It is Tuesday Sept 15 and 11 Big Ten University Presidents and the Big Ten Commissioner are still the laughing stock of the sports world.
One this is for sure, Warren is no Jim Delaney. I doubt if Jim Delaney would have cancelled the season. Still if he had, he had the clout to make sure all the other conferences were in line to do so also. I really believe that Warren was under the impression that if he cancelled the season for the Big Ten, all the others would do the same. He was wrong, He does not have Jim's leadership ability.
Well Gene, you were "actively planning" on playing football in the fall. How well did that turn out? And who wants to play football in two feet of snow and 10 below zero in January or February? In Wisconsin or Ann Arbor, or in Evanston, or Columbus?
Nothing that Warren and the Big Ten Presidents have done make sense. When they cancelled all out of conference games, my thought was how can those games be more dangerous health wise than just playing in conference games. Then How can playing Big Ten teams be more dangerous health wise than all the conferences that have not cancelled their seasons?
I signed the petition as it can not hurt to do so. It is saying at least that the decision to cancel the season was totally wrong from the parents', the players' and the fans' perspective.
I don't know about you but if the season is cancelled, I have a backup plan. In this century the Buckeyes have: beaten ttun 17 times, won playoff and two national championships and won conference title games. That is over 20 glorious victories that I plan on revisiting, one each Saturday from September through January (if youtube has them all). Then I hope the powers to be will take this fall season and move it to spring where hopefully a vaccine will have been developed.
What, playing non-conference teams is more dangerous health wise than playing conference teams? This decision simply does not make sense. If OSU just suspended summer workouts because of the number of athletes that have tested positive for covid-19with all the safe processes in place, what do they plan to do in three weeks when the team is together for fall practices and there is physical contact? I think all they are doing is buying time.
pretty strong words coming from the water boy.
hands down the 98 Sparty game: The Buckeyes were the best team in the country that year. I will never understand how that game got away. And If it had happened in the payoff era, the Buckeyes still would have been the number one seed.
I did not see this game, but I did sit through Tampa Bay and Seattle game. I do realize that the players are still going through growing pains as they come together as a team. Still most of the players have played on an NFL team even if it was on a scout team. I had two quick impressions. One there is no excuse for both QB's missing wide open receivers. Second, the offensive line play on both teams was so bad that
Betty White as a linebacker could have walked through and pressured the running backs and qb's. Still, some of the rule changes are interesting such as the red hat official, the punting rules and the extra point rules after a TD.
I can't remember which national sports reporter said this, but a few years ago when he compared Harbaugh's recruiting against Meyer's recruiting he said: Meyer recruits to win National Championships while Harbaugh recruits to win Big Ten Championships (which of course Harbaugh has yet to do.)
Being a college football official is a part time job. Once an official has lost his integrity, the league supervisor no longer owes any loyalty to the official but to the reputation of the conference and the insistence of fair play and objectivity. If I were the supervisor of officials, I would have no problem in releasing those responsible for an obvious bias determining the outcome of the game. But then this is SEC and I will be shocked if the league takes any steps or makes any comment.
Gene Smith has stated that the two year commitment is not in any contract for assistants. So my question is: does any Div 1 school have a term of years in its contract for assistant coaches? On a side note, this is not an unusual problem for OSU. Did not Woody take pride in the number of his assistants that went on to greater things?
I think if Joe could have his way, he would have both LSU and OSU as co-claimants of having a Heisman winner.
I, too, have moved on: beat Clemson. But one last comment on the committee's final decision. While I heard many times that LSU was more dominate in their championship game than what the Buckeyes were, I heard nothing that maybe Wisconsin played harder for their championship than Georgia did in theirs. Every committee member failed in their duty if they based the seeding on one game.
Well once again the committee system is a joke. What they just said is that a body of work is not as important as how one plays its final game.
Hurts them no more than the Buckeyes having to compete for recruits with Notre Dame, MSU, UM, Pitt, PSU. All these teams are in close proximity and for the most part going after the same high school stars in the midwest.
After watching the best damn band in the land script ohio surrounding the "M" in the big house, when do we label the big house "Columbus North" as the buckeyes own it?
I do not pay any attention to what traditions ttun has regarding the rivalry, The Buckeyes have the gold pants, the countdown clock, that song (don't give a damn for the whole state of ...). Since there has been talk about the Buckeyes taking the rivalry more seriously than ttun, besides their arrogance and their before the forward pass era victories, what traditions do they have?
Woodson indicated that the rivalry is a "way of life" for the Buckeyes but not for Michigan as they need to get back to it. But the DL player indicated that they knew every play that OSU runs. Seems to me that they prepared for the game since their loss in 2018. When players and coaches spend 12 months preparing for one team, that is a way of life.
i don't buy the idea that -ichgan doesn't take it seriously. When Bo was first hired at TTUN, his famous line to his assistants was" We were hired for one thing only and that is to beat Ohio State" . Harbaugh, being a former qb for that team knows the rivalry because he lived it. And There is no doubt in my mine that when he was hired he was given three mandates: number one, beat OSU, number two win the Big Ten, number three win a NC. And I remember Harbaugh saying at the beginning of this season that he was going to devote time in each practice preparing for the Buckeyes. When a team loses, it is too easy to say that they did not take the game seriously.
Both of those 2nd half fumbles were stripped fumbles. Replays clearly showed that. Field's fumble especially was so close that if his knee had hit the ground just a half second earlier, he would have been called down before the ball came loose. Bet both players will get an earful at practice concerning ball protection.
Been watching college football for over half a century. I have seen many great teams get upset. I love what I am seeing in the Buckeyes this year, but I am of the mindset that it is best to wait until the season is over with to claim the greatest. One game at a time. Hopefully five more games to go.
Not sure where to rank any Big Ten team other than the Buckeyes who have dominated everyone. Yes Minnesota is undefeated, but the West teams all seem to have many flaws. PSU has looked good but they now have a loss and could have two other ones if they had lost close games against Pitt and Mich. Seems to me that they have some issues. Mich has a couple of losses. Their DC has stated that Mich is just now hitting their stride. My response to that is that Buckeyes are also just hitting their stride. Scary.
Sorry but what the heck did these players and coaches do during the preseason practices? This is about as ugly of 20 minutes of basket ball as I have seen from a Buckeye team. No chemistry on this team at all.
Weekly rankings were only important prior to 1998 and the BCS era as it was the pollsters who were the ones who determined who the national champion was going to be. Since then, the only poll that matters is the last one. The rest during the season is only to give a 7 day bragging right to certain fans. I will get excited only after the last league championship game is played and the only poll that matters will be the last one two days later. Win and the Bucks are in, lose and let the arguments begin.