Interesting post, but I think you should add total number of recruits for each of those classes and average points per player. This years OSU class only comes in at 13th since it is so small because it isn't finished.
Other than what I have read on this site, I haven't been following the Baylor saga. But wouldn't most people suspect they are going on probation for at least a year and losing scholarships for 3 or more? I guess I couldn't see him jumping ship to go there.
Thanks Matt, great chart and nice explanation.
I would love to get a dvd copy of that.
The TTUN loss in 1969. It scarred me since I was only 6 and thought the Bucks would undefeated 3 years in a row, I have never had a team I root for win 2 championships in a row. Not sure what would be second (Stanford in 1971, USC in 81, or LSU in 07). Thanks for bringing up bad memories, now I have to drink and cry myself to sleep.
This article really has me really wanting to get one of the throwbacks this fall.
Love the updates. It would be nice if along with Big10 rankings the charts included national ranking for each teams recruiting class. I remember making the comment a couple of years ago and they were included for awhile, not sure why 11W stopped (could be my main excuse at work, got to busy to remember)
Nashville, I did get that talk about woman. Actually my dad told me early teens I should never date a girl who liked to be irritating since I had a bad temper then and hit too hard (my light heavyweight granddad probably should not have bought me my first punching bag when I was 6 months old). But the talk I was referring to in my earlier post was not dressing in certain ways if I did not want to get constant hassle from the cops as a black kid, which goes back to the hoodie comment that was downvoted into oblivion. Although I'm old so hoodies weren't an issue.
It would be nice to see more harsh punishments handed down by the NCAA when the athlete is not going to prison and crucify some of the schools. I hope Baylor gets a Penn State type of punishment and their program never recovers. It would be nice to see that happen to FSU if their charges get proven, and have their championship and wins from that season vacated. But probably more importantly, it would be good if some of these administrators/coaches can be proven to engage in conspiracies to cover up these types of actions at schools, for them to get real prison time (10, 20 years, maybe life). Their much bigger scumbags than many of the nonviolent drug offenders we have locked up for as long.
I gave you an upvote. I got your original comment and got that talk from my dad long ago. Too bad its still relevant.
My sister testified in a similar case since she and the accused were in out of state when the rape was alleged to have taken place. Dude was lucky they picked that time to go on a pot run.
This post left me extremely hopeful
I love the idea of honoring the 1916 team, and agree with others the uniform could look a little better (long sleeves with the number on the back)
Had to upvote Cinemasins reference
I had to look up some Oberlin football history after reading this thread. Nice to see their win back in 92 against those thieving scum up north https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oberlin_Yeomen_football#Controversial_game_vs._Michigan
That would be cool. Would have to think about getting one, but the price point would probably be pretty damn high.
Although I shouldn't find what is happening at Baylor funny, it is nice seeing Ken Starr getting canned. Hopefully Art Briles to follow and a nice long punishment, say 5 years without Bowl games.
Along with others I am puzzled with TTUN being considered better than OSU. I would probably pick them as second best B10 team, passing MSU and Iowa. Since after Bama, OSU and FSU generally have been considered the best recruiting teams so out of the top 10 in some polls seems weak. But besides the losses, have only one QB with any experience, who runs a lot, and has been hurt 2 of the last 3 years he played, is worrisome.
As someone mentioned the scholarship reductions from Woody's time (105) plays a part. Another is the more national nature of college football TV coverage. I think pre ND cutting their own deal, a team could only be on national TV for 5 regular season games over a 2 year period. When we moved to MD it was a freaking major event anytime I got to watch OSU play. So if you moved across the country to play, your parents didn't get to see you (unless they were rich because plane tickets cost a lot more then, also if they wanted to talk to you phone calls were a lot more)
Also agree Bias should be on the list. As a MD fan, I think most ACC fans had similar thoughts of success for Bias and Jordan when they came out. Another name that should be mentioned if we are going to bring up guys that died before playing, let's go old school and add Ernie Davis. Bias playing with Bird and Ernie playing with Jim Brown, two combos its a shame sports fans never got to see.
I almost never eat burgers I don't grill myself, and I gave up Barbecue years ago after I screwed up my GI tract on a bacterial infection in my old backpacking days. Focus on biz trips is beer first since I home brew, then cheap live music since my wife hates live music.
I hate the gambling, crappy shows, phony architecture and weird lights. Plus I get stuck going there a lot for work to give talks at conferences. Thank God for Hofbrauhaus, Double Down Saloon, Crown and Anchor, and Ellis Island.
JT. As a Washington fan, RG III looked really bad last time he was playing two years ago. So even if he is healthy, he may get beat out by someone else on Cleveland's roster (which I can't see happening to JT this year). Even with replacing a ton of talent OSU's line is going to do a better job than Cleveland's in pass protection. Although JT will probably have a lot more designed runs. Both have a history of injuries.
Crap, now I have root against him. Hopefully he gets 2,000 yards a year on an 0-16 Cowpokes team.