Youngest son lives in Denver. I wanted to see a dispensary. It brought tears to the eyes.
As has been pointed out - this "award" is a freaking joke.
A 6-7 team turns around to 12-0 the next bloody year! No "COY";
A National Championship with a team that was thought to be "a year away" - No "COY"
Let Ferentz and Smith and whoever else win that piece of junk - I'll take B1G & Natty trophies any day. And we all know Urban would too.
To paraphrase Nathan Hale: I regret I have but one upvote to give for John Lee!
The wide receiver corps at tOSU is definitely going to be a target rich environment the next few years!
Here's a dream: an old-fashioned I-formation with Kyle Snyder playing fullback in The Game.
The Shoe would come apart!
Kyle must feel a little like Alexander the Great - no more worlds to conquer: NCAA Champion. World Champion. Olympic Champion!
Amazing thing, too - 4 matches in 6 hours?! Mick Marotti wants to know what his conditioning regimen is like!
Dylan always gets a +1!
I'll never forget LT waving frantically to the 'Skin's sideline as soon as that tackle happened.
Even after all these years, that still makes me queasy (shudder!).
the more bulletin board material, Joe.
I'd wager he thinks Christian Hackenberg is a great QB too. SMH.
Change a tire, hell - looks like she's able to do a brake job!
Seriously, though, major props for rescuing that critter. As for Baylor, an upstanding Southern Baptist institution, perhaps they should consider what the Good Book says about treating animals.
That may be one of the best comments I've seen in a long, long, long time, KBonay!
That's KJ Hill. Zone 6 is stacked with freak athletes!
I agree with a great deal of what you've said, except the part about Texas - they would probably go indy before joining another conference, given the moola they can generate with the Longhorn Network (IMO).
Has anyone had to pick up the slack for a tightwad?
I was out one evening with a group and threw down $20 extra because one of the people was a complete idiot and only left about a 1% tip for the poor waitress (who did a very good job, actually). Mrs. Oldschool, who is notoriously "frugal" (ahem, read tightwad) on most occasions, actually suggested I put in another $10, which I did.
That monkey looks delicious.
Yes, Earle, but it's very difficult to find a restaurant that serves good monkey in Lancaster.
which is a pretty apt way to describe
that entire yearJohn Cooper's tenure.
I know where you were going with that RB4!
Here's a fun fact: I still can't watch a big game without this nagging thought creeping into my cerebral cortex, "I know they'll find a way to lose and break my heart!"
That's all thanks to the John Cooper years!
(I am getting help now, however, with a heavy dose of UFM-therapy!)
Yes; he was even Clos to medaling.
Hooker was seen more as a project or developmental-type guy.
"Go to PSU where you'll be developed like Christian Hackenberg!"
Is that negative recruiting, Coach Franklin?
I think it's permissible if they ride in the truck bed. /s
The quote from Flavius Josephus in the 1st century, regarding how the Roman Legions trained, comes to mind, GTH:
"It would not be far from the truth to call their drills bloodless battles, their battles bloody drills."
Obviously the war metaphor only stretches so far when it comes to a football game, but certainly some of the training philosophy runs parallel. It's also true in the academic realm - anyone who is accepted into a professional graduate school (medicine, law, dentistry, vet, etc.) will tell you the first year is the worst, as they try to weed-out those who may not have "the right stuff".
Thanks for the insider peek, KMP10. Although I (obviously) didn't have the access to the kind of info that your family member did, the eyeball test showed me that things were "loose and light" under Coach Cooper - from end zone "celebrations" to removing the helmet after a great play (illegal now) to high stepping on the way to a TD (which would probably draw a flag for unsportsmanlike conduct) to trash talking - the Buckeyes in the '90s showed a lot of behavior that bordered on undisciplined foolishness (IMO). Talent? Heck, Cooper could and did recruit great talent from all over. But the main thing I noticed when The Vest took over was a definite emphasis on playing with discipline and focus.
Oh, and The Vest also understood that beating TTUN was always one of the goals if a season were to be considered successful - the skunk weasels weren't "just like any other team"!!
I loved Coop (he IS a very decent human being) because of his success at putting guys into the NFL and the great teams he assembled - but his tenure was also one of the most frustrating for me, as a fan, because it seemed as though one or two of those loaded teams should have won a Natty.
+1 for the Shakespeare quotes (and how they were applied to each coach)!
To carry on the meme, this reminds me of a certain coach of a certain team north of C-bus:
"... but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
(Macbeth; Act 5, Scene 5)
But we weren't wearing leather helmets in '57, '61 or '70, Navy!
Miami or FSU ... were mediocre in the 40s/50s/60s.
"Mediocre" is being very generous, NewPhilly - though we had our issues with FSU for some reason, even when they were pretty bad.
Spot on OSU07.
Also, we should take into account that Urban would NOT be doing his due diligence if he didn't evaluate and offer the top-tier talent in the country. The Sibley situation is unfortunate, yet I don't know how you CAN'T take a Dobbins or Akers (or, hopefully, both!) if they want to commit (and Dobbins's commitment was kind of out-of-the-blue, if I recall).
As far as Danny Clark being upset that he isn't "the face of the program" for '17, I think Tate Martell probably has a greater opportunity to actually recruit nationally than Danny (not sure, but I don't believe Danny was at The Opening or any of the big-time camp events). But that, then, takes us back to the "original sin" as it were - was he offered too early? Has he "peaked" already?
Those two questions are why it would undoubtedly be much better, as some have suggested, if kids weren't allowed to be contacted until they've completed their sophomore year of high school.