It's pretty likely those young student athletes putting their bodies at risk for our entertainment don't put a whole lot of stock into what people on a blog have to say. Comments on a blog post probably don't even hit the radar of the players, and a discussion like this is just fine to have.
I love baseball, more than any other sport. I can understand why it isn't for anyone, but how can someone say baseball is unwatchable, but then admit to watching golf? Golf is the absolute worst!
Couldn't find much, but a series of comments on the Buckeye 24/7 page saying McMurphy Tweeted something about it. Also, Alex Gleitman said someone he trusts said it's an unlikely outcome, but it's not completely dead. Other than that, I have found no credible rumors that Raymond is a guy being rumored to take the position.
That is all they play though. Everyone will give them credit for beating up a shitty Virginia team early too! Of course, this is the 20th season in a row where Tennessee is "back" so maybe they'll give Georgia a game too.
I don't think Georgia is going to be very good. Of course they only have 3 teams on their schedule who will be similar in competition level. Georgia loses Fromm, Swift, and 4 O-linemen to draft and transfer. Their defense will be good, but their offense was already mediocre, and with the losses they are taking, I can't imagine them being anything but bad on offense next year.
I would like to play Clemson again, but 1 game later this time. Look at their schedule for next year. It's shittier than this year! If they win Monday, they will be on a 44 game winning streak with 2 titles in a row by the time we play them. We will end the greatest run in college football history, and begin a 5 or 6 year run of our own!
It would be fantastic if Day wound up being a 25 year coach at Ohio State. This day and age, I'm not sure that is possible though. I was thinking about Vrabel a couple days ago and though about how perfect he would be as a Buckeye head coach. He was a great player and leader here. He was a huge reason for a lot of New England's early success and acted almost like an "on field" coach. As a coach here he was an amazing recruiter and coach. Now he has thrived in the NFL. If Day doesn't last a long time at Ohio State, which I hope he does, Vrabel could give this program that 15-20 year head coach if Day leaves, especially if his Titans pull of something special in the next few years and he has nothing left to prove at the NFL level.
I really did question Herbie the man after he went after Pryor on Twitter. It's like dude, you are a millionaire in your 40's, shut the hell up and don't argue with a smart assed kid on social media, if your points are valid or not, you are going to come out the loser.
I'd bet Bama fans go after McElroy a lot. If I didn't know how he was and just listened to his show or his broadcasts, I would never know he went to Alabama. I'm not sure how Bama treats their former players compared to Ohio State or anything like that, but I'm guessing he gets his share of flack. Of course, he did actually win something as a QB at his school and he doesn't troll players and fans on social media, so who knows lol.
To me, this would be plausible. True, he's not a spring chic here, but he has a ton of energy and could give UC something their program desperately needs, a guy who would stick around. With his energy and enthusiasm, he could be a 10 year head coach at UC. PLUS, he's a Westsider. Westsiders his age think moving to Westchester would be like living on the moon. I can't imagine what an entirely different city must feel like lol. I'd take one year of Combs though. We need to replace the loss of a big recruit. He could help do that, plus coach up a lot of good talent on the roster already.
I think Coombs at Cincinnati would end up being quite a match, though. Especially, if sometime in the next decade conferences expand again and UC finds themselves in the Big 12 or ACC all the sudden.
The guy spent 25 years of his adult life as an assistant or head High School football coach. It's pretty remarkable that in 11 years he jumped from that to the NFL. Can't blame the guy for at least giving it a shot for a while. He was a monster recruiter before the NFL, but now that couple years of NFL experience and his player development resume will likely make him unstoppable!
I hit respond to the wrong comment. My response was meant for a couple of comments above where someone pointed out that both Ohio State and Oklahoma had significantly more penalties and it wasn't a coincidence. Sorry!
Cincy isn't wrong here. ESPN has nothing to gain by making an SEC vs ACC final. The only way they can benefit from the conferences would be by adding new teams/markets to these conferences. Everyone kind of scoffs at Rutgers to the B1G, but guess what, it did bring viewers to the BTN. Hell the B1G title game in basketball was held at MSG and sold out. ACC and SEC network subscriptions aren't being sold because people see LSU or Bama and Clemson in the title game.
Do you really believe officiating had anything to do with Oklahoma losing? I mean seriously, they were so outclassed in that game it's not even funny. I don't believe there is a grand conspiracy. ESPN would have been just fine with Ohio State and LSU probably setting the highest rating anything has ever received on cable TV, in fact, they probably would have really loved that. They still would've had plenty of offseason fodder. LSU is going to lose the whole soul of their team and basically be back to the 9-3 to 7-5 team they are every year. Clemson is going to be an absolute monster again, and Bama will surely be back, so there will be all kinds of offseason storylines for ESPN to cover. 2 Teams we'll hear a whole lot about this summer are going to be Tennessee and UNC, both will start the season ranked I'm sure, but doubt either will finish there.
The SEC crew on the ground did their job. They made or didn't make all the right calls. Replay in general has ruined college football. If you want to believe there was some grand plan, fine that's your opinion. Mine is, we lost the freakin game and need to move on with our lives. Unless anyone who comments here is a multi-billionaire who owns a major media company, we have zero control over who televises the Final Four. What I would really love to happen next time is a WR to finish his route. The best defense in the country to not allow a team to go 90+ yards on 4 plays with less than 3 minutes left in the game, and I'd love for 3 different guys to catch a ball that would have resulted in 2 different TDs. If the team executes they win by double digits. They didn't so now we have to blame controversial review calls.
Why have a "conference crew" in bowls and playoffs? Officials don't have to have chemistry to do their job. Why would they not mix the crews with people from all of the power 5 conferences in these games? Actually, I don't know why they have conference crews at all in 2019. Why not just have a random schedule for the games around America every week. This day in age, you are one connection flight from anywhere in the US, there really isn't a need to have regionally aligned officials.
I'm going to say something I know won't be well received. I like Clemson and Dabo. I listen to Dabo talk and think, yep, I get why kids want to be a part of this. I can do without all the Glory to God talk and all that nonsense as I think if there is a God he likely has a lot more on his plate than football, but aside from that they have built a juggernaut down there. So, if I am to believe that our matchup with Clemson, which we came up short in, was actually the meeting of the 2 best teams, why the hell would I want a team to curb stomp them? That means we weren't one of the 2 best teams in America and maybe this season wasn't as special as we all thought it was.
Clemson is going to win, though. By how much, I'm not sure, but they are going to win. Lawrence is an amazing player. Dude is just ridiculously good. He's so much more than just a guy who can stand around and throw pretty passes to big receivers too. I knew he was great coming into that game with the Buckeyes, but my goodness the toughness and grit that dude played with was something to see. He's the best player in America, and honestly it's probably not close.
I was listening to media day before the Fiesta Bowl and heard Hafley talk. I wanted to lace em up and play for that dude. He's going to be a fantastic head coach.
Texas fans Texans are idiots
I just don't understand the narrative or the point people are trying to make about this grand conspiracy where SEC refs are doing ESPN's bidding by not letting Ohio State play in the title game. ESPN makes money from exceptionally high ratings, correct? So, if LSU is ESPN's product and they are already in the final, doesn't it then benefit ESPN to have the team which would fetch them the highest ratings possible in the championship game? Ohio State in this CFP championship game against LSU probably would have set the record for the highest rated event ever broadcast on their network.
We can say the refs were bad, but how exactly does ESPN, having the rules official tell America on TV that the plays should have gone Clemson's way, then the review booth reviewing plays, to block Ohio State from the title game actually help ESPN? No one has actually made a point that makes sense when they bring up this preposterous theory.