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Comment 8 hours ago

Well his issues actually started in his small town in PA when he was in HS.  I'm sure college contributed, but I doubt its easier to get X in Columbus than it is in Richmond, KY.  Columbus was also the environment where he was able to get his issue under control too, so I'm not sure I'd say a change for him was needed but that's jmo.

Recreational drugs aren't policed by the NCAA/Conferences, only PED's.  So if a scUM player failed 2 drug tests for coke it would be on scUM to discipline them.  Just like Spence failing 2 drug tests for X should have been on Meyer to discipline him, but the B1G overstepped here.  Had Spence actually tested positive for PED's, I'd have no issue with the B1G coming down on him but the sad reality remains that they booted him out of the conference for failing a PED test when he never actually took PED's.  That's why imo he was screwed over by the conference. 

Comment 8 hours ago

The reason I vilify the B1G so much here is that him leaving OSU could have actually made his issues worse.  Meyer was the one who straightened Noah out, got him into treatment, got him clean and on a sober path.  Then the Conference booted him for failing a PED test, for which he never actually took PED's.  So then Meyer contacts Dean Hood, who he grew up with, and gets Noah into EKU to further his career while also continuing to help Spence beat his issues in any way he can.  The B1G booting Spence for BS reasons not only screwed him out of 2 years of eligibility at OSU, it also removed him from the structured environment that Meyer created to get his life in order.  It was a BS move by the conference on both levels, and thankfully Meyer is sincere in his affection for these kids and continued to help Spence after he was forced out.  The end result is the Noah Spence we all remember from 2012/2013, but the B1G gets absolutely no credit for that.

Comment 9 hours ago

Pandering?  Were Woody, Earl and Tressel also pandering?  Meyer emulates Woody in a lot of ways, and I wouldn't say Woody pandered to anyone.

As for the 10/1 comment, we played Illinois on 11/14 last year.  Would you really say the Illinois game was just as important as the scUM game?  Yes, all wins count equally but beating down scUM transcends wins/Losses and reaches into CFBP Decisions, Recruiting, National Media Perception and things like that.  Beating them is way more important than beating any other B1G team other than maybe MSU right now.

Comment 9 hours ago

That can be said about really any team on the schedule after 10/1.  Beating them falls into that category, but it also transcends that.  That's why Meyer treats that game the way he does with the no blue in the building, TTUN, countdown clock....etc.  Beating them is just as important if we are 9-2 going into that game as it is if we are 11-0.

Comment 04 Feb 2016

There's 2/3 of those that could be candidates, 4 realistic candidates to leave early for the draft and maybe a couple that could see hardships if they have more injury issues.  That's 9 spots assuming the 2 that leave before August this year don't fall into one of those buckets.  Need 10 more to get a class of 23, or basically we need our entire Jr class to leave early.  My guess is 18 is a good number for the 2017 class.

Comment 04 Feb 2016

With a 6 member Senior Class this year, we would need 19 current roster members to MSR/Transfer/Leave in order to sign a class of 23.  That's almost 25% of the team, I don't think that's gonna happen.

Comment 04 Feb 2016

He's either going to ND or UGA.  Tom Loy CB'd him to ND, so the Bulldogs should be receiving his fax any minute now.

Comment 04 Feb 2016

There will, there always is, but 14 spots is ALOT.  Look at this year, we just set a record for early entrants and our attrition number is only going to be 13 (9 Early entrants, Berger MRS, Chrisman GS and 2 to be named later).  Time will tell and Meyer will do whats best for the players, I just think we're in for a highly talented, but small class in 17.

Comment 04 Feb 2016

With 6 Seniors on scholarship I have serious doubts that we can get 20-22 spots open in 2017.  I'm thinking 15 may be a realistic number.  We'll have a lower ranked class with a recruit average that's through the roof.

Comment 04 Feb 2016

The Big 2?  You  mean us and that team in East Lansing? 

Comment 04 Feb 2016

The satellite camp idea was innovative, I'll give him that.  Added bonus was that it pissed off basically every coach in the SEC.  This one just feels sketchy to me though, maybe its because it comes right on the heels of the sleepovers IDK.  I may be wrong, but wasn't the Spring Game played in Cincy a few years ago because the Shoe was under renovations?  I thought that was the case.  I guess the point of this, to me, is that Harbaugh has to push these envelopes because he needs an artificial advantage to keep pace with Urban Meyer.  Given that is the driving force behind this is why it reeks of desperation.  If he starts consistently getting top recruits based on his laurels, and then pulls stunts like this I'll call them innovative.

Comment 04 Feb 2016

Ha, no I don't think scUM sent Ed Martin to visit Newton Sr.  Its an allegation like this about Ole Miss that lead everyone to believe Auburn bought Cam though.  The rationale, even up North, was that if Ole Miss offered $150k then Auburn, at the very least, matched that.  I wonder if they're applying that logic to Gary now.