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Comment 39 minutes ago

My questions centered around that intangible - the ability to identify 3 stars with the potential to be superstars and develop their talent into great players. If that is the case then his value as a recruiter would be a force multiplier. It would appear he did that at IU but a more detailed look at how his players performed vs top defenses would help answer the question.

Comment 3 hours ago

All the discussion of Indiana doing more with less stellar recruits leads me to wonder:

1. Is he able to better develop players for the passing game? His 3 stars put in some good numbers, so does that reflect an ability to find hidden talent and develop it? After all, IU plays a similar schedule to us; so even if they must throw more to win they seem to be successful at throwing the ball.

2. How do the stats look at the game level? Is the performance pretty consistent or does one or two games with outstanding performances raise the average while IU struggled against good pass defenses?

Comment 13 Feb 2017

I prefer the shots wth Coke

What's this pop stuff?

Comment 12 Feb 2017

i think it would be reasonable to use some of the TV money to cover the shortfall. Sports may bring it in, but those sports don't exist without the university. Nebraska would be at best an Arena League team, with it's revenue, without UNL. The schools educate the athletes, houses them, provides land for their facilities, all of which costs money. Sports brings in serious money that would not be there if the revenue sports didn't exist; and in some cases don't bring in enough to cover their costs leaving. When budgets get cut universities need to look at their overall expenses to see where cuts can be made and how best to allocate money from all sources to ensure they can carry out their mission as a university. I get the departmental jealousy, and it's not just academics vs athletes but often inter-departmental as well, but in the end they need to find a way to deal with the loss of money.

tOSU seems to have found a good way to keep the athletic department self-sustaining, support a lot of non-revenue sports, and still help the academic side financially.

Comment 10 Feb 2017

The problem is it's easier to justify a choice on statistics than on other, less measurable attributes. Pu up amazing 40 times and not pan out; the story is "He had all the skills but just didn't work out." OTOH, picking someone like Thomas "What a dumb move wasting a pick..." so most go with the can't misses, knowing if they get a gem later they are still a genius by recognizing an undervalued talent and scooping them up; and if they don't no one faults them for a 3rd round pick.

Comment 09 Feb 2017

Harlan Ellison has a unique POV that comes out in his writing. He attended tOSU, BTW.

From Wikipedia:

Ellison attended Ohio State University for 18 months (1951–53) before being expelled. He has said the expulsion was for hitting a professor who had denigrated his writing ability, and over the next twenty or so years he sent that professor a copy of every story he published.

Comment 09 Feb 2017

1104 Engineer Combat Battalion, 78th Infantry Division

"I was a Combat Engineer. Isn’t that ridiculous? The two things I hate most in the world are combat and engineering.” Mel Brooks

Quite a few stars fought in WWII, often in front line units. A very impressive generation. I just found the message my dad got announcing the end of fighting in Europe. I can't imagine what a relief that must have been, when he realized he will live to see tomorrow.

Comment 07 Feb 2017

Correction - Brooks wrote, Frankie Laine sang it. Brooks never told him it was as spoof so he sang it straight.

Comment 07 Feb 2017

Little was a comedic genius that left us too early. He stared in "Temperatures Rising" a comedy about young doctors and Little played the comedic foil to  James Whitmore the no nonsense chief of staff. Only the first season is worth watching, they brought in Paul Lynde to replace Whitmore and ruined the whole comedic timing. Little was forced into a supporting role as the more serious MD to Lynde's comedic chief and it just didn't work. They tried to put a round peg in the center square and ruined the show.

Comment 07 Feb 2017

Richard Pryor cowrote it so that explains a lot of it; he apparently was not cast as the lead, although he wrote it for himself, due rug use issues.

That move had so many good bits and jokes that took several viewings to catch. Mel sang the title song, IIRC.

Comment 07 Feb 2017

Well, my name is Jim, but most people call me... Jim.

I saw it on Campus at the University Theatre. 

Comment 02 Feb 2017

Shane Falco. When will tOSU plant a tree in Buckeye Grove for that All American?

Comment 02 Feb 2017

The list price and the actual tuition cost are not necessarily the same. Schools offer all sorts of aid and scholarships depending on a family's financial situation and how bad they want the kid. Offering in state tuition is often a first step. I know someone who just got into a law school where the tuition is 40k per year and almost immediately got a 3 year scholarship that cut the tuition to 17K per year.