you're put your heart and body on the line for us over the years. It will definitely take some time, but I could definitely see Terelle taking the path of Maurice Clarett, realizing with age and maturity that he made mistakes. So I won't outwardly cheer for him, but inside I hope he comes around.