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Comment 15 Sep 2014
LSU was for sure, we backed into that game, it really wasn't a NC caliber squad. Ironically, that team played better than the 2006 squad. However, I think that '06 team was a better team, that believed its hype and came in cocky. Troy Smith was clearly out of shape after his Heisman run and the loss of Ginn on the first play killed us. So, sure in that game UF was better, but that OSU squad was the best in the country until we had 40+ days to get fat and happy.
Comment 13 Sep 2014
Don't want to rain on the victory parade, and we did a lot of nice things today; but that is a bad football team at Kent St. The VaTech loss at home (to a good but not great team) really reflects on just how much room for improvement we have.
Comment 12 Sep 2014

Well, this is definitely not the forum for this, but I would take issue with how one defines "better" in terms of how the Scandinavian countries you mention are "doing better" than us.  Also, there is a big difference between investing in national infrastructure (education, economic opportunity, etc) and simple welfare or redistribution of wealth, with no accountability or expectations.  We have a permanent underclass because of low expectations and dependency, not because of lack of opportunity. 

Also, it is a bit more convenient to be able to invest all your national economy in the above areas when you don't have to be the police force for the world, as we are. 

Comment 10 Sep 2014
Great article Ramzy! Particularly interested in your take on how revenue sharing may actually be harming the competitive fire of some in the conference. Kind of sounds like a good summary of why socialist redistribution doesn't work for nations either, as you pointed out when discussing Purdue's suckiness: "Still, it's clear that there is some abuse to the revenue sharing where reinvestment is concerned."
Comment 10 Sep 2014
I used to trust the coaches on this, but now I'm not so sure. We keep hearing how these kids need to see the field, but then they don't. How did Vonn Bell not crack our lineup until the end of the season last year? We need playmakers out there, I'm not sure how many I see presently.
Comment 10 Sep 2014
I said when Braxton got hurt that we would lose four or more and I've seen nothing to dissuade me from that. I thought VaTech preseason, as well as MSU and then any two of these: Minny, PSU, scUM, and the bowl game. Maryland worries me more now as well. Not because of them, but because of us.
Comment 09 Sep 2014
Well, I don't know what the NCAA's original purpose statement was, but it's safe to say it has expanded, whether by legitimate or illegitimate means, to become much more. The point remains, how do you make the institution of PSU pay for systemically covering up egregious behavior of this type without hitting them where it hurts, namely the biggest revenue produw sport?
Comment 09 Sep 2014

I confused.  Either Urban is simply trying to say the politically correct things or he is really clueless.  Every interview and press conference is littered with "I don't know"s and "I'm not sure"s and "maybe"s. 

He is being paid, what $4M per year??  Figure it out! 

Comment 05 Sep 2014

It is easy in retrospect to say we went vanilla on Navy, but remember, we went vanilla because we couldn't hold their guys out.

Also, that game was a dogfight for 3/4 of it, I doubt we were simply holding back.  I think there is a bit too much confidence about our offense, with no cause for such optimism yet given. 

I hope they show development, but until it actually happens we need to be a grounded in a bit of reality. 

Comment 05 Sep 2014

I think our offense is too green, and the defense too many question marks, to think we will rout them.  I hope we don't get upset but I think it is "pie in the sky" thinking to consider that we will rout them.  We didn't "rout" Navy for crying out loud. 

I'll say, 20-13, good guys, with at least one of our scores directly from the D or at least set up by them.