On the grammar crusade, "effect" is a noun. "Affect" is a verb. I am amazed how often this simple distinction evades even professional magazine and newspaper writers (mags and papers?! Yes, I too am old.)
Another good article, Remy. Thanks. I was a little surprised at how close the recruit ratings are. I think our success relative to TTUN says a lot about how good our player development has been. There is a lot of credit to pass around, but I have to say I love what Coach Mick does with our guys to get them ready.
Can we give him the nickname Thunderbuck? When my eyes see "Funderburk", my mind just automatically translates it to "Thunderbuck".
I love Urb's comments starting at the 13:00 mark, about the importance of character in recruiting, for both high school kids being evaluated by OSU coaches, and OSU players being evaluated by NFL scouts. Every high school athlete should hear his comments about how important character is to their evaluation of the athlete. Things like the athlete being on time, attending classes, and staying out of trouble are really important. It is not in the nature of teenagers to think about that on their own -- they need to be told (probably repeatedly).
My guilty pleasure is the gold mining show on Discovery, Gold Rush. I grew up on a farm, and have been an engineer for decades. Just seeing their equipment break down every week and doing field fixes is amusing and interesting. Repetitive and predictable, I know, but that is why it is a guilty pleasure. I pretty much cannot stand any other reality shows.
Julia Roberts is who I was thinking of specifically as unattractive. A few of the others I see as ok, but nowhere near my top 10. But I will say that I agree with you about CZJ. She looked spectacular in the Zorro movie.
I make special mention of Charlize Theron for uniquely running the gamut from beautiful (pick any of many movies and TV appearances) to ugly/scary in the movie Monster.
Also, it is interesting that many of women in the original forum post I do not regard as pretty at all. That just goes to show how subjective it all is. Not to mention, we should really make the judgment based on how they look without makeup. I have seen before-after makeup pictures where you would not know it is the same person.
I am going with 4 years, but with a different scenario than described above. I think he builds in years 1 and 2 and has decent but not great years. Year 3 is better, and year 4 is good enough that he declares success and accepts an offer in the NFL, where he really wants to be. In none of those years does he beat TOSU, but it is still good enough to declare the program back on track, pat himself on the back and get out of Dodge.
I second your mention of how great it is to see Urb's family sharing his sideline celebrations. We regularly see his wife and son, and often one or more of his daughters. That is just great, and I think reflects how his family has bought in on his return to coaching. It is just wonderful to see that family support, and I think it bodes well for a long tenure at TOSU.
Ha! Sarcasm font not necessary!
Stay at ND working for Kelly, or join a team with a legit shot at the National Championship and coach a top Heisman candidate running back? That sounds like a pretty strong sell to me. Hope it happens.
Absolutely right. Weber's tweet is ambiguous on this point. I would like to hear some clarification on this point. Kind of disappointed that no one from the staff has yet said anything to diminish the bad appearance of this situation.
Let the Urban train roll! Cannot wait for tomorrow.
Not a fan of gratuitous profanity. It makes us look immature, stupid and hick-like. Also, kids read this site -- why should we train them to accept crude behavior? I have DV'd pointless use of the F word.
Another one: You can be part of a recruiting class ranked only one behind Middle Tennessee!
One of my pet peeves is watching an episode of something that leads up to some great cliffhanger (like, will this character live? Or, will he and his love interest get together?), then the "coming up next week" teaser at the end gives it all away. Why bother with the suspense if you are going to destroy it 60 seconds later?
"...who turns ~30 today,..."
Awww ... such a good son. But how will your brother top that?
EDIT: never mind. I should have looked down the page to see that this has already been discussed. [OK -- fill me in. Who are these guys? Are they actually 2015 commits, or just guys flashing cash?]
If I had a daughter, that (Canadian side of Niagara Falls) sounds like it would be the perfect place to send her for spring break!
Anyone else remember the story from a few years ago about Les Miles? He texted a recruit who was in the middle of moving into his dorm room that he no longer had a scholarship. Every recruit should know about these stories. The SEC at work. #ThisIsTheSEC
I make no judgment (or judgement if DJ prefers) on Bosa's childhood haircut. One man's cool cut is the next generation's (or the previous generation's) crappy cut. I cannot remember any time when 2 succeeding generations agreed on hair.
That was astounding. I would have said what he does with a simple straight bow is impossible, but the video looks legit.