Its easy for all of us to think "Why the hell wouldn't you choose Ohio State" since most of us dreamed of playing as a Buckeye while growing up. But that isn't true for most of the kids Ohio State recruits. If you're an 18 year old kid going to a place like Florida State or LSU or USC is a pretty attractive option. All of the top tier programs have pluses and minuses (location, academics, facilities, coaches, girls, weather, food) at a certain point these guys just have to talk themselves into a school.
I was thinking about the opposite of this situation today. If you had an absolute stud player who wasn't draft eligible yet (Clowney after his freshman year for instance). Could you take him off scholarship his (presumably) last year with the program considering he is going to be making millions soon and can quickly repay any tuition that he might incur?
He pretty easily could have not been with any OSU players at the time of the arrest. Completely speculating but he could have went to a party with OSU players (not uncommon on a visit) and smoke with someone at the party (who isn't an OSU player). Cops show up at the party because the music is too loud and see a couple of guys out front passing a blunt. Not a rare occurrence by any means.
I still feel like Saine was wrong place wrong time. If he was in Urban's offense I think he would have been much better as an H-Back.
I was always on the Rod Smith band wagon. Thought he was the second coming of Eddie. He seemed to have all the physical tools but it just never clicked.
Ahh yes... the passing powerhouse that is Nebraska. The school who has had 4 wide receivers drafted since 2000 and one of those was Eric Crouch who played QB. (13 for Ohio State for those who are wondering.)
Considering most coaches will be entrenched on a staff by April I doubt we will have even heard of the guy unless you really follow college coaching.
Does he still have to sit out a year under the transfer rules? And will we maybe see him in Ohio Stadium in 2019?
Terrible idea in my opinion.
Ohio State recruits, generally, 25 of the best high school prospects each year. And, on average maybe 10-15 actually are drafted. And that is Ohio State who is a top producer. Most power 5 schools probably are closer to 5 a year. But for the 10-20 players who don't get drafted (or free agents) at least they have an education to fall back on. Kids that go to this league will probably make $25,000 max a year (which is what the NBA D-league max is) and very few will actually make it to the NFL. What do they have to fall back on? No education. No alumni base. No job training.
EDIT: I missed that the salary is 50k. Still the point remains and I find it unlikely most high school players will earn that.
This offense could get very interesting the next couple of years.
I initially thought this was a mutual decision (similar to Beck's move) but a downgrade of this level seems to be more of Urban's choice to move on. It'll be interesting to see Wilson in full control of the offense next year.
Kid picks Michigan... his team immediately starts losing.
I'm back on the bride's side. That reception must be terrible. :(
You don't have to run that far. The best friend sounds like a keeper.
Shout out to Nick Fink (@finkn23) for documenting the story. Also huge shout out to the bride's best friend. I'd like to take you out to a nice steak dinner.
You're right. I might have been thinking about 10 (which I think is around 40-45) or just thinking of a larger than usual bottle. But it is around 25.
Little known fact: Because Ohio runs very strict liquor sales all liquor is regulated as to where it is sold, you can look up what stores carry a certain kind of bottles here: https://www.comapps.ohio.gov/liqr/liqr_apps/PermitLookup/AgencyBrand.aspx
That being said Franklin county is pretty tough because people love bourbon. You can give a call to the liquor store to see if they have one in stock and they will usually pull one off the shelf for you.
Generally though I will try to go to the most random place that carries it. For example, last week I was up in Seneca county and grabbed two bottles of Eagle Rare because I checked that website and they said the store carried it.
I'll go in order of price for moderately priced bourbons:
Eagle Rare (About $35 a bottle and really good stuff. Just picked up 2 bottles myself)
Bulleit (about $40)
Basil Hayden's (about $45)
Angels Envy (About $50)
Blanton's (about $55)
I missed this thread but if I had to pick three options I would go: Tasi for breakfast (not a dive but small and local; breakfast is legit); Hot Chicken Takeover for lunch in North Market; Condado tacos for dinner.
Or you could go Skillet for breakfast; Ray Ray's for lunch; Ringside for dinner (better/comparable burgers than Thurmans and you won't have to wait an hour).
Or Superchef's for breakfast; Katzingers for lunch; Harvest Pizza for dinner.
Or to go classy-- Lindeys for breakfast; the Carvery for lunch (this place is legit. One of my favorite lunch spots); Martini for dinner.
Basically there are a lot of good restaurants in Columbus.
Very strange situation. My guess is that the CC route is his back up plan if OSU doesn't allow him to re-enroll.
Josh Myers has a chance of being very very good. I feel like we forget about the local guys sometimes but his size and athleticism are pretty unique.
Really good for Fickell but wish it was a little further away. He's a hell of a recruiter to have in the backyard.
That doesn't really work with the Big 10 scheduling. Just look at last year.. the two best teams (IMO) were Michigan State and Ohio State. But, because of the Big 10 scheduling, Iowa was undefeated without playing Michigan, Ohio State, and Michigan State. Was Iowa one of the two best teams? Who knows... but undefeated is still undefeated.