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Comment 11 Apr 2016

I'll believe that particular program is developing more of what it takes to win THE GAME when I actually see it.  First thing they gotta change are the intangibles and the intangibles are near impossible to change when the program remains so pleased with itself right up to the point it gets knocked down flat and can't get it up, yet again.  I think that they're kinda getting to be like another psu--if not already so.  All fine by me.

Comment 07 Apr 2016

Yes, absolutely, Herman did improve.  UH had an incredible season for themselves.  You just don't have that unless the head coach can assess and prepare the teams/units, make critical in-game adjustments, and has that special ability to breathe self-confidence into a team all the way down the stretch.  I hardly believe he was anywhere near that level of development as late as midway through 2014 season and I think he grew right along with the team....  This Meyer dude is something else. 

Comment 06 Apr 2016

"Meyer monitors everything in his program. If he’s not pleased with a member of the coaching staff, he changes things. It’s that simple."

But he's very careful about changing things.  That simple, but I wouldn't say fast and not thought about quite a bit..

Comment 01 Apr 2016

Good article, and well-timed.  I'm anxious to see how the OL performs.  No disrespect to the athletic brilliance and power of any other position, but (and I'm biased, I admit) all great things begin with the OL. 

Kinda related:  I wonder what the stats are for staff turnover per head coach.  Staff and player turnover while maintaining critical continuities is no small challenge and, if Meyer constructs yet another brilliant season, the guy's ability to attract, develop and manage talent is phenomenal.  I always put by far the emphasis on the finish of the chase and allow for learning even at the top, so I thought that the nd and umich games made for a brilliant season. 

Ironically, the lack of turnover at the qb position was a major part of the challenge last season--a180 swing from the previous season.

Comment 31 Mar 2016

I can't eat or drink anything before and during the games, but the nfl, on the other hand, it's like what's next, although I've got to have reasons to watch the game in the first place.  Buckeyes populating the pros is good for my refrig. 

Yes, you're probably right about the immaturity thing, but when I first heard something it was some post that just kinda blurted it without reference to Meyer.  Some of us were wondering what was going on, where was he, etc.  I'm far from Columbus, so I really have no idea what's happening on campus until way after the fact.

Comment 30 Mar 2016

Yes, I saw him in his first spring game and I said to myself, "prodigy." 

Someone posted on 11W once, the reason we didn't see him sooner and more often is that he was making too many 'mistakes.'  Have no idea what they were referring to.  And no one can take anything down from what he's become.  These guys ... I might even watch some nfl next year.

Comment 28 Mar 2016

Yes, I agree, and I'm definitely one of those who thinks 'doing the best job' will involve more than how well the football's carried.  It's just too much of what Meyer preaches and appreciates not to be so--and it's in fact the reason for which Elliot was given first the opportunity to distinguish himself from the others.  Meyer is THE master of growing and managing this level of college player.