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.
If you do I cannot argue with you on that point. Yes I do check twitter and many other things. It is not a good idea to make those kind of guess. I never heard anyone on this site mock him for his love of Notre Dame, and the only person I have heard mock him for it is Mark May. Mark May picks against Notre Dame almost as much as he does Ohio State.
Do you mock him? my guess is no because he usually speaks highly of OSU.
Not true, who criticizes Coach Holtz for picking Notre Dame all of the time?
So what if Desmond Howard shows his love for Michigan? He did play for them. Coach Lou Holtz always thinks Notre Dame is going to win whether they are good or not and nobody criticizes him for that ,and If Kirk Herbstreit chooses not to show his bias then that is on him.
I agree. Coach Meyer said if something changes he would re-evaluate the situation; he will probably stay consistent and give Tracy Sprinkle another chance as he did with Storm Klein, Bradley Roby, and Carlos Hyde.
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.
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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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.
This is an outstanding thread, however several of those players mentioned above committed to OSU before Coach Meyer became the head coach.
Pat Elflein, Warren Ball, Luke Roberts, De'van Bogard, and Frank Epitropoulos to name a few all committed before Coach Meyer was hired.
According to the Land-Grant Holy Land, Columbus Dispatch reporter Bill Rabinowitz, has confirmed that Jamal Marcus is no longer on the team, however he was not kicked off the team. He is transferring due to academic performance.
Another member of the 2012 recruiting class is gone. I wander what the total is from that class that are no longer on the team?
Ted Ginn jr. made fast guys look slow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Colerain 2004 G,
I replied to your reply of my thread; check it out.