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Comment 14 Sep 2014

Damn right, Mo C. A wise man once said that nothing cleanses the soul like getting the hell* (*may not have actually said "hell") kicked out of you, but it's equally true that kicking the hell out of someone else can do wonders for your psyche.

So that's the origin of The Purge!

Comment 14 Sep 2014

Well B1G, we see where sticking our collective noses up at the college football arms race has placed this conference.  The silver lining is maybe this will wake up some of the right people to right the ship.

Comment 09 Sep 2014

No more Illinois or Purdue than Vanderbilt or Kentucky.  UK is beating both of those teams for Ohio recruits who are not leaving for Florida weather!  How hard are some of these teams even trying to recruit and sell their programs/atmosphere?  I don't envision Ferentz blazing the recruiting trail, yet he's paid how much?  It's a new day and these guys need to adapt.

It took Urban to blow up the gentleman's agreement not to recruit committed players.  Franklin and Urban seem like the only real aggressive recruiters. 

Comment 08 Sep 2014

The specific question of a loss and impact on recruiting is addressed multiple times per year.  Go look in the recruiting forum for specific feedback from staff.  At least two staff have already commented on VT loss and recruiting this weekend.  It's a lot more than a win or loss on a visit.

Comment 08 Sep 2014

I think some of the forums here were linked over to other sites such as scout this weekend.

Comment 07 Sep 2014

One game rarely matters in the recruiting process.  Opposing coaches will always have a negative spin to sell on why OSU isn't a right fit for a recruit, and we'll always have a counter.  There is always something.  For instance with Harris, while UK may try to sell usage/style of RBs in this game they'll likely stick more with "build your home state school into a powerhouse in the best conference" sales pitch.

Comment 07 Sep 2014

Neither team is top 10-15 at this point in the season.  VT obviously looked more put together though.

Comment 31 Aug 2014

How quickly the team can learn and gel as a unit.  Lot's of youth, new guys playing together, and system changes on defense.  The talent is there, but need to come together as team and get used to game speed.

Comment 09 Aug 2014

That would need to be balanced against the financial return on bringing in those schools.  You don't want to dilute the conference payouts too much or it could make the league vulnerable to poaching from other conferences.  The conference penalties for leaving may be somewhat of a deterrent, but Maryland just proved there is a right price to leave for a better financial future.  I wonder if the more likely scenario is consolidation between some of the conferences to maximize power -- ex. SEC & ACC.  Scary thought.

Comment 11 Jul 2014

"You can turn the corner and be in a bad area quickly!" -- if you find yourself near Johns Hopkins at night, run do not walk back where you came from.  I would stay at the Inner Harbor as well.  Lots in walking distance and everything you need.  Little Italy is between Inner Harbor and Fells Point if you like Italian. 

Also, I always liked Annapolis too - Pussers Landing on the dock.

Comment 11 Jul 2014

I remember seeing this same thread on Michigan forums years ago about their biggest rival being MSU.  Then OSU hired Tressel and made the world right again.