Thank you for your service Marine1. Here's to your speedy recovery.
This was a truly satisfying win in so many ways.
Really want to see us make the playoffs again... but if not... please let us get a shot at another SEC team.
looked absolutely pathetic offensively. Don't count on them.
That's what they said about the Buckeyes all week.
Wouldn't we be better off with MSU losing?
Not sure what you mean? I didn't offer any armchair opinions on Urban. I guess the fact I look to the program leader, the one who said point the finger at him, for answers?
I was agreeing with you.
The Surrender Cobra.
Gotta give the kid credit for doing the interview. What a way to get your 15 minutes...
I've hated those ugly winged helmets with a passion for 50 of my 58 years.
Beat their asses in their own house.
Apparently we need to vote... the Iron Bowl is edging us out... barely:
All those wins had to be luck. It's obvious UM doesn't know jack about picking coaches or running an offense. The fans know more than him... just look at the posts. Urban should be consulting the internet forums before making his coaching decisions. I mean the nerve.
Amazing how many internet armchair coaches know more about offensive coordination than Urban Meyer.
I'm a little late to the game but does anyone know why Hayes isn't considering ttun?
"Either way, Go Blue"
F them Taiwanese.
I think the saddest, underlying issue is the commercialization and the need for people to buy shit they don't need.
You mean like Buckeye football jerseys... cable TV for sporting events... tickets to games... or computers and internet service to surf football forums?
My own wife would agree that's all 'shit I don't need'. She doesn't understand my passion for the Buckeyes, but she tolerates it because she loves me. A fact for which which I am very thankful.
I think earthoids point is not so much heartstring related, as it is 'to each his own'.
This is a great take whether you agree with it or not. Whoever DV'd needs to read the TOS
Fair enough, though I've never perceived Luke as not being willing to own up to problems with his defenses. It' an objective observation, so everyone will perceive it differently. Sure, he got contentious with the press at times in 2013. The defense had problems and he was feeling the pressure. I don't blame him for that. Honestly, what difference does it make anyway? IMO Luke's body of work for this team has been nothing short of spectacular.
It's easy for all of us to sit back and criticize. In reality nobody knows what happens inside the locker room, coaches meetings and on the sidelines. We just see the results, good or bad. We cheer when the results are good, and we criticize when they are bad.
We saw this phenomenon with Herman after the VT game. Everyone was criticizing him and questioning his abilities. I remember hordes of fans mocking his MENSA status. We saw it with Luke in 2013... now are seeing it with Beck.
The disaster that was our offense last week doesn't fall 100% on Beck's shoulders. He's taking 100% of the heat tho. Yeah, he makes a shitpile of money. But so does UM.
Heh. I can't imagine UM pacing the sideline in the rain last Saturday saying "Please Tim, for the love of God, call a screen pass!! Please call a screen pass!!!" only to be continually rebuked.
UM is in charge of everything. The offense, the defense, the playbook. If our offense sputters, it is just as much on his shoulders.as anyone else. But nobody wants to blame him because well... he's Urban Meyer.
It wasn't just Beck who lost the game last week. All the coaches had a hand in it, and so did the players. Sure the playcalling sucked. I was just as frustrated as anyone. But there were a lot of players who didn't execute at critical times last week. All I'm saying is if it's a team victory, then it's a team loss.
It does give us a chance at violent, satisfying payback, I'll give you that.
The guarantee, and the sheer luck of the outcome of that game, is why I cannot stand harbaugh's face. Abhorred the 80's. That 1986 game was the epitome of the era. If something could go wrong, it would go wrong.
As an old dude who suffered that decade, I am mostly thankful for Jim Tressel.
It is hard to believe that at some point UFM didn't said "Throw the $%^@*^$ ball" or you are done. However, I can remember BVT (Before Virginia Tech) Hermann was doing the same thing with the crap playcalling and especially during the B1G championship game, and nothing changed.
Which is why I think Beck is being unfairly singled out here. He deserves some blame, but the pitchforks and torches might not be quite necessary.
UM has the wheel. If the bus goes over the cliff, he's the one driving.
Understand what you're saying, but the 'petulant child' description is a bit much, don'tcha think?
4 year starter on the DL... 50 consecutive games. Not sure anyone has ever done that on any team let alone the Buckeyes. He played his final game in the '97 Rose Bowl with a completely torn left pectoral (no coach dared hold him out) to help his team win a HUGE game vs Jake the Snake.
Luke Fickell was more of a man as a teenager than most of us are as adults.
Hate Harbaugh. Always have always will.
Here's to Zeke biakabatuking their asses.
I don't know why, but I have a feeling this team is going to dominate next week. Not just win the game... but DESTROY that team up north. Got a feeling that Josh Perry is going to take charge of the defense... and JT is going to lead this offense in ways we haven't seen since last season.
And Zeke... ttun better look out. He's pissed. And we all know how Zeke plays when he's pissed. Look at his very next carry after the fumble vs bama.
Urban admitted that he didn't disagree with Zeke. But like he said... there's a time and a place for that stuff.
Zeke is an honest dude, and his teammates love him. My guess is he has done more to fire up this team than any coach could have done. Look for him to inflict a lot of pain on Saturday.
And I for one can't wait.
I have an idea. Let's start a petition to fire certain fans.
Couldn't have said it better GTH. We love you Zeke. Always have, always will.
What was this thread about, again?
This post made my day.
I was yelling at the top of my lungs for a 3rd and long traditional screen. Sparty's aggressiveness could, and should, have been used against them in certain situations. Wondering where the quick slants were, like the one to Thomas last year that broke sparty's back.
It was like we were afraid to run a play.