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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Anchoring my high school's 200 medley relay that made the state championship meet my senior year.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Braxton Miller, Carlos Hyde, Ryan Shazier
  • NFL TEAM: Green Bay Packers
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • MLB TEAM: New York Yankees

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Comment 30 Nov 2016

no, mark dantonio coaches in the nba

we're talking about mike d'antoni 

Comment 29 Nov 2016

also williamson and riep.

pryor and white bulk up and move to OLB, become the next darron lee / ryan shazier / jerome baker? 

not bad, bucks. 

Comment 28 Nov 2016

Under Helf:

- Rose Bowl berth with Jeremiah Masoli

- Then, after Masoli was dismissed, the offense reached the national title game with a second-year QB who wasn't supposed to be the starter (sound familiar?), plus a Rose Bowl demolishing of a very good Wisconsin team in the Rose Bowl the following year.

- Got to the National Title game with Marcus Mariota, who won the Heisman and went #2 overall that year.

This year he put up 35 points per game with an FCS transfer and true freshman splitting time at quarterback. They went 4-8 because of a Brady Hoke defense that gave up 42 (!!!) points per game.

He would be a fantastic addition to the staff in a QB coach / coordinator role. Let him mentor JT and call the plays. We've seen what he can do with h-back style playmakers like  LaMichael James, De'Anthony Thomas, Kenjon Barner, Byron Marshall, and now Tony Brooks-James. Imagine what he could do with guys like McCall, Dobbins, etc. 

Comment 16 Nov 2016

Everyone talks about PSU winning the B1G, but I don't think they're gonna beat Wisconsin.

If Wiscy wins that game, there's a pretty good chance at both us and them making it to the playoff. 

Comment 14 Nov 2016

Damn this is a fun simulator.

Also, chances of two B1G teams getting into the playoff look REALLY good.

If Bama + OSU + UL + Clemson + Wisconsin + Washington win out, here are the percentages of making the playoff:

Bama (>99%)

OSU (83%)

Clemson (70%)

Wisconsin (63%)

Washington (61%)

Louisville (21%)

Now, if you switch Wisconsin and Penn State, you end up with a 13% chance of the Nits making it, and Washington jumps up to 79%. OSU, however, jumps up to 94%. Clemson would also make it.

The numbers are VERY favorable to the winner of OSU/UM, assuming both teams win this weekend, getting in over a B1G Champion Wisconsin. But there's a lot of room for Wisconsin to still get in, too. 

We could see PSU + OSU both make it as well. Clemson or UL would have to lose one game (in this simulation, I had UL losing to Houston), while Bama and OSU win out. It won't let me predict a Washington loss against Arizona State, but it wouldn't be shocking to see them lose to WSU or in the Pac 12 title game. 

If that happens (loss by Washington + one of Clemson/UL), Penn State would have slightly higher odds of making it than Oklahoma/WVU and a possible PAC12 champion Colorado. Your playoff then would be Bama, OSU, Clemson, Penn State. 

Comment 13 Nov 2016
  1. Bama
  2. OSU
  3. Michigan
  4. Wisconsin
  5. Louisville
  6. Clemson
  7. Penn State
  8. Washington
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Western Michigan (undefeated!)

Michigan still scares me. Wisconsin is legit. Louisville's incredible but inconsistent, and hasn't really played anyone great. Clemson's struggled quite a bit this year, and despite the head-to-head win over Louisville, I think they're the inferior team. USC finally got its shit together and outplayed Washington. 

As far as who I think the final four are going to be…

  1. Bama (SEC champ)
  2. Wisconsin (B1G champ)
  3. OSU (at large)
  4. Clemson/Washington (one loss, conference champ, weak-ish schedules)
Comment 04 Nov 2016

1. What are some ways I can motivate myself more?

join one of the hundreds of clubs at OSU. and, since you're a marketing major, maybe try to get an internship or a campus job helping out in an area like that! i did an on-campus internship that helped me learn more photoshop/social/web skills, parlayed that into a kick-ass internship, got a kick-ass job lined up before graduation, then an even better job after just eight months on that job. 

2. How important is college GPA in getting a job after graduating?

not NEARLY as important as skills, experience, and how you conduct yourself in an interview. again, since you're in marketing, your biggest asset will be how you brand yourself. make your resume stand out – both from a design standpoint and from what content you put on it. have a web portfolio of your best work. perhaps a blog that has your thoughts on current trends.

far too many people put their college GPAs or their fraternities on their resumes. you can really separate yourself by showing stuff that's more important to employers.

with that said, if you have a GPA of, like, 3.7, go ahead and put that on your resume. I only had about a 3.0 when I was at Ohio State, but learned (and demonstrated) skills that were relevant in my field, got some great mentorship at my internships and learned how to crush applications/resumes/interviews. 

3. What are good study resources? What are good ways to study for exams?

well, obviously, carmen. i always found that going through all of the slides from the semester and physically re-writing or typing it out in an Evernote doc or something like that really helped. obviously, it depends on the exam.

the best way to study for exams, though, is to just post up in the library, have some tunes going in your headphones, crush some coffee, maybe get some food delivered, and take a few breaks to keep yourself sane.

4. How can I balance getting good grades with actually learning and retaining the information?

here's where my opinion is somewhat unpopular, but when I was at Ohio State, I didn't give a shit about my GEC's. definitely slacked through a lot of my classes. again, you're mostly trying to show that you can retain the information – but for stuff like papers and essay exams, showing that you can think analytically and write concisely is huge. and having an entertaining writing voice helps a bit with that stuff too, since profs get tired of reading cookie-cutter essays that are packed with fluff.

5. How can I stay on top of due dates better?

evernote's great. this was still a huge weakness for me, though. so, maybe listen to someone else's advice here.

6. What kinds of assignments(and classes) should I prioritize over others?

your major classes, for sure. essays and papers as well.

show up to class (i was exceptionally bad at this)

and, again, cannot possibly stress enough the importance of getting involved in something relevant in your field. look into joining some clubs where you can show that you have a good marketing sense. and in a lot of these clubs, you can get leadership positions just by showing up, putting a little bit of effort in, and not being a total shithead.

internships as well. having previous internship experience (and a portfolio, and student org leadership experience) will help you land better internships throughout your college years, which will put you WAY above other graduates in the job market.

i got a late start on that – my first internship was the second semester of my junior year – but i somehow ended up in a way cooler field than i ever would have imagined, and doing work that's fun, important and fulfilling.

can't really relate to commuting, but try to spend as much time on campus as you can. relax on the oval. go to the RPAC and JO facilities regularly, if that's your thing. stay after classes for clubs and student orgs. OSU is one of the most beautiful places in the world with an incredibly diverse structure where you can find so many different ways to get involved or just kill time.

Comment 30 Oct 2016

 JF is responsible for letting someone operate his boat as well if he was operating it. its still his boat and he decided to take it out hammered and high on coke. he's still responsible imo.

Isn't this like saying that if a drunk person lets a sober friend borrow their car to drive them home, and the friend rolls the car into a ditch and kills them both, it's the drunk person's fault? 

Comment 30 Oct 2016

apparently one of jose's friends claims that he was on the phone with jose when the boat crashed and that jose was not driving. apparently he was telling the driver to bear left because they were too close to the jetty.

Comment 30 Oct 2016

two thoughts here, as someone who lives in south florida.

1) there's no evidence that he was the one driving. in fact, one of his friends claimed that he was on the phone with jose, who wasn't driving the boat, and said his last words were telling the guy who *was* driving the boat to turn left because they were getting too close to the jetty.

2) cocaine is bad. but that doesn't mean that he deserved to die, and it certainly doesn't mean that his death isn't sad.

Comment 28 Oct 2016

My advice, as an OSU grad…

If Alabama is the right place for you, go there. Get swept up in Bama fandom. Embrace it. Keep your soft spot for the Buckeyes. But the coolest part about going to Ohio State was the chance to get swept up in school spirit.

I actually hated OSU growing up. Kept a soft spot for the team I grew up rooting for, but changed my allegiance entirely to Ohio State and I'll never look back.

Do what's best for you. But if you end up at Bama, you can still cheer for Ohio State, but why not embrace your school if that's where you end up attending?