Ohio State Suspends Defensive Tackle Michael Hill

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BeneckeBuck5's picture

Come on, Mike... fix whatever is the issue, and come back stronger because of it.

Go Bucks.

And Toledo still sucks.

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Ohio Guy in Jersey's picture

Wow. Didn't expect this from a senior who would likely play a lot.

Time for Malik Barrow to join the regular DT rotation.

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RK84's picture

So he's been given his walking papers. 5th year, no production, none expected, he gone.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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jedkat's picture

check your sources before throwing around phrases like "no production, none expected" and realize interior linemen are used to absorb double teams and take up space so others can make tackles. Geesh.

Ohio State Overview: Michael Hill is one of six fifth-year seniors (or graduate students) on the roster ... he is one of the veterans along the defensive front, with 34 appearances and 14 starts ... he enters the 2017 season with 36 career tackles and 4.5 tackles-for-loss … he is majoring in sport industry.

Notable: Hill is the most experienced interior lineman on the squad in terms of games played and starts ... he had played in all 26 games the past two seasons.

Honors & Awards
2016: Honorable mention All-Big Ten (coaches & media)

http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/michael_hill_854134...

Only speaks in swear_trek gifs

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RK84's picture

My opinion doesn't need to cite sources. 

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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stxbuck's picture

No, but you should "cite" them.

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RK84's picture

Fun times you feelin good about yourself? Never had a problem with you why you jumping in?

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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Yuman's picture

Opinions do not need sources, if they did it wouldn't be an opinion. I think when posting on a public message board it should be expected that others are going to jump in, but that's just my opinion!

Rlc

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Byaaaahhh's picture

My opinion doesn't need to cite sources. 

Yes, well that's why your opinion is wrong. 

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brunstar's picture

My opinion doesn't need to cite sources

/S But anonymous sources are so hot right now, just say that.

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RK84's picture

my sources tell me - steve broussard

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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stxbuck's picture

Hey-if you can get 37 sacks in a season from your NT playing X-box, why can't Coach Johnson!?!?

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BrutusB's picture

Nope. Hill has zero TDs, zero HRs and shot .000% from 3pt last year. Dude is a bust. 

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vball10set's picture

walking papers? no, he was suspended--there's a difference

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RK84's picture

my bad, he's a great kid that made a mistake and will be sorely missed for this light suspension. Sorry I forgot to drink the koolaide this morning. God forbid I throw out a sarcastic opinion. 

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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buckinraleigh's picture

You need to learn the difference between sarcastic and mean-spirited.

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RK84's picture

No I don't.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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Ohio Guy in Jersey's picture

You're making a lot of judgement without knowing what he did. How about letting the coach decide how the young person should be treated?

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RK84's picture

I didn't make any judgments at all. I stated my opinion, a sarcastic one at that.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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Andy Vance's picture

RK, people are being unreasonably harsh with you - I dropped you some UVs to counter in what appears to be a losing battle. It's not unreasonable to think that a multi-game suspension could well be the swan song for a 5th-year senior in one of the most loaded units on the team. I had a good chuckle about your first comment, and I suggest others do the same and let it go.

RK84's picture

Thanks Andy, no worries buddy. Sometimes you get the bear, and sometimes the bear gets you.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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Andy Vance's picture

I also realize that you're not going to lose a helluva lot of sleep over some helmet stickers, so it's all good :)

RK84's picture

What are you talkin about dude, this shit breaks my heart. Its killin my leaderboard status!

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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Andy Vance's picture

Man, I used to be at the top (well, near the top, anyway) of the leader board. Those were the days...

RK84's picture

The leaders are pushing 200k no chance I get there.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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Fatpants's picture

Andy I think you're catching some of RK's strays. 

PG <3 PG

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Andy Vance's picture

Andy, I think you're catching some of RK's strays.

cdub4's picture

Swan song and "walking papers, he gone" don't read the same way. Sometimes sarcasm font also helps. I understand the downvotes and the harshness.

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RK84's picture

Whew Im glad you understand, that makes me feel so much better. Thanks for the input. <---- SARCASM

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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awlinBrutus's picture

RK, Coach Meyer said he's suspended a couple of games, and won't play in the opener. Always use Italics when being sarcastic.

MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS

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cdub4's picture

Whew Im glad you understand, that makes me feel so much better. Thanks for the input. <---- SARCASM

No problem!

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cricejr's picture

I think he's using sarcasm as a cover.  Nothing about that read as sarcastic. 

I bleed scarlet...literally

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RK84's picture

You'd be wrong, I'm pretty much sarcastic 95% of the time, especially on here.

Also we were directed to NOT use italics for sarcasm font by the overlords some time ago.

I apologize for any confusion on this subject.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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Fatpants's picture

I think he's using sarcasm as a cover.

Behold the pitchforked mob.  

PG <3 PG

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Byaaaahhh's picture

He's been putting it together, contributing well. Hope it's not something serious and that he can get it corrected. 

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SilverState's picture

So academics?

"Year for what?"

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t-dub's picture

this is how sarcasm is done folks...

"What is our aim, I can tell you in one word. Victory" Winston Churchill

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Justin4563's picture

He just graduated can't imagine it being grades

Go bucks

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1MechEng's picture

What I got from that tweet - Hill likely got pinched for non-PED substances, and Ramzy's still awesome.

Trust me! I'm an Engineer.

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InHartWeTrust's picture

Weed, blunt, sticky, roll...

Michael Hill got popped for pot, end of story.

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SilverHaven's picture

Roll on.

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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Kpdunphy's picture

Thats the problem when you have High expectations

"Lost to VT at home? You kidding me? Ohio State is going to lose at least 4-5 more games"

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gumtape's picture

I saw him eating a whole pizza on High street today.

High and tight boo boo

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averagejoel419's picture

Message was heard, Loud and clear

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Does Ramzy know something we don't know?

Class of 2010.

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Earle's picture

Well, where there's smoke...

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stxbuck's picture

I hope this isn't the endo the road for Hill.........

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LoufromOSU's picture

It appears to be a chronic condition...

"Great moments are born from great opportunities."  - Herb Brooks

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BUCKAROOTIMESTWO's picture

He seems to know something that some folks don't know and some already knew!

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Buctor's picture

After reading him for few years, I get the impression he likely knows quite a few things the rest of us know little or nothing about.

He seems like a great guy, people speak well of him but he may be a know it all.  But only in the good sense of the phrase.

Beat everyone, in every sport, all the time!!!

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NeilAve's picture

I see what Ramzy did here.... and I like it.

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Buckaroo Banzai's picture

I see what Ramzy did here.... and I like it.

Quite agree. I like it too. I like it a lot.

Michael Hill coulda been the bomb this year, delivering great bang for his buds on the Bucks. After years in the Mick dojo, which is no cush place, he was trim, solid as a tree and in the zone. As a veteran, he is the opposite of green. His career was the kind that should have been about to blossom, to flower if you will, but he succumbed to what is a chronic problem today. Ganja understand how upset his parents must feel right now, now that he has lost his swag and his career may be up in smoke? If you doubt his talent and ability, you must ask yourself this Q: Can a bus plow through an offensive line? Of course it can. Especially if it is diesel powered and on fire.

I think the Urbz is sending a message that is loud and clear, thereby putting a lid on the issue.

Stay tuned, mota follow.

(How may pot references can you find?)

Bobbing for french fries.

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MoEddieRobtCarlosBeanie's picture

It's a shame, because his stock has never been so high. I hope he and the staff can hash this thing out. 

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

ISWYDT

Saban on a cart eating cold pizza

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huffdaddy's picture

Ramzy's opinion needs some facts or I'm going to DV the crap out of him

"I don't think you necessarily have to get a trophy to be a winner." - Nick Saban 1/2/15.

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

Wow... This is kind of out of left field... Hopefully it's nothing that ends his career.  Definitely did not expect to read this today.

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

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Hovenaut's picture

Disappointing, to say the least.

I'm sure there are details to follow.

Hindsight is, and in, 2020

There are times where the worst thing that can be spread is misinformation

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McBane's picture

He was doing 80 in a 65 zone.

Just keep winning!

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Hovenaut's picture

If only.

Hindsight is, and in, 2020

There are times where the worst thing that can be spread is misinformation

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703Buckeye's picture

Not doing a 55 in a 54?

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

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Jabba the Hoke's picture

I heard he was sleeping in his car.

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cdub4's picture

This is another example of the rumors being true. This has been floated around on message boards for months, not really a surprise. The is probably some poster who feels vindicated today, pretty sure this has been mentioned on 11W.

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Hovenaut's picture

Had seen it mentioned/pop up here recently, but have to read/hear from the established authority (in this case, UFM).

Sure...smoke, fire, and all that, but speculation can't always be verified.

Hindsight is, and in, 2020

There are times where the worst thing that can be spread is misinformation

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Brandon26841's picture

Welp, you've done it again! Haha.

Again, any time there are rumors of players being suspended... BELIEVE IT. It ends up being true almost 95% of the time. I had already considered this a foregone conclusion months ago (I think I heard 6 games) and it was especially evident when he was taken out of the starting lineup for Robert Landers throughout spring and the fall.

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Andy Vance's picture
Again, any time there are rumors of players being suspended... BELIEVE IT. It ends up being true almost 95% of the time.
IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

You mean like all those rumors JT broke his thumb? Yeah I still prefer credible info over rumors.

"I find your lack of kalua disturbing" - Darth Lebowski

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Tosa's picture

Order of preference:  credible info, credible rumor, internet rumor, total lack of info

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Brandon26841's picture

Touche, but that is a bit different. The suspension rumors have legit been 100% accurate the past 5 years.

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SilverHaven's picture

Mahalo Andy, luv the YogiBerrism!

People don't go there anymore, it's too crowded.

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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Andy Vance's picture

Back atcha, Silver! Yogi was the best: "Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical."

wyatt's picture

I like the one:  What time is it?  Yogi: You mean right now?

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osu992's picture

BM5 has started each morning* with "We know Michael Hill will be suspended to start the season, so you can count on us" just to buoy their bona fides when announced.

*not literally, you guys...

New Day for OSU. Same noon for TTUN.

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minnbuck's picture

I take it there is no explanation why he's suspended?  Not looking for speculation.

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

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Eddie27Zeke15's picture

I hope it isn't too serious; I hope he fixes what's wrong; and, I hope he's better for it. If he gets to play some more football some day, even better. 

Just keep such transgressions in mind when you feel the urge to rip on an opposing team whose players make similar mistakes to those of our own players or even ourselves in some cases. 

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NHBuckeye's picture

Hopefully it's just for a game or two.  And more importantly, he straightens out whatever is wrong.  Hopefully just grades. 

Fields of Dreams

 

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buckgrad04's picture

My fault guys, was bragging this weekend how it seemed OSU went the entire off season without any issues.

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southbay's picture

It did seem that way but we never really know.

Bucks will be alright if everyone else stays out of trouble. Good luck to Mr. Hill, hope he gets things turned around soon.

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NHBuckeye's picture

So it's Your fault!!!!  

/s

Fields of Dreams

 

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

My fault guys, was bragging this weekend how it seemed OSU went the entire off season without any issues. 

Shandy is not beer

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Keze's picture

If you are not part of the answer then it is time for you to go.

A senior and still not doing what is expected , is not what a head coach needs nor will put up with.

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RK84's picture

Careful dude don't go against the fan base.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Shouldn't smoke weed before getting tested before by the CFP...

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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bucknutz18's picture

Got popped during Bowl Practice testing, so this is an NCAA violation which should result with 4-6 game suspension.  He was accompanied in his failed test by another former Buckeye who somewhat surprisingly left early for the NFL after last season...  This suspension was the catalyst for his decision.   

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SLVRBLLTS's picture

Noah Brown?

"Because we couldn't go for three"

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steveinkc's picture

I heard about this months ago, the reason Noah Brown went pro was he was going to be suspended as well for half the season and knew it would harm his chances to go pro!! heard it went back to both Brown and Hill testing positive for weed!

steveinkc

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NHBuckeye's picture

Won't this still impact Brown even though he's in the League now?  Assuming that he is indeed the other guy who failed a test, I think that the NFL will not just let him skate by on this.   

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FTWinfrey08's picture

He went to Dallas so all is good lol

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buckeyeboy31's picture

Unless he tested positive by an NFL sanctioned test he's good

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BUCKAROOTIMESTWO's picture

ISWYDT Bucknutz18!  Yeah, I'd heard that Hill definitely wasn't paddling that boat alone!

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teddyballgame's picture

Meh.  This stuff always pops up and becomes public at the start of the season.  It's usually not new either.

I remember Bosa, Marshall, Dontre, Smith etc were all suspended for the 2015 opener.

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NHBuckeye's picture

Well it presents an opportunity for Malik Barrow, assuming he's fully ready to go.   I've been singing this kid's praises for a while so let's see if he can step up.  

The kid was well on his way to earning a 5th star before getting injured his senior year.  

Fields of Dreams

 

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D-Day0043's picture

You been puffin the magic dragon, Focker?

When you lose, say little. When you win, say less.

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westcampus's picture

Did he fail to memorize the E+R=O equation?

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Elks&#039; comb over's picture

That sucks. Hope he learns from it.

“Megadeth >>> Metallica” - Alum 2019. I couldn’t agree more.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Nailed it - that's most important 

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

Seattle Sounders 2019 MLS Champions

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Buckeyelicious's picture

Hate it when either line takes a hit like this.  Hopefully he can make it back.

"Cause I couldn't go for three." -- Woody Hayes, 11/23/1968

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Andy Vance's picture

Hate it when either line takes a hit like this.

That's a blazin' pun you got there, good fellow.

TPMBuck's picture

I think he's just trying to spark-up some controversy

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Canukbuck's picture

Let's just change to a more pleasant subject ...... Jim Harbaugh is an ass clown - discuss amongst yourselves ....

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

Sooo...if this is true, what about Coach Mick?

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

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NOLABuckeye's picture

Coach Mick was smoking too?

Nothing cleanses the soul like a no call pass interference.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Sucks for sure - guys will be stepping up no doubt

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

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BuckeyefromDayton's picture

Damn you offseason. Hope Hill can take care of his situation and treat this as a teachable moment.

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G_off's picture

Multi game suspension for marijuana at Ohio St. 

Zero game suspension for DUI at Alabama. 

Damn good recruiting tool Mr. Saban. 

"You can not use logic" -Gary Danielson of CBSec

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Urbanologist's picture

No kidding..... I dont knkw why folks at the school think they have the right to do anything because someone gets a dui, its just not their role.  

Theire is only one truth...

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Urbanologist's picture

I smell the sweet scent of weed......its really time for the NCAA to re-evaluate the whole weed thing. sort of crazy you get suspended for some smoke but popin oc from the team doc is okay....

Theire is only one truth...

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Dillon G's picture

Hickok45 smokes pot all the time on his youtube channel.

#walkaway

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Crumb's picture

I just don't get the rationale. He's probably a really good kid. We know he's talented. Why risk it all for a little dope? I mean he's over 21, if he wants a buzz that bad just throw away the car keys and have a beer. Or better yet just stay away from that stuff all together. 

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DenBuck's picture

These guys are lectured over and over and over and pampered to the Nth degree and given so many incredible opportunities that I have zero sympathy when they screw up over something dump. RS Senior so 4-5 years here. Give his spot to someone that will appreciate and cherish the opportunity.

Buckeye For Life

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

Saban on a cart eating cold pizza

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buckeyearchie76's picture

I truly believe that UFM would suspend anyone who breaks the rules--whether it be a backup tackle, the starting quarterback, or the star running back.  We ought to be thankful that we have a coach that puts values and doing the right thing in front of whomever the player might be.  Just a comparison--Baker Mayfield, the all everything Oklahoma quarterback got into serious legal problems with  the law this summer.  His punishment by the Oklahoma coaching staff---just a work hard Baker and get ready for the season opener from the coaching staff..  These players at OSU are very young and sometimes needs guidance.  If it is a suspension worthy punishment, so be it.  Again, thank God that UFM is our coach and teaches and emphasizes life skill as well as football skills. GO BUCKS!

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hetuck's picture

1. If Meyer was going to kick him off the team, he'd do it now. Fall semester starts 8/21. If he does it after the start of the semester, OSU takes an APR hit. 2. OSU has an Athletic Department drug/alcohol policy, not a football policy. Urban has no say in the length of the suspension, he just doesn't want to spell it out in public. Remember all the players suspended for VT? I'd wager he popped positive more than once since the Fiesta Bowl. 

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Vince Lombardi

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Taspra's picture

Michael Hill already graduated though. It would not still be an APR hit right?

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gumtape's picture

I remember in my day this happened to David Boston. He was never suspended but it was pretty well known throughout campus as being an issue. His NFL career washed out due to problems with marijuana and cocaine.

Hopefully Hill learns from his mistakes and comes out better.

High and tight boo boo

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Denver Bucknut's picture

My sources (who wanted to remain anonymous because they are close to the situation) tole me he kept farting during team meetings.

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southbuc's picture

Losing a player like that...well it just stinks. 

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BuckeyeinFlorida's picture

Unfortunate bad decisions. Perhaps if he did that there's no victim except himself. Anyone can make a mistake. Learn from it and move on.

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BUCKAROOTIMESTWO's picture

Believe it not, some commits test positive coming in to OSU, as they do other programs.  Poor way to start out at a program as competitive as OSU; but it happens!

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BuckIDave's picture

If there's one unit on the Buckeyes that can afford to take a loss of personnel, it's the D-line, which is the deepest in Coach Meyer's tenure. What's disappointing is that in college athletics we see things like this happen more and more. Individuals who put themselves above the betterment of the team. Hopefully if Hill comes back he will come back putting the team first, and whatever mistake he made will not be repeated. In the mean time, next man up.

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buckeyeinWI's picture

well that sucks!

Make it right Michael, and get back to the team...

GO BUCKEYES!

15-1 is SWEET!

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Buckdart34's picture

No need for a reason, he''s not gonna be playing for a few games, next man up. We'll be fine without him. Jones, Sprinkle, Landers, Hamilton, Cornell, Barrow, 6 guys that would be starting anywhere else in the Big 10, maybe even the country.

Huck Farbaugh

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bucksandsurfing's picture

Yes, we have other bodies.  But Hill has been the anchor at DT for sometime.  Losing him hurts.  We haven't even seen what Cornell and Barrow can do.  Cornell is a DE/LB converted to DT, undersized.  Not sure how Sprinkle is going to bounce back from his injury.   Haven't been overly impressed with Hamilton.  Hill's the closest thing we have to that run stuffing nasty DT.  He'll be out for the Oklahoma game and that sux.   

Hopefully just a 2-game suspension.    

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Bigmarty's picture

Agree.  Really like to play teams that throw the ball and run wide against us.  Hope they continue to do so.  Stupid is as stupid does.

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Rjpfish2's picture

I like what I've seen from Cornell in limited duty. 280 isn't exactly undersized either. Same weight as Barrow and heavier than Bosa, who plays inside occasionally. Robert Landers isn't a giant but he holds his own on the interior...

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Life is full of highs and lows. 

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