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Which is the most egregious All-Big Ten decision?

No Braxton on the coaches' first-team offense
31% (680 votes)
The offensive line being largely overlooked
10% (216 votes)
No Shazier on the coaches' first-team defense
45% (988 votes)
Roby not named DB of the Year
11% (250 votes)
3% (57 votes)
Total Votes: 2191


Buckeyevstheworld's picture

You really need an "all of the above" option.

The BiG Ten coaches sound bitter. I wonder if they counted Danny Hope's vote.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Jarrett's picture

HERE! HERE! buckeyevstheworld is correct! Can't believe you didn't put "all of the above" cuz man, there is a lot of crap going down right now considering this team and their accomplishments! 

Or at least throw in a Shazier and Roby option together (both C and D)- cuz that just ain't right.
BUT, it could explain why the B1G is where it is. If the majority of the conference coaches can't recognize talent...well, that would explain a lot...and they obviously can't recognize talent, even when it kicks them in their keester. 
It's 11/27/12. 4:33 AM, MST and michigan still sucks. 

"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy." Groucho Marx 


bassplayer7770's picture

Precisely why I voted "other."  I even saw suggestions that Coach Meyer isn't making many friends, but when did this become a social circle or popularity contest?  Our coach was hired to win football games.  Why should that ever affect how the coaches vote for the conference selections?  No wonder the B1G sucks right now...

xtremebuckeye's picture

Really do need All Of The Above button
I just cant beleive the B1G isnt running with whats best in the conference.

O H I O is the Buckeye State

Sarah's picture

If I had included an "all of the above" option, it would've gotten 99% of the vote. Sophie's Choice and all, but I'm just trying to find out which one of these non-picks people find to be the worst. 

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Probably I think they were equally egregious. At least the media(for once) was smart enough to get Braxton on the list.

It always seems to me that the BiG Ten goes out of its way to make it seem as if Ohio State hasn't been its most important team for a long time.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

fansince1968's picture

All of the above makes since to me

flipbuckeye's picture

To quote (or misquote) BOB, they're a bunch of fuckers. The coaches. Salty ones.
Braxton is the biggest snub.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Ha ha, but are you sure that Big Ten coaches are sufficiently tough and work hard enough to qualify, under BOB's standards, are true f'ers? For example, if Hoke were a f'er, he'd probably lose about 75 lbs from sheer coaching effort. Now, there's no question that Hoke is a serious, hard-core f'er when it comes to all-you-can-eat buffets, but I don't think that's what BOB had in mind.

slicksickle's picture

T-Magic was close, and sometimes surpassed Brax in quite a few statistical categories, however Braxton was much more enjoyable to watch than a whiney, bitchy, mouthy Husker.
Shazier got the snub 100%. He was tied for 2nd in tackles, led the league in sacks and TFL for linebackers. Thats alrigth tho - it will just add a bit more fuel to the fire for Shazier's 3rd, and probably last year with us.

jthiel09's picture

Urban did say he wanted an "angry" team next year .... well disrespect is often a good way to anger players and OSU got disrespected by the All-Big Ten votes this year.


lcrumley89's picture

While I feel that the whole team got snubbed by the coaches, I was shocked that Martinez was the first team QB. There is no way that he is a better QB than Braxton considering how he played against us and UCLA

“There are some people addicted to alcohol, some people are addicted to gambling,” Luginbill said. “Urban Meyer is addicted to football, and he’s addicted to winning.”

jthiel09's picture

I think Bielema started calling coaches and bribing them to vote. That man can't get a W over OSU he'll do it some other way.



He and Hoke probably promised anyone who voted against an OSU player that they'd get them a free buffet.

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

joel121270's picture

Just look at the head to head game against us and who came out prettier.

sb97's picture

I assume Urban will be reminding these guys next season that the other Big Ten coaches apparently did not think to much of them this year.

lcrumley89's picture

More like he is reminding them now and never letting them forget it

“There are some people addicted to alcohol, some people are addicted to gambling,” Luginbill said. “Urban Meyer is addicted to football, and he’s addicted to winning.”

Buckeyefan9973's picture

All the Above, shit like this will come back and bite the Big 10 in the ass for years to come as UFM steam rolls through the Conference

Alhan's picture

I chose "Other", but I meant "All of the Above".
Martinez is first team QB?  Really?  He was one of the best players on our team when Nebraska played us this year...

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

JLP36's picture

definitely all of the above.  its all a joke.  it usually is and it is getting worse.  Meyer will get snubbed.  Tressel couldn't even open his office door because all of the big ten championship trophies were stacked so high and he was never coach of the year.  Meyer will face the same crap but with even more animosity.  May as well tack 70 on them all, they won't like you anyway...


joel121270's picture

Run it up, hammer down hard on the gas pedal until the clock strikes zero.

joel121270's picture

I voted other because there wasn't an "all of the above". Homerness aside, this is ridiculous each year. As Sarah said "haters gonna hate" I suppose.

BoFuquel's picture

In the vernacular of a lifetime Buckeye fan,wait till next year.You ain't seen nuttin' yet.It's gonna be really bad.PREPARE YOURSELF.This is just a small taste of what's to come.Hunker down Buckeyes.It's us against them,and them are many.B1G football is on lifesupport and The Urb is gonna pull the plug.GO BUCKS!

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

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I agree with others on this thread. It's unfortunate for the individual players who were snubbed, but great for the team . . . it helps Urbz to stoke an "angry football team."

BrewstersMillions's picture

I would beg any Spartan fan to give me a logical case for Shazier falling behing Bullough. Not to say the guy didn't have a good year, he did-but he played sound middle linebacker. He made tackles and seldom impacted games. The second half of the season, there might not have been a linebacker in the nation let alone the B1G playing better ball than #10. In terms of how he impacted games, he really had no rival not named Jarvis Jones (who is a hybrid rusher anyway).
Bullshit on the Shazier one.

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.

Buckeye_Mafia's picture

I chose "other" because ALL of those choices were absolutely ridiculous.  The fact that these caches overlooked all these players when tOSU went 12-0 and beat every B1G team on their schedule is terrible.  And the players voted ahead of some of the Buckeye players didn't even come close to our guys statistically.  It shows two things.  1) these B1G coaches are bitter.  2) they obviously cannot evaluate talent. 

"At critical moments throughout the season, we learned about the character of this football team.  This was a team of true character, of true resilience." -- President Barack Obama

buckeyedude's picture

They're all pissed because this was supposed to be a "rebuilding" year for the Buckeyes.
Well, if this is what "rebuilding" looks like, I can't wait to see the finished product!



Bucksfan's picture

Like I said the other day on a thread about why the Big Ten sucks, Big Ten coaches are not dedicated to winning national championships.  They're lousy recruiters and even worse gameplanners.  If they're sour about Urban Meyer, then they're douchebags.  If they just don't know how to recognize talent when they see it, then I guess we shouldn't be surprised.
Big Ten football has become generic brand shredded cheese.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Hey, some of that generic brand shredded cheese can be pretty damn good. For example, fry up a half pound of bacon with four eggs, and then melt about 16 ozs of various shredded cheeses on top. Roll up that mess in a XXX large burrito shell, top with nacho cheese sauce, 5-6 dollops of sour cream, and 6 ozs of browned chrizzo. Yummy!
--signed Brady Hoke

Alhan's picture

Add some southwest seasoned home fries into that burrito and you've got yourself a damn deal!

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

labuck's picture

Can I get an A and C choice?  They both are equal snubs in my opinion.  I mean c'mon really who would you rather have at LB the guy from Wisky or Shazier.  Miller v. Martinez not even a question.  One is going to NYC for the heisman and the other isn't even mentioned. 

LABuckeye's picture

Bielema promised to share his stash of body glitter.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Still not sure how Micah Hyde was DB of the year... HE WASN'T EVEN THE BEST HYDE IN THE BIG TEN!!!!! Kirk Ferentz must've rubbed off on him...

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

T4EHill's picture

Seriously all of the above!! All the coaches are upset that they can't compete with Urban or Pat Fitzgerald right now!

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." Woody Hayes

Urbstache's picture

Could you IMAGINE if the coaches do not vote Urban COY? He would scorch the earth in the big ten next year, they are giving him too much ammo with these snubs.

Urban Warfare

LadyBuck's picture

You must mean "when the coaches don't vote Urban COY." It's gong to BOB or Ferentz (really, why does he keep on getting COY?)

LadyBuck's picture

I voted Braxton as the poll choice, but it really should have been all of the above. The big ten is just bitter.

Doc's picture

I voted Roby, but it should have been all of the above.  The B1G coaches are douchers.  They can't beat us so they try to piss on us.  Let 'em!  Urban and the team know what's up, and so do the rest of us.
Secondly, the BTN can't have all Buckeye first teamers.  They need to act like the other teams have talent too.  The rest of the B1G know wwe are the team to beat, each and every year.  That's why they hate us.  Good!  You guys keep on raining and we'll still be the parade.

I'm hiding baby and I'm dreaming
I'm riding down your moonlight mile

luckynutz's picture

You guys seem to have the roby, shazier and miller snubs handled. So ill go ahead and talk about the big fellas. How are you going to have on of the top ten rushing attacks in the country, and only one of our road graders on the first team? In particular, how can you not show fragel the love? He was a tight end for 3 years. Then bulks up and is an outstanding right tackle. And not to mention, a physical specimen on top of it. He has potential to be an absolute stud in the nfl. Its f'ing ridiculous he didn't get any love for how well he played. Aside from the whole ghost of shugarts false start issues early in the season, you'd be hard pressed to show me a right tackle who played better in this conference.

BuckNutInAnnArbor's picture

Went with Shaizer, since we know (hoping) Xbrax360 will make 1st team in the future (not that he did not deserve it this year).  As someone mentioned earlier (and non-sports center espn folks), this could be the most low-profile undefeated in regular season team of all time, and that can have a lot of play in what happened in these awards - a twisted sense of "preseption is reality" in my opinion.

"...but then again 'Michigan' and 'huge mistake' are synonymous so that shouldn't have been much of a surprise to anybody."  - Mark Titus