Looking at this list it just goes to show that in college football, there really is a defined group of truly elite coaches because no one is even close to Urban on that list.
You have to somewhat feel for Kansas fans. Weis was introduced to the Jayhawk fans at a sold out basketball game a couple of years ago. The announcer got the crowd all revved up and the place was going wild waiting to see their new coach, when out comes hobbling, grossly overweight Weis having to use a cane just to make it to center court.
I'll bet the nice Columbus weather sealed the deal
There's an age distinction as well. If you are in your twenties or younger, my feelings are go for it. You're only young once so go ahead and wear the crazy outfits and face paint. More power to you. When you get into your 30's and 40's, I'm sorry, it's just time to give up the paint and kooky clothes. If your in your 50's, with rare exception, it becomes embarrassing.
There is a point to be made as well about the three super whatever's we are talking about. These three separate themselves from the rest of the crowd by their never ending self promotion. I don't go to the games anymore due to distance, but I'm sure there are a lot of fans that get dressed up for each game, but I never see them on TV and I certainly don't see them every fricken week like we do these three clowns.
I remember when the spring game was free
I'm kinda getting tired of everything we do somehow being tied in with the SEC and Florida.
Cheering for the Ruskies in hockey if the Americans don't make it. Four players from the CBJ on their team.
If you go to Ohiostatebuckeyes.com and click on the box score for whatever game your interested in, it will show the attendance number there.
Isn't the fact Ohio State is talking to a QB that clearly doesn't possess the skill set Urban likes indicative of the lack of confidence Urban has in his back up QB's. Jones played garbage time minutes in a handful of games, but hasn't demonstrated in any way the ability to lead this team to a National Championship. Barnett and Collier have even less experience than Jones. Wittek may be the best QB out there for transfer so that's why their going after him.
Kentucky went out and hired a named HC in Mark Stoops. The bottom half of the B1G seem to be content with hiring the hot MAC coach, whoever that may be. Nick Saban isn't leaving Alabama to coach Illinois, but the Illini and the rest of these bottom B1G teams need to hire someone you've heard of and with a decent track record of success in order to instill some life in their moribund programs.
I found what Gene Smith said was interesting in today's skull session regarding new facilities and their timetable for completion. The last I heard was Ohio State was going to build a new ice hockey arena with approx. 3,000 seats. This is woefully inadequate since we are averaging 5,500 to 6,000 fans for B1G games. Who would build a new arena half the size of what you're currently drawing attendance wise? Hockey could become the only sport outside of football and men's basketball to not only pay for itself , but make a profit as well if they build the right size arena. Look into this injustice Aubrey and report back to us.
I found what Gene Smith said was interesting regarding new facilities and their timetable for completion. The last I heard was Ohio State was going to build a new ice hockey arena with approx. 3,000 seats. This is woefully inadequate since we are averaging 5,500 to 6,000 fans for B1G games. Who would build a new arena half the size of what you're currently drawing attendance wise? Hockey could become the only sport outside of football and men's basketball to not only pay for itself , but make a profit as well.
Are they still going to use, I believe it's called a fax machine to transmit their LOI's?
This episode was OK, but I'm waiting for next week when Brady Hoke goes cow hunting in Texas and eats the whole damn thing on the spot.....Now that's reality television.
I know this is a Eddie thread, but that 80 something yard TD pass to Terry Glenn has to be in the top 5 pass plays of all time.
Eddie has more trophy's and awards after he retired than most players get while they're playing.
Where did this interview come from?
EDIT: Never mind, I spoke before I clicked
If you remember Mike Nugent had a pretty rough start as a freshman. He went 7 for 14 in 2001. It wasn't until his sophomore year that he started becoming a great kicker. I wouldn't be shocked to see Nuemberger struggle as well when you consider he'll be kicking in some of the biggest stadiums in the country under much more pressure. I think his real talent will start to show through beginning in year 2.
I'm not convinced this is a good choice. I think we should have got a better, more seasoned, more qualified candidate than this. What is also worrisome is he's being portrayed as the cool, hip president like Clinton and Obama were packaged. I want a serious person who is going to stand up to the various pressure groups and fight for the disintegrating rights of ALL the students on campus. Someone who can cut the massive waste and expense of Ohio State, which in my opinion has become a bloated half way house for useless administrators to the detriment of the students paying their way with ridiculous tuition rates. Can this man do this or is he just a status quo lapdog who can play guitar?
Karen Holbrook part 2. So we're bringing up the AAA coach from the minors. Isn't Ohio State the largest school in America from a student and budget standpoint and we bring in someone who's never been in charge of a university of any size.
I felt that Wisconsin was just a couple notch's below Michigan for several years now as far as a rival. Penn State was below them, but since we fucked up and added something called Rutgers and Maryland, we'll only play Wisconsin once or twice a decade now. So much for that rivalry. I wish Penn State could become a rival, but they seem to be stuck in "it's a big game and nothing more than that" mode. Maybe because Penn State fans are simply to whiny. If you read their boards, here are some of their favorite topics. They hate the B1G. They're a east coast school stuck in a midwest conference and want to move to the ACC. The B1G threw them under the bus during the Sandusky affair. The B1G favors Ohio State and Michigan and everyone else be damned. The refs give them the shaft in big games, etc.... I expect Michigan to be arrogant, elitist snobs. I can deal with that. What I can't deal with is a bunch of thumbsucking whiners like Penn State.
Gene Smith continues to stumble his way to the top. Congrats, I guess.
If Nebraska is going to storm the court, then they have to do better than 1/5 coverage. Pretty weak on their part.
The problem is, this is their life.