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Comment 15 Sep 2016

And that is the thing that I was thinking too.  You have remnants of a staff from a championship D, and a former NFL coach and a really D good D coordinator coming up with the game plan.  Oh, and a coach with a lifetime winning percentage over .850.  But snot nose punk riding the pine has his finger on the pulse of defensive schemes...

No mater how many times I see this scenario play out I still shake my damn head

(love the Star Wars image BTW)

Comment 15 Sep 2016

THis is so true.

I was at the ASU-Texas Tech game when I had this argument with a Tech fan--told him ASU would drop 50 on them and he laughed at me.

I was wrong.

http://www.espn.com/college-football/matchup?gameId=400869100

Not a ton of D played in that conference.  While OU has some of the best athletes, Houston tore them up pretty good with mostly 2 and 3 star kids.  I don't know how this will turn out, but these are some pretty short sighted comments.

Comment 15 Sep 2016

I don't understand some guy who probably won't 't play running his gums.  While I 'm not big on "bulletin board material" (if you need that kind of motivation to play in games like this, you don't have the fire in you), I can't think of any way that this helps you.  As discussed above, this defense hasn't surrendered a TD against admittedly subpar competition.  While he thinks they run a basic offense, even if that is true, I would counter with: 1) maybe Shiano et. al. aren't showing their cards against inferior opponents; 2) maybe a basic offense that doesn't force great athletes to 'think too much" is actually preferred.  I thought before the championship season, maybe for about 2 years or so, our schemes and what we asked the secondary and linebackers to do was too complicated often caused confusion and kept talent from just seeing the action and playing.  Complicated isn't always "better."

Look, OU is a real good team, they are home, and we are young.  By no means do I think this one is the bag.  But comments from some cocky kid riding the pines simply doesn't move the needle.  I guess when you can't let your play do the talkin...

Comment 14 Sep 2016

Have they decided this will be a noon ET kickoff?  Can't seem to get the starting time for this game anywhere.  The article seems to suggest as much (with this show running 90 minutes starting 10:30 ET).  If no time is announced, do we know if OSU has announced all of their evening games already?  trying to make other plans that night and don't want to miss any of this game.

Comment 19 Feb 2016

While I don't doubt that there is some fair weather nature to following OSU basketball, I'd love to see national figures for all but the elite programs.  For me, CBB has the least compelling regular season because of the bloated playoff format (and don't get me wrong, I love March Madness.  But like many, it's all I watch because I realize the regular season matters very little). 

Comment 19 Feb 2016

He wasn't fired for going 8-8, at least not from what I've read.  He had worn out his welcome.  The players were tuning him out and he feuded with Baalke over personnel decisions even though Baalke already proved his competency there.  Even though my initial objection seemed like it was semantics, my more precise statement is that it was "already trending in that direction."  Almost all of the talent was still there when he went 8-8, so how do you explain it if Harbaugh is such a great coach then?  As for "worst coaching call in the history of sports," this is hyperbole,  Don't make me dig, I can find worse.  I would not have fired him with that track record, but as I have said repeatedly, I don't think this was because of track record.  Harbaugh became too difficult to work with and they had enough of his shit. 
 

Comment 18 Feb 2016

Seems like you are forgetting that last year.  Despite a ton of talent, they were 8-8 and missed the playoffs.  So NO, not every year.  Many people in and around the Bay Area openly talked about the feud between Baalke and Harbaugh and the fact that players had already tuned the high strung Harbaugh out.  Granted, those were millionaires and not wanna be millionaires, which probably is a huge difference, but PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, STOP CHERRY PICKING DATA.    It was already falling apart in SF WHILE HARBAUGH WAS THERE.  Look it up, it actually happened.

Comment 18 Feb 2016

meh.  Whether he was a good NFL QB has nothing to do with his coaching abilities.  Coaches move around taking different jobs all the times, just as Meyer has.  While Urban worked him that first year, JH was playing with someone else's kid, a talent deficiency, and I believe a culture problem.  That doesn't get fixed overnight.  I wouldn't trade Meyer for Harbaugh under any circumstance, but your post is mostly silliness. 

Comment 18 Feb 2016

You are taking a lot of liberties with what I said.  I never said there weren't good years Harbaugh was there, there were.  And while he did take them to a SB and a NFC championship game, the accumulation of talent begun before he got there and Baalke deserves at least some of the credit for players added after he got there.  I am not underestimating him, he is a very good coach.  Elite?  I will wait till he wins a championship (which in my book is what makes a coach elite).  My point was suggesting it fell apart only after JH left ignores what had occurred his last year there--a very talented team went 8-8 and didn't make the playoffs.  Say what you want about it, but they were already trending in that direction ON HIS WATCH.

And yes, thank God we have Meyer, but that has nothing to do with the lunatic up north. 

Comment 17 Feb 2016

"The 49ers completely fell apart once they were stupid enough to let him go."

Um, no.  They were 8-8 in his last year there and missed the playoffs.  Kapernick regressed badly and the team was generally a mess.  The players had already tuned the high strung Harbaugh out.

We can expect Harbaughpologists to rewrite history.  We don't have to do it here.  #it'sallTrentBaalke'sfault

Comment 12 Feb 2016

“The fundamentals that Dwayne Haskins possesses right now is as good as I’ve ever seen in a young quarterback,” Meyer said.

I vaguely remember the recruitment of Haskins.  Was it the case that Wallace said he was in first and we only wanted one QB in the class?  The way they rave about him and the fact that he was such a huge OSU fan growing up, I can't see how he ever ended up at Maryland.  Does someone else remember exactly how this went down?

Comment 09 Feb 2016

As Urban says, this early in the process, just means you are in the top 3.

I always worry when a kid has listed someone else as their top choice then commits out of the blue without ever visiting.

But, welcome Haskell, hope to see you play in Scarlet and Gray.  Welcome to the family.

Comment 20 Jan 2016

It wouldn't be the same if the schools and their logos and uniforms weren't in the game.  I see no reason why they can't be used, but out of an abundance of caution, schools started pulling out (it was rumored OSU was first). 

Names already arent included.  I don't see any reason they can't have blank slates (all players start a default skin color, no number).  Then if the user modified it too look like the roster, there is no way that can be on the game programers.  This can be done, and my guess is, once the dust settles it will be back.