I remember watching the 2010 sugar bowl and having the announcers say that osu was built like an sec team with as much or more speed than ark. Even during that time the notion that osu was different than a typical big ten team was true.
He was one of the hottest offensive assistants a few years ago for what he did with Montee Ball and Russell Wilson. Great hire, it was a no-brainer and he will keep things consistent in Madison. I don't know if he is a NC caliber coach but at least Bucky will remain a solid and stable program.
TTUN outside the box candidates -
1) Mike Hart - He can relate to them because he knows how to lose to Ohio State
2) Ryan Succupp (NFL or former NFL kicker) - with a name like Suckup you belong at Michigan
He would have been offered the job 2 years ago but Alvarez said he could not do that to PItt after what they had been through the last 4 years with 3 coaches leaving after a year. He will do fine at Wisky. His struggles at Pitt were because he was at Pitt which will never regain the glory of the 70s' and early 80s. Those players don't live in Pittsburgh anymore and Pitt is essentially a glorified commuter school. The best ones go to OSU, Penn State and Notre Dame. - He will do much better in Wisconsin
Why leave early with such a limited body of work. He would not be drafted as a starter and would ride the bench in the pros for a few years. He would receive a paycheck but would likely be the first one to be cut. Better off staying at OSU hoping to get more meaningful minutes to bolster his resume.
In 3 years people will not be talking about how the SEC is the most dominate conference in the country and they are now catching up to the BIG as the nations premier football conference. --- Write it down. This shall come to pass
In 5 years I will watch on my couch as the Indiana Hoosiers trounce Bama in the Beef O'Brady's Bowl
Did anyone else see that ad?
I could have sworn I saw the playoff commercial and there was a spot with Baylor Fan sitting in a corner dejected for being left out
sox - They are not like Memphis and Tulane, over the last 15 years they have a strong positive trend. The Big East really helped them in this regard. I almost say some of the problems with the BIG perception started when they went to the Big East because recruits who were going to IU, Iowa, Purdue, Illinois were now staying home and going to Cincy. Their tradition dates back a long way which does not mean it is a wining tradition, it is a long tradition though. -- They are a pro market but the lion share does follow UC, UK and OSU I would say is #3 in the market. Remember all the articles on how Urban wants to make Cincy an OSU market. As far as fan base, the fan base there wants to see a winner and wants compelling matchups. They don't show up for Temple but will show up for bigger schools. ---- As for recruits, Notre Dame does not have the same pull down there they once had. ----- I think a better Cincy only helps Ohio State
If Cincy goes Big 12, play a home and home with them every year. We get to have an Ohio team, plus when we go to Cincy and play at Paul Brown, it will be like another OSU home game anyway and will help Ohio State solidify the Cincinnati area for recruiting. THis can only be good for the Bucks
SOX - your points make no sense. Cincy does have a decent tradition, Sure they had not won much until recently but they play in one of the oldest stadium's around so there is obviously tradition there (Plus if it were not for Cincy, we would not have Urbz). TV Market - It is a large market by most standards #34. Cincy is the largest Metro in Ohio now, bigger than Cleveland and the Cincy/Dayton area exceeds 3 million. Academics - UC does have strong academics, borderline AAU. They are not as good as OSU but they are still very respectable. Recruiting - They are located in the home of one of the best HS athletic conferences in the country, so there are plenty of recruits in the area. -------- Don't understand your sour grapes toward Cincy.
I love the gray sleeves. That was my biggest disappointment when they got rid of them in 2006. Hopefully they are back for the long run again.
Cincy and anyone but who cares really. THis is an Ohio State blog, Big 12 expansion is their problem.
Tress would never go to scUM. Too much pride in Ohio to go there. Remember the stories about him watching the game with his dad when he was a kid. He gets it, and he is Ohio through and through.
Chuck Kyle. Makes perfect sense. NE OH connections, He could recruit. Proven winner. Won multiple championships.
TTUN cant get a quality coach because there will always be the undercurrent that wants a Michigan Man.
Any innovative coach that goes there will always risk being undercut from alumni who want to meddle in things that are not their expertise, or if there is any adversity, the alumni talk about how it was a bad hire (see RichRod) because they do not understand Michigan and bow to its
O how I love the stupid season
They wont get Pellini - He is too much of an OSU guy anyway.
They will settle for the hottest MAC prospect, the Western Michigan Coach, because in one way or another, they are Michigan Men. Maybe they make a run at Brian Kelly because he could also qualify as a Michigan Man with his background.
The one thing the old system would clearly break out is the SOS composite and how the computers would give the extra benefit to the CCG. WE don't know how the committee values this.
Jerry Kill to Michigan. He is COY, he has beaten TTUN. He is an upgrade from Brady.
Devon Gardner really said, "dude, I know this sucks now and you are in pain, but on the bright side, at least you are not in my shoes getting the crap beat out of you every week playing at Michigan.
we will not be jumped by Baylor or TCU. 12 wins is greater than 11. The Big 12 cant have their cake and eat it too. If they want to skip the conference championship game they should be penalized for it. Having an extra game means an extra chance to lose or to have a key injury. Baylor and TCU are skipping this fact this year and they should be passed over for the playoff if all else is equal. Now if OSU loses or FSU loses, then they have a right to get in.
Xmas is coming, maybe he can get another year.
If I had the choice of Pellini or Muschamp I want Muschamp
If we win we jump TCU. Cardale will have a week to show himself to the committee against a top 12 team.
Win and don't look like a total screw up and all should be forgiven with the committee. tOSU will jump TCU because they will be 12-1 and TCU only 11-1. TCU should be punished for not having a CCG. Simple as that. It is much harder to play a CCG than just win your conference without one. Plus, we will have a top 10 and 2 other top 20 wins. TCU has 2 top 20 wins and 1 more top 25 win. Bucks would have to jump TCU