I don't expect OSU to lose ever. However, I acknowledge the possibility of a loss when faced with an opponent of equal talent like Clemson in 2013. Also, I would think OSU is at the point now of expecting to reload every year and not rebuild so I don't want to hear the "we're young" excuse. Why is is that you never hear that excuse out of Alabama ever since their run started in 2009? I believe they have been preseason #1 or #2 every year for 7 straight years and have always been in the hunt for the title and never have had a "down" year (more than 2 losses).
Negan would disagree.
Let's be real here. Zack Smith is Urban's version of Nick Siciliano.
And Chan Gailey of the Jets said Devin Smith was completely unprepared for the NFL.
Either ALL these guys were overrated by the scouts when coming out of high school, or the coaching they are receiving at OSU is suspect.
With regards to OSU's coaching, I'll contrast to Alabama. Saban is relentless in his hiring of coaches. He has an army of former head coaches as "analysts' who help him and it seems he actually uses their input. Also, he fires incompetent coaches very quickly. Yes there is luck, but there is a reason why they have won 4 titles in 7 years. Meyer would be wise to emulate some of Saban's formula when it comes to hiring coaches. I read the same complaints from UF fans back in the day that Meyer would not get rid of incompetent coaches once he hired them.
OU game seems like a lifetime ago with the way this offense has been regressing.
Yeah that's better. Would clearly signal to Urban all is not well.
It was beyond frustrating. Wisky and PSU knew the snap count or something because their lineman would be in JT's face almost immediately on every down.
Does anyone believe that in 2014 OSU beats Alabama and Oregon with JT? Cardale shocked them because he could stretch the field, especially throwing to Devin. I seriously think they should give Burrows a closer look because teams now have the blueprint to shut OSU down: stuff the run and force JT to beat you in the air. JT keys in his primary and doesn't seem to be able to make the progressions. Also, his deep ball is suspect.
Beck is getting paid $550k for his brilliance.
The very best coaches should be coaching at a place like Ohio State. At Alabama, Saban doesn't care who your grandfather is.
No sympathy at all for firing any of the assistant coaches besides Johnson and Schiano. Tim Beck makes $500k a year! He makes more money than most doctors for doing what exactly? This is big time business and if you're not getting the job done you need to leave. Saban at the age of 65 is just as relentless and ruthless as ever. That's why he's won 4 titles in 7 years. He fires underperforming coaches after a year, not 3 years.
Not if PSU wins out. Maybe this win springboards them. It seemed unimaginable when they were destroyed by UM, but now it is a very real possibility they win out.
They play like this, nothing is a certain win from here on. Northwestern, Nebraska, MSU, UM all could beat this team. Hope this loss was a wake-up call to Urban and he does a serious evaluation of the coaching. Beck just seems incompetent. Warriner's playcalling is mediocre; he needs to go back to coaching the offensive line. Studrawa has not done a good job with the offensive line; JT the last 2 games had a lineman in his face in 3 seconds. "Rah rah" guys like Smith and Coombs need to be seriously looked at. How much coaching are they really doing? I've always thought Fickell is a great recruiter but an average coach. Johnson and Schiano are the only truly great assistant coaches on this staff.
Should not have punted from PSU's 45 up 21-7. Had them on their heels and should gone to put them away.
Substandard coaches like Beck and Smith need to go. Difference betwen Saban and Urban is that Saban is ruthless. Underperformers are gone after a year, not 2-3. Offensive line is horrible too, with Prince being a sieve. Studrawa is not getting it done. Need to get Warriner to just coach the offensive line and hire a new coordinator.
Arnette and Webb are serious liabilities out there. Really wish Purdue hires Warriner & Beck. This offense hasn't been the same since Herman left; no reason to struggle against this mediocre PSU team. Urban needs to put WR's out there who can run routes and catch the ball in traffic, not these converted athletes like Wilson and Samuel. I thought Mack was supposed to be that guy, where is he?
TP was right. It is too country.
Those days of 2 SEC teams playing for a chance at the title are long gone. It was precisely because of that sham of a title game in 2011 that the playoffs came to be. The voters on the playoff committee without SEC affiliations have no interest in putting in 2 SEC teams and shutting out one of their own.
It's entertaining to read their boards. Saw this on NDnation, where they were admiring Urban and OSU's win:
That's what coaching looks like. Meanwhile we're glumfaced like the fat loser in cuckhold porn.
I'll have to take your word for that one. not sure why anyone would want to watch cuckhold porn but hey, whatever works for you guys. I don't judge
OSU plays like they did agains OU and no one is beating them. Urban's record in rivalry games is pretty damn good so I'm not worried.
I hate talking about them because I'm reminded how OSU lost to such an average team last year. OSU should have won the title last year and be going for the three peat. MSU was beyond lucky last year and their luck ran out against Alabama.
Meyer is a legend, but we are the only program in modern college football history that has never had a true down period. That's why the AP voted Ohio State #1 program of all time.
LOL ND keeps Charlie Weising themselves. Just when they are about to finally pay off Weis and that ridiculous 10 year contract they go and give this purple face Barney wannabe a 6 year extension!