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Comment 23 Jul 2012

Hoke made the right call with Stonum but that was before he established a winning culture. Now there is a lot more on the line this season, and Fitz has never been in trouble as far as I know.

I would think he is going to park it for at least a game, or he should.

Furthermore, lets not compare this to Stoney/Mewhort who were peeing in a public area. Drunk driving is serious and can severely injure or kill someone, I don't think the same can be said about Stoney's stream of bodily fluids

Comment 23 Jul 2012

Talked to one of my closest friends last night who is a PSU fan, after listening to him spout off about ohio state and defend PSU,...i'm giddy excited for this

Comment 21 Jul 2012

The helmet is not for real, it is just a prototype Nike dabbles with. There is a better chance of Woody and Tress joining Urban's staff than the buckeyes ever donning that helmet IMO

 

scUM v Bama? I can't wait for it because they will get embarrassed. Like you stated Jeff, they aren't a good football team, they are overrated and they are cocky. Never liked the $EC more in my entire life.

Comment 20 Jul 2012

What?!?! Elika you could have stopped all this madness from ever starting! =) I kid...

Comment 20 Jul 2012

Semantics really but Gene Smith was hired March of 05' and the Woody Banner was introduced to the public Sept. 2, 2010 for the Marshall game as well as the expanded LED banners that wrapped around the stadium, stadium looked great that (night!) game at full glow.

However, given the ineptitude that Gene has displayed in the last year or so, it wouldn't surprise me that one of his first orders of business took more than 5 years to implement.

Comment 20 Jul 2012

Not sure he was trying to be extremely humorous. Woody was Woody, brash, abrasive, in your face, I could go on but again, Woody was Woody and we all know that. 

As for a statute of Woody...although not on campus, there is a pretty bad ass statue of him otuside of Conrads on Lane Avenue

Comment 20 Jul 2012

Nothing against Nate Williams but he's going to be squeezed out of the rotation for the new guys, ones that Bro Vrabel has established a relationship with on the recruiting trail.  Nothing against him, but the injury was obviously a major setback that has held him out of contact and may creep into some of fall camp.

If you can't go 100% in practice, you aren't going to see the field on our d-line with Urban at the helm

Comment 20 Jul 2012

hahaha thanks for the clarification, it definitely have my friday on tilt for a few!

Comment 20 Jul 2012

Wait, Zwick thinks he has a fan? Wait, Zwick thinks he has a fan who is going to stalk and hunt him? Wait....why am I talking about Justin Zwick?

Comment 14 Jul 2012

For the 2014 games Pam, they said it is too late to change the outfits for the 500 athletes for these games. At least as of early this morning

Comment 14 Jul 2012

@Cincy,

1. You're right, we got FTM, my bad

2. I didn't attribute you saying they should levy the Clery Act, I am saying that if you think a death penalty for football would hurt the economy, try pulling funding from 25-30k students.

3. I certainly understand economics, at least tOSU and App State think so, according to my degrees.  Yes, business would feel the impact but local food vendors? They play 8 games a year but those vendors  are open 365 days a year, sure they make a killing but they'll survive. Apparel vendors? The University is under contract with Nike who makes a killing, I'm pretty sure they'll be fine. The B1G did just fine without Penn State circa 1995, that argument to me does not hold weight. I'm not trying to say there won't be an economic impact but that is a byproduct of lying, cheating, deceiving, harboring a child molester with university power.

 

I understand your points and I don't agree with them, but I do understand them. As much as I am calling for a death penalty, I don't think the NCAA is even going to investigate it, because of the social issues at hand.

What I am saying though, is if you are going to hand out sanctions to SC, tOSU, SMU, Bama,..all of these schools over the years, PSU should be no different.

 

What i think it comes down to fundamentally at least, the difference between our two viewpoints is I believe this is 100% a football issue that was created to protect the image of the football program and allow them to continue to win football games and operate as if one of their own wasn't molesting children in their facilities.

That equates to a competitive advantage to me. If they outed him in 1998. Paterno's reign is over shortly after, Penn State's entire image and brand takes a massive hit and EVERYTHING changes. They would not have been the same program, they would not have been afforded the opportunities to continue to grow their brand, to earn money, secure funding, to try and make penn state football what it is today. 

I think that is where we differ, so lets agree to disagree. I see your points, just don't agree with them

Comment 14 Jul 2012

I am pretty sure that State College won't turn into a blackhole if they suspend football for a year. Maybe you've never been there but there is actually a pretty successful institution of higher learning there.  Shocking as it may be, the majority of residents and students in State College do nothing associated with the football program.

I respect your concern for the entire State College economy and how it would somehow collapse because 8 days of football would not be played in State College, but I am here to assure you that State College would remain just fine without a season of football.

Enact the Clery Act and take away funding to 25k students that use it...now THAT will cripple Penn State's economy.

 

Comment 14 Jul 2012

@Cincy, how soon you forget that just a little over a year ago our program was crucified for our coach lying and our coach covering up trading memorabilia for tattoos.  In the end, what our program ended up being hammered for was Tressel lying to investigators to cover up actions by those associated with the football program.

We didn't get the LOIC because of Pryor and Tatgate, we got it for Tressel lying, we received the bowl ban for Tressel lying.

Penn State is no different, except the crimes they were covering up should NEVER be covered up. A reasonable person can look at what Tressel did, what other coaches have done previously, deceive to win.

NOBODY should cover up child rape to make sure that they can continue to win football games.  So you want to enact the Clery Act, and make academic students of the university suffer because their football program covered up child rape?

BUT you don't want the football program to suffer because they somehow, weren't responsible for this? Like the NCAA has shown in the past and many posters have already keyed on, you don't punish the individuals who committed the crimes, you punish the program.

Comment 14 Jul 2012

You are right, IF Paterno had turned him in, there WOULD BE no NCAA issues.  

BUT HE DIDNT TURN HIM IN, HE COVERED IT UP..

And that is a DIRECT VIOLATION of NCAA Bylaw 10.1 that governs ETHICAL CONDUCT.

Face it CINCY, they committed NCAA violations, to cover up for their FOOTBALL program.

They deserve the death penalty more than any other program ever

Comment 14 Jul 2012

a FOOTBALL coach sexually assaulted childen in the FOOTBALL facilities, the most powerful man at Penn State, the HEAD FOOTBALL COACH, covered up for his assistant to protect the best interest of the FOOTBALL program AND University.  The FOOTBALL coach continued to use his status and fame from his association with the FOOTBALL program to lure victims for more assaults.

This IS 100% a FOOTBALL issue.  It is way more than a football issue, but ANYONE who says this isn't a football issue is lying to themselves.

These acts were so horrendous and so horrible that ANY and EVERY governing body that has the AUTHORITY (which the NCAA has) to punish the university needs to. They all need to act SWIFTLY and SEVERELY to let Penn State and every other institution of higher learning know that FOOTBALL, a Coach, a Legacy, and even a University DO NOT come before the well being of children.

Anything less than that from the NCAA or any other governing authority to me, falls in line with the cowardice of inaction that we've seen from leadership at Penn State for the last 15 years.  

Ball is in your court NCAA, do something, or join Penn State leadership as immoral and unethical maggots who are more concerned with lining their pockets than doing the right thing

 

 

EDIT: The actions of Paterno, Sandusky, Schultz, Curley, and Spanier clearly violate NCAA Bylaw 10.1 for ethical conduct

Comment 13 Jul 2012

Welcome back Elika! Not a moment too soon.

 

Now, if you can make football season get here faster everything will be right

Comment 11 Jul 2012

I think Braxton is getting the benefit of the tOSU media guide doubt when they list him at 6'2" but even then, he certainly is not 6'3"

and I wasn't at all saying his height was an issue. I said he has an over the top delivery that negates any shortcomings by his height. If he had the same throwing motion as Pryor, his height could be a major issue.

 

 

Comment 11 Jul 2012

As far as mechanics go, I don't think it is his throwing motion that is the major issue. Braxton, like most young QBs, had some pretty horrible footwork. Call it nerves, the game being too fast, or maybe him being coached to take off he wasn't comfortable for long in the pocket (he got better towards the end of the year).  Often times he wasn't set when he was throwing (in the pocket) and that caused a lot of the throws that we saw.

Generally, I think his throwing mechanics are pretty solid, much more advanced than Pryor at this point and we never saw Troy this early.  I do think he has a fairly long motion and that needs to be shortened a little but for being "short" for the position he does throw over the top and didn't have too many passes batted down at the line.

Throwing on the run is something he excelled at in HS and he did well as a freshman. I don't want him to rely on this moving forward but I do expect Meyer/Herman to move him around in the pocket by design.

 

Don't mistake Braxton's reserved nature as him not being ready to lead. I loved his reaction after the TD pass to Smith last year against Wisky. Same reaction after his TD pass to Philly against TTUN. I do think he has some serious strides to make as a leader and that is probably something that is going to take more than just an off season for it to fully develop.

I think Herman is going to be a great position coach for him and he is obviously one of Coach Meyer's favorite players and will get some of his best as a coach, it is inevitable that Urban's fire will rub off on him. I think we'll know the complete results of this task until 2013 or 2014

Comment 09 Jul 2012

You're the man Alex! Work probibited that deep dive for me, thanks a bunch for hitting that up!

Comment 09 Jul 2012

@TENN thanks for that. Looks like we trailed SC, Bama, and TTUN for commits there but still a mighty fine showing by the buckeyes

Comment 09 Jul 2012

Awesome, thanks Alex.  Any way we can get a comparison of the number of other commits for other schools in attendance? Where does our 6 compared to other schools sit?

Comment 09 Jul 2012

Soooo....thank you staff, for keeping the flame lit on the Anzalone situation.  I was starting to feel like this site didn't talk enough about the kid