I don't think I've ever rooted for a non-buckeye team more than I will for Houston this year. So much respect for Tom, and really pulling for him to have a successful career as a head coach (that eventually leads to him taking over the buckeyes in 2025 after Urban retires with 10 more national championships).
I would love to see a LB trio of Baker/Conner/Hilliard a few years down the road. Would be badass to have an all-Ohio trio out there roaming the field.
I'm trying not to read into D'Angelo being in Los Angeles, because I want him to come back next year.
This was my first thought as well. Hope he's just out there for a field trip with his class..
I won't say I hate the city, but the inferiority complex from people like this is 100% the source for any negativity I feel towards that corner of the state. It's unreal to me how whiny some of these people can be.
Love that answer. Everything doesn't have to be compared to the SEC. The Buckeyes are the standard now.
I saw them out and about on campus last night. Wondered who the dude with the rings was. Nice.
I'm right there with ya, AB. Your point about the basketball team made me think.. In past years I've gotten into all things buckeye way more - basketball and recruiting being the main examples.
I've noticed this year I'm not nearly into either one as much as the past few years. I'm sure some of that has to do with the lack of success (bball), but I think a large portion of it is because I don't want to let this season go. It was truly a special run that I'll take to the grave with me, and I wish it wasn't over.
Anyway, sorry for the rant, and go bucks!
Nothing more motivational than the potential of building a Dynasty.
Pretty badass to say that we took down 3 of the final top 5 teams in the country.
Jesse Palmer: "Urban micromanages and controls every aspect of his team."
5 minutes later: "Urban delegates and knows how to let his coaching staff manage things."
If I didn't know any better, I'd say they were in Columbus, not DFW. Buckeyes everywhere.
Man, that really sucks. I remember watching him commit during the Under Armour All-American game and being so excited.
Wish him the best with his health moving forward.
Beat me to it by mere seconds Rdubs! Good work.
See guys, even Brax is capable of a fat-finger every now and then...
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Yeah, I wondered about that as well. Whatever. Let's just make it 6 by their count a week from Monday.
I doubt it'll take much motivation to play in the National Championship against a team that just hung 59 in a total domination of the defending national champs in the rose bowl.
These boys have been playing hungry all year long, and Oregon not having any national championships won't change that. These guys aren't interested in history. They're interested in making it.
Loved hearing Lachey scream "HOLDING!" on the last play call. Beautiful as always from Big Daddy Keels.
Good points BB.
Wasn't trying to hate, so sorry if it came off that way. I understand it was a difficult situation to be put into, just thought it was weird the way he handled it.
I didn't mind him for a majority of the press conference, but the thing that bugged me was how he refused to acknowledge the fact that Michigan has been down for the past few years.
I get it, you want to come in and show your passion/loyalty because it makes you look good to the fans, recruits, and other people that you need to impress. But it was a little ridiculous to just shrug off the last few years like they didn't happen. In fact, if I were a fan, I'd prefer he take the opposite stance. Face the truth head on, and promise to turn things around.
Other than that, I thought he was good. Except for the whole "dismay" debacle.
Hard to see them realigning just because of a coaching hire. Also since they just realigned this past year - another realignment a year or two later wouldn't look very good for the B1G - need to stick to their guns.
Now, if (when) more expansion happens, that's another story. But for now, the geography makes sense.
Wish I could help you out, but this was in my hometown in SE Ohio.
I really think the O-line will play well. I know that Bama is a different beast, but I really like the attitude/mindset this team has taken on. They aren't afraid of the "almighty SEC," and I think playing with a chip on their shoulder is the perfect way to attack this team.
Kinda like the '02 game against Miami. Hit them right in the mouth early on and show them we mean business. Then we'll see how they react.
Amen. It almost seems like Meyer/Herman have intentionally held him back this season, especially after the Indiana game. Almost like they didn't want to show their hand before they have to.
I'm very excited to see how he performs with his toughest task thus far in his career. He's had a great year so far, and you are correct - millions to be made if he can slow Cooper down.