The story at the time of his visit was that someone connected to Diamond going by the name of G-Bone came to OSU a day or two before his visit to see if Diamond was going to be paid to attend tOSU. Whether this happened or not, OSU and other schools seemed to stop recruiting this highly rated recruit shortly after he visited the school.
Here is how I think a 16 game playoff would look like:
Round 1: The 8 teams playing in their conference championship game. Plus 7 at-large teams and the B12 conference winner. 6 at-large teams play each other and 1 at-large team play the B12 winner.
Round 2: 2 weeks later, 4 Conference Game Champs play the other 4 at the same venue as the Conference Championship games. Lower ranked vs. higher ranked.
Round 3 New Years Day
This protects the conference games, conference championship games and the bigger bowl games. I think this plan is doable.
I want to see the Buckeyes win in every B1G stadium. So far I have wins at um and northwestern. I have to go back to purdue.
I don't know if there is any food more Ohio, and really Ohio State than Johnny Marzetti.
Also, even though Buffalo Wings were invented nearby to Ohio, we have certainly embraced them with BW3 and Roosters.
Brats, sauerkraut, grilled chicken fundraisers, bahama mama's is also what comes to mind when I think of home.
Ohio State. I don't need the nfl.
Schiano has been calling the D all year. Just like Ash before him.
OSU has a big break not having to play this weekend. Here is how I think it should be done
5 conferences, so 5 conference championship games. However they want to do it.
Next select the next 6 at large teams. Conference championship games, and at-large games play 2 weeks after season ends.
Now, you have 8 teams. Put them in the traditional New Year's Bowl games. Field of 4 play 2 weeks later. Championship game 2 weeks after that.
He was going to announce for 'bama. Meyer got him to postpone it. As of now, tx is on the outside looking in.
Wasn't there some injuries to um last season? I believe they had a bunch.
Still the best fast food going. FWIW, you aren't forced to take the rice. I never do.
Good! It's time to replace the gator Percy Harvin role with the Buckeye Curtis Samuel Role
Their brand died in the B12, after Osborne retired. They are making now, more money than ever. They're not moving anywhere.
Yep, I never cared about anything he wrote.
No shame in #4. I should add, my list is more of a top head coaching job list than my own personal preference.
Texas has even deeper pockets than OSU. They are in a state with tremendously more recruits than Ohio. They share those recruits with A&M, but Texas is the premier school in that state. They have their own network and play in a conference a lot easier then the B1G East.
Alabama is on a run that will never be duplicated. I believe it could only have happened at 'bama. Whatever a coach needs, the admin and boosters will make sure he gets it. They also sit less than a 9 hour drive from the vast majority of top recruits in the nation. No school recruits itself, but 'bama comes the closest.
Florida State has become the top program in the most talent-laden state in the country. They play in an easier conference than the B1G East. Their success in the 90's shows you can win and win big.
Yeah, Georgia probably is a sleeping giant. The problem is, they haven't been successful in so long that it is hard to argue for them
That was good. Thanks for sharing.
Archie, Cooper and Tressel hopefully get to dot the i
3. Florida State
4. Ohio State
11. Notre Dame
No, and it isn't close. penn state is the flagship University of PA. It has a larger following across the country, and a much larger footprint in the NE. It also brings in more research dollars than pitt.
I think it is fine. They can't say, "Wisconsin Is Back". Back from what? 11 years ago Tx won the NC and in '08 they should have been in the NC game.
LSU did look bad.
Based on size, he is absolutely correct. Other than that,.....
Urban Meyer took over for Gary Blackney, a former assistant at Ohio State. Blackney, by all accounts was a fantastic assist coach and he started out hot at BG. In his first 2 seasons at BG he went 21-3 overall, 16-0 in conference and 2-0 in bowls. At that time there were rumors of John Cooper getting fired and bringing in Blackney. The success didn't last, however, and he eventually was replaced by Meyer.
Yeah, Earle's S&C program was stuck in the 1940's. Cooper had to completely overhaul the conditioning program, and form a relationship with the Ohio HS coaches. Earle seemed to be of the mistaken believe that Ohio State recruited itself, and he didn't have to work at it.
There was a rumor to that effect, and how he and Ed Jennings didn't get along. However, when Glen Mason (OC) and Jim Tressel (QB) took different jobs after the '85 season and Earle insisted on calling the offense, the handwriting was on the wall. Our offense went from not very good to downright bad. It was time for Earle to leave. The timing gave the University a black eye, but it did serve for motivation for a win over um.