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Comment 05 Oct 2015

Just like the folks upset at critical fans, there seems to be a lot of folks that only want to hear "Hot damn...a chance to work on 6-0" while ignoring the shortcomings.

419er looks down on how Bama fans act, but then seems to imply he wants OSU fans to act as he groups those fans behavior.

In my opinion, somewhere in the middle of "These guys suck, what's wrong with coaches that won't replace them" and "Paaaaaaawl, we're A-hi-a...Roll Damn Bucks!!!" lays realism.  That's where I want to stay.

Comment 04 Oct 2015

His sample size exceeds what any of us "outsiders" are privy to by a large factor camp, practices, etc.  And he's infinitely more qualified to interpret those samples than any of us outsiders.

So while I would personally prefer JT, I defer to coach's skill and much larger sample size...and just hope they can figure out how to maximize CJ's skills (and get the other 10 players to play at a high level in that game plan).  There's nothing else to do (but vent, of course) that would be logical at all.

Comment 04 Oct 2015

Can't completely agree.

Neither you (or I or anyone) gets to define the terms of being a "true fan."  Criticism and lack of "positivity" is to be expected following any sub-standard performance.  Anyone who is expecting nothing but blind "rah, rah" needs to adjust their expectations...or plan on being unhappy with other fans.

That said, the name-calling and abusive attacks on the players (I'm looking at Cardale) and/or coaches is wrong.  However, a lack of maturity and understanding how to vent without attacking does not disqualify one from being a fan.

My 2 cents...and many may feel that was 1.99 cents too much.

Comment 04 Oct 2015

Unless we're playing a team where the Def Coord. and the Defense itself are stupid, they'll quickly/easily adjust.  Brax at QB = QB run, JT at QB = high probability read option, CJ at QB = pocket pass.

As pointed out by others, its simply a question of skills.  CJ doesn't have the skills to run a read option offense.  The fact that he has accuracy and touch issues with that cannon compounds the issue by making other parts of the offense ineffective.

I defer to Coach Meyer (don't trust Beck enough to defer to him) on who our best QB is right now.  But given the play at that spot, this is going to be a long painful season on offense.  For what it's worth, I felt the same way about 2002...painful games to watch when we had the ball...but we kept managing to squeak by with Tresselball.

If there is any good news for Cardale its the fact he's got a long time to get better.  (I say that because IMHO, regardless of cannon, he is in no way a NFL-ready QB prospect now or next April.)  The bad news is this also means a QB controversy next year (unless we lose JT).

Comment 01 Oct 2015

Bama would be a 2-loss team if Georgia wins.  That said, I'd love to see it then a rematch in the SEC champ game where Bama gets revenge.  Leaving the SEC staring into the face of potentially no Playoff teams.  LOLOLOLOLOL

Comment 01 Oct 2015

Notre Dame might not be a rival, but the only time I "cheer" for Michigan is when they play ND. 

Are you kidding me?  That might fly at Montana, but around here 1) it's tTUN and 2) Everybody's 2nd favorite team is "whoever plays tTUN this week" 3) There's never a good reason to cheer tTUN.

WGH is shaking his freakin head at what went wrong with Marion's biggest cheerleader.

Comment 30 Sep 2015

At least 6, 7 and 10 are complete whiffs on their list.

OSU-Sparty definitely needs to make the list.  No lower than #6 imo.

Comment 30 Sep 2015

Personally, I'd tell the new employer you feel you were deceived, are unhappy there and don't want to work in an us-vs-them environment between employees and mgmt.  Tell them you aren't trying to negotiate a better rate (you were happy with the pay 5 weeks ago), but need to figure out if this fit can be made to work.  Ask them how the situation might be handled or whether its best to just part ways now before anyone gets bitter.

That puts the onus on them to decide whether to improve the situation or call it a day.  If they decide they don't want to modify things to make you happier they will very likely say let's just nip this in the bud today (rather than having an unhappy camper poisoning the other employees for weeks).  Worst case they ask you to stick it out 2 weeks.

That said, it sounds like you went about it differently than I would and have already decided and committed to jump back to your old job.  (Not sure I'd go back knowing that it took leaving to get them to pay me the market rate, but that's your call.  Also doubt I'd take an employee back so fast...at a higher pay...because that's like telling all the other guys "hey just quit and we'll finally offer you a raise that would make you come back."..but that's another story.)  Since you've already made that decision (and commitment?) don't screw around with the new (soon to be old) employer.  Just tell them you feel deceived, are unhappy and are headed back to your old job (don't mention the higher pay at old place).  Ask them if they prefer you work 2 weeks or just go now.

Either way, giving the employer straight scoop and the chance to decide will go a long way toward avoiding screwing yourself if one of their management moves to your old/new dealership down the road (and you are working for them again).

My 2 cents.

Comment 29 Sep 2015

Hell, give me a scholly and put me in coach.  I've got the arm to make the slobs look like speed-burners.

Comment 29 Sep 2015

I wouldn't take GameDay to a stadium sure to be half empty either.

And as far as Spielman goes...I agree.  We haven't looked that great so far.  Hopeful, we can keep building/improving, but right now we're not scaring any of the top 10-15 teams.  (Not saying we couldn't win, but we sure haven't looked dominant by any stretch of the imagination.)

Comment 29 Sep 2015

This is very, very easy.

Step 1...move treadmill to kitchen.

Step 2...run on treadmill while deepfrying wings and tossing in Buffalo sauce

Step 3...pause to eat a wing

Step 4...rinse, repeat until full and/or too tired to continue.

Comment 26 Sep 2015

I see where Rutgers lost a DT (Hamilton) for the year.  That's probably why the money isn't piling in on the Scarlet Knights.  On the bright side (sort of), at least they didn't lose him to the cops or impermissible contact of a prof...so they're making progress in Jersey!

Comment 23 Sep 2015

I've thought JT was the better fit (oddly, because I was a CJ fan out of high school pre/post FU and never quite sure with the JT recruitment).  That said, I don't give a damn if he puts Happy Jamarco at QB instead of both of them.

What I do care a BOATLOAD about is that this whole situation not stress the man.  UFM has looked a little ragged the last couple weeks and I wouldn't trade his mental/physical health for three straight 100-0 wins.  (Ok, truth be told I'd trade a little of it if the 3 games were MSU, tTUN and whoever wins the West.  lol)

Warinner needs to get the slobs a-slobbin and Beck needs to earn his keep with plays/schemes the O can execute at a high and explosive level.   Then it's just "light a fire under 'em and get 'em "mad dog mean."

Comment 21 Sep 2015

You guys realize that a media company's job is to draw attention/eyeballs to itself (not love).  OSU has the largest fan/alumni base and they're the reigning champs.  "Let's piss those guys off and see if we can't get some action." is a pretty textbook strategy.  May has been trying to make a living off that one for years.  No reason the Twitter dept. shouldn't give it a shot.

Screw 'em...and just let it go.

Comment 17 Sep 2015

I am completely against the "monitor every freakin word/action someone ever utters/does" bullshit.  You're evaluating a prospective employee, not trying to scientifically identify the perfect human being.  The world simply doesn't need more institutions enforcing their world views.  It smacks (extremely strongly) of the whole "he is/isn't a _ichigan Man" arrogance.

Criminal activity is one thing, but businesses (including colleges) have no business (see what I did there) judging kids based on what they find funny, the language they use or what they say to/do with their friends/peers.  Get over yourselves SMU et. al.

Comment 17 Sep 2015

I was surprised to hear the "The read-option is not a big part of our offense anymore."

Well, surprised is the understatement of the year.  After the production the last few years using read-option, it takes a huge pair of balls to more-or-less scrap it.  I think that says something about the preference for Cardale (much lesser read-option compatible than JT).  Just my 2 cents.