Interesting.......an OSU blogosphere criticism of the marketing and hype machine ....that's a first....or at least a rarity,
I've refrained from message boards and forums this week.....lots of silliness to go around. But this take by Duane is embarrassingly grovelling, even in this current "positive press, for access" environment the Ath. Dept, IMG, and the SID are so fond of.
3 recruiting classes later, one of the highest recruiting budgets in college football, THE highest paid staff in college football, and in 2014 folks are blaming Jim Bollman? Just when I thought the "just wait" crowd couldn't be any more myopic and self-fulfilling....wow.
Said it before, will say it again.....Hazell will be successful at Purdue. Those who know anything about what he did @ historically bad and football culture challenged Kent State (took 2 years, btw), and what kind of coach and leader he is, would likely concur.
Your comparison is hyperbolic and not based in fact. The ineptitude of the defense in 2013 in no way compares to the JT era offense, but spin it as you'd like. If we want to talk comparisons, maybe SOS between the 2 eras would be a better starting point, and would likely better explain the "surprsing" end to the 2013 season..
Remember, real OSU fans not only vote for their favorite official fan t shirt... They also buy a lot of them!!
Thanks OSU Ath Dept. And Football staff! You're the best!!!!
You nailed it.... Unfortunately, the way cfb is being marketed by both media interests and the large revenue producing schools (like OSU and the SEC), this ever increasingly myopic, dumbed down fan base becomes their gold standard consumer.
And those interests can't get enough of this fan base's $...
The shark has officially been jumped here.... Clicks rule.... Apparently.
Criticizing offers here, in the midst of "trust urban" drum bangers is fair game, yes? Particularly, when such offers contradict the biggest cheerleaders premise, yes?
But the post I replied to inferred the out of state approach in 2015 was because 2016 was in state heavy. Can't this coexist?
So, is it a mutually exclusive type thing? Could a case be made that the signing of 3 stars from out of state in 2015 class opens the door earlier for other schools for 2016 ohio class?
I think it's a fair question.
South Dakota and Maryland 3 stars don't support your position ....
Personally, I could give a sh!t about current commitments, but how it's covered in the blogosphere (not only here), is borderline comedic.
Last year, Urban lights up the recruiting trail, scores a number of early commits, he's a "rockstar", "unprecedented" "amazing". This year, things aren't looking so rosy, and Urban's a "psychologist" "pushing his staff", a "master motivator".