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NW Buckeye 12th Warrior

Poulsbo, WA

Member since 30 August 2010 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Coaching my kids through HS sports.
  • NFL TEAM: Seahawks
  • NHL TEAM: Meh
  • NBA TEAM: Meh
  • MLB TEAM: Meh

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Comment 20 Apr 2016

Every weekend in the fall I cheer for my two favorite teams:

1.  OSU

2.  The team playing against Notre Dame that weekend. 

Comment 20 Apr 2016

From the article:

The University of Michigan denied The Lantern’s requests about GPAs, number of credits, years to complete a degree, the most common majors, and attendance, citing that it does not compile any of this information. The sole data it provided was the number and salary of student tutors.

This is what UM complied with.  Yes, indeed they responded quickly, but the entire info request was not fulfilled (because they said they do not keep records of such).  Can understand the misconception, as the article first indicated that UM complied quickly, you had to read the entire article to see what info they actually provided.  Please note: this does not mean they would not have provided the info if they had actually compiled it.  However, lack of compilation is a great way to deny these types of requests.  

Also explained in the article was the state by state interpretations of the FERPA regs.  It pointed out that OSU is consistent with other schools in Ohio in the interpretation of data allowed by FERPA.. 

Comment 14 Apr 2016

Wow, this has really gotten ridiculous. The OP (despite his rage style) is simply saying that the NCAA reacted to the antics of Harbaugh's swarm satellite camps with a knee jerk reaction that punished far more than was necessary.  FWIW, any coach around the country, whether they like the ruling or not (most of them do not because of the far reaching scope) will readily admit that this knee jerk reaction was caused by Harbaugh pushing the envleope - he had 30 swarm satellite camps scheduled this year!  Heck, Dantonio came right out and provided bulletin board material as soon as he heard the news by laying the blame directly at the feet of the one who was scheduling all the swarm satellite camps. 

OK, we get it.  What he did was not against the rules.  It's also not against the law to flip off a policeman, but try doing it over and over and see where that lands you.  I get that there are a lot of Harbaugh defenders on here concerning this ruling.  But, anyone of you saying this ruling was not a direct result of Harbaugh's antics must be smoking something.  Ok, so he was within the rules, but now not only can he not conduct the camps, multitudes of others are stung by the new rule as well. 

Does it need fine tuning?  Yes, indeed.  Maybe we should all thank Harbaugh for bringing this whole topic to a head.  The guy is bat-shit crazy.  That is not necessarily a slam because a lot of successful coaches can be described in the same manor.  And, sometimes it takes a bat-shit crazy guy to induce change.   Heck, Bud Wilkinson was a pompous ass.  Duffy Dougherty was quite a character, but he had his problems.  Woody was admired by many Buckeye fans, but just about every fan of every other school thought he was nuts.  Bear Bryant stretched the rules so much that many of the rules enforced by the NCAA today are a direct result of the way he conducted business at Bama.  Johnny Majors brought in 75+ players (including Tony Dorsett) on scholarship in his first year at Pitt, only to make sure that 75% of them flunked out of school before their sophomore hear - hence stricter numbers on scholarships per year.  The list goes on. 

So, someone on a Buckeye blog is expressing an opinion, shared by many others on here, that he is frustrated by our rival's coach whose antics throughout his career have been a lightning rod for opposing fan's frustration across the country.  I can tell you that Harbaugh was despised in Seattle because of his time at Stanford and the 49er's.  Is that surprising?  Heck, no.  But, I can tell you that his antics will not gain him the respect his own fans seem to demand for him from others.  Harbaugh may be respected by his some of his peers, but his demeanor is not going to win over very many CFB fans, unless they support the team he coaches. 

As for the ones on here that really seem to let Harbaugh get under their skin - relax, this too shall pass. 

Comment 13 Apr 2016

Mr. Green, you nailed it!  Hargaugh is the reason this all came to a head by running his swarm last summer as well as the FL spring practice BS..  And, he was not doing it for the good of the students, it was to draw attention to UM football.  But, he will never accept any responsibility for this knee jerk reaction because his is a jerk. 

Comment 12 Apr 2016

Actually, I should have used your word - "typical".  You know, the ones who graduate with a home loan sized student loan and have the potential for a better income based on how well they performed their work on the projects of the endowments and grants. 

Comment 12 Apr 2016

Have you heard of research grants and endowments?  Regular students do the work, and the total of grants and endowments dwarf the athletic budget. 

Comment 11 Apr 2016

Yes, this!^  I will take that solo man to man on the backside all day long with receivers like Mack, Gibson, Brown and McLauren (also, don't forget about Victor).  Also would welcome the 6 man blitz package with an experienced JT and hybrids like Samuel and Campbell as well as an experienced (albeit sparse) Dunn and hungry Weber at the RB.  With JT reading blitzes he will have his choice of hot receivers in those situations.  You also have to realize that they have taken their (supposedly) best cover corner and made him an OLB.  While their corners will have a full year under their belts before Nov 26, so will our line and receivers.  I really look forward to Dunn and Weber planting JP on his backside in a few of those blitzes.  It most probably won't be a cake walk, but I like our chances.  

Comment 03 Apr 2016

Obviously a very stupid thing to do.  What is more disturbing is that there are over 35,000 DUI arrests per year in Ohio.  Wake up people, don't drink and drive. 

Comment 01 Apr 2016

Amazon lost money in their first 10 years - they also survived off funding during that time, but Jeff pushed on with his business model.  Today?  Turning a nice profit.  Not saying Tesla will ever turn the corner, but their cars are the cars of the future.  Have a friend who has a Model S.  Says it is hands down the best car he has ever owned.  His previous cars included BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, many American brands, etc.  FWIW, he has the choice of any car he wants because he is involved in a large conglomerate of auto dealers.  Still prefers to drive the Tesla even though he has no connections with the company.

Comment 01 Apr 2016

The medical community is finally starting to tackle this problem:

NJ Hospital First to Eliminate Opioid Painkillers in ER

While painkillers are a necessary treatment to overcome traumatic pain, and opioids are great at masking pain, there are other alternatives that may not be as good at masking it, but they have significantly fewer side effects.  I have been through two heart surgeries in my life time (bad valves, genetic problem).  Having your chest cracked wide open can cause lots of pain - particularly my last one as it was an 8 hour operation.  My preferred painkiller was acetaminophen.  I react very badly to opioid based pain relievers.  Almost like my body just completely rejects them as a defense mechanism.      

Comment 23 Mar 2016

While I will agree his health has modified his coaching style, he still gets in the face of his players for lack of effort.  Most recently Lyle in the B1G tourney.  Even Lyle said he deserved it.  I also observed it in several other games this year.  His delivery is not as violent as someone like Kelly at ND, but he does get his point across.  Some coaches can do it with just a quick look - Urban for example. I think Matta could do that before his health problems, but not so much now.  

Comment 17 Mar 2016

Sorry about the ban comment.  It just appeared that way when you disappeared for a short while. 

Comment 17 Mar 2016

DJ certainly has his own style. And, like any writer he has some days that are much better than others.  Overall he produces a daily blog post that inspires many comments.  For those of you who are not long timers on 11W, there was a time when his style was not so polished, and he was easily distracted by the comments to his prose.  So much so that he received the 6 month ban hammer for his antics (replying snidely to commenters) . He has refined his style since then, and there is a difference in the delivery.  Some, like the OP may still find it a little acrid, but hey, he has to produce a daily column when some days (particularly in the off season) there is not much to talk about.  I actually applaud his efforts, even if they do rub some people the wrong way. 

Comment 16 Mar 2016

Agree totally with Cudjoe.  Enough is enough.  The best way to piss of the SEC is to beat them on the field.  You don't need to provide additional bulletin board material by emulating Harbaugh's antics.  Signing of the stars was at first perceived as a brilliant idea - after the event, no so much.  Even many of the celebs in attendance thought it was over hyped.  OSU has their own brand and does not need to emulate a struggling University's tactics to move forward.  

As for spring practice at other locations, I have never been in favor of it, nor will I be even if OSU embarks on that tactic.  The rules that govern college sports are in place because the schools themselves want parity and standards.  While the UMs and OSUs of the world can easily afford to pack up and take their spring practices on the road, 95% of of the other schools can not fit something like that into their already failing budgets.  Providing opportunities like that to the elite schools will eventually drain the sport we all love. This is not the way to proceed.  That said, I do believe that Urban's posturing on this is to draw the attention of the NCAA - not the folks in Indianapolis, but the real members - the other universities.  Expect this matter to be addressed at the next meeting of university representatives. 

Comment 15 Mar 2016

Thanks for sharing. I suffer from a background noise problem.  Too much chatter and all the voices/noises blend together so I can not discern what is being directed at me.  These sound(!) like they could be a solution to this problem.  I have tried other noise cancelling ear buds, but they just tend to drop the volume of all the sounds, including the one I am trying to concentrate on.  I pretty much avoid conversation in crowded situations (a group of ~12 or more really creates problems for me).  Add other noises (music, televised games, etc) and my sensory alerts are reduced to mostly visual. 

Comment 07 Mar 2016

CFP TV ratings will be OK this year because NYE is a Saturday.  There will be enough people watching the games in the comfort of their own homes.  Last year was a nightmare because NYE is not a holiday, and when it falls on a weekday many people were still at work for the start of the first game.  Heck, we were still at work for the start of the 2nd game on the west coast.  Any future NYE games that occur during a weekday will most likely suffer the same dismal ratings that happened this last year.