I'm more excited about this offer than the Allen offer. I think Harris fits what Meyer wants to do with his offense better than Allen does. I'm intrigued by the Zack Darlington visit, too. Would happily take either or both of those guys in this class.
Where is the line for signing up to be a completely inept college coach who dupes the school into signing away its football success for an ungodly sum? Do I just need to line up behind RonP? Sweet mercy, this is atrocious.
Give me UNC and Duke instead of UVA. For the basketball rivalry alone that should be Delany's number 1 choice.
If it was anyone but Devin Gardner at QB for Hoke's team, I'd be massively concerned. Right now, I'm concerned, but excited to see how the defense and offense Ohio State will have in Urban's second year will coalesce. Should be fantastic to watch.
Urban himself has said scrambling is an area that Braxton needs to improve. Manziel is far and away a better scrambler than Braxton. I'd give Braxton the slight edge as a runner based on what we saw in games 1-9. If he can get his passing to a high enough level, Braxton can be an all-time great at OSU. Improvement by Braxton in the passing game should be the every other team in the country's worst nightmare.
The poster's being thorough. It's a (semi)satirical take on the state of Ohio State's roster. It's all in good fun.
The thing I most appreciate about all the Woody stories and quotes is his undeniable zeal for winning. He imparted that to Bo, but It never, ever left Coach Hayes' mind. Even his downfall was the product of an overwhelming hatred for losing. I can never condone punching a player, but I truly wish his competitiveness would seep into society a bit more. I truly get frustrated at having to contain my innate competitiveness and desire to win at even the tiniest of games. It fries the hell out of me to lose, but showing that is always met with "what is that guy's problem?". It's the same thing I see and love in Coach Meyer. Winning should never go out of style. It's why I voted for the civilization quote from Woody's classics in today's poll. Excellence should be the rule, not the exception. Coach Hayes knew that, Urban knows that, and dammit, I love that Ohio State fans get to enjoy the product of that. Go Bucks.
They probably couldn't get a release from the turtle's people. Privacy laws are such a hindrance, sometimes.
Reading that article was highly reminiscent of the story of Patrick Willis' recruitment. He loved UT and wanted to go there badly, but the staff wouldn't give him the time of day. He ended up at Ole Miss and the rest is history. Granted, there were academic concerns in HS for Willis, but that's no reason to not recruit a great player. UT just seems to be completely out of sorts in ever aspect since the end of the Fulmer era.
It's fascinating to see the moves and countermoves that are happening in the rivalry. Hoke came in and started spouting off about "Ohio", recruited offensive lineman like mad, got some extremely good players at other positions, then beat OSU (caveat: barely, during the worse year resultswise Ohio State football had had since Cooper's last) for the first time in ages. Ohio State responds with the hiring of Meyer, followed by an extremely fast recruiting season for 2012 that saw near miracles worked on the recruiting trail, which was blown away by an unforeseen undefeated season that launched Ohio State back into national prominence, including yet another sweet win against Hoke's boys. Hoke has hit Ohio hard for recruits. Meyer responded by stealing some of Hoke's most sorely needed talent in the Mitten State. Personal thoughts aside, the chess game is fantastic to see after years of Tressel simply battering Carr and Rodriguez into the dirt. Which I loved, by the way, lest anyone think I care about that other team's fortunes too much. All in all, I am excited to see how the rivalry evolves while Meyer and Hoke are at the helm. Hopefully we see a few Ohio State national titles after it's all said and done.
Please, PLEASE let this mean the return of Walrusball...
Not soon enough.
All I've seen (which is admittedly not that much) indicates that Zeke is in the 4.4 range. If he's legitimately a 4.2 guy, then Urban got an incredible steal. With so many running backs in the fold, it's hard to imagine they'll all stay. I certainly hope so, since I've got high hopes for Rod Smith and Bri'onte, but I don't know how patient they'll be to be able to tote the rock with such a logjam. I'm hoping they all stick around. As it is, Ohio State's pretty well set for the foreseeable future at running back. WRs can be improved upon a bit, but the offense is starting to really take shape. OL is where the Buckeyes are thinnest, but it's hard to imagine Urban not making every effort to fix that. All in all, I think we're going to see quite a lot of running with our offense. If Braxton hits for over 300 yards passing in more than a game or two during next season, I'll be quite shocked. Not because he isn't capable, but the Buckeyes have so many options running the ball that it's hard to not see multiple 1,000 yard rushers instead of an aerial assault on par with September's Geno Smith. Different offenses, I know, but the point stands.
Notre Dame just got Kiel'd.
Watching Alabama run roughshod all over Notre Dame last night showed just how important a truly deep and dominant defensive line is. Te'o was swallowed up almost the entire night, and at no point did it seem like Alabama had to really do anything other than not beat itself on offense. The offensive line was fantastic, their running backs were patient and fast, and the play-action that resulted from the dominant run game was superb. I admit to being a bit concerned at how much defensive line talent was being stockpiled while some of the skill positions were being neglected, but in retrospect those fears were unfounded. Ohio State needs to beef up its front seven dramatically to compete with Alabama for titles. Urban has done a great job recruiting, now we just have to hope the young guns can mature fast enough to take advantage of a great quarterback in the perfect offense for his skillset. Should be fun to watch.
Selfishly, I'd rather have Illinois stay in the East and NW go west. 80 minutes is a lot better driving time than 3 hours. But as long as there's a game in-state that I can go watch Ohio State play in, I am all for it.
NW Buckeye hits the nail on the head with his points on why this lawsuit is going to be dismissed as frivolous and patently without merit. In agreeing to accept the sanctions, Penn State removed any and all ability to shrug off the sanctions legally. We can debate the merits of the NCAA's punishment and their influence until we're all blue in the face, but legally Penn State is on the hook according to the agreement they made. Even oral contracts can be considered binding contracts with the right amount of proof and there were high profile examples of Penn State's trustees agreeing to whatever the NCAA handed down. While the fine may be fought over for a very long time, the scholarship reductions and bowl ban most likely would end up being moot anyway, since there's little chance this case would ever be completely settled in less than 4 years. In short, at the risk of being redundant, this lawsuit is essentially toothless and will only serve to help the governor's image amongst the Penn State fanbase, while not really ever accomplishing anything of import. In my opinion, anyway.
Since taken down. Says it was a movie quote. FWIW.
Was beaten to it. Carry on.
And they wonder why they get so many penalties.