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Comment 11 Dec 2019

Wierd. I don't see any mention of the following in the ESPN list, for example, yet the negative history of all of Woody Hayes, Jim Tressel and Urban Meyer are listed.  Strange.

Tom Osbourne's issues off-the-field: https://www.nytimes.com/1995/09/14/sports/college-football-rash-of-arrests-has-nebraska-reeling-and-rethinking.html

Barry Switzer's NCAA issues and off-the field issues: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1989-06-19-sp-1932-story.html

Bobby Bowden's off-the field issues, and having to vacate NCAA wins.  Florida State was also documented to have provided cash payments to several players on the roster, and NCAA investigation led to only a year of probation.

Lou Holtz:  left every program he coached at just before they were hit with NCAA probation.  NC State, Minnesota, Arkansas, Notre Dame, and South Carolina were all found to have violated NCAA rules while under the leadership of Holtz.

Danny Ford:  Less than a year after Clemson won the national title, the NCAA banned the football program from TV appearances and bowl games for two years and took away 20 scholarships — sanctions for recruiting violations that took place between 1977 and 1982. The NCAA put the program back on probation again in 1990 — the penalty for 14 rules violations, ranging from cash payments to players of $50-$150 to improper recruiting techniques.

Phillip Fulmer: So many off the field issues that the Fulmer Cup created.The Fulmer Cup is awarded to the athletic program who plays the most convicts in a season, because Fulmer's teams were consistently loaded with felons.

Comment 20 Nov 2019

Buckeyes 35-17.  Penn State gets a late 4th quarter touchdown to make it look closer in the box score than it actually was.

Comment 14 Nov 2019

Smith really covered for him here. Herbstreit needs to come out and admit he got it wrong, or his source did.

This was the only part of the press conference that I did not like.  Herbstreit spouted off incorrectly and even tweeted incorrect information yesterday.

Most non-Ohio State people think Herbstreit is an "inside" guy at Ohio State, when he is actually not that "inside" at all these days. He is just a blowhard with little credibility.

Comment 14 Nov 2019

Doug Lema whatever his name is from the plain dealer really loves to hear himself talk and thinks he must be the smartest guy in the room. 

It's a technique.  He asks the types of questions he does to get the person doing the interview to speak about the subject, which he did, in this case, with Gene Smith.  Gene went on and on about how above board Ohio State is, etc.

Comment 07 Oct 2019

How easy is it to buy a black OSU shirt? Especially when you don’t live in Columbus. 

Is this a serious question?   There are too many online options to mention, including this site.

Comment 07 Oct 2019

I would disagree with that. Even the student section didn't do a good job of wearing black.

Comment 26 Sep 2019

Fox does have a 3:30 window available that weekend, but they have been putting their biggest game of the week on at noon this season.

Comment 17 Jul 2019

FWIW...While it is true that Roby practiced, it was, per this report by Ari Wasserman on January 4, 2014, "off to the side with a sleeve over his knee". And, Urban announced two days before the game that Roby was not playing.

It seems that with time some things have been forgotten.

Roby was originally supposed to talk to the media early in the week, but he was held out as he continued to rehab. During Ohio State's open Orange Bowl practices, Roby was seen working off to the side with a sleeve over his knee. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said two days before the game that Roby wasn't healthy enough to play


Comment 12 Jul 2019

Lol. I keep forgetting this now a P. C. world!

At what point was it, again, that it was acceptable for a coach to say "Fuck you!" at a press conference?

Comment 12 Jul 2019

It was infuriating having to hear it everyday here.

I have to ask, why did you "have" to listen to it? 

Turn it off, or don't turn it on.

Comment 09 Jul 2019

FWIW....Urban had a place in Florida, a lake house, the entire time he was coaching at Ohio State. Florida homes do not disqualify him from coaching, again.

Comment 30 Apr 2019

In 2002, when Danny Weurffel and Shane Matthews were on the Redskins, they wore 7 and 9, respectively, during mini camps and the s*#t storm that errupted in the DC area was ridiculous.  Weurffel eventually changed to 17 and Matthews to 6.

Shane Matthews even contacted Sonny Jurgensen and got his okay to wear 9, and Theismann told Weurffel to wear 7, after attending a mini camp.

Steve Spurrier and the Redskins eventually asked them to change numbers.


The whole thing is kind of ridiculous. Either retire the number or issue it.  Kissing the ring of Joe Theismann in order to wear 7 is a bit much.

Comment 08 Feb 2019

One thing that’s abundantly clear in my opinion, urban did him wrong. He talks about “some coach” talking shit about him to nfl scouts and that’s why he didn’t go pro after the NC.

What Cardale construes as "talking shit about him", could just be an honest assessment from the coach that Cardale disagrees with, or that he is unable to accept.

Comment 18 Jan 2019

I have a feeling that they will not just use the coaching change, but also the circumstances surrounding it.  They will likely say that Ohio State and Meyer knew that Meyer was dealing with health issues, but the extent of them, and potential impact, were not made clear to Tate when he was being recruited. That is, had Tate known Meyer was having health issues and that he would not be there for his full 4/5 years, he would not have come to Ohio State.  As well, I believe Zach Smith was the lead recruiter for Gorman, if I recall correctly, so I anticipate Tate's attorney mentioning the OSU investigation regarding that matter, Smith's firing, and Meyer's suspension.