Ohio coaches visiting Dawson today

Submitted by trueblue262 on December 12th, 2012 at 12:20 PM

I apologize if not worthy of its own thread. But this tweet brought up a question on compliance. I thought it was , .....well not compliant to "mention" a recruit in twitter. Can anybody explain?

Mike Vrabel @CoachVrabel50

@OsuCoachCoombs and I are ready to #PlantTheFlag in the state up north. Can't wait to recruit with a #legend.


Lucky Socks

December 12th, 2012 at 12:23 PM ^

He didn't mention "A" recruit.  He mentioned recruting.  Bacari does this all the time, tweeting to recruits in general.  It would have been another thing if he said he was going to visit @DavidDawson or something.  


December 12th, 2012 at 3:03 PM ^

When you add someone's handle to your post you intend on directly communicating with them AND you must know you are broadcasting it directly to your followers and beyond. To me this is like putting a recruits America on the billboard when he comes in from the airport. If its not a compliance breach it should be.


December 12th, 2012 at 7:43 PM ^

You were right...that was the recruit retweeting the not so subtle reference to his visit from Ohio's coaches.  Probably just unethical (bordering on compliance flag/violation) to include a clear destination/reference to a specific recruits visit...not typical OSU major tattoo for cash and cover up style violation.  Nothing to see here.  Now in the Magnus let them cut their own throats...Moving on camp.


December 12th, 2012 at 2:34 PM ^

I don't know anything about this guy, but I hope he's an offensive lineman (or at least someone who would throw a block) and goes up against someone with the last name Jones. Can you imagine the call on that? "And look here, as Seals-Jones seals Jones perfectly on the play..."

Dutch Ferbert

December 12th, 2012 at 12:28 PM ^

But even if it is a violation, it is probably minor. Gene Smith will immediately report it to the NCAA because OSU is the poster boy for compliance.

If it is a major violation, expect a celebration for Vrabel at the 2014 installment of the Game in Columbus.


December 12th, 2012 at 12:35 PM ^

Posts an 8-clap on twitter every time they get a new recruit.  Don't see the problem here.  Just hope our staff nails down Dawson this week and clears up this nonsense about "planting a flag".

Section 1

December 12th, 2012 at 4:40 PM ^

I don't do it; it feels like such a contrivance to me.

But yeah; in the Woody Hayes era, and probably long before and maybe since, "Ohio" was in general use.  Behold; the scoreboard in Ohio Stadium (see how I did that?) from the 1968 "couldn't go for three" game:

(Although the Buckeyes get pretty uppity about it now, particularly since Brady Hoke has made a thing out of it; what better way to get the whole state of Ohio to hate something, like having the head football coach at the University of Michigan endorse it?) 

It's been my own theory all along that "Ohio" was a term used by Michigan's own Ohioans.  Schembechler; Moeller; Hanlon; etc.  And that they probably didn't mean it as an insult or an epithet; they just did it.  And that Hoke does it, because it became a thing, dating back to those guys.  Of which Hoke, an Ohioan who isn't all that far removed from at least the Coach Moeller days, is very close to being a part. 

As I do so often in these instances, I'll say that I'd be quite happy to hear from anybody else who thinks that they know better.  But that's my story and I'm stickin' to it.


December 12th, 2012 at 3:11 PM ^

call them Ohiah State... which annoys me more. Ohio is fine, it's like an abbreviation and anything to shorten and deemphasize their name is fine by me. On the other hand, "That state up North" is stupid because it places more emphasis on us and, it was manufactured by a true asshole... Woody Hayes.


December 12th, 2012 at 3:04 PM ^

I will continue to call their school ohio, mainly because it in most cases pisses them off.  I know that's childish, but so is the clever use of a word referring to the filmy layer of extraneous or impure matter with the University of Michigan's initials embedded in it.  If its frowned upon to use a similar naming convention that rhymes with buckeyes that is much less flattering, as it should be, then I say we should consider the audience.  In here, I play above the board, no problem.  I'll never fire unless fired upon first.