what a likeable guy
and... i like them? I think I like them.
for references to The Wire.
Here's my #1 recruiting class:
QB: Avon Barksdale, 4-star; dual threat with high football IQ
RB: Bodie Broadus: 3-star; unheralded by the services, but has the grit, has the hunger
WR: Cedric Daniels: 5-star: jump-ball threat with 4.0 GPA
WR: Lester Freamon: 4-star: wily technician who is full of surprises
OC: Jay Landsman: 4-star: already college size at over 300 lbs., lo pad-level
OT: Bunny Colvin: 4-star: unorthodox, but gets the job done
NT: Proposition Joe Stewart: 4-star; massive 2-gap run defender
DE: Cutty WIse; 3-star; fearsome war daddy but possible academic risk
SLB: Omar; 5-star; fearless destroyer
MLB: Stringer Bell: 5-star; natural leader, feels nothing
S: Brother Muzzone; 5-star; vicious hitter with outstanding play recognition
CB: Roland "Wee-Bey" Bruce: 4-star; fluid athlete with short memory
No way Brother Muzzone is a 5*!!
I really wanted the elusive 4* scat-back Kenard. Oh well, can't win them all! I wish him the best where ever he goes, except when he plays us!!!
Don't forget the 4* quarterback McNulty. Clutch when the game is down to the wire.
Miles likes his chest.
Give me Marlo over Brother Muzzone at Safety
Two things: at least you did not mention Snoop, as Snoop currently plays WR for us. 2 if Omar has got to be a safety.
I've always thought of Barksdale as a Pro-style QB: real gunslinger, prefers to stay in pocket. But I hear he might have a real challenge this season holding of unheralded recruit, Marlow Stanfield.
Also forgot G: "Bunk" Westmoreland: Built low to the ground, good with leverage. His motto is "to protect and serve" his QB. Possible drinking problem.
Wallace, undersized 3 star WR. Heir to the invisibility cloak. "Where's Wallace?" opposing DBs have been known to ask.
Chris, Marlo's right hand man, should be a 5* defensive something.
String ain't no 5 Star. Just a suit wearin' businessman whose boy gave him up. Didn't even have to torture him.
CB: Poot Carr: middling 3-star, late offer who flipped from a lesser Big 10 school. Prototype Cass Tech diminutive CB
MLB: Kima Greggs: high 4-star, Great instincts, strong as a bull
FS: Reginald "Bubbles" Cousins: 3-star, great understanding of the game, crafty
Sounds like Urban really really wants this kid. If Ohio State doesnt get him, there will be a huge meltdown.
Stay classy Urban Oscar Meyer weiner!!!
Holy shit man, I've been racking my brain for a witty name like this for him ever since that über-douche got hired. I don't know how you did it man, but you sir have created gold, gold I tell ya!
/s in case
And we've gone straight back to 3rd grade
Snitches get stitches!
Just ask Aaron Hernandez.
Yes, Dr. Seuss' dark period.
He's feeling the pressure from Michigan's recent recruiting success.
"Urban Meyer's will to win burns with such competitive fire that he won't allow anyone to stand in his way on the recruiting trail."
Looks like the "win at all costs" mentality is still in effect at Ohio.
Karma. Give it time.
Ohio state in general has to have one of the biggest buildups of negative karma in the history of the world. Their comeuppance should involve at least 8 years below .500 and a lebron-level hatred 180 on Meyer and all their fans should get bedbugs. No I'm not bitter. Shut up.
I would rather it come in the form of a 1-10 record vs. Michigan over Urban's term and Michigan winning 10 consecutive B1G and MNCs.
"All their fans should get bedbugs."
He didn't mention lack of dental hygiene (or hygiene in general) or low IQs. All redundant.
Snitches wear stitches.
I don't have a problem with a coach "ratting" out his former team as I don't feel you have an obligation to ignore rule breaking by anyone. The real issue here is that Urbz is well known to utilize this little tactic himself. It's the blatant hypocrisy that bothers me.
I agree that in this day and age of the NCAA, you can't ignore rule breaking. But this is certainly not a good look (espeically when they found that no rules were broken). Urban (and all OSU fans) got pretty offended when Bert made false allegations about breaking recruiting rules a couple years ago.
I mean is that fan base really going to stand up and pound their chests and say they are moral and just now because Urban did this? Wow
The point isn't: "Oh, look at us. We follow the rules now!" I hope Urban and OSU reported this because they know that they are a program on thin ice and they cannot afford to get in trouble again. I mean, if they thought a rule was broken and they did not report it and the media finds out that they knew about it, of course they will attack OSU for not doing so. Hopefully this is just OSU covering their own backside and not the immature recruiting tactic that the author insinuates that it is.
So if Rich Rodriguez called the NCAA with an allegation that Michigan had committed a recruiting violation—no matter how slight or insignificant—you're OK with that.
Yes, I would be fine with RR or any past UM coach reporting a violation committed by UM. If UM was cheating then they would deserve to get caught regardless who reported them. You can choose to disbelieve that assertion all you want but it doesn't make it any less true.
I'm a little disappointed in you, Don, you are usually better than this.
Time out super journalist...didn't OSU just get jammed for having knowledge of NCAA violations and not reporting them (Yes I know among other things)? So you think Coach Meyer should just turn a blind eye, not report a violation, and just see what happens? Really? How'd that work out for Coach Tressel? This article is an absolute joke....you slam OSU for not reporting a violation and then you slam them for reporting a violation....clown"
The guy tries to justify Urban reporting the violation by saying they got "jammed" by the NCAA for not reporting one previously. He's absolutely right, they did get in trouble for not SELF reporting a violation. It had nothing to do with not reporting violations from another school.
Honestly, nothing I read about Urban Meyer surprises me. The guy just reeks of a used car salesman. Whether or not I think he is a great coach or not is still up in the air as he seems to keep walking into good situations in terms of the rosters he inherits and he never seems to stay anywhere long enough to prove he can do anything with his "own guys". I guess time will tell.
Was this one:
Meyer is not overrated by anymeans! look at Ohio State before he got there. they were trash. bottom of the big10. they get a no bowl ban and he takes 95% of the team that was still there the previous year with NO BOWL chance and takes them to not lossing a game! please!!!! is he the best coach in college mmmmmm probley not, but he is for sure not overrated!!!
Well said, internet.
Yep, OSU was certainly the Big Ten's whipping boy before Urban turned them around.
I'm not even willing to rule out the possibility that that guy is an Ohio fan.
"not lossing a game..."
Yes, Ohio fan without a doubt.
I think there's a big difference in not self-reporting your own wrong-doings and reporting another school. OSU was "jammed" for not reporting their own problems.
Was not found to have done anything wrong. That's the other main difference.
Meyer is a scumbag of the highest order. There isn't much I could hear about him that would surprise me at this point.
it's great to be back in a place where most people can spell. But I must say that if you were after a great player and you saw that another team had acted contrary to the rules in pursuing him, you could not be condemned out-of-hand for calling attention to it.
It says something about our general lack of moral compass that almost every commenter pilloried Meyer for telling. Yes, he's another lowlife in priest's garb, like Tressel. But most commenters were just looking for a place to dump their prior hatred of the guy.
but it was found that there was no wrong doing in this instance. If there was really an issue and a coach told I could see. I wouldn't necessarily do it myself, but at least I could understand why another person did such a thing. In this case however, nothing appears to have been amiss.
Also, most of the commentors that chimed in are fans who have had a first hand look at what Coach Meyer is all about so I can't really fault any of them for what they say. Nothing they said was untrue so mentioning this latest issue along with his long line of previous issues seems quite reasonable to me.
What the writer seems to be implying (whether he is right or not, who knows) is that Meyer knew of no misconduct on Florida's part and was either a) simply throwing stuff at a wall and hoping something stuck or b) deliberately putting this out there to get the NCAA to take a look into Florida recruiting in hopes of turning a recruit off the school.
If either of these implications are true it just further solidifies Urban Meyer's place among the many cheap, sleezey head coaching currently running football programs in the NCAA. Thankfully, we have no such concerns here in AA.
If the osu gig turns south he could always run for office.