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GVerrilli92

Chapel Hill, NC (via Sanford, NC)

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Comment 06 Jan 2016

Pretty much my sentiment exactly.

Only the Herman led teams didn't have 12+ proven NFL players on the roster, this one did. Any other year I would be an adamant Beck defender, but 2015 was supposed to be THE year that we were waiting for. This was the year that everybody was pointing at as our chance to build something unbelievable. The QB situation hurt, and that's on Meyer. But you know what Herman did in his first QB controversy? He gave his boss input, and that input was correct. Beck didn't make a wrong decision ever, because I'm not sure he was trusted to even make a decision. And he did nothing to earn that trust.

Comment 06 Jan 2016

Really? We're talking about the college coach that gets as much face time on ESPN as any other coach in any sport. And he doesn't care about perception? College football is still a product that is consumed by the fans, and his main job as head coach is to oversee the operations of the biggest revenue generator that the University has. Make great men, be an ambassador of the great state of Ohio, give back to the community, these are all accessory jobs - not the primary objective. His main job is to put asses in seats and glue eyeballs to TVs.

Is he going to let the public opinion be the basis for all his decisions? No, but you best believe he's going to listen to a fan base as big (and knowledgeable) as Buckeye nation. Perception isn't truth, but it can be more important than the truth. **See all of the opinions of the recruits who visited during whatever it was we were watching against MSU. How does Tim Beck explain that performance to Benj Victor or Kareem Walker?

And then there's the psychological affect that "boos" from the crowd has on your team. If you run a 3rd straight QB draw on 3rd down for two yards and the crowd goes apeshit, how do you think the players feel?

Comment 06 Jan 2016

Because we live in a "What have you done for me lately?" society. The public dissent of Beck alone is enough reason to "fire" him.

I would completely understand if the lack of execution was the effect of implementing a new system, but it wasn't. Same system, same players, no improvement.

Comment 06 Jan 2016

Based off precedence.

I'm not saying that it's the right thing to do or that it will even happen. But Urban already found one busted hire a head coaching job after a season, so he's not past pulling the plug early.

My personal opinion? (Thanks for asking) Urban moving Warriner to the box was conceding defeat. At that point, to take one of the best OL coaches in the game off the sideline, it seemed to me that Urban had accepted the staff's shortcomings.

Did Beck just have a shallow learning curve? Is Urban going to give him one more year to finish learning and start implementing? Possibly.

All I'm saying is that there is PLENTY of reason to speculate Beck's departure.

Comment 06 Jan 2016

Amen.

This is one of the premier football discussion sites in existence.

Just goes to show the strength of Buckeye Nation.

Comment 06 Jan 2016

I think this is a topic every Buckeye fan should follow. There's always a good chance for staff turnover when the expectations are so high, either because those expectations were met or they weren't.

Isolate the root cause guys. Beck will be taken care of, but I think he needs to show himself the door.

Comment 06 Jan 2016

Michael Thomas was redshirted when Philly Brown was our #1 receiver, and we have proven talent at WR with Brown and Wilson returning with a bunch of young burners.

You might wanna hold your horses on the Austin expectations.

Now, if you wanna re-vamp the TG hype, I'm all for that.

Comment 21 Dec 2015

Nah, me and my rooommates have just been life-long Panther's fans and football players. It's way easier to have an attention to detail and hyped focus for your team when in two years' time they transformed from the "Cardiac Cats" into the "Perfect Panthers."

We literally talk for hours on end about Panthers football, because it's so different having those conversations be happy ones.

Comment 21 Dec 2015

I 1000% agree.

I guess the thread could definitely be perceived as a troll-effort, because I didn't really set up any narrative to allow a dissenting opinion. But then again, I felt so strongly about the issue that I conceived it impossible to support said dissenting opinion. That being that Tim Beck wasn't Urban Meyer's first bad hire.

Comment 21 Dec 2015

Not sure I remember admitting I was a bad fan...

I guess we can just agree to have different motivations in life, because when I'm on any field of play - or undertaking any endeavor, I want to be the best. That's just me. I didn't play football just for the love of the game, I played to prove my worth. These kids were robbed of an opportunity to play up to their worth and that's what bothers me. I obviously have no say in the outcome of Ohio State's season, but don't tell somebody they can't sympathize with people that busted their ass just to have fate taken out of their hands.

Comment 21 Dec 2015

That would actually work way less in Ginn's favor because he's targeted so infrequently and for such big yardage.

What me and my roommates down here in NC joke about is that Cam is the only QB in the NFL that would keep targeting Ginn. Cam has just accepted the fact that if he doesn't hit Teddy between the 1 and the 9 on his jersey - it isn't getting caught. There are very few QBs that Ginn would be successful for, because he catches the ball close to his body and has a very small catch radius. That was never exposed at Ohio State because Troy Smith was also an extremely accurate passer. Now that Teddy football and Cam have built a chemistry, you see this mutualism where Ginn might be the only guy that can catch those 100mph fastballs that Cam throws because he allows the ball to get deep into his body (which goes against all taught fundamentals ever). 

I love it, because Ginn can't catch touch passes, and Cam doesn't like to throw touch passes. lol

Comment 21 Dec 2015

Hey guys, had my coffee today.

But for all of you that got worked up over one man's opinion, I'm sorry. This is an online forum where we're allowed to say what we actually think, and sometimes those opinions are sprinkled with a little more reality than some would prefer to hear. Luckily, I'm not Zeke, and won't have to pay any consequences for what I say online. I'm fortunate enough to be a part of a fanbase that has such an awesome website and following.

If I ever see any of you at a tailgate before the game, you will drink my cold beers and you will like it. 

Comment 21 Dec 2015

Over this last little 5 game clip where the Panthers have looked pretty dominant at times, Ginn has dropped on average around 2 passes per game. Which for normal WRs isn't so bad. There are a number of great receivers out there that have more drops than him, it's just that the nature of his drops are so memorable. When Teddy has dropped passes over the last couple of games, they were almost all guaranteed touchdowns for 40+ yards. 

This is really a glass half-full/empty type situation. Ron Rivera realizes how big of a threat Ginn's speed is in taking the safeties out of the run game. Last week was a bit of an aberration in gameplanning because we didn't have Stewart in the backfield. But even when Ginn's hands are crapping out on him, his speed opens up the edge run game, and allows Stewart to get to the corners and punish them.

Comment 20 Dec 2015

We played with our 3rd string QB for all 3 games? 

I'm really not sure what the point you're trying to make is. You are all over the place.

Our poor performances against NIU and IU only strengthen my argument that Beck was garbage. And then shortly after that MSU game in '13 Herman stepped up to the mic and admitted he messed up, something Beck has never done. 

If you're trying to claim that this team experienced more adversity than last year's, we will never agree on much of anything.

Comment 20 Dec 2015

I never said fire either of them!

When Christian Bryant went down our lack of depth could not overcome the youth.

Are you really trying to say that you had similar expectations in '13 as to this year?

Comment 20 Dec 2015

I didn't say that was Urban's attitude, I'm saying that's what the results suggested. Whether it was Urban who made the final call or not, it was a failure.

Comment 20 Dec 2015

I'll feel the exact opposite lol

If this team throttles Notre Dame I'll feel just the way I did after beating UM - GIDDY AS A SCHOOLGIRL.

If they lose I'll be even more pissed that Tim Beck exists.

Comment 20 Dec 2015

Ok, yeah that sentence was a product of frustrated hyperbole. 

But do you necessarily disagree? I feel like it would almost be more difficult to have no success with the talent this offense had than to get where they should have been.

Comment 20 Dec 2015

I don't know why I woke up so pissed at the world today. My grandma tells me I'm a sweet kid.

But that, in it's simplicity, was the point of this thread. To say that Beck really doesn't deserve another job as good as this one.