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When did Ohio State get a Pokemon battle team?
UFM didn't change the culture. The culture of Ohio State Football was there before he got there. The culture of the marching band was there for Decades! Most organizations have not even been in existence for as long as TBDBITL. Culture is defined by decades of tradition, attitudes and behaviors. The Army. Hewlett-Packard. Ford. Not a sociology class. How does someone even make that comparison unless they don't understand what culture is?
There are a multitude of books written on the subject, aimed at helping leaders change culture. It is extremely difficult and takes years. Approach it wrong and it will blow up in your face.
Spoken like someone that has never run an organization, charged with changing culture. Ok. So I go into a high performing company, see something I don't like, something that has been engrained into the culture for decades, and start firing people over it. So everyone falls in line out of fear. That is not going to be a high performing and successful organization.
Not good advice, Al "chainsaw" Dunlap.
I predict a huge drop off in band performances...in the short term anyway. I hope the band can find the Urban Meyer of band directors. They are a huge point of pride for me as an alumn.
I don't think you can compare UFM's treatment of the secondary with Jon Waters changing the culture in TBDBITL. The football culture was there. UFM just decided that a new scheme and approach was needed, so he threw out the old scheme and got someone with different ideas.
Apples and Oranges, man.
University investigations are a joke and far from fair and thorough. They all have an agenda.
Furthermore, to create meaningful, cultural change in an organization that has been doing things a certain way for decades takes time. It's ridiculous that one man could both drastically improve the product and completely change the culture overnight. It would take cycling through seasons of band members to change it.
How ignorant for anyone to think culture changes just because someone says "stop". How many generations has it taken for more progressive thoughts to take hold in American culture in general? Meaningful change takes time.
I can attest to all of this...I was a student at Ohio State at the time and my sister was in TBDBITL, she told me all the stories and I followed the phantom band across campus.
It would be absolutely awesome if the phantom band came back...
But between beanie and hyde? I'll take ElGuapo by a slim margin. Beanie kept getting hurt, and was limited often...may not say anything about raw talent, but it influences who I take on my team...
Pedal to the Metal.
C'mon guys - like your car accelerator being stomped down to the metal floor of the car...
Sorry if I have to go all Aaron Craft on some folks.
To answer your rhetorical question: NEVER!
so, there's that....
Yea. There's that. Dude is a serious weapon at punter. I imagine he talks to Urbz before the punt and just asks him where he wants the ball....
We could compete with Bama and Oregon. Not saying we would win, but we would not be embarrassed.
Not a complete wreck, but we could use less Roby talk and more Roby action.
I don't want to see FCS schools on the schedule in the future, but personally I don't mind attending these games. When I spend money on airfare, hotel, tickets and other entertainment, I kinda like knowing I'm going to see a beat-down, lots of scoring, and seeing the freshmen get a bunch of reps.
So...see you guys on Saturday...
"Below are a few notable APR scores for football (keep in mind they are representative of the 2011-12 academic year) You can also search individual programs HERE if you so choose.
Best APR scores (football):
Boise State: 993
Georgia Tech: 983
Boston College: 982
Ohio State: 982
And here are the average APR scores for the five power conferences (via Brett McMurphy):
Big Ten: 964.9
Big 12: 947.1"
I don't think he even slapped her, looked like he kind of pushed her away, like "get outta here!"
Regardless, El Guapo should have just walked away. Dumb, ego-driven decision.
MoC was absolutely the best running back thus far at tOSU. Watching him run was just amazing, I was at every game that year. I have no doubt he could have led tOSU to another National Championship and earned himself a Heisman.
Ah, what might have been, but I am blessed to have watched him run that one glorious year. I'll never regret watching greatness firsthand.
Damn. That Sheridan guy is an ultra-hater douche.... Why hate so much on Urbz and Brax?
Colorado's flag meets all the key criteria for coolness. Colorado has to be up in the rankings.