Agreed, but his college resume is about equal to Urban's when he got to Florida, and is better when you add in the NFL experience. I would also think from his Stanford and 49er days he does a good job of recruiting Cali.
I can't see where any major P5 school would be worse than the Raiders (or my Redskins for that matter).
My son is 14 but never bothered to learn the ball busting. He did throw his shoes at my head first time I carried him out of a carnival crying because he didn't want to leave. He was strapped in the car seat, driving out the parking lot I told my wife "WTF was that" when something went by me head. I figured it out when the second one just missed me. Fortunately he couldn't get his socks off. Daughter never did this. I also used to have a St. Bernard that would sneak up behind me and bite me in the ass.
Nice article. The graphic on the recruiting would have been improved if it included rank in parenthesis (I think Bama has been finishing first on most recruiting sites most years). Also, including a similar box for OSU for easy comparison would be nice, if not FSU and Oregon just to show how they stack up against the other playoff teams. I thought OSU and FSU are something like 2 and 3 (maybe reversed) on "talent" based on high school ranking, although Bama is 1. I'm too lazy to look it up, and I am starting to wonder what I am getting for my 11 Warriors premium lounge costs. [italics added to avoid DVs]
Cardale has never led a comeback so always a question of how he will perform when adversity happens during a game (e.g., if he starts out with a pick). I would guess that he would react well under pressure since he seems real loose. But hopefully OSU jumps out ahead and this question goes unanswered the next two games (or next 32).
Besides what gets evaluated on paper, a lot will be Urban talking with people to see how they mesh if its someone he doesn't already know from one of his previous coaching spots. Someone can have a great coaching mind, but if you don't think you will mesh for some reason after meeting them, it won't work.
That wouldn't help with replacing our QB coach.
Ask Mark May.
Generally agree that CFB coaches have more non-football BS to deal with. Although I think their aren't as many meddling moron AD/college presidents as pro owners. But if you were doing well as a pro-coach, other than you really wanted to coach your old school (which he would have done before), is if you decide you actually enjoyed the whole shaping young lives thing vs interacting with really rich young adults. But I think that's why some college coaches (football or basketball) never make the jump to pros, but not why they come back. Regarding some earlier posts on whether Harbaugh is as elite as some other college coaches, I would think he is better thought of than Saban or Carroll when they arrived at LSU or USC.
yes, deal. Ha ha, you now have Dan Snyder. Welcome to hell.
Agreed, and would add similar to earlier posts above someone coming from a lesser school. Urban's track record on assistants is awesome so I'm expecting whomever it is they work out great.
If true, YES!!!!
As a Redskins fan, do you wanna trade organizations?
Seems premature anyone would leave this year. But if someone decides to transfer in the future if things are not working out (any of the 6 here or incoming) you would think they might consider Houston.
Welcome OP. I wonder if you saw any OSU games this year. I watched Bama 4 times (Miss, Miss State, Auburn, Mizzou) this year. If OSU can stretch the field on passing then they should also have success running. If the D-line can keep pressure on Sims he can make some mistakes. Oh, and it should go without saying OSU can't have a lot of turnovers.
Amazing OSU beat Oberlin by 128 points, then lost to them 5 years later. Me thinks Oberlin was doing some oversigning in the interim.
I clicked on the link of the guy who created the map, and found that more interesting. While the article mentions Oregon's air mile index of 27 being high, it talks about FSU getting local talent, but they have the same rating as Bama 16.5, and OSU is the most local recruiter at 14.2. The Juniors on OSU come out at 9.9 which is mega local. The map creators article is at this website http://uxblog.idvsolutions.com/2014/12/2015-college-football-playoff.html
Early in season he did miles for the top 10, and PSU, TTUN, and Central Michigan. http://uxblog.idvsolutions.com/2014/09/the-air-mile-index-ncaa-football.html
It includes a map of all the hometowns of the then top 10 schools.
As a Redskin fan, I think the Raiders are probably the only more disfunctional franchise in the NFL. He must really hate recruiting to go their besides TTUN, or maybe he is negotiating with Tressel right now to elbow out Pelini and take the YSU job.
Didn't most people think Kenny G should switch, and I remember people speculating about Cardale switching. If it doesn't work out at QB at OSU, he can consider switching or transferring several years from now. But why worry about it now?
It would make too much sense.
Well if you take a job with the Redskins, its either because you can't get the same job elsewhere, or no one will pay as much. I have been a Skins fan since 1972 when I moved to Maryland from Ohio, and Snyder is killing us here. He's fairly young, so this could go on for another 30 years. Dear God, I can't believe I typed this. Think Dave Brandon as OSU athletic director for 40 years, and you get the picture.
I would have replaced Cooper with JT. I do think Cooper is an awesome receiver, so I can't complain about this too much.
Glad to see OSU as an underdog again. I think OSU can put a lot of points up on Bama, I think OSU's offense is similar but better than Auburn and they had a lot of success the last 2 years. Hopefully the OSU defense against Wisconsin or MSU shows up.
Ditto. I guess they will have to rest up after facing Duke 2 years in a row.
There really isn't any dominant team. I think OSU along with Bama and Oregon are the three best teams, Baylor, TCU, and FSU are pretty close. But frankly even if I thought they were the weakest of 4 teams I would rather see OSU in the playoff, upsets happen all the time. Just googling and it seems most of the ESPN "experts" have OSU in. http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/11991216/college-football-playoff-experts-predictions