I was 11 and *literally collapsed into tears* when Jake Plummer ran that ball in to go ahead. It was one of the worst feelings I'd ever had---followed by the absolute glee of watching this drive.
You think the NCAA is more open to a coach leaving as a reason for transfer than someone calling you the n-word at a football game?
He was an early enrollee and also would have taken classes during the summer. It's not really out of the realm of possibility that you could graduate in 7 semesters.
Important to remember that titles could be "shared" at one point before Urban got here.
Tressel won 3 outright conference titles during his time here, and did so without a championship game.
2002 was shared with Iowa (teams didn't play)
2005 was shared with PSU, but they beat us
2008 was shared with PSU, but they beat us
2010 was shared with Wisconsin and MSU, but Wisconsin beat us, MSU beat Wisconsin, and we and MSU didn't play.
It’s weird he spent the last few weeks jawing about how he’ll be the starter and win the job, and then puts himself in the transfer portal before spring ball even started.
Can confirm that Tate Martell is now in the NCAA transfer portal. Hell begin to explore options outside of Ohio State believe Miami and West Virginia are two schools that are worth watching.— Jeremy Birmingham (@Birm) January 10, 2019
I have to imagine it's only authorized personnel--there's probably a lot of FERPA protected info on there
It would seem like it would be easy to authenticate this pretty quickly.
Whoa if true.
I've been trying to keep my expectations reasonable for a new head coach but this got me fired up.
I’ll definitely be interested to see Clemson’s D if they lose Venables. That said, I’ve been thinking they would lose Venables every year for the last 5 and it hasn’t happened so...
Has Dabo given literally any indication he wants to leave Clemson? He signed an 8 year contract extension last year and has the ability to become Sabanesque after winning his second national title in 4 years.
I’m not too worried about their ability to reload at DL.
Well, the AP can tell itself what to do, but they won't.
For the second part of your question, it's a chicken or the egg type of situation. Sure, the polling becomes better as more data points are fed into it, but how much of that is based on how the preseason polling set the positioning to begin with? We don't know what a "from scratch" November 1st poll would like in comparison to the "do we move this team up or down from their position in the previous poll" type we have now.
I also think that the polling "horserace" that is used now feeds too much into the committee's ranking process. They would never say that outloud, but it absolutely does.
I'm saying that college football would be better if we didn't rank teams until much later in the season, requiring whatever group is doing the ranking to examine a body of work, rather than preseason hype and conjecture, and then using that (obviously flawed conjecture) to base movement of teams through the rest of the year.
Clemson/Bama fatigue is real
I'm afraid it's just getting started.
but I'm okay with Clemson winning
You'll say this now, but I don't think you understand how excited the sports media is to have another coach/team they can mention in the same breath as Alabama as they will for Swinney/Clemson. It's about to be unbearable. Just prepare yourself for that.
Something something senior leadership is necessary, guys need to work on special teams first blah blah
I’m guessing he’s DBs since that’s his primary position coaching. Looks like he has a Chip Kelly connection in SF and worked with Day there
I still tend to think it's fairly murky and that we're just inferring that Mattison is straight up replacing Schiano.
That could very well be the case, but just based on the Day hires/probable hires, Mattison coming here as the defensive coordinator at 70 years old seems suspect, especially when he basically looked on the verge of retirement a month ago.
Everyone hit the brakes on jumping to the assumption that Mattison will be the new DC. We have open coaching spots, so it's not necessarily true that Schiano is being replaced by Mattison as DC, it could be that he's coming on staff in some role and that we'll hire a different DC.
I still wonder, though, if this is going to be for the open DC job, or just a defensive staff job? I think we're making the inference since Schiano is leaving, but there's nothing that states definitively that Mattison will be the DC.
With Grinch leaving and Schiano leaving, we have open defensive staff positions, with more likely to go.
I'd say everyone calm down a bit until we know exactly what his role will be.
All I hope for right now is that Ohio State is in the NCG in 2022 when that game is in Indy.
I've long regarded Barstool as a cesspool for exactly the reasons you've said.
If you look at the people in your life that LOVE Barstool, they look and act exactly how you would expect someone who likes Barstool to look and act like.