Don't forget LT Jonah Williams was a first rounder last year that sat out due to injury (always the optimist until Mike Brown finds a way to ruin it)
Love the pic of coach Day with his hands clearly in view with the surrounding coeds.......smart dude.
I am thankful every day that I was born and raised a BUCKEYE
Good luck Kollin!
Hard to believe Kyle Snyder's best finish for this award was third place twice.
Fields is the team's only viable candidate for college football's highest individual honor
Not wise to sleep on Demario McCall
*Stephen A. Smith voice*
Please don't do that to me again.....
Two to tie, three to win
Gus Johnson has been a legend for a very long time.
Unfortunately I think Coop let the fear of that game completely change his behavior and coaching. Our coaches since then have embraced the rivalry and its intensity. Just as much pressure and anxiety but they have shown no fear.
Nice seeing a michigan native playing for the good guys and getting it done against his home state instead of the opposite
Kinda ignored this because I was tired of wasting time.
Maybe you should check out the brave road warriors in the B1G in 2019. The only team with a winning record to play an OOC power five road game was Iowa at Iowa State which you obviously disregard because it's in state. The 2020 B1G slate certainly looks a lot better but there are still only 5 power five road games. Fortunately Ohio State's is the biggest by far.
Yes they are but they also own three national titles since the last time um got a sniff including one just a handful of years ago. They also got a spot in the CFP in 2015. I'm thinking they'll be back there before um gets a shot.
Very true. Love seeing strong out of conference match ups and I love the trend in college football in general to schedule these. It's certainly great for fans of the game.
I hate the SEC just reacting to misinformation. 90% avoid tough road games? We last played one in 2016.
Like I said, Alabama certainly has avoided true road games as their last was 2011 at Penn State but even they are changing their ways. They start a home and away series with Texas in two years and follow that with overlapping home and away series with Wisconsin and FSU.
LSU just finished a home and away with Texas and has one scheduled with UCLA starting next year and Clemson in 2025
UGA just finished a home and away with ND and starts the same with Oklahoma and UCLA in 2023 after playing Clemson at a 'neutral' North Carolina site.
My biggest problem with scheduling is the B1G 9 game schedule which guarantees 7 losses and creates an uneven home versus away advantage inside the conference.
Might want to look at the SEC's OOC games this year and reconsider. Sure, Alabama rarely wonders away from its home turf but this year's SEC road games include @FSU, @Oklahoma, @BYU, @Clemson, @Kansas State, @NC State, @Louisville, and @Notre Dame. LSU has Texas at home this year after playing at their place last year.
I have a much bigger problem with the B1G playing 9 conference games to the SEC's 8 which is really a B1G self inflicted wound.
Perfect post on multiple levels :)
No idea who the NCAA thinks the early signing period benefits. Schools might rush offers, kids make decisions to go to places like Utah because of uncertainties in the coaches room in December, and others commit to coaches who will not be there two weeks after signing day.
Really think Fuller and Mack are undervalued.
I partly agree. The bonus was earned on January 15, he stepped down on February 4. Almost three weeks separation and a day before signing day. If he was planning this all along you would think the administration would have taken advantage of a head start at finding the right guy leading up to Dantonio's announcement (if he informed them of his intentions). Ugly timing as the only reason to wait was either the knocking of the NCAA on the door getting louder or to give recruits that had yet signed little to no time to react. Brutal.
Ohio State hired Jim Tressel on January 17. He had three weeks to recruit before signing day where he inked guys like Chris Gamble, Mike Nugent, Dustin Fox, Simon Fraser, Chris Vance, and Lydell Ross. Fortunately in 2001 there was no early signing period where most of the top prospects were off the table. Not sure how many of the MSU players in this year's weak class were waiting until February but the timing of the 'retirement' and the new early signing period are not doing MSU any favors. The early signing period makes it very difficult to be as patient as Ohio State was in 2001.
Dantonio was 8-5 against his rival. I think his departure was a combination of NCAA problems knocking at the door, weak recruiting classes, and the fear that losing three in a row to his neighbor would tarnish his reputation in that game. The timing of his departure is brutal. They might have had a chance at a young 'high profile' coach if this happened in early January. Unless a top coordinator or D1AA head coach fits the bill (worked for us) they might be best served by staying the course for a season with an interim coach and hope that they can find the right guy to start fresh next season (also worked for us). Even that is made more complicated by the December early signing period. Biggest problem though is 'they ain't us'. Sparty, rest in peace
in addition to big-time schools like Alabama, Florida State, Georgia and Michigan
One of these teams is not like the others.......
Love this guy committing, huge get.
I hate that with the early signing period the NCAA has taken away the joy the was once the mid-winter Christmas of 20-25 presents that helped to bridge the gap from a bowl game to spring practice.
My daughter made me upvote the use of Dean Winchester in a suck it michigan gif :)
78 days ago my son, a university of Cincinnati junior and ROTC Cadet after serving in the military decided to take his life. I miss him and cry for him daily. I wish we had seen the signs. I wish he had reached out for the support that DJ is now receiving. Anyone critical of what has transpired should just shut the hell up. YOU ARE CLUELESS. Get well young man.
Unfortunately we will continue to hear about them and they will continue to be our boogeyman until we beat them. After we beat them we will continue to hear about them as long as they remain the competition at the highest level.