You need a big athletic middle linebacker. This linebacker corps is too small. When we line up against power running teams, they will run directly at them. I don't want our defense to become this finesse defense that's all about speed. Speed and speed only will get hit in the mouth.
That guy wearing a Ohio State jersey amongst those other fans, is freaking awesome!
Until coach Meyer starts hiring better offensive coaches, this is what your going to get.
Urban Meyer shouldn't tolerate this bull crap. He should tell these guys, hey I understand the difficulty of this decisions, but you need to pray and consult with the people in your circle, then let us know what your decision is. Playing around and sending bull crap tweets, isn't responsible or very man like. This world is so soft when it comes to being a responsible adult. Make a decision and move forward.
There were a lot of guys that struggled throughout their first couple of years in college. I'm pretty sure there were countless of Florida State guys who struggled, The U guys who struggled, Gator players who struggled, and Trojan players who struggled.
It provides zero content, but to think that college football championships were voted on and not handled on the field speaks volumes. To think that I team could lose a bowl game, and still be awarded a National Championship is crazy. So unless you actually won your bowl game, and was ranked in the top 5, and the other top five teams lost, then you should've been awarded the championship. If those other teams tied, then a co-champion should've been awarded. But no one in the NCAA has the guts to do what's right. Just like our politicians. What a joke! The games should always be decided on the field and if you think otherwise, then God Bless You!
Urban Meyer needs to stress to his wr's to catch the dang ball. Your not going to beat the other great teams in the country, if you don't have a competent passing game. Period. Enough of this in order for you to play wr at Ohio State, you will learn how to block crap. There are many ways to be effective in life, sometimes your just not as strong in other areas, but to limit a person's growth or playing time because of it, is ignorant. Maybe he should stress for the weakest position group on this team, to learn how to block. Because it's clear the offensive line is lacking that concept. That's no different than saying we will have a qb who can run, when it's been proving since the beginning of football that the best qb's of all time win from inside the pocket. You manipulate the defense by playing inside the pocket, not scrambling around. Develop a well versed offense, versus this kindergarten offense. Beating teams in the BIG 10 isn't that hard when you have the most talented team in the conference. However, just like during the Tressel years, when you go against those other great teams from out of the conference, the talent level is more neutral. What's the purpose of recruiting highly ranked players, if you're only going to refuse to use them. Football is the ultimate coaching sport. If you're coaches don't put you in a position to succeed, ball game.
Experience does matter a lot, so does results, confidence, and talent. Experience just means you have years of service on your side.
Didn't Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning stay for their senior season? Still was drafted number 1. Don't give me Matt Leinart, anyone with a pulse should've known he wasn't going to be any good.
I understand your logic, however, we don't have time to wait for someone to grow up. This is big boy football, if someone behind Ward is better, I suggest you play them. Play the best player, period. If one of the freshmen is better than Ward, play him. Hooker should've been playing more last year, but because of loyalty to Powell, has sat on the freaking bench. You don't all of a sudden become a potential top 10 pick. The talent was always there, but when your coaching staff is stubborn or believe they have all the answers, you get players for one year.
Look, enough of this Urban and staff is a lot smarter than me. Unless your Jesus Christ, you're far from perfect. Just because you've had some accomplishments in your field, doesn't make you some expert. It just means with hard work, dedication, and the good Lord helping you out, you've achieved some success at some point. That doesn't give coach Meyer and staff the right not to be criticized. It terms of what the goals were in 2015 & 2016, especially in 2015, the goal wasn't accomplished. Now to keep things in perspective, unfortunately, we won't win 3-5 championships consecutively. But when you have the opportunity like we did in 2015, you gotta take advantage of that. I strongly believe that we'll be back at it again in 2017 any beyond. The key is continuing to improve and sustain a level of greatness that's hard to do in college football, with so much turnover. That's why I value coaches who understand situational football, because not allowing the moment to overwhelm you is essential. It's possible for a team to be not as talented, but understand the situation and the stage, which will allow them to make plays when there are plays to be made. But also, not make as many mistakes when their on the big stage. Jalen Hurts is far from a pure passer, but his coaching staff understands his strengths and create a game plan that allows him to do that. Our coaching staff needs understand that putting a player in a position to succeed is more important that trying to fit a player into their scheme.
Why are we even creating a discussion for this. Unless the kid was considering the guys, who cares where he goes. However, I hope for much success to Najee. He was already committed to Alabama, so this affair is just like what Shawn Wade did with us.
I understand your point, but I'll have to respectfully disagree. Just because you were given the opportunity to coach at some big time programs, doesn't mean you were good. Sometimes you're given a job because of fools gold and who you know. That happens throughout life.
Good point. People keep acting like just because your successful at some point throughout your career, your entitled to something. Your blessed with someone giving you the opportunity to prove your worth, nothing more and nothing less than that. In some situations, corporate America gets it correct. If the head person in charge isn't meeting the lofty expectations that they set, then changes will follow. That doesn't mean you have to be the champion every year, but getting beat 31-0 in the CFP playoff should never be tolerated. I don't care how successful you've been. At lease be competitive.
I can care less what coach Herman says about Beck. This is a results driven business. What did Beck do at Nebraska? How did his position group fare at The Ohio State? The offense never had any flow this year. Last year's team should've been the most dominate team in the country. The freaking entire team came back, after winning the national championship! We had the perfect team for a run first, play action style offense. The coaching staff, specifically Meyer, failed. Whenever you start making excuses and settling for well at least we made the CFP, then what does that say about you? You always work towards the ultimate prize, not settle for 2nd, 3rd, or 4th best. Coach Meyers job is to put the best and most effective players on the field. Along with coaching and developing the entire team on a daily basis. I'm not saying that didn't taking place in 2015 or 2016, but I'm saying that on the offensive side of the ball, the development wasn't consistent. Stop promising players starting roles. Just because your a freshman, doesn't mean you can't consistently produce, week in and week out. If a particular player, position group, or coach isn't effective, then make a freaking move. The only thing you owe to your team, is to put the most effective game plan and product on the field. Stop making excuses and move forward! Coach Herman, isn't employed at The Ohio State anymore, so who cares what he says. Beck, Warinner, and Smith positions groups were not consistent. Maybe if the coaching staff would've called better passing routes, then maybe the wr routes wouldn't take so long to develop. I'm not buying for one second that our wr's suck. This is Ohio State, I call bs on that one. Maybe if coach Meyer would focus more on coaching his receivers to actually be a wide receiver, versus being a blocking wr, they wouldn't drop so many passes. There's a reason why some teams, coached by certain coaches, are usually very successful on the big stage. It's called situational football. That comes from the coaching staff. Get it together.
Offensive stats can be very misleading. How effective was the passing offense on gameday? Was the TE utilized? Did we dictate what we wanted the defense to do, versus allowing the defense to control what we do? How effective was our offense against Clemson? Do show me your stats against the freaking Big 10.
What did you expect Coach Herman to say? However, only time will tell how effective Coach Beck will be as an effective OC at Texas.
If Warinner ego is that big that he doesn't understand what his own strengths are, then he's dilusional. He needs to know his role and move forward. Understanding your place and where your best suited to help a team or someone, says a lot about your character. He was given the opportunity to prove his worth, with his input into the game plan. And over the last two years, this offense has struggled in the passing game, along with creating mis-matches and offensive game flow. He needs to relax, accept the fact that either he's not fit to be an effective OC in coach Meyer's offense or do some self reflecting in the mirror and try to figure out what he can adjust, to improve being a better effective OC. The offensive line, in the most important position group in football. He's getting payed very handsomely because of his expertise coaching that position group at The Ohio State. If he doesn't realized how blessed he is, then maybe he needs to be humbled. Period!
Just think in 2014 our starting defensive line should've been Joey Bosa, Washington, Bennett, and Spence. Simply amazing. A dominant defense starts up front. Marvin Wilson, come on up to Columbus and commit to The Ohio State!
Great point. Urban needs to make the dang decision. Nick Saban essentially showed Lane Kiffin the door, one week before the national championship game. That's the you either do what I expect you to do, or you can go somewhere else attitude. There's no way on earth, Tim Beck would've lasted past Nick Saban. Urban do your job.
That's why you play your young talent early. Every year, the coaching staff needs to understand how to blend in that fresh talent with seasoned talent.
I couldn't agree with you more. Put the best players on the field, period. Stop playing a guy, because he has experience but no talent. All those terrible wr's we keep playing, but you leave Mack and Victor on the bench. Just doesn't make any sense. Don't give me this maybe they aren't ready bull crap. You don't know if someone is ready, until you play them in the game. The reason Alabama has been so consistent is because they give guys early playing time and the coaching staff understands and coaches situational football.
So teams with nowhere near the talent we have on offense, consistently have rhythm on offense? That's all on coaching. Our coaching staff is absolutely inept when it comes to putting players in a position to succeed. Urban doesn't understand that and until he proves me otherwise, I'm going to feel that way. Stop trying to make players like Weber fit into a certain type of role, and put them in positions to succeed. It's called situational football. Urban I suggest you should learn that or get someone who already knows that.
We need to pray and hope that this doesn't effect the program like that 41-14 beat down did to our program. Urban should've made changes after Herman left. When Saban hired Kiffin, everyone football person said that dude is on a mission. You hire the best coaches period. The reason why so many recruits commit to Alabama is because of the elite coaching they're getting. There offensive coordinator has NFL experience which goes a long way with recruits. Having a guy like Vrabel on our coaching staff, did wonders for recruiting and coaching. It's time for Meyer to start hiring NFL caliber coaches and stop hiring these nice guys.
Your missing the point. Just because you go 61-6 a won a national title, just means you went 61-6 and won one national title. Les Miles won a national, so hap Bob Stoops. That same national titles happened in 2014, move on get over it. Believe me, this fan base won't accept a 31-0 loss in the CFP. Trust me on that one. Urban, this ain't Florida! I love the fact that our fan base makes noise and demand answers after every defeat, especially after last night.