As Luke Fickell is the Defensive Coordinator he will get plenty of credit, but to do make that jump they are going to need to play a more aggressive style and that I think would be credited to Chris Ash. Figuring out who to credit would be be a Great Problem to have, and a much more enjoyable repetitive forum topic!
Yes- original posts can no longer be up/down voted. Although if they said why I missed that part.
Kwon - have to prove the hype.
Ohioan - Meg Lentz - signing day Meg
RDS - because I'm not sure '13 was the anomaly for Roby, and LB is likely to have more longevity than RB.
Unintended Concequences; As you mentioned earlier "TV changed the game in a way I don't think anybody could have anticipated", as will paying CFB players. One fear I have is that it makes any thought of amature ridiculous, and if they're no longer amatures and have the right to profit off thier play/talent/efforts/etc then they can certainly sell memorabilia and autographs. What does a Mariota autograph become worth to a Phil Knight? And what if you start making a name for yourself at Nevada (Kapernick) or NIU (Lynch). Can I get you to transfer because my fan base has deeper pockets? How many teams are left playing in the $$ Division? 48, Can that many afford to be competitive?
I agree that tOSU and Akron are on different levels, and I can see a $$ Division, although I'm sure the powers that be will come up with a more PC name. It certainly would be exciting where every week you necessarily have multiple top 20 team v top 20 teamgames. I'm just not sure we know where it leads once we open that door......
JT gets in with his resume; 5 national titles in 9 national title game appearances. Not many can touch that. But I'd imagine that tatgate could stop the first ballot entry that he would otherwise have gotten.
A Castle as the Ohio State home of football seems fitting!!
I'd welcome the opportunity to right the wrong that is losing twice to PSU in Basketball!!
If they can't do that, well, then WTF difference does it make?!?!
I see Kirk Barton's InfoPic as support for the opportunity that is a free education!! (Even more fabulous if that education is from The OSU). With the example of an Alabama player getting nearly twice what a player at USC gets, then obviously an even larger disparity with what a player at Iowa State gets, you build the divide between haves and have nots. Which might be fine for tOSU, but not so much for MACtion. I love College Football, not just for The Game, or The Iron Bowl or The Playoffs, but for a competitive game on a Wednesday night in early November. $$ change the dynamics of recruiting, and I'm afraid you end up with Paid players on TV from the Haves and then another division within D1 that loses exposure, recruits and badly needed revenues. (As a walk-on at a big revenue school do I make twice my tuition rather than go to a lightly lesser school, play but get no extra $$?)
Just my $0.02
Some institutions have higher aspirations, Clemson is not one of those institutions.
Looks like a good 5 receiver set to me!!
Kyle's 11W story on practice said:
The running backs didn’t really have an order behind starter Ezekiel Elliott. Warren Ball, Rod Smith and Bri’onte Dunn all received carries, as did Dontre Wilson and Curtis Samuel. The last two also caught passes.
That doesn't read to me as you stated 11W reported, or maybe you are taking from another story/post?
Is this a distinction without a difference?
I Hope Meech is as good on the field as he was on Twitter yesterday!
JD and if I'm wrong, that's good too!
Crystal or Chasing Crystal will keep him hungry for several more years. In the end I think he's our HC for 10 years (give or take) so 6-8 seems right to me.
The Test comes on November 8th, under the lights in East Lansing, where we go to 9-0 on our way to the B1G championship and the Playoffs.
If we aren't offering this is hardly a Buckeye story, and if Hazell and/or Beckman aren't all over guys like this , well that;s just effing sad.
With Conference Chapmpionship Games in 4 of the 5 bigest conferences, they should be essentially playoff games. With only 4 playoff spots presently, not necessarily play in games, but if you lose, you are most definitely out!!
A one loss Alabama would Absolutely have been in last years playoff over a two loss Stanford!
Winning the NIT is fine if you have a young team that needs to learn how to win the Big Game, our team, except for one, have been to at least the elite eight.
Great job Birm! Looks like he would be a great addition for the Buckeyes if he chooses correctly.
Other/All of The Above + WR & DB competition.
OL is B1G project, but I'm not sure it can or will be settled in the Spring.