I really think they thought he was going to be another Bo for them since he isn't as polished as other coaches. I honestly thought he was going to do a much better job then he has there. Hate for tsun aside he does seem to be a descent human being - but that doesn't help too much when you are on the hot seat. I am starting to think they should have kept Richrod another year and he might have turned the corner but who knows, thats why I am not an AD.
Brady Hoke was sure a homerun hire for tsun wasn't he!
I like the idea in principle, however for those of us in the deep south due to work or whatever other unfortunate reason that would only make the crap we go through on a daily basis ten times worse. I am a huge tOSU fan, but I don't think I am quite ready for martyrdom! I work with the Civil War for my job on a daily basis so trust me when I say I am not exagerating.
Because Meatchicken knew they wouldn't be as lucky in football against UConn as they were last year every year!
Lee had a bunch of deep south troops in his army. Sherman would actually accept a surrender April 26, 1865 that was larger than Grants of the last major Confederate Army in the field. Chalk another up for the Buckeyes! I was astonished that Phil Sheridan did not make the bracket - he deserved to be there much more so than Custer did, had far greater accomplishments, never moved to Michigan, and never got Siouxed.
With Gardner throwing a pick his first pass yesterday in meatchicken's springgame I am hopefull that will transfer into a pipeline for us, or at least a split line between Columbus and East Lansing.
I knew I was forgetting sombody big! Plus one to you sir!
Throw in Stillwagon, Katzenmoyer, Antoine Winfield, Vrabel, and Cousineau for an even dozen.
I watched an interview of Franklin on BTN and he seemed very intense - personality wise he reminded me alot of Urban. It seems to me that with the four team playoff we would want Penn State and every other team to be as good as possible.
As for the rivalry issue, those are made, not created. When PSU joined the BIG a rivalry was forced on us - so I think we naturally detested it. Wisconsin was turning into a big rivalry before they moved divisions and Bert left. Sparty is definalty a current rivalry because of last year and the two top dogs on the block mentality. While our series with PSU is lopsided in the last decade or so we only have a 3 game advantage on them all-time. I distinctly remember attending some games in Happy Valley with my dad that didn't turn out well for us. The rest of the time we have played each other extremely close, usually within 10 points or so either way. Their students are kinda jerks, but what college kids aren't - I sure was arrogant about OSU when I was in Columbus and I went to Capital. While it may not be the Horseshoe and Script Ohio, and the Ramp Entrance and everything that makes OSU so special you have to admit Beaver Stadium and the whiteout are one of the next best things to experience as an objective fan of college football. I personally think he is going to a good job at PSU and they are going to begin to be the game we circle on the schedule in the near future, maybe not this year, maybe not the next, but soon after that. I think the fact that some OSU fans are so adament that it isn't a rivalry shows how much of one it is slowly evolving into.
- One last thing, please just stop with the pedophile references, it is not classy or representative of most of the people that are follwers of 11W, the people responsible for it are no longer part of their school, and it is disgusting to use such a terrible situation and its victims as a jibe.
ACLs and meniscus are two very different injuries. I went through a meniscus tear during spring conditioning for football in high school and had my knee scoped, and again with the other knee playing backyard football in college and you are off the crutches in a day or two. If this was in the middle of the season he would be back in a few weeks at the very worse. My brother in law played for Capital and tore his meniscus as well in the middle of the season and missed 1 game. This isn't a big deal, its a comparatively minor injury, the sky is not falling, its a contact sport and injuries happen. To put it in context look at the Detroit Red Wings, they have twelve players injured and are fighting for a playoff spot right now. If they don't get it this will be the first time in two decades they haven't made the playoffs. A meniscus tear in spring football is not the end of the world and it does not mean Mr. Marshall is doomed to be injury prone. I think the comparisons to Mike D'Andrea are extremely premature.
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.