The only two revenue sports that it might make sense to pay students if the rationale is that they are bringing dollars into the school are football and men's basketball. Sure football brings in more money, but there are a lot more expenses on scholarships and coaches. I often wondered if it would make sense to give them a cut off sale of jerseys with their name and number (more popular players would get more dollars).
If he hasn't straightened out yet off the field, why would having a shitload of money help? I think in the NFL, he will throw too many interceptions to have a decent career. He seems to make some weird decisions when he is pressured (in the rare games FSU plays someone who can pressure him).
Although I would love to see Pryor back in the NFL, I think skins wouldn't be a good fit since all the leaks to WaPo seem to be about how they need to remake RGIII into a pocket passer (this should be interesting).
I wonder if we could sue him for fraud, something like impersonating a real voter?
Not any concerns about winning. But a little concerned about giving up an extra touchdown or two when the game is out of hand. Just because OSU does need the style points in the easier wins to make the playoff. I do think Franklin will turn PSU into a good team again, but not that they will get to the consistent top 10 or 5 team I think Urban will have OSU at for awhile.
Nice to see MSU, Minny, and Nebraska moving up. Even if OSU wins out they need to have some quality wins against. So here's to a top 5 MSU, top 20 Minny and top 10 Nebraska when OSU beats them.
Good point that Tech is young, and this is the first year their QB is a starter. But he is a junior who transferred over from Texas Tech I believe. Still, a bad loss.
There are a lot of schools in Florida, just avoid the big football playing schools.
Hope you are right, there seem to be more parity and not really any elite teams. You had me thinking how many undefeated or one loss power conference teams usually are there, I counted 6, 5, and 4 the past 3 years. Hopefully if OSU wins out the committee will look at an early loss a little like the bball committee looks at slow starts.
If the NY Times article is accurate, with the current climate of federal investigations of universities and the NFL after Ray Rice, they may eventually get hit with a big sanction. I wonder if the NCAA would move fast enough to put a 2 year undefeated FSU out of this year's playoff.
Besides the hardshells, softshell crabs are awesome. Not sure if the remark about "shitty" crabcakes was sarcasm, but if it wasn't, dudes got some serious taste bud issues.
The game with Navy was the first OSU game in Maryland since the 1930's. MD and OSU have never played, so your probably safe on that one.
Actually, I thought your quote about MD being well coached was crazy. Edsall has recruited well, and maybe it will work out on the field, but frankly the first two years he was there I wanted him fire, tarred and feathered, and run out on a rail. Last year when their was a lot of local excitement about MD being ranked again, and how FSU was going to be a statement game. Yes, it was a statement game, strictly for FSU (63-0). I half expect a close game, and half expect OSU to score 50+ (although with OSU's pass defense I figure MD gets 21).
As someone who also roots for Maryland and mostly grew up in MD, yes this is a big game for the Terps. Biggest in Terp history? No way. Not with one national championship (although 1953 is a long time ago). Actually if going by rankings, last years game against Florida State was bigger (8 vs 25). But this is historic as the first home BIG game and a lot of Terp fans have been excited about yearly games against OSU, TTUN, and PSU.
Anybody think OSU will end up next year with Joe Germaine/Stanley Jackson situation on steroids? By steroids I was joking that either QB would have a shot at a Heisman if they had a full healthy year. A year ago BM was looking like the preseason Vegas pick for Heisman. I remember reading an article about 10 games in saying if you combined BM and Kenny G's starts, they should be leading the Heisman chatter over Winston or Manziel. As others have mentioned JT looks like a future Heisman contender as well. And the other offensive weapons just seem to be multiplying. Just hope the secondary comes together.
Enjoy it while it lasts. Sure, you should hope the BIG does well so OSU can make it into the playoff some year without having to be undefeated. But this is great fun. I just wish my Michigan man coworker had not retired this past spring. I remember the joy of taping (lots of tape) newspaper articles to his office windows after one of Tressel's wins. Then putting down his blinds down. I went in that day to see him working in darkness, refusing to put the blinds back up. An apt state for a Michigan man, darkness.
I agree Eze looks like the best back. I really liked the potential he showed last year. But on 3rd and 2, particularly in 4 down territory, I might lean towards Smith
Not the BIG. Nice to see OSU standing by the young man, even if it looks like he won't be able to play for them again. As others have said, I hope he gets his life back together, gets his degree, and has a nice college and NFL career wherever he plays in college. I'm not sure why drug abuse, if its not PED, would be a conference issue. It kinda reminds me of the idiotic rules of the NFL that suspend players for smoking pot.
Agreed. Probably about 12 teams could stake a claim to 1, or get staked to 12, OSU included. Too early to tell much of anything.
Isn't that the light rail? I take MARC in everyday into DC and they don't look like that, also, I don't think any of the MARC trains run on Saturdays. I was thinking of taking the light rail or subway in instead of driving. psyched to finally see OSU football in person for the first time.
Besides OSU running the table, I am rooting for Sparty to spank the Ducks and be undefeated when we play them. A top 10 win would look good. Also hope Cincy or VATech sneak in before OSU beats them.
This looked pretty tame for a major loss. As a Marylander if I don't see some couches burning it seems mild.
They used different songs for a few years before they settled on that lame crap. I remember them playing a Van Halen song (Jump, I think) after Georgetown won it 1984, which is the only time I remember enjoying the after the final video. Although a Maryland fan also, I couldn't enjoy the 2002 video because of that crappy song. After reading this article and realizing that song is about Bird, I'm going to despise it even more.
Murse, I have that thought anytime I see someone young doing something stupid on Youtube. Also thought he is lucky that guard did not get seriously hurt. If the angle of the body slam was a little different and the guard ends up in a wheelchair, he might not get out of jail for a long time.
Kinda interesting that none of the 9 OSU pro football hall of famers made the list. I was googling trying to find a list of OSU College HOF players and stumbled over the Pro HOF list by colleges. Nice to see OSU at third over the evil skunk weasels. The list of OSU players (Cris Carter , Sid Gillman , Lou Groza , Dante Lavelli , Dick LeBeau , Jim Parker , Ed Sabol , Paul Warfield , Bill Willis) Crap, I had to look up Bill Willis. My Dad would not be happy as a Browns fan if he was still living. fyi, website listing out pro HOF by colleges