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Comment 8 hours ago

The graph isn't super clear but at least they provided the actual means and medians. That's worth something. A better infographic might have had all the university logos over their ranking spot to get the point across.

Comment 26 Jan 2015

I'm getting redirected to from 11W. Anybody else?

Comment 26 Jan 2015

This persisted even after I switched to OpenDNS and flushed my DNS cache. The behavior seems just like the issues I was having before - often I get redirected after sitting on a page for a little while.

Comment 26 Jan 2015

BC PSU was a good game but it was the exception for two 6-6 programs meeting in a bowl, and it was two of the most storied programs in all of college football. The other two you mentioned were good games, but they featured teams with no less than 8 wins. USC is a far way from Iowa as far as rewarding viewers with good football.

Comment 26 Jan 2015

No way Meyer benches the starters and runs the risk of losing to the scumweasels. I know his ultimate goal is to win Nattys, but he's an Ohioan and an ultracompetitive one at that. I just don't see it happening.

Comment 26 Jan 2015

Less bowl games is better IMHO. I don't feel like every 6-6 team or even a Group of 5 7-5 team deserves to go to a bowl. They are so seldom good matchups.

Comment 25 Jan 2015

An important thing to consider is the goal of the recruiting rankings. They're projective - they're not picking who the great high school players are, but the players that are likely to do well in college. They tend to rate players with good measurables and great high school production or work ethic lower than players with great measurables and only good high school performance. Not to rely on hindsight bias too much here, but that's how the 195lb Darron Lee get three stars (and 185lb Chris Worley), while 220lb, crazy 4.4-40 Mike Mitchell gets five. They all produced in high school, but Mike's measurables give him a much higher higher rating.

I think OSU's coaching staff tries to consider things a little more holistically and may have a better eye for what actually translates into college production than the recruiting services. If you can't evaluate those things well, you have to rely more on height and hand size. This plays right into Tuscalucifer's hand - his strategy is to sign for size and hopefully teach the rest. There's high turnover (blame grayshirting, oversigning, or totally-kosher early exit to the NFL), so if the 240lb HS linebacker doesn't work out hopefully next year's 240lb HS linebacker will. He picks big guys, and Rivals and friends see stars.

Comment 23 Jan 2015
He was his best for those three games but he was really unrecognizable starting with the MSU game. He just lived in Sparty's backfield and never regressed badly after that.
Comment 19 Jan 2015

He's saying it's a crazy coincidence that two people with such similar names are both going to play football at the same school. What are the odds?