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Comment 28 Sep 2016

The CAP program is something all big time schools should do. I wish they would do it for all students, not just athletes (well, just a basic financial management class would do wonders). I know that when I was at OSU I helped to startup Scarlet & Grey Financial which was designed to provide financial advice to students which has gone on to do good things as well but you have to seek out their help.

Comment 28 Sep 2016

Malik Hooker is the reason I've bought into this team running the table. There was an interview with him posted on here a few weeks back in which he's talking about the defense and the offense of BGSU. What he said in this video about understanding what you do, you become the boss, is absolutely true. In that first video, he explained exactly what he was thinking and what he's seen on film and actually understood what he was saying. Most athletes you hear talk give you the old cliche crap but never really give you an answer because they just don't truly understand. Malik Hooker, and the rest of the secondary by extension, seem to have a full understanding of their roles on the defense and how the game of football is played and coached.

Comment 06 Dec 2015

Here's my take on how they set the rankings - 1-4 is ok and obvious at this point. Iowa lost by 3 in a conference championship. They won the Big Ten West whether we like it or not, they should get the nod over us to play Stanford in the Rose Bowl. It actually worked out perfect in that sense - Big Ten vs Pac Ten and that's the way the committee ranked them. They put us 7 next to Notre Dame 8 because that we the next logical step.

I'm pretty sure the committee is setting up bowl games at this point.

Comment 04 Sep 2015

I turned on the Minnesota game after gleefully watching the fighting harbaughs look like Illinois football. Minnesota played a pretty good game and I think will be a good football team. They were moving the ball pretty well against TCU but had some breakdowns in execution a few times which cost them.

Comment 03 Feb 2012

Ok, we really need to start photoshopping BB's face on babies. He is the biggest hippocrate douche bag I've ever seen. He's like that 13 year old troll on the internet trying to get a rise out of everyone. Hey BB, worry about your own team for once. You do not represent the B1G.

Comment 22 Nov 2011

Once again, 11w proves it's worth. Nothing about this on ESECPN yet. Thanks for breaking the story! Let's all hope it's true!

Comment 21 Oct 2011

You have to take anything the Lantern writes about Jim Tressel with a grain of salt. 

Why? Well, The Lantern is written by a bunch of 18-22 year olds believing they're actual journalists. These 18-22 year olds were not old enough to remember the John Cooper era and how much of a change occured when Jim Tressel took over.

They probably don't remember the 7-4 season, the loss to Michigan or any other hiccups along the way. Did we blame the poor performance on John Cooper leaving the program worse off? No, we blaimed the fact it was a rebuilding year. These children got spoiled with winning. They somehow expect that college dynasties continue forever without end. It's a fact, programs go through ups and downs, and right now we're going through our downs.

They need to quit bashing the man who did raise Ohio State's national profile. Yes, he tarnished the reputation with all the violations, but really? worse off than before? I doubt that. Before Tressel, we were the flashy team who always choked during the Michigan game. After him, we turned Michigan into the whipping boy.

We're a young team. We're not going to be in the duldrums forever. Ohio State has such a large national reputation because of Jim Tressel that our recruiting will still be strong for years to come. I hardly doubt we'll turn into the Notre Dame of football where people think we're such a great program yet recruit untalented players and pretend we're good.

The Lantern's "journalists" need to read history before writing sensationalist bull shit just to give away more free copies. This is why adults never listen to the youth when they make stupid claims without presenting good evidence. 

Whether you think Jim Tressel is a good man or not is irrelevant to how Ohio State's national pressence was defenitily improved after he arrived on campus.