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Comment 15 hours ago
Academics at UK are a joke too compared to every school in the BIG. #129 and 4th worst in the SEC compared to most BIG schools averaging around #55. Add in that UK is a basketball school and a perenial doormat in its conference and I don't get it. Stoops has done some good work there but I would much rather attend a Purdue, Indiana, Maryland, Rutgers or Iowa than UK. But then again I like tradition and academics were important in my family.
Comment 26 Jul 2015
Man I would love to see that. I just wonder how hard it will be for a Buckeye to win it this year. I think people will point to the # of weapons and that will hurt, and then all the candidates will canibalize each others votes.
Comment 26 Jul 2015
ODB, I was going to make a similar comment but the more I think about it the more I realize nobody on here knows the whole story. For all we know Dantonio and staff may have made it clear that his offer was only good if he was flat out done visiting others. They could have been teetering on offering him and agreed on terms specifying no visits. Too much speculation to make a judgement...similar to people judging Urbs for Jamel Dean. We just don't have the full story and consequently I personally will give Dino a "pass". Unless he has a history of doing business this way...anyone know?
Comment 20 Jul 2015

Agreed, games are more fun to watch when there are two ranked opponents.  I'd much rather watch OSU have to beat ranked BIG opponents, but I grew up in the Midwest and appreciate BIG history.  Butkus and Illinois, Chicago (Amos Alonzo Stag)Minnesota (past champs), Wiscy (Alvarez), MSU/Nd rivalry(not BIG but classic when theirgood teams), and finally the War between Hayes and his protégé.  The games are so much better when the conference champ means something. 

Comment 20 Jul 2015

Why?  He can hold a spot and look around, that's what I would encourage my kid to do.  If he commits early then It scares away other 5 star talents and he can always change his mind and go somewhere better FOR HIM.  I wouldn't expect any kid to look out for the college's best interests, it's hard enough just being a recruit.  These kids should look out for themselves, college programs will survive if they decide to go somewhere else.

Comment 13 Jul 2015

Potato Digger where did you here he decommited because of academics?  Nevermind, I just saw Birm mentioned it as a potential issue, but not that it is the reason for quitting on AtM. 

Comment 24 Jun 2015

I've been wondering about Crowell as well.  Haven't heard much about him lately, I'm getting the impression he will stay south and may have just been in town to camp.  I think he could be a steal and is the under rated WR in this class thus far too, hate to lose him to a Miss. school (they offer so much less).  Was his family in town during his visit?  If not I see tOsU chances being very low.

Comment 19 Jun 2015

Those two guys couldn't be more different.  Braxton is the consummate team player, TP...well you should already know.  Hope he catches on somewhere though, sounds like he has matured, and "Oh what a talent!"

Comment 04 Jun 2015
BigTom we will just have to agree to disagree. I thought people finally would put to bed the idea that a weak conference is good for the team. If Baylor or TCU was crowned sole champ it could have been a very bad year for the bucks, and nobody would have been able to say much about it. More importantly as a fan I would rather watch tOSU play a strong OOC and in conference schedule than a bunch of pushovers. Similarly, if you talk to recruits I would bet they prefer playing against top level competition. The game is a lot more fun to watch and play when it is evenly matched. Give me the gauntlet and let Urban and comp lead the team through it.
Comment 01 Jun 2015

Did you forget the italics?  Who in their right mind would believe a kid would call a coach he doesn't intend on playing for/possibly playing for, to recommend the team take a look at another player?  Is there other information making people think Mack is going to go somewhere else? 

The real question is did Mack call any other teams to recommend they also look at Crowell?  I doubt it.  He recognized a supreme talent and wants to play alongside of it to bolster his skills and that of his future team.  I've never done a crystal ball before but this one seems pretty solid Scarlet and Gray to me.

Comment 29 May 2015

Pokey21 Yes there were multiple ties, always are.

Comment 27 May 2015

Everyone keeps knocking the SEC for its lack of academics BUT they are not as bad as people seem to think. Bama and 5 other SEC schools check in with superior academics compared to the BIGs worst Nebraska.  According to US News and World Reports National College Rankings:


Vanderbilt #16, Florida #48, Georgia #62, Texas AtM #68, Alabama #88, Missouri #99, Auburn #103, Tennessee #106, South Carolina #113, LSU & UK #129, Arkansas #135, Ole Miss #149, Miss St. #156 (who would have thought Arkansas wasn't the worst?)

As for the BIG:

Northwestern #13, Michigan #29, Illinois #42, Wisconsin #47, Penn St. #48, tOSU #54, Purdue & Maryland #62, Rutgers #70, Iowa & Minnesota #71, Indiana #76, Michigan St. #85, Nebraska #99.

EDIT:  To be fair I sincerely doubt Bama holds the football team to the same academics as the student body, BUT then again I don't believe that many FBS schools do anymore.

Comment 24 May 2015
I hope he gets really good at holding a clipboard this year and redshirts. No sense butning a shirt for meaningless playing time...too talented a roster at QB for him or Burrow to play. I am looking forward to him leading the team as a redshirt sophomore though. Pryor 2.0