I played OT, Center, and DT at (Sandusky) Perkins from 99-01 (graduated 02) was part of the 99 15-0 State Championship Team that beat Ironton for the Division IV Championship. I got to warmup and watch from the sidelines. We won the AP Poll the next year but lost to Coldwater in the playoffs (the only game I ever started). My Senior year we dropped to 5-5. Buckeyes Brandon Schnitker was a year ahead of me and Tyson Gentry was two years behind. My knees and back still give me issues from football and wrestling.
With the rise of MSU and the seemingly resurgence of PSU I think you hit the nail on the head.
We should go ahead and honor them with one td for every retired jersey, unfortunately (for them) I see us scoring more then that!
Nice Share! I think if Wisky doesn't miss too much of a step with the new coach (no 59-0 jokes as much as I love it!) and Minnesota continues their trajectory, the West with even a solid Nebraska will be respectable.
So Notre Dame would be the Purdue of the East? Oh wait, no they lost to Purdue last year didn't they!
Texas is still Texas and that is why they left in the first place. Even though Nebraska fans are the nicest in the country it doesn't mean they don't have their pride. I don't see them going back to the Big 12 for all the tea in china.
I work in the tourism industry and get to talk with people from all over the country and always love to talk college football. I have talked to quite a few Nebraska fans. I always ask how they like the BIG 10. I haven't heard a negative comment about it and it usually includes a gripe about Texas. Their only two complaints are the loss of the Oklahoma Rivalry and the fact they aren't winning. If they get back to winning at a consistent level, which I really think they will with the new coach, any talk of them leaving will be a complete waste of time.
Well Duh! If we can beat them in a relative home game, the way we travel I have no doubt about neutral site.
I've gotta go with JT as well.
I don't mean this as harshly as it will probably sound because he probably puts in a heck of a lot of work when no one is watching, however it feels like Cardale is clowning around enjoying life while JT is putting the time in practicing, leading, and doing the things you need to do to be the starting qb.
I know they are just college kids and all of that but that's just how I see it.
I live in SEC Country so I don't hear pro Ohio State stuff all the time, however I think most college football fans outside of Waco and Dallas don't think we have anything to prove to them. For one, the team that won the head to head got beat by Sparty. I personally don't have an issue with TCU, it was going to suck for someone to be left out last year, and I think Gary Patterson handled it well. Art Briles on the other hand is the biggest, whiniest, crybaby in the sport right now, and I hope because of him Baylor gets relegated to its proper place of winning at best two games a year.
I would hope that "The Grind", Urban Meyer, and a screaming Mickey Marotti would be enough motivation.
Its a tough choice between Spielman or the best athlete to ever come out of my hometown - Orlando Pace
We have a baby on the way so we are pinching pennies but I am excited to order one of these once tax returns arrive! I am looking forward to wearing this here in Mississippi where 1/3 of the people are Ole Miss/Miss. State fans, 1/3 are LSU fans, and the rest are Bama fans. Needless to say it has been much more tolerable here since January!
"Look, I will be the cantankerous, contrarian troll this team looks like it needs. If I have to stand up here every day and slander a bunch of buff 18-22 year-olds and successful millionaires... then I'll be that for my team."
That McMillan guy and the Johnny or Billy Bosa or whatever his name is are both severely overrated. Oh, and all the quarterbacks are terrible and couldn't even start for tsun.
Glad to hear he'll be back for the great Hokie hunt!
As a proud graduate of Perkins High School in Sandusky, Ohio the feeling is mutual Frank - most things Michigan tend to give me a bad vibe as well!
Can I just say how happy I am to have a truly hate-worthy coach back in the Big 10! I was so disappointed when Bert left but now that wound has been healed. I hope the 11W Staff cooks up some Harbaugh's Wild Ride articles as I have really missed the Bert and Barry story articles from a few years ago.
Agree about Ferentz all the way, but some credit today needs to go to Tennessee. Much like us they are a young team, started the youngest Oline in the country, and experience is finally kicking in. I think bowl practices benefited them a great deal. I think they will be a team to watch the next few years.
It is easy to knock Maryland and Rutgers (not that it hasn't been hard to get used to them) but they did much better then expected this year. Both made bowls (a certain blueblood in Ann Arbor couldn't do that) and Rutgers was able to beat another Power 5 team in their Bowl Game. I think 20 years from now we may look at it differently. Delaney brought the Universities money, now the wins are apparently showing up as well.
I wasn't born until 1984, but from what I have read the 68 team with the Super Sophomores was pretty exceptional. Having experienced the 2002 Season first hand I would have to say this year's team compares to it, however comparing seasons really is like comparing apples and oranges in my opinion. Each team is composed differently with separate strengths and weaknesses.
If your side dude gets you a ticket to this game in a good front row seat why isn't he your full time guy! Priorities, come on!!!
Hah - Fantastic!
I noticed it too but looked at it another way. JT is always trying to pick up a nugget to improve himself - not to say Brax is not, however last night if you looked in his eyes Braxton was hurting because he desperately wanted to be on that field more then anything, he is the ultimate competitor. I think that is why there was the stoic look.
For what its worth during the BTN Postgame when the stadium was nearly empty I noticed Braxton walking in the background with JT on his scooter - they were laughing and both seemed extremely happy. I think we will see him back next year. The competitive spirit he has will want to take back the starter job.
More like a Freight Train!
"Personally, I hate the SEC more than scum. I rooted for scum when they played Meyer's Florida team in the bowl game"
I hate the SEC with a passion having to live down here and deal with their crap 365 days a year - yet you sir must not be a child of the 90s that had to grow up in a world full of Michigan arrogance. I admit I felt a little bit sorry for them this season, yet I would never ever say that I root for them - you need to recreate the soap scene from A Christmas Story, I hope you don't get soap poisoning.
This would be very good for Cinci - I think it is logical for the Big 12 so that West Virginia isn't on such an island. I think they should have grabbed Cinci, WVU, and Louisville at the same time but missed their chance. I think it is bad for us because it allows teams like Texas and Oklahoma to have a bigger presence in Ohio as they would be playing here somewhat regularly and therefore have a better chance of taking recruits out of Ohio.