Tate gets beat out by people who are more physically gifted and then proceeds to throw a tantrum/threatens to transfer so coaches will put him in for a few plays.
This is probably an unpopular opinion but Pete Werner was Tyler Moeller-esque a couple years ago when the D was fast and having fun. I would also like to add Josh Proctor to this list.
To be honest, I don’t think it’s too fair to compare last year’s performance to this year’s expectations. The defensive coaching was THAT messed up and I expect everyone to show out this year.
I use Action Network, Covers, and Twitter to get a feel for consensus bets. College football is easiest for me but I can’t get the hang of NFL betting so I tend to stay away.
I also stick to units and sprinkle $20 here and there on outlandish parlays just for fun.
A really good friend of mine was a GA. He told me little tidbits as to why players “left” and certain recruiting stories but didn’t mention much regarding relationships between coaches. I think that info is considered sacred.
I did visit him a few times at the Woody because he pretty much lived in the offices. He and other support staff would basically work 18 hours a day and sleep on old couches while making ~$25k/year. His primary job was watching game film of of future opponents and prepping huge binders worth of information for the coaching staff to review. He would sometimes give me team issued clothing from a supplies locker if I would badger him for it. There were closets stacked with awesome Nike dri-fit gear, shoes, etc.
He ultimately accepted a position coach role at a smaller D1 university which bumped him from $25k to $170k. The coach was fired a few years later and now he’s on to another team working as a position coach. You can make a lot of money in the profession but it’s a whirlwind.
I do love those two areas. My are looking at some areas east of Columbus and property taxes are absurd compared to the Columbus of old.
That sounds like a pretty solid setup. We’re looking at areas close enough to Akron and Canton that still maintain a rural feel. We’re also considering the St. Clairsville area because it has decent schools and is slightly over an hour to Pittsburgh which isn’t a huge deal.
That's the ideal situation for me. I wouldn't mind driving 60 to 90 minutes to fly out of either Cleveland or Pittsburgh. Driving isn't so bad now that we have Spotify, Sirius, and podcasts.
My fiancee has relatives between Bolivar and Zoar. I have to drive almost 30 minutes to get to a decent public golf course in Columbus whereas Wilkshire and Zoar Village are just a few miles from each other. Same thing goes biking. I have to load up my cycle and drive across the city to hop on a decent trail whereas Towpath is right down the road in Bolivar.
That's a great point. My parents used to keep their doors unlocked until they were robbed about eight years ago.
That sad part is there are much worse things than drinking going on in Steubenville. Some of these players and their families are hard living folk who are caught up in the drug world. Steubenville is a popular distribution hub for many Chicago gangs who are selling to Pittsburgh and Wheeling area. It's not uncommon to see at least one former player a year lost to violence.
Reno absolutely still coaches there. Did you hear the way he spoke during interrogations? What’s comical is that he is known for attending church like 5-7 times a week.
I faced this same dilemma a few years back and settled on the Traeger Pro 34. There's nothing better than making some great brisket and/or ribs during football season. I usually throw them on around midnight the night before and let it smoke throughout the night. I do wish I ponied up and bought the Timberline so I could receive diagnostic updates to my phone if something were to go amiss when I'm sleeping or not home.
My fiancee was skeptical at first but she loves using it to cook chicken, veggies, etc throughout the week. I usually buy the cheaper pellets from Lowe's for regular cooks (I believe Pit Boss brand) and Traeger branded pellets for longer smokes.
I grew up near Steubenville and still visit often. A few thoughts tidbits:
There are many great people from the area but Steubenville obviously has many grown adults who are a little too into the football program. It’s great for any school to have that type of support but it’s to the point where it is football above everything else.
The guy who was recorded on video laughing about what was taking place actually attended OSU when this all hit the fan. I think he may have been home for break. I remember PSA posters plastered all over OSU with his face and information regarding his role in the incident. He eventually transferred due to threats I guess.
Shawn Mcghee, who was seen on video speaking out against what was occurring, is an All-American wrestler at Campbellsville University.
I found it interesting that Jason Brown only makes $60k a year. I guess it shouldn’t surprise me as his assistants are living in cinderblock dorms (and it’s a CC in Kansas) but they made him look like a homerun hire at the beginning of last season.
FSU has dated facilities, a coach in over his head who will be fired in a couple years, and I believe is last in academic progress rate. But at least they have the coeds and honey fried chicken! Willie’s buyout was $21.5M last season so they will be in even worse financial shape when he’s eventually canned.
I know for a fact USC has an abysmal offensive line and UT’s isn’t much better as Ellinger was getting killed last year.
I get wanting to see your son/grandson play every game but running back is the Cadillac position of OSU and he has some great underclass offensive linemen waiting on the wings. Hopefully his family can see the bigger picture.
Play behind one of the worst O-lines in the country for a coach that will probably be gone here in a couple years.
Only thing I can think of is there was a character issue caught by the support staff or something fishy is going on with another program.
Ryan Day is going to have more success than Urban at OSU. Urban is more of a war general and I don’t think that translates easily to this era of kids. Don’t get me wrong, he made it work, but I feel like players will play more fast and loose while having fun doing it. The youth injected into the program will be a good thing.
No but I think this will be the new norm with the early signing period. Many recruits are forced to make up theirs minds so they won’t be left out of a class.
Of course they will find a way to make room for you if you’re an absolute stud. This probably takes a lot of pressure off coaches as well since they can focus on fostering existing relationships in season.
Another great area. I’m sure it will he boom town here soon as Columbus continues to expand. We golf a lot in the area.
I can imagine that. Kids have easy access to drugs with Newark and even Columbus somewhat close by. The land is beautiful but I know property taxes are quite high. You get what you pay for.
Completely agree. My wife has family in the area and we visit quite often. You have two pretty solid golf courses, nice smaller hangout restaurants with live music, easy access to the Towpath Trail, and of course a brewery.
Also, easy access to 77 as Canton is only about 10-15 minutes away.
It all depends. I grew up near towns of 200 people so I would consider that small.