Both were great players, among the best that ever played, but both damaged the game through their actions. Neither belongs in the HOF.
Respect The Rivalry, not the rival!
I appreciate Henry's loyalty, but as so many other have said, he has much to learn. And learn he will! Respecting "The Game" makes us stronger.
Glad Fields feels he's "way better", and I have high hopes for what he can do for the team, but I'll wait to hear from Day on his actual progress.
Roughly looking at the 2019 rosters, TTUN has only a couple more Blue Chip players than 3-star players, while the Buckeyes have over 50 more Blue Chip players than 3-star players. And it's looking like TTUN will fall farther behind this year. Of course, while The Game is played out on the field, this gap in talent has got to be significant!
Barrett didn't need to see they were open before he threw in 2014. But after that, he did seem too hesitant. Coaching?
They played 60 games this year? Wow.
Anyway, congratulations! Well done!
These abusers are very careful about choosing their victims, and setting up situations to confuse and shame their victims, who may not have entirely realized that they were being abused, and did not get the support of those who should have been protecting them. As elite athletes, I'm sure the vast majority of them thought they could protect themselves, too.
They did. And they were great friends, too, as were their families! Bob Lanier left me holding that grudge on his behalf! I can be very stubborn. Still won't root for Minnesota basketball.
Chris Ford. St Bonaventure had the best team in America until he took out Bob Lanier with that cheap shot from behind.
I saw Villanova play at Bonaventure the next season. For the halftime show, a Bonaventure cheerleader wearing Ford's number ran around the gym while the rest of the Bonaventure cheerleaders chased him down, before catching him at half court and "hacking" him to death with their tomahawks. The students were in an absolute frenzy. I was just a kid at the time, and my Mom, who took me and my brothers to the game, was absolutely mortified at this display of behavior straight out of Lord of the Flies. It was GREAT!!!!
For decades, I held a grudge against Villanova, but finally forgave them in 2018 after they beat TTUN in the championship game.
All for One, and One for All!
Ideally, I'd like to see 55-65% of our team made up of Ohio's very best football players, which would then be supplemented by out-of-state players (hopefully mostly from Big Ten territory). The State of Ohio has the 5th largest number of players in the NFL, and only about 40% of those came from Ohio State. We need to work harder to get these players to Ohio State. We can do this and still keep our Blue Chip ratio in the top ten.
I'd like to see what he can accomplish under Day's guidance. He appears to have made quite a leap in his senior year, going 299/449 for 4366 yards and 39 TDs with NO interceptions (in his junior year he went 236/397 2985 yards and 25 TDs with 15 interceptions). I like the way he stands and delivers the ball even while taking a hit.
Very happy for Dixon. Glad he didn't give up, and glad Ohio State didn't give up on him.
"I said what I said back in the tunnel directly," McCaffery said Wednesday. "I didn't want it to be public I didn't say it on the floor, in front of thousands of people. I said it directly to him and somebody ended up hearing it. Okay, that's unfortunate, but that's the reality of the situation."
He's a PHILOSOPHER!
"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"
Bertie and Jeeves won't put up with this nonsense!
It did not go the other way, because JT made the 1st down, and the refs called it correctly. Nothing to talk about here, really.
Yeah, when TTUN falls behind in the Big House next year, they'll probably start posting their SAT scores instead!
It seems like Haskins would really like to return, and enjoy another year of college (you can never get these times back again), but I'm sure he doesn't want to risk securing his financial future. Back in 2015, Smith's policy would have paid him $5 million in the event of a career ending injury. Buckeyes could easily do at least this much. It would be unfortunate if Haskins missed out on the NFL because of an injury, but if you can't live very comfortably and happily on $5 million, you won't be happy with more, either!
Schiano should have recognized the weaknesses in the linebackers (and their coach), and developed a scheme where they would be challenged with room to grow, but not over their heads.
As I understood it, Gene Smith advised Meyer to be open about Zach's past, while the director of communication (don't remember his name) gave Meyer the opposite advice. What to do? Ultimately, university officials shouldn't have left it to Meyer during Big Ten Media Days, but taken responsibility and brief the press beforehand.
According to Bill Connelly, "In games in which teams’ success rates are within 5 percentage points of each other (as should be the case here), teams that win the points-per-opportunity battle in 2018 are 129-55, a win percentage of 70. It can’t be overstated how important finishing drives is." Ohio State has the advantage here, 5.05 points per scoring opportunity (24th in FBS), compared to *ichigan, 4.6 points per scoring opportunity (68th in FBS).
I also agree with Banks Of Olentangy that *ichigan's season contains more than a trace of fool's gold.
Ohio State by 16 (including an insurance touchdown late in the game). Go Bucks!