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Comment 30 Jun 2015

So many things wrong here...

 " I know people who work for the university and in the recruiting office.  These players do get paid and given nice cars"

You're saying the university KNOWS that players are paid? If that's the case then hello LOI.

BUT, they aren't paid or given cars to come here as recruits, like they do in the south

There's no difference between the two...both are wrong, both are MAJOR violations.

They do get spoiled when they're already enrolled, though

Are you saying OSU pays it's if it's OK simply because they're already on the team?

Who's to say his parents didn't actually buy him that

This is all that needed to be said, as his mom has already confirmed they bought the car for him.

Comment 24 Jun 2015

Blah blah blah. Go find sonething else to whine about...the adults were actually having a civil conversation. 

And you might wanna check your facts there buddy, there have probably been a dozen or so recent ESPN type threads the last few months and this is the only one I commented on. 

And while we're on the subject, show me where I "defended" ESPN. What's actually entertaining is that you think my comments are meant to defend the four letter network. 

Comment 24 Jun 2015

To be fair to the OP, unless you are hear everyday checking the forums or Buckshots, it's hard to know whether something has been posted already. Unless it's already on the first forum page, double forum posts get a past from me.

Comment 23 Jun 2015

Why is it that the pundits are so quick to point out Harbaugh's successes and ignore his more recent failure?

Because his successes outnumber his failures. You just said it yourself...successes, as in plural...failure as in singular.

And the whole "well he only won bc of Andrew Luck" thing is comical to me. So he gets no credit for recruiting, and then developing him as a player either? And as good as Andrew Luck was, what made Stanford good during his tenure was tough defense and power running...something that takes good coaching.

While at SF, he had THREE good seasons(not the two another poster mentioned) while inheriting a team that was 8-8 and 6-10 the previous two seasons. And the implosion in SF doesn't fall squarely on his shoulders alone...many SF fans and players still support him. He didn't see eye to eye with the ownership, and that was the biggest issue that led to his downfall in SF.

As I've mentioned before, there are plenty of reasons to knock of JH(his bizarre behavior for one), but to keep makings excuses to make him look like a bad coach is absurd. It's OK to acknowledge he's a good coach...thats not the same thing as saying he's on Urban's level.

Comment 23 Jun 2015

My memory isn't that short of them promoting a four-team SEC playoff at about mid-season last year,

As was nearly every other sports outlet...they all bought into the SEC West kool-aid.

nor of all the previous seven years of B1G bashing

This "bashing" you speak of was deserved. And, once again, it wasn't just ESPN...EVERYONE piled on the B1G.

Mark May's trolling and Skip Bayless' pandering

Who cares what they can't take the opinion of a couple of morons and act as if it's the opinion of the entire network.

Now, that being said, I don't necessarily disagree with the overall point you are trying to make. The ESPN - SEC deal is bad for college football and it gives the SEC a leg up on the competition. And you're right, ESPN's reporting, other that OTL, is a steaming pile of garbage. Aslo, the fact that they think we should have to pay for to access content that is free on nearly every other site is insulting.

As I've said before, I'm not a fan of ESPN either(contrary to what the hive might think), but let's take a step back and stop acting like they are/were the only one who bashed OSU/the B1G and have now changed their tune.

Comment 19 Jun 2015

Franklin has a top NFL quarterback prospect and made him worse.

It's not fair to put that entirely, if at all, on Franklin. They've had the equivalent of a D2 Oline the past two years and very average(*they do have some good young talent though) skill players.

It's funny how we knock of Franklin for Hackenburg's struggles, but give no credit to Harbaugh for the success of Luck.

Comment 19 Jun 2015

Then, they will probably get upset by at least one of Rutgers, Indiana, Maryland, or ILL = 1 to 1.5 losses.

You can't count an upset as a projected loss. By it's very definition if a team is upset it's a game they were projected to win.

That said, I can see you point about THIS year...they could indeed be hovering around the 4 loss mark due to a lack of depth. But next year, if Franklin can indeed coach and develop players, should be the year they turn the corner as their depth will be much improved with a couple of highly ranked recruiting classes.

Comment 18 Jun 2015

No, the fact that he is a good coach is why those without blinders can accept that he is a good coach. 

And no one, outside of UM fans, said he was on Meyer's level. Saying he is a good coach is not the same thing as saying he is an elite coach. 

Comment 16 Jun 2015

9-15 in FBS games without the best QB prospect in 15 years (Andrew Luck) starting at QB.

So he gets the blame for his record without Luck, but doesn't get any credited for recruiting and developing him as a player?

San Diego was 8-2 with the #1 offense in 1-AA the year before he took over and went 7-4 his first season

And then followed that 7-4 season up with back to back 11-1 seasons.

The guy is a very good football coach...I'm not sure what the fascination is with trying to prove otherwise. Admitting that fact does not make you any less of an OSU fan.

Comment 01 Jun 2015

Well, he took one of the worst teams in the Pac-10 and made them a top 5 team by his 4th year. You can make fun of his borderline Aspergers all day long, but give credit where its due.

Comment 01 Jun 2015

If ever there was cause to temporarily allow jiggly gifs again this would be the case. Perhaps Jason can make a deal with google for this thread only...

Comment 27 May 2015

My God, what do they put in the water at your school?

Comment 27 May 2015

I guess I should say the ending of him with his kids was filmed in the first season to keep them the same age for continuity

I see...yea that makes sense.

Comment 27 May 2015

Furious - The producers knew two years before the finale when the series was going to wasn't one of those situations where, like some shows, they find out halfway through the season and have to scramble to write an ending. And the ending was not filmed in the first season....all you have to do is look at the actors, it's clear they had all aged 10 years. The producers knew how it was going to end from the get go, they just didn't know what path would lead them there, but the ending was filmed along with the rest of the last season.

This was one of my favorite shows too, and I actually liked the last season but I hated the finale. You're right though, if you look at it in the context of "how I met your mother" it makes more sense...I just don't think a comedy should have such a sad ending. Either way, still a good show 95% of the time.

Comment 26 May 2015

We all saw what happened, they all got owned in Bowl games and the whole fabrication fell apart

That's ONE year. One year is not a trend. You talk about the potential in the B1G as a positive, but don't give it any weight in regards to the SEC. The SEC, in particular the SEC West, is loaded with potential...good coaches, GREAT recruiting, and for the most part a solid nucleus of returning players. The B1G Ten, in particular the B1G West is on an upward trajectory but it's not there yet...give it a year or two and the two leagues/divisions could be neck and neck.

Comment 26 May 2015

Nah.  No Bias here

None at all. If anything it was very good bowl season does not erase the previous ten years of sub-par performance. They're saying the future is bright and the B1G has reason to be optimistic about the future.

Stop trying to make controversy that isn't there.