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Comment 26 Jun 2015

Yeah, I am in the same boat.  I am not comfortable about how somethings played out with our own team.  The thing is, I suspect this thread is more about the MGoResponse to the Jamel Dean situation.  A lot of people over there have been using that as evidence that Urban is sleazy. 

For the record, I do read Mgo.  I initially went there during the RR era just to see what they had to say but I do find their articles to be informative and thy do have a sense of humor (The kitten post after the 'bama game).  While I read the articles, I do tend to avoid the forums and comments.

Comment 24 Jun 2015

Nope.  Yeah he broke rules etc, and it was partially his fault that we were hit by the NCAA, yadda yadda.  All that is in the past now. 

-He has done his time in NCAA jail. 
-He hasn't been running around complaining about Ohio State to anyone that would listen.
-Despite his many detractors, I never really heard anyone call him lazy.

Comment 23 Jun 2015

He lost his job to Austin Appleby or whatever his name is.  This isn't really a huge surprise.

Comment 18 Jun 2015

From my vantage point, as a person who believes in Matta and his track record, another record similar to the last two seasons would be a disappointment but worth it if it provides a chance for a new crop of players to define roles and show improvement in prep for a more legit run at nationally elite status in 2016. 

I originally misread this bit.  On the whole I agree with this statement.

Comment 14 Jun 2015

Negative.  For two reasons.

1.  I doubt Urban will be at Ohio State long enough.

2.  When Woody took over, the program was known as a graveyard of coaches.  There had been some success but this was not a destination job.  Woody built this program.  Urban inherited a program that had come off a disaster of a season but was still in very strong shape.  Sure there were some holes (LB and OL especially) but there were also a lot of great players.

Comment 11 Jun 2015

This article is like a breath of fresh air.  Its nice to hear about other Big Ten programs recruiting well.  I prefer to keep the talent in the region.  It means more big games for us.  I was getting tired of seeing so many articles imploring the rest of the big ten to step up their recruiting efforts (Not a shot at 11w writers).  Penn State, TTUN, and MSU are all ramping up efforts in the east and Maryland has landed some nice prospects.  Wisconsin has had a big win or two in the west.  I really want to see Nebraska get things rolling as well.  I would love to see regular top 5, 10, 15 matchups in conference play.

Comment 28 May 2015

With Giddens, Thompson, and Bell pairing with Diop, Loving, and Mitchell the Buckeyes should be able to avoid going small ball.  All of that will depend on how much Matta wants to trust young players off the bench and how much leeway he will give them to make mistakes.

Comment 27 May 2015

The top two for me were last year's VaTech game and last years MSU game.

VaTech represented our third loss in four games.  The game forced our young team to grow up and showed them just how slim the margin for error really is.

MSU was the first time when we showed just how far we had come along the path that eventually led to the national championship.

Other than those two... Last year's Wisconsin game was also really high for me.  Blowing out a good Wisconsin team probably gave the coaching staff more confidence in running the full offense under Cardale.  I also consider the first win against Hoke and the other two games versus MSU.

Comment 22 May 2015

Neither really.  I voted Herman because he has a chance to prove his readiness at Houston now.

My guess is that unless Meyer leave in the next couple of years, Herman will have a prime Job in that region (UT, TAMU, OKLA, maybe even Neb, LSU).  This is assuming he succeeds at Houston. 

As much as I like Fickell, I don't think he will get another chance at the head coach spot here.  There are too many people that will remember the year he filled in as interim coach and the following years when the D struggled.  I suspect he will need to follow in Herman's footsteps and take an intermediate job to prove himself ready.

Comment 13 May 2015

I will be fine with some growing pains as long as we see development over the course of the year.  I am more interested in seeing all five guys being aggressive on both ends of the floor.  We have lost that over the past couple of years. 

Edit:  Replaced Source with Course

Comment 10 May 2015

I am not sure how much stock to put in this guys claims.  Some of them don't make a lot of sense to me but that doesn't mean they are all off base.  It is also notable that other players and player's families are sticking up for Beckman.  I am not buying the "they are all scared" line.  Take the Dudek's, I doubt Mikey would have much trouble finding a better program if he wanted to leave.  What I will say is that this probably would have been better had he written it all out in one post and then linked to that on his twitter feed.