Dennis Dodd has put out CBS Sports Post Spring top 25 and he has Ohio on top. Interesting that he feels they will be prepared to beat an SEC opponent in the championship game because, "this is the Big Ten where there isn't a serious challenger to the Buckeyes."
Sadder then that is that there are no other B1G schools in the top 19 and only Northwestern and Nebraska in the top 25. No Michigan in the top 25? This will be good bulletin board fodder as this team gets motivated for a better season than 2012. This team was within a minute of beating a good SEC team. I think Dennis Dodd has misplaced the reality that Michigan is back, and the SEC and Ohio be )#(#$.
From this morning's Columbus Dispatch is a story regarding how OSU continues to protect information about a Rhabdomyolysis (Rhabdo) event that affected six Women's LAX players one year ago.
The story is of added note as it features Kelly Becker and her family and their efforts to encourage OSU to more fully disclose the events that caused the six athletes to fall ill. Since the event Kelly earned a medical hardship and transferred to the Michigan Women's LAX team.
Here's an interesting Rivals article (link). Highlights!
- Obviously: OSU and Michigan have the best recruiters. You probably know all about Michigan's body of work, but OSU was admittedly impressive in Texas and Georgia. They secured the #1 Texan and took a 4 star running back wanted by Texas/Oregon. They also beat out 'Bama and Georgia for a 5 star Georgian linebacker.
- Also expected: Fred Jackson's recruiting prowess in Detroit is like Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin, but cleaner (This is almost not an exaggeration.)
- Greg Mattison's work all over the country gets mentioned. He's credited for securing Poggi from the Crimson Temptress, but you probably knew that already.
- I think Indiana's continued recruiting successes are the most noteworthy. They pulled a couple 4 star prospects from the Hoosier State--but also a 4 star out of Georgia. Indy raiding the SEC is pretty wild.
- Jerry Montgomery didn't make the list. These things probably vary by year, and I don't think it's a strong indication of anything in particular, but it's a relevant omission for Michigan fans.
- Frosting should come in two varieties: Chuck E. Cheese-style and the kind made with cream cheese. Also, all pie crusts should be made of graham crackers.
Reon Dawson a “Michigan Man?” Say what?
“I never did see that,” said the Trotwood-Madison High School senior cornerback who “flipped” from a verbal commitment to Illinois to eventually sign with Michigan on Wednesday.
“Until I die, I’m gonna be a Buckeye fan even though I’m going (to Michigan). When we play (OSU) I’m gonna still bring my ‘A’ game. But, I love Ohio State.”
I hope it's not true. If it is... um, this is awkward.
Your favorite University President made an ass of himself on the Twitters today when he Tweeted this:
Many excited Buckeyes in the Schott tonight—including me!Ready for the men’s basketball game against Wisconsin.— E. Gordon Gee (@presidentgee) January 28, 2013
Only problem is Ohio plays tomorrow. As soon as it was brought to his attention, he followed it up with this dandy:
Just seeing who was paying attention out there. Will try again tomorrow night.— E. Gordon Gee (@presidentgee) January 29, 2013
Why isn't this man in a home? Who knows.
(Edit: The name of that school down south has been updated to reflect the correct inferior University. Sorry for the confusion, fans)
There is an article on Deadspin today about a new book entitled4th and Goal:One Man's quest to capture his dream written by Forbes writer Monte Burke. The subject of the book is Joe Moglia, former CEO of TD Ameritrade who gave up his lofty position to become a football coach for the Omaha Nighthawks.
The excerpt included on Deadspin is centered around Clarett, and his path through life (including high school, his time
as a student at Ohio State in Columbus, and the crazy turns his life took afterwards. It is quite a tale, and interesting, even without the Buckeye schadenfreude.
The money shot (at least for me) was this gem:
He was a hard worker in practice and in games. But off the field, he was living a completely different life. "I took golf, fishing, and softball as classes," Clarett says. "Away from class, anything you can think of I did in my 13 months at Ohio State." Drugs and women were two of the things. Cars were another—he owned three of them at a time, including a brand-new Cadillac and Lexus. "I was living the NFL life in college," he says. "I got paid more in college than I do now in the UFL.
Here is the link, for anyone who is interested: