I'm assuming Gene Smith was referring to Urban's salary rank, not how good of a coach he is. That would be seriously messed up, and wrong to boot.
I generally love change and get bored easily, and I think there are a lot of things to like about this redesign. But generally, I'm more of a minimalist, and prefer the simple to the complicated. It seems that the powers-that-be love it, and it sounds like there's a bunch of great things on the back-end that have improved... awesome. Anything that improves 11W overall, I'm for. But visually, I think it's a little too busy, too cluttered. I think the interface (front page primarily) is too image heavy for a site that is largely based on words of its contributors. I open the front page and see Nicholas Cage first, not the article titles. I hover over the Football/Basketball dropdown, and see 80% of the screen taken up for 8 links and three large pictures. I guess, personally, I'd like to see more emphasis on the title and text, and less on the featured image of the article, and why I LOVED the old 11W. See Medium.com for a text-centric, but still visually appealing site for example.
Anyway, my 2 cents, as unimportant as it is. I'll still be here everyday regardless.
"schoollockers.com". there is a website for school locker rooms.
we need a "dear jesus god I hope so" third option.
yeah, not a good omen, he did find his way into the dog house here too if I recall correctly.
I think it was this highlight tape which did it for me:
great writeup. There's a lot of wasted potential in that lineup. I remember being most excited about Jamaal Berry, there was no way his name wouldn't be dotted across the record books.
Of course, I said the same thing about Steve Bellisari, so what do I know?
kind of a dick move for Charlie to try to poach a coach from the old boss. time to steal a recruit or two Urbs.
The 2010 Rose Bowl for me. I remember very few people gave us a chance in that game. "The Big Ten is slow", "Terrelle Pryor can't throw the ball", "Ohio State can't win a big game", "Oregon is too fast". And then to watch TP repeatedly stiff-arming Ducks into the turf, throwing all over the place, it was glorious. Ohio State needed that win, and TP gave it to us. (and thanks Jake Ballard for that catch)
I agree wholeheartedly that he's fast, but he's not Teddy Ginn fast, not at this point. I believe Dontre can get faster, and will. Never seen anyone as fast as Ginn on a football field though.
I'm with you, I don't think he's as fast as he's been made out to be. He's shifty, seems to have nice vision, and I love how he's being used, but I too have my doubts about his 40 time.
fascinating read, I always wonder what the dynamic is between a head coach and the coordinators during a game. It would be interesting to see how this contrasts with other programs, say Texas, where the coach is more CEO than game manager.
I'm assuming all SEC wins get double points? because SEC
Rough night for Roby, but Abbrederis is the real deal, and Stave's going to be really good, just a sophomore. A win over Wisconsin, no matter how ugly the 2nd half was, is ALWAYS a good thing. The win-streak and undefeated season is alive, GO BUCKS.
They're winning ugly, but they're still winning. Until a loss comes, they are what their record says they are. With the recruiting where it is, I'm guessing they're still feeling pretty warm and fuzzy about Hoke, and they should be.
as someone who has not seen this photo, what am I missing?
It seems that most of Braxton's injury scares are knee-related, minus Purdue last year. I think they get a little more precaution than say, a shoulder, or even and ankle injury would.
I, for one, never feel hollow after "a 56-3 shellacking". In a game like this, you tend to see a lot of the up-and-comers, and a lot of Buckeye highlights. I'll take a lopsided victory any day of the week, there'll be plenty of time for frayed nerves and wailing during the season.
Excellent gathering with some of the best in the business. It's so refreshing to read objective and level-headed viewpoints, my brain almost doesn't know what to do. So much better than reading Schlabach or Pat Forde or their many troll-brethren.
ugh, I remember sitting in the stadium long after the game ended, staring at the field in disbelief. Having lived through the Cooper years myself, you kind of half expected to get your heart ripped out, usually by the Wolverines, but that game was in hand.
these are phenomenal, I can't wait to watch these guys this year.
I don't know, I'm rooting for Michigan, and it hurts to type that out, but I'm having a hard time disliking this team. Maybe it's because Burke is a friend of Sullinger's and from Columbus. I also think a win for the B1G is huge. While I would relish the tears of a Tom Crean or Bo Ryan, I don't have that kind of disdain for Beilein. And if they win, and all the underclassmen go pro, we can revel in their mediocrity next year. Win/Win.
I think I heard Barkley refer to this as a dead ball foul.
agree completely. I think it's clear that he's calling out the people that didn't believe this team was any good without him. Incredibly humble of him to admit this team might be better without him, and speaks to this current group really playing some great team basketball.