Couldn't agree more!
I really hope TP's omission from that highlight video was an oversight.
Finally, regarding that comment about coaches making more than educators/priorities, are we REALLY still having this discussion in 2017? No, it's probably not right, but you're worth whatever someone will pay you. Amazing how many people haven't figured that out yet.
As a former college athlete, our AD read the biggest NCAA rule highlights to us every year, and every year, it was repeated numerous times: "DON'T GAMBLE ON SPORTS." Yeah, they wouldn't have been real happy to know about Schlichter's transgressions (or Earle's knowledge of it.)
I look forward to Pryor making the Pro Bowl next year as a New England Patriot.
Thank you! I never liked Keith Jackson for that exact reason, not to mention his calls were a good 5 seconds behind the action towards the end of his broadcasting days (see Texas-USC, 2006...he was BAD that game). His interview during the Rose Bowl this year made all those feelings come rushing back, I'd almost completely forgotten about the guy.
Brent had moments I wasn't fond of him, but I heard him call enough big Buckeye wins that I, overall, hold a pretty good opinion of him.
Ohio State football was so fortunate to have Urban Meyer, an Ohio guy who grew up a Buckeye fan, not to mention one of the top 2-3 coaches in college football, come available at just the right time back in 2011. Sorry to say, that just doesn't exist in CBB.
Let's consider the top guys in the profession, all of whom have won titles since Thad's first year at OSU, and none of whom have any Ohio/Ohio State ties:
- Coach K - not going anywhere, has back problems of his own
- Roy Williams - already at his alma mater, not going anywhere
- John Calipari - why leave UK for Ohio State? Plus, do you really want him here?
- Rick Pitino - see Calipari, John
- Kevin Ollie - Ok, a stretch, but has won a title, is already at his alma mater, not going anywhere
- Jay Wright - just won his first title in a place he's been since 2001, not going anywhere
- Bill Self - has won 12 Big XII titles in a row plus a title in a place he's been since 2003, not going anywhere
- Jim Calhoun - out of coaching
- Billy Donovan - coaching Russell Westbrook in the NBA
My point in all this is, it's going to have to be an Archie Miller-type that Ohio State goes after. I'd love to go after some of these guys too, but it ain't gonna happen, it makes zero sense for any of them to leave what they have to come here.
If you were any of those guys and got a call from Gene Smith, would you make the move? Or, as the AD at any of those schools, would you make it easy for them to walk away, even if they wanted to? I realize the answer is always no if you don't ask, but this would be wasted breath.
January 16, if I'm not mistaken.
Same with Cardale Jones...
The Buckeye QB Mount Rushmore is tough. Barrett, Smith, Schlichter, Germaine, and Hoying are certainly the top guys to choose from, but who do you leave off?
All the upvotes for all the The Fast and The Furious references!
Reggie, you're just going too far with the comedy man, take that pile of shit off your head!
Man, the GIF game is strong in this morning's Skull Session! Well done, all!
About damn time WE get the benefit of a bye week before a big regular season game.
Agreed. Janoris Jenkins was pissy because TP abused him all day (and probably let him know about it, that's what happens in football), and then we're really listening to anything Pacman Jones has to say about ANYONE? No. TP has absolutely been the lone bright spot for the Browns this season, and dating back to the USC game his freshman year, he continues to play like he gives a shit when the rest of his team has clearly mailed it in for the day (or year.)
Agreed, and this is exactly why I don't go out of my way to root for the rest of the B1G. They don't root for us, we're not like the SEC.
Hey now, easy on the Dirty South comments...but at least you didn't go to North! Haha...Central wasn't around yet when I graduated from South, it came along a couple years later. And +1 to you also repping the 'Ville!
100% agree with your reasoning on these, haha! I'd like Oklahoma and Wisconsin to win above all, to show us having two wins over conference champs. Honestly, PeeSU winning is the only scenario that would make me worry about the Buckeyes getting in. I think we're good otherwise.
What's equally crazy is, the Buckeyes have technically won their division every year Coach Meyer has been here. Obviously, the years they didn't make the championship game were when they were on the wrong end of tiebreakers (or 2012, ineligible) but those Leaders/East Division trophies keep piling up!
I love how so much of the hand-wringing yesterday was from people mad that it was a grind-it-out game, yet they're the ones who predicted a grind-it-out game. I say "Just Win, baby."
It essentially means "if you don't agree, keep it to yourself."
Hey, me too...my buddy and his wife were hunting in Westerville and were on the show in July of 2014.
Great points. I think even in the midst of a transition to the 2, he's still got the ability to play the point and run the offense in the event of foul trouble or injury, as you alluded to. Just was something to think about.
Of course, this carried a lot more weight for me before Lyle exploded last night. Maybe he's fine at the 1 after all, haha!
At this point in the season, last year's team would have found a way to drop Monday's game. This year's team is finding its footing, and at this point, that's ok. I'm excited to watch the improvement, and I definitely like this group more than last year's.
I also think it might be time to start the transition for JaQuan Lyle to 3-and-D shooting guard. He's got the ability to do that, and with CJ Jackson looking as good as he has running the offense, that's what I'd do if I were the coaches (hell, or Lyle himself.) Just a thought, and that will also help his pro prospects tremendously, as those guys are the hottest commodities in the NBA right now.