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NYCBuckeye


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2003 Championship / 2006 TTUN Game / 2013 Penn State Game
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Comment 11 Nov 2019

Just a horrible take in every way possible. Haskins was 13-1 as a starter, won the B1G Championship and Rose Bowl. Rewrote the single season record books. OSU is currently #1 (likely #2 tomorrow) and undefeated. Not to mention the fact that OSU has another year with a QB it wouldn't have landed had Burrow stayed. So please, tell me...how was starting Haskins a mistake? How would we have been better off?

Comment 29 Oct 2019

It's not about simply "being paid." It is about denying an athlete the opportunity to be compensated for possessing 'value' others are willing to pay for.

If I had a full ride academic scholarship - should I not be allowed to a paid TA? or private tutor?

If I had a full ride for musical talent - should I also not be able to offer private music lessons?

And in no way, particularly at reputable power 5 programs, are those benefits commensurate with the value they bring in. If we're talking about fairness here. 

Comment 16 Oct 2019

He's either being shady or intentionally uninformed. There are videos of him working with QBs individually or at camps. It is extremely common for players of any position to have individual coaches off the team's staff.

It's like saying "I'm not sure what Butch Harman or Hank Haney does." Avery coaches QBs and his track record suggests that he does it very well.

Comment 27 Sep 2019

It was one game on the road against a good team. Calm down. As for the Army game: this was a good Army team and Service Academies are always difficult (Navy 2010 - you know, same year OSU lost to a bad Purdue team and an overrated USC team? Season turned out pretty nicely)

Virginia Tech 2014, Iowa 2017, Purdue 2018, etc. Is UM as talented as those OSU teams? Not at all. But let the meat of the schedule play out before we presume them dead after 3 games. Not defending them, and I thoroughly enjoy their demise. But reports of it may be premature at this point. Thx

Comment 01 Sep 2019

Why? He was going to be behind a quarterback who as significantly better. He chose to leave instead ifbbe his backup. I don’t understand the continue obsession with someone who doesn’t even play for Ohio state. 

Comment 08 Aug 2019

Wondering how different the responses would be if it concerned Nick Bosa last year. I know the situations were different - given Nick Bosa was (involuntarily) injured - but he still chose to leave the team to begin training/rehab in California (as a captain). I had no problem with him doing it at all, just think the thread would tilt more towards give him the damn ring than we see with Bryant.

Comment 31 May 2019

Here for all the internet tough guys who would have *definitely* punched the doctor in the face (and thereby run the risk of sacrificing their scholarship, possible criminal charges, and a ruined reputation)

Comment 21 May 2019

Zeke was such a screw up yet it was a) Joey who was suspended for the first game and b) Zeke that still went 4th in the draft (high for an RB) and dominated his final year (Joey too had a strong year but to suggest Zeke was 'horrible influence' is a bit much) 

Comment 30 Jan 2019

People will make a big deal out of this, but it is not THAT much different from JUCO rankings that 247 also uses. It's an easy way to find / organize information on transfers in a given offseason. 

I have yet to see any evidence that the transfer portal has caused a rash of transfers in CFB. It's not as if the portal created transfers. Just seems to be a good marketplace for schools and transfer players to connect. It's going to be fine.

Comment 08 Jan 2019

Fair point. They also dominated inferior offenses - which is what good defenses are supposed to do, and where we failed, even with superior athletes. 

What's so difficult to see?