This is GREAT NEWS! Good for you, 618! You made the right choice to stick with us and seek help! And what else can I say other than WOW...and man am I honored and proud to be part of this amazing group of staff and posters on 11W! You guys are all class and everyone of you should take a bow. Today is a great day!
While I haven't personally dealt with depression, I have very close friends who have. I know from them its a struggle, but I also know that they would rather fight through it every day so that they can be with the people they love and who love them. Look at the love on this thread alone from a bunch of strangers. That has to be worth something, right? Please talk this through with someone. You likely started this thread as a plea for help, and clearly there are people here and around you personally that are willing to do that. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
I wish Zeke a speedy recovery. No doubt he's earned the rest if he needs one during spring ball. Come back fresh and 100% to start fall camp. If I'm Mike Weber, I am thinking this is a blessing, in that it provides him with great opportunity to make an early impression on the coaches.
I believe Alford was recruiting Walker pretty aggressively and ND was a top school for him. This would be a great hire and would likely re-solidify Walker's commitment if he was having any reservations after Drayton's departure.
I haven't been overly impressed with Samuel either on KRs to be honest. I can't recall a return that he's even threatened to break one. I'd love to see what EGW can do on KRs this year.
What is the record for 'most merged threads'? Because we may be approaching it.....
After NSD, Bucks are at 91 not including Johnson and Dodson. If Tanner, Reeves, and Bogard are done, that puts them at 88 so there must be at least 3 more guys transferring or done due to injury otherwise there are going to be greyshirts/problems.
THIS. Truer words have never been said.
I'm all for this because it's a service academy, but quite frankly I'm surprised about this announcement. After the Navy game this year, I remember Urban saying something to the affect that he wanted to make sure that whoever scheduled them doesn't do that again. That is a tough game to prepare for and I am convinced that so much of the Navy game plan was worked on during fall camp, that it had an impact on the way they played the next following week vs V-tech.
Pro-Style or no Pro-Style, LSU is a place where QB's go to die. They are the NY Jets of college football. If I were a QB recruit I'd be scared to death of playing there based on their recent history.
So there's potentially still a chance to close this class out with Prince, Hill, Arnette, Beckner & Gustin. WOW.
Wouldn't be terribly upset if Gustin came aboard as well.
The series of tweets post-announcement were OUTSTANDING.
I hate to add salt to the guy in the last videos wounds, but Ohio State didn't rush for 200 yards on Bama last night, Zeke did that all by himself (230 to be exact). The team had over 330 yds rushing.
That's not going to happen. Spielman, Griese, and Galloway are color commentators. It will always be one of those guys paired up with a play by play person.
This was an incredible write up. Well done, Grant!
Yes but he's had a few games where he's gained more than 100yds of total offense.
I have to think that rumors of his reinstatement aren't swelling just because of the fact that he as an appeal by itself. It feels like someone's sources are indicating that Spence has a good chance to win the appeal. If so, great for Spence on a personal front, because hopefully it means he's getting his life back together, and great for him and OSU on a football front, for obvious reasons that I need not specify. Crossing my fingers!
Perhaps that is the defense that they are trying to establish for the appeal. Sounds like it is a reasonable one to use.
I think that perhaps we are looking a little too much into the meanings behind a 17 year old kids tweets. Kentucky is no longer the only threat, it seems as if Alabama is in it now as well and he is attending their rivalry game instead of OSU's. Unless he changes his mind last minute and decides to come to Columbus instead, I wouldn't suggest we hold our breath on this one.
I simply do not see a 1-loss, non-conference champ Miss St team staying ahead of the Buckeyes if the Buckeyes win out, provided they win impressively when expected. I strongly believe TCU will lose to Texas next week, so they will take care of themselves, and seeing that the Buckeyes are already ahead of Baylor, and an OSU win vs Wisconsin will be more impressive than a Baylor win vs Kansas St., I don't see Baylor being a threat.
Let's not forget that FSU still has to play Florida, which can match FSU's offensive speed on the defensive side of the ball. Not to mention these kids are going to be playing lights out to try and get the Gators to a bowl game, and send Muschamp out on a high note. If the Gators pull off the upset, then this conversation is moot because then we'll be talking about whether the Buckeyes will be playing Alabama or Oregon in round 1.
In my opinion the fact that he has an appeal hearing on the 25th is key. Either people know this and it is causing them to speculate that his suspension will be reversed for no reason other than the fact that he has an appeal hearing. Or there are actual sources close to OSU, Spence or the BIG etc that have been given legitimate reasons to believe that he will become eligible. Also lines up with the OSU spokesperson denying any knowledge of it as they would be smart enough to not comment or speculate until after the hearing.
Dave Biddle tweeted that he has an appeal hearing with the league on 11/25, so no changes to his eligibility would occur until then.
Well if we are going to talk about players who under-performed in the V-Tech game, I think the list goes way beyond Corey Smith. Let's be honest.