No idea how Beilein recruits so well. He kind of defeats the whole "second tier program" thing that has been an excuse when Thad has missed on big time Ohio talent. Michigan is not Duke or Kentucky either, but somehow Beilein has no trouble getting 5 star kids to commit up there.
And he will not only get a slap on the wrist, but will be doing financially better than 99% of hardworking folks that have never even thought to hit a woman in their life. There are literally no consequences in life for the American pro athlete short of Hernandez killing someone. Hit a woman in front of her kids and threaten someone else? No problem: get PAID. You may turn on a TV somewhere or sell a ticket or jersey, so who gives a shit if you are a horrible human being? If you can get to the QB consistently, consider your debt to society paid, sir.
BOATS AND HOES.
I love cats. I love Ohio State. Other than those two cold hard facts, I am finding that I pretty much disagree with almost every damn one of DJ's #takes he has ever had. I am in no means trying to find fault in another's opinion, or coming close to complaining about a free site, but we just are pretty far away from aesthetic brotherhood. It was pretty funny to see him eat his hat about Manziel, and I wish there was a way to make this happen for most of his rotten #takes.
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Listed as threatened/vulnerable. Who the hell is selling them?
Won the B1G tourney, too. Over...Wisconsin. :-)
I DO question the disappearance of KBD and Williams. If anything, they seem to give more effort than some of the seniors. I hope that they realize that next year they will have the keys to the castle, and will put in the work.
Who's your pick, homie?
Diebler, Lighty, Lauderdale, and (should he have not been National Player of the Year, and then left) Turner sure were an underachieving bunch of undeveloped players.
It was 4 years ago in March that Matta handed Ryan the worst ass whipping of his career. A bunch of 4 year players that Matta developed named Diebler, Lighty, and Buford (along with a couple super young bloods) blew Wisky off the same floor. The football team was 6-7 that year, and was the embarrassment du jour. Sports tend to be cyclical and not follow a straight line. Matta has 5 B1G titles, 4 tourney titles, 2 final fours, several NBA formers, but you all know that. This sucks but everybody takes lumps. Those that think we should replace Matta with someone who will presumably win every game, every year, are out of their gourd, and in the wrong line of work if they are right.
That said, the seniors were good Buckeyes, but I will be more than happy to turn the page and give full control of this team over to the sophs-to-be and incoming freshmen. Time to rise again.
PLAY THIS MAN. If we are going to be getting better going forward into next year and beyond, he will be a key cog. Especially "if" Russell skips the draft, we will only get better.
I guess I'm going to have to be the one who drafts the one for JT Barrett, FOURTH Of His Name, Winner of 11, Slayer of Sparta, Holder of Innumerable Records, Captain of the Scoota, Vanquisher of Lions. That's the only politics I'll play. :-)
This is weird to me too. Golden has been there a while now, and he has put out a mediocre product on the field, and aside from a few in-state gets, has lukewarm recruiting. All of a sudden all the florida kids can't get enough? Fishy...
Was nice to know you, DJ. Sorry about the death wish. You will have probably lived longer than most Marionaires, from what you've let on. Will it be a seppuku-like falling on the sword, or something zany?
JT Barrett is the best quarterback on this team, and if healthy (caveat), should and will start in 2015.
That was the game where Terry Glenn separated his shoulder on a bomb coming down on the hard Metrodome turf, wasn't it? I think that limited him for the rest of the season. And I am old.
If I could upvote more than once, I would. I know he is paying lip service to his new home, but I respectfully disagree.
At least it's not an Alabama nutsack.
The only untruth to this article is that the Wisconsin game was one of the 3 most difficult games of the year. Wisconsin was a good bit under Michigan State this year. The game, which JT Barrett owned, AT MSU this year was much more difficult than the Wisconsin B1G Championship game. It seems for a while at least, the B1G East will have more challenging regular season games than whomever represents the West in the championship. We would have been favored in the title game had Barrett not been injured the week before. No one knew at the time that Cardale was capable of this level of play, except maybe the coaches. The best win of the season that was not in the playoffs belonged to JT Barrett.
I hope that whomever the starter is next year will have to have earned that spot in practice. Honestly, with them both at 100%, I would take Barrett over Jones to start tomorrow. Who is to say that with JT we wouldn't have won the whole thing? And this is not even mentioning Braxton. Someone is going to get pissed/transfer.
That's my story. Grew up watching OSU sports, and have never stopped being a fan, but OU was the place for me. It always seemed like the Marching 110, in particular, hated TBDBITL. I caught shit a couple of times for wearing OSU stuff Uptown. It IS possible to love both, and I'm of course happy when the Bobcats do well. Loved them beating scUM a couple years back in bball. Wish I wasn't such an old timer and could have been on campus for that one!
I'm with you. It's a well-known fact that Urban identified the defensive line as the number one position group that was vital to competing with the best of the best in college football. In his first couple of recruiting cycles, he was able to get top notch guys for the position. Now that these guys are at the top of their game, and just about ready to move on, we have to "settle" and look for warm bodies just to fill the spot? It's hard to believe, and a little disappointing. First real trouble Urban/Pantoni seem to have had on the crootin front, and coming in the midst of a ton of on-field success.
Glad to see our success is helping out on the trail. Have fun losing 3-4 a year with Big Game Bob.
With this year's freshmen, and the incoming class next year, I think we have a really good young nucleus for a lot of future wins. I tend to agree about the seniors, though. They have hit their ceiling, and Matta is probably better served getting the youth experience. and as far as Matta, he has been way too good a coach to call for his head or anything...yet. I do think, however, that this year's team is in trouble, and may not make the tourney.