Maybe he's just a terrible QB coach, and Ed stinks at calling plays?
The more I listen to and read about Swinney, the harder I find it to dislike him. Certainly a good coach, and seems like a good guy.
Drive on down the field
Men of the scarlet and gray
Our honor defend
Forty eight years old
Still can't shake the Cooper years
Oh hate keep me warm
Probably not going to win if JT has to run it all game long. I like our chances with Samuel, Weber, Baugh, and Noah Brown involved vis up-tempo.
That other team will make some plays, but I think our D can do the job.
For me, it comes down to our game plan on offense, and which team wins special teams.
Beat TTUN and win the B1G.
The man is always around the ball.
Thinking an all gray helmet to match the pants color, maybe the flat finish.
Well, if he didn't learn anything from the MSU debacle, he isn't as smart of a leader as we all believe him to be.
The worst thing a leader can do is to think he is done learning.
I'm sorry that you are content with the botched loss to MSU. I had higher expectations for this season.
Sigh. Not a terrible bowl/matchup, but it was a really disapponting season (minus thumping ttun).
Just never seemed to get things going. More talent than I remember an OSU team having, and not even a division championship to show for it.
I hope all of this makes Urban and staff a little smarter.
It was a beatdown. Both sides of the ball brought the wood, and those sonsabitches couldn't take it.
Destroyed our rival
Eight yards and a cloud of dust
Long live King Urban
"EVERYTHING YOU GOT!!!"
Meh, not a big deal. Happens to me sometimes when I travel.
It will be forgotten by the time warm-ups start, if not sooner.
Great article. I relo'd to the state up north (for work) many years ago, and married into a family of *ichigan alumni. It makes the victories sweeter and the losses unbearable.
For those of us who grew up during the Ten Year war and the Earle/Bo aftermath, lived through the crushing defeats of the Cooper era, found new life in the Tressel years, and glory under the Urban regime, there is not now and never will be anything that feels quite so satisfying as a victory over that team up north.
Especially so when you live north of the border, surrounded by arrogant, aloof, a-hole, blue blood fans who think - no, who BELIEVE - they are better than anything the state of Ohio could ever produce.
Screw them all.
1998: OSU loses a heartbreaker to MSU, then implements a monster game plan to blow out TTUN.
Please let this Saturday be a repeat.
I'm sorry, I know he is the enemy, but I have hard time hating this guy.
I have a feeling that things will get worse before they get better. Could be a rough couple of seasons ahead.
Nothing in the world
Compares to the rivalry
Beat their punk asses
If us fans see he horrific playcalling, don't you think the players see it? How frustrating must it be for these insanely talented guys to pour their guts into the program but barely get touches when it counts?
Someone had to say something, and having it come from a leader ought to get Urban's attention. Changes need to be made now, this week, not after the season.
Complete waste of Zeke and Braxton.