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RunningFree

Toledo, OH (via Liberty Center, OH)

Member since 30 July 2013 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: January 3, 2003
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Kenny G
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft

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Comment 15 Apr 2014

Horford transferred out and there's still talk of McGary declaring as well.  If he does in fact declare, that leaves them with no guys listed at over 6'9" returning... and that lone guy at 6'9" didn't play a single minute this year. 

Any teams with a decent enough big man are going to have some fun against Michigan next year.

Comment 17 Jan 2014

I will not confirm nor deny I ever wore the orange and black...

Comment 17 Jan 2014

Cleveland should have a pretty solid per capita number too (thanks Glenville!).  Showing up red on the original map and having a population of just 390K.

Comment 16 Jan 2014

You mean they didn't come to play school?

Personally, I feel like some sort of minor league system should be set up, separate from the university's budget, if an education is not considered to be acceptable payment.  Ultimately universities are still a place of education and learning, where 99.9% of the students are there to "play school."

So maybe some sort of business relationship?  Make education an option, instead of the only thing.  Most football players will ultimately need that degree anyway.  

I want to see athletes treated fairly, but at the same time I don't want to see the value of an education be diminished either.

Comment 16 Jan 2014

Aaron Craft was named a finalist for the 2014 Collegiate Wooden Cup, given annually to a student-athlete who's have made the greatest positive influence in the lives of others.

Opposing offenses would argue he hasn't been a positive influence to them.

Comment 16 Jan 2014

I went with Dontre because as much as I love EZE, I don't think we'll have a 1000 yard back next year, with him and Smith sharing carries.  Dontre will have more opportunity to rack up yards with either the run or pass... and a greater chance for the big play.  I think he has the opportunity to be the only other 1000+ total offense player next year, because I'm expecting a LOT of players to contribute.

Comment 15 Jan 2014

Reed had a respectable 2013 season for Findlay.  From their website:
                                
67.4%
1791 yds
162.8 y/g
9.4 y/a
11 TD
7 INT

Also rushed for an additional 389 yds and 2 TD for a 5.8 avg.

Those numbers are also based off of 7 starts. I'm not too in tune with Findlay football, but I'd guess he'll be their full-time starter next year.  Good to see a former Buckeye having success!

Comment 27 Dec 2013

That's what I was thinking.  That thing was a laser guided missile of beauty AND created a crucial swing of momentum going into the half.

Comment 26 Dec 2013

Besides obvious reasons (like us not being in Pasadena for either game), this bowl season and its matchups seem pretty mediocre.  That said, I'm going Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, and us with wins for a 4-3 record.

Comment 25 Nov 2013

I love your breakdown of Myth 1.  I've had many a Facebook debate lately (because arguing on the internet is FUN!) about how the B1G isn't as weak as everyone says it is.  The SEC has come back to earth (after being it's "amazing" self), the PAC 12 is solid, and the ACC is just... okay.  Meanwhile the B1G has been picking up steam during the course of the season, and the numbers are proving it!

Now let's all win our bowl games and open some eyes finally.  Media trolls will always have something negative to say, but it's the average uneducated fan that's really starting to drag down our national perception...