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by danwismar » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:04 pm
by jb » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:16 pm
by peeker643 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:27 pm
by jb » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:42 pm
peeker643 wrote:Yes. He was red-shirted.And even with Renner hurting (when he's not sucking) they have enough QBs there on the roster to leave him red-shirted.
by fairvis » Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:46 pm
by furls » Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:09 pm
fairvis wrote:2017 is a hell of a OOC slate with both Oklahoma and UNC. Probably get a MAC school to open the season, but even then it's still a good schedule.2015 is set up pretty well to be the recovery post-Braxton as well, since we should be able to at least go 3-1 against that OOC schedule with whomever is starting at that point (either JT Barrett, Cardale, or a hot-shot top recruit, the hot-shot being the most likely in my opinion).
by furls » Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:15 pm
by neoleo » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:40 am
furls wrote:As I read the opening lines of that release, I was reminded how much I HATED this round of expansion. OSU was developing a nice rivalry with Wisconsin, but now with Rutgers and MD we will see them about 3X per decade. That sucks. Well at least we will get to play Rutgers and Maryland (and continue to be penalized for having a crap SOS). Following the next round of expansion OSU will be forced to schedule the top 4 teams in the country on the road in order to have a middle of the pack SoS, due to Delaney adding the Houston Cougars and Florida A&M due to their large television markets.
by furls » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:55 am
neoleo wrote:furls wrote:Also, adding Rutgers and Maryland obviously waters down the conference even more, but there's no reason that those two programs can't be perennially solid teams (think what Illinois and Iowa used to be). Both have pretty large HS talent beds to pull from and both could/should benefit from PSU eventually falling way down during their sanctions. The switch in the Big 33 format to PA vs. MD helps Maryland gain even more exposure in PA now too. I wouldn't be surprised to see both programs rise up behind OSU and Wisconsin (and maybe Nebraska if they get the right coach in there) as the next tier with MSU and Northwestern.
furls wrote:Also, adding Rutgers and Maryland obviously waters down the conference even more, but there's no reason that those two programs can't be perennially solid teams (think what Illinois and Iowa used to be). Both have pretty large HS talent beds to pull from and both could/should benefit from PSU eventually falling way down during their sanctions. The switch in the Big 33 format to PA vs. MD helps Maryland gain even more exposure in PA now too. I wouldn't be surprised to see both programs rise up behind OSU and Wisconsin (and maybe Nebraska if they get the right coach in there) as the next tier with MSU and Northwestern.
by neoleo » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:02 am
furls wrote: You mean other than about 100 years of history? I don't think that history is predictor of the future, but it can be a hell of an indicator. If Rutgers and Maryland become middle of the pack B1G teams it will be because the middle of the pack came down to meet them halfway (cue JB).I hate that round of expansion, but I hear OSU fans trumpeting it because of the TV$$. Why would we as fans give a shit about how much money the BTN makes, it is not like schools are using the cash to improve the football program. Do you guys care what the Browns cut of the NFL TV rights is? As long as the team doesn't move and the game is on TV who cares? Adding teams like Rutgers and Maryland actually works against a league that is struggling with its national competitiveness, and I tell you what, if the rest of the league doesn't improve the interest in it as a football entity outside of its major population centers will wane.The fact that Delaney seems enamoured with bringing in UNC and UVA just further makes my point.I agree that more money is generally good for the SCHOOL, but there are better ways to make money. The "but for Ohio State" campaign has raised nearly $1.8B in the last 3 years.
by e0y2e3 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:40 pm
by e0y2e3 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:44 pm
by furls » Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:05 am
e0y2e3 wrote:FWIW: Rutgers is currently #21 on Rivals, four places behind scUM for third in the B1G. Rutgers in currently 48th (with some five stars heavily leaning that way including a guy OSU wants badly in Prince) nationally which is a very solid middle of the B1G ranking that will be going up.
by e0y2e3 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:21 pm
by e0y2e3 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:28 pm
by FUDU » Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:24 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:FWIW: regardless of what you want to believe, for the last couple years all three of those schools have recruited in the top fifth of the B1G.I understand you hate them being brought in and that's fine, really, but ignoring how much better they are recruiting and how much more potential those regions have then the rest of the B1G is just being flat stubborn. The Midwest is dying, period and with no population comes huge recruiting problems. Not to mention the south is doing as well in Illinois as anyone right now.
by jb » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:41 pm
by furls » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:51 pm
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