The rarest of trifectas always makes for a perfect college football game day experience for me. OSU beats UM and ND loses. Of course, it's best when OSU throttles UM and ND loses in the last second of the game. Go Bucks!
Though I have seen some video of Lynn Bowden prior to watching that video above, I have to say he is a very exciting play-maker and fun to watch. I have to believe he'll get an OSU offer.
It's difficult no know how recruitment nationwide is being impacted by all of the head coaching openings. Regardless, I am thrilled we have the leadership and stability that we do at OSU. I'm also confident that IF there is a way to benefit from a recruiting perspective our staff will find another gem or two.
How about those Buckeyes? I'm still pumped from yesterday. Go Bucks!
What an absolute thing of beauty, a masterpiece by all accounts! Go Bucks! Screw Blue for another year!
Above all else, it's really cool that a young man your age has the self-confidence to blog about your experiences as a high school athlete. The writing and organizational skill-building muscles you are developing on your blog ought to be quite helpful in your future. Best wishes. Go Bucks!
Wow! What a way for Corley to end his high school career?! Regardless of what he does, there was some encouraging news in this Hurry Up today. Go Bucks! Screw Blue!!!!!
Just like the US Mail, NOTHING stops Birm from delivering the goods on recruiting, holiday or not. That is exactly why 11W has no match! Thanks again Birm and a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Go Bucks!
Grangel...I am in complete agreement with you on the all-time series record. One of the two things I find so appalling is the arrogance of a fan base who have had little to cheer about in over 60 years (1.5 national titles by my count) yet ALWAYS bring up the all-time record. The second thing I loathe about that fan base are comments about Ohio being 'the worst state' yet their beloved football program would be completely worthless without Ohio talent. Go Bucks! Screw Blue FORVER!!!!!
Happy Thanksgiving to all and a special 'Thank You' to the staff of THE best Ohio State sports site. The work of the 11W is greatly appreciated and we fans all have much to be thankful for as we celebrate the many successes in the Ohio State University athletic department.
I'm especially thankful I am from the greatest state in the union, Ohio! Go Bucks! Screw Blue!!!!!
Birm...Your work and insights are always appreciated. We Buckeye fans are especially thankful that you are on our side. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Go Bucks!
After seeing this and reading through the comments, I was about to say the very same thing when I saw your post. Good call, Dillon G! You are exactly right about how bad KSU was at the time Coach Snyder took the reins. KSU was the very possibly the worst big-conference football coaching job in America prior to Coach Snyder's arrival.
Coach Snyder represents all that is great about college athletics. Coach Snyder is one of the last of a dying breed in major college sports to close out a lengthy and decorated career at the same institution. It's remarkable what he has accomplished at KSU! Go Bucks!
It's no big deal that Harbaugh busted a Buckeye at Bo's grave. I look forward to Coach Meyer busting Harbaugh's nuts for years! Go Bucks! Screw Blue!!!!!
AZBUCK-1...You are exactly right in pointing out how irrelevant those bastards have been in the era of modern college football. That's a large part of why I can't stand that arrogant fan base. Claiming titles and victories against the competition they did is absolutely laughable by any reasonable standard. May they NEVER win another title. Hell, may they never win another game! Go Bucks! Screw Blue!!!!!
One thing no one talks about with this UX team is that there are 45 juniors and seniors on the roster. That makes a HUGE difference in college football and probably has more to do with the development of this team than coaching, IMO. Those 45 have been through the proverbial wars and were more than ready for the right HC, with the right message, to enter the picture. Go Bucks!
^^^^^^^ This X 1000. Go Bucks! Screw Blue!!!!!
OfficerRabbit...I understand and respect your opinion and in no way am trying to force mine on anyone else. I am not sure if you are indeed an 'officer' or not but being able to inherently trust any organization, like law enforcement, to serve a greater good is critical for a community to feel safe and protected. I don't think that means we ought to always agree with everything someone in law enforcement does but rather we support them until they break some sort of moral code. I believe OSU's football leadership deserves the same 'trust.' In truth, I have not known anyone I agree with wholeheartedly. Without being able to trust we have nothing, IMO.
I will add that I do not share the criticism of Whithers and Beck. They are easy targets. Whithers has done very well at JMU and most likely did the best he could with the limited talent that team had at "D" back. People generally do the best they can with what they have available, as Whithers most likely did, and had those failures NOT occurred on "D" we may have never seen the change in philosophy that came right after that.
Beck getting all the blame for the offensive woes of this group is, to me, unfair. I think the offensive issues were a combination of injuries at WR, an "O" line that under-performed and was hurt having a line coach whose duties were expanded, confusion among the staff about play-calling and an offensive identity, and that identity impacting the QB's in a negative way. Go Bucks! Screw Blue!!!!!
Whosisbrew...Thanks for the post. In truth, I imagine many of us have felt the same way, to wait all off-season to get to fall Saturday's for Buckeye football and yet not enjoy it as a fan ought to. Count me as guilty, too.
IMO, Lou Holtz said it best..."it's not the same team from one week to the next." After last season, many felt like this year's edition ought to just pick up where last season ended. In reality, those seniors lost have never been replaced, meaning this year's Buckeye's looked similar to last but have never looked like last year's Buckeyes. Also, the changes in the coaching staff and how roles were defined never seemed to mesh as they did last year. Throw injuries from the WR unit into the mix and 2015 has not looked like many of us thought it might.
I'm grateful for the staff and team efforts this year. Am I disappointed? Yes. A Buckeye fan always? Absolutely. Go Bucks! Screw Blue!!!!!.
I did not watch Mike and Mike so did not see the interview and have no interest in doing an investigation into Zeke's comments that day. Questioning a coach who has won 48 out of 52 games and has forgot more than most fans 'know' just makes absolutely no sense to me. Maybe some expect perfection. I do not and have felt all along that some of the hype that has surrounded this year's team as completely irrational and unreasonable.
OSU has been the envy of college football since Coach Meyer came to town. As awful as yesterday's game against MSU was, our Buckeyes will recover and there will be many great moments ahead under Coach Meyer's leadership. Go Bucks! Screw Blue!!!!!
What you call an obvious 'lack of trust' by Zeke's words, I'll offer you a different perspective. Zeke knew playing in the Shoe yesterday was his last chance to do that, regardless of outcome. He was emotional prior to the game and had a difficult week with an injury none of us knew about. Zeke's not getting his normal workload, in combination with his emotional state, led him to say things he may not have said otherwise.
My question to you is, "have you ever said anything when angry or upset that you later regretted?" My hunch is that you, like me, have indeed done that. My best bet is that Zeke would take those words back in a NY minute if he could but we all know you can't 'unring a bell.'
I completely trust Coach Meyer and am VERY grateful to, as a fan, been part of this great ride in Buckeye football history. Better days are ahead. Go Bucks! Screw Blue!!!!!
While I am not on here today to argue, I am a bit befuddled that you feel that we can't "Trust in Meyer." The facts simply DO support trusting and supporting Coach Meyer completely. In a 4-year stretch under Coach Meyer's leadership, OSU has been undefeated, had a 2-loss season, the school's 8th national title, and stand 48-4 in that time span as of today. As I close in on 60 years of age, I can very honestly say that we have been in the best years of my lifetime for OSU football. We (OSU) are not unbeatable and yesterday was one of the poorest games in terms of execution I have seen at OSU. That said, I completely trust Coach Meyer and his staff will make the necessary adjustments going forward and hope you can, too. Go Bucks! Screw Blue!!!!!
Thanks again for the information and especially about Wohlabaugh's situation Birm. My vote for Jack Wohlabaugh has been registered. Go Bucks!
Deacon...that quote was my first thought about MSU too. Any school that also hates UM as much as we do is certainly ok in my book. I save and direct my real hate toward UM and PSU, the two most obnoxious fan bases in America by far IMO. Go Bucks!.
Oklahoma was certainly impressive tonight. I had them dead after that dreadful performance against Texas earlier but the Sooners have made quite a turn-around. Hopefully the Pac 12 is now officially on life-support, if not dead, in terms of the play-off conversation, too. Go Bucks!
What a great comeback win for Houston?! My compliments to Coach Herman, the true QB Whisperer. The work he and his staff have done with their QB's is eerily reminiscent of what Coach Herman did while at OSU with our QB's. Congratulations to the Cougars for never giving up and for winning when the chips were down. Go Cougars! Go Bucks!
My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families, and all in France today. What a horrific act of cowardice?! We are living in a dangerous and crazy world these days. Be sure to love those closest to you and to continue to fight the good fight each day you are fortunate enough to greet the sun.
I enjoy watching these young men get interviewed and am impressed at how well they represent themselves. OSU will have three great ambassador's when Bosa, Perry, and Schutt move on. Go Bucks!