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Gene Smith - '10 AD of the Year, '13 NAAC Organizational Leadership Award

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by BuckeyeBK, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. maximumblitz

    maximumblitz Buckeye Samurai of Big League Blitzkreig

    One more mistake?

    Maybe he should have appealed?

  2. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    [ame=""]Gene Smith 9-17 - YouTube[/ame]
  3. Mrstickball

    Mrstickball Sophmore

    It was a good interview, I thought.

    The one thing he mentioned is that, due to the playoffs, they are going to start to do what they can to schedule tougher competition. He said we will be playing a top-10 team, a top-40 team, and a cupcake (or at least that one was inferred) each year.

    Hopefully that does indeed happen. I'd love to see more mid-level BCS schools like California, Colorado and the like on the schedule.
  4. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Have you seen the Future Football Schedules thread?
  5. redguard117

    redguard117 Senior

    Hope we reschedule USC so we can pay them back by whupping 'em twice in a row.
  6. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator
  7. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    I'm just wondering what the reaction has been in Columbus as the Buckeyes continue to win and teams at the top of the rankings continue to drop. What have the insiders been thinking/saying as a result of no bowl game this year and any second-guessing on whether they should have done a self-imposed ban last season? Or is this something I shouldn't be asking in the OSU AD thread?
  8. Nicknam4

    Nicknam4 Pootis

  9. billmac91

    billmac91 Senior

    That last years bowl game was irrelevant, even to the seniors and most of the team, and a self-imposed ban was a no-brainer, especially after the second go round of booster issues with the dude from Cleveland (Digeronimo?).

    It was no guarantee we would have avoided a bowl ban this year, but last year didn't make a difference, so it was worth a shot. Especially with the way our schedule looked this year. Even if you thought an undefeated season was a remote possibility, our schedule just laid out perfectly.

    Boneheaded decision.
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2012
  10. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Go Buckeyes!

    I don't get the people that say a self imposed ban wouldn't have worked. Miami self imposed a ban and they are eligible this year. Don't say NCAA conspiracy theories either.
  11. Bucknut24

    Bucknut24 Trolololol

    that's because the NCAA hasn't nuked them yet...they will be
  12. qft. failure to monitor calls for 1yr ban. Gene thought it was no ban and here we are.
  13. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    [ame=""]Smith - YouTube[/ame]
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2012
  14. Delaware Buck

    Delaware Buck Junior

    There's this guy named Mark Emmert. He seems hellbent on punishing beyond anything done by his predecessors. I'm of the opinion that had they self banned last season with a 6-6 record Emmert would have said... "thanks, but we're gonna add another year because you are getting off too easy with your already crappy season + bowl ban..." Given the repeat offender status he could have justified it easily. I guess the other argument is that they could have chanced it and rolled the dice.
  15. billmac91

    billmac91 Senior

    There was no reason....not 1, to go play that bowl game last year. The team didn't even want to play it. It was a season everyone (players/staff) just wanted to move on from.

    Unless you are 100% positive there is no bowl ban on the table, you take a ban last year and force the NCAA to do something unprecedented.

    It was really boneheaded.
    wells likes this.

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