This vitriol directed at Kirk for this is comical. 11W has a poll about the regular season being affected by CoVid19. 57% of the votes think that the regular season will be impacted some how. The opinion Kirk gave was not out of line. Many are worried about much more than sports down the road. What we know is that the pandemic is changing our lives. How long will it last? No one knows for sure, but the old adage "Hope for the best, prepare for the worst." seems to apply here. He gave an opinion - he is paid to give his opinion. Let's all hope that he is surprised and we can have a season. But, don't plan on it because reality could kick you in the balls.
Sorry Huffdaddy, PWOs deserve every bit as much of a BOOM as schollys. The team needs them to provide quality practice time for everyone involved. The coaches want him otherwise he would not be a PWO.
Watch any game Richard Sherman has played. Many examples of making contact early and breaking up the play without PI or holding called. And he has been considered one of the best in the league. Coaches look for players who can get the contact the instant or just close enough before the ball arrives so that no penalty is called. It is an art, and Sherman excels at it. Hopefully with a lot of work JO can achieve that kind of success in the league
Remember the 90’s? There was a lot of talk from TTUN that we were no longer their rival. Their mistake. Never view them as anything else but our biggest rival.
HSS - You, fine sir, have hit the nail on the head. I still have ties to the athletic department and take a tour of the Woody Athletic Facility about every 3 or 4 years. The number one attraction for recruits when on the tour? Not the trophies or the rings, not the weight room or the locker room. It is the board that shows Buckeyes in the NFL. Top shelf players are seeking a good, reliable pipeline to the NFL. They want to know that the school they attend can develop them for the next level.
Everyone is focusing on the star rankings here to make their points. However, Ramsey's post is more about negative recruiting than star rankings. Every major coach in the nation saw the plethora of highly ranked WR's headed to OSU. For anyone to assume that they would not use that as negative recruiting is naive at best. Like what are they going to say? "OSU does a great job of mixing in the running plays during a game"? Hell no, they are going to grab onto anything they can to dissuade a recruit from going to Columbus. That's the way this ugly recruiting game plays out.
I'm not saying that they are not an elite institution. What I am saying is that they do indeed lower their admission standards for incoming scholarship athletes - particularly football. From what I have heard through the grapevine it is more so than say the likes of Northwestern or Stanford. Have a friend who's cousin went to ND and they confirmed this by stating his academic qualifications were much lower than other ND students.
Ha! ND is listed as one of the 'smart schools'?! If that is so how to they sign a player like Bartleson? ND may be a prestigious academic school, but there are a lot of football athletes signees who have to be sub standard to their admissions requirements.
Looks to me like there is no Self discipline on the Kansas team...... I'll show myself out.
I thought TTUN was their rival!!!
National Champions 2020-2021. First Champions of the new decade (Monday's natty counts as the 2019 season)
Pet peeve here: I know the vast majority of people consider 2020 as the start of a new decade. But, think about it. The Gregorian Calendar (you know, it's the one that we currently use) began with year 1 AD. There was no year 0. Hence, the end of the first decade (a full 10 year period) was Dec 31, 10 AD. The beginning of the second decade was Jan 1, 11 AD which ended on Dec 31, 20 AD. So, the beginning of the our new decade according to the Gregorian Calendar is Jan 1, 2021.
Now, get off my lawn!! ;)
^ This! When you watch it over you can see that Lawrence saw him coming and initiated the helmet contact by crouching and lowering his helmet to the contact. He was not forced to duck down, he did it on his own initiative. If he had not ducked and lowered his head Wade would have made contact at waist level.
I wonder if they deliver to the Seattle area!
^ This times 1000!
Most likely you will not hear anything until OSU knows they are actually going to the Championship Game.
Wow! Watched the video interview on the link. Is it me or does it seem like every TTUN player has the same disdain for the press that Harbaugh displays every time he is interviewed? Seems to be a lot of sour grapes up there.
It was most likely removed because someone did not know Ralph Lauren's real name - look it up!
Tatum–Woodson Defensive Back of the Year This is a B1G conference award - any DB on OSU should know the name Tatum. Archie is still employed by the university and shows up regularly at the Woody. Everyone on the team should know him.
Your best bet at this point is probably going to be Ebay. Seems like every online retail site is sold out. Finding a #1 in the correct size may be a bit of a problem, however there are quite a few other numbers in various sizes. Fanatics also has the '16 Chic Harley jersey on sale for a pretty good price (close out).
Long time Season Ticket holder here. Have been to a few bowl games, but they are usually quite costly. Ticket prices are high, and air fares are ridiculous at this time of year. Would much rather travel to regular season away games (went to Nebraska this year). However, I did put in for tickets to the OSU Clemson game as my brother lives in the Phoenix area and hit me up for the tix.
As I understand, OSU ticket requests for the bowl games generally favor OSU applicants who are closer to the location - hence, living in Washington State I'm a little higher up on the hierarchy for the tickets. That is another reason you see so many west coasters at the western bowl games. And, of course, there are quite a few fans out here who will buy their tix on the secondary market as they can make travel plans fairly easy if they find a good price on tix.
As for me this year, we have a brand new 70" Vizio that was much cheaper than buying tix and traveling to a bowl game. Will have the family over for a fun time.
We have also been to Glendale to see the Buckeyes play before. We really do not like that stadium. It is perhaps the worst modern stadium for a football game. Would never go back to see another game there.
Squeaking by is being up by one or two and the other team has the ball at your 20 with 3 secs left and their fg kicker clunks one off the upright to secure your win.
There was never a moment after the 5 min mark that I thought we would lose. That's not as comfortable as being up by 35 and getting the second string in to mop it up, but it is still comfortable.
The west champ is the designated home team - they have choice of jerseys. Most probably whites for the Buckeyes.
Consider this: With 3 Buckeyes in contention it may go to Taylor. Fields, Young, and Dobbins could pretty much split any votes coming the Buckeyes way, and Taylor will get all the votes from writers who will not vote for a Buckeye. He is a good back who will get many votes from the west division. It is not right but it is a possibility.
Pure Alabama! Troll Tide........