Somehow, we managed to avoid burning our eyebrows off during Monday’s festival of lighter fluid and are still able to get you thought hump day with the scoop across college sports.
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Vested Interest- Hopefully you were able to check out our Monday series honoring Coach Tressel, particularly the articles from those who knew him on and off the field. What we missed, though, was the words of the man himself. Luckily, though, Doug Lesmerisis gave us an article tonight that did just that, as Tressel reflects on the last 12 months of change in his life. As you can imagine, though, there’s a lot of “Senator Speak”- polite words, nothing revealing… and to be honest, it made me miss him even more.
Getting Rank- Speaking of arbitrary numbers, Rivals updated their top 100 recruits in the country this morning, and lo and behold the Buckeyes find themselves with 4 in the top 50 and three in the top 20. Other B1G schools have two top 50 recruits combined, and no other school has three in the top 20. Not that there’s not room for growth, but that’s yet another handy thing to send north via the interwebs.
That Being Said, Part Deux- Illinois HS standout and rumored OSU lean Ethan Pocic gave his verbal to LSU today. You know what they say about the grass being tastier and all that.
Where Credit Is Due- Hats off to the Ohio State men’s tennis doubles pairing and women’s crew boat for winning national titles last weekend. I would have led with this earlier, but everyone knows that OSU is a tennis and crew school.
Who Doesn’t Love Meetings? This week is the SEC and B12 conference meetings, and there are whispers that Florida State, Clemson, and Notre Dame will have representation at the B12 gatherings- in spite of what some are saying, you can expect some of the news about dates and numbers and agreements to start trickling out on Wednesday, although nothing will be solidified until the June 20 date to set the format of “Four team event (4TE) that’s not playoffs”.
S!E!C!- In the Conference of Southern Aggression’s meetings, we can expect this week to hear more about a long term scheduling plan- a 6-1-1 plan- for the next 12 years. This plan would mean that each team would play the 6 teams in their division, one cross-division rival, and one rotating rival from the opposite division each year. So, it sounds as if they’re not looking to make any noise in the “expansion” merry go round, although that was their position last year before they picked up Mizzou and aTm.