What do you plan on majoring in at tOSU?
FWIW- There were some rumors out there that Trey didn't exactly impress the coaches with his work ethic in winter workouts. Hopefully seeing Lee step up motivates him to push himself.
Interesting news from Rivals Mike re: Clark. I was under the impression that ND was the biggest threat.
For reals though, I think Clarence Darrow, Arthur Schlessinger, Jr. Paul Newman, and Bob Hope should make the initial cut.
Rob Lowe would LITERALLY be a great nomination.
Who shit in Griffey's corn flakes?
Yeah, the Hale news was announced about a month ago. With our depth on DL, I think it makes a lot of sense.
3 quick thoughts.
1) Birm, great coverage and update. Thank you.
2) Number expanded to 25. You think it gets that big, or are you sticking with your 22-23 prediction?
3) Feel like we need a leader to step up and rally the class. A lot of the big names seem to be holding off for a while. Can Kirk and/or Baker assume a leadership position in this class? Who will be this year's Webb?
Really appreciate you putting in this work, Gene (and Jason). This is really informative and a great resource. Thanks again!
If chewing is an NCAA violation, I'm pretty sure the bball coaches are in trouble. Don't mistake that stuff in the starbucks cup for coffee!
Really nice article, and something I was thinking about the other day. If I were voting, I'd give it to Nebraska coach Tim Miles. COY is always a difficult thing, as the easy way out seems to be the coach with the best record. I favor giving it to the guy who exceeded expectations the most. In that regard, the fact that Nebraska beat tOSU and @Sparty does it for me. At 15-10, they have a very light last two weeks of the year. If they can win 3-4 more games, I think Miles should win it.
Quick edit ...
"All Fat Eddie Lacy responded with was 1,1178 yards (4.1 average) ..."
Thanks, Gene. Really appreciate all your work for this site. One of the main reasons 11W is amazing.
Gene, thanks as always for your great work. Any progress on getting the offer/commitment list back up?
So, the Phillies are assholes. No, really. One Oregon State baseball player, who was drafted by them last year, decided to return to school for his senior year. In a move that is being called vindictive, among other things, the Phillies organization turned in Wetzler for having an agent negotiate on his behalf. 2 reasons why this matters.
1) The NCAA rules say that negotiations can't happen until after a player has officially left school. In other words, the player can only have 'advice' from an agent before they decide to leave or come back.
2) Having been around the college baseball scene, I can attest that it is the 'industry norm' to have an agent put out feelers and let the player know the ballpark (pun intended) that the club will offer. How else could a player decide to come back or not. Many in pro and college circles are really pissed off at the Phillies.
Anyway, your random NCAA mess of the day (not involving pasta).
I love KD's new nickname. Seems like such a stark contrast with Lebron (King James). Reminds me of how KD announced his extension via twitter when Lebron announced his, well, you know. Really nice to have a superstar show a little humility. On a side note, some pretty strong Christian sub-context there.
I agree that the Dodd article does a nice job of providing an overview of the unionization effort. Will be really interesting to see how/if this moves forward.
WI picked up another commitment yesterday from Kyle Penniston. He's a TE out of Mater Dei ranked as an 88 in the 247 composite. Here's his profile.
What is your take on osu's chances to land Christian Kirk?
Pete Carroll robber baron is amazing. Here's hoping he shows up to the first pre-season game with that outfit. This is a really good list, but I'm not sure who would have come other than Dantonio and Bert. Chip "I look like I stole a cookie from the cookie jar" would have led to amazing, record setting offenses, and teams that couldn't win the big game. All in all, I'm happy with UFM!
Grabs my goose???
This article made my day. Props to whoever submitted these names, and to 11W for sharing the hilarity.
Watched the tape on Ben Edwards. Wow! Big hitter with a nose for the ball. Welcome to the family, Mr. Edwards.
FWIW- TOS is saying that MM's family is going to try and have this resolved by Monday. His Dad is not his legal guardian, so the Mom has to sign. MM still wants sparty, Mom wants FSU or OSU, and Dad wants OSU (but seems more open to caving on the MSU thing).
Kicked out of the house for choosing Sparty? I'd only support that if it was for tsun. But seriously, how sad is that story?