JD better hope he doesn't get drafted by Green Bay or New England or Pittsburgh or Cleveland (well, for a lot of reasons there)...
E$PN Gameday "anal-ysts" are stirring controversy for ... ratings! That there is some truth in what they are saying (the Buckeyes haven't played up to expectations at this point) only adds to the meme and tends to rile up the fan base - which means more publicity, more eyeballs, more advertising $$$. I heard what Corso said and laughed - especially when Herbie called him on it. Just ignore this crap. As many have wisely said, nobody is winning the Playoffs in October, the Buckeyes will improve, and, it's probably good motivation for Urban.
Yeah, Keels really sucks. Maybe we could get Beth Mowins and Gary Danielson to do Buckeye play-by-play!
A real mean, straight razor-totin' Mama...
From the classic, "Polk Salad Annie"
I said it before about Phyllis from Mulga and I'll say it again: Down the road we will find out that she is on Finebaum's staff and has a degree from Harvard.
It's too bad Urban couldn't convince Campbell to join the Buckeye staff in 2012 (though I understand the attraction of being a HC rather than an assistant, even an assistant in an elite program like tOSU). I've been impressed by him since he took over at UT.
Yes, Chem. ^^^^
My immediate reaction on reading Annie's words of wisdom, "G-d bless you, Annie Apple! You are probably in a much better position to make an insightful comment than we armchair coaches and pearl-clutching fans." (That's not to say that my blood pressure was helped any by that game against NIU!)
Well, the Buckeyes probably have more NFL talent on their roster than the Browns... ;-)
Wow! I haven't DV'd anyone in ages & ages. But I'll make an exception...
My reference to the difference in culture between the programs was intended to suggest that the BS we saw last year with FSU SHOULD (emphasis on 'should') be mitigated by more accountability and leadership on the Buckeyes. I EXPECT improvement - given what we've seen in Urban's teams over the years, and especially last year.
Woody, I was thinking of The Zombies song, "Time of the Season" - "What's your name? Who's your daddy?"
...last year, the preseason #1 looked like shit all year long too clinging to 4th qtr leads every week.
BuckInNashville, I agree with your comment about the QB. That game Saturday took 5 years off my life. However, I don't think we, as fans, can know what exactly is in the game plan, to be honest with you. It may have called for deep passes and, for whatever reason (lack of execution, trying to take what NIU's D was giving, etc.) they really didn't work out (except JT's pass to Thomas in the end zone).
I do take umbrage with the comparison to FSU, however. I've seen some others post the same comment. There is a different culture here under Urban than exists under Jimbo at Tallahassee. I don't believe JT or Cardale or Joey Bosa or even Braxton Miller would be playing if they were arrested for shoplifting, let alone all the other behaviors certain Seminoles participated in.
And, speaking of comparisons to last year, Bosa is correct. The Buckeyes looked horrible against VT; they didn't play very well against Indiana, Minnesota or TTUN, for that matter. But they found a way to win. And, as DJ pointed out in his article, the "trajectory" for Urban-coached teams is they improve over the course of a season. I believe he and the staff should be given the benefit of the doubt (the offense is, obviously, still working out kinks with new guys and old guys in new roles). I recall that many on here were calling for Herman's head long after the loss to VT. In fact, he only became really popular, if memory serves, after the B1G Championship game, the Sugar Bowl and the Nat'l Championship.
Give. It. Time. It will be OK.
Yeah, got choked up too. I was in the Shoe for that first game in '77 when Rod AND Art trotted on the field together. The Shoe exploded! What a great team guy he was - Rod, you will NEVER be an embarrassment to Buckeye nation!
Birm is such a tease...
God bless DJ's mom! And Fatpants has some impressive connections - wow!
Zeke looks the exact same!!
I thought the same thing, Hale!
What a great group of parents - it shows in the character of the kids.
In a few years we'll discover that "Phyllis from Mulga" was on Finebaum's staff and had a degree from Harvard...!
RKYLET83, take the sarcasm font off, man. "'Scuse me while I kiss the sky!"
I think I need to be "de-fatted" like Burrell has been.
I hear ya brother; I could use some of that myself. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't last more than 20 mins with Mick Marotti, though.
Oh, well played, Grid, well played!
Looks like another QB conundrum in the great state of Ohio!
Well, Wolf, they DID say it was a ceremonial dance performed at funerals...
In total honesty, I've wanted to see players hit so hard their will to continue playing was broken (Mike Hart comes to mind) - I would never hope for anyone to be seriously hurt, though, or feel they were "asking" for an injury. SoCal must've been in his cups waaaaay too much Monday.
Call it out (good job, Knar!) and let the powers-that-be deal with it.