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|4 years 18 weeks ago||Both are big time||
Both are big time contributors to the team and both starters. I believe Meyer said Stoneburner has a chance to be All-American this year after he gets done with him.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Both players have been||
Both players have been suspended indefinitely.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||I dont know how much I'd read||
I dont know how much I'd read into this. The sentence actually says Ohio State, Michigan, Virginia Tech, and Clemson would all be hard to say no to.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Just saw a mock draft that||
Just saw a mock draft that has Burke going to the Denver Nuggets in the second round. It's just a mock so its going to change about fifty times but if he could land on a team like Denver I think he could actually contribute and stick around the league. It's all about the fit, and I think he could make a career in the league with a team like Denver.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||You should really be happy||
You should really be happy that he has the opportunity to go to the NBA and not have any negative feelings toward him at all because of our own selfish feelings. Consider it a treat that we had him for one year at all because he could be at Penn State and that shitty team would be appreciating what he has done for their program. I have also heard that he was told he is a first round pick, and while I dont think it is a lock you have to remember that point guards are usually taken a little ahead of where they are projected. He is going to get drafted and maybe a certain team will give him a first round promise. In reality there have been rumblings for a few days that he has already attained an agent and is going to the league, it is not a question of if but when. Wish him well like the other schools are doing to their early entries. I really hope nobody who was kissing his ass all year is bashing him because he has a chance to better his life.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Don't kill the messenger but||
Don't kill the messenger but the word around c-bus is that Trey has already attained an agent and has withdrew from classes. Could be false but if he's really not taking classes then there's the answer. This is also what they have been reporting on 11warriors for a couple days now, although I am not sure how reliable that site is?
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Last I had heard is that he||
Last I had heard is that he was really leaning towards Tennessee. I know he saw the writing on the wall and came away disappointed at Ohio's junior day when they did not offer him because he grew up wanting to play there (his father did play there as well). I can really see him growing into a defensive end, he has a lot of room to grow.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Marcus is a stud.||
This kid Marcus will not sit the bench and should be a 4 star recruit without a doubt. I have seen a lot of film at the LB position and this kids is one of the most impressive this year. I had heard about this kid from a friend who is a gator fan and was blown away when I watched the film. This kid is a beast and I would take him over any LB in Ohio's class. I would take him over any LB in our class also with the exception of Bolden and still would probably rather have this kid. He reminds me of a young Clay Matthews but I think he just arrived on the scene a little late and some of the bigger programs didnt get in it with him until late. This kid plays in beast mode and I think is on a different level from a few of their other LB commits.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Yes, the NCAA has already||
Yes, the NCAA has already obtained all of the information that ESPN is seeking from tOSU. I know that the e-mails between Tressel and Cicero can be read online and that they definitely went through all e-mails pertaining to any players, staff, and others involved like Sarniak and Digeronimo. The NCAA had all of this information that ESPN is seeking before they rendered their punishment to the school . NCAA investigators have moved out of Columbus and no further punishment will be handed down to the school. ESPN is just seeking this information for obvious reasons and their interest lies more in the business of creating and maintaining scandal and keeping certain matters like this relevant. They are killing two birds with one stone and at the same time attempting to de-value the Big Ten by destroying the reputation of one of it's most significant members. Had ESPN owned the Big Ten broadcasting rights, there would be no lawsuit right now because ESPN would not want to lessen the value of their own product. Maybe someone can answer this because I do not know but is there something inFERPA that gives ESPN access to athletes e-mails or are they trying to separate the e-mails from all of the other prohibitations in FERPA and say that because these are just e-mails. Are they admitting that they know that some e-mails will be from student to professor but some might not be and they believe they have the right to access those e-mails not related specifically to academics? If this is the case then I do not think the school should give up the students privacy solely for the purpose of helping ESPN sell papers. If the school does give up students information, can the students then take legal action against the school for doing so?
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Tressel lied and obstructed||
Tressel lied and obstructed an investigation - that is fact, fact, fact. And while Gene Smith might one day end up on a coors light commercial for his legendary press conference's, I don't think it is fair to say he stonewalled and obstructed the investigation. Smith gave the NCAA full access to anything they had, and cooperated 100% with them from day one while they moved their cots into their campus compliance department. To their credit they self reported everything they knew but the players and tressel had already left one hell of a trail through town. There's usually certain people who lose their jobs soon after something like this happens, and he will be no different and be gone soon regardless of what Gee says but I would expect any AD in this position to use what friends they have in the NCAA to help him keep his job and lessen any sanction toward the school. Even though many of the lawyers who handle these cases said that precedent shows that no bowl ban should be given and this is partially why Smith did what he did, you had to expect the NCAA to give some kind of ban with all the pressure on the NCAA from everyone not named Ohio. Outside of Tressel, Gene Smith did what he was supposed to, he just really can't put on a successful presser to save his life. I am a big ten fan and what Ohio got was what it is, but I am tired about not hearing much about other schools outside the conference and expect schools like South Carolina to get hit too for taking $55,000 in improper benefits such as hotels and cruises, and playing four football players who were ineligible in 2009. I heard more about extra practice time than I did SC.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||On an earlier thread before||
On an earlier thread before the season started, people were knocking the song because they blast it in the horseshoe fifty times a game like it's their unofficial anthem?? Now people want it, i cant keep up with all this? I don't care either way, they could have dueling flutes and I wouldn't mind.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||I'm watching this game as||
I'm watching this game as well. Goldman finally showed up towards the end of the first half and Washington has been the best player on the field. Sofas he has one sack, one forced fumble and 9 tackles with one tfl. He has been running people down all over the field and is honestly better than I thought, he is making some of the higher rated de's look not as good. Tafts line is so small Goldman shouldn't have too much trouble but Washington is getting gameplanned around by a much bigger line including blocked by a massive goldman. I had never seen Washington play but he is now at the very top of my wish list, the announcer is loving on him big time. As for Stanford he had the one nice catch but most balls are being underthrown in double or triple coverage so u can't really get a good idea of just how good he is. They just kind of throw it up and let him jump all for it. From what I've seen, Washington is special and playing like he should be ranked higher than he is.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||I see notre dame is||
I see notre dame is over-hyped as usual early in the season. You would think that after seeing their performance for the past however many years, voters would finally catch on, but its the same reach as usual. I cannot remember the last time they were as good as their ranking (seriously, i really can't).
|5 years 10 weeks ago||money is in football broadcasting rights||
While Duke and UNC would be nice for only basketball rights, the big bucks are in football broadcasting rights. A lot of the basketball big money is tied to the NCAA tourney and outside of the money now there is not a huge amount to be made in terms of basketball. I am without a doubt one of those people who want Notre Dame and Texas in the conference but I am skeptical that they will make the move anytime soon, and while i am satisfied with our conference now i will humor myself:
(1) Virginia Tech - not AAU but great academics, believe they would be willing to make the move, and think they're strength on the football field would fit in quite nice in the big ten - adding a school who in any given year could play in a bcs game.
(2) Oklahoma - though not an AAU school and wanted badly by the SEC, i believe their tradition and style of play fit perfectly in the Big Ten. Would bring a solid team with good fans and excellent tradition.
(3) Ga Tech or Mizzouri - would be mainly for broadcasting rights in two huge markets but i dont think they add the tradition and power we like seeing in the big ten. Geourgia may be a little too much out of the region but if they are looking to expand markets this would be big. Mizzou would take the offer in a second and would love to join the big ten.
(4) Texas/Notre dame - both would be great additions to the conference in every aspect, but is iffy that they will go/stay independant or make moves. If the conferences go the way of super conferences than Notre Dame would probably join a conference or if they get low-balled in negotiations for their next TV broadcasting and realize that they could make more money by joining a conference since they are not the powerhouse they used to be, then maybe they join.
My dream four would obviously be Texas, Va. Tech, Oklahoma, and Notre Dame - I believe this would be a true super-conference that could compete with the SEC. While many believe Mizzouri is likely to be one of the few chosen if the conference does expand i believe it would be solely for broadcasting in the Kansas city/St. Louis market which is quite large in terms of broadcasting numbers - i do not believe they add anything to our conference. Their football is somewhat average, as is basketball and i believe they would be a lower tier team in the big team that could not contribute in terms of tradition or being a powerhouse like Nebraska does. As soon as Texas realizes that their conference is going to break unless they add lackluster football schools like UTEP, they should split rather than waiting a bit longer for the inevitable to happen.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Im not sure of rules or||
Im not sure of rules or violations but I believe he has been a father figure in Pryors life since junior high and even went on a lot of college visits and saw the facilities and academic offerings of these schools with him while Pryor was getting recruited out of high school. Doesn't sound too shady, a friend of mine had the same situation since 9th grade and they took visits to schools together before he ended up playing ball at tiffin.
|5 years 18 weeks ago||From what I've read cardale||
From what I've read cardale will redshirt once he gets to campus to put two years between him and miller. I think that with the fact that miller was hurt a lot in high school should be reason enough for him to stay.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Not sure if this will be||
Not sure if this will be successful but can they argue that this will jeopardize any future employment? I know the NFL really looks at character issues and can end up affecting their draft position, thus messing with the amount of money they are due to make. If a player is linked to drugs I would think his draft position is in jeopardy? I am absolutely not a lawyer but this is the only thing I can think of them pursuing action for?
|5 years 21 weeks ago||im not sure we can say he||
im not sure we can say he threw clarett under the bus, i think he did that to himself with his bigger than king kong attitude. He would violate even some of the most minor locker room rules like no food in training room because his ego was so big he thought te rules did not apply to him. He publicly stated that he should be playing linebacker when he is not at running back and started this frenzy about how he should be allowed to go to the NFL earlier than everybody. All this was before he started doing armed robberies across from high street. When you violate a lot of the rules like he did after his freshman season and then start robbing people in alleys with a gun, or get pulled over wit illegal weapons, alcohol, and a bulletproof vest in your vehicle, i think you threw yourself under the bus. He had every opportunity to follow the rules, just like every other student-athlete.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||wow! ray small is absolutely||
wow! ray small is absolutely getting hammered on twitter by former and current buckeye players, even buckeye NFL'ers are tearing into him! you can see some of it on ohio states 247sports front row board..i think even the glenville kids are gettin at him to and thats a brotherhood itself as well!
|5 years 21 weeks ago||just curious, i know tha twe||
just curious, i know tha twe currently do not have room for 25 commits but recenty heard that a few select fifth year seniors may be asked to leave the program after the season to make room? Does anybody know about this or if this is true?? my buddy told me and even had a few names but it would be very disrespectful to go talking about certain kids like that?? just wondering if this was perhaps true???
|5 years 23 weeks ago||how does your friend not have||
how does your friend not have access to this information about an on going investigation and considering much of what is posted was self-reported to the ncaa? i dont mind what he is doing at all and im thinking most here dont either, but i find it weary that he is in an unbiased position at his job at the ncaa, yet is intent on bringing down tOSU because he personally has a vicious hatred for them. i believe a person should be unbiased in a position like that, yes if there is dirt he should dig, but i wouldnt want someone working for the ncaa who is blatantly intent on bringing down a particular school or even the michigan football team because personal issues they have. A person should investigate violations but should not have these intentions because they hate that school due to a football rivalry. Im sure there are people who work for the ncaa who are not big fans of michigan but i would hope/believe they are not determined to bring down the michigan football team or any football team because they carry some kind of vendetta. jmo.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||i too was a lil surprised to||
i too was a lil surprised to see mahone at #78 and rated the best back in ohio. Though he doesnt get the hype as ball or dunn, i like his highlight tape, it shows he can run inside or outside. The coaches know more than i do but i would be fine with taking him as a rb on the offensive side of the ball?
|5 years 24 weeks ago||i have seen several||
i have seen several recruiting articles where pharaoh talks about wanting to go somewhere where he can play tight end even though he plays quarterback on offense for his high school team? I assume that we are recruiting him as a defensive end since we already have two or possibly three tight ends committed. Does anyone know what our chances are for recruiting him as a defensive player, or if we are recruiting him at another position? I know he has said he wants to play offense but with his measurables (6'6"-6'7") he could be a great defensive end product...imo
|5 years 24 weeks ago||a year ago i would have||
a year ago i would have thought he would be a solid nfl running back for sure, definitely one who would be drafted. Now, while im sure he could contribute to a team he would have to bust ass to prove to someone that he can be an assett to even make the squad. If he gets back to serious training i think he could be an undrafted steal. As for sanzenbacher - he had mid round talent but has had multiple concussions that caused many teams to back off. His forty time was decent (i think 4.5??) but had one of the best shuttle times at the reciever position. Im with you in thinking he could play, especially in the slot position, but the concussions have "tagged" him much like daquan bowers of clemson. He played the same position and took over for guys like anthony gonzalez and brian hartline - both of who came in and contributed as rookies and looked just about the same as college players. He will sign with a team and i look for him to actually see the field and get some quality playing tome for someone next season. He makes big plays at big times and reminds me of a jordan shipley type, im sure he is on some teams radar once undrafted players can be contacted.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||recently heard an interview||
recently heard an interview with a big time recruit from florida who said he doesnt want coaches to talk about another school while they are recruiting him. If you have to talk about another school, then maybe your school is not good enough or you are worried and makes your school look bad that you need to talk about other schools in an attempt to make yours look better. That is what i take to be negative recruiting...mentioning any other school but your own since there really is not other reason to. Things like "watch out for that school" may sound harmless but we all know it is a little jab that you intend to stick in the mind of the recruit and make it seem like they care.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||yes i believe that he was on||
yes i believe that he was on the staff while earl bruce was the coach at ohio state so he understands the tradition there. Having went to school at the university and his both he and his wife being from there and family still there, if health reasons permit you would have to think he would seriously consider the position regardless of the sanctions. If he could pull kids from florida that would be bad news...the speed down there is where its at and i think tOSU finally realized that after their last two nat' championship games they need to recruit sec calibur speed and have.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||i think it picks up steam not||
i think it picks up steam not only because he is from ohio but that he went to the university for grad school, has been a life long buckeye fan, and both he and his wife's family grew up and are still there. i read somewhere that "one of meyers dream jobs" was in fact tOSU. I think we all know that he will eventually return to coaching and i would imagine it would be less stressful when your friends and family are somewhat close in distance. As for the rumors he just bought a home outside columbus - i have no idea??? While they are a cash cow and could swing a coach like that very easily, i have to think that coach fickell is also being groomed to possibly take over for tressel. I think he will be a big time head coach somewhere in the next few years, but as of now nothing from the university has led me to believe tressel will leave - i am only hearing this from fans on opposing blogs and reporters who hope he leaves and have no association with the school.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||from what i understand||
From what I understand the Tat 5 will not be suspended for the entire season, but just the five games is all they will be required to sit out. The investigations with JT and the Tat 5 are two separate cases. The NCAA ruled they violated NCAA rules and handed down a five game suspension to the players. The players appeal was denied and ruled the five game penalty will stand. That will be their punishment - they will able to return for the Nebraska game on Oct 8 and free to play the rest of the season. Im sure more could come out about the players or any player for that matter and re-open the investigation but i think that it is over.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||better places for recievers||
Had he been able to make the grades i would say he would be more prepared at the reciever position in the NFL if he had the grades to stay at tOSU. While Alabama is a good team, tOSU has a lot of good recievers in the league and seems to be a great place to build a top reciever (S. Holmes, M. Jenkins, A. gonzalez, Robiskie, Gallaway, etc), although i know they now have a new reciever coach. He could have probably went somewhere other than Alabama and been a better prepared reciever should he make it to the next level but like most kids im sure he just wanted to jump on a contender and take the ride. He should not worry about the NFL yet, but about not getting cut on some random Tuesday.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||i understand||
i can understand both sides of the argument,, but i do know that a lot of my friends are buckeye fans and some of them (not all) wanted us to get a les miles type of name to restore the program and the rivalry. Some of them hope we are undefeated every year when we play them at the end of the season so it means more. I personally want tOSU to be full strength, thats what makes the rivalry so strong because these arent two scrub teams, theyre two powerhouses I have as well learned to separate the off the field cheating with the on field cheating like taping the other teams. I do not believe that the tattoos gave them any special superhuman powers that make them better football players on the field. Some people say they "beat us by cheating," but i dont think the toos had any aerodynamic ink aimed at avoiding tackles or enhancing speed. These players will serve their suspension regardless and that will be their punishment whether they missed five games of last season or this season. It does not matter to me but I actually prefer that they got caught before this season b/c i believe we will be a better/more prepared team and being suspended five games of last season or this season would still mean these players played us at the end of the season either way. Just my opinion. Go Blue!!!