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Comment 23 Nov 2015

Please point to where I said it was selfish?  My response was more nuanced than that.

GIven what I saw, the way the game was being called was justifiable.  They brought everyone up and focused full attention on stopping Zeke.  When a defense does that, only a fool continues to bang his head against a brick wall when it isn't working. 

So to the extent that you see this as a player vs a coach (when what I really meant was to analyze the approach that was taken), you misread my post. 

Urban's track record speaks for itself.  As such, I stand by my comments.

Comment 23 Nov 2015

Here is my issue--where does a 2 year college kid think he has the resume to question a guy that has won 3 titles (3>1 in my book) and a coach that has a .850ish winning percentage?

Anyone can sit back and be an armchair qb.  By percentage, Zeke got his usual carries.  Dantonio and MSU had a brilliant plan--because of our receiver's inability to get open regularly and the weather, he stacked the box.  MSU had the line and LB's to make sure Zeke wasn't going to beat him.  Against this front, the weather, and an OL that was getting its ass whipped, he was supposed to continue to give the ball to Zeke to put us in third and long (I know 20/20 vision guy is going to say yes now, but what Urban did was NOT ridiculous).  Zeke had a number of carries and didn't break 1 long run.

Sorry, I'm gonna go with the guy with 3 titles and an .850 winning percentage.  You want to call me crazy, go ahead.

Comment 23 Nov 2015

Welp, now that we are in this position, I want to see how this team handles it.  One think I loved about Tress was that we'd have inexplicable soul crushing loss and the team never went into the tank.  They always bounced back.  The one time this happened *MSU 2012), it was followed with a loss to Clemson.  I hope these kids realize that a huge part of their legacy is defined by the games against that team up north.  Plus, I am looking forward to a Kylie Kalis with his new number plastered to his uniform (0-4)

Guys, let's do this.

Comment 23 Nov 2015

I try to remind myself that he is still a kid and that this was said in the heat of the moment.

No disrespect to Zeke, but it took everything coming together for him to be the player he was the last two years (this includes a lifetime of his hard work and everything Urban put together around him).

Probably real hard for a 20 year old kid to have this perspective moments after a soul crushing loss. 

These kids can make up for this in my mind on Saturday (and hopefully in the Rose Bowl). 

Comment 20 Nov 2015

Meyer has been doing this exact kinda of balancing act for three years now, he's got THIS.  Some of it sells itself--the atmosphere, walking the sidelines, relationships with the players.  And, much of the groundwork was set prior to the weekend.  It is true, one or two primadonnas will think they didn't get enough face time this weekend (think of a high ranked DL who ended up at Bama), but Urbs recruits so well, 1 or 2 kids won't make or break any class..

I'll say it again--Urban Frank Meyer's got this.

Comment 20 Nov 2015

I find nothing sad about this.  It can be used in recruiting which allows you to restock the cupboard.  For the kids, it fulfills the primary function of the university--preparing them for a prosperous career.  Think of it as the circle of life.  This time next year, we will be rooting like crazy for a whole new crop of talented OSU players (and falling in love with their games).

Comment 20 Nov 2015

The B1G has always given the award out to the coach that exceeds expectations.  OSU is seemingly ALWAYS in the National Tittle picture, so that, when he has the kind of year you describe, it was expected. 

You really didn't answer my question: why do you care?

Comment 20 Nov 2015

I acknowledged they have come a long way.  But they aren't at the top of the mountain.  So, the motivation SHOULD have already been there.  At least that's the way I see it.

Comment 20 Nov 2015

Serious question, but there is a small contingent of people on here that seem to get butt hurt because the OSU coach doesn't win COY.  Why do you care about this?

What if I told you that you could win a Natty or you could win COY (but not both)?

Comment 20 Nov 2015

I find the whole "chip" narrative amusing.  MSU hasn't had a chip until the Nebraska loss, huh?  Not to be rude, and certainly MSU has come a long way, but what exactly has Sparty accomplished?  Getting fat off of a last second comeback win in a second tier bowl game against a small private religous school?

Ohio State worked MSU last year in their own backyard, and MSU wasn't motivated enough to play hard 12 times this year.  Strikes me that you either have the heart to be a champion which drives you, or you don't.  And if you need to find this externally with bulletin board material or a fake chip, you don't have it.  Just one guys opinion of course..

Comment 19 Nov 2015

Ohio State fans may want Michigan to win here to set up the most exciting regular season finale for the Buckeyes

No.  And No.

I want them to go 0-12.  Those that think we need UM to be good or those that are yearning for a good UM to make the game better (not that it hasn't been good good recently anyway) will see the error of their ways when UM beats us and you have to live with a loss for 364 days.  I will never understand why some of you want to wake a sleeping giant.

Comment 19 Nov 2015

Well, I doubt their visions included Big Ten refs bungling a call and costing them a loss to Mike Riley's impotent Nebraska.

I am not letting MSU off the hook so easily.  This is the low hanging fruit.  You play with fire, you eventually are going to get burned.  They let Nebraska hang around.  Even Purdue took Nebraska out behind the woodshed.

Comment 19 Nov 2015

“We want to compete for another conference championship, compete for another National Championship."

I must have missed it, but when did Cook compete for another NC? 

Comment 05 Nov 2015

I know but see, after that loss, Urban saw the writing on the wall.  They think this because they then connect the 8-5 season thereafter and the Muschump years as proof that Meyer knew the UF program was crumbling.  That's the thing about narratives-you can selectively cherry pick and manipulate facts to support any specious premise (e.g. the one good Muschump year, the win over Cinci in a BCS bowl, 20 of 22 starters on that team were UFM recruits.  They just matured to juniors and seniors.  You have to ignore this).

Comment 05 Nov 2015

I love the narrative of "faking a heart attack to quit the UF job," idiot.  Ignoring the obvious, which is that these people weren't in meetings with UFM and his doctors, and just how ugly such a comment is, people who say things like that have no idea of the drive and uber-competitiveness of the guys that reach the highest level in this profession.  And yes, you walk away from a multimillion dollar job because of one high profile loss.  And then there is this: if you understand that a national title is what drives the best in the business, why wouldn't you stay in supposedly the "best conference" which would get you the "best" recruits in order to compete for the top prize?  Their own stupid logic undermines this premise.

What bothers these people is that UFM walked away from the SEC and now works for one of dem Yankee schools they love to hate who turned around and did exactly what they feared the most--beat the best of the SEC.

Cartman was right, those tears are delicious.

Comment 03 Nov 2015

Serious question, but what is it with the love for Baylor?  Like Ohio State, they are undefeated.  OSU's schedule is ranked # 68 according to Sagarin.  Baylor, 104!!1 That is not a misprint.

Other than blowing out a bunch of dog shit teams, there is nothing to like here.  The Committee sent them a message last year--schedule a bunch of cupcakes OOC, and no playoffs for you.  Baylor doubled down on this, and still, they knock off East Weaver St by 7 td's and people lose their shit.  And oh, their starting QB is out, and the committee says they will consider such things.

Look at advanced statistics at sites like football outsiders.com, and OSU ranks # 8, Baylor # 13.

The only conclusion i can draw is that this poster is indeed Art Briles.  Otherwise, I can't make sense of Oregon 2.0.   Maybe for this poster, only offensive rankings matter.