It still bothers me there are probably safe/lock combinations set to 2-10-1 up north. I fervently hope I live long enough to see the lifetime record swing OSU's way.
1. Any of the suggestions above about adding scholarships need to keep Title IX in mind. If you add to football, you need an offset on the women side.
2. Urban talks about July being a dead period. I agree to give the coaches a break. But that won't stop players from showing up on their own. Allegedly it was a poor academic showing when Gary & his mother visited on their own that turned them against OSU. I have my doubts on that, but it does show you have to be ready even during dead periods.
Lutz Long. Died in the war.
Is the captain the honorary Attilla?
I hope he takes advantage of this opportunity and gives the young players the benefit of his experience. No suspensions for BGSU would be a good thing.
Mr. Pridgeon, meet your mentor, Cameron Mitchell.
At least there will be something sane to balance the Harbaugh insanity. My favorite definition of news is those things different from yesterday. By that definition, Harbaugh fits. But he's reached the point of whacko saturation.
Good weather & OSU will break 100K.
Cincinnati makes sense as one to provide a travel partner for WVU. Look at how the PAC-12 schedules basketball for an idea of how travel partners work. The other school is tough. There are no candidates near Iowa State. Might as well be BYU.
DV's to the first person who suggests a throwback helmet.
1. Is that "'Ol Jer" in the first film clip? I'd have preferred the David Perkins hit on Brutus to illustrate the old-style method.
2. I wish Bosa would have listened better to the compression tackling lectures and drills.
I've posited ESPN could broker a Texas entry to the B1G as a way to get out from underneath the burden of the Longhorn Network. Academic affiliation does not matter to recruits, but it does matter to college presidents. Perhaps access to the CIC and slightly more money than what they are making as part of the Big 12 would cause them to swallow their autonomy.
Look at Johns Hopkins as an adjunct member. Was it their lacrosse prowess or the fact they are #1 for Federal grants?
B1G web site shows OSU tied for division championship. Did they get a trophy? Ring? That should be another $50K. And the Fiesta Bowl is one of the CFP bowl games. Another $200K.
There is no doubt Columbus will have the highest Nielsen rating for day one of the NFL draft. Birmingham will be up there too. Cleveland will be in the top five for two reasons: 1) Buckeyes 2) who gets the curse. I doubt if they will be able to unload the top pick.
Someone feel free to Photo shop this onto a picture of dejected Jim Harbaugh.
"To be the man, you gotta beat the man."
Ric Flair, 1989
Jim Harbaugh, you're not the Man.
I'm partial to Smirnoff triple distilled 100 proof. Quicker buzz, less prone to hangover. Have a 70s party. Find a section of shag carpet and make Harvey Wallbangers. OJ and vodka with a Galliano float. There also is a delicious cake recipe.
Very Napoleonic of you.
The Big Ten rigged PSU's entry schedule to give them the best chance to get to the Rose Bowl. As much as it pains me to say, Michigan was the dominant conference team in the late 80's/early 90's. PSU got a bye before the Michigan game their first four years in the league. They got a bye before OSU their first two years. And OSU had to play at PSU two of their first three games including back-to-back in 1993 & 1994. Why did they get these schedule breaks before the two best teams in the conference and not rotated to other teams? Why not before Indiana and Iowa? Seeing as how they went to the Rose Bowl in year two it worked.
Paterno was famous for rigging his schedule. He put byes before playing Alabama. After agreeing to open with OSU, he moved Temple to the week before. Woody was furious.
When you talk SEC, you talk athletic foundations. I think that is the source. LSU, for example, has had state funds cut 20%, yet they built a student center - Lawrence pic with beach chairs - and an artificial river spelling LSU.
I'd love to see the accounting. OSU does directly contribute to the Library. But I am sure the amount includes tuition -going up for out of state athletes -and bond payments for athletic facilities. On top of that, athletics pays rent for use of the same facilities. I was told it was cheaper to play a basketball game at Nationwide than the Schott. That's like paying a mortgage and rent on your house.
Is Slade the brother of the current OSU DE? An offer in the fall of his freshman year speaks volumes about his ability.
I don't think you pass on Bruce in any circumstance. As for DT, you have to compare current players to what's available. Larry Johnson knows his current talent. Can it suffice next season? Would King be an upgrade over Landers/Hamilton? If not, bank the scholarship for a banner 2017. I'd rather see two safety prospects because the the injury uncertainty over Smith/Burrows. With the number of spread teams OSU faces next season, DB depth will be critical.