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The Roquan Smith and Mike Weber recruitment stories cry out for someone to take on the NCAA and a school like UCLA or OSU and sue to rescind a NLI for fraudulent inducement. These kids are being misled into thinking guys who have jobs elsewhere are going to be coaching them, and they get trapped in the NCAA regulations and have to miss a year if they are PO'd that the coach left. Weber has perfect facts for a lawsuit: he was conflicted at the last minute, his "position coach" at OSU was recruiting him hard, the guy obviously had the Bears job in his pocket and was waiting until after signing day to announce. Weber can easily allege he would not have chosen OSU had he known the true facts. Discovery into the text messages, emails and phone records among Urbs, his RB coach, the Bears etc. would be fascinating. I'd wager there is testimony to be had (probably from the Bears) that "we need to keep this quiet until after signing day." Fraudulent inducement allows you to rescind the NLI, meaning it never existed. NCAA regulations can't trump the law of the land. I would love to see one of these kids get PO'd enough to bring this abusive system down.
Looks like we've got a new lifelong fan. Poor sap. First comment on the article is gold:
"Yeah, but was it free?"
- 2011 Buckeyes
From the WSJ - Ohio State's coaches believed the key to stopping Oregon's offense was for their defense to lose weight in order to improve their endurance and increase their speed against Oregon's up-tempo offense.
Defensive players, particularly those on the defensive line were tasked to lose 5 pounds in 10 days. Players were given weight targets and weighed before the game for compliance.
The effects may have been more psychological than physical but the Ohio State's defensive believed they were leaner, lighter and faster.
It's interesting to note that a few of the comments at the end of the article were from Buckeye fans who are more obssessed with Harbaugh than they were with celebrating the national championship.
I'm okay either way, I genuinely don't care; I'll probably go with whatever JH goes with.
But I'm curious on what you all think?
This is my first time creating a forum post. Some of you have seen me comment here and there for the last three years. You'll know from my other posts that: a) I'm an Ohio State fan; and b) I'm not a troll--I visit here because I love college football and respect the writers and posters on this blog.
With the introductions out of the way let me start out by saying that I (like many other Buckeye fans) hope you guys get Harbaugh. The B1G needs Michigan to be its traditional self. Ohio State is only as good as the strength of its conference in many respects. And it benefits as much as Michigan if The Game is between two ranked powerhouses that will usually decide who goes to the B1G Championship Game.
I think Harbaugh can get you guys there more so than anyone else available. And, from reading this board, it appears that I am not alone. Assuming this happens, what are reasonable expectations for the Wolverines in year one? Transition usually takes time, but we have seen programs where the transition is seamless and the new coach has early success. Oddly, Brady Hoke was one of them in 2011. Would be interested to hear your thoughts. Thanks.