Sounds pretty good. Depends on the family friend plus maybe the amount. Is he an agent? If in fact it was an arm's length loan made in good faith that is repaid, it shouldn't be a season killer. Is there more to the story?
Most likely because it's not the vaunted SEC. IIRC Cam Newton was cleared within a day or 2 to play, when he was suspended for his daddy taking money. Hell he didn't even miss the game because the NCAA reacted so fast. Johnny Manziel's case moved pretty fast and resulted in a whopping half game suspension. I suspect you're right and the NCAA slow walks this one.
I guess the length of suspension depends A) the value or the amount of money received and B) if the NCAA applies the standards that they normally do with Ohio State or if they apply punishment as they do when it's Manziel/SEC. Because applying the latter he should only get a half game.
I also think Urban might've been wound a little tight and sometimes his teams played a little tight because of that. These guys under Day just seem to be having fun and enjoying it. I wonder if that is more of Day's personality rubbing off on the team vs the driven taskmaster Urban. I think Day appears that he might be an offensive innovator, a coach who sees the good in Urban's system but knows how to tweak the engine to fix some of the inherent weaknesses in the system. Urban certainly got hung up on those designed QB runs. Defenses adjusted over time and I'm not sure Urban changed with the times. Sometimes people become victim of their own success. It worked before so I know it will work again, instead of recognizing that times change because the opponent constantly adapts his philosophies, expectations, and strategies.
I agree that I maybe recruiting was impacted to some extent, but it was still 14th in the country (247). A lot of that appears to be because they only took 17 guys vs other the schools that ranked higher with 20-25 guys. Ohio State's average recruit ranking was still 4th overall, so the recruits they got are pretty good and that's with taking a project like Dawand Jones who brings down the recruiting average (and it appears like he was a good pickup). There might be some recruiting impact from it, but I'm guessing the Bucks weathered it pretty well for the most part. 2020 and 2021 classes seem pretty good right now.
Slightly OT: Right now I'm thinking Ryan Day might be a better driver than Urban was of the car that Urban built, but will Day be able to maintain the engine and keep it rolling? Time will tell. I'm hoping he's not a Mark Helfrich - A guy that was a very good head coach until his recruits were in place.
I don't know how ZS affected the team's play (though I think it may have further stressed Urban with what happened) , but I'm saying for me that just started the whole season with a bad taste in my mouth and then the D went south, it didn't get much better. Hard to enjoy.
So agree Sunny Buck.
I think Fick did admirably in 2011 under the circumstances and all of the turmoil. He didn't control who were his assistant coaches (some of whom might have been envious that they got passed over for the interim position). He had a pretty good recruiting class which Urban was able to finish off with a few good recruits when he came on board. They lost 6 games by like a touchdown or less with a true freshman playing QB in Braxton Miller. I kind of like how things turned out. If Fick had done outstanding and won a few more games, we might not hire Urban and we're not where we are at today.
Things are pretty good. A completely dominant team that is 8-0. A team that has won 14 straight, and 26 out of the last 27 games (since Iowa). If only they hadn't lost to Purdue last year in such an awful fashion. Granted most of last year was difficult to watch despite going 13-1, winning the B1G championship, and a Rose Bowl. It all started with the Zach/Urban controversy. Nothing ever felt right. It was hard to enjoy games despite having the best passing QB Ohio State has ever seen, because the defense stunk to high heaven.
I hear you. I slept on my neck wrong and woke up with the old "crick in the neck", which went away like it always does after a few days. Then a few days later it came back and I couldn't use my right arm for a week because I was in so much pain. That was nearly 3 years ago and for awhile it got better (there was always some tenderness in the neck and shoulder). In the last year it has started to degenerate into a shoulder issue despite avoiding doing anything to harm it. At some point I'm going to take off work and see a chiropractor. I use to heal up so easily when I was a young man.
If Nebraska plays us with the black unis, we need to wear the Cocaine White unis for that game.
I'd be happy if we're a top 40 defense this year. Just don't get gashed on 3 huge plays a game would be fine too. A bend don't break D would be fine. Make teams work for it more.
I think it might be hard to get 5 450 yard receivers. If we couldn't do it last year with an arm like Haskins, then I don't think we're going to do it with a more mobile dual threat style QB like Fields. I hope I'm wrong.
It would be okay if they actually followed the rule. How many times have I seen a defensive player lead with the shoulder and then the resulting impact causes a helmet-to-helmet contact but they uphold targeting? How many times does a defender attempt to go low, but the offensive player goes lower causing the helmet-to-helmet contact?
Growing up in Cincinnati, I've been a UC basketball fan since birth. I just wish Cronin would shut his mouth on certain subjects. He sticks his foot in his mouth too often. If he just coached, which he's a pretty decent coach, he'd be better off. He's got little man's disease and runs his mouth too much. He talks like a man who has accomplished something big, but he always falls short, like last year blowing a 22 point lead in the last 8 minutes of the game that would've put them in the Sweet 16 for the first time in years, and would have set them up for a Final Four run (they would've played Loyola in the next round and could definitely beat them). He so desperately wants to be loved, but a lot of the Cincinnati faithful don't like him. He's no Bob Huggins, who was the Godfather, the big man on campus, the man of the town and until he gets them to a Final Four or consistently gets them in the Sweet 16, he's not going to get a smidgeon of that kind of love, even though he's from Cincinnati.
I can't stand the Cincinnati attitude (though not everyone here shares that) about Ohio State. If you want the respect you think you deserve, go earn it, and quit bitching about it.
I think a lot of the woes related to the running game were because of the system. The read option requires a Qb to run and be fast. Dwayne was not that kind of qb and teams adjusted because they didn’t consider him a running threat. Penalties were bad on both sides of the ball. Very undisciplined in that regard.
If you say so. If we had a defense we can play with anyone, though I will give you that Clemson looked pretty good in the Natty, better than I thought they were on December 2nd of last year.
What I said on Facebook after the B1G championship game- “If this year’s team had something resembling a defense it would be one of the greatest teams in NCAA history. An ugly season that was often hard to enjoy, but in the end it ends with B1G championship and a likely Rose Bowl.”
Fickell wasn't quite ready for that job. I think he did admirably under the circumstances and all of the turmoil. He didn't control who were his assistant coaches (some of whom might have been envious that they got passed over). He had a pretty good recruiting class which Urban was able to finish off with a few good recruits when he came on board. They lost 6 games by like a touchdown or less with a true freshman QB.
Day comes in ready for the situation and it's definitely much better timing for him than Fickell. He has some question marks like can he recruit to at least a Tressel level and is really capable of dealing with the stresses of the job in the longer term? I think he can coast for 2 years with Meyer talent, but after that we will see. Got to fix the D, too.
That's 10 times better!
I'd be pretty stoked if Day could get 2 seasons like Oregon got with Helfrich, except for actually winning the natty. I think he can probably coast with Urbans's talent for a couple of seasons (especially if they can fix the D). After that it comes to down to can he maintain the recruiting and is he capable of running such a huge program and the stresses it provides.
I think Brian Snow is wrong. Carroll Widdoes stepped down from the HC position which was after Paul Brown. He remained an assistant for a few seasons afterwards.
I was thinking on the human comment when I read it, that maybe he really likes goats.
You also broke rule #2.
by people who value clicks over justice.
I like that choice of words. I'm going to use that in the future when commenting about social media and the news media.
Well, the U.S. Twitter Court of Law is partially who convicted him in the court of public opinion, along with the Facebook Court of Law and the Mainstream Media Court of Law. Though he has no chance of appeal or reversal of his conviction in any of those 3 courts.
I wondered that. Likely someone that the investigators didn't interview to ascertain the facts/his side of the story, so they didn't want to name names and have it backfire.