Ahhh, remember when Bert was complaining that Urban was not complying with the Big Ten's gentlemen's agreement not to go after committed recruits? He must be so relieved to be in the polite SEC.
Good point, Hove. The guy was with the Ducks for 20 years as OC, HC and AD so it's natural for him to be a bit of an Oregon homer.
With a small clas this year, plus a few players departing, I see Harbaugh getting a couple classes of 30 recruits like Tennesee and A&M. The shear volume will get him to a top 10 class. With a couple 5-star recruits, he could get a top 3 class in 2016 and 2017. I can see him picking up several Juco players to get the team up to his standards faster.
Good point. Also, Slade was a Larry Johnson Sr recruit. Slade did not seem to be [high] on OSU's board until LJ Sr brought him in. If we get an OC who has been recruiting someone all season for another team, there's a chance for a signing day flip by someone not on our radar. In cases like this, though, the flips are 3-star players that a newly hired OSU coach believes to be a diamond in the rough rather than a high profile 4* or 5* Recruit who changes a commitment due to the HC, OC, or DC leaving.
Where is the team staying? There will be alumni parties there too. The Oregon alumni are at the Gaylord, so not a fun place for Buckeyes to stay.
Where is Herman this week? Anywhere near Houston? (Because UH fired coach today after 3 years that were not terrible, so they must have someone in the wings)
His parents are on record saying it was really hard saying no to Jimbo Fischer of nearby FSU.
How does it work with Harris and Weber? Did Coaches stall Weber by saying you must visit before you can accept, trying to buy tim, and now come to the conclusion that they would/should take Weber because Harris is definitley out?
Beckner to Mizzou and Sweat to VT?
Italy, Ireland, Germany, Mexico, China etc may have been the "old country for our parents, but Ohio State is the "old country" for our kids!
A connection to Alex Anzelone would make this post better.
Interesting story on the "source" from CBS 2 years ago. He and his brother are Ole Miss grads who run sports gossip sites for click based ad revenues. Their specialty might be coaching rumors.
Thought thos thread was going to be about kickoffs out of bounds. That is a senseless penalty and field position deficit that needs to stop. Have we had a single game without one?
A win against an FCS team should not be allowed to count in an FBS teams record.
A kick or punt returned for a TD.
No kicks out of bounds
Let Nebraska hire him. They'd have the angriest coaching staff in the world!
Of the 13 voters in the ESPN power poll, Desmond Howard ranks Ohio State lowest at 8, followed by SEC homers Pollack and Schlabach who have Ohio State at 7. Everyone else has the Buckeyes ranked higher. It is so predictable, like Drew Sharp and John Wilner in the AP.
We also ate up the clock on offense to keep or D rested and off the field
Didnt the BCS formula not count FCS wins in the old ranking system? The new ranking system--any ranking system--should not count wins against FCS schools in the W-L records of any FBS team.
Josh Kendall of Columbia South Carolina. He has ranked Bert's Boys a few times this season, as high as 12th when Arkansas was 3-2. Before we call Josh an idiot, it is important o note he currently has Ohio State 3rd.
This one stood out to me too. I dont think the issue is about Georgia as much as it is about the SEC narrative. It seems like there are 4 spots reserved for the SEC in the top-10 and UGA was the next one up because, you know, the pollsters were ridiculously wrong when they tried to place South Carolina, A&M, and Auburn in those top-10 spots reserved for the SEC and they sure don't want to put Mizzou up there (having lost to the B1G's lowly Hoosiers).
The committee said they start fresh each week, so it should not be a question os Miss State start at 1 and dropping; it should be a question of where does Miss State rank?
miss State's claim to the top spot was beating 3 top 10 teams in a row. If the committee looks at Miss State today, using current rankings, thos 3 wins over Auburn, LSU, and Texas A&M are just wins over 7-3, 7-4, and 7-4 teams. That is nott too different from tOSU beating several 6-4 teams. However, Miss State's loss was on the road to a top 5 team and tOSU's loss was at home to an unranked team.
For these reasons, I could see Miss State being ahead of Ohio State for this week. Of course, i could also see ASU, Baylor and TCU below Ohio State due to ASU losing and Baylor and TCU having weaker schedules. More movement to come.
Those ESPN headlines should be reversed. Ohio State passes tet and TCU escapes in Lawrence.