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Comment 06 Feb 2019

He is saying that the size of the city, and the distance from his family, are the reasons why he chose VT. I'm pretty sure that Columbus is about the same size as it was 18 months ago when he committed, and it's definitely the same distance from his family as it was 18 months ago. If you aren't comfortable moving far away from your family, or living in a large city, maybe you shouldn't commit to a school in a large city, far from your family? His commitment affected the way Ohio St recruited o-line prospects this cycle, mainly because he committed so early in the cycle. If Nester had not committed, the staff would have put more early effort into other, similar prospects, instead of being placed in a position of needing to flip recruits at the last minute. Players have to make the choice that is right for them, but I wish Nester had put a little more thought into all of this before giving a verbal commitment. Meyer retired, but that is not among the reasons Nester is listing for his flip to VT.

Comment 10 Jan 2019

For those of us who aren't MDs, this article sums up Meyer's condition pretty well, and two neurosurgeons are interviewed for the article. Meyer's arachnoid cyst is a rare kind that not only causes symptoms, but required surgery to drain fluid out of it. He's incredibly fortunate in many ways, but he got the short end of the stick with this cyst. He said that he had the cyst drained in 2014, and that his medical team recommended against draining the cyst a second time when the cyst became a problem again. Barring development of a safer way to drain arachnoid cysts, or a more effective means of preventing fluid buildup in the cyst , he won't be able to coach again. That won't prevent ESPN and the rest of the sports media from making him a leading candidate for every major coaching job that comes up for the next twenty years. My two cents is that if he is able to coach again, due to advances in the treatment of this type of cyst, he will coach at Ohio St.

https://www.wkyc.com/article/sports/college/osu/ohio-states-urban-meyer-has-an-arachnoid-cyst-what-is-it-what-to-do-if-you-have-one/95-622205166

Comment 09 Jan 2019

No kidding, that is some serious recruiting. When Stanford is involved, it is sometimes due to the academic prestige of the university. Still impressive though. What I want to know is how the other Hinton was persuaded to move from Georgia to bear ass cold Ann Arbor? I get moving to the SF Bay area, but Michigan?

Comment 09 Jan 2019

They are pressured, heavily, to sign in December. Coaches pull the old "there may not be a place for you in February" routine, or they bring the recruit's loyalty into question. Basically the same tactics that are used to get a verbal commitment.

Comment 09 Jan 2019

This is one reason why I dislike the early signing period. If recruits had to wait until NSD to sign, they would be able to take bowl games and coaching changes/problems into account. I would bet that Michigan would lose Dax Hill, and probably three or four other recruits if NSD were still the only signing day.

Comment 05 Jan 2019

To each his own, but I've never understood why players with offers from elite teams choose to go to places like Purdue. Rondale Moore is a great WR, and he just went through a 6-7 season, which ended with a prison yard beat down from Auburn. It isn't likely that Purdue will be much better in the future. Programs like that have a ceiling of around 8 wins. They occasionally find good coaches, who leave them within three or four years.  Winning isn't everything, but if you can be part of a team that is almost guaranteed 10+ wins per season, why not join them? At least he didn't choose Penn St or The Bastards Up North.

Comment 30 Dec 2018

I read the entire mgo thread. That guy was responding, sarcastically, to an idiot who was trying to rationalize that Michigan is basically elite, and that only a few bad calls and unlucky bounces of the ball have separated them from greatness over the last five years.

Comment 28 Dec 2018

What I would like to know is why Brynes left 11W to run in a district that no Democrat could win? The district he ran in is heavily GOP. I guess he wanted to have the experience of running for office, but leaving a pretty good job to be a sacrificial lamb doesn't sound like a good idea to me.

Comment 28 Dec 2018

I don't think anyone in their right mind believes that Meyer condones domestic violence. Zach Smith was a mediocre position coach, but there is no evidence that he was a wife beater, only allegations that haven't been proven in court. Without going over the entire shitty Zach/Courtney story again, Meyer should have fired Smith in 2015, not for his arrest, but because he wasn't doing a good job as a WR coach. That having been said, one bad hire doesn't make Meyer a bad person, and it shouldn't make any Ohio State fan glad that he is gone. The DJ's of the world should be thankful that their mistakes are kept private. I enjoyed reading Brynes' work on 11W, but I am not sorry he's gone.

Comment 27 Dec 2018

I appreciate Schiano's effort, but it seems like a good time for a fresh start on defense. The performance of the defense this year can't be ignored, or excused, and Schiano is the DC. Bill Davis has not gotten the job done as LB coach, although the mistakes made by the LBs are partly due to Schiano having them play on the line most of the time. They were swallowed up by the o-line on a lot of running plays that went for big gains. Day wants to put his stamp on the program, and hiring a new DC (or making Grinch the only DC) and LB coach, and probably a new O-line coach, would be a good way to do that.

Comment 22 Dec 2018

How is a team supposed to be in the hunt for a national title nearly every year without beating it's main rival, or doing well in the post season? The Buckeyes did neither consistently in the 90's. And yes, the definition of elite is narrow. That's the entire point of the word elite.

Comment 21 Dec 2018

Whether we were elite in the 90's depends on your definition of elite. To me, elite means more than winning lots of games. It means beating your main rival most of the time, winning major bowl games most of the time, and winning at least one national title per decade. We were 2-7-1 against Michigan and 3-6 in bowl games in the 90's, with no national titles. So, to me, Ohio St was very good, but not elite in the 90's.