Four-Star Offensive Tackle Grant Toutant Flips Commitment From Penn State to Ohio State

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Dillon G's picture

It sure doesn’t. I logged in just upvote everybody that posts it.

#walkaway

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teddyballgame's picture

Lol that GIF is auto upvote for me.  Feel kinda bad though now because it was at +69 and I ruined it

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FieldsofJreams's picture

Could I interest anyone in an evening stroll through the PSU boards?

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FieldsofJreams's picture

Those morons always start trashing their former commits after they de-commit.  At least one of their members called them all out for it:

Thomas1945 said: ↑

You may well be correct, but the worm turns very quickly around these parts.

Yep.

48 hours ago Toutant was grossly - and unfairly (due to their anti-PSU bias) - underrated by RIVALS.
He was one of the long list of "diamonds in the rough" discovered by CJF, and was a future member of Penn State's version of the Seven Blocks of Granite.

Now, he flips to OSU...… and he is a fat slob, DII caliber player (at best).

Also laughed at this one:

Good riddance. He is not elite by a longshot. CJF will fill this with a 4 or 5 star

JoeDidntKnow, Yesterday at 9:28 PM

Just completely delusional...there are only 9 4* OT's left, with 2 remaining in their region.  Not a CB favorite for either one.

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Silver Sniper's picture

Good work, sir. Thank you for boosting my spirits!

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Extramedium's picture

I just think it's funny how all fans think Rivals is biased against them.  Also the screen name JoeDidntKnow is too perfect

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Snake64's picture

Rivals is probably the most garbage among the recruiting sites. I prefer 247 composite rankings as it takes all of the sites into the equation. But i'd personally go 247, ESPN, and then Rivals. 

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Dstacify's picture

Haha I was wondering how long it would take for this GIF to show up lol. After losing out on Fleming this has to be a real kick in the nuts to Franklin and Co.

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Bum juice's picture

About damn time! Go bucks!!

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OSU jamez's picture

Not our Rival, Not your recruit

“It is now my duty to completely drain you” RIP Kurt

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Byaaaahhh's picture

Judging by the write-up, it looks like nobody saw this coming. Day came in the night to take your recruits. 

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awlinBrutus's picture

The night king?

MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS

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kmp10's picture

Please respect my decision, no interviews...

... unless you're Jeremy Birmingham

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seltsaC's picture

He has been killing it so hard with the content this year.

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11UrbzAndSpices's picture

He has been killing it so hard with the content this year.

11W should look in to hiring him

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MichiganBuckeye222's picture

1. He’s  a Michigan kid

2. He WAS a PSU committ.  

Seems like a double boom boom to me.  

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3ydncloudofdust's picture

"You have to play with emotion, you can't let emotion play with you." - Ryan Day

 

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CowCat's picture

It's kind of a triple boom

BOOM #1: We get a great player
BOOM #2: We get to thumb our noses at James Franklin
BOOM #3: We can drive TTUN fans nuts because he's a TSUN kid that decommitted from PSU, but went to OSU instead.of TTUN.

The fact that the kid was a gymnast, then a basketball player is amazing. Must have had a hell of a growth spurt.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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Woodshed's picture

Fwiw, 247 is not showing a mich offer.

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Snake64's picture

Was gonna say didn't look like Michigan had any interest in him so not sure that's a BOOM against them.

Kind of an empty celebration like when they get an Ohio kid OSU wasn't really interested in to begin with.

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THEGAME513's picture

First off where's the red banner? Second did Birm really have this scoop before 11warriors? I posted about this before it was on here.
BOOM

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

All your croots are belong to us, Coach Franklin.

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

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NHBuckeye's picture

Surprise boom!   Love it.   

Fields of Dreams

 

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Red Shirt Ensign's picture

"Captain, over here, I've found someth... AHHHH!!!!!!"

 

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

Making booms and stealing booms from the nittany Lions. I like it. 

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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Buck 1961's picture

You are still the G.O.A.T.!!!

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Mantis's picture

I know nothing about this guy, but I'll take it!

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NuttyBuckeye's picture

Warren De La Salle is a private school that is Division 2 here.  They have D1 through 8.  Over the past 5 or so years, De La Salle has been a very good football program - for meeshigan standards.  I would compare them to a Trotwood-Madison to Akron Buchtel type program.

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NuttyBuckeye's picture

Just trying to help my fellow Buckeye nuts!!

What's round on the ends and high in the middle? Tell me if you know!

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Hovenaut's picture

Pretty good cap to the weekend.

Congratulations to Grant Toutant.

Got M...igan gossip? Bang it here.

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stxbuck's picture

Thunderbolt. Clear sky. I like it! Welcome to the Buckeye family Mr. Toutant. Pissing off the scUMers and the Nits in one blow!

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TURD_BUCKET's picture

Or a great start for this week.  I love the linemen!!  GO BUCKS!

“Being average means you are as close to the bottom as you are to the top.” John Wooden

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Snake64's picture

Michigan didn't offer this kid. Probably still scarred from the last time they offered a DeLasalle kid. 

looking at you Shane Morris...

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Das Hufeisen's picture

We are . . . stealing your recruits

AKA the Horseshoe, the Shoe, and the House That Harley Built

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lesajima's picture

Ok, this along with the comments from Flemming? Is something going on at PSU?

Lesajima

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Daniel's picture

Screw Franklin. 

Va Buck

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LeftCoastBuckeye's picture

And the Kitty he rode in on.

My aim, then, is to whip the Weasels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.   - William Tecumseh Sherman (with apologies)

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Tresselball4life's picture

He and Dawand Jones will shut down the student dining services in a month.

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LeftCoastBuckeye's picture

Throw the two other Ohio kids into the mix, and that's a lot of groceries.

My aim, then, is to whip the Weasels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.   - William Tecumseh Sherman (with apologies)

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BuckIhateTTUN's picture

No kidding! Seriously, look at the size of these incoming linemen. Someone at 11W is going to have to come up with a new term to capture just how big these guys are. Massive, gargantuan, humongous...none seem sufficient.

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Mortc15's picture

Did he finally remember penn state isn’t elite? 

Buck-I4Life

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WildBear Buckeye's picture

This is great, but is anyone else concerned about this OL class filling up with project kids AND Stud continuing to coach them? He's no Warinner.

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LeftCoastBuckeye's picture

He's a solid 4*, so I would hardly call him a project.  And, you can't teach huge.

My aim, then, is to whip the Weasels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.   - William Tecumseh Sherman (with apologies)

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buckslan's picture

What makes him a 'project kid'?

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11UrbzAndSpices's picture

No, but here's an UV to counter the BS DV

If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special.

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FieldsofJreams's picture

Dang, I thought it read 4* DEFENSIVE tackle!!!  Oh well, back to the drawing board.

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Buckloving's picture

Happy but we might want to get some defensive players too

bobbyd

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Snake64's picture

Nah this staff seems determined to be the Midwest version of Oklahoma.

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PhillyNut's picture

My concern, although minor, is whether or not this stocking up on tackles in this class is a little bit about uncertainty of Johnson staying true to his commit.

I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!

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FieldsofJreams's picture

Tackles can move down, but guards can't often move up.  Until I start seeing projected guards commit, I wouldn't think that is the case.

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BuckeyeatTSUN's picture

Dudrawa is a concern.  The kids will be fine once Dud is shown the door in 2020.

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Ohio1111's picture

Almost every OLine man regardless of star ranking is a project. It takes a typical college o line man 1-2 seasons before there body is ready to compete at a high level for 12-15 games in a season. 

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BigJoe21's picture

First Fleming and now Toutant?! Cue the sad Penn State fans 

Our Honor Defend

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EZE4TD's picture

Was a trend not too long ago where they wanted O- lineman more around 280-290 coming out of high school so they could just pack on the "good weight" without having to lose the bad weight first. They've been bringing in some enormous young men.

Big-boy BOOM!

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BuckeyeJAK's picture

Wow that came out of nowhere....

Mark May is a mental midget

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TMac's picture

Recruiting Ws are off season fun!

#ItsGreatToBeABUCKEYE

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Huskerbuck's picture

STAFF/Kevin - Your open sub-line when clicking on the topic/pic says: "Four-star offensive tackle Grant Toutant flips his commitment from Ohio State to Penn State."  It concerned me that we lost one to PSU until I read the actual title and article.  Delight to find out it was actually a Buckeye win.

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Who saw this coming? Welcome aboard, Grant!

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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Blue Eyed Buckeye's picture

Wow we are building an all-star offense!

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bonebuck's picture

Franklin speech about being elite again will have to wait another 4 years. PSU will forever be backseat to TOSU. PSU/MSU and Skunkbears are all in the same class. They are all 2nd tier teams-meaning outside the top 10 on a yearly basis.

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fin3321's picture

I'm so tired of all these Offensive recruit signings. /S

“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.”

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BrewstersMillions's picture

They are accepting their fate.

Not elite. Not great. Not even good.
Ohio State at this rate will be able to start grabbing some property on U-Park with how much they own us.

Sad.

Posted by PSUHist14 on Jun 9, 2019 | 9:22 PM

Proudly dispensing unbridled arrogance since 1983.

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Trebor40's picture

Their suffering soothes me! 

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

I think Franklin Franklin is safe from elite status for a little while longer. 

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HandsOfSweed's picture

Omfg. I laughed way too hard at this. I'm calling him Frankie Franklin from now on.

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BUInvent's picture

Does anyone else think that 2020 might be our year?

Go Bucks

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Dstacify's picture

Hopefully 2019 is our year. I'm not patient enough to wait until 2020 (where we'll have a much more inexperienced team no less).

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BUInvent's picture

But do you really think Justin Fields can do it in year one???

Go Bucks

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Dstacify's picture

Look at what Haskins did last year in his first season as a starter. Hell, Trevor Lawrence was in his first year as the starter last season and took Clemson to the Promised Land. I think the reality is Fields will have a better supporting cast around him in 2019 than he will in 2020. So if he progresses quickly enough it's possible.

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KBonay's picture

Man, summer starting right. LeBoom! (I am in Paris)

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PaulFinebaumIsBiased's picture

SAD VALLEY PART TWO BOYS!!!

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BrutusB's picture

Love it, but hopefully this isn’t because they’re worried about Paris. 

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Smitty516's picture

We needed a right tackle anyway. Paris is locked in

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gobucks1966's picture

Only on paper he is locked in these other kids might have something to say about that. Who ever thought the kid from Massillon would be a starter here so soon?

Denny

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Smitty516's picture

I was more referring to the fact that Paris was locked into the class and he wasn’t a take because we were worried about losing Paris.

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stxbuck's picture

Leroux is the developmental LT behind Paris.

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buckeyeinWI's picture

BOOM! 

Welcome aboard Grant!

GO BUCKEYES!

16-2 is SWEET!

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gobucks1966's picture

I saw this coming last year and posted that OSU will be looking for tall long armed lineman  as the balls will fill the air. Last years crew was that and the reason Jordon moved to center. Now on the other hand I blame some of the problem in the run game because of that and most are putting the blame on our back's as both didn't have great years. Now does this end oline recruiting I was hoping for Atterberry I think is his name at the guard position.

Denny

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gobucks1966's picture

I think kids are seeing thru Franklins bull shit and the fans are not elated either about his bs. He lost his top two coach's who in my eyes were the backbone of his staff. Plus have read in other places that Franklin was never much of a coach to begin with and relied on his boys who are no longer. Our blocked field goal at Harper Valley gave him life if not for that he would be on the watch list of being let go. What was funny in his elite speech about the cell phones why would you let that go on from the start? Pumpkin head needs to look in the mirror maybe it's me.

Denny

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minnbuck's picture

Interested to know whether the insiders didn't know anything about this possible flip, or if they were somehow made to keep it silent. I follow recruiting here, Lettermen Row and Bucknuts, and I've never seen this guy come up as a possibility. I can't remember a commit like this that was totally off the radar except maybe a guy or two who committed without a commitable offer, and we were quickly told it wasn't likely to stick.

Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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Urban_Can_Recruit's picture

Birm knew and was asked by the kid to keep it silent. I’m sure others also knew about his trips to OSU and were respecting the kids wishes 

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gobucks1966's picture

Great question and the young man said he is humble and probably held things close to the vest. These insiders BK and others have a reputation to hold and when it doesn't want leaked it better not be or your pipeline will get a clog. Even with all that it surprises me how much gets out there when the coach's can't name names. So who tells them there info?

Denny

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stxbuck's picture

People around the recruit’s program-assistants, parents of teammates, anyone who knows the kid and is willing to gab.

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ScarletNGrey01's picture

My heart dropped when the mouse-over on the article on the front page declared "Four-star offensive tackle Grant Toutant flips his commitment from Ohio State to Penn State."

Ya might want to fix that LOL.

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

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USMC11917's picture

Welcome aboard! But god, please don’t let us become Baylor.

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BuckZealot's picture

Bob?

Enjoy the wins over *ichigan, ....I still remember the dark days of the 1990's....

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USMC11917's picture

Clueless. I meant I’d like to see some defensive recruits pulling the trigger. Not discipline related issues.

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Buckeye BadDog's picture

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Like the glory of the going when Chic Harley got away.” -James Thurber

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gobucks1966's picture

Look at this young mans long ass arms. His hands might be below his knees lmao

Denny

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Bucks19's picture

Two comments:

Stud sucks, can’t recruit and can’t coach. 

Penn St is not our rival neither on the field or on the recruiting trail. 

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DannyBeane's picture

Pissing off Penn State hits me in all the right feels. No that they are our rivals or anything.

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Rocket Man's picture

Hmm.  Haven't I read recently somewhere to expect some defensive booms to start coming?

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Tyrion: A wedding. 
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LouBuck35's picture

Yes - the front page, the forums, the insiders and more or less the coaches interviews. Check back in the days/weeks post 6/21.

I want a fall Saturday in Ohio Stadium..

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OSU56's picture

Enjoying daily the 62-39 ttun beatdown.

 

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allinosu's picture

WOW, What an unexpected surprise. I let it go on here yesterday thinking nothing is happening then, BOOM.

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Wargor's picture

IIRC we were just discussing the number of transfers in another thread and PSU was a huge outlier at 19 compared with the rest of the top 20.  I know this isn't a transfer, but it is one more piece in a puzzle that starting to look like really bad news for PSU.  

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Brutenley69's picture

Hope the timing has nothing to do with Paris keep referring to his comments about starting to like country music.

GO BUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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LeftCoastBuckeye's picture

Now, if it was zydeco, I might be concerned.

My aim, then, is to whip the Weasels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.   - William Tecumseh Sherman (with apologies)

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PA Buckeye's picture

Treat yo' self to the meltdown over on Black Shoes. It largely seems like an overreaction. But still, I appreciate all of shots at Ohio State's academics despite how (fwiw) US News & World Reports ranks the two universities (we win there too).

Hell with the lid off

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