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Comment 12 hours ago

Personally, I don't care if he stays or goes. That being said, I will go ahead and assume he's staying since it's already July. This is pretty damn late to transfer and attempt to learn a completely new O.

Comment 12 hours ago

What's changed since four or five years ago? Oklahoma can't going anywhere without Ok. State. Texas still has a "Tech problem," as well as a TCU and Baylor problem. As long as Texas stays as king of the Big 12, Oklahoma isn't going anywhere and neither is any one else.

Not quite sure what you're getting at, but if you're saying a school won't leave a conference without their rival then that's nonsense. A number of schools have rivals in other conferences.

aTm left the BIG XII without UT. They no longer play but there's talk of rekindling it. The only true rival UT has left in the conference is OU. The other so called rivalries are just teams they played every year in the old SWC. These rivalries can basically be likened to the PSU-tOSU rivalry. It's not a real one.

I'm not sure about OU rivals other than UT and OK St. They may have had another in the Big 8. I believe NU was considered a rival. 

This package deal school thing is just nonsense to me. To the best of my knowledge I haven't seen it implied or taken place anywhere.

Comment 23 hours ago

I wonder if they'll lower the standards for OU since they're not an AAU school. I know they've publicly said that NU wouldn't have been accepted if they knew they were going to lose their AAU status.

Many don't know, but UT and the B1G had big interest with each other around 89-90 right before the B1G added PSU. UT has a high desire to be in a conference that is also academically superior.

I would welcome them both.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

Every time I see Bama mentioned, all I can think about is how good it feels to be a "chump ass Yankee."

Comment 01 Jul 2015

I played keeper for 2 years in h.s. About a third of the way through my soph season, during a cream puff game, I took a goal kick late and felt a pop in my hip. Then about 10 minutes later, I took another and had an additional pop. Finished out the game (20 minutes or so total) with my hip on fire. Turns out I tore my hip flexor and had no idea. Decided not to play my third (and last year) of h.s. 

We were pretty decent for a city league school.

Comment 30 Jun 2015

IU bball does have 8 sweet 16s, 3 final fours and 5 B1G titles in that time frame. That's not too bad. I'm pretty sure they had some bad sanctions in there too.

Comment 29 Jun 2015
It's easier for a DT to convert into a PP than vice versa. Plus, very few college teams still run an NFL style offense. Whichever style of spread, spread option or option most teams run often works better with a mobile QB and allows for the O to attempt to make up for their weak points. Most PP aren't gonna be able to run a spread option or option. Some can run a pass based spread which is far more common than NFL style.
Comment 29 Jun 2015

I hope in the free time that Moss is showing him more how to load a fishing line instead of a bong...

I really want to see Pryor change positions and succeed. tOSU needs their version of Randle-El. Whatever team has him (Cleveland still?) could do crazy things with him.

Comment 29 Jun 2015

21 days...til I move. So i'll report back at 50 days for the countdown (is that two words?).

Comment 29 Jun 2015

I'm reminded of Ohio State during the early Cooper years...

Coop had all the talent in the world here. I'm just not sure what happened on the field many of those years.

Comment 29 Jun 2015

The SEC and many other schools have been recruiting Texas forever. This is nothing new. They just got a new coach and new style O, so that will always turn some off and turn others on. 

Class rankings at this point aren't a big deal. It's only June. I remember last year when people were flipping out because tOSU only had a handful of recruits at this point.

The Qb situation: they have the #6 rated DT committed already. I believe they only have one other Qb target thus far this year. 2017 I believe they only have a handful of targets identified. Unless I overlooked it, none were Qbs.

What they previously had wasn't great outside of VY and McCoy, but since McCoy's last year they've also lacked a decent supporting cast and Qb play has suffered due to this. Gilbert was highly rated but didn't quite pan out and transferred. Case McCoy was nothing special. Ash was better but had concussion issues. It's too early to tell with Swoopes. Last year was finicky for him but also basically his first (he was thrown in after Ash was injured.) playing and in a new O.

I don't really know how good Strong is, but i'd give him a little more time, especially with the drastic O and coaching changes. It's a little different than how Urban came in where tOSU had been secretly running a spread option for years and had many of the guys he already needed. It's more like um when Rich Rod came in but hopefully with a different result.

Comment 24 Jun 2015

Yes. The process is simple. When you go to tOSU, you are required to do an orientation. I don't know how it works for regular students (I was a non-traditional and transfer), but during the orientation someone from the office will have a separate meeting with you.

They pay the school. The BAH is sent to you (equivalent of a buck sgt. With kids). In my zip it currently stands at $1150 mo. 

Keep your grades up because it works like student loans: if you don't pass half your classes 2 semesters in a row, they yank your benefits.

Comment 24 Jun 2015

After he became an NFL bust, he now owns three Bojangles restaurants in GA. This should be a 30 for 30. I can't think of a catchy title though.

Comment 22 Jun 2015

tOSU started the 2003 preseason as #2 in both polls not #1. Oklahoma was the #1 that year, but at least tOSU beat the Big XII champs that season. Oklahoma couldn't seem to do that or win an MNC.

 and only a road loss to 10-2 Michigan kept OSU out of the national championship game.

LSU, USC and OU were still ranked ahead of tOSU even if tOSU had won.

recent comparison, the 2003 Buckeyes resemble the 2014 Florida State Seminoles. Both teams were defending champions playing tough schedules,

2014 FSU was constantly ridiculed for having a weak schedule last year.

IMHO there's a lot of holes in this story.

Comment 21 Jun 2015
"1/8th of a cord per hour." Does the gauge of that cord or whether or not it's shielded for video use matter?