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Comment 24 Nov 2015

Most everything he does is either a PR set up or is something so odd that it seems to be a forced PR strategy initiated by Jimmy.

The 'thought of the day' tweets, the Mike Weber backlash from Cass Tech (which I'm convinced is something Jimmy had a part in), hiring a recruit's mom, the Cowherd interview, hiring high school coaches, the goofy birthday cake pics, the shirtless pics, the satellite camps, and now cemetery visits.

There will be something else Jimmy does or says between now and kickoff to stir up some attention. His gimmicky moves are either brilliant or pathetic, depending on who you ask. They worship him up there, but after what the program has went through the last few years, those people would embrace Buck-I-Guy or Big Nut as their head coach if it meant they were 9-2 and favored going into the Ohio State game.

Comment 23 Nov 2015

16-10 Buckeyes.

Barrett hits Braxton for a 75 yard TD pass with 30 seconds to go in the second half. The Bucks win in a fashion that should have happened in 2011 during Braxton's first game up there (if Posey could have caught up to Braxton's deep ball).

I hope you all appreciate that nowhere in this scenario will you find the awful letter that can be found on Harbaugh's hat. Go Bucks!!!

Comment 28 Oct 2015

As the self-appointed mayor of North Campus, I am satisfied with the University Area Commission's efforts to limit the potential impact of 4 Points. I've been an advocate for most of the recent changes along Lane Avenue, but I'm not on board with 4 Points (regardless of how much Jon Willette is 'willing' to modify the plans for the development).

The spirit and character of the Varsity Club has endeared the old bar to myself and countless other OSU alums/students/fans over the years. The VC is truly an icon when you consider all of the great venues and structures that reside on or surround campus. However, no matter how much Buckeye nostalgia a building holds, the city and the university have proven over the past few years that sentimental value takes a back seat to monetary value when it comes to decisions that will impact Ohio State and the surrounding area moving forward.

Time and change will surely show how important thy dollar is to O-HI-O..

Comment 10 May 2015

Good for Pryor. The journey from high school to Ohio State to the NFL has taken him through multiple unexpected detours, but his story is living proof that persistence, patience, and diligence will help someone successfully overcome adversity and challenging transitions in life.

Comment 10 May 2015

From talking to prospective students and the parents of prospective students who are trying to gain admission into a more competitive Ohio State freshman class, I would consider their tense feelings to be more of an animated agitation (and even hostility in some cases).

I have touched base in past posts on the alternative options available to those who are not accepted into main campus, but I strongly feel the freshman year experience at main campus is the most valuable (and most important) in terms of a student developing relationships and memories that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Life is often about transitions and for a person's individual growth, it doesn't get much bigger than the transition from high school senior to college freshman. When comparing a kid who starts at a branch campus (or CSCC) and then transfers to main campus, it's just not the same (and I don't think it's even close).

It's great to be able to point to admission scores and how many kids you turned down as college presidents continually look to create a club of exclusivity, but I feel OSU is doing a lot of Ohio kids a huge disservice by their decisions to accept out of state kids with more "impressive" applications and scores over Ohio kids who have grew up in Ohio schools wanting and dreaming of attending Ohio State.

The national (and even international) approach to recruiting at Ohio State just doesn't hold true for revenue-generating sports, it's starting to hold true for the entire university. OSU used to be a safety school for a lot of Ohio students and now the Ohio students are in many cases the safety students for Ohio State's admissions objectives.

Comment 09 May 2015

I find it humorous that some posters on this site feel the need to admonish curious readers for seeking additional information regarding a certain thread topic while concurrently making self-promoting claims in the thread insinuating their own status as some sort of an insider.

Comment 09 May 2015

Franklin only hired assistants at Vanderbilt who had attractive wives. And now he's presenting on core values??

Comment 07 May 2015

Someone please put the comments about Michigan's corners holding their own against any receiver in the conference in front of Michael Thomas.

Comment 06 May 2015

Pryor lining up as a receiver in the Fiesta Bowl vs. Texas provided a glimpse of how he could be used once he left OSU. I don't know if he was just too stubborn to realize what he could bring to a team as a receiver, but I think he really missed the chance to make an impact in the pro game as a receiver or tight end. I also agree with you about Miller changing positions. We poke fun of DR on this site, but he did what he needed to do to make a roster in the NFL.

I ran into Pryor briefly while he was playing at OSU. Seemed like a really good kid who wanted to be liked by people. He had a rough patch in life that I blame more due to immaturity than I do a lack of character, but he has a chance to impact the world in a positive way moving forward. That impact may not be in pro football, but he could still impact those who face some of the same challenges he faced as a kid who had too much placed on his shoulders at a young age.

Comment 04 May 2015

Kentucky's recruiting success in Ohio annoys me greatly, but they do have a legitimate recipe for success in securing Ohio talent. UK's recruiting coordinator has serious professional and personal connections in Ohio (I think half his family are Ohio State alums) and UK's head coach is an Ohio guy as well.

Also, besides the coaching connections and the "play in the SEC" brainwashing they put in the heads of recruits, Lexington (the UK campus and the surrounding areas) is 100 times more attractive to college kids when compared to Purdue and the areas surrounding Purdue. I've visited both campuses multiple times and as much as I hate to say it, UK is far superior to Purdue.

I like Hazell a great deal, but the guy they had before him really left him a mess at Purdue. Joe Tiller had the program doing very well considering their geographic disadvantages, but Hazell has had to pretty much rebuild Purdue football from scratch. I hope he gets them there, but when he is fighting for players against the Big Ten schools, Notre Dame, and even UK/U of L, he's pretty much working with one hand tied behind his back.

Comment 02 May 2015

I completely agree. If Jacksonville does have any talent on the defensive line, most of the guys have been in the league 6-7 years or longer. Bennett may have been better served to go undrafted and sign with a team that he felt was a better fit, but I guess at least he got picked. Time for Mike to make lemonade out of lemons.

Comment 02 May 2015

I hope he stays near Garcon instead of Jackson and his bad habits. Spencer could be a leader on this team, which I think is lacking in the leadership department.

Throw out the stat sheets and Spencer may have been the MVP of the OSU Buckeyes in 2014. He does all the little things and does them well.

Comment 02 May 2015

It's a shame he lasted this long, especially with so many knuckleheads being picked before Mike.

Someone is getting a heck of a value (and a great individual) in the sixth round. The Bengals and Browns really dropped the ball by passing on Mike round after round.

Comment 02 May 2015

I am starting to wonder if Bennett's hamstring issue from the combine is impacting his draft slot.

I was following the draft on ESPN's website last night and a Harbaugh tweet congratulating Frank Clark "the second Wolverine to get picked in the second round" showed up on their CFB page. The new Michigan coach using a player dismissed by Brady Hoke for beating up a woman to promote their program is pretty desperate if you ask me. Parents and recruits of parents, in 2015, that is Michigan.

Comment 01 May 2015

In addition to Winston being rewarded for his poor choices and lack of character, millions of impressionable kids who follow sports witnessed a person being rewarded for poor choices and a lack of character.

Steal from a retailer? Assault a female? Make a mockery of law enforcement? Jameis Winston being picked first overall (and celebrating with crab legs in front of him and an attractive female behind him) sends a message to kids that they can basically do whatever they want to whomever they want as long as they are good at a sport.

Comment 01 May 2015

So Ohio State went to visit Georgia's coaching staff? That's interesting considering the recent speculation regarding the reason why Georgia won't schedule Ohio State.

Comment 28 Apr 2015

I think one of the best parts about the college game is the tailgating/pre-gaming prior to entering the stadium. I'm not certain a lot of the students could handle alcohol being sold inside the stadium (I was at both the OSU-Toledo game in Cleveland and the UC-OSU game in Cincinnati and neither time the students (who attended either school) didn't seem like they could handle continued drinking (because not many of them decided to not go ahead and pre-game like they do for any other game)).

I hope they don't start selling inside The Shoe. I quit going to NFL games because the atmosphere is horrible now (mainly due to drunken idiots). If they do, the market will dictate the success of the choice to sell, so at the end of the day, money will be the deciding factor.

Comment 28 Apr 2015

This role is for creating goodwill and generating revenue from alumni. While having another famous former football player take the helm may seem like a trend, the fact is that when it comes to Ohio State and giving money, the football team is often either the icebreaker or actual reason why alums open up the checkbook. I don't think a superstar player is necessary as there are more than enough former Buckeye football players with name recognition who have both the charisma and the ability to excel in this position.