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Comment 27 Jan 2015

Offense: Paris Campbell and Curtis Samuel

Defense: Sam Hubbard and Darius Slade

edit: I hope a bunch of guys step up for PT. With as many guys as we have returning next season, we could equally be losing that many kids going into 2016. 

Comment 24 Jan 2015

Urban and Co. just schooled the best, most consistent coaching staff in Alabama and then completely out coached Oregon with a myriad of sophomores and a 3rd string QB.  I for one am not worried about scUM and I doubt Urban is either.

Comment 18 Jan 2015

I agree, they are going to be good. Lots of young talent on that team. Jones has fit right in with the other SEC coaches by putting together 40 kid recruiting classes haha. They have landed some studs on offense. Hurd, Malone and North will all be good ones.

Comment 18 Jan 2015

Nothing would have helped that unit.  Buffalo just went with quick drops and tore up our pass D all day.  Anytime the QB was able t extend the play or throw quickly it was an instant completion.  The back 7 was god damn awful last year.

Comment 18 Jan 2015

The secondary was terrible because the safeties and CB's did not hold meetings in the same room.  Withers undermined the rest of the defensive staff and there was no communication or chemistry as a result.  Look at the difference between this year and last and how much more on field communication there is between the players.  Withers WAS the problem and that is a fact.  I also think the while Vrabel was a very good coach, LJ is better.  He not only brings proven results of putting DL in the NFL, he brings experience and wisdom.  I am sure he had a hand in the defense and was able to really help out two young coaches in Ash and Fickell. 

I would love to see this defensive staff stay together as I think they are only going to get better, but i think Ash is probably gone after next season.

Comment 17 Jan 2015

The majority of the turnovers in the final two games were self inflicted.  I think it will be rather easy to clean up.  Fluke shit like juggling the ball right into the defenders hands does not happen often.  Clean up the mishandled punts/KO returns which killed us against MSU and MInny and we cut our TO's in half already.  The other stuff like dropping the ball for no reason (Cardale) will not continue to happen.  

Comment 14 Jan 2015

Do you really think it's fair to reward OSU for beating the #1 & 2 teams in succession by making them play another game. I think 4 works, most years you are going to see a drop off after 4 anyway.

Comment 13 Jan 2015

They run the score up on lesser competition CONSTANTLY, they deserved it!

Comment 12 Jan 2015

Looks to me like Warriner is going to be the OC and he was allowed to have input as to who he wanted on his team. They have chemistry, which really matters, just look at Dantonio and Bollman. I also believe Urban wanted to replace the Texas recruiting with someone who has experience in the area and with Harbaugh looking to get back into Ohio, UFM knows he needs a staff deep with Ohio roots. I think recruiting Ohio is about to become more important than ever. We have PSU, scUM, MSU, ND and sometimes Bama, trying to take Ohio's best and Urbs needs to keep them home to remain dominant in the B1G. Urban is quite literally the perfect coach for Ohio State, he has owned Ohio, just like Tressel, but also lands top kids from the South. He brings a perfect mix and I think we have seen him realize that as he seemingly has focused more on Ohio with each passing class.

Comment 10 Jan 2015

I credit Bama with 2 titles.  I do not think they should have been able to play LSU again.  National champion that could not win the SEC, it is just dumb.  Believe me, I completely respect the excellence that is Nick Saban and Alabama, but they have had some help along the way.  People want to point at OSU and always give an excuse for their success, so I will give you mine in regards to Alabama.

NC #1 -- Colt McCoy goes out after 1st series, never to return.  Alabama build a big lead through a crazy INT-TD at the end of the 1st half.  A Frosh QB in his 1st game comes out and almost beats Bama in the 2nd half and probably would have if it were not for a beautiful CB blitz dialed up b Kirby Smart at the perfect time.  I believe that Colt McCoy wins that game and Texas gets its 2nd title under Mack Brown solidifying his spot among CFB's greats.

NC #2 -- Bama loses to LSU in a close game, does not win the SEC, but thanks to the ineptitude of a lot of other teams and ESPN, they are granted a reprieve and a rematch against one of their main rivals from not only the same conference, but the same division!  Not only did they not win the SEC. they didnt even win the SEC WEST!!!!  They played one less game then all the other conference winners and LSU basically got no reward for beating them in the regular season. (This one to me is the biggest sham)

NC #3 -- This one irks me the most because ND sucked and if tOSU is not on probation, UFM hoists the crystal ball in his 1st season in Cbus!!

**Now this is all speculation and exactly the thing I hate other people doing in relation to the Buckeyes, but it is fun to look at.  The fact is Bama won 3 titles and did it with excellent recruiting and great coaching and they did it at a time where the SEC actually was a strong as everyone thought is impressive.  Those years that UFM was at Florida and the few seasons following his exit, the SEC was as good of a conference as I have seen.  What Saban has built is truly amazing.  They are literally in the National title picture every season.  I know Meyer talks publicly about scUM being our main rival and wanting to beat them, but behind closed doors Alabama has been his benchmark for success and what has driven him to the excellence he has brought to Cbus.  

Comment 10 Jan 2015

Because the kids know when the coaches say they will be playing for titles that it is 100% true and they send a multitude of kids to the NFL every year. Everything that comes out of Sabans mouth when he is recruiting these kids is backed up by their success.

Ohio State is going to have even more of an uptick in recruiting than we have alreadyseen, some kids are going to want to go to OSU to slay the big bad SEC and now that we are playing for titles and putting a lot of kids in the NFL, nothing coming out of UFMs mouth can be disputed either.

Comment 05 Jan 2015

Yea, I don't think Coker even coached that team, he just gave them a playbook and said do what you want!  They even said on the documentary on ESPN that they told him the only thing he needed to do was nothing hahaha.  What a guy, lands a coaching job of one of the most talented CFB teams of all time and ends up retiring with a Natty!

Comment 04 Jan 2015

There are a couple ideas that Duck fans seem to have about tOSU that they are wrong about.  One is they seem to think Cardale Jones is not accurate and not that good of a runner.  Two, they think they can play with their safeties deep to stop the long passing plays, but still be able to contain the run.  The average Oregon fan has no idea how good our Oline is and how well our TE's and WR's block in the run game.  I pray to god they only keep 6-7 in the box. Lastly, they seem to think we are not very good against the run and that they will be able to pound the ball between the tackles.  I am sure they have good HB's and a decent o line, but Ohio State has played some of the best HB's in the country, I for one am not overly concerned about their run game.  Our biggest issue these past couple years was not being able to bring the QB down when we got pressure and letting them extend the play.  The defense has improved dramatically in that respect, but I worry that Mariotta will escape and make big plays downfield.  If we can keep him between the tackles, we will get stops.

Comment 04 Jan 2015

Lol I know. You have double coverage and know that Bama has to go deep and you try to undercut the WR when Grant is already there.  Lucky that Bell was fast enough to stop the TD and make them take some more time off the clock.  Powell is frustrating because he will play so well for very long stretches and then do something like that and make you want to punch your tv haha.

Comment 02 Jan 2015

I think our defense is the perfect mixture of athletic and physical.  The secondary is now a strength and as long as the dline finishes MM off when they get penetration, we will get enough stops.  The worst thing that can happen in letting him break contain like Sims did a couple times last night, because then the WRs eventually get open and he is very good on the run.

Comment 02 Jan 2015

The good news is there is only one game left.  They have no reason to not leave everything on the field and go all out.  I am not sure if we don't have guys that are talented enough as much as I think this coaching staff has an odd tendency to stick with seniority in big time games, maybe to a fault.  I do not think I saw Raekwon McMillan in the game one time last night.. did he play?

Comment 02 Jan 2015

I think Saban and Meyer both #1. There is more to CFB than just coaching and both of these guys have it.  For whatever reason, they have both drawn heavy criticism and hate from most of the other fanbases around the country and after last night, that becomes even more of a head scratcher.  They are both very even keeled in interviews, seem genuine and honest and before the game, took the time to meet at midfield and talk for a bit.  You could see the respect and I thought that was pretty cool.  Both of these guys command the respect of their players and staff and are magnets for talent.  The best of the best want to play for these two and they know how to get the best out of the players they have.  I was really impressed with Saban when he was asked if Ohio State could keep up with Oregon he gave a very candid and honest answer about how good he thought OSU really is.  Last night was amazing, it was everything we had hoped for and I am really happy we finally got out shot at Bama and made the most of it.  Time to finish.

Comment 02 Jan 2015

So if FSU doesnt just absolutely implode they keep that game close.  They were moving the ball on Oregon and just kept dropping it.  I can tell you right now, Ohio State will leave footprints on the back of their defense as EZE runs over them.  We have ran all over every team we played and last night was the measuring stick as to how legit our run game actually was.  If Bama can't stop us, than neither is Oregon.  Another thing is we have a very athletic defense.  Very fast.  They need to keep Mariotta in the pocket and rattle him a bit.  I think we can give up 35 like last night and win, the KEY is not giving them a short field with turnovers.  That will kill any team against tha offense.

Comment 30 Dec 2014

This is the first thing that UM has gotten right in over a decade. A broken clock is right twice a day, lets see if they can turn things around or if the fabled "Michigan Men" turn on him after he goes 6-6 with Shane Morris at QB.

Comment 28 Dec 2014

I think the appropriate over/under in regard to Urban Meyer is years it takes him to lose a B1G conference game, LOL!  He is so far ahead of scUM in talent that Vince Lombardi would need 5 years to catch up.  Have fun watching bowl season from the couch dumba**.

Comment 13 Dec 2014

I think this is a non story.  The fact that the police showed up and did not arrest him tells you everything you need to know. In a domestic type situation, the police will ALWAYS arrest one of the parties involved if they believe violence occurred.  If they get called to a domestic and leave without taking action and someone gets seriously injured it puts them in a very bad situation.  More than likely someone is going to get arrested and the fact that she claims he choked her and the police left without JT tells me that they do not believe her and that he is most likely telling the truth about how things went down.

Comment 11 Dec 2014

The fact that you actually believe this is quite remarkable.  Imagine Alvarez, who built Wisky up from nothing, walking into the room and saying, we need to guys to go out an embarrass yourselves so Ohio State can make the playoffs!! All the players and coaches, who have worked their asses off for years and bounced back to make the CCG, all stand up and cheer for Ohio States chance to rep the B1G in the playoff. 

I mean, are you serious?!?!? Why is it so hard to believe that OSU jumped out to a lead and was able to dominate Wisky as a result. They were more on point at every position on Saturday then I have seen from them since Meyer arrived. 

Comment 10 Dec 2014

Grant with Bell rolling to his side every play. I think they need to stack the box like they did to Wisky and let the DBs get after it. Double Cooper and stop the run. If they beat you someway else, you have to tip your cap.