The BIG teams have the $. I am just glad to see someone finally ponying up and putting down some $$$ for coaches. Even if the Wolverines are the ones who start the trend, hopefully the rest of the mediocre underachieving teams in the BIG follow suit.
TheVictoryBell I agree with you. The occasional alternate uni is ok, BUT blue blood programs don't need gimmicks. The unis should stay scarlet and gray...a recruit is not going to choose tOSU because they wore black uniforms. And yes I believe this because of tradition, and because the school colors are scarlet and gray, the program is built around traditions. Listen to the band and the songs lyrics. Look at the trophys, the buckeye grove, the skull sessions. Many of us aren't hiding behind traditions for justification, we are just proud of them. There are ways to honor both crowds (traditionalists and progressives), and the program should strive to do both.
As for the music and other complaints I think Birm is spot on. The crowd should never be quieted like it has been at times over the years. At times, the shoe can rock like no other, and then there is the morgue that seems all too common these days. Myself I will be making noise all day this coming Saturday for the team clad in scarlet and gray.
Edit: Bowen's words as to why he chose the Bucks, no reference to trendy jerseys:
"The tradition there is unbelievable and from what I have seen, they have the best fans in the nation. Really, everything at Ohio State is what sold me on Ohio State. I have nothing but respect for Utah's program, but it's a night and day difference between the two places. The players at Ohio State are closer, the coaches' resumes are all impressive and it's a program that's on the verge of competing for multiple national championships. There's a tradition at The Ohio State University that is unlike any other."
Buckeyedude, I was just thinking the same thing. Too bad UM is moving so slow in announcing that Brady is gone, UF and other programs who have their act together are going to move first and get the best available candidate. UM will wait thinking they can convince a Harbaugh and possibly end up missing on all the potential candidates worth a damn. As much as it is fun to laugh at their mediocrity they need to step it up for BIG strength of schedule.
Jason how about you guys call it 'Ann Arbor' instead of jail? Jail is just too amenable for some of our members.
Gotta imagine the BIG representatives were pushing hard to get Minnie rated in the top 25 this week. Looks like they might have some pull in the committee afterall. Sadly, ESecPN was already pushing a Minnesota overrated narrative, pointing out that they will probably lose their last 3 (OSU, Neb, Wisc.). Hopefully, Bama gets taken to the woodshed this weekend and the Canes can pull off the upset over Jameis (bolstering Nebraskas schedule and rank).
If Braxton were to transfer it would be very sad, BUT I would wish him the best of luck. He will contend for the Heisman wherever he plays next year (hopefully as QB for tOSU). I personally would cheer for him wherever he went, and if he decided to stay in the BIG and go to UW or another rival then I would cheer for him there as well (as long as he didn't win against OSU). My guess is he returns and reclaims his job next year.