"It's not about last year or who's here or who's isn't here," says your head coach. "It's about getting out here and competing and seeing who is here, and that's where we're gonna go."
I know it's an old bit, but it might be the funniest one I've seen in the series....who can't laugh at a "skull fucking" for OSU. Enjoy.
Back so soon? Reports indicate NCAA investigators back in Columbus; hearing could be pushed back from August.
Jack Carey and Thomas O'Toole at USA today are reporting that investigators were back in Columbus today; cursing their fate at having to return to the ugliest city in America.
The investigators, according to a person with knowledge of the situation who asked not to be identified because of the sensitive nature of the case, are in Columbus after news media reports in recent days outlined the possible accrual of impermissible benefits by athletes dating back almost to the beginning of ex-football coach Jim Tressel's 10-year tenure.
This is not good news for the Buckeyes. Great!
Short blurb in the DetNews (re-run from the AP newswire). This just may be the NCAA's "Exhibit A" on why Gordon Gee just doesn't get it.
So, not to put a damper on the great Standifer news, but ESPN Insider Rumors page points to a pay-walled Rivals article that states Armani Reeves has Penn State slightly ahead of Michigan because of the opportunity to play both ways (DB and WR). Surprised Michigan wouldn't give him that same chance, but he says Michigan only wants him at CB.
Paging Mr. Morgan...Mr. Morgan you have a telephone call at the front desk.
Saw this article at ESPN and didn't see it posted earlier.
Looks like the SEC is considering dropping the number of recruits per year from 28 to 25, which is a step in the right direction and at least seems a little closer to reality than the 30+ classes that were the norm for some programs the past couple of years. As expected, not everyone is a fan.
The people that criticize oversigning, I'm not sure they understand why you do it and what it's all about and how you manage your roster and how you get to (the scholarship limit of) 85...
It's all how you manage your roster. I've always been one that oversigns, knowing that out of these six guys, three of them are going to get eligible and three are going to a junior college and then have a chance to come play for us.
[Blaming the media for the proposed change] Y'all are creating a bad problem for everybody because you're going to mess up the kids getting opportunities by doing what you're doing. You think you're helping them, but you're really going to hurt them.
[Discussing the notion of grayshirts] I have a difficult time defending the immorality of you're going to be able to go to school for free, you're just going to have to wait three months to do it.
And Mr. Oversigning himself, The "Nutter Butter" Houston Nutt:
I have a soft spot in my heart when a (high school) coach says, 'All he needs is you. He's had a few problems, but all he needs is you'...If you say 25 ... you can't make mistakes
And Mark Richt said something about managing your roster appropriately and not promising scholarships to kids you couldn't fulfill..
It is left to the reader to ascertain which one of the coaches above was treated as Buzz Killington.
[I know the excerpts are large swaths of the article, but they were just too juicy to ignore.]
[EDIT: Realized I didn't make the distinction clear about the voting. They considered going down to 25, but that was shot down unanimously. The SEC remains at a VERY flexible 28 per class]
Illinois DB Anthony Standifer sent me a text just now that said he is about to commit to #Michigan. Gave me the go ahead to report it.