DIY-folks make that argument all the time, and it's valid enough. That's just not my tempo, though (the dropping in 16GB of new RAM and an SSD was more about spending $500 to refresh a four-year-old machine than about being a DIY guy).
Happy to see Pryor getting another shot - sorry to see it's with the NFL version of the Titanic. Or maybe the NFL version of Centralia, Penn.
Buy a mac. Problem solved.
Bingo. Happy Apple customer since 1999. Love my MacBook Pro circa 2011 - dropped brand new RAM chips and a 1TB SSD last spring, and man it really sings.
Shouldn't be surprising from a Conference that didn't name Jim Tressel its COY the year he won all of the national COY awards, I suppose. Sigh.
FWIW, the Final Four in this illustration is pretty much identical to the top-4 rankings in FEI, F+ and S&P+, so the computers and the advanced metrics are pretty much in agreement that these are the "best" four teams in the country this week.
As others have noted above, this is almost certain to change as all of the teams in the playoff hunt - save Oklahoma and Ohio State - have one more game to play.
Agreed. This seems to be a good step for him career-wise. Got to UCF where you have fertile recruiting ground, adequate facilities and funds, reasonable expectations and some track record of winning in recent years. Ply your trade as the head man there for a year or two, and then swoop in when Riley is inevitably ousted at Nebraska.
I think all of the "Super Fans" are somewhat self-indulgent and I will be the first to admit that they annoy me. Nonetheless, I haven't found anything egregiously negative in my personal interactions with them.
It's funny, before I was on 11W and read about Buck-I-Guy's antics, I never thought the first things about it. I knew Larry, and his character/costume never bothered me - on some level, I always thought it was just a really unique way of showing one's fandom, not completely unlike Pittsburgh's Terrible Towel or Green Bay's Cheeseheads, etc., etc. Odd to some, but not to me.
After reading about Buck-I-Guy's "me first" antics, charging people for photographs, the picture of him trying to get on television with his back to the field on 85 Yards Through the Heart of the South, etc., I realized that there was some merit to the disdain shown toward at least that particular "Super Fan."
I'll always stick up for Larry because I know how much he's done for his community and for Ohio State at large, but I understand why not everyone loves the concept of grown men in facepaint at a college football game.
Agree these are pretty sweet. That said, I really, really liked last year's kit. Under Armor is really doing the Midshipmen right.
I said this in another thread, but the argument - if one is to be made on these grounds - is not with Alabama, but rather with Oklahoma (and it is only a thought exercise, because there is zero chance the committee stiffs the Sooners). Oklahoma is like Ohio State in that it will only have played twelve games, they have an identical record, and one could further argue that the loss to Texas is u-g-l-y, while our loss to Sparty happened on a last-second field goal in a monsoon...
The challenge with this argument is that in terms of the advanced metrics, Oklahoma and Ohio State are damn near twins, running neck-and-neck in F+, S&P+ and FEI. Interestingly, by all three of these ranking systems, the Final Four should be Alabama, Clemson, Oklahoma and Ohio State - the soon-to-be Big Ten champion Spartans are only 8th in F+, 11th in S&P+ and only 6th in FEI, while the Hawkeyes are no better than 18th in any one of these metrics, and are as low as 29th in one (UNC is barely any better, perhaps lending some credence to the notion that Ohio State can sneak into the playoff IF the Tarheels manage to upset the Tigers, though preferably we'd be able to say that Clemson Clemsoned and UNC managed not to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Good god, please, please, please do not get them wet. If you do, we're sooooo screwed.
So let me get this straight. Joey Bosa is the D-Lineman of the year, but a D-Lineman NOT NAMED JOEY BOSA is somehow the defensive player of the year? Leaders and Legends indeed.
Another manifestation of the Participation Trophy mindset at play. It is unpossible to give out an award saying one defensive lineman is the best defensive lineman in the country, and then with a straight face give the DPOY to another defensive lineman. Dumb, dumb, dumb.
I saw this when I went digging for Richt's backstory. He does tend to run a pro-style offense, though, and it's been several years since he was a coordinator, so one wonders how "fresh" he'd be at this point, and how much he'd mesh in Meyer's system.
Not to mention, bringing a guy on your staff who is used to being the top dawg may be asking for trouble, unless the former top dawg is ready to take orders rather than give them.
I should delete this thread on pure principle.
So, has he sewn up the Silver Football, or nah?
Exactly. Plus, this is very much a seller's market, so you kick the can down the road another season. He did well enough, won the rivalry game and got the team into the conference title fight, so give him a shot. If he blows it, you hire a new guy next year when there aren't 47 other openings competing for top candidates.
...not gonna lie, I only know the first two lines. After that, I'm just another white guy trying not to look too stupid on the dance floor at Cousin Sally's wedding.
Urban Meyer has taught him well.
I had just assumed that the advent of the B1GCG would eliminate co-anything, but this tells us that you can still have co-Division "Champions" even with a head-to-head win, but the head-to-head win determines who gets to play in the actual Title Game. I did note quite a few Ohio State fans pointing out that celebrating co-Division status with a team that beat us was silly.
Exactly. If I'm in the room, I'm thinking "What the hell am I supposed to ask about?" He's said he's not answering scheme questions, he acts intentionally stupid on a question about using a specific player in the second half, and he refuses to offer even the basic coach-speak platitudes in response to generic questions asked in every single post-game press conference ever.
If you don't want to talk to the press, man up and say you're not talking to the press. This is pretty much a crazy-Jimmy version of Marshawn Lynch going passive-aggressive on the Seattle press corps.
...or getting caught in the rain?
I'm a hoops fan, too... It just hurts me to watch it lately (Ohio State and the Lakers stinking up the joint).
Damn, you had to go there, didn't you.
This is probably correct: each Mod in the tribe has a preemptory strike when it comes to voting on new mods, and I heard someone in the break room mumbling curses about someone on the site... I mean, the grumbling was pretty much under his breath, but I swore I heard something like "grumble grumble... damn alum... grumble grumble."
Blackledge also stated several times, early in the game, what a mistake it was to have Warinner up in the press box instead of down on the field.
Blackledge is generally one of the better color guys in the game, but he really missed on this one.