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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Being at the 96th Rose Bowl game.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Orlando Pace, Eddie George, and John Simon
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Pittburgh Penguins
  • MLB TEAM: Pittsburgh Pirates

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Comment 7 hours ago

JT suffered an injury that ended his career but was allowed to remain as a member of the team.  He is supposed to graduate this semester and will be participating in the Senior Salute tomorrow.

So its not exactly the same decision.

I don't disagree with your point overall though.

Comment 26 Nov 2014

Lets not forget JT ran off a hall of fame coach from the other side, one that asserted dominance over Coop.  That same coach beat UFM in a bowl game to end his career.

Really happy where we are with UFM, but I take JT without blinking for being my coach in the Game.

Comment 24 Nov 2014

What does Doc Tressel have to do with anything?  Jim was the QB coach after Daniels retired, and he only took an athlete and made a heisman trophy winner.  And if you didn't see progression with pryor over his time here I don't know what to tell you.  But this is off topic anyways.  

To each his own.  I don't hate Herby, but I also don't like him.  I would rather ignore him.  

Comment 24 Nov 2014

Never lived up to the hype?  2 BCS bowl game MVP's and could have had a 3rd if the defense closed out Texas.  Your expectations are quite high.

And he precisely defended winston during a broadcast when the allegations of the autographs came out.  Even Kirk Barton was calling him out for that hypocrisy after how he lambasted Pryor.

Comment 24 Nov 2014

Lets not re-write history now.  The end of Tressel's era was riddled by 2 BCS Bowl game wins (a Rose Bowl win against a 'too fast' oregon team and a Sugar Bowl win against a SEC team) and one Anderson Russell open-field tackle away from 3 straight BCS bowl game wins.  If the tatgate scandal didn't hit, the team was set up for another BCS bowl game season at a minimum, if not the NCG.  Don't let the 2011 season's failure with the suspensions and loss of an all time great coach cloud your memory.

Comment 24 Nov 2014

They finished 6th that season in the AP.  The 2 lowest votes were from Fowler and Herbstreit (9th).    TIme heals all wounds for some, I guess.  I accept he is a paid analyst but that doesn't mean he isn't a d@ck.

Arkansas dropped as many spots in his final poll for losing to Ohio State as Ohio State did for beating Arkansas


Comment 24 Nov 2014

FWIW, Bucknuts some time ago reported that there was a big rift between him and Tressel.  One that Herbsteit's father tried to gap but failed to do so.  I think it went all the way back to his part in the Alamo Bowl color commentary.

Funny how Herby was so overly critical of Pryor yet always gave the benefit of the doubt to Winston this season.

Comment 21 Nov 2014

No, as Historian said, it was just a few days.  OSU was notified it was in violation of the B1G suspension to allow him to participate in team activities.

Doesn't mean he wasn't given a program from Marotti to follow or if he worked out the entire time.  However, gym shape and football shape are two different things.

Comment 17 Nov 2014

Stack up the run game...Shouldn't that have been the plan this past weekend?  Its not like Minnesota has a top QB either.  The score before the half coming off of a timeout when Minn was intentionally running down the clock was the play that really irked me with our defense.  We should have known a run was coming and they just gashed us.

Comment 14 Nov 2014

What is being missed in the entire expansion discussion is that Maryland and Rutgers were added for more than football... there is a lot of money in the research those universities conduct as well

The addition of the University of Maryland and Rutgers University will increase CIC membership to 15 institutions, which includes the Big Ten Conference institutions and the University of Chicago. All CIC universities share a very strong research emphasis. Together CIC universities engage in $8.4 billion in funded research each year—the addition of these two universities will push that to $9.3 billion, and will add another 8 million library volumes and over 5,600 more full-time faculty to the collective resources of the consortium. In addition, these new colleagues bring leading-edge collaborative research projects in areas as diverse as biotechnology, transportation, cyber-security, and food safety research.. 

Taken from  http://www.bigten.org/genrel/120512aaa.html

Comment 13 Nov 2014

I actually fear losing Stan Drayton, who goes under the radar.  The development (and the blocking!!!!) of Elliot and Samuel is unbelievable.  Same with El Guapo's progression.  The guy definitely is a top notch RB coach.

Comment 13 Nov 2014

Its a different game than the days of the Silver Bullets...there are a select few elite defenses playing.  You sometimes have to look situationally...the defense was huge in East Lansing in the 2nd and 3rd quarters, especially the stand after Dontre's fumble that may have been the turning point in the game (missed Fg, next play TD to CantGuardMike - 10 point swing right there).  They admittedly backed off a bit in the 4th which lead to the high score.  If only they would have pounced on the easy turnovers that were there, it might not have been that close.

The defense did disappoint on PSU's field goal tying drive, but they also were on the field for the entire second half due to the offense stalling.  But in the end, the defense closed out the game.

So while its not lights out yet,  but they have shown the ability to change a game.  And as some of the pups get experience, it will only improve week to week.

Comment 13 Nov 2014

Add to that it was the first true road atmosphere said QB was playing in, which also happens to be the most intimidating atmosphere in the B1G.  I think that game was a catalyst for the win in EL, if nothing else but for a young team winning in a hostile environment..

Comment 10 Nov 2014

Marshall needs to make better decisions on PR.  My only issue with him.  Experience will hopefully correct the mistakes.

As for Dontre, enough already with putting him out there...he has never broken a 'big play'.   Let him play slot WR once in a while and start working Samuel into the H-Back position with Jalin.

Comment 05 Nov 2014

Exactly... Not sure how a redshirt freshman 2 years removed from their last snap would do any better. He didn't have easy shoes to fill but is doing great in my view.   To even draw comparisons to Braxton is unfair to JT.  Enough of this already 

Comment 03 Nov 2014

Funny since the vast majority of Elliott's yards have come after contact, whereas Samuel is more of a home run hitter right now.  Elliott's power is fine...he has been stuffed a few times in short yardage situations but there are other factors at play, such as the interior of the line getting blown up, etc.  And Elliott still ended the game with a higher YPC because he falls forward more times than not.

And while Samuel had a fantastic block on Marshall's run, Eze is fantastic at both pass and run blocking.  They both bring a lot to the table.  I am really rooting for Eze to break a long run as that is the only thing he hasn't done well this season.

I think they will be a fantastic tandem going forward.