People need to understand that we will contend for an national championship next year. Four new starters on the o line,new qb,new rb, new wr,new te since Jeff Huerman is hurt a rs freshman qb. That's a whole new offense not to mention the new defensive scheme and six new defensive starters.This a year to gain experience. Next year begins the run where for several years we will be in national championship contention. Fifteen new starters is alot to replace with a new scheme.
Lower tier teams should play on Thursday or Friday. BIG ten needs to evolve and get more exposure asap. Purdue, Indy, Minny, Illini, Rutgers, and even Iowa could all benefit. I've seen some kids look at a school because they were on TV when no one else was. It's big to kids and that's more exposure which is good for the conference. Perennial cellar dwellers could gain a lot from this. No way BIG Ten schools should be ranked lower in recruiting than most of MAC schools. Shaking my head in disbelief at some of these rankings.
Some players just do better when they start from a confidence stand point.
No Sully I'm shocked but it happens.
I saw three flags for illegal hits but with coaching that can be overcame.
I dislike that SEC up North moniker. We are The Ohio State University and we are second place to no one yet alone a whole conference. We will one day soon be unquestionably number one again. O-H!!!
Wow that's it. Urban Meyer needs to get him to about $160,000 asap.
Slade only because of LJ putting in work as his d line coach. LJ rotates a lot of d lineman. With the talent at lb I'm not sure when or if Hubbard will play alot to maybe his 4th or 5th year. People forget we stay in the nickel alot and we 6 fr lb next year. Hubbard, Booker, Burger, McMillian, Mitchell, and Lee will all be fr this year and maybe one will start are the others are just trying to be in the two deep. Hubbard has a tough climb his whole career for pt.
Great class with weapons to get better on o line, secondary, and lb. I'm excited because several are already here working out to make an impact.
I say follow parents. I remember Chris Spielman story. He told his dad " I think I like Michigan," his dad replies "your going to The Ohio State University" the rest is history.
I love that now we have just one db coach with one style. I'm happy.
It's simply we haven't had that defense since 2002. I've said it before and some agree some don't. You know who we also miss but people never look at it this way. We miss Bill Conley he was the guy that found Hawk, Carter, Pace, George, etc. He kept quality talent especially db during his watch. Springs, Plummer, Winfield, Moore, Berry, Doss, Nickey, and others are talent he found or had a had of finding. I'm still mad he was let go. He knows talent and that maybe one of the hardest jobs in the world. Looking at thousands of film each year and decided who's your top players at each position.
NO game should be played outside at that time of year for a conference championship. No home field advantage just let the teams play indoors. Indy is a good place but other than Ford Field I wouldn't want it at any other venue. Weather can play a factor and to avoid it you really see who the best team is imho. Remember it's a night game in December you sure you would want to be outside if it feels like it 5 degrees out.
We needed to improve the defense and we have. I voted yes but it was several others I would've like to see come because I watched his coaching points. One was one hour long on defensive philoshpy and I watched it to learn what he likes. His scheme, while not in style but in simplicity reminds me of Narduzzi at Sparty. He will teach cover 3 from there, he will have a variation for every set the offense runs, and our defense should play a lot faster. It's all about implementation and the defense understanding where they're suppose to be. I think we will have better players with more potential in the secondary so I'm excited. I'm not worried about the safeties I'm more concerned about the remaining two defensive coaches. Can Fickell and Coombs teach are players how to play their position properly. The questions unanswered will be can lb redirect in pass coverage, read run/pass timely, get proper depth in pass coverage, and tackle. The cb must locate ball, avoid pi calls, tackle properly, and stop peaking in the backfield.
Just a thought but how about Alex Boone talking to him. I know he had a drinking problem and has overcome it. Sometimes talking to someone who is prominent and has had the same problem.
Thanks Bill Conley was the best talent evaluator I've ever seen. Team fell off since he left in terms of overall talent. That's one of the hardest jobs in the world to do. Look at thousands of kids film and predict who to offer. I wish he was still at The Ohio State University in that capacity. Him and Coach Mick could do work.
Why did he unceremoniously retire? He's the best recruiting coordinator we've ever had. I know he always wanted to coach but he should've always had a job at The Ohio State University.
Jmho but that third Rose Bowl has an asterisk next to it. Penn St and The Ohio State University had a post season ban and Wisky finished third. It's not Wisky's fault though.
The two biggest loses were probably Domininc Clarke who would've started last year imho and Bell. Picture in nickel and Bell and Shazier are both on the field. I think they both could've played together.
I always saw Pitt Brown as a wr. Never saw a good db. He created separation at wr.
I would still love to see Hubbard start out at strong safety.
Smith reminds me of Christian Bryant.
No co dc but assistant head coach. This doesn't seem to bode well for Luke Fickell play calling duties. Ash is a co dc and Johnson is an assistant head coach of the defense. He may have been passed over twice. Just a thought given the information.
I'm excited about this hire. I expect big things.
The Chief and Vance Bedford would be great. The Chief actually would be a great hire.