This is one of the hardest situations I have encountered. B-Rocks father (who was also a member of TBDBITL while attending OSU), and family are friends of mine from high school at Zanesville. Brock's father and Grandparents are the kindest people who will do anything for people in need. It has been touching to see all of the outpouring of love and support for the Johnsons. It truly sucks when things like this happen to awesome people. The one thing we all can learn from Brock is to enjoy and make the best of every day. RIP Brock, your strength and courage are inspiring.
It was a great environment for football. Every fall since we moved to PA I think about how great the community was for not only football but for my band students as well. Schools here in Pennsylvania do not stack up to A-C, (or the majority of Ohio schools!)
I still have my beer bucket from the night it went up. I miss the kegs and eggs!
LaBamba got me through undergrad! One super steak burrito soaked up enough alcohol to keep me studying at night.
When were you at IC? I had a friend in undergrad from there.
Many moons ago, before moving to PA, I was the band director at Amanda. It was great getting to play in the state championship game in 97. We used to play the muppet show theme song when we got up by 5 TD's
I keep having flashbacks to 98. That team was loaded but had one bad Half. I think the 15 team is going to be better than 98. We just can't let our guard down.
more possible that Bama fans are dummies.
Living in PA I got so tired of seeing fans stupid 409 stickers (for those who are not familiar that number is SUPPOSED to represent the number of wins their football Messiah paterno won) that I made one that had two on it. As in Two national championships in program history. On the other side with a block O I had a 2 and sub scripted it stated in the last 13. Some douchbag stole it. As Jack Nicholson stated in a few good men....you can't handle the truth!
it appears that the same people in management who handle scouting and the draft were also in charge of the uniform redesign. A weak attempt at flash and no substance.
my coffee does not taste nearly as good without the Monday morning Skully!
All this speculation reminds me of the Braxton transfer rumors. Until they say they are leaving I think they are staying. I forget, where is Braxton transferring to?
I think there are two issues that we are dealing with here that are connected to our larger nemesis. 1) UC fans (which living in PA I must admit sound A LOT like PSU fans, except PSU has some wins to crow about) and 2) the whole Cincinnati/NKY connection.
Annoying UC fans=Cincinnati/NKY=Kentucky, Kentucky=SEC
Let's all focus on dismantling the SEC again this fall!
Forgive Gary Patterson. You cannot have a rational argument with an unrational person. He answered his own question why they weren't selected when he stated that the four best TEAMS would be selected. When YOUR TEAM has no Defense, you are not one of the best teams.
your 65,000 number for Nippert is slightly off. Their record attendance is 36,007. They are expanding their stadium this year but only to 40,000, Which is roughly the size of A deck. The 65,000 number was from PBS.
If I am not mistaken when there is a home and home series the financials are not as big as you would think since each side gets their own gate when they host.
My sympathy goes out to you. I wholeheartedly agree that this 11W Family is one of the places I come to for comfort in difficult times. This 11W family would make Woody proud. "You Win With People"
I was cleaning out some files and found tuition bills from my years at Ohio State. 3,100 for the year! That price got me 4 credits in my doctoral program at Boston University!
it is not always easy to judge a band director from one environment to another. Obviously, from the statement about the candidate, he was being praised at Auburn for increasing interest and the size of the band, which they stated was over 300. Most college marching bands will take anyone who can breathe and stand upright. TBDBITL is not a common marching band, and he competition amongst the members to march on Saturday ensure they are always at their best. Other B1G marching bands which I have had contact with require an audition only to join the band (Purdue, PSU, Maryland) and do not have the facilities, funding, or support our band enjoys. Believe it or not, I know several high school directors who, if given the opportunity at OSU could produce excellent results with TBDBITL. If the committee feels that this candidate has the vision and leadership skills to lead the TEAM which is our band they will be fine.
The course in wind band literature is a class which is taken by conducting majors. It studies the history, and theory behind the music. It has nothing to do with what would be done with a marching band. By the way, most bands play music which is specifically arranged for them. We have a huge staff at OSU that does this for TBDBITL. So does the band I teach.
The Vandy position is more than athletics. E. Gordon Gee disbanded the athletic department when he was president there and rolled the sports into another dept. many were worried that he was going to bring the same ideas back for his 2nd go round.
I watched more wrestling Friday and Saturday than basketball. This team is going to be good for many years. I only wish that wrestling would have been half this respectable in the 90s
Archie might be a good get for us whenever Matta decides to hang up the whistle. His Dayton kids are very well coached and play with heart. They just appeared to run out of gas against OU
I am envious of my teenagers. They are fortunate to never have seen a game against TTUN during the Cooper era! They find it difficult to believe that the Skunk Weasels were ever good.
I would like to see what Russell could do with a supporting cast like Conley had. Russell often times has to be a one man team.