Tell her she has to memorize the fight song and sing it before EVERY Christmas present she opens!!
I doubt that Braxton is an "attention hound", but rather the opposite. He seems to have a quiet demeaner, does his job and gets out of there. Neither you or I have any idea what his life is like, but think about it for a second...
1) He is still probably the most recognizable and popular person on the campus. Considering you were looking for him in a gathering of several thousand people b/c you knew he'd be there, "perhaps" others were too. Maybe, he stopped to sign an autograph or respond to fans saying hi to him rather than to be rude.
2) He is rehabbing an injury and his team is preparing for their biggest game in almost 7 years! Maybe that had an issue with him running a little late.
3) He wasn't late, he was just one of the last ones to arrive. Not like they held up the whole show just for him.
4) Like others have said, he didn't announce him name. He has done more for the university than most, including bringing in millions of dollars over the years, help rebuild a program during a hard time and being a leader to the next generations of Buckeyes... so I think he is entitled to being recognized over the other students.
5) I don't think I have seen him being interviewed at all. Maybe a word or two all season. He didn't "appear" on the pre or post-game shows. He has been in the background and supporting this years teams and players when needed (on sideline talking to JT or in the Pressbox).
Well Said, I was going to say the exact same thing.
Also, in reference to the Championship game when Urban and FL upset us when it looked like they had no chance, he has previously stated that he had a recording of all the analysts talking about how they had no chance airing all over the complex. Talk about having that rubbed in your face all month long!! Urban is a master motivator (He does has a degree in psychology). He will have them pumped for this game and they will put forth their best effort!
Don't forget Vrabel too!
Maybe he watched some Jack Tatum or Vernon Gholston film because that was a vicious clothes line!!
Makes me think of the movie "The Great White Hype", when "Roper" (Damon Waynes) is messing with the white boxer and not taking him serious until he gets knocked down... then he gets up and is like, you trying to embarrass me on National TV??
Cardale is like, you trying to embarrass me by taking my ball, well you are going to pay the price!!
He's setting it up for the playoffs. He knew that game was ours, so he wanted to start setting a trend. Punt inside the 40, so when it comes down to that situation in the playoffs, Johnston can run the Aussie keeper and get us the first down!! If he doesn't get it, they get ok field position... no big loss. Same as going for a long FG and missing, although a long FG means 1) low trejectory 2) all linemen on field=good probability of a returned TD, 3) Our weak kicking game has low percentage of making it.
So many players, but only a handful of "buckeye looking" coaches!!
One of my favorite Buckeye pictures and hanging in my mancave!! Go Bucks!
I wonder if they have that in the Hawk house or if AJ had that framed and sent it Brady! I know I would've!!
I still use this for a screen saver once in awhile!! Epic!! I miss those visors!!
Still remember his clothesline tackle in THE GAME!! Dude was a beast! I was shocked he never caught on in the NFL.
Those would be my first picks too, however no matter how great Cardale was in the Big Ten Championship Game, he is still the weakest link on the team until he shows he can do it game in and game out (Wisky didn't have any film on him, 'Bama will have some). I would have to say (other than Braxton or JT), I'd say Troy or Pryor. Pryor couldn't lacked the accuracy, but he could make some passes and could run all over everyone (see Arkansas and Oregon games)! Troy could run, throw and had superior leadership!!
He was also the BEST corner in high school as well!! Don't remember him playing QB, maybe wildcat. Troy was his high school QB.
Teddy in the huddle to Cardale, " you just throw it as far as you can and I'll catch it"... 20 seconds later, Teddy is in the upper deck with the ball"!! Seriously, it would be hard even for Cardale to overthrow Ginn!!
That would be awesome! He has the talent, but I'm sure some extra time would be great for him.... just in case we have to go to our 4th or 5th string QB next year!!
Man, this guy is unbelievable!!! I thought he struck a new low with him wearing a shirt with giant picture of himself on it, BUT he actually made a doll of himself!! LOL!!
He's earned the right to be hired as a Head Coach, just thought he'd get better offers than Tulsa.
If we are going to be technical, a shotgun doesn't have to be a "scattergun". He could be shooting slugs and the realistic effective range of a slug is about 150 yards... which is perfect for a 100 yard football field!
I was just about to come on here and post this. Here's a link to the Nike release.
I was thinking the exact same thing. He are there other coaches being paid more? WHEN we win the NC, I'm sure they would rework his contract and give him a significant raise!
I think we could get the house paid off really quick right now!! Still can't believe he didn't win Big Ten COY!!
I'm confident in Grant vs Cooper. Cooper will get his catches and some yards, but I don't think that he will go crazy on us. Doran Grant is listed at 5'11, 195lbs and runs a 4.5 40yd dash. Cooper is listed at 6'1", 205lbs and runs a 4.5 40yd dash. They match up pretty well and I think Grant can hold his own with help over top.
My fear is trying to stop Cooper AND stop the run game (Yeldon/Henry). Yeldon is 6'2, 220lb and an athletic beast; while Henry is 6'3, 245lbs and a wrecking ball! We can't bring the safeties up to stop the run due to Cooper. The DL did an amazing job against Wisky, but everyone is going to have to play lights out to beat 'Bama, which I think they can. I love our Defense and I think they will ball out!!
I would have to say that it was the closest thing to a perfect game that I've seen. Yes, there are things to point out if you are being picky (kickoff out of bounds, Wisconsin had a few drives, missed long TD pass on the double move, etc...), but for all intents and purposes it was a perfect game. Everyone fed off of the defense who was playing out of their minds. The Offense was rolling and special teams was even playing at a really high level!! Johnston hitting those first two punts inside the 10 were huge!! I haven't seen any team play lights out like that before, the closest being the beatdown Urban gave us in the NC game. I think if we can continue to play like that, LOOK OUT!
I was paying more attention to him limping as I have seen him limping before and I saw this brace on him during the Indiana game. This was before halftime, and I think it was really wrapped up later on in the game.