There is nothing wrong at all with people feeling he should be kicked off the team...if he played at mich I can imagine what the comments would be...it's not wishing bad on him. Most everyone wants him to turn it around an succeed... We all know Ohio State and any team in the land would be better with him on it, but the rules and consequences are clear...does every kids get to have 2 failed drug tests and stay on the team? Ohio State is getting him help and keeping him on scholarship (that's awesome)...then help him prepare for the draft or let him transfer...but 2 failed drug tests and you should be off the team. That's not mean or cruel it's the right thing / tough love. It's hard not to be selfish and want such a great talent back on OUR team, but having him back really doesn't send the right message or meet what our standards should be IMO...again, is this going to be our policy for all the players? 2 failed drug tests and lying about someone slipping him drugs the first time, is plenty enough reason for those who feel like he should be off the team.
Bleeding Scarlet colored glasses:.... I want him to make big NFL money...but he should be and will likely have to start at the bottom (or a lot closer than the 1st round, where he was projected)...not wishing bad things, just appropriate things for him... Kick him off the team and let him start over trying to prove himself.
Will anyone still believe he was "slipped" drugs the first time... This was his 2nd chance...awesome player but that's it...kick him off the team and let him work his way back at a smaller school or whoever will have him. I hope he slips way down in the draft and has to work like crazy and keep his nose clean to have any chance for the privilege to play in and get big NFL money.
Make up some goddam good news or I can keep visiting this site!!!! :)
There's lots of times when coaches were surprised or feel like they weren't prepared, I still find it refreshing that urban admits to it and answers the questions honestly
Carlton Bragg is way more hype than substance thus far...I know much of recruiting is based on projections and potential, so being 6-10 gets you a few stars right off the bat, but I watched/scouted this kid before they played my alma mater (Lima Central Catholic) in the state finals...I assumed he'd likely be a Buckeye. I was concerned with how he played...had a smooth shot but didn't dominate inside or out against teams with no players over 6-2/ 6-3...his game was Kosta Koufos lite. Wish the kid the best, but I was actually more concerned with his game than impressed.
I wish Woody Hayes was around as a pee-wee football dad...that kid wouldn't have simply been Krenzeled, he and his dad would've been Woody'd and Hayes'd...Clemson style!
I don't live in Dublin but I've sold new homes to about 100 families there....and other high-end and lower end communities... The way people are with their kids is pretty similar all over.
I think he knew for quite sometime he wasn't coming here.
I don't like too many Florida references, BUT the Spring Game clip really reminds me of how Urban used Chis Leak against us. He was a cerebral guy without a real strong arm who got the ball out quick on short pass plays. If anyone has learned to get the ball out quick with.a great D-line gunning for him, it has to be JTB leading the scout team all last year against college football's best D-line. The kid will be ready!!!
He will get the ball out quick to the playmakers, he's a few notches below Braxton as a runner, but he looks as good running, if not better, than Troy Smith...with a quicker release and better accuracy than Braxton showed as a Sophomore...sky is still the limit. Think Chris Leake running the Gators offensive against us...quick, short passes to a deep pool of playmakers. Think Tennessee, when people thought they were done when Peyton graduated...the won the title the NEXT year with Tee Martin. This is going to be exciting. The team relied way too much on Braxton 2 years ago, then way too much on Braxton and Hyde last year...Braxton would've been likely ridden too much or continued to feel like he needed to do too much...I want Braxton in there, but I think the rest of the offensive playmakers will have to really grow, and really will grow more with more weight on their shoulders, they'll definitely be asked to do more. No 1-2 guys to lean on too much.
My great Uncle worked their for 30+ years from the 50's into the 80's... Finally made it there (to my Mecca ) in April. I called a week before my last minute trip, knowing reservations would be near impossible. I got laughed at both times I called to check on cancellations etc. I then wrote an email explaining my great Uncle...someone remembered him and bam! I was given a selection of times to choose from in the nice email back. The bacon and tomatoes were crazy good too...I need to post a pic but I don't remember how to do it from my phone.
Anderson's has great pricing...decent steaks... The Hills Market in Worthington has awesome steaks and sometimes carries prime.
Attention to details Coach Hinton...you HAVE to have cross/diamond patterns on grilled steaks. On a filet at home, you should sear it on a cast iron skillet, that's as hot as possible, for 2 minutes a side, then place under the broiler for 2 minutes on each side. (For bigger steaks, after searing on the cast iron, go with 2 minutes per side, per pound, under the broiler) and only use corse, kosher salt and pepper, then serve on a plate with melted butter. (This is as close to Peter Luger's Steakhouse, top rated NYC steakhouse for 30+ years, as you can get)...I'm giving you gold here people :)
Urban better start saying "he's a grown-butt man".
Joey was probably the fastest Buckeye ever BUT I highly doubt that time at 42...Herbie is trying to help him sell/market the video.
I can't believe that dumpster fire scored so much against us... I guess read and react D doesn't match up well with any offensive set.
I hope they are also learning how to look back and find the ball vs trying to face guard ...too many times they have no idea where the ball is. QB's love throwing when the coverage never turns around.
He's gone from being called LaQuinton to Q to LaBamba (he was still my favorite player on the team so I left off Ross Hog...he could still have a better NBA career than some of them damn "Duke" boys!
If Craft wanted Gottlieb's job, they would give it to him today.
On another note I think if Craft spent just 1 week slump-busting, and partying into a drunken coma vs always making good decisions, he's lose that hitch in his shot.
There's a reason the Bengals are the Bengals and the 49ers are the 49ers...
He was posing a question. :)