Disagree. There could easily be a 1 loss SEC team and a 3 or 4 loss conference champ. Plus no title game for theBig 12.
1a) Rock climbing (outdoor)
1b) Ohio State football
4) Tour de France
Great summary of where things are now.
My questimate is there will be about 4 guys not mentioned who will end up in the Buckeyes class. Kids who have a great senior season and turmoil after some programs have disappointing seasons will produce more candidates.
Many on here fail to understand that Ohio State got into no trouble whatsoever because these 5 players traded memorabilia for tats. The only penalty for that crime was that those 5 players had to sit 5 games.
OSU got in trouble because Tressel knew about the the violation and yet signed a letter saying he knew of no NCAA violations. Finally the cash for golf fiasco AFTER Tressel had already been forced out was the final blow that cost us a bowl game and scholies.
If players actually made money based on someone wanting to license their image and likeness I'd be in favor of that, but there's no way to police it. What if an Alabama booster says he's willing to pay $50K for every 5* & $40K for every 4 star recruit who signs a picture for him?
Once you allow payment for image and likeness you have allowed boosters to pay players.
Disagree. The universities are already proving they are trying to make every $ possible. Attendance is down at college football games. If universities could raise prices without causing an equal or greater reduction in attendance they would have already done so. Prices are already at the perceived revenue maximizing level.
This is a bad argument. We attack problems based on a combination of the size of the problem and the effort to fix them. i.e go for the low hanging fruit.
Among other issues I have 2 problems. I want world peace and I want the bad smell in the kitchen to go away. I could devote my life to the first problem and barely make a dent. I could spend two minutes taking out the trash and the second problem is solved.
Unfortunately the only debate is how large is the SEC's superiority over the Big10. This is no longer a cyclical thing, this is a permanent shift which will only grow. The SEC recruiting grounds are better than Big10's backyard and that massive advantage will only grow with population trends.
One more thing to consider about that play. The object is to maximize our scoring potential on that drive, not maximize our first down potential on that play.
Hyde up the gut probably has a better chance at a first down, but likely to gain no more than 5 yards. That would leave us down 3 on the MSU 35 yard line. Still not even in field goal range. Tough yards to gain from there as they would have no fear of a deep ball and would have 9 players in the box on every play. We could have easily made the first down but failed to score on the drive or perhaps gotten one more first down then settled for a field goal.
Braxton on the outside has a better chance at a big play, perhaps a scamper down to the 20 yard line or even a touchdown.
Finally, the defensive performance ultimately cost us the game. Even if we scored a TD, MSU took the next possession for a TD.
I'd actually say it shows even the great ones aren't great as true freshmen. Shazier, Laurinaitis, Hawk, Carpenter, none were starters as true freshmen, but all had great sophomore years.
LOL didn't notice until you mentioned it. What the hell is going on there?
Nothing wrong with it, but this kid loves the recruiting attention as much as any kid I can remember. He would benefit from backing out of the spotlight for a bit and getting things in order with his school/team.
If our TE made his block on Allen, Miller easily gets the first down. Sometimes it's not the playcalling it's the execution.
Troy was a fantastic college QB and one of my favorite Buckeyes ever.
Troy had an ample shot in the NFL, his performance was barely north of awefull. He's no longer in the NFL because 32 NFL teams think their second string QB is better. This takes nothing away from what he did at OSU.
Jonny has better accuracy, better escapability, and seems to read defenses better. He's still a high risk / high potential reward draft pick.
Well thought out piece, but I absolutely disagree with the conclusions. He gets no pass from me for saying these things in private to his girlfriend. We all choose our companions in life and we choose what we say...Sterling choose poorly.
In a way it is a free speech issue. Sterling has a right to express his views without fear of criminal prosecution and the NBA has a right to express their condemnation of said views. Your position would strip the NBA of it's right to free speech and to enforce existing contracts agreed to by both the NBA and Sterling.
I found it shocking that in addition to his repugnant comments, Sterling was basically saying he doesn't like hearing from his racist friends who criticize him because his girlfriend hangs out with black people. He's freely admitting that he isn't man enough to stand up to his racist pals so he passes the racism along.
They lost 2 games last year. Umm how many did Ohio State lose? They also had a significantly more difficult schedule.
When I get old and senile, I want the nurses to put in the 2002 tape everyday.
Likewise, dropped a grand on the ticket and enjoyed the first 10 seconds of the game.
Well stated JOHNNY-SHANE_UTAH-FALCO!
Don't agree. They haven't been there recently and everyone knows it, they know it, and they know getting there this time is a big deal.
Why pretend when nobody would buy the act. Live it up!
I think we will struggle to reach top 3 this year even with Gibson. It's a down year in Ohio and much of the top OH talent we will have to fight tooth and nail for. We don't seem to be in on as many out of state players who will commit before summer ends either. Gibson will help pull things together earlier, but we are fighting an uphill battle for this class.
If you look at bowl results and who the conference beat, last year the B10 was the 5th best conference last year, we will likely climb to #3 or #4 this year, but have very little chance of being deeper than the Pac-12. We're on the same level as the B12 and ACC. As Joe said the AAC is now no more relevant than the other mid-majors.
Don't see what the problem is here, but apparently most of you guys here are very sensitive. In a moment of excitement after his team won, the guy screamed and slapped the railing.