When is Fickell gonna be pursued?
I love Tim Tebow, I used to hate the guy but honestly he is what you want out of every player. He's the type of guy that gives 110% on every single play whether its practice, or a game. He's the best leader in college football in the past decade, he's the best motivator and above all he is an even better human being. I honestly don't know how I used to hate the guy, well other than the fact that he gave us a good ass whooping. He is the one person the media should put in the spot light in a positive manner but yet they choose to focus on how he can't throw a football. The Tebow hate needs to stop, Buckeye nation should have nothing but love for Tim Tebow.
I find it hilarious for getting down voted for an opinion. He had a great performance in the Big Ten championship and he'll have good performances here and there but over the past 5 years his defenses have been severely underwhelming. I give him credit for calling such a great game but I also give feedback when he calls bad games. People want to revert to excuse after excuse to defend him and its ridiculous, if you were to rank our coaches from top to bottom he would be last or close to last. He has had no offers even from smaller schools, truth hurts sometimes but he is a very average coach and our defense has shown that over the past five years. Our LB's are probably the most athletic and biggest of any in the Big Ten, its just not an excuse.
Everyone but FIckell should get a raise, maybe give him a BIG bonus raise but he has been decent at times and just laid an egg during some games.. especially towards the end of the game.
He tweeted that we could've easily been left out of the top six and several other tweets insinuating that
Saw it on another forum if I'm not mistaking. He ain't coming here though, he's all Bama
"Visit was ok?" and "OSU doesn't belong in the playoffs?" Sounds like the kid just got a sudden dose of hatin on tOSU syndrome. Nice knowin ya bud, good luck at Bama. Jump on the Urban train or get run over by it is all I gotta say!
Nothing and I mean nothing beats the old school helmet with the Buckeye leafs on it! Oh and those uniforms with the shoulder pinstripes are pretty amazing too
So fucking pumped right now!!! Now time to focus on Bama!!
Still heart broken our young gun slinger is out.
Today we will destroy ttun. We will crush their spirit and rob them of their will. We will beat them down until they no longer have desire. We will send them home with their tails between their legs. We will eat their hearts in victory and drink their blood and we shall post battle trophies on our walls. Hit em in the mouth boys! Keep hitting them, no mercy for the scUM of the earth. Go Bucks!
Heck yeah that ones awesome, this also one of my favorites.
Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust, (who subdueth my people under me)
Troy the Wolverine slayer.
And for those of you who have seen Pulp Fiction.
JT Barrett will read this verse as he walks onto the battlefield:
I will strike down the evil Wolverine with great vengeance and furious anger. Those who would attempt to poison and destroy My Buckeye brethren. And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee."
As he empties out a magazine of footballs on the enemy.
Really hope he is ok, terrible news. We are praying for you young man!
As much as you'd like to think so Fickell ain't no Narduzzi
A good defensive coordinator can mask any deficiencies the LB or DBs May have. The offense has bailed out the D through pretty much every game this year. I don't understand. This defense makes way too many fixable mistakes and they haven't been fixed for three years. Fickell makes some very questionable calls on defense to say the least and you would think that would improve but it's the same story over and over and over again. He needs to break down the fundamentals and work on that with his LB and DB's twenty minutes every day. We got Ash and our secondary improved, you would think the LB corps would've improved with two returning starters and the coach moving over to focus on LBs but we just haven't. Same problems for years, Fickell needs to move over to recruiting coordinator
LB's are having a problem making the right reads on gaps they're supposed to fill and they bite on PA a lot and Fickell has focused on the LB's this year and I have honestly have seen no improvement. A couple big runs are 14+ points and we just can't do that. Its been a problem for years not just a season or two and its very frustrating. I guess I'm the only one around here who thinks that Fickell is a great Buckeye, not a great coach.
4 maybe 5 at the most. Most of our red zone scores are either keepers, or zone read to Eze or passes.
Disappointing win but a win is a win. I don't think this will help us jump TCU, just a bad game overall in my opinion except Marshall, that's why you gotta stick with your guys. I would like to see Herman stick by JT a bit more, yes he missed a few and yes he made some mistakes but you have to stick with him coach, he's a young player and needs that belief in him from the coaches, would have also liked to see a lot more up-tempo because Barrett is a rhythm QB.
The defense.. well the defense and these LB's have struggled for years and it really is a shame. What do we do? Honestly, I want to pose that question to you all, what would you do and what do you think is the problem on this defense? Its been the same for years and our LB's continue to struggle.
Definitely Coach Coombs, take that back you're definitely right its Coach Mick!
I knew Sam Hubbard would be a monster, I just knew it. He was easily a five star, no clue what Rivals and 247 were thinking, but anyhow I think that question about Muschamp is a truly legitimate one. Urban has shown he has really thick skin and will put talk aside and do what's best for his team, I feel like Urban is one of those people who doesn't take anything personal and I think if given the opportunity to bring him on as a DC, I wouldn't be surprised if he did it (if our position was open) or if we are consistently struggling on D (which we are).
I am a high school football coach and every player and coach knows that the best player plays (granted they are young men of character, which both undoubtedly are). I am m sure Braxton understands this too and he will and SHOULD do what's best for him, even if we are selfish and want him as our backup QB/change of pace QBB. If we worried about feelings too much then we would often be playing the seniors and players who aren't as good. You as a fan should know that. A two QB system won't work and Braxton could come in occassionally unless he switched positions. He would come in probably for the wildcat and that's it but this offense just runs better with JT. He's gone from Miller is the sure starter, to Miller is the sure starter if he's 100% healthy to there's an open competition. Its obvious JT is taking the reigns of this offense and if it is indeed a 2 QB system, which Meyer never said it was, Braxton will be in for less than 20% of the snaps. to change the pace.
That's bogus questioning the coaching staff's morality and integrity if they leave JT in at starting QB. This isn't about one person, this is about the team. A lot of the guys playing right now, were recruited with JT and are freshman and sophomores, a lot of these guys see JT as their leader and their commander. JT recruited Dontre Wilson and a lot of the other guys around him. Removing him could be very dangerous for the team's chemistry and JT's development. Sometimes things in life aren't fair and some people are making this way too emotional of a decision, its not about that, its about TEAM. It really does suck for Braxton to be in the situation that he's in. I will always support Braxton but people are honestly acting like he's dying, trust me he will survive and if he transfers to somewhere like Oregon he will thrive! I'm pretty sure I've seen Meyer hug up on JT just as much this season, posting those pics is cool and all but people need to stop making emotional decisions! JT has had 5 250+ yard games this season where as Braxton had one last year, he's already had 2 300+ yard performances along with 4 TD's when Braxton's NEVER done that. He is also behind a line with 4 new starters and a bunch of freshman and sophomores around him, he has impressed me in several weeks more than Braxton has in 3-4 years and I'm sure that goes for some other people as well. Its like people getting sentimental about a lion eating a deer, they both gotta eat but everyone wants the "poor little deer" to survive, and its getting ridiculous! Braxton will be just fine but he absolutely SHOULD NOT be our starting QB next year, you can sit here all you want about Braxton's situation but don't you think JT has some developing to do as well? Braxton has the opportunity to transfer and succeed at a school like Oregon.