On pryor, I read he is not eligible to be on practice squads, hence he isn't in the league right now. Even if he was willing to do a position switch, no one is going to use a roster spot on a pure project. He may have to follow Troy up north in order to have a full career.
Us folks up here in youngstown just hope he is content being a president instead of a senator.
In that vein, Mike Kudla was a very likeable buckeye!
Well, when I was at the Vtech game, I had hokie fans asking who 47 was, because they saw the jersey everywhere. I think Hawk is definitely in the top 5 and would say he would be above Troy and MoC just based on their immature decisions while in college (not saying they haven't redeemed themselves).
I haven't seen Santonio Holmes name anywhere...without him or Gonzo, I am not sure Ginn gets the touches at WR. Ginn much more explosive athlete, but Holmes was the man at WR on those teams. Then again, he was another one with questionable decisions off of the field.
Agree, and Eddie George has aa short blog post regarding actions of JW:
I think Ball and Dunn would fit better in a pro-style offense. Both would start at a lot of other universities. I am not positive that other players are that much better, but rather fit this offense better.
wait, so Goodell and the NFL have bungled the issue!?! What a hot take.
To each his own. I didn't mean to get involved in an argument over KO... enjoy if it suits you.
Well, it wasn't my finest hour with grammar, but my point is that he doesn't take any risks with his agendas.
Has he ever gone on a limb? Nope. He attacks public figures when its safe. Fake bulldog.
He is a fake bulldog. He waits until a decision has been made then goes on an after the fact attack. Intolerable.
Add to it that the initial visit to the St. Louis Children's hospital was during Eze's spring break. The dad was tweeting with Eze's mother and told her he was going to be there with his twins. Since he was home on spring break, she sent Eze down to visit them.
How many other 18-19 year olds visit children's hospitals on spring break? Gotta pull for him to succeed.
Glad to see Urban also host the family. I believe they live in NY but dad is an OSU graduate.
Do we really think our LB play would be worse with Grant, Raekwon and Perry on the field at the same time??
I do. It would mean taking the best linebacker that has been starting off of the field in Darron Lee and moving another guy out of position. I don't want Grant playing outside and I am not sure McMillan is an outside guy either.
I get you want McMillan on the field, I agree he should play more, but linebacker positions aren't just interchangeable in this system (nor most other defenses).
And I would defer to Larry Johnson on defensive line rotations. He seems to have it handled. I don't think I would consider Grant a better pass rusher than Michael Bennett, but what do I know.
Beau Bishop is verifying that they had a total of 3 calls today. You should have tried!
Well, as Ramzy once put it, take Tressel out of Tresselball and 2011 is what you get. He was the defacto QB coach and OC. When Gene Smith wouldn't allow Luke to hire anyone except his own replacement (Vrable), the offense was doomed from the beginning.
Really? Tressel inherited every bit of the dumpster fire that Urban had to take over, less the scholarship restrictions. Cooper's last team was a total mess. While the talent was there on the defensive side, Tress had one of the top defensive staffs in America to develop that talent. Tress also had to move a sophomore safety to corner along with play an underclassman WR two ways in order to field a secondary...so I wouldn't minimalize it so easily.
And no matter the coach or schedule, you don't go 24-0 without some inherited talent, lest you forget that the best linebacker on the team in years was inherited from the prior regime. I think the 2002 defensive staff would have made the last 3 defenses much better. Hopefully this is the year of improvement on that side of the ball.
Both are top 5 coaches and we are lucky that we were able to bring in Urban after losing Tress. We need to embrace it and hope Urban can replicate his magic that he performed in Utah and Fla.
I think the problem/perception is that this is a developing recent trend. If they didn't flounder to end last season, I do not think this loss would be having this huge affect on the fans. Everyone will forget if they run off several straight wins and the team improves.
Frankly, I think Urban gets much more leeway from the fans then Tress did, especially if this is all the scrutiny he has to face.
Also, for clarification, OSU hadn't lost to an unranked non-conference opponent since 1982, so this was something that fans aren't used to at all.
Not sure if they were louder, but the Vtech fans in attendance made their voices be heard. I myself thought the crowd was quiet, especially after the third TD.
No one is disputing that he didn't take over a rudderless ship headed up by a worthless captain (jeans smith). What does that have to so with coach speak? All I am saying is that the 'straight shooter' is oftentimes just bunk. He says player x and y will play, and they don't. He says player x and y need more touches, which doesn't happen. Maybe he means to do it, but I think he just speaks to appease rather than tell the full truth. And that's fine, I just don't buy what he says it as gospel like a lot of fans do.
Noticed that too eh? Difference is that Meyer says things that never come to fruition while JT would never tell you anything.
In the past 4-5 games it seems the more prepared team and better coached team seemed to be on the other sideline.
The time for cool sound bites that everyone drools over has worn thin.
It's time to see real player and scheme development and improvement.
You mean you are allowed to throw to the TES? I thought VTech was breaking some kind of rule in doing that.
I would take you up on that bet. Don't underestimate how good Hyde was. He showed it on the highest level on sunday.
Zeke was pedestrian at best against Navy and while he has talent and has shown flashes, is not nearly the back that Hyde was (at least not yet). He may become great before its all said and done, but then again Samuel may take his spot and start.
Herman isn't above criticism because he can run the score up on bad defenses. He may be a good coach, but come gameday he doesn't adjust very well.
And while the defense has been a huge issue, in the 3 recent losses, the defense has put the offense in a position to win the game and the offense failed. He needs to prove that he can put his young players in a position to succeed...adjust to your talent.
Hopefully the offense will improve as the season goes on.
Further, my problem isn't with the vanilla playbook necessarily, its with Herman's inability to put a young QB in a position to succeed.
Those are valid factors and excuses, although the defense point is interesting since the offense didnt help it out by keeping on doing 3 and outs. It surely didn't get an A+, but the simple fact is that in 3 of the last four games that have been losses, the defense has put the offense in the position to win (or tie) at the end of the game and the offense has come up short (just a point not saying the defense has been good).
But I also find it funny how the inexperience excuse works for this OSU team, but other major schools seem to run out younger players with success. VaTech replaced 6 of its front 7 on defense and had a QB who transferred into the program. This wasn't some veteran team across the board. Great coaches find ways to play with talent. This is now Urban's talent. The excuses should be gone, so hopefully the team will learn and improve from this game.