Something tells me it isn't a coincidence that this change is being pushed by Arkansas after a disaster season and Alabama after they lose to Auburn/don't go to the SEC championship/badly lose a bowl for the first time in a long while. With such a strong backlash from (one assumes) the large majority of coaches, I doubt this change goes through.
Villanova plays at the FCS level. They beat my undergrad in the semifinals on their way to the championship that year. Still sad about it, but I'll get over it if he does well for the Buckeyes.
Maybe this team just isn't that good, even though on paper the players are all very talented. They routinely miss lay-ups and barely hit 2/3 of their free throws. The vaunted defense disappears for large stretches in games. And, I hate to say it, Craft is becoming a liability, especially on offense. He had four turnovers to two steals tonight and was 2/5 shooting. And refs aren't calling fouls on his patented flailing, out-of-control, free-throw bait lay-up attempts anymore, but he keeps on trying. I hope Matta figures out how to fix things soon, or it's going to be a forgotten season very soon.
Ohio State 42
I bought a dancing Brutus doll (hit the button and it shakes its ass while Sloopy or Across the Field plays) from Buckeye Corner years ago. I only put the batteries in during games and if I don't hit the button after every touchdown (field goals aren't good enough) the Buckeyes won't score another one. This probably isn't that weird by Columbus standards, but I live in DC, so it gets laughs.
Definitely not doing shots after touchdowns this year. Alcohol poisoning because of the Buffalo game would just be sad.
28 - 17 Buckeyes
35 - 9 Buckeyes
Great write-up. Maybe someone can use parts of it to properly beef up his flimsy Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelius_Greene
Was anyone else thinking "If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball" during the segment where he throws bean bags at the QBs?
OSU 21 Mich 17
Not popping the champagne until the official announcement, but I'm certainly buying the bottle now.
OSU 17, NEB 14. Keeping hope alive.
I'd vote for Meyer or Peterson. Meyer has won national championships and Peterson kept Boise on the rise when he took over and made them even better, year in and year out. More importantly, both have shown that they will adjust their offense to the strengths of the players they have (a la Tebow as the short yardage QB... as much as it sucked to be on the other end of it), which is something the current staff hasn't quite figured out.
Player discipline is an issue with Meyer, but he recruits like nobody's business. Peterson doesn't have the discipline problems (the other sports got Boise into most of the recent NCAA trouble) and turns the "less skilled" recruits he gets into winners.
I get the feeling that this season is slowly turning into a remake of this 1991 classic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necessary_Roughness_(film)
"Due to NCAA sanctions, the Texas State University Fightin' Armadillos must start from scratch to build a new team after a tradition of winning. The previous staff and players violated numerous rules and regulations, resulting in a ban for everyone from returning except Charlie Banks, the only "clean" player, who never got to play despite having "heart.""
I wonder if Sinbad is still available....
Adams... by forfeit.