You are right, it was not that tattoos, directly, though they were involved. It was that Tressel knew about activity that should have had small suspensions to a handful of players and played them all season anyway. Now it was implied Tressel sat on it to protect the integrity of the FBI investigation into DiGeronimo that brought it all to light, but that got dropped in the final narrative, and it was simply that Tressel lied when signing annual documents stating he was not aware of any violations in the program ... which was apparently true, whether we like it or not :(
My guess ... $$$. You basically add another football Saturday to the fall, even though the number of games each team plays in does not change. The big win is in the TV revenue of keeping a bunch of fans on the couch for an extra Saturday.
Thought I saw he went to Indiana, but I may be thinking of someone else.
Have to admit I kinda like this one. Feels like it makes too much sense, though, so I doubt it will happen :)
Well, Forrest Gump did play for Alabama, so this could be about Battle. /s
I like some aspects of this, but am more on board with taking power 5 conference champs plus one non-power 5 school (with defined eligibility criteria, TBD). However, when it all comes down to it, I will be happy with any system that gets human voting out of the equation. I am fed up with all the debates and campaigning. Give me any system where you know going in what you have to do.
If Dixon can rise from all the hardship he went through, then Babb has every opportunity to do the same as long as he puts in the work. He will have the same medical and training staff to help, after all.
You mean Pryor, yes?
beat me to it
Seriously doubt any of this is new, but I will feel better saying it, so here are a couple thoughts I have:
1) The way things were presented last night, one would think Drake should have been held responsible as well - one of the former players pointed this out too (Finkes, I think?). However, the report details make the reasoning far more understandable than the rushed presser did.
2) How differently would the narrative have played out if ZS were suspended and the investigation was about proving DV or not, then firing him when more stuff came up, or would we just be several steps behind the same eventual outcome at this point? Probably the latter, but I can dream the media would have been able to focus on Smith and be satisfied with one firing rather than demanding another.
3) That said, I do believe Meyer absolutely mishandled ZS, but am still not sure if I agree this particular punishment was a good or bad way to handle it. However, report details definitely make me less upset with it than my initial reaction.
I would prefer adding a BTN interview as they watch, but otherwise, this is on the right track. :)
Coming from close to there, the most common version I always heard was "RI-uh" ... Think Glen Mason saying "Oh-HI-uh".
I feel guilty that I can't stop both watching and laughing at the GIF in Pantoni's tweet!
However, I will get over it with the joy of another fine slob joining the battle for supremacy!
Upvote for that assist, but have to admit it would be better if you 'shopped UFM in there!
Given that he is in 8th grade and probably has another growth spurt coming, you work on him to lean out the body mass, give him a different pair of shoes, and call him a center.
I do not think it means what you think it means.
OK, added my support for Katie, but this polling is obviously flawed, since there is no option to vote for Prahalis or Lavendar at their respective positions!
I don't have to like it, but do agree those wins were properly vacated. Believe whatever back stories or conspiracy theories you like, but what came out of the investigations was that OSU's staff knowingly played students who were ineligible.
Don't wanna rehash the story here, but this penalty was about the cover up rather than the benefits.
Clearly the answer is no, but today was maybe a touch above average :)
Thanks for this one. Had to log in just to upvote :)
I had a simpler response in mind, but this pretty much addresses my thoughts. What I have been missing the first couple weeks is the appearance of passion for the game. That is what I like most about college ball, and while the guys may have a passion, I haven't seen it consistently on the field yet this year.
I don't mind mistakes and growing pains. Can can even accept the occasional play even I know what is coming before the snap. Show me some real spunk and fire in your play, and I am one proud Buckeye!
As much as I hate to say it, there is some rational logic to this. Tressel gained a competitive advantage by playing players he knew should have been ineligible, which is something in the NCAA's purview to govern.
While completely immoral and inexcusable, it is clearly more of a stretch to say Paterno gained a competitive advantage by not reporting, though one could easily claim by secondary effect of protecting the program's reputation, an advantage was gained.
I don't have to like it, but I do see the NCAA's point of view to a degree.
Hey, Landers showed the moves to earn that chance!
OK, so Urban will obviously have to figure out how to handle his nickname. However, it will be great to have fans up north cheering for one of ours for the next three or four years!!
(sorry if someone already pointed that part out and I missed it)
Nobody can make an entrance you can, Liam!
Maybe Weber can just give him a boost on pass plays /s