Referring to last year I believe.
I love the old unis. They would definitely add +1 Toughness +2 Strength.
Everyone calling for Tressel, look, we won a natty with him. But like Cooper, think of all the potential wasted. Cooper didn't do a great job planning the x's and o's, and Tressel didn't do a great job utilizing the talent he had. Urban's track record speaks for itself. That being said, Herman and Fickell are not helping at all. Combs may not be the answer either. Jury is out on Ash. Either way, we don't need to go back to Tresselball to have success. We need to get the right assistants to help coach these guys, as well as better game plans.
Once Braxton got hurt, it was a novel idea to think we could go undefeated in the regular season, and I thought we had a chance based on our schedule. Clearly our game plans are not working and that's not going to happen at this point, but we can't clean house b/c we've lost 3/4. We were in it against Clemson, MSU, and Va Tech. Shit defense last year, and no Braxton this year led to losses. Better game planning by our coordinators could have prevented those losses. Urban needs to fix the coordinator situation, or maybe Gene Smith should, if we are going to utilize the talent we have. I don't know why our young/inexperienced players seem more lost than on other teams, or why the fuck we can't tackle for the past 3 years. Ultimately it comes down to coaching. Urban has a proven record, the others don't.
Clearly Urban needs to take more control of the offense, or at least the game planning. But we are inexperienced and we need to realize that. We'll have to deal with our coordinators through this season unfortunately and hope we get better replacements for next year. But we should stop screaming for Tressel ball just b/c we won one Natty with him (remember the 2 we lost?). Urban deserves 4-5 years at the helm before we start questioning his ability, but his coordinators don't deserve that b/c they haven't proven they are an elite group.
Herman is overrated. Consistently bailed out last year by Hyde and Miller. Smith should have caught the TD pass, changing the game in the 1st half. But, Herman seemed unable to adapt to what VT was doing, and kept calling the same fucking plays. If JT is young and they want to keep the play calling simple, and the play calling isn't working, change the fucking play calling!!
This scared me.
Yea I wonder if he has Marfan syndrome..
Ok that tall kid playing basketball. First, he almost doesn't look real. Second, I feel like when he runs I'm going to see his legs snap in half. Third, I can't see this kid making it to the NBA unless he dramatically grows into his body, which given how he moves, I don't see happening.
Purdue has to be cheating, I just voted and somehow they have over 1 million votes. Sparty is 2nd with 409,234. Minnesota 3rd with over 107,000. I'm not sure what's going on with this poll, definitely some SEC-style manipulation going on.
Haha thanks. I don't mind if I get yelled at for comparing them to ESPN (will Waters yell at me?) only because this is a rare case where they slipped. 99% of the time this site stays on topic with great articles and postings.
The thing to pay attention to is what he did regarding the sexual harassment issues. You can't analyze every outburst or "infraction" that's unrelated to a firing or a crime or some other unfortunate event and somehow lump them all in as evidence. If this sexual harassment stuff had never occurred and he was never dismissed, this yelling at the drum major would have never made the light of day.
Why is Elevenwarriors reporting this? I've been yelled at before by my boss, took it, and moved on. Seems like they are just adding fuel to the fire and doing their best ESPN impersonation. Don't become ESPN Elevenwarriors.
My friend is smart. She scheduled her wedding for the Sunday after the football game. She did this so no one would miss her wedding because of the football game, and because she wants to watch the Buckeyes beat up Cincinnati.
Damn I'm loving his passion. Always great to hear that Buckeye enthusiasm from a recruit. Holy shit I can't wait for football season now!
Need James Brown as a color commentator during a game, would be hilarious.
Currently in Eugene, OR for grad school. The Ducks are great, but the city is boring. I'd give anything to be living back in C-bus right now. Ohio, especially Columbus, just has a natural draw it seems if you were born and raised there. There certainly aren't the mountains and outdoor life I get to experience in Oregon, but it's just not fun here like in Ohio. Plus it's more fun to suffer as a fan of Ohio sports teams with other Ohioans.
Thad Matta is great. Here's a quick story from my interaction with him.
Ran into Dave Telep at a wedding (Dave is a scout for the Spurs right now, but at the time appeared on ESPN for college b-ball and high school b-ball recruiting info) because his wife was good friends with my friend. Dave and I were discussing college b-ball and I was talking about tOSU. He mentioned he was good friends with Thad and was telling me how nice of a guy he was and how cool he was. So he gets his phone out and calls him right in front of me and says he has an Ohio State grad here at this wedding. Dave quickly puts me on the phone with Thad and we proceed to talk about a number of random things, including his yard work and drinking beer. It was pretty cool he took the time to talk to me for a few minutes and wasn't afraid to use some colorful language.
Can't wait for the next 10 years.
Thon Maker goes to my old high school Carlisle in Martinsville, VA. It's a private school that often recruits local kids from surrounding cities. They win the state tourney in their division a lot (we lost in the championship my senior year and then won it 3 years in a row after I graduated). Either a news outlet or sports site did a story on him and how he ended up there, he was also featured in faces in the crowd by Sports Illustrated. He moves pretty well for someone so damn tall.
A lot of scared tOSU fans afraid to play FSU. Cowards.
If everything in this world is so matter of fact then why play the games? Winston probably would play well against us, but who says we couldn't play better? Our defense sucked in this game, but our penalties and offensive play didn't do us any favors.
Let's just look at all games on paper and decide the winner that way since it's pointless to play them if we already know the outcome. Underdogs never win apparently.
Yea because there's no possibility he has a bad game or we play better. Yea our pass defense isn't the best, but a little hard to make grandiose statements about scenarios that won't play out. Go work for ESPN.
Maybe if Miller wasn't throwing so poorly and we stopped keeping drives alive with penalties, we'd test your theory.
Not sure why someone downvoted you. That overtime was atrocious. My friends and I were laughing at how after 3 overtimes we had a total of 6 points. The playcalling was so great in overtime. No wonder those programs are mocked.
Oregon and Baylor with nice wins today!! Sorry haters, exciting football shall prevail.
I go to grad school at Oregon and you clearly don't watch the games. Like many teams they rack up a lot of first half points against weaker opponents. This is my 3rd year here and I can't tell you how many times the 2nd half has just turned into a runfest because of all the 1st half points. Whether or not they score, they frequently slow their tempo down when they are crushing opponents. Nothing different than what Ohio State has done. Autzen Stadium frequently sees its fans empty out after the 1st half because of the huge lead and the impending 2nd half runfest (sadly).
Football, offensively at least, is about scoring. Nothing in the rule books about running up the score or when to go for 2 points. Oregon shouldn't be criticized, or Ohio State for that matter, when they light up the scoreboard. THat is the point after all correct? Additionally, you don't get the chance to practice against opposing teams throughout the year, so why not treat a blowout like a practice and continue to work on your offense?
If coaches want to run the time down in a quarter or have a running clock, then whatever be my guest. But for coaches to tank it and try to run up the middle, to essentially punt and give the ball back to the other team has become ridiculous. I guess basketball teams that are winning a blowout should just throw the ball off the backboard or hand it to the other team to make them feel better.
I was at the game (Duck grad student, tOSU undergrad graduate). The Vol fans there didn't seem to really think they would win. They were fairly calm during the thrashing.
Throughout the game after touchdowns, we'd taunt them with their S! E! C! chant. Then cheer: We Want Bama!! We also made fun of their Rocky Top song and had many sarcastic cheers about them losing since they were an SEC team and should therefore have won simply by showing up.
It was pretty great thrashing them. We were in our usual student spot, so it's hard to completely judge, but the Vol fans there seemed fairly chill and unsurprised about the outcome. We had a good time taunting them throughout the game.
Mariotta looked good today, after the first 2 series. Oregon has a few other good play makers in addition to Thomas. They are a really good team, I think deserving of the ranking above Ohio State (I think they should be #1 - their defense is way better than A&M's, no way they give up those points, but can easily score them).
I'd rather the Ducks have to play the Buckeyes in the Natty, so let's hope they don't face another SEC team this year.
Well we do.
We just had a home and home with The U, we went 1-1, remember?
We play Virginia Tech next year, should be a home and home but they aren't showing up on the 2015 schedule.
We had the Cal series now (not our fault they suck).
Then we have a home and home with Oklahoma.
I'm excited to play Va Tech. Every year "Beamer" ball will apparently lead to an ACC title and a National Title run, according to my "pundits". I can't wait to demolish them and their annually overrated ass.