The reason this article was written is because Urban's offense runs the QB too much. I would prefer to see running the QB only in important games and only if required. We have the athletes to line up and out muscle our opponents so running the QB should occur in special situations vs being the staple play. Braxton is injured as a result two seasons of running the ball and taking unnecessary hits. This is Charlie Bauman's revenge. If we ever play POS Clemson again I hope we put several players in the hospital (with most of their fans). I don't like all of this QB running one bit.
My letter is short and sweet. Fix the damn defense. I don't every want to see that again. The end.
Excellent Analysis. Covered all of the bases including the tackling. How about the play of the DL?
Who do you have to negatively rep the Penguins all the time? Can you pick a directional school from the state up North or use another school in a different state like say-More Head State? There are a lot of Buckeye-Penguin fans. Coach Tressel always said that the Penguins should try to be the second best team in Ohio and scheduled the YSU games around the Buckeyes games so that we could watch both. Your comments don't do well for our recruiting and we can get some of the kids that may choose Cinci.
But nothing in the punishment addresses the root cause and it does not support any type of corrective action. The punishment basically sends the message, no matter what you do, don't get caught. Records retention policies will likely be changed in many schools. The punishment is not effective. It seems that nothing the NCAA does is effective. Do you feel comfortable that OSU athletes will not sell their memorabilia after alll of the bad press, scholarship reductions, and bowl bans? What has changed that will prevent this? Was it Tress's fault and Urban will stop this because............he's Urban???
NCAA membership is voluntary so it is suprising to me that they do what they do and retain all members. Yes there is a lot of money at stake, but .....
Not sure I agree with the NCAA in this case and here are the reasons why:
#1. The people involved in this terrible scandal were mainly administrative/leadership. However, the punishment will affect the fans, the businesses around the university and the depth of the B1G.
#2. There are clearly criminal activities involved and this should be handled in court. Nothing that happened at tOSU was criminal. A legal contract was broken by Tress, but the students in our case did not commit a crime. In the PSU case, crimes were committed and it was covered up by top officials. The top of the PSU organization needs to pay for this, not fans and businesses. Who has been prosecuted (no one yet?) and how do you make life painful for those that are running the administration at PSU?
#3. I am a huge Buckeye fan, but in reality vacating wins has more impact on the student athletes and others that had nothing to do with the child abuse scandal. It is not fair to the student athletes past and present that had nothing to do with what happened. In addition, the communist organization (aka NCAA) happens to think that vacating wins on paper matters to fans and schools. It means nothing. Ohio State still beat TTUN & Arkansas in the bowl game the year before regardless of what wins were vacated when Tress got his azz in a bind. This is like punishing employees for bad management.
#4. If the NCAA wanted to do justice, they would develop a hotline for student athletes and coaches and implement periodic audits and follow-up visits to athletic departments as a corrective and preventive measure. This type of solution would force the administrations of the universities to act appropriately. This would drive continual improvement of leadership and provide a check and balance system that would prevent corruption and absolute power that exists today.
#5. The $60MM fine will hurt all other athletics programs dependent on FB revenue. Why should these kids and coaches pay the price for an administration that was intent on protecting their own butts?
At the end of the day Emmert has overstepped his bounds with an ineffective solution once again. All schools have skeletons in the closet, some worse than others, but it amazes me that the SEC just doesn't seem to have any. Is it a coincidence that Emmert was the SEC commissioner and none of his previous schools are in trouble? How many scandals in the last few years? Do we forget USC, Miami, UNC? But the Scam Newton case never got traction? Give me a break.
I happen to think the Price is wrong.
And by the way, why the slam on the Youngstown State Penguins? Please don't slam in state schools. The area around Y-Town is drastically changing with the sheet shale fracking. It is getting really nice there.