Thanks for sharing BuckeyeChief--I had no idea Phife Dawg had left this world. I was never more than an amateur in terms of appreciation of hip hop. Still, ATCQ was illuminating in how they melded story-telling, rhythm, and music into this inspiring and magnificent whole. You could not help but be astounded by their talent as they produced the industry standard, in my opinion. Recognizing that I sound like an old fart, I hope others who may not be as familiar with them pick up their music to better understand the realm of possibility, and start delivering some soul-feeding substance once again. RIP Phife Dawg.
Where does OSU stand in Fred Hansard's recruitment?
just a thought: this can be hard for anyone to understand when they are so passionate about an activity, and more so, when the potential for a lucrative career is tied directly to your pursuit of said activity. but here is the deal: concussions are real and long-term in their impact. one year off is probably not enough. while it's agonizing to walk away form this, it may be easier if he can find some other sport(s) where he can apply his world-class athleticism towards. he may find, over time, that he really enjoys dominating/participating in these other sports.
this is very serious. the kid needs help. and to get booted from the university.
by the way, contrast the university of Missouri's response to that of the university of Mississippi's response to this alleged activity by their star football player a few years ago. there was no official reprimand/suspension that I'm aware of. and, that leniency probably did not help him understand the ramifications of continued drug usage. ess-eee-see!
reminds me of michael jenkins--one of the greatest OSU receivers of all time. am i the only one that sees jenkins when i watch victor?
Like all Buckeye fans, I'm a big fan of Tom Herman. But here's the deal--why not tell the team "hey guys, rather than spend $15K on something that I will never wear again, I'll give it to a charity..." where we can make some children happy...
I know, a crazy idea.
Excellent commentary. Thank you Birm.
This article could have been much more insightful if it first addressed the broader conference viewpoint--i.e. the B1G East should be substantially more competitive next season as a result of the following X, Y, and Z factors--and then posted some more analytical content on each team. Instead, like too many articles on 11W--of which I am a frequent visitor--it was shallow and lacked insight. You can do better 11W.
Impossible to hold back the tears.
What a beautiful child, with father.
Poor guy. Guess he had enough of that sport. Wonder what he'll do with the rest of his days? I heard he's really into roller derby...
I remember Preston Harrison. Started off as a QB I believe, moved to OLB or possibly DE. Don't think he ever played a down. More importantly, this is a bummer. Good to see that Urban Meyer is trying to build their job search skills via his career building workshops/networking sessions for the kids. I recognize that they probably don't have much time to commit to summer internships while in college due to the regimented nature of the college game nowadays.
Contrast the Flood focus with the Tallahassee legal system's ability to make felonious actions disappear...in one place, football is literally above the law, in another, football is actually subservient to the law.
while we're at it, can we salute his choice of girlfriend? well done mr. sock!
I said this last time...
Referencing Hitler in college football is incredibly offensive to me as a Buckeye fan and to the people of Alabama. Please delete this post--and this video--immediately
What is the average velocity of a swallow?
I've been looking forward to your preview of DL prospects because of my interest in Kordell Looney's candidacy. His highlight video impresses; I see him as a potential All-Big Ten talent. Obviously, the caliber of competition he faces is low, but the talent is real. Have you heard anything from your OSU insiders regarding his prospects for an offer? I would hate for Tennessee or some other SEC team to steal him away.
Whisperer, is it too early to talk about other OH prospects in the '16 class? The footage on DT prospect Kordell Looney impresses. Aside from Michael Bennett and Adolphus Washington, the state of Ohio rarely produces 4/5-star DT prospects. I wonder if this kid has such potential (I recognize that the quality of competition may not be sterling. Regardless, his athleticism stands out).
perhaps I'm reading too much into the comments from the players, but I am very concerned about the player's physical health after the Alabama game. Oregon didn't have a physical game with FSu, and will, as a result, be less damaged physically. This is a competitive advantage for Oregon.
Referencing Hitler in college football is incredibly offensive to me as a Buckeye fan and to the people of Alabama.
Please delete this post--and this video--immediately.
Couldn't agree more. Harbaugh will be a phenomenal hire that will elevate TTUN overnight, restore the rivalry (think ten year war part 2), and make the B1G relevant.
It is conceivable that, with this hiring, the B1G will have 3 of the top 5-6 coaches in college football. Add in the PSU recruiting trend under the new guy and the B1G East neighborhood gets tougher overnight to the point where it can hold its own with the PAC12 and the SEC. Give it 2 years tops before we can finally look the SEC in the eyes.
just looking through this old post from February, back when it it's pretty much impossible to forecast who will join the next class of football players. it jumps out at me that, of the 6 names you introduced in this column, 5 earned OSU offers and eventually committed verbally to OSU. either you have mad skills when it comes to eyeing potential OSU football talent, an active connection on the OSU staff, or a combination of the two. either way, keep it coming.
I certainly hope they bring in Harbaugh. The rivalry has lost its luster, and B1G relevancy hinges on the 4 B1G power programs each being regularly ranked in the Top25. Bringing in Harbaugh would indeed spawn another 10-year war (as long as Urban sticks around). Lastly, playing a national-championship caliber TTUN better prepares the B1G champion for a playoff run. Trust me, you don't want a B1G champ cruising through an easy league only to get hammered on the national stage.
Fulton's post-game analyses are gold. There is nothing comparable Re:understanding the strategic decisions behind Ohio State football execution. After reading this, my views on the defensive philosophy and the defensive Cordinators themselves has changed. I now get it, and think higher of the Ohio State football team as a result of Ross' analysis (I was very frustrated). Please keep these coming.
This discussion about perceived slights is irrelevant until OSU improves their suddenly porous run defense. Wisky will run over us en route to the B1G championship if significant improvement is not made immediately. The OSU offense is championship caliber. Need the run defense to match it.