Comments about engineering and football are spot on. I was asked to do a piece for the tOSU student engineering magazine (77 or 78) about fall sports athletes in engineering. The football team had three. Two were freshmen and weren't into their courses. The third was a sophomore and when I contacted him I found out that he had changed majors. The cross country team, however, was another story. There were a number of engineering majors on the team. That said, Antonio Smith, former walk-on turned All Big Ten DB graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree.
i have heard of cats smothering people before. Did he cheap out on their food and they had their revenge?
If we assume that the good guys recruit within the rules, what do they do to overcome the financial advantages that less ethical schools offer?
If Thad retires in the next few years, I want the Shocker coach to come to Cbus.
Regarding Amir, consider for a second how a 7 footer with mostly slow twitch muscle fibers would look and fare amongst those blessed with fast twitch muscles. Remember when Craft said, "just dunk that ***** Amir". It's not because he does not want to, it's because it's what he has.
Waking up on Sunday, I had to ask myself, "did that really happen?" I had never seen the good guys dominate another team that way. I attribute it to the defense thinking that they had lost their security blanket (the offense when JT went down). As a result, everyone played their position. The D-line bought in - especially the DE play where on previous occasions, their zest to make a play and run around the tackle created lanes. In the Wisky game they formed a wall a drove their O-line back in unison. I was so impressed at how hard they played the last few minutes making sure that the zero stayed in tact (Urban knew what he needed to get into the playoff). Great article once again Ramzy.
Buckeye trees line the Champs Elyssee in Paris. I asked a French dude what he called them. Something like "maroon" came from his mouth. Needless to say, he was corrected.
This Brutus video was much better than when he was trashed by a line backer. What hops he has, who knew?
When Boren came out, Coach Ed got in Chase's ear and whispered something. Pat slid over to center and Chase buried that BamaR guy three yards in the end zone. The tombstone is still there.
Gary suffers from self-created Stockholm syndrome. He eats and breathes SEC 24/7 so his brain is wired wrong. Before the kidnapping he was pretty good when he was paired with Brad Nessler doing B1G games (it was a long time ago).
With Urban and company, our backup QBs have changed from "plug and pray" to "plug and play".
Yes, Respectthebox, you are correct. Cooper sneaked the Tight End into the game and he caught a TD that the refs waived off. Too bad the same refs did not flag or eject the FSU player who led with his forearm into Joe G.'s chin (typical of a Jimbo Fisher coach player).
I am surprised not to hear 61-58 yapped about as reasons against TCU and Baylor. You cannot be a championship team and give up that many points. A good offense, perhaps. Team, bot a chance.
Looking forward to the good guys shutting down a second Heismann hopeful so that they get a chance at the third, and likely winner.
I seem to recall Ted Ginn Jr. having an adventure in fielding punts in the '05 *ichigan game. Fortunately at that time, we did not have easy access to spewing hate. I suspect that these folks would have been calling for TG's benching. As an aside we need to really watch what and how we're talking if we expect to be able to recruit the next generation of Buckeye stars.
I apologize if this has already been mentioned, but given Kwon's emergence (wrath of Kwon?) does it make sense for Curtis Grant to try his hand as a speed pass rusher?
I'll be driving a couple of VT fans up to the game with me, so it goes without saying I want the backseat to be quiet on Sunday when we drive back.
Nice adjustment by the coaching staff. In single back formations, Navy was blitzing off the edge, when the good guys brought a guy in motion, they could run up the middle. A good start against a team that may not lose for awhile.
Sorry for your loss Remy. Appreciate all your work these last 90+ glacially-slow days.
That solo tackle by Antonio Smith in the *ichigan was one of the best special team plays you'll see. Antonio fought through one or two wolves and grabbed the returner by the jersey and let him corkscrew himself into the ground. If the returner gets away from Antonio it would have been a big return and could have have changed the game. Musburger was impressed but did not call him by name. BTW, Antonio is an engineering grad, which is uber tough given how much time football takes up.
Mr. Bacon should fact check before he makes unresearched remarks.
"I can’t recall any Michigan coach, even Bo, recruiting at this level. Michigan was not getting No. 1 tailbacks out of Virginia during that time.”
Bo actually recruited the number 1 tailback from Virginia in 1975, Russell Davis, who scored two touchdowns against the good guys in the Shoe in '76. And to preclude any "well, he's no Derrick Green" chatter .... that's correct, Davis was better, one of the top sprinters in VA he also put his 6'2" 220 frame over a 6'9" high jump bar which is less than a finger's length lower than our own Devon Smith.
I guess when you're a best selling author you think folks will believe anything you say if it sounds good.