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Savannah, Ga (via Carlisle, OH)

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Comment 12 Jan 2017

IMHO- and likely not a popular one- despite their numbers- Tate and Loving are the main issues- and for MUCH different reasons.

Tate's problem:  His size- at 6'3" or 6'4" and 240lbs hes a tweener.  He's a solid post player but simply too short to have the type of impact that prototypical power forwards have in the post.  Put him at Small Forward or Guard and his shooting and lack of quickness/agility become his nemesis.  He just doesn't match up well at any position in my opinion.  BUT- He is a LARGE percentage of the HEART and SOUL of this team.  He's invaluable in that regard, has solid numbers from a production standpoint and therefore cannot be left off the court

Loving's Problem: EFFORT- he just seems to lack a competitive spirit.  We see it occasionally and he will look like he has all the talent in the world- which he does- he just cannot seem to keep a consistent fire in his belly to compete.  Its clearly visible to the lay person watching the game.  He does not give consistent effort and I am not sure he is much of a leader.  

Don't get me wrong- I love Jasean Tate- and if he were 6'9" he could hold down the PF spot and would be a player you can build a team around.  He's just not that guy.

Comment 05 Jan 2017

Problems arise when a QB has a natural motion that more than gets the job done-- then the "coaches" try to make him better by changing it all up and they end up screwing it all up.  JTs delivery and footwork have regressed because he was "coached" to change in order to get a few more yards on the deep ball, some extra velocity, improved touch, improved accuracy or whatever the goal was-- it ended up backfiring.

Just like when I changed my golf swing to try to gain distance--a the time I was a 5 HCP-- now--not so much- should have left well enough alone. 

If it ain't broke- don't fix it.

Comment 05 Jan 2017

Havent seen Haskins take a meaninful snap- so those accolades and development are just hear-say to me-- and now they will never be proven on the field because the kid already has a new QB coach.

So, basically, Beck will get zero credit for Haskins and the inverse should also be true- he cannot shoulder any of the blame if Haskins would by some crazy turn of events turn out to be a bust.

Comment 04 Jan 2017

yeah, I highly doubt he only stayed because he was asked to stay...the kid knows he's got ZERO shot at being drafted into the NFL. He figures, enroll in grad school, work on graduate degree, enjoy the extra time at Ohio State as BMOC, work on my craft-- worst case scenario-  no NFL future, get graduate degree from Ohio State.  Leave now?  And go to what? Another school--- not gonna happen.

Comment 04 Jan 2017


Both teams competed HARD against more than adequate opponents.  The Rose bow was entertaining.  WE, on the other hand, did NOT compete and completely embarrassed ourselves.  I think we needed some humble pie and we got it- whether we wanted it or not.  

AND, in hindsight-  we didn't really belong there- but the committee made the right choice given the way everything played out.  We were playing with fire all season long and we were finally exposed against great competition.  I, unfortunately, placed too much faith in Urban going into that game- faith that he would have something special in store offensively that would keep us in it-  that faith was obviously misguided.  

Here's to new beginnings!  Cheers Boys!

Comment 04 Jan 2017

I think this move was made more by Beck than Meyer.  Not saying it wouldn't have happened on Meyer's end, however given the timing of this- I believe Beck was ready for a change.  I think this is one instance where Meyer's "co" coordinator stuff didn't quite work as planned.  I envision issues in the box and meeting rooms between Warriner, Beck and Meyer regarding game-planning and play-calling.  

I think Beck made his own luck here. You don't "fire" someone and they end up taking a more solid Job the same day.  Not saying Texas is a better job that Ohio State- but he's apparently THE GUY with no "co" coordinator to deal with. He was not fired or let-go by Meyer.  He left.  I think its good for all parties involved.  AND, I think Meyer knew about it for awhile. 

Just my $.02

Comment 03 Jan 2017

Many forget just how good Pryor was.  I loved watching him glide around the edge and throw a stiff-arm.  And Beanie- his stiff-arm was lethal- loved watching him carry the rock.  Teddy-- oh what might have been had he not rolled his ankle in the celebration after housing the opening kick-off in 2006-07 Natty...that hurt our game plan big time

Comment 03 Jan 2017

Only thing I don't like- 5'11".  Clemson and other well coached teams deflected passess of 6'1" JTB all game long.  It is an incredibly effective way to disrupt a passing attack against solid OL play.  Worries me.  I'm not sure he can beat out Haskins.  Don't get me wrong, I am excited for this kid to be at Ohio State and love the leadership role he as brought to recruiting- I am just not sure he ever sees the field with the likes of Burrow and Haskins ahead of him.  I hope he proves me wrong and wins the Heisman and becomes a Manziel with CLASS.