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Comment 15 hours ago

Man, that's terrible news.  Sucks for Tua and his family. 

For those blaming Saban, Tua played just fine earlier in that game, this wasn't a foreseeable (re)injury or a case where he was out there in the 4th quarter of a game that's already in hand.   This is simply a freak situation that could not have been foreseen or reasonably prevented.   This "he shouldn't have played at all" stuff is BS.  If the kid is good to go and says "get me in there coach, I'm fine", and the medical staff says he's fine to play, then obviously he's going to play..... and then in the 3rd quarter when the game is in hand he goes to the bench. 

Just very very unfortunate, and I hope that he recovers fully and that if not there's a hefty insurance policy he can fall back on.

Comment 15 Nov 2019

That's your take, but I have a friend who is an actual DA (not in Cleveland or Pittsburgh though), and he said his office would consider bringing charges for something like that, and that pressure on that kind of stuff can come from the mayor's office or just local community.  It shouldn't, but that's how it works.   It would not be the first time such charges have been filed either.

Comment 15 Nov 2019

I agree.  I really think if this game had been in Pittsburgh instead of Cleveland, Garrett might be facing charges.  The really fortunate part for everyone is that Garrett missed (at least mostly missed), so noone was seriously injured.  Could have been a lot worse.

Comment 15 Nov 2019

I'm neither a Steelers nor Browns fan, so I'm not looking at it through the biased lens of a fan.  What happened with Garret tackling Rudolph late etc etc is just part of football with punishments in the form of 15 yards , ejections, fines, whatever.   However, when Garret has the helmet and swings it ---- hard --- at Rudolph's head, that has nothing to do with football and could have resulted in Rudolph being seriously hurt or even killed.   That's insane.  Garret is lucky he didn't connect fully with the helmet, or he might be looking at years in jail , not just getting suspended from the league.

I'm guessing he's out for a year.

Comment 13 Nov 2019

This is a truly amazing example of a racism double standard.   If a white guy had said that, he'd be out of the job in 5 minutes and never work again in the industry.  

Howard's comments go far beyond Michigan vs OSU rivalry, he's slandering Chase Young and the comments are incredibly racist towards all African American men.  Disgusting. 

Curious to see if any other media or well known folks pick this up.  If I'm Gene Smith, I'd very publicly make a stink about it.  As in, "say what?  Blacks just look to steal when they borrow money??? WTF?"

Comment 13 Nov 2019

I love the fact that our coaches aren't going out there like used car salesmen like "what do I need to do to get you to sign the dotted line and sign up to OSU right now!".  No, instead, coaches like Johnson, Alford etc make it clear it has to be a fit for the long term for the student athlete and his family, allowing the student athlete to meet his goals. Of course these are great athletes, the Buckeyes don't offer just any shlup off the street, but it has to be a solid long term fit for both sides.

Prior and Shipley would be one heck of a law firm.....errr..... I mean tandem in the backfield for the Buckeyes!

Ballard seems to be getting more exposure as he shows off his skills in the playoffs.   Good for him, the Buckeyes will be getting a good one there.

Comment 13 Nov 2019

.... and yet, Schiano and his schemes produced consistently strong defensive performance before last year.  If the problem was all Schiano, how do you explain the defense being relatively solid in 2017, then the worst in school history in 2018?  Did Schiano make major scheme changes?  I dunno, but it would seem to me there have to be other bigger factors than just Schiano and his schemes.

Comment 13 Nov 2019

Certainly not an NCAA requirement, you don't have to have an official or unofficial visit at all to commit.  I think what they mean is that they plan to use all 5 official visits (that's the NCAA limit, you are allowed to get 5 official visits --- visits where the school picks up the tab for transportation, accommodations , meals etc), and they don't want to risk using one of those 5 on a school that is not a realistic option for Tony to attend.   They want to use unofficial visits to narrow the list to 5 potential landing spots, and then use the 5 official visits for those schools.   Right now, OSU is in the running, but they want an unofficial before deciding to use one of the 5 official on tOSU.

Comment 11 Nov 2019

I don't think we have enough of a sample size and enough inside information to determine if Grinch was the main problem, but it's fair to say he wasn't part of the solution.  His comments about entitled players combined with some of the comments of the Buckeye secondary are quite telling, and the performance on the field doesn't lie.   You can't lay everything at Grinch's feet, but from where I sit I sure as heck think we dodged a bullet with that one and got a massive step up with Hafley in every conceivable way.

Oh, and Ryan Watts says hi :D

Comment 11 Nov 2019

Having suffered through the 90's , I still go into the last game of the (regular) season with trepidation every year, and that probably won't change.   This is a dangerous game on enemy soil against a team with nothing to lose and everything to gain by derailing a historically good OSU team and keeping us out of the playoffs.   I'm not one of those saying "oh, we're going to crush them, easily!".  I wish I could say that, but my PTSD from the 90's won't allow it ;)

Comment 11 Nov 2019

Whenever I watch TTUN games, I'm just amazed at how terribly they misuse the talent they have.  Their WR's are actually very good.   Those guys should shine, but they've done nothing for years.   If you were a good WR in high school with aspirations of playing at the NFL level some day, I don't know how you could ever in a million years consider going to play there.  Same for QB's. 

Comment 11 Nov 2019

Normally, when "experts" say stupid things like that, I just kind of laugh and think "what an idiot, I wish I could be so terrible at what I do and still make millions"...    But there is a real problem with these idiots spouting off this garbage on ESPN.  College football is not the NFL.  Perception matters, because at the end of the day, when it comes down to it, a committee of people has to decide which 4 teams get into the playoffs, and general perception (often driven by commentators and analysts) matters.  Sure, if the Buckeyes win every game, they will be in.... but what if they lose one?  Because of the constant SEC drumbeat, a one-loss SEC team like UGA would 100% get in before a 1 loss Buckeye team, as would any 1 loss SEC team.

The Buckeyes control their own destiny.  Win on the field, and you get in.  However, unlike Bama, UGA, LSU, we don't get the luxury of losing a game and still having everyone on ESPN clamoring to have us in.  In college football, perception and narratives matter.

Comment 08 Nov 2019

Uh.... wait a second, you think the NCAA should be paying to fly some player's girlfriend to the bowl game?  That's absurd. 

I don't have any problem with him getting a loan and flying her out there (assuming he paid it back) though, that seems like a dumb restrictions.... but there are literally hundreds if not thousands of minute restrictions within the NCAA rules, many of which are dumb.

Also, just like the NCAA is making money off of Chase, there are tens of thousands of student - athletes that are getting scholly's and/or a free education who don't contribute a dime to the bottom line.   So yes, Chase makes waaaay more for the school and the NCAA than what he's getting (free education, coaching, facilities, training, exposure), but there are hundreds of others where it's the opposite.

Comment 08 Nov 2019

Sigh.  So much misunderstanding about the NCAA and how things work in these threads.  No, the NCAA doesn't have legal subpoena power, just like the NFL doesn't.  But, just like the NFL, the school/team/player has agreed to abide by the rules and regulations of the organizations, and if they don't abide by them (for example, by not cooperating), the NCAA or the NFL commish can punish schools/teams/players under the terms of the agreements.   Sure you can tell the NCAA to pound sand when they investigate, and they would simply punish you for not cooperating, remove scholly's, ban you from bowl games, etc etc.  

Think of the NCAA as a type of Home Owners Association.  You might not like it, but when you moved into the neighborhood you agreed to abide by the HOA rules no matter how stupid or sill you might find them.  If you don't like the rules, there are ways to change them, but until then, you have to play within the rules or you will get smacked.
 

Comment 08 Nov 2019

No, that would not be smart.  If he does play and for whatever insane reason the NCAA rules him to be ineligible, the game would be vacated and would likely cost the Buckeyes a shot at the B1G title and possible playoffs.  Why risk that when you know you can win the next two games with or without him?  Play it safe, work the process and get him back on the field.

Comment 08 Nov 2019

I think you're missing the critical issue.  It's precisely because the Lion (OSU) has a tremendous amount more to lose than Memphis does that OSU is doing the smart thing and keeping him out.  By the way, it's not the NCAA keeping Young out, it's OSU.  If Wiseman ultimately loses the court case, Memphis will vacate wins and not go to the big dance.   Same goes for OSU if they play Young and eventually the NCAA decides he was ineligible.  Much safer to keep him off the field for one (or two?) games in the hope that things will get sorted out in time for the PSU game.  The whole thing reeks of BS, but the Buckeyes are playing this one the right way given the circumstances.

Comment 08 Nov 2019

I like how Nevius is putting the optics in terms of "Unfair and outdated NCAA rules punish athletes for making ends meet while enriching everyone else".  In the current climate with college football, my guess is the NCAA is not going to want to push to hard on it, unless there's some really shady crap there. 

Some big questions still out there though.  How big was the loan, was it repaid before someone found out about it or after?  Who is this "family friend", and is he an agent or tied to an agent?  etc etc.

Overall, I'd say this looks way better than I originally thought hearing the news earlier this morning.

Comment 08 Nov 2019

Point of clarification... not a family member, but a "family friend".  A lot of shady characters become "family friends" as a way to get an in representing the athlete as an agent later etc.  Not saying that's the case here, just saying family member is not the same as "family friend", especially someone he's only known since he became a 5 star high school recruit.

Comment 08 Nov 2019

I don't think it's the compliance office's fault if a player decides to take money from an agent.  They have no way to know about it, short of following a player around 24/7....   Unless of course there were obvious signs that he was taking money.