A reporter asked whether a high school kid would be thinking far enough ahead to appreciate Real Life Wednesdays, job fairs, etc. when being recruited. Maybe he would, maybe he wouldn't. But I guarantee mom & dad like what they're hearing when an OSU coach sits in their living room and tells them about these programs.
No jiggly gifs, NavyBuckeye91!
Toad's comment needs serious consideration for the 11 Warrior Commenting Hall of Fame (just past the rest rooms in the Premium Lounge, from what I understand)!
Shouldn't the Duck be sitting on some eggs somewhere & not talking smack to the mascot of the team that curb stomped 'em in January? I mean, that game could easily have been 56-20 without the turnovers.
A little out of the box, and I know it's a whole different skill set, plus a totally new position, but hot dang this boy can fly!
What about receiver? We certainly have the quality coaches to help him make the transition (he'll probably redshirt anyway) by the time he's done growing he could be 6'4" 235 lbs and run around a 10.9-11.0 100 meters. DBs might need counseling when they think about playing against that size and speed.
Took the family to the ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in DC in 1996. My kids were 11 and 9 - even they were moved by it. There were about 50,000 (I'm literally not joking) "Rolling Thunder" bikers in DC, too. Very awesome day.
"Three-way with Louisiana hot sauce ... chased by three Connies.
Are we still talking about Skyline??
To paraphrase a line from a Tom Clancy novel, "I don't golf - I already know how to swear."
Well written, 73Buckeye. I think you have summed-up the differences/similarities between Urban and Woody very well and very succinctly (my junior year at OSU was the year Woody was released after the infamous Gator Bowl "punch"). Many of us students, at the time, were calling for Woody's head. And, to be fair, he probably did "disqualify" himself. But after "the seasons pass(ing)" and "the years ... roll(ing)" on, Woody's stature only grows in my estimation - and it's as much for what he accomplished with his players off the field, as on.
I believe Urban will be seen in that same light when he is ready to hang up the whistle (after winning 3 more Natty's!).
C'mon! Everyone knows Urban is just waiting for Notre Dame to call...
Agree, Mr. Green! "Sticky Fingers" is a great album - all the love from critics goes to "Exile On Main Street", but they were doing some cool stuff with their sound on "Sticky" ("Sister Morphine" especially comes to mind).
I thought they sounded horrible when they played halftime at the Super Bowl in Detroit and thought, "Wow! They need to hang it up and enjoy their private islands!" But a friend who was at the game said they were really, really good.
I love The Stones, but ... holy mazoly! Maybe Mick should continue his work with Joss Stone, Damian Marley, et.al. on studio albums like "Super Heavy" and retire from touring all together.
Could be one of the best tags I've seen in years!
Must be the same "expert" that said Webber wasn't any good, either.
Wow ... just wow!
I didn't see that one!
Yeah, who would want to talk "football, football, football" when you're recruiting a kid to play ... football! Absolutely brilliant! Leaving aside what we know about the family atmosphere recruits and their parents rave about here, the "Real Life Wednesdays" Urban has initiated, the outstanding academics at tOSU and the fact that Columbus has become a great place for the arts and other cultural enjoyment, you sure wouldn't want to try and land (let alone develop) kids that might be good enough to make it into the NFL! That post was obviously written by one of the academic geniuses of which scUM boasts!
It's a good thing scUM won all those games from 1890 to 1939, otherwise, they'd really have squatoosh to brag about.
Actually, one semi-rational skunk weasel fan on MGoBlo summed things up quite well (to paraphrase): "These 17-18 year old kids haven't known a time when *ichigan was relevant."
"I love the smell of
napalm roasting skunk weasels in the morning!"
I would love to see Collier succeed -- I think he's a great story (I know there were some among the commentariat at the time who wondered why Urban offered him, since he was "only" a 3 star coming out of high school). But he's a high character young man from a great family who said he shed tears when he got his Buckeye offer. It's pretty easy to root for a kid like that.
After a year or two in Ed Warriner's "dojo" (to quote DJ Byrnes), as well as the Marotti conditioning house of horrors, MJ could become another great Buckeye lineman.
Welcome, good sir, welcome!
Hodge for the win!
(I wondered who'd be first.)
It's really too bad Troy Smith contracted strep throat or tonsillitis or whatever, and lost the job to Flacco - it would have been interesting to see how he would have worked out. Obviously, from the Spring game's QB challenge's results, Troy still has a gun.
Cardale & JT will succeed, I believe, in the League at QB. It's going to be interesting to see what happens with X-Brax. He's too good an athlete to not get drafted by some team.
So, it looks like Yeast is rising?
Thanks, I'll show myself out now
Great update (as usual), Birm. Appreciate your integrity as you report on/interact with these kids
Well, if we can't have Stravinsky join the staff, I guess Remy will have to do...
In all seriousness, Remy is fantastic.
Could have all four in the top 10 depending on teams' needs.
And, yeah, Cooper recruited amazing talent. That's what was so frustrating for all of us that endured the 90s. He should have won 2 Nattys.