I have no doubt these emails and texts will leave everyone even more confident in athletic administrators...
is Robinson's high school coach one of the guys that got the expenses-paid trip to the strip club with them? that might unlock this mystery
definitely not a homer take
after Kingsbury goes 6-26 the next 2 years I think both these guys will be at their schools for a while
Fisher is misspelled. Especially relevant in recent weeks since he’s the guy who discovered and developed an unknown guy named Kawhi Leonard.
Even though Michigan owned that era, OSU had better teams than the Michigan teams of recent years. 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 all superior any Harbaugh Michigan team. It was just one game each year. It happens. People read too much into one game.
I actually think Harbaugh's rebuilding job at Michigan closely resembles what Cooper had to do. Dig out from the end of the Bruce era (Rodriguez/Hoke for Michigan) and restock. Michigan is on a similar arc to Cooper in terms of finding an "elite" team. I'd compare the 2016 Michigan team to 1993 OSU. They have yet to match 1995-1997 OSU. Maybe that's coming.
I'd hardly call Cooper era "dark." They just had some really tough losses.
That explains why the 49ers were the worst team in football before his arrival, made 3 straight conference titles and a Super Bowl, then sucked again after he left (and will continue to suck).
OSU is more immune to slides because of geography. If you read the Jared Diamond book COLLAPSE it can really explain a lot about college football. Geography and economics work against Michigan. A weak Detroit = a weak Michigan. Detroit ain't coming back any time soon. OSU has Ohio -- already a better recruiting state -- all to itself.
The slide of Nebraska, Michigan etc. can be easily explained. It's not cyclical in this case. Harbaugh at LSU would be winning 13-14 games per year. The players just aren't there.
Barring a total disaster of politics, economics and culture the Ohio well will not be drying up.
OSU could "slide" to 8-4 and 9-3 in a fluke season, but year after year? Not a chance.
Zach Smith has an excellent track record of speaking the truth. So this must be legit.
Hahahahaha whatever. Matta is a great coach and it would be the best possible job for him. He’s not a “Michigan man” or an “Ohio man” — he’s just a basketball guy. But... He would need to explain how his 2011 team lost so early in the tournament...
We may get a definitive answer if Matta gets the Michigan job which appears to be possible
He needs to enroll in Meyer's leadership class. That will straighten him out.
considering two years ago was OSU's first win against USC since the early 1970s i'm guessing USC would have won
This is truly shocking...
I’m confused. Does this mean Michigan isn’t underachieving on the field?
There will be tons of opportunity for Weber once Zeke is thrown out of the league.
Adding Fields was simply a piece of the post-Meyer firing "spin zone" charade that we saw. Meyer was told in August he was gone and the school had 4 months to line up Day, his new staff and Fields as a transfer. Oh, and also create the hilarious "classes" to be taught by Meyer at the business school. This was all one coordinated PR stunt which worked because fans are going to be fans. Landing the top transfer QB was all part of the "branding" of Ryan Day as the perfect successor. Baldwin was collateral damage. Pretty sure any QB was going to be supplanted by Fields. Paranoid? Maybe. Likely. But the weeks following Meyer's "retirement" were all way too smooth. It was nice to get a head start in August.
Let's talk about how much Harbaugh and TTUN suck - that always makes us feel better.
Turgeon played on the 1986 Kansas final four team that infamously wore red uniforms in their game against Duke. Larry Brown had yet to be caught cheating so he was the coach. Building blocks of the 1988 title team in place on the bench.
shit, this happens in high school, why wouldn't it happen in college?
we need to run an internal investigation to find out if this is how terrelle pryor got in to OSU, then we just decided to give him a chance to play football...
Nobody outside of the OSU fan base is interested in this move. Meyer is a brutal watch on TV and doesn’t move the needle at all.
Did he use his break to become even more out of shape? Guess we'll find out.
Isn't it possible to "get" the rivalry and just not win the game very often?
The list of runners-up from the Big Ten is really impressive, and as you noted, this does in fact matter. Casual fans just don't understand that getting to the final 16 or beyond is "advancing far" in the tournament. Titles aren't the only metric.
Consider the following runners-up: 2005 Illinois, 2007 Ohio State, 2013 Michigan, 2015 Wisconsin. All elite teams. All of whom could have won their title games or a title any other year.
The B10 has had some "non-elite" runners-up in this span, such as 2002 Indiana and 2009 Michigan State and 2018 Michigan, but one of those teams ('02 Indiana) knocked off maybe the best Duke team ever in the final 16, and Michigan's team last year had a very strong year.
This doesn't even take into account all of Michigan State Final 4 teams.
Nor the 2011 OSU team, which I consider - along with 2015 Wisconsin - the best Big Ten team since 1993 Indiana/Michigan (take your pick there).
the comments in response to this post are why every sports fan in america loathes OSU fans. of course these trips don't help them win games. that's not the point. as for NCAA involvement... really? we had andy katzenmoyer play here and he was actually eligible. think about that for two seconds. he was actually eligible.