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Comment 21 Feb 2017

Are you sure literally every point in the post is inaccurate?

Yes, depending on how you define fire.  Professors who don't perform (based on research, not what you are thinking), get loaded down with teaching and administrative responsibilities, as well as drastic cuts in pay.  Tenure does not protect you from this.

Comment 21 Feb 2017

Professors spend months every year not working

I don't think you understand what professors do.  They pretty much work year round, and when they get sabbatical, they use it to research and collaborate at other universities.  However, a professor's job responsibilities go far beyond teaching, which is what most people assume is all they do.  As others have stated, they aren't K-12 teachers who only teach.

aren't revenue generators

They're all revenue generators.  Whether it be having a good program ranking and getting people to want to spend $10-30k a year at Ohio State, plus two forced years of room and board, or generating grants (in some departments), they're generating money.  My department wasn't huge in grants like natural sciences and engineering, but my adviser had 2 continuous grants from the NSF, which is why they pay him "ridiculously" to be there.

If you don't like it, don't go to any university, and see how most businesses look at you.

Comment 25 Jan 2017

And no, the tweet probably doesn't mean that he's 100% committing to the good guys.

Comment 25 Jan 2017

Jarrod Barnes transferred to Ohio State from Louisville ahead of the 2015 season. Now a Ph.D. candidate, Barnes was a reserve safety in 2016.

I remember hearing he was in a Ph.D. program, but even early ones don't pass to candidacy until after the 2nd year, so he's probably just a Ph.D. student.  Also, he's got to fail at one of them, because they both demand so much.

Comment 23 Jan 2017

I'll go with needing a MLB to play MLB, since the other views are already popular.  Yes, Booker could be the 3rd best LB, and yes the freshmen are great, but I think Connor and Borland should have as good of a shot as anyone, since they are actually MLBs.  I heard great things about Connor when he got here, but I don't remember hearing much recently except an injury.  Don't remember much about Borland.  But until we nab a Marvin Wilson (or a few) at DT, I'd like to see a true MLB on the field on normal downs.

And yes, Josh Perry acted a lot like a MLB, at least in some packages, so an OLB does have a shot.

Comment 19 Jan 2017

I thought he was in favor of them, as they work for students.  However, if it leads to an arms race when you can't spend time with your own players, or there's no down time, then not so much.

http://buckeyextra.dispatch.com/content/stories/2016/04/12/0411-osu-fb-meyer-camps.html

Comment 19 Jan 2017

This was proposed joint with early signing periods.  The idea was 2 early signing periods (summer and December), and to make that work, you would have to let prospects take early official visits, including an increase in the possible number the spring before.  Since they're only doing the December early signing period, summer officials should be sufficient, but sometimes it goes along just because that's how it was proposed.  That's not to say that someone won't be smart and change the proposal since only December early signing is in play now.

Comment 19 Jan 2017

Normally, I would hate an early signing period, but since it's after the senior season is over, I have no problems with it.  You don't have the downside of not being able to evaluate players, but you gain that coaches have a month or so to only recruit players who haven't signed.  Early enrollees are essentially in an early signing period, and people are okay with that.

Comment 18 Jan 2017

He's going to play basketball in college.  #Confirmed.

We didn't want him anyway: he wears socks with sandals.

Heh, we knew Vonn Bell was coming here :D