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Charlotte, NC (via Lakewood, OH)

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Comment 25 Feb 2015

Leave it to the NCAA to effectively respond, 'but but but, we didn't screw with that other homeless athlete!' as some sort of excuse. The justification for the NCAA rule is understandable -- they can't have star athletes being put up rent-free in penthouse apartments as an enticement to play for Big-Time Tech, but the NCAA continually applies its rules without any consideration of the facts/mitigating circumstances, which makes them look tone-deaf at best, and vindictive at worst. 

Comment 23 Feb 2015

Ahh, written like a true lawyer ... who forgot about tippee liability. (But seriously, just tell us where to put our money -- we'll be really quiet about it.)

Comment 23 Feb 2015

Me too, though it's not as obvious from my user name. Corporate/M&A work, mostly. 

Comment 23 Feb 2015

The only reasonable explanation, really. Surprised mgo would publicize it. 

Comment 18 Feb 2015

Bo was fired, he didn't die! And he already has a new job, so why shouldn't Faux Bo continue his winning ways....?!?!

Comment 17 Feb 2015

He doesn't carry with his right BECAUSE of the injury to his left wrist. Even after the surgery last August, he said it didn't feel secure to him so he decided to only carry in his right hand. Assuming the surgery results in a permanent fix, I'm sure he will -- and the coaches will require him to -- carry with his left hand again.

Comment 13 Feb 2015

TBH, I thought True Detective ended poorly. The beginning and middle of the season were amazing, but the last couple episodes fell pretty flat for me. For that reason, TD wouldn't make my list. 

Comment 12 Feb 2015

Same here. I was in a buddy's office across the hall from mine. He was fortunate enough to have a TV; he also was a grad of TSUN. When Turner hit the shot I screamed so loud my secretary came down, thinking someone died. It was amazing.

Comment 12 Feb 2015

My problem isn't with the word Grind, it's with putting it in quotation marks. By using quotation marks, they're suggesting the Grind will not actually be a grind. 

Comment 11 Feb 2015

No kidding. Looking at recruiting rankings, it is embarrassing to see how bad the bottom of the B1G recruits. Purdue, Indiana and Illinois aren't going to win jack-sh*t. Look at the 4-year recruiting rankings and only Colorado, Iowa State and Kansas have worse rankings among the Power 5 conferences than Purdue (and Minnesota -- maybe that explains Kill's B1G COTY). The B1G average is 40, whereas the SEC average is 19. Only The Buckeyes and TSUN are in the top 20 (and we've seen what TSUN does with their recruits...). I don't worry that the Buckeyes will always be at the top of the mountain, but it'd be nice if there were more B1G representation -- would help with SOS and national perception.

Comment 10 Feb 2015

You know who Brutus reminds me of in that clip? Greg Oden, a former Ohio State basketball player, who I definitely remember watching on television:

Yeah, well, at least Brutus made the shot.....

Comment 09 Feb 2015

Bosa's twitter-fu is strong. Looks like he might be trying to take over for Michael Bennett as "OSU player to follow" on twitter.

Comment 09 Feb 2015

It's got B1G on the sleeve, so we know it isn't a Vikings shirt. And while it does look faded, the only B1G color scheme that it could represent is TSUN's. On top of that, the person who posted the pic says it's a TSUN shirt. So, I think we can all agree that's what it is. What it means is anyone's guess (apparently, judging from this forum post).

Comment 06 Feb 2015

In my question, I asked how much weight you would put on the vibe you got from the person you most got to know during the hiring process, not necessarily the boss. I did that because it's not clear that the RB coach is really the "boss" of a RB in a college football program run by a head coach, whereas our bosses usually are truly more like "bosses." 

I think we may be getting into semantics here, but I'd say the RB coach, if not his boss, would certainly be his supervisor -- he's going to be the authority figure who will have the most one-on-one time with him and (probably) greatest influence on his development, maturation, playing time, etc. And it's likely (though not a certainty) that Meyer will play the back that the RB coach says is most ready/best prepared. 

But what if you went on an interview and got this awesome vibe from the people you met, including people who you might report to and/or that would help train you, etc., you decide to take the job, but then discover that the company is in a death spiral?

In that case... 

But that isn't the present situation. 

Comment 06 Feb 2015

Literally NO ONE in the comments has said that a coach has to disclose any and all interviews or potential interviews, which as you point out would be ludicrous. But again, no one is suggesting that. What people ARE suggesting/stating is that: (1) Recruiting HS players to college is not the same thing as recruiting a new VP of sales to a Fortune 500 company -- no matter how "big business" college football is, and (2) While Drayton may not have had an affirmative obligation to disclose his imminent departure to Weber, he should not have represented that he would be Weber's coach if he had reason to know he would not be. The latter all depends on the timing of his statements to Weber about making sure he represents Detroit well and when the Bears job was secured (whether or not "official").

Comment 06 Feb 2015

E + R = O. But Weber hasn't been taught that yet. Tough way to learn.