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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Sad to say, 8th grade year. Last minute red zone stand versus hated rival and I make a tackle at the three-yard line to save the game. Long gap... then I ran a marathon when I was 30. Not exactly Highlight Express.
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Chicago Blackhawks
  • NBA TEAM: Chicago Bulls

Recent Activity

Comment 7 hours ago

Safe to say there's no "Final Ranking" forum on the Michigan boards right now.

Comment 8 hours ago

Remember that the four early enrollees count towards the 2014 class, so they won't impact our numbers for this year (so, even if it's 28, it's really 24). If you remember, there were early enrollees last year as well, so there's room there.

Add to that the B1G clause that you can be over by three recruits. I think though (not sure about this one), the average has to be 25 over a certain time period I'm flailing here, so if anybody wants to jump in...

Comment 16 hours ago

Non-tOSU (sort of):

With your unique vantage point, what would be the one word of advice you could give to a recruit going through the process?

Comment 16 hours ago

Gustin + anyone with Gibson and Weber sticking (and Weber's sticking; you don't rock an Ohio State t-shirt days before NSD and flip unless you're a douchebag, which I've heard he's not) is good for me. Hill and Arnette are just icing.

I think Beckner is a more buttoned-down version of Diggs in the sense that he has really wanted to stay home from the get-go, but did the smart thing and at least checked out his options. I'm kind of in the camp of thinking you don't really "lose" when a recruit as high as Beckner stays home when you're in his top-3.


Comment 20 hours ago

1. Mike Weber is a sharp dressed man.

2. I think we'll know after meeting with Urban and Zach today where exactly we stand with Gibson and that word will leak if it does not go well. Meyer has shown he does not wanted to be left standing at the altar (you could argue that Saban does this, too). By the end of the weekend, we'll know if Gibson is all in or if we're parting ways. Just my two cents.

3. Can the Hurry Up become the Stick Around? Can Birm be on, like, around the clock? Don't answer quite yet, just think about it....

Comment 29 Jan 2015

So what do you think it will take for it to change? It seems like, as big as recruiting is, there's still an element of it that is a niche interest, so not everybody is up in arms or elated in certain situations (like they are here and on other boards). I think it's going to take national story of a recruiting situation gone wrong to really see changes.

Comment 29 Jan 2015

A. We're not going to get them all, unfortunately.

B. There's going to be more attrition, unfortunately, which will add to the space.

C. We will probably have to cool on, slow-play, (fill in other phrases that suggest a pecking order) a recruit if there is no space. Again, unfortunately.

Fortunately, we're the national champions.

Comment 29 Jan 2015

Everybody puts their foot in their mouth one time or another (I'm here to hold up the average for those who never do).

The difference in this one is, of course, social media and Neal's dad's decision to use it to air the particulars of this gaffe. Now it is the stuff of legends and we may never know the truth.

Comment 28 Jan 2015

Neither of those are guilty pleasures, man. Supremely talented women (albeit, one gone way too soon).

Comment 28 Jan 2015

So true. What's funny is that fewer people are recognizing her stuff now (though, admittedly, still many). Does that make it less guilty?

Comment 28 Jan 2015

Yeah, Hollywood pumps out tons and tons of shitty movies every year, many of them reboots. I'm not sure that this one is any more cringe-worthy just because it's an all-female cast.

Plus, Kristen Wiig is funny as shit with a lot of gif's to prove it.

Comment 27 Jan 2015

I always liked the Commit Tracker. A forerunner to the Crystal Ball.

Comment 27 Jan 2015

It's one of the consequences of running an ethical program.

Oh brother. Penn State Academy for the Delusional and Self-Important, West Campus.

Comment 26 Jan 2015

We flipped a "committed" guy today, right? Another guy visited us after being told by Bama specifically not to visit us. I mean, c'mon people.

Right now, they're verbal commits (outside of the four early enrollees). Let's all slow down our roll on the bashing of loyalty and gnashing of teeth in regards to them continuing the recruiting process up until NSD, just we are continuing to do, even at 25 recruits. This, after all, is like the wedding season in India to these guys. It's wacky and crazy and it will be all over soon.

Comment 25 Jan 2015

And I'd seen him downgraded to "soft" verbal on some sites.

Comment 25 Jan 2015

Tate adds another guy out there who is willing to be productive. Our issue has been that all of our starters, up to Tate starting, want to defer to Russell.