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Buckeye & Xavier alum. Amateur banter initiator. Expert coffee, deadlift, and whiskey celebrator.


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Comment 10 Feb 2019

As much as it pains me, I've got UM winning every game outside of OSU.

I think UMs offense is going to be night and day compared to last year. It downright shocked me that with Shea Patterson, DPJ, Collins, and Tarik Black that they NEVER ran 3 WR sets. Ever. I think that changes this year and you see them get those guys in space. Defense will take a big step back, but I think their O covers it.

Wisconsin will be tough, sure, but they run the exact type of offense that the UM defense is built to stop.

MSU is about to enter a period of despair. Their recruiting has been historically bad outside of Devontae Dobbs, and UM has started taking those high-ceiling 3-stars out of Ohio that MSU used to take. They are the most offensively incompetent team in the Big Ten right now and that's saying a lot. UM is going to beat MSU easily.

I think ND takes a step back, and on paper I think UM will have the better team.

I think PSU is a coin toss. PSU lost McSorely and really doesn't hasn't had fire QB recruiting. PSU defense should be much better than last year. Let's not forget UM beat PSU by 38 last year. I'm taking UM in that game as of Feb. 10.

I think OSU will be -3.5 at UM and win.

Comment 31 Jan 2019

This isn't necessarily about recruiting trends, but I do wonder what the impact affordability will eventually play in these demographic trends.

At what point will the warm weather states be so far priced out of market that the cold weather states become more and more desirable? They will inevitably be more desirable for business, and business brings jobs. Jobs in affordable areas can pretty valuable. There is a reason P&G and GE are still in Cincinnati, for example.

If we went into an economic downturn or had an extended period of struggle, I just wonder if the trends would shift. I think these types of things can be cyclical. No one is moving to San Francisco anymore, they're all bailing to cheaper Oakland. At one point, I'd imagine the saturation of these "high value" places will dictate a re-population of more affordable alternatives.

Comment 30 Jan 2019

He's right, all things considered.

It comes down to:

1. Local recruiting talent

2. Resources

3. School's commitment to winning

4. Tradition (Championships, Heisman winners, rings, etc.)

Ohio State is in that group because it has a strong showing in all 4. Clemson does not have the history, and only recently had their first championship. Oklahoma doesn't have the local talent. LSU doesn't really have the history either (and it competes with UGA/Bama). LSU is attractive, however, because of local talent. Florida State, for example, is way behind in facilities and the administration just hasn't been willing to move on it.

Comment 13 Jan 2019

Criticizing Tate's tweets, persona, and resulting transfer isn't "hating". I don't hate the kid, but I can express my distaste with how he handled all of this. I have no doubt him and Coach Day had a heart to heart, and that Coach Day told him the offensive philosophy of the future may not be exactly suited to his skill set. I have no problem with him transferring. It's his attitude, and having an issue with his attitude isn't in the same realm as "hate". 

Comment 08 Jan 2019

It's not really meant to be a comparison. This video from the Hitler documentary is used frequently in sarcastic and parody type things. I certainly didn't post it to compare Harbaugh to Hitler. It's just meant to be lighthearted and funny.

Comment 08 Jan 2019

Best part is the end when he's like...well, at least we can hand the ball to Al Washington, a great recruiter and future of our defense.

Comment 07 Jan 2019

This was clearly a combined decision with Urban and Day. Urban and Mattison won a Natty together. I have a hard team seeing him taking over as DC, but if he's coming in as a support role or assistant, I like it.

Comment 03 Jan 2019

With all of this information I’d say you could build your own Field of Dreams.

Comment 03 Jan 2019

If you came here to regulate on this thread, it’s okay. I did too. Instead, I regained a small glimmer of hope for sanity and small family farming. 

Comment 02 Jan 2019

Even more reason the concept of putting 2 teams from the same conference in the CFP is ridiculous.

Besides that, it's plainly obvious that the Pac 12 is a bad conference. When your biggest win is a 7-6 victory by Oregon over Michigan State, woof. Speaking off woof, the Big Ten East juggernauts - for all of its pre-season hype - went 1-3 in their bowl games. At least that dub was a Buckeye dub, but it's rough to see UM, MSU, and PSU all faceplant.

Small thing for you (and only because I'd want to know):