BTN had a show about the '96 team last night. Damn, there was some talent on that team! Coop sure knew how to recruit...but I have to say, he really wasn't a very good coach. The QB controversy between Jackson and Germaine divided that locker room, and contributed a lot toward the evil empire coming to our house and upsetting us. I hope to not see a repeat with Miller and Barrett.
I was in the Shoe yesterday as well. In defense of the fans, the ice that covered everything made getting there on time very difficult. 70 east was a parking lot, and I stopped counting how many jackknifed semis were littering the streets. Especially after we jumped out to 14-0 so fast, I think everyone just let down a bit. By halftime, everyone had arrived who was going to, and the energy level did go up. It was just a strange sight, watching TBDBITL march down the field in a half-empty stadium.
A dreadful game. Let's hope they got all of those mistakes out of their system, because they will lose next week if it continues.
My husband is a co-owner of a computing consulting company. Every time he goes to a new client site to work, they drug test him. Lots of non-athletes get drug tested every day. Some employers (Scott's comes to mind) even test for nicotine, because they won't employ smokers.
I would also disagree that recreational users only hurt themselves. I would tell you how much it hurt when I walked into my brother-in-law's house and found him dead in his kitchen, but I can't put that pain into words. It ravaged the whole family.
Brining is awesome, but I also cook the turkey leg/thigh side up for most of the cooking time. Makes sense...the denser, fattier meat is closer to the heat source and is basting the breast meat as its cooking. Flip it breast side up for the last hour/hour and a half for that lovely Norman Rockwell color and crisp the skin. Mmmmm!
My dad is an emeritus professor of dentistry, and he always told me stories of a flood in '57 when water was coming in through the ER doors at the old hospital. That low water table is also one reason why it took them so long to lower the field (I remember talk of wanting to do it as far back as the 70s).
Is there anything preventing some big-time alums (Wexner, etc.) from pooling some $$$ to give to Urban (like Bama fans do for TuscaLucifer)?
Sounds like a great candidate for a certain head coaching job just north of us!
I'm not as concerned with Jalin (I remember a certain Eddie George and all his fumbles as a young player) as I am with our run defense. It seems ironic that this time last year, we were all upset about the pass defense. I really have to wonder what, if anything, we could do to stop Gordon if we meet Wisky in Indy.
Forget about the playoff this year. We are well-positioned for kicking ass next year, with an amazingly talented team that's no longer as inexperienced as they were this year. This year, we'll go to a good bowl game, maybe beat an SEC team, and then...get ready!
I waste enough time on Facebook...I would probably be thrown out of my house if I latched onto Twitter. I just hope Jalin knows that every passionate fan base has its share of idiots, and we are no exception. We also have some really wonderful fans, too.
And we fans need to remember a guy who had all sorts of fumble problems early in his career and went on to win the Heisman.
And Archie Griffin fumbled the first time he carried the ball. Jalin will be fine.
We have to somehow stop Williams and Cobb. They're the keys to Minnie's team, imho.
By the way, I just heard the Devil Himself, aka Mark May, rave about the Buckeyes. He continued by saying that JT is improving with every snap, not every game.
I asked my husband to quickly check my pulse to make sure I was still alive. Since I am, I must conclude that Hell has officially frozen over. Dear God, what will happen next? Will the Earth reverse its rotation? Stay watchful.
The only thing that annoys me is that any
schedulingpart of our athletic department is in the hands of Gene Smith.
How many times have we gone into The Game with superior talent and watched it go down in flames? I never take _ichigan for granted. We all know this will be Hoke's last game. Their offense is truly putrid, but their defense is not bad at all (at least, that's what Spielman says). A few turnovers here, a penalty there...
This is why 11W is the go-to Buckeye site. At most "fan" sites, conversation is limited to a particular team/person and how they either "rock" or "sux". The people here are passionate Buckeye fans who also use their brains to put together cogent analyses. I have to say, I always want the Buckeyes to win. At everything. But sometimes my pesky brain interferes and tells me that it might not happen this time. I am very happy to say that in this instance my brain was wrong. Bad brain!
And by the way...you guys rock!!
I've tailgated with Joey Bosa's mom...don't mess with her. She's a bad mamma-jamma.
Andy Dalton is not winning a Super Bowl for anyone, anywhere. Time to move on. And take Marvin Lewis with you.
I hear the Raiders are looking for a QB...
While perusing the Arians WMD, I noticed a link to a story on Greg Schiano. Dude is chomping at the bit to get back into coaching, and his story sounds a lot like Urban's (getting too far into the coaching grind, getting spit out, finding himself again, now ready to go back in and do it right). TTUN wanted him instead of Brady then. Would Schiano be a good hire for them?
Instead of talking about TV shows, the possibility of every D1team making the playoffs, and Jameis Winston.
As much as I love the guys on this team, I still think we're a year away from being contenders. We're really, really young. The D is better this year, but I don't know what anyone has seen from this team that would lead them to believe we can beat a solid Sparty team in their house.
Or maybe I just still have PTSD from sitting in a house of horrors in Glendale, AZ not so long ago.
I guess I am old enough to remember some truly wretched _ichigan teams...teams we should have decimated by halftime...pull off the impossible. (Shawn Springs' trip-and-fall. Biakabutukuba.)
I will never take them for granted.
Amazingly, my concern on Saturday isn't our D. They have gotten better every week. I love JT, but we've seen some freshman play from him recently. He's going to have to be flawless Saturday for us to have a chance.
Agreed. I think it's because Greeny is a Northwestern grad and thus used to Buckeye dominance.