Good analysis, though I take big issue with: “... Myers, a possible Rimington Award...” Why possible? Last year vs Wisconsin (twice) Myers completely outplayed last year’s winner, Biadiasz. Myers and Davis give tOSU 2 first-team All-Americans on the O line; and if Munford is healthy, he just might be the third. Even more than last year, the road graders will lead the Buckeyes to the Promised Land of the CFP.
No Schiano! No problem...
The Schott is terrible! It is a monument to E. Gordon Gee’s ego and avarice... no more. Instead of working to give Columbus a real first rate, unequaled indoor stadium, he insisted on having an arena exactly where it is... and by doing so ensured that both the Schott and Nationwide struggled financially. Just another reason why no one should lament the departure of Gee.
Much as I admire Tressel the man, he never had a great O... even when he had great O players. Why? Because of his O philosophy and because he accepted mediocrity in the form of Jim Bollman (and several others.)
Yes, 2002 was really it... because as you suggest we had lost so many big games that I vividly recall justifying Cooper in exactly the same terms the Skunkweasals defend Owen Five: good man, graduates his players, makes us competitiive...I even expected to win up there in 2003, though I am not sure why? But after the win in 02, I recall thinking the pox was lifted.
Isn’t the new, defensive-minded Washington coach likely to have a better idea of his first year starting QB than is Owen Five? :>)
Much as I respected Thad Matta, didn’t he lose 5 of 5 recruits his last year or so? The NCAA and the press want to make it easy to transfer, and then play right away. This is the result. Methinks anyone should be able to transfer, but then MUST sit a year - no exceptions.
Congrats to Chris... he makes us all proud to be Buckeyes.
Serious question, however. Who administers the charity that ensures “all proceeds go to victims of the virus?” Recall how many of us gave after 9-11 for victims of the attack? As far as I know there never was an accounting, and that effort resulted in $B’s. I get a little nervous about charities, unless I know the Salvation Army (IMHO, the best charity for giving to those in need) is involved.
Really? Then why do they have such a hard time beating Owen Five? Yes, they get up for the Buckeyes but... just like Iowa and Purdont, hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. The difference it that the Buckeyes take PSU and Owen Five seriously. Iowa and Purdont? Not so much.
If you read any credible news outlets, and don’t know why people might down vote China, you need new sources of your news.
But remember the immortal words of Mark Twain: “If you don’t read a daily newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read a newspaper, you are misinformed.”
Having spent some time on submarines back in the Dark Ages (the 1970’s), I can assure all that submariners today know all about what’s happening in the world. :>)
The only advantage of being old is that I have been fooled many times by April Fools jokes. Today? Not so much...:>)
So let me get this straight: I’m qualified to be the football HC at tSOU.... because no one has more love for and loyalty to the university than I ????
Wishing him nothing but the best. He wss an important piece of 3 Buckeye teams...
Master Teague is an athletic dude, no doubt about it. And he seems to be a fine young man as well. Best of luck to him!
“OSU ... sponsors 31 sports, which is in range with other B1G schools and some of the massive Pac-12 departments too.”
Where did you get your data? It is wrong, methinks. ScUM only has 22 or so sports, and OSU has by far the most.
Ah yes, “fairness” just prevail... and no doubt people like Mr. Green will judge exactly what “fairness” is...
Good reminder from Coach Ryan. We are so bless to have the coaches we do” Ryan, Holtmann, McGuff and especially Day. All are winners and all are exceptional men.
I worry that by 2028 the irrepressible tandem of Harbaugh and Gattis will catch up... but then I also worry about the Conehead Death Star parked over Area 52...
Let’s not go too far. Showing up to play and competing are two different things... :>)
“At some point...”. If you don’t watch them, what got you to this point? McGuff is a great (not good) recruiter and certainly has been good, not great to date. In this case I support the coach.
Appeared to give new meaning to “self-centered.” Best of luck to her.
Hate to see players transfer out. Given Gaffney is “turning pro”, was he an academic casualty? (Yes, I know some guys who skipped college are indeed very bright, I.e., Koby, LeBron.)
Even if he makes the NFL minimum, he probably earned more than he can doing anything else (though he seems a very talented young man.) Throw in the NFL Retirement PLan for league vets, and Nate is setting himself up quite nicely by being a special teams standout. Best of luck to Nate for continued success!
Perhaps ignorant was a poor choice of words. Stupid, frivolous, idiotic, dumb, brain-dead, ludicrous, imbecilic, shortsighted and many others are probably better.
As for the court, frivolous is surely appropriate. And who the heck cares about Marc Jacobs?