I'm out in Salt Lake City, Utah. Out here I think USC has the edge on both Harbaugh and Urban because it's closer and its in the PAC 12 (important to kids who grew up Utah Ute fans). Defensive Tackle Tufele(sp?) chose USC over OSU (I think Harbaugh recruited him too).
I wouldn't say I underestimate Harbaugh as a coach. I think he is a good coach. He is a good recruiter as well, I just think some of his antics are a bit immature and looks like he needs attention (tweeting dumb things/talking smack to everyone, the recruiting sleepovers, his whole milk obsession, taking off his shirt to play football when he hadn't taken it off in the previous 20 years). Urban and Saban don't really do stuff like that. I'm not saying it makes him a bad coach; I just don't think he needs to do things to like that to recruit. He's a big name at a big name school, so I think he could tone down his behavior a bit and still do just as well. But I could be wrong. My son's friends on the football team seem to love him. So who knows. I agree Meyer has a head start, but losing so many guys early will eventually take a toll. I wish these guys would stick around.
I know I'm biased, but I can't imagine a recruit thinking Harbaugh or Franklin is better than Meyer. My son is a senior and high school and all the football players love Harbaugh and think he's wonderful and "cooler" than Urban and Saban. I don't get it (although I get that Saban isn't cool, but the guy wins). I guess teenage minds like Harbaugh's clown antics.
The last time he addressed students he jumped on a table in the cafeteria and yelled: "F*** them in the P****!" So he's slowly improving.
Woody was right to go for two!
I worry about Army more from an injury standpoint. All those cut blocks are brutal. I love the military academies, but I really wish the Buckeyes didn't schedule them because of their unique offenses/blocking style. That, and the Bucks almost lost to Navy that one time.
Great read. Thank you for sharing.
I worked in the death penalty division for the Ohio AG's office helping the AG defend against those frivolous appeals. The amount of time, effort and money it takes to execute a convicted rapist/murderer is unreal. These were not "close" cases. There was overwhelming evidence, but still the defense attorney's churned out worthelss appeals. It was such a waste of time and taxpayer money. I say give them a single appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court. Its ridiculous these guys spend 20 years on death row.
Great movie to watch when having a bad day. I love it when he takes the restaurant hostage because they won't make him breakfast. :D
My son is about to head out on a Mormon mission, but we are still waiting to find out where he's going. I'm crossing my fingers he goes to Columbus so I can visit during football season. ;) But even as my son is a Buckeye fan and lived in Ohio as a kid, I don't know if he'd get some of these questions. I will add Buckeye Glory & History to his current preparations.
Thank you for sharing. I love hearing stories like that. Urban is a good man.
That sack was huge. Just run it twice and kick a 35 yard FG and then they have a 11 point lead with 3:00 or less. Tough loss for the Falcons; I feel for their fans. To go from thinking its over to watching it unravel like that. I wasn't really cheering for either team, but I felt sick for Falcon's fans.
I wonder if Butch Jones has like 500 participation trophies in his basement or 8th place ribbons like in the movie "Meet the Fockers". He always seems to find a way to sugarcoat mediocrity.
Glad to see him back at Ohio State. Everyone makes mistakes, so I don't think a few bad headlines should define his life. Hope he can find what he's looking for.
I always liked him calling games. I miss Keith Jackson, Pat Summerall and Madden. Sad to see a lot of the great announcers retire. I love Gus Johnson's calls--hope he'll be around for a while.
McSorely tied for 5th? The Buckeyes need to end his chances by picking off a couple of his arm punts and returning them for TDs.