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Comment 14 Nov 2016

What is the Mission Statement of The College Football Playoff Committee?  And how does it possibly help determine Ohio State’s position in CFP selection process.

Here is a statement directly from their page….  The criteria to be provided to the selection committee must be aligned with the ideals of the commissioners, Presidents, athletic directors and coaches to honor regular season success while at the same time providing enough flexibility and discretion to select a non-champion or independent under circumstances where that particular non-champion or independent is unequivocally one of the four best teams in the country.

It basically comes down to two simple questions.  How important is it to only have a conference champion as a representative?  If you go by the thinking that it has to be a conference champion, then Notre Dame can never be invited with one loss.  Ever.  It is that simple.  If they ever lose a game they would be out, because they are not in a conference. 

Second question, do you believe Ohio State is unequivocally one of the four best teams in the country?  Right now, yes.  But we will find out the answer to this very soon.  There is a whole lot of football left to be played.  

Comment 14 Nov 2016

It will not be 8 teams at least until the original contract is finished.  It was for 14 years, and we are only in year 3.  It is a waste of time to even bring up the topic at this point.  

Comment 14 Nov 2016

When you blow up the front office and coaching staff every other year, you lack stability in all facets of your organizaiton.  You cannot win without some stability.  

Comment 10 Oct 2015

I watched the Indiana game in a bar.  The first six plays were 5 runs and a flare screen to a wideout.  The first play Cardale actually dropped back to pass he was sacked and fumbled.  Some a-hole shouted "I hope he broke his fucking arm".  I loudly said what an a-hole, who in their right mind wearing buckeye garb would hope one of our own broke his f-ing arm.  He later mumbled "shotgun or whatever your dumbass nickname is, get him the hell out of the game".  The guy was 17-20 in the first half.  Everytime Cardale made a completion, I screamed "12 gauge!".  You can question play calling or blown assignments, but when you bitch and complain about a coaches decision on who starts, or downgrade a player who is 17-20 in a half, you are out of line.  Remember all of those other guys on the other team, they are on scholarship too.  They aren't playing scrubs.  Enjoy the ride and support the team!

Comment 09 Oct 2015

Maryland - OSU - OSU 7

MICH ST - Rutgers - Sparty 6

Indiana - Penn St. - Indiana 5

Minnesota @ Purdue - Purdue 4

Illinois @ Iowa - Iowa 3

Wisky @ Huskers - Huskers 2

Northwestern @ Skunkweasels - Northwestern 1

Tie Breaker - OSU 59 - Terps - 17

Comment 31 Aug 2015

Franklin is a great recruiter, but if you watched his in game decisions and overall coaching, it leaves a lot to be desired.  Right now I would rank Michigan State, Michigan, Penn State 3rd.  

Comment 21 Jul 2015

I find it bizarre that a person (Clark) would think Ohio State and Columbus was just too big, yet goes to UCLA.  He does realize UCLA is in the second most populous city in the country and by land area I would imagine is the largest by far.  Hmmmm..... I have been to both, and UCLA  and LA is not all it is cracked up to be.  

Comment 20 May 2015

1972 USC Trojans.  5 First team All-Americans, plus 3 more sophomores that would later be named All-Americans.  Runner Up would be the 2001 Miami Hurricanes, and then maybe the 1971 Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Comment 10 Dec 2014

Here is a grid of classes with schollies.  As for the juniors, Underwood and Brown I think are not returning.  I would think Washington might leave early and Spence's career is over. 

Comment 08 Dec 2014

Steve Adazzio - Boston College. Urban Meyer coaching tree.

Comment 30 Nov 2014

I predicted that they may retain Hoke.  Here is my reasoning.  The last search they did, blew up in their face.  Harbaugh went to the NFL, Les Miles got a bigger contract to stay at LSU.  They need to make a huge splash with this next hire.  It cannot turn out like last time.  They ended up with hot dog water all over their faces.  If it happens again, the program is doomed for the next decade.  I believe they are having "back channel discussions" with a short list of their top choice candidates to gauge the candidates interest and likelihood they would join the university.  If they cannot make a huge name hire, a la "Urban Meyer" like splash, they would be best served to keep Hoke for the next year.  Harbaugh is not coming back to Ann Arbor.  He knows if he makes that choice, he will not get back to the NFL, as he does not regard that job as a stepping stone.  If he took it, he would be there for 15 + years, ending his quest for that NFL title.  They know they just can't fire somebody without a big time hire waiting in the wings.

Comment 20 Nov 2014

Pretty sure Santonio was a 3* and Cris for all his talent definitely didn't live up to potential at Ohio state with his early exit

Obviously you never saw Chris Carter play.  Flat out the greatest wide receiver that ever played at Ohio State.  He played in a run heavy Offense, and still was a monster and put up great numbers.  He missed his last year and is still near the top in many receiving categories.  

Comment 06 Nov 2014

The best scenario for all non SEC teams is for Alabama to beat LSU, lose to MISS St, and beat Auburn.  This will leave an undefeated Miss St., and all other SEC west teams with at least 2 losses.  Auburn is the wildcard obviously. 

This goes back to before the season ever started.  All the ESPN pundits stated it was going to be a wild, wide open year in the almighty SEC.  Their reasoning was how young and inexperienced the conferences top teams' QBs were going to be.  Alabama, LSU, A & M, etc., were going to have 1st year starters.   This was a well conceived plan by the SEC's partner ESPN to insure the SEC champ, which stood a good chance to have 2 losses, to be in the "joke of a playoff".  What they did not count on was the strong showing by the schools of Mississippi. 

So, in short, it is best if Miss ST finishes undefeated and the rest of the west division finishes with 2 losses.  That would almost guarantee 4 of the Power 5 conferences would be represented in the ESPN CFB Playoff. Which we know is not a playoff.  Because how is this the only sport on the entire green earth with a "playoff", that has no defined way of qualifying?? You qualify not by what you do on the field, but rather a group of biased people in a room, with a subjective opinion.  Yep, that sounds like a true playoff.

By the way, here is the definition of the word Subjective. 
sub·jec·tive
səbˈjektiv/
adjective
adjective: subjective

1.
based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions.

Comment 12 Sep 2014

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%$ !. 

Comment 12 Sep 2014

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. 

Comment 17 May 2014

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.

 

Comment 09 May 2014

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.

Comment 29 Apr 2014

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.