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Comment 29 Jan 2016

There is sooooo much potential at the skill positions next year.  Let's hope the staff can figure out how to best run the offense in a way that the system dictates where the ball goes and not one dictated by trying to get touches to each guy.  We saw how that turned out.  I think with Warriner in the box, that's what we'll get.

Comment 13 Jan 2016

It actually looks really good, despite the accepted of the guy.  Although, it can't be as good as the bacon thing above!  That had me laughing hysterically while alone in my classroom!!

Comment 08 Jan 2016

I agree.  The kid is a running back.  It just so happens that he's so versatile and such a good athlete that he was able to do everything on the perimeter as well as the perimeter players.  The difference may be though that Weber or Dunn get more carries than past backups because Samuel isn't as big as Hyde or Elliott.  That makes everyone happy.

Comment 08 Jan 2016

I know there is much concern over losing all of the play makers and experience from the last two years.  However, JT Barrett is known as the DISTRIBUTOR.  With Meyer saying they plan to change some things and be more spread (and - I hope - more UP TEMPO)...that bodes well for C. Samuel AND N. Brown (if healed up by summer), C. Smith (if he gets the medical), D. Wilson, M. Baugh, AND whoever the back up RB and receivers are.  

Just because we have all gotten settled into watching the group from the past two years doesn't mean the next two years can't be even more dynamic, efficient and, ultimately more prolific!

Comment 03 Jan 2016

PSU is a mess and Franklin better win at least 8 games next year or he's gone.  In '17 he better win 9-10 or he's gone.  They can't get out of their own way offensively.  If they are able to string 5 plays together without a penalty, a drop, terrible pass, horrible missed block, rotten call on 3rd and short/med,  etc. it seems like a miracle.  

Now...I hope Urban made Schiano sign an agreement stating that he won't take the PSU job when Franklin is fired.  

Comment 20 Dec 2015

Check out the schedule on the board in the background. I hope that's just Urban's schedule of what/where he wants to observe during practice and not the QB position schedule. Having periods broken down to 1:30 segments puts more focus on trying to stay on schedule than coaching the things listed.   Talk about a coach driving himself and his kids nuts during a practice. 

Comment 18 Dec 2015

So...a family of 4 (mine is a family of 6) would have to spend AT LEAST 5 grand to fly from Columbus, get average priced tickets, stay in an average hotel, eat, and get around.  That's a conservative estimate and it's not living fancy while there.

I can't even imagine having that kind of cash sitting around and it's not like my wife and I are poor.  I remember a long time ago...thinking that if our family could just make it to six figures we'd be able to do stuff like that (not imagining having 4 kids but 3).  Man, was I wrong!

Comment 17 Dec 2015

I agree.  Especially, when you've already climbed the mountain and made a ton of cash.  Most HC's that I've known miss the coaching while they have the title.  They miss the X's and O's and the behind the scenes stuff.  I can't imagine a better opportunity for a guy like Schiano to get back into coaching.

Comment 11 Dec 2015

I'd be shocked if Connor Cook had never met Archie Griffin before.  He's an Ohio kid and I'd bet he was at the Woody while in high school and met Archie there.  Archie approached me once at the Woody and acted like we were old buddies.  He's the friendliest legend I've ever seen (not that I've been around that many legends...but I have been around a few).  Point is, CC new it was Archie giving him the trophy.  CC deserves to be embarrassed and he deserves to feel appalled. 

Comment 08 Dec 2015

I'm happy for the guys who made it.  However, three players on the 1st and 2nd team combined from the "most loaded" team in OSU history is a reflection of a season that goes down in my mind as a 'could've, should've, would've' type season.  That conclusion is not just because of the loss to MSU but the feel of being out of sync all season and not being able to get it figured out until, it would appear, the The Game.

Comment 05 Dec 2015

The point of your last paragraph is what I was referring to as dumb. The staff just didn't seem to be able to accomplish all that they wanted. In my opinion, they tried too hard and too long to appease all of their guys. Against scUM, they finally scrapped that goal bc they realized nothing was bigger than winning that game. I guess it's nice that urban felt he owed all those guys on offense fairness and/or allegiance but I feel like it went one game too far. It's a mistake I'm sure he realizes. All the choices we make are learning experiences. Urban is no different in that regard.