I'm mostly worried about why the Buckeye is wearing maroon.
DJ - you got me curious. I looked into the Student-Athlete pay issue a bit - the guys from Northwestern propose that players get paid, but that it is kept in an account until they leave school. I heard this and it sounded familiar... This is the model used at US Military Academies.
How much pay does a cadet receive?
A first-year cadet earns more than $900 a month, and the amount increases each year.. A portion of that cadet pay is deposited into a personal checking account. Another portion of cadet pay is deposited to a "Cadet Account" that is used to help a cadet pay for expenses such as uniforms, books, a computer, activity fees, etc. Each cadet pays a standard amount for laundry, dry cleaning, haircuts, tailoring services and shoe repair. A cadet's gross salary is subject to federal and state withholding taxes and Social Security deductions.
Hmm. Are student athletes worth so much less than aspiring military officers?
Also, if student athletes get paid they become employees and are subject to workman's compensation. You know, just in case they get hurt in the performance of their job.
Should they get paid? IMHO - Hell yes.
DJ, good job on the Skull today, bro.
I hear you Homey. tOSU was also granted a NC by some in 1961 when our own faculty council voted to stop the team from attending the Rose Bowl. Seriously? We turned down an opportunity to play in the most storied Bowl in history? I'm not comfortable claiming that 1961 Championship either. As we all heard during the Oregon game, E$ecPN repeated many times that this was tOSUs sixth NC. As much as I hate to agree with the talking heads at E$ecPN on anything, I find that 6 NCs is probably a more defensible number.
^This. With gentlemen like Jack, Jesse Owens, Archie Griffen, et. al. leading the charge, it definitely makes me proud to be a Buckeye.
... Still too soon.
but once they are down 3 or 4 TDs...
So, basically you are saying by the middle of the second quarter.
The Buckeyes have been flirting with an over 50 ppg season over the last couple of years. Nobody broke this barrier last year, but both FSU and Baylor did it in 2013. This 2015 team may break that 50 ppg barrier. I wonder what the over/under would be for that.
Just watched the film for Austin Mack. The first thing that stands out is his size - he looks like a man amongst boys when surrounded by HS DBs. Then you see his speed, his acceleration and top end are awesome, nobody seems to get an angle on him. Then his strength - assuming they get close enough to get a hand or arm on him -- which isn't often as the first man is typically trying to readjust his uniform as Austin breezes by -- he will simply bull right through the tackle. This Indiana product looks like the real deal. The 2016 class is going to be incredible.
Connor Cook is behind tOSU's third stringer. In Urban we trust.
We need to get Urban the 2015 COY Award -- look what he's already done this year. A nice little Sugar Bowl Victory of then #1 Alabama and a nice little National Championship over then #2 Oregon. Do we really need another 13 Fall wins to convince us this guy is the best in 2015?
Loving it. "Did you out coach Alabama's coaches today?" Yes, sir. Yes they did.
What a great day to be a Buckeye. National Champions. Wow, that felt so good I gotta do it again - National Champions.
Do you realize that we could legitimately have 4 guys on the Heisman watch list in August - and two of them won't even be starters? This offseason is going to be serious prep for our quarterbacks to compete for that starting job.
Grats to the Oregon Ducks - they managed to score three more points in the NC Game than they ever have in a game against the Buckeyes. 9-0.
National Champions. That never gets old.
LOL - a true master of understatement. +1 only because I can't give more.
So true. You saw history tonight - something we will all be talking about for years to come.
Surreal. tOSU was on a mission tonight and would not be denied. Incredible. Domination reigned in the B1G Championship, the Sugar Bowl and the National Championship. A 14 win season. It's scary that next year the Buckeyes could actually be better. Wow. It's a great time to be a Buckeye.
It's so great seeing the Silver Bullets back in Columbus. Thank you Buckeye coaches and players, what a great ride. Undisputed National Champions.
I love the new playoff and the Buckeyes using this platform to show the world.
Urban Meyer, COY.
We are The Ohio State Buckeyes. Next man up.
Agreed. When he is done playing football, I hope the B1G Network is able to hire him because he is great on camera and speaks with intelligence. I see a great future for this young man.
I love MSU - they beat the bubble team for the play-off to prove the B1G deserved to be in the final 4. This set up our Bucks to validate the B1G once again by taking down the undisputed #1 team in the nation. The B1G ain't no joke - we are the real deal. Bye-bye Alabama, Auburn, Miss St, Ole Miss. The SEC West is #overrated
Couldn't agree more BC - B1G COY voting is getting silly. Love J Kill - but Urban has been and remains the best B1G coach - period. Please show me any other coach, ever, who can lose a pre season Heisman candidate QB and still have a good year. And then lose the replacement who also became a Heisman contender and still compete. Then dominate the league championship, beat the #1 team of the decade and make it to the NC Game - c'mon voters. Also 24-0 during regular season league games over 3 years - crazy good! For some reason tOSU expectations among voters is seriously out of whack! #getreal