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10/13/2018 - 11:12pm Don Brown haters should eat…

Don Brown haters should eat poop.

10/13/2018 - 9:16pm Patterson struggles to read…

Patterson struggles to read zone, which fits into Wisconsin’s strategy of allowing short gains and forcing field goals.  He did against NW too.  That’s not surprising given how young he is. Some play class of sucked,  but I think Shea’s got to be a bit quicker.

10/13/2018 - 8:49pm TEs are getting killed in…

TEs are getting killed in run blocking.

10/13/2018 - 8:31pm The Ambry Thomas play was…

The Ambry Thomas play was going to work but Mason fucked the block up, fwiw.

10/13/2018 - 7:26pm If Gary is out, then can we…

If Gary is out, then can we put this “board insider” bullshit to rest?  Everyone said he was a sure go this week.

10/13/2018 - 2:43pm I know OSU is still gonna…

I know OSU is still gonna win by 14+,  but just imagine the bile that would be in the game thread here if Michigan was only up six in the fourth quarter against Minnesota.

10/06/2018 - 11:46pm If I had to pick nits, it’s…

If I had to pick nits, it’s that Kinnel is disappointing.

10/06/2018 - 1:12am He has always been a fucking…

He has always been a fucking idiot.

09/29/2018 - 11:33pm That may have been the worst…

That may have been the worst play call I’ve ever seen.  Even a “moderately successful” version of that play isn’t getting five yards.

09/29/2018 - 7:31pm I get that we’ve played like…

I get that we’ve played like shit, but that fucking penalty was utterly absurd.

09/29/2018 - 7:18pm Looked like Collins quit…

Looked like Collins quit fighting on a contested slant.

09/29/2018 - 7:16pm if he’s gonna run Hokes…

if he’s gonna run Hokes offense, Harbaugh should at least clap more.

09/29/2018 - 6:59pm Hope Kinnel is ok, but man…

Hope Kinnel is ok, but man does he play to tackle and not to intercept.  He had that route and just ran at legs instead of going for the ball.

09/29/2018 - 6:39pm Maybe 3 stars and converted…

Maybe 3 stars and converted QBs don’t  in fact make the greatest tight ends.  We’ve seen McKeon drop a 30 yard pass, Gentry false start, and I’m pretty sure McKeon fuckdd up a chip on a TFL.

 

 

09/29/2018 - 6:21pm Harbaugh’s supposed…

Harbaugh’s supposed expertise: QB, OL, TE.  Which one of those positions has been impressive in his time here?? Fucking terrible.

09/11/2018 - 6:37pm This serves as a good…

This serves as a good riposte for the people criticizing Brian’s Iowa post.  People claimed that  college sports in particular wasn’t making things worse than they already were.  But here we can see that’s false.  Fucking Perles is only “a powerful man” because of fucking college sports.  That’s the way he every position of power he’s ever held (he wasn’t elected because of his astonishing wit!).  We let universities become state funded farm leagues for pro football and basketball, which evolved into them becoming their own little fifedoms where the Paternos, Perles, etc can do whatever they want, except lose games.  It’s awful.

09/07/2018 - 10:42am I’d bet he was dinged or…

I’d bet he was dinged or disciplined.  No way he just fell off that much.

09/04/2018 - 11:58pm It’s worth reading this to…

It’s worth reading this to get sense of what happened to her and why the MRA explosion here is so disgusting.  She was terrified, traumatized, and regrets not doing more to help the DA.

 

https://www.oregonlive.com/sports/oregonian/john_canzano/index.ssf/2014/11/canzano_her_name_is_brenda_tra.html

09/04/2018 - 9:19pm Thank god you spoke up. …

Thank god you spoke up.  Such a brave and intellectual soul you are.  Your free thinking is a thing of envy.   You should email the AD to tell them to stop supporting male rape by having a female talk to athletes about rape.  It’s an epidemic.  Did you also know people can discriminate against white people on the basis of their race?  It’s crazy that we still let black people talk about racism and you should look into it.  I think there is a reddit forum on it.

09/04/2018 - 9:12pm LOL.  I’m shocked, I shocked…

LOL.  I’m shocked, I shocked I say, that this your take.  As an attorney, surely you understand we cannot simply call her an “activist” until that has been proven in open court.  The rest of the message board riffraff might not understand that, but a man of the law with your superior intellect must be aware that mere electronic statements such as a twitter bio aren’t not hard proof.  We haven’t considered the full context nor investigated potential hacking or falsifying her bio.  You can’t just jump to conclusions like this.

 

Dont lie, for a split second you popped a boner because you read “Brenda” as Brendan and thought your favorite “martyr” was coming back.  

09/03/2018 - 12:39pm They haven’t even had…

They haven’t even had practice yet  this week.  If JBB and Runyan look worse than the competition this week, they will make a change.  I mean I think both were horrible just like everyone else, but this announcement means nothing.

09/02/2018 - 7:53pm I think Mo Hurst spoiled us…

I think Mo Hurst spoiled us in a big way.  Even very good dts don’t get a ton of interior pressure, but he was elite for two seasons.

09/02/2018 - 1:56am I don’t think I or many…

I don’t think I or many other fans appreciated Carr nearly enough.  He didn’t deserve the mountain of shit people heaped on him for only winning conference titles and not Rose Bowls.

09/02/2018 - 1:34am Eh, I mean sure, he might be…

Eh, I mean sure, he might be awesome.  But Brady Hoke was pretty good with small time programs too.

09/02/2018 - 12:43am Same here. Get a college OC…

Same here. Get a college OC with success this decade.

09/01/2018 - 11:40pm Harbaugh can’t design or run…

Harbaugh can’t design or run a top flight college offense anymore.  The only decent offense was a Jed Fish creation.  It’s not Drevno or Pep, it’s Harbaugh.  I’m not saying fire him or anything stupid like that.  There isn’t anyone better available.  It’s just a fact there isn’t some glorious “fully operated Harbaugh-fence” that we are moving toward.  It will sometimes be better than this, because we have to eventually get P5 level play from at least one tackle.  But it’s never going to be great unless we get a real college OC and let him run the show.

09/01/2018 - 10:59pm The game has past by…

The game has past by Harbaugh. We’ll have a an excellent defense and that will keep us in games, but it’s clear that the only good offense Harbaugh has fielded here was Jed Fish’s doing.  We’ve heard repeatedly that Harbaugh is his own OC and that’s where we are.

08/29/2018 - 10:30pm Sure it is.  Life isn’t a…

Sure it is.  Life isn’t a courtroom proceeding.  There is no presumption of innocence until proven guilty to some set standard of proof.  CS has made allegations and provided some evidence.  What evidence is there to the contrary?  Why is it that when someone alleges domestic abuse, the default presumption is that it didn’t happen and the person making the allegation has to prove it? I get why legal systems and other institutions have presumptions of innocence, but why do I, am individaul trying to determine the truth, have to make such a presumption in these cases? 

 

Notice that there is not just a simple presumption of innocence in these cases.  In presuming the perpetrator is innocent, we also presume the alleged victim is lying (and committing a crime as well).  You can’t say, “Well, I just assume all people are innocent.”  Both people cannot be innocent in a case like this.  You have to pick a side that gets the benefit of the doubt.  Why is it the alleged perpetrator who gets that benefit? 

08/29/2018 - 6:40pm You can't have it both ways…

You can't have it both ways.  Since he is only charged with trespass and not DV, then whether or not he is convicted of trespass isn't going to say anything about DV.  So why are you so interested in the result of his trespass trial?  The jury won't be determining whether or not he abused CS.  What vindication is there going to be if ZS is not convicted of (which is not = found not to have committed) criminal trespass??

None of the alleged DV instances resulted in charges, so there won't be a trial on those.  Your argument just seems to be that since there were not charges filed, the unwashed fanbase masses can't claim ZS is an abuser.   That's going to be controversial, to say the least, but I don't know why you feel the need to repeat it with such frequency.

08/29/2018 - 5:54pm Just curious, what is the…

Just curious, what is the case against him being an abuser based on?  His claim that is wasn't?  The fact that he wasn't charged? 

This just sounds like, "Well, I had a crazy ex and I know what you're going through man.  People don't understand that when you're wife is drunk you need to toss her out of the way so you can leave the house."

 

08/29/2018 - 5:49pm Probably because you can do…

Probably because you can do bad things and illegal things, like beat your wife, without being criminally convicted or even charged with doing them.  And other people can still be morally responsible for what they do help or hurt the people that you are doing. 

And please, please, stop with the lawyer talk. I'm an attorney too.  You make it sound like attorneys are all consumed by our "enlightened" understanding of the legal system and the role of criminal convictions.  We aren't.  Look at Smith's DUI that got plead down.  We all know that he was driving the fucking car while he was drunk, not just sitting in the driver's seat.  But he made a deal and that's what he was "convicted" of.  Nonetheless, anyone sane is absolutely correct to think that he was a drunk driver. 

08/29/2018 - 5:36pm I figured they were from the…

I figured they were from the investigation team.  Note quite.  Looks like they are members of Meyer's legal team (see https://twitter.com/BruceFeldmanCFB) who wanted to keep a record of his phone data.  They may have deleted shit--that happens all the fucking time in discovery, even though its not supposed to.  But more likely this is his agent giving him the "delete your shit now" heads up so he knows to wipe the phone.

08/29/2018 - 5:17pm I accidentally deleted the…

I accidentally deleted the attribution for the quote.  It comes from the ESPN article here: http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/24506235/tom-herman-texas-longhorns-head-coach-was-other-ohio-state-assistant-zach-smith-strip-club-trip. 

 

They claim that Chief Vest told them "it would be against his department's protocol to inform the university."  The OSU PD is part of the university, so I don't know how that wouldn't violate the protocol.

08/29/2018 - 12:00am I should clarify.  CS is the…

I should clarify.  CS is the chief of OSU police.  The weird behavior is that Powell PD is reporting the arrest to the AD through him.  The Powell PD chief wasn't just answering questions.  He called OSU to report the arrest:

"Ohio State first learned about allegations made by Smith's ex-wife, Courtney, in 2015, when a police chief from their hometown of Powell, Ohio, contacted the university police chief, according to notes taken by an associate athletic director at Ohio State. Powell Police Chief Gary Vest told ESPN earlier this month he did not know how Ohio State learned about the allegations and said it would be against his department's protocol to inform the university. Those notes also indicate that a detective from Powell called an Ohio State football staff member the following day to tell him there was an ongoing investigation."


So either Vest is lying or notes are inaccurate or CS is lying, because the document clearly states that CS got a call from the Powell chief (Vest) informing him about Zach Smith.   CS then plays intermediary between Powell and the OSU AD, funneling information back to the AD.

I don't think it's a reach to be suspicious when Powell PD is violating it's own protocol to inform the university about the investigation.  Honestly, I am skeptical of university police departments investigating athletes or other prominent university officials, whether that is at OSU, Michigan, or MIT.  We all rolled our eyes at the Jameis Winston charade at FSU, after all.

08/28/2018 - 9:18pm Man, the Powell Police Chief…

Man, the Powell Police Chief, who is the CS in the handwritten note, not Courtney Smith, is awfully generous with disclosing info to the OSU AD.  Of course, this doesn’t indicate that they would be influenced in their sacred duties by the AD.  Not at all. That would never happen.  I must’ve missed when it became standard OP to contact the  wifebeater’s place of work with info on his case.

08/24/2018 - 4:44pm It's actually related to…

It's actually related to college sports in our conference.  What important threads are being pushed aside by these posts?  The Friday drinking thread?  The "what's the best season of Star Trek" nerd-jerk thread?  Don't read it if you don't like it.

08/24/2018 - 11:37am Why did Earle Bruce's family…

Why did Earle Bruce's family lie about him meeting CS?  What the fuck does Hiram Defries do?

08/24/2018 - 11:36am So how much did the AD pay…

So how much did the AD pay Section 1.8?

08/23/2018 - 9:35pm Like about 70% of the…

Like about 70% of the instructors in academia, a graduate assistant doesn’t have tenure.  At Michigan they have a union, but that’s uncommon too. That means they can be fired without cause.  In most cases they are fixed term contract employees, like Zac Smith, who can simply not be renewed.  The university doesn’t even have to give a reason for the non-renewal. Most contract faculty  would be fired for even a whiff of what Zac Smith was doing— I know people who were not renewed due to drug issues, they certainly weren’t send to rehab or counseling.

You are right that professors aren’t investigated by the media like football coaches are.  However the vast majority make nowhere near the hundreds of thousands of dollars that even positional coaches make. ZS’s salary is more than anyone in OSU’s English department, and more than almost anyone in the whole college of arts and science.

 

 

08/23/2018 - 4:27pm I find most of this so very…

I find most of this so very depressing.  I’ll just post a few of the questions that are raised by the report:

 

1. Defries “probably” met with CS in 2009.  Why?  Why the fuck is some former CEO meeting with a battered spouse to discuss her marriage?  I can’t be the only person who doesn’t understand what the fuck an middle aged man needs a “life coach” for, or what this guy does for football players.  Is he just a fixer for Urban?  Even then, why this guy?

2.  It states that Earl Bruce did speak with CS about the assault in 2009, while mega-asshole Snook reported comments from Bruce’s family categorically denying hthat.  I’m assuming the report is more credible, so why was Bruce’s family lying about this?

3. Urban wishes he knew more, but he never talked to his wife about ZS’s alleged assault in 2015.  He never asked other employees if ZS was behaving improperly (otherwise he would’ve found out about the affair, presumably). What kind of sense does that make?

4. So, just to be clear, Shelly Meyer was worried that ZS might be violent with Urban and or others at OSU if he’s fired, but she didn’t believe ZS was violent with CS.  Soooo, when it’s your husband that could be attacked, the guy is a menace to society, but when it’s your “friend” he’s allegedly beating, that’s just he-said she-said.  She and Urban are perfect for each other.  

08/23/2018 - 4:01pm Lemme guess, you think a…

Lemme guess, you think a woman was responsible.

08/23/2018 - 3:59pm Aren’t they missing you at…

Aren’t they missing you at the MRA reddit?  Shouldn’t you be investigating how CS incited ZS to restrain her by the neck and then manipulated him into admitting it via text?  Or looking into the supposed impossiblity of ex parte motions to seal?  Come on man, other places need you more than Mgoblog.

08/20/2018 - 11:51pm Eh, it’s not quite that easy…

Eh, it’s not quite that easy.  What the law requires depends on the person.  A doctor is required to recognize things that others are not. I’m not sure if that would reach up to Durkin, but an SC “expert” could be in trouble.

08/20/2018 - 10:56pm First off, the policy is…

First off, the policy is that you declare the relationship when it starts, not when you feel like it. I understood she transferred long after he screwed her.  Second off, youre assuming she requested the transfer.  If she didn’t, see my post above.  Third, everyone has a right to request transfer,  no one has a right to have the request granted.  I can’t transfer from accounting to the athletic department just because I’m sleeping with another CPA.  Even supposing it was a declared relationship and she requested a transfer, there is still a problem if the new position is materially better than the previous one, because she can’t benefit from fucking her supervisor.  The transfer stuff is problematic whenever one party is in management and could influence the outcome.

 

You might wonder what supervisors who fuck subordinates are supposed to do.  Well, it’s pretty straightforward: don’t fuck your subordinates.  While large institutions like colleges typically don’t prohibit employee relations, because, amongst other reasons, many married couples work at the same schools, they do universally advise against it.  I know this having worked at two universities.  For example, TA’s at Michigan can (or at least used to be able to) date undergrad students in their class, but this comes with a whole process. Every department head tells the TA’s, “just don’t do it.”

 

So go back to 11 Warriors.

08/20/2018 - 1:18pm Reassigning the staffer is…

Reassigning the staffer is like sexual harassment law 101.  If the subordinate requested the transfer, it looks like it was a favor as part of quid pro quo harassment.  If she didn’t, it looks like a punishment for stopping the sex, which is again quid pro quo harassment.  This isn’t some new standard or Titke IX stuff, it’s literally the kind of behavior that’s been illegal since sexual harassment became a cause of action.

08/10/2018 - 8:14pm Yep.  I get the admiration…

Yep.  I get the admiration for military training, but many of these guys sound like they saw some shit in a movie about special forces and decided that’s how it’s done.

08/08/2018 - 12:07pm And we aren’t even talking…

And we aren’t even talking about firing.  All urban had to do was not renew a contract.  You don’t need any cause to do that.  None. It’s s matter of not hiring you for another term.   

08/08/2018 - 12:05pm And we aren’t even talking…

And we aren’t even talking about firing.  All urban had to do was not renew a contract.  You don’t need any 

08/07/2018 - 10:16pm Sigh.  You might be an…

Sigh.  You might be an attorney, but I’m betting you’re not a divorce attorney.  I’m not either, fwiw,  but it’s definitely possible to get divorce records sealed ex parte.  Here the guide for doing so in Nevada (I know it’s not OH, but this was the easiest to find on Google)https://www.laws.com/uploads/cms/20110621/4e01083be6638.pdf.  

 

It might just be that ZS moved to seal and CM didn’t object, like you said, but it’s not hard to think of reasons for her wanting the file unsealed now that people are scrutinizing her.  

 

The rest of the the post seems like it’s cribbed from an MRA subreddit.  Maybe you are a divorce attorney afterall— one of those marketed to men only sorts.

08/07/2018 - 9:36pm If I knew a subordinate beat…

If I knew a subordinate beat his pregnant wife in 2009, I would have fired him then and certainly never rehired him.  If I failed to do that, then I shouldn’t be anyone’s boss.