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Blue Eyed Buckeye

Member since 10 December 2012 | Blog

Class of 2011 The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business MBA
29 years old


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Comment 30 Apr 2016

Anthony Zettel getting the "Michael Bennett" treatment by the NFL here.  Guy who was scary in college but gets made to wait until round 6 by the NFL.

Comment 30 Apr 2016

With a big frame and 4.4 speed Tyvis should get drafted to get a look as a special teams guy, and here is about the right place I would think. 

Jalin on the other hand idk :-/

Comment 30 Apr 2016

I think some kids just get too excited and don't see the big picture.  You're a 1st rounder like Eli Apple? Hell yeah jump to the NFL and get paid!

But if you're not at that level you've got to remember once you walk out that door you can never come back.  If you don't happen to become a starter in the NFL then you'll never be cheered by 100,000 people ever again, you'll never be the big popular man on campus, you'll never again have a dozen coaches helping you do what's best every day.  The moment you walk out of Ohio State football and get cut by the NFL you're just another dude, just like the rest of us.  So if you're a 6th/7th/UDFA guy are you really sure you want to give that up so quick?  Are you sure you want to give it all up?

Comment 30 Apr 2016

It's an amazing gig if you can get it, which is why it makes some of us so sad to see a good kid not do everything he can to get rewarded for his work on the field.  To get this close to landing your dream after a lifetime of football and then throw it away because you didn't want to put in 1 or 2 more years of effort is just sad.

Gotta' make the 53 to make the money and with each passing round the chances get lower and lower of being on a roster in September.

Comment 30 Apr 2016

That $2 million only counts if you made an NFL roster for 4 years.  If you don't make the 53 you get $54,000 and a handshake.

Comment 30 Apr 2016

I remember that article and the reasoning just made me cringe.

"I don't know if it would have been any different for me, but I know in the past, the players that I've talked to that wanted to leave and had the opportunity to leave but came back, it was miserable," Marshall said. "Not wanting to go to class, not doing the stuff that you have to do but you don't want to do because you think you already made it."

Marshall said Meyer and wide receivers coach Zach Smith tried to get him to return for his redshirt junior season, but ultimately it came down to a decision he made with his family.

I think almost all of us wish we had the opportunity to get million of dollars for 1 more year of school.

But Jalin thinks he "already made it" and unfortunately it doesn't seem like the NFL agrees with his self-assessment.

Comment 28 Apr 2016

I believe all of it is real, but someone hacked his accounts and is exposing private conversations.  The big question is who is doing this?  I bet this will trigger an FBI investigation.

Comment 28 Apr 2016

yep I've had my facebook hacked twice and I know for a fact my social security number has been obtained by hackers after a Fortune 500 company who had my information got hacked - I'm now in a class action suit about it.

Comment 28 Apr 2016

This is the start of one of the craziest stories in NCAA history - it's like something out of a movie.  Insane, buckle up!

Comment 27 Apr 2016

If Urban pulls Clark's scholarship, offers him a "greyshirt" or otherwise pushes him out of the program after getting him to commit 2 years ago and have his allegiance to our University tattooed on his skin Urban will validate all the negative snake-in-the-grass things people said about him before he took the job at Ohio State.  So before we go all "But college football is a business... (in which teenagers are forced to labor unpaid)" on this issue let's remember there are some things that are just clearly immoral.

And to clarify I have no problem taking 2 QBs in this class, but my position is that this University needs to fully honor their commitment to Danny Clark.

Comment 23 Apr 2016

So in 2014 when we signed 31 players (2nd most in college football) you're saying that's because Urban foresaw that Eli Apple and Tyvis Powell were going to declare in 2016? Urban needed every junior with playing time to declare for the draft in 2016 just to fit in the class.

Flash forward now the 2017 class is the class most impressed by our national championship, the iron is hot to strike with lots of national talent and our scholarship situation is going to force us to take the smallest class. The same year we have the best recruiting pipeline we also have the fewest scholarships in Urban's tenure at Ohio State. That is poor roster management.