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Some Good (Hopefully Not Old) News


21st Century Buckeye Man
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I read this today in the Cleveland Plain Dealer (Roger Brown column):

"There's been much hype about Ohio State having 14 players selected in the NFL draft, but here's what more impressive. Most will head to the pros with something besides their helmets.

According to Ohio State, 8 of the 13 Buckeye seniors picked by NFL teams have either already graduated or will do so in a few weeks. Meanwhile, 2 others will be just 2 classes away from earning degrees - a requirement they could easily meet during the NFL off-season next winter."

Normally, I don't pay much attention to Brown's column (he comes across as an arrogant jackass too much for my taste) but the headline grabbed my eye today. It was refreshing to read something positive on the heels of the Izzy and Ira situation.
What it tells me is that OSU fans get excited about a 61% grad. rate!

Congratulations to the 8 players!!!

Whats really funny is that you guys probably thought that the percent was going to be around 85- 90% !

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and if the other two get their degrees that makes it about 77%. Notre Damn can start talking about graduation rates again when they stop looking like vanderbilt and northwestern on the field too.
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Get off my lawn, you hooligans!
It would be helpful to know how many of the non-NFL bound seniors will be graduating. You'd almost have to think that the ones who know they're not going Pro would be more likely to make sure they're getting their degrees.
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I bet that Notre Dame has a better percentage of NFL draft picks who graduated from college. When you only have 2 players picked per year, it's pretty easy to get a 100% average. Try doing that when you have 15 players getting drafted. It's a lot harder.
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Tibor- Just because OSU had a lot of players drafted does not mean that they will all make a team. BTW ND HAD 5 DRAFTED LOL!! Which was more than USC go figure!

Last year ND had /or was tied for having the most players in the NFL.

Word out of NO is that ND rookie linebacker Courtney Watson has some of the coach's thinking he may start his rookie year! And that would be over former OSU linebacker Cie Grant.

Mili- That same Michigan team had you thinking about a 40 point loss for a while didn't they......
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Silver Surfer
UUHH Soldier!!! So you think 77% is great ?? Think Again!

ND was at 93% last year...
that statement is false on it's face considering that the NCAA only releases Graduation Rate statistics about once every five years... you cannot look at a single year and figure out the graduation rate...

btw, Cheif. are you counting J. Jones in your 93%? because according to NCCA guidelines he actually will count AGAINST the graduation rate since he transferred to Arizona State for while...
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The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St
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  • Mili- That same Michigan team had you thinking about a 40 point loss for a while didn't they......

    Uh, no. I never had even the slightest inkling that we'd lose by 40 points, even after that Edwards TD bomb that was called back. If I remember correctly, we scored 21 points while you scored 0, and they hung up 38 on ND despite yanking their first team offense early in the fourth quarter, while they kept their starting offense for the entire game. Let's compare game stats:

    Notre Dame
    Rushing: 25-49 (1.9 ypc)
    Passing: 8-24-2 (33%) 91 yards
    Total Offense: 49-140 (2.86 ypp)
    Rushing: 54-188 (3.5 ypc)
    Passing: 17-24-0 (71%) 251 yards
    Total Offense: 78-439 (5.63 ypp)

    Ohio State
    Rushing: 25-54 (2.2 ypc)
    Passing: 28-46-1 (61%) 329 yards
    Total Offense: 71-383 (5.39 ypp)
    Rushing: 40-170 (4.25 ypc)
    Passing: 21-32-1 (66%) 278 yards
    Total Offense: 72-448 (6.22 ypp)

    Keep in mind that we had both our MLBs out injured and had to slide an OLB into the middle (we also had one starting DL dinged up...can't remember for sure who). Also, we were within seven points (28-21) until the middle of the fourth quarter. Notre Dame was out of their game when they got off the bus...
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    MILI- You have a pont as ND was never in the game but you have to admit that for a while the OSU-MICH game was very ugly. ND was playing without it's middle linebacker as well ! NOT THAT IT WOULD HAVE MATTERED! LOL!!
    Actually they played the whole season without him but he is back this year.

    LV- No it is not false and I was talking last year not the 2004 class.
    www.ncaa.org/grad_rates/2003 Though I went by memory and it was at 92% not 93%.

    Also I dont make a habit of not telling the truth on these boards......
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