Glad Gene is pretty much immovable on any suggestions to replace Ohio Stadium. I believe you would see a full-scale riot in Columbus if that decision was ever made.
To be frank, it's because we haven't seen him turn in performances as a QB against the likes of MSU, Wisconsin, and Oregon the way JT and Cardale did.
I think people forget the 8 for 21, 101 yard performance in the B1GCG and going 6 for 15 for 133 yards the week before that against Michigan.
Braxton is typically the best athlete on the field. I think he's the third best QB.
If TSUN is basically banking on "we'll have guys lined up right", I think Urban Meyer will take that "advantage" any day. It's one thing to say you have the numbers on your side of the ball, it's another thing for an LB to get off a tackle's block and make a stop.
TSUN has to have the most impressive September Trophy Case in the country.
And I think your approach tends to set a very, very low bar for our expectations of men.
Here's the primary difference: you see agreeing to go back to the guy's room as implied consent, that what happens after is the fault of the victim for doing it. I'm saying that no matter what the girl does, even if she ::gasp:: goes back to the guy's room (which, the person in this particular assault did because that's where the bathroom was located), if she says no, that means no.
And the primary difference between me and the alleged rapist in this case, is that when she says she doesn't want to have sex, I don't force her to have sex, no matter what her actions were leading up to it.
Your solution is not prevention. It's defense/risk reduction. Prevention means finding ways to not have men raping women in the first place. That's prevention.
Teach your daughters these things.
An even better lesson would be to teach our sons not to rape.
Akron's AD probably approved plans for a stadium expansion in the 10 minutes he thought Cardale was a Zip.
Because Ohio State makes FAR MORE money hosting a game at the 'Shoe than traveling to some scrub 30k seat stadium in Ohio and splitting the gates.
The visiting teams that come to Ohio Stadium under the "here, we'll pay you $800k to get shellacked" (like UC, who came to the tune of $900k last year) do NOT get a cut of the gate sales. Ohio State takes the gate sales, subtracts the "beat you into submission" fee, and pockets the rest.
I personally don't see it happening.
From what I've heard, the "other" candidates with OSU ties (namely, Mike Stewart, Chris Hoch, and Brad McDavid) are not considered finalists for the job. It sounds like it's Spurlin and perhaps one other candidate (another rumored candidate was Florida's band director).
And then there's ALSO the 'administration' ring which the hoity-toities of Ohio State administration get.
Teams usually receive multiple rings for a national title. There's one they receive from the BCS/CFP and one they "design" themselves.
The one the team designed is on the left, the one from the BCS is on the right. So this year's team will also still receive their team-designed ones, the ones they have are the official CFP ones.
In general, I don't "bash" players for commiting elsewhere. It's a choice they make in what they think is their best interests as a 17 year-old.
But I can't help but experience total schadenfreude when it comes to Kalis.
I was a senior in high school for Holy Buckeye and I was actually at a HS band competition that day. Before we all had internet on our cell phones, I only had a chance to see ESPN's ticker for a brief moment before leaving the hotel we were at for the evening portion of the competition. I saw the score pop-up and was like, "Wow, that was really freaking close" but had no idea until I was able to watch highlights the next day.
It was at that moment I was somewhat relieved I didn't watch that game or else I would already be dead and therefore, unable to enjoy the most recent "Holy Buckeye" moment.
I think Marotti is a "lifer" with Urban. The guy has no interest, at least from his resume, of doing things other than S&C. He's an OSU alum. I think the only thing that would pry him away from what he's doing is when they want to franchise "Coach Mick's Kick-Your-Assanasiums" for millions.
And I haven't seen any of their own fans hitting on them for position coaches leaving? I swear the only people that care about this are Ohio State fans/writers.
Michigan has had three different coaches in 7 years.
Penn State is on their third coach in 4 years.
People leave, COACHES leave...all....the.....time. The only people that are freaking out about this....are Ohio State fans. Tom Herman left and we STILL signed two highly ranked QB prospects, including one who apparently had a pretty major beef with the incoming OC. It's really okay. There's no "hit to integrity" here. The only people driving that perception are Ohio State fans/writers/etc.
I, too, am really surprised by the amount of backlash this has received--especially coming from the OSU writers/blogs/websites.
I swear people are acting like this is the first time anything like this has ever happened.