The Hurry Up: Quintin Somerville Plans to Visit Ohio State Soon, How WHAC Renovations Help Recruiting

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Bucks19's picture

Another great write up! Keep it up 

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Re: the WHAC—has anyone parked in Ryan Day’s spot yet? These are the types of inquiring questions I want to know.

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

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kmp10's picture

Since 2007, when Ohio State donors offered $19.5 million... With another $2.5 million contribution... Now, just in time for the 2020 cycle, the newest $7.8 million renovation

I love football, and Ohio State football in particular... but the money in and around the sport, imo, has become disgraceful. There are tens of thousands of 'regular' students graduating with what often times is insurmountable debt, some college coaches are making twenty times what the President of the United States earns, and 50 million Americans are avoiding the doctor because they can't afford healthcare. Meanwhile, tens of millions of dollars are 'donated' annually to the P5 programs so that they can make their already luxurious facilities even more decadent, and so they can increase the already obscene salaries of their coaches. This is all wrong.

When I die, sprinkle my ashes over the 70's 

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allinosu's picture

While I agree with you, they have the right to spend THEIR money the way they want.

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buckskin's picture

Agree with all of your points. Unfortunately, it is the nature of the beast in the big time college football arms race.

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stuckupnorth's picture

The football team makes more than they spend. It’s  good buisness. The football team brings in money so sports no one cares about can offer free tuition. It’s simple supply and demand. The football team is worth what someone is willing to pay. There is a reason Buffalo University does spend as much as OSU.

Also those people avoiding dr is a choice they make. I know major news agencies bitter up those stats. The fact of the matter is the poor have great health care. They go to emergency room and don’t pay. Let’s not overblow this and make martyrs out of people.

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Sanitarian2's picture

Yup, watch the new Live Cops version for the EMS and half the time you see someone taking the squad for nothing injuries like stepping on a thorn for Gods sake, A broken wrist does not require a squad run, drive your own arse to the CLINIC, not even an ER visit required. It's the middle class with the $5000 deductibles that need the help.

But yeah, I'm surprise that the NCAA doesn't force colleges to pull back on the side dishes like stadiums, coaching salaries, weight rooms, hang out rooms, etc.

Sani

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Standtall's picture

Agreed, its not the well off and the poor getting killed by medical. I pay around 6k a year for insurance and 5k deductible. Having a 3, 4, and 8 year old, you can imagine there are a few trips. Heck 1 visit and the MRA card is cleared then paying monthly. its crazy for sure. Have had good raises last two years, but premiums have shot up over 1k each of last two years. I havent been to the doctor in 10 years or more. I dont even have a doctor for myself as figured I can help control medical a little that way. The wife and the kids of course do, but a decision I have made is as long as they are taking care of im good to go.

Football part is people.can spend their money anyway they would like. GO BUCKS

WishUwereMe

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TNT's picture

The team spends less than they bring in, and from a separate pot from the students. If you want tuition/debt to go down, go to a community college. I went to OSU because it was the best school I could attend for free. I advise everyone else to make their college decision the same way - if you didn't get a full ride (or near enough that you won't accrue significant debt), treat it like you didn't get in... and major in STEM.

Think & research before you buy *any* product - degrees included.

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Buckeye_Bandit's picture

Free market. Love it or leave it.

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Knarcisi's picture

Surprised I haven’t seen this comment yet. The football program and revenue essentially funds the rest of the athletic department. Every Ohio State athletes on scholarship essentially exists because of the the football program. 

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

There are tens of thousands of 'regular' students graduating with what often times is insurmountable debt,

Average student debt: $38,000

Average lifetime earning return on bachelor's degree: $700,000 to $1 Million.

The vast majority of individuals who have 'insurmountable debt' due to college loans are in that position due to their own choices.

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Triv's picture

cc:@Joe_Burrow10

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

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AC1972's picture

It appears like a strong case of misplaced priorities, but it's not. 

Issues of tuition cost and debt, healthcare, etc are driven by completely different factors. It not that lots of $ spent on athletics takes away from other things. In fact, programs like tOSU's actually fund other campus priorities. 

The athletic department is run like a well organized business. Most institutions of higher education are not. The spend recklessly on adminstrative endeavours, count on an endless supply of "free money" in the form of government student loans, and in many cases don't deliver a product in line with costs. The return on investment is not there. 

Same with healthcare, which has a whole set of issues re: health insurance, administration, etc. 

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Colortv1967's picture

There are a lot of couldas out there. Let’s see what will happen. 

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BuckeyeinFlorida's picture

Glad improvements have been made and that everyone seems to love them.
If anyone thinks.any recruit selects Clemson because of Dabo and his huge sliding board you are crazy. We need to show massive improvement on D and win all of our games. Then maybe a key player or 3 will ask if they gave that reenergized Buckeyes defense a fair consideration. 2 strong games in the CFP would be noticed too. Especially if we win both.

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Buckfrombirth's picture

To the victors go the spoils, and Clemson is raking those spoils in because they've won, A LOT. Like you wrote, two strong CFP games would go a LONG way on the recruiting trail. All Dabo has to say to a recruit who is considering both schools is "31-0". I hate it, but it's a convincing statement.

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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stuckupnorth's picture

Players definitely choose Clemson because of Dabo. Man have you seen what he has done in last five years. He is recruiting at an unheard of level. He is the ceo of the biggest juggernaut in college football. Of course he is part of the reason. Dude don’t be a hater. Give respect where respect due. He has his team in finals every year. Heavens forbid someone outside Columbus is a good coach program. Que the .......

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Hovenaut's picture

Keep forgetting Mack Brown is in Chapel Hill (again).

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brutus0717's picture

I'm with you, and I have a feeling that it won't be long before everyone outside of Austin and Chapel Hill has forgotten him too. 

"We gotta go win this next game and make the State of Ohio proud!"-UFM

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johnblairgobucks's picture

Always reminded me of Texas's version of John Cooper....only Brown had Vince Young and Cooper couldn't make up his mind.

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Buckfrombirth's picture

I've chosen to view Mack's big recruiting successes as guys that Bama or Clemson didn't get. It's the same reason I'm pulling for Tate to do well at Miami.

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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McGrind's picture

Being the safety school to Bama and Clemson...pretty good strategy.

Justice delayed is justice denied....#FTP

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