Devil's advocate here. So........you don't think a 19 year-old lineman (especially a black player) who weighs 350 lbs. doesn't have a comorbidity? Their weight alone - and perhaps their ethnicity, is/are... a comorbidity. We just never thought about it that way until now, and with the exception of heatstroke, didn't have to.
To actionstanley, our OP. Damn, your post made me pause. Sending thoughts and prayers your way.
Unlike most of you, I am not an alum, but might as well be with so many of my extended family members who are.
I grew up in Ohio, and like Jim Tressel once said, I was one of those kids who dove into a pile of leaves pretending I was Archie, Jim Otis or John Brockington. I am 63 years old and don't know what I will do on Saturdays in the fall other than play golf and pull weeds in my garden wishing I was in front of my TV making sure everyone had a beer.
We live in complicated times, my friends. This too, shall pass, but it will not be without pain.
Most of all, our thoughts should be with our OP who has some special moments left with his dad -- for which I pray you make every moment count.
There is no question that Fields should go -- and no question that he will. And yes, it is sad that we only got to enjoy one full season with talents like him and Haskins.
With that said, and not just for selfish reasons, I thought and still think, he needed and would have benefited from another year as a Buckeye QB under Ryan Day. For all of Fields' freakish abilities and his stats, there are parts of his passing game and decision-making that needed development as they would for any young man with only 1 year of real college experience.
So.....while there will be A LOT of hype about Fields and Lawrence coming into the draft, don't be surprised and angry if more than one scout says something about Fields touch and skills as a passer no matter how many records he broke at Ohio State. Net/net, he is gone to get paid. But it doesn't mean that he is fully ready yet..... and that is not a knock on him or any other kid in his shoes.
In fairness......isn't that the number of games Nick Bosa played before he moved on? No need to remind.......he left due to injury and the time needed to recover. Still, to paraphrase, "Nicky, we hardly knew ya."
That's not his fault......unless he is a writer for 11W and maybe BN.
On this we agree, 7. Losing Parsons is a massive blow to the Nitts. It would be like us losing, ah, never mind. You can't put a value on it.
Let's hope not. This is freaky shit for me. Sept. 19 is my wife's birthday, and yes, like me, a BGSU grad (athlete) and Buckeye for life. OTOH, her dad passed away this past April (not Covid) -- very tough on her, and he was a huge Boiler fan and booster. Like I said....freaky stuff. Okay......inching my way off the ledge and back to base.
I have no doubt that Tate can play QB at a collegiate level -- just at a smaller school. That is not an insult. Ben Roethlisberger went to Miami of OH, and last I checked, he made out OK. I thought he made a big mistake when he left Columbus by not going to UNLV, Nevada, San Diego St, etc.
Funny thing, though: you guys remember when we played Rutgers 2+ years ago and Tater set an OSU record for the most consecutive pass completions in a game? He was on fire, and yes, it was Rutgers. But it was still fun to watch. OTOH, the "QB run packages" with him vs. TTUN were a disaster. Everyone knew what was coming when it was clear he was not going to pass.
Their recruiting isn't even close to OSU.
Urban Meyer and Ryan Day would like a word, but hey, stick to your guns.........
I have always believed that Bo and Woody put so much into beating each other the last game of the season -- which was often for the Big Ten championship, that nothing was left for the Rose Bowl that followed. You can even add the 2006 debacle vs. Florida in the desert to that list of bowls or natties that came after THE GAME......that seemed to pale by comparison. Yes, the Gators kicked our ass, but I will never believe they beat us 8 or 9 times out of 10 if they played that often as so many SEC fans and coaches had stated.
I am old enough (was at BGSU) for the 1976 Rose Bowl, and I couldn't believe what I saw either. But Rose Bowl losses were commonplace for OSU and Michigan, so the shock factor wasn't really there. The 1998 loss to Sparty, however? That was the worst. I don't include the 2013 loss to Sparty because the Defense on that team was a joke. Losing to Clemson this year is something I won't get over until we beat them. Just once.........before I am in an urn.
Urban Meyer has been saying (and Day echoed it last year) for 3+ years that Penn State is recruiting at a very high level. As someone who reads and listens to the local news, I can vouch for them. Penn State has only trailed us in talent depth -- appreciably so, but only in depth nonetheless. They are an elite QB from being nearly our equal. So, to rank them at 5, while I agree is a little high, they are a legit top 10 team at the very least.
If we believe the Big 10 is an elite football conference.........then go on to say that our biggest threat to go undefeated is not in the top 10 nationally, we are talking out of both sides of our mouths.
He will open it up more this season. It will be a modified air-raid offense for sure. Just enough runs to keep the D honest.
Uh.....IF there is a season.
I would agree with that......only I have immediate family. No. It isn't easy.
The game shouldn't have been close last year. But since the OP is writing in "ifs and butts", if Fields doesn't fumble that 2nd TD away, the rout was on and everyone could feel it. Sort of like, if Fields and Dobbins connect on that ill-fated TD attempt vs. Clemson, that whole game changes. Ifs and butts, ifs and butts.....
Wow. How do you like that? This group went from the most maligned unit in recent OSU (defensive) history to gaining a hat trick for the Butkus Award nominations. That doesn't happen often. Hey, good for them and moreover, good for their coaches! And...we know.the guys in the 2 and 3 deep have to strongly believe........"I'm just as good or better than they are."
I can see your point, but as a BG alum.....comparing the largess of MAC schools, no matter how they are endowed, to that of the B1G schools is a nearly laughable comparison. Your listing (and I appreciate the effort you went to) proves that point. The fact that MAC teams play so many games from Tuesday through Friday night as their only means of garnering TV revenue further proves the point.
2016 catch by Noah Brown at Oklahoma.
Agree with these sentiments. I wish Gill all the best. Still remember that long TD catch and run he made vs. Rutgers back in November as I sat in those stands freezing my azz off. I thought at that moment, this kid was our future as a game breaker. Oh well....Good luck to the young man.
As a BG grad and (very) modest $$ supporter, this is very bad news for my alma mater and the many schools like it.
Under-rated: David Cutcliff at Duke.
Over-rated: Harbaugh is the easy, obvious choice. I am afraid Willie Taggart may be the lifetime achievement winner, however.
Agree. I won't bury my head in the sand and not admit that Mack's success is likely to raise eyebrows, but I won't go the full bagman conspiracy. Doing so, just makes me/us sound like Michigan fans who believe to their dying breath that those shenanigans are the root of OSU's success......regardless of head coach.
I agree with this. My daughter graduated from UNC Chapel Hill 2 years ago, and believe me, a young man can to a LOT worse than go to UNC. You can argue it will always be a basketball school first, but he has a chance to build something there as opposed to being a small cog in the wheel at OSU, Clemson or somewhere else. And with regard to his future NFL draft prospects, I don't see this hurting him a bit if he has the tools. Film is film and talent is talent.
Me too. I will be happy to celebrate a natty with a win over Clemson at home or in a bar - quite happy. But.....the Masters would be special.
Yup. Vern Gholston would have too. But yes, Boren would have been ejected from the game, sadly enough. In a righteous effort to make the game safer, things have gotten weird to the point it cost us a shot at the natty back in December.
Good memories for sure! I also remember Brian Hartline taking out 2 Iowa defenders in that night game in 2006. I forget who scored the TD, but it was an amazing play.
So what part of my post are you disagreeing with, Maine? I am confused.
Never mind. This thread is almost a week old. I forgot to turn the page and not give a damn now.