This makes no sense if they're retaining Gene--he should've been there all day long, unless they're also considering kicking him to the curb.
2-10-1 will forever be a string of numbers that strikes pain into the hearts of the Buckeye faithful. I hate those numbers. I don't even blame Cooper all that much--his deer in the headlights look on the sidelines and dopey comments to the media made it abundantly clear that he was given a job for which he was not equipped. I more place the blame on the administration for giving that guy 13 years (he was also a putrid 3-8 in bowl games while at OSU).
I'd put the Orange Bowl loss to Clemson in the top 5, mainly because that game was completely winnable (we had them on the ropes and Hyde was running all over them until Philly Brown muffed a punt that turned the game in their favor) and because I can't stand Dabo.
1. The guy is a horrible official--if you watch the games, he's one of the worst out there.
2. On top of being terrible at his job, his on-court antics make it clear that he's trying to bring the spotlight to himself and make himself a household name...which is exactly what an official should not be doing.
3. On top of being terrible at his job and a publicity hound, he's a whiner who completely lacks any sense of self-awareness. The article above clearly shows this.
College basketball would be a lot better off if this guy retired (as he supposedly considered when whining about the Joel Berry affair that he (TV Ted) created). Of course, that was just typical TV Ted-orchestrated drama--he had no intention of ever doing so.
You've got your times mixed up--you wrote that OSU bball plays at 6:00 and the Under Armour game is at 7:00. It's actually the opposite (OSU at 7:00, Under Armour at 6:00).
Exactly. Why is it that everyone takes the simple-minded approach and assumes that the only way to shorten games is to run the clock? Here's a novel idea--every time there's a break in action due to someone scoring, a timeout, an injured player, etc., we don't let the networks cut to 17 commercials.
Don't be so surprised. You don't get it--there's a country mile between being signed and making the team. And b/c I'm an OSU alum and am inclined to speak against a former player (even one who gave half an effort, in my view), i'll decline to speak further.
Big Ten officials have long been interpreting the targeting penalty as "If it looks vicious, we're throwing the flag and ejecting the player, regardless of the whole head/neck requirements of the rule." This is exactly what happened here, and it's typical of Big Ten officials' longstanding practice of not understanding the rules of the game.
No response would've been the correct path. Lack of understanding of basic spelling plus thin skin isn't a good look, just FYI.
Um, it's decipher.
Good point. If he couldn't get into UC, there's something seriously wrong with his academics.
Author needs to proofread his work or check his calendar, one of the two. But today isn't the 5-year anniversary of October 12. 2012.
Just FYI, it's The University of Akron, not Akron University.
I'm no Pryor apologist (far from it, as a matter of fact), but let's be honest--your attacking him is avoiding the topic at hand. Here's an excerpt of one of the (many) articles on Hartline's comments. I realize peoples' opinions can differ, but this is some pretty bush league behavior on Brian's part in my opinion:
“If I’m building a team, what is [Pryor]?” said Hartline, a GlenOak High School graduate who spent six seasons with the Miami Dolphins and one with the Browns. “Is he my No. 1? God, I hope not because let’s put it this way: For me, I want a guy day in and day out I know what I’m getting. You don’t know what you’re going to get. You don’t know who’s going to show up. You don’t know if he’s going to get in trouble. You don’t know if he’s going to smart off. I need stability. That’s so more important to me. I need a guy that runs routes. I need stability. I need constant production. Is he a No. 2? OK, yeah. I mean maybe. He kind of disappeared the last couple weeks.
“So I’m very apprehensive as a Cleveland Browns guy to give out a contract. Listen, you had one year. You’re a flash in the pan. You’re trying to tell me with a guy that had suspect personality characteristics, I’m going to go ahead and hand you a bunch of money but you’re going to work harder? Uh, I think I’m going to bet against that if I’m a betting man.”
That's the point--good teammates (and good people, which are those you want around the program) settle their disagreements in private, not by taking sophomoric pot-shots at each other in the papers. Brian's comments reeked of jealousy and bitterness--Pryor was doing something light years better than Brian ever could, despite the fact that Brian had been practicing for years and Pryor just picked up the skills. Hopefully Brian apologized to Pryor for that.
Sure hope Brian's grown up in the past 9 or so months. His comments regarding Pryor last winter were the antithesis of being a good teammate.
Unfortunately, his comment in the article above doesn't exactly show that he's grown up much at all. Disappointing.
Eh, talk is cheap...and it's even cheaper after the fact.
Good thinking in keeping the name of the Grandview hotel secret--there are so many of them that those who are so inclined would never be able to figure it out on process of elimination alone.
Your statement that "it looks sketchy" only rings true with you--I'll refer to you to the various responses to your posts if you don't believe that. And again, on this whole nonsense, I'll pass along to you some words of wisdom: stop being naive.
Actually, you need to re-read what you originally wrote, which is what touched off all this nonsense. I'll help refresh your memory--your original words were that you "do not like" that boosters were even on the flight, and that their being there is "sketch." This new argument that you're spinning--that you really only care about the photos portion of all of this--is a massive step backwards from your original, ridiculous position. Realizing your original point what not well thought through, you've moved the goal posts, all while having the audacity to act as if you haven't. Spare us.
Whether you like it or think it's "sketch," those booster dollars are part of what goes into making the program what it is, and it happens everywhere. Stop being naive.
"If you can't take the heat, get yo ass out the kitchen."
Just another example of Cooper not quite understanding the big stage.