Washington, Spence, and Schutt were coach Meyer's recruits.
I agree with you 100%
It appeared the big 12 was headed towards disbanding a few years ago when Texas A&M, Missouri, Nebraska, and Colorado all left and joined other conferences.
Interesting press conference by coach Saban and coach Dantonio.
Fickell interviewed for the Pittsburgh job at the end of the 2011 season and would have taken it had they offered it to him because there was an article that said "Fickell waiting on word from Pittsburgh" but Pitt hired a Wisconsin assistant.
What is even more astounding is coach Meyer being able to talk coaches who had been previously defensive coordinators into coming to OSU and sharing the defensive duties with Fickell.
SCARLATINA, there is an article back in 2011 stating "Fickell still waiting on word form Pittsburgh" that tells me if Pittsburgh would have offered him the job he would have taken it. He again applied for the Pittsburgh head coaching job last year and they turned him down again. I believe the FAU AD did offer Fickell the head coaching job, but as it turns out that AD had recently worked in OSU' s athletic department and was a friend of Fickell's so that doesn't count. I could be wrong, but I do not believe Fickell is going to get any offers.
Fickell applied for the vacant head coaching job at Ptt last year, but was not given an interview because Pitt wasted no time in hiring Pat Narduzzi. At the end of the 2011 when OSU hired coach Meyer, Pittsburgh had a hard time retaining head coaches and gave Fickell an interview along with several other candidates and choose a Wisconsin assistant. There is no record of Fickell being offered the DC position at Notre Dome.
He turned around the entire defense tackling, coverage etc.
I agree with you, but you may recall all Cardale did in mop-up duty was run with the ball, and he was very effective doing that. He has not been as effective this year running with the football. I recall only once this year where he looked good running, and that was against Minnesota when he ran up the middle for about a 40 yard touchdown.
OSU's offensive line play was subpar again today. Indiana's defensive front overall got the better of OSU's o-line,and that has been a reoccurring problem all year long so far. I know no changes on the o-line are going to be made, but I believe the root of the problem is the o-line play even more so than Cardale Jones.
Has Fickell applied? Maybe he is secretly being pursued. The questioned was raised "'when is luke Fickell going to be pursued" and I gave my opinion. I do not believe no one is going to pursue him.
I do not believe he will ever be pursued.
In my opinion, Coach Saban is 1, and Coach Meyer is1A
As I mentioned in another thread, Coach Ash probably deserves most of the credit because he was Wisconsin's defensive coordinator just two years ago and he knows their offense as well as anyone.
I agree. Coach Ash probably deserves more credit than any of the defensive coaches because he was Wisconsin's defensive coordinator just two years ago and he knows their offense as well as anyone.
People can say all they want about Wisconsin being one dimensional, but you have to give the defensive coaching staff credit as well as the offensive coaching staff and players credit for a great effort. The defensive line really played great, and that made the LBers and DBs look better.I do not know who is calling the defense this year,but in 2013 and 2012 Coach Meyer said Coach Fickell was the play caller. I have posted the below article on several ocassions. Read the article below cafefully and pay attention to the date.
Fickell Will Call Plays On Defense, Meyer Says
Posted: Dec 14, 2011 7:51 AM CST
By Matt Barnes
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Former OSU Head Coach Luke Fickell will call the plays on defense for Ohio State's next season, says new Head Coach Urban Meyer.
Meyer told a Columbus radio station on Tuesday that Fickell either will be defensive coordinator or co-defensive coordinator but definitely will be the one calling the plays.
During the interview, Meyer praised Fickell as not just a great person and ambassador for the Buckeyes but also as a great coach.
Meyer also said interim North Carolina head coach Everett Withers is under consideration for a position on his staff but that nothing is official.
Withers spent three years as the defensive coordinator at UNC until being elevated to the interim job prior to the 2011 season.
Multiple sources, though, are reporting that Withers in fact will be a member of the staff but his official role is unclear.
Meyer contacted former Arizona head coach Mike Stoops about a position just days after his hire at OSU.
Last week, Meyer lured Tom Herman from Iowa State to fill the role of offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Current OSU assistants Stan Drayton and Taver Johnson are expected to be retained by Meyer.
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If Luke Fickell is indeed a candidate for the YSU job, DJ Durkins will probably be one of the first people Coach Meyer contacts.
There is too much ill feelings between Coach Meyer and Coach Muschamp.Each of them have called the other out on ocassions, but who knows stranger things have happen.
It still seems strange to me saying Missouri is in the SEC, and Nebraska is in the Big Ten.
The offense did win the game. Coach Meyer and Coach Herman came up with a good game plan to keep the defense off the field as much as possible. OSU ran the ball 65 times and held the ball for 42 minutes for 45 first downs and 101 plays compared to Cincinati's 18 minutes.
Do you think OSU have a good chance of landing Malik Jefferson out of Texas?
It is not important. Why worry about the SEC, why go back and try to find out how many times have OSU beaten SEC teams? Concentrate on the present.
Your premise is OSU's record against the SEC so why even include Texas A&M and Missouri in your argument if they were not in the SEC when OSU beat them, what sense does that make?
Texas A&M was not in the SEC neither of those times OSU defeated them. They were in the now defuncted SWC, and then the big 12. Missouri was in the big 12 conference also when OSU defeated them.
I remember a quote from Coach Meyer when he was first hired at OSU " I'm going to hire the best coaching staff in the country." That has not been the case so far, but hopefully he can make that claim when everything is said and done.