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Comment 17 Jan 2017

Sounds like the new coach went a little too far wanting to fix Oregon's soft image. I remember a few of their players staggering off the field and collapsing on the sidelines during the National Title game. Still, you can't fix that in one day! Hope he tones it down a bit. 

Comment 16 Jan 2017

$110K to do teach sword fighting? I went into the wrong business. I would teach the Princess Bride "I am not left-handed" move to all my students. 

Comment 13 Jan 2017

Great post. I can see why Harbaugh drags out the old Michigan logo and his 1940's glasses, he wants to try to replicate the way things were the last time they were relevant.

Comment 12 Jan 2017
I wasn't saying the admin gives up on students but they are not the most forgiving bunch (Gee, band director, banning Pryor for 5 years). Unless gibson has been charged with a crime (I'm not aware that he has), then I think a year suspension was enough punishment. I agree with urban that booting him from school seems a bit much.
Comment 12 Jan 2017

Maybe I just trust Urban more than I should. I can see that I'm outnumbered based on the comments/votes and that's fine. I like a spirited debate. I guess I am genuinely surprised that most people here side with the OSU admin over Urban. Mostly because I think Urban is the best coach out there and he knows what to do to win. I'm a OSU grad and I respect it as an academic institution. I don't want it to become a joke like Florida State or LSU's discipline. I just hate losing good players because of their dumb decisions. It makes me sick to see Spence and Gibson gone. So much potential yet so many poor decisions. 

Comment 12 Jan 2017

I'm not suggesting we become LSU and have team votes, but the university trusted/hired Urban to coach the team, so then let him decide the punishments for his players. Gibson was a student athlete at OSU solely because of Urban, so I think Urban should have had more discretion in determining his fate. Urban clearly wanted him, but the admin didn't. They pay Urban more than any other OSU employee. Why? Because football is a priority. So let Urban make the decision. It's his player. He's here to win championships. Quit messing with his team. If the admin doesn't like his disciplinary policy, then they can relieve him of his duties. 

Comment 12 Jan 2017

The University Admin frustrates me. They just cost the Buckeyes a great player. I'm not suggesting we have an LSU-style team vote on this, but this seems a little ridiculous. Just like Noah Spence, we are missing out on great players while the SEC gives fourth and fifth chances in worse situations. The Honey Badger couldn't even REMEMBER how many drugs tests he failed and they gave him chance after chance.

Comment 12 Jan 2017

I took my family to a Padres baseball game last year. The stadium was beautiful, right next to the Gas Lamp District. But there is literally a tent city of homeless people right near the ballpark. Panhandlers were everywhere and some were aggressive. One poor man was passed out in his underwear on the ground with a sign asking for money next to his head. I watched several homeless people buying drugs in the middle of the road. The whole area smelled like feces. It was a great ballpark, but I don't really want to take my young kids down there again. Maybe I just parked in a bad spot. 

Comment 11 Jan 2017

I hope we are making the shift to bigger receivers. We need a guy who can catch 50/50 balls like Clemson and Penn State. McSorely just chucked up garbage and the Penn State receivers came down with most of them. Same with Clemson--Williams caught everything tossed his way.  I just can't see a 5'9" guy doing that. 

Comment 11 Jan 2017

Penn State lives and dies on the 50/50 balls McSorely tosses up. He finally got burned against USC. I think Penn State will be good, but you can't be lucky all the time. That being said, I'm already dreading watching his stupid homerun swing every time one of his prayer passes gets caught. 

Comment 11 Jan 2017

I didn't realize he was 5'10". Barrett is 6'2" and routinely gets passes batted down. I also worry about the durability of a guy that small. For all the complaints about Barrett, he is durable (aside from the ankle injury). I think the Buckeyes need 2-3 good QBs for the type of offense Urban runs. It took a 3rd stringer to win the last title, so I'm not worried about having too many QBs.