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Michael Drake (Former OSU President)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by BayBuck, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

  2. Nigel Tufnel

    Nigel Tufnel Choking on vomit

    It’s a waste of your time anyway. Drake isn’t the enemy, but some fans can’t see beyond Dear Football Coach.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2019
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  3. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri Sending out an SOS

    Might want to shut this thread down along with the poli board for the Game.
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  4. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    To be honest a major football program doesn’t fit within our University system anymore. Probably in reality never has. They have to agree to coexist.
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  5. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    Yes, because when Trustees want to discuss issues vital to the university they anonymously turn to Jeff Snook and Ozone. The only concrete opinion of any single trustee that we know of is that of the former Battelle chief who resigned because he thought Urban should have been fired. The rest have remained mum, and they sure as shit didn't spill their guts to

    And riddle me this. If Drake so blatantly defied his superiors why did those superiors, on his next evaluation, give him a glowing review and his maximum bonus. Seems to me like the board was quite pleased with his performance, including the unnecessary amd and difficult position in which the football coach put him.
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  6. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

    Speaking of Jeff Snook...

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  7. Jagdaddy

    Jagdaddy Senior

  8. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.


    My God. I am continuously amazed at that portion of our fanbase that so desperately wants us to act like an SEC school.
  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    "Here he was, a freshman, in the first game of the year, he was able to get on the field. He got into the huddle and, more improbably, the first play that was called was to give the ball to him." Drake said. "The ball was handed and, immediately, he fumbled and was yanked from the game and sat on the bench. In a moment, he went from the most exciting moment in his life to the most embarrassing."

    As a running back in the Woody Hayes era, Griffin broke the golden rule: don't fumble the ball. He did not think he was going to play the rest of the year as he was behind a number of upperclassmen but began preparing for the possibility of playing next year.

    "The next game, early in the game, ... he shockingly heard his name called... He ran into the huddle and, again, shockingly, the play was called to hand him the ball." Drake continued. "When he finally left the field in that game, in the fourth quarter, he had set the university running record, all time, for a game."

    Griffin ended the contest against North Carolina with 27 carries for 239 rushing yards. His record stood for a year until he broke it again with 246 yards against Iowa, the same program he fumbled against in the first game of his career.

    "His message was, again, that we all make mistakes and we all can do things that don't work out, but what determines the course of our lives is what we do next."
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  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    Ohio State is estimating a $300 million loss of revenue for the 2020 fiscal year due to COVID-19, president Michael Drake said in a message to the university community on Tuesday.

    Per Drake's message, Ohio State has addressed the loss of revenue “through several actions, including: a hiring pause with exceptions for essential services and key faculty and research positions; a pause to some capital projects; a pause in off-cycle salary increases; a restriction on university travel; greater stringency around non-essential procurement and other operating expenditures; and the use of limited strategic cash reserves and the availability of federal stimulus funds via the CARES Act.”

    Drake said Ohio State will present an interim operating budget for the months of July and August to the Board of Trustees this week, in which Ohio State is budgeting for $58 million in cost savings for its general campuses and another $45 million for the Wexner Medical Center.

    “Due to the uncertainty, we are unable at this time to present a budget for the full fiscal year or project additional needed cost savings beyond July and August,” Drake said. “Overall, we anticipate that the upcoming fiscal year will present further budgetary challenges due to COVID-19. We are planning for multiple scenarios while working to maintain and advance teaching, research and patient care. As shared, we have asked all colleges and support units to prepare a range of budget projection scenarios for FY21, including potential 5%, 10% and 20% reductions in spending. Individual units across the university are being given the flexibility to manage these budget reductions in a way that meets their goals and objectives.”

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  12. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994


    Lot of bloat in athletic department as well.
  13. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

    I am hearing that there is still no immediate need for any departments to use the furlough or do layoffs, bit OSU has never had a furlough policy at all, and so it affords departments greater flexibility if “the uncertainty” continues past, say, fall semester. Pretty much everyone is expecting to go with their -20% spending plan for the year.
  14. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    Is the university still maintaining a $1B operating surplus? If so, I'd be interested in how much of that is medical center and how much is the academic university.
  15. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

    Wexner always feels like a completely separate universe to me, but I wonder if that 58-45 “cost savings” ratio from the link is indicative.
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