Silver Bullet Points Looks For Heroes

Written January 25th, 2012 by MaliBuckeye

Weekly updates and miscellany from around the world of college sports…

Urban Meyer's Secret Identity?

Buckeye 411

  • Hoops, There It Is- #Hop2theRafters
  • We’re Stars- With the Senior Bowl nigh upon us, we’ve been hearing good things about the former Buckeyes in attendance. Mike Adams, in particular, is getting rave reviews; his form and size have many projecting him into the first round. Mike Brewster has been, according to report, owning Michigan’s Mike Martin (what else is new?), and things are getting a bit chippy between the two. DeVier has been rumored to have a case of the dropsies, and we haven’t heard much from Boom as of yet.
  • Don’t Just Take Our Word For It- From an article on the Cleveland Browns website about DeVier, it sounds a bit like he picked up with Tressel was laying down,

“To be able to lead, you have to serve first,” Posey said. “I feel like being on scout team, helping the younger guys and being in the meeting room and telling them the little tips that I have allowed me to understand the game more and it humbled me as well. That’s what I needed going into this process and going to the next level. Through this process, everything you hear is what you can’t do and everyone’s tearing you down. Going through the draft, you’re going to hear a lot of negative things and then, when you get into camp as well, you have to be humble as well. You have to serve the team and show them you can play. I felt like I learned all those lessons this past year.”

  • Don’t Just Take Our Word For It, Part Two-  Again, from the Browns’ website, Mike Brewster said that his work at OSU prepared him well,

“Every day at practice was a challenge, so I definitely think that will pay dividends,” Brewster said of Ohio State. “It really comes in the preparation the last couple weeks and really, four years of college. Now, it’s just show time and it’s time to go out there and do it. Anytime you get a chance to go against the best, you want to measure yourself.”

  • Crunching Numbers At Crunch Time- Even though we’ve hit a lull in the Urban Meyer Recruiting Cavalcade, there are still worries that Ohio State might have some issues when it comes to making the 2012 class fit under the 82 scholarship limit imposed by the NCAA.  The Dispatch takes a close look at the numbers, while the OZone’s Brandon Castel has some insider information on some of the attrition that usually happens when there’s a change in coaching. While we (and our friends at Oversigning.com) will be watching the numbers closely to see if there are any SEC shenanigans, it should be remembered that this is not something Urban’s been wont to do. Oh, and Cincinnati has over thirty current verbals. I guess Ohio’s BCS team is trying to become Ohio’s SEC team.
  • You Will Comply- The Lantern has an update on the move to make athletic compliance a part of the larger University oversight.
  • Urban Sez- Bonus material from the interview with the BTN-

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Amateur Athletics 101: The Farce of the NCAA

Written June 8th, 2011 by Eric

tBBC Investigative Reporter Westy drops in to provide another point of view on the recent Terrelle Pryor news.

Continuing the excellent tradition, of having No Clue At All

I had a rough day talking about Buckeye football yesterday, so to prevent myself from getting all preachy to the OSU fan base in my first ever blog post, I’ve decided to take a step back and let feelings and facts simmer for a while before commenting on the events of yesterday.  So lets try something different for now….

I want you to picture something for me, an alternate life for yourself.

Let’s imagine you’re 18.  You’re 18 years old, and you’re about to graduate High School.  Now by the good grace of God you happen to be a financial genius.  You have the talent and the know how to go into the stock market and start earning hundreds of thousands, if not hundreds of millions of dollars.  People are already beginning to whisper that you may be the next Warren Buffet, or possibly even greater!  But there’s one problem.  Wall Street recently decided to enact a rule that you have to be at least three years removed from High School in order to trade stocks.

This is devastating news for you isn’t it?  What are you going to do now?  Get a job at McDonalds or something for three years?  Maybe you can go trade stocks in the Canadian Stock Market?  But wait, there is still hope!  Lucky for you the local University has a program for people just like you.  They are going to offer you free room and board, along with a pretty nice monthly stipend of $1000.  You’ll get to practice trading on the stock market under a legendary financial guru, one of the best of his time.  On a frequent basis you’re going to have a place to show off your talents to the big whigs running financial firms on Wall Street.  Assuming you live up to your potential, they’re going to be licking their chops to get at you when your three years are up.  The University is even going to give you free tuition towards a degree in finance!  In return all they ask is that you go out into the stock market and use your talent and trade in their name.  Use your talent and make them millions of dollars, millions upon millions of dollars.  If you’re talented enough you might even make them hundreds of millions of dollars.

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