This might be the first 100% poll result that I can recall seeing.
Fat finger factor nullified.
EDIT - Security breach...this is not a drill.
"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes
It's all about expectations.
This is a really tough crowd!! So far, we have an undefeated season and then playing in the B1G Championship. That's not success? If his teams played in the next eight playoffs, but for some reason never won both games, that's not success? All or nothing?
That being said, I fully expect to play for and Win ChampionshipS!
He dismantled one of our best teams/coaches, smashed the " B1G Brand" over his knee and then left with our girlfriend in 2006.
For all the hype... I don't think a Title is to much to ask for, jmo.
"The Past Builds the Future"
After the 2007 bloodbath in Glendale...yes. Yes he must. YOU OWE US ONE, DAMMIT.
But seriously, he came along at the perfect time and put a stop to a coaching situation that was beginning to spiral wildly out of control. He saved us from the Abyss. Or someone like Gary Patterson
With all the hype, less than two would be a disappointment.
"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.
He absolutely needs to win a championship - but heck, for now I'll be happy with a B1G championship!
That would depend on his goals. Take hoke as an example. His measures success as winning the B1G and going to the Rose Bowl. Other coaches set the bar a bit higher, obviously.
If he doesn't win a National Title, he will be on the same level as Cooper IMO.
He's already got as many wins against TTUN as Coop.
"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War
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"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.
One national championship during his tenure is necessary for any football coach to be considered a success at OSU. For a coach who won two of them before he got here, doubly so.
He better win multiple titles.
I'd say given what he did at Florida, the expectation is that he will need to win a title here as well for it to be considered successful. I just don't see how there really is any way around that.
I think that were BTN or ESPN to do a special on Meyer, his time at OSU would already be a success. He changed a helpless 2011 team with a losing record go undefeated instead of tanking a la Michigan in 2007... roll credits, guys. Successful coach.
Does he need to win a National Championship to be a success at Ohio State? I don't think so. But to win a National Championship would solidify him as one of the greatest coaches ever, and get him to pretty legendary status, not only at Ohio State but at a national level.
If somebody asked him that question I have a feeling the answer would be yes
I voted yes, but being undefeated against the team up north is a consolation I could live with.
"Because we couldn't go for three"
If he stays long enough to even the all-time W/L record against TSUN, I'll count that as success even w/o a national title.
Ask him this same question. I'll go with what he says.
I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.
I say yes but that's easy because he's still here and he expects to win a national title. But hindsight may be different. 24 straight wins has to count for something.
Their are different levels of successful. He has already been successful. 24-2
Absolutely, unequivocally yes. Sorry, but for all he's done in the past & for what a guy like Saban did by doing it in more than one location, he needs the NC at OSU for fans to consider his time as OSU's HC a truly successful one. He made his own bed by doing so well at other stops now people will expect that here. I bet he's up for the challenge.
Start by winning the BIG 10.We haven't done that for tooooo long. Then win your bowl,
He is already a success in my mind.