Michigan always takes some guys out of Ohio, they wouldn't have a program any other way. Coaches are the same way, 3 out of the last five had Ohio roots. As for players Woodsen, Desmond Howard, Darden, countless more from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, that linebacker from Massilon a few years ago - heck Spielman admits he wanted to go there until his dad threatened to disown him. Like it or not Meatchicken has a good school to sell and a rich history. Fortunately history only goes so far and that should start to fade. I think if Choke has another subpar year he is gone and Meatchicken will have a hard time recovering. I think we have more to worry about from their big brother Sparty right now as far as recruits go, especially on defense.
Kinda harsh on Pitt Brown isn't it Humbuck? I agree he didn't live up to his expectations but the guy tried to for five years of his life. Not every five star will turn out. They can have injury issues like Mike D'Andrea, or just not live up to hype like Justin Zwick.
Very few of us on here have any idea of the stress and sacrifices these guys go under to go out on that field and win for us. Hours in the weight room and on the practice field, media hounding you 24/7/365. We all get a kick out of seeing Coombs yell, but have you ever thought for a moment what it is like to get screamed at by him or Urban Meyer, or Mike Vrabel? I played four years of High School football in a pretty intense program and its probably not a hint of a glimpse of what these guys go through.
It makes me sick to see people on here criticizing 18-22 year olds for a mistake they make in a GAME. I live and die OSU like most on here, but its about time we stop getting on the case of players just because they fail to meet the hype and expectations - jumping all over them isn't going to help their confidence moving forward for the rest of the season, or in the case of Pitt Brown or any other player in his situation its an extremely crappy way to thank a guy for doing his best to entertain us for four or five years of his life.
Instead of trashing a guy while he is down perhaps just wish him well, congratulate him on his degree, and look forward to the next man up.
We scheduled our wedding between the Army-Navy game and the start of bowl season. My wife is from Tennessee and her family are all big UT fans. The reception consisted of the bridesmaids and the groomsmen trying to outdo each other to get the DJ to play Hang on Sloopy and Rocky Top more than the other. Each song may have been played 15-20 times.
Fortunately OSU and UT canceled the home and home that was supposed to take place in a couple of years, we were nervous that might cause our first big fight.
Lets be honest, I think a lot of people blame Roby for not living up to his hype coming into this season. We built him up to a level that he couldn't match, very similar to the hype surrounding Clowney this year. He didn't live up to the potential we hoped he would so people are turning on him. As long as the guy is still wearing the uniform give him the benefit of the doubt. If he was such a prima dona or locker room distraction do you think Meyer would have let him go through Senior Day activities? The guy did come back and try to play the rest of the BIG Championship game after being hurt. Cut him some slack, wish him well, and appreciate the fact that we had him here and he didn't become a receiver at Vandy instead.
I'd upvote this 100 times if I could but once will have to suffice - gotta love it that a guy coming up from Georgia is taking on Meechigan already!
I hope he lives up to the hype, it is starting to remind me of when Andy Katzenmoyer arrived.
Love your work, but rather then "Since winning the 1997 national championship" didn't you mean to say "Since winning half of the National Championship" ? Lets not feed the myth of Meechigan!
In all seriousness though, do you get the feeling that the ship has sailed and they missed their window with how strong Sparty has come on? I don't really see them being able to fix things to their expectations for a few years at least the way Dantonio is recruiting.
I see your Florida and raise you living in Mississippi.
Thanks for calling out Howard on the Heisman Pose - that was all I could think of when he was preaching up there on my tv. My dad and sister were about ten rows up from him when he did that so needless to say I have heard about it more than once since then. That was basically a barely disguised middle finger unto itself.
As somebody stuck living in the deep south for the time being you hit the nail on the head. They act an feel as if "this is whole other country."
Losing does that to you . . .
Once PSU's restrictions are gone, the East division is going to be fun to watch. I think the B1G is definately improving and should show it in the bowls this year.
I'd say 3/5 of the line, Elflein is a gamer!
Both in our game and the Bedlam game the feed itself was jittery and gave me a headache just watching.
Hats off to Sparty, they definately played a good game and that defense it legit. This was their year for sure. They are losing most of there defense to graduation this year but we'll have to deal with Calhoun for another season.
I know everybody is as sick as I am of the 1998 comparisons, however one point not mentioned is that Joe Montgomery was running possessed that night, yet Cooper stopped feeding him the football, much in the same way with Hyde last night. I am not complaining - I certainly am not a coach and will therefore not be a armchair or computer coach - just making an observation.
We have a young defense with some amazing up and coming talent - we get our whole dline back and some new blood in the secondary. Anybody not inspired by Joey Bosa needs their head checked.
The pressure is off now, lets recuperate and take care of business against Clemson.
Enjoying the ride!
For this coming week, Remember 1998! I sat in C deck with my dad after that loss until they started turning out the portable lights they used to bring in before the stadium renovation.
And on a further note Go Duke. I hope they upset Florida State so we do get to take on those SEC teams that supposedly merit jumping an undefeated OSU. Lets give them what they want and school them in Pasadena.
As one who was born in 84 and had my first game in Ann Arbor be the Biakabutuka game, I started getting nervous on Friday and that lasted through the final gun yesterday. I am still waiting for the rest of my hair to grow back and my blood pressure to get down to normal. It almost felt like 2002 again.
How about a helmet sticker for Pat Elfein coming in seamlessly for Hall? The only time his name was mentioned the rest of the game was when the announcers mentioned how good he was doing, that is a great sign for an offensive lineman.
The biggest disappointment was how good Missagain looked. They finally looked like the team they were billed at starting the season. If only they could have looked that good in a few other games and been ranked yesterday to give us a little help in the polls.
Best comment I read over there was something to the affect of "at least when they had Tressel he wouldn't try to run up the score, Urban won't think twice about dropping 80 on us."
As someone who cut his teeth growing up watching the OSU-TSUN debacle in the 90s, I really love what they have done with the place up there. I'd love to have this game be the game where we let the offense run wild and drop 100 on them on Senior Day in Ann Arbor. I think Shazier needs to run out the tunnel and tear down the banner again!!!!
Well you know that if an SEC team is not in the Championship Game then the South will likely secede again just like the last time they started to not get there way!
Not my first post but I live in the state between Alabama and Louisiana in the heart of sec country and have to hear about those two not to mention Ole Miss and Miss. St. Not to mention that I have to live in a state that adjoins where Bert lives. It gets super old real quick. 11W is my coping mechanism, kinda like Buckeyes Anonymous.
I agree completely, I think we could have scored more for sure if we wanted, or at least been more aggressive about our play calling to get us into position to score more. It will be interesting to see if we put the hammer down this week if we are given the opportunity to do so. I don't know of anyone that doesn't respect Fitzgerald, he may be the classiest coach in college football. Are we respectful to him for that or do we try to please the polls and really stick them given the chance?
I think they meant before, I don't see how he could grade bad for Saturday Night - guy is a stud!
I think most of us would have wished for some conservative runs a few years ago at Nebraska when Bauserman literally threw away the game there instead of us running out the clock and getting the win.
As much as it seems like Abra Cadabra has been at Wisky forever, it seems like Bryant and Barnett have been here since the we beat Miami in Tempe. I really hope he heals quickly and can continue to motivate the D and whoever fills his position. It is unfortunate it had to happe this way but its time to put another silver bullet into the chamber.
Its all about recruiting my friends. If that is what it takes then so be it. Wearing alternate uniforms once or twice a year won't kill us. Its not like we are Oregon!