Sir, I don't care how high your tolerance might be.. you'd be dead in under 10 minutes.
I am also enamored by the actions of DG, and I think the letter was heart-warming, and appropriate.
However, Dave Claborn needs to fire the individual who is responsible for editing his documents. I know it may seem petty to some of you, but someone in his position should not have that tripe sent out in his name.
Bullshit.. 9+ wins per season for six straight seasons, at a place like Nebraska, is impressive. It is HARD to recruit here. I live here. The fans are the nicest, but just as with any other big program, they are very unreasonable.
As for who they should hire? Coach Tressel would be the perfect fit, for so many reasons that should be obvious. The most compelling is his ability to develop players, and another is his emphasis on special teams and D. Furthermore, he would rejuvenate the walk-on program here, which was so important under Osborne.
Why are you getting any downvotes? It's crazy!
Tressel was FAR better with defense (and special teams.. subjectively), than Urban. In ten seasons, Michigan only scored 178 points against Tressel-coached teams. And we all know Tressel's record versus UM.
Will anyone who is going to the game please tell me if Hoke gets a standing ovation, from us? (A la John Cooper back in the day, when OSU travelled to the OutHouse)
Cooper was a great coach. He was just snake-bitten versus Meatchicken.
Text of the day: "Brady Hoke's asshole is like the (brown) Eye of Sauron. We must slay the evil eye today, once and for all!"
Lol.. often the simplest (and dryest) responses, are the funniest.
Ditto. I pray he is not.. well.. you get the idea. This story gives me anxiety.
But as other people have mentioned in this thread, OSU (or ANY large university) is so huge, as to allow a student to make his/her academic career as difficult as desired. I can't remember specifics since I attended OSU in the 90s, but there were (are?) weed-out lower-level (but NOT intro) science courses that will simply kill most freshman/sophs who "dog it". I disctinctly remember going through a difficult physics course and by the end of the quarter, fewer than half of the original class remained.
As an aside, one reason I loved Ohio State, was because it was almost exclusively up to the individual to succeed. You can do ANYTHING at Ohio State. Any major, and activity, and mission.. there are so many clubs and societies and programs and.. it's just AWESOME. If you're bored at Ohio State, then you're lazy. But getting back on track, my point is that there is no coddling from faculty or staff. For a student to succeed (subjectively a 3.5 or above), he or she really has to have self-discipline. During my first couple of years I hade a lot of trouble, because I couldn't resist the allure of partying amongst other activities. I made it through, but my overall GPA suffered from the first 1.5 years of being an irresponsible student.
Anyway, GO BUCKS!
I respect the engineering curriculae at any university. Engineering tends to be one of the harder majors.
That being said, please don't be an intellectual bully.
Am I the only person here, who thinks the OP is taking us for a spin?
Awlin, I'd upvote you 1000x if I could. This post is spot-on, and I feel relevant for the many here who become too emotionally caught up in college football. (I used to be one of them)
In the end, these are kids playing a game, for your entertainment. The results shouldn't impact the quality of your life. If your happiness is mostly contingent upon the Buckeyes winning.. you have a problem.
And Awlin, I'd bet anything your father loves you, and KNOWS your heart. Don't beat yourself up.
I wonder if the a$$hats in the other thread, who were berating CK and accusing him of favoritism (without hearing this side of the story), will man-up and say they were wrong.
My impression of the people in this thread who keep bringing up "da sissufacashion" or "pussafacasheeeyun" of 'MURICA in this thread. These "men: (MURICA! USA! USA! USA!) can barely keep their smokeless tobacco from escaping the gaps in their three teeth (total) during their spittle-inducing rage-out, over CK.
Sheesh.. what a bunch of Neanderthals in here. Instead of resorting to extremely painful measures, just call a company that will remove them without killing them. Or alternatively, have some who IS physically able, implement the plan of having one exit (i.e. the window), and making sure they all leave.
Poison? BURNING alive? WTF is wrong with you hilljacks? Oh wait.. I answered my own question.
In my opinion, Michigan will not go back on their pricing, and in fact, I think all of the "big-time" programs will shift towards seat-licensing and even more pronounced commercialization (referring to Beyonce and the like). Even with the dip in ticket sales, the fact is that a new generation will come up who has never known differently, and they will buy the tickets. Whether they be students and/or corporate entities, is beyond me, but this generational adaptation period is how it always seems to go.
He really doesn't give a crap.
Oh, and "field fairy" just happens to be one of the best in the world, at playing one of the most difficult sports in the world. If you can't appreciate his pace and skill displayed against Spain...
We'll get out of the group stage, against nearly everyone's predictions. This team is a heck of a lot better than most think; it's the most well-conditioned USA squad I've seen. That counts for plenty, when trying to neutralize superior talent.
Plus.. Portugal is so over-rated (not because they lack talent), that it's absurd to think the USA won't just beat them, but will hammer them. Maybe 2-0 or 3-1.
A few things...
1) I completely agree with your sentiment of Lacrosse. It's an awesome sport, which I thought was extremely popular in Ohio (but moreso on in the east). I graduated HS a loooong time ago, but even then Lacrosse was a big deal (in Columbus). I didn't play the sport, but I watched our men's team quite often.
2) I'd put money on the idea that most of the guys here get winded after lifting their Taco-Hell/Wendy's/McFatty meals to their respective greasy mouths. They likely have no concept of the work-ethic it takes to play any sport, much less one which demands great skill AND athleticism (e.g. Lacrosse)
3) Too many people are dismissive of women's sports, and for that matter, how athletic women can be. In the vein of point#2, I'd be willing to bet that most of the guys on this site would be humiliated in an athletic competition with the average D1 women's Lacrosse player.
Loga, your reading comprehension is subpar, and I have a feeling you just want to pontificate on that point, alone. Do me a favor.. stop being an asshole. I DID NOT say UM is a subpar coach. I also said Coach Tressel is as well. Just that simple.
"Slimy"? One of his biggest detractors, has become one of his most staunch supporters. As MoC said (paraphrasing), you just can't fake that kind of sincerity for a whole career.
Yes, Urban is a "straight-shooter", much in the vein of Dubya. Although, I daresay UM is just a bit smarter.
My point is that being a -perceived- straight-shooter, doesn't mean much in terms of winning, and being a decent person. Of course, that might not matter to you.
National titles.. at FLORIDA. Re-read my post. I essentially said OSU is a different "animal", and that I want to see what he does here.
Coach Tressel's track-record isn't bad either (or maybe it is to you.. I don't know) Oh, and Coach Tressel has more than two titles, if you're counting that as the end-all.
Hey, what did you want from Coach Tressel? Dickhead-talk.. such as UM recently when he spoke of "breaking" people (if he wanted to do so), during his initial season here?
I don't get it.. people here seem to think that UM's coaching "style" (whatever that encompasses) is much better than Tressel's, without enough of a sample size (of games) from which to judge. For me, Coach Tressel's demeanor, and empahsis on special teams and defense was far preferable to UMs corporate-asshole style. Sheesh.. some of you remind me of weak-minded women who only go for jerks.
Undeniably, UM is a proven commodity.. but that was at Florida. Let's see what he does here, before damning his predecessor as "inferior".
ps- To the downvoters.. you only prove me right.
That quote could have just as well come from Coach Tressel. Interesting.