I think the reason for some of his coverage is alot of commentators used to be coaches and coaches LOVE players that play defense and play hard. He plays basketball "the right way". Therefore he gets a little more airtime than he probably should. Also, people are jealous of people who have their stuff together. Hes athletic, smart, well behaved, good looking etc. Jealousy.
The better question is how did it get to the point that it was that good?
I can see this since we are over the cap..wait whats that? We are like 30M under and we can't pay his 4M dollar bonus???
Sometimes a coach needs to show his players he has their back.
Semantics.... Can you imagine if Jackie Robinson pushed(or punched) every fan who said something stupid to him?
The problem with the M Smart situation is as a player you can never go after a fan...no matter what. If players punched every fan who was a jerk then it would be a boxing match every game.
Good thing Deshaun left early to play in "not the NBA". This isn't the NFL, you don't have a short shelf life. I don't know what he was thinking.
So I am normally pro athletes, but I got to thinking on this whole guaranteed scholarship thing recently. Say I got a 'ship for good grades and then my first semester I get a 1.0. I would lose the scholarship. So should I feel bad if Joe Athlete doesn't perform up to grade, similar to my theoretical situation? Now, insurance for injuries is a whole other matter that I feel they should be taken care of no questions.
Also P.S. Public Unions are ridiculous. Unions were meant to protect employees. Why should govt. employees need protection?
I think it makes more sense for places like Akron to compete with Youngstown St then Ohio State considering resources. Would this just have D1 be like 50 -60 schools and add the rest to D1AA?
Hopefully we can turn this negatives into an "Us against the world" type mentality. Urban has a history of finding reasons to have a team play angry. Between Spence and this he should be able to manufacture that pretty easy.
Something to always consider is the players home lives. If they NEED the money they are more likely to leave early. Braxton has a kid, if you could guarantee a 3rd round pick, and not slipping to 6-7th or undrafted it may be hard to say no to. (This is all speculation)
Herbie gets paid alot more than most of us and one of the downsides of fame and money is putting up with people. Seems he wants to have his cake and eat it to. If he doesn't want scrutiny and attention don't be on TV.
Its freaking ridiculous that David Pollack is the most un biased guy that ESPN trots out there(As far as primetime programming).
I say we call up Texas and have them bring there 4 best friends and we bring our 4 best friends and call it the Midwest whatever conference and be done with it. Let Texas and us take the big slice of the pie and split the rest evenly. For example
P/S Still not a bad basketball conference either.
There are also Fighting Irish, Trojans, Cowboys and Celtics but that doesn't fit into the medias narrative as nicely.
IF the NCAA teams are anything like the NFL only about 8% of what is raised will actually go to the cause.
If you watched the Browns game you can see the TE(Finley), lower his head leading up to contact. Gipson got a penalty(he lead with shoulder not helmet) and Finley is in the ICU. Point being, sometimes(probably alot), its the offensive player initiating the helmet to helmet contact. Yet the rules have nothing in place for that.
The only way Gipson could have made contact without coming near the shoulder(due to the TE being hunched over) is to take out the knee. Not exactly a great alternative.
Is there a way to retain him as an assistant or in the athletic department. He seems well liked and also knows his stuff.
Its probably due to the immense talent in the state. Theoretically you would never have to leave the state to recruit. Imagine Ohio having twice the population. Would we ever need to leave to recruit outside of a few prospects a year?
Remember when West Virginia lost to a terrible Pitt team? I'd expect a few of those this year.
Hate the way he left Cleveland. Absolute douche move. However, as said, he is a role model and never pulled a Kobe and had a Denver "incident". If it helps tOSU I'm all for it and I can imagine the camera will be focused on him alot on Saturday.
P.S. The douche move wasn't leaving Cleveland, it was doing the Decision. Players can go wherever they want, however the GOAT (Jordan) faxed in his contract re-upping with the Bulls. Durant did similar.
I like the idea of being able to enter the pros out of high school but if you go to college you have to stay 2/3 years. That way we don't have the 1 and done nonsense and it will allow the elite and ready to go pro right away. Problem solved.
If Kill needs to retire due to health concerns I hope you all don't share the same sentiment if Coach Meyer works himself up like he did in Florida. I think your more likely to die from a heart attack than a seizure.
If hes winning and his players are graduating then he should keep his job. If he doesn't, then fire him. People didn't fire Charlie Weis because hes a huge at risk candidate for a sideline heart attack. He gets fired because he sucks at his job.
If nothing else, Meyer knowing Kenny G is so good, he can feel more comfortable calling plays to Braxtons strength such as running and not fear injury. Even if Braxton gets injured there won't be a huge drop off. There is probably more of a drop of when we limit Braxton due to fearing injury.
I hate to make this comparison, but could we see something in the ScUM game similar to what they did last year with Denard but actually pass the ball.
It seems we could have both in the Shot Gun and have Wilson and/or Hall in the Wing/Slot come down pre snap on either side or behind(Pistol).