NeilWood - The mere fact that you can't even spell the word "Cincinnati" makes any opinion null and void.
I love Ramzy's writing, BUT....
Starting TE is the only position just as popular on the roster as the Back-Up QB. Every football fandom I've ever been a part of bitches about not throwing the TE enough. Yet, every fandom also complains when an offense is built around plodding, 4-yard passes that garner virtually zero YAC.
Plain & simple, if our offense needs the TE position to be a consistent, formidable weapon this year, we are in for a world-of-hurt.
You don't get it. Spielman has said OSU can use his name and likeness anywhere they want. But when they strap a corporate sponsorship to it, that's when Ohio State is crossing the line. So championship pictures and game/action shots are used, Spielman love it!
Hell, they can put his image on every white towel in every lockerroom on campus and Chris will be fine with it. But when those WHITE towels are sponsored by the Klu Klux Klan, that's when they are infringing on his rights.
- Besides two games, I've watched every Ohio State game that has been played since the 2000 season. Those two missed games were vs. Washington State (Mo Clarett break-out - my honeymoon), and Purdue (Kenny G game - my 10 year anniversary in Jamaica).
- My two favorite memories as a Buckeye fan involve hugging/celebrating other men....1) Holy Buckeye, and 2) Curtis Samuel's 2OT TD
- When people ask "You are a Buckeye fan, so why didn't you go to college there?" I always tell the truth....Ohio State was the "fallback if I can't get in anywhere else" school in the 90's. For the young ones in the crowd, getting into Ohio State in the 90's involved a heart-beat and ability to write a complete sentence.
- I despise just as many Ohio State fans as I do Michigan fans. We have a sad number of idiot fans that give the rest of us a bad name
Chris should just be quiet, and let his name be used as Ohio State deems appropriate! After all, he received a free education, and using his image & likeness can only build his personal brand. For example, here are the banners being planned for this season.
McDermott is available
I agree....just going fishing out here. Butler would pay him $2 million and he'd be losing the additional $1.5-ish over the next 3 years.
Downvoting feels good.
Who invited the dick?
Teterboro, NJ is 20 miles from Seton Hall University. Kevin Willard is the coach at Seton Hall. Would be a stretch, but a young 42 year old coach with some pretty good teams the past 2 years at a long-struggling program. Fits the same general description of Buzz Williams.
Please, for the LOVE OF GOD, stop saying he turned down the job. Nobody in the inner circle of OSU sports coverage (including 11W) has confirmed he received an offer. Yes, he interviewed - that doesn't equal an offer. So he interviewed, and determined it wasn't a good fit for him. That is much different than turning down a contract offer.
Why the assumption he was ever offered the job? I'm not buying it - I think he was interviewed, but not offered the job. If he were offered, why the other feelers still being out there? And why has Billy Donovan not publicly shut down the rumors?
Seriously, there has to be waivers in the 11W rules that allow me to upvote this 1,000 times (at a minimum).
He just bought a new house last week...closing probably on that new house in the next 2-3 weeks. His "old" house going on the market is simply a coincidence. And I can say all of this with 100% certainty.
Xavier's 2017 Recruiting class is currently ranked #8 in the country. Xavier routinely beats out IU and Michigan State for recruits, including Trevon Blueitt who IU & Tom Crean wanted badly.
Chris Mack would be a huge step-up in recruiting. But Chris Mack is not coming to Columbus. He has 1 potential job in mind outside of the Duke, UNC and UK's of the world. And that job is HUGE and in his wife's hometown. On top of that, he is very content at Xavier, his family is very content in Cincinnati/Northern KY (he literally JUST bought a new house 2 weeks ago!) and Xavier has the resources to up his salary into the mid-$2MM range over the next few years.
We should ban all Ohio high school football recruits that are not good enough to play for Ohio State from playing any college football. Now THAT would benefit Ohio State.
I'm losing respect by the second with some of the 11W posters that can't read the sarcasm in this article.
I want to correct something said earlier from IronPastor. My feelings on Marc Loving are - I believe - similar to many others Buckeyes fans.
I do not dislike Loving because he isn't the "vocal leader" many would expect a Sr to be. I do not dislike him because he is inconsistent. I do no dislike him because he hasn't lived up the the hype.
I dislike him because - for 4 years he as been a lazy piece of s*#t. Act like you give one ounce of a slight care about anything, and I have zero opinion of you. Instead here we are wishing for the day the guy graduates.
I just wish Marc Loving had a few more years in him to develop, both his game & his leadership.
Curtis Samuel returns 4 punts for TD's this week, and all of next week's discussion on 11W is consumed with solving what is wrong with our offense's lack of yards & time of possession vs. Maryland.
And no, I did not forget italics. I'm being serious because that is where we are as a fanbase with Urban.
Nebraska will leave Evanston, IL this Saturday night 3-1. Take that to the bank.
The Iowa-Ohio State game is one of the first games I remember as a kid...I would've been 8 at the time, and still recall vividly getting the Sports Illustrated the following Thursday with the "Splish, Splash - Iowa took a bath" article (I seem to remember it being on the cover too, but that could be my foggy memory).
I was preaching to my kids last night that "we've finally made it to another college football season." Yes, the Buckeyes don't play for another 51 hours - but the fact that I can watch 10+ games tonight makes it a glorious celebration in my house!