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Hoody Wayes

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Meeting Woody Hayes.
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  • SOCCER TEAM: Central Trail Cubettes

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Comment 19 Aug 2014

Given this site crashes on big Buckeye news days (i.e.Tressel's firing, Meyer's hiring and Miller's season-ending injury) here's a fitting poll question:

WILL http://www.elevenwarriors.com CRASH WHEN THE NEXT BIG, BUCKEYE NEWS BREAKS?  

Comment 19 Aug 2014

I agree with your point about "will." The poll question - as phrased - answers itself, IMO.

WILL is what the team will need to get there: Now, more than ever. But, this is the kind of "setback" that can raise a team's game, making the improbable...a reality.

Maybe we can be a little more confident, actually. Attention will be focused on an offensive unit full of guys with something to prove, as opposed to one guy, with something to prove.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

"What if?", is here.

Injury, has been the Sword of Damocles hanging over this team, since Braxton Miller became its QB.

Your best player is also, your most injury-prone. It's hard to be confident, under those circumstances. Imagine how the team has truly felt, at times.

So, it is possible the team could rally and come together...and surprise. This could be its spark.

Comment 17 Aug 2014

I would like to see a documentary about Schlichter. His may be a more tragic downfall. It's a uniquely American parable. He was heralded like Jerry Lucas. Schlichter was a legend the day he enrolled. The hyping of Schlichter - even on ABC Sports' (which broadcast much fewer games, back then) - prefigured what we see routinely, these days. His freshman season culminated with Woody Hayes' firing. And that's just part one of the story.

I think it would be interesting if Clarett interviewed Schlichter. Clarett's blog was very compelling. I think his perspective would make this conversation, fascinating. 

Comment 16 Aug 2014

I've been visiting the Shoe since I was a wee lad, in the 70's. Used to glimpse it from my window in Lincoln, every morning before classes. It has never looked better, to me. We are fortunate, indeed. Ohio Stadium is the best damn football stadium, in the land!

Comment 16 Aug 2014

Great point. I suspect the "Power 5" institutions will come to grips with this by allowing athletes to audit courses. They would be required to attend school. They might even be required to declare an area of study. But, they would not be required to earn a degree.

Comment 15 Aug 2014

Notre Dame's making a big deal out of this for a reason: Higher education is big business, too. They could very well lower the boom on themselves, in South Bend. So what if the self-penalize themselves out of relevance in 2014? It will be good for business, in the long run.

Because...a couple years from now, this coexistence of industries - education and sport - will be a business plan. We may fear Notre Dame. 

Comment 14 Aug 2014

'Bama's replacing its QB . They'll be 11-2, again. So will the Buckeyes, unfortunately.

I think Michigan State will win the NC.

And I think LSU is good. I think they will win the SEC. If things play out for Hoke as we expect, Miles rides out of Baton Rouge on a high note, bound for AA.

Comment 13 Aug 2014

There's no way an undefeated Buckeye team sits out.

Agreed. In fact, I expect Ohio State's power to grow, under the span of autonomy. I am in agreement with WBNS/97.1's Beau Bishop on this point, made yesterday by him on his show Bishop and Rothman (97.1 The Fan - Cbus).  Moreover, indications are strong that the "selection committee" wants conference champions, only...that the all-SEC fiasco of a couple of years ago, won't be repeated in the NCG. Unfortunately, I can't remember the source's name, though it was discussed on Bishop and Rothman, last week, with a nationally-known guest (some writer-dude). Check the pods.

Comment 12 Aug 2014

Yeah, but during the last series of the B1G CG, they took the pimp hand (see :57 of the following clip):


Comment 12 Aug 2014

Remember: Connor Cook had to win the QB gig, last year.

Bummer: The 2013 B1G CG was Connor Cook's career game.

Fact: Connor Cook is a big game QB.