I’m sorry you’ve been upset in this case.
Point of order: If we only get to part 68 in the string of 2020 recruiting threads,
Also, I don’t have a Rivals account. Only other account I have was on Bucknuts(with the same name) but I haven’t used that account for years
if it’s true that you were not CincyOSU284 around this time last year, then that answers the question. Very coincidental, though, that there is a similar pot stirrer there with such a similar name.
As for the rest of the stuff, I think you’re bringing some personal baggage from somewhere else into these conversations. I have no interest in helping you work it out, but maybe someone will.
That’s a weird lashing-out defense. Are you CincyOSU284 on Rivals?
Yeah, I don’t get the Schlick. Maybe it’s real? Courtney Smith was all over Twitter yesterday copying old screenshots from Rivals and there was a CincyOSU284 featured in the posts, essentially making Courtney’s case on a message board. Same poster?
They would do something for OSU, but they’re already doing something for Alabama and Clemson. To add a third would just be unwieldly.
Thanks for posting. People, in general, are good. We see things like this fairly frequently, and people do really care about each other. The problems start when outside organizations see things like this, stick their nose in the middle of it and start to use them as pawns. Those people suck.
They are desperate to get new blood into the CFP. TTUN is like Notre Dame - the program doesn’t have a prayer of doing anything in the CFP, but if they would get placed in the #4 slot in a heartbeat if ESPN could justify it.
So how do you reconcile that you have all this talent, yet Jimmy can’t even get a sniff of the B1G CG. How much better talent do you need to overcome the limitations of your program - coaching, conditioning, etc.?
Hiring Kingsbury and drafting Murray #1 are either signs of desperation or evidence of a very inept front office. I love Murray as a college player, but he’ll take far more physical abuse than Mayfield. His game is more like Vick’s, but he’s not Vick.
I just think you’re missing the boat on the role talent plays for these teams. It’s a starting block, to be sure, but the coaching, facilities, strength and conditioning and support front the administration are all crucial for taking that high school boys’ talent and turning it into a team of men with quality depth that’s needed to compete at he CFP level, able to compete for four quarters four games in a row against top level talent (The Game, B1GCG, Semis and Finals). Harbaugh has yet to even take step,one, and he hasn’t had fewer than two losses in the regular season. Your other rival, PSU, is in the same position.
TTUN is no more talented than they’ve been under Harbaugh, and he’s struggled to get them to only 2 regular season losses, rather than 1 or 0. It’s one thing to make an argument about god given talent. It’s another thing to put it all together and make a team greater than the sum of its parts, like Dantonio has done repeatedly at Michigan State. When we talk about TTUN, we’re still talking about potential at the HS Senior level, even though many of those guys have been in Ann Arbor (or college level) for two to three years.
In fairness, the RichRod era was a complete disaster. I’m still convinced he never had any intention of taking the job, instead just trying to leverage a pay raise at WVU. The problem was, the administration had already said the next time he pulled that, he was gone. He tried to call their bluff and got burned. Badly.
Recruiting at TTUN was like a kid in the candy store, with all sorts of players falling at his feet. The problems were that he severely underestimated the quality of players in the B1G compared to the Big East, and he wanted a bunch of light OL, guys playing at 285. Again, that might make sense in the Big East, but those guys won’t hold up in a Men’s League. So he ended up with a bunch of MAC level talent (sic) in the trenches. That absolutely doomed him.
What he did do well, though, is get his players motivated to play hard and play fast. Even when they were getting run, if the other team let up halfway through the fourth, RR’s guys could put up two quick scores and make it look a little more respectable. I was always amazed by that, and Hoke benefitted from that hard work culture. Of course, Hoke benefitted greatly from JT resigning and the one year mess in 2011, but his teams got lazier and lazier. RR’s guys played hard and never quit.
Auburn lost the NCG by three points the year before we won it all, and beat UGA and Alabama back to back two years ago to win their division. PSU has not only made it to, but won the B1GCG in the Meyer era. They both are more deserving based on actual performance than LSU or Auburn.
You sound jealous.
There’s talent, and then there’s heart. Watching JT blow by Peppers (who couldn’t even get a hand on him) and then outrun him for 40 yards pretty much defines the two programs when it counts.
So after defeating NW for the B1G championship, you think we were the #6 team in the country? Remember, they start each week with a clean slate, watch every bit of every game, and then rank the teams according to who is playing the best at that point in the season. That’s the lens they look through. Allegedly.
Yep. They set lines to not lose money and to encourage betting. There’s nothing emotional about it.
Does it include the Earle Bruce / snapping turtle story?
Is this a critical year for Kirby? That dude gets all the talent in the world, but his teams don’t finish. I don’t think he’s another Richt, but Georgia has been hyped up almost to Alabama levels since he took over. I think he needs to show something this year.
I think they’re competing in Summertime, but not when it really counts. They had a series of losses in the offseason that are going to hurt their front 7. They are razed thin at DT, don’t have a ton of depth at DE, and are likely to be gassed by the fourth quarter against even average competition. Couple that with an adequate (not great) OL and a stable of running backs that appear to require a smallish walk-in to start.
The CFP needs new blood to refute the notion that only 3-5 programs are capable of winning it all, and getting TTUN into the playoff would be a great data point. But they ain’t winning a game in the CFP, let alone the whole thing. TTUN in the Top 4 is VERY wishful thinking.
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