Per CFT this hire hasn't happened as of 8:15 this morning. The article seems to imply that the move makes little sense for Kuligowski, although it's certainly being rumored to happen. Sounds like it stems from Missouri hiring a former Mizzou player and recent Memphis coach as its new defensive coordinator despite Kuligowski being with Pinkle for two plus decades. The article also suggests Kuligowski MIGHT be using the Illinois offer as leverage to get a hefty raise from Pinkle. The article questions why Kuligowski would move to Illinois with its lack of talent, poor production along the D line and Beckman's iffy at best standing within the program.
"None of the above" should have been an option...
Anderson is a strange guy. Wisconsin is not Notre Dame or Stanford. Brian Kelly and David Shaw compete with MUCH more stringent academic admissions requirements than does Wisconsin. In addition, Barry Alverez didn't have a problem winning. Bielema didn't have a problem winning. Anderson just seems like a guy who doesn't care for the pressure at a place that actually demands the football program compete for titles. Oregon State will agree with Gary Anderson. He can "coach" in anonymity for a school, an alumni base and a student body that, generally speaking, couldn't care less whether or not his team ever plays in a PAC12 title game and/or a Rose Bowl. See ya, Gary.
That Gene Smith, as a result of the national title, received a larger bonus than four of the football coaches on staff is just silly. Smith was comped nearly double what Zach Smith got??? Sigh...
Barrett isn't going anywhere. He's quoted as saying he isn't leaving and he welcomes the competition. Carter, I believe, should stop emphatically telling his radio audience that Miller "will be the starter" in 2015. I heard Carter say just that about a month ago on Mike&Mike. Braxton simply is not the passer that Barrett or Jones are and it doesn't take a football HOFer to see that. It's as plain as day to anyone not blinded by loyalty to Braxton Miller. Miller is the best running QB I've personally ever seen... but he is not the complete quarterback that the other two are. Great athlete. One of the best in recent memory... but Barrett and Jones are better passers and better suited to play QB. I'm not Cris Carter and maybe Meyer is telling Carter what the plan is for the QB next season, but I will be shocked if A) Barrett transfers, and reasonably surprised if B) Miller is the starting quarterback at Ohio State in 2015.
Well, apparently the MacArthur Bowl and the Grantland Rice Trophy don't count according to ESPN and even some local media. Got so tired of hearing "this is Ohio State's sixth national title". NO!!!!! This is Ohio State's EIGHTH national title, ESPN. You cannot erase history, you SOB's. Stop short changing Woody Hayes two of his EARNED and AWARDED championships.
In a word, yes. The two non consensus titles Coach Hayes won were official national championships presented by NFF and the FWAA. These organizations used to crown their champion before the bowl games. That's the way it was back then. The bowl games, the very few that existed, were truly a reward for a great season. The Football Writers and the National Football Foundation still crown their own national champion every year; the NFF MacArthur Bowl and the FWAA Grantland Rice trophy. The trophies are on display in the WHAC. That ESPN and even local media morons like the Columbus Dispatch choose not to recognize these two storied and tradition laden championship trophies is just a reflection on their own incompetence. One cannot erase history. Sorry ESPN...
Sitting on the 50 yard line in Sun Devil stadium, one row below press row. I'll be at home watching on tv tonite, in part, because I cannot personally top that night in Arizona 12 years ago. It was, and remains today, the acme of my Ohio State fandom. Tonight, however, would be a very close runner up. Go Bucks!!!!!!!!
No, of course Urban doesn't have to run his hires past the recruits... but what some people fail to realize, in my opinion, is that this is a place where the Buckeye football community comes to discuss all things Ohio State. So many commenters seemingly get offended if someone dares to post an opinion/topic that is in even the smallest way considered "negative" or contrarian. I like these discussions. More than once on here I've seen people post things and get lambasted for spreading "unsubstantiated rumor" only to be proven right at a later date. Burrow has deep family ties to Nebraska. He would have been a legacy recruit... except he wasn't. Something wasn't right between Burrow and Pelini's staff, which included Beck in a big way. In addition, and in my opinion, Taylor Martinez and Tommy Armstrong didn't progress much as quarterbacks under this guy. Does that mean Beck is a bad hire? Nope. Does that mean I think I know more than Coach Meyer? That's ridiculous, and no it does not. It's not that far of a reach to see Burrow being disappointed in this hire. Is any of what's been said in this thread true? I don't know, but it's a relevant topic that is interesting and timely, so why not discuss it?
Got redirected x2 today and x2 yesterday. I have a MacBook Pro with an adware download directly from Apple supposedly monitoring this stuff, but my computer literacy is low to say the least. Annoying...
Ohio State has seven national titles: 42, 54, 57, 61, 68, 70 and 02. But it isn't just ESPN shorting OSU, the local media (i.e. Dispatch) often claims only 5 titles. They refuse to count 61 and 70. Why? They weren't consensus... but they were awarded by legitimate, long standing and respected football organizations. Seven is what the number is. That is hard data. Fact, no matter who does or doesn't like it. Period.
The new jerseys are all set... now change the pant stripe back to the Hayes / Tressel era teams. #nikeruinedthepantstripe
Losing to Oregon tomorrow will not ruin my week. I actually like the Ducks.
What? Certainly respect your opinion... but could not disagree more. While I don't hate Oregon like Miami or anyone in the SEC, losing will absolutely ruin my immediate future.
I have abs like Ezekiel Elliott and Eddie George... but tacos are too delicious to ever let them be great in public.
I hate myself when I laugh out loud at one of your lines... but that was funny.
I'm a lot more confident than I was for the 'Bama game. Listen, this Oregon offense is essentially the same offense that Mike Bellotti ran, that Chip Kelly ran (on steroids, so to speak) and that Helfrich continues to run. In the 2010 Rose Bowl the Ducks were supposed to run Tressel's Buckeyes out of the stadium. How'd that turn out? I'm not saying the Buckeyes are going to win... but I believe they have a great shot. Offensively, I see them pounding the ball B1G style and keeping Oregon's offensive on the sidelines as much as possible. Ohio State is more talented, bigger and more powerful than Oregon. I think they're gonna punch Oregon right in the mouth, wear on them physically and at the end of the game be national champions.
Today on the radio, Gary Patterson said 1% of all college players go on to play in the NFL. People often say X college team could beat whatever that particular season's worst NFL team is... these people are nuts, IMO. Jacksonville would lambaste Oregon or any other college football team.
Not in my opinion, no. Making that comparison isn't fair to the talent level of this football team; a team as talented as any in the country, with the possible exception of Bama. That Olympic hockey team was all heart, but short on talent relatively speaking. The Russians were the tradition laden, storied bully on the block... like Ohio State football. Interesting thought, but I don't buy it.
I guess I need this explained to me like I'm 5 years old... but specific to Weber you say "I don't expect — nor does anyone within Ohio State's football program — that ...Mike Weber end(s) up anywhere other than Ohio State next summer." Then you say " If he decides to visit Michigan, which I think is likely, then raise your concern levels to orange". If you believe that a TTUN visit is "likely" and that concern levels should then be raised to "orange" (high) with that potential visit then why are you confident Weber will be a Buckeye come August? Appreciate the information. Really enjoy this nightly recruiting update.
What???? I have no clue what you heard/read/saw that would lead you to actually believe what you wrote in the OP. I'll respect your right to express your opinion... but I could not possibly disagree more.
Love... fix the pant stripe (thick black stripe instead of the thin black pinstripe) and this would be 1968(ish) all over again.
Add all this into the fact Ohio State could win its first title since 2002 next week, and there's no reason to think Ohio State's (currently) sixth-ranked 2015 class will finish in the Top 5 once again under Urban Meyer.
Thanks for the information. Always enjoy the Hurry-Up. I'm a little confused by the above quote as it relates to the rest of the article. Did you mean that there is no reason NOT to think Ohio State will sign a top five class? If they sign either of the D linemen I would think they'd have a certain top five class. Maybe I'm just misunderstanding???
Iowa, like some other B1G programs, is happy to soak up BTN revenue and live off of the blood, sweat and tears of Ohio State, MSU and Wisconsin. These are the teams that consistently go earn big paydays at premier bowls and then have to split their spoils with the conference's goldbrick programs. Iowa isn't the worst of these schools by a long shot, but they do not pull their own weight, and worse, they don't seem to care.
Did 'Bama Reed say "blowed out"? Lolololololololol...
Suck it, SEC! How do ya like us now??????
If I could DV myself I would... Sparty balled and won.