Monday, January 11, 2010

Pac-10 Avg NFL salary leaders

I found this interesting article about how OSU stacks up against other Pac-10 schools in terms of players playing in the NFL and the amount of money spent by teams to retain those players. USA Today did the research.

Talk to any college football coach and he'll tell you that his staff is the best at developing athletes, whether those athletes are blue chips or not. Unfortunately, it's not easy to measure athlete development, other than pointing to All-Conference teams and other post-season accolades.

However, there is another angle that can be applied - one that objectively surveys the opinions of the foremost experts in the sport of football; experts whose job it is to put their money where their mouth is. The USA Today provided the data and we crunched the numbers to determine how much money NFL General Managers invested into Pac-10 athletes in 2009.

OSU ranked second to USC, averaging over $2M per player per year in 2009. If you are considering OSU as a football player hoping to go pro- read this article.

Monday, January 04, 2010

The Worst Schedule Ever

(image source: OSU Alumni/Corvallis Gazette Times)

I've added the 2010 schedule to the sidebar. Check it.

BTW- 6% of the OSU Beaver Football Blog readership picked OSU to go 8-5 in 2009. 94% of us are donkeys ( I picked the Beav's to go 9-4).

The TCU game is still in negotiation, hopefully the deal will blow up and OSU can get their shit together.

OSU is clearly not thinking straight. I've said it a million times, OSU does not need Top 10 opponents in the pre-season to get in the BCS!!!!

Why are people in Corvallis so stupid??? They already have the facilities! They don't need more money to win. GIVE ME A BREAK!

Play winnable opponents in the Pac-10 preseason and win the Pac and you are in the BC F'in' S. WTF?