The Ohio State ball carrier clanking into the bulldozers was last week's game plan in a nutshell.
Meyer is not an advocate of the Air Raid offense, ala Mike Leach, who Lincoln Riley played and coached under. I was very surprised Stoops went in that direction, but looks like it has worked out. Urban is really a power run kind of spread guy.
Mangino is twice the coach of some of the other candidates out there.
For not writing about last week's game, you sure wrote about last week's game and the surrounding shit-storm!
I tend to agree on your take of Zeke's comments as well. Normally, I wouldn't be behind a player questioning his coaches game planning and decisions right after a loss. It usually takes the form of whining, selfishness, and can cause the locker room to divide. This was not that. It wasn't a whine, rooted in selfishness, or off the mark. Anyone watching that game saw wasted potential, and lack of confidence, pure and simple. I suspect Zeke's candid assessment will have the effect of galvanizing the staff and players to get pissed, get to work, and get a workable strategy in place for Saturday.
Good to see you back as your prior posts were always good stuff. Thanks!
So they're hiring Bono?
That headline refers to Kardashians.....
This will all be in Urban's next book with it's own chapter titled "2015 Lessons Learned".
Both choices get you Woody.
Tress was right. Nothing good happens after 10:00pm.
Stay away from the tree with the hairy cojones TTUN.
It's a well known fact George Lucas got his inspiration for Star Wars from Bo's move to TSUN...........
Durken: "Let's see, do I stay here with this insufferable, and unstable egomaniac at $800K per year, or do I take the Maryland job at at least twice that and have my own show?"
What to do.
Couldn't agree more. After Tress implemented that, my wife and I always made sure we joined in after the game with the players singing it - win or loss. It was a stroke of brilliance that involved tying the players closer to the fans and alumni, making the players understand there was something bigger than the game they just played, and it was a tangible way for them to show how you conduct yourself after a loss.
It sure does seem over the top to go after frosting on top of cookies.
Hadn't thought about the other Tressel being on the sideline, so it was officially "TresselBall" that beat us.
We got "out-Tresselballed" last Saturday by Dino (who knows a thing or two about Tresselball).
TTUN Linebacker asking his GF: "Does this pass play make my butt look big?"
"I'm thinkin' we maybe try a few passes this week. Whad'ya think Cardale?"
Exactly. Once the blood was in the water, the sharks came calling.
Which one is Screech?
Wasn't my intent to say Warriner should get shoved out the door. He is an awesome OL coach. I thought he was distracted with play calling duties although it's hard to say exactly which plays he called during the season. If he really wants to be an HC, now is the time with so many openings, so he needs to fish or cut bait on the HC decision. Didn't DV you either.
That is a damning number - only 17. Thanks for the reasoned analysis Kyle - great job in presenting the facts.
Agree 100%. I think Urban might have been trying to keep Warriner, and felt he had to give him more responsibility. Not an unreasonable strategy at the time. Everybody was saying "pay the man his money" to keep him. The addition of Beck seemed reasonable as well, since he had worked with Warriner at Kansas and they were comfortable together. It all looked like a decent strategy on paper.
I think Urban tries to unload Beck, encourages Warinner to take that head coach Job he's always wanted since there are so many openings (or to stay if he has changed his mind about being a HC), and gets another undiscovered diamond OC who will be here for more than two years. I don't think it will be a hot OC at a current Power Five who is more likely to be ready to be a Head Coach after only a year or two.