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Comment 13 Sep 2014

Touchbacks used to be at the 20, now they're at the 25...

Kicking out of bounds is at the 35.  It's a loss of 10 yards.

Long story short, the penalty for out of bounds is basically 10 yards beyond a touchback.  Less risk.

If the NCAA would move touchbacks back to the 20 & out of bounds kicks to the 40 it would curb the out of bounds penalty.  This will never happen anytime soon.

Comment 23 Aug 2014

Don't mean to sound dumb.  But was does losing a black stripe mean?

They are already on the roster.  Black stripe or not, he'd play in a game if all the other kickers got injured in gameplay.

Comment 20 Aug 2014

Whoa... it's 2 in the AM and people are commenting!??!?!?

I'm on the west coast and it's 11 PM... way past my bedtime.  Then again, I'm on the wrong side of 30.

Being old is rough: If it's recent and it's not Breaking Bad, I have no idea what you're talking about.

Comment 09 Aug 2014

Wow... Hard to believe it's been 8 years since Tyson Gentry... luckily he made the best of it...

Look at all his amazing headlines

Comment 23 Jul 2014

I must admit I picked the PERFECT OSU Saturday to get married

September 17th, 2011, When Joe Bauserman and Luke Fickell led hapless OSU into Coral Gables to face UM (of Florida).

This game was so awful, the game where they only had 13 passing yards in the first 59 minutes.  The game where we said, "2011 is going to be an awfully long, painful season'

If you're going to get married on an OSU game, build a time machine, and choose Sept 17, 2011

Comment 09 Jul 2014

I lived in Vegas at the time and I went to the game... January 8th, 2007 I still remember

Asking me how the day was would be synonymous to asking the crowd at Ford's theater, "Well, other than that, how was the play?"

Comment 09 Jul 2014

Hey, where are all these classic pictures.

There's a picture of the band in 1920... in COLOR!?!?

That's pretty rare?

Seriously, you should make a section on this site for Vintage OSU photos.

Comment 08 Jul 2014

Other than the obvious, police reports, let's take a look how football players got 'caught' throughout the years

  • 1900-1990: A newspaper man, donning a skinny black tie, pressed suit, and crinkled derby, hinds behind a bush with a flashbulb camera.  He snaps a photograph of you and your cohorts practicing ill refute, then celebrates by taking his dame out to the fanciest be-bop joint in town.
  • 1990 - 2003: Surveillance cameras... by 1990 the resolution was probably good enough to make out your face.
  • 2003 - 2007: Them camera phones keep gettin' better, them social media sites like MySpace keep growin... What's this I hear about Facebook and Twitter, they must be new.
  • 2007 and beyond: Everyone with a smart phone is a journalist.  Everyone has a smart phone.
Comment 03 Jul 2014

I just checked out of morbid curiosity.  That chart has Bauserman 3/25... in actuality he was 1/10 with an Int vs. the Huskers.

What tipped me off to check you ask?  No way would I ever believe Bauserman had 3 completions.

Comment 02 Jul 2014

Braxton's Big Time Opponents: Michigan, Michigan State, Clemson, Penn State, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa

Guiton's Only Opponents: Last 5 minutes of a 2012 Purdue Game (6-7, 3-5 B1G), San Diego State (8-5, 6-2 MWC), Cal (1-11, 0-9 PAC 12, 0-11 vs. FBS), FAMU (terrible)

Yes Guiton was phenomenal (just ask Joe Bauserman), and no other backup in the country could've pulled off Purdue 2012

Yes Guiton was the best backup we've ever seen... but, putting perspective on the Braxton vs. Kenny comparison, they didn't have common opponents

It would've been interesting to see how Kenny would've faired vs. the B1G big boys, but, instead, he goes down in history as the best QB backup ever... and maybe, the only true backup to become a captain... now that's a legacy, and no other full time backup QB has ever had a legacy

Comment 14 Jun 2014

Michigan football hasn't been "Michigan Football" since they lost to Appalachian State to start off 2007.

Before Appalachian State, "Michigan Football" was a dominant force  in CFB... Then, in 2008, they lost the nations longest bowling streak (33 years) and the nations longest winning season streak (40 years).

While 2007 was a disappointment, the 2007-2013 stretch saw them plummet from a B1G powerhouse, to above average.  Going 1-5 vs Mich St. and Ohio State. Yeah, they did well in 2010; but one good year in 6 is mediocrity.

While OSU's 2010 season was a distraction laden disappointment... imagine if that became the standard for over half a decade?  Eventually you tire of saying "next year is the year" and wait for the excitement to come to you.

If uMich was OSU or Alabama, where every Nov 1st a trip to the title game was still in their grasps... there would be no issue selling out.  I was at the 2002 OSU-Mich game.  I was a "win and go to the finals" game... That was amazing, and I graciously would've paid an extra $100 for the opportunity.


Comment 09 Jun 2014

Because of Pryor unparalleled athleticism, we almost forgot how poor and thin the offensive line was in Tressel/Bollman's final years.  We also forgot how thin the WR regiment became after under utilizing amazing talents like Gonzalez, Ginn, & Holmes.  Tressel had a run RB first, then pass offense... and most of those pass plays ended up being QB runs due to OL breakdowns.  Remember, they had the same OL in the 6-7 2011 as they did in the 12-1 2010.

If Pryor would have committed to uMich, RichRod would have had a few OSU victories as Todd Boeckman and a yound Joe Bauserman would have taken the helm in 2008-2010.

Pryor made what should have been a bad offense respectable.  He was absolutely amazing and the best athlete we'll ever see at QB in ALL of CFB.  Let's allow him to at least visit.

Comment 05 Jun 2014

I hate to say this... but Bert Beliema is my favorite coach. Without his gaffes, Rose Bowl futility, and pending Arkansas termination... there would be less humor in the world.

All Meyer does is win, but the world needs laughter too.

Comment 01 Jun 2014

From 1982 to 2008 the Metrodome hosted the Gophers, and they Never won a single game against the buckeyes

I'm guessing their new stadium will uphold to the same levels of excellence

Comment 04 May 2014

Ok, they went 0-8 in the B1G, only winning a 6 point victory over Indiana State... and you say...

It was Purdue’s worst season in a decade.

Umm... I think you meant two decades.  In 1993 Purdue went 1-10, winless in the B1G and only beat Western Mich.

In 2003 Purdue finished the year ranked 18/19 in the polls.  They lost to OSU in OT (ok, they always overplayed against OSU).

Yeah, Purdue ain't been great, but even a sole non-conference win doesn't happen that  often.

It took 5 minutes to fact check, you should really look up simple accessible facts rather than guessing.

Comment 19 Apr 2014

The issue was never, should they be compensated... rather, should they be compensated more.

Considering the average NW football player would need close to $100k, I think that's fair.  Remember, this isn't the QB, or the future NFLers, but also the recruits that never take the field.  It's the backups of the backups.  It's 85 people, half of whom you'll never hear mentioned once.

Comment 19 Apr 2014

I actually hope Northwestern doesn't do it.  Half of the kids wouldn't be able to afford tuition for the spring.  It would be a disaster to leave them holding the rope.

I know it, you know it, and the NCAA knows it too.