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Furious George 27

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Comment 5 hours ago

Fans were jumping on Coombs and Fickell, because one was supposedly calling the plays and the other had CBs playing 10yds off the ball. People were not unjustly jumping on them, they just assumed Fickell was in charge due to the Co-DC title. Its evident based on the spring game who is coming up with the scheme now.

Comment 22 Apr 2014

So we shouldn't question his impartiality because the NCAA allowed them to play and you don't agree with the rules in place? Quite frankly its irrelevant what anyone thinks about their rules no matter how ridiculous they are. The NCAA is who enforces the rules, so it does not matter what Herbie thinks... His job is to analyze the teams on the field, not question whether or not players should play.

I dislike him for his BS away from football, he often does and says things that have no rellevance to football or the forum he is  speaking at " While speaking at Friday’s “They’re Off!” luncheon for the Kentucky Derby, former Buckeye QB and ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit shared his thoughts on alumni that add the word “The” to Ohio State University..." I have NEVER said 'The' Ohio State, and I never will. It is pompous and stupid." The guy is entitled to his own opinion, but he has no one to blame but himself for the hate that he has recieved over the years.

Comment 21 Apr 2014

I would consider Herbsreit a traitor for some of the comments he has made about OSU away from  football, TP made a bad decision that could have been dealt with appropriately.

Comment 19 Apr 2014

The article said in the post game of the UAB is when he made the comment, not at the end of the season. No one way is wrong but I think people tend to relate more to a coach that expresses emotion rather than one who would have talked up UAB as a quality opponent in an ugly win.

Comment 18 Apr 2014

I think he has also said that Grant was not where he wanted him mentally.... So I don't think he bases everything on physical ability I have seen quotes several times about that.

Comment 18 Apr 2014

LOL... Yeah I was thinkiing the same.... Meyer was pretty vocal that the D as a whole was not championship caliber after the michigan win.

Comment 18 Apr 2014

I remember it was mentioned I think on the Fan that there were a few players that left the Orange bowl before the game ended for the locker room. I don't think they ever said who it was. Is it safe to say that some of the older players were rubbed the wrong way by Meyer?

Comment 18 Apr 2014

St Chris' is a Rival School to OSU pipeline school Fork Union (FUMA)..... Been there many of times when we played them in BBall and FBall. Nice school very rich, they had uni's that looked like OSU's.

Comment 18 Apr 2014

The only fact you posted was he took another job which is true.... Sorry but to think that taking a job for half pay at the time he did is not just a bit curious and that there may not have been more to it, is a bit naive on your part. Sure its speculation but most agree the writting was on the wall as the defense got worse over the 2 years. Pretty sure having the 112th rated pass D merits legit speculation on my part. As for the Common man show, not sure where they pulled their source, but they were pretty adamant that JMU was not making the move to D1 as it was orignally stated or at least at the time they originally planned and reiterrated the sentiments that the writting was only the wall. I am not going to say that the show is the #1 source of sports info and its largely entertainment. But they also seem to have more connections to the program that provide them more insight than most as well. The NBC link didn't open, but to say Fickell is making the calls may be correct.... But that also does not mean that Ash does not have overall say much like Meyer does when Herman makes offensive play calls. Again you can call this speculation on my part but its not uncommon for this to happen. I tend to believe that the people making the calls are the ones in the press box who have a complete overview of the offensive formation and I know Fickell was not in the Press box and if you are not seeing that the defense that was run  at the spring game  was not a complete duplicate of what Ash has ran through his tenure as a DC then I am not sure what to tell you. The changes have been visible and Fickell is a good recruiter, just because his title has not change does not mean that his role has not been diminished. Being a good coach is saying the right thing publicly and keeping changes in house. Keep in mind these are my opinions but there seems to be a lot of talk to support it. The media only reports on what is known, not what is said behind closed doors. Its why we still question who is still in charge.

Comment 17 Apr 2014

What is funny is that the common man show said the same thing that I said on my drive home and JMU is not moving up to D1. Just because he wasn't fired doesn't mean it wasn't said that he should take the next offer he gets. If the OSU D was worth anything while he was there he could have landed a respectable D1 job if his desire was to be a HC. Fickell is still around because it's clear that he was not calling the plays, it's evident that Ash is making the changes. Fickell has never preached press coverage in all his time and most point to the similarities of unc's defense to OSUs when Withers was at both. When you are a successful coach you get people out in the most respectful way possible because you never want to burn bridges