I left it out it out precisely because it was as an underdog. That championship was as awesome as they get. Partly because runs like that are so rare. Now, OSU is never a true underdog in the B1G but have only won the thing 20% of Urban's tenure. I don't think that warrants the Divine treatment he gets so often on sites like this.
I think spring ball would be great for football players, teams and programs. However, I don't know how a school has 18 practices during the spring when kids are playing baseball, running track, playing lacrosse, etc.
In 15 years as a high school football coach, it's hard enough to consistently get multisport guys in the weight room during spring sports. This is especially true at midsize to small schools.
I'm sure there is a way to work it out, but it certainly wouldn't be done by one size fits all rules. There would have to be flexibility by the ohsaa and they don't have a good history of that. Parents, other sports coaches, and administrators would have to be flexible too. They often aren't at all. It's a tough problem.
I get it. 61-6. That's a tremendous record, no doubt.
1 B1G Championship. Played in two.
Light years ahead of the rest of the conference but has the same # of B1G championships as PSU. I'd think that would temper some of the God-like treatment he, and the program, gets...that's all.
Best staff in the country during the spring? Who cares. Just win the East. Then win the B1G. Not trying to sound condescending. Just tired of all the talk of "best this", "greatest that", "most potential", "most talent", etc. Just FINISH!
Now if the team in the B1G with the most potential could just manage to win the East a little more often.
"Emerging"? Meyer is 0-2 against him at OSU. Saban just lost the NC to him. I'd say Dabo is beyond émergent at this point. Meyer is in Dabo's rear view mirror at this moment.
Malls suck. Buying stuff at malls sucks even more. The older I get, the more I don't like buying stuff. It just ends up in the same place as the stuff your being replaced by buying new stuff. Much prefer experiences to stuff.
Looks like being a GA has gotten pretty competitive. Check out his resume/bio. Appears he's pretty self-made compared to some of the other names. http://www.bwfootballcamps.com/ryancrow-bio.cfm
The only way any reasonable person could think MSU looks bad here is if the handle it poorly...don't cooperate, try to cover something up, etc. Otherwise, if the three guys did it...it's on them. Not on MSU.
I don't get why people are starry eyed over "sexy" talent and top 5 recruiting rankings. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad it's there but I I judge a program by championships. One B1G Championship for Urban really takes away from all the recruiting success. (The National Championship speaks for itself. But bad losses each of the last two years is a buzz kill.)
Can't get too excited for a guy getting his 1st job at a place like OSU when it's based on his last name.
Ed's piss must have cooled off.
Great. We've been reduced to sitting around during the championship game thinking about what could've been and getting excited about 8/1 odds of winning next year.
Beck knows football and knows how to coach it. Otherwise, he wouldn't have the current and most recent lines on his resume under "positions held". However, I'm glad he's gone. With that said, at the end of '17 we will know more about whether the last two seasons have been a Beck thing, JT thing, or Warriner thing.
Too bad Bosa and the rest of the early entry Buckeyes from last year and this year were never all on the field together. Such a tease to think about it. I guess it's the down side of always having NFL ready players spread across the roster.
Yes. Now...imagine what he may be able to do outside of a passing game that has been a total CF for long stretches of his career. This pass game problem has been recurring throughout Urban's tenure. Maybe with a guys that's been doing it as long as Wilson, he will have 100% control (or as close to it as you get ) over what's happening.
Hopefully, Samuel is back, the OL situation gets fixed, and the WRs develop into the players the new OC wants/needs them to be. It'd be nice JT could operate in a system with a rhyme and a reason.
How'd he NOT feel it??
I'm catching some of the 2nd half replay now as I read through the articles here. It's just mistake after mistake after mistake. All exploited by the downhill, smothering attack mode of Clemson. This offense needs serious tweaks so it can be complete. But beyond that...this team wasnt ready to play last night. They looked panicked and obviously overwhelmed by the entire situation. Urban looked the same way.
Urban used to talk about "alignment" of the staff with a common purpose. He also talks about recruiting being the life blood. No one would argue against these points of emphasis. However, it seems he doesn't have one point in line with the other. He NEEDS an offensive staff with a group of guys that know how to run a system TOGETHER that matches the athletes they recruit. And, they need to recruit the best players that fit the scheme. Right now they take the best athletes and try to build an offfense out of them but it's missing key components. It's out of alignment. If your power spread, get personnel that can include your single back in the power run game - as the ball carrier. Get TEs that can BLOCK and CATCH. 85 can't block. 88 can't run. Weber only carries on inside zone. The pass game is so disjointed I can't get into it. STOP filling the offensive staff with your buddies and get a staff that can scheme and build it.
I'd love to see Carpenter, Schlegel and Hawk all lined up in the scarlet and gray again!
Might be the worst bowl lineup on record. Just awful.
It must be nice to have a minimum of two grand per person to head to a bowl game at Christmas time.
All the 5 stars and NFL draftees in the world matter not if the Buckeyes can't find a way to win championships. Lotsa talent. Lotsa buzz. Lotsa glamour n glitz in recruiting. One B1G Championship.
As I sit here, holding my phone with my 43 year old hands, reading Pepper's garbage I wish I'd step backwards through time to my playing days. Whoever the smack talker was in our rivalry game would've been a marked man. I sincerely hope Peppers is exactly that Somebody needs to find him in a situation where he can be blocked back on and destroyed.