His kickoff ability to keep inbounds between the sideline and hash at the one will be more important than field goal ability.
Shades of Jon Waters. Could be a case of "She said, he said" and the university sided with the woman because of the atmosphere. What if he spurned her advance and she yelled harassment out of spite?
BTN at noon. Check the schedule link.
Quick recap. Taylor Zarzour was by himself and extremely complimentary to all things OSU. Concluded by saying OSU and Alabama have separated themselves from the rest of college football. Also commended for reminding players as they leave the facility: "Decisions. Respect women. No Stealing. No drugs. No guns" Said it was common sense, but more schools need to emphasize it like Ohio State.
Gene Smith - Said it was a tough choice to not give Luke Fickell a chance to grow as a head coach. Urban made it easy, however, as he wanted to come. Said he has the best group of head coaches he ever had and wants the Director's Cup this year.
Urban - Nothing we haven't already heard. Lots of talk about "Code Green" indicating you are a starter. Eager to watch his son tonight and ensuring his assistants get time with their families. When asked if he reflected on how great 50-4 was, he replied, "In Columbus, you're asked what happened in the four."
JT- Said a big reason he came to OSU was because a receiver from his HS went to Florida and said Urban made him a man.
Schiano - Extremely happy to be coaching again and very happy to settle in Columbus. Said he'll be in the booth for the first time since 1998. Very impressed with Ohio Stadium and the view from the box.
Several player interviews, but nothing extraordinary. Price said the room nickname for Michael Jordan is "Ferdinand the Bull" from the Blindside.
Neuheisel is far better than Houston Nutt or the ultimate in poor radio - Brady Hoke. He has some good stories like jumping off a cliff with Manti Teo when he thought he was committed to UCLA.
Will he only be on 1460 or 97.1 too?
With the athleticism at LB and DB, kickoff coverage should top the chart if they find a kicker to keep the ball inbounds between the hash and sideline.
If you're bringing an RV, you're forced into the Schott parking lot. Also keep in mind BG is a noon kick.
Brings back Coop's "If, and, buts" line: If Robiske hadn't dropped a TD pass in the end zone, if OSU had blocked the punt instead of getting a 15 yd. roughing the kicker.
I give LSU credit for one of the slickest plays I've seen. They put three receivers wide to one side and hid the tight end with an unbalanced line. TD.
OSU recruiting has changed. If you want in, you better take the offer when given the opportunity. As much as I like the person, would OSU offer Danny Clark today? He was smart to take it when he had the chance. Given what we know, Harris could have done the same.
I'd guess next Monday. Have to send it to the printer for the program. Doesn't Urban have a Monday press conference? It would make sense to coincide.
Somehow, I think Holmes sneaks into the mix. Perhaps in place of Wade. Sadly, OSU won't be in a position to profit from coaching changes - Perhaps Brian Kelly to the NFL?
Bama is settled with neutral site games annually. Remember they cancelled a home and home with MSU. No, I don't see OSU playing them at a neutral site. OSU would give up too much money.
Look for Hounsell in the red zone. Lots of experience.
1. You know they knew public airing was coming. Hence, nothing negative.
2. With no candor, turn it into positive PR for the program.
3. If urban was forced to rank the assistants like the military, that could be very interesting. I'm thankful he doesn't have to & cause acrimony.
Can he put kickoffs in a trash can at the one between the hash and the sideline? That's the big unanswered question for me.
Iowa overpaid Ferentz for years so why not the strength coach?
Even a General Studies grad could do that math.
Yes, plus crossed my fingers, toes, and everything else crossable. I just think if suspensions were pending, he'd announce it today. Drug suspensions are athletic dept. policy year-round. That's why I believe they are assessed in the first game.
The players need to sign their binding commitments so the coaches can talk about them.
Note what he didn't say: "One game suspension for violation of team rules." After the suspensions for VT last year, the word got through.
Especially since they lost their best defensive player for being an idiot.