I have said all along that I wanted Warriner to stay on. He's done a great job at developing our o-line talent, and I use Taylor Decker as my microcosm. Dude straight got his lunch taken by Khalil Mack a few years back (yes, I know it was Taylor's first career start), but look at Taylor's career and how he's doing now. Ed Warriner in my estimation was a big part of the Slobs' success, and I am truly sorry to see him go.
I went partially down that rabbit hole of Tweets until I found myself getting dumber as I read the tweets of the antagonist as he defended himself, and an old adage came back to me: "Just because you can say something doesn't mean you should." He is certainly and absolutely entitled to feel and think however he likes about things; the problem came when he decided he would take his opinion directly to one of the people directly involved with his controversial opinion. I don't know what good he thought would come from tweeting what he did, and if he knew no good would come from it, then why bother? He started a fire that didn't even need to be lit.
I'm just throwing this out there. I don't know that this season with all the off-the-field hoopla surrounding Kaepernick is the best gauge of the type of QB coach Day is. It certainly was not a typical season in that regard. Just have to trust Urban.
Also, to this same point, I remember when Marshall announced that Bobby Pruett, defensive coordinator for the Florida Gators, would take over as head coach for the Herd following Florida's national championship game against Nebraska in January '96. As a life-long Buckeye fan that attended Marshall, I watched that game to see what Marshall was getting. If you remember, Nebraska absolutely waxed the Gators that night (these were the Lawrence Phillips-vintage Huskers), and I was left with an uneasy feeling about it all. Coach Pruett ended up being the winningest coach in Marshall history (no jokes, please - I know that it pales to Woody in Columbus, but it is what it is), so I learned that a snapshot doesn't always tell the whole story like with Kaepernick in SF this year. Urban has my trust on this.
I think the problem with "co-s" for the average Joe is that when things go horribly awry, we are confused as to which coordinator deserves our ire. "Who gets our angst!" /s
On a side note, I aged really quickly upon realizing Antoine Winfield has a college-age son.
I must, as a wrestling coach and fan of the sport in general, must humbly submit that NJ has given us Jordan Burroughs, the face of USA Wrestling (who, of course, is now having to share that title with one Kyle Snyder). As for the rest of your feelings, rock on, good sir.
It's funny how that '85 game against Iowa seems to keep coming up in various spots in my life. My brother and I recorded that game on the timer setting on our VCR because my parents had made plans to be out of town that weekend visiting some college friends, and we were in tow. We weren't sure we'd be able to watch it at my parents' friends' house (we were able, albeit sporadically, as it turns out), so we wanted to have it in its entirety to watch it at our leisure upon returning home. Since it was such an epic upset (truthfully, I wasn't sure OSU had what it took without Keith Byars to beat #1 Iowa with Chuck Long and Ronnie Harmon), we ended up NOT recording over the game (a true sign of '80s dedication!) and watched it repeatedly over the years whenever we had a Jones for Ohio State football. I remember the soaking wet AstroTurf from all the rain, and I remember writing in my English-teacher-required journal in English class two days later that "THE BUCKEYES UPSET #1 IOWA! THEY HELD RONNIE HARMON TO 122 YARDS!" That's a quote, by the way - I still have the journal.
I'm ready for the season. Thanks, Ramzy, for bringing back the eighth-grader in me and the child-like anticipation of another season of college football.
This season is where my utter disdain for Pat Forde came from. After the Bucks were beaten by LSU in the NCG, he wrote a scathing (and unfair) column on why the Buckeyes should not be allowed near any national championship game for the foreseeable future. His argument was two consecutive losses on the big stage. I think we would all admit that the 2006 team massively underperformed in that title game. MY beef was his willingness to penalize them for the 2007 squad's performance. Until reading this recap, I had completely forgotten about all the losses that transpired for Ohio State to move back up to #2. I remembered only Missouri and West Virginia losing on the last weekend (WVU losing to a forgettable Pitt team that they should have destroyed), forgetting completely that Oklahoma, Oregon, LSU, and Kansas all dropped the ball as well. My point is, the NCG fell into their laps. They probably shouldn't have been there. Forde's column was WAY over the line. I don't usually reach out to personalities when they publish things, even when they may have published something that I agree with. I just don't think they care all that much, but I was moved to email Pat Forde and give him a piece of my mind, for all the good it did. I avoid his stuff like the plague now.
To each his own, but he has taken the collar against tOSU since joining.
I'm just sayin'.
"When asked by The Lantern, the voice of OSU students, 72 percent of those polled were dissatisfied with the name because it wasn't ferocious enough."
Yes, because "Field Sparrows" is a moniker notorious for making one's blood run cold.
This confirms my sickness, but the first thing I think of nowadays whenever I hear a Gloria Estefan song is that d@#! meal she made for Livan 19 years ago. I have a problem, I know.
So glad to hear that this isn't a 90-minute montage of all the "Thes." I've never lived in Cleveland, but for whatever reason (who am I kidding, thanks a lot Dad), I live and die with these teams. I'm very much looking forward to watching this with my 15-year old son Saturday night.
I remember all of these. I still to this day look at Gloria Estefan with disgust. I remember before Game Seven in '97, she invited Livan Hernandez over and made him an authentic Cuban meal to help calm him down and make him feel more comfortable. I remember Bobby Bonilla being told by an MLB alumnus in the stands to look for a changeup from Jaret Wright at a certain count, and Bonilla sent it into the stands. Unhealthy that I remember all this stuff? Sure. But I can't help it. I remember collapsing on the floor and laying there for about a half-hour when Edgar Renteria sent a base hit up the middle off of Charles Nagy. And that's all just the '97 Series. One of these days, a Cleveland team is going to win it all, and I'm going to party for a week.
I'm having a hard time believing it's already been nine years since '07. #timeflies
Thanks for the info! J is doing work!
I am hoping it's the latter, because I can't see where I said anything offensive or even different than the poster above me.
edit to add - well, even that poster got two DVs, so <shrug>
So what I got out of that article is that this piece of trash had been slapped on the wrist over and over again, and here we are. I need to step away from this computer
OK, those were all hard to read, but Coach Tress' got me.
Nothing to say that hasn't already been said, but just ugh. What a gut punch. Wondered if he had any kids, and learned he has three. So his wife sees her husband murdered in front of her, and three kids lose a daddy. What a devastating turn of events. I have a whole lot of hate and anger toward this shooter that I need to work on here. Prayers for Will's family.
"That's why you just keep wrestling." Or something to that effect when Martin said he thought Nickal was about to take him to his back. You could tell Nickal was just DONE after that. Martin took his heart.
It is a very rare thing to see two heavyweights as athletic as those two are. More often than not, you get two guys pushing 285 who, while not slugs, don't move nearly as well as these two guys do. Gwiz had some very good reactions to Snyder's very good shots, shots that would've resulted in takedowns against just about any other wrestler he would've faced. What a great match, so glad I got to see it.
You should see a doctor about that.
If one is going to trip an official, I cannot think of any that deserve it more than one Theodore Valentine.
Some observations after watching that video:
1. The Buckeyes would've been flagged for excessive celebration for that benign display in today's game. A bygone era. Even the color guy was talking about what Byars was going to do when he got to the end zone.
2. Keith Byars was my dude. I absolutely loved that guy. He was absolutely hosed out of the '84 Heisman. Yes, Doug, that was a great pass to Phelan against Miami, but one play doesn't win you a Heisman. Keith was a rock all year.
3. "All Night Long" as the outro to the commercial break. Gotta love the '80s.
edit to add - thanks for posting!
My biggest memory from the 1984 Fiesta Bowl was as the game was starting. NBC was broadcasting the game and they put each team's game-by-game 1983 schedule and results on the screen. I was eleven at the time and was watching the game at a friend's house with a third friend in attendance. This third friend didn't really watch a whole lot of Ohio State football. When they showed the season results - I'll never forget - he said, "Man, look what they DO to people!" That was a major point of pride for this young Buckeye fan.
True. It's the getting there, though...