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08/20/2018 - 7:15pm My prediction:

Finding 1:…

My prediction:

Finding 1: He reported everything properly, but he and AD Gene Smith exercised poor professional judgment by keeping Smith on staff.

Finding 2: Urban lied during Big 10 press conference when he denied knowledge of the 2015 events, causing BoT and President to waste time/$ on an avoidable circus.

Punishment: 3 game suspension.

05/28/2018 - 10:38pm Kill my neighbor's goat


2002: would have deprived Tressel of his national championship ...

"Kill my neighbor's goat." This is how rivals should think.

04/15/2018 - 9:08pm Nihilism

Hopelessness and nihilsm aren't the same at all.

01/20/2018 - 3:34pm No

Would certainly be an odd fit.

Your O-line stinks, and he's the best O-line coach in the conference. It's a great fit. If he actually gets to be the position coach, you should be ecstatic.

Guy certainly can recruit.

He seems to dislike recruiting and is bad at it. That was the main knock on him when he was Ohio State's offensive line coach.

His worst flaw is that he thinks he should be an offensive coordinator. We will "cackle with knowing glee" if Harbaugh lets him gameplan for you.

When Ohio State hired Tim Beck, there were a lot of Buckeye fans who ignored what Nebraska fans said about him, but it all turned out to be true. Trust interested parties who've had years to observe someone's performance.

12/28/2017 - 3:22pm When Urban retires

12/04/2017 - 7:28pm terrible

People like you are turning Michigan into Notre Dame.

11/25/2017 - 6:29pm Not sure

I'm looking into it.

11/24/2017 - 2:59pm great content

This and Seth's Fee Fi Foe Films are the best stuff I've read about the game this year.

11/21/2017 - 7:33pm Yes


10/08/2017 - 4:32pm Paging EGJ

East German Judge is never around when you need him.

08/27/2017 - 6:37am Didn't realize that's

Kate Upton.

08/26/2017 - 8:59pm Bring back the real judge

Pre-Urban era doesn't count, just like leather helmet era.

Everything you write is funnier when Erich Honecker says it. Please bring back the General Secretary.

08/26/2017 - 7:47pm Developing NFL talent

It's fair regarding QBs. Haskins may turn out to be the exception.

08/26/2017 - 7:40pm Typical OSU RBs

Weber is only the third OSU freshman to rush for over 1000 yards, and last year's O-line was the worst since Urban arrived in Columbus.

08/25/2017 - 1:28am mediocre *at best*

Weber sucks. He is mediocre at best. Weber is a major step down from past OSU RB's. In Urban Meyer's system, he'll have decent numbers, but a blind donkey could produce decent numbers in Meyer's system.

When Urban Meyer arrived at Ohio State, the consensus here was that good RBs would be nuts to play for him since he'd never coached one who reached 1k yards.

Now the narrative is his system is so RB-friendly that a mediocrity can reach that mark?

08/23/2017 - 6:55pm Not sure what 0=4 is supposed

Not sure what 0=4 is supposed to mean. Can someone here explain this?

Losing is winning, victories (and first downs) are an illusion, we are equal parts of a symbiotic whole.

- Zen of The Game

08/23/2017 - 6:47pm how do I plural?

...our butt's!!!

Incase you missed OP.

08/23/2017 - 6:42pm mobile

...he just isn't mobile.

Burrow's very good running the ball, just not at JT's level.

07/18/2017 - 6:25pm Chase

How good is Winovich? I was bummed when he picked Michigan. He seemed like one of the brighter recruits in that class.

05/03/2017 - 4:09am When in Rome

Coach Harbaugh's son was this |...| close to getting baptized by my brother, but they appropriately deferred to a priest who is a Michigan alum.

(Would a Buckeye baptism of a Wolverine have been valid?)

04/27/2017 - 10:59pm Mel Kiper

How can you question the value of a man who coined "upside potential?"

04/21/2017 - 3:41am What?


04/15/2017 - 6:28pm Higdon

Is there a consensus about how good Higdon is turning out to be?

02/19/2017 - 1:00pm Evidence isn't proof

Need more Popper and Quine ITT.

(Einstein agreed with Popper about scientific "proof.")

02/03/2017 - 12:54pm The only way you're going to stop it

I think the only way you're going to stop it is to ban visits from minors.

...I would be fine with completely upending all CFB and returning it to how it began - true student-athletes... You get in by your academic merits only, financial support is completely separate from extra-curricular activities... - crg

The current process, which often amounts to hiring un(der)-qualified entertainers to pantomime as student-athletes, is inherently corrupting. You won't fix it by tinkering with recruiting regs.

01/24/2017 - 8:05pm upending all CFB

...I would be fine with completely upending all CFB and returning it to how it began - true student-athletes... You get in by your academic merits only, financial support is completely separate from extra-curricular activities...

That would be ideal. It's particularly gross watching state schools adopt the semi-pro model.

01/12/2017 - 4:37pm QB development

He...won't get any QB development at OSU.

This is why they got rid of Tim Beck and hired Ryan Day.

11/27/2016 - 3:07pm Slanted hashmarks

Just saw this comment by Patton below right after I posted:

"It' the same image we see everywhere that someone put into photoshop and angled the image to distort it and make it look like he got it. You can tell because the hashmarks are sloping down to the left in the picture."

I didn't see the slanted hashmarks until he mentioned it. That's shady.

11/27/2016 - 2:58pm Skycam picture

"Everyone (scout/rivals/here) keeps talking about this skycam view yet no one posts the picture"

02/02/2016 - 9:20pm Don't drag me into this.

Don't drag me into this.

01/29/2016 - 1:08pm B1G jargon

OSU introduces "committable offer" to the lexicon.
Michigan adds "legit decommit."

01/26/2016 - 11:52am Michgan isn't like Alabama

Alabama and LSU (or their boosters) pay their players a lot of money. That can insulate a school from bad publicity that might otherwise damage recruiting.

I don't know if Michigan is completely clean, but I assume it's nothing like the SEC. Rep matters more to a program that plays by the rules.

01/08/2016 - 3:27am What if

What happens if you silently accept an uncommittable offer?

11/30/2015 - 2:26pm omnomnom

OSU was the proverbial bear that was poked...and woke up ... angry, hungry, and looking for something to hurt.

11/20/2015 - 4:00pm Carpenter, not Marvel

That is "The Thing" in trophy form.

11/18/2015 - 11:03pm Reconsidering

I should have checked the schedule.  That looks potentially rough.

OSU does have a ton of LB/RB/receiver (and QB) talent ready to step in, and there appear to be some good offensive line underclassmen.  Look what they did last year with 4 new O-line starters.  Warinner is a sorcerer.  Defensive tackles are scarce, though.

If OSU goes 8-4, that would match the worst season of Urban Meyer's career.  Seems unlikely, but it's not a crazy prediction.

11/18/2015 - 7:49pm Great analysis

If all of these guys end up leaving, OSU will have way too much to replace and probably be a bottom end top 25 team.

Great analysis overall, but OSU would have to finish around 8-4 to rank so low.  I don't see that happening unless OSU loses a key assistant or two (like OL coach Ed Warinner) in addition to the players you mentioned.

11/11/2015 - 10:41am It's impossible... look less evil than Giant Gary Coleman.

11/08/2015 - 12:38pm booTAY

The first son shall be "John Big" according to Lectroid tradition.

10/31/2015 - 1:15pm Arrest him

The police report says they discovered a staple gun and a stack of defamatory flyers about Jabril Peppers on the passenger seat.

07/27/2015 - 12:38pm Welcome to

the Big 10 B1G Humungus.

07/13/2015 - 7:34pm per Tom VanHaaren

rep 1

rep 2

rep 3

06/12/2015 - 6:35pm They're totally safe

05/23/2015 - 7:19pm btq begs the question as to why the AD accepted the highlighter yellow as Maize

05/21/2015 - 11:28am (No subject)

Finland coat of arms

04/30/2015 - 11:35pm taking advice

"I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never any use to oneself."

- Oscar Wilde

04/11/2015 - 3:28pm best avatar

Bring back Erich Honecker.

04/08/2015 - 2:56pm I agree

I don't agree that regionalism came from the south at all. In my experience this sentiment was pretty commonplace and remains prevelant with older generations (50 plus). There seems to have been a cultural shift towards hostility and antagonism in rivals to the point of schadenfreude being common.

How much of that is the internet bringing the most rabid fans into contact/conflict? I never heard an anti-Michigan word from my family (a half dozen OSU grads, 2 OSU profs), and never encountered the "fuck Michigan/OSU" stuff before I googled Ohio State and Michigan blogs just prior to the 2006 game.

02/25/2015 - 8:52pm "drank with anger"

I drank with anger...

Great phrase. How is there only 1 other instance in google?

02/12/2015 - 3:39pm  

"BLANK Nation." I blame


"BLANK Nation." I blame the 2004 Red Sox and Kos for this. There is no Spartan Nation. There is no UAB Nation. There is no Badger Nation. Unless you are named Chad and everyone on your team is also named Chad, there is no nation for you. BLANK Nation jumped the shark two seconds after the 2004 ACLS. Shut up about it.

- The proprietor.