Skull Session: Nick Bosa's Stretching, Urban Meyer's Self-Sustaining Program, and Braxton Miller Won't Stay on Practice Squad

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

Nick Bosa should come out with his own yoga program and put diamond Dallas page out of business!

bear buckeye yoga! BBY for all!

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

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Knarcisi's picture

This is going to sound ridiculous, but I sincerely think we're witnessing Urban Meyer's greatest coaching performance in these three games that he's not actually, well... coaching.

Let's face it, Meyer (who will be one of 5-10 greatest coaches all time) has developed his strengths to be recruiting, attracting a top notch staff, and creating a culture.  His in game coaching is not a strength, and has not been for a while, in my opinion.

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awlinBrutus's picture

Knarsi, i totally agree. In 2013 he played his version of treeselball against northwestern and wisconsin. Becsuse he shut down the offense @ wisconsin we lost a starting safety in the last minutes of the game. Forget his name but he was multi year starter, Barnet maybe?

Never thought Meyer would tighten up in big games like he has over the years. Maybe it was because of his QB's accuracy issues? Maybe it will be different with Haskin's @ the helm. That year off definitely changed some of his philosophy 's, ir could have been the preachings of earl bruce. Probably had more contact with Earl on a daily basis being in Cbus full time.His worst in game coaching job was the loss @ home in 2015 to msu imo. I think this is a very important year for his legacy.

MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS

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Knarcisi's picture

Christian Bryant, and yes, I was pissed bout the fact that he took the foot off the gas and had to have our starters in at the end of that Wisconsin game.

And I think Haskins does change some things, along with his obvious love and trust for Day.

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hetuck's picture

You're thinking of Christian Bryant. Knar beat me while typing. 

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

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HOLYbucknut's picture

Damn, all within three minutes lmao.

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HOLYbucknut's picture

Forget his name but he was multi year starter, Barnet maybe?

Christian Bryant. That one stung.

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WorthyBuck's picture

We have played and eaten two terrible teams without Meyer.  ,ever has assembled a lot of talent over several years and has hired big time assistants.  Not sure doing that, and allowing them to run the team against clearly out at he’s opponents is a good coaching job.  

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John Cooper's lucky pig's picture

If winning with an interim coach is a sign of a great program then Maryland is a great program.

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Yuman's picture

One against Texas and Traitor Tom. 

Rlc

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blueblazer22's picture

In this case I think I would rather have Matt Canada than DJ Durkin anyway, so kudos to Maryland for hiring a guy that can win a game

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Gflbuck's picture

Maryland's emotionally invested and motivated this year and for good reason.  Predicting a very good season for them. 

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lamplighter's picture

If you don't think that he has been involved in game planning, etc, for these games, then see me about some coastal real estate in Switzerland (made it easier for you Knar).  Obviously not the in-game changes.  And let's face it, there has been no need, yet, for changes in the plan or for half time adjustments

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GareBear's picture

Swiss transplant here - I know the coastal property was a joke, but the lakefront property in Zurich is known as the “Gold Coast” and not because of the sunshine and sand... 

"Because I couldn't go for three." - Woody Hayes

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milhouse4588's picture

#Hottake because I agree with your last sentence:

I actually prefer the way the team is being handled on game days right now and am slightly worried about Urban being back on the sideline. What happens if we regress offensively in a tough situation because Urban really only has one "move" when the going gets tough. And this year, we don't have a QB that can do that.

Urban is great in many ways but his offensive strategy has not worked for years (including the Natty year, because we didn't use his offensive strategy with Cardale at the helm).

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CowCat's picture

because we didn't use his offensive strategy with Cardale at the helm

Urban was a WR coach at Notre Dame and he was the head coach at Utah when Alex Smith was the #1 overall pick in the NFL draft. Passes are definitely in the playbook.

We just need assistants who can select the right plays based on the personnel we have.

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

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avail31678's picture

I do hear ya, but they let Haskins sling it against Michigan.  Dwayne just isn't a great runner, and I don't see them running him in tight games much.

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Buctor's picture

Never been concerned about stretching.  But in recent years have read much about it relative to longer careers.  Looks like a smart move.  This young man appears to be on top of everything.

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Dominus's picture

I’ve practiced yoga/meditation for years under the guidance of a sage from India. It’s absolutely amazing how the stretching affects the body in a very favorable manner and the impact of deep meditation on the mind is unbelievably awesome.

In addition to the benefits of stretching mentioned in the article, I can personally attest to the fact that I’ve been in situations where I could easily have had sprains or injuries if it had not been for the stretching and the flexible bending of the body. I’m really impressed with Bosa’s stretching regimen.

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TigerSweat's picture

A yoga sage from India? Nice.

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IGotAWoody's picture

So he's got that going for him... which is nice.

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GareBear's picture

Ooooohhhhmmmmm 

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Dillon G's picture

I guess it make sense the fattest fuck on site chimes in on fitness and running on the 2 way range.

#walkaway

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Knarcisi's picture

I didn't read that from Patterson's statement at all.

But I do think, deep down, they're afraid.  

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

It is ironic that in each season Ohio State and Oklahoma played, the winner went to the dance and the loser was essentially the first runner up. 

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Knarcisi's picture

Yep.  Why I also think the Texas loss in 2005 was my worst regular season loss in recent history for me.  I knew what kind of team we had, and knew was was at stake for the winner.  

He simply meant to illustrate that this is a pivotal game for the playoffs.  Nothing more can be read into it with 1 or 2 games or anything else.  

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Vabuck213's picture

Yea but I think if we beat Iowa the loss to Oklahoma doesn’t hurt us too badly and we still get into the playoffs which would somewhat diminish his point. I don’t think it’s a win or go home situation in that the loser still has a shot it’s just more difficult. Definitely a big game, don’t get me wrong, but not the end of the season like it would be with the BCS.

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

Once Alabama lost to Auburn we were never getting into the playoffs. The CFP Committee wasn't going to leave them out no matter what else happened. At that point, only an undefeated BIG or PAC 12 team would have gotten in over Bama.

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Gflbuck's picture

Yes Vabuck.  I kept thinking: But 2014... that game mattered until The B1G Championship.  
 

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brutus0717's picture

We are truly in the Golden Age of Buckeye Football. We have an elite DE who could pass as a yoga instructor, and an all-time great coach who can disappear for 7 weeks without issue. Truly amazing stuff.

I dont blame Patterson at all. He realizes the likelihood of being handed 2 Ls, possibly in embarrassing fashion, and the risk just doesn't outweigh the unlikely reward.

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

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45has2's picture

Maybe in a golden age but not "the" golden age. I remember the golden age of Ohio State Football when they won 5 National Championships.

Censores irrumasti.

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Dillon G's picture

It sounds like Patterson is willing to roll the dice and hope for the best once against a young team early in the season, but wants no part of Ohio State twice, regardless of what happens the first time around.

Yes, Since 2009. and it's about time people credited Meyer for how well things are going without him.

#walkaway

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Rockfordbuckeye's picture

I feel like a lot of people are putting the cart before the horse with TCU. Let’s beat them first and then start bragging about how scared they are etc.  One blow out against Rutgers does not put us in the CFP and ensure “embarrassing” TCU. Also - Debbie Downer - we have a history of blowing at least one trap game per season (V tech, Oklahoma, er...Iowa).  TCU shouldn’t be able to beat us but that doesn’t mean they won’t.   

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PhillyNut's picture

I really do not think people are getting ahead of themselves. Writers on here are suppose to give us the home team hyperbole but I think the fans are wary.

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

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Rockfordbuckeye's picture

I get it. I just like our base more humble. Right now a lot of the writing is boardering on Michigan level of September Heisman and assumed NC attendance.  We’ve had two games against no one and we’ve crowned ourselves champions. We have a crap ton of talent but we also have an inexperienced secondary, a new QB, and a lot untested. One game at a time please and hopefully we get there! 

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GareBear's picture

I don’t know if I would call Iowa a trap game. I mean, I think we all knew it was a trap game, which should make it a non-trap game, right?

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Rockfordbuckeye's picture

Anytime you play COY Ferentzs squad you know you’re going to be tested. A mediocre non award winning coach like UFM can only dream of his level of game planning 

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Luckobucko's picture

This game is in TCU's backyard, but I'm quite confident that they won't have homefield advantage. Buckeye nation is everywhere, especially in the DFW.

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Buckeyeincleveburg's picture

I’d like to know the numbers of TCU fans vs. Ohio State fans going to the game.  This is basically a home game for them so I don’t know how they are getting away with calling it a “neutral site.”  They don’t have to travel.

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CieGrant_Blitz's picture

Right but TCU is tiny by comparison to OSU- only about 10k enrollment and in the DFW metroplex they aren’t the team most people follow. 

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MichiBuck12's picture

I completely agree on this being Meyers best coaching job. In fact I said something similar a few weeks ago. This has gone so smoothly that for a minute I caught myself questioning his value to the program. It was then that I realized that this IS his value to the program. It takes a true leader to build an organization full of people who are perfectly capable of seamlessly forging ahead without you. 

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blueblazer22's picture

Yes you did say this recently, and I was going to point that out today (since I gave you props then as well) but you beat me to it today. Very prescient without a doubt. 

"They say, "these geeks come a dime a dozen.  I'm lookin' for the guy who's supplyin' the dimes." -Classy Freddie Blassie

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

Legendary Notre Dame women's basketball coach Muffet McGraw should have been on the second plane that struck the World Trade Center.

It is absolutely amazing how the most seemingly insignificant decisions can change lives forever.

Make good choices ladies and gentlemen, and go beat the hell out of TCU.

Go Bucks! 

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iowabuckeyes's picture

I have always counseled my daughter on the importance of making good choices but life is also filled with seemingly ordinary and insignificant decisions that seem trivial but can have monumental implications. It’s not as if McGraw had wisely chosen not to text while driving or used Uber after having drank too much alcohol. No one outside the terrorists knew in advance what was going to happen that day. McGraw’s escape from death can be chalked up to nothing more than pure dumb good fortune. Luck of the Irish, indeed.

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

Absolutely - all we can do is increase our chances for a good outcome with each decision, but no one knows what fate holds for us. 

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okiebuck's picture

I may get down voted for this, but my beautiful wife would call this "A God Thing".

Go Bucks, beat Horny Toads!

The only hard day was yesterday

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Wargor's picture

No need for a down-vote, but that explanation always cuts both ways.

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Hovenaut's picture

Coaching?

There's the direct involvement that has to be there, but Meyer has demonstrated he has assembled a program that's more than capable of functioning in his absence.

I'm not around that much, running exhausted and lost...

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WC Buckeye's picture

Agreed, Hove. It's called management.

The only thing that's new in the world is the history that we have forgotten.

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Gflbuck's picture

Insert (face palm cringing) Cooper quote here
 

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WC Buckeye's picture

Cooper could recruit, for sure, but his assistants generally weren't allowed to run anything, and none of them certainly could have run the program on their own. Most of Cooper's assistants didn't have much luck as head coaches (except Coker - 1 NC with inherited talent), and some were abject failures (looking at you, Ron Zook). I would suggest it's because they lacked the ability to manage their program and their assistants - Cooper couldn't teach them. Urban can, does, and will.

While that story hasn't been completely written yet with all of UM's coaching tree, I think it's fair to say there will be more than one NC out of them. 

The only thing that's new in the world is the history that we have forgotten.

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TMac's picture

JK going home and wants a good showing for the family.  Poor TCU. 

ONE Not Done!

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Buckeyeincleveburg's picture

Is Benihana all you can eat?  Because I’m thinking that’s the other key to feeding a bunch of linemen.

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TigerSweat's picture

That's noble of JK.

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

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SilverHaven's picture

That's really nice of JK.
Is the NCAA now going to come after the linemen for receiving :"mpermissible benefits"?

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hetuck's picture

1. I hope AT&T Stadium will be treated to the canorous sounds of the Ohio State Marching Band. 

2. McGuff was right. I wouldn't have wanted to drive through the traffic mess of the Big Dig either. 

3. By taking Jerry's $5M, TCU only has to play OSU once with no trip to Columbus. They still have an open date. Sacred Heart is available or is that too much like the Little Sisters of the Poor? In other scheduling news, Alabama has lined up UT-Martin for 2020. 

4. IIRC, didn't Tressel install a hot yoga room in the WHAC? I remember that being the hot (pun intended) new thing around the time of A.J. Hawk. 

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iowabuckeyes's picture
  1. I’d prefer the canorous sounds of a victorious Carmen Ohio.
  2. Walpole is equidistant to Logan and Providence. McGraw’s willingness to be inconvenienced by having to fly through Detroit instead of nonstop to California rather than inconveniencing McGuff and McGuff’s lacks of willingness to be inconvencied in order to convenience his boss is what saved her. In other words, it was a combination of her unselfishness and his selfishness. Had she insisted, she would’ve died that day.
  3. For some reason, whenever I see UT-Martin, I am always reminded of Strother “what we have here is failure to communicate” Martin.
  4. I don’t recall hearing about the hot yoga room but I do remember Anthony Gonzalez’s oxygen tents. 

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Takemysnare79's picture

Woody used to say TBDBITL was worth 7 points at home and 3 on the road.  So, that puts the spread at 15.5 points, right?

Also looking forward to hearing the O-H-I-O chant surround "Jerry World."

Go Bucks!  

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Buckabroad's picture

Really looking forward to that Bama vs UT-Martin matchup. The Tide really is going to have to leave it all on the field to have a chance of walking out of that one alive. Really have to credit their OOC scheduling.

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FitzBuck's picture

It sounds like Patterson is willing to roll the dice and hope for the best once against a young team early in the season, but wants no part of Ohio State twice, regardless of what happens the first time around.

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blueblazer22's picture

No more wmd, but LL works for me. The Japan story I am certain is one that is going to have folks on both sides of yay/nay, but count me on the yay side. Capital punishment the way Japan carries it out may be different, but it certainly looks to me like a deterrent, and even those on death row are scared of the prospect. If those who have already killed are worried about it, I would expect that some others out in public look at it and think "maybe I will stay on the right side of this" and not end up falling through a trap door.

i wish I could stretch like a Bosa, so more power to him for gaining an advantage in a way that most guys would not. 

Would I rather see home and home series on campuses? Sure, but I will take these one-offs between decent teams over OSU having to host another overmatched Sun Belt school (as a random example) any day. Go to Dallas and take out the Frogs

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MichiBuck12's picture

The capital punishment system in Japan was an interesting article. I guess I don't really understand the need for secrecy other than if the public were to see it for themselves they might not support it. A "don't want to see how the sausage is made" kinda thing. As far as the cruelty, I'd be more concerned about the guards who have to do it than I would be the criminals on the receiving end of it.

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blueblazer22's picture

I completely agree on the cruelty part. If these people are in there for multiple murders, I am not terribly concerned with whether or not they feel this is cruel. Maybe don't commit murder and you likely won't find yourself in this position. Which leads me back to deterrence-not the way I would prefer to go, so rethinking any nefarious plan would seem like a good idea knowing that this could be your fate. 

The idea of multiple buttons without knowing who actually did it is pretty good as well. I know that Utah did that with their firing squads-maybe half a dozen guys but only one had real bullets and none knew which it was. 

As a youngster I recall watching all the coverage of John Wayne Gary being put to death, at least everything leading up to it. When you have been so heinous as to take someone else's life (or in his case 30+ lives), I have zero issue with you being put down, whether like Japan or the US. 

"They say, "these geeks come a dime a dozen.  I'm lookin' for the guy who's supplyin' the dimes." -Classy Freddie Blassie

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PhillyNut's picture

I was blessed with pretty good flexibility without an extensive ongoing program. Even at age 61 I can still reach about 4 inches past my toes with legs locked. At my best it was 11 inches. Was a volleyball player and I remember that the Japanese, who were the best in the world at the time, used this as a measure for making their national team. So I thought, hey I got this, USA national team here I come. Unfortunately my vertical was barely 24 inches so even if I could twist myself into a pretzel it would not have helped. For Bosa this is just one of many attributes that together makes him so special.

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blueblazer22's picture

Even when I was relatively athletic I was never very flexible. Now after back problems forget about it, but I wish I had done more when younger and maybe that would have served me well (and helped me to avoid the back problem). Good on you Philly for keeping on it. 

"They say, "these geeks come a dime a dozen.  I'm lookin' for the guy who's supplyin' the dimes." -Classy Freddie Blassie

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Buckabroad's picture

On the pic at the top, was that an uncalled holding agaist the OL trying (in vain) to defend against Nick Bosa?

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Buckeyeincleveburg's picture

I noticed a lot of that.  I even saw Bosa gesturing to the refs in frustration once.  Makes me think of handicapping in horse races.

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Buckabroad's picture

True enough. They do it in polo as well. It is basically an admission of inferiority to the detriment of the beneficiary. Benefitting from no-calls in that way would piss me off massively mainly for that reason.

"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."

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McGrind's picture

Past his toes! Grinder can’t even reach the bottom of his pockets. 

If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear.

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Turn those pockets inside out—there may be a fortune in loose change down there!

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mugbucket's picture

"If it had been another assistant coach, they might have said, 'Fine, I'll drive you to Boston.' But he was kind of like, 'I'm not driving to Boston.'

Anyone who's navigated the tunnels thru Boston at peak drive time knows exactly why if you have an alternative, take it.  Providence was on their side that day.

Despite the high cost of living, it still remains popular.

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iowabuckeyes's picture

I see what you did there. Well played.

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

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CreekBuck's picture

Well, let's hope us Buckeyes hear a canorous symphony after the game Saturday.

You win with people.

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EZE4TD's picture

OK, so this observation is dumb in the context it comes from, but I'm going with it anyway. I really can't stand Muffet McGraw, but I'm very glad she didn't get on that doomed flight. Moving past all the important stuff of that story, it's amazing to me that these coaches were walking into airports and buying cross-country flights on the spot. Do you realize how much money they are wasting by not planning in advance? My friend was a coach at a small school and is friends with the coach at North Carolina. One time he asked her what her budget was, just for a kick. She said, "Budget??? Oh, I don't have a budget." They want the women's coaches to spend as much as possible for Title IX.  

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Meek's picture

Does the mens team have a travel budget for recruiting? I'd guess if they find out they need to fly tomorrow for a top recruit, they'd get on that plane.

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Sounds like condom salesmen are doing all right in Cuba. Considering it has one of the lowest population growth rates in the world, all these line extensions must be adding incremental revenue to an already brisk business.

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

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

Nick Bosa gaining more of an advantage by enhancing his performance through a high level training program is very unfair to Buckeye opponents.  I like it!

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Blue Eyed Buckeye's picture

Funny how TCU's entire brand is centered on the idea that they don't get any respect from big programs and don't get to play in big games.

Then when The Ohio State University comes around and says "let's do this" they find every excuse in he book for why they need to get out of it.

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ZekeEatingCereal's picture

Braxton struggling to make a team speaks to how absurdly athletic NFL players are

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Kurt's picture

I didn't realize until today that the 2019 game with TCU isn't happening.  I thought this Jerry World game was counting as a TCU home game.  Very disappointing out of conference schedule next year.

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cronimi's picture

l can't say I blame him, but I can't say I respect it either.

Yup, 100%.

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

The McGraw story illustrates something that I have been very interested in for quite some time... basically cause and effect and how it can drastically change your life.  It comes down to little incidents/decisions you make that seem amazingly minor at the time, but spawn a different life path entirely.  It came to me one day as I was driving in Columbus with my girlfriend.  As we were traveling down a side road towards her house, somebody pulled in front of me to a point that I had to slam on my brakes.  Of course, profanity ensued and I was completely raging as I regained momentum down the street.  As we came around a curve, the car that pulled in front of me was now thoroughly demolished and sitting in somebody's front yard.  As that person entered an intersection, another car ran a red light and t-bagged her so hard that the passenger side was pushed all the way to the driver's side.  That would have been us - and I doubt that my girlfriend would have survived that crash.  It was an astounding moment that made me realize how consequential certain inconsequential things can become in a split second!

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mugbucket's picture

I'm hoping the phrase you intended was "T-Boned". Just saying...

Despite the high cost of living, it still remains popular.

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Bucks62's picture

That would have to be pretty forceful to push the passenger side all the way to the driver side. 

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