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Comment 01 Apr 2020

Talent is definitely not an issue for this team, but they've yet to put it together.  Maybe they will this year, but no matter what they do this year, their recruiting the past couple of classes has been bad so there's no way they will be loaded with 5 stars over the next couple of years like they have been.

They've always had the talent there.  Can you imagine how good that team would be if they had Urbs or Saban coaching there??

Comment 30 Mar 2020

From Kevin's article and a lot of the comments in here, it's clear there is a very big misunderstanding of what the NCAA does, how it works and so forth.  The NCAA is a rules organization for the member institutions.  It's not some big corporation making billions in profit, it is a relatively small organization (employing 500 or so), the money it collects essentially gets funelled back to the member institutions in various forms.

I'm sure the NCAA would like to add additional eligibility for students that miss out on a year and so forth, but at the end of the day it has to do what member schools want it to do.  My guess is that the NCAA floated some ideas of how they could add eligibility for students (which would have to include raising the number of schollie's for each sport), and many of the schools said "whoah there, that's going to cause all sorts of problems, both logistically and financially". 

This isn't an issue for the NCAA to deal with in a vacuum, it's not their money and it's not their decision, it's going to be the money and the decision of the member schools.  For a school like OSU, $1 mil is chump change, it's barely the pay for an assistant football coach.  For other schools (and remember, there are hundreds), a $1 mil budget hit is a major thing not to be taken lightly.

Feel free to burn the NCAA at the stake -- and that is often warranted! -- but this just isn't a "mwahahahaha, we'll just keep all the billions and screw the poor exploited athletes" thing like some would like to portray.  It's going to be a real problem for a lot of schools, and the NCAA can't make rules that most of it's member institutions don't want.

Comment 26 Mar 2020

I think we've all been conditioned to hate the NCAA because, lets be honest, the are maddeningly inconsistent and often do the most inexplicably stupid things.  We still need to wait to see what information comes out before jumping to conclusions.... and I'll be the first to admit I jump to conclusions too quickly all the time myself.

Comment 26 Mar 2020

They did not "reverse the initial decision". They weren't the ones who made any initial decision, they didn't shut down the fundraiser -- at least based on what I've read.  If you have information that says otherwise, link us up.  If that was the case then the NCAA deserves all the scorn in this case....  but as it stands, it appears they are not at fault, and in fact have given a full green light to continue the fundraiser effort regardless.

Comment 26 Mar 2020

At this point it's not at all clear that any assault or rape occurred at all.  No charges have been filed, the men involved said it was consensual, and the girl at points in the video says she's OK with what's going on.  That doesn't mean it wasn't an assault (if she was too drunk to consent), but that's going to be a very very difficult case for the prosecutor to win.  I think that's why it's been two years and no charges have been filed.

Comment 26 Mar 2020

That's a great thought, and very generous.

Dang, thank you for giving me a little bit more faith in humanity today. :D

Comment 24 Mar 2020

I think the CB process --- or rather, measuring the "accuracy" of someone's picks -- is silly.  People can change their picks at any time, so of course they are going to be right almost all the time.  Once the see late in the process that their pick is wrong, they just change it.

Personally, I think it would make more sense to have a weighted score.   The longer your CB has been on one school when it turns out to be right, the better the score.  That would filter out a lot of the clowns who just throw out CB's without actual info, as they'd be forced to change their picks late very often and end up with a low "accuracy" score.   Someone who really is plugged in and has a lot of good info will wait until they are confident in their pick, then make it and stick with it.

Comment 23 Mar 2020

Yeah, but remind me again how many CB's had Robinson to the good guys? 

Sorry, I'm still jaded and scarred from last year :D

Comment 23 Mar 2020

We all know how much crystal balls mean when it's time for the player to make his decision.  Nothing, zip, nada, zilch.  

I'd be thrilled with any two of Henderson, Edwards, Pryor this cycle (or even all three!), but I'm not taking anything for granted until they actually sign their LOI.

Comment 23 Mar 2020

I dunno, I don't see having him ranked at #10 as a big insult or disrespect.   He's a great WR, but hasn't had a chance yet to consistently dominate week to week like some of the other guys have.   He'll probably have another strong year and continue to climb up, but I'm fine with having him ranked in the top 10 best WR's in college. 

Comment 21 Mar 2020

Nah, no point in posting such facts.  You'd just get a barrage of "they cheat", "online classes", "bagmen", "academic standards"  blah blah and other such baloney.

Much better to let them live in their sure knowledge that they are obviously are far superior, have better talent and just end up getting screwed by the refs each year.  It makes the salt content of the November tears perfect!

Comment 21 Mar 2020

... and somewhere in the darkness, the gambler he broke even.....

Hi finally had to fold'em.

RIP Kenny Rogers

Comment 21 Mar 2020

I can't say that I've followed this case particularly closely, but the comments / findings of magistrate judge Berens leave no doubt that Blackwell's attorneys are scumbags.  His federal case is going to get tossed for sure (it's exceedingly rare for the federal judge to not follow the recommendations in a case like this, especially given Beren's comments on the conduct of Blackwell's attorneys), and I'm guessing his state case alleging racial discrimination are about to go poof as well.

At the time when all this stuff started coming out, I thought there was probably a lot more dirty laundry coming out and that Dantonio quit before that happened.  Now, with the information we have at this point, it seems a lot more likely that Dantonio just said "I don't want to put up with this crap anymore" and quit.

Comment 09 Mar 2020

Some guys just insist on throwing away the options that are presented to them.  Sometimes their fault, sometimes it's the environment, sometimes they don't have anyone good to help them navigate life (thank you mom and dad!).  That's just the reality though. 

As in every other walk of life, if you have the potential to make someone else very rich/successful/happy, your leash is a lot longer and you get many chances.  If you don't, you get no leash and when you screw up you get the boot quickly.  A guy will put up with tons of crap from a smoking hot girl that they wouldn't deal with if the girl was "meh" looking.  

Comment 06 Mar 2020

While this guy is less of a homer and less delusional than most, there's just something extremely annoying about his way of speaking and his mannerisms.  Makes you want to smack him. 

His logic of looking at the measurables at the combine and then saying "how could we lose so many games!" is terrible.  The combine shows you the measurables, it doesn't show you what players are actually good football players.  Sure, it can give you some insight into the raw talent in terms of size, speed, strength and so forth, but that's not all that makes a football player. 

Comment 06 Mar 2020

A nice reasoned take, good job. 

I'm not one of the blind homers that just automatically thinks my team is going to steamroll everyone on their schedule.  I mean, sure, I hope they do, but I'm not blinded enough by my fandom to automatically think they will.

It will be interesting to see how the offense continues to evolve.  Did the light go on with crazy Jimmy that they need to commit to the new offensive philosophy, or is he still going to want to go back to the old try and true?  I think McCaffrey has a ton of upside, but they're going to have to keep him healthy. 

I do think you guys are going to have a good season, but the real measure is (and will continue to be), how do they fare against other top echelon teams.  Yes, they will beat the lousy or mediocre teams consistently, but how do they fare against top flight teams.  Fortunately for them, while they definitely have tough games on the schedule, I don't see anyone that can challenge them physically on the schedule outside of the Buckeyes.  

Comment 02 Mar 2020

With the very thin depth at RB, I'm surprised they haven't given Gill a chance to be a RB.  He was a former 5 star, with obvious flashes of talent, but it seems like over the past couple of years they've just kind of shuffled him around without significant progress or a good fit in any spot.  He was a RB at Westerville South, and having watched a lot of his games, I think he could be an electric RB for the Buckeyes.   I don't pretend to know more than the coaches do, so if they don't have him at RB then he's just not good enough to be there, but man... he was a good one in HS.

Comment 19 Feb 2020

The picture in and of itself is not evidence of perjury.  Perjury requires that the person perjuring themselves willfully/knowingly provide false testimony under oath (like during a deposition).  The key there is knowingly or willfully.  It would not be very difficult to hard for a good lawyer to explain that his client who has gone on hundreds such visits or trips might have forgotten about one or two and not remembered.  They could also say Blackwell just went in for a little bit to take a picture and that was it -- still an NCAA violation, but not a big deal for the civil suit if Dantonio and his lawyers say the coach didn't even remember that interaction.

Either way, my guess is that there's a lot more dirt that's going to come out and it's not going to look pretty.  Glad for Fickell that he decided to pass on that one.