Put MSU in the west and swap out with any team other than UNL and Wisconsin to even things out.
I hope he can tackle better than Apple. Always saw Apple whiffing and taking bad angles. Apple was a very good cover corner, but poor tackler.
My high school years from 88-91 coincided with the worst 4 years of OSU football in recent memory. Uggh. There were a lot of Walverine fans thumping their chests those years.
Wish OSU had done the same for the 2011 bowl game so 2012 could have been saved..
I trust in Urban. Recruiting mainly Ohio kids isn't going to get it done against the likes of Alabama and the rest of the SEC. MSU found out the hard way this year. Tressel did too, twice.
OSU and UM are always going to be MSU's "bowl games". They play like a team possessed in those two games.
For a moment there I thought he was going to troll UM when he said "The University of" and then put on the Clemson hat.
Oh well, more power to him if he thinks his ex-high school coach will make him a better lineman than Larry Johnson Sr. would have.
As for his mom's "academic" argument for his school, I think that was bs because Alabama and Clemson were two of his choices.
Really only lost to UM. Beat some very good PSU and ND teams. I think those end of season losses to UM were so devastating that the team just didn't care about the bowl game that much (the "Alabama excuse").
Growing up in the 80's it was incredibly frustrating to watch OSU as Earle would always blow 2 games. People now act like he owned UM, but he was only 1 game above 500. I remember when Coop was hired he famously said that OSU had on its roster "too many slow white guys". Coop modernized OSU football and would be considered a legendary coach if he only could've beaten you know who. It was a shame the playoffs weren't around then because I think he would have won it all in '96 and '98.
Was reading on bleacher report about why Terrelle Hall decommited from OSU. Looks like Alabama sold him on getting to the NFL. Alabama is getting a ton of guys with NFL dreams. Might eventually blow up in their face. I like the family atmosphere OSU is building. Of course, OSU guys get to the pros too, at a higher rate than Alabama.
Damn near impossible to pull kids from the heart of the South. Only OSU has been able to get a few. ND, UM, PSU all can't.
If most 4*'s and 5*'s in one class are ever Northern and Eastcoast kids, OSU will be #1 that year.
I do agree with you though that I had visions of Meyer pulling in 4 5*'s in one class like he did at UF in 2010. Looks like 2017 may be his best chance to do so.
All the ranking services are biased to Southern kids. As long as Meyer keeps reeling in top 5 classes OSU will be fine. The difference between #5 and #1 is purely subjective. We know how the on field results compare between Alabama and OSU when they played. On the flip side, MSU has been a major thorn with recruiting classes not even remotely close to OSU's.
What was the reason why Terrell Hall decomitted? Sure would be nice to have him as part of the class.
ND must have a REALLY strong pull for the in state guys who go there with an OSU offer. There is no comparison in terms of the quality of the football programs the last 20 years.
Signing day is going to be crazy. 247 projects OSU to finish 5th and Alabama #1, passing LSU. Bagmen must be working overtime. Would also love to see Gary go to Clemson.
I visit all those sites you mention I should avoid...isn't that the point of being on the internet? I kid, I kid...kinda
Yep, I always get the AppleCare and resell my MBP's on Ebay about a month or two before AppleCare expires. Sold my Last 15" MBP for $1100 (bought for $2800) after almost 3 years of use. I tend to think of the overall cost of use by month so that one cost me about $47 per month. I pay more for my internet, which is $60 per month.
Would you pay $47 a month to have a virus free, adware free, smooth computing experience?
Here's a tip. For a lot of paywalled newspaper articles if you google the title and click the google search return link, you can read the article for free. Newspapers have an agreement with Google where Google pays them. I just read the article this way; this also works at the Wall St. Journal.
For newspaper sites like the NY Times that have a monthly quota just read from a private browsing tab and reset the tab after you reach the quota.
I have a feeling that Haskins convinced Hardman to join him at OSU.
Who exactly did Alabama beat that was proven to be really good? I know, I know a bunch of over-rated SEC teams that did not deserve their rankings but were ranked early only for being in the SEC. LSU and Florida were proven to be complete paper tigers. Tennessee was a decent team. In the end, I don't see Alabama's schedule as being much more difficult than OSU. The difference was that OSU did not win its division and Alabama did.
Do most walk ons get any real playing time? If you are good enough to be a walk on at OSU I'm assuming you could start and be a star at the Ivy or Division III level. Provided you are in the ball park academically, going to an Ivy or a school like Williams, Amherst would seem to be a better deal. Actually play and get an elite education as opposed to just being fodder in practice against the 4 and 5 star scholarship athletes.
Actually, forget his name but a former OSU backup linebacker did just that. Once he realized he'd never get any real playing time he transferred to Harvard. This was a scholarship player too.
Don't forget Jeremy Cash at safety. Cash and Bell as the starting safeties, talk about a no fly zone.
1st pick of the 2nd round to the Browns. TPeezy and Brax as your Browns starting receivers. 2 ex OSU qb's as receivers for the Browns! I can only dream as a Browns fan.
I always liked him. I did not care whether he or his dad took money or not. They were not breaking laws; only stupid NCAAZI rules. Pretty certain players get paid in all the big time programs. It is especially ironic seeing how much grief he gets from Alabama fans, considering that program may be the most corrupt in the history of college football. What about all those suits and Dodge Chargers we see Bama players with?
Cam is the new prototype; he can run, throw, and take a hit. Lot of fun to watch, and who doesn't look forward to seeing which kid he gives his next TD ball to?