"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|6 years 10 weeks ago||I'm aware of what happens||
I'm aware of what happens during the game. Playing and breaking down tape have led me to have a firm understanding of the dirt that goes on during the game.
Fact of the matter is this ... new rules are in place and said rules are being evaluated, and apparently suspensions are being doled out.
Dude punched an opponent, just because other things happen during the course of the game doesn't make Mouton's actions any better. Justifying someone's wrongs just because other's also make similar mistakes is adolescent at best.
If everyone else jumps off a bridge ..... /cliche
|6 years 10 weeks ago||So leading with your head and||
So leading with your head and hitting your opponent about the helmet (read: personal foul) shouldn't be a suspendable offense? The NFL fines and suspends people for this all the time and the Big Ten has stated they will start suspending people for this offense, whether it's flagged on the field or not.
Justifying Mouton's actions as not being suspendable because it's equal to the Reynolds suspension is bogus as well.
Fact of the matter is, it's a suspendable offense and it would have looked a lot better on Rich to have done it himself; hell, it's only EMU coming down the street anyway.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Too early to truly upgrade or||
Too early to truly upgrade or downgrade the Bucks. Tressel kicks the field goal to go up 18 and the game is done IMO.
Don't forget, the Buckeyes never trailed and lead by as many as 15 with 6:00 to go in the 4th. It's not exactly like Navy is N. Iowa or any other FCS team.
I do, however, think, teams that can operate a run-based spread, ala Michigan, will implement some of these wrinkles against the Buckeyes.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||It was still a poor move by||
It was still a poor move by the coaching staff. TP had just taken them down for a TD and the offense was rolling, they never were the same after the Bauserman series.
Although I do agree that while a downgrade he isn't an unqualified backup.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||Word is commentary out of||
Word is commentary out of Columbus will be coming soon - complete with a video from Kurt Coleman on what a typical week of practice and football related activities is for him, a senior captain.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||Policies are outdated||
The NCAA's policies are outdated and archaic, however, the premise of the student-athlete is still the end-all-be-all of the institution. If it were not we would not be inundated with numerous commercials on Saturdays saying something to the effect that, most NCAA athletes are going professional in something other than sports.
I would hate to see Michigan sanctioned for this, as I truly believe that this problem isn't exclusive to this program (and one is pretty naive to suggest otherwise). However, if the NCAA is to get involved I expect them to wholeheartedly defend their stance of the student-athlete; with Michigan being the culprit in this instance it sends the message loud and clear - this overzealous use of practice and mandatory time being dedicated to sport will not be tolerated even at the winningest program.
Just my two cents on the subject.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Now shim just needs a||
Now shim just needs a Buckstache.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Heyward is a DE||
Heyward only slides to DT on passing situations. Doug Worthington and Dexter Larimore are the starting DTs at Ohio State.
|6 years 22 weeks ago||Injury has hampered his star rating as of yet||
Graham was injured early into his junior year and has been picking up offers quickly after camping. Expect his 'star' to rise here shortly.
With that said, I expect Miller to be in the 2011 fold and likely be the starter in 2012, if not sooner.
|6 years 37 weeks ago||Simple, the NCAA doesn't||
Simple, the NCAA doesn't award a National Championship in FBS. The BCS is a separate entity and before that National Champions determined by the polls were also separate of the NCAA. Simply put, the NCAA has no authority to vacate those titles.
They can, however, vacate win totals because they are NCAA sanctioned games.
|6 years 39 weeks ago||I wasn't picking a fight with||
I wasn't picking a fight with anyone until your small minded and asinine commentary was directed towards me.
I like this blog, I like Brian's work, and being a blogger myself I find inspiration through his writing, humor, and wit. So I won't be going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, since I know it irks you so .... I may just become a little more active around here.
|6 years 39 weeks ago||Oh dang, I didn't know that I||
Oh dang, I didn't know that I was hanging out with you and your mom.
|6 years 39 weeks ago||Thanks||
for proving that level headed people do exist in this rivalry!
Food for thought .. if just 1% of people attending the football game act like an asshole in Ann Arbor or Columbus you're talking over 1,000 people. It probably isn't hard to find an asshole.
Obviously if you include those who come to town to tailgate, watch at the bars, hang out, it is likely that number swells closer to double the actual game attendance. Now it's likely very easy to find an asshole somewhere on game day.
And me thinks that 1% isn't even the proper percentage to be using but as you can see a very small percentage can spoil the reputation of many - very easily.
|6 years 39 weeks ago||Like I said, I generally stay||
Like I said, I generally stay out of these argument because fools like you actually believe that there is a greater in flux on jackass Ohio State fans then there are Michigan fans, or State fans, or Penn State fans, Wisconsin fans etc., so on, and so forth.
Give me a break.
No, I personally haven't suffered through those things. But we've all heard the stories:
Pennies in marshmallows
Listen, I have no issue with having pride in your team but to effortlessly believe that your school/team/fans aren't beyond reproach on this matter. Your behavior lends to the statement made by legendary MSU coach Duffy Daugherty when he said A.A. stood for arrogant assholes. Its nice to see that 40+ years later you yourself haven't broken the mold. Which is a shame because there are so many level headed and clear minded individuals here who are intelligent posters who have a fricken clue as to what the landscape is out there.
Finally, I am not proud of the asshole behavior that happens in Columbus; I am also not in denial about it. The depth as to which it happens and the actions as to which are taken don't make it anymore right or wrong - assholes are assholes and you sir should have little to no issue determining who those assholes are seeing as how you are one yourself.
|6 years 39 weeks ago||Nah,||
I'd rather be the thorn in your side for a while. Seems more fun this way.
So, actually, reading comprehension is actually a strong suit of mine as I made reference to an appearance that you had an understanding. You then appeared to blow that understanding with your 'dolt' comment.
And stop standing by the premise that Michigan fan doesn't partake in shitty behavior as well. I was pushed around back in the 90s walking out of Michigan Stadium after another abysmal loss by my Buckeyes. For reference I wasn't even old enough to drive yet. My dad, on that same trip to AA, had coffee poured on him. We had things thrown at us ... trust me, buddy, it happens in Ann Arbor too.
The fact of the matter is this ... every school has them ... asshole fans that is (seeing as how your comprehension skills aren't up to the highest of standards I figured I better spell that out, you're welcome) and those types of fans aren't going to go away anytime soon.
Now suck it up Susan and get over yourself .. we'll see you on the field in November and see which team's fans will need to imbibe in more beverages than the other.
|6 years 39 weeks ago||I hope to the highest of||
I hope to the highest of heavens that you're not serious.
|6 years 39 weeks ago||I'm going to guess that||
I'm going to guess that reading comprehension isn't your strong suit. You may want to take some remedial courses at your nearby community college to catch up there sunshine.
For a second it seemed like you got it but your closing crack back clearly proved you did not - OSU and it's fans were likely to have not been affiliated with this advertisement. Get over it.
It was and will be a brilliant marketing move. I would count on seeing more in other cities.
|6 years 39 weeks ago||Well, okay, 3 out of 4. The||
Well, okay, 3 out of 4. The mountain was intended to be more metaphor than cliche.
I'm an aspiring writer .. with a lot of work to do.
|6 years 39 weeks ago||It would seem like you're||
It would seem like you're under the assumption that an Ohio State fan/alum/other is responsible for this ad; it is entirely possible that someone completely unaffiliated with the university and/or it's athletics was responsible for this advertisement.
It would seem likely to me that this is quality advertisting in a sports crazed town. After all, what are they supposed to target ... the Blue Jackets ... do they even have a rival?
This advertisment isn't out of bounds or even crossing the line. Its a jab taken by a corporation which is unaffiliated with the university itself. One might expect that during baseball season one may find a billboard similar to this in Detroit poking at the Indians, or, heck, maybe near the Joe yet this season poking at the Leafs or Hawks.
Its a part of sports. Sorry you were targeted (well, thats disingenuous) but the fact remains that this was quality advertising that is sure to get the attention of many (check this site for example).
|6 years 39 weeks ago||Lacking another true rivalry||
Lacking another true rivalry can result in such behavior. And for any OSU fan who squawks about Illibuck and the Illini they're just full of it.
But at the same time ... the first day on the job RichRod is given a 'Beat Ohio State' button. While it may not be the 'only' rivalry .. it is certain the biggest. Furthermore a win in The Game would have produced a 4-8 season and how much more sweet would your season have been had it come with a victory of the hated rival from that state down south?
I also think, for some, that having lived through 2-10-1 the living it up right now is a means in which to enjoy being on top of the rivalry right now. These things are certainly cyclical and fortunes will change .. any rational human being will understand that.
|6 years 39 weeks ago||twas done for a reason ...||
twas done for a reason ...
|6 years 39 weeks ago||Wow||
I generally curb my comments in terms of Michigan - Ohio State related material on this site seeing as how I am a Buckeye fan who regularly reads this site and I wish not to ruffle feathers but you all need to get over this ...
To try and portray Michigan fans as elitist in this sense is beyond ridiculous. During the Cooper years it was near impossible to go anywhere without hearing about it; hell 2-10-1 is still heard in many circles. I grew up in Michigan it was unavoidable.
The website referenced is BuckeyeXtra.com, a site dedicated to OSU sports operated and managed by the Columbus Dispatch. I happen to be one of the fan bloggers during the football season on that site. So what if the paper runs a counter on how long its been since OSU lost to Michigan in football.
It is a rivalry; love it, revel in it, enjoy it. You don't think other rivalry's have fun at the expense of the other? Yankees-Sox? Gators-Dawgs? Spurrier is still one of the best and his you can't spell Citrus without UT is still one of the best cracks ever.
Trust me, Michigan fan, you're not sitting on top of a mountain looking down on the rest of us futile imbeciles. There's plenty of egg on your face too - those without sin should cast the first stone ... or those in glass houses shouldn't throw stones...
|6 years 40 weeks ago||Not even being a M fan I||
Not even being a M fan I really like the idea of the 'terrible towel'.
I do think the 'x' out thing is getting old. I mean Penn State seems to have it down but Ohio State tried this during the game against Penn State and called it Scarlet Fever ... just doesn't look the same and I am not convinced there is a real psychological effect.
|6 years 41 weeks ago||Offensive and defensive||
Offensive and defensive players can share numbers. It is rather common.
|6 years 41 weeks ago||Penn State made the mistake||
Penn State made the mistake of playing a three deep zone against USC and Sanchez made them pay for it. If you're going up against a team with those types of weapons you need to play high risk/high reward defense and man up and blitz in order to achieve pressure. If you're going to sit back on your heels you're going to eat it.
|6 years 41 weeks ago||Really liked the post||
But I think the statistical analysis is too arbitrary in that it assumes lack of injuries, busts, continued improvement (not plateauing), other issues.
Now if none of the above happen, yikes.
|6 years 42 weeks ago||Actually||
I can't speak for Scout because I don't follow Scout, however, Rivals.com team total isn't derived from their star rankings (entirely). The total points a team earned is largely derived from fulfilling their needs (as perceived by Rivals.com).
Obviously yes the higher star average fulfilling that need is going to play a role into that.
But my argument is largely this ... the difference in a three star prospect can't be so overwhelming that we can find any discernible evidence to suggest that by and large 5.7 rated 3* prospects are better than 5.5 rated 3* prospects.
There is a lack of evidence to back that up unlike how there is evidence to suppor that recruiting rankings are accurate in determining the success of becoming an NFL draftee (note that the study doesn't indicate potential NFL success).
|6 years 42 weeks ago||That's not what I said||
Clearly it has been proven that star rankings are likely indicators of future success. Any buffoon who takes the time and energy to consume college football came to that conclusion a long, long time ago. Thanks for reiterating the painfully obvious.
My argument, on the other hand, was indicating that there is no significant difference between a 5.7 graded 3-star prospect than there is a 5.5 graded 3-star prospect. A 3-star is a 3-star in spite of where they lay on the spectrum of grade.
Even the article you just pointed me to indicates that there is little to no interest in deciphering the difference between a 5.7 and a 5.5 3-star prospect.
Therefore it would seem to me that the argument that said 3-star prospect is a better 3-star prospect than the other is a moot point; they are in fact both 3-star prospects and this is largely the only aspect that truly matters.
|6 years 42 weeks ago||Seems clear to me then that||
Seems clear to me then that Kramer was not concussed.
My guess is to that Painter doesn't put Kramer back in the game if he doesn't receive medical clearance to do so. No coach in this day and age is going to be naive enough to believe he could make such a mistake. Something catastrophic happens to Kramer in those circumstances and next thing you know it's no longer Mackey Arena its Kramer Arena.
You get the idea.
|6 years 42 weeks ago||I'm not implying that Guiton||
I'm not implying that Guiton is a big time prospect and on another thread I directly stated that this is precisely a move at depth.
However, I respectfully disagree regarding the breakdown of the star ratings ... in fact I find it a futile process that shouldn't even be released. Either the kid is a three star, or a four star, or a two star, or what be it.
You are right there are as equal many flops as there are successes from the two and three star range.
But does anyone have the time to dive into the theory that a 5.5 rated three star is marginally less qualified at a position than a 5.7 three star from the same position?
I don't have that kind of time but I bet you'd find it's largely a wash.