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Comment 19 Apr 2017

Thank you, I'll have to look into Indiana Sports Corp. Any suggestions for Buckeye-friendly sports bars, or maybe where the alumni chapter typically meets?

Comment 01 Feb 2017

How many of those 10 DTs are 1-techs (aka Big Hank)? The only notable one that comes to mind is Michael Hill. Otherwise, OSU has been relying on jamming 3-techs in that position, or using the "rushmen" package to get 4 DEs on the field. We lack a true space-eating DT like a Marvin Wilson of Tufele.

Comment 25 Jan 2017

Rashan Gary's high school coach was Chris Partridge who became TTUN's LB/ST Coordinator this past season.

There also isn't officially a 10th asst. coaching position yet, but TTUN lost their RB coach Tyrone Wheatley to Jacksonville Jaguars and co-OC/WR Jeff Fisch to UCLA. They replace those 2 guys with co-OC/WR Pep Hamiliton and OT/TE Greg Frey.

Whenever the NCAA decides to approve that 10th spot, there is going to be a culling where all the top programs ravage the G5/smaller P5 programs for their coaches. Hopefully Urban brings someone he wants on staff as an "analyst" before all that madness insues.

Comment 25 Jan 2017

I'm interested to see Tom Allen as a HC. I was honestly impressed with his work as a DC at USF and Indiana last year. Until injuries ravaged IU's defense, Allen made some major improvements in that side of the ball and they return a legit star in LB Tegray Scales.

Comment 25 Jan 2017

Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't Garrett and Cage both more prototypical "3-techs?" I think the main worry is the lack of elite "1-techs" (i.e. Big Hank) in the last few classes. Right now the only true "1-tech" on the roster is Michael Hill.

OSU is loaded at 3-techs: Jones, Sprinkle, Landers and etc.

Comment 25 Jan 2017

I know kids are suppose to enjoy the recruiting process and everything, but Marvin Wilson seems to like all the attention to the point where it might be a character red flag... Every single meeting or visit instantly becomes the "best recruiting visit/pitch EVER!" and it gets that fanbase excited for Wilson and they start heaping praise onto him.

Comment 25 Jan 2017

TTUN is doling out some serious cash. $12.4+ million between their top 4 coaches. For comparison, Ohio State was paying a combined $8.6 million for Urban and his 4 co-coordinators last year. Either they are getting desperate up north, or college football is about to see an explosion in asst. coaching salaries.

I am honestly surprised when I see OSU's asst. coach salaries in comparison to other top programs. Last year, Luke Fickell earned the most among OSU's asst. with $754,500, which made him the 27th highest paid asst. coach in the nation. Really outside of TTUN, all the teams in the B1G have paltry asst. coaching salaries compared to the other P5 conferences.

Comment 09 Jan 2017

Looks like Adam Schefter is confirming the hire now:

Any thoughts Browns fan?

Comment 04 Jan 2017

11Ws reported it. Davis has had a staff position as a "defensive analyst" for the past year, and is not being promoted onto the coaching staff. It hasn't been announced what role he is officially filling, but he has an extensive background as an NFL LB coach and defensive coordinator. Based on Urban's tweet about Kerry Coombs, I'm assuming that Coombs is going to take over as co-DC/CB coach, while Davis takes over as LB coach.

Comment 01 Jan 2017

 does not make an improbable improvement for a 5th year senior

Well, JT definitely won't progress with the same QB coach that made Cardale Jones, Taylor Martinez, Tommy Armstrong, and JT Barrett regress every season... That's the biggest complaint from me personally, we have a QB coach that has no history of developing a solid QB.

Comment 01 Jan 2017

On Zach Smith - 

Does anyone know if transitioning him to "recruiting coordinator" will take up one of the 9 allotted asst. coaching positions? I remember that was the position Chris Partridge played for Michigan last season before getting promoted to "ST coordinator/LB coach." I'm also pretty sure that was Luke Fickell first full-time staff position for Jim Tressel.

Comment 01 Jan 2017

It took Tom Herman almost 2 seasons to fully develop into the OC that he was in 2014. So what I am saying is that a bright, young mind might want to go to a place where he believes he can develop his coaching acumen further without having to constantly worry about getting fired.

Comment 01 Jan 2017

No reason to sell out hope on 2017 yet. Yes, JT Barrett has regressed as a passer, but his experience as a starter is immeasurable. Also, Urban will probably shake things up with the coaching staff, and hopefully JT will be under the tutelage of a different QB coach come 2017.

In my dream scenario, Tim Beck is hired on somewhere else, and Ed Warriner is moved back to coaching OL. As for who replaces Beck, it has to be someone with recruiting ties to Texas, so... maybe former Oklahoma OC/Indiana HC Kevin Wilson?

Comment 21 Dec 2016

Depending on what happened at Indiana, it could be pretty sweet to see Kevin Wilson as OC, and Tim Beck demoted to an analyst role like Tim Hinton.

Comment 20 Dec 2016

Fair point, I'll edit the title. They aren't horrid at recruiting, but they aren't good either. If just expected a coach that has 65 wins in a 7 season span, and who has sent star players like Cousins and Bell in the NFL to recruit better.