While I do think that the scholarship provided is ample compensation for playing football for the university, in certain cases where someone is specifically profiting off the players name or likeness (jersey sales, video games, photos) I think that the player should receive money that would be held in trust for them till after they graduate.
Turner Evans should be known as the Nialliv.
My grandfather swore he'd seen the Mothman. I'd like to see what he could do with a football in his hands, if he's still around.
If you've already graduated, do you need to be in scholarship to play? Could you opt to walk on? Are you required to take classes to play? How does that work?
It would be poetic if he returned kicks and won a Heisman for tOSU.
Strong thought race was a factor not simply because he was black, but because his wife is white. He thought too many people were uncomfortable with that. Sumlin seems pretty respected at A&M.
Are there any cats?
That is speculation.
Possibility that if we hired Chip West we could pull Quinn Blanding and Andrew Brown over to the good guys?
He probably meant bouncing back from a tough loss is the adversity they are facing.
Dantonio probably mandates the use of the tackling sleds.
I'm really hurt that Urb and Stan were so close to my house (near Timber Creek HS) and didn't come to visit me. I was home sick and everything.
KG is my hero, but he also played against the crappiest teams on our schedule. That may have been why he looked so dynamic.
Hats off to MSU. They were the number 1 defense and they stopped us when it counted.
Let's hope Shazier and Miller decide to keep the band together and we can improve the secondary next season.
Still one game to play Buckeye fans. Let's look forward to our bowl and put our bowl practices to good effect.
It's just a chickenshit dig on the team that just beat him. What a sore-ass loser.
I think, especially during this historic run, we need to be able to buy posters and a coffee table book that has not only the artwork but the box scores, too. Shut up and take my money!
Hard to believe that guy fights zombies now.
I know right, not after Labor Day.
I don't think it would be bad to start Kenny in this game as a way to honor him for last year's game. Kenny could get the first series.
Called back on a "leg whip," too. I had to get out my rule book to find that one.
My wife and I are expecting a daughter and we're trying out different names. Every Saturday her name is Scarlet Victoria. I told my wife, if the Buckeyes win the national championship, that's the one we're going with.
I hate the strength of schedule argument, when teams have little control over it. If your conference is pulling their weight or everyone *thinks* that they are the best, then it doesn't matter who you schedule. And it keeps the good teams from the lower tier conferences from ever ascending to the lofty heights on national championships.
Conferences are jockeying to add good teams but I can see a situation like Saban mentioned where a new division 1 is carved out and much more realignment is necessary. I'd hate to see this happen as this will really take the academic factor out of the conference.
That is why I support taking the 5 power conference champions and a 3 wild cards into the playoffs. It means the conferences can still have a function, the Cinderella's get a shot, and a one loss team from a power conference can get in and find redemption. Everyone wins.