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tundra1


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Comment 12 Feb 2020

Honest question—

Is there any functional and material difference between indefinitely suspending them from all football related activities or immediately kicking them off the team at this point (i.e. in February)?

I’ve seen some posts saying they should be off the team now, and I agree that, if true, the behavior is horrific and should be punished with jail time. Some of those same posts seem to be unhappy with the suspension that has been publicized at this point. However, I’m also aware that the first set of “facts” has not always been found to be completely correct (Duke lacrosse as an example, where charges were initially brought then dropped). 
 

If there’s no real difference at this time between the indefinite suspension and kicking them off the team, that’s important in judging Ohio State’s reaction at this point. If there is a significant difference between the two, I’d like to know what it is so that I can understand better. For instance, if it makes a difference in their scholarship status, access to university resources, etc., I’d be interested to hear any of those differences as I evaluate the level of Ohio State’s response. 
 

Remember also that Ohio State may have a different process for handling student situations which may differ from the criminal courts (see T. Gibson, if I recall correctly).  I was a student long ago, and don’t know what procedures the university has to take given their own internal policies. 

Comment 08 Dec 2019

“V”

Don't need one word. Just one letter. Think of your emotions during the game. The probability of Ohio State winning. Now think of how you write the letter V—down at a sharp angle for the first half, then back up in the second half. 
 

This game was the letter V. 

Comment 11 Nov 2019

here's an interesting thought - end of the season:

1.  tOSU

2.  LSU

3.  Clemson

4.  Georgia

Storylines -

Round 1- Justin Fields takes on his old team

Finals - Joe Burrow returns against his old teammates

You can probably flip LSU and Clemson...

It would only get better if they matched up Penn State and Baylor in the "Non-Reporting Bowl"  (I believe calling it much more than that would be truthful, but could violate the commenting policy...).

Comment 09 Jun 2019

The appetizer sampler has to be called “9 units strong”

That would have (1) wings, (2) loaded potato skins, (3) mozzarella sticks, (4) nachos, (5) stuffed mushrooms, (6) spinach and artichoke dip, (7) pretzel bites with mustard dipping sauce, (8) shrimp cocktail, and (9) mini corn dogs.

Comment 06 May 2019

1997 Michigan.

As others have stated, I can't predict that we would have won out and won a national title if we reverse any of those other games (1998 MSU being the one that comes most to mind).

However, if we win in 1997 vs. Michigan, I can guarantee that Michigan wouldn't have won 1/2 of a national title (shared with Nebraska) that year, and its most recent national title would still have been back in 1948. 

Comment 24 Jan 2019

I hate to say this...but I think the answer depends on how many years I have on my GM contract (and how secure I think my job is).

If I had to win in one year, I'll take a guy with a very high floor, even if they're on the downside of their career (i.e. like a Drew Brees).

If I thought I had a little more time to build that team and room to make mistakes the first year or two, Mahomes.

Mahomes has a ridiculous arm, but who knows if he'll continue improving from this season.  He could take a step back--many other younger quarterbacks have.  (Vince Young was a Pro Bowler and ROY his first year, Mark Sanchez made back-to-back AFC Championships, Josh Freeman, the list goes on.)

With someone like Brees, I'm pretty sure I have a competitive team Year 1...even if I may not have a starting quarterback by Year 3.  However, if I have to win Year 1 (and can collect my big lump sum buyout in Year 3 when they fire me)...