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Comment 22 Nov 2015

Coaches are going to have to be careful not to lose this team before season ends.  First loss in a long-time and how will they handle, still no offensive identity, and players thinking NFL.

This season is why high caliber Coordinators are worth their weight in gold.

Comment 17 Nov 2015

That's because today's mainstream media is run by Weekly World News

Comment 17 Nov 2015

Don't be drawn to the dark side Coach Herman.  There are better options

Herman, by the way, could soon be the subject of a bidding war between South Carolina and Missouri (at least)

Comment 30 Oct 2015

Good morning!  I'm going to have to call into work sick now.

Comment 30 Oct 2015

I'm in the long days of work life now.  While I do miss college life, I in no way miss the all night study sessions for finals, etc.  

Comment 27 Oct 2015

Met some of my best friends in dorms.  Maybe it was just because it was freshman year and we all enjoyed the freedom, or there is something about dorms.  Had to travel for parties though

Comment 22 Oct 2015

My friends son has alopecia.  When he was 4 years old he met an athlete with alopecia and after that meeting he began proudly telling everyone what he had.  He had never spoken of it before.  It makes a big difference Mr. Shazier!

Comment 15 Oct 2015

I'm guessing you do not follow The Hurry Up or Jeremy Birmingham.  Hill has been luke warm for quite some time, missed events at OSU where he was expected to show, & has been on decommitment alert since spring / early summer.  The other decommitment was a similar scenario.

If he was concerned with Kareem & too many RBs, maybe Kareem even reaffirmed and that was the cause for notifying OSU now (pure speculation, but equally as reliable as average play for the cause). 

Let me help catch you up.  Jeremy posts Hurry Up throughout the year

April -- Some scuttlebutt tonight that Ohio State's first 2016 commitment – Hubbard's George Hill – could be considering a flip to Michigan State. 

I don't know if there's something behind the rumors and the smoke, but Hill definitely has not been as involved in things with the Buckeyes lately and there was some talk about this previously.

April -- Last night there was a bit of smoke swirling again about Hubbard, Ohio 2016 athlete George Hill, Ohio State's first commitment in the 2016 class, and his interest in Michigan State. We've talked about this particular rumor before, and Hill has all but laughed it off, but as continued discussion about it floats, it's harder and harder to ignore the possibility that he could end up elsewhere.

He was expected at Michigan State's spring game this past weekend, but did not make the trip, and as far as anyone knows he's not made any recent visits to East Lansing. I reached out to a few different people last night to try and get a better read on this situation, since Hill himself isn't much of a talker when it comes to the media.

The Buckeyes, for their part, haven't heard any sort of "issue" from Hill or his camp, so they're not necessarily concerned that anything is amiss. That said, they're months off of a national championship and are on an absolute roll in recruiting and if Hill decided to open up his options, Ohio State wouldn't skip a beat. If Hill wants to be a Buckeye, it's in his best interest to tread lightly, in my opinion.

Interestingly, Michigan State, I was told, was asked by Hill to consider recruiting him as a defensive back, which is obviously important to note for a few reasons. First, the Spartans' reputation for churning out defensive backs is formidable, even with Pat Narduzzi's departure to Pitt. Second, it would seem to indicate that Hill's issues with Ohio State – if in fact he has any – aren't related to the Buckeyes having commitments from Kareem Walker and Demario McCall, as many would speculate.

May - Multiple times over the last couple months, the rumors surrounding Ohio State's first 2016 commitment – Hubbard's George Hill – have swirled, repeatedly. Hill, "they" say, is looking at other schools, including Michigan State, and it's only a matter of time before he flips from Ohio State. The primary reason behind "their" opinion? Hill believes, apparently, that he was going to be the only running back in the Ohio State class, despite popular opinion being that only Kareem Walker is a "pure" running back for the Buckeyes. Hill, it's been said, will line up in more of a combination/hybrid role, similar to the one occupied currently by Ohio State's Jalin Marshall. If Hill's perceived unhappiness is related to Walker, that could come as a bit of a surprise.

Comment 04 Oct 2015

If you've been following this should be no surprise at all.  He had planned a number of visits over the summer and had UF at 30-40% chance for his commitment after attending their spring game.  This goes back much further than the start of the season.  It's been hinted for a while that this would be one until the end.

Comment 03 Oct 2015

This is why losing coordinators sucks.  Offense is looking for identity.  That said expect all the sky is falling threads to resurface later in the year.

Comment 01 Oct 2015

Will be interesting to see how the selection committee treats ND if they don't play a conference championship game.  Didn't work well for TCU/Baylor.  The ACC / ND deal might not be so "genius" at that point.

Comment 23 Sep 2015

I think the original point still stands though.  This contract was negotiated without the benefit of a free market.  The student athlete simply accepts terms or cannot play NCAA.  Who knows if that provision would survive negotiation on free terms.

In the coach's cases they at least had that benefit and do have a negotiated out even though it can be costly.