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Comment 13 hours ago

I cannot follow this very well. What are you getting at?

You should support sons and daughters equally. Be it sports, school, work or whatever. Parental support is critical for them to be confident and competent adults. And each kid is going to be different. But them just knowing you are there always is important.

Comment 13 hours ago

Probably just them being seen as being on the bubble with an aggressive coach and a athletic QB. At home and with nothing to lose mentality it will be a dangerous game.

In terms of talent, it should not be close. That said, motivation and scheme matter. Purdue and Iowa proved that. They were outclassed in terms of talent at about every position. They didn't seem to know or care about that though.

I could see OSU blowing them out too. Particularly if the defense improves.

Comment 21 hours ago

I need to look at it again but most of the ranking is based on the top however many players. So the three star guys are largely cut out. It is a weighted sort of thing that gives more value to higher rankings than the others.

If the player average is the total average of all the players than having three star guys at any number will drag the average down more.

It would be the difference between using a true average and a weighted average. So, OSU would be rewarded for having their higher guys ranked higher than LSU.

Comment 22 Jul 2019

Sure, but the end result is the same in the end. If he phoned it in and doubled down on it he is not doing his job. If he does not know about a given prospect than better to say nothing. 

Comment 19 Jul 2019

I think it is likely they win the Big Ten, but to do that and the playoff will require Fields to be pretty good, the offensive line to gel to protect Fields and open holes for the ground game and the defense will have to pull things together.

All of those are possible, but they are big asks. The talent is in each position and the coaching is good. Will it happen, I think so but we will have to wait and see.

Nebraska does not scare me as much as some, but the defense better be ready to play at that point.

Comment 18 Jul 2019

Not at all for season games in another country. That is a fair bit of travel for the kid. They would probably love it but it would be rough in a season. It would be a business move.

As for a bowl game, that seems more reasonable. I mean there is already a bowl in Hawaii, and that is pretty far (so are their games I guess during the season), but it seems more reasonable for travel. I prefer they just be in the US for the most part though. Maybe Canada or Mexico, as they are not that far either, pending where in those countries.

Comment 15 Jul 2019

Like others have said, statistically, the Browns. Just based on the number of teams that make the playoffs. And that a team that loses 7 or so games can make the playoffs some years.

In college football it is more cut-throat and somewhat arbitrary. Only four teams get in. Probably only ten or so teams have a realistic shot going into things in the first place. And unless you win them all, you are at the whims of the committee.

OSU has a good shot, but just number wise it is easier in the NFL. At least in a sense. It is a 16 game season and so on. But you can also lose more than a game in the NFL and make the playoffs. College football, you are dead with 2 losses.

Comment 15 Jul 2019

Probably do nothing until something comes out. Being a friend with a slime ball or criminal is not necessarily a crime unless all of your friends are. That is still not illegal but it means you are a terrible judge of character.

Still not a great look, but you let things play out I imagine. If there was some major connection, I do not know, than maybe you do some more up front but most of the time it is best to wait.

Comment 15 Jul 2019

Yeah, even if somebody does not want to press charges to start with, if it looks like a law has been broken than they have to go through the process. There may not be enough evidence to tell anything but if there is not than it falls apart early.

Comment 15 Jul 2019

I am not sure this is the film to jump the shark. There were many events, particularly in the 90's or before, that did that. This is a bit confusing but it is what iti s.

Comment 12 Jul 2019

I generally do not think they are keen on doing that. It has to be a very specific case. It is more likely to happy during a transition. Say a player was the other coaches guy but the new coach is not as high on them for whatever reason. I am not sure they so much get told to get out. So much as interest cools and the hint becomes clear. So they head elsewhere.

I do not see it happening too much once guys jump onboard that a given staff wants though. It just looks bad. It happens, but it is not a common thing. Or at least I like to think it is not as common at OSU. Still probably happens but I imagine this happens a fair bit around college football. I imagine that it happens more that unproductive guys already in the program get nudged out. That should not happen either, not the pros, but it does.

Comment 11 Jul 2019

Yeah, but Sherman was basically a near lock for OSU too with Meyer behind the helm. Some guys jump back and some don't. Some change their mind when they start looking.

Ricks is possible, maybe more than he was a few weeks ago, but hardly assured.

Comment 11 Jul 2019

I think the goal is to avoid oversigning. Seemed like I remember Tennessee signing like nearly 30 guys a class for a few years straight.

One has to assume the transfer portal will balance itself to a large extent for bigger programs. You may lose a guy but you could probably find guys that way too.

It would really depend. And I am not sure I have heard that a 25 number is a hard cap from NCAA rules or the staff just wants 25. I would guess the former based on comments from those with more knowledge than me.

Comment 10 Jul 2019

I could see reading in a bunch of ways. Milton took his visits first and got more buzz. I imagine what we hear has more to do with what the insiders are hearing around the kids as opposed to the staff, depending on the guy. Seems that the staff would keep going at both of them until they got one. Even if one is gone, seems like the flip is on at that point. The chances may be low but it has happened.

From what somebody else posted, it sounds like OSU's committs at the opening really pushed him hard to go to OSU. What impact that had vs coaching vs his like of the schools when he visited vs whatever else is anybodies guess. Only Robinson and Milton can know that for sure.