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09/16/2018 - 4:28pm It kills me a little inside…

It kills me a little inside to have to root for Kirk Cousins because I have Stefon Diggs in fantasy.

09/16/2018 - 2:51pm Based on resume alone, I…

Based on resume alone, I feel like LSU should be higher... Blew out Miami, shutout their FCS opponent, and took down Auburn on the road.

Joe Burrow finally gives LSU’s offense some competency to go along with their usual stout defense.

09/16/2018 - 2:28pm The main solace I get is…

The main solace I get is that there’s no way Ohio State’s remaining SoS allows them to jumps the top-3, so the only direction they can move is down.

09/16/2018 - 11:43am Seeing AJ Dillon dominating…

Seeing AJ Dillon dominating as a workhorse RB at BC is making me a little salty. He would have been a difference maker in Harbaugh's offense.

I still don't understand to this day why the coaching staff thought he could only be a LB...

09/16/2018 - 11:25am Anyone else a little worried…

Anyone else a little worried the Notre Dame struggled again this week against a SEC bottom-feeder in Vanderbilt?

I was taking some comfort from Week 1 that maybe Michigan lost to a playoff contender, but now in back-to-back weeks against Ball State and Vanderbilt, Notre Dame definitely looks like a playoff pretender.

09/16/2018 - 8:19am AJ Dillon is a fool for…

AJ Dillon is a fool for playing RB, he would have been All-World as a LB.

09/15/2018 - 8:39pm FML, Nick Bosa is…

FML, Nick Bosa is unstoppable. He’s going to feast on our O-line.

09/03/2018 - 7:46pm You'd think that practicing…

You'd think that practicing across from one of the best D-line in the country for the last 3-4 years would have molded a passable O-line by competition.

It is still a long way away, but I shudder to think of what Nick Bosa would do to this O-line right now.

09/02/2018 - 9:00pm Is anyone else worried that…

Is anyone else worried that a QB that couldn’t sniff the field for Ohio State, is now starting for LSU seems to be doing pretty well against a decent defense in Miami?

How much better was Haskins than Burrow for the latter to leave his childhood team?

09/01/2018 - 3:25pm Mike Weber is looking like…

Mike Weber is looking like the better RB today compared to JK Dobbins

09/01/2018 - 2:02pm Umm... Illinois might have…

Umm... Illinois might have something to say about that last part.

09/01/2018 - 1:30pm Christ... Bosa is everywhere…

Christ... Bosa is everywhere in this game.

08/29/2018 - 2:39pm Hypothetically speaking…

Hypothetically speaking... what exactly happens if after the court case comes to light, and Zach Smith is absolved?

That it turns out both Zach and Courtney Smith are batshit crazy, but Zach didn’t beat his wife. That this really was just a wild goose chase started by his ex-wife out of vengeance.

08/23/2018 - 12:28am One of the more common…

One of the more common offenders in memory-altering drugs are benzodiapines and z-hypnotics/sleeping pills, which Urban admitted to abusing both in the past.

https://thelab.bleacherreport.com/i-m-not-the-lone-wolf/

However, I don’t know what they are claiming he has forgotten. If Urban is claiming to have forgotten recent events than he is also admitting he is still abusing those drugs, or he’s saying that he has a foggy memory of the times when he was on those drugs.

08/22/2018 - 9:11pm The investigator said that…

The investigator said that Urban Meyer believed the reports/questions were saying Zach Smith was arrested for a felony charge in 2015, and he was trying to respond saying that was not something that happened.

08/22/2018 - 12:50pm I think their saving grace…

I think their saving grace will be that Zach Smith was never officially charged, and there seemed to be enough conflicting stories to muddle the waters.

08/22/2018 - 12:41pm Honestly, I was on-board…

When Courtney Smith's own mother publicly came out against her, I became convinced this was not a black-and-white matter, and there was probably some lying from both sides.

Granted, all relationships are unique, but if I was accused of murdering someone, my mother would sell both her kidneys to get me the best lawyer possible... Or at the very least, she wouldn't sell me out. 

08/09/2018 - 10:19pm The part about Courtney…

The part about Courtney Smith's mother (Tina Carano) was a text exchange:

When asked if she believed her daughter’s claims of physical abuse, she replied, “I believe that Zach was removing himself from an argument and I do not believe he intentionally abused her. I do not believe he actually intentionally swung or punched her … no.”

As far as ever hearing her daughter say she would “take Zach down,” she replied, “Yes.”

And when Meyer’s name was mentioned, she added, “I cannot quote her exact words as I don’t remember them word for word, but something to that extent. This is my daughter and I love her but I do not approve of what she has done and how it was done."

08/02/2018 - 7:31pm An friend that works in the…

An friend that works in the AD at Ohio State says that the reason they never acted on it was because Courtney Smith has a streak of crazy in her past.

Both Zach and Courtney are full-blown alcoholics and had a super dysfunctional marriage. However, Courtney has shown up to OSU practices before drunk and threatening to blow up the whole building, and has called 911 an outrageous amount of time claiming each time that Zach was at her house harassing her when the latter was found to be at work. The police have pulled her over drunk as well and she would claim that Zach was chasing her, but he was at work. After a while, people stopped taking her seriously. The university is still mulling over a 3-4 game suspension for Urban just from a public optics standpoint.

07/19/2018 - 8:26pm Before those two they also…

Before those two they also had Kirk Cousins and Brian Hoyer, so it probably goes beyond just a QB coach that has been there for 6 seasons.

05/26/2018 - 5:12pm 4-star

Technically, Kyle Kalis was a 4* recruit. A high 4*, but I think only 1 service actually gave him a 5* rating.

04/05/2018 - 11:49am $7.6 million

Looks like they purposely paid Urban $7.6 million to beat out Harbaugh’s $7.5 million.

03/13/2018 - 4:05pm 4000+

If I had to guess, it probably has something to do with having three consecutive 4000+ passing yard seasons with a below-average set of receivers and running backs around him. The best WR that Cousins has had in Washington is DeSean Jackson who peaked about 5 years ago, and was really only ever a speedy deep threat guy.

Kirk Cousins behind the Vikings re-built O-Line passing to Thielen, Diggs, and Rudolph while handing it off to Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray seems like an extremely potent attack. Plus, they already rode their defense to a 13-3 record this season, and it is hard to see that side of the ball dropping off much.

03/11/2018 - 10:25am Harry Hiestand & Greg Studwara

The only thing that worries me a little with Warinner’s track record is that his two most successful stops did not really stop producing after he left. Notre Dame if anything had even better O-Line play with Harry Hiestand after Warinner, and Ohio State hasn’t really missed a beat with Greg Studwara.

No doubt that Warinner is an upgrade over Drevno, but I also wonder how much being in those specific offensive systems/culture magnified his coaching prowess.

03/10/2018 - 4:13pm Tom Herman

Herman is going gangbuster re-establishing Texas’s recruiting base/dominance. Texas just got a commitment from a 5*/#26 overall WR Jordan Whittington

03/09/2018 - 9:06am Harbaugh

It is outright baffling that no school wants a grad-transfer QB that was a starter at Michigan and has 3-year of tutelage under Harbaugh.

03/04/2018 - 6:51pm 216lbs

How long until the NCAA finally adds a 216lbs weight class to sync up with International/Olympic wrestling standards?

More and more collegiate wrestlers every year are attempting to represent their country on the international stage, but everyone who is in the 216lbs weight class internationally are at a huge disadvantage. They either have to drastically cut weight every season to drop back down to the NCAA’s 197lbs class or stay at their Olympic competition weight, but wrestle athletes who are potentially 60lbs heavier than them.

03/01/2018 - 12:45pm Not just images

It included using my name and quotes. Also, Jalen Ramsey clearly didn’t give Texas A&M permission to use his image. So as a whole, the practice seems odd that it is legal.

03/01/2018 - 11:23am Comparison

Maybe this is apples to oranges, but...

I was a student recruiter for my undergraduate college for 3 years (partly because there was a scholarship tied to the position), but every year they would have renew/re-sign a blanket release statement that they could use our name and images on any recruiting material. This included my picture being used in college brochures, my biography being printed in their website, and quotes I gave about the school. All to convince prospective high schoolers to apply.

So it makes sense to me that the same would be required for former players or alumni.

03/01/2018 - 10:03am Alternatively

I was just thinking that including all the accomplishments on the side would be sufficient without including players’ name.

Or if they wanted to include some successful players, they could have made it more balanced by featuring players from Warinner’s other P5 coaching stops: Kansas, and Notre Dame. I honestly don’t know which players from those schools Warinner personally coaches, but it would show that he has been consistently successful over the course of his whole career vs. just one stop.

Anyways, just an interesting recent debate about players’s images/name being used without their permission for promotional purposes. I’m a little surprised that schools aren’t legally required to obtain written permission first, but I’m not a JD, so who knows...

03/01/2018 - 9:19am Must have missed it

Sorry, I must have missed it. Why was it removed?

I only tagged Jalen Ramsey due to recent events since they are closely related.

02/20/2018 - 9:35am Advanced stats...

How often does a 16-17 year old recruit care about looking at “advanced stats?”

Rather they’ll see that Stanford ended the season ranked in the top-25, the conference runner-up, and had a Heisman contender. If a recruit sees that as “under-achieving” then how do you think they view an 8-5 season with no marquee wins?

02/19/2018 - 12:54pm 9-5

Ok.

#19/20 Stanford was 9-5 with a Division Championship, Pac-12 Conference Championship appearance, and wins over 5 teams with a winning record.

In comparsion, unranked Michigan with a 4th place division finish, and 1 win over a team with a winning record.

Seems pretty legit.

02/17/2018 - 4:03pm Reception - Andrew Dakich

I wonder what kind of reception the Crisler Center is going to give Andrew tomorrow. He kind of talked about expecting boos and jeers recently:

Though Dakich doesn't expect the same reception Bielfeldt and Albrecht got in their respective returns to Ann Arbor when Ohio State plays at Michigan on Sunday.

"I expect to get booed," he said. "What's crazy is when Spike and Max went back, they were cheered for and it was pretty cool to see. But I just know with the way this season is going, I'm at Ohio State, I know I'm gonna get booed. I get it. It's part of the rivalry and makes it fun."

With how things have been going recently, I wouldn't be surprised that if Lady Luck takes about another steaming pile on Michigan by have Dakich get his first double-double/career-high game.

02/13/2018 - 11:59am Unbiased

However, if you were comparing them side-by-side. Bosa has more TFLs, sacks and QB hurries in about half the snaps as Gary. So you can kind of see where Anderson is coming from...

02/13/2018 - 9:31am "Ohio State is helping archrival Michigan in recruiting..."

Bruce Feldman touches on it as well during his recent Si article on Calvin Anderson:

Ohio State is helping archrival Michigan in recruiting one of the nation’s hottest commodities.

Another big deal for Anderson is how formidable some of the Wolverines’ 2018 opponents are, especially the end-of-season matchup with Ohio State’s vaunted defensive front.

“In the Big Ten, they have bigger defensive linemen, and for me to be able to display that run-blocking ability is gonna be a big benefit of going to Michigan. In the Big 12, you’d have really good edge rushers that I’d play against. I’m comparing styles of offenses.”

Anderson does mention that Texas and Michigan are currently tied for his leaders with Auburn, Oklahoma and TCU behind in that order.

02/11/2018 - 8:57pm Huge variance in Heavyweights

It is a fair question because there can be a huge variance in the NCAA heavyweights. For example, Kyle Snyder is 5'11" and 220lbs, but Adam Coon is 6'6" 285lbs

So realistically, Coon has the size to play OL, but I have no idea if he has ever played a down of football in his life.

02/11/2018 - 8:53pm Weight classes

It is still pretty crazy to me that Synder and Coon are considered the same weight class with a 60lbs difference.

This has probably been asked before, but why doesn't the NCAA have a weight class between 197lbs and Heavyweight? The Olympics seem follow the United World Wrestling weight classes with a 97kg (~215lbs) weight class right before the heavyweights.

02/11/2018 - 6:54pm Snyder vs. Coon

I know everyone treat Kyle Synder like he is living legend, but I think Coon has a legit shot tonight. Coon just has such an overwhelming height and weight advantage that I think Synder will find hard to overcome.

  • Adam Coon: 6'6" 285lbs
  • Kyle Synder: 5'11" 215lbs

Plus, Coon is used to wrestling at this weight whereas Synder is a still adapting.

02/11/2018 - 10:53am Buyouts

Are they really okay with it though? I’m willing to bet that a large part of why Harbaugh hasn’t gotten rid of either Pep or Drevno is because the top brass doesn’t want to pay their contract buyouts. Combined, Michigan would owe the 2 of them around ~$8-9 million AND still have to find the money for Harbaugh to hire 2 more coaches.

02/09/2018 - 7:04am Grant Newsome

Grant Newsome can live a full, healthy life!!!

02/08/2018 - 7:40pm NCAA Investigation

Does anyone know if the NCAA is still investigating the situation at Ole Miss with Hugh Freeze?

Granted, I’m not fully aware of all the details, but didn’t the scandal boil down to Freeze using escorts to attract big name recruits to Oxford? If that is the case, would the NCAA hold off on making a decision on Shea Patterson and the other transfers until they concluded that none of them were involved as well?

02/08/2018 - 12:42pm Re: Ed Warinner

I still find it illogical that Ed Warinner somehow willingly agreed to leave Minnesota where he was a Running Game Coordinator/OL coach making $375,000/year to be an “Offensive Analyst” making $250,000/year.

That seems like a clear demotion in position and salary, which only makes sense if Warinner was actively looking for a cushier job where he could still earn a 6-figure salary.

02/08/2018 - 10:51am Re: Dan Enos

I’m wondering if Dan Enos only signed on with the implication that Drevno or Pep would be moving on, and he would step in as OC.

Then when it was clear that Drevno and Pep were not getting any offers elsewhere and Enos was not getting a coordinator title, Enos backed out

02/07/2018 - 7:45pm $$$$

From the sounds of it, Greg Schiano's contract expired back in January 31st, and AD Gene Smith convinced him to stay with a significant pay raise... Smith hinted that Ohio State is about to have their first asst. coach that make $1+ million/year.

02/07/2018 - 11:30am Embed per Bruce Feldman

Highjacking to embed for the board:

 

02/07/2018 - 10:50am Recruiting crown

Well, the only consolation that I can find is that this puts the #1 recruiting class out of reach for Ohio State, and solidifies it for UGA...

yay...

02/06/2018 - 7:50pm Nicholas Petit-Frere???

Did McElwain have a pre-existing relationship with NPF? It can't hurt, right?

02/06/2018 - 5:14pm Recency bias

Recruits are starting to care less and less about historic bluebloods, and players of decades past. They want to see what the program has done recently.

As most people have painfully pointed out, Michigan's O-lines have largely been subpar for the last 4-5 years. The last notable OT from Michigan is Titans' Taylor Lewan, and before him was Jake Long 6 years prior. On the other hand, Ohio State has been consistently sending NFL starters to the league for the last 4-5 years: Taylor Decker, Jack Mewhort, Andrew Norwell, Corey Linsley, Pat Elflein and potentially Billy Price.

02/06/2018 - 4:04pm Dr. Myron Rolle, BS, MSc, MD

I think former Rhodes Scholar, and current neurosurgery resident of Harvard/Massachusetts General, Dr. Myron Rolle took academics pretty darn seriously...