recruiting Keith Byars, Notre Dame is not entitled to special treatment and the playoffs will benefit a group of five teams – –

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recruiting Keith Byars, Notre Dame is not entitled to special treatment and the playoffs will benefit a group of five teams – –


The Buckeyes might not know anything about the ’90s, but at least they could recognize a suave-looking gentleman when they see one.

Day is of course referring to the comment “he has all the ladies”.

Word of the day: Rollick.

“THIS IS NOT A DECISION I HAVE EVER REGRETED. “ Recruitment may seem a little completely different these days compared to 40 years ago, but the core is pretty much the same: teams are doing all they can to get the best players to play for their school rather than someone from ‘other.

And that’s pretty much what happened with Keith Byars.

The phone rang inside the Byar home in Dayton, Ohio, in January 1982, just before National signing day. Keith Byars’ sister answered, then shouted that “Coach Hayes” was on the phone. Keith thought it was a joke, but when he called he recognized the same voice he had heard all his life watching Ohio State games as a child.

“He’s yelling at me because I didn’t commit to Ohio state,” Byars said with a laugh. “He said, ‘Don’t you want to be awesome, young man? I’ve heard a lot of good things about you. I’m like ‘Have you heard of me?’ He said, “All the great Ohio players stay in Ohio! So I was blown away. “

Byars was apparently destined to travel to Ohio state, a move he still considers one of the best of his life. He rode the record books in Columbus, and he’s now the 26th former Buckeyes player to enter the College Football Hall of Fame.

“My heart and my head was saying Ohio State,” Byars said. “It’s not a decision I have ever regretted. From day one, I knew I had chosen the right university from the start. So being able to play for a Hall of Fame coach in Earle Bruce was a blessing. He taught me a lot. We also had a great coaching staff while I was there and a perfect storm of friends. “

The best part of this whole story is that in 1982, Woody hadn’t coached the Buckeyes for four years, but he was still there to call out and harass the kids to enlist in Ohio State because “All the great Ohio players stay in Ohio! “

What a legend.

CRY, NOTRE DAME. Because as mind-boggling as college football qualifiers sometimes have been and will continue to be in the future, they’ve managed to achieve one hilarious thing with this new proposition:

And of course, the Gold Domes are losing their minds.

I want to clarify something, though: It’s not the College Football Playoff that goes out of its way to trap Notre Dame or force them to join a conference, it’s the College Football Playoff that refuses to award Notre Dame. Lady the special treatment to which they somehow feel entitled if they choose to remain independent.

The Irish are in fact getting the same treatment as everyone else here, and that’s what makes them so crazy. It’s so about the brand it’s hilarious.

And frankly, it is high time. I’m so sick of reading about “The Power Five and Notre Dame” like this program is good enough to deserve special treatment.

When you really break it down, they’re just Michigan if the Wolverines have somehow backed the college football playoffs a few times by playing an ACC schedule.

GOOD FOR THE GROUP OF FIVE. This new proposal is not good news for Notre Dame, but it is very good news for the teams of the Group of Five, especially with this small wrinkle:

Personally, I’m all for it. If the Pac-12 champion – or any Power Five champion, for that matter – is considerably less deserving than a Group of Five team, give the offer to the Group of Five team.

BAD NEWS. An extended playoff is new and exciting, but I’m afraid it will only mask the worst part of the whole process, which will always be in place: the fucking selection committee.

So we will always have the same complete lack of transparency, complete disregard for their own standards, and a remarkable inconsistency that we all love to hate. Impressive.

The good news is, you’d think that with a much bigger playoff field, there would be a lot less room for controversy and edgy fans. Unfortunately, you would be dead wrong about this.

Cool cool cool. I am sure they will do very well year after year. I can not wait.

SONG OF THE DAY. Harry Nilsson’s “best friend”.

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