Congrats to both Jennifer and Parents! I can appreciate the effort required by both to get a scholarship at any school, let alone tOSU!
Lets hope the Committee looks at quality of wins based on whole year, not the temporary ramkings which are way off this year. A&M vaulted into top 10 by beating SoCar (now 3-loss and unranked), Miss St leapfrogged into top 5 by beating A&M (now 3-loss and unranked) and Bama leapfrogged after beating A&M at home. Ohio State's win over Rutgers may be the same or better quality win than Bama over A&M but tOSU still gets leapfrogged. The SEC teams were improperly credited with big wins that were not truly big wins and those the SEC West will not be discredited enough if beaten another SEC West team. There is a sel-fulfilling prophecy effect.
What did Desmond Howard rank them pre season? #6?
Since PSU had all their penalties lifted (ugghhhh) and will get all schollies back, they will have huge recruiting classes. Plenty of room.
Your signature line should be "Have a Hoke and a Smile" rather than "Coke and a Smile"!
Aside from his disgusting treatment of his player with a cuncussion, Hoke does make me smile. I would not mind seeing him stay until Ohio State evens the series to make up for TSUN's inflated record with wins against Ann Arbor High School.
Yeah, the dude is definitely odd, but it may too soon for jokes about coaches behaving inappropriately in the locker room.
Crean is the brother-in-law of M*chigan Man Jim Harbaugh. Two of the strangest coaching personlities out there. The holiday dinners must be bizarre. Yet, I might pay $10 to watch that movie!
Everyone knows the Wondelic is coming...why not take a few practice exams online so you don't embarrass yourself?
Thanks and glad to see you back, Gene!
QBs need to announce earlier.
Where's the old list of offers by year?
who is the primary recruiter for 2015 DT Tim Settle? Will Johnson have an impact from already having a relationship with Settle (or his coach) or being an appealing position coach?
also, did Johnson recruit other positions in his geographic area? Could he get 2014 OT Damien Prince to flip, since he is said to "own" the Maryland/DC market?
One of those 3 wins is an FCS school.
Do you think Bert called Ron English? He's available.
Nikki (the BS Diaries author) sounds like the tsun fans who are living in the past. Personally, I think it is the author who doesn't get it.
She says BOB should have been the figure head of the University, not just the football coach. She has this unrealistic expectation for a newly minted coach because the former coach came into that role over the course of several decades. Worse, the former coach was exposed for being too controlling and covering up NCAA violations (to deal with them himself, because he knew better than the governing body and to protect the PSU image) and covering up and enabling a terrible criminal. If PSU is to right the ship, then PSU should not want the next coach to be a figure head for the university--they should want BOB.
BOB is the one who actually does "get it." They will miss him him terribly, starting on NSD.
Agreed. Especially after Terry did so well at The Opening.
Stanford has about 14,000 students per year; about half undergrad and half grad students. Since 11% undergrad and 43% grad students (1/4 of total) are from other countries, it is likely they do not even understand American football, let alone care about it. MSU has been averaging more than 45,000 students, and 3/4 are from the mitten state. Simply put, MSU has a much bigger alumni base. Add families of students/alumni, and local sports fans, and the Sparty fan base gets even larger than the Cardinal fan base. I suspect the family of a brilliant engineering grad student from some "-stan" country does not care about the Rose Bowl or "Junior" enjoying campus life, or supporting "Junior's" school...they just want Junior to create the next Google.
So, "Opulence, [they] has it!"
And the Bucks could use a TE. With Blake Thomas' career ended by injury, the Buckeyes only have one TE (Baugh) in the last three classes.
So that Florida '10 class was among the best of all time and Gator fans and Will Misschamp still claimed Urban left the cupboard bare?! Somehow, empirical evidence seems to be lost on SEC fans--whether it's recruiting data or Strength of Schedule data, or even scores of games played.
Yes, but tsun's past is so glorious! They count wins against ann arbor high school and downtown athletic clubs when they quote their total wins!
I expected this one to be in the top 2. Its a classic that has been replayed more than any with the possible exception of the Hall Salute.
Behind fat Leonardo DiCaprio?
Of the 60 AP voters, 2 voted Auburn #1 and 11 voted Auburn #2. It is no coincidence that these 13 voters are the only ones who voted Ohio State lower than #2. The worst offender? Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press, of course. He pushed Ohio State down to #8, the lowest of any voter. Most of the others are regular OSU haters, as proven by always being an outlier when ranking OSU.
Joe Giglio (Raleigh, NC) OSU 4, Auburn 1
Scott Wolfe (Los Angeles, CA) OSU 3, Auburn 1
Donovan Campbell (Miami, FL) OSU 3, Auburn 2
Drew Sharp (Detroit, MI) OSU 8, Auburn 2
Garry Smits (Jacksonville, FL) OSU 3, Auburn 2
Hugh Kellenberger (Jackson, MS) OSU 3, Auburn 2
Jon Wilner (San Jose, CA) OSU 5, Auburn 2
Mike Barber (Richmond, VA) OSU 3, Auburn 2
Mitch Vingle (Charleston, WV) OSU 3, Auburn 2
Pete DiPrimio (Fort Wayne, IN) OSU 3, Auburn 2
Ryan Brown (Birmingham, AL) OSU 3, Auburn 2
Tom Murphy (Little Rock, AR) OSU 4, Auburn 2
A picture is worth a thousand words and an animated GIF even more. Whoever took that video of that mi$hi@an girl and created that GIF should win a Pulitzer.
BCS rewarded teams for their work all year long. A Playoff rewards a team for their work the last few games. I will miss the every-game-counts attribute of the BCS. I will also miss the more transparent ranking system of humans being tempered by computers. It is far from perfect but i dont see how 12 Angry Men and Condaleeza making decisions behind closed doors is more transparent.
I recall USC fans claiming they were the best team at the end of the season and that's all that should count so they should get in the title game despite an early season loss. My response was, well, then don't lose any game and maintain the hard work and focus throughout the entire season. I will miss that. But I am ready for something different--a playoff.
and i cant recall a larger spread between two top 10 teams than the 21 pt spread between FSU and Miami. To me, this is clear evidence that teams are not ranked properly--either too high or too low for reasons other than what has happened on the field THIS YEAR.
Texas has more $ than ANY other program, more dedicated fan base, better HS recruiting infrastructure in talent-rich Texas.
TAMU was mediocre in the Big 12 and despite the great recruiting lass last year and this year, could revert to its mean of mediocre within a couple years. Sumlin could take some recruits to UT.
USC still has top talent on the roster and can quickly ramp up.
Sumlin needs to strike while the iron is hot and move up to a TOP tier program.