I've changed my thought about this and think of it less of a mistake by the coaches. They were constrained by a very inexperienced QB and OL. Foster made a good adjustment, and I'm sure OSU's coaches told Barrett where to look. He just wasn't comfortable going off script at that point. As he got more experience, got more practice reps, and understood what the defense wanted to do to him, he became more and more effective. Plus the OL got better in the process.
DJ - I lived 22 years in Columbus and 24 years around NYC, and there are good and bad about both. You can certainly focus on the cost of living NYC if you want, but you're missing out on a lot. I love both places and I'm glad to see my second home giving some love to my alma mater and my first home.
That's the media's issues, not Cardale's. Seems like a guy his teammates like and he played hard and well in highest pressure situation. OSU fans are lucky to have him.
Yep...rip Jeter for his UM pedigree, but the guy made winning plays his entire Yankee career. One of those guys whose career can only be captured by one stat - wins.
He's a witch!!!
I think it's the walk-on. My assumption when a walk-on gets a scholarship that it's a year-to-year thing. He got it because OSU was under the limit this past season. That's a nice reward for a role that is more toil than fame. But it's not like you get to keep that scholarship until your eligibility is exhausted.
As for Diop, he played quite a bit at the end of the season and I have no complaints with how he was used. Should be a vital player in 2015-16.
I thought he meant latent homophobia. Football scouts sure aren't noted for their latent homophilia.
Haven't seen this one listed: A scrambling Troy Smith throws about 60 yards in the air to Brian Robiskie to seize momentum vs. PSU in 2006.
Me too. The Stadium shook that day.
I haven't seen it at OSU since then until Zeke in the B1G and Zeke did not score.
Given the moment in that game and that Byars took it to the house, it was a great play.
Thanks! It was fun-tastic!
The Dean situation will actually be pretty simple in the end. If he isn't cleared to play somewhere else or has an abbreviated career, OSU will be proven correct. If he plays four years at another school, OSU will look really bad. Yes, two doctors can have different opinions and I don't question the integrity of the OSU medical staff. It will just look bad given that at the moment OSU has too many players.
I think this conference pride thing is something ESPN concocted as SEC teams won BCS championships. It kept more eyeballs on their programming to see who won this imagined bowl derby. SEC fans gladly gobbled up because they believed they were winning something. But there isn't anything to win. B1G fans no that already because they theoretically lost in past years. Yet they didn't really lose anything.
And this is one reason I watch very little of their cfb programming except for the games themselves.
I'm showing my age because I never had Hound Dog's, but I enjoyed Tommy's (even better subs), Adriatico's, and Catfish Biff's depending on my mood.
But after a night at Mean Mr. Mustard's or Mother Fletcher's, I was partial to Sandro's. I think they were lit up 24/7, the made a damn tasty deep dish that you could buy by the slice.
Sorry for the dv. Clumsy thumb.
I think it was Dick Tressel.
DJ, great job as always and thanks for the Ron Lewis clip. But you forgot to mention Derek Funderburk's committment. Even more props to Thad Matta.
That's Gus Johnson. Charles Davis rides shotgun when Gus calls college football games.
Archie? Maybe Spielman?
Ok, I'm ready to get dv'ed to oblivion.
I don't like Bob Knight. Brilliant basketball mind, but he tolerated a hell of a lot in himself that he berated his players about. He was amazingly undisciplined for guy who demanded total discipline. Press conferences, the chair incident, his comments about rape, his comments about the university prez...and that's just off the top of my head. There are a lot of great coaches who didn't have to act like that. And I mean tough SOB old school coaches. If you couldn't help him win, he didn't have much use for you. That is a key difference between Woody and him IMO. Having said that, he was great in helping Landon Turner and has showed great affection for OSU the past few years.
As someone else said, he was flawed, but he has a brilliant basketball mind. But I wouldn't be so enthusiastic to have my kid play for him.
Just one nit to pick. I think of Tim Spencer as the second best OSU back of the 80s, not the 70s, because his freshman year was 1979. Saw him take it 82 yards to the house for his first carry of 1981. A great back.
I think you missed 82 with Marek, Cobb, and Rowland Tatum. Better group than 81.
I think you have to include that 96 trio. Best of the 90s IMO.
You're right about Kam, but if I was him I'd do ball handling drills all summer while Tate is practicing his jump shot.
As for Loving, I think he looks like he wants out too. But who would take him off the suspension? It probably means he has to resurrect himself at OSU.
Glad you're not the coach because that reaction has overkill in the rear view mirror.