Native American Casinos on tribal land do not pay taxes, so most Americans don’t stand to gain anything but the thrill of randomly winning. To each their own though.
What’s odd—living your life outside of your comfort zone has an addictive quality. I learned the lesson during my college years and now I almost feel incomplete without those new experiences in my life with a certain amount of regularity.
Relax a little. And yes, I thinks it’s perfectly fair. It’s exactly what the student athlete signed on the dotted line to receive. And in many cases they get far more. Not sure how you can put a price on opportunity where there wasn’t one before, but here we are—discussing just that. These kids should be grateful, but instead we have a growing crowd base telling them they deserve something they haven’t earned yet. They need the university to get them where they want to be. And when they fulfill that commitment, THEN they get to partake in the perks of being a professional in their selected field.
That’s undersized for his position at the NFL level. And he was not NFL ready as a freshman playing for us. He is now significantly bigger, stronger, and more technically sound at his position. He’s now a first-round-draft-able player. That’s something This team and staff helped him become—something the Ohio State University football program helped him become.
Yea, but the differences between the NFL and collegiate level weren’t exactly qualifiers when he made his decision to step aside—wasn’t even implied.
Yea, it’s not like there’s a free college education being given them to them, a springboard into life that may include NFL dreams for many of them, free room and board, stipends for student athletes, etc...
This is a tired trope. The idea that the universities take but give nothing in return is absolute silliness. The entire model is built with the goal of giving back to students and student athletes. These kids know that—And they sign up for it with enthusiasm.
Why has interest waned in Najee Story?
That’s like asking Nick Saban to coach anywhere but Bama. There’s literally no advantage to it. Penn State is the king of college wrestling right now and Sanderson is the King of college wrestling coaches.
Oh no, they’re not any sort of rival...
Ok, you’ll have to pardon me for stepping into this, but why does it matter that his cause is pointless? Or that he has a strange obsession with it? As MODs, you’re treading oddly close to censorship that the site doesn’t condone. You’ve got to remember your position and influence on the website.
Pet peeve versus inconvenience? Was it really that bad?
Considering the likeliness of adding Styles and Harrison Jr, I kinda’ figured we weren’t gonna shop around for another WR. How many are you expecting us to take at the position?
He was actually ranked higher than Zeke.
I get that, but it feels like you’re speaking to the anomaly. For every Darren Spriles, there’s a thousand small backs who play complimentary roles as ‘third-down backs.’ And it’s getting even tougher for the smaller back to stay on the field because teams don’t game-plan around the RB like they used to—they plug and play.
There’s no mistaking his size. He’s mini. 5’9” and 195 lbs is f*ing mini for a college running back. Now, you wanna talk slot receiver, that’s a different story.
Be careful what you ask for... Dangerous political territory ahead. Lol
I don’t know that I’ve ever heard Knighton say he wasn’t a 3-down back, but he’s pretty obviously not a 3-down back. He’s mini—at least at this point. And Cooper is a slot receiver, not an H. Though we will see how the ‘H’ continues to evolve.
Exactly. In that era he would have been in the Heisman conversation from kickoff the following season. In that offense, he would have been THE guy. He would have broken records at a running back record breaking school. And when the time came, he would have been the number one RB taken in the draft.
I’m writing this and I’m almost irritated by it. I’m glad Clarett found his way in life, but when I think about what he left on the table, it kinda bugs me. Kinda.
So, next, the All-Cooper Team?
Good stuff, but I think I woulda’ gone with Maurice Clarett over Beanie Wells.
So much more than just rice...
Well, ON the record, they’re both kinda’ douchey. I can’t imagine it gets much better from there.
It really bugs me that Ohio Stadium was the recipient of that flag-planting, but it represents everything I’ve always liked about Baker Mayfield. Dude has more than flare—it’s fire. Good luck to him next season.
He’s a little undersized and is caught out of position more than he should, but he’s athletic. I’d bet that after he adds another 10-15 pounds and sees some better scheme/coaching, you’re gonna see a very strong OLB.
With that said, we got some stud linebackers waiting. We could very well see new starters next year.