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Signor Ferrari

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Comment 10 Dec 2018

It was a badly written tweet, but in fairness to the man, I think it is relatively obvious that what he meant was that the notion that Michigan isn't closing the gap and won't take over is a mirage, hence the reference to building a powerhouse.

We may still think this is wishful thinking, but if the exchange was like this (which is almost certainly what he would mean) what reaction would you have other than that you disagree:

Recruit - why should I go to Michigan?  Ohio State owns you, I'll be playing second fiddle every year.

Chaser Loserovich - Don't get distracted by the score.  Michigan has gotten better every year under Jimmy H. and he's building a powerhouse. We'll own them soon enough.

Comment 07 Dec 2018

Yes, I'm bashing.  But I'm also asking seriously (and maybe will be fuel for future Wolverine baiting), but seriously what does Jim have.

This year -- probably the win over Wisconsin was his best.  Win over PSU the next.  Both good - or perceived good at the time - teams that they dominated.  Not positive they would crack this top 10 though.

2017 - best win was over a ranked Florida team that turned out to suck.

2016 - 14-7 win over a top 10 Wisconsin team probably breaks this top 10

2015 - best win was bowl game over Florida, would not crack this list

For the team pre-H -- nothing in '14. Win over ND in '13 probably qualifies.

But all of these are marginal -- games you'd debate about towards the end of our list.

Comment 01 Dec 2018
That's not great or fair because of unbalanced divisions. The reality is the number of teams that should be in the playoff is not constant. If the logistics could somehow work, I would propose: 1) Committee selects top 4 teams. Period. No consideration of titles. Pure eye test. 2) Auto bids for (i) any P5 Conference Champion with one or fewer Conference losses, (ii) any other conference Champion, undefeated in their conference, who committee deems a top 10 team. If no one in category 2, then 4 team semi. For every additional seed, take the 4th seed, 3rd seed, etc. for play in games, then play semis. Would also encourage tough non-conference games
Comment 28 Nov 2018
If they hadn't benched there starters, I would get it. But they did, so unfair to NW. And Iowa should be ranked.
Comment 28 Nov 2018
Was replying to prior poster, but looks like it was to you Earle. All good
Comment 27 Nov 2018
If we look against NW like we have against every team named Michigan, then I don't really think we should be a playoff team. If we shut their not great offense down (less than 20 pts, less than 400 yards) and hang 40-70 on them with 500-700 yards of Offense, then I will be pissed if we get left out. The only thing I like above the rankings is it potentially puts this team in that focused mind set we need. Part of me almost wants Oklahoma to win (a close one) to see if the Buckeyes come out and hang 70 on NW and dare the committee to leave them out. If we play to the level we are capable of there is no reason we can't vaporize NW.
Comment 17 Oct 2018
I think people are not exactly weighing things correctly (shocking development in an internet forum, I know): First, let me say I understand Nick's decision and I am fine with it. He made a business and career move and he has every right. 2nd, the notion however of everything else is meaningless I think is wrong, both because those saying that are valuing money as the only thing and two ignoring other possible money. On meaning: You have to ask yourself, when you are 80 and looking back on your life, which will you value more, the maybe marginally more money you made in the NFL or the glory of battle at the highest collegiate level with your brothers, winning gold pants (though sounds like he would not have made that game), playing in the playoffs? That's an individual decision, though Nick is in a different situation than some others. He comes from a rich family and his brother is already making bank. Even if the worst happens he'd be ok financially (but yeah, a lot less). For a poor kid, very different. On the other hand a poor kid might not have this option and might need to stay at the school for medicine and rehab and such. The other factor is the value of being a Buckeye legend. It has value. Joey earned his. There are so many big plays in big games and finishing out the run. He'll be welcomed back at OSU forever and there can be financial value in that. Now, again, probably doesn't apply as much to the Bosa family as they will probably never live in Ohio unless one plays for Browns or Bengals. But you never know. That's not to say that Nick is dead to Buckeye fans, I doubt he is. But I doubt anyone would have the same passion towards him as Joey. But imagine if Nick had sacked Tua to lock a Naty. Far fetched? Somewhat, but you never know and far from crazy. That's what he gives up. It is a trade off. Don't blame the kid, but NFL draft position vs. meaningless is not the right measuring stick.
Comment 17 Sep 2018
I have to question the journalistic decision here. I am NOT in the camp of "Urban got hosed," I think the Board of Trustees got it right, so this is not a homer call. But this really isn't relevant. This is about Courtney and Zach's personal life, which I don't think is relevant at this point. Leave this to the "journalists" who post on Facebook.
Comment 11 Sep 2018

All I can say is that, having been to the last white out, the crowd was very polite and nice.

I was not in the student section and don't hang around the youngins though.

Comment 29 Aug 2018

There are lots of factors that go into making a successful coach, but you have to think that Hartline is very well positioned for this.  You have a guy who never blew anyone away with his natural talent.  He was, what, always the 3rd or 4th option at best at OSU and this guy turns himself into a SOLID seven year NFL WR.  The man knows how to work and improve his craft.

Also could bode very well for this season.  We had a squad of solid WRs that haven't been able to get to the next level.  Maybe he can help some make that jump.