My son was recruited in baseball and the coaches understand it's a tough decision. He was 17 at the time. It was a lot of stress on him. I respected coaches that said the offer is on the table and they are recruiting other kids at the same position. Basically, the scholarship went to the first 2 that said yes at his position. What I couldn't stand was the high pressure ultimatum from a couple of coaches. If you get a kid with extreme high pressure, it usually doesn't work out for either side. Heck, look at Isaiah Prince. He felt uneasy the moment he said 'yes' to Saban and then called Urban.
I live in the DFW area of Texas. A few of my co-workers (TCU/LSU fans) were beating their chest saying that Ohio State had a good year but didn't think they could keep up with the 'Southern' speed. It was a great day walking in last week and just giving them a smile as we passed. Nothing was said for a couple of days and then they had to come over and eat their crow. I agree, the Texas fans on the other hand were rooting for tOSU because they are sick of the SEC running theme. However, they aren't happy at all with Mack Brown for letting JT Barrett get away.
Peyton Manning did the exact same thing. In 1997 he held a press conference to say he was returning to Tennessee.
One thing Mizzou does well is put Defensive Linemen in the NFL. However, Mizzou just lost their DC that has helped develop all their Defensive Linemen. He left to become the HC at Missouri State.
I've made that drive and currently live in the DFW area. Memphis then Little Rock then Texarkana. From there you have only 3 hours to your destination. Be safe!
Good luck to the viewers. Anytime I've watched him or listened to him talk, I'm more confused than before. Harbaugh is all over the place when he speaks.
This reminds me of the time when Jackson, MS honestly thought they could get an NFL team. Not a chance.
I'm glad I have a life and don't make my 'job' to go trolling! C'mon man! Don't be a loser!!
Nice win for the B1G!
I don't remember seeing a line drop by 2 or more points on the day of the game. Big winners follow the money.
Awesome! Wishing you the best! Go Buckeyes!
I'm glad that The Buckeye and Bammer family can coexist. I don't know how or why she switched her allegiance from the Buckeyes to the Bammer? I live in Texas and with all the crap and abuse I take from these SEC/Big 12 fans, I will never switch my allegiance from the Buckeyes.
In my Wyatt Earp voice from Tombstone, "You tell them Cardale's coming, and the Silver Bullets are coming with me!!!"
Today was a great day! As Urban would say "we need to stay focused and on point". I'm looking forward to tomorrow being better than today!
My Father-in-law is an Ole Miss grad. He doesn't really bust my chops but it's nice to just stare at the TV and watch his frustration out of the corner of my eye.
Even good 'ol Brent Musbuerger questioned whether the SEC was overrated.
If the same team shows up that played Wisconsin we will be fine. The Buckeye football team that played on December 6, 2014 would not lose to any team.
Is it me or does this game mirror the build up to the 2006 NC game? All the talk was about how awesome tOSU was and Florida couldn't match our size, etc. and all the pundits had us pounding Florida. Florida players coached by Urban seemed really relaxed. It's like they knew something tOSU didn't. Except this time, the role is reversed.
Kiffin is like Jameis Winston. As soon as you think he's learned from his mistakes and humbled himself, he opens his mouth or does something stupid again.
I dated a redhead and she went a full 9 crazy and keyed my car. Where was youtube 20 years ago?
Alabama fans are just butthurt that the 'Yankee' Bill Belichick made Nick Saban quit the NFL.
As someone mentioned in a previous post...that's when Gordon got Fickelled in the Ash.
My brother lives in Lee Summit but works at Pepsi America in Olathe. A great friend of mine from high school lives in Olathe. Her husband is The head coach (coach Hair) for the Olathe East boys soccer team. They just won the state championship last week.
Born and raised in Missouri but was always huge Buckeye fan. Moved to Strongsville Ohio in 1994 for a job. I lived there until earlier this year and transferred to Dallas ( I live in Allen) TX.