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Comment 12 Jun 2020

I was saying back then that this was nothing. It was so minor that Tressel saying he was more concerned with the player's safety dealing with shady characters than he was about any NCAA rules violations makes perfect sense. But it is very funny that when all the OSU haters try to knock OSU down, first with Tressel and second with more BS charges against Urban, OSU gets off the mat EVEN STRONGER THAN BEFORE. 

Comment 19 Dec 2019

During the wiretapped discussion about paying Williamson, Smith referenced similar “pay-to-play” arrangements involving Clemson’s top-ranked football program – which has appeared in the College Football Playoff (CFP) four years in a row and captured national titles in 2016 and 2018.

“That’s why football is so successful, is if you do it and use resources at Clemson, like you can really keep everything tight,” Smith said. “It’s a small college town … you can come to a game one night, after the game you see a dude out there in a nice looking suit, you like, ‘wait a minute now.’”

The government witness responsible for the wiretaps, Marty Blazer, stated he “understood that to mean (Clemson) boosters would give certain things” to players.

Last week, bestselling author and commentator John U. Bacon appeared on The Michigan Insider radio show and made a very bold claim. According to Bacon, former Michigan standout Rashan Gary was offered $300,000 to attend “another school” (likely Clemson) during his recruiting in 2016.


Comment 13 Dec 2019

After watching how the Vast majority of the media was pumping the LSU narrative for the #1 seed: To hell with the press. do what is best for you, the team, and Buckeye nation.

Comment 10 Dec 2019

Actually, the new tally is that OSU is #1 in 70 out of 83 computer polls, which are the only true objective measures. The average of several computer algorithms is the way seeding should be decided. My Uncle who lives in Ohio tells me this is the way High School Playoffs are seeded. The ELO Chess system regularly ranks chess players, is the only objective measure of the best chess players, and all chess players accept the system because human bias is out of it. Only performance should matter including wins/losses, strength of schedule, yards per play on defense and offense, and other relevant performance-based metrics. Each algorithm could weight these factors differently, be published before the season, and averaged to get the final result. Massey's Composite is an example of such an average:


Comment 08 Dec 2019

It is a simple matter to program a phase-out of previous-season games as the season progresses. Once the final game is played, previous season results can be completely gone. Without specific knowledge of the formulas, my guess would be nearly all of them do this.

Comment 08 Dec 2019

SP+ is just one measure. In 28 of 33 Other computer polls with widely varying formulas, OSU comes out on Top. It is the average result that really matters because any individual measure will have significant variability.

Comment 04 Dec 2019

Since Fields was willing to discuss his MCL Sprain, the press did not really ask the correct questions. A key question would have been: Is the sprain a grade I, II, or III sprain? Grade I is a mild stretching of the fibers and has a quick healing period. In Grade II, there is tearing of some of the fibers and significantly more pain. In Grade III, there is a complete tear and there might not even be much pain, but the other ligaments in the knee are in danger because the joint is very unstable. A simple internet search by any of these guys could have revealed much more information since Justin was willing to talk about it.

Comment 01 Dec 2019

But Michigan is at least a good program who has threatened to enter the Playoff discussion in 2 of the last 4 Seasons going into the Game. When was the last time Georgia Tech or South Carolina threatened anything? Those games are cake-walks on Georgia's and Clemson's schedule and both Georgia and Clemson should get discounted credit for keeping them on their schedule year after year.

Comment 25 Nov 2019

Interesting year that even though we are in the hunt for a Playoff berth, we could actually lose this game (provided we are competitive) and still win the B1G and go to the Playoff. Therefore, the pressure is all on Harbaugh and TTUN. They will choke. Confidence level 4.

Comment 24 Nov 2019

Although many on this forum think Zach Smith is just a scumbag, if you choose to you can thank him for sealing the commitment from this diamond in the rough when he was just a 3-star recruit.

Comment 24 Nov 2019

Fields' passing efficiency against PSU was 175, which if he would average for the whole season would put him in the top 40 All-Time. But Fields' average this season is 190, which puts him in the top 10 since 1956 if he can maintain it. So don't be concerned. Patterson's rating is just South of 150. Moreover, Fields' yards per attempt was 8.5 against PSU, which is GOOD. If you want to know how good, I'll quote those comparative stats as well.


Since 1956
Minimum 14 pass attempts per school game.

Rk Player Rate Year School
1 Tua Tagovailoa 206.9 2019 Alabama
2 Joe Burrow 203.7 2019 LSU
3 Jalen Hurts 203.1 2019 Oklahoma
4 Tua Tagovailoa* 199.4 2018 Alabama
5 Kyler Murray* 199.2 2018 Oklahoma
6 Baker Mayfield* 198.9 2017 Oklahoma
7 Baker Mayfield* 196.4 2016 Oklahoma
8 Russell Wilson* 191.8 2011 Wisconsin
9 Justin Fields 190.3 2019 Ohio State
10 Robert Griffin III* 189.5 2011 Baylor
11 Tyler Huntley 187.6 2019 Utah
12 Tanner Morgan 187.2 2019 Minnesota
13 Colt Brennan* 186 2006 Hawaii