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Comment 02 Jan 2018

Agree, I think the committee simply thought Alabama had a better chance to give Clemson a better game.  Likely based on last year's game and our continued offensive inconsistencies...the same ones that got us shut out last year. 

I just want some more consistent criteria.  If it's the four best over the most deserving then that should have applied in 2015.

Comment 31 Dec 2017

So we dropped cable earlier this year and I might just be noticing this trend as a result...have the bowl games always been almost exclusively on ESPN?  I thought there would be more on non-cable channels. ABC, Fox, maybe CBS

Comment 31 Dec 2017

I saw that.  The announcers used that as evidence the CFP made the best decision and OSU did not belong.

I’m more bitter that Alabama got a free ride than I am that OSU got left out.  Our offense has issues, but Bama’s schedule is BS. It’s an insult that they think people can’t see past their marketing / damage control for ratings.

Comment 31 Dec 2017

Interesting that one of the drivers for the CFP at inception was so that the strongest conference would have the opportunity to have multiple teams.

Comment 31 Dec 2017

Unbelievable - It is to the point that no one can give arguments or opinions which espouses a particular position without getting called names or have derisive comments made.

Were you just looking at my Facebook & Twitter feeds?  

Comment 21 Dec 2017

Who was the class leader this year?  I don't recall hearing one like years past that helped the coaches.

And I realize the staff continued to pursue them, I just think it's really interesting that all involved in the twitter "fight" on the program ended up elsewhere for one reason or another ---- Parsons, Carman, and Woodbey

https://nypost.com/2017/09/14/kirk-herbstreit-gets-in-bizarre-twitter-fight-with-ohio-state-recruits/

Herbstreit also was something else: Right, in saying that sharing their opinions not only could but would hurt them at Ohio State. When Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer was asked at Monday’s press conference whether a critique of the program could have hurt a recruit, he said it could.

Comment 21 Dec 2017

I'm wondering if he actually lost the option to sign with OSU by not re-affirming his commitment.  Timing makes sense with Tyreke Johnson committing, similar to Baldwin & Jones.  That would explain the last minute flip and his grudge today and shady recruiting tweet a week or two ago.  I'm all for recruits exploring their options, but on the other hand a school should explore their options this close to signing.

I know the staff continued to pursue, I just think it's interesting that all involved in the twitter "fight" on the program ended up elsewhere ---- Parsons, Carman, and Woodbey

https://nypost.com/2017/09/14/kirk-herbstreit-gets-in-bizarre-twitter-fight-with-ohio-state-recruits/

Herbstreit also was something else: Right, in saying that sharing their opinions not only could but would hurt them at Ohio State. When Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer was asked at Monday’s press conference whether a critique of the program could have hurt a recruit, he said it could.

Comment 20 Dec 2017

Wow, what a thread.  Did Fred Davis just jump on a plane to USC or something?

Comment 20 Dec 2017

Following recruiting takes thick skin and most of us focus more on the recent commitment or  decommitment.  This class is still going to finish strong nationally we just had our fireworks early on and had some unfortunate decommitments at the end.  That happens when you go after the best on a national basis.  We’ve missed on fleets of top prospects over the years (Munoz, Antonio Hall to Kentucky!, Fred Davis, Jeff Byers, and others recently) and we’ve been fine.  It’s in the coaches hands to develop them now.

Comment 06 Dec 2017

While OSU recruiting is certainly the center of the universe for me, I suspect it’s cash for the other sites.  It’s about generating interest for clicks & ads vs trying to screw over OSU...though I’m sure they won’t mind that as a side benefit.  Drama sells...look all around.

Comment 04 Dec 2017

I’m a general media cynic (all media) so my goggles may be on....but I think most people have the order reversed. I think ESPN knew the selection well before their show and began to position the narrative on their morning shows.  I don’t know it was as much lobbying for Alabama to get in as it was to push it as “the right decision”....all to minimize viewer backlash....business-wise you’re not going to excrement on a product you’re trying to sell.  Here’s hoping OSU / USC has the top ratings.

Comment 04 Dec 2017

I agree that the committee probably saw an OSU that could/should have beaten Wisky by a larger margin, but found a way not to do it.  That coupled with season long offensive inconsistencies (that continued with Wisky), Iowa blowout, last year’s result against Clemson and this year’s result with OU.  Compare our championship game with a Clemson team (or the other 3 CFP conference champions) that appears to be peaking and they right or wrong likely felt the result would be similar to the last CFP.  I think they’ve decided criteria goes out the door if their collective opinion is it won’t be a competitive match up or otherwise stated that is their primary criteria.  Bama was the benefactor whether deserving or not.