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Comment 06 Feb 2013

Bringing Bell onboard is big time. Makes this recruiting class our best since the '96 class in my opinion. Together these guys will do legendary things on the field.

Comment 06 Feb 2013

Top to bottom, this is the best recruiting class I've seen the Buckeyes bring in since the 1996 class. Great things are in store for Buckeye Nation. 

 

Give props to the coaching staff. They did one helluva job.

Comment 05 Feb 2013

Anyone know if they are calling for dogs and cats to sleep together, fire from heavens, and other end of the world type stuff on the Oregon recruiting boards? I hope so, that would be awesome.

I don't comment on recruiting at all but follow it intently. Dontre Wilson was one of my favorite players when we were recruiting him months ago before he picked Oregon in the first place; I was disappointed then that we lost him because to me, this guy is going to be very special in a Buckeye uniform. This may appear to be an out-of-nowhere flip due to Chip Kelly's leaving and all, but it would have never happened had Urban and the rest of Buckeye gang not laid the groundwork months ago. Great job to the coaches for sticking with it.

 

Now, let's seal the deal with another long-time fave of mine Vonn Bell. Go Bucks!

Comment 04 Feb 2013

i call this a turd. one, is it just me or is the first big bold black letter "o" geometrically deformed? also, the black lettering is SO bold it actually hurts my eyes to read. this is bad. i smell a turd

Comment 04 Feb 2013

I agree. Those two remarks stood out to me as well. It is a telling indicator that both the SEC and B1G haven't finalized scheduling. It suggests that the leadership in both conferences expect more additions soon. Conference expansion "armageddon" as some have referred to the end game, appears to be on the way sooner rather than later.

Comment 26 Jan 2013

*southern half* my apologies... mistype.

 

yeah, all of my family are from Ohio and they are always travelling to south Florida at any opportunity they get. I bet the same goes for many midwestern families. With so many connections to that part of the country, I just can't envision a scenario where the B1G would unilateraly rule the U out. It doesn't make sense strategically.

Comment 26 Jan 2013

The FSU chant is terrible. But I live in Gamecock country now and nothing, and I do mean nothing, is more dreadful than the sound of their Gamecock blasting on the loudspeaker.

Comment 26 Jan 2013

CITRUS, I agree with you that Miami can't be ruled out of the B1G-20 equation. Someone is going to end up with the "U" when this whole thing is done, and whoever does will gain a massive international city and media market, and oh, that just so happens to have some of the most fertile recruiting grounds in the country. Not to mention they put together a pretty damn good football team every now and then. Having lived in Florida for a number years, culturally, the Miami area fits better with the direction that the B1G seems to be going particularly in the sense that they have just added the DC-NYC corridor, a corridor that for years has had a link with the Miami area. Also, I would be willing to bet that there are more B1G alum in the souther have of Florida than the northern half. I can envision a scenario where either the Big 12 or the B1G ends up with both Miami and FSU. I know I would be happy with both in our conference. The more competition the better.

Comment 20 Nov 2012

I'm not a fan of the move, if this is all there is. If this is a part of a much larger land grab (preferrably Texas, but even NC/VA/GA will do), which I think it is, then I am for it. But let's assume for a moment that it's not, and this is the end of Delany's expansion efforts, then it is a B1G failure, literrally and figuratively, in my opinion. In that case, the move comes off as reactionary, and not proactive; alluding to a theme I've read multiple times in the past 24 hours that Delany decided to move now because of Notre Dame's recent deal with the ACC. The move also comes off as ill-timed; at any point in the last 3 years he could have taken both Rutgers and Maryland -- he waits until after the exit fees were dramatically increased for both schools. The move also comes off as desperate; it appears as though B1G leadership capitulated on the idea of making moves to improve the quality of our product on the field by landing a goldmine recruiting base that other conferences possess, and so just decided to sell out and make more money. Finally, the move fails to live up to the original goals that Delany set out in 2010 -- that is gaining a southern foothold in fertile recrutiing grounds. These are some of the warranted criticisms, that is, again, assuming this is the end of Delany's mastermind expansion work. At the end of the day, if all we've gained is Nebraska, Rutgers, and Maryland from this expansion bonanza, Delany failed. He would not have met his original goals, and worse, he made the SEC even stronger. I still maintain there is more that Delany is working on to meet his orginal goals. I hope. Otherwise, his legacy is permanently tarnished.