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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.

Comment 28 Feb 2014

"I don't think I'm alone when I say: May Urban Meyer coach Ohio State for the next 300 years! "

Something tells me, that's exactly what Penn State fans said about JoePa circa 1994...

You either go out like The Simpsons (eventually will) - once great but I barely recognize you anymore

Or like Seinfeld - Keep the public begging for more...

Although Tressel was more like Arrested Development - amazing, but it just wasn't meant to be

Comment 28 Jan 2014

Most importantly, the new site will continue to be free.

Umm... That sounds a bit ominous.  It makes it sound as if ever lasting gratis is not a certainty.

Comment 08 Jan 2014

Dick Lebeau is 76 years old!

That's seventy six.  He was born in 1937.  He's old enough to remember dropping the bomb on Hiroshima.  He was 10 when Jackie Robinson played in Brooklyn.

Why would a man, who can retire whenever he wants, who has never coached college, leave a stable job in the NFL?

Comment 04 Jan 2014

Thanks... I still don't understand how constant top 10 recruits turned out this performance.  Why does Minnesota have a better defense? When I look back at the Bollman days I realize you can't blame the elite recruits...  I can't blame the players now.

Comment 24 Nov 2013

I'll say this because no one else has... I'm glad the points record was broken in the 11th game and not the 13th game.

The 1998 team only had 12 games.  Back then, there was no 12th regular season game nor a conference title.

Obviously offenses across all football are more potent now than ever before, but let's not kid ourselves with all the records.  Now good teams get 14 games a year instead of 12.  That's up to 6 extra starts for a 3 year starter, or half a season back in Coop's day.

Comment 04 Nov 2013

Stating the obvious: Imagine if you were a voter and you pledged to be as unbiased and impartial as humanly possible.

Also, there's only Four Teams on which to vote: OSU, Bama, FSU, & Oregon.

Do you put OSU in your top two?  The only current ranked teams they will/have played are Wisky and most likely Mich St.

As of now... of course things can always change but the Big Ten currently sucks.  The phrase 'The Big Ten is down this year' has been replaced by 'The Big Ten.'  The Big Ten is slowly becoming 'OSU & The Mountain West of the MidWest'. Convincing wins over Ill., Indy, & Mich won't wow voters or the computers.

I'm the biggest OSU fan I know, but OSU is not in my top two.  Hence, in my opinion, as of now, they are justifiably withheld from the championship game.  Thus, I'm not upset at the rankings.

Comment 09 Oct 2013

"Wide receivers, tight ends, running backs, quarterbacks – Brown said it’s difficult for defenses to gameplan."

Umm... Good defenses plan for it.

Am I missing something here?

Comment 02 Oct 2013

I'm just going to say it...

OSU has faced four bad teams in the pre-B1G schedule... Four really really bad teams...  The 17th best offense includes stats from hapless SDSU, defenseless Cal, & helpless FAMU. Don't feel excluded Buffalo, you're terrible too.

While the performance was great, what if they played Clemson, South Carolina, & LSU? They're not the 17th best offense or the 18th best defense.  By the way, Georgia played all three of those top ten teams.

Schedule matters... There's about 75 teams in CFB that would be 4-1 with OSU's schedule and probably another 20-30 that would be 5-0.  Somehow everyone is happy to point that out for OSU, but not for Boise State.

Comment 22 Sep 2013

I Hate the BCS.  The risk for playing a great non-conference team outweighs the reward big time!.

If OSU would've played, say, Clemson on the road at night with their backup QB... and lost by a field goal in triple overtime they would drop in the rankings.  The media would resurrect their "OSU can't win the big game as they're overrated" mantra

Yet they play air, I mean FAMU, win without effort and they're a great team for some reason.

Comment 22 Sep 2013

It took four weeks to be certain, but the Big Ten is no longer an embarrassment.


Which brings me to the B1G's new Slogan, "We're better than the worst teams in the nation!"

Comment 16 Sep 2013

I like how Urban values game breakers...

I remember back in 2004 during Ted Ginn Jr.'s freshman year... He took CFB by storm.  He averaged a point per touch that year...  In 12 games it would be interesting to compare Wilsons FR campaign to Ginn's.

Unfortunately, Hall of Fame Worthy HC Jim Tressel & Worst OC Ever Jim Bollman decided to make him the #3 WR in 2005 behind Holmes and Gonzalez.  I believe 2005 was a disappearing act for Ginn.

Comment 28 Aug 2013

Ohio State 17 - Buffalo 13


yeah, it's a long shot, but I'm putting this down late in the game...  All the good blowout scores are taken

Comment 20 Aug 2013

Hey Jordan,

How is OSU shaped up on O-Line for the futures?  Last I checked, they are razor thin at O-Line, only recruited two each in the last two classes (one of which was kicked off the team), and have 4 O-Linemen that are seniors.

Bottom Line: 80% of the O-Line leaves after the season and they don't have depth this season... is no one else worried?