Very interesting. Thanks for the insight.
Right now the obvious analogy is Duron Carter, but what makes you so adamant that we wouldn't want him? Lots of talented kids have come through OSU with some dings on their records. Not saying I have an opinion about him particularly, but he pretty clearly has the ability to play at OSU in a position of need. And he was recruited by OSU coaches, so it seems they would welcome him.
Really hate to be this guy D.J., but "penultimate" is second to the top, so "1975 Serial Killer Brutus" was, in fact, the penultimate of "creepy, old-timey" mascots, and the old TCU frogs are the ultimate versions.
Sorry for the pedantry, I'll see myself out now.
Sorry DJ! I just remember that stuff from when I was little and my parents would let me have some on New Years Eve while they had champagne. The whole image is definitely bizarre. Nothing like minor league sports in America...
Mav'Riks the sea turtle, the affable D-League mascot we all know and love, decided winning the last home game of the season called for drinking champagne straight from the bottle while in the presence of small children.
Ha, DJ, that's not champagne, that's sparkling cider the turtle is holding. So, still slightly odd, but a little more family friendly at least.
Yeah, everyone keeps saying that. I vaguely remember reading here that Meyer has said that too. Frankly that would make me feel better.
Yeah, this is a great point, and I totally respect it. I'm certainly not frustrated with 40 points a game, but when they've only scored 17 points through 3+ quarters against Hawaii, it does dampen my enthusiasm a bit. We'll obviously see how it plays out going forward, I just thought this was something to point out from a different perspective.
That is true, the defense was porous the last few years and they did score a lot of points. It just felt like they never scored them when they really needed them to. The whole Pelini regime was frustrating, so maybe I'm just taking that out on Beck. Either way, I agree that Meyer's hires have generally been excellent. That's honestly why I was a bit surprised that he hired Beck. Hopefully he can recruit Texas....
Yeah, well…that’s just like, your opinion, man
Ha, yeah, agreed about the cursing. I'm just saying, that was a constant issue with Beck. Of course, I also did a bit of that at Herman too, so maybe its just a "me" problem
The too much of a good thing theory. You do wonder if that does become an issue. Is it easier to call the correct play if you know you only have two great options instead of 7 pretty good ones. Honestly I feel like OSU has entered a realm of offensive firepower that is basically unprecedented. Even when you look back at the all time great teams (Alabama from a couple years ago, Miami/USC in the early aughts, Nebraska in the mid 90s) they had tons of depth, but their offensive identity was firmly established. I'm not sure OSU has established that identity yet. Are they a spread team, a power run team, a down field attack team? Does it matter? I'm intrigued to find out.
Interesting. Not that that makes me feel a lot better considering NU's QB play during his time there...
Ha, that's exactly where I was also. That was a good party.
My wife is obsessed with Nantucket, so we go several times a year, including the last two weeks in August. I'd love to see another Buckeye up there sometime. No one in New England appreciates college football it seems.
And this is now trending on Facebook. Well done DJ
So my wife is in labor right now with our son and I'm really hoping that he comes tonight to help make this the best day ever, now that the Bucks did their part!
The area where oversigning could really impact OSU is by negatively impacting other Big Ten programs. As we know, Ohio provides most of the Big Ten with players, many of whom probably wanted to play at OSU, but didn't get offers because they were marginal or late bloomers or OSU was stocked at their position. If OSU could oversign, 6 or 7 of those players would end up at OSU instead of say Michigan St or Iowa. Then, when they were cut (assuming that happened) they would either have to sit out a year before going to a lesser Big Ten progam, or they would go Div 1AA or Div 2 to avoid sitting out a year. So not only would OSU get an extra recruiting class every 4 years, it would lesson the chances of those rejected Ohio players ending up at Michigan State and beating OSU as happened this year. Basically it would be a return to the days when Bear Bryant just put every kid in Alabama on scholarship so that they wouldn't go to Auburn instead.
I actually made the mistake of reading this week's attempt at a column from Reilly and I can't figure out if it made me stupider than usual or if I'm confused because of his crappy writing, but he seems to twice say that Wisconsin has more wins than Nebraska. Am I reading this sentence wrong: "I'm afraid Wisconsin is you, Nebraska, only with much better parties and more wins." Does he really think Wisky has more wins than the 4th winningest team of all time? He can't be that lazy/stupid can he? Again, any help here would be appreciated.
But wait, don't you know that Evan Turner couldn't possibly be the best player on the team as he has already been declared a bust by that noted hoopy ball expert, Bill Simmons, who literally wrote the (ok A) book on basketball. And anyone who can spend 5000 words explaining the importance of Teen Wolf in modern American society must obviously know what he's talking about. Especially since he's seen Turner play 4 or possibly even 5 times in his life. Clearly this is a man who knows basketball, as evidenced by his convincing arguments that Mike Connely is a completely overpaid hack who was the recipient of the worlds stupidest contract extension.
/concusses self on low hanging beam