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Comment 15 Jan 2015

I don't know squat about Beck...nor do I care.  Meyer could hire a fence post and I'd be "all in" behind the move.  Coach has EARNED all the trust and latitude in the world around C-bus.  If Beck can recruit Texas well and juggle the QB horn-o-plenty all the better!  

Here ya go Coach Beck...two Heisman candidates, a 3-0 starter who lit up 3 great defenses on the biggest stages in the country and half a dozen studs in the making all waiting in your room.  Don't worry, no pressure.  All the fans expect is that next year's 3 Heisman finalists all play QB at OSU...and an undefeated season where we average 60pt/600yds.  Once you have that covered just relax and take it easy.  lol

Comment 13 Jan 2015

Since the Statesman Journal Editor was undoubtedly forbidden to use the preferred "O Shit!"...I like what they did with the "O, No."  Besides, that is a truly iconic pic with Bosa casually walking back to get ready to do it again and Mariotta trying to figure out if all his parts are still in tact.

Comment 07 Jan 2015

Hate to be the one to let facts get in the way of a good story, but wasn't OSU on (at least the regional) SI cover last week?

Comment 07 Jan 2015

I'm with you.  Remind me again if Urban tried to get those 2 guys to come to C-bus.  Hmmm.

That said, JH may need a lesson in "not poking the bear."  I'm sure Urban will be willing to oblige.  

Comment 03 Jan 2015

Solution....NCAA takes the opportunity to do right AND get their beak wet on promo.  

NCAA simply signs a deal with Nike (Phil Knight would be in a mood to comply this year for sure) whereby Nike provides a plane for family members to each of the 6 teams travelling, pays the hotel bills and provides Nike clothes.  Families travel free so long as they wear the swoosh and spend their time in a Nike promo (plane, hotel, airport van...everything labelled in swooshes).  NCAA gets a small additional fee (couple mil) and they set up a Nike labelled family section in the stands on each side for each game so that all family TV shots are blanketed in swooshes.  (And of course, the obligatory family thank yous to Nike in every interview about what they think of being able to see their kid play.)

Problem solved, everybody wins.  (And Adidas and Under Armor will bid up the offering as fast as they can get to a phone.)

Comment 03 Jan 2015

A week until we play for the national title and the biggest thing some folks have to worry about is one of our 3 stud QBs for next year (the one with a big ass Block O on his shoulder) did some social media fork up?

Even "Phyllis from Mulga" is shaking her head at that one.

Comment 16 Dec 2014

I hope somebody gets Urban a new spatula for Xmas...he's wearin out the current one like it owes him money.

Boom!  And welcome to Buckeye Nation young man.

Comment 13 Dec 2014

My basic point of view is that we want the best ACs in the business...period.  Best recruiter, best teacher, best motivator and best play /scheme caller at their position in the country.  OSU should not be a "we get the best value by getting pretty good guys on the cheap" team.  Starting there, here are a few AC pay parameters.

1) No coordinator at OSU should make less than $1.25mil. (If they aren't worth that much, they need to be replaced with someone who is worth that much ASAP.)  The bonus is that the $1.25mill price that would eliminate a huge chunk of smaller schools from stealing them as head coach.  (The smaller schools could not match/better the $1.25mil.  Tulsa pays their HC $750k for example.)  Second bonus is that only top-10 programs would be able to better the price to steal them as a  coordinator.

2) No AC at OSU should make less than 80% of the highest paid AC at their position in the country.  Same rule as above regarding them being worth that much money.  Bud Foster makes $1.356mil, so our DC should make (and be worth) at least $1.085mil.  Cam Cameron makes $1.3mil, so Herman should make $1.04 (minimum).

3) No AC at OSU should make less than $250k.  Again, if they ain't worth that much, they need to be replaced with someone who is worth at least that much ASAP.  This isn't a "starter gig."   We want top talent, not an entry-level guy or someone who is just learning their job.

Comment 09 Dec 2014

JT got screwed.  He earned and deserved the invite.  

The Early Leaders for the 2015 Heisman:

- Whoever the Buckeyes start at QB

- Whoever is 2nd string QB at OSU

- Whoever is 3rd string QB at OSU

- Zeke

- Also ran

Comment 30 Nov 2014

Really a question of fit.  He is abrasive and aggressive, but the folks in Lincoln ooze "nice."  To have that personality, he had to get close or win rings.  9-3 or 10-2 wasn't good enough for a guy who says what he thinks and screw the fallout.  Simply can't get caught calling out the nice guy fanbase and then not dominate.

He'll make a great DC and still get another shot at HC after a few years of reputation rehab.

Comment 30 Nov 2014

11 Warriors?  Seems more like 11 Worriers the last 24 hr. (and I'm looking at you too staff).

Suck it up folks.  We've got the players and coaches we've got...and we've got a week to get it figured out.  That ain't chopped liver and it gives us a hell of a lot more than just a "catch lightning in a bottle" chance at both the B1G title and playoff berth.

And as far as "kid yourself all you want, OSU isn't beating 'Bama with Cardale under center" goes...stop looking for things to wring your hands and fret over.  Hell, using that logic I'd be suicidal over the possibility that a Vicky Secret model wouldn't give it up...when given a very real chance to get her naked in my bedroom (and a month to work out the right pitch).  

I think the team bracelets read E + R = O.  So take the possibilities we get and figure out how to make the most of them we can rather than whine, cry and worry about "what might have been" if the universe had just given us the perfect scenario we wanted.  I know that's what UFM and the team will do...we fans should take a page from that playbook.

Buck up!

Comment 30 Nov 2014

Wow...either step "away from" or "off of" the ledge.  The situation sucks, but injuries are part of the game.  We've got a week (and two of the best brains in offensive football) to figure out how to be productive with CJ.  It'll be a hell of a challenge, but it sure isn't a lost cause.  And as for the "lose whatever bowl we're in"...we've got a month to figure out the offense under CJ before then.  Have a little freakin faith.

BTW, neither Braxton nor JT would have been Heisman candidates except for their running.  And without a running QB dimension to our offense, it would be MUCH more pedestrian.  Finally, as said by others, how the hell can you blame a non-contact swing pass in practice blowing out a recovering shoulder (or a run where the QB decided himself to be the runner) on the OC?

Comment 30 Nov 2014

Coming into Saturday, OSU (ranked #18 Total Defense) was well ahead of Oregon (93), Miss State (69), FSU (54) and TCU (45).  So among teams the committee had above us, only Bama was ranked ahead of us in Total Defense.  In terms of Scoring Defense, OSU (ranked tied for 30) is in a virtual dead heat with FSU (29), TCU (28) and Baylor (26).  That said, it is always concerning that our schedule is not exactly a murderers row.

That said, I would not be at all adverse to Mattison...assuming everybody could get past the "TTUN to OSU" conversion.  In the end, any damn thing Urban wants is exactly what I'm all about.  Our head man kicks ass.

Comment 29 Nov 2014

Ever heard anyone say "he's the kind of guy you want in the foxhole with you when bullets start flying?"  

Now you know exactly what that phrase means.  JT is a hell of a leader, outstanding QB, is laser-focused on his team and treats pain like its just a theory (one to which he does not subscribe).  There wouldn't be anybody better to have your back than JT when sheet hits the fan.