Got the business end alright! Like getting the business end of the bull! Zeke proved he can play in THE NFL. He took on one of the hardest hitting safeties in the league - and won numerous times.
When they were freshmen, Michael Thomas, Braxton Miller, Jalin Marshall and Nick Vannett all were highly touted yet unproven talents. We now have a new group of the same thing. I have no doubt in my mind that we will see another set of four (at least) leave Ohio State as great players - just as the aforementioned did.
Urban and his staff know what they are doing, and I have complete faith in them all. Cannot wait to see this team in action!
Yeah, Huff, Schiano will have that date circled on the calendar - bet it already IS - and the media will again be proven to be wrong about Ohio State. ;)
I am betting that Schiano stays for the two year commit. Anything more after that is gravy.
If you're not smitten by Miss Taylor, you may have something wrong with your eyes!
Oh - to be young again...
Bring back their women? Why? We have much prettier women here!! ;)
Totally agree, Hove, and I was also excited as heck when Urban was able to "steal" him from Happy Valley. He is one of the coaches I coveted the most in the country. I mean, look at the Penn State linemen that he has put into the NFL over his career there. This is in no terms an "accident" - the man knows HOW TO COACH.
I thank God every day he is wearing the Scarlet and Gray.
Wow, Coach Coombs sure gets the team first attitude. I believe the entire team gets this concept that Urban believes in, and they have all seen the rewards it can give.
I think a few more National Championships before Urban retires are certainly a good bet.
Thank you, my Good Man! By the way, great job on your articles! I love this site and it is because of writers like you and the rest. Keep up the great work.
Eric, you wrote "The Buckeyes visit Michigan State looking to avenge their only loss from last season on Nov. 19. Jim Harbaugh heads to Columbus for the first time as Michigan's head coach a week later. Michigan and Michigan State lock horns Oct. 29 at Spartan Stadium, so give Mark Dantonio's group the edge for the simple fact it gets its two toughest games at home."
In my best Lee Corso voice I say, "not so fast my friend!" It seems over the past 5-7 or 8 meetings, the winner of the MSU-OSU game has been the visiting team. I really like our chances to crash the Sparty Party again this year.
I am hoping it's an eye opener in a good way. Like the team says, "Hey, we just beat the Sooners at home. Maybe we CAN play with any team in the country!"
By damn-near 10-fold. If you ask me, Kalis has had a "less than expected" career so far.
With all the talent we lost on the defense, it seems crazy to think that this year's version of the Silver Bullets can rival that group - but it just may happen. Talk about talent to spare, what a great problem to have, indeed.
Great observation, Obstacle22. I will also add that I think young Mr. Jordan will be a lost recruit that Harbaugh and staff will lament over very hard during his career at Ohio State. Talk about losing a high school football stud from your home state to your arch-rival. This one is going to STING the scum staff for the next 3-4 years.
So, playing two players both ways... Does this mean that the talent is lacking up there, or are they really that good?
Poor Peppers isn't going to be worth his salt... Hahahaaa. Seriously, Weber may run him over on more than one occasion.
I wouldn't be surprised if he takes things to newer heights before he leaves OSU. It's been said that Nick was further ahead in his development than Joey was in their high school days.
Gotta love that coach right in the middle of the circle drill jumping around pumping up his kid. Coach Coombs abso-freakin-lutely ROCKS!!
It is imperative that we find a deep play threat this year. That makes the entire play book much more effective. I hope someone steps up this year.
Got to love Phi's comments. He is like E.F. Hutton, when he talks, people listen!
Could not agree more with your post, sir!
Nairion, I can't believe his nickname is LITTLE bear. Christ, this "kid" looks like a senior already, he is BUILT. I feel sorry for those who have to block him, and all opposing ball carriers, QB's included.
Bosa is going to BRING THE PAIN.
I agree with you, both. I think because this is the coaches poll, many coaches trust that Meyer will put together another great team, and the fact that he is well-respected in the coaching community.
The media poll could be an altogether different beast...
Browns88 - with all the talk I read about young Mr. Jordan, I am beginning to think he may have a career similar to the great Orlando Pace. He may become a very special player at TOSU.
WorthyBuck, that is a very Up-vote worthy post!!
With the speed of Samuel, JT's running threat, and Weber up the gut, this play can give any run game fits. Throw in the play-action pass and this should be our new "staple" play, over the read option.
BuckeyeChuck said "I believe Robert Landers has put in the work and prepared his body. I believe he will crack the rotation this year......."
I also think he will crack a few skulls! Big dude, no doubt.