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09/18/2018 - 2:46pm you ruined it by editing…

you ruined it by editing your comment. new mgoblog sucks. 

09/18/2018 - 11:26am the ex-twitter name of bluey…

the ex-twitter name of bluey nee maizen nee (for my OGs) maize haze 

09/18/2018 - 9:40am -io

-io

09/14/2018 - 9:19am @Jonye_West_

@Jonye_West_

08/08/2018 - 11:19am cool!

cool!

08/05/2018 - 4:21pm OGoBlog.com

OGoBlog.com

08/02/2018 - 3:16pm I don't believe Meyer has…

I don't believe Meyer has unilateral firing power. I think Gene Smith's culpability in this is significantly deeper than what we know at present. 

I also don't think it's that easy to "fire an assistant for beating his wife" when the law and the police haven't said the assistant beat his wife. Like it or not, firing someone for cause for a domestic crime is harder than it sounds, especially when there's no tangible arrest or conviction to point to. 

It's much easier to be hardline on a player with no due process rights. You can suspend them for whatever. What are they gonna do? Sue? No. But Zach Smith can. And without a conviction, let alone an arrest or a charge, that lawsuit has the potential to get ugly and expensive for OSU as an institution in a hurry. 

Meyer comes off as a hypocrite, and full of shit, no argument there. 

08/02/2018 - 3:10pm Fair. I think I meant in the…

Fair. I think I meant in the context of my reply, police showed up to the house in 2015 and "cleared" that particular scene/instance of anything they felt comfortable arresting/prosecuting Smith for at that time based on the allegations during that altercation.

08/02/2018 - 1:47pm I don't know whether Gibbons…

I don't know whether Gibbons was or wasn't a rapist. I do know U-M's internal justice system found Gibbons's conduct was bad enough to warrant his expulsion. What that means, is anyone's guess. Obviously, "the law" doesn't think Gibbons was a rapist. 

I think Ramzy's tweet yesterday was really dumb. I mean come on. Not a single OSU fan had any inkling Smith was an alcoholic and serial wife abuser. Ramzy creating some narrative that his writing about Smith's shitty on-field coaching performance was a subtle nod to totally open and obvious personal problems Smith was having is ridiculous. No one would have conflated the two. Or even thought to have. It's ridiculous to suggest as much. 

08/02/2018 - 1:40pm That's fine. I don't…

That's fine. I don't disagree. But it's a lot easier to make up some fake core values and tout them as a PR stunt than it is to fire a person for domestic violence with no domestic violence arrests or charges. 

Urban Meyer doesn't make that call. The AD, the university president, the BOT, and the university's lawyers do. 

08/02/2018 - 12:44pm Bingo. 

Bingo. 

08/02/2018 - 12:43pm See, that's why the…

See, that's why the questions should be asked. You're basically saying it's fine to know your business partner hits his wife and it's the police's job to figure that out, but that's not fine if the guy coaches a football team I don't like.

I hope you didn't just make the argument that the public concern is greater in matters of football coaching than with their community doctors and lawyers.

Meyer didn't "cover up" the abuse. Cover it up to who? I think there's a very important distinction between Meyer obstructing a police investigation into abuse and Meyer not going above and beyond a police investigation that clears someone of abuse. Meyer allegedly knew the police were called and did nothing about the abuse. Should Meyer have called the police back? Ran his own investigation? I can make the argument he should have. But ultimately, Meyer knew authorities responded and chose not to intervene at the scene. At what point does it become Meyer's job to be the police? 

Meyer has not covered himself in glory here. He was put in a terrible position by Smith and Columbus PD and handled it as bad as he possibly could have. If Meyer recommended to Gene Smith that Zach Smith should have been fired in 2015 due to these DV allegations and the police response to his home, and Gene Smith says "I can't fire this guy for domestic violence without an arrest or pressed charges," then what is Meyer supposed to do? 

08/02/2018 - 12:01pm I'm sure he knew. I'm sure…

I'm sure he knew. I'm sure he rationalized in his head he did everything he could when he learned police were called to Smith's house in 2015 and nothing happened and no arrests were made. I'm sure he rationalized why he believed Smith and the police investigation at the expense of the victim. I don't think he handled that particularly well, but at the end of the day, if you get a report your subordinate did something wrong in their personal life, you learn the police were called, and then learn they investigated and nothing happened legally in the aftermath of that investigation, what duty do you have to take matters into your own hands and dig deeper? That's a legitimate question. How do those questions get answered if Meyer is a partner and Smith is his associate? If Meyer is a doctor and smith is his nurse? Does the football coaching dynamic change anything?

Should Meyer have fired Smith in 2015? Yes. Is that only his decision to make? No. Who else knew? Apparently everyone knew. 

Meyer lying about all this a week ago is a disaster, and his disaster to own. 

08/01/2018 - 10:59am is jim tressel available? 

is jim tressel available? 

08/01/2018 - 10:10am that last one is great 

that last one is great 

07/27/2018 - 9:27am It's Forum Blue! 

It's Forum Blue! 

06/29/2018 - 12:02pm If Devontae Dobbs doesn't…

If Devontae Dobbs doesn't think he cans see the field as a true freshman when OSU's current line is currently featuring a kid who has started every game since he was a true freshman, that's on him.

06/26/2018 - 11:16am Welcome to the dark side. 

Welcome to the dark side. 

06/22/2018 - 2:25pm He was also Maize Haze, word…

He was also Maize Haze, word to the true OGs. 

06/21/2018 - 3:57pm If that were remotely true,…

If that were remotely true, Michigan wouldn't offer all the same kids OSU, Clemson and Alabama offer. Basically every kid in OSU's 2018 recruiting class held a Michigan offer too. 

06/18/2018 - 2:03pm Yea, for like 8 years longer…

Yea, for like 8 years longer than you have. 

06/18/2018 - 9:14am Well we can't play ourselves…

Well we can't play ourselves. 

06/07/2018 - 1:56pm i like the buckeyes 

i like the buckeyes 

05/21/2018 - 10:07am you are so beaten down it

you are so beaten down it warms my soul 

05/20/2018 - 2:27pm hell yes 

hell yes 

05/20/2018 - 2:27pm hell yes 

hell yes 

05/20/2018 - 2:00pm It was 35-13 with 11 minutes

It was 35-13 with 11 minutes left in the game when Rudock got hurt. 

05/18/2018 - 5:03pm This UNC doesnt count? 

This UNC doesn't count?

 

05/11/2018 - 12:24pm lol

lol

04/16/2018 - 12:15pm I mean, you're wrong, but ok.

I mean, you're wrong, but ok. Clemson had the ball all the time because OSU's offense kept going 3 and out and giving it to them. Aren't you a Michigan fan? You see that movie every week. 

04/16/2018 - 10:19am So did everyone? Alabama

So did everyone? Alabama fared way worse. So did 2016 FSU. I mean shit, Ohio State had 9 first downs and turned it over 3 times. Clemson had the ball for 35 minutes. OSU's defense was really good in that game when the offense was an active liability. 

04/15/2018 - 11:14pm Ohio State didn't lose that

Ohio State didn't lose that game on D. They made Watson look pedestrian (259 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs). 

04/10/2018 - 3:26pm do you think shea patterson

do you think shea patterson would have? 

04/04/2018 - 4:01pm For the record, Patterson was

For the record, Patterson was a "pro-style" QB coming out of high school, so it was Ole Miss--not LSU--that didn't run an offense conducive to that.

What part about Patterson's commitment to Ole Miss isn't odd? He's an out of state kid with no direct or indirect ties to the program. He was the number 4 player in the country and the top rated QB, picking an SEC also-ran mired in controversy dating back to a string of similar sketchy commitments in 2013. How many best players in the country go to Ole Miss? His brother left a GA coaching position at LSU after Patterson picked Ole Miss over LSU for a lateral position at Ole Miss? Add up all the context, especially in the hadow of the ongoing issues with Freeze, and why isn't that commitment a little bit weird? 

Also, I only listed the five star/top 100 commitments from out of state. There were others from Mississippi who I didn't list that I'm giving the benefit of the doubt to as recruits who could have reasonably picked their in-state football school without receiving money to do so. I struggle to offer the same benefit of the doubt to kids from Texas or Tennessee or Illinois who pick Ole Miss.

In regards to your due diligence point, maybe in year one or two the risk isn't worth the reward, but the pressure on Harbaugh to win this year is quite palpable. As is the pressure to put a competent QB on the field. It isn't 2015 anymore.

04/04/2018 - 1:16pm I do disagree with the

I do disagree with the interpretation Patterson followed his brother around. It appears his brother followed him around. 

04/04/2018 - 11:58am I'm sure you gave all these

I'm sure you gave all these benefits of the doubt to the parade of five stars that got Ole Miss into this mess. Shea Patterson was the only five star who signed with Ole Miss that was above board because "Ole Miss was pretty good" and ran an offense every other big time program, with the exception of like, five, also ran. All the other OOS top 100 kids (Treadwell, Nkemdiche, Tunsil, Lodge, Jefferson, Anderson, Little) that enrolled at Ole Miss were in on the take, but Patterson was the only one who wasn't. 

Pardon me if I don't particularly buy that. Especially when you look at the circumstances surrounding Patterson's commitment to Ole Miss (brother leaves job at LSU for identical job at Ole Miss exactly at the same time Patterson picks Ole Miss over LSU). I'm not saying Michigan is offering Patterson any improper benefits right now, in fact, I'll explicitly say they aren't. But I think it's delusional to assume Shea Patterson's commitment to Ole Miss was 100% free and clear of any improper benefits, and if Ole Miss really wants to roll around in the mud here because their feelings are hurt, they can probably expose that to the NCAA.

There's nothing about the circumstances of Shea Patterspon's commitment to Ole Miss that look normal, and no one here would be pretending it does if he was pursuing a transfer to anywhere other than Michigan. Can you imagine how many threads would be on this board if OSU was trying to get his immediate eligibility? C'mon. 

04/04/2018 - 11:03am He was never committed to

He was never committed to LSU. He was committed to Arizona. It's arguably even more shady, because Patterson's brother was already on staff at LSU, Patterson picked Ole Miss over LSU, and then his brother immediately emerged on staff at Ole Miss. Why didn't Patterson just pick the objectively superior football school in his current home state with his brother already on staff over Ole Miss? 

04/04/2018 - 10:59am I mean, Harbaugh hires the

I mean, Harbaugh hires the relatives of his players all the time. Also, there's a school in Louisiana that is pretty famous for football, so idk. Besides, Shreveport is essentially Texas, it's not near the Mississippi side, and it's not near the NOLA/SEC side sections of Louisiana. it's not culturally similar. It's really aggressively giving someone the benefit of the doubt to say Shreveport, LA is basically Ole Miss. I'm sure if Shea Patterson was fleeing Ole Miss for Alabama everyone would be like "Oh yea, nothing improper with his commitment to Ole Miss and attempts to gain eligibility at Alabama."

04/04/2018 - 10:13am It is funny, right? I mean,

It is funny, right? I mean, everyone killed Ole Miss for being dirty because a bunch of random 5 stars with no ties to Ole Miss just went there out of the blue and got them into this mess, but I bet the random 5 star QB with no ties to Ole Miss who just went there out of the blue was on the up and up now that he's a Michigan recruit. Nothing to see there, I'll bet. 

03/11/2018 - 6:56pm Michigan went 0-5 against OSU

Michigan went 0-5 against OSU this year, and you're really gonna play the "shoulda woulda" blown 'em out last game card? 

02/27/2018 - 7:23am it's really my first and

it's really my first and middle name, you don't even know my last name!

02/26/2018 - 5:23pm I think the point of

I think the point of comparison is we both lost two B1G games to teams that are quote unquote "inferior" that the other team also beat. 

I also didn't say OSU's Butler loss was quality. I do think it's a better loss than U-M's LSU loss, but that doesn't mean either loss is particularly great. I also think if OSU played UCLA and Texas instead of Gonzaga and Clemson, we'd have two less losses, and there'd be no debate about OSU being ranked ahead of U-M. 

02/26/2018 - 3:48pm i agree. i thought osu looked

i agree. i thought osu looked pretty good in that game for a while, but their guard play just couldn't hang in the last 8 mins. will be interesting to see how the game goes on a neutral floor. 

02/26/2018 - 3:47pm what's your point 

what's your point 

02/26/2018 - 3:45pm wow you got me good 

wow you got me good 

02/26/2018 - 2:16pm My dad lives 10 minutes from

My dad lives 10 minutes from New Holland Brewing Company! 

02/26/2018 - 2:15pm Agree with this completely.

Agree with this completely. OSU hasn't been very impressive in February. Of course they beat Purdue on the 7th, but they  also had close ones against Iowa, Indiana and Illinois, lost to Michigan and got demolished by PSU. OSU spent December and January pulverizing bad B1G teams, and spent February squeaking games out against similar competition. Maybe the week off before the tournament will help them since they're more shallow than usual. They looked worn down by the end of the season. 

02/26/2018 - 1:39pm I mean what isn't clear?

I mean what isn't clear? Michigan's best win is MSU, and OSU also beat MSU. OSU has the same overall record, and a better B1G record than Michigan. Both got beat by UNC. OSU has 7 losses and 4 are to teams ranked in the top 15. Michigan also has 7 losses and 4 are to teams in the top 15. Each team won their home game against the other. OSU lost to PSU twice, and Michigan lost to Nebraska and Northwestern. Neither team has an impressive non-con win, and OSU's non-con schedule was demonstrably tougher. Michigan's loss to LSU was probably worse than any OSU loss. Dismissing OSU's win over Purdue in Mackey is funny to me, when you specifically ask the question "What have they done that we haven't?" and then immediately dismiss the biggest thing OSU did that Michigan didn't. 

02/25/2018 - 6:53pm ok, see, this one deserved

ok, see, this one deserved more upvotes, this was funny. 

02/25/2018 - 3:47pm I'm here for the Sparty

I'm here for the Sparty b-ball slander! Let's do it.