He's actually one of the best at what he does when you look at the amount of time he puts into research and actually talking to coaches. If he's a hack then what CFB writer do you think is better?
Paying players is a pandora's box that will lead to the end of not only football, but college athletics as we know it. Not all schools are like OSU where football pays for all the other sports. Most football programs barely break even by themselves. Where is all this money going to come from to pay every scholarship athlete on a campus? Public institutions can't JUST pay male football and basketball players, they'd get sued into oblivion. And a school of any size can't generate enough funds to pay all athletes equally. Not even Ohio State.
The NCAA has nothing to do with the CFP or hosting college football's national championship.
Regardless of which politician, it’s probably smart to keep politics out of your social media in his position. No need to give any potential employer a reason to be turned off by your opinions. I know it’s hard these days, but it’s ok to keep some opinions to oneself.
It’s easy to forget, but when Haskins declared, Kyler Murray was still projected to play baseball and Haskins saw this as his best shot to be QB1 in this draft. Next year, he’d be contending with a much deeper class and guys like Tua and Herbert. He got while the gettin’ seemed good. Can’t blame him. Even if he does fall some, I think he’ll have a great career. And really, he’s probably better off going to a middle tier team than a top 5-10 picking team. Those tend to be QB career killing squads.
Fornellie is actually a really good, fair, and knowledgeable writer. I don’t always agree with him, but he usually backs up his opinions with fair points and facts. This is no different, and no reason for Buckeyes to be mad. All the questions he raises are questions we all probably should have about this team, too.
Just because no other drivers hit the guy doesn't mean they were being more careful. Timing is everything, and the pedestrian made a poor choice to try to cross live traffic lanes in the dark.
I could also argue that Boeheim has been driving for almost 60 years and has never hit a pedestrian before. From the new article:
"Boeheim struck and killed 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez late Wednesday night while driving on a Syracuse interstate, a few hours after the Orange’s win over Louisville. He had just left a nearby restaurant, where he had a postgame dinner with friends and family. As told by Syracuse Police in a Thursday news conference, Jimenez had been involved in a separate crash, the Dodge Charger he was riding in ending up perpendicular to a guardrail. The men in the car were attempting to cross the interstate on foot to safety in the road’s median when Boeheim — who was driving over a hill — approached and swerved to avoid their car, which was stretched across two highway lanes."
“Mr. Boeheim did exactly what he was supposed to do,” Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner said Thursday.
No charges have been filed, though the investigation is ongoing. Onondaga County District Attorney William J. Fitzpatrick told Yahoo’s Pete Thamel on Thursday that he believed Boeheim was driving at “an appropriate speed for the conditions.”
Columbus isn't happening. For those arguing that Columbus is a great central location for shipping hubs, that's not what HQ2 is about. HQ2 will be a tech focused office campus, not a shipping hub.
False. They are still opening the Virginia HQ2 as well as a 5000 employee hub in Nashville. Also, while they said they won't reopen the search for an additional HQ2, that doesn't mean they wouldn't decide to revisit one of the locations they previously vetted.
"In the statement, Amazon noted that “a number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence and will not work with us to build the type of relationships that are required to go forward with the project we and many others envisioned in Long Island City.”
Amazon selected New York City and Northern Virginia in November to split duty as its second headquarters (nicknamed HQ2) after a year-long search. Each city was expected to have more than 25,000 workers over time.
The company plans to move forward with its office expansions in Virginia as well as Nashville, where it is building a new hub expected to employ 5,000 people. There are no plans to “reopen the HQ2 search at this time,” according to the Amazon statement."
It's not a double standard. Neither player was banned by the league, these are just football decisions. One player got a second chance because he's an up and coming superstar. The other didn't because he was a mediocre player on the downslide. Mediocre RB's are a dime a dozen, no need to give one a second chance.
Josh Jacobs was a 3*
Love that dude! Wish the coaches would’ve figured out how to use him, Zeke, and Thomas to their full potential in 2015. Would’ve been back to back.
Williams just committed to Clemson even though 100% of crystal balls had him to tOSU. The bad part is that could influence his high school teammates who are also interested in both Clemson and tOSU.
But that's kind of the point, we don't have any way of going back in time and definitively proving who cheated during the steroids era. Some got caught, some didn't, but we know many were using PED's who didn't officially get caught. Should we reward cheaters who are good at hiding it?
We good, thanks though.
On field results. Keeping someone out for PED's or gambling is stupid. It's not a morality hall of fame, it's a sports hall of fame. I can see keeping someone out if they've been convicted of some serious violent crime, but baseball keeping guys like Rose and Bonds out is silly. Yes, the steroid era happened, but even if you took the steroids out of it, guys like Bonds and McGwire would've had HOF worthy careers.
You're probably right. For all of Urban's greatness, he made some ridiculously stupid decisions on playing time. I know it's been said that the position coaches decide who plays, but of course Urban always had veto power.
I was afraid of this. The dumb playing time decisions made by Schiano, Davis, et al were bound to result in this. Superior players leaving because they sat on the bench behind literal wastes of space. Not naming any names, but we all know the LB's have been mismanaged for the past two years. Had hoped that guys like Jones would stick around this year to see if the new defensive staff would play the right guys.
I mean, as a beer lover, I wouldn't be that upset to have a QB named Chug. Silver linings and all that.
Agreed. Lived most of my life in Ohio before moving to Georgia several years ago. I've never witnessed as much overt racism as I did back in college from privileged white frat boys from the suburbs. Racism exists everywhere, unfortunately.
They're legally adults, but most people aren't emotionally at full maturity until well into their 20's. In that sense, they're still kids. 30-50 year old internet tough guys coming down on 20 something amateur athletes on social media is f--king pathetic, no matter how you want to spin it.
Meh, he's defending his client. I'd say it's open to interpretation. Everything said on twitter doesn't have to be shade.
I guess I don't see this as shade, really? Could it be that he's just saying that Williams isn't concerned about the competition? That doesn't have to be a shot at Tate. It could just mean that Williams believes in himself.
I understand the SITUATIONS are a little different, but their actual REASONS for wanting to go elsewhere are EXACTLY the same. If the actual reason for Field's transfer was the racism he faced, why would his sister still go there, and why didn't he leave sooner?
It's a waste of everybody's time to play dumb. Both of these kids are transferring to get on the field.
Brother, I'm a Buckeye fan and I hope like hell Fields is eligible. but everybody knows this racist incident case is a smoke screen. The Fields family still sent their daughter there to play softball, which would be odd if they felt it was a racially threatening atmosphere.
That said, it just may work. But, if you're all in on Fields being eligible, but you don't think Tate should be too, that's pretty clear hypocrisy since we all know their underlying reasons are the same. And, my opinion is that is should be like other sports where everybody gets one transfer with immediate eligibility. There's no good reason for football to be more restrictive.