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In which Urban Meyer prepares his Buckeyes all day and all night.

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Looking at the final score from the Tech vs. Syracuse basketball game on Wednesday tells a very different story than the game itself did. The matchup may have ended in a 46-45 Tech loss to a solid Orange team, but that doesn't excuse the fact that the Jackets shot just 26% from the field and connected on just 18% of three pointers, of which they took 17 compared to just 15 free throw attempts. Tech even managed to go without a field goal for the final 10 minutes of regulation, making for a fittingly bad finish to the game. I hate to be a downer, but that was probably the worst offensive game of basketball I've ever watched from both teams. Don't want to take my word for it? Maybe you'll believe Jim Boeheim, who said the exact same thing. That man has won almost 1,000 games and called this one the worst offensive game he's ever seen. Think about it.

Georgia Tech is currently in the process of recruiting running back Marcus Marshall, a three-star prospect who just so happens to be the brother of Georgia running back Keith Marshall. It is reported that Marcus is in the process of choosing between Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest as well as James Madison, the current home of former Jacket Vad Lee. Call me crazy, but that seems like a no-brainier to me. He wants to play running back, which is a football position, and what Wake Forest and Vanderbilt currently do is not really football.

Vox Media affiliate released their "Where to Eat in 2015" list recently, and it features one Atlanta area restaurant which might be worth a try for any of you out there trying to eat away your lack of football-induced depression. The restaurant is called Gunshow and is owned and operated by chef-owner Kevin Gillespie, who sits down with his staff to decide on a few new menu items every week. I've never been, but feel free to share your experience in the comments below if you have.

Oregon may be favored over Urban Meyer's Buckeyes in the national championship, but Ohio State does have one sizable advantage over the Ducks -- they are allowed to practice for as long as they want, whereas Oregon is limited to 20 hours per week due to NCAA regulations. Whether or not this is an unfair advantage is debatable, but I'd say that it absolutely is. Coach Meyer will have as much time as he needs to prepare his team, while Oregon coach Mark Helfrich will be limited in his preparation for the biggest game in college football history. I wish I could say that this was just another dumb NCAA rule, but it really does make sense to put a limit on the amount of practice time a team can have during class weeks. What doesn't make sense, however, is letting a school which hasn't started class yet practice all they want before the biggest game of the season while their opponent is limited.

What do you think of the NCAA's practice policy?

Have a great weekend!