When the Browns see that all their quarterbacks, including the one they just drafted, are garbage, Barkley could still end up looking good in a Browns uniform. If they have the top overall pick, they'd be crazy not to take him.
So what "OSU quality" OTs are still on the board, then?
Nice. Looking forward to a solid OL class. It's gonna be weird having a viable, Big Ten caliber two deep across the OL. No more underperforming five stars backed up by freshmen with MAC offers and walk-ons.
Right. Thad Matta took a program that had been to final fours, won Big Ten Championships and he... took them to one final four and won a few Big Ten championships. Oh, and he lost to Siena. But he won the NIT!
I'll give you that he revitalized recruiting, but... look what that has gotten us. An 0-fer on March Madness appearances. And that's not changing any time soon.
Where is Matta's national championship again?
Fine. You can make excuses for routine failure if you wish. But programs are built on expectations, and great programs are built on high expectations. If people were satisfied with being "good enough" at a place like Ohio State, Earle Bruce would still be our coach.
I've marked these words, FWIW.
And for the record, I've seen Matta teams make runs in March. I don't want just another run. I want a championship. It's not an unreasonable expectation given how freely Matta pulls in All-Americans.
Yeah, it happens really ridiculously often. As in, a seed lower than a 2 has won the tournament four times in the last 22 years. Ridiculous.
For serious, runs like UConn's never happen and likely won't happen again any time soon. And certainly not with these Buckeyes.
Great. There are 15 other average-to-above-average teams out there screaming 'REMEMBER THE HUSKIES!' after every loss, thinking they still have a chance to miracle their way to a championship by winning 11 straight games against constantly improving competition. It's sad that we're now one of them. It's just not going to happen. Thad's teams don't get better come tourney time, they get worse. It's just happening a little bit earlier this year.
Can we just end the season now? Not sure I can handle watching a team this talented lose to a 14 seed in the first round.
Well, hopefully we can make it past the second round this year.
No positives from last night's game. I think we've discovered Matta's ceiling.
Urban really needs to start listening to anonymous internet commenters.
I definitely prefer our new offense to Oregon's. Oregon's "quick-strike" BS usually leaves the defense dead tired - Regardless of whether the offense scored - because it's only on the sidelines for two or three minutes at a time. As a result, Oregon's defense finishes 67th in the nation or thereabouts (the highest I've ever seen was mid-30's for them). It seems like all these up-tempo teams have terrible defenses: Michigan under RR, Oklahoma State, Auburn Houston, etc. etc.
On the other hand, Meyer's defenses at Florida ranked 9th, 4th, and 9th with 2007 being an exception, where they were 41st after replacing basically everyone form the '06 team, which had another killer defense. The day Ohio State forgets defense wins championships is the day Ohio State begins an irreversible decline to mediocrity. I'm glad to see that won't be happening under Meyer.
Looks like Alabama.
Actually, I'm thinking more Mileena from Mortal Kombat.
I humbly request an Urban trollface.jpg
Was he named after Godfather/Untouchables/Goodfellas De Niro or Meet The Parents De Niro? Meyer should make his offer contingent on the answer.
Oh, good. The gif/subscription fee comment was enough to make a man wonder.
The "fee" is a visit from Chris Hansen from Dateline NBC
Definitely could have gone without the smoke trails coming out of his ass. Looks like a steam engine farting.
Paul Jones must be god awful if he can't beat out either McGloin or Bolden for playing time.
I'm not saying they shouldn't. I'm saying you shouldn't cut guys to make room for "better" players according to Scout and Rivals.
Warinner and Marotti. They'll be the coaches who take this team to the next level.