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Comment 25 Aug 2014

Having watched Glenville for years, there are two clear traits of their program:

#1 They always have lots of talent.

#2 They are always the more undisciplined team. It's so bad it's comical.

My guess with Lattimore is that he's just learning how to be more disciplined about things. I'm not worried.

Comment 18 Aug 2014

Herman said the Wisconsin game last year was one of his best of the year? Ummm..... no. I've watched that game a couple times and he missed a bunch of throws, including a receiver wide open in the end zone. The first half was not very good. It got better, but there was a lot of rust early on.

Comment 13 Aug 2014

Drinking some Little Sumpin' from Lagunitas tonight. It's a fantastic Cali IPA. My favorite beer season is the Fall because you get more of the beers with spices like pumpkin beers and Christmas ales. My standard Saturday in the Fall includes an IPA (Lil Sumpin, Loose Cannon or Schlafly APA), a pumpkin (Pumpkinhead, Sams, etc) and a Belgian, typically an Ommegang (only good Belgian beer made in the USA). Raging Bitch is also good because it fulfills the IPA and Belgian requirements.

Comment 12 Aug 2014

I don't know what to make out of the fact that he is a pro-style QB. I thought that a dual threat QB was a core part of Urban's offensive vision. However, I think that by 2017 we will have plenty of the athletes that Urban loves. A big QB who can distribute the rock will be welcomed by fans like me who freak out at some of the missed throws from Braxton. But how does losing the QB running ability affect everything else?

Comment 12 Aug 2014

This is a win for all involved. Best of luck to him in his medical career!

Honestly, when he was offered late in the recruiting process, I figured that he would never play but hoped I was wrong. Recently, I was looking into him because I never hear him mentioned when talking about receivers. It was strange but I didn't want to start a threat bashing him or something. I hope that he had some great experiences and that OSU can fill that roster spot with another great recruit. 

Comment 07 Aug 2014

Jersey in the house! I actually think they are going to be ok. They have a super tough league schedule but they have some talent. I could see them beating Penn State. If they can put some wins together then they should be able to start keeping more of the top players in the state. New Jersey and Maryland/DC have more talent than any B1G state other than Ohio. Rutgers and Maryland should become 2 of the better programs in the B1G.

Comment 07 Aug 2014

Umm.... yes. People want to watch Notre Dame. The only reason they haven't joined the Big Ten is because they don't want to share the revenue from their football TV deal. They wanted to join for every other sport, like they are with the ACC, but the Big Ten thought that was BS and said all sports or no sports. I think ND should be in the Big Ten or stay independent in football and join the Big East. At least that would allow them to be with other Catholic colleges and they wouldn't have to drop Michigan and Michigan State so they can play the likes of Wake Forest, NC State and Duke.

Comment 07 Aug 2014

My wife is pregnant and we are expecting our first child, a boy, on December 6th. I want to be a super supportive husband and catch some of the Big Ten Championship game. I'm not stupid enough to voice this desire but she knows. She is from Ann Arbor and I was born at halftime of an OSU-Michigan game. OSU won.

Comment 06 Aug 2014

I think it's a traffic circle in the US and a roundabout in Europe.

Comment 06 Aug 2014

Driving does suck. My wife uses the car and I only drive on the weekends. I bike or take Metro to work. It feels great to work 11 miles of biking into my daily routine and it doesn't actually add any time. Now I'm looking at a job that may requires a "vehicle". I'll probably just end up getting an electric assist bike since I may ride 30-40 miles per day and it's still free to park on the sidewalk, unlike a car or scooter. There is no way I want to sit in DC traffic. Also, cars cost like $12,000 per year on average. It's way cheaper to buy a fancy cargo bike like an ExtraCycle Edgerunner.

Comment 05 Aug 2014

The only Big Ten schools that they both have offers from are Indiana, Illinois and Northwestern. The only SEC schools are Vandy and Kentucky. They are both 4 stars so that's kind of surprising. Perhaps they want to earn offers from some better programs. They seem like the kind of in-state guys that OSU may offer if they miss on bigger out of state targets.

Comment 05 Aug 2014

As I recall, the assistants on Mack Brown's former staff will be paid what they were due to make this year unless they accept another job. If they accept another job then Texas will pay them nothing. So Texas may be paying him $500,000 to not accept a position on another staff. That's what I recall but I can't find a link.

Comment 03 Aug 2014

Not sure why this was downvoted. Anyone who is objective about this knows that OSU is a better school than Akron.

I really think that more student athletes should use their athletic ability to get into better schools. There are probably a number of football players at OSU who will never play meaningful minutes on the field and would be better off transferring to the Ivy League. They may not be able to normally but the football coach could get them in. They could get a degree from an elite university and actually get in the football games. Playing in the games is what is the most fun. I can't imagine spending 4 or 5 years just training to get into a game.

Comment 01 Aug 2014

I voted no because I don't think his record is going to get better this year. I don't think he is a good coach and I don't think his offensive line coach is very good. If he keeps his job it's going to be because the fans like him on a personal level.

Based on their records it's crazy that Pelini was thought to be on the hot seat while Hoke was not. The difference was PR. Pelini seems to be going all in to show his personality and seem likable rather than hiding from the media and letting the performance speak for itself.

Comment 22 Jul 2014

I voted Maryland because of their wide receivers and because we play them earlier in the year.

Comment 21 Jul 2014

Northwestern does not have high academic standards for all athletes. A few years ago a football player from my high school went there with an 850 (out of 1600) SAT score and a 3.2 gpa. He was going to safely graduate high school but clearly not academically prepared for a top university. No wonder they need so many tutors. I only found this info out because the high school has a website where you could look up a school and see the class year, GPA and test scores of everyone from the school who had applied and whether or not they were accepted. It wasn't hard to match up the name.

Comment 16 Jul 2014

Depends on your in boundary school! I expect to stay but the idea of cheaper childcare and banking some money when selling the house is attractive.

Comment 16 Jul 2014

This article really hit home for me. I'm from Cleveland and went to college outside Columbus. I live in DC, which is a pretty cool city in my opinion. Now I'm expecting my first child and thinking about the Midwest again. I married a Michigan woman and could totally see us moving to Cleveland, Columbus, Ann Arbor or maybe even Detroit (I'm an urbanist). There's something about going back to where you are from and it's even more attractive when it has a lower cost of living. My siblings and parents have all left Cleveland but I would love to live in Ohio City or Lakewood.