Ironically, based on all of the above...it would be best for OSU to, of course win out and NOT play in BIG champ game. Why follow up a tough emotional game against UM and then have to play next week against a VERY physical UW in Indy. They lose in INDY they are out of playoffs.
I actually agree with you, things have gotten out of hand financially (especially in the pro's) where the middle class cannot afford to go to games because the ticket prices have got so out of hand because they have to pay these outrageous salaries to players and coaches. It's a slippery slope. on one hand you can say that no coach deserves that kind of cash yet the success he has brought to OSU has generated way more revenue than his salary.
Looks great, if we change to a 3-4 defense; we'd have to give up Hankins but we could get the BIG KAT out there next to Spielman.Very true, lots of great linebackers.
It was a good movie overall, I believe that YES, it is having an impact on decisions to lave early as I think players want to get some money and get out before they get hurt. Some feel another year in college could be detrimental in that area of injury. I also believe it may have an impact in the coming years of parents allowing/encouraging their kids to play football. With players getting bigger, faster and stronger; the collisions take an impact over time. Going to be interesting how this all plays out in the coming years.
Dan Wilkinson was the first of these "freak" athlete D Tackles. Weighed 300 pounds, ran like he weighed 220
^^^ Agreed, have to say on that day he was a beast. I believe Ryan Kerrigan was more of a prospect that JJ at the time.
Strangest season I have ever known. Maybe too much talent as weird as that sounds and obviously only 1 ball. The QB issue did not help as they were completely different QBs. It will be an interesting bowl game.
good luck to him. Hopefully he will be in the 2023 OSU recruiting class. :-)
True, usually it is the coaches that recommend another position, not the player. Odd
That sucks! I am not a Bengals fan but they were looking strong for the top seed. As some of us are cavs fans, we see what injuries did to them in the playoffs. AJ Green and Tyler Eifert will help any young QB get his wings.
Reminds me of Antoine Winfield, junior year he has several interceptions, the next year he had 1 but won Thorpe award because no QB would throw anywhere near him.
Great point HUFF, I can't imagine social media being to blame. Repeating champions at any sport at any level is relatively rare.
Good job, my sobriety date is November 15, 1994. Keep it going
I am all for 6 fouls or whatever but do not mess with shot clock, I enjoy watching college more because of the offenses they run to set up shots...A lot of college teams do not have super athletes and need to run a slower offense to be competitive (ie Northwestern, Princeton etc...)...agree with an earlier post regarding TV timeouts
I'm surprised Wisconsin is 2nd highest
Enjoy, Stay safe!
+1 BuckGuy....Obviously coaches and ADs will be against this because they want to win because it makes them $$....on the other hand, this will allow university presidents to maintain better control of their institutions...we all remember the ill timed joke of "I just hope Coach Tressel doesn't dismiss me"...sports need to be in their place at the university.
It's a 2 headed monster if you will, from an athletic standpoint, if a university does not allow coaches to recruit the "one and dones" they have little chance to be competitive and keep their jobs...the other side of the coin is that university presidents that want to seem like a true "academic" university would like them to go away. but only if it goes away for everyone because that tournament $$ and exposure is too valuable...When most people think of University of Kentucky they think BBall, think of Bama, OSU , ND etc... football. The university presidents would like them to think of things like cancer research, energy independence research etc...
Well said, several months ago there were threads where we pretty much all agreed OSU and the B1G were above that.
True, they need to play up as DeAngelo cannot do 37-38 minutes a game.
well said...I was on my high school team, didn't play much but the discipline, teamwork and unselfishness I learned, have helped me in my career and personal life to this day. (30 years later)
They just don't seem to have that "IT" factor, aka Aaron Craft. In a close, crucial game, he always seemed to make that play that turned the game. He couldn't score but I think they miss him more than was expected.