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.
Sounds like the new coach went a little too far wanting to fix Oregon's soft image. I remember a few of their players staggering off the field and collapsing on the sidelines during the National Title game. Still, you can't fix that in one day! Hope he tones it down a bit.
Tom Crean is a douche, but I don't think what he did was douchey. Hey, its better than taking his shirt off, climbing trees and having sleepovers with recruits.
$110K to do teach sword fighting? I went into the wrong business. I would teach the Princess Bride "I am not left-handed" move to all my students.
I admit I lost almost all hope for the bball team over the last few weeks. I was dreading watching the MSU game. But I'm glad I watched. I hope this gives them some confidence.
Get this kid in the starting lineup! I want to see him for more than one year before he bolts to the NFL!
Great post. I can see why Harbaugh drags out the old Michigan logo and his 1940's glasses, he wants to try to replicate the way things were the last time they were relevant.
Thad's may be rethinking the tall chair about now. Its probably getting a little warm. He probably wanted a stool to shrink down on during that last game.
He's from La Grange? I may need to add a little ZZ Top to my morning playlist.
I'm just saying football is a MAJOR priority or they wouldn't pay him that much. So if its that big of a priority, let the Urban Legend have more discretion. Most admins dump people overboard at the first sign of trouble. I'm just advocating for second chances here. If you disagree, that's fine.
I don't think this question warranted that many downvotes--although I'm not suggesting you give them to me.
Maybe I just trust Urban more than I should. I can see that I'm outnumbered based on the comments/votes and that's fine. I like a spirited debate. I guess I am genuinely surprised that most people here side with the OSU admin over Urban. Mostly because I think Urban is the best coach out there and he knows what to do to win. I'm a OSU grad and I respect it as an academic institution. I don't want it to become a joke like Florida State or LSU's discipline. I just hate losing good players because of their dumb decisions. It makes me sick to see Spence and Gibson gone. So much potential yet so many poor decisions.
I'm not suggesting we become LSU and have team votes, but the university trusted/hired Urban to coach the team, so then let him decide the punishments for his players. Gibson was a student athlete at OSU solely because of Urban, so I think Urban should have had more discretion in determining his fate. Urban clearly wanted him, but the admin didn't. They pay Urban more than any other OSU employee. Why? Because football is a priority. So let Urban make the decision. It's his player. He's here to win championships. Quit messing with his team. If the admin doesn't like his disciplinary policy, then they can relieve him of his duties.
As the SEC wins 80% of the national titles with less stringent rules, at least we'll take comfort knowing we are not a football vocational school. That will show the SEC.
Urban presumably knows the details and he disagreed with the decision (otherwise, he probably wouldn't publicly disagree with it). Urban isn't soft on players who screw up (Brionte Dunn). Urban was trying to keep Gibson. So yes, I trust Urban and blame the university.
The University Admin frustrates me. They just cost the Buckeyes a great player. I'm not suggesting we have an LSU-style team vote on this, but this seems a little ridiculous. Just like Noah Spence, we are missing out on great players while the SEC gives fourth and fifth chances in worse situations. The Honey Badger couldn't even REMEMBER how many drugs tests he failed and they gave him chance after chance.
I took my family to a Padres baseball game last year. The stadium was beautiful, right next to the Gas Lamp District. But there is literally a tent city of homeless people right near the ballpark. Panhandlers were everywhere and some were aggressive. One poor man was passed out in his underwear on the ground with a sign asking for money next to his head. I watched several homeless people buying drugs in the middle of the road. The whole area smelled like feces. It was a great ballpark, but I don't really want to take my young kids down there again. Maybe I just parked in a bad spot.
I hope we are making the shift to bigger receivers. We need a guy who can catch 50/50 balls like Clemson and Penn State. McSorely just chucked up garbage and the Penn State receivers came down with most of them. Same with Clemson--Williams caught everything tossed his way. I just can't see a 5'9" guy doing that.
Penn State lives and dies on the 50/50 balls McSorely tosses up. He finally got burned against USC. I think Penn State will be good, but you can't be lucky all the time. That being said, I'm already dreading watching his stupid homerun swing every time one of his prayer passes gets caught.
I didn't realize he was 5'10". Barrett is 6'2" and routinely gets passes batted down. I also worry about the durability of a guy that small. For all the complaints about Barrett, he is durable (aside from the ankle injury). I think the Buckeyes need 2-3 good QBs for the type of offense Urban runs. It took a 3rd stringer to win the last title, so I'm not worried about having too many QBs.