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Comment 10 May 2019

If you're expanding the playoff to eight, functionally, you're expanding the playoff to 16 teams (Power 5 conference championship games become the round of 16). I'd rather move to the FCS model at that point. 24 teams, Give the Top 8 seeds a bye, give an AQ to all conferences. 

Comment 01 Apr 2019

I get the visceral "nope" reaction to Giddens and his past at Ohio State. However, I think we're really in a pretty narrow market for Grad Transfers. We only want a 1 year Grad Transfer, and I suspect Holtmann is not overselling the playing time. Sure, they will get a chance to compete, but he's probably nothing more than an 8-12 minutes a night player. That's means we're probably not getting starters from even lesser conferences to transfer in. We're looking for a guy who can compete and defend other bigs. That's something we can find in a grad transfer, we won't get a difference maker unless we can offer difference maker playing time. 

Comment 27 Mar 2019

I think it depends on what Brunk wants out of his experience. If he's a Keyshawn Woods, looking to win, he might be willing to take 10-15 minutes on a tournament team. If he wants to be a 30 minute an evening guy, my guess is he's on a Missouri Valley or MAC team next year. 

Comment 10 Feb 2019

I'm sure there are some players who are mid-round NFL talents who might be interested in taking an early pay day, but as long as leagues like the XFL and AAF are coached by washed up NFL coaches and the assistants are fired FCS coordinators, I think it's gonna be hard to convince people this is serious big level football, and it's a smart alternative to forego the normal development path. 

Comment 26 Jan 2019

Yes, Kaleb Wesson is the most talented player on the team. He's capable of creating offense, which is something this team really struggles with. His presence attracts double teams. 

Yes, he makes dumb fouls. What makes it worse is it looks like the foul trouble is really getting in his head. Every questionable foul his teammates have to restrain him from getting a technical. 

That being said, LeDee is no help on offense, and not very good at defending physical interior players without fouling. He can run the floor, but he really needs to develop strength to be a real asset to this team. 

Comment 17 Jan 2019

Seems highly unlikely, in part because Cris Carter went on national TV and said he is no longer physically able to be a Head Coach and suggested Urban could have a major health event on the sideline. 

If Urban wanted to coach again, I don't think he'd have his people giving future rival head coaches such powerful ammo. 

Comment 01 Jan 2019

Don't repeat the mistake of Tim Beck. Other programs have decided he can't handle top level football. Nick Saban kept him on staff for only one year. 

Comment 01 Jan 2019

I don't see the logic in hiring Don Brown or Schiano. 

Neal Brown the Troy coach makes a lot of sense here I think. He doesn't make a large salary at Troy, He's from the same Hal Mumme coaching tree as Holgorsen, and his record is very impressive. 

Although, don't rule out boosters trying to force a Rich Rod return, it's unlikely, but hell, Mack Brown is back at North Carolina, and Gary Andersen is back at Utah State. 

Comment 11 Aug 2018

I think you're low balling the contract for Brantley and Miller. Brantley even hurt last year was worth a win and a half, and will be at least two this year. That suggests his value should be in the 12-15 a year range. The last two years suggest Miller is worth 20 million a year. We will see how the rest of the year pans out, but if Miller stays healthy, hard to see him getting less than 15 from a big market team. Cody Allen's an interesting case, he's been pretty bad this year. However, if I'm being frank, looking at the history of relievers who have spent several years playing for Tito, I think letting Allen go make sense. Look at how production has fallen for relievers who have a lot of appearances/heavy usage in recent years (Dan Otero, Bryan Shaw, Andrew Miller, Cody Allen),

Also worth noting, the salary for Lindor is probably going to be around 11 million next year unless Cleveland signs a long term contract. Kris Bryant signed for 10.7 as an Arb 1, and his production was lower than Lindor's. 

Comment 21 Feb 2018

Wanting to play football again, and being cleared to play football again are very different things. Setting a high bar might help motivate and aide in recovery. That being said, he'll still need to be cleared to play again, and I think it will be hard for Shazier to get medically cleared. It's possible the severity of the injury was in part caused by a pre-existing condition, like spinal stenosis. That's a medical malpractice lawsuit waiting to happen. Wish him nothing but the best, but I think it's unlikely he could get cleared even with a 100% recovery. 

Comment 15 Feb 2018

Worst: 2011 vs. Michigan State. The 2015 loss hurt more, but watching Joe Bauserman quarterback was physically painful. 

Best: 2017 win against TSUN. Stadium OHIO in their house was amazing. 

Comment 29 Dec 2017

It will certainly be an adjustment to Ohio State in terms of recruiting and scheme. He's had to build defenses designed to handle the PAC 12, the short offensive possessions of the Leach Air Raid, and Wazzu's below average talent. Moving to OSU where you don't have to scrounge for talent, might create challenges for Grinch. Also I've never been sold on 3 man fronts on defense in the Big Ten. He might never be able to make a defense work in the Big Ten. 

That being said, this was a bad offseason for Wazzu. Leach was rumored out the door, Falk was hurt, Top WRs were gone, and Grinch spent time in Columbus. The performance was bad, but all the evidence suggests he's one helluva secondary coach, even if you aren't sold on Grinch as DC. It's a good hire. 

Comment 04 Dec 2017

I've spent a fair amount of time around competitive public speaking in college. Riveting I know. However, I think that circuit has a strong analog to the question posed. Like in college football, there are many haves and have nots. In a response to not meeting their own expectations rather than introspection/demanding more of one's self, a number of college speech teams have formed their own little leagues with their own championships. The team at Ohio University did this. They were once Top 5 National school to start this decade, now they are a non-factor. Not even a Top 50 program. When they leave their self created bubble, they get destroyed.

When your competition is weaker, you get weaker. Your standards slip. I also think you lose some self respect in the process.

Focusing on your perception of unfairness in a community is unproductive, self evaluation and self improvement is the only way out. Talking about why you aren't "wanted" is just self rationalization. We shouldn't be interested in creating national championships, we should be winning them. 

Comment 01 Dec 2017

Not to get too conspiratorial but does the Fulmer wanting to be AD thing mean he was in on the sabotage of Schiano's hiring?

It's been well established Peyton Manning knew ahead of time, hard to imagine Fulmer didn't either. 

Comment 30 Nov 2017

Honestly, if your Les Miles, do even you want this job? Based on recent events, hard to imagine the new Tennessee coach having a long leash. Like if Tennessee is 5-7 or 6-6 is the Tennessee fan base gonna accept that in year 1? Being on the hot seat in year 1 isn't going to interest many coaches, unless you're grabbing coaches where this is their one shot at a high resource job.