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Comment 15 Jan 2015

I am sure there are many people telling Cardale what the right thing is to do. I believe he has made some mistakes in his lifetime that he has later regretted. I also believe that he is experiencing things that are very new to him. His easy smile and nice demeanor lends to believe he is generally a nice person. There are no assurances that if he stays he will be given to the opportunity to showcase his skills. As a result, his value likely will decrease. In addition, if he does stay and plays opposing teams will find holes in his game and exploit those. It happens to everyone. However, the pedestal that we have placed him on could begin to crumble. Not knowing where he is at from a maturity level and really his overall skill it is difficult to suggest he do anything. However, given the reported lower number of  higher skilled quarterbacks entering the draft this year and uncertainty of the future, I would suggest he secure what he can. He may never have this opportunity for himself, wife and daughter. Whatever happens I truly hope it works out for him. He has made it to a level of competition and notoriety that 5 years ago I am sure was not expected. Congratulations to him and his support team. You have done well. 

Comment 11 Jan 2015

Here are some of the important facts when UFM made his decision. 

  1. He is originally from Youngstown, so he has a understanding of what is Ohio State football
  2. He was the head coach of multiple high school teams in Texas to the State Championship level, so he can recruit Texas.
  3. He coached on the offense with Ed Warriner while at Kansas, so there is a comfort level with those two. 

He has had success at the college level while demonstrating the ability to manage an offense. He will help in coaching the quarterbacks, while Ed handles the play calling. UFM has had great success in developing quarterbacks so if Tim is not coaching a technique how UFM likes, it will be changed. It is not a home run but a good fit to an already unbelievable offense.

Finally, if he was able to again get a young, up and coming OC, then it would be difficult to give the newcomer play calling authority while Ed has earned that responsibility.

However it works out, I don't think UFM has any desire to bring someone here who can't help. He basically has his pick of coaches. So there is something that he knows that we really don't.  

Trust in UFM 

Comment 11 Jan 2015
He has won high school championships in Texas. Brought Kansas football into the college ranks. He is an Ohio guy. He will be running Urbans offense and won't be calling plays. The only concern I have is his coaching of quarterbacks. But again I think Urban can help there as well. Good hire.
Comment 07 Jan 2015

That is kind of what I am talking about. While the younger guys may be inexperienced I believe give some time off to Bosa and Miller will only help us when we really need them to be fresh.

Comment 06 Jan 2015

For the Sugar Bowl we smoked ribs in 30 degree temperatures and they were amazing. All season we have been hoping for the NC game because we will be serving a beef tenderloin shredded, on a hogie bun with provolone. The bun will be quickly dipped in the juices of the tenderloin similar in concept to a wet beef sandwich. Thank you Buckeyes for making it to the championship game I have looked forward to it all season.

Comment 16 Dec 2014

It sounds like Torrance will do well being around a coach like Urban Meyer. As long as he focus' on the right thing, such as school, family and football he will be fine. I am glad he got a taste of real competition while at The Opening.  It should prepare him and propel him to excel. He is a solid recruit for us. 

Comment 05 Dec 2014

First, because he has been around college programs his whole life I am sure he understands how the game works. His Dad also understands the "college game" and wouldn't want to lead his son astray. Also, keep in mind that Gibson could play a receiver position and with his height it could be an amazing position for him. (see Jalin Marshall) So, yes he has other options outside of Ohio State that could provide an easier path to starting, but will they lead him to a National Championship. If he is good he will play pure and simple.

Comment 01 Dec 2014

I read that his parents bought plane tickets to this game. He may end up watching the game with his Mom and Dad.  

Comment 20 Nov 2014

See what happens when scheme matches talent. Last year we had the talent but the scheme was all wrong. This year we can see the results of how coaching can have a direct impact on each player. 

Comment 20 Nov 2014

Even if this is true and we all know that he wouldn't be in football shape. However, just his presence could impact an opponents blocking scheme. This could free up Bosa, Bennett and the others. 

Comment 20 Nov 2014

It could be the B1G Championship game, Bowl game and National Championship game. This way he has been out for the whole regular season. 

Comment 19 Nov 2014

While the head coach salaries are important it would be interesting to review the assistant coaches salaries. UFM took less in salary when he arrived so that he could hire and pay the best assistant coaches. If you have to pay the guys spending all the time with the players and who are recruiting the players it will make a difference in the long run.

Comment 14 Nov 2014

Well that sucks

Comment 14 Nov 2014

That's the only thing I use on my dogs. We have 3 bottles in the pantry.

Comment 09 Nov 2014

Everyone keeps talking about JT's arm strength. He threw the ball 45 yards in the air to Devon Smith. I will take that accuracy over arm strength every time. JT is really developing as a QB and the team now understands what it takes to win a game of this magnitude. We won't lose again this year.

Comment 22 Oct 2014

Not a bad insurance policy

Josh Sweat

Weak-Side Defensive End
Chesapeake, VA (Oscar Smith)
Ht: 6-5 | Wt: 240 | 40: 4.50


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SIZE: 6-5/240 | 4.42-40 yard dash. 

CLASS: 2015
SCHOOL: Lorain Digital (Lorain, Ohio)
247 COMPOSITE RANK: 36th (Weakside DE)

Comment 14 Oct 2014

I was talking to a friend yesterday about his progressions. Braxton goes through two receivers and then runs but JT gets through all of the receivers first before taking off. Man, with this offense and his skill set when he is a senior watch out.