Comment 15 Sep 2020
'In the right direction' scares me. Anything prior to next spring could be called in the right direction. I would be feeling better if he had said it's what we want.
Comment 14 Sep 2020
I don't like thinking this, but do you think they already voted and the answer was no. If so they may not feel a need to say anything since they already announced no season a month ago. So no change means no needed announcement. I hope this isn't the case.
Comment 14 Sep 2020
Any chance Johnson moves to right guard this year if Davis doesn't return? We've heard them say in the past that they will play the 5 best linemen regardless of position.
Comment 11 Sep 2020
I don't think he can come back Chicago even if we get to start early enough to make the CFP. I read that he already signed with an agent. If so there is no return possible.
Comment 23 Aug 2020
I hope he isn't too disappointed if he can't play even if there is a Winter or Spring season. I just can't see the NCAA allowing the incoming recruits to be allowed to play. For one thing that would mean allowing roster sizes be increased from 80. Not only that, it would be unfair to the schools who played in the the Fall if they allowed the Big 10 and Pac 10's new commits to get extra game experience over the SEC, ACC, and Big 12's recruits. If this would be allowed I would expect to see Saban, Dabo and other coaches throwimg a fit. Even though I'm not a fan of those coaches in this case I think they would have a right to complain.
Comment 23 Aug 2020
Apparently the NCAA has said whether games are played in the Spring or Fall or not at all athletes would not lose a year of eligibility this year and any seniors who return would not count against roster size. If no players lose a year of eligibility then teams may have as many as 45 - 50 freshmen on their roster for the 2021 season. (Both 2020 and 2021 commits.) This would really effect rosters for the next 3 or 4 years and it would seem roster sizes would need to be adjusted during these next year's also. I hope the NCAA considered this and are making plans how to handle this situation.
Comment 16 Aug 2020
Comment 12 Aug 2020
This could potentially happen if all the conferences opt out and try to play in the Spring. Otherwise if they gave the 2021 commits permission to play in both a 2020 Spring season and then again in the Fall and only lose 1 year of elgibility the SEC, ACC, and BIG 12 would go crazy. They would say the Big 10 and all shouldn't be rewarded for dropping out of this Fall season. And let's face it, the NCAA wouldn't dream of doing something to anger the king SEC. BTW, I actually would agree with the SEC that it wouldn't be fair to allow it.
Comment 12 Aug 2020
I don't know why they had to pull the plug so soon. They could have waited another month to see how things were at that point. If they still thought the season should be cancelled they could still do it then. At least the conference might have saved its reputation somewhat, especially since the other conferences might be ready to cancel by then, also. Cancelling now while the other conferences are still trying to play puts retaining players and recruiting in jeopardy for all its schools.
Comment 09 Aug 2020
As others have suggested this is all about liability. However I think the players would actually be safer from covid if they play in the fall with all the precautions being taken versus being on their own.
Comment 19 Jun 2020
You do know it was the 3rd year for both Davis and Myers to crack the starting lineup? I'd say it turned out OK for them.
Comment 10 Jun 2020
I think it's a stuffed wolverine. Kind a like it gets stuffed when they play the Buckeyes.
Comment 29 May 2020
They might have an outside chance to win a national title if the NCAA ruled OSU, Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, and Oklahoma all inelgible.
Comment 27 May 2020
I was at that Rose Bowl game. Having already basically blown out UCLA earlier that year everybody thought it would be a cakewalk. It was not pleasant flying home the next day with a plane full of saddened Buckey fans.
Comment 10 May 2020
I attended the last game at Crosley. I know the Reds were trailing in the 8th inning. I can't remember exactly what happened but I think they hit 2 homeruns to tie and win.the game. I think Bench may have tied it and Lee May won it. It was quite the way to bring an end to Crosley!
Comment 18 Jan 2020
How can you blame Alford for last year's recruiting? The Buckeyes made it clear from the start their 2 favorites were Milton and Robinson. They actually had Robinson silently commit to them. At that point they understandably didn't spend much time recruiting any other running backs. Of course 2 days before he was.to publicly commit he was basically forced by his grandparents to change his commitment to a school closer to home. That's not Alford's or the rest of the staff's fault. They did enough to actually get him to commit to us bu once they found out he wasn't coming it was too late to get in on other backs
Comment 18 Dec 2019
I think if offered he will take the job. It seems to me his passionate, rah-rah personality plays better in college than the pros.
Comment 25 Nov 2019
That 1969 game was also the worst Buckeye moment in my life. It took a long time for me to get over that game. Only a week earlier Sports Illustrated had said they felt that 1969 team was the greatest college football team of all time.
Comment 20 Nov 2019
I think Antwaun Jackson has 1 year of elgibility remaining. OSU roster said he red-shirted his 1st year at Auburn. He definitely will be an important player on the D-line next year!
Comment 12 Nov 2019
I guess it means nothing if LSU loses to Miss St. too then.
Comment 09 Sep 2019
I was at the Rose Bowl in 76 which was Archie Griffin's last game for OSU. It was a very disappointing loss which cost the Buckeyes a national championship. Concerning the comment that the Rose Bowl is a great stadium, I disagree. I was unimpressed with it. It seemed to be basically a big tin can with seats. You had to go out the tunnels to get to the concessions or restrooms and they packed so many folks in that we were practically sitting on the laps of folks next to us.
Comment 26 Aug 2019
16 yard pass to Olave.
Comment 24 Aug 2019
Oops sorry. Double post. I'm not sure but I think the NCAA has a rule if a player wants to transfer closer to home to be potentially able to get a waiver for immediate eligibility he must transfer to a school within a certain distance from his home. (I think maybe 200 miles.) That was apparently the reason the kid that transferred from Georgia to Illinois because of an ill mother was denied immediate elgibility. That might also be the reason Baldwin's request was not granted. I don't know how far TCU was from his home but it may have been too far away. If a student wants to transfer closer to home he better make sure it is close enough. That is one rule the NCAA actually has that is apparently not subjective.
Comment 24 Aug 2019
I'm not sure but I think the NCAA has a rule if a player wants to transfer closer to home to be potentially able to get a waiver for immediate eligibility he must transfer to a school within a certain distance from his home. (I think maybe 200 miles.) That was apparently the reason the kid that transferred from Georgia to Illinois because of an ill mother was denied immediate elgibility. That might also be the reason Baldwin's request was not granted. I don't know how far TCU was from his home but it may have been too far away. If a student wants to transfer closer to home he better make sure it is close enough. That is one rule the NCAA actually has that is apparently not subjective.
Comment 01 Aug 2019
I think he probably was denied because he left OSU because he was homesick but transferred to a school outside of the distance from his home that the NCAA has approved for such transfers. I seem to remember the kid who transferred to Illinois from Georgia because his mom was sick was denied immediate elgibility because his home was farther away from the University of Illinois than the distance the NCAA allows for such transfers. It probably was the same for Baldwin.