I agree. As much as I would like to blame Harbaugh for this, I can't. Face it guys, he is trying - sometimes desperately - to compete with us, THE premiere college football program in the nation. I really can't blame if for trying anything within the rules, can you? And while I never want to lose to TTUN, I do miss the days when they were more competitive. I came of age during the 10 Years War <removes hat, bows head)> and that was what cemented that rivalry as the best in the country - as THE GAME. I want TTUN to be better, great in fact - undefeated and ranked #1 in the country - when we kick their asses. Not some shlub 6-4 or 7-3 team. Where is the fun in beating a team that the best they could hope for was the Outback or Meineke Car Care Bowl?
No, the real blame here belongs to the programs and coaches that complained to the NCAA to get this rule changed. The SEC and ACC schools. The programs at these schools, like our own beloved Buckeyes, generate a sh*t load of $ from football, and they are trying to protect that.
So the question is why are they in a "protect" mode while Urban, Dantonio, Harbaugh and other B1G coaches are not? It's because they are afraid. You go on the defensive when you are being attacked and are AFRAID of the ones doing the attacking. They are deathly afraid that the B1G (led by Ohio State) may have turned a corner. The last thing the SEC, ACC and Pac12 wants is a resurgent B1G. Alabama didn't like getting punched in the nose in the Natty, and neither did any of the teams that can't seem to beat Bama. And they all know they got really lucky that MSU kick sailed through the uprights last year, or else they bay have been just as bloodied last year as they were year before.
I signed the petition and included this comment...
I want all kids - not just 5 star recruits - to get a chance to be seen by as many coaches as possible with the least time and money expense to THE KIDS AND THEIR PARENTS. This is the most idiotic rule change I have ever heard of. Who does this change benefit? Certainly not the student/athlete. It seems to me this change only benefits coaches at big-time programs making millions of dollars. Is that what the NCAA is now? A protection racket for big money coaches?
That may not be until summer workouts begin in June or it may take until fall camp rolls around in August. That’s where the difference lies right now between the 2014 team and this 2016 one. Meyer saw players establish themselves around this time two years ago.
Coach Meyer may not be saying it, but I know that I have a similar feeling as I did before the 2014 season. The feeling that something special is happening just out of our view. There is just too much talent on this team for it not to surface. The character of the team will also be tested early this year. Perhaps that crucible will transform this collection of puppies into a pack of vicious wolves. I can't wait to find out!
Those are puppies playing! I think UFM means he wants puppies with attitude!
Plus it has the added benefit of making "Sleepover" Harbaugh's comments look like they came from a petulant, prepubescent teen... which isn't really all that difficult, I know, but I still like it.
OK... look closely at these pictures. I say that Coach Meyer's shirt is not quite as white as "Sleepover" Harbaugh's skin. What say you folks? He really looks almost... alien.
Joey Bosa gets a 37 on the Wonderlic test. I wonder if Aaron Rodgers (35) or Tony Romo (37) thinks Bosa is a meathead?
Wow. That is a shocking lack of pigmentation right there. In the color spectrum I think there is ivory, off white, white... and then Harbaugh. Is that grimace because the touch of the sun is painful? May explain why he prefers "sleep-overs."
This remains one of the best sporting events I have ever seen.
4-5 shooting and 12 points in just a few minutes. Maybe they should have been using him more throughout the season.
Love it... a new year of BOOMS!
Man, it sure is good to be a Buckeye fan these days!
A bit late, but better a late BOOM than no BOOM at all. Amirite?
Keep grinding, young man. There have been plenty of 3 star rated high-school football players come into the Ohio State program that left as 5 star individuals - most as a matter of fact, with one of the more notable just going Pro this year - whether that be in football or just life. You have made a fine choice. Keep thinking of yourself as an underdog and working as hard as you can and the rewards will last a lifetime. Ohio State fans LOVE underdogs!
I'll be in my bunk!
This is a giant b*tch-slap to the bowl selection committee. A tacit acknowledgement that it should have been Ohio State vs Stanford in the Rose bowl.
Yes... Alabama won the games they needed to claim the championship, but can they truly wear the "undisputed" crown as well as we did last year? You know that
Satan Saban, deep in the recesses of the charred black lump of coal that is his heart, wishes that his team could have played the defending Champions to erase all doubt. And there will forevermore be doubt Little Nicky... forevermore.
BTW... other good candidates for the guest picker: John Legend, Drew Carey, Gary LeVox (Rascal Flats).
Just for one play I would love to see JT and Braxton in the backfield with Cardale lined up as TE and Jalin in the slot. The Sparty defense would have nightmares for weeks over that alignment... not to mention what it would do to the coaches at TTUN.