Chase Young is a special player as his draft stock indicates and, on the surface at least, seems like a harder player to replace than JK. Still, Given the tutelage of LJ and the talent around ZH, I’d say MT has the harder time filling JK’s shoes next season.
Brandon Huffman looks like he was one of the best with his CB picks last year and he just put one in for JT as well. Anybody know if it was for the good guys? If so, can’t wait to hear from AE on what’s happening in that recruitment to get the CBs moving.
Nobody knows Fickelll’s priorities but him. Some of us would prioritize money, but don’t forget he’s already quite comfortable financially. Others would prioritize family and the issues of finding new schools etc. Still others might look at E. Lansing compared to Cincinnati and think “they couldn’t pay me enough to live there.” And of course there’s the job itself. Putting money to one side, is MSU really a better job than Cincinnati at this moment, or just a new truckload of headaches? We all value different things. The only “right” decision for Fickell is the one he makes himself.
I see nothing in Zach Smith’s actions deserving of respect or sympathy. Glad he’s no longer part of the university.
Scrolled through every one of these before somebody mentioned the Downhill and you beat me by 15 minutes, so I'll do you one better and call my race: the Hahnenkamm in Kitzbuehl.
Wrestling. Team has been great, and so close. Love to see them get over the hump.
Agreed, and my question is whether he has done enough to become Ohio State's DC. I know this is an unpopular position, but as much as I love Coombs as a recruiter, a motivator, and a teacher of technique, I am not sure what he's capable of in terms of schemes and adjustments.
Andrew, Keith, with all due respect, this is Michigan we're talking about. Michigan. And the year is 2020. This is not about picking Ohio State because you are from Ohio. It is about even considering Michigan over Ohio State as a place to play football regardless of where you are from. Unless you have some family connection, it is hard to puzzle out any reason for it. In the immediate afterglow of the Harbaugh hire, it was possible to buy in to the idea that their time was coming (it wasn't). That foggy dream could even be extended to last year when Urban retired, and it was at least conceivable that Ohio State's time might be over (also, no). With what we saw in Ann Arbor this year, it is hard to find either of those arguments compelling or even sane. UM is 2-17 against OSU since Tressel took over. They are 0-5 in the era of their great savior, and as the last two results indicate it is getting worse instead of better. Hence my incredulity.
It's been said multiple times that Kiner currently favors TTUN over Ohio State
It's been said multiple times because it is so bizarre that it is difficult to comprehend. It's like saying "it's a perfect day for bananafish" and assuming the conversation is over. The only normal response to such an absurd statement is to assume you've somehow misunderstood.
Slightly off-topic, but when was the last season that OSU had great linebacker play at each position? Seems like for the last several years, we've had an elite DL and/or an elite secondary, but when was the last season we had an elite linebacker corp?
My take is that while replay sometimes helps correct a bad call, it does not reliably do so, and its overall effect on the quality of refereeing (weird word) has been corrosive. I compare it to being allowed to take back a move in chess. If you know you can get away with a blunder by getting a do-over, it weakens your focus and ultimately makes you a worse player.
Season is officially over and 3 is a fair final placement for OSU. Don't really care about where teams below us fell. Championship next year.
Howard Hawks, who made more good movies in different genres than any other film maker, once said that it was impossible to make a Western without John Wayne. The essential Hawks/Wayne collaborations are the aforementioned Rio Bravo and Red River.
As far as John Ford and John Wayne go, well it is hard to overstate the impact of their collaboration. Together they cemented the place of the Western, its images and tropes, into the collective mythological memory of the nation. The Cavalry Trilogy you allude to is, of course, essential viewing, but the best of the bunch --because they recognize and question their role in the myth-making process-- are The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and The Searchers.
And yes, there was a time for me fresh out of grad school where I watched waaay too many movies. About 1000 in two years. No fooling.
One thing that separates Hitchcock from just about any other film maker is that he was both an artist and an entertainer, and he treated both roles with equal seriousness. If you love Hitchcock, and haven’t yet read the amazing Hitchcock/Truffaut book-length interview, donyourself a favor and pick up a copy.
As far as John Wayne goes, Red River and The Searchers are probably “better” movies than Rio Bravo —they are certainly deeper and more somber— but neither is as fun to watch as Rio Bravo, which is why I can watch it over and over.
it can’t just be OSU and the blank spots.
I’m pretty sure OSU could fill up most those spots. Maybe slot Ditka in around 12 or so.
UGA is a good team. UM, despite the ass-kicking we gave them, is a good team. It's just that they are not elite. When people get upset about how overrated teams are, what you really have to ask is who behind them is better?
Very talented just not worth the risk.
But what is the risk? Staff tells him what the expectations are and what the consequences are for failing to reach those expectations. If he can't toe the line, he's out. What have we lost? It's not as if we're taking him instead of another back. Anyway, purely an academic question as it doesn't seem like anybody really thinks he's a possibility for OSU.
Spooner or anyone really, are the Buckeyes recruiting AJ Kirk at all, or did the commitment of Jaylen Johnson close him out of this class? Seems like both would play the same "bullet" position at OSU.
Can't tell if that "but" is intended as a positive or negative, but I did like Trainspotting. Definitely looking forward to The Sympathizer.
These are not necessarily the greatest movies, or even my "favorite" movies, but fit precisely into the OP's category: I will rewatch these movies ANY TIME they are on: Jaws, Rio Bravo, The Thing (John Carpenter's), Point Break (Johnny Utah!), and pretty much anything by Hitchcock with Vertigo and Rear Window leading that list. Bunch of others, but those are the ones that come immediately to mind.
Naming names gets you blacklisted at Hop Sing's!
Christmas book bonanza! Just finished George Saunders' Tenth of December, starting Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad with The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen on tap.
Great breakdown, but I’m curious about their conclusions. It is axiomatic in college football that the team that can run the ball and stop the run will win the game. The Nerds give OSU the advantage in both these categories yet seem reluctant to follow that premise to its obvious conclusion. I’ll say here that IF the Buckeyes can run against Clemson and can limit the Clemson run game, Buckeyes win this by 10-14 points. I’ll go 38-27.
I would add that if Dobbins gets 35 carries, that’s nearly a full half of football where Clemson’s offense is watching the game from the sideline.