One thing I have always noticed about professional coaches is that they seem to think that they can turn someone around. Whether it be from an ability or an attitude standpoint, I think there is a certain level of arrogance in professional coaching circles that they can get it done where others have failed in getting the most out of a player. Why else would an organization trade for a problematic guy or draft someone with a known issue?
I thought the same thing... Marshall made some great up the field catches this year. I think you have to get your best players out on the field.
I think it was an awesome get, especially for late in the process as Ohio State swung and missed on a couple of other more high profile DT's. I think he is exactly what the defense needs, a DT that occupies multiple blockers which keeps lanes open for our fast LB'ers to make clean plays.
Personally, up until the Big 10 Championship game, I thought that Washington actually outplayed Bennett in the middle of the Buckeyes defensive line. I really think next year will be huge for him.
Hippa laws my friend.. Hippa.. those damn Hippa laws.
Thank you for your service..
I won tickets to the Navy game from 11W. I sure hope they can pony up freebies every year; we are at the start of something magical.
I wore Ohio State gear that was technically against the work dress code from the day the playoff teams were announced clear through to the Championship Game. When informed of my transgression by my boss, I simply informed him this was more important.
I did have a mis-step along the way though. I have a pair of game socks with Ohio State logos on them. Every game I have worn them, we have won. There was even a witch hunt at work where someone was to be fired, I wore the gamers, and I still have my job. I try to only wear them in a game of need, never to be wasted on Indiana. I try not to go to the well with them too often, stretch out the good luck as it were. (NOTE: I failed us all for the Va Tech game.) I wash them before every game. My wife told me before the game she washed my game socks and when I looked through the laundry basket, there was only one sock. I turned all the clothes inside out thinking it was static clung to a shirt or something, no sock. My wife went into the dirty clothes hamper and found the one dirty sock. As she tells the story, I cried out in agony... "Oh My God we are losing the game before kick off because you missed the game sock!!!" I wore one dirty sock, and one clean sock, for the first time ever convinced I could blame my wife if the Bucks came up short. In retrospect, I now have to wear one dirty sock for all the big games. Athletes foot is a small price to pay for another National Championship.
Oh... and I always wear my Ohio State Zubaz for a game.... sure it looks weird, a 46 year old man in Zubaz, but it's my house, my rules.
LOL @ "against air"... slow day at work.
USC was loaded with linebackers one year.... Brian Cushing (Houston), Clay Matthews Jr. (Green Bay) Rey Maualuga (Cincinnati) and Kaluka Maiava (Cleveland)
I will give him some credit.. he is a head hunting mad man on special teams.
They do seem to like drafting Ohio State players.
That only fueled the fire my friend...
She kinda turns me on in a weird way.... and that's just from reading the article.
Yes, but in a perfect world, he leads his Buckeyes to the promised land, and follows up with a Cleveland Browns Superbowl victory in a couple years. He would never have to pay for a drink or meal for the rest of his life in Ohio were that to occur. He would rank higher than the governor... he would be King!
I hope we score at will, and throat punch the equipment manager..
I would just like to know who the hell took all the time to record everything I say during an Ohio State loss... that dude needs a hobby..
Yeah me too... I tried to find it as well.
My 12 year old watched it with me until the end. She tells me all the time she wants to play basketball for the lady Buckeyes. My 8 year old pooped out on the couch and fell asleep around 10. When we scored the last TD of the game, my 12 year old asked if "we got it now" and when I said yes, we high fived like crazy.
She gets me, for better or worse. And I have been a lot of worse...
As much kudos as Herman deserve, where was the adjustment by the Ducks and their coaching staff. They were gashed by that play over and over and did nothing to counter. Don't get me wrong, I will take the win, but yeesh... ya gotta do something!
Very well put Wargor. Honestly, I pretty much was simply hoping we didn't get blown out by the Hurricanes. if you go back and look at their roster, the amount of talent they had that has produced very well at the NFL level is amazing.
I saw a picture that included Malcolm Jenkins as well.