1. Fernando Torres' Actions Speak More About the Player Than About Liverpool

    The storyline itself, in its most basic form, is really not that original. Great player wants to achieve great things, decides to leave club where he is loved for pastures that, from his current side of the fence, seem far greener...

    Zachary Osterman Written by Zachary Osterman about over 3 years ago 3,189 reads 7 comments

  2. Cameron Newton's Auburn Fairytale: An SEC Drama Where There's No Feel-Good Story

    This is just ugly, and it's ugly for everybody. It's been five days now since ESPN and the New York Times each released reports indicating that Newton's recruitment by Mississippi ...

    Zachary Osterman Written by Zachary Osterman about almost 4 years ago 3,420 reads 91 comments

  3. Mascherano's Greatest Value to Liverpool Now Can Be Counted in Pounds

    (Mascherano's as good as gone at Anfield, and there's little wrong with that.) Roy Hodgson had to lose a player at some point. He said goodbye to Benayoun, to Riera, and soon to Insua and Degen...

    Zachary Osterman Written by Zachary Osterman about 4 years ago 551 reads 1 comments

  4. Coaches-In-Waiting: New Hot Thing Now a Thing Of The Past?

    (Will Muschamp was a pioneer. Is he now the last of a dying breed?) Not unlike the Spice Girls or a bad 24-flu virus, the whirlwind-popular trend of naming a "coach in waiting"—a planned ...

    Zachary Osterman Written by Zachary Osterman about over 4 years ago 282 reads 1 comments

  5. Al Groh, Paul Johnson Put Finishing Touch On Solid Georgia Tech Recruiting Class

    New defensive coordinator Al Groh helped Paul Johnson finish out another balanced, impressive recruiting class with some late pledges, including four-star cornerback Louis Young from Maryland, who had been committed to Stanford...

    Zachary Osterman Written by Zachary Osterman about over 4 years ago 892 reads 4 comments

  6. Jackets Pick Up Commitment From Four-Star Cornerback

    (Looks like Mario Edwards needs some help in the secondary. It's on the way.) Remember that one time when I said not to expect surprises on Signing Day? Yea, me neither...

    Zachary Osterman Written by Zachary Osterman about over 4 years ago 315 reads 3 comments

  7. Bad Advice, Bold Prediction and Something Else: Signing Day (OMG OMG)

    (Even Paul Johnson smiles on Signing Day.) It's the one day out of the year when everyone finishes with a winning record, and it is nigh. Signing Day 2010, ladies and gentlemen, stand by your page refresh buttons...

    Zachary Osterman Written by Zachary Osterman about over 4 years ago 597 reads 0 comments

  8. Yellow Jackets Recruiting Takes a Severe Blow

    (Jonathan Dwyer is one of scores of players who passed through Georgia Tech thanks to Giff Smith.) There were no pictures of Giff Smith in the image bank, which is probably the way it should be for a defensive line coach, even at an ACC school...

    Zachary Osterman Written by Zachary Osterman about over 4 years ago 797 reads 1 comments

  9. Al Groh Hire Means Georgia Tech All About the System...Again

    (How much does Al Groh's 3-4 change Georgia Tech's recruiting strategy?) So the coup of the ACC's early offseason was for real: Al Groh's 3-4 defense will be taking up station in Atlanta next fall...

    Zachary Osterman Written by Zachary Osterman about over 4 years ago 435 reads 0 comments

  10. Is Al Groh for Dwyer/Morgan/Burnett a Good Trade for Georgia Tech?

    (Busy times for Paul Johnson, but things are getting resolved quickly, which is rarely a problem.) Press conferences have replaced pep rallies as the must-attend campus events of the week at the North Avenue Trade School lately...

    Zachary Osterman Written by Zachary Osterman about over 4 years ago 1,082 reads 1 comments

  11. Lots of Moving Parts at Georgia Tech, but Al Groh Rumor Is Cause for Optimism

    (Bye-bye, Bay Bay, and Dave Wommack too. But is Al Groh on his way in?) Whoa. That about sums up the last couple of hours down on the Flats...

    Zachary Osterman Written by Zachary Osterman about over 4 years ago 987 reads 0 comments

  12. Kirby Smart Just Earned Himself a Promotion

    (See Kirby Smart run. Run, Kirby Smart, run...to the next available head coaching job.) Remember that old movie "Secret To My Success," where Michael J...

    Zachary Osterman Written by Zachary Osterman about over 4 years ago 1,084 reads 1 comments

  13. Orange Bowl Loss Shows Georgia Tech Football Still Has a Long Way To Go

    (Josh Nesbitt and Paul Johnson hit the wall with a very loud thud last night.) Paul Johnson drew plenty of flak before this season's Georgia game when he essentially said he wanted to take Georgia ...

    Zachary Osterman Written by Zachary Osterman about over 4 years ago 2,942 reads 16 comments

  14. Orange Bowl Post-Game Thoughts

    (In what was probably his last game at Tech, Derrick Morgan disappointed.) Just some thoughts. Column (or columns) later on. Derrick Morgan did not show up when it mattered tonight, a disappointing end to his career...

    Zachary Osterman Written by Zachary Osterman about over 4 years ago 833 reads 2 comments

  15. Orange Bowl Halftime Thoughts

    (Will Josh Nesbitt or any Georgia Tech player be finding the end zone tonight?) Just some thoughts, as usual. Will be back afterward. If Georgia Tech can't get physical and execute up front offensively, then this game is already over...

    Zachary Osterman Written by Zachary Osterman about over 4 years ago 487 reads 1 comments

  16. Bad Advice, Bold Prediction and Something Else: Orange Bowl Edition

    (Will Josh Nesbitt begin 2010 better than he ended 2008?) Well folks, this is it. A season's worth of bad advice and bold predictions have all come down to this. Oh, and the actual football was important too...

    Zachary Osterman Written by Zachary Osterman about over 4 years ago 708 reads 5 comments

  17. What To Do About Jeremiah Rivers

    (Well, he's cut his hair since that picture was taken, so that's certainly a start.) As we get set for our next lap around the sun, it's becoming apparent that the expectations surrounding the ...

    Zachary Osterman Written by Zachary Osterman about over 4 years ago 1,326 reads 3 comments

  18. Offensive Line a Strength and a Key for Georgia Tech in Orange Bowl

    (Cord Howard and Co. are the key to Georgia Tech's Orange Bowl success—or failure.) Offensive linemen are football's favorite forgotten men. Fullbacks were really hip, then the spread offense made them disappear like witness protection...

    Zachary Osterman Written by Zachary Osterman about over 4 years ago 518 reads 3 comments

  19. Win Over Michigan an Important Step for Hoosiers

    These are no longer last year's Indiana Hoosiers. Without Maurice Creek and facing a team ranked in the top 20 in the preseason, Indiana got the kind of complete performance Tom Crean has been lusting after for more than a year...

    Zachary Osterman Written by Zachary Osterman about over 4 years ago 185 reads 1 comments

  20. Maurice Creek's Injury Presents Fork in the Road for Indiana Hoosiers

    (The weight on Devan Dumes' shoulders just became, shall we say, much heftier.) This picture really says enough, doesn't it? I wasn't at Assembly Hall tonight, but I did see the Big Ten's third-leading ...

    Zachary Osterman Written by Zachary Osterman about over 4 years ago 522 reads 4 comments

  21. Memo to DanRad: Time to Lock Paul Johnson Down

    (It is again time to pull out the checkbook, Dan Radakovich, this time for good) Hey folks. Still trying to get over the Urban Meyer announcement, which frankly, has me floored...

    Zachary Osterman Written by Zachary Osterman about over 4 years ago 1,089 reads 2 comments

  22. Judging Indiana's 2009 Recruiting Class Way Too Soon

    (Christian Watford and his '09 classmates are probably as-expected so far this season.) They have been touted as saviors, they have been called the next great generation, and they are expected to foster the brightest of basketball futures...

    Zachary Osterman Written by Zachary Osterman about over 4 years ago 1,178 reads 0 comments

  23. Now Questions Will Come That Must Be Answered for Tom Crean's Hoosiers

    (Tom Crean was tie-less—and with good reason—after Tuesday's loss to Loyola-Maryland.) As the pages of this now-not-as-young IU basketball season have turned, it has suddenly become popular and even chic to criticize Tom Crean...

    Zachary Osterman Written by Zachary Osterman about over 4 years ago 866 reads 1 comments

  24. Say What You Want, Indiana Hoosier Fans, the Aughts Were a Wild Ride

    (If a picture tells 1,000 words, then what is Marco Killingsworth saying in that one?) Eighty minutes of basketball now separates Indiana basketball from the end of a decade that's included five ...

    Zachary Osterman Written by Zachary Osterman about over 4 years ago 257 reads 1 comments

  25. Why the Big Ten Is in a Really Tough Spot for Expansion

    One of the worst kept secrets in all college football was made official Tuesday when the Big Ten finally admitted what coaches had been gleefully insinuating for years: The conference is looking to increase its number by one more team...

    Zachary Osterman Written by Zachary Osterman about over 4 years ago 1,401 reads 38 comments