One of my favorite games of recent memory. Remember the lead up to the game and everyone thought we would get run out of the stadium, most underrated D-line we had, they were really good.
A good leader will seek out quality people who he feels share his values. It's not an accident that winning coaches continue to win no matter where they go, hiring quality people and letting do what they do but also coaching the coaches is what make a great leader. It's a mindset that few can master, a constant pursuit of excellence that many talk about but few can attain. In the end a great head coach is a must because he will hire great people to coach.
Great game, great overall performance on every level. The o-line needs to get some love, Zeke had 220 on the ground and Cardale had all kinds of time to throw the deep ball. All that against the number 2 defense in the land, hats off to them, they balled out!!
Surprised no one has figured this out..Pac12..hot coaching prospect...runs the spread offense. Has to be Rich Rod!!
Urban took a 6 and 7 squad and went undefeated with roughly the same talent the very next year and has never looked back. If that is not the definition of coaching up I don't know what is, and when you say that we are starting our 3rd string QB and still in the hunt for a national title doesn't that kind of reinforce the coaching up thing? You are right, nobody else in the B1G could lose their starting QB a week before the season begins and be in as good as shape as we are but it also shows that there might be some coaching going on. People seem to think that just collecting 4 and 5 star kids will make you an automatic winner and all you have to do is show up on Saturday, it just doesn't work like that.
Have to agree, I deal with them year round. The worst ones are the ones that just wanted to be "different" and not root for the Buckeyes because everyone else does. Yes cupcake you are unique just like the 100 others I have met that felt the same way. Stay special.
2 wins in 2 years of SEC play i think we need to see a little more from old "Bert" to be convinced of his coaching genius. Yes the 2010 game was terrible, but he also managed to lose to the worst Buckeye team in 100 years in 2011, and to be fair it wasn't really his system in Wisky, he was just keeping things going. Could Bert do the same for ttun? Possible but lets get him out from the shadow of Barry and see how he does.
Was thinking of posting the same thing, great movie.
Let's see, JT, JT and JT. But really some of our young guys are showing flashes on defense, Bosa, Bennet, Washington and Miller despite playing the entire game looked good. Marshall's TD catch and run was poetic, offensive line looked like champs (again). Coming off a physical game against a very good MSU team at their house and then going on the road to face an another physical team in the freezing cold, yeah take the win and move on!
I'm thinking everyone that shows up will get a free Coke and a ticket to the next home game.
No way this is true, I don't for one minute believe he was on campus during the week in the middle of the day!
There is a lot that goes into making a championship team, not the least of which is having the right personnel in the right position with the right amount of experience. We have a rookie QB, with a new offensive line and a new defensive scheme. That is a ton on new, people can say that we should be able to just plug in new people and not miss a beat, that is just not going to happen.
Was the play calling great on offense last night...no. But I don't pretend to know what the game plan was before, maybe the thought was that our receivers need to beat one on one coverage and by putting them in that situation it would be a sink or swim for them. Don't know, can only guess but this fire this guy and fire that guy is getting a little played out. We as fans are entitled to our opinions and this is a great place to voice them, but I would urge all to use a more measured response.
It takes time (actual game time) to develop good offensive line play, you have to get used to what the guy next is going to do. They say there should be an improvement from game 1 to game 2 and I am interested to see if that holds true but it will be a work in progress for the early part of the season.
Well the series is even now!
You don’t come to tOSU to sit the bench, you are there to fight for a spot to play, Brax is down, that is the hand we have been dealt (still pending word from Urb of course) do we fold and just give up? Did the rest of the team stop caring about the season? Was J.T. recruited and never expected to play? Hell No!
We have no idea what the season will bring, this will not be the last injury this team faces, but when I hear people say they are crying over this and our season is lost it really pisses me off, these guys are busting their asses on a day to day basis and are they throwing the towel in? With the players we have on offense who’s to say that we are done? I’m not saying it’s going to be smooth or easy but looking at the last 2 seasons I have seen RS Freshman walk away with the Heisman and one of them won the NC. Again not saying it happens hear but I can guarantee you that J.T. didn’t come to tOSU to hold a clip board, if it can happen at other places with solid coaching staffs why can’t it happen here with a great coaching staff?”
Ultimately, yes, it risked nuclear war and global annihilation. But you can't tell me that a Glasnost Bowl wouldn't have kicked some ass.
I think the same could be said about watching Indiana and Purdue play (except the kick ass part). Great read, really good and I have to agree time to take some chances! Bowl game in Alaska?
The real shame here (besides him not choosing the good guys) is that he is leaving the B1G footprint and heading south. I'm not saying I would like to see us playing against him but it is to bad that no other B1G program was able to convince him to hang around as playing time for some of these programs would have been a given for an athlete of his caliber.
Does anyone else feel that rwith his recent how shall we say "lapses of judgement" that it might sway voters to not give him the Heisman? Tebow was always a threat but I have always maintained that the player must exceed by large number what was done the previous year, which is extremely hard to do, or the voters will fail to be impressed.
Speed, height, weight are very measurable but this is pretty good gauge of one of the most undervalued metrics...heart. He seems to have it!
I must disagree, the thing about the Masters is that it is the same course every year and has to a degree become it's own star. I am going to watch no matter what, I would be shocked to say the least if Tiger's not playing has a impact on the ratings. Depending on where the Opens are played I may or may not watch and I don't watch the players championship but again the Masters is a different animal.
Maybe they just let Herbie go and bring in Mark May and Lou Holtz, that seems like it would be good!
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I started to read the article but got hungry and ordered a pizza online instead.
I've had this discussion many times about many players. Members of my family who shall remain nameless are always quick to say "why isn't this guy starting" or "so and so was ranked as a 5 star why is not in?" Football I.Q. is a vastly underrated when people start about star rankings (IMO) and it's one of those things that is hard to judge which is why it's easy to overlook. The prevailing wisdom is I'm sure that if the recruit has all the measurable that he can be coached up on the I.Q. part, which doesn't always work or takes a little longer than most of us would like to see. I really hope that Grant blows up this year as it sure seems like he has put the work in and wants to succeed as much we here want him to.