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Hopefully this wasn't already posted but 2 players are leaving Ohio State's football team. One was an ESPN top 150 prospect. Urban is employing the SEC tactics again.
I can see how he could have pressed the issue for the linebacker to leave, since he was hurt still and they just got some stud linebackers, but I think OSU has brought in like 2 OL in the past 2 years. That one could be a legit transfer. They have no OL depth.
When people said Urban was bringing the SEC attitude to the Big Ten they more correct than they knew.
It's actually really piss poor reporting from Rittenberg. It explains a ton about why one player is leaving (I don't believe he left on his own entirely, but it could be that he really did want to play closer to home after being hurt), but then doesn't even begin to give an explanation for why the other player left. There's always a reason out there, it can't be that hard to find. If you're going to go into great detail on one player in the story, you should at least try to find some info on why the other player is leaving (or list in the article that no reason was given for his departure)
And if the good Lord’s willin’,
I’m a keep on chillin’,
refillin’ and flyin’ high
You missed the last part?
"Some had wondered whether Ohio State could meet its NCAA-reduced scholarship limit of 82, as the team is set to sign a sizable recruiting class next month. Two more spots are freed up with these departures."
Sounds like great timing for a former SEC coach.
They will get the full 25 this year. Pretty sickening when you think about it. lie to kids to come to your school with promises of playing football and getting an education. then kick aside because want better players.
Honestly, it doesn't bother me. I see it as no different than a regular academic scholarship.
If you don't maintain a 3.0 or some sort of standard, many academic scholarships can disappear. If you can't get on the football team, your athletic scholarship shouldn't necessarily be guaranteed.
OSU's tactics are really unbelievable. The Big Ten is also at fault for letting this kind of crap go unpunished. OSU can basically do whatever they want and be protected by Jim Delaney and the Big Ten. Furthermore, Ohio State's fans could careless what they do as long as they win. Their fan base is a bunch of clueless rednecks who only care about winning. They could care less about the integrity of their athletics. Case in point: Jim Tressell cheats, gets canned, and then the following fall they bring him out on the field and give him a standing ovation.
I agree. They would still be allowed to attend a university that normally they would not have the grades to make it into, but if they aren't living up to their athletic potential, pull the scholarship. Make loans/grants readily available if they want to stay, but pull the scholly.
hoke- to alter or manipulate so as to give a deceptively or superficially improved quality or value.
Yeah, I saw that. I thought it implied a lot without actually saying anything. To me, that's poor reporting. I know it's just a "blog" but if Rittenberg is going to imply what we're all thinking, I'd like him to have a reason for it (Like, the kid's family implied it or the kid specifically says that Meyer suggested he move on, etc, etc, etc). Or at best it would be nice if Rittenberg would just come right out and say what we're all thinking instead of just implying it. I still stand by my statement that he gave us a great reason for the first kid leaving (transferred closer to home) but no specifics on the offensive lineman that's leaving.
That's bullshit. These are student atheletes not professional players. When you offer a kid a scholarship, you should honor that, not take it away cause the kid gets injured or because you want to give it to someone you think is a better player. The majority of athletes are actually there to get a free education, and it's not right to pull that priviledge from them.
I guess it would depend upon how the scholarship was offered in the first place. Was the scholarship offered as a 4-year scholarship or was it offered as a 1 year scholarship that has the possibility of being renewed for up to 4 years?
Dantonio needs to use this when recruiting against OSU.
There should be a special category for being injured where you can keep your scholarship for a set amount of time. And it needs to be signed off by an actual outside doctor and not just be made up by some team doctor.
But if you aren't good enough to see the field? It's just like if you get a 2.9 and your scholarship requires a 3.0.
It's more like:
Student A has a 3.0 and needs a 3.0 to keep his scholly(not all players are brought in to start right away).
School decides that even though Student A is keeping up his side of the deal, they pull his scholly to give it to Student B that has a 3.3.
I see your point.
Maybe they tried to give him a medical scholarship (Saban is great at doing this), and he still thought he could play...so, he's leaving. Either way...problem solved. They lower their scholarship limit.
4 stars guaranteed 4 years scholly
3 stars guaranteed 3 years
2 stars guaranteed 2 years
1 star 1 year or walk-on
5 stars get paid.
F tOSU and F tB1G.
"If they want to mock us, I'm telling them it's not over. It will never be over here. It's just starting." - Mark Dantonio, 2007
So if I got a full ride to MSU on academics, then proceed to get straight 2.0s, MSU should continue to pay for me to go there? No.
This post was edited by xYAxTRICKx 18 months ago
They get medical scholarships though.
They just can't play any more.
This is so wrong. How is it the kids fault that the coaches saw something in him worth offering a scholarship to? Just because he might not pan out the way they thought he would is no fault of the kids, especially if they are going to practices and going to class and staying out of trouble. Academic scholarships have it written that you must maintain a certain GPA or you will lose the scholarship. How can the B1G guarantee 4 year scholarships and then say they are only good if you can make the playing field, regardless of how you are doing in school.
Are you guys reading the same article? Both players are leaving.....the team. One guy is injured and not medically cleared to play by OSU doctors so he'll probably either take a medical DQ or go somewhere that will clear him to play. The second guy is leaving the team AND transferring closer to home. A whole lot of bitching and not a whole lot of reading comprehension.
This post was edited by Drugs Delaney 18 months ago
This is what happens when you have a commissioner who bends over backwards to placate the two schools he personally worships as the conference's football standard bearers believing that it is really in the best overall interests of the entire conference for them to be the best and highest profiled.
"I love March!" - Tom Izzo
I'm pretty sure Big Ten athletic scholarships are written that they are renewable on a year to year basis. I agree with the academic scholarship analogy. A shit ton of law schools do the same thing because they know once someone has committed themselves to one year of law school, they are very likely to stick it out until the finish even after they've lost their scholarships.
The B1G is changing the 1 year renewable. I guess if a coach is coming in and telling recruits that if they sign an LOI and attend their school, their scholarship is a 1 year deal and they can be cut at anytime, regardless of their standings at school, it would be fair. I doubt any B1G coach is telling the players that they have to try out every year to make the team, and even if they are a model citizen getting a 4.0 in molecular engineering, if they don't make it to the field they will lose their scholarship and be kicked off the team.
Players who signed letters of intent Wednesday at many Big Ten schools received more security in their scholarships than in years past.
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