The other thing is that Franklin will make hay off being disrespected by the committee. I think they'll be very motivated and it will probably be a competitive game (thinking USC or Colorado might make it in? but not really sure). On the balance it's actually not too terrible for them if they show well.
It was a great game all in all. Ohio State played a heck of a game, all jokes aside.— Jourdan Lewis (@JourdanJD) November 27, 2016
He and Weber are buds.
That's what I kept telling myself during Cooper's tenure
Cooper won a lot (~70% winning percentage at OSU). Just not the most important game. I'm no Cooper apologist—my formative years were 2-10-1—but he's nowhere near Charlie-Strong-level badness. Especially at the beginning of his tenure, he probably had a little more lee-way: different times and all.
Following 2002 The Game:
Reporter: Coach, if your dad were still alive, what do you think he would say to you?
Tressel: He'd probably tell me to score more points.
Favorite memory of the game was being on campus in 2001, also a Thanksgiving weekend game, some 450 miles from home. (Celebrated Turkey Day with a number of international students that year; it was tough getting back home with no car and the prospect of a twelve-hour trip by bus/train each way.) Campus is dead—no one there for Thanksgiving of course—at least until the final seconds count down. Throw open the window on my South Campus bedroom and the sounds of "We don't give a damn for the whole state of Michigan" come pouring through. After the horrors of the '90s, it was the balm of Gilead, meat and drink to my soul. Short of the 2002 Natty, maybe my favorite Buckeye memory.
Hanlon's Razor seems appropriate: "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."
Better yet, just assume the best of people. Life is easier that way.
It's a football rivalry, not Axis vs Allies.
Jerry Kill is a BAMF. Wish he was still patrolling sidelines somewhere.
I once heard that three things can happen when you pass the ball, and that two of them are bad. I keep on forgetting who said it, though.
Clearly he's a reformer.
I caught Melrose last night during the Gretzky ceremony and have one simple question; Is his mullet like an ingrown toenail? Because I saw some hair sprouting under his lower lip in the form of a soul patch. I think it grew through his neck and is an extension of his mullet.
That's the same reason for all of his back hair.
HAHA LOOKS WHO SUCKS AT PUNTING YARDS— Fake Bo Pelini (@FauxPelini) November 6, 2016
OHIO STATE: 0
Who are the Beach Boys?
Amazing he only got 100 hours community service for breaking 4 bones in a woman's face he just met. You can get 1 year for possession of pot first offense, and 2-10 years for subsequent offences. But beat up a girl, you just need to pick up trash on the side of the road for a little while. What a state.
So yeah, disproportionate, but there's probably more to it than that. OK and AR both have suffered a good bit from drug problems. I visited cousins living in the area about a year and a half ago and found to my chagrin that spring starts earlier there. Attempts to buy Sudafed were epic failures: in AR you can't buy Sudafed without a prescription, and in OK you can't get it without an OK driver's license. I guess people use it to make meth or something? (I think there was a TV show about that once.)
I got pulled over by a cop on my way over the border who clocked me (he says) at 78 in a 70 (speedometer read 75, but I know there's play there). He took one look in the car and issued a terse warning and sent me on my way; it was a 5-minute stop. I was clearly out of place and not smuggling any drugs.
All that to say that it doesn't surprise me to find that states trying to curb substance abuse might approach it that way, and not because hitting women is a trivial offense.
Clear your cache. Should solve that problem in a jiffy.
Missouri State has no place on an Ohio State blog, DJ. Get it right, please.
Jonathan Swift, frankly, does not go too well with Ellen's cookies and glass of warm milk Tressel takes at his 7:30pm bedtime.
Did you think Jonathan Swift was an advocate for cannibalism when you read A Modest Proposal?
Ha, that's rich. Next thing you're going to tell me is that Lilliput isn't a real place. The staff are real bozos around here...
I thought he'd improve their defense, too, but instead it went from "very bad" to "died of dysentery".
How there is no Oregon Trail gif of this I do not know.
Not enough nopes.
People and politics are pretty complicated, and it seems a little short-sighted to throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Allowing for principled disagreement on this particular issue, one of the major issues in college football is that there aren't sufficient support programs for the 99% of them that will never play professionally. While I'm sympathetic to the pay-for-play arguments, one of the best ways that a program can serve those players without an NFL future is ensuring that they have necessary life skills. Make football a bona fide major, add classwork along the lines of Jenkins' focus areas here, and get them out with an associate's degree with an option to get a bachelor's or master's degree later. (It could be argued that this is basically what we're doing now, but I would advocate formalizing this structure by offering a sports track that emphasizes necessary skill development in personal finance, communications, basic home economics, et c.)
One of the things Shalala did at Miami that I thought was great was to offer lifetime scholarships to players: if they left early, they could come back to finish their degree whenever they wanted. I don't know if OSU has done something similar, but I'd love to see that or, alternatively, picking up the tab for the remaining years on their scholarship for one of their children in a fashion similar to the GI bill. What's needed is a long-term commitment to helping break some of the cycles for which athletics is often the only out.
Regardless of where you stand on the politics of the situation, Jenkins' willingness to sponsor life skills classes is exactly the sort of thing we should be cheering. People and politics are pretty complicated, and it seems a little short-sighted to throw the baby out with the bathwater.
FACT: Bears eat beets.
Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.