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- Don't even bother turning on sports talk radio. All they talk about is OSU 24/7. Occasionally they'll take a break to talk about the Blue Jackets, but its almost all OSU
- As a few people have mentioned, most alums and OSU fans in general are respectful. I've had some great conversations with Buckeye fans about the rivalry, Bo & Woody, and what not. That said, there are a fair share of jerks out there, but you won't hear much from them
- There's no Michigan bar. Usually you'll find a few scattered Michigan fans at the bar and around town (there are far more Michigan fans in Cbus than there are OSU fans in Michigan)
- Columbus is one of the few midwestern cities that is actually growing. A big part of that is because the city has a wide radius and extends out to what would likely be suburbs in other metros. There are a lot of nice neighborhoods, including the Short North, Victorian Village, German Village. Dublin, Westerville, and Worthington are pretty nice suburbs.
- The Arena District and Short North has a lot of nice bars. Blue Jackets games are a lot of fun, and the Red Wings obviously make it to town regularly. The city's AAA baseball team, the Clippers, has a great new stadium in the Arena District as well. Definitely one of the nicest minor league parks I've been to.
- As others have mentioned, you'll get all the Michigan games on the Big Ten Network. All the Michigan coverage you got in Cleveland you'll have in Columbus
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Agree 100%. Manuel needs to||
Agree 100%. Manuel needs to back his coach and the program, but in this case that should happen behind closed doors. What's important is that Michigan takes action to insure the Big Ten initiates new policies to avoid potential conflicts of interest with individual officials and makes a strong effort to improve officiating quality overall.
|1 year 1 day ago||What's the best bet for||
What's the best bet for buying tickets to this? Can you buy individual games at the box office or do you have to buy the full session strip?
|1 year 1 day ago||I stayed at the Millenium||
I stayed at the Millenium once - Nittany's dead on with his comment. Its $75 - $90 a room, but you get what you pay for. The Hilton Netherland Plaza is a nice hotel for ~$125/night. Beautiful hotel, 5 minute walk or so to the arena.
|1 year 1 day ago||I've never heard of Smoq||
I've never heard of Smoq either. Eli's is a bit out of the way (its a hole in the wall place, but is always mobbed), but is very good. Montgomery Inn is a 10 minute walk or so from the arena. I think it gets overshadowed by the new restaurant boom in Cincy, a lot of good places have opened in recent years. Montgomery Inn hasn't changed much in 20 years, there's just some new memorabilia on the walls. It could use an update in my eyes. The good news is that the ribs haven't changed either - they're still very good. Worth the trip.
Someone mentioned Taft's in Over the Rhine, its a good place to grab a beer if you have extra time. It used to be a church that was built in the 1800s - the building was literally falling over. $9 million later, the place is beautiful and they have great beer.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Right Call||
Heartbreaking to not get it, but it was the right call all the way. Gardner was badly banged up and we were without Gibbons. Overall, that's not a good recipe for overtime. I was surprised Hoke stuck with the 2-pt call after OSU called the time out though. Still the right call - Hoke has guts. I don't think I've ever been more proud of a team in a losing effort - they played their hearts out. The atmosphere around here has been pretty gloomy the past few weeks, but this program has bottomed. Good things are ahead...
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Fair points, and I hope that||
Fair points, and I hope that we don't have to find out what a Borges offense looks like long-term. We've got a lot of young offensive line talent that will help us out long term. As nice as it is to have a Taylor Lewan emerge as a redshirt freshman, offensive linemen typically need more time to develop. The situation we have on the interior line where we have three underclassmen starting won't be happening two or three years from now. I'm with you on wide receiver concerns - I don't see anyone set to emerge there.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||There are holes with Lewan,||
There are holes with Lewan, Schofield, and Gallon gone - no doubt about that. Gardner is back, and Fitz isn't a huge loss. Fitz was put in a horrible position with this year's line, but he hasn't looked like the back we saw in 2011 this year or last year. The interior line will take a big step up, as should Jake Butt. The early playing experience will help them down the road. All the young lineman will have another year in the system too. I'm not saying the offense will be dynamic, but with a very good defense we don't need them to be great.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||True, but the situation on||
True, but the situation on offense reminds me of the defensive transition from 2010 to 2011. Mattison deserves all the credit, but that defense likely would have taken a big step up no matter what given the youth on the roster. I see this offense doing the same thing. Frankly, I don't see how it could possibly get any worse than it is now.
We knew going into Hoke's tenure that "The Process" and the overall state of the depth chart at that time might put us in a position where we could regress this season. Unfortunately, that happened and this season has been extremely painful. Comparing this team to the stock market, I think we're approaching March 2009. Almost everyone is negative - we'll never get out of this: the sky is falling and we're destined for another ten years in the backseat to OSU and MSU. I don't see that happening - I think we're bottoming and we can expect sharp improvement from here. All the young talent that Hoke and company have brought in are set to improve dramatically with an offseason of experience, and I think Ron's data supports that.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Thanks for putting this||
Thanks for putting this together - it definitely helps to quantify something we've known all along. It helps to further validate what Mattison has done while putting more fire on Borges. As Ohio has shown, good coaches can develop their players and overcome that youth gap. However, I think their players there in much better position for their offensive transition versus ours. I hope Hoke realizes that his job is tied to Borges. As a defensive-minded guy, he needs to have a top notch offensive coordinator that he can trust.
Another thing this data shows us: given the youth on the team and the caliber of talent Hoke has recruited, we should expect a massive leap up next year.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Definitely gotta stay for the||
Definitely gotta stay for the band! Frank Solich has done a great job turning that program around. I think OU won two or three games each year when I was there, and the Bobcats have been to bowls several years in a row. Now we just have to win one....
|5 years 24 weeks ago||At this point, OSU would be||
At this point, OSU would be wise to send the team (and the NCAA, more importantly) a message and dismiss Posey. There's simply no excuse for knowingly taking money after already being suspended for it once. Not to mention that one other time was during one of the most highly publicized black eyes in program history. I'm not saying Fickell or Smith will actually follow through with it, but he's let his team down and the program needs to hold him accountable and set an example.
|5 years 51 weeks ago||I grew up a Michigan fan in||
I grew up a Michigan fan in Columbus (my Dad went to UM), and lived there for most of my life before starting my MBA at Ross about eighteen months ago. There are certainly some things you'll have to watch out for, but Columbus is actually a good city in many respects.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Its good that you're thinking||
Its good that you're thinking about this now, but keep in mind that most people work for 3-5 years after undergrad before going back for their MBA. It is extremely difficult to get into most top programs without work experience. Be sure to snag a good internship or two while you're at VT. Other than that, I agree with the other posters. Keep the grades up, stay involved in extracurriculars, and prep hard for the GMAT. The nice thing about the GMAT is that you can benefit significantly from preparation. Plan on spending 3-6 months preparing for it. The GMAT score is only one of many factors admissions considers, but it is important. The average GMAT score at Ross is about 90th percentile, but with significant prep that kind of score is very possible. Best of luck!
Ross MBA Class of 2011
|6 years 5 weeks ago||While Devin isn't going to||
While Devin isn't going to jump over Denard, it will be very interesting to see his progress in spring practice. When Devin played last year, to me he looked like he just wasn't quite ready. However, he definitely showed flashes: he can make some of the throws that Denard can't. Hopefully a year with the team and a year in the weight room has paid off for Devin. I think we'll see a big step up in his ability at spring practice.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||No, its not true. However,||
No, its not true. However, he did joke about changing it. One of the first things Bo did upon arriving (according to "Bo's Lasting Lessons" is study Michigan's history and traditions. I can't find exactly where it is in the book so I can't explain the whole story, but he joked with some people in the athletic department about changing it knowing it would get under their skin.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||Hang in there, M&BWahoo.||
Hang in there, M&BWahoo. Calling each person individually takes a lot of time and they do break it down over several days. I believe my call came on the third day after they started. As hard as it is, try to stay off the MBA message boards and do something to take your mind off it.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||Congrats, Zone Left! I'm||
Congrats, Zone Left! I'm sure that's exciting and a huge relief. Good luck at Ross!
|6 years 10 weeks ago||I'm a current MBA2 at Ross,||
I'm a current MBA2 at Ross, and remember how anxious I was hoping for the phone call from admissions. Ironically, this coaching search seems to trigger that same level of anxiety! The application process involves a lot of hard work, but that one phone call makes it all worth it. Regardless of the outcome, you've been admitted to two great schools and I'll bet you have an excellent chance of getting into Ross. Good luck!
|6 years 10 weeks ago||No, its not. Its something||
No, its not. Its something Tigerbait is reporting on their premium site or premium message board from what I understand. The thread title should be changed to prevent further head explosions...
|6 years 11 weeks ago||WJBO Baton Rouge radio (same||
WJBO Baton Rouge radio (same station alleging Miles to UM) reports that Miles danced around the Michigan rumor question at the press conference. He did not say no to the rumor and that he was saying
|6 years 11 weeks ago||WJBO Link for streaming:||
WJBO Link for streaming: http://www.wjbo.com/main.html
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Well if they were looking to||
Well if they were looking to fly a plane down there that won't attract massive attention, that's a huge fail. It certainly would be one hell of a coincidence. I wonder when LSU is scheduled to return from the Cotton Bowl. Tomorrow evening?
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Jackson was fired with the||
Jackson was fired with the rest of the assistants. However, there's always the possibility that he could be rehired. Given his standing with the program, one would think that's a pretty strong possibility.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Pelini's ties to tOSU is a||
Pelini's ties to tOSU is a huge selling point in my opinion. He would immediately have an understanding of the rivalry and the importance of The Game, and would likely understand the importance of tradition and the M's history. I'm not sure why he would want to leave Nebraska, but he certainly seems like a viable candidate to look into.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||That's definitely encouraging||
That's definitely encouraging that he got to 62%. I think he was at about 55% last year, so that's a sizable jump. It might take a couple years, but he should definitely make it.
The only knock on Barry is that he couldn't stay healthy. It would be interesting to see how healthy Lark would have stayed if he didn't play on Astroturf his entire career. The old-school Astroturf was like playing on concrete, and had to really wear on him. At one point in his career he actually offered to pay to have grass installed at the Reds ballpark. Regardless, when healthy he was one of the best all-around shortstops of all time.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||I'll bet you $500 that Denard||
I'll bet you $500 that Denard starts and runs all over Mississippi State. RR is just playing games with Mississippi State's coaches so they have to potentially prepare for two QBs.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||Right - but it's a lot bigger||
Right - but it's a lot bigger deal when its the head coach. The national media cares about RR and his job security, but not about the defensive coaches. The local media cares about the defensive staff, but they aren't going to beat it into the ground like they do with RR.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||If RR is the coach,||
All he has to say is "We'll be evaluating individual position coaches at a later date." Done.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||I had a very similar||
I had a very similar experience about three weeks ago. It was the Tuesday after the Illinois game, and I was interviewing with a regional bank in New York state. The guy I interviewed with played football in college and coached for a while before pursuing other careers, and was an OSU fan. Out of the 40 minute interview, we spent five minutes talking about the company and the job and the rest of the time talking about Big Ten football, Bo, Woody, Tressel, and The Game. My first interview question (pretty much verbatim) was:
"Assuming Michigan finishes 7-5, you're David Brandon and you're making a decision on the coaching staff. What do you do?"
I gave him my opinion that I'd bring him back and replace the defensive staff. He followed up with:
"Jim Harbaugh calls you on the phone and says he is available, but this season only. Does your decision change?"
While the talk was about football, he was also checking to see if I'm able to make decisions for the long term and stick with them. It definitely gives you a little bit of an "in" to be able to talk Michigan football (or sports in general), and situations like that in interviews aren't uncommon.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||Think of the hours Rich Rod||
Think of the hours Rich Rod works. Think of all the emotion he puts into getting things right with the team. He's passionate about the team and when you go through all the negativity he's gone thru at times, it only makes sense that he's so emotional. Like the guy or not, the certainly didn't picture things working out this way, and the negativity has taken its toll. Nobody wants to turn things around more than Coach Rod