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Comment 05 Jun 2019

On the flip side i was falsely accused.  It cost me a lot.  Thankfully the truth finally came out.  Innocent until proven guilty, while imperfect, is best.  Unfortunately, as hard as it may be i disagree with you.  Everyones “word” should be questioned, nobody should be presumed guilty no matter how difficult that might be for victims.  Most of the time justice prevails, as it did in your daughters case and mine.  

Comment 31 May 2019

Joe terranova in the late 70s.  That said, he typed rankings on a typewriter and would mail out carbon copies.  I think a decade or so in he had a few thousand subscribers for his news letter.  Back then there was no way to really expand your audience.  And he was really limited to doing profiles on players from word of mouth and coaches.  I think he only ranked top 50 or 100 kids in fball and bball. but those were only ones he knew about.  Im sure there were thousands of kids he didnt even know existed.  He picked up steam in the mid 80s but not until internet did recruiting really take off and by then it had passed him by.

i know this bc my father was an early follower and convinced him to rank my brother last in his bball rankings as a surprise bday present.  I think it was #100.  That was the fall of 1987.

Comment 29 May 2019

Gotta admit i was shocked at how someone with that much hype was so poor throwing the ball.  And  dont givt me T Pryor.. he was never hyped as competent throwing the ball like Fields was.

but he has a lot of potential and you can win with a running QB in CFB.  So a lot of potential exists.

Comment 14 May 2019

Not buying olave.  Without haskins the passing game is regressing.  The production wont be there for anyone involved.  Not a knock on olave, its recognizing how special haskins was.

The obvious choice to me is fields.  He is going to start and take every snap.  But then ill go with wade.

Comment 19 Apr 2019

Im not buying the hate.  OSU drew first blood when they added Fields.  Martell and Baldwin simply responded to the change that Day made.  A change not apparent to Baldwin when he signed his LOI.

That said, i think the whole transfer issue is overblown.  If programs can do what is best for them and players can do what is best for them how is that not win-win?   Seems like only the fans are crying about it.  I like it and think it will make cfb more competitive.

Comment 08 Apr 2019

I feel obligated to ask the same follow up question every offseason.  What kind of idiot would want the ball in a TEs hands instead of Tedd Ginn Jr.?

there is literally no reason to ever let a TE touch the ball except as a decoy.

and yes that goes for fullbacks too.

fn harbaugh is getting destroyed with tes and fbs.

and save the .... yea but gronk and tony gonzalez...  when they show up on the osu roster start a new thread and ill make an exception.

Comment 18 Mar 2019


But he certainly has made himself a legit nfl player.  So kudos to him.  That being said, no amount of drills can make you an elite receiver.  Can you get better of course.  But bottom line is catching is a god given ability.  You cant teach what cris carter had.  Otherwise every fast person would just catch a million jug balls and sign big nfl contracts and be in the nfl hall of fame.  Thats not how it works at all.  Not at the pro level.

but certainly he can be a 7-8 year type nfl guy and i dont think that was the case a couple years ago.

Comment 12 Mar 2019

This is not true at all.  You are either odells mom or just being sarcastic.   Beckham is an absolute cancer off the field.  

Having said that, the browns WR coach was at lsu when beckham and landry were there.  So hopefully that relationship can keep the train somewhat on the tracks.  And as crazy as it sounds, i think obj and that douche mayfield might actually produce good chemistry.  Like two negatives = a positive.

im optimistic this move works out but lets be crystal clear... almost all of the giants disasterous last few seasons are a direct result of obj destroying the locker room.  

Comment 21 Feb 2019

LOL NO.  Im guessing anyone suggesting this is younger than 45-50ish and wasnt even born before woody died.  So they really have no context by which to judge.  Because hes not even in the same stratosphere.  Did urban have the potential... sure.

i think the better question is, does anyone who was alive before woody died think urban is better?

my guess is its 100% no.  And 50/50 for those born after woody died.

Comment 24 Jan 2019

If you are an nfl gm and need a qb and you dont trade all the way up to the top to get haskins your mother was a crack whore and the affects on you are showing.

Haskins is a sure a thing as peyton and andrew luck.   #6 no fn way.

Comment 03 Jan 2019

Come on, literally the top players on the team were suspened including the heisman front runner QB. Cant believe no context is given surrounding the circumstances on an OSU message board.

Comment 03 Jan 2019

While i like fickell and certainly think his career wil progress, wva-fickell seems like oil and water to me. 

bob huggins, rich rod = perfect fit.  Fickell (a tressel protege).. hmmmmm. Not so much  imho.  They arent going for the... at least we have good kids.

dont get me wrong, i think schools should serve the needs of kids.  Im in the camp that its better to give another chance than just throw them away.  And if certain schools set themselves up for the kids that need second, third chances i think its great.  I also think harvard is great and everything in between is too.

but you have to be honest about who you are and i dont see it as a great match.

Comment 27 Dec 2018

Bama has a lot of attrition.  With transfers and injury they were down to 2-3 corners this year.  Which is why osu isnt in the playoffs.  Haskins + osus 6 wrs was going to be.... “problematic” for the results committee.

Anyhow, i think that plays a part in class size somewhat.

Comment 27 Dec 2018

Terry glenn... more recenly hooker or lee.

and just to clear the air regarding some names in the thread.

nick mangold was the starting center in the army all american game.  There have subsequently been some db errors regarding him that dont truly reflect his worth at the time.

troy smith was invited to elite 11 qb camp.  He was a known entity, off field issues scared teams away

aj hawk was pretty much regarded by every service as THE player in his class that was severly under ranked.  Not sure why nobody ever bumped him, maybe he didnt do the camps.  But every service had him as the darkhorse of the class.  But he certainly outperformed his rank by a ton.

for those reasons, terry glenn is the easy choice for me.

Comment 25 Dec 2018

I think i would pay them the cost of tuition, housing, books, meals.  Then probably a stipend if they were required to travel.  After that id probably set up a admin in the athletic dept to help them find summer jobs if they couldnt make it home.  But thats probably overkill since most wouldnt take advantage of it.

The only problem i see if schools were to do something like that is that you would be paid $69,107 to play at stanford but only $46,141 play at ohio state.