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Comment 27 Aug 2015

I am thinking back to the public urination case a couple years ago where some otherwise solid Buckeye veterans lost their summer scholarships but taking money away for being late to meetings is petty/controlling behavior.  You either have a scholarship or you don't.  The coaches should have no control over the value of the scholarship.

Comment 27 Aug 2015

Seems like you could easily see Vannett split out wide on the boundary side for instance or in the slot with the H on the boundary side.  Might limit the playbook somewhat but obviously the blocking out wide would be fine. Depends on if Baugh at TE is too much of a drop off compared to the outside WR position.

Comment 24 Aug 2015

Did everyone just read the headline?  We moved to a Press quarters scheme that is similar to MSU's under Narduzzi.  Urban hired Ash to specifically do just that.  

But he is clearly just answering a question about the difficulties his defense is being presented, namely run/pass conflict on his safeties because he uses them heavily to stop the run.  He isn't whining that we stole his defense, he is actually bragging that it is still a solid scheme because it just helped OSU win a national title.

Comment 30 Jul 2015

How systemic was it?  It sounds like this is news to band members who have nothing to gain from flat out lying.  Guessing most of the songs are less offensive than an HBO comedy special.  But you clearly have an axe to grind.

Leaks like this should always be taken with a shaker of salt.  It is a blatant attempt to discredit Waters in the court of public opinion.  Just like Goodell leaking about Tom Brady's cell phone.

Comment 28 Jul 2015

For every Schlegel rock-bottom, there's a Fickell clothesline, a Larry Johnson leg drop, and a Kerry Coombs stare-at-your-face-until-it-melts-like-microwaved-butter.

Comment 31 May 2015

Couldn't agree more with Ben Axelrod going "Full Bayless" this offseason.  I recall some false martyrdom as he defended himself from the twitter backlash following his "Braxton not speaking to the media speaks volumes" BS.  The fact that Braxton himself was part of that twitter backlash spoke volumes.

Comment 04 May 2015

RB screens like the Andy Reid west coast offense are more designed to punish teams that sell out for the pass rush.  Basically the DL needs to be overaggressive getting upfield.  Against our offense teams are staying at home and worried about containing the RB already so it isn't really a counter to what the defense is giving us.  

Comment 04 Mar 2015

3 years... and that is debatable since Ravenel gave a lot more fire.  But Amir rightfully rode the pine his freshman year behind Sully/Ravenel.

Comment 24 Feb 2015

You are right that there's other elements of the equation besides money.  But the money is pretty overwhelming and ultimately why I think he will go.

For Sully, he fell partly because of waiting and going into a much stronger draft class and partly because of a medical issue with his back which may have come up anyway.  But it would have been a huge upset if he wasn't a top 10 pick in the prior draft just because there was no depth in that draft class.

Comment 24 Feb 2015

If he leaves this year he will be a top 3-5 pick.  Increasing his draft stock has almost no financial benefit to him (look up the NBA rookie salary scale) and any such benefit is lost by waiting a year for free agency and potentially chopping a year off of his total NBA career.  It is very risky to come back.  Sullinger lost millions doing it and he's battled through back injuries (unclear how his college career exacerbated those)  that might hamper his ability to get a big payday down the road.

Comment 24 Feb 2015

It's also an incorrect angle.  The rookie scale won't follow the rise in the cap:

http://www.cbafaq.com/salarycap.htm#Q49

Probably won't see any meaningful change in the scale until a new CBA possibly in 2017.

Also, if he enters the draft this year, he will be a free agent a year sooner, making it not only more likely that he cashes in big with 1 less year of potential injury but also there's the time value of money.  He'll likely be a strong rookie of the year candidate and outplay much of his draft class early in his career, making it likely he locks in a big extension a year earlier (like Kyrie Irving just did last summer).

Comment 12 Feb 2015

We are a bubble team in RPI (but on the very likely to be in side).  But in logic/eyes/advanced stats we are nowhere near a bubble team.  At some point RPI needs to get thrown in the trash.

Comment 09 Feb 2015

We have been really unlucky with injuries imo.  We should've been an even deeper team with the way we've recruited.  Hopefully Clark/Dixon etc can stay healthy.