I don't want to assume that Herman put on the brakes simply because it could be so many things. Turnovers, defense adjusting, running new plays with new personnel to see if they work. I don't think it was a case of not trying to score but trying to see what worked in a game setting.
Not related to the article, but I see a great 11W photo shop opportunity with the guy holding up the cards in the background... The 11 is already there for you.
So now they know the difference between OSU and Ohio....
Exactly! He is paid a lot of money to produce a championship caliber D. I appreciate a ton of former players but none of them are being paid to coach. Sometimes people have a hard time separating the player from the coach and I sincerely hope he gets it turned around.
Other than depth issues at LB, there is undoubtly the talent to field a top 20 defense.... Its just a matter of coaching it up. LJ has his track record of success, Ash seems to have the tools based on experience with less talented groups in the past. I think he said it best keep it simple and have an identity. Hoping this group of coaches mesh well and that Fickell gets off the hot seat.
Wow, you just have so many excuses.... "What to enforce and when to look the other way" WTF are you talking about? I am glad you are ok with allowing violations to take place so as long as no one gets caught right? Guess what he got caught and here we are so again dumb. I am sorry that I did not take some made up promise into account like you did... I mean it makes total sense now. Lets preach integrity and honesty to everyone outside OSU and say we do things the right way.... But Mrs Pryor its ok I will let Terrel be a total jerk off behind closed doors because I am no snitch right..... Being a good leader is also doing the unpopular thing and in this case suspending players.... But I guess you believe that people shouldn't be held accountable for their actions right? Not very good mentorship by a person that is supposedly treating someone like one of their own. Bottom line is, I don't care about what happens elsewhere because I am an OSU fan and we said before this we hold ourselves up to a higher standard and still win. Yes I am sure that players are treated differently than others, but the job is also look out for the well being of the program as well. To date only JT has allowed violations hurt the Program to where 2010 was vacated (lost season win wise) 2011 lost season due to best players being suspended several games and inept coaching staff 2012 is a probation year in which we probably could have went and won the NCG under Meyer so yes that makes 3 seasons where OSU missed out. All to save the star player from a 3-4 game suspension at most. Sorry dude, not trying to be a dick you pretty much initiated that. Sorry I am not all about giving him a free pass like you are because everyone else does it which is the lamest excuse.
Tressel got caught in a lie by the NCAA when asked if he knew about multiple violations... It doesn't matter that the NCAA is inept or corrupt. They had more than enough evidence to get him. Lets not forget that he also had his name on books such as The Winners Manual preaching integrity and doing the right thing this also hurt his image. Believe it or not, some people believe that people should be held accountable for their actions. JT F'd up and then made it worse by lying, he condemend himself. Why not use Saban in the anology? We already rip him on how he runs a program.
I think all those players you mentioned were complete PoS's for being selfish doing what they did and screwed their teams in the end. But as you make a snarky reply was JT not informed by Cicreo of possible violatons in the spring? Yes, he was since you seemed to have forgotten that. So had he came forward maybe at worse its a 3-4 game suspension. But instead the season plays out the FBI uncovers Rife's involvement with OSU players and the NCAA allows OSU to play Pryor and others because JT said he didn't know which was a lie based on emails.... But please Nutinpa go on about how its not JTs responsibility to come forward as a coach when he first learned about this or tell the truth when first asked by the NCAA. Sorry guy, JT got paid a lot of money to run a program and that includes enforcing the rules no matter how stupid we think they are. I am not saying JT is a bad guy, just saying he failed to do his job that ended with us having a vacated season, the fickell season and the probation seasons. By my count that makes 3 seasons lost. But by all means you continue to call this a media conspiracy or what not but the evidence was there sorry that you cannot accept that like most other people. BTW a bit much with the not winning the MAC comment, was that to insinuate that it would be ok to lie and let star players to get away anything I am not sure... But it was pretty stupid.
The Skeezers from Rock of Love
I believe it happens elsewhere as well, it also stings a bit when you write books on integrity and character. I appreciate all that he had done prior and no question will he make the CFB HoF the only question is when. And this is a HoF that elected Fitzgerald before Spielman.
I think the worst part about tatgate is that JT lied. Had he not lied it would be different IMO.Being forthcoming after being caught is a little too late. In Sumlin's case social media is a lot different than actual info on your work computer... Easier to deny social media.
Johnny Football is a 20 year old douchebag, JT was 60 something who knew what he did was a violation that included lying to the NCAA. JT had a responsibility to enforce rules and do the right thing based on his position. The infractions commited by players were a joke but his actions made them serious.
A site had Vontae Davis as a possible FA target at CB
Most analysts believe he will be just as good as the WRs you mentioned and few believe Bortles and Bridgewater make it to #4. I wouldn't be upset with either route, but having two stud WRs can make any QB look good look at Cincy.
I am not even sold on Carr.... I'd take the weapons and see what Hoyer can do and develop a QB if they get one. If they're not the answer, you still have Watkins*, Gordon, Camron, Benjamin and Hyde* then you could go all in on giving up picks for Winston if he goes pro next year.
Don't the QBs and WRs work out together during the summer w/out the coaches? If so, I am not too worried about them getting reps when he throws a 90mph pass on a 5yd slant. I always felt like his sack problems came when he sat back in the pocket too long maybe the blessing is that his mental game willl catch up to his physical abilities with this time off.
Unless Edelman is bringing Tom Brady with him, I am not sure you need him when you have the same type of player in Benjamin coming back. I'd address OL and DB with FA. Watkins, Hyde, Carr (if they must draft a 1st RD QB), OL and LB with draft. I think Edelman is a product of the system rather than superior talent. Thats just my opinion.
If this was fans being fans sure, but to me with it being Clemson it kind of suggests that its not common for them to win big games. Thats just how I see it.
So they have only 20 "Special" wins since 1893?
The biggest problem with Rod Smith is that he fumbles too much, not his talent.
Lets keep in mind that 24-0 was not without some very close calls along the way.
I wouldn't necessarily say its terrible effort by the rest of the conference. UK was able to sign 10+ more players than most other B1G teams this year. By #'s alone there is no way for teams like PU to come close.
All will depend on how Ash turns the secondary around, pretty confident in Warriner since he made an under performing OL a strength in his 2 seasons.
I do agree I do not see a great tourney run for OSU, but its March Madness and anything can happen.