The weekly presser begins Tuesday @ 11:45 PM EST, under UFM it was on Monday but Ryan Day has moved it.
What UCONN fans cannot and probably will never truly understand is that in major College Athletics, Football is the 'straw that stirs the drink.' While winning Nattys is a great thing, WCBB doesn't move the needle with sponsors and more importantly TV Networks. UCONN desperately wanted into the B1G but that was mostly driven by former AD Warde Manuel, who is now at TTUN. The Husky Faithful don't realize that no matter how many Nattys Geno racks up, CFB is what's important to the people with the money. The B1G already has a presence in the NY Market in Rutgers and Connecticut FB is worse than them. Their facilities for Football are shit and Pratt Whitney Stadium only holds 40K people. Can anyone imagine FOX, ABC, or even the B1G Network televising an 8 PM game from a stadium that seats 40K? I hope the Huskies do well back in the Big East but I doubt it, they're WCBB won't even be a contender this upcoming season.
James Franklin was mediocre as an HC at Vandy and has been pedestrian at best in Happy Valley. He made his rep off the "White Out" Game in 2016, when tOSU shit the bed and allowed a blocked FG, a blocked punt, and a Pick Six in a 24-21 win over the Good Guys. He's done absolutely nothing of note since that game. Don't be fooled, neither he nor his program are elite!
NFL Owners make massive investments in players. I don't know of one that would sanction something like this. The really fast NFL players are not among those listed because they know they can't go back to their teams and say I blew out my Hammy in Ted Ginn, Jr.'s Celebrity Track Meet in an effort to assuage his ego. Let Teddy race Joey Galloway, who could probably still beat him in a 40!!
As a life-long Raiders fan(since 1967) I can concur that this is Metcalfe is quintessential "Al Davis" draft pick. Metcalfe gets the Gold Medal in the Underwear Olympics but on the Football Field, he'll be a total bust. I'm hoping the Raiders take Parris Campbell at 24 if he's still on the Board.
I have no concerns about the Offense, Ryan Day will do what Ryan Day does on that side of the ball. Fields didn't transfer to tOSU to sit behind Matthew Baldwin, so that's settled. The Defense is where my focus will be this Spring because it was atrocious last season and the most significant thing to making it better was jettisoning UFM's BFF Billy Davis who did absolutely nothing in 2 years as the LB Coach. Rushmen1 will once again have one of the top D-Lines in the nation, led by The Predator! Keep an eye on Tyreke Smith, he's the next one in LJ's Scarlet Line. I believe Mattison's scheme will put the LB's in a better position to make plays. Malik Harrison is a "Freak" and hopefully, Baron can finally harness that enormous potential. Dallas Gant is the LB to watch and I really hope Justin Hilliard can get some run in his Senior season. Hafley has a world of talent to work with on the back-end and he brings an NFL pedigree that the players should respond to. Arnette still scares me because he gambles way too much. He's always looking in the backfield or for the kill shot on a WR. Hopefully, Hafley and Matt Barnes will correct that. It's Spring Practice and I'm excited!!
Amazing that a player no one had ever heard of or really even wanted 6 weeks ago is now having a signing ceremony of NSD, ain't life grand!!
I don't believe Justin Fields was given any assurances, tacit or explicit, other than the fact that he would be given a fair opportunity to compete for the starting QB position at one of the three premier football institutions in America. He's great friends with Dwayne Haskins and they share a QB Trainer. Fields has eyes and a brain and he saw what Haskins did in his one year as a starter under the tutelage of Ryan Day. To infer that Day, with the results he's shown to date, had to guarantee Fields a starting job is ludicrous. Martell ran his mouth and now that the transfer has manifested itself he's hedging his bets. Moral of this story; Don't let your alligator mouth overload your hummingbird ass!!
Stop whining!! I've been a Buckeyes fan all of my life and will remain so until I die!! It's not the fault of E$PiN or the CFP Committee that our Bucks didn't make the playoff again! You can't shit the bed against inferior teams and get the benefit of the doubt. This Bucks team is not one of the 4 best teams in the nation, neither is UGA so finishing 5th or 6th, what's the difference if you're not in the top 4. The CFP isn't about the teams playing the best Football, it's a beauty contest. E$PiN owns the SEC and the SEC Network and they have the loudest voice in the process so of course, they're going to promote their product. tOSU has to beat the Iowa 's and Purdue's of the world or at least not get blown out by them, which has been the case the past two seasons. The Buckeyes have to give the CFP Committee reasons to put them in instead they keep giving the Committee reasons to keep them out...
I read very similar comments about our favorite team on "MGoBlog" the University of Alabama is a fine school with high academic standards. Attacking the university and its academic standards and graduation rates because they win is banal. Saban wins championships and graduates players. They also have plenty of players leave early for the NFL just like we do. Let's be better than this...
For one reason and one reason only, On August 12, 1978, in a preseason game, Tatum hit NE Patriot WR Darryl Stingley as Stingley was attempting to catch a pass that was too wide. Tatum blasted Stingley and compressed his spine and broke Stingley's 5th and 6th cervical vertebrae, rendering Stingley a quadriplegic for the remainder of his life. The hit wasn't dirty and Tatum wasn't trying to injure Stingley but Tatum until the day he died never apologized for the hit or to Stingley personally, although he expressed remorse that Stingley was injured. That is the sole reason that Tatum isn't enshrined in Canton, where he should be among the other Raider and Buckeye greats. He was the most feared player in NFL history...
2 Heisman Trophies, 31 consecutive 100-yard games, and starting in 4 consecutive Rose Bowls end any conversation about who the best is.
He is the greatest College Football player ever.
Quite simply the best tOSU LB I have ever seen and it's not even close.....
Is anyone really surprised? Its not like the motive for hiring him in the first place wasn't abundantly obvious. Now McGuff has a spot for the parent of the next top-ranked player he tries to recruit......
Now that you've been given all the hipster recommendations and the usual E. 4th Street hype and Flats bullshit. If its just a quick in-and-out for you for the game. Harry Buffalo is right across the street from the Arena. It has great food at a very reasonable price and a great selection of beverages. Get there early because it get crowded on Game days. Don't try to park near the Arena because you'll get gouged, lots near the Q were charging $90 during the Finals year. Park at one of the lots between E. 9th and E.18th on Prospect Ave. and take the shuttle to the Arena. They run for 90 minutes after the game and it'll be easier for you to access I-71 on your way out. Have a great time and enjoy the game.
I can't blame the young man, ballers want an opportunity to ball and he is intelligent enough to read the tea leaves. He knows Dobbins has two years of eligibility left and is a potential Heisman candidate, He saw Teague in the Spring Game and what he brings to the table with Brian Snead and Jalen Gill yet to come, He saw the G.O.A.T. who is still a tailback at heart and the electricity he brings every time the ball is in his hands. I hope he finds his place at UNC and balls out for them. Good luck Antonio, may the universe light your path to success, stay humble.....
None of this really matters because Day will be gone after next season and Wilson will still be here for another year or two before some school gives him another shot. If Butch Jones and Lane Kiffin can get multiple HC gigs, Kevin Wilson has to be on someone's radar.
As Gus Johnson would say; Sifu Larry Johnson is in the Dojo right now with his students and when they are unleashed someone is going to pay and pay dearly!!
@Rushmen1 for President!!
Brenda Frese says things like this all of the time so it's not unusual or insulting. She denigrates Connecticut before Maryland plays them and then her team goes out and loses by 35 and Geno laughs and shakes his head when asked about it. She can be cocky and she's not far wrong. Maryland didn't lose a B1G game for the first 3 years they were in the conference and even then the only conference team to beat them was tOSU. Maryland made a FF appearance in 2014-15 and Frese won a Natty in 2006. So she has the gravitas to talk a little shit every now and then. We'll see what happens in the NCAAs!!
Ain't that the Damn Truth!!
I stand corrected, I thought the one in Mayfield had closed and I don't go to Parma.
Skyline is shit, that's why we don't have any in the 216!! We know better!!
The D-Tackles will see action immediately with Antwuan Jackson starting, he's just too talented not to. Jalen Gill will be next season's scout team superstar, much like Tate Martell was this year. The Corners will not play, too much talent ahead of them. WR's won't play way too much talent ahead of them but I'm intrigued by "Blue" and Chris Olave. Petit-Frere and Wray will integrate into the O-Line rotation. Watch out for Wray, he's a stud(pun intended), my other darkhorse is Marcus Hooker, it's hard to keep that kind of athleticism on the bench.
Never gonna happen with this coach and this team, they'll be lucky to win one game in the B1G Tourney and not even that in the NCAA's.