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yrro


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Comment 23 Apr 2015

You know, I got a CSE degree from Ohio State, and I had that view going into college.

But pretty much every required GEC credit I took to make myself "well-rounded" turned out to be poorly taught, remedial junk :-/ Maybe if I'd gotten a minor in something they would have finally gotten to something worth learning. But I was incredibly disappointed at the level of "rounding" I managed to get in college. I've gotten more since out of a couple free books and blogs on history and philosophy.

Comment 08 Apr 2015

Our only rival is Michigan. Therefore I feel my decision to like or dislike other B1G teams is based on the same logic for liking or disliking anyone out of conference. Wisconsin was fun to watch, filled with likeable seniors, and they beat Calipari, and they had a chance to beat Duke. I'll root against Duke and Calipari any day. Izzo is just a ridiculously good coach. I'd like them whatever conference they played in.

Michigan I will hate to the end of time. The rest of the B1G I hate when they're playing OSU, and treat them like random unaffiliateds the rest of the year.

Comment 06 Apr 2015

1) Huh, you might have noticed that the team this year had a ton of seniors... The last one and done player we had was Mullens..

2) We have pretty good length. They just don't rebound.

3)  Scott turned into a seriously dangerous defender, and he gets massive numbers of assists -- he just can't create by himself. He's exactly the point guard you want *if* you have shooters at the other spots, or a dangerous big man.

4) Agreed.

It really feels like our problem is that anyone we get who can play offense leaves early. Matta places a strong premium on athleticism and defense. Guys who can shoot lights out, but slack on the other end end up transferring and starring for Dayton or OU. Anyone who meets his defensive standards *and* can play offense can go pro.

Comment 03 Apr 2015

The only real change that needs to happen is taking concussions seriously.

I don't think that means changes to the rules, per se. I think it means changing how we teach tackling, and changing the culture of "toughness" when it comes to head injuries.

We've got to emphasize with these kids that if they're injured, they need to worry about their future, not the game. And we're have to have the ADULTS in the situation pushing for that as well.

I don't have any problem with my kids playing football for a coach who looks after their health. I'm terrified about them playing or a coach who tells them to shrug it off, or (knowing what we know now) throws them back in the game when the entire stadium can see they just got knocked out.

From what I've seen about the research, if you listen to your body, you're not going to end up with degenerative brain disease from playing some high school (or even college) football. It'll mean more guys like Reeves hanging things up when they start having symptoms -- but plenty of guys have to hang up their cleats for other injuries as well. Having had ACL surgery myself, I'm honestly still more worried about kids not being able to walk right. But what is living if you don't challenge your body occasionally?

Comment 03 Apr 2015

I am not worried.

I won't be surprised if they take a step back from last year... but a step back from last year is still a top ten in the country defensive line. I don't think Schutt is going in the first round, but I expect someone to step in and be solid.

Comment 13 Mar 2015

Destroying Duke.

Getting back at Wisconsin.

Unfortunately, I didn't watch his first two years so I missed the big ones everyone else talks about.

Comment 20 Feb 2015

I think this is your starting five if you're talking best players. I'm not sure it wouldn't be beaten by a team starting Diebler over Turner. Evan Turner was amazing, but he needed the ball in his hands. Diebler was just so damn efficient, he gave everyone else more room to work.

Comment 06 Feb 2015

He sometimes goes by Cordale. There's a long story involving another player at his high school who was named Cordale and some teenage trolling. 

Comment 06 Feb 2015

It all depends on what the coaches told him.

Guys get new jobs all the time. It's just disappointment and bad timing if that's *all* that happened.

But if Drayton knew he was going to get that job, or there was a good chance of it, it's shady as hell if he didn't tell Weber about it.

Comment 05 Feb 2015

Dallas Lauderdale actually show some pretty real growth in his junior and senior seasons. He just had to fight for playing time with a guy who should have been a top 10 draft pick.

Comment 05 Feb 2015

That is exactly what Big Ten coaches have been working with for the last decade.

*Most of the time*, oversigning doesn't kick anyone else. It's that kind of insurance. You know some guys are going to leave, or not qualify.

The question is, how far do you push it relative to that line, and how do you treat people when you misjudge.

Comment 04 Feb 2015

Give the staff here a couple days to see how it plays out before we start crowing about hypocrisy.

IF Urban Meyer is actually recruiting and cutting players as we accuse LSU and others of doing, that's a big issue, and we *should* care about it. I'm not sure we're there yet, though.

Comment 04 Feb 2015

I am a bit concerned about that. I assume Meyer knows something we don't, but I'll be really, really pissed if he pulls from LSU-esque shenanigans to get under 85.

Comment 03 Feb 2015

I hope we aren't overlooking NIU too much. They're a legit team. I'd put them on a similar level to Minnesota this year. We haven't lost to a MAC school in a century, but if a team's going to do it... I'd put money on them over VT at a neutral site.

Comment 31 Jan 2015

For me, the most important part is to serve them *cold*. If the peanut butter starts to melt they are much worse.

Comment 29 Jan 2015

Still feel like Urban occasionally gives off more of a cutthroat vibe than I'd like in my head coach. And sometimes what he says comes off as "fake open" as opposed to Tressel who was very obviously just not going to tell you anything.

I'm also less than excited about some of bigger decisions recently surrounding OSU - the ticket prices, the music, the whole band fiasco.

But I *love* *love* *love* this team and these players. This season has been the most amazing one I was witnessed since 2002, even ignoring the championship. So I put slightly lower... I'm not as full on obsessed as I was, but definitely still enjoying the ride.

Comment 26 Jan 2015

I have a feeling that if Urban Meyer was coaching the team, the Slobs were blocking, EZ was running the ball, and 12-Gauge was taking snaps from behind center... we'd still be a top 10 offense running a pro-style attack.

The big reason for the spread in college is twofold. 1) College defenses suck at tackling. 2) It's easier to find a running back who can kind of throw the ball than a pro-style quarterback.