He's a cheat and he chose to attend Michigan. Both are pretty despicable, but the combo puts him in the pantheon of sports douchebags.
Just playing devil's advocate, but after that game they outscored opponents 145 - 16.
One factor the voters seem to constantly ignore is that Notre Dame sucks.
Still has a better shot at Big Ten Coach of the Year than Urban does.
Still though, he was going to be the starter for a reason.
Not saying it's a major loss, but it's still a loss. Was looking forward to watching him play.
Having both safeties back for another year is always good, but with these two it's going to feel like cheating.
Total Undisputed Championships:
Ohio State - 1
All other programs ever, combined - 0
It's also important to remember there were far few teams in the NFL at that time.
Modern era's are recognized for a reason, mostly because of the dramatically increased competition level.
I've noticed it a few times when commenting on polls. Seems like it started last week.
If you're interested in the topic though, I highly recommend reading The Sports Gene by David Epstein.
Be interested to see where this convo goes. But my understanding is that you can't change your fast/slow composition, so I don't think it matters.
The shocking thing here is that an SEC team has rules.
I'm a Steelers fan and appreciate what he's done on the field, but he's never been father of the year material...
I coach a lot of youth sports, and feel this is insanely overblown.
Look at how many adults cruise around in t-shirts for completing a 5K - that's a participation trophy.
Who cares? At a really young age most kids don't care about winning. As another posted said, after about 10 it stops anyway. The leagues I know that give them out stop well before that.
I'm over 40 and used to get them in football when I was a kid, so it's not like this is a recent trend anyway.
I don't know - Braxton is a lot bigger than Randle El. He's actually bigger than Hines Ward, who also had to make the transition to WR but usually is forgotten in these discussions.
With a history of taking a chance on these types of players and their recent love of OSU players, I've just realized Braxton is certain to be wearing black and gold next year. Looking forward to it.
Sorry Browns fans, not trying to ruin your day, but you know it's coming.
A Michigan fans posted this in one of the replies - "I'd blame Ohio State for this hacking, but their Computer Science department is too poor."
Dude, it's been hours and your page is still hacked. Wtf - is this really their best work? We need a new rival.
Seems like everyone was questioning a youthful o-line last year too. That seemed to work ok.
Our backups are easily in the top 20. A great QB makes such a huge difference and they'd have one.
Due to the multiple levels of controversy I almost have to buy a black #1 jersey now.
NASCAR declined when they started making changes to pull in a wider audience. They took their base for granted, assuming they'd watch any version of the product. Basically, all of their decision became about money and not the product.
I think the NFL is doing the same thing. The game is getting frustrating to watch.
Just saying ESPN counts 6 is all the proof you need that 6 isn't the correct number.
It's 8. Suck it ESPN.
You've hit on the main difference in OSU fans right now. It's hard to truly explain the yearly nightmare of knowing who was going to ruin your undefeated season.
*Nike exec visits 11W, sees half the threads are about the black jersey rumor*
"my work is done here".
Best point I've heard yet as to why people really don't need to freak out over this.
When you google search 'Woody Hayes' and click on Images, the third suggestion along the top is 'yelling'. That is awesome.
Last time they wore black was pretty sweet, imo