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bafiesta


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Comment 17 Feb 2017

Does seem like a small issue, but that's the whole point of the 'straw that broke the camel's back' analogy. See Knight, Bobby for another example of a coach whose final straw was a relatively minor offense. 

Comment 11 Feb 2017

PSU started off very transparent and has since made a hard retreat. They accepted sanctions from the NCAA then retreated and demanded to get the Paterno wins back. Members of their board who signed off on the Freech report now say they regret doing so. The university went so far as to honor Joe Paterno at one of last year's games - something that could never happen if they even remotely accepted the Freech report. 

What saved PSU is that the NCAA lost all credibility due to the O'Bannon antitrust case against, the corruption in prosecuting Miami U, the ongoing PR debacle from sharing so little of the revenues with players, etc. The entity enforcing agreed upon penalties against PSU lost power and decided to make a hard retreat rather than fight for the victims.

Comment 25 Jan 2017

We actually hit on a highly rated DT from far away this year in top recruit 100 Haskell Garrett. Had he waited until signing day to announce it would be a thunderous boom. 

Comment 22 Jan 2017

My view is that there was good cause for IU to fire Wilson (otherwise he would have fought for the millions left on his contract) AND that he is a great hire as an offensive coordinator. 

If I were an AD at any level I would not hire him as a head coach, but I would hire his an an offensive coordinator. Offensive coordinators do not have authority over any of the things that got Wilson fired at IU. 

I have confidence in the OSU strength staff. They have a stable leader with a history of developing players and no issues around putting injured players back out on the playing field. 

Comment 16 Jan 2017

I think the main reason the semi final game ratings were up this year vs. last (both on NYE) was because at least the games were played earlier this year - less competition with NYE parties. 

Comment 08 Jan 2017

Agree, but even more important than improving one's draft status is improving one's game so you can actually stay in the league. Jalin would have gotten more experience playing at OSU this past year than his 150 yards for the Jets. That may have translated to staying in the NFL longer or even getting to that second contract. 

Comment 08 Jan 2017

This is not an accurate characterization. The NFL is conservative with it's draft projections. They don't benefit from players leaving too soon; in fact the NFL is better off if college football is a farm league with the fruit not being picked before it's ready.