Your "Here's Urban" Live Blog

By 11W Staff on November 28, 2011 at 4:50p

Join us for the party, won't you? If you want to follow along on television, the BTN will be airing the press conference in its entirety and it will also stream the event live on

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BuckeyeChris's picture

As I said to my wife (while watching every second of coverage today...), "Forgive me dear, this is Buckeye porn." 

AcrossTheField11's picture

Um... well he pretty much confirmed all of our beliefs about the SEC being dirty.

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

BoFuquel's picture

Enough about this, I'm more interseted in BASKETBALL. GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

Buckeyejason's picture

I love when he said he's going to put together the best coaching staff in college football...gave me chills!


BuckeyeChris's picture

I WILL...repeat .....WILL own that tie! 

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

We need Chris Spielman to teach these 4 and 5 star guys how to FORM tackle. Tackling overall in the past few years has gotten worse nationwide. I think a diciplined group of tacklers who use there hips and ass to tackle instead of arms would make a huge difference.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

Miller's picture

Amen, brother. My #1 gripe when watching most college and pro games...

NC_Buckeye's picture

OK. Smith & Meyer both talked about meeting with Fickell but neither one confirmed that he has accepted a position on Meyer's staff.

Meyer went into a lot of detail about consulting with Fickell as he builds the new staff but never actually said that Fickell was going to be a part of said staff.

Stupid reporters couldn't ask a simple question.

Colin's picture

I think it was already made official that Fickell was to remain on the staff but at what capacity hadn't been decided. Meyer didn't answer the question because he didn't know what exactly he wanted Fickell to do yet, but he did say he would have a "significant" position.

BTwrestle04's picture

Does this look like a man who will not have a position with Ohio State next year? 

NC_Buckeye's picture

Wonder who the guy on the far right is? Do you know?

BTwrestle04's picture

Robert Schottenstein

AcrossTheField11's picture

Urban said that Fickel shook his hand and accepted with a big smile or something of that sort...

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

tampa buckeye's picture

Stoney has to be excited about the chance to get lots of touches next season.
Word is #1 cb in the mation might be a strong ohio state lean. If they can land diamond and one other top OL this class will be top five.

HolyBuckeye1093's picture

I found it interesting and very optimistic that Urban mentioned only the scholarships ascpect of the sanctions and nothing of a bowl ban. It sounded as if he knows that OSU will not be receiving a bowl ban. Am I jumping to conclusions too soon or does anybody else feel this way after watching the way he responded to the NCAA question?

Todd-Not Boeckmann's picture

I don't think the NCAA has ever given a bowl ban for a FTM charge.  You have to get to the LOIC level for that penalty.

On the wall guarding the North Coast from all Weasel invasions.

BuckeyeChris's picture

If the NCAA has said that they will not impose sanctions until mid-December then I HAVE to believe that a bowl ban is not forthcoming.  OSU will have accepted a bowl berth long before mid-December and it would seem uber cruel to me to impose bowl bans in future years. Look at how much the program has already ceded to the NCAA?! I have to believe that OSU, Meyer, etc... all have a pretty good idea that the NCAA is going to accept (in large part) the current self-imposed sanctions.

If not, I go back to my initial stance...never again self-report or self-impose. Distract, deny and delay. Do everything except cooperate with the NCAA. Eff em. (See Auburn). 

AcrossTheField11's picture

a buddy of mine made this point and I agree... OSU may be privy to information from the NCAA regarding their bowl status, however how is the Gator bowl et al supposed to know what is forthcoming?  The potential for a bowl ban still exists.  What bowl is going to invite Ohio State knowing that the possibility of sanctions remain, not being privy to the information that is afforded the athletic dept?

Is the lure of a lower teir bowl snagging an OSU team enough to whipe out the threat of a ban 2 weeks after invitation?

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

Bucks's picture

Lordie. I had no clue he was that familiar with so many of the media in attendance. He worked that extremely well. 

faux_maestro's picture

I'm sure he ran across many of them in his time as a grad assistant here and maybe even at BG.

Your mom told me she wants a Dicken Cidar.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

i was already having a great time reading the blog..everytime Elika's posts (w/ thumbnail) would pop up made it that much

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

ps...just kidding..i'm not old and creepy if that helps and i've been drinking since the news conference started lol

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

chitown buckeye's picture

Coach Meyer said more in 40 minutes then Tressel did over 10 yrs!! I love the fact he is a very straight shooter!! I think we are going to have some attitude next year. I hope the rest of the big ten got their licks in this year!

"I'm having a heart attack!"

Bucksfan's picture

"And so forth" count: 0

Mr. Slick's picture

What in the heck happened about 15 minutes into the presser?  Calling for EMS? Before that what did Urban say? Something like, "you need to quit doing that."?  Anyone got the goods?