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  1. TheMonkey

    Inviting Former Players Back

    That could be some of the noted friction between them.
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    Any chance OSU goes online only this fall?

    I’m very sorry to hear you’re struggling. I have been through a bankruptcy that wasn’t my fault. It was scary and depressing. A good friend died around the same time, so it was one of the darkest years of my life. We struggled for a while, but God provided an answer to our prayers about two...
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    Any chance OSU goes online only this fall?

    My reply was tongue-in-cheek. But yes, there are “facts” and “emotions” on both sides of the issue.
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    Any chance OSU goes online only this fall?

    Back to football. https://twitter.com/profootballtalk/status/1281307938972459011?s=21
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    Any chance OSU goes online only this fall?

    It’s OK. I don’t mind if they have an emotional response to the facts I’m dropping.
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    Any chance OSU goes online only this fall?

    I don’t disagree that wearing a mask is helpful. I think that goes a long ways. I also don’t disagree that the younger demographic is getting infected. But I think you’re understating the anticipated number of deaths. Also, your charts are nation-wide. The hospitalization one doesn’t include...
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    Any chance OSU goes online only this fall?

    At least wear a mask.
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    Any chance OSU goes online only this fall?

    I know. The conversation will shift to the hospitals inflating their numbers to get paid. But our death rates are in line with countries without additional benefits for COVID deaths. Or maybe “it’s just old people and those who were going to die anyway” Not according to the doctors who are...
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    a real chance

    And how many of these have we seen? https://twitter.com/adamlunt817/status/1279450242707005440?s=21
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    and Boynton Laughs

    I don’t recall a season where the fan expectations covered this wide of a range. I think finishing anything in the lower half of the Big XII is a disappointment. Maybe I’m overly optimistic. What do you think is the best conference ranking we could realistically achieve with this team?
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    and Boynton Laughs

    That’s fair. I would say we were “out-athleted” in games where we had good shooters, but we couldn’t create our own shots because the defenders were more athletic. That disparity will not be as pronounced this year, which means our defense *should* improve as well. But your points are valid...
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    Gundys contract readjusted.

    The article I read wasn’t clear, but it read like a $1 million one-time reduction. Since he was making something around $5.1 million/year, losing the one year is definitely the bigger cut - as I was saying. I wonder the same. As much as I love what Gundy has done for the program, it might be...
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    Gundys contract readjusted.

    He’s fortunate they hadn’t already adjusted his salary in response to COVID-19. It looks like most coaching staffs are taking 5-10% pay cuts. If this is a $1 million pay cut over the 5 year contract, that’s not even a 5% cut. Losing a year is the bigger loss. That’s 20% of his contract if he...
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    and Boynton Laughs

    Boynton has shown the ability to do more with the talent he has. We never saw that with Ford. Boynton just hasn’t had a full stable of high caliber talent to this point. This season will show us what he can do after some outstanding recruiting and recommitment from nearly all the players. I...
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    and Boynton Laughs

    As far as comedy goes, this is gold Jerry! Gold! 8th place in the Big XII? Boynton just laughs. https://twitter.com/thacoachmike/status/1278684951618166791?s=21