Can we please officially rule out K-Fed now!!!!
I mean really, first of all who's the knob that would ask that question? What else is he supposed to say, "yeah they'd probably kick our asses again." The two teams will play again, but MG3 will be plying his trade in the NFL, of course if he really meant what he said, he could always come back, Mike Hart did, and how'd that work out for him?
Its a 'bad idea' in any iteration, leave the recruiting to the staff. Just be a fan!! Only 3 things could happen with this and two of them are bad!!
I REALLY hope it's Doug Meacham OC/QB Coach at TCU, that would be the HR but I trust Heisenberg
Does it seem odd to anyone but me, that Cager's stated reason for dropping tOSU was the departure of Tom Herman? Herman wouldn't have been his Position Coach and wasn't his primary recruiter. So I'm at a loss as to why his leaving has such a profound impact on Cager. You'd think that as QB's both Torrance Gibson and Joe Borrow would be more concerned, but they don't seem to be. Maybe I'm over-thinking this but it just seems strange.
Of course they will, like everyone else he'll take the money!!
It doesn't matter, that ship has sailed and Mike Weber committed, Damien will be fine wherever he chooses to go and so will tOSU. Time to focus on who we have and let others focus on who we don't have.
The article mentioned something about delusional TTUN Fans, didn't it? I believe the above rant is the perfect example. Your only take from this article is it's bad because Lloyd Carr wasn't really forced out? At this point who really cares? The premise of the article is that TTUN Football isn't relevant now and hasn't been for a really long time. What's the argument for that opinion? Jim Harbaugh doesn't want the TTUN job, if he did he'd have taken it by now, every indication he's given is that he wants to stay in the NFL.
TTUN, as is clearly stated in the article, after this bullshit search and everyone they really want turning down the job will hire some nondescript coach and try to sell him to the fanbase as a savior of the program and a "Michigan Man" just as they did 3 years ago with Brady Hoke. Hoke turned out to be exactly what everyone said he was, a mediocre coach who's career record was barely above .500. So wrap yourself in past glory and watch BTN Highlights of Woodson, Howard, Biakabatuka and that bullshit "Tiebreaker" Documentary, which is nothing more than old TTUN malcontents still whining about being robbed after a game that they didn't even win. Be happy with the 1969 Win and fondly remember the days of Bo. Your program is garbage and everyone but Kyle Kalis knows it.
I still believe the best choice is Doug Meacham, OC @ TCU if we can get him!!
I know Zach has aspirations, but he's in a prime postion. He's been with UFM for a few years now, both at FLA and tOSU and he's burnishing his own brand. He's gone from being Earle Bruce's Grandson to a respected coach in his own right. The work he's doing here is pretty remarkable and UFM's comments about the receiving corps when he came here put even more of spotlight on Zach, UFM is Heisenberg when it comes to his assistants. Zach Smith will hang around and when UFM hangs it up, he'll be the #1 guy and a legacy to boot.
T-Orlando Pace & Kory Stringer
G-LeCarles Bentley & John Hicks
DE-Will Smith and Bill Willis
DT-Jim Stillwagon and Big Daddy Wilkinson
LB-Gradishar, Hawk and Katzenmoyer
CB-Antoine Winfield and Shawn Springs
S-Jack Tatum and Mike Doss
KR/PR-Ted Ginn, Jr.
I don't know what the big deal is about this, whether its true or not. Ed Warriner said when he accepted the job here that he was looking for the opportunity to be a HC again.
You make a cogent point about Chris Ash, but it never hurts to upgrade when the opportunity presents itself. I thought this was a forum where opinions could be expressed and ideas exchanged, even ones you don't agree with? I guess I was wrong. If UFM calls me about that personal advisor position, I'll recommend you, I'm happy with the work I do now.
I've read the same thing, but a phone call from UFM wouldn't hurt. He is after all, the best closer in the business.
You tell them that they lost to Baylor and that actual wins on the field matter more than committee opinions and "style points" The first criteria in any athletic competition is head-to-head!!
I don't see Walker coming to tOSU at all, too many other programs offer offenses that fit him better. When our O is operating at optimum efficiency, its the H and QB runs that are most effective and with all of the firepower at tOSU, he won't get near that many touches.
I normally don't get into recruiting, but your comment intrigued me. The lure if playing for your in-state school and close to home is a strong one. tOSU sells it all of the time, just look at the recruits from Ohio. Why should the best player in OH(J. Hilliard) come to tOSU to play, but the best player in KY(D. Harris) not go to his home state school? If he wants to play early, which he says is a consideration why would he come to tOSU? EZE will be a junior, Samuel will be a sophomore, Brionte Dunn and Warren Ball will both be juniors. Dunn was 5 Star back who flipped from TTUN, if you recall and how'd that work out for him. He's been buried on the tOSU bench for 3 years when he'd be the starter up there. Do you honestly believe young Mr. Harris hasn't thought about that? For these young men its not about winning and tradition, its about exposure and the best opportunity to get to the next level and in many cases just being close to home, as was the case with Stephon Diggs. I don't know nor do I care what decision Harris, ultimately makes but I hope its the correct one for him and his family because he's the one that has to live with it for the rest of his life. tOSU will be just fine, with or without Damien Harris.
Coach Warriner is gone as soon as the season is over. He wants to be a HC and there will be several big opportunities for him, KU being the one that stands out right now. I hate it, but its the reality. What he's done with the O-Line this season has been remarkable and having 3 NFL rookie starters from last year's squad is indeed impressive and has opened a lot of eyes. While we're on the subject I see believe this is Tom Herman's last season in C-Bus as well, he's way too talented a coach not to get a shot from someone and he believes he's ready to be a HC.
Heisenberg knocks again!!! Thanks to Zach Smith and Papa LJ, as well !!
All that I can do is echo what's already been said about Jalin's fumbles, no one will remember them when he's one of the top players in the country next year and when he's gashing IU and TTUN over the next 2 weeks. What concerns me more is the way the D-Line and backers are being gashed in the running game!! 137 yards to Langford and 145 yards to Cobb in successive weeks and that's supposed to be our strength. Where is all of this D-Line depth we heard about all pre-season? Where is the 8-10 man rotation that LJ is supposed to be famous for? We have 4 guys playing 80 snaps per game, where's Tommy Schutt, Chris Carter, Jaylen Holmes and the rest of that crew that everyone was raving about? In the B1G Championship Game we're looking at Melvin Gordon and against this current front 7 that doesn't look too good.
I think its more the 50 year-old offense they run, which is a combination of the Wing-T and the Wishbone. In this day of shotgun spreads, no defense prepares for Navy or Ga Tech offenses.
Thanks for the catch and correction BG!!
He gave an interview to Jeanette Thompson on the Oakland Raiders website during Training Camp this season, for "Behind the Shield" you can access it at www.raiders.com go to the archives. Woodson stated unequivocally that he never seriously considered going to tOSU, he didn't give any details other than he'd always been a fan of TTUN.