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Comment 10 minutes ago

.. and given coaches' salaries are part of expenditures, can anyone argue that Urban isn't worth the money, when we rack up 31 million in profits?

Comment 14 minutes ago

Those revenue stats are amazing.   We make more than twice the profit of TTUN -- subtracting their subsidies, which is hilarious given they have the largest stadium in the country.

After TTUN we make 10 times or more than any other school -- and we don't take a dime from the state or the university.  Wow.

Comment 20 hours ago

Vonn Bell's commitment followed by the decisive win over Alabama will pay dividends for years to come. The SEC myth has been destroyed.

Urban and Mark Dantonio have brought the B1G back into the national spotlight -- and forced schools like TSUN and PSU to upgrade or fall behind, further helping the conference.

Comment 25 May 2015

It's a smart way of putting a team together.  If you have an up-tempo, score quickly offense, you balance it with a deep, disruptive DL to keep the opposing team from controlling the clock -- and to keep the DL fresh.   Coach Johnson also likes to rotate on the DL, so that helps even more.

Comment 25 May 2015

It is a day to be thankful. I'm remembering my grandfather, who served as a captain in the navy in WW2.  He's resting peacefully in Arlington National Cemetery, where I saw him laid to rest.

It's an important time to remind ourselves that the luxuries we enjoy and the greatness of this nation would not be possible without the sacrifice of our men and women in service.

Comment 24 May 2015

You have a point -- I would guess most defensive players have instincts for right-handed QBs, in how they break, what tendencies they expect.

Redshirting would probably be in his best interest, with Cardale having two years of eligibility and JT three.

Comment 24 May 2015

The good news is that we have an enviable amount of depth at RB.   Dunn, Ball, Samuel, Weber are all capable.   I agree with you that Zeke doesn't need to be an every carry/every game back -- Urban is on top of this with the "2000 rep club", but being a running back is probably the most wear-and-tear of the skill positions.

Comment 24 May 2015

To some extent the coaching staff is already doing that -- they aren't utilizing Zeke in the same way they did Carlos Hyde.  

Carlos would truck people straight up the middle, down after down.  Zeke waits for the OL set-up then says "catch me if you can" with his track speed .... and they usually can't.  :)

I can't see a good reason to use Zeke as a short yardage back consistently.  He's a home run hitter, not a bunter.

Comment 23 May 2015

Turnovers are never ideal, but if we're going to compare JT and Urban, let's be objective.

A JT team would collapse after 3 turnovers or being down 21-6 to Alabama.  Urban's teams can strike at any moment, in any quarter, and seemingly shrug off turnovers.

Just to say that the "price" of a turnover is completely different between the coaches.

Comment 23 May 2015

To be fair, "brand" is used commonly these days as a substitute for "identity".  I've attended seminars in the corporate world about "developing a personal brand", i.e. what are you uniquely known for?

He should just use the word "identity", e.g. I want to be the #1 deep ball threat, or slot receiver, etc.

Comment 23 May 2015

Urban has spoken several times about "de-recruiting" kids once they're in school.  It doesn't surprise me that the kid is being a bit overconfident -- he's being chased by the best programs in college football.  The grind and competition of being 1 player out of 100 will settle that down.

Comment 22 May 2015

I can remember the rest of college football fans licking their chops when Tressel left.

TOSU gave them all a big middle finger: "Oh, you didn't like Jim Tressel? Enjoy us with Urban Meyer then". 

Comment 21 May 2015

Live to fight another day I suppose .

I don't think so in the NBA.  There are so many players waiting to get one chance in the league that wouldn't back off.   That was embarrassing. 

Comment 20 May 2015

Buckeye QBs are the best choice in "NCAA 15" this year too.

Kidding aside ... Coach Beck is walking in to an ideal situation.  Sure, there's competition to sort out, but all three QB's are seasoned in the offense and don't need to be taught the basics.  He can just focus on consistency and the mental aspects of the game.