It would be great for college basketball if the Big East can put the band back together, but what about the AAC? Do they stand pat on existing full and associate members? Do they try and replace UConn with say, FAU, FIU or even Marshall? Could the AAC try and poach somebody from the Big12, in an effort to become more relevant, kicking off another conference realignment domino scenario? Inquiring mindx want to know.
UConn plays football ?
Gasp! You are saying that the Brady Bunch was not real?. Next I suppose that you will claim that Saint Nick is a myth! Blasphemy!
Ohio State has had a great defensive line under the recruiting and tutelage of Mr. Johnson, yet I am in awe after witnessing Clemson and Roll Tide's d-lines simply devour their opponents across the line of scrimmage. Are PEDS that potent?
Unfortunately it is not a new low. Crap like this happens every year. I helped with a 6U coach pitch baseball team and I was astounded at the parents reliving the probably non existent glory of their lost youth through the athletic exploits of their children. Their child not being a winner at age four is traumatic to some parents. Throw in alcohol, opioids, and just plain meaness, you have have a recipe for violence on the sandlot.
Trends? If you want serious consideration for the BIG 10 to earn a CFP slot, do not have your last two teams that did quality lose 38-0 and 31-0 respectively. Benefit of the doubt is earned, not given.
Good analysis CincyBuck. The 2019 may be more enjoyable to fans than Urban Meyer's last four in Columbus simply because OSU may well be an underdog in the big games. Not having the angst of the Buckeyes needing to be perfect is likely to be uplifting for fans.
As of June 17th, the Reds are on pace to win seven more games than they did in 2018. Not a lot of on field improvement given how active the team was during the off season. The one positive at least for the front office was getting rid of Homer Bailey and his mega contract.
I would rather the team have players with the skills of CJ Saunders or Hunter Renfo over the speed of say a Jalin Marshall. #fundamentalsmatter.
Tue trip to Lincoln.will answer the question of whether the defensive woes of the Buckeye back seven were caused by inadequate talent or inadequate coaching.
50 years ago I was a Stadium Dorm resident. The "Rock" was only 47 years old but was deteriorating. Dirt, crumbling concrete, and rusting girders. My last visit in 2010 showed the new outer shell and the cosmetic changes, which were great, but I have to wonder given the proximity of the Olentangy, if the structural integrity can outlast a rising water table.
You are correct the "four corners" sucked in terms of satisfying fans desire for action, but there is also entertainment value in witnessing sound fundamentals.
As an old guy I fondly remember Phil Ford and the four corners.
Tradition is what binds generations together. Tradition is a building block of society.
The VC was, is, very collegiate.
As to the topic, being an old guy who lived in SSD 68' to 72', and being one who spent too much time crawling from the North Berg to the VC, I cannot for the life of me remember Conrad's.
Salad dressing I understand is great there!
Mr. Warren's curriculum vitae is impressive. A great candidate to build upon Jim Delaney 's BIG10 revenue successes and maybe, just maybe, bring the conference football have nots to a level of competitive relevance. It is good to hire from outside the ruling clique to reinvigorate an organization.
i do not have easy access to yearbooks or newspaper microfiche and the late 60's is an internet dead zone. The specific school really does not matter as long as the player and community get the recognition. I am curious though if my mind is playing tricks on me. As always, your contributions to Eleven Warriors are appreciated, especially by us history and stat buffs.
Rivalry aside, I hope the young man can get his academics in order as life is more than athletics.
Me thinks John Doll was a Portsmouth Clay HS Panther and not a Portsmouth Trojan. I believe John Doll's notoriety as a Buckeye walk on was that he did not play high school football and Clay has never fielded a gridiron team. Then again my memory often fails me. Maybe a denizen of Scioto County can give clarification.
Even in the day and age of high powered offenses, defense still wins championships, and that is the criteria upon which all OSU football head coaches will be judged.
I live way down yonder in the land of
cotton Dabo. Tiger fans tend to be condescending towards Buckeye fans with comments like "bless your heart" or "you poor thing". Both terms can be considered southern "code" for "they are superior". Yet I do sense absolute arrogance and hatred from Clemson fans. The term "Clemsoning" is within their recent memory. Their hate is reserved for Urban Meyer, a common trait among college football fans in Dixie.
For those of us who grew up way before the digital age, sports memories were made of newspaper stories with grainy black and white photographs. The written word shaped legends of triumph and failure. Mr. Nasrallah was born thirty years to late.
Hindsight may well indicate that Urban Meyer's greatest accomplishment at Ohio State was the elevation of recruiting and coaching at the other Big10 schools. The evidence is contained in articles such as this
For those of us who are of a certain age, Bart Starr was the prototypical quarterback. Skill, leadership, toughness, and he possessed an uncommon honor in the way he conducted himself both on and off the field. And yes, he played for Roll Tide in college