He didn't break it maybe?
Stay golden, Ponyboy.
He's hedging in case Fields doesn't come here so he can say "told you so" if he doesn't.
They're all chickens. The rooster has sex with all of them.
That has always been his M.O. Seems if The Athletic doesn't break something it didn't happen
Here is EsecN on the subject
He may be correct in that not everything is finalized, but I think he just wants some contrarian clout because he probably thinks Letterman Row broke a story based on breezing past the formalities.
This is definitely where I parked my car.
This^. It's The Athletic's MO. I'm sure the paperwork technically hasn't been finalized and Ari's pissed he can't report it as "done" like Letterman Row can.
"To The House"
According to Gerd of the O-zone the paperwork is in. He said he supposed he could just not show up but the paperwork is done
This is ari piece of crap.
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I don’t know too much about him but he did write a story about Ohio State discussing making Day a coach in waiting in September and Gene Smith even gave him credit for that in the retirement presser in December. That said, I think Fields is a Buckeye
Birm not getting the credit he deserves from most outlets. I expect Ari and The Athletic to do this, mainly because Birm is an ex employee of The Athletic and got to the biggest offseason story before Ari.
When did Birm work for the Athletic? I thought he left here for Land of 10 (lol) and then to Lettermen Row.
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Wasn't he with the Athletic for a quick minute when the uh, dick pic story broke?
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Lol certainly possible.
The guy that said he was with The Athletic for a quick minute is correct. He was let go when a story broke on him. I will leave it at that.
Fields is accepted, but has not yet enrolled.
Dispatch and the ex Plain dealer boys trying to say Fields hasn't even made a decision yet....
He’s ON fucking campus get over yourselves dispatch and plain dealer .. the Letterman’s Row broke the story
I imagine all of the paperwork is not done yet.
Well once this young man enrolls, it will just add another angle of interest for the upcoming Spring Game. I also believe that this is exciting to hear just from a perception standpoint of other major recruits. I think that Day is going to be able to maintain a high level of recruiting on the offensive side of the ball, but the question mark will be defensive recruiting.
Ari sucks man.
Does anyone know anything about Bill Rabinowitz. He is reporting the same thing? Again I don’t know a lot about either of them other than they are saying it’s not certain
His tweet was from this morning before the news broke, sounds like the decision was made after that. Ari has always been a negative guy, even when he was at Cleveland.com. Bill is a good guy, he'll do great filling in for Tim May moving forward.
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I cringe every time Ari and Doug asks questions at pressers .. Woof
I'd love to read the tweet but that pussy Rabinowitz blocked me years ago for questioning him lol.
“I’ve had another well-placed source tell me that Justin Fields hasn't made a final decision. Is it likely? Yes. Certain? No.”
He is the lead guy for the dispatch now that May left. They don’t report anything until it is officially, 1000%, official official
Dispatch is pissed all those damn millennials with their tippity tappy twiiter games found something out before them.
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This reeks of asshurt and jealousy.
Well if he is transferring here classes start on Monday so his decision has to be made. He’s not going to sit on it this weekend and just show up for class on Monday. It doesn’t work like that. He knew what the timeline was if he wanted to transfer here.
He got zero reps in the Sugar Bowl, when he played in every game before he announced he was thinking of transferring. I believe what has already been stated that Ari didn’t break the story.
I was at the Sugar Bowl. I noticed he never once came and sat with the Qbs after an offensive series. It was pretty obvious he wasn't in the game plan. He participated in pre game and threw with Fromm whenever Fromm was warming up before and in game, but that was it.
Maybe he’s waiting for the official Haskins declaration to the NFL? I would if I was him: )
Not sure what the issue is. Bruce Feldman says he is on campus
There are no reports that it's a done deal. Every report I've seen says that Fields is "expected" to transfer to OSU. Transfers take time to process so of course it's not official yet.
ESPN is reporting their "sources" as saying Fields to enroll at OSU next week
I didn’t think ESPN needed sources to put out something. They just need a hot take, unless of course said take bad mouths the SEC.
Ali is just butt hurt the didn't get to break the story.....
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No idea why OP is getting downvoted.
But yea, Ari is a complete douche bag. Just salty af that he didn't break the story so he has to kick and scream a little.
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Ya I’m not sure why I’m getting downvoted either. I genuinely wanted to discuss thoughts on why Ari is saying it’s not done. In no way am I saying I agree with him or even like him for that matter.