Nice write up. Always good to hear about the wrestling program. I do believe they will be in the hunt this year for the Big Ten and National Team titles.
I did not tear down this individual, rather gave my opinion. There were three different posts of this individual, so I responded three different times. I have been consistent each time I have rendered my view. He is not 180 lbs or 190 lbs. I have seen him play in person, and he is only about 155 lbs. That is not a rip on him, it is what my observation was firsthand. In my opinion that is too small to play big time college ball. He is very fast, once again not a rip, but rather a compliment. He was suspended twice last season, once again a fact. I heard it was once for not attending class, and the other for skipping out on practice. These have both been speculated and reported on multiple blog posts in Cleveland area forums. So is that hearsay? Yeah sure, but not really a rip, it is a second hand fact. I am not rooting against anyone, just stating I don't think he is a fit for the Buckeyes. I compared him to Sam McGuffie, in size, speed and athleticism. That is not a rip, but you saw how McGuffie fared right? I guess lastly 12th, you can disagree with my assessment if you have a different take. Have you seen him in person? Probably not. Did you read factual print in the Cleveland area that he was suspended twice last year for discipline problems? Probably not. Have you formed an honest opinion on his abilities to translate to big time college football from your own observations, or did you do that just from getting on the internet and reading feel good stories about him. I would imagine the latter. So toughen up, grow a thicker skin. Don't let someone's honest assessment and opinion of a recruit, and opinion of how that recruit would translate on the field for the Buckeyes hurt your feelings. There is no crying in football you candy a%$ !.
Pass on this kid. First off, he is no where near 180 lbs. Think Sam McGuffie. He is fast, but too small. He is more like 155 lbs. Second, his coach is new this year. He was suspended twice last year, for both problems at school, and on the team for his unwillingness to go to class and practice. He is not the teammate his coach is spewing about. I personally don't want to hear about all these 4 and 5 star track guys under 175 lbs that we are recruiting and getting commitments from. I want to hear about some 5 star linemen that want to commit. Until we hit home runs with those types, it doesn't matter who lines up in the backfield.
Unless McCall has put on 30 pounds, no way he is 180 lbs. He is fast, but more like 150-155 lbs. I have heard a lot of rumors about his off field demeanor, and I would be happy if he were to choose elsewhere. Just my opinion.
I saw McCall play and he is very fast. He is no where near 190 lbs. I would guess somewhere near 155-160 lbs is more realistic. They continually ran him in between the tackles for the 1st quarter, and he got nothing. I would guess he carried the ball 7 times for 7 yards in that quarter. In the second they ran him outside and he averaged probably 15-20 yds per carry. He did have discipline problems last year from what I hear. He did miss a game for discipline problems. I don't think this kid is worth the trouble.
The Browns do not need Johnny douchebag to sell tickets. In case nobody ever noticed, the Browns have been sold out even with a consistent 4-12 team. This is not Cincy where they have a local TV blackout for playoff games. The Clowns need players that will help them win games. The tickets always sell out. The Browns replaced one terrible billionaire owner for another terrible billionaire owner. They passed on Sammy Watkins, bad mistake. They over reach on a DB that they could have picked a similar one at 26, and they took a QB that was a mid second round at best. In my opinion they could of had Watkins, Roby, and probably Su'a-Filo at 35. But hey when your owner takes advice from a homeless guy, the future looks bright.
I saw on the news in Cleveland yesterday, that Boardman Schools near Youngstown, will implement this same program described above. That is interesting because it is a public school. Obviously someone already stated the policy a private school could take with this, "if you don't like it, go somewhere else". But this should be interesting if someone from a public school challenges this policy. They said it would cost $ 40 per test and roughly $ 250,000 total for the Boardman district. I see taxpayers getting a bit miffed to cover this bill.
Pete Johnson vs Any other Running Back
As far as Fickell vs Vrabel, Fickell was the greatest HWY wrestler coming out of high school, than anyone I have ever seen at any other school in any state. His exploits were legendary. Say what you will about his coaching, but his wrestling speaks for itself, and that would be all he would need in any circle drill.
I think you are a little too much in love with JT Barrett. He did some nice things in the second half when given the time. When you included Jones as a run first guy, you lost all credibility. The offensive line Jones was behind was definitely giving him less time than the one Barrett was operating behind. Practice is where the job will be won. Jones is pocket passer, always has been. Just go back and watch his hs film.
~~The real problem is that NCAA rules prohibit athletes from making any money on their own, via a job, unless during the specified time of year which the NCAA allows. They can get a job during the summer only, but can only make a limited amount of money. Ohio State's receiver Devier Posey was suspended 5 games for getting paid too much money for his summer job. These 5 games were in addition to the original 5 games he was suspended for selling his personal property for tattoos. How much was he overpaid? $ 2.37 total. So not only can they limit the so called "student athlete" to when and how much they can work, but they also can limit the amount of money that "student athlete" can earn. And if they don't like it they can strip a portion of your eligibility away and further damage your positioning in the NFL draft. The difference between him going in the first round where he was projected before this, and in the second round where he finally went, meant millions of dollars. Nowhere else in our society is this practiced or acceptable. No other student on scholarship for academics is restricted in this manner. And before anyone argues they are getting an opportunity at a free education most of us would be appreciative of, none of us are bringing in BILLIONS OF DOLLARS to the NCAA. The president of the NCAA makes somewhere north of $ 900K. The guy who sits on as chairperson for the Fiesta Bowl was getting paid over $ 600K plus perks equaling another$ 250K. That is to put on 1 football game per year. The head coaches are making $ 2 - $ 5 million per year in the top conferences. But yet a student athlete cannot get a couple of dollars to eat out, or buy some basic needs such as clothing. It is so nice of the people that are against it the most, are the ones who benefit the most off of the sacrifices of these “student athletes”. NCAA sports is a business. Period. It is time the employees are given something for their labor
The fact is very simple, NCAA sports is a business. The NCAA just signed two t.v. deals for the football playoff ($ 10 + billion) and the NCAA Basketball Tourney ($ 14 billion). To say the athletes that supplies the labor for these revenue streams should not be able to be provided with some form of monetary stipend above their tuition, is archaic and pure greed.
And let’s not forget who invented the term “student athlete”. It was the NCAA. And why did they invent this term? Read this article. http://johnclay.bloginky.com/.../why-the-ncaa-uses-the.../ It was the Colorado Supreme Court who ruled on the status to protect the financial gains of one of their state’s flagship universities. The monarch of the NCAA has had 6 decades to fill their pockets, without sharing with the labor which provides these riches.
The bottom line, congress will have to step in and set this all up. It is a very complicated mess with Title IX, IRS tax implications, etc to tip toe through this minefield. I just hope it does not destroy college sports. It will change from the current model, to what, I don’t think anyone can answer this just yet.
Those are the logistics that need to be worked out. Ohio State I think has the largest athletic department in the NCAA. They have 400 athletes on scholarship. They have a little over 1100 total athletes. So do you pay only the ones on scholarship? Because you do have to pay the girls gymnast that is on scholarship. That is the Title IX, that they cannot get around. So it is more than just football and basketball that needs to be accounted for. So $ 2,000 x 400 = $ 800,000. That seems like a bit low. Especially when you think the coaches are getting $ 4 million per yr. I know Ohio State, Michigan, and the rest of the big boys can afford to peel off about $ 2 million for their budget. But can the little sisters of the poor, afford to stay in business? I do not agree with the no pay for training camp. The labor board already addressed that, as well as, the travel time for some away games. Leaving on Friday afternoon and returning sometimes early Sunday. Just because the NCAA says it is only a 4 hour event, that labor board determined that they average well over the 20 hrs. per week that the NCAA defined as "20 hrs". When you factor in the education, room and board, etc., along with a monetary stipend, I would think somewhere between $ 4k and $ 5K would be sufficient. But we shall see
Well, Paterno was not Sandusky's boss at the time of the 01 incident. So there is your first error.
Freeh was not employed by the FBI when he was hired by Penn State, therefore your delirious accusations of a FBI conspiracy holds no water
And all of your other quotes are delusional and never happened.
Don't know what more made up non facts you would like to spew, but hey if you put something on the internet it must be true.
Graduated from The Ohio State University in March of 93. Thanks for asking. Utah, you are a tool. No point in debating with a jagoff like you. He would not of went to prison. You should brush up on your law first. An employee of an academic institution who suspects abuse of a physical and/or sexual manner, must report said abuse through their direct supervisor. He did that. Get the facts straight. Should he of followed up, absolutely. But don't act like he raped, or looked the other way. Like I said, big difference between the wife of the rapist claiming the rapist innocence and the family of Paterno defending his character and legacy. If you are too ignorant to see that, well I guess that would be par for the course of a Columbus State dropout.
First of all, don't lump a person(Mrs. Sandusky) defending a child rapist, with a person(Paterno family) defending their father's legacy. Two totally different set of circumstances. Sandusky is the lowest of the low's when it comes to a human being. Paterno on the other hand did everything by law he was suppose to on this. He reported it to his superiors. Should he of done more from a moral standpoint? Absolutely.
Don't believe the Freeh report. A man died, and was unable to defend himself, nor tell his side of the story. The report was done in a hurry, and very sloppy. Don't act like Paterno was the person doing the raping. He wasn't. The punishment done to the football program is a joke. The wins that were vacated, is a slap in the face to the players that played the game.
I have seen him play since his freshman year. Has all the physical tools there is no doubt about it. Needs to play every play. Can get frustrated at times. Ignatius played against an option team last year, and he lost his cool quite a bit when they would cut block at the line of scrimmage. Really took him out of the game. Other games, he played like a first team all american. He was the best player on the field against St. Eds. He is really 6'4" and around 250 lbs.