Best wishes to Noah as he begins taking steps toward recovery. I hope the medical staff and past Bucks who have battled substance abuse can assist him in getting and statying clean.
If true, obviously disappointing. That said, I hope he is able to get the help he needs before disappointment becomes tragic.
We do? There was lot of the same, "fire everyone" "Bollman/Heacock are garbage" after 2 losses to USC, losing to Texas in Fiesta, Purdue in 09, and not to mention the glorious departure that reduced available scholarships for Urban's first few classes.
$4.6 semi retirement tour, came "home" gets more time w/ his kids, taking care of himself etc. He won 2 NC's with a schedule that supposedly near killed him and coordinators who are now head coaches at non-academy or mac schools.
How many teams are lining up to hire any of our coaches? Interviewed yes, hired as a head coach? DV away, I have it coming but like many I'm still pissed at the effort of the polo shirts & head sets. Their #1 job isn't fireworks, field entrances through sweet new tunnels or recruiting shows w/ celebrity fans, get the guys ready to win games and last night falls squarely in their laps. Rant over beat the Flashes.
Possibly Wisconsin 2011?
I think he graduated from North Canton Hoover. He and his family still live there, and I thought I heard he had been hired as Hoover's basketball coach, should be an interesting travel schedule once the end of the season rolls around.
Miami just got housed again on national tv, that program has been turning the corner, returning to "The U" etc. since Al Golden was hired, trouble is that the results aren't showing it. If Urban & Co. and keep recruting south Florida hard, it seems there may be more flips coming.
Regrettably, especially since I live in the SEC held section of Florida, Auburn also needs to be added to the OSU list, I believe its 0-1-1, last meeting 1989 Holiday Bowl- loss sucks, but the Zack Dumas hit was legendary.
Gary Danilson gushing over Urbs and OSU's class, color me shocked. Overall happy with W, lots to improve but who didn't think that would be the case? I think we got out healthy, hoping to see the playbook open up more next week, and hats off to two very classy programs
Gameday check in from the gulf coast, safe travels to all trekking to Baltimore, bring home a W and a healthy football team.
Raw talent for sure, would love to see him on campus as an early enrollee to start working on all his "consistency issues" that EspnSEC so cogently illustrated all afternoon, and hoping Coach Smith can keep working on several of TG's teammates, some ball players around him.
Interesting debate on a slow football news day, agree that championships are the measuring stick. That said, couldn't it be argued that JT inherited most of the talent that he took over the top? What did Urban inherit? A program hit w/ a bowl ban his first year, still took it 12-0, I think it's premature at best to try and make comparisons. Urban's mountain is also significantly higher to get to a NC, B10 championship, Semi & Championship wins, whenever that run happens, I hope we all realize & appreciate how special that team is.
Congratulations to Mr. Knox and to 11W's Earle, based on the entries in the guess who loses the next black stripe gets a pair of 11W pint glasses thread- I think you too may have Congrats in order
I like the evolution of the comments today, first and foremost- thoughts and well wishes to Braxton on a speedy recovery from whatever happened yesterday. Our collective concerns about his shoulder seem to have been validated, that said I am anxious to see what a young and hungry, albeit unproven, J.T. brings to the table. I also think this negative could be used as a spark, Urban and the coaches have 2 weeks to sell the idea no one outside their lockerroom thinks they are anything more than a 1 man band. I know that he preaches motivation like that is only for "not very good teams" but this may well be a situation for some Psych 101 w/ Dr. Meyer
Sounds like the normal wear and tear of a really tough camp, I'm sure coaches (Mick & training staff) will get everyone healed up for the final push. Call me Henny Penny but I'm more than a little worried about #5's shoulder, so it's good to hear that his backups are acting like quarterbacks
Really looking forward to seeing what Coach Herman can do with this offense, the playmakers seem to be in place, I trust Coach Warriner to have the O-line ready to go, inexperienced yes, but hopefully #5 stays upright and continues to develop and the playmakers can take some pressure off the developing O-line rather than reverse, as has been the case for 2 seasons. I too am beyond anxious about the Defensive backfield, I witnessed The Game, in person, first time last year, and then made the trip to Miami for the Orange Bowl, it's been a long off season.
And to think many of us were a little nervous earlier this summer. The crafty Half-Centurion at the controls and his fuse lighting man of "Boom" have the table set again. Thanks for all the updates guys, sounds by all accounts to have been a great FNL.
Sure, I'm without the full facts, namely what did the young complainant do prior to 5/23 when her parents got involved? To me, telling a freshman to handle an allegation of sexual harrassment against an institution as powerful as TOSUMB herself seems unimaginable. For now at least it seems OSU is fortunate she chose to involve her parents and not do the all so common "adult" thing and hire a Gloria Allred type to handle it instead. I don't think this is an issue of padding the cell against the world, this is exactly the type of issue that parents should be involved with, too many times parents don't get involved until it is too late and then are left asking why didn't I get involved sooner?
A risky first dive into the comment pool at 11W...the whole situation is sad, for OSU, the band, Dr. Waters' career, but especially for the young people involved. I cannot imagine telling anyone's daughter to toughen up or handle a situation like this herself, as a parent, you entrust the health and safety of your kids to faculty/staff/coaches etc. While the jokes and songbooks may be in poor taste to some, if a young lady (or many young ladies based on the allegations in the report) was subjected to harrassing behavior under the alleged supervision of the staff/director of the band, then the result is clearly jusitified. Let's hope this ugly chapter gets put behind OSU quickly and the new director can implement the changes Dr. Waters was unable to complete.