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Comment 10 Jul 2014

Booker, McMillan, Berger, Hilliard, and Connor have not played a down yet, so we don't know how it's going to turn out from a depth chart perspective.

Comment 27 Jun 2014

Oyster,

read the article below carefully and you will have your answer as to who was responsible for the defense in 2012 and 2013. The article gives direct quotes from Coach Meyer.I posted this article in another thread, but a lot of people are in denial.

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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Comment 17 Jun 2014

I do not think that it is Coach Fickell that is holding back the offer. If it were up to Coach Fickell, the kid would have been offered a long time ago. Coach Fickell is of the Coach Tressel school of thought and that is when it comes to recruiting, take as many Ohio kids as possible. Coach Meyer on the other hand is going to recruit more nationally  and right now he has several line backers rated ahead of Nick Conner.

Comment 26 Apr 2014

If Braxton runs with the ball a lot in the up coming season, I hope he does a better job of protecting the ball than he has in the past.

Comment 26 Apr 2014

I actually want coach coombs to succeed. he probably is a great human being; I am not disputing that, but his coaching at OSU his first two years has not been what I call spectacular. No one knows for sure that he was being forced to play soft coverage at OSU; All I know is from seeing with my own two eyes that 2008 Bearcat team got ate up when it faced a quality team, and by the way I saw coach Meyer chewing him out several times on the side line last year. I do not know if that means a lot but it is something to consider. You have made some good points in your reply to my reply to you. Oh,both the Bearcat and OSU offical site say the same thing about him, lol.

Comment 26 Apr 2014

Crimson,

I took the s off of Coach Meyer's name in my thread above;it was a mistake on my part. You made a mistake in your comment. It should have been: I'm not really sure you're a buckeye fan when say things like, "coach Meyers". It's things, not thing.

Comment 25 Apr 2014

The difference in my post and yours is mine actually have quotes from coach Meyer saying Luke Fickell will call the defense. Your post has some guy assuming Withers and Coombs was calling the coverage just because coach Withers coached the safeties and coach Coombs coached the corners, when you think about it does that make sense to you to have more than one guy calling the plays? Coach Meyer said coach fickell was the play caller on defense loud and clear read the post; he did not say anything about coach Withers was calling the coverage and coach Fickell was calling blitzes. I believe what coach Meyer has actually said over some guy making assumptions. The post that you posted did actually have some quotes by coach Meyer saying "its too many things; not just one Meyer said. It's not the man coverage. It's not the zone coverage. It's all of the above. Then, it's the pass rush, the timing to call the blitzes and making sure the blitzes match the coverage" All that falls on the architect none other than the play caller, coach Fickell.

Comment 24 Apr 2014

All that is good, but still does not dispprove that the Cincinnati defense could not stop anyboby especially when it played a worthy foe, and as far as what he did at Colerain high school does not have anything to do with major college football. All of those three players you mentioned were part of the 2009 NFL draft and were drafted in the late rounds. Mike Mickens was drafted in the 7th round, Deangelo smith, 5th round, and Brandon Underwood, 6th round, and all three wound up playing for several NFL teams and all three are now in the CFL. Are they elite players? The information you posted about coach Coombs you got it from the offical Ohio State website; offical sites always tell the positives and are never critical.

Comment 24 Apr 2014

Coach Fickell has been with the team for a long time now as a player and a coach. His boss might demote him, but I believe he is not going to flat out fire him unless something drastic occurs.

Comment 24 Apr 2014

DC-Town,

that article I posted is old. I posted it to prove to those that were saying coach Fickell was not calling the defensive plays in 2012 and 2013. Coach Meyer has not said who is going to call the defense in 2014.

Comment 24 Apr 2014

Coach Coombs was  a part of that bad Cincinnati defensive coaching staff that could not stop anybody and also got torched by coach Meyer's Florida Gators in a bowl game about five years ago. Has he been part of the defensive woes the last two years?

Comment 24 Apr 2014

I posted the above clip for those that did not believe coach Fickell was calling the defense in 2012 and 2013. Coach Meyer has not said who will call the defense in 2014.

Comment 24 Apr 2014

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   

Comment 18 Apr 2014

Furious George,

You are missing the point. The subject was not who is calling the defense now; The subject was luke fickell calling the defense in 2012 and 2013 and he was the play caller during that time but you said he was not based on your assumptions and not facts.  One question you should ask yourself is: coach Fickell was the  play caller and he still has a job so why would coach Meyer forced coach Withers out and retain Fickell? logic should tell you that coach Fickell would have been fired if coach Meyer was going to fire anybody. I mentioned earlier that  it appears that coach Meyer does not fire coaches he merely takes away   some of their responsibilities when he becomes dissatified with them. I see you are finally admitting that coach Fickell was the playcaller which was part of my point; I never said coach Ash was not the play caller now because it just does not add up that he is not. Why would he agree to come to OSU and take a pay  cut and be under coach Fickell? it just does not add up especially if he was the defensive play caller at Arkansas and Wisconsin. A former OSU defensive back field coach left OSU and became the head coach at Kent State and then became the head coach at Purdue. I believe coach Withers is taking a similar path. Again , it just does not add up that he was forced out because he was not the one calling the defense and he had previously tried to land a head coaching job after his first year at OSU. It is strange that you could not get the site to open referencing coach Meyer saying that luke Fickell will be the play caller. Did you type it in correctly? I have never had a problem with it. And also did go to the site I recommened you read in regarding JMU? I mentioned two facts to you, one being coach fickell was the player caller on defense in 2012 and 2013 and you said he was not ; I even gave you a source and two I mentioned JMU was going to become a D I program and I did not say when exactly when it was going to become a division I program. It is just a matter of time. You again speculated and said it was not. If you think the media only reports on what is known then you are very naive. It has had to back track many of its original reports reference that also. Oh, Jim Heacock was not in the press box when called the defense and Jim tressel called the offense and Jim Bollman was in the press box. You cannot go by who is in the press box and who is not. Oh, I missed typed the site regarding coach Meyer saying luke Fickell will call the plays in 2012 and 2013. It is nbc. I typed ncb, but it still proves my point.

Comment 18 Apr 2014

Furious George,

I suppose that the host on the common man is the one that makes that decision, who is the source that is telling him this? also coach fickell did call the defense in 2012 and 2013. Go to this site: www.nbc4i.com/.../fickell,-will-call-plays-on-defense-meyer-says and read it and if you are still are in denial then too bad. Oh, you mention above that "Just because he was not fired  does not mean he was not told to take another job" You are correct; it does not mean he was not told to take another job. He could have been fired. I don't know and neither do you. I have pointed out some facts,but all you have done is speculate.