I'm not suggesting it. Just stating it's a rumor here. I tend to think it originates from either Georgia or gamecocks, as their forums are where most of it is posted.
I made no assumption he was dirty, just considering all possibilities, including he was vehemently opposed to it. I also don't just take people at their word. It's not mental gymnastics to know you wouldn't want anything shady to be on a university issued phone. If that makes me cynical, then fine. I am decidedly not smarter than everyone else.
I use bag men as a generic term, taking care of players happens in many different ways and is not always endorsed by the residing head coach
The rumors are newspring funnels money to the kids and their families. Huge mega church, outreach, hidden money etc
The texts from Urban don't necessarily prove he was opposed to paying players, could be he was smart enough to say he was against it in a text on a state university issued phone. Not saying urban was running a dirty program or he advocated paying players, but just because we havent been tied to anything doesn't mean it didn't happen.
i posted in college sports, not ohio state football. You can accuse me of whining about the disparity in coverage but not being jealous. Those two schools are head and shoulders above everyone else. Good for them. My point is if any of these accusations had ohio state attached it would be everywhere for months
Sure, bag men are everywhere, including OSU. I don't think it's targeting whoever is at the top that's not OSU, its wondering why no one else gets the same coverage we would for similar offenses.
Look, I agree we got our asses handed to us by them. Dabo is a lights out recruiter and they do a good job of finding some under the radar type guys in addition to taking about whoever they want at the top. Not using this as any excuse. I just live in clemson country and get very tired of the idea that they are "different" than everyone else, just a small school that does thing the "right way", Dabo is such a good man and he is so strong in his faith, implying that's part of the success. If there is a tinge of whining in my post if would be around the fact that they don't face the same scrutiny in the press.
I don't disagree with his statements about Haskins, but he is also touting Devin Bush as the best player in the draft. So there's that...
I'm guessing the ship has sailed, but any chance Smith reconsiders as this point?
Very much like a 0-0 or 1-1 soccer match. Constant tension. Not everyone enjoys that though
Thanks. Went back and looked at his measurables, pretty close too. But toughness and leadership for sure
next Hines Ward
The biggest challenge with The Portal is sifting through it.
“Lots of these guys are walk-ons who never played,” says our guide. “You have FCS guys mixed in. You don’t know if he’s an All-American or he’s graduated and just put his name on here. There’s no filter. You don’t know even know if they’re academically eligible. It’s interesting.”
First, why do walk ons need to enter into the portal, if they aren't on scholarship, can't they leave and go where they want?
Second, why does it not surprise me that the NCAA can't come up with a better interface that allows sorting and filtering?
Walk-on quarterback Kory Curtis has also entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal, potentially leaving the Buckeyes with minimal depth at the position.
Why does a walk on have to enter their name in a transfer portal?
he definitely has some people pulling for him to the U
Headed to the U
This is very encouraging
What he inherited was a group of players that were certainly talented (look at current NFL players such as Jake Ryan or Frank Clark) but were either put in bad positions or didn’t have the technique necessary to compete at a high level. Mattison changed that nearly overnight.
Really, it starts with technique and fundamentals, and given how the back seven for Ohio State struggled in that area in 2018, expect that to be shored up quickly in 2019. Mattison is a master at diagnosing where players are faltering and turning that around.