It's time to fire Fickell.
Right as JH was hired, some delusional weasel fan posted a "why JH is a better coach than Urban Meyer thread." He then went on to talk about what JH did in the NFL (which really isn't relevant, because, well, we are talking about 2 college coaches who will be coaching college teams). I get why they are excited, JH is clearly the best of the last 3 coaching hires and I do think he will improve TSUN significantly. But comparing a man who has never won a championship on ANY level to a guy with 3 titles and a .846 lifetime winning percentages is just, so, well, Michigan of them. I think a rude awakening is coming for some next season that they really should see coming (but won't)...
With that OOC, unless the B12 is off the charts in any given year, Baylor best go undefeated.
Staples has no credibility. Last year, he couldn't find a spot in his top 30 for a 6-1 MSU team that statistically had the best defense in the country (we all know where they finished). He was too busy perpetuating the "B1G sucks" meme. Just another media guy who conned someone into giving him a paycheck for no apparent reason.
Coach Briles has good reason to complain, but he shouldn't blame the committee: if Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby had vouched for either Baylor or TCU as a conference champion, Baylor could have been in the Sugar Bowl instead of Ohio State.
I don't agree with this. To any person with any sense, it is obvious Baylor was the B12 champ. Who cares if their commissioner sanctions it?
They weren't in because of the three 1 loss teams in consideration, they had the worst overall SOS. That is what you get when you aggressively schedule Northwestern State, Buffalo, and 1 win SMU.
Is anyone else sick of this guy?
You scheduled Northwestern State, Buffalo, and 1 win SMU. And you want to play for a championship with that?
You let TCU hang 61 on you. What championship defense ever gives up 61?
Then with the whole world watching, you collapsed against Michigan State, a team Ohio State handled pretty easily in their back yard.
It's time for this guy to go away.
Okay, expect isn't really the right word. I thought because of the Ohio talent, along with previous success and connections elsewhere, Urban was maybe the perfect guy to do it. UFM is right, you can be loaded and do everything correctly and it still might not happen.
Yeah, I have thought about this bar too. I have seen fans in our fan base absolutely lynch the Senator because he had the unmitigated gall to drop a game here or there (and yeah, some of them would be considered important games). I hope this fan base doesn't do that to him in the future. How long he stays could be due in part to external factors like an unrealistic fan base robbing him of the enjoyment. We need to fully appreciate one of the greatest coaches game has ever seen while we have him.
Couple this with the statement he made about Wisconsin beating Auburn, and it really makes you wonder how much of the whole "SEC is king, B1G Ten is awful" nonsense even he believed.
What's funny is that I expected a title from him.
People keep forgetting that Braxton and JT are both recovering from surgery. There are no sure things here as we all learned about a week before THIS season started.
If memory serves, didn't Luck do the same thing? Or maybe it was Matt Barkley.
I like to think he wanted to set a great example for the high risk inner city kids at his old school.
When I upvoted this and clicked enter, 5 votes were added. Awesome!!
I had to leave another site where people were just relentlessly bashing this kid. I am still amazed at how angry a lot of people out there are.
There is one think he can NEVER have again if he leaves now...
A chance to play with his brothers and defend his national title.
Different things have different values to different people. Me, I love it when a kid puts earning a degree at or near the top of the list. After all, that's what it's supposed to be about, no?
It is funny that Bollman jokes still survive here. It's like I am the only one that remembers the 2013 B1G Title game.
Time to move on folks.
You sure about that?
Talent. Talent. Talent.
Ash's defenses at Arkansas wasn't anything to write home about either.
This isn't rocket science, it is paint by numbers.
This is well deserved by Warriner. Unfortunately, as OC, he is one step closer to his next promotion.
I have a real hard time believing a 2017 commit from a sophmore out of a Florida high school is anything close to a done deal. Ho;pe it sticks and for now, welcome...
Good to see you posting here still. I do miss the old site. Would have been fun to be over there this year with the way things have worked out thus far.
Fair enough. But let's be honest too--some of the perception is based on getting drilled by Florida then getting the benefit of the doubt the next year and losing by double digits. That has done more to damage the Buckeye name than anything else. For rival fans, when you get one of the few precious spots, you better produce or you will be crucified.
You are right about excising demons (my words) and that we wouldn't have been given a spot under the BCS this year. I don't know that that would have constituted getting jobbed either though given the quality of the teams in the top 4. I feel ya though...
I read what some of them said about Auburn a few years ago. I really do think they don't watch a lot of football outside of the Pac 12 on the left coast of this country. Urban has 3 top ten recruiting classes and a winning percentage considerably above .800. They are in for a rude awakening on Monday
On that topic, can someone please teach Jalin that he is to stand on the 10 yard line. If the ball goes over his head, he is like the rest of us at that point--a spectator. I love that kid, but when I see that a kid doesn't grasp the fundamentals, I lose (what little I have left of) my mind. That could have really cost us.
Jealousy is a very ugly human emotion.
I had to leave MGOblog for a while after threads popped up arguing Harbaugh was a better coach than Meyer. I don't even think Harbaugh's wife would make that argument at this point. That, and the "we're back" nonsense that historically that fan base busts out always way too early. I guess we can add that to the collection of their September Heismans. When I found myself tempted to sign up for an account and post, I simply closed the link and came back home. I really do not think those people understand what Urban has built in Columbus.
Well that is us not finishing the deal and that damn Urban Meyer.