Is it a testament to the poor defense in the SEC that an injured Myles Jack can leave UCLA mid-Season, and make such an impact at Texas A&M that he is a Lombardi Finalist?
I'd predict Ohio State to come in at #5 this week....
5. Ohio State
I view Harbaugh's comment in a much different light, and - frankly - I don't blame him. I'll compare it to the celebrities that - point blank - say they do not talk about their private relationships. And if they hold firm to that, they spotlight does indeed go away. I think Harbaugh is being honest when he says he essentially won't give the question the day of light because it is absurd.
Personally, I think Jim Harbaugh will be at Michigan beyond Urban being at Ohio State. Not because he will "outlast" Urban, but because Urban is absolutely knocking it out of the park and I don't see him overstaying his welcome. 5-6 more years, hopefully 1-2 more titles and I could see Urban riding off into the sunset. Although a bit different than Tressel's exit, almost all Ohio State fans agreed Tressel would never coach college again because he had reached the pinnacle in his dream job.
Harbaugh's loyalty to Michigan - and the fact he's going to struggle getting to the pinnacle as long as UFM is in Columbus - will keep Harbaugh at UM for awhile. Let's be real - if Harbaugh wanted an NFL job, he would've stayed at SF or took one of the multiple jobs he was rumored to be a candidate.
Ohio State 59 Western Michigan 13 The hand-wringing will be an after-thought come Sunday morning.
The Buckeyes (players AND coaches) are pressing right now...it is exactly what happens when expectations are so out of whack from reality. We have too many leaders on our team to NOT get the ship sailing smoothly again.
I've only given you +1 upvote...but only because I could not give you +1,000,000
I miss this highly valuable post by 51 minutes, and the "Downvote" feature is already shut-down? Can't I PLEASE just throw one down arrow OSUGREG04's way? Pretty please?
It is crazy to think that - even though he NO DOUBT is the least talked about starter on either side of the ball - Nuernberger could end his Ohio State career as being the all time leading scorer in Big Ten history. He would currently be on-pace to break the record set by Monte Ball, and with an offense that would APPEAR to be loaded for years to come, having a guaranteed 80-90 pts per year on extra points could go a long way towards being the all-time leading scorer
I'm getting on Twitter now and telling him how I really feel about his change of mind! Plus, we never wanted him anyway.
We didn't look a Coach over tattoos. We lost a coach over LYING about tattoos. Big difference.
Am I missing something? Everybody is critiquing how Silk is spending his money, but nowhere does it say Russell BOUGHT a Rolls-Royce. He only chose to DRIVE the Rolls-Royce as part of the interview.
Another title for Cincinnati....but rest easy NE Ohio, it should be Cleveland's turn for something resembling a 1st-place trophy any generation now. Worst case, have the Browns start taking credit for all of St. Ed's wrestling titles.
Now let me get back to finishing this Three-Way for breakfast before I head to Cincinnati City Council and finalize the secret agreement to have Cincinnati secede from Ohio and join the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
No, Crumb - but somebody did say they were at the game and didn't hear Dalton get any boos. Claimed it was a media ploy to get clicks. I immediately spit out my coffee and questioned that persons hearing (actually, lack thereof).
Sarcasm.. Not sarcasm. Sarcasm. Not Sarcasm. Sarcasm. Not sarcasm.
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The hatred towards Cincinnati by some on these boards is both laughable and sad. The lack of geography knowledge is also appalling.
1) "Cincinnati thinks they are part of Kentucky" -> Really? Do you know that 25% of Greater Cincinnati's population resides in another state? And I can assure you with 100% conviction that EASILY the #2 team in the counties bordering Ohio is Ohio State. Yes, UK takes the #1 spot...is this some kind of indictment on Cincinnati? Breaking News - the University of Kentucky has alumni outside of Lexington...some alumni even have the audacity to seek employment in the city of Cincinnati (a whole other state!!!). As hard as it is to believe, sharing a border with another state doesn't exactly make you less of an Ohioan. I know that is hard to contemplate for the 32-year old that has never left Geauga County, but it is true.
2) "I've been to parts of Cincinnati, and they talk with a southern accent" -> Wow...where do I begin? I've been to parts of NW Ohio, and they talk with a Michigan accent. I've been to parts of SE Ohio, and they talk with a WV accent. If walleye, bass, & crappie could talk, I'm pretty sure you'd have people in Cleveland that had an "accent" too.
3) Anybody claiming to have been seriously harrassed for wearing Ohio State gear while in Cincinnati is one of three things: a) a complete & utter p*ssy when it comes to taking gruff from another fan, b) lying about ever really having been to Cincinnati, c) a completely & arrogant jack*ss when donning Ohio State gear in Cincinnati. Chances are more than one apply - because I have been wearing Scarlet & Gray loud & proud for years, and the banter from either UC, UK, or even Xavier fans has been nothing more than what you'd expect from a Michigan fan if I lived in Toledo. In the words of Jeff Foxworthy, "If you spend time worrying about what another team's fans say about a shirt you're wearing, you might just be a p*ssy with an abnormally sheltered lifestyle."
CincyBuck - the "boos" for Urban were light. But I can say WITHOUT A DOUBT, that if you did not hear Andy Dalton get booed when he was introduced in the starting lineups, then you only at the game in your dreams. I turned to my buddy and said it was embarrassing for the city to be booing our starting QB on national TV. You are CERTIFIABLY DEAF if you were in the stadium during the announcing of starting line-ups and did not hear Andy Dalton get booed loud & clear.
I just wish Braxton would take some time out of rehab & practice and spend 30-60 minutes answering all the media's questions directly. Or, even easier, simply spend 5 minutes putting out a Tweet to declare his intention once & for all.
If he does that, we can all go back to criticizing him for wasting time talking to the media or tweeting instead of focusing on his rehab & game preparation.
I personally SHOCKED - shocked I say - that a classy town like Cleveland would have a fan spit on an opposing player! When I hear "class," I think of Browns, Indians, and Cavs fans. Now time for me to get back to enjoying a 3-way and Cheese Coney. You want me to save you a bite, @marion_ohio?
Skyline = gold on a bun/spaghetti
Let's see....we have failed to play 4 good games in succession for 2 years now. We have beaten 2 decent-to-good teams this year (Maryland & Purdue). We have shown zero ability to play a 40 consecutive minutes with energy - something that is a mandatory if you plan to beat good teams in a tournament atmosphere.
In order to be a dark horse & win the region, we'd likely need to beat VCU, Arizona, Xavier & Wisconsin over the next 11 days. Using this season's past results, there is only one team - Xavier - that we would have the slightest chance of competing with. And i say that only because the Ohio State & Xavier will take turns allowing the opponent to go on 14-2 runs with zero sense of urgency.
I love Thad Matta, and genuinely feel bad for what he has to endure in coaching this team. Having said that, we will be down by more than 18 in the first half to VCU. And the curtain will mercilessly close on this season.
Hatin' on Skyline Chili proves - once & for all - that Ohioans north & northeast of Columbus are the trashiest, most uneducated, and impoverished souls in this Great State. If the Ohio settlers could go back in time, they'd completely flip the state's demographics, putting Cincinnati in the NE & Cleveland in the SW. This would put current-day Northeastern Ohioans closer to their obese, belligerent, self-absorbed kin folk living below the Mason-Dixon line.
Nobody hates on Skyline...nobody! Sam Wyche approves of this message.
Yeah, but he plays a lot of cupcakes....when every other good coach does nothing but play 15 pre-conference games against Top 5 teams. Winning 20 games per year for 13 straight years is easy to do...just ask
Tom Izzo, Billy Donovan, Bo Ryan, Roy Williams.
There obviously is still friction....or else this picture would've been taking with the College Football Playoff Championship Trophy. I better start a new thread about this being a sign of worse things to come....
Over the past 10 years, only 1 team (2012 Kentucky) won the Title after entering the tournament as the overall #1 seed. So, there are 9 others teams/programs the past 10 years that would also argue their team SHOULD'VE won a title because of the talent. Simply put, having the best team and best talent is almost always mutually exclusive of winning 6 straight games in late March & early April.
As for Thad out-recruiting the rest of the B1G....I guess Thad's 9 combined regular season and/or Tournament titles in 10 years should be more like 20 if he was a competent coach? No reason his teams shouldn't win every regular season & tournament title. After all, its not like he's coaching against formidable opponents. Tom Izzo? Bo Ryan? John Beilein? Bunch of hacks.
"Underachieving year in year out is really wearing me out?" Are you seriously making that statement? Last years loss to Dayton snapped a 4-year string of making the Sweet 16...the longest streak in the nation! We've won a higher percentage of games the past 10 years than every team in the country EXCEPT for Kansas, Duke, North Carolina, & Gonzaga.
Sick of "underachieving"...unbelievable.