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Comment 11 Feb 2015

M Man...

You say that you don't think the coach would act against the best interests of one of his players. Personally, I think most kids are going to be perfectly fine whether they go to Michigan or Ohio State. They are both very good schools within easy driving distance. I can't confidently say which school they will be better off at. 

The real allegation is that Wilcher was working to help his alma mater and did all that he could to make it easier for his former teammate to recruit a player on his team. Weber was going to be fine wherever he went. Then after the decision was made Wilcher went to the media to throw mud at Ohio State's venerable head coach. He is heavily biased toward Michigan and his comments should have been discounted. They were not though and it lead to lots of negative news stories. That's why people weren't happy. 

As a side note, I don't see why an OSU assistant leaving after signing day is a big deal but a Michigan coach telling a recruit that OSU doesn't use big backs isn't a big deal. That back that Michigan got a couple years ago has really suffered from the lies of Hoke's staff. Due to their poor development of him he may have lost millions of dollars in future earnings. He could have been as good as Hyde and Zeke.

Comment 28 Jan 2015

St Eds has sent a lot of kids to Ivy League schools in the past 15 years or so. With the coaches visiting the school a lot it's not surprising that they got offers. A few years ago Eds sent football players to 4 or 5 schools from the Ivy League.

I agree with your point though. Career earnings will be far higher if they went to Harvard instead of Michigan State, even if you are optimistic and say they will play in the NFL for 2 years at just about the league minimum.

Comment 28 Jan 2015

Actually I see that most recruiting services have David Dowell as a 3 Star prospect. 

Fun Fact: According to the 247 Composite rankings St Eds has 3 times as many guys rated as 4 Star prospects or better than the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska COMBINED!

Comment 28 Jan 2015

At one point Kentucky had commitments from 3 4-Star recruits from St Eds. All 3 have now decommitted. 

The other 4-Star from St Eds, Crawford, also decommited. He had been pledged to Michigan. 

Comment 11 Jan 2015

Go Eagles and Go Buckeyes!

I'm an Eds grad and watch a lot of their games online. Alex Stump is one hell of a player. He's tall with great speed and amazing hands. He also laid some great blocks in their game against Gilman on ESPN. I see him as the next Evan Spencer.

Comment 12 Dec 2014

Do you have any evidence of that at all? I would find that shocking. I really don't think it's happening. Few athletic department are even self-sufficient. It would be unfathomable to think that any are using athletic department revenue to fund the rest of the university.

Anyway... yes, the salaries should be increased. It is difficult for the B1G schools that sponsor more sports to compete on things like the salaries of assistant coaches. They need to find a way though.

Comment 09 Dec 2014

I live in DC but was raised in Cleveland and went to college at Denison. My parents and siblings have all left the state. I'm a huge OSU fan and also pay attention to how St Eds is doing. It's pretty obvious to me that I do this to connect more with where I'm from. It would not surprise me if many of the people on here live out of state.

Comment 30 Nov 2014

This is crazy! Nebraska made a big mistake. It's not a great job because there is not a lot of talent in the area. The program does have great history and fan support, but obviously that cuts both ways because those fans may demand your firing after a 9 win season.

Comment 29 Nov 2014

I'm also totally obsessed with this and hope he turns up safe. The only new news I've seen lately is that he had a fight with his girlfriend before he left. That plus lingering concussion symptoms, and I'm assuming alcohol, is a terrible mix. I really hope he pulls through this and is able to make it to safety.

Comment 28 Nov 2014

8:00 am: Espresso - 2 shots

9:00 am: Irish breakfast tea w/ 1 shot of espresso, milk & sugar

10:00 am: Mimosas - 1 bottle of champagne

12:00 - 4:00 pm: Christmas Ale & Bell's Two Hearted

To be followed by nap and water

Comment 27 Nov 2014

I love his nasty streak. The opposition looks comically small (of course) but he dominates them and goes out of his way to cause pain and humiliation. I like it. That style of play gives your team an edge and can help turn momentum. He will probably get a couple unnecessary roughness calls every year but that's fine with me.

Comment 27 Nov 2014

This improvements for OSU are pretty shocking. If it was like that 15 years ago then I might have gone there. I knew a lot of guys who were mediocre students and went there in the early 2000s. If I knew that they couldn't get in then I would have considered it. Of course, reputations change well after the academic reality.

Comment 27 Nov 2014

Oh my God. My thoughts are with him and the family. This story has been told many times before. I've been that guy myself. Hopefully he turns up. We don't have many details yet but I immediately thought of the Denison student who didn't make it home from the bar last winter. I hope to God it's nothing like that.

Comment 22 Nov 2014

You forgot about Shaun Crawford from St. Eds. He was a big loss to Michigan and I still hope OSU ends up with him somehow. He's a great tackler and extremely fast. He has Dontre Wilson speed.

As for Michigan, I would like them to be just a little bit better but I've got a lot of Michigan fans in family so I don't want them getting too uppity. I don't want to see more than 8 wins any year.

Comment 15 Nov 2014

I wanted to name my son William Tecumseh. My wife wasn't having it. I'm a big fan of his.

Comment 14 Nov 2014

Ginn is a great recruiter and perhaps mentor, but not a great football coach. His teams always play super sloppy. I don't imagine the people of Massilon would enjoy watching his teams. Also, has Ginn ever coached a white kid? There would be some huge cultural differences. I think it would be bad. Ginn has a good thing going. Also, why doesn't Massillon have separate coach and AD positions? Is it just so they can pay the coach more?

Comment 27 Oct 2014

Pam St. John has been the head coach of Michigan's cheer team for 31 years. She makes $50k per year. Dave Brandon's secretary makes $107k. 

Edit: AND she has won back to back National Championships.

Comment 04 Oct 2014

I second what Denny said. Maryland has a nice campus but College Park is underwhelming. Go into DC. There are a bunch of great neighborhoods.

For a wild night do Adams Morgan, clubs around 14th & K NW or the bars and clubs just south of Dupont Circle around Connecticut and M St NW. 

For a classy night go to north or Dupont Circle, Wiodly Park or Eastern Market.

For a fun night got to the 14th St Corridor between P St NW and U St, H St NE between 11th and 15th, or U St NW between 9th and 15th.

For a top notch craft beer bar check out Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights. Great beer will not be hard to find in DC. 

Whatever you do, don't go to Georgetown. It's shit. All bros and stuffy people there. I would avoid it. Virginia also sucks. Tons of bros there and it has no soul.

Comment 01 Oct 2014

I'll be in 4B. My friends and I bought season tickets just so we could go to this game.