If Knight could've just kept his hands to himself..... His coaching style wasn't going to fly in these "softer" days, but when discipline was paramount, his results speak for themselves. One of the greatest fundamentals type coaches of all time.
What Rosenbuck said....
They shore nuff were man.
I'm not picking a fight bro, but coaches can make their players give a shit. They can motivate them to give a shit, or at least recruit the kind of players that can be motivated to give a shit. Ohio State is not an elite basketball program, we're bound to have some down years. But the effort we've seen this year has been atrocious. I think Thads effort may even be in question, but I still don't blame him. I blame his boss. I happen to be in a slightly similar situation as Thad, from the standpoint that there's no way I could leave my current job and make more money elsewhere.... So I won't. Plain and simple. If my performance dips below the point of acceptability, my boss will have to identify it, and motivate me to do better, or simply let me go. I'm not leaving on my own accord even if I suddenly begin to suck at my job. I like / need $ just a little too much. My guess is Thad does too. This is where Gene needs to man up.
Look, I would NEVER condone what Mr. Rice did, but it seemed a little like double jeopardy or something when his punishment was so severely increased after the video came out. I really don't understand what the video changed. Everyone knew he hit his wife. That sounds bad. Guess what, when you see a video of it, it LOOKS bad too. Before his incident, no one ever seemed to get huge punishments from the NFL for domestic violence. I'm not saying they should or shouldn't have. They just didn't. And just so you don't think I'm some kind of apologist here, I believe the NFL should take their policy on the issue one step further. Question: Why is a man beating a woman such an appalling act? Answer: Because men are by far physically superior (or at least usually stronger) than women. In other words, it's unfair. The same could be said about almost any NFL player in comparison to almost any person, be it man woman or child. How much weight does the everage NFL player bench? How hard does the average NFL player punch? I bet the strength and athleticism discrepancy between the average NFL player, and the average Joe male, is even greater than the discrepancy between the average man and the average woman. Meaning, an NFL player should have his ass in a sling for ANY assault, against a man or woman. These guys starting physical altercations with "civilians" is just plain unfair, and should almost be considered attempted manslaughter in most cases.
Yeah, that quote's getting me! Gotta be rootin for this kid...
Well said, sir.
Eager to see this regular season over with. Hopefully we finish up strong and show out half way decent in the B1G tourney....
He is truly a shabby NFL qb. However, he seems to be a great person and fantastic teammate. I'm no talent scout, so I can't tell you exactly what his shortcomings are, but if he understands the system, and can help coach up younger qb's, I'd keep him to back up Cardale if they really end up letting Taylor go.... He seems like a class act.
Kenny F'n Powers demands an up-vote!
Seems like they're losing the heart and soul of their scum sucking team..... Excellent!
I agree, obviously Dak does too. All of us Buckeye fans already knew how lovable Zeke was, and he was expected by nearly everyone to have a good year, but LEAD THE NFL IN RUSHING?!?! Both of those guys exceeded expectation, and Zeke probably deserved the award a little more, but Dak exceeded his expectations by far more than Zeke did by virtue of coming into the league with zero expectations THIS YEAR. So really, I think the fact that Dak came out of nowhere where Zeke had high expectations, had tons to do with why he won over Zeke. That and the fact that qb's always get a little bit more credit and blame than they truly deserve. With all that said, Dak is blowing me away with his humble demeanor and business like approach. The Cowboys are gonna be tough as hell as long as these guys stay healthy and focused (and keep that line clicking).
Kid has All American written all over him.... Hope it plays out that way!
Best 5 comment thread I've seen in a minute! Got me chucklin through my hangover!
Straight bone chilling. Remember it like it was yesterday.
Maybe it's the injuries he's had, but seems to me like he should be going to his second or third pro bowl.... I hate that the Steelers got him. He's so freaking good. There's not a team in the league he wouldn't have started for.
What did you think of JT's performance against Bowling Green? And bear with me before you say "but Bowling Green sucks". The rest of the team dominated Bowling Green. When the rest of the team does their jobs (pass pro holds up, receivers get separation, play calling clicks, etc.), JT gets it done. He wasn't a better qb against them, the team was able to do their jobs against them. He can hit open receivers most of the time when given time. He's not Tom Brady. We shouldn't need him to be. We should be dominating at least half of our schedule in a similar fashion to the way we dominated BG, Rutgers, and Maryland. Our receivers should've been getting separation all day vs IU, but they didn't. We should've adjusted the game plan against Clemson early in the 2nd quarter, but we didn't. Even though we won the game, our line shouldn't have given up 8 sacks against TTUN, but they did. When we get the rest of the team clicking, JT can lead us to a title. If Dilfer can win a Super Bowl, JT can win a natty. Can he win it by himself ala Vince Young or Deshaun Watson? Probably not. Can he not screw it up for a team filled with well coached 4 and 5 star recruits? Without question.
Just hope our boy plays to his potential. If that happens, we'll all be happy and proud.
Seems to me (and I could be wrong), that elite level interior d line recruits have been the most elusive of all position groups for us. We've gotten our share of elite edge rushers, and have developed great interior guys, but the 5 star d tackles have been non existent or far and few between lately.
Bottom line: I don't care how many "stars" a recruit has, I just want big studs in there. With that said, I just hope this position pans out for us, and improves a bit moving forward. Hopefully one of these guys turns into Cam Heyward 2.0..... Go Bucks
They have raked in their 2 best recruiting classes in a long time in consecutive years with another coming in this year. Alabama/OSU classes? No, but they're not going to exactly be talent poor up there. I gleefully admit, that seems a little high giving what they have to replace, but if they field a capable qb, they could be a legit threat year after next. I don't root for em or anything, but I love it when they're decent and they feel like they have a chance. We get more of their sweet tears that way. They are delicious. I'll never tire of them. Ever.
Whatever. The preseason polls are almost useless. In fact, they probably do more harm than good. I realize there's no way to keep entities from putting them out there (they know they're good for page views and what not), but they tend to keep overrated teams in the hunt for too long, and underrated teams out of the conversation for too long.
Its very wise for the committee to wait several weeks before releasing their first rankings....
His highlights are un-freaking-believable! C'mon bro, you know you want to call yourself a slob at The Ohio State University!
Re-remember when he showed up at halftime an-and the Mud Dogs won the Bourbon Bowl????
PSU played on the same Saturdays that OSU did. McSorley didn't struggle nearly as bad as JT in down field throwing situations. Weather plays a factor at times (and I'm not saying JT sucks or anything, I love the guy), but our passing game has had issues that "weather" doesn't explain. Wind has no bearing on pass protection, and not too much bearing on passes of 10 yards or less which have still looked shaky at times. JT has as much experience as any qb in the country, but the unit as a whole is still young. The line, the lack of separation by the receivers, and slightly less than impeccable accuracy by JT have left the passing game a bit of a question mark when it comes to championship caliber teams. With all of that negativity being said, we all know what the offense's A-game looks like as well.... I think it's unstoppable. When that much talent plays up to potential, it's a thing of beauty. We won't beat Clemson with our average performance. We have to play our best. We play our best two games in a row, we're bringing home more hardware!
Has been very under appreciated by a lot of the media outlets. Cool to see him succeeding at this level.