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Comment 17 Apr 2014

I would suggest that chanting "SEC" after winning would also fall into this category.  But not arrogance, that's just conference pride, and conference pride is very different from school pride.

Comment 17 Apr 2014

I'm officially off the "defend Herbie" wagon.  The guy has let everything he has worked for go to his head.  He is now nothing more than a talking head.

Comment 15 Apr 2014

If Trent Richardson was a defensive player and Coleman was an offensive player, would Richardson get flagged, fined and even ejected for that hit?  I bet he would.  And my next question is why is an offensive player allowed to do this?  If the NFL is really going to go full bore "protect the player," then they need to do it on both sides of the ball.  

Comment 14 Mar 2014

I don't think there's a single person out there who is above questions about their job performance.  That being said, this person only needs to respond to his/her superiors with valid and intelligent responses.  This is exactly why I am humored by Fickell's "Did we win" and his last rambling.  It's a giant " F-U, you're not my boss." 

Comment 14 Mar 2014

I think it's too late to try this.  I had thought about this earlier in the year and hoped we'd try it, but we never did.  I'm guessing because we'd foul out quickly.  McDonald and Williams love them some fouls.

Comment 13 Mar 2014

I think it will happen.  You mention that 16 seeds are getting weaker (which I disagree with), but I'd argue that #1 seeds are as well.  This year we could see two #1 seeds from teams with sos of 44 (Villanova) and 105 (Wichita St.)    In addition to these two teams, another #1 seed has a conference sos of 97 (UF).  So it's possible that 3 of the 4 number one seeds will have played weak teams for at least half of their season.  So, it will happen, but it will need to be a perfect storm of a 16 seed playing a tough schedule, losing all close games and sneaking in against an overrated #1 seed, which we have at least one every year.  

Comment 13 Mar 2014

Engineer some W's, you bums.

Not really the best time to be ripping on Purdue.



Comment 24 Feb 2014

Not to sell Brown's career at OSU short, but it just goes to show you that speed is only one dimension.  I would have never guessed he was that quick because he just never seemed to make plays.  Although looking back, he was dangerous on punt returns in the open field.  Perhaps he lacked "shiftiness" to complement his "straight-line" speed or perhaps we didn't do a good job of getting him the ball in space.

Comment 22 Feb 2014

Here's a positive. That was about as bad as we play. We are one good stretch away from being back in it. No more dumb fouls. No more turnovers. And two shots drop. We're back.