Ramzy, in reviewing this book, said that Rashan Gary turned down $300K of bag money to pay at TTUN. I think Harbaugh might be referring more to that than about the stipends and cost of attendance. Ramzy also talked a few Situationals ago about during the FBI sting in basketball that one of the agents recorded said Clemson has their bag money to football players very tight. A big yawn from the NCAA, but I don't think the agent was making up stories out of whole cloth.
I am perfectly happy not having a coach with the last name Smith.
Truer words were never spoken
The highest number (99) was also the easiest to pick - Gretzky
Reaching for the prize
It's not exactly the same defense. TTUN has a DON BROWN defense - heavy up-front pressure with high amount of man-to-man on back end that gives numbers advantage to stopping run and/or getting to QB before WR's get open. It all falls apart with a good O-Line that can pass-block / fast WRs / accurate QB with quick reads and release - we had perfect combo of all these elements last year. If what the coaches say is true, Buckeye defense is intending to mix in zone and other schemes to combat these weaknesses (having a better D-Line than TTUN will also help).
Mattison's track record is around a top-15/20 defense when he was in charge of defense. (Buckeyes did hang 40+ a couple times when he was coach but some of that was turnovers). His forte seems to be getting players to play to a good level right away. To get us to a great defense will be what Hafley, Washington, etc. can contribute. If Buckeye offense is fairly close to its performance the past 3 years, the defense just needs to be in the top 25 or so - the playoffs would then be very viable.
More and more about Grinch leaks out - CBs and Safeties in different rooms - really only wanted to play a 3-4 defense - my way or highway. I think Grinch is a good coach, but only if all other parts and coaches are subservient to his scheme. OSU just wasn't a good fit for him.
Who is this "*ichigan" of whom you speak? Time for some pushups.
Boooom - the newest missile in the Buckeye secondary
Boooooom - featuring new blocking techniques
That's high praise of associating me with Barfolomew - he's the master. Thanks. I'm just a mere "harvester" of what others have created.
One huge change this year is that the Reds have outscored their opponents on aggregate by 39 runs. This is currently 5th best in the NL. The last several years the Reds were bottom-3 in this stat. Consistently the teams that are best in this stat are those that make the playoffs. (It means Milwaukee is living on borrowed time right now and the Cubbies should win the central and Reds finish 2nd.) The stat can also mean the team is a "whenever we win it's always a blowout" type of team but that's fairly rare over the course of an entire season.