I just mentioned this in another thread - I coach and pattern my Jr High defense after VCU - love the Havoc! Love my Buckeyes too but this defense can be tough when it's on. However if OSU handles the pressure it simply comes down to the better athletes and I like our chances there.
I coach Jr High basketball and I pattern my defense after VCU so I'm very familiar with them defensively. My heart is with my Buckeyes, but VCU's defense is normally disruptive and causes lots of problems. Could be an issue but we will see.
I'm still enjoying the National Title.
That wasn't as convincing as I'd have expected from Ohio State. I mean TCU put up 50+ too so I don't see how this is supposed to impress me - Mark May
What a performance. I don't think even the most critical people can call for Fickell to be fired tonight - tomorrow maybe - but not tonight! Lol. Just a complete game on both sides of the ball. Wow.
We are top 4 but agree if we get left out we know why. Regardless wow. What a performance.
I run into Spielman doing the basketball stuff with my daughter (he has a daughter the same age) and my impression is that like someone else mentioned - he is really busy staying involved with his kids lives so I can't imagine that he is in a place that would allow him to put in that kind of time that would be needed. And quite honestly as a parent I admire that he is more interested in staying involved with his kids than anything - lots of parents don't do that!
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Our local school's band director is an OSU Marching Band Alumni and pretty good friends with Waters. His issue is like most others - a small sample size was used to issue a report that embarrasses the entire history of the band. For a school like OSU to go public with that report without truly doing their due diligence is disgusting. What would we be saying if ESPN did this to our football team? Yeah I guess maybe they have in the past - lol. It's really not different though and it wasn't even an outside force that did this! He claims that in all of his years he never saw anyone forced to do something they didn't want to do and of course things got a bit crazy at times - it was college as he put it. However, he said that Waters actually was taking heat because he was trying to slowly change the culture because he realized that in today's world some of those things could come back to get the band - guess he didn't think it would be him as the scapegoat. I'm embarrassed by this whole thing, but mostly I think our new President failed as a leader in his first test or at the very least the people that supplied him with the information is a major concern. I hope Waters does get his job back although who knows!
Last year I lost my five year old son. Buckeye football was our shared Saturdays and something we bonded over and gave us many great moments during his short life. Creating a program that families can be proud of will determine success or failure. Winning is a by-product of doing things the right way. If our kids get good grades, stay out of trouble, work hard and we win some Big Ten titles then Urban's done his job. A national title or two would be awesome but will not determine Meyer's legacy for me. Now I watch the games alone and smile when I think of Seth's excitement whenever the Buckeyes would score. The "Woohoo" and him jumping up and down and the high fives. So for me every TD is a success. That's how I measure my Buckeye football.
Adequate? Horrible word. I mean what guy (with any self-pride) would be happy if his girl described his performance in bed as "adequate?" Ha!
They say this actually came from a video so it's not a true "selfie."
In the full article on this he actually asks what if a kid is hurt on defense and the coaches can't get him out of the game? He tries to lamely say that if there is no window for the kid to get off the field and he's hurt then there's nothing the coaches can do to protect the kid. What? I guess he can't coach his kids to take a knee when injured? His attempt to twist everything tells you what his true agenda is and it has nothing to do with player safety. I am so glad that he is part of the SEC now. He is a coaching disgrace.
I say put the "super fans" up there with those policemen that stand at the high points of the stadium overlooking everything. The blimp can still get some good pics of them, they can be as crazy as they want, and they won't block anyone's view. A total win for all......
A kid has high expectations when you come out of high school that highly ranked. Sometimes they are shocked by what they DON'T know or how big of a jump it is to big time college ball. I doubt that the coaching staff missed this one (of course they could have) but as a true freshman he just had some things he needed to work on before they felt he was ready. Add in a few injuries and suddenly here you are. I am sure his ailing father is the big factor in all of this but that he also doesn't believe or trust the coaches like he did coming in. I was looking forward to seeing if he lived up to the hype but I wish him the best and it is what it is.
I never get it when people say, "I don't want him because he doesn't want to be here." He never said that he didn't want to be at OSU. He just decided that he wanted to be at MSU more than any place else at this moment in time and in this situation it's probably to stay close to home and his friends - which mom doesn't want. That does not mean that IF he came to Ohio State he wouldn't put his heart and soul into the game that he obviously loves. You just can't really read a young man who is still trying to figure out his path in life. I know mine took a hundred turns between 18-30! I wish him the best either way but if he comes to OSU then great.
This year Dantonio did a great job, but for Urban Meyer to not win it is, as the Auburn AD would put it, "Un-American."
Nice Scarlet - nice. Of course we need to win bowl games Oyster - my point is the same that this guy makes:
Great read if you have the time.
The point I love is yet again stated here - a mid-tier team comes into the mighty SEC and dominates (again). The SEC is not as good as everyone wants to think. This is mostly a myth strategically created by ESPN because of their business plan. If the SEC teams are all ranked highly and then they beat each other up they get to remain ranked highly while a "weak" Big Ten isn't recognized and so it's easier to discard OSU or any other team from a conference like this due to their "weak" schedule. Of course it's "weak" when you don't fairly compare teams! It's brilliant how they have helped create this false sense of superiority and how people have actually bought in. I remember this story about this guy from Germany who also was able to create this crazy fan base.....well that didn't turn out so well.
The Mich St. offense just doesn't appear as athletic as TTUN so I'm not as concerned. I think we will be well prepared. Certainly not taking them for granted, but I really like this match up and think almost everything is in our favor going in. Guess we will see.
Would this really be the time to lobby for your team when you haven't even won your conference title game? I think if you get beat in that game you REALLY look like a fool after putting all of this out there. Stupid.
Sorry but the rest of the nation got left out when we all had that Bama-LSU rematch shoved down our throats so if the SEC is left out - AWESOME.
If you throw a punch during a game you will be ejected if it is seen. Period. The rules are clear on that fact. We got the short end of that whole BS but to say that you are glad that someone threw a punch means that you don't mind them being ejected because it will happen. You have to maintain your composure! Why do you think everyone else was pushing and shoving versus throwing punches? You can't get mentally beat like that!
Agree that in this scenario they ensure that there is an SEC team in the championship and I'm ok with that. If there's not then half the nation will just claim that the SEC got cheated and blah, blah, blah. If we get there I'd prefer to play the SEC just to man up and throw down.
Get a fair bowl match up and then win.