I can attest to all of this...I was a student at Ohio State at the time and my sister was in TBDBITL, she told me all the stories and I followed the phantom band across campus.
It would be absolutely awesome if the phantom band came back...
But between beanie and hyde? I'll take ElGuapo by a slim margin. Beanie kept getting hurt, and was limited often...may not say anything about raw talent, but it influences who I take on my team...
Pedal to the Metal.
C'mon guys - like your car accelerator being stomped down to the metal floor of the car...
Sorry if I have to go all Aaron Craft on some folks.
To answer your rhetorical question: NEVER!
so, there's that....
Yea. There's that. Dude is a serious weapon at punter. I imagine he talks to Urbz before the punt and just asks him where he wants the ball....
We could compete with Bama and Oregon. Not saying we would win, but we would not be embarrassed.
Not a complete wreck, but we could use less Roby talk and more Roby action.
I don't want to see FCS schools on the schedule in the future, but personally I don't mind attending these games. When I spend money on airfare, hotel, tickets and other entertainment, I kinda like knowing I'm going to see a beat-down, lots of scoring, and seeing the freshmen get a bunch of reps.
So...see you guys on Saturday...
"Below are a few notable APR scores for football (keep in mind they are representative of the 2011-12 academic year) You can also search individual programs HERE if you so choose.
Best APR scores (football):
Boise State: 993
Georgia Tech: 983
Boston College: 982
Ohio State: 982
And here are the average APR scores for the five power conferences (via Brett McMurphy):
Big Ten: 964.9
Big 12: 947.1"
I don't think he even slapped her, looked like he kind of pushed her away, like "get outta here!"
Regardless, El Guapo should have just walked away. Dumb, ego-driven decision.
MoC was absolutely the best running back thus far at tOSU. Watching him run was just amazing, I was at every game that year. I have no doubt he could have led tOSU to another National Championship and earned himself a Heisman.
Ah, what might have been, but I am blessed to have watched him run that one glorious year. I'll never regret watching greatness firsthand.
Damn. That Sheridan guy is an ultra-hater douche.... Why hate so much on Urbz and Brax?
Colorado's flag meets all the key criteria for coolness. Colorado has to be up in the rankings.
You would be hard pressed to find a taxpayer or student in the south that does not care about football. It is part of the culture...there is not much else.
You will be sorely missed, Sarah. You were one on my favorites. Seriously though, are you moving out of your parent's basement now or what?
I had a sh!t-eating grin on my face the whole time I watched this!
ADV is really just a novelty at this point, still a really good high school player but not a B1G. That said, tOSU needs at least the threat of a 3pt shooter out there. Same with the center- Amir is lost and we need at least the inside/ outside threat. Erav needs more minutes and they need to go to him every once in a while. Thad seems to do the same thing every year- ride this stars for 40 minutes and they can't win the close ones. The KY loss 2 years ago and the KS loss last year...ugh.
Thad is a great coach, but I don't think he is a good game time coach. Thad has lost some good assistants, and they are the ones that perhaps helped keep the game mgmt in check.
Thad is gonna miss out on recruits if he keeps this up...
Love this kid...
You know, I read this article again, and it kinda sounds like a back-handed compliment. I think Rav's has clearly demonstrated that he is the best at the post tOSU has. I don't buy that Ravel didn't play with energy or didn't practice well. He's been going against Sully the past two years, a clearly has Sully's respect and the respect of opposing coaches.
I don't think Erav took a trip to the principals office. I think the guy has been rock solid and plays with a ton of energy (or as much as a dude his size can). I think Matta is trying to boost Amir's confidence and get more bench burst. End of Story.
I don't see the move as a demotion at all. I want Evan in the game in the final minutes while the game is on the line (or even if it is not). Amir is still behind in some fundamentals...I hope he becomes an all american, but I still think we have a good one in Rav's and we need to use him more, esp. in B1G play.
I think tOSU just does not utilize (of even try) to utilize the post. They have to look inside more to develop the post. Erav can play with the B1G's bigs.
I just makes more sense to charge higher ticket prices for student tickets than to add on a fee for all. If you want to go to the games, you pay the price.
When it gets to expensive for students, they don't buy. when they don't buy, alumni, etc. snatch it up at a more expensive price.
It's a squeeze on the students-fans to some extent, but I always managed to come up with the $$ for fball and bball tix...I would even go w/o beer!
Here's my frustration. Everyone keeps saying tOSU has no post presence. That's only partially true. tOSU is not just flat out not going to the post. I agree that Rav and Amir are not Sully, but they are more than what they are being used for (esp. Ravenel).
I read an article where opposing coaches were praising Evan Ravenel's play. Why don't we use him more? The guy can score, defend and pass out of the post.
tOSU is simply not using the post like they could. I really put this on the coaches and the game plan.