I understand the benefits of it, as you stated. But doesn't this lead to some complacency/entitlement of these players, or at least not keep them as hungry? Seems like last time we talked about the 2000 rep club we had a team that didn't wake up until a home loss to a Michigan state team playing their backup QB. Also, coming off a 31-0 loss I would say our first team needs as many reps as possible.
I agree with you that it's frustrating it takes a loss to bring changes. I think it's selective memory to say the fan base always knows what needs to be done. I was saying the fans would have fired Herman after va tech and then maybe the improvements that we saw are never made? So while Urban is maybe too patient to make changes, the fans are on the far opposite end of that spectrum.
I agree, not saying the O-line was the only problem just that coach Stud seems to have avoided the same criticism for an equally poor performance as other parts of the offense.
I'm not sure why Coach Stud has escaped having his job questioned more here in 11w (where everyone's jobs are questioned). For the first time under Meyer the O-line didn't improve drastically throughout the season, and didn't improve at all. And the lack of development of any depth is inexcusable with the talent on the roster.
Yes and no. The base base would have fired Herman (and Meyer?) after Virginia tech.
Having the offense roll vs Michigan and Notre Dame last year was the worst thing for offense this year because we thought the problems were solved by moving coaches to a box.
...and the 11 before it
Vico- thanks for this piece all year, it's been fun to follow along.
Honestly I think OSU fans would rather give up indoor plumbing as well
@sabaneatspuppies- your username is all once my favorite and least favorite username on here. The truth, emotion, and imagery from thinking too literally about it is overwhelming
Not that important? I jumped each year I was there '08-'12 and it was one of the most anticipated nights of the entire year. It's so much more than just jumping into a lake. It's coming together to collectively say "F Michigan" with 10,000 of your closest friends.
Where's Urban's loyalty to this program, knocking the pass blocking like that!?
Just so no youngin's fail a physics exam because of their 11W friends, force=mass x acceleration. (Kinetic) Energy= 1/2 x mass x velocity^2
28 players greater than Mike Doss!? The People...The Tradition... The Excellence
Should have said: AirForceNUT also talks about himself in third person.
Notre Dame-overrated as usual
A a sophomore in high school I shelled out $300 for A-deck seats for Texas in '05. That was painful, but also was the loudest I ever heard the Shoe- along with USC in '09 (attended '08-'11 home games).
Best in person- either Wisconsin in '11 or Iowa in '10. Not sure anything will achieve the vindicative satisfaction of beating Alabama this year though.
This has to have been one of the most over hyped reactions I've ever seen. Boring interview? Yeah, but not nearly the catastrophe everyone has made it to be. A couple people made comments that it was a disaster and everyone else saw an opportunity to jump on that train. Maybe it's cause I read all the comments before having a chance to listen to the audio, but I was expecting something much worse.
How about scheduling OOC games that don't have a 40 point spread?
Nice to see the ticket ordering isn't during finals week. My sophomore year (2010) at OSU we had our ticket ordering on Tuesday of finals week, and you had to sit and stare at your computer for 2-3 hours for your turn to get in to the system. It was stress on top of stress, and I never understood why they did that.
Also, enjoy those student prices, it gets a lot pricier after you graduate to try to go to a game when you buy through craigslist or stubhub. I've only been to one game in the 3 years since I graduated, and that was Va Tech last year :(
Zeke down the stretch was like playing NCAAF on varsity level and expecting to break every run for 80 yards
Maybe Braxton doesn't feel the need to commit to a school he has already been at for 4 years.
Maybe he doesn't feel a need to end rumors he never started.
Love these kinds of posts. 4 years ago 11W had a lot more like this, it's what made them different and fun by having so much personality in most of the posts. It's nice to still see these amidst all the more informative articles we are now provided as well!
I'm sure other people have noticed this, but the Ramzy's post comes up weekly Wednesdays at 1:15pm, so now you can know who wrote it before you see the title or the picture as you frantically refresh your browser at 1:14.
I don't think it is that simple- Oklahoma rolled the tide last year and yet the tide are still the team to be compared to. It takes the whole big ten dominating the SEC in bowls so that the Sec doesn't have 11 teams in the top 10, making the SEC champ an immortal god for beating most of them.