The Dark Side of NCAA Recruiting Rules: Unofficial Visits

Cody Lonning Editorials 13 Comments

Willie Taggart and Company’s recruiting success is impressive by any measure. But once you understand how the NCAA stacks the deck, Oregon’s 2018 class ranking becomes jaw dropping. One of the reasons we love football so much is that there are clear rules about victory: the team with the most points wins. But even in athletic competition, the means of …

How Ohio State beat Oregon: The Wham/Trap Play

Charles Fischer Analysis 17 Comments

A perception of the National Championship Game is that Ohio State pummeled Oregon badly on the ground, and in particular two plays hurt the Ducks the most. We will look at the first of the two of the major Buckeye running plays today, although we also know that the OSU QB played incredibly well against Oregon (especially on third down) …