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Comment 18 hours ago

When assistants would get a player on the phone, they'd hand him off to Meyer, who frequently stopped meetings to have a chat with a prospect.

I hope those were just staff-only meetings. I don't know why, but that would rub me the wrong way especially if I was a senior or a captain and the coach stopped a team meeting to chat with some kid who may or may not be on campus for 2 years. Some guys might view it as a welcomed 5-minute break during the meeting, but it just wouldn't sit right with me. We're here, working on getting better right now, and we've gotta interrupt that to inflate the ego of this guy who isn't even on the team.

Comment 18 Jul 2014

Well, sort of. But they can't be confused to be two separate chambers of Congress. A resolution won't have to be voted on and passed by both the schools and the students. The schools could pass it unilaterally without the support of the 15 student votes if they had enough consensus.

Comment 17 Jul 2014
Sorry, OB. Couldn't resist. I don't think noon games are bad, they're just not as good as night games. It has nothing to do with dead asses who can't get out of bed by noon. Night atmospheres under the lights just bring out a different level of intensity.
Comment 16 Jul 2014

I definitely consider Penn State a secondary rivalry. I'm looking forward to Urban vs Franklin.

Michigan is obviously the one and only primary rivalry.

I look forward to Wisconsin and Michigan State (and Nebraska since they joined) more than I do other B1G games, but I don't put a rivalry tag on it.

Comment 10 Jun 2014

They both are great fits. Great academics with a tilt towards research. And most importantly, Maryland and New Jersey are fertile recruiting grounds. As strong as HS football in Ohio is, it can't provide enough for the entire conference.

Maryland needs financial stability. The B1G will provide that. With Under Armour's influence, they could become Oregon East.

Rutgers needs a reason for NJ and NYC to get excited. NYC is a pro sports town, but they've never had teams like OSU, Michigan, Penn State and Nebraska coming to town with any regularity.

I'm very excited about the new additions and can't wait to play in this B1G East division.

edit - Sarcasm font is not intended. What's with this bug?

Comment 08 Jun 2014

When you say "consistent top 5 program" that implies year-in-year-out like their 90s dynasty. I don't think that is going to happen, but I think Nebraska should consistently be a top 10 to top 15 program with the occasional top 5 finish. They should contend for the B1G West each and every year along with Wisconsin and Iowa.

Comment 02 Jun 2014

I'm having fun man I hope I havent made any enemies

Not unless you count the ~50% of the world's female population or book readers. You're doing great, champ. Keep swingin'.

Comment 02 Jun 2014

Its a female trait and us men shouldnt have to worry about it.

Find another site, please. That is some disgusting shit to read and I'm a guy.

Comment 31 May 2014

You can, but there is an opportunity cost. If you think 4 hours in a stadium watching an American event is worth more than what else you could be doing in the country, then have at it. Personally, I disagree. That's why I wouldn't eat at American restaurants overseas or listen to American music. You have limited time. Soak up every last bit of that country you can get.

Comment 31 May 2014

No. I love the Buckeyes, but If I'm going overseas, I'm there to see that country and its history and culture. Visiting other countries is not an opportunity that pops up often so I would give my best effort to actually experience that country. Expand your worldview. Visit a museum, a national landmark, a festival, etc.

Comment 21 May 2014

You're missing the point.  Or you're not understanding the ratios of 5-stars/4-stars compared to 3-stars/2-stars.

A team of 4-star and 5-star players has a 1-in-4 chance of being drafted.

A team of 2-star and 3-star players has a 1-in-25 chance of being drafted.

If you want to coach up a team of 2-stars and 3-stars, be my guest. Nobody is telling you it's impossible, but if you ask our very own coach, he would take the team of 5-star and 4-star players every single time.

Comment 21 May 2014

Recruiting rankings matter. If you don't believe it, read this article on the breakdown of NFL draft picks.

Four- and five-star recruits were 995 percent more likely to be drafted in the first round than their lesser-ranked counterparts.

[...]

Consider this: While four- and five-star recruits made up just 9.4 percent of all recruits, they accounted for 55 percent of the first and second round. Any blue-chip prospect has an excellent shot of going on to be a top pick, if he stays healthy and out of trouble.

And it's not like it's hard to project who these four-star and five-star studs are. The recruiting services merely have to take note of whatever players have offers rolling in from across the country.

No one is saying you can't win without signing a slew of blue chip prospects, but it makes your job as a coach a heck of a lot easier.

Comment 21 May 2014

I'm not just an OSU fan, I'm a college football fan. ESPN, ABC, CBS, BTN, The Oprah Network...if good football is on, I'll find it.

So I really don't understand this "only watch OSU games"' attitude. If you don't enjoy the sport, why do you even watch OSU games?  I hope OSU Soccer kicks ass, but I don't enjoy watching the sport, so I don't watch OSU Soccer.