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Comment 04 Apr 2020

Testing does need to keep expanding given the scale of it. The quicker tests should help some. And from what I have heard the tests are much more widely available now, as opposed to initially. Working through back logs will take some time though. But testing is critical particularly for those exposed the most, even if they are not showing symptoms. 

I understand your fears and this is going to be the lamest thing to say, or among them, but have you talked it out with your family? I know it is hard and I am sure that there are various fears that everybody is holding onto. Sometimes that can help, knowing that they are there and you do not have to carry the load alone or that they do not need to either. 

Everybody is scared and worried. If not for ourselves than for our loved ones. And there is nothing wrong with that. And again, easier said than done, but there is no sense worrying about things we have no control over. Emotions rarely have sense though. 

Comment 02 Apr 2020

The guy is allowed to have an opinion. The ADs are going to be the ones with the call. Along with the university, with the most important thing being the health of the students and the fans. 

The thing is, at least at this point, even if the curve is flattened that pushes the outbreak over a longer stretch of time but fewer cases if everything holds. Getting tens of thousands or hundred thousand people in one spot at one time is a great way to start the whole thing over again. Which is a concern I am not sure how you get around without a vaccine or just getting darn lucky that a large enough chunk has been infected and shown no symptoms to grant immunity to the more vulnerable segments. 

Alot of ifs. In general though, why should an AD care at all about what a talking head says one way or another. If he was asked a question in reference to the sentiment than that is a bad answer. 

Comment 30 Mar 2020

Yeah, they are usually good at selling guys early but fall off when the guys realize they have not been good at much recently and other teams come knocking with better track records on the field and history of coaching guys up to be ready for the next stage. 

Comment 28 Mar 2020

They get a few tosses every few games. Not as much as they should, but when you have the ground game OSU does and the WRs OSU does than the TE is not going to get the targets they do at Michigan, PSU etc. 

Comment 27 Mar 2020

It would surprise me some if it happened. I love football and it would kill me to see Fields and Wade potentially skip their last year and be gone. Just would suck badly. But unless there is a major shift in things than it is hard to imagine. 

Comment 27 Mar 2020

I have a little bit of knowledge on it, he is not wrong in thinking the worst though. Even if everybody did as they were told and every state took it equally seriously, unless it went pretty draconian to the levels all it does is flatten the curve. Which means that the number of cases are spread out over a longer period of time. 

And unless there was significant herd immunity (lots of people getting infected and now being immune presumably because asymptomatic) or there is a vaccine than getting a bunch of people packed into a football stadium or any sort of stadium could just kick start things off again and undo control efforts. 

It is a rough situation that makes any organized event questionable. Now it is possible that things will be somewhat under control by then but there are no promises and I would take the side saying it feels more unlikely than not at present. 

Comment 27 Mar 2020

Not sure if you followed it that closely but the US is not doing things like China. China shut down and forced quarantine on people in extreme ways. Models show it would be effective in the US but that is not what we are doing at the moment. 

Even in China, they are just now implementing extreme social distancing in public spaces coming off of their more strict rules. 

There is no telling how long anything will last. Business as usual would not be possible unless there was a readily availaible way to measure immunity to the virus or there was an effective vaccine against it. Before that, it is hard to imagine anything being normal. 

Comment 27 Mar 2020

No real evidence of that yet. Works for influenza but there is not much I have heard on that front with the virus. It is in areas where weather is warming and more humid even now. It has not spread as much, but it is not clear if that is because of weather or if it is because of population density, how it entered or various other things. 

A little surprised more testing has not been done on that front. 

Comment 24 Mar 2020

Sure, but that was a crazy situation and he did tell other guys directly that he was going to commit as soon as he got his mom on campus. Hard to do better than the kid telling you themselves and then changing their minds.

Comment 24 Mar 2020

Isn't that more an issue of your perception of what a CB should be and what those using them think? Seems like most of them use or change them based on the information that they are hearing at the moment. Which can change. Some do it more than others do for sure, but that does not mean they were wrong the whole time.

It could simply means that situations are more fluid with some recruits than with others. Not sure it is a reason for thinking they are wrong or anything.

Comment 23 Mar 2020

I suppose, but it is also a tricky spot to be. Even if you have guys on the inside we are talking the choices of teenagers. Those can change quickly under the best of times. So, what you heard one day may be different than what you hear tomorrow. Even guys on OSU's coaching staff do not know many of these things for sure until ink hits paper either. 

A better idea than the insiders, but they seem to leak information out too. 

Comment 23 Mar 2020

It honestly is unclear how things will go. It is possible the season could get canceled. How probable that is vs having it normally is unclear but I would favor the option that none of us want to hear at the moment. 

It is a ways off and things could change, but right now things are not well enough in hand. And even if the distance stuff works, it only keeps working if it is maintained. Which is a problem for alot of things going forward. Flare ups are possible for sure after that until their is a workable and efficient vaccine. 

So, things are not great as it stands. 

Comment 22 Mar 2020

I doubt it. In the end that is just asking for all three to not stay with the program in the first place. OSU is in a good spot for all three, but when/if they get Henderson than Edwards is going to go elsewhere. Georgia or Michigan I imagine. Who knows which one, but Georgia has a good track record with RBs. 

Comment 22 Mar 2020

A normal commit is along the same lines really. Does not mean anything until signing day. Most of the time they mean a kid is going to commit though, despite last years craziness. 

Comment 20 Mar 2020

I think if it is for a medical reason it is ok. Otherwise, they are probably trying to reduce the amount of contact between people as much as possible. 

Comment 20 Mar 2020

At the moment if you have symptoms consistent with respiratory disease you should get tested. It sounds like he had those. Although a case could be made, as testing becomes more available, that people with exposure to others that are sick could be tested to identify asymptomatic carriers to reduce spread. 

Comment 19 Mar 2020

Hard to win those guys consistently if you are never even competing for your conference. Or regularly winning a bowl game. Michigan may have a proud tradition, but that is pretty much all they have at the moment. Not a terrible football school but not an elite one. Not even a great one. Good enough to maybe come in second in the Big Ten East.