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Politics of lopsided victories vary between college football coaches
PHOENIX – Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer was critical of his starting receivers after the Buckeyes’ opener against Bowling Green. Same thing with most of the offensive linemen and Ohio State’s kickoff coverage unit. The defensive backs “did okay.”All this after Ohio State set a school record with 776...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | American football Urban Meyer Jim Harbaugh Ohio Coaching Oak Ridge Associated Universities Defense Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
I had a front-row seat last time Tim Tebow circus blew into town
It was only appropriate that the moment Hurricane Tebow really hit with the Jets came in a rainstorm. Reporters covering the Jets were waiting to interview players on one of the first days of the 2012 training camp at SUNY-Cortland when Tim Tebow, who had been on the team for three months, nearly broke the...
4 points by New York Post | Heisman Trophy Florida Gators football New York Jets Urban Meyer Rex Ryan American football Tim Tebow Sam Bradford
Ohio State's walk-on kicker turns heads in first ever game
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State coach Urban Meyer doesn't waste a lot of time thinking about kickers, but even he had to admit that Tyler Durbin is a pretty cool story. A walk-on kicker who played in his first football game at any level last Saturday, Durbin got the ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | American football American football positions Columbus Ohio Ohio State Buckeyes Urban Meyer Association football Canadian football Ohio State University
Civil rights attorney gets a call from Josh Mandel days after trashing him on Twitter
Coincidence or confrontation? A Josh Mandel spokesman says Aimee Gilman's tweets had nothing to do with the state treasurer's outreach. But Gilman is skeptical. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Aimee Gilman was at the Women's March in Washington, D.C. last month when she decided to send a message to Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel. The Lyndhurst civil rights attorney logged into her Twitter account, dormant since last summer, and unleashed a series of blasts. "Josh Mandel does NOT support rights for people with disabilities," read the first, accompanied by a #stopjoshmandel hashtag. "Think about that." #stopjoshmandel Josh Mandel does NOT support rights for people with disabilities. Think about that. -- Aimee Gilman (@AimeeGilman) January 22, 2017 That was Saturday. On Tuesday -- three days and a half-dozen anti-Mandel missives later -- Gilman picked up the phone at her law firm and was surprised to hear Mandel's voice on the other end. Mandel made no mention of Gilman's tweets. But he launched into a sales pitch for the STABLE investment program his office administers for disabled Ohioans and their families. "He calls me up, and he starts going on and on about how he's calling me so I can spread the word about STABLE accounts," Gilman told cleveland.com in a telephone interview. A Mandel spokesman said Gilman's tweets did not prompt the call, which he ascribed to routine business. Gilman has trouble believing it was a coincidence. She said she told Mandel that he would "have to allow me a healthy dose of skepticism about the real reason" for his outreach. "This would strain the bounds of credulity," she said. "This guy couldn't help himself." As of Monday morning, Gilman had 28 followers on Twitter. Mandel had more than 12,500 at his @JoshMandelOhio account, which Gilman has tagged frequently in tweets since the call. Mandel, a Republican, is running for Senate in 2018. Gilman's tweets establish her as critical of the GOP and supportive of Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, whom Mandel hopes to unseat. She is particularly piqued by Mandel's backing of Attorney General-designate Jeff Sessions. Most of Gilman's tweets since Jan. 21 have targeted Mandel. Others have slammed President Donald Trump, whose anti-establishment message Mandel is attempting to channel. "Josh called me to try and change my mind," Gilman wrote on the day of the call. "Nice try." #stopjoshmandel Josh called me to try and change my mind. Nice try -- Aimee Gilman (@AimeeGilman) January 25, 2017 The STABLE program allows participants to set aside up to $14,000 a year to pay for college, housing and disability-related expenses. Mandel promoted the accounts in televised public service announcements that he appeared in alongside Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer. Mandel's office has spent about $1.8 million on the ad, which hasn't aired since early December. Gilman, who said she also reached out to Mandel's office via email and phone before his Jan. 24 call, has agreed to meet at her office with the STABLE director later this month. "Nearly every day Treasurer Mandel is having conversations about STABLE with people in the disabilities community and those who serve and fight for individuals with disabilities," Mandel spokesman Chris Berry wrote in an email. "Aimee must have been one of those people." Told Gilman was skeptical about Mandel's reason for calling, Berry replied: "He called Aimee because someone saw her firm website and she seemed to be someone who could help spread the word about STABLE to the disabilities community. It had nothing to do with her social media or her email. I asked Josh and he didn't even know what email you're talking about. "I have no idea who this Aimee is and I'm sorry she's skeptical," Berry continued in his emailed response. "All we're trying to do with STABLE is help people with disabilities but obviously this person has some black helicopter conspiracy theories flying around." Cleveland.com reporter Andrew J. Tobias contributed to this story.
229 points by The Plain Dealer | Twitter Ohio Disability Urban Meyer Donald Trump Sherrod Brown Conspiracy theory
OSU nemesis MSU hopes to 'measure up' again
“I don’t ever go into a football game saying that we’re underdog,” said Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Big Ten Conference Michigan State University Mark Dantonio Michigan State Spartans football Urban Meyer University of Michigan East Lansing Michigan Lansing Michigan
Pomona lineman Jake Moretti expected to flip commitment from Ohio State to Colorado
Pomona four-star senior lineman Jake Moretti, the state's top recruit in the Class of 2017, changed his commitment from Ohio State to the University of Colorado.
1268 points by The Denver Post | Colorado Tight end Urban Meyer American football National Football League Recruitment U.S. state Washington
USC's Pac-12 fate could be decided before Saturday's game, and some players can't bear to look
Porter Gustin sounded indifferent Wednesday when deciding whether he would check the scores of the Colorado and Utah games before USC plays UCLA on Saturday evening, "Eh, I'll probably hear about it. I won't check myself,” he said. "If I'm correct, we need both of those teams to lose, so either...
38 points by Los Angeles Times | American football positions Urban Meyer Nick Saban USC Trojans football American football Player Keary Colbert The Players
Here's how Tim Tebow's first day with Mets went
Tim Tebow arrives for his first day of instructional league as a Met at 8:30 a.m.
34 points by Daily News | Florida Gators football Baseball New York Mets Carlos Beltrán Heisman Trophy Tim Tebow Urban Meyer 2006 Florida Gators football team
Ohio State fans prepare for Oklahoma showdown in a big way
Think Ohio State fans are a little excited about the No. 4 Buckeyes’ game at No. 14 Oklahoma on Saturday? The school’s alumni association has rented Oklahoma’s basketball arena for a pregame party. That’s right. The whole arena. Not that the association is trying to fill every seat at Lloyd Noble...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | University of Oklahoma Columbus Ohio Ohio State Buckeyes Urban Meyer Oklahoma Lloyd Noble Center Windy University of Michigan
No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes reloaded from Urban Meyer's recruiting
By Anthony Gimino, The Sports Xchange Only one guy in the country has recruited better than Ohio State's Urban Meyer. That would be Alabama's Nick Saban.
20 points by UPI | United Press International William Randolph Hearst News World Communications International News Service American football American football positions Urban Meyer Nick Saban
Spring Valley made major strides in victory over Sunrise Mountain
Spring Valley just needed another week of preparation. ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | American football Shotgun formation Quarterback Attack Option offense Option run Junior Urban Meyer