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MEMBER SINCE   September 25, 2018

Penn State and Ohio State fan (attended both schools)

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Comment 08 Sep 2020

All of those states above, except Minnesota (which has a republican senate and democratic house), have both houses of their legislature that are majority republican.  The problem is a few of them have to fight with the democratic governor .

Comment 31 Aug 2020

Full disclosurse: I attended both Penn State and Ohio State for college.  But most I know on PSU side aren't supportive of PSU president Eric Barron in any of this. He was known for being selfish when being at Florida State too.  I don't think it's a coincidence that the remaining universities have republican governors and the rest (except Indiana) are run by democrats. 

Comment 30 Aug 2020

Penn State's recruiting is suffering because they heavily rely on in-face contact and visits to get commitments. It's not a blue-blood and State College being the only big town in central PA means that being able to host recruits is absolutely essential.   Plus, I think many are in wait and see mode because Franklin finally got rid of inexperienced Ricky Rahne as OC (never should've been hired in the first place) to hire Kirk Ciarrocca so people don't know what exactly to expect.   I say all this as a fan of BOTH Ohio State and Penn State.  I assume that's acceptable around here since PSU is not OSU's rival lol

Comment 27 Dec 2019

LOL actually most Gopher fans on Daily Gopher and elsewhere were complimentary of the hire and said good things.  Don't act like you speak for them, but that's cute though...

Comment 27 Dec 2019

A snake for what? Hiring a guy from PA who grew up a Penn State fan and improved the things at Minnesota that PSU needs help with? Give me a break. 

Comment 27 Dec 2019

The hate here for Franklin is unreal.  Penn State's main problems  was its passing game and QB play, and Ciarracco did a masterful job improving both aspects at Minnesota.  Ciarrocco is from Pennsylvania and grew up a Penn State fan.  

Comment 18 Oct 2019

This is a very dumb take.  Your points are laughable.  Your evidence is past performance against Harbaugh and a 2015 Penn State team that was flat out bad?  I can tell you never studied statistics either.  You are not using nearly enough data when PSU has won 4 of the last 5 games in State College.  PSU has a top defense and Shea is not good in the air and I can tell you haven't actually watched Shea in action this year.  PSU wins easily, and you'll look back at this post as an embarrassment. 

Comment 29 Sep 2019

Franklin may be overrated, yes. But the whole "cheerleader" and "hype" labels I tend to think I are racist reactions.  Are some of the glib remarks against based on his race? I tend to think so as Mike Tomlin gets the same comments as well as Willie Taggart and Kevin Sumlin.  I wonder if we'd say the same about white coaches that are better recruiters than in-game management coaching.  But those labels are rarely assigned to them instead to say that they're just merely a bad coach.  

Comment 15 Sep 2019

PSU and OSU fan here (at OSU now for MBA), and I love the Pitt-Penn State rivalry.  But PSU's AD is an idiot when it comes to the whole thing. The game yesterday was a scrappy, defensive slugfest.  It's actually one of the rare ones where PSU won in the trenches where its recently MO has been big plays or a loss (as we saw in 2017 PSU-OSU game, PSU was lost when OSU limited the explosive plays).  I thought that once Pitt was in the 1 yard line, the tie was inevitable --- I had no expectation PSU would defend the goal line but they did. 

One thing I noticed that living in Columbus, if I do have Penn State gear, everyone is still pretty friendly and such.  I understand OSU frustrations where my fellow fans keep trying to beg OSU to be their rival as some jilted lover left on the altar.  Pitt is the rival and the game yesterday proved it. 

Furthermore, wow the conference looked BAD yesterday besides OSU.  Even Iowa-Iowa State was a sh*tshow on both sides.  But maybe rivalry games just do that? 

Comment 13 Sep 2019

A friend of mine's brother goes to IU and the general feeling is the fans are apathetic when it comes to football. I don't even think they  fill their student section.

Oh and full disclosure,  I'm new to here (technically joined in 2018 but first comments have been recent) and went to Penn State for undergrad and master's and I'm at Ohio State for an MBA.  So I'm a fan of both teams.  I'll root for both teams when they're not against each other  but when it comes to matchup against Penn State, I'll stay away from here and not antagonize as I have to root for PSU.  I hope this doesn't earn me a blocking from the site given my dual loyalty! If it does, I understand.