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Comment 28 Jan 2015

I could see how someone could hear just the first sentence and feel insulted by it though. 

Comment 27 Jan 2015
We don't know the exact wording or context, if they were talking about the application process or academic and he said "Well your SAT is about 200 points less than the admissions department usually looks for, but Coach and I can work that out if you'll come play for us," that's different than just "You wouldn't get in without football so come play for us"
Comment 27 Jan 2015

This is totally hilarious, because Michigan. 

Not sure Neal realizes how hard it is to get into Michigan is though. On average, this coach was right. Average UM football player had an SAT score of 997 (1600 scale). http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/paper-trail/2008/12/30/athletes-show-huge-gaps-in-sat-scores  - That article is kinda old I guess but it can't be that far off. In UM's most recent freshman class, per CollegeBoard, only 2% of students got below 500 in reading, and only 1% in math. Plus the median 50% had scores of 620-720 in reading, and 660-760 in math, so the median student got 1280-1480. 

Even if it's true though, you'd think an important part of recruiting would be knowing the kid and the family well enough to realize that saying something like that would set them off. 

Comment 25 Sep 2014
Yeah it would be on the other side of the road if you're going southbound. I made that drive quite a bit over the last 4 years, and there's only like 3 landmarks, so I know them pretty well.
Comment 24 Sep 2014

Amazing. I don't even care that that's not the side of the sign you see going that way. I kinda want to make a coffee mug out of this. Or a mousepad, or whatever else they do that kind of stuff to. Bravo.

Comment 19 Sep 2014

According to the Cincinnati.com link:

Cincinnati police also determined McClain and Payne had outstanding capiases for failing to either appear in court or pay $130 fines after UC police cited them Feb. 8 with misdemeanor drug (marijuana) possession.

Their court date was probably a few weeks after the citation, but that's still over 6 months without going to court or paying the fine. You'd think someone from UC should have followed up on that. 

Comment 04 Apr 2014

The revenue directly from going to bowl games is an obvious effect. But all I could find about revenue from the 2011 season is here. It says there was a 5% loss, but I'm not sure what all that includes. 5% is noticeable, but that's still probably in the upper echelon of college football programs. 

Comment 28 Mar 2014
Those bUCkeye state shirts came out that long ago? My girlfriend goes to UC and bought me one like last year. Does that mean they are still making them or did they grossly overestimate their popularity? Also- I know this wasn't their intention, but I totally interpreted it as something like "UC is a part of the Buckeye State"
Comment 14 Feb 2014
So, when does the UC-PSU rivalry over who wants to be Ohio State's rival more start?
Comment 22 Jan 2014

That article is terrific. Thanks for sharing.

Comment 22 Jan 2014

To me, trash talk is on the field/court/whatever playing surface. It gets inside your opponent's head, rattles them, makes you feel confident, whatever. That's fine. It's usually funny. I don't see how yelling at a reporter and camera is trash talking. An expression of emotion, sure. But I don't think he was emotional about the game. He didn't seem happy, he seemed pissed off. He admitted it in his SI article that he was upset about something, but people are still trying to say stuff like "Oh, he's so smart he uses trash talk to manipulate the opponent, he's just creating a character."

Call it what it is, an emotional outburst about something other than the game. Applaud that, treat it with disdain, whatever.

Comment 14 Dec 2013

That might be what the hype was from, but its not what it should have been. Dude is a freak. He had 8 sacks and 12 tfl as a freshman, followed it up with 13 and 23.5. Reportedly runs a 4.5 40. He's for real. 

Comment 03 Dec 2013
Looks like he deleted some. I remember a couple tweets talking about Chase Farris ribbing him for being a chicken, threatening to go hit on her himself. Good stuff in all. The wonderful world of Twitter.