Chose Duke, but I don't consider it "jumping on a bandwagon." I like and root for Duke outside of Ohio St unless it hurts the Bucks.
How can you say they've represented the Big Ten well after just one year? Yes, Purdue, Indiana, and Michigan in various sports have not lived up to what they each can be ( certainly Michigan should be far better than Indiana and Michigan) but speaking long term their mediocrity is a blip.
I'll be interested in seeing if you still say Rutgers and Maryland were good additions when they get their butts kicked in bowl games every year.
Finally, spare us the academic resume. It was all about tv and eyeballs for the Big Ten Network ( which was such faulty logic, but that's for another discussion forum). The academics were just a nice little bone to throw in so no one would lambast them for taking the money. The Big Ten is an athletic conference, not an academic society. If the number one reason to bring in schools was to tighten academic achievements then there'd be a hell of a lot more liberal arts schools from Ohio being added to the Big Ten.
I've never been a Gene Smith fan because ever since he's taken the job he's sold out the tradition. First, he's allowed Nike to mess with our uniforms. Second, if you've been in the Shoe lately, there are sponsorships everywhere which are eyesores. He's never flexed the muscle Ohio St has to push back against some of Delaney's dumbest ideas ( I'm looking at you Rutgers and Maryland). Then there's also his handling of the Tat 5/ Tressel saga. The only thing that keeps him from being a complete failure is landing Meyer and even that I can't give him too much credit because even a monkey could've signed Meyer to on open OSU job and an available Meyer who wanted the job.
After reading that story about the buffets the players have, can we please put to rest the "starving athlete" angle on college athletics?
You kind of proved my point. If he doesn't have good route running skills and the other skills (aside from speed) necessary to be a good receiver then he can't add any value as a receiver as a team
Are you judging purely on athleticism or on skill? Sure, Ted Ginn Jr is a super athlete but these once these thoroughbreds lose that fast twitch ability then what else do they have? He's had more than 50 receptions once and in 8 years has 11 touchdown receptions. Even his kickoff and punt return numbers have declined.
Ted Ginn is a #4/#5 receiver on a team. He's not as elite as a returner as Devin Hester was during his career. I voted for AJ because he can still be a full time starter at linebacker for a team and play at a high level. The problem with AJ in Green Bay wasn't necessarily talent, but schematically they wanted a player in his position to do things that were not necessarily his strengths.
Are we capable of being an elite 8 team? No. Are we good enough to make a 68-team tournament? Yes.
Give me Scoonie instead of Conley
I think I liked this Evan Tuner game winning shot better
On all of these Inked posts how come there aren't any 40 times?
I'm in my late twenties, so still relatively young, but I'll never understand the appeal of getting your arms entirely tat'd up. I can understand having a couple (even on each arm) but to have sleeves of tattoos on your arms doesn't compute in my mind. I would think that looking at all of that ink in a mirror would become an eye sore after a while. Also, later in life if you were at a casual event and were wearing a polo, it might not be as appealing. To each his own, but all of those tattoos seem like a waste of money and time
It might be quite an inference but when you're a high school kid and each week you're tweeting out your top 20 then chances are you have an overdeveloped ego which might mike you a malcontent when you get here and things don't go your way
This kid seems steadfast on playing quarterback and with the glut of quarterbacks we have on the roster and the recruits we having coming in it adds even more guys vying for the spot. Hence, I vote no
No, because the Senior Bowl is this Saturday. That's what I was talking about - Devin Smith and Doran Grant are playing in the game this Saturday so they won't be able to participate in the championship celebration
Am I the only one who thinks OSU did a disservice to the outgoing seniors by pushing it back an extra week? By pushing it back to this Saturday instead of doing it this past Saturday guys like Devin Smith, Doran Grant, and Jeff Huerman won't be able to participate because they're either getting ready for the Senior Bowl this weekend or prepping for the combine?
I voted for Mike Thomas. Devin Smith may have received all of the press because of his deep ball plays but Mike Thomas was our best, well rounded receiver. He can be used in the short, inter mediate, and deep passing game. He has great body control and uses his hands. Finally, he just a good, muscular frame for the pro game. If he played for any other school in any other offensive system he'd have 80 receptions/1,100 yards/10 touchdowns.
It's named Bishop & Rothman and it's the best show in Columbus
I'll second that
Hey TCU, I'm sorry but I can't hear your complaints about being left out of the playoffs. There's a celebration in Buckeye nation
The only people who should've voted no on this poll are trolls. If you're a Buckeye fan who voted no, then please just leave and never come back
I'll trust Urban but seems odd you'd get a guy who didn't really develop much offensive talent at Nebraska (aside from Abdullah)
The NCAA probably would never ask what a money ball really is ( this is the same outfit that hardly ever does a real investigation. See Miami or UNC); none the less, he might want to consider renaming those cupcakes so some bureaucrat in the NCAA's office doesn't see the term and decide to lay down the hammer on the Bucks'
I love watching Devin Smith catch the long bombs, but Mike Thomas is our best, most well rounded receiver. Maybe this isn't fair because Devin Smith could be asked to simply be a deep threat, but Thomas has the body and the athleticism of a pro receiver. It's infuriating at times to watch them not get Thomas more involved in the passing game. He's clutch on the slants and can run after the catch.