On the other hand SI's Andy Staples has an interesting article regarding Bo Pelini's suggestion to do away with NSD. After reading it, I am inclined to believe that is an option worth pursuing.
Collards, did you have mention Eldon Miller. You took me back in time when we were cheering ourselves hoarse at St. Johns and so hopeful about our Buckeyes with all that talent: Kelvin Ransey, Herbie Williams, Jim Smith, Kenny Page, Carter Scott, Clark Kellog, Larry Huggins, Todd Penn, Denis Hopson, Brad Sellers and the list of talent that Eldon had available goes on and on. However, Eldon was out of his league and simply couldn't coach the talent.
I think John Porentas at TheOzone in his article: "Move by Drayton to NFL leads to questions about recruiting of Weber" sums up the situation nicely.
140 is the maximum number of characters allowed in a Tweet. Weber's tweet indicated he was hurt, but there isn't a whole lot of nuance you can pick up in a message that is limited to 140 characters. Weber's tweet could mean "I'm hurt and really mad, mad enough to go to a different school. Forget Ohio State." It could also mean "I' really like coach Drayton, and I'm hurt he's not going to be around, but I understand what's happened and I'm looking forward to my OSU career."
With what his mom wrote on her FB it looks more likely to be the latter.
Bravo FitzBuck, Bravo!
I just hope the 11W community heeds your appeal because last two days have been ugly.
IIRC, Weber had this notion that by going south to TOSU, he won't ever get job in Detroit, that was corrected by his phone call NSD eve.. If true, I can't believe Wilcher was not aware of his star RB entertaining such thoughts. Irrespective, what did Wilcher, who claims to have his players' best interest at heart, do to correct Weber's thinking? Evidently, nothing at all.
I don't expect any high school coach not to try to steer his best players to the university he played at. Particularly when that high school has been the traditional pipeline for his alma mater that is now being coached by his teammate. But, does anyone really think Wilcher would have reacted this way, and acted like a drama queen, had one of his players committed to TSUN then wrote a similar tweet after his position coach left the next day? No, Wilcher has jumped on this issue, IMHO, to 1) stem the tide of Cass Tech players going to TOSU and 2) to sway the narrative from TSUN coaches telling kids Weber's age they are not good enough to get admitted without a football scholarship and other recruiting screw-ups done by TSUN staff.
Owl, that is the wisest statement I have read on 11W!
Makes one wonder what Warinner and Marotti could have done with 5-Star OL trio of Adams, Shuggart and Brewster!
I couldn't agree more.
To me, Tresselball evolved from a field position, mistake-minimizing strategy to mistake-phobic, risk-averse, reward-minimizing reality.
Wow, great observation Remy.
I will wait for your great deductive reasoning to tell us.
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Remy, as usual awesome stuff from you! Thank you
And Anthony Lee at 6'0" lol
And pretty darn good for a guard listed as 5'8" by ESPN (at the beginning of the MD game)
Really wanted one of two more poll choices:
"Don't Know" or "Don't Care"
Would have chosen the latter
Ash Wednesday?! ;-)
the cat made short work of training it to get illicit items from the kitchen and get stuck with the blame
My nephew, my only sister's son, is a senior at Oregon. I accompanied him to Eugene for his move in. Honestly, I have to say I fell in love with beauty of Eugene and the state of Oregon. Thus the Ducks became my second favorite college team.
Before the semis we both wished each other good luck. I was elated at their win over FSU and he messaged me that he really wants us to beat Bama.
But, would I mind if Ducks won? Is the Pope catholic? Of course, I would mind - no I would hate it!
Tomorrow night, I expect him to be sad - no problem he is young and will get over it - and I, to be ... something beyond ecstatic.
BTW, he applied to tOSU but didn't get a response before Oregon, Miami (Fla) and Colorado told him he was accepted. As the moneybags paying his way through college, I nixed Miami ;-)
A long long time ago, and after one too many nagging injuries, I was told I had pre-mature arthritis in my knees and needed to give up soccer. Needless to say it was a gut wrenching decision taken partly by me, partly by the overwhelming pain and very quickly by the loss in form. So I guess can commiserate somewhat with Trey and from a 57 year old whose knees still ache, say it was a wise decision by this young man.
What I find inspiring is the fact that he weighed his future health more importantly than the glory of the moment and shows a maturity beyond his years. However, I am not surprised as I notice that traits of intelligence and maturity are common in this team - I think Urban and Pantoni's recruitment vetting process looks for such traits in our recruits. Finally, I really do believe that this an important factor in this team overcoming all the obstacles thrown at it this season and now stand at the brink of a National Championship.
Once Braxton is healthy enough to get behind center again, he'll remind everyone why he was there in the first place.
313 yards for EZE
Spot on, Mr. Master. Nice to know I am not the only one who thinks the game was winnable and not bought into the blowout narrative espoused in the media.
No need to worry, Adidas uniforms are too ugly to be allowed in the championship rounds.