Exactly. It's just plain "spin" to paint the OSU program like a sunken ship prior to Meyer taking over. Everything was in place. The one thing that needed sharpened was the level of intensity. I remember talking endlessly over on Bucknuts, starting around the time of the loss to Texas in the Fiesta Bowl, about the lack of intensity at bowl practices I had attended. Meyer certainly got that turned around nad he deserves credit. But this was still a top tier program, not that team up north or PSU.
Those in favor of a noon kick off, please give 5 rock solid reasons why noon is best.
Thank you for writing this. You saved me the time it would've taken!
Dr. Earl is one funny dude! We need more interviews with him so he can share more witty responses! Crackin
me up! Great addition!
Why does Harbaugh have to wear his grandpa sideline gear EVERYWHERE he goes? Looks like an IDIOT.
Who is Urban sitting next to behind the Cav's bench? I swear its Gov. Chris Christie.
If he is somehow able to rush for 1800 again and average almost 9 YPC and he wins the Heisman...that's not disrespectful...its a testament to the other guys because they'll have helped him do it!
WR - Thomas
WR - Marshall
Slot - Samual
Slot - Braxton
RB - Elliott
TE - Vannett
QB - Jones/Barett
4 out of 5 returners up front and a 5th year senior as the 'newbie'.
The Skull Session is the 1st thing I read - everyday. I love it! I was somewhat pleased to see the 1st topic of the day proclaiming one of my posts to be one of DJ's favorites new things about the site!!
Sorry, DJ. I don't always always read an article and then state how much I don't care. But when I do...it's always about the Braxton staying or going saga.
OL coaches are a different breed. What one coach sees as fundamental another one can view as garbage. Different strokes for different folks...but OL guys tend to think their way is THE way. If you don't, how can you sell your kids (or pros) on it and get them to do what you want. There's more than one way to skin a cat.
I can't get any more tired of this topic. Like JT said. it's ridiculous.
Very disappointed in this. I have family 45 minutes from Athens. Was hoping to go to the games there and here with my cousin who's a HUGE UGA fan and is my only male cousin with the same last name as me. Damn it.
I wondered how they'd manage the new calendar. That last game was in mid January and the 1st spring practice was only about 9 weeks later. There wasn't enough time for the starters to heal and/or recover from 2014. So, this 2,000 rep club is the answer. I think it's smart. Keep them out of contact football. Let them focus on recovery, strength, flexibility, agility, explosion and position specific technique. The non starters need more contact football in the spring to show what they can do on the field within the OSU systems. Once the season starts in 2015, the non starters kind of get to do what the starters did in spring. Not to the extent because some of them will be scout teamers but still...they'll get to develop. So now, your kids are developing what is needed now...but not all at the same time. I like it.
Braxton has an uphill battle against his injury to win the tarting job. his shoulder will have to:
1. Allow him to throw some this summer in 7 on 7.
2. Be 100% by the 1st day of camp.
3. Hold up to the number of reps required to compete equally with JT and Cardale without having to miss practices or large parts of practice to rest his arm.
4. Be more efficient in both the pass and run game than the other two by spreading the ball around.
5. Be tougher than the other two.
6. Lead better than the other two.
7. Most importantly (to me at least), not force the coaches - through his shortcomings - to rely only on Braxton to make plays as was the case when he was the starter.
I'd like to see the completion percentage of all three to different parts of the field, excluding jet sweep and bubble screen numbers.
You make him sound like he was a Luke Skywalker and the program was the Dark Sith.
Braxton's current health won't allow him on the field at OSU where he is in his 5th year of comfort with his coaches, his teammates and his offense. I don't understand how people can still think he could - amidst the biggest media circus in college sports - transfer, fit in with a new team, learn an offense, get reps and mesh with the skill players there, start, and win games in some other place...when HE IS NOT ALLOWED TO THROW A FOOTBALL WITH VELOCITY!!!!
Is it just fun for people to think about?
So much to juggle between the last game and the first. It's a whole new challenge. Coaches don't usually like looking back but in this case they have to...for good reason. Fortunately, OSU has until November 2015 to figure it out. That's the month. As long as OSU can avoid injuries this summer, trouble off the field, and Va Tech, there should be plenty of time to figure out exactly who they are this time around.
You know...the best thing about that is not the sack. It's watching the right tackle get knocked ass over apple cart by Washington! It's one thing to take a part a QB who's just standing there. It's a whole different animal to destroy and embarrass a 300+ pound man who is fighting you like his life depends on it! That's AWESOME!!
The guy says he has dedicated his life to the game and nuances of every offensive position. Striving for toughness and perfection is and will continue to be his deal. Maybe he is where he wants to be as an OC at a school with the best players you can get and the best access to the resources to develop them. Perhaps, he understands he would have to give that pursuit up as an HC at a lesser school. Perhaps he doesn't define his career trajectory or success as a coach and professional by striving for the title and paycheck of a Head Coach.
UM's Graphic Design Technology:
I'd have that video department making a play list of the top plays throughout the season that could have gone the other way and had season ending results. The wins are the most important things when it's all over. But the wins make you forget the bad plays, missed plays, missed assignments, etc. Some of those could have cost the Buckeyes vs. Bama and Oregon. I'd be showing them those so the kids remember those victories have a razor thin margin of error. They have to keep getting better or they'll end up on the wrong side of the ledger.
You're either getting better or you're getting worse. You NEVER stay the same.
Has anyone been on this? How much cash we talkin' when it's all said and done for a couple?
There are worse places to be stranded. Some of my best times ever occurred on the extended days of a trip that had been scheduled to end earlier.
They meant to say Winston is getting acclimated to a time zone outside his own world. At FSU, he was in the
"Winstern" time zone, i.e., it was always whatever time he wanted it to be.