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Comment 18 hours ago

I think Les will come to Michigan. The SEC is getting harder to win in, and I think Les will look at Michigan, and the B1G as a conference, and think hell I could win their easy, and get in the playoffs. In the SEC he has to compete against TAMU, Auburn, Bama, for recruits and W's. Whereas if he came to the B1G he would only really be competing against Urban, as I believe he doesn't view MSU or PSU as 'real' threats. Also, I think Michigan will throw a crap ton of $$$ at him, and possibly an all you can eat grass and booger buffet.

Comment 18 hours ago

The SEC dominance narrative did not begin until after '06, roughly the same time the Big 10 launched its own network. One could easily argue  in the BCS era the SEC was on par/if not worse than the B1G in W/L, take a look here http://espn.go.com/college-football/standings/_/year/2007. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but ESPN is out to get the B1G because they are seen as competition. And in business you never praise the competition, simple as that. 

Comment 18 hours ago

The SEC dominance narrative did not begin until after '06, roughly the same time the Big 10 launched its own network. One could easily argue  in the BCS era the SEC was on par/if not worse than the B1G in W/L, take a look here http://espn.go.com/college-football/standings/_/year/2007. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but ESPN is out to get the B1G because they are seen as competition. And in business you never praise the competition, simple as that. 

Comment 19 hours ago

I completely agree. What will be interesting is where things go from here, with Fox Sports backing the Pac 12 and the Big 10 networks, and ESPN with the SEC and Big 12 networks (Longhorn network). Will we see a polarization of college football akin to news networks (Fox vs MSNBC, etc)? Ultimately it all comes down to money, and with ESPN having a substantial amount of money invested in the SEC we will continue to hear about the SEC's dominance for years to come. 

Comment 09 Sep 2014

People always say conference domination is cyclical, but I don't see any proof of Big Ten dominance being right around the corner. And the scary thing is the B1G's image problem won't be repaired by a single game or even a single season."

Yet somehow Florida State has been able to do that to the ACC. I remember watching ESPN and seeing the ACC Wheel of Destiny, because every week another crapfest of a team was beating the ACC Conference "leader". FSU had 1 amazing season, and they have turned the ACC around, so I wouldn't say it's impossible for Ohio State to do that with the B1G. With that said, it doesn't help when you have a juggernaut, such as ESPN, blasting the buckeyes every chance they can get (some warranted, most unwarranted). I am fairly confident when I say that if Ohio State were to win a NC, and there were no ESPN, or even if ESPN laid off the OSU hate for a little but, the perception of the B1G would be much different. 

Comment 07 Sep 2014

Oh I know the Zook was a good recruiter, but so was Tress. What I'm trying to say is there wasn't a huge drop off in talent from the team Urban inherited at Florida in 05, and the team he got here in 12. 

Comment 07 Sep 2014

Exaclty, because when was the last time we had an actual QB? We don't throw the ball. And so every team will beat us by loading the box and forcing us to throw. I watch TAMU, USC, FSU, and I get jealous of how their QBs just toss the ball effortlessly around like Brady Hoke tossing back flapjacks. So until we get a decent QB, and give him some decent time to make throws, you will not see elite WR talent at OSU. 

Comment 07 Sep 2014

No way.... he inherited an 8-9th ranked team that was recruited by Ron Freaking Zook! The only legit player on that team was Percy Harvin. You could argue that the team he inherited at OSU was on par with his 06 NC team. team he inherited from Zook. 

Comment 07 Sep 2014

Ultimately it is Urban, if this was happening at Florida don't you think he would step in and say something? So why isn't he stepping in here and having the ultimate say with his coordinators? 

Comment 07 Sep 2014

So how do you fix this because throwing money at them to bring in top talent isn't working. 

Comment 04 Sep 2014

Will "Our Honor Defend" be a permanent fixture, or does it coincide with the 125th anniversary motto? I really like it and I hope it is a permanent fixture. What would be REALLY awesome is if at the end of the tunnel they had another little sign that said We Will Fight To The End For OHIO, and all the players could touch it. I remember seeing the OSU Football semi at the Rose bowl and I LOVED what they did with the fight song. 

Comment 02 Sep 2014

Where is the hate for UCLA who needed 3 defensive touchdowns to beat a craptastic Virginia squad. I would be more upset but I see all this as bulletin board material. 

Comment 26 Aug 2014

"When he gets in that huddle, he takes control of it"

This is exactly what we need right now. We need a leader, someone who can go into the huddle and can get the best out of each player. JT isn't just an amazing athlete, he's a leader.  As we all know, we've had a lot of amazing athletes in the past at QB, but in my opinion the one thing that has been lacking at the QB position has been solid leadership skills. This will be JT's x factor. I honestly believe if he can go in there and lead this team from the get-go we will be just fine.  I am really excited for the upcoming season. I honestly believe that JT has the leadership skills to succeed. Go Bucks!