I think this just shows the true strength of character Curtis has. With expectations as high as they were, you know the journey has not been an easy one for Curtis. Glad to see he stuck it out and earned the ultimate prize with his brothers-in-arms!
Hahaha, the cute little guy does not seemed impressed at all.
"Let's talk when you Buckeyes get 3 more of these national championships...and lollipops"
Someone very, very good at football.
Ahhh, the tale of Ms. Meg Lentz. Let me see if I can remember all of the details. For starters, many 11Wers logged into a live video feed of Kyle Dodson's announcement to anxiously learn of his college choice (note: rumor was that the talented OL was going to flip from Wisconsin to Ohio State). Notably, the announcement ceremony was held at Dodson's high school and included a significant number of other student athletes making their respective college selections. One of these students was "Meg" who took the length of a Bible to thank everyone and subsequently announce that she would be playing lacrosse at Stanford. A great many Ohio State football fans on the live feed awaiting Kyle's turn (who, of course, was last) lost a lot of hair during this drawn out announcement. Fun was had by all and Meg became an 11W legend.
Why THE infamous Meg from Kyle Dodson's (well, in truth, their high school's) official commitment announcement ceremony, of course;-)
Meg is going to announce she is taking her talents to C-bus.
Braxton is pulling the "long
con troll." He gone.
C'mon on, man!
I like whoever that Luke guy is, but we still need to fire Fickell!
No doubt. Honestly, I am surprised that more recruits have not flipped over to Harbaugh (i.e., proven "big name" coach) and Michigan (i.e., a traditional football power; brand name). Considering the immediate (i.e., 1-2 months time) improvement of OSU's recruiting when Urban came on board, I really thought that Michigan/Harbaugh would at least have some warm bodies (2-3*) fill up the 15-20+ available spots they have.
Can anyone more knowledgeable with recruiting (that's nearly everyone) explain why Michigan (albeit a current dumpster fire, but the future is looking better) is still floundering at 6 or 7 commits at this time? Thanks.
I had to guess, I'd say Cardale will be the opening day starter just because he will get a ton of first team snaps in spring ball. I seem to remember reading on 11W that Barrett beat out Jones last year mainly because Barrett was more consistent and the offense moved just a tad bit better with him at the helm. However, it was also mentioned that Cardale's play had a higher ceiling but a lower floor. If Cardale can "raise that floor" in contrast to Barrett, he might win the job outright.
Also, I agree with the OP, I just don't think Braxton (who is my sentimental/personal favorite) will be ready by September to win the opening day job.
Agree 100%. It's completely irrational, I know, but I wanted a win over Alabama more than the national championship (i.e., possibly against a weak team which haters could use an excuse). Bama was largely recognized as (arguably) the best team from the best conference...and I wanted to see them go down. Christmas came late, but Santa delivered in spades.
Lol! That's awesome and just about identical (cat running up the stairs) to my reaction to Thomas' TD on the slant vs. Michigan State. Another awesome play from this year.
This run is simply epic and epitomizes the championship season in a single play. I will never tire of watching it.
I still hold my breath every time I watch this play...just like when I saw it live on TV. I sucked in my breath (in shock/disbelief) when EZE broke through the line and did not exhale until Brad Nessler's awesome call of "....NO THEY CAN'T!". I glanced at the score...glanced at the remaining time...and fucking lost it . Truly, the best memory for me this past season.
I understand and agree with what you are saying, but more importantly, why do you have the % sign before the number values?
What a terrible tattoo of Bear Bryant (I think; houndstooth hat is a clue). Looks like some horrible burn victim.
Well, I guess it is safe to say Gary was "shocked". His words, not mine.
[Deleted original comment because I apparently can't read worth a damn and spouted off about *TCU's* terrible CFP resume; Not relevant to this article/post].
Number 7 is fantastic. With Urban's coaching, any top 10 class is going to be deadly.
Also, something tells me that this class is not #7 in Urban's eyes. I will trust his judgment of talent (for his system) over any of the scouting services any day.
It's actually a very old school method technique of tackling. My father taught it to me many moons ago. While the technique is a sure way to get a tackle, there isn't as much of a chance for creating a turnover (i.e., as compared to the "separate the runner from the ball" with a hard shoulder-pad hit up high, which had initially become more popular in the 70s-80s?). Given the improvement by OSU's defense overall, I like the implementation of this tackling method, even if it means less fumbles. I'd rather have more 3 and outs and less big plays afforded by more reliable tackling.
I agree with all of the OP's points except for the part that Oregon got a "pass" to the CFP. Oregon is a very good team, looked impressive against teams they played against, and a champion in their own right (PAC-12). However, they just aren't better than OSU and do not match up well (as history has indicated) with more physical teams (although, I do give them credit vs. MSU albeit a home game). That fact alone should not eliminate them from the playoffs though. I am sure there are some types of teams OSU may (or may not!) match up well against, but that is the beauty of the playoffs. Let's see how the different styles/conferences of football match up with each other. At least for the immediate future, it is something all Buckeye fans should like to see played out.
Rumor has it that he's been 'talking' to someone else. I suggest you forget him and move on.
Cardale vs. Chew..freakin'...bacca.
And my money is not on the wookiee.