True. They should both warrant the same penalty, though, that penalty should still be what it is: permanent suspension. We're talking about a guy here who has a drug problem, and possibly a serious one at that. It's not about football at this point.
Odds of him NOT transferring or going pro are rather nil. May reported that he's likely done as a Buckeye.
Washington State's offense (Leach) vs. Penn State's offense (Franklin) isn't much of a comparison. On the same token, Leach is where he is today because he's never had a defense either.
Not even a comparison. When you throw 40+ times a game, you're gonna have INT's. Penn State sinks or swims depending on that kid.
Going with Hackenberg, only because he's that entire offense right now. And he's going to look great in Cleveland in two years.
Birm, what will it take for Ohio State to get back to first place in B1G recruiting, or is that out at this point with their scholarships back? I'd love to keep the recruiting crown streak going.
Well said. +1
Give it a few years and Penn State will be thee hardest game on the schedule, especially with the pace of Franklin's recruiting.
I think there'd be something nice about, say, the Orange Bowl, and beating, say, Auburn. Get the youngsters a nice win. All we've heard is "Meyer has nothing to hang his hat on"... and that's fair. Getting thrusted into the playoff at #4 doesn't sound very fun because, frankly, I don't trust that this team—right now—could hang with a #1.
A question to ask: Would you even want Ohio State to play in the playoff? Exposure is good, but I'd rather a nice solid bowl win than get thrown into a cage with Florida State.
I saw a funny tweet last weekend from a Michigan blogger asking if they could use Penn State's AD for their next search. I find that ironic, too, since we all though PSU would be shot to the moon after the sanctions came down—and now look.
My point: Michigan has to make the right hire if they want to get back. Hoke's done OK recruiting, but what about player development? They're falling way behind "little brother" too, in several ways. Give it two years, and the B1G East pecking order will be: OSU, PSU, MSU, and maybe Michigan.
I respect that, but Nebraska gets in if its undefeated, and so does Penn State because ESPN will LOVE that storyline.
We can blame East Carolina for being left out IMO.
8-4 still, maybe even 7-5, but they'll be pesky in every one of those loses—even against us. We're going to have a hard time moving the ball against that defense on the road; they're going to have to put up with Bosa.
Franklin vs. Flood in a steel cage match. In terms of NJ recruiting, it's been the equivalent of the nWo vs. El Dandy and Jerry Flynn. Rutgers needs this worse than Penn State does.
What's wrong with recruiting exactly? Are we not #2 in the conference?
NOAH SPENCE TO START TOMORROW?
Football aside, I hope the kind finds some peace. There's obviously a trend here, and hopefully not a problem, and I hope Noah can pull himself out of it one day, whether that be in Columbus or back home.
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You know this is the weakest Saturday of games in recent memory when Ohio State and Kent State are on national television.
Sad but true.
BUT WHY ISN'T HE A FIVE STAR PLAYER?!?!
2016 QB outlook is full of depth, but obvious concerns for lack of experience (sans Barrett, if we go that route).
Meyer and the Buckeyes have lost three of their last four games dating back to last season, but those are the only three games he’s lost as Ohio State’s head coach.
1-3 isn't good and rendered nothing: No conference titles, no bowl wins, nada. Everything before that is a wash IMO.