Isn't there an Idaho Helga on here? Or, is that another site?
Great job, Vico. Best article on the Big Ten football situation I've seen. Well thought out, researched, and analyzed; with thoughtful, constructive, innovative suggestions for improvement; without the emotional, knee-jerk hyperbole that so many indulge in.
A+ for your Master's Thesis.
Ohio State will never become independent. It is first of all an academic institution, as is the Big Ten. Board of Trustees would never permit it.
Nice job, Kyle.
Great contribution, BIG. Nice analysis and insight.
I gave up on the NFL a long time ago. Too much show biz, not enough football. I don't watch any regular season games; pick it up when the playoffs begin.
Great job, Remy.
There seemed to be a pattern. Often he would play the first two downs of a series, and then come out if it was third down. He would come back in if VY made their first down. I was puzzled by that?
Players: Spaghetti and Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes. OK.
Coaches: Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches. More fitting
Again, nice job, WBB. By the way, what is your football background? It has to be more than an armchair QB.
Thanks for your insight and breakdown, WBB. Exceptional contribution.
Excellent, thoughtful analysis, 23. Thanks for your contribution.
Thanks, BB for your insight. You need to contribute more often. We have more than enough Ranters on here who contribute nothing of substance.
Outstanding, B12. I understood Tressel's overall plan. How offense, defense, and special teams meshed together. It was nail-biting at times, but extremely effective. The players seemed to understand the system also. With Meyer, I don't know what his overall plan is, except to win games. His offense and defense don't seem to mesh together. Special teams, I just don't know, other than kicking off in a corner of the field, which has led to too many kicks out of bounds.
Anyway, thanks for your view of the differences in the two regimes.
Right on the money, GV.
Not a knock at all on Tress or Luke or their recruits. I fully appreciate all the studs that were already here when Urban took over. What I was saying is that in order to give a fair evaluation of a team built in his image, we need a team made up of his recruits.
My money is on Joel Hale. He has a lot of experience in the trenches, albeit on the opposite side. His firsthand knowledge of what the DL is doing should be a big help as an OL. Also, I expect his learning curve would be steeper, since he has been an OL for such a short time. Maybe a Reid Fragel Part II.
Nice job, Patrick. While this year's team may be one built in his image, I don't think we will see the full effect of Urban Meyer's image until the team is comprised entirely of his recruits. I would guess that at least 25% of the 2014 team is comprised of the previous regime's recruits. 2012 recruiting class had only a handful of Meyer's late recruits. It won't be until 2017 when 5th year seniors from the previous regime are gone. I am looking forward to the day when the entire team were recruited, committed, and signed under Urban Meyer.
By the way, I don't know if you are Ohio born and raised, but the correct name of the university is: "The Ohio State University."
As a young lad I saw Horvath and company defeat the Wolverines 18-14 in 1944. Ahh, it seems like only yesterday.
Great job, as usual, Ross.
Great and timely piece, Ramzy.
OSU undefeated Big Ten champion.
MSU one loss (to OSU).
Big Ten could have two teams in the playoff.
I remember listening to Jack Buck doing the Red Bird games. I thought, at the time, "This guy is good, really good."
Great job Nicholas. I really appreciate your work.
Great find on Y.A. Tittle, DJ. I'm old enough to remember him with the 49ers and Giants.