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Comment 05 Dec 2014

Joey Bosa counted to infinity... twice

Joey Bosa can slam a revolving door

(couldn't choose which one made me laugh harder)

Comment 03 Dec 2014

Been wanting this since Urban came here day one.  Luke is standing in the way as the LB/Co-DC.  He would be a perfect fit as an Ohio guy that can recruit in the South and is familiar with Urban's intensity. 

Comment 26 Nov 2014

Phoenix, I was at that game as well chanting with the loudest of them.  As I said above I don't think it was 100% and agree with GeneralBuckeye down there (v) that just before the scUM game was about the time it was closest to 100%.  I do believe however that they had a feeling that they had a strong chance to get him due to conversations leading up to.  I didn't throw this up on here to cause the response it has gotten, but only to pass along information that I have been told from some pretty credible sources.  Anyone can believe that info or not, that's the good part of having discussion boards like this.  I think Fickell and all the other coaches knew that everyone's jobs were in jeopardy if not temporary before that season.  The timeline does make sense though and no high profile coach in the right mindset would have taken that job in May.  It had to be a interim hire from within.  Luckily for us, Urban is the successor.

Comment 26 Nov 2014

So he should have coached a team 5 months after leaving another job because of health and family issues, with no recruiting class of his choice, and 2 months to prepare a team he knows nothing about?

Comment 26 Nov 2014

Why did Urban not coach in 2011?

- Just left Florida in December of 2010 because of health and family reasons

- Wouldn't have had a recruiting class

- Would have 2 months to prepare a team he had no idea about

Also remember, after Urban took the job he did not coach the team leading up to the bowl game.  He sat back, recruited, gathered information, and interviewed coaches. 

My timeline seems to be pretty spot on and there is your logic.

Comment 26 Nov 2014

The way it was explained to me is that they felt they had a very good shot at Urban (Urban has made it clear this is his dream job) if he could get the family on board.  Being in the booth in 2011 did not solve his issues but gave him time to reconnect with his family and get healthy.  I don't think anyone can say they knew 100% at that point but I believe all parties thought there was a very high chance. 

Comment 26 Nov 2014

I have heard multiple sources close to the program that if it wasn't Urban, they would have rode out the storm with Coach Tressel.  Not sure if that holds water but that's what I have heard.  Also, have a friend of a friend on Urban's current staff that was with him at Florida.  Weeks before he was hired Urban made a call to him and asked him if he would follow him if he relocated to Columbus.

Comment 26 Nov 2014

I apologize if I confused you with the title.  This has nothing at all to do with Purdue and everything to do with the SEC.

Comment 24 Oct 2014

I love watching this and remembering a time when the NFL was fun.  Players running around with their helmets off, fans going crazy and not wanting to fight each other, celebrations without the refs throwing flags.  Man I miss this NFL...

Comment 24 Oct 2014

Noel Devine's is great... but you can't mention it in the same sentence as Clowney's high school tape.  NOTHING compares to that.

Comment 14 Oct 2014

Not sure if it was because on the other sideline was Maurice Clarett, Prescott Burgess, and David Herron... But Mollenkopf Stadium was very intimidating to play in before they tore the school down that blocked off the one end zone (right side in picture).

Comment 13 Oct 2014

Can we see a new kick or punt returner please?  I know Dontre has electricity in his veins but he hasn't been able to bust anything yet which could speak to his vision... Who knows?  I'd love to see Samuel or Marshall or Clark or yada yada yada back there more with opportunities.  If they accidently built the flag pole at the 20 yard line more often than not Dontre would run into it.

Comment 13 Oct 2014

Listening to SVP and Russillo makes me forget I am listening to ESPN radio.  Those two are good.