Who is buying it? Is it just Auburn fans looking to troll Bama? I'm thinking of the guys at SEC media days with the Auburn shorts and OSU shirts and hats...
It seems like the writing is on the wall for Nuernberger. He wasn't a good kicker last year so we brought in another for this year and signed a guy for 2017.
As an Eds grad I'm no fan of this move. Eds plays a quality schedule and Coach Flan also coaches for USA Basketball so I doubt he will receive better coaching.
When I was in high school I saw the Coach Flan leading a tour of St Eds for Lebron James, who was then in the fall of his sophomore year. I'm assuming he was thinking about transferring. This was the year they had alumni named the Pac-10 and Conference USA players of the year and had a senior who was a McDonald's All Anerican. They have gone from that to guys transferring out. That's crazy.
The one X factor here is the home situation. He's going to a boarding school. There may be any number of things that he might want to get away from that don't necessarily reflect poorly on his family or anything. Maybe he wants some more freedom and his parents want to create a little distance between him and a girl or some friends.
While still in high school this kid had his whole bedroom decked out in Ohio State stuff. It's crazy that he's not going to OSU. WVU is a shit school in a shit city. There is no academic or social reason to go there.
I met my wife in Woody Hayes Hall at Denison. I think they also had some plaques in his honor in the athletic facility.
For me the defining moment of change was when they got rid of the long stadium style urinals in the bathrooms. I think that was like 2004.
And they are known for their kicking game.
Yeah I definitely don't buy the 40 time for AW. I watched his highlight tape yesterday and while he looks like a very good player he did not have speed that jumped off the screen. On the other hand, I also watched the highlight tape of Cole Gest, a RB out of St Eds. I'm an Eds grad and have been loosely following his recruitment. Both are about the same size but Gest absolutely exploded off the screen. Gest's highlight tape is below. I like both of them but I don't see either going to OSU.
Alex Stump makes a great block at the 40 second mark.
Also, do the monuments at night and as late as possible. It's quieter then and much more fun. Unless you have some military connection, I would say that the trip to Arlington Cemetery isn't really necessary. The Vietnam and Korea memorials are very special and much more centrally located. You can hit them at the same time as the White House, Lincoln Memorial, WWII, MLK, Jefferson, and my favorite, the FDR. Also, I would recommend against taking those ridiculous sightseeing buses.
I live in DC and it can get pretty hot and humid in the summer. There is plenty of stuff to do though. I would recommend doing DC for a few days and then heading out to a beach town at the Maryland or Delaware shore. Get a hotel room in Rehoboth but like actually in the city, not just nearby. That way your son can even can roam the town a bit on his own. There's an arcade and stuff.
Also, when in DC you should actually stay in DC and get around like a local using public transit and taxis/Uber when necessary. Otherwise you will spend all your time driving around cursing traffic and the cost of parking. I would checkout companies like Air BnB in addition to the obvious hotels.
He really jumps out on the tape. St. Eds plays top quality competition so you know it's no joke. He's really fast but he's white so that means he's "deceptively fast". I like how he seems to enjoy blocking and he's got great hands. I can't stand seeing Buckeye receivers who are inept at blocking or just can't hold onto the ball.
Is it wrong that when I saw Spielman's daughter I immediately wanted to introduce her to one of the Borens in hopes that they hit it off and create some sort of super buckeye in the 2035 recruiting class?
Born, raised and college in Ohio... Mother went to Ashtabula St John's a couple years ahead of Urban Meyer (PBUH)... Parents met in Columbus... Dad whent to grad school at OSU... Born at halftime of an OSU-M******* football game - Buckeyes won... Went to high school with Troy Smith and Alex Boone although both were *ssholes, Troy especially... Played rugby for OSU for a little while, although I never went there... Met wife in Woody Hayes Hall (PBUH), a dorm on our campus... Our son was born the morning of the 2014 Big Ten Championship game and we watched the game from the hospital.
This is so true. I read that he has an insane map of downtown with all of the buildings that he owns identified. Thank God he's buying them up and not some scrapper or slumlord. People are moving back to cities and by their presence they are changing many of the negative stereotypes of cities. Detroit has a long way to go but I hope Gilbert's investments pay back 10 fold.
Also, he should really be owning the Pistons. It's a shame he wasn't able to buy them. If he did then there's no doubt he would build an arena downtown like Abe Pollin did in DC. That revolutionized DC's Chinatown neighborhood. It's ridiculous that the Pistons play so far from Detroit.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.