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Comment 22 Apr 2016

Buckeye Phi,

You said "other SEC programs haven't won diddly squat." Besides Alabama, LSU, Florida, and Auburn have also won championships over the past 10 years.

Comment 02 Jan 2016

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.

Comment 12 Dec 2015

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.

Comment 12 Dec 2015

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.

Comment 30 Nov 2015

He turned around the entire defense tackling, coverage etc.

Comment 16 Nov 2015

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.

Comment 03 Oct 2015

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.

Comment 12 Dec 2014

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.

Comment 08 Dec 2014

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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Comment 02 Dec 2014

If Luke Fickell is indeed a candidate for the YSU job, DJ Durkins will probably be one of the first people Coach Meyer contacts.

Comment 29 Nov 2014

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.

Comment 29 Sep 2014

It still seems strange to me saying Missouri is in the SEC, and Nebraska is in the Big Ten.

Comment 15 Sep 2014

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?

Comment 14 Sep 2014

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.