Herman is from Cincinatti and apparently has family there still. He was raised in California where he went to college and moved to Texas and Iowa for coaching jobs. He spent 10 years coaching in Texas and is back there to coach again. I think any job from Califorina, to Texas, to Ohio State would be on the table in the future after he has success at UH. Good luck to him and Merry Christmas as he just found (earned) an $800,000 raise in his stocking.
Cunningham is worse because he seems to pick certain teams and players "overlooked" by the other experts and he has a love affair with them. Then, he continues his BS even when he's proven wrong by citing reasons such as "running the spread" at times and being "improved" as evidence to back up his crap.
He has a love affair with Jameis Winston too...more evidence of his "crazy"
Sims moves quite a bit better than Connor Cook and is as mobile as JT he's just not asked to do it much so you don't see it often...when he pulls it down and runs he is sneaky fast and agile.
Cooper is faster than Lippett but not quite as tall so DG will have his hands full
But, I don't think those are things we can't overcome with 2 more weeks to prepare.
I personally cannot stand Johnny Manziel and I have no interest in comparing this team or anyone on this team to that douchebag.
Just my humble, personal opinion...
Tom Herman played WR in college California Lutheran and coached WRs before becoming OC and QB coach at Rice in 2007.
I bet his throwing mechanics are perfect
But, he is a Mensa member...
I completely agree with this sentiment and was going to add a comment or two about this, however I felt I was getting too long winded so I cut it short.
I believe that he has achieved the "balance" between coaching football and living his life that he promised his family he would achieve...and that has made him even better than he was at UF. I think he sees that and he feels it and it is fueling him. I believe it rubs off on this team as well and they follow his lead with hard work, preparation, determination, and a desire to NOT be "average".
I remember watching that special on his training camp going into his first season when he had the team all gathered around and he looked them all in the eye and said something to the effect of: "to hell with that! We don't want to coach average...we don't want to be around average"...
Basically...this is OHIO STATE...and everyone knows average is not good enough and UFM wouldn't have come here if he was ok with average...so he looked at those guys and said: "It takes a little bit of something extra to be special".
He was right. He called out every player on that team and his team has responded. That 2012 team was special but this team is even more special overcoming adversity all season to make it to the CFB playoff.
I've got news for Bama and the so-called "experts"...this OSU team is NOT average and I think everyone will get a great B1G surprise Jan 1st!
I'm not gonna lie...when the rumblings began about Urban Meyer being our next HC I was not overly excited. I knew the pedigree, Ohio guy, NC winning coach and all that...but I couldn't get the '06 natty outta my head.
Also, I wasn't a real fan of his offense and the "lookie-look" spread read-option stuff. I wanted a pro-style offense to produce pro-style QBs, WRs and RBs.
Fast forward to 2014! I love this team and scoring 40 points a game. I love his tenacity for special teams. I love his no non-sense approach and how he makes his players accountable for their actions. And, every time I hear him speak a bit more of the inner workings of this program, his coaching style and then see the results on the field and off...it has taken 3 seasons but I am happy to say that he has won me over.
I am ALL IN on UFM as our Head Coach. We are blessed to have him (or lucky if you believe in that)!
I've never been so happy to have been wrong!
GO BUCKS!!! ROLL THE TIDE!!
Most likely...but if Harbaugh keeps losing out in SF (something is going on there and I'm not sure what it is) you might see him end up at TSUN after all...
Good for him and best of luck to him in the future.
As to whether he sticks around to coach the playoff games...I think its best he moves on to limit distractions on him and the team and to allow him a fair shot at recruiting.
Not to worry fellow Buckeyes...we have another guy coaching this team that is pretty good at offense and play-calling...oh, what's his name??
Oh yeah, Urban Meyer!
Not to worry, offense is in good hands until a suitable replacement is found!
2012 Gator Bowl
Honestly, I had forgotten that we played them again in 2012.
The 2011 season was so hard on me mentally I must've just filed it away somewhere that I can't even access. I had to look it up on Google to convince myself that this wasn't a mistake in the article.
Wow. So glad to have UFM as our head coach. I haven't been more proud of any Buckeyes team than I am of this 2014 squad.
GO BUCKS!!! BEAT BAMA!!
Edit: Looking at this further, I wonder if we can add our wins against Missouri and Texas A&M to our record against the SEC??
We can handle Vandy though...
And, do the Arkansas numbers count our 2011 Sugar Bowl WIN*?
I imagine that helmets provide better protection on the football field, however some big German or Austrian dude might offer good protection off the field
UV for you!
I was just about to post the same thing! Wondered how many people saw him say that at the end of the half when Bennett forced the fumble Bosa a scooped up for the TD. I laughed my ass off at that...
I hope that after tonight it will be pronounced "B1G Championship game winning quarterback"
I see what you did there...
sometimes it a matter of what looks the defense is giving but, I agree, our TEs are under utilized. I know Heurman was slowed by injury early on but he's healthy now and needs to get some targets in this game
In every interfview I've seen since JT went down, Meyer keeps talking up the TEs as big parts of the supporting cast around Cardale. He says the QBs are a product of the players around them and he said both of our TEs are NFL caliber.
Saw some comments on this on another thread that seemed unrelated.
Some say its pronounced CORdale even though its spelled CARdale...
I have no clue...
oops, started a thread on this...crap
It just doesn't feel right and in '06 I had a sick feeling during the pregame and it came to fruition during the game...same in '07.
I blame FOX.
I don't mind Charles Davis and Gus Johnson gets it done well enough...but the whole analysis and feel from the "experts" is off. Those NFL guys could care less and it shows. I think FOX as a whole could care less and they should leave the production up to the crews from BTN.
NEVER thought I would miss Mussberger...smh