Man, I'm so over this February Ohio weather.
Appreciated. My wife and I were on our honeymoon in Italy this past summer, so I had to get an international data plan just to check into work every once in awhile, and of course, like any true Buckeye, I had to check 11W here and there. I had no idea how much data these page loads with GIF's ate up. I literally exceeded my 1GB plan in a day or two on some forum posts. $100 later, I learned my lesson.
Thank you, sweet baby Jebus!
I hope that's the way it went down and works out in the end. Sure would be one of the best resolutions possible.
Went ISIS on Time Warner last April Signed up with Uverse when college football season came around. Got a 1 year deal with them for their best package for $120/mo (half my previous TW bill). I know I'll have to renegotiate this October, but totally worth it. And their mobile app is stellar. Never going back.
Wow, just wow... For being a prominent figurehead of such a "fine and venerable institution" like TSUN, one would think he could find a better manner in which to describe the situation. I don't know, maybe it's just me, but if I read that quote without knowing who said it, I would've figured I was listening to someone from the SEC or the Big 12 conference.
Just to add to this discussion a bit, two points of note from today:
- As said by someone earlier, Urban's 2012 class vs JH's 2015 class make for good comparisons on their approaches to recruiting and commensurate success. It's clear that JH isn't even close to Urban's level. Top 25 for TSUN today vs Top 5 for the Bucks in 2012.
- Anyone catch that one of the deciding factors in Weber picking us today had to do with JH flipping a lesser-rated RB from Iowa? Weber said he was under the impression that he was the only RB being recruited by JH. Maybe signals got crossed, but the one thing you can count on with Urban is transparency with his recruits. It goes a long way (as demonstrated today) so JH better learn quickly if he wants to keep up and compete.
The best in the business.
With Gustin not technically enrolling until 2017 due to his LDS mission, does that mean his scholarship doesn't start until 2017 (leaving room in the 2015 class)?
Well done, Haybucks, well done.
That's incredible!! I seriously just thought that photo was a family reunion pic at first and had to zoom in to notice that UFM and Porter Gustin were in it. Two things stand out to me from that pic:
- UFM is a rockstar that a lot of people will go out of their way for a chance to meet (perhaps even more so in Utah given his ties to the state).
- The Gustin family is giving due (and perhaps heavy) consideration to tOSU. I like our chances.
Best "Page Not Found" GIF EVER!!!
Agreed. The older I get (now in my mid-30's), the more appreciation I have for what just happened in the 2014 season. It is so difficult and rare to have everything align the way it did for us (and misalign for others at the same time). 2002 was a perfect example--and one that is now (believe it or not) 12 years gone. Savor this one. I'm confident UFM and team have the ability to win more, but it is by no means a given. Enjoy being the undisputed champs while we are. It's a great feeling to be on top of the hill.
Two voting against takes away two votes for. 8-4 goes to 6-6.
I thought this copy of his Birmingham letter would be appropriate to share here. Thank God for men like him.
So glad you posted that video. Great interview with Cardale. This should have more prominence somewhere on the site!
Great analysis and observations. Thanks for sharing. Clearly, the CFP games stand out for the dominance of marquee opponents. Good to know some of the less-observable details that led to the victories!
This is the essence of the problem--Thad recruits, he doesn't develop talent. We have plenty of data on that front now.
Great post/find. On paper, the Beck hire was initially more difficult than normal to understand. Just goes to show that you have to defer judgement to the guy running the program (UFM). He has his reasons and it sounds like they resonate well with some important contributors to OSU's future success. Well done.
D- Forget that Helfrich tried to score a TD with 31 seconds left in the first half by using all three of his timeouts. Also, Oregon is well-known for their ability to score in under a minute (as demonstrated by their 70-yard, 1-play drive in the 3rd quarter.
We needed to either pre-arrange a surrender/forfeiture or go up by 3 scores to secure the win. Since the latter was the only feasible option, UFM took it. Oregon just didn't like the knife in the heart after they were already wounded to the point of death already. Can't blame them, but it had to be done.
Ditto! Thanks for all the great data all season long, Remy.
Now that the season is over, do you plan to post one final chart showing where OSU finished for each statistical category you track? That would be pretty interesting to see where we ended up. I realize we've been growing as a team all season (so next year's stats could be even more dominant start to finish) but would be interesting nonetheless.
Ditto. Was literally going to post an identical comment. Pure gold, Remy. Thanks.
Nice post. Good comments from Bianchi. Just glad to see people owning up to being wrong when they were once so adamant they were right.
Any word from Mark May? I saw he was booed the day before the game and he's since changed/softened his negative tone after we beat Alabama. Anyone have any video of his post NC game commentary? (I just got back to Ohio from Dallas so I'm trying to get caught up.)
Having spent my formative years in Toledo until leaving to go to OSU, I am sad to say that the Block family (owners of the Blade) have a long history of producing a terrible product (despite having some highly talented writers and staff). They almost make it a point to be pitiful even though there is no need to be. Until I moved to Columbus, I had no idea what journalistic fervor and dedication to OSU looked like. Unfortunately, the Blade also divides its loyalties among the local fanbases, so OSU, TTUN, UT and BGSU often a similar share of coverage. Best wishes to you up there. You can be grateful for this fine site--it's the best in the country!
We went to the hotel yesterday for the Buckeye Bash. Exactly like an Embassy Suites configuration except bigger and at least two bars in the atrium area. For future planning, it would make sense to tuck the players away in a different part of the hotel that doesn't surround the atrium (if possible).
Gene Smith make it a point to tell fans about the 10p noise curfew. Sad that all didn't observe it--I suppose alcohol and enthusiasm clouded judgement. Hopefully the guys can get a nap in today. We need to be fresh!