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cplunk


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Comment 8 hours ago

If Ohio State honors the scholarship to the point the player has earned a degree, then I have absolutely no problem with "cutting" the player. None. Nada. Zilch.

The issue with SEC schools is that they yank the players scholarships or offer scholarships that never truly existed. That is wrong.

The entire point of a scholarship is to pay for you to get your degree. Not for you to play four years, not for you to become a starter, to get your degree.

I have zero problem with this situation regardless of whose decision it was for these guys to leave. These guys earned their degrees, and OSU paid for them as promised.

Comment 9 hours ago

I have said Braxton should consider changing positions, transferring, or going pro. This is because in my opinion those things would be best for Braxton. That is very different from getting rid of a player. 

Comment 26 Nov 2014

Growing up, I used to tell people that Ohio and Ichigan once fought a war over Toledo, and that Ohio won but we still had to keep Toledo. 

Comment 26 Nov 2014

Amen, brother.

Totally different running situation, not to mention blocking (arguably as important as running) and pass routes/catching.

Comment 26 Nov 2014

Put aside for a moment any relative comparison between Brax and JT.

Just consider this- one player is on a development path that will enable him to contribute top level ability to OSU for three more years. Disrupting that development is a risk- it may have no effect or may hamper development or create other issues.

The other player can contribute for a maximum of one year. 

It really is that simple- you don't risk a four year development path of greatness for one year of greatness. You just don't. 

Comment 26 Nov 2014

The moment conference champions exist as facts, Mississippi State will not be a possibility.

That is, unless something whacky happens and we have some strange champs- say Georgia Tech wins the ACC championship or UCLA takes the PAC-12 championship game.

If all the front-runners win out, I would bet large amounts of cash the four will be Alabama, Oregon, FSU, Ohio State in that order.

Comment 23 Nov 2014

I really like Leonte Carroo on Rutgers. That guy would be beast on a non-Rutgers team, non-reliant upon Nova power.

I also, unfortunately, think really highly of Bama RB Henry and Bama TE Howard. Beasts. 

Comment 22 Nov 2014

The PAC-12 South is better than the SEC West. It just is. The SEC should get up every morning and thank God for preseason polls. 

Comment 22 Nov 2014

How is it unfair? What, exactly, prevented Troy Smith from making those same passes?

Doesnt really matter, I love them both 

Comment 22 Nov 2014

He f'ed up last week. Then he went out and worked his butt off on his own. Then he came back and balled. 

We all f up. It's about how we handle it. You can't handle it better than that kid did. Excited about his future.

Comment 20 Nov 2014

I like the exercise, but it doesn't include a few of the major items the playoff committee supposedly takes into account.

For example, one thing that has bene mentioned is a metric comparison of how much over/under various stat categories are for opposing offenses/defenses against the team in question as compared to against the other teams on their schedule. Another is bowl eligible wins. Another is when loses occurred- the specific circumstances involved, and injuries. Another is home win and road wins versus those top 25 rather than just wins. Another is scoring margin or general eye test.

The article is interesting to look at, but you can't make a "blind comparison" with just the stats it includes, and if you include the other information needed it will no longer be blind. A true blind comparison would be nice as it would remove name recognition and bias, but it really isn't possible.

Comment 19 Nov 2014

I have often found that the best way to address those who state OSU is over rated, weak, or would "finish under .500 in the SEC" is just to ask which Ohio State games they have watched this season. In most cases, they'll have seen part of one, maybe part of two. That's all I need to know to dismiss their opinion as unworthy of consideration.

Comment 16 Nov 2014

I think I'll go right now and start a post entitled "New Feature: 11W Jail" to let people know there's a new feature called 11W Jail. 

Comment 16 Nov 2014

Not sure if you're joking or asking....

Muschamp got fired today. However, he is being allowed to coach out the season, which should make for a tremendously fun sh*tshow down in Florida.