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Comment 30 Apr 2015

fuck you and best of luck, don't let the door hit ya on the way out of town

Stay classy there fella, nothing like insulting a kid because he didn't choose the school you root for.

Comment 29 Apr 2015

We make front page news for a week getting Mike Weber's commitment!

Well now you're just posting hyperbole. ESPN barely touched on the Weber story. If they had, it would have been blasted all over 11w as another example of how ESPN hates OSU...but it wasn't.

And who cares what page it's on? Its not on the main page for CBS or SI either. It's on the main CFB page, where it should be. You're trying to make something out of nothing here. Let's just sit back and enjoy Bama's misery.

Comment 29 Apr 2015

Nellie - it was actually posted earlier than that...I think that time you saw was an update. I posted the link almost 2 hours ago and the   article was 31 minutes old at that time. 

Comment 27 Apr 2015

ESPN also has a $1 Billion deal with the that will likely go up when the current deal expires.

I wasn't happy when the ESPN/SEC deal was announced either, but, to be fair, they have at least attempted to keep the SEC Network separate from the main channels. That's not to say the main channel still don't drink the kool-aid, but that was being done long before the ESPN/SEC deal was announced.

Like your gif above, ESPN, like it or not, follows the money and for a long time the SEC was the cash cow of CFB. The B1G, with their resurgence in the latter half of the year, is now more attractive thus they are now receiving more "love" from ESPN.

Comment 22 Apr 2015

Sox - No they don't...the population of the CITY of Columbus includes only residents within the city limits. The reason Cbus has grown substantially over the years is due to the aggressive annexation of unincorporated areas over the years.

Also, the Census Bureau conducts all official population counts in the United States...cities do not tally their own populations for the official rankings.

Comment 22 Apr 2015

Those rankings you listed are the CSA(Combined Statistical Area) rankings, not the metropolitan rankings.

Comment 09 Apr 2015

he was offered a medical redshirt

He was NOT offered a medical redshirt. He was offered a hardship scholarship...they are two completely different things. A hardship scholarship ends his career at OSU but they continue to pay for his schooling. He is not part of the team and thus does not count towards they scholarship limit. A redshirt sidelines the player for one academic year...he is still a part of the team, still has eligibility, and thus counts towards the scholarship limit.

and as far as the comment about 80%, at 80% Dean would have been better than most

The 80% was just an arbitrary number to state that you really shouldn't use pre-injury stats to justify your stance that he is still an elite talent. The medical staff could have told the coaches his knee would only be 50% of what it once was. In that case, it's not so far fetched and both points...1) OSU is concerned for his long term health and 2) OSU wants to clear space for a player that is at 100%, are on the table.

I'm not making any judgement(learned my lesson from the Weber case) I'm just saying you can make an argument either way.

Comment 09 Apr 2015

Knight - While I'm not saying Dean was forced out, it's not far fetched to say he was either. Let's say his knee IS repaired but he only going to be 80% of the player he once was in regards to speed and explosiveness. Pushing out the player he is going to be is different that pushing out the player he was projected to be. You can throw out his pre-injury stats and easily say it makes no sense to cut a guy like this...but if he is never going to be the same player again then the thought of cutting him is more believable.

Again, I'm NOT saying he was forced out. But at the same time you can't say he wasn't just because he used to be a stud player before two major knee injuries.

Comment 09 Apr 2015

You are surmising that it was  what he was offered because the article says it would allow him to remain on scholarship, which a hardship also does.

What you are still not grasping is that a medical hardship, the way you are describing it as evidenced by the link you provided, is only used when a player has exhausted all of their eligibility. The article on makes it pretty clear he was being offered a "hardship" scholarship which allows him to remain on scholarship, but he CANNOT play football for OSU.

Comment 08 Apr 2015

A medical hardship waiver is not the same thing that was offered to Dean. A medical hardship waiver is granted when a player has exhausted their eligibility and applies to be granted an additional year due to medical an injury that caused him to miss significant playing time but was not redshirted, or they had already used their RS year. Christian Bryant applied for, and was denied, a medical hardship waiver. The "hardship" offered to Dean keeps him on scholarship but he can no longer play football at OSU. 

Comment 08 Apr 2015

I don't think you are the one who understands how hardships work. A medical hardship, which is what OSU offered, is not the same as a medical redshirt. A medical hardship ends your playing career(at least at that university) and thus you do not count as an active athletic scholarship. A medical redshirt means you are still on the active roster, but for medical reasons cannot play in that academic year, thus a medical redshirt still counts towards the 85 limit.

Comment 01 Apr 2015

If I were Collier I'd transfer.

I really hate this train of thought. Why? Because Burrow and Gibson come in more highly rated? Hard work, determination, and coachability can overcome a lot in the sports world. I remember several years ago a QB named Justin Zwick was supposed to be the next great OSU QB and he ended up losing his job to Troy Smith...a guy who played RB his freshman year. Competition either brings out the best in people, or the run from it. Collier has shown to be the type that is willing to put in the work....we don't know anything about Burrow or Gibson yet.