The Defensive Line was without a doubt the strength of our defense. However, I would be very curious as to how many plays this defense was on the field compared to defenses of the past. Giving up more third and longs than any Buckeye defense in the past half century certainly creates more opportunities for sacks and tfl's. Fickel is ours, he isn't going anywhere but lets not act like the LB corps was any better in coverage than the secondary. The good news is that the defense will be drastically better or we wont have to argue about who gets fired. I seriously doubt Urban lets the defense lapse for another entire season before pulling the trigger on someone.
Exactly, fighting over whether or not drinking should be legal is irrelevant. The main problems are that he has an inability to make good decisions and obviously doesn't feel accountable to his teammates, coaches and the University. Those are much bigger problems IMO. I'd say that after you have been caught twice that you would be smart enough to either not do it anymore or much more realistic that you would be smart enough to do it in private and out of the public eye. Selfish and immature about sums it up for me.
He will keep his title as Co DC but they will hire someone as a Co DC who will actually call the shots and run the show. Urban wont hurt Fick's career and pocket by demoting him but he will lessen his actual responsibilities. Head Coaches want their assistants to go on to positions of greater responsibility even if they have to leave in order to do it. It makes it easy to hire the next up and coming assistant if you can show him a track record of all of your assistants getting promoted. That's the kind of guy I would want to work for.
That fact that he had to be forced out is the proof that he is self absorbed. This didn't happen over night. He was asked to step down and didn't want to do it. They had to threaten to fire him. Good Luck to whoever hires Mack as a HC. I wouldn't hire him.
I agree with both. I agree that Luke should be fired from his DC responsibilities but I also agree that single digit hours after the game is not the time. I think that far too many people defend Fickell because they either know him personally or they feel a sense of obligation due to the year he filled in as HC. I'm sure Luke is a great guy and I know for a fact that we all want him to succeed but at the end of the day Luke has failed to earn his paycheck. Anyone saying anything to the contrary is wearing scarlet colored glasses. Luke will be retained for his recruiting ability but he will be stripped of his DC duties even if he keeps the co DC title.
They don't have a top QB for the same reason Mack doesn't have a job. They don't spend the time required to evaluate talent before recruiting. Texas has so much talent and so many kids that grow up Longhorn fans that they don't really have to spend the time recruiting that other schools do, they basically accept commitments at Texas. If he was working as hard and going into as many living rooms as when he started, they'd have a QB and he'd have a job. No way you let that many top QBs walk out of your state on a year to year basis. They didn't even offer Johnny Football a scholarship. You see what he does to college defenses. Now, tell me that if you scouted him in high school that he wouldn't have looked better and warranted a scholly? C'mon, they didn't even scout him and he camped at UT. Mack and his staff got complacent. Without Vince Young Mack is already an after thought at Texas.
Mack is a self absorbed cry baby. All of these articles about "Mack Deserved Better" are BS. He could have went out like a king, took over the AD job and forever lived within the very well paid world of Longhorn Athletics. Instead his ego made them force him to resign. They even had the AD retire early so he could take over the position but that wasn't good enough for Mack. These guys get in those positions at traditional college football powers, have success or win a title and their heads swell to the point where they think that they aren't expendable or replaceable. Bowden's, Paterno's and Brown's programs all needed them to move out of the way for progress and none of their egos would allow it. This crap about a coach being able to leave when they want to is a bunch of crap. I can see it buying you an extra year or two but not getting it done is not getting it done. Now, Mack's sulking because his ego is hurt and he's trying to stir up a pity party and demand more than hes owed. "Hey Mack, if you want to get paid, see who else will hire you".
I'm over the loss, just not over the continuous lack of execution on the defensive side of the ball. How someone was not fired mid season is still a mystery to me.
Although beating scUM is of the upmost importance every year, I do not think that we should be using their program as a measuring stick for our teams success. We all know who and what teams are wearing the college football crown these days and it isn't scUM. We need to get those teams on the schedule and win in Bowl/Play Off games if we want to be considered successful. Beating up on scUM should be an expectation at this point. If and when scUM is able to beat college footballs elite, at least perform at a higher level vs top competition or we are able to ruin one of their undefeated seasons on the last conference game of the year, then and only then will I give them the respect they already think they are entitled to. Until then, they are part of the negative perception towards the B1G that we have no defense for when it comes to strength of schedule.
I don't want him practicing to run a 40, I want him practicing accuracy, reading defenses and speeding up his release.
Krenzel was a 4.6 guy IIRC so let's not pretend a reported 4.8 is close to an actual 4.6 because we all know that 4.8 is more like a 4.95. It wont matter though, because by the time he is here we will have so many athletes he will have the ball out of his hands in under 3 secs 90% of the time. I wouldn't worry as long as he keeps polishing his mechanics and accuracy. I want a tall QB who can see the field from behind 6'5" O Linemen. If he can run for some yards on broken plays then great if not, I don't really care as long as he gets it into the playmakers hands.
Agreed, I think EZE will be better than Carlos before he is gone and thats not a hit on El Guapo but more of a vote of confidence for what type of talent we have waiting in the wings. I think the majority of the '13 class will have better careers than their predecessors before it is all said and done.
I know that Hand is an exceptional talent and will probably have a great college career no matter where he plays his college ball. However, the look on his face in that picture is pure arrogance and disrespect. He belongs at scUM where he can get together with the rest of those elitist a$$h
What is going on at Rutgers? Is there something going on that just hasn't hit the media yet? I find it strange that they have lost so many committed players.
I feel better about the situation with that info. I hope he didn't go behind Urban and the ADs back.
I think that it has as much to do with not following protocol and informing your boss as it does the recruiting aspect. If true, he is gone whether he gets the FAU job or not. I've yet to meet a leader that likes to be informed of the actions of his subordinates from individuals outside of their house and Urban appears to be the type of guy who would appreciate being blindsided even less than most. Bad move Fick.
Imagine how amazing Brax would be if this was his third season of the current offense. He's awesome now, I can't imagine what he will be like next year but I hope we get the opportunity to see it.
I, like everyone else wanted to chose them both. Who knows how an 18 year old will develop in the next 3 years? I hope we are still asking the question for the right reasons for the next 3 years. I think they both have the ability to be great.
I have a hard time believing the map with the stats of white children percentages. Hispanic and Latino are an ethnicity, not a race. Hispanics/Latinos are considered to be of the white/caucasian race. I would say that is where the stats are most likely skewed.
I think Roby will be focused and live up to his talent for the remainder of the season. We all know he has 1st round talent and I'm sure he would like to be compensated accordingly come April. I'm sure everyone caught the Urban quote challenging Roby's practice focus. Urban Meyer, 24/7 psychologist at your service.lol
When I watched the game again I noticed that Grant was on Robinson as much if not more than Roby and did a very good job. I'm not knocking Roby, I just think Grant deserves credit where it's due.
Beanie more talent, El Guapo more attitude and heart! Beanie delivered my 2nd favorite win vs scUM in the 14-3 beat down that left the scUM defense totally broken. Hyde has been the workhorse to carry the offense the last 2 years. I love them both but I would have loved to have seen what Beanie could have been like if he would have played for Urban.
Please do, I would love to see the fight it would bring about. Now I am insanely intrigued how you would defend California vs Texas from a political view and most especially an economical one. lol Agree to disagree?
I'm all in on Texas. The only thing USC has on Texas is climate. When i think about a job I may or may not take, I'm not thinking about what I am going to have to do. I'm more worried about what environment it puts my family in and if I think it would be a place I would want my kids to grow up or not. I'll take Austin over L.A. every day of the week AND IT'S NOT EVEN CLOSE!!!!!!!!