Although not the best football move logically, Powell took that ball out of the end zone out of pure joy and for that I loved it.
Urbans call at the end of the game shower me one thing, which is what makes him so good.
1. "If we hit that thing, that's pretty fun, too."- I love the way Urban coaches these kids. He believes in them, and he called for a dagger, in a fun way, in A GAME. He keeps the fun in it for these kids. He is the personification of a players coach. I loved the call. It was a risk, but if we hit that, then most of us would've been praising him for an outstanding/brilliant call.
Oregon. They're better. It would silence the haters.
Brilliant article. Can't wait for the game.
JT gives credit to God. He knows the love of God and he lives it. Doesn't judge, doesn't put himself before his unit, humble yet truthful and inspiring. Tim Tebow was the same way only I'd say JT isn't as out spoken. JT is blessed and it's obvious and it makes me so happy for him. Amazing kid.
"then take all the injuries and suspensions into consideration. this staff and team have done themselves proud already. hopefully they feel the same way lessening the pressure. having said all that they should be able go out and just have fun playing football and leave it all on the field."
I hope there were some players who saw this comment. I hope this is what the players are thinking. After all they've been through, forget the media, stress of playoff conspiracy......just go have fun boys, play for each other, and for the love and joy of the game.
I'm so sick of all this "resume" crap talk.
Expand the the field to 8, give conf champs a ticket in and 3 at larges.
The Orange and Fiesta will cover the other two teams.
No rankings or polls until mid October
I am fully aware the players will find out regardless of what you choose to print, but that doesn't justify the act simply because your "competition" or "competitive outlets" are doing so. That was never in my train of thought.
Goodness needs no justification. Wrongness always justifies itself.
If the other sites are doing this then let them. That is their problem. I love 11W because of their usual commitment to the team/coaches/players but a moral line should be drawn as to what is purely factual NEWS vs the stigma of generating reading material over meaningless contemplation. As Meyer said, let's worry about it later. It certainly doesn't help the team. Every little but adds up. Be different. Don't follow the crowd. This isn't bleacher report.
Single out other outlets? The article raises debate, and possibly among the players. Urban is obviously not comfortable talking about it either.
To to justify something because others are doing so, or pointing the finger to other outlets is wrong. Articles like this ARE NOT fair to JT nor Braxton.
I have a feeling this will make the team better losing Braxton in the same way our LB play may actually get better without Shazier. The crutch is removed. Meyer said so as well, "if you have a special team, situations like this make those kinds of teams stronger" and Urban is right.
At at least it happened before the season started to give players and coaches time to prepare. I have a feeling we're gonna see a chip on this teams shoulder that we haven't seen before.
Maybe his grades were enough to break the camels back over Spring? For whatever reason I think Rod would be a good back here, but he just hasn't seen the field. I too think his ball security issues have been fixed. So it seems...
I love all our kids but Zeke is probably my fav Buckeye and has been since he signed on. The kid has incredible physical attributes but his heart, grit, and soul are immeasurable and filled with Scarlet and Grey.
No but how can you not love Tyvis?
This is no insult whatsoever,but Tracy Sprinkle looks like the Predator.
My biggest concerns are as follows, in order:
1) Our back 7
3) Braxton's health/development
4) Backup QB
5) OL development
Warriner will have them ready. Several comments have been made that state we are in better shape on the OL then we were in '12 and look at what Warriner did with them that year. Our OL will be ready.
OC's are usually QB or OL coaches.
You can see that toughness Urban talks about in Curtis.
I don't know if I'll ever forget that! Shazier was only a So at the time.
"Warinner is extremely high on Ohio State's defensive line. Said they're the best group he's ever seen. That's high praise."
....the best he's ever seen....let that one soak in for a minute...can't wait!!!
Thanks for the link :)
I would take Carlos because he seemed to be more durable.
I understand with the "chill down the hype" on Samuel and others, but Urban is not a bs'er. He hasn't just made comments about Samuels talent; he's stated directly that Curtis was no.2 on the depth chart at end of spring ball. Which is why I was surprised to not see him with Kwon or Johnnie.
Sorry about the extra thread. Cell phones for the lose... :/