Especially considering of our need at TE in the coming years, HUGE pickup.
If this young man wants to learn from the best, be the best and separate from the rest, he will have no choice but to attend Ohio State. Otherwise, enjoy your stay in balmy Alabama.
Really appreciate your good wishes. I have always liked and respected Michigan State. The MSU philosophy seems the exact opposite of TTUN's: hard-nosed football, tough, proving their worth in deed not word. MSU's success is a consequence of hard work and determination. Our conference is lucky to be represented by teams like OSU and MSU.
Add marshmellow to the creamy peanutbutter and you've got yourself a TTUN quarterback.
2015, 2016 & 2017 recruits? Could there be a lesson in all of this?
Not really. Just expressing outrage while taking a stab at sarcastic humor at the NCAA's expense.
Just a quick, unrelated question: Since JoePa's win vacating arising out of sanctions for overseeing horrid crimes under his watch have been lifted, I assume that OSU's vacated wins for practically nothing will be restored imminently?
One of the coolest gifs I have seen.
I think a great way to fight complacency (not that I think it will affect an elite group like the Buckeyes), is to form new goals. The following might serve as an example for the 2015 regular season:
1. Avenging the upset loss in Blacksburg;
2. Putting the ratman Franklin in his place with a whopping in the Shoe;
3. Destroying Harbaugh in AA to let the TTUN fanbase know that envisaged success and attained success are two very different things entirely.
Reality has never had much influence on the TTUN fan base.
Coach Meyer made Letterman look much better than he was.
Expect no less from McCall.
Not to mention watching Buckeyes get drafted to the NFL and start right away.
Really appreciate all the work. This is great!
The success Ohio State has at O-Line development really speaks for itself. If you want to maximize your potential as an O-Lineman, I cannot really think of a university that even approaches Ohio State's level. This is not biased, it is a simple fact.
Respect your opinion, but my feeling is: Heisman = deserved; NFL QB = not so sure. It is hard to argue with 5000 yards in a season and he did make a lot happen with his legs over the season. Still, I think Mariota waas a product of a system that suited his strengths very well. In the NFL, that likely will not happen. It will be interesting to see if he can adjust and prosper. Not willing to bet on that happening.
And the funny thing is that many pundits still do not recognize the full set of skills Vonn Bell has. Also, amazingly, Bell still has not reached his cealing. Next year he will be a 1st team All-American. When he declares, he will go high in the draft as well.
I know exactly how you feel. I still feel like I am floating 10 feet off of the ground. No one has a chance of understanding or relating to it here. The NC, the commitments of Walker, Wade and Judson, the destruction of TTUN in BB. All seems right in the world right now. I wish this would never end.
Can't stop basking in this incredibel season. What would you say is the defining play of the season (if that is possible)? The most symbolic would have to be EzE's 85 yard backbreaker against the SEC juggernaught Bama to possibly usher in a new era for Ohio State. The most important would have to be (imo) Vonn Bell's interception against Simms. Bell showed brains, muscle and light speed in making a play that otherwise would have resulted in a Bama TD and changed the momentum, and possibly the outcome, of that momunemtal game. What do you think?
Really appreciate the kind words, but I actually borrowed that quote from Craig Krenzel, who guided us to our last NC in 2002-2003. I have always felt that greatness in teams begins within unbending mental strength and the belief that one will succeed against hard odds, just as the Buckeyes showed this year. Most of the Wisconsin teams that have been good recently, I feel just lacked the expectation that they would win, especially in big games. It was almost as if they did not believe they were better than their strongest opponents. Krenzel really summed up that thought nicely with his quote.
Thank you for recognizing Coach Marotti's enduring and impressive contribution. I do not think we have the success we have had without him.
Great write up. I hope some of our kids come aboard quickly. I can't help but be impatient.
This, sir, is a fantastic write-up!
Exactly. Only think how much sweeter it would be to punch TTUN in the mouth in AA in the process and kill their collective soul before their savior even has a chance to get started.