Running Back Brian Snead Will Not Return to Ohio State

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bakerjon's picture

Boy, I got vision and the rest of the world wears bifocals! - Butch Cassidy

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

HAHAHAHAHAHA... Pelican humor is always appreciated!!!

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SoulPatrol32's picture

I’ve been McCalling this since he was suspended the first time. 

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

The Buckeyes just reload... they've always got one in the Chambers.

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KENTACOHUT's picture

Losing a good RB makes my skin CRAWLEY ! 

"Vitalum Vitalis "

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OsuFanInWvCoalmines's picture

STEEL RESERVE

"Nobody despises to lose more than I do"

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PsyBuck's picture

Steele yourselves everyone!

"No we don't give a da*n 'Bout the whole state of *ichigan"

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SilverHaven's picture

Not what sneaded?  Then let's Marshall the remaining RBs.

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.

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ohiowhitesnake's picture

I’m sure Day will master the running backs well. 

Feed the trolls

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RubixTube's picture

The RB room has been Alford one and one for all since the Urban era began. 

Never before in the history of man have lives less lived been more chronicled. - Dennis Miller

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OldTownBuckNut's picture

Hopefully, this doesn't result in a visit to any judge's Chambers. *ba dum tiss*

Round on the ends and "HI" in the middle. O-HI-O.

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DefendYoungstown's picture

Damnnnnn, Ryan Day is pulling no punches. You're not happy leave, you're can't maintain your grades stay out of dog house, leave.  No punches being pulled and addition by subtraction in my opinion.

Thanks, 

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

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Knarcisi's picture

Was this a known grades issue?

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cledaybuck's picture

It seems unlikely to be grades after two whole weeks.

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Extramedium's picture

Unless the reason he never returned is because things never improved.  

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JCam061588's picture

It’s never been stated what exactly the issue was, so let’s tone it down there bud...

"Because I couldn't go for three"

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buckeye1964's picture

it was reported on 247 sports that this wasn't due to anybody connected to the football program - it was a university investigation. he must have really screwed up.

danny

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BuckeyeBLaub's picture

I logged in to specifically thank everyone in this thread ... Thank you. 

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Knarcisi's picture

Join the premium lounge. It’s weeks full of this nonsense. 

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darbnurb's picture

It all Dobbins on how you look at things. We Steele have plenty of others to McCall upon Teague the job done. Marcus down as excited for next year. 

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ohiowhitesnake's picture

That’s pretty damn good. 

Feed the trolls

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BuckInNashville's picture

Very nice - I might add that we don’t want a jack of all trades, but a Master in the backfield 

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KENTACOHUT's picture

Multiples !!!!!! Extra upvotes 

"Vitalum Vitalis "

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gumtape's picture

I am trying really hard to do a pun with Nicky Sualua because I feel bad that he is being left out. Here goes:

I hope he doesn't Sualua Ohio State. The last thing we Snead is another lawsuit.

High and tight boo boo

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Silver Sniper's picture

Love you guys, but the puns peaked on Thursday with all the running backs we’ve ever had. It was glorious and I gave a ton of upvotes but as I see it’s continuing on in multiple threads today, I will now scroll on to the real comments. Thank you. 

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WPB-Buckeye's picture

We’re doomed now....... JK.

Go Bucks!

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ChicagoBuckeye10's picture

Tough, but not a surprise at all.  I think we're going to be just fine in the RB department.

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12egulator's picture

Hope he gets it together. 

Next man up!

Go Bucks! 

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NHBuckeye's picture

Dammit!  I really wanted this kid back.  I guess whatever the issue is was significant.  

Fields of Dreams

 

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TigerSweat's picture

I'm with ya. The kid is going to be a stud RB

Urban Meyer >Jim Harbaugh for ever and ever, Amen. 0

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Silver Sniper's picture

We’ll see. I’m personally happier to have Master Teague. Same size as Snead but is significantly faster. Hard worker and is humble. Look out for Master to be the one we all want to see get touches in 2019!!

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jwm552002's picture

Love to find out what happened.

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UFest57's picture

Exactly. Let us know when something is known other than the assumed. 

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UFest57's picture

to clarify, no shade on 11W, just wanting to know what the hell happened. 

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Darksungm's picture

Snead hasn't mentioned it so if he wants to keep it private we should respect that.

God bless and go Bucks.

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GlassCityBuckeyes's picture

Now I'm even more curious to what happened

Ann Arbor is America's asshole.

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Knarcisi's picture

Yeah, this took 3 months to process. Hard to think it was grades. He didn’t make the TCU trip and he was not an early enrollee, so that was too early for grades. Hard to think a court date, as he would have been found in public record. 

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OSUbioengineer's picture

This is an unsubstantiated rumor with 0 proof but I saw on twitter someone tweeted at him saying that his suspension is what he deserved for shooting random people with a paintball gun. Again nothing to back it up besides a tweet from an apparent OSU student. It would seem kind of a random thing to make up and would also explain the lack of legal involvement but at the same time being serious enough to be disciplined heavily. 

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Sanitarian2's picture

I would hope that it was more than that.

Sani

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Smitty516's picture

If this is the case, like you said nothing substantiated, but  that kinda pisses me off. In no way do I support shooting random people with a paintball gun, it is dangerous and hurts especially if they weren’t asking for it. But damn, is it worth kicking a kid out of school over? I don’t know. I guess I would have to know more, like if he hurt someone, the damage that was caused, etc. I look back at David Lighty and his friends shotting a guy with a BB gun that was just freaking jogging, and we still took him on scholarship and he turned out to be an amazing human being, met him personally several times. Hell, now I’m just rambling on what might being just be nonsense, but would like to see a little more grace from the university. I saw some things way worse than this when I was at Ohio State, but I guess that was way back in 2010...

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SantaBarbaraBuck's picture

I mean... it is assault. 

"Man I wish everyone stop saying I beat a kid in the hospital 91-35.... It was 98-35, had 91 with 1:26 left in the 4th"
- Cardale Jones

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outdoorbuckeye's picture

I wonder If he didn't meet a specified criteria to rejoin the team.

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Jvillebuck's picture

It's that toxic masculinity thing. Probably was shaving with Barbasol rather than Gillete.  

"We're going to give the ball to dumb-ass and grind meat"--Woody Hayes

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tcm1968's picture

I can't help think he stuck around because there was a path to come back with Urban as Coach... but being the new guy and a different coach maybe Coach Day just said not happening.. seems odd you practice and attend classes and THEN leave..

Kudos to Snead for handling it all with class....

Go Bucks!

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bakerjon's picture

Chin up young Buck. Make the next chapter the best chapter. Best Wishes!

Boy, I got vision and the rest of the world wears bifocals! - Butch Cassidy

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Bum juice's picture

It could have been worse, his name could have been tathan. Good Luck Brian! Best of luck!

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

Ok...enough with the departures.  Time for a boom or 10.

You're too stupid to have a good time. -Dalton

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Lighteyes's picture

Well, there's now two open roster spots available for BOOMs - presumably one for Nester (or another offensive lineman if he doesn't stay firm), and then another for another graduate transfer QB for roster depth.

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CamelBuck88's picture

WHAT HAPPENED?! Months of waiting for what we all saw coming. Would love to know why though.

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Major H's picture

Good luck, Brian Snead. Just learn from whatever the mistake was and move forward. You'll be playing for someone, for sure!

I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.

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SilverHaven's picture

Whoa, Nellie.

Everyone is heading for the exits-- to the NFL or to the "portal" or just dropping off.

Will someone leave the light on-- for Justin Fields.

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.

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avail31678's picture

Good luck Mr. Snead.  Looked like a powerful runner in the time we saw you.  

Hate to see him go, but at least we seem to have excellent depth.

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wkfan's picture

Have a hard time feeling sorry for the kid.....he blew an opportunity to play for one of the elite programs in the country and get a degree from a great University.

Hope he gets his crap together and becomes a useful adult.

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Major H's picture

Hope he gets his crap together and becomes a useful adult.

Don't you think that's a bit harsh?  

I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.

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3ydncloudofdust's picture

Especially since no one seems to know what he did. 

“For me, this is who we are. We have a culture. We work at it very hard. And we’re efficient at it.” - Coach Day

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TSparky's picture

I don't think it's harsh. Yes they are kids but this is when they learn to be adult. Many of the same age are fighting and dying so we have the freedom to watch the others play football. Best of luck to him but yeah, he blew an opportunity that most can only dream about.

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

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Kernfan's picture

Others are fighting and dying so Snead can exercise his rights to transfer.

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stxbuck's picture

Don't use the existence of an all volunteer military as an excuse for self righteousness.

Hopefully Snead learns from this incident-whatever it was-and becomes a better person as a result.

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Darksungm's picture

Ex-military and I'd upvote you 17 times if I could Stxbuck.

God bless and go Bucks.

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JCam061588's picture

Given that you don’t know any details of the situation, how could you possibly speak on it? 

"Because I couldn't go for three"

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Defiance's picture

Yes they are kids but this is when how they learn to be adult

FTFY

I've heard it said that's it's not a mistake the first time, it's a learning experience. The second time though, you should have known better!

I'm not sure about you TSpeaky but I've made my share of missteps along the way but I like to think that I've learned from them and have become a better person because of those lessons. 

Throwing stone and glass houses and all.

"Defiance in Silence" 

Shhhh

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Extramedium's picture

He said he hopes he learns from it.  I’m not sure what was so offensive 

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Bay City Rollers's picture

It doesn’t look like a correction but more of an addition and I’m not sure the word offensive was ever used before your reply to the response.

i think really it’s tough to say it was harsh when you don’t know what the “crime” was so maybe the statement was more along the lines of let’s not judge before all the facts are in.

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Defiance's picture

Have a hard time feeling sorry for the kid 

Hope he gets his crap together and becomes a useful adult.

"Defiance in Silence" 

Shhhh

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Arsenal7's picture

you don't even know what he did

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Gflbuck's picture

That must have been a heck of team rule violation to be suspended 11 games.  Very curious.

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Smitty516's picture

Not team, this was university 

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BuckeyeIn NY's picture

Between transfers, this, graduating seniors and those who have declared for the draft, early signing period, etc., does anyone have any idea where the scholarship count is?  

I don't follow the recruiting game much, and realize that there could be a few more pickups or transfers, just curious where everything stands at this point.

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BrutusB's picture

We were at 85 after Martell, so after the two guys today should be down to 83. Would assume we take 1-2 guys in Feb signing day. 

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stxbuck's picture

I'm thinking we sign 3 more guys in February-Nester, Dewand Jones, CB of some sort.

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Lighteyes's picture

I believe it is currently 83 counting all the guys on the roster AND the already-signed freshmen class...but not Doug Nester because he hasn't officially signed.

With the two open slots, one will go to Doug Nester (if he signs) and presumably the other would go to either another Chug-style graduate transfer QB for depth purposes or another offensive lineman.

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Major H's picture

That should put them at 83. Scholarship grid (84) - K Jones = 83.

I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.

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bafiesta's picture

There has never been a year where we didn't lose at least 3 between signing day and start of the season including under Tressel. Perhaps the portal speeds this process up, but I would not be surprised if we start the year with 81-82 guys on Schollie and had a few one year scholies to walk-ons then get a class of 25 in 2020. 

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BuckeyeinFlorida's picture

Best of luck young man. I wanted to see you play and make us better. In communist Russia you don't get any information or details. Obviously those mistakes were unforgivable and in no way part of a learning experience. Sad

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Steelydan54's picture

Or, they spent the remainder of the season working toward resolution/rehabilitation/whatever to no avail. And nobody sewed Brian's mouth shut, so if he wanted to talk about it, you bet he would. Maybe it's just a "nunya".  "None ya damn business!"

Steelybuck54

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BrutusIsMyHomeboy's picture

It’s strange—this feels both unsurprising and a bombshell at the same time.

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brband64's picture

"It feels great ... it feels like, 'Shit, I got it.'" ~ Jeff Hafley

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Everybody panic!!!!!1!!

"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine

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ScarletNGrey01's picture

Oh noes!

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

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Bucknut20's picture

Well that just fuckin sucks.  I thought he was going to be a beast at OSU.  Good luck to him.

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LealmanBuckeye's picture

It must have been one hell of a team rule (or a few together) that he broke. Living here in the Tampa Bay area, I was rooting for the kid. USF could use the help; maybe he resets here.

I aim to misbehave.

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Major H's picture

Now that would be a big local boom! I think wherever he lands he'll be an asset.

I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.

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Extramedium's picture

It was a university rule that he violated and was investigated for, not just a team rule

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OSUFlash's picture

I suspect he was suspended due to a student conduct violation. If so I don't blame him get out and start fresh.

osuflash

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Blue Eyed Buckeye's picture

No shame in measuring yourself against Dobbins and realizing you're not quite up to the Ohio State level.

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3ydncloudofdust's picture

“For me, this is who we are. We have a culture. We work at it very hard. And we’re efficient at it.” - Coach Day

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Defiance's picture

No shame in measuring yourself against Dobbins and realizing you're not quite up to the Ohio State level. 

Sorry... not sorry.

"Defiance in Silence" 

Shhhh

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fritziebuck's picture

Whatever was the "violation of team rules" was the most tight lipped thing I've ever seen in the information age.   Absolutely nothing leaked on this story, that I saw.  Would've thought someone in the know would've leaked it.  All it takes is for someone to know, and come in here and post it.    

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Extramedium's picture

It was a university investigation so it’s likely something to do with the student code of conduct.  Which could be many different things.. but just to point out it wasn’t just a team thing

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GunnerBuck's picture

So let’s finally hear what happened.... Ohio St media has known but has refused to say for the last 2 months. 

"Come on, you sons of b!tches! Do you want to live forever?" -- Dan Daly, WWI

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Knarcisi's picture

No way in hell one of the media guys sat on scoop. 

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GunnerBuck's picture

Go check 247. They’ve been saying they won’t say anything since all this started because “it’s about the kid” so it’s either pretty serious or extremely stupid. 

"Come on, you sons of b!tches! Do you want to live forever?" -- Dan Daly, WWI

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Buxki84's picture

Where's McMurphy on this? Can't he get ahold of some random stranger down in FL and cook up something on this? Come on McDummy, get the lead out!!! We snead a story.

I'd rather be a minute early than an hour early, 'cause I like to procrastinate.

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buckeyeinWI's picture

Surprising it took this long to determine his 'fate', but what do I know...

next man up...

GO BUCKEYES!

15-1 is SWEET!

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Tater_Schroeder's picture

Would love to be a fly on the wall sometimes....

Pray for potatoes with a hoe in your hand.

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Knarcisi's picture

Sometimes you’re the fly, sometimes you’re the wall ... or something. 

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Major H's picture

Or something like that! 

Sometimes the bug, sometimes the windshield!

I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.

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thedewman10's picture

We all jus-snead a break. That’s all I got. 

TheDewMan10

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Cruiser72's picture

I have a niece that works @ athletic department she said she don’t have the full story but Snead was running with a pretty raunchy crowd last fall (gang) and he failed to attend classes and was given a cease and desist, and Cbus cops at start of season became involved so he was given a suspension and he was pissed so now leaves.............. a Florida PRIMA DONA go figure, he will fit right in with the gangstas in Florida hell they will do his class work for him

DON’T LET THE DOOR KICK YOU IN THE ASS ON YOUR WAY OUT HOMEY !

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Knarcisi's picture

A cease and desist from whom, for what?  Get to class, or else?  Or something more serious?

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Cruiser72's picture

Generally a cease order comes from the justice department or police force so I’d guess to say he was warned about running with Degenerates, so the popo wouldn’t embarrass tOSU 

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Major H's picture

she don’t have the full story

Sorry Cruiser, but you lost me after that. While that's the most info we've heard so far, I'll hold judgement until something more official come out. 

I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.

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McGrind's picture

If you haven’t gone to class...should’t you get a “Begin and Continue” warning?

Justice delayed is justice denied....#FTP

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Knarcisi's picture

Maybe he did and was on the “Cs and Ds list.”

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Tarponrandy's picture

Sneed was a solid player from where I live down here in Tampa.  With Meyer gone and being suspended I’m not shocked by this.  The Florida pill will need to be reestablished by Day.   

Maybe a UF transfer?  We ll see.   

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BuckNut_1974's picture

Sucks to loose a potential #2 back that could have seen the field on a regular basis. Really want to know what happened. With all the transfers and this, Day will need to bring in a few more recruits before signing day.

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Txsbuckeye's picture

#TheBuckeyesAgainstTheWorld

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gobucks1966's picture

Nester will stay and the huge kid in Indiana looks like another. I would love to get the Hawaiian too. Bad year to go after a qb. There are a couple rb walk ons that are not bad and could play in the MAC for insurance purposes.

Denny

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Defiance's picture

"Defiance in Silence" 

Shhhh

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Buckeyebobby1968's picture

He must have really screwed up because we never heard a peep about him after the Rutgers game. I guess it doesn't matter what he did, but I coaching staff is cleaning house big time. So that frees up another spot in the recruiting class that's what? Three extra spots now?

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redwoodz's picture

Oh well. Pissing away talent and opportunity, seen it before and we’ll see it again.

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okiebuck's picture

Spot on Redwood; potential is and has always been a double edged sword. Then there's what should be a timeless lesson, that all kids should be taught and learned at an early age; actions have consequences.

The only hard day was yesterday

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Seattle Linga's picture

Tough news - no matter how it's sliced. Good luck in the future Snead

See you in Indy !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

Seattle Sounders 2019 MLS Champions

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Brandon26841's picture

Hard to have much of a reaction since I've been hearing Snead was off the team almost assuredly in 2019 for months and months. 

I'm never one of those people that say things like "meh... good riddance. He wasn't even that good anyway" after a kid leaves, but I've always wondered what the 11W infatuation with Snead was. He averaged 3.3 YPC on 11 carries against Rutgers and Oregon State and people were talking like he looked like the next Zeke or something. Same with Teague... I realize they both have an extremely small sample size of playing time, but it was way too brief to be blown away like some people were for some reason. 

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Kyson12's picture

This is actually a very good point. Plus who knows what he did, maybe it was really really bad and if we knew we would all be more than happy he’s gone. 

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Double OH Seven's picture

It's because he was the #3 ranked RB in a loaded class and showed glimpses of an elite speed/quickness/size combo. For some reason (probably d/t his super quiet recruitment), he didn't get much fan fare and everybody seemed more intrigued by Master Teague, which I don't get as he seems more in the Derrick Henry mold (his absolute peak) and not shifty enough.

Gonna have to wait on the facts to come out but I'm pretty bummed about it, was hoping he could flourish as our #2 RB.

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Brandon26841's picture

showed glimpses of an elite speed/quickness/size combo

It just didn't pop off the screen to me in those 11 carries. I don't know.  

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Extramedium's picture

Probably because one has the name of a super hero and the other one has the name of a CPA

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Double OH Seven's picture

You're actually onto something there

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sonofsarek's picture

would guess grades.  Summer classes grades came back bad - suspended.  Given Fall semester to improve, didn't.  

Other option would be substance abuse? 

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crusher's picture

Losing Snead sucks. Not getting the real story on why he is leaving sucks even more. Wish him the best.

Don't listen to Freddy P. Soft

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Apparently Ryan got a new, large, and effective broom for Christmas because he's doing a shitload of cleaning right now!!!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

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Kernfan's picture

Well, until something official or reports come out, I'll just wish him well and not speculate.

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Bay City Rollers's picture

Right on, that’s exactly the correct response!

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analyticalguy's picture

Expected though not welcome news. Next man up. Good luck to Snead at his next stop.

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Buckbuster's picture

This is the definition of being a total dumb bass. When you get this kind of opportunity and you blow it by doing something to be kicked off the team it's really hard to understand. 

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Byaaaahhh's picture

I can't speak in certainties because I have no idea what really happened here, but he had all the tools to be a star here and now he doesn't. If a guy can't follow the rules and hold up his end of the bargain, I have no problem with them getting kicked out, no matter the talent. Still, you have to wonder what could have been.

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Urbanbuck's picture

And I guess we'll never learn what happened here...

Wahoo! Wahoo! Rip, Zip, Bazoo! I Yell. I Yell. For O.S.U.

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buckeyepastor's picture

“Violation of team rules” covers, quite literally, almost all sorts of sins.  From missing mandatory workouts to felony assault.  I know that there has been no talk of court dates, but whatever he did had to be pretty bad to have been suspended for most of the season.  

"Woody would have wanted it that way" 

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nickel beer's picture

Last season especially, was not the season to do or be dum. There wasn't going to be anything short of zero tolerance for causing program embarrassment.  No c or ad staff had the juice then to fight on your behalf.  Wrong thing, and way wrong time.

half machine

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Fort Seneca Steve's picture

More players leaving than recruits coming in. 

Before there was Larry Bird, there was "Hondo" John Havilcek! The Pride of Martins Ferry, Ohio!

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BucksHave7's picture

In the age of transfers, best to clean out the deadweight.  We still have one of the highest rated rosters in the country.

BucksHave7

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Byaaaahhh's picture

"post-secondary institution to continue participating in the intercollegiate sport of football" lol. Left with classy message and respect the fact he didn't trash anyone on his way out but I have to lol at that. Sounds like he's trying to draw out a paper to meet the word count or page minimum. 

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Johnny Depth's picture

This is why the Booms are stupid

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BluntedBrutus's picture

Was excited for him to come ball here since he was committed as like the first or second player of his class and didn't really ever appear to waver at all...good luck to him... and still a little curious what went down with the suspension like others here.

"Conversely, Urban Meyer and his players are an unstoppable army of football automatons that feel no emotion and win in any and every setting."

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BuckeyeinFlorida's picture

I always appreciated his early commitment and sticking to it as well. The zero information is unusual and distasteful.
Depth is just fine until a knee or ankle is injured. Not too long ago we relied heavily on a 3rd team QB. Hopefully we avoid injury and have no issues. A better explanation should follow soon.
Best of luck Mr. Snead. UCF would love your talents.

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JO8K's picture

With all these “insiders” how does no one know? You can’t fart these days without someone documenting it. 

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Bringthejuice's picture

Hey the only questions I have are “who the heck actually wrote that tweet?????” and “who the heck talks like that???”

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High Street Street Fighter's picture

I going to guess it was Mary Jane.

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stxbuck's picture

She won't get you suspended for a year by the university.....

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Being someone who is detrimental to the culture Urban had built has proven to be a sure-fire way to get you run out of town. If I was forced to bet on what happened that would be my money bet. Someone who was given one chance to get his shit together and kept screwing up because he was too far down the depth chart. If he had done something criminal we wouldve heard about it.

"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine

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tGW's picture

Good luck to Snead where ever he lands, unless its TTUN of course.

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