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Comment 11 Nov 2015

I think it depends on the program, the geographic region, and the recruiting area. At Minnesota, in an outside stadium in the (genuine) cold weather, you need to be able to play defense and run the ball. 

All these high flying offenses are slinging the football.  That doesn't work so well when it gets to be about October in Minnesota. 

Comment 28 Sep 2015

Purdue has always stunk.  A few years of the Joe Tiller era was a high water mark for them. 

The issue is Penn State, Michigan, and Nebraska stinking. If they become the elite programs their historic win totals suggest they should be, then we will be more than happy to play a cupcake like Purdue in the conference schedule. 

Sparty and Wisconsin need to be respectable and hold their own. Sparty is doing more than it's part currently. 

If all those things are happening then Purdue can be a laughing stuck and it just doesn't matter to us or to our conference.

Comment 28 Aug 2015

I am a little younger than you and i have similar memories.  Sat there in 2001 and then went to the other student sections after that year. But Hey - Freshman Orientation - amirite?

Comment 23 Jul 2015

Awful. Thought it was another rendition of Louisville.  Adidas doesn't get that traditions are a big part of college football.  Nebraska is a traditional program.  This one falls on AD.  He needed to pull the plug on this #FAIL before it got out of the design stage. 

From a business standpoint, Adidas is saving a lot of designer time by giving all their college programs the same crap design, customized (loosely) with team colors.

Comment 14 Jul 2015

A single loss to a bad Michigan team would be tough but tolerated. 

Multiple losses to multiple bad Michigan teams will draw criticism.  Unless it is offset by years of winning against Michigan and with National Championships. 

Multiple Losses to an Elite Michigan Team (oxymoron cited) offset against Multiple Wins against an Elite Michigan Team would be acceptable as long as we also continued to have good showings (always competitive, with some wins) in elite bowl games, would be tolerated and I think accepted as being successful in a competitive environment. 

Comment 03 Jul 2015

Read that linked article.  This is the first I've heard they flew Herman in and got intel on our gameplan that beat them. 

The sharing that happens in the football coaching profession is unbelievable to me.  I know Urban has visited other programs a decent amount. I know it's a fraternity.  But man.... would I like to have kept that game plan under wraps. 

I also know it's a lot about culture and motivation and Urban is special in that regard.  Still..... 

Comment 12 Jun 2015

SilverState - Thanks for this man.  Happy Friday to you too.  I would enjoy their concerts so much more if they just played all their old stuff. Love the old stuff. 

Comment 18 May 2015

Very cool to know Smith reached out to him on a personal level, offering to help the individual even if it didn't benefit the athletic program. That, to me, raises Smith's reputation. Ohio State is going to be fine (excel?) without any single individual.  So it's good to see Smith knows the forest from the trees and is willing to do what's right for B. Miller if that's what he wants.  THAT is what builds and fosters loyalty. 

Thanks for the great info Eric!  

Comment 10 May 2015

I agree with other comments - the law makes sense.  While - to Nick's point - it does little to help the athlete, It also does nothing to hurt the athlete....and it gives consequences to the vulchers preying on kids who are already in a compromised position relative to the School and the NCAA and may feel a sense of unfairness going on. 

The idea of amateurism and the benefits to the student athlete need to catch up with the big business that revenue college sports has become, but this law does nothing to hurt progress on that front.