Dantonio came away from Chicago with just what he wanted with the press favoring OSU. The chip is still there and on their sites they are slighted. Now the have the motivation they claim they needed to make it two in a row.
First of all I like Shelly and she has every right to have her opinion but a point was made on the other post about her getting caught up in Urban's somewhat out of control behavior at FU. Now that things are in control for him it could seem not as passionate all the way around. No matter where I have lived being a buckeye fan has always had a big reaction. Once when the Dish was out my wife called to see what the problem was and even though we lived in the south and there was several games going the guy responded to her "you must be an Ohio State fan". She asked him how did he know and he said the complaints from buckeye fans were more than for all the other games combined. I call that passionate.
Things like this is because we get caught up with star ratings. Look at all the opinions that McMillian should start when they have not as yet watched him play a single college game. I think the staff is knows what they want and are taking there time to get what they are after. We are fine and will most likely be from 5-10 in ranking which really means very little compared to four yrs. later to see the outcome.
Probably a long shot but do you know the players name that wore #45 in gray playing defensive back at FNL. He was quite impressive
The Sports reporters or whatever the name is started with the comments by saying that there doesn't seem to be anything Ohio State can't get in trouble for and finished with the segment with sarcasm about the best damn band in the land.
That is a very good and fair point.
I lived in Florida 8 yrs and Tenn for 15 yrs and I didn't see or feel anymore passion for football than Ohio so I will disagree with her there. As a matter of fact nothing as faithful as OSU. Florida has a fair mixture FSU, FU, Miami, OSU and MI fans.
Howard hop along Cassidy. Heisman. Matt Snell and Bob Ferguson. Many thought Pete Johnson was better than Archie. Archie and Pete were an incredible one two punch.
Article by Norm Wood for Dailey press media group July 12 2014.
I like everyone else wants Josh Sweat for this class. Not only because for his ability but his humble demeanor. He claims not to have a top 5 but is expected to pick a school by the start of his season or shortly there after. (unless that has changed recently) One would think he would have some idea with so little time left. Have you ever had a player of his stature be this tight lipped or have you seen or read something I have not that even hints of any favorite.
I thought coaches determined their coaching staff.
I read a couple of weeks ago that Kirk said he wanted to play against the best and the best is arguably the sec. I guess he is going to Kentucky.
I love your passion but how many games have you seen McMillan play at the college level to know he is that good. I'm excited also. I want to see the silver bullets back better than ever but it's just my HUMBLE opinion Grant still has a big part to play other than backup.
Bleacher is claiming Gibson says OSU is moving up the list.
Agreed, Harris ours, Gibson 50-50 and FSU is pushing real hard for sweat and there is VA Tech. A good butt whoopin of the Hokes might eliminate them.
Yes had a fumbling problem but his early problem was playing behind Robert Smith, Raymont Harris and Butler By'not'e.
Somewhere there is a video of a pissed off woody telling freshman Cousineau to wear a shirt to team meetings. Tom was a beast on the field.
Eddie was well developed when he walked on campus. He looked like a body builder so I don't get the late bloomer.
From what I read he did both positions. At first he threw ok but according to the reporter it was painfully obvious he struggled on tougher throws but did very well as a receiver.
He was not the same after that foot injury but still great. What might have been. Type in 1984 Illinois at #8 Ohio State 3 of 4 at the 15 min mark is Byers losing his shoe running for a TD.
When I was younger I never stopped. From flag football to softball to basketball leagues. In between I was running 10k and long distance bike racing and all the while walking 10 to 12 miles a day delivering the mail. For a short time I owned the jump rope record for 1 hr but someone beat it before the guinness year was up. My friends thought I was crazy. Now I'm 59 with a hip and a knee replaced and too damned stubborn to get the other two done and I also need tommy john on my right shoulder but I keep pushing on because if you give in you are finished. Keep trudging
1970 was the revenge win for the "69" upset. It was a long year waiting for that game and 20-9 was just fine.
Ohio state football will always be my first passion and the NC in 68 and 02 highlighted all those years but remembering watching other sports moments has it's place also. Watching those John Wooden teams of UCLA's with Alcinder (Jabbar), Wicks and Rowe, Walton.. Mark Spits winning all those golds in swimming. Watching the Big Red machine beat the Yankees in the world series. Watching the Boston Celtics with Hondo Havlicek. Watching the US hockey team beat Russia. Watching Flo Jo run a 10.49 that still stands and breaking the WR winning in the 200m with a smile on her face. Watching Secretariat win the Triple Crown with three records that still stand today. Watching Mary Decker go to Russia and beat supposedly unbeatable Russian runners with a last gasp effort. Watching NC state take down slamma jamma and jimmy V running around the court looking for someone to hug. Watching Vasili Alexeyev lift more than any human ever lifted to win Gold in "76". (562lbs) I'm looking forward to more before my time is up.
I remember that OSU football team. If memory serves me right we lost 3 early. I was at the Wisky loss and left with a few minutes remaining when things looked hopeless and by the time I got to the car we were on their goal line before fumbling it away. They caught fire after that and played as good as any OSU football team. The running attack could not be stopped and the BYU coach commented it was the best team he had ever seen.
Looking at that schedule 7-5 might be a stretch. They would have to beat Minn and Indiana. I thought it was just Michigan bashing when some of the recent post put Hoke on the hot seat but this this might be it for him. Some of the players could transfer with no more barbecues. He definitely cHOKEd up there.