So, what is your exact rank in the morality gestapo? Pryor was a dumb kid that got sucked in by the off-record "perks" of being a football star at The Ohio State University; where mysterious nice cars etc. have magically appeared in the possession of jocks without jobs since Archie and Corny roamed the plains (and players were paid to paint fences white at Darby Dan farms whether they showed-up to do it or not.) The whole 5 yr. ban facade was a matter of protocols for protecting exposed institutional hemorrhoids from engorged NCAA probes. What you're acting like is like the grandma that conveniently forgot when her sorority crew was duped into starring in Girls Gone Wild, back before she became older, wiser and holier than thou.
"Until someone says differently . . . "
Or maybe until he's actually beaten out in a QB competition (which has NEVER happened)!!!
Yeah, like all the muck-ups that cost us the national championship, . . . right? ( :p
Did I miss something? . . . or is there somebody on here that knows of Braxton losing a quarterback competition? . . . EVER IN LIFE?!!! (but, of course I forgot to include the prestigious league of unhired coaches competition--my bad!)
It's great to see Ross work from his natural 2-guard spot. looks like I always hoped he would at TOSU.
It's like the whole state of Ohio has supplanted Miami U, down in Oxford as the new cradle of coaches; congrats to all!!! Talk of Braxton's transfer has gone from mildly nauseating to downright sickening, as the league of coaches-not-named-Urban-Meyer, banter about position changes and logical successors based on their armchair assessments of the QB candidates at TOSU. One recurring flaw in the Cardale vs JT for new starter debate is that it fails to consider that neither of the presumed successors have ever beaten out Miller in a QB competition conducted by Urban Meyer and staff.
Coach Meyer has run a very successful dual QB system at Fla. and the prospect of him doing it again with this year's collection of talent is quite exciting. If it were my decision all three would be utilized, with Braxton taking the first series of each game (health permitting), based on his full body of work at O-State; but, like everyone else not-named-Urban-Meyer, I'll just have to wait and watch and hope that the speculations don't affect Miller's decision to finish what he started at Ohio State.
Quick the snap and sorts through the rubble to locate ball carriers; but don't take my word for it . . .
True, we did let our starting "tight-injury" walk and now he's somebody else's headache (as in repeated concussions). We have 2 decent blocking TEs and the kid from the Cards with comparable speed to Cameron. What I'm seeing is a GM who's in lock-step with his coach, and making solid moves, in keeping with a team-building plan. Go Farmer and Go Browns!!!!!
Uhhh, . . . first team all american says yes. Mike Redd gets big props for 2 years with lesser honors.
"Still, made some pretty inexperienced decisions. "
Yeah, like Jones and Barrett did in last year's game, and you see what bums they proved to be.(LOL)--RELAX
Delivery Room Dr.:Congratulations Mr &Mrs Borland, it's a 'backer!
GREAT!!! . . . we'll call him Tuf! Seriously folks, . . . how can you NOT love havin' a linebacker named Tuf?!!!
I always hoped Troy would be back ; p
UV for "this NC-Ship." Great double entendre use of ship!
Agreed, one more year would only help the kid and the Buckeyes
Two words come to mind--our seniors; Williams, McDonald, Scott, Thompson = not much growth to show for 4 years of "elite" coaching.
I was left to wonder if it was an ACC officiating crew, since the game was figuratively and literally a UNC home game; but with that said, our women's team plays with an intensity that made me extremely proud as a fan / alumnus.
"Do you think he could handle being put in the starting line up from the get go? "
Easily, this kid's Scoonie Penn on steroids!
They reflect their coach's intensity, and I expect a final 4 appearance within the next couple of years after watching how they've competed and won with 7 or 8 players this season.
Wow, how cool is that? . . . Enjoy the upset!
So Andy, do I owe you a retainer? . . . 'cause you've stated my position, in consecutive posts, as eloquently as any barrister or paid spokesman could ever do. Thad has done a great job of resurrecting OSU b-ball and establishing credibility and a high national profile, but I simply don't forsee us winning national championships under this regime; and it's especially frustrating to hear so many people that believe we can't possibly do better than Matta as a coach. We are The Ohio State University, and as such should never accept less than national championship caliber performance as being a realistic expectation for our "money sports.".
Over the past 3 or 4 years I've listed Coach Smart, the Miller brothers, Greg Marshall and a couple of others, whenever the question is permitted to be realistically discussed here. Someone asked what would these guys bring that Matta doesn't, and in trying to be brief, my one word answer is HUNGER. Thad has become comfey in his lavish work environment with matching salary, to the extent that IMO he's happy to work the "formula" (20+wins assured by scheduling his dozen or so annual cupcakes) which keeps most of Buckeye Nation content within the confines of upscale mediocrity. Based on what I've seen over the last 2 years from Coach McGuff's women, who've shown shown amazing grit and intensity despite extreme adversity, I'd even consider him to be a viable candidate to take our program from perennial pretenders to the Duke, KY, Kansas level. To truly understand what I'm talking about you'd have to see the differences in a Tressel as compared to Urban--some guys are happy to be good or even great, while there's a breed that hungers for legendary status. Tress did a great job of restoring some of what we lost during the Cooper years, but became associated with playing "not-to-lose" in big games. By the time of "Tatt-Gate" he had set the table for a Meyer to come in and dominate, and I believe that Thad has done much the same with the b-ball program, and has become known as a stellar recruiter but sub-par bench coach, whose teams underachieve on the big stage. And for all of Matta's extended family that permeate this site please don't mistake me for a Matta hater, because the truth is that I am a OSU Basketball lover who'd like to see a second national championship in my lifetime. That just might require a championship coach.
Interesting that he played under Francis because that's the Former Buckeye that Tate reminds me of with his intensity.
As a long time fan of the women's team dating back to June Byers, Yvette Angel and Tracy Hall, this team has a special quality that I haven't seen the likes of since Katie Smith's Final Four team; and if coach McGuff is not selected as B1G women's coach of the year, it's a flat-out robbery!
3rd place in a 14 team Big 10 conference with a 7 "man" rotation that starts 3 freshmen and plays an uptempo style?!!!--who does that? What I see this coach doing reminds me of the early days of UCONN's Auriema, and I expect to see this program listed among the nation's elite within the next couple or 3 years.
Great article about a dangerous young team that's a joy to watch, and if you haven't seen 'em yet, tune in Friday @ 9:30 on BTN!--ask yourself this . . . when's the last time our men's team scored 100 pts. in a B1G game?
BD, I'm recommending you as Cleveland's new head of football operations,as well as the minister of common sense!
Hey, . . $hit happens and feces sometimes occurs!