Man, Cplunk, I think your summation of any offensive game plan is spot on! There can certainly be many good comments/ideas here, but by end of day, who could argue with the philosophy "you take what the other team gives you" and if DW is blanketed every play by good defense you attack elsewhere.
Troy Smith is the only player to account for over 1000 yds for a career in The Rivalry. M Man, I am sure you are not alone among the *ichigan faithful to suffer at the mention of the name. I still enjoy watching the TS-led Buckeyes in those three games. He was spectacular!
Or what, Okiebuck? Man, we all come here to root for the team and give our opinions, no matter the validity, but to come out and say things that sounds like a threat is bat shit crazy! In your mind, what would happen if UFM ends up 0-3 come Saturday night?
I don't agree with everything you wrote, but it was one entertaining read. Kudos to you for the heart-felt saga. War and Peace is still a few pages longer, however.
Because we don't get to pick the starters. Those silly-ass coaches get to do that.
Gosh, I hope they play Spence more than Miller. UFM certainly wouldn't want you two to be unhappy. My goodness!
My friend, you are spot on! To Buckeye Nation, I can only add that to allow something like this to eat at you will corrupt you at the core. Stop with the hate and the blame. That is a cancer that steals your soul.
BTW, in '69 I was a sophomore and was present in AA and witnessed the loss to UM. That was a loss for the ages. Maybe the worst one in our storied history. But somehow I managed to live out the next 45 years very productively.
And the Fickell haters rise up again! As the question begs an answer, "which LB failed you?" Grant missed a few pass coverage assignments on the TE but overall that position was fairly stellar all game. I actually heard a "fan" say that Fickell should be fired because the O-Line couldn't block. At first I thought she was making a joke until I saw the seriousness in her face. Like her, TG67, you need to take a critical look at the play on the field. Maybe you would like to fire Herman or Warinner after this debacle? Or maybe not.
Maybe, but I just didn't like that Tim Biakabatuka fellow running up 313 yards against the '96 defense that cost OSU the B1G Championship ( that went to Northwestern) and the best shot they had for a NC. But other than that little hiccup, yeah, they were pretty good. And those mighty wolverines took their sorry-ass 9-3 record away with another victory over a heavily favored OSU team ranked #2 in the nation. But I never heard anybody say they wanted to fire Pagac after that.
Good read. The comments sure have turned 180 since the lamenting heard yesterday. My God, you would have thought that OSU had closed its football program down. As UFM stated this morning on M&M, JT Barrett was a heavily recruited qb out of Texas for good reason. We will be ok! Stay positive, get excited, my brethren.
But if your boss says its this way or the highway, adult or not, you can change or leave. Your choice, before it becomes his/her choice.
That whole "I was changing the culture but it has been ingrained for decades and I could not turn it on a dime" is horse shit! Anyone who has had sole responsibility for a group, be it 5 or 205 people, know that you can immediately impact the "culture" of the group. You lay down the terms of the group identity and behavior..."cross the line and you are gone...no band membership, no alumni band membership, no symphony band, no pep band. You are Gone, you are persona non grata!"
It is not my place to say that Waters is guilty or innocent of these allegations. But for a person to say I could not affect the behavior of those under my charge is not a very sound defense. In fact the person should be removed for that alone. That is what being in charge means.
Obviously, this list is playing to the younger crowd. No one from the 1968-1971 team??? That team had some nasty players on it! It would be a litany of scrappy to simply run down the roster. How about a backup QB deciding to go for two simply to put a nice 0 at the end of a 5. Scrappy, shit! That team was the definition.
Over 1000 Yds pass/run combination in three games against ttun. Everyone there simply hates the mere mention of his name.
Two thoughts, how would we like to watch UFM's team with a gamer like Troy at the helm and how incredible was his pinpoint long distant accuracy!
I gave up on the Browns and Bengals in 1971 and have never looked back. When Cleveland took Scott over Tatum I was finished with them. Same with the Bengals. So much talent 100 miles from both and yet they consistently draft crap. Super Bowl will elude them until they get a clue
I'm not a Pittsburgh fan but it'll be great to watch RDS as he gets two shots at Johnny Football every year. Don't think JM will be able to scramble around quite as easily in the pros.
I don't believe we have the qb on our roster currently that will follow BM as the starter. Once more, imo the three qb's we saw Saturday will continue to be capable backups but I think we may see a true freshman step into the leading role next year; if all the hype we are hearing is true! Sans Bauserman, we have all been spoiled by very good qb's over the last decade.
All of this is strictly my opinion and I would greatly appreciate other input.
BB87 - I agree with your logic with one small caveat; why is everyone only discussing the $20 alternative when a pre-event purchase price was only $12? Now, try to come up with an alternate entertainment for that price.
And BTW, it isn't simply a practice you're seeing. It is a show of support for the team and assisting a very worthy charity. If all practices were open, there would probably be 20-30k fans at every one. Fans want to see the team of their affection.
S_L - thank you for the input. I cannot understand why some of the OSU faithful on this site cannot follow a story line that is well documented as a charitable event. All of the proceeds go to charity. Half of the responders here continue to write about the greed, the corrupt, etc. people in the Athletic Department. They need to read an article such as the one you have presented and not blow it off as too long for the attention span. I guess haters hate...it's what they do.
Again, thank you for the article. More people need to think or at least research before they put the poison to their pen.
Here's a quote to set your head spinning, per Bleacher Report ~~Seantrel Henderson was once considered the No. 1 high school football prospect in the country. Now he is in danger of not being drafted this season.
His was another signing day show never to be forgotten!
To further the ideas in Crusher's post, read the Sunday Dispatch article on Eddie George. Life after sports has got to be Plan A. Great article on one of our fav's.
Agree so strongly with the pro-Brown voters here, however can understand why the huge up vote for Archie. Archie is probably the best ambassador OSU has ever had from the gridiron whereas Paul Brown was one of the true innovators of football at all levels. Voters from around the state, primarily the Cleveland and Cincinnati areas, would just crush Archie in this vote. However on a Buckeye site like 11W it is pretty much our heart that speaks loudest.
Every game! Those three goof-dicks show up to embarrass the fan base for tOSU. Every damn game...home, away, bowl! They have way too much time and money! And the tv cameras eat that shit up.
Cabana, you missed Vrable middle left and AJ Hawke upper right. What a cool picture to get them all in one frame!
jb322 - disagree with the Stillwagon comment. Jack Tatum was the Kodak All-American Player of the Decade for the 60's. And Woody himself called Larry Zelina the "Jewell of the Super Sophs.". That group has six 1st round picks. On a personal note, Mike Sensibaugh was the finest baseball and basketball player I ever had the privilege to play against in high school. At OSU he was another great player in that group. And how about a set of tackles, Mayes and Foley both drafted in the first round in 1969. It's an impossible task.