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.
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.
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.
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.
That last dudes bitter tears taste so sweet. Hehehehehe
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.
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.
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.
Scrawny little guy isn't he? Oh well, at least he has another year of high school...maybe he can work on his physique.
Coach Mick will have this guy makin OTs cry in just a couple years. lol
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???
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.
Touche...but even on-side kicks will wear the kicker out after 30-40 reps. lol
Those are funny...we need to send them some "We aren't taking a punter to Blacksburg, just extra kickoff teams. - Urban" shirts
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
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.
Great coach, great team...heisman candidates coming out our ears. I wouldn't trade Urban or the team for anything.
However, I think the future might have seemed just a shade brighter at this point after the '68 championship (Super Sophs had 2 more years...no going pro early).
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.)
I believe it was that learned philosopher Mel Brooks who said...."It's good to be King!"
I'm sure he also said "...and Meeechian still sucks!!!!"
TV exposure is great and all...I just hope he can fit in a little NJ recruiting while he's in the area. lol
Letterman was a Warren Zevon fan...how bad can he be??? I'll miss him.
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
Quick, somebody get my man Coombs a case of extra-strength coffee...we can't have a member of the staff looking that lethargic and drowsy all the time. lol
All your juice are belong to Coach Coombs!
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.