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Comment 23 May 2015

If you are going to compare Meyer to Tressel, the Tressel period has to be his first 3 years.  (Transitions where you implement new offenses with existing personnel have an impact too.)

In Tressel's first 3 years we had 55 fumbles (19, 17, 19) and lost 29 (11, 7, 8).  So we're really comparing 61 to 55 and 35 to 29.  I'll take that trade-off every damn day of the millenia given production.

The moral of the story is that there are fewer mishandles and its easier to recover your mistakes when you run Dave 75% of the time than when you are trying to stretch the field both directions and option off defensive player decisions.

Comment 23 May 2015

Hope we can land him.  The kid has some size and talent...which is a great START.  Given the brand comment, he apparently has a little attitude/self-image to go with it.  I don't mind that too much give his age because:

1) You can't make a stud race horse unless you start with an untamed stallion

2) I can still vaguely remember when I was his age and the path to success seemed so clear/easy since I already knew everything. lol

A few years under Sensei Meyer (and with our stable of QBs tossing him the pill) would do wonders on developing his talent and refining him into a real-deal thoroughbred.

Like Woody used to say...

The question isn't whether that butt-kicking will eventually come.  The question is where/when it will come.  A coach like Urban would see to it that it comes in practice at the WHAC.  Someplace else it might come in front of millions on a Saturday night.

Comment 24 Apr 2015

Seems like a lot of love for Minny in that schedule...3 primetime appearances, two of them as the Home team.  I'm just saying they haven't really earned that degree of exposure given that Wisky (yeah I know, new staff) was left off altogether and Sparty only has 2 appearances.

Comment 21 Apr 2015


Then again, dating myself I know, but still I once saw Larry Holmes beat Tex Cobb in boxing.  Tex thought he was the better, tougher fighter.  After getting knocked down half a dozen times or so, Tex got complacent and forgot to get up in time to beat that last 8-count.  If only he hadn't gotten complacent.

Comment 19 Apr 2015

I believe his concern was he didn't want Meyer standing around waiting.  So he kept checking the hall to see if Urban was headed that way.  I suspect the plan was for players to talk after coach and Cardale somehow went before coach (maybe just to fill time).  So he wanted to make sure the schedule was put back on course as soon as Urban walked through the door.

Comment 19 Apr 2015

You might have heard, Urban has a degree in psychology.  And "Da Man" plays a serious game of chess.  This kind of comment is exactly the kind of motivation required to drive second-string players over the summer to the point where Warinner faces the same kind of dilemma Beck/UFM face come next fall (which of these studs do I have to leave on the bench).  Don't think for a second that casual comment won't be made perfectly clear in Warinner's film room.

We'll get there and that comment is a first step in the right direction.

Comment 08 Apr 2015

Cadets makes them sound like children (seems to fit in the chain...Cub Scout, Webelos, Explorer, Cadet).  If somebody nicknamed my unit cadets back in the day when I joined the Corps, there would have been hell to pay and blood to clean up.  

I hope Nike really forked over a pile of money, because Army sure got hosed on that one.

Comment 28 Mar 2015

I heard that too...cubic ziconia....cubic zirconia...really dude, you've got to be shitting me.

Them are some cheap bastards at the "CFP Administration, LLC".  $470million/yr in TV revenue alone and they decide we better keep costs down by going zirconia on the 100 or so rings we buy for the champs.


Comment 26 Mar 2015

Spring was always going to be like this.  (Summer and camp will be worse, because no decision will be made until late.)

About one more article about Cardale and we'll be getting the "I can't believe everybody is overlooking Braxton and focusing so much on 12ga" posts.  JT has a couple good days and articles and we'll get the same about too much focus on him.

We can downplay it all we want (and so can the staff) but it is a serious dilemma because all 3 are studs and have already proven they deserve the right to start...on the field during crunch time.  I'd have to be Urban on this one and like the article said, I suspect it is eating him up to not have a good way to get all 3 on the field.  (That said, about 100 D1 head coaches would trade QB depth chart with UFM in less than a millisecond...and laugh like hyenas that they got the better end of the trade.)

Side note: I don't know a thing about Beck really, but I suspect he'll be involved in the QB decision about the same way the extra chair in a conference room is involved in meetings.  UFM is going to own this one.

Comment 03 Mar 2015

#1...What's with the "Johnson ordering Tea" crap...everybody knows Coffee is for Closers!

#2 That's a damn lie about Fesler...they were Camels not Marlboro.

Comment 22 Feb 2015

Sad to see that even the healthiest of lifestyles can't stave off mental illness.  Hell, Hunter had both grapefruit and orange juice during his daily bender.  If you count walking back and forth to the bar for Chivas refills, the man filled in the daily exercise checkbox too.  I don't know what else the man could have done to live healthier.  Well...maybe he could have used ground up multi-vitamins to cut his cocaine???

Comment 15 Feb 2015

When pigs fly!!!  Even then the ghost of Woody will shoot the pig out of the sky with a lightening bolt from his saintly hand, restoring order to the universe...and we'll squeak out a win.

Comment 06 Feb 2015

DJ and anybody else upset needs to take a deep breath and relax.

It sucks for Weber and I wish it went a different way, but it is what it is.  Mike should just try to keep some perspective...it will work out fine.  OSU didn't change, Meyer didn't change, Buckeye Nation didn't change...and top-flight RB coaches will be killing each other in a fight to get an interview.  Hmmm...Top head coach in the biz to learn from, top brand-name program for the resume, easy to recruit for National Title Winner with that charismatic HC, Heisman front-runner in your room (plus a bunch of other studs), stud Offensive line in front of your RBs, etc. etc. etc.  Yeah I can see where its going to be a bitch to find any good candidates for that job.  ;D

Comment 06 Feb 2015

Congrats to Drayton...if NFL experience is what he wants, that will be a fine place to start,

Bummer for Weber...I feel for the young man, but he'll come round.  Take a deep breath and think of it this way Mike...

Every quality position coach in the country would give their right arm to be on Urban's staff and learn from the master.  No matter when the job came open, it has to be one of the top 10 positions-coach jobs you can land.  And in this case, the job comes with the Heisman front-runner in your room...along with a bunch of other studs.  Hell, the best RB coaches around will be knife-fighting each other to cut in line for an interview.  Phone lines will be clogged going into the WHAC and Olentangy will be a parking lot for all the good coaches trying to get that job.

Comment 31 Jan 2015

Fesler gives an iron-clad guarantee and I'll go "Lizzy Borden" on Ol yeller, a sick little boy's favorite kitty and a little girl's pony with a dull, rusty hatchet.  If it will make the Buckeye streak longer/stronger I'll kill, cook and eat Filbert and swallow the guppy whole too...and I'll sleep just fine.  (I can hate myself in retrospect in the great beyond.  In this life I'm "all in" for Buckeye supremacy.)