I'm not so sure I buy into Coach Meyer "always calling it like it is." As evidenced by how he failed to address the weaknesses in last year's pass defense, regardless of how glaring it was to the fans, sports commentators, etc. Roby was clearly playing soft to conserve himself for the NFL without discernable consequences or comment by the Coach. While the defensive staff made statements about how much better they were getting; similar to Luke's infamous "Did we win? Did. We. Win?" Coach Meyer admits it today, and I saw it clearly all season (as most of us here did as well) that the pass defense was going to cost the Buckeyes games against the truly elite teams. That whole situation still baffles me to this day. Especially when compared to his clown show remarks about the WRs who had a QB who was clearly off the mark more often than any miscues by WRs.
Optimism is great until reality jumps out and slaps you in the head.
And another for good luck (plus great fashion sense)
McFish + Canes = the "Surf n Turf" of Buckeye student cuisine.
Yep, and the top large diamond even has the golden "petals" around it
lol, yeah I had that same memory running through my mind too. Makes me smile :)
Very nice response here Woody. Couldn't agree more. Stats for Safeties aren't everything when evaluating their performance. Tress's Safeties were always big hitters who disrupted teams from passing on the Silver Bullets.
We'll see a lot of Campbell and McLaurin no doubt. I think we will all be happy with Jalin's new role in replacing Devin. I'm also curious to see if Marcus Baugh will get some pass opportunities down a seam to see how he compares with Vannett (we already know he's got the skills).
"News" media will always be what it is and look for sensationalism over substance. As soon as that question came out, I just rolled my eyes and wished I could have been there to Gibbs slap that guy.
I'm glad the Coach Meyer will be having some of the 2000 Rep Club out there for a few series. To be honest though, I'm most looking forward to watching the newbs out there. Especially with all of the hype about Brown, Samuel at the H, Jalin out wide, Farris, etc. etc. So much to watch for! I'm pumped for this Spring scrimmage.
I'm thinking that with Washington moving over to DT from NG that it will be awfully difficult for a team to find a way to double-team Bosa unless they can move the pocket each down while using a TB to help a TE against him. But even in that scenario, I can see Washington making them pay for that. So I agree with you that he will have double digit sacks and 20+ TFLs. I can see him getting a pick six when he settles in to hold the edge too. I'll call at least one of those against Pick Six U.
If Joey can learn to contain the edge the way that Vrabel and Finkes did, he could become the greatest DE Buckeye of all time.
I agree, an undefeated team heading up to tsun this November will be well aware of 1969 and focused to ensure that doesn't happen again. Unfortunately, unlike 1969 when the Buckeyes would have been the champs by winning that final regular season game, this team would then need to win in a playoff bowl game and then again in a national title game; so that part of it makes repeating as champs even more difficult.
Yes, that he does. The crazy "never know what he'll do next" during returns is an added bonus to those without cardiac issues too.
If you're wrong, I'll need that drink and will be there to accept it. But if you're right, I'll buy you one and we can have a congratulatory toast!
Same with me. Was sooo glad when I read it and saw all's still well... there's still hope. West's comments about needing more experience is what struck me most of all. Patient Zero might take that to heart and decide to patiently remain in Cbus :)
Bucksfan92: Sad to see that you are so misinformed about Tress. He did not make a foolish mistake. I stand behind what he did and why he did it. The fact is that there was a federal investigation into a drug organization with murder suspects, and the case would have been compromised if Tressel had informed anybody about it. Case closed. THAT overrides any responsibility to inform the NCAA about anything whatsoever. The NCAA is simply a bureaucracy and the rules that the players violated were minor; while the drug and murder investigation were as serious as anything can get. Tressel protected that investigation moreso than "covering up for his players." He made the best and most logical choice by chosing the higher good. If anybody was found in such a moral dilemma they could not have made a better choice. Tressel is what we all know him to be: A compassionate man of integrity and principles.
AcBuckeye: Actually I'm not surprised at all. Jalin has better hands, better speed, and is more aggressive, which is more like Devin than Corey is. Although Jalin is (IMO) the best fit for H-back because of all of things he can do from that position, there are so many others to fill that role nearly as well, while a replacement for Devin is in higher demand with few other options.
You and I are on the same page DJ. The 1968 champion Super Sophs remind me a lot of the kids from the 2013 class who were so instrumental in winning the undisputed 2014 CFP natty. That 1969 team just obliterated everyone, had the greatest collection of talent in the nation, and was the landslide favorite to repeat.... Let's hope Woody gets the Man upstairs to give us all the ending we so desperately need this time around.
Yeah I can dig it. But so many of them ignore the last 8 years and would rather resort to the 1800's, or are so starry eyed about how Hairball is going to lead them to the championship right away.
I'll be in line early early early. It's gonna be tough to beat out some of those dealers who will buy up almost everything (most probably already have the list.) I just hope they have one of the throwback helmets for my Buckeye room collection.
That bonus is reserved for Hairball after he qualifies for a bowl game this season at 6-6 or 7-5 (if lucky).
Coach Meyer deserves to be payed at the highest level of NCAA coaches, so from a free market standpoint this raise makes total sense. However, I just do not believe that any coach anywhere deserves millions of dollars. It would be nice to see our assistants being payed at similar level compared to other top programs though. But in the system we have, values matter very little. Too bad our soldiers who risk life and limb can't be compensated more fairly in contrast; or our professors and teachers; etc. etc. Oh well, it is what it is.
As for the players, I think it is criminal that the NCAA prohibits them from earning whatever they may be capable of in the same free market system (through commercial endorsements, owning their rights for their likeness in television and media deals, etc.). But I firmly believe that the universities should not be paying players as employees.
I love the co-ed department