Nike use to be roll out some cool uniforms. Unfortunately, they're starting to copy Adidas' work
For those that needed a reminder of what Ginn could do in the open field.
Yes but the gap isn't as wide as it was starting around 2007-2008. I would say that within the next coupe of years the Big Ten could significantly close that gap, if not even tie the SEC
I'm not sure how that incorporates the playoff jerseys
Voted for 2- assuming we repeat this year then after we lose a bunch of high performers afterwards it takes a year or two for the young guys to develop to go get another one
I hope Ross laid off the pasta in Italy and has done a better job keeping in shape as opposed to the news coming out last year before the draft
All of the other celebrities better be prepared because I have a feeling Urban will be playing this game like it's Game 7 of the World Series
Graeters > Jeni's
If he had to pick another Big Ten school aside from Ohio St (for whatever reasons) I'd hate for it to be Michigan St. We have a rivalry there and I'd hate to root against the kid ( Antoine Winfield was one of my all time favorites). However, Dantonio helped take the silver bullets to a different level and we've seen how well he's developed db's up there in Lansing. Here's hoping us Buckeye fans don't have to worry about that.
If you don't get more than 30 up votes for this, it'll be a damn shame
If you think adding Maryland and Rutgers was good for Ohio St and the Big Ten you're delusional. That means fewer games against the western division teams like Nebraska and Wisconsin which generate more interest and competitiveness than with Rutgers and Maryland. Rutgers and Maryland will never compete for an eastern division title. I love watching football but to see those two teams play against the Buckeyes or Mich St, Penn St, Michigan, or any other Big Ten team is an automatic "turn the tv off" game.
Luke Fickell is indeed a De Sales graduate. By the way, I'm class of 2003. What class were you?
As a Bishop Watterson grad, if the kid made varsity as a freshman then that's huge. Aside from a rich tradition in football, Watterson takes its baseball very seriously
I wonder what Mack Brown did to piss off someone at ESPN to place him next to Mark May?
I'm all on board on that last one about the music and the band
Another former OSU defensive back who had a good career who doesn't get enough credit in my opinion is Ahmed Plummer
Are we talking about only this year or for years to come?
Until they draft a quarterback, it'll be a long rookie contract with the Jets
Fantastic read on Jake Kumerow
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.