If it was indeed stealing, he can always sit out a year and then quarterback Auburn into the national championship game.
It may have something to do with the limitations in his game. He can't catch the ball, he can't run between the tackles. He gets a couple of sweeps around the end every game. It wasn't like he was going to spell Hyde with the same plays that El Guapo would run. I hope he spends the off season working on catching passes because he can be a dangerous weapon if he is not so one dimensional.
I thought Shazier had already left. Dude was invisible last night.
Best of luck. A lot of good memories with him.
Sorry for the accidental down vote, Commander. Don't want to be mistaken for one of the Fickell Friends & Family who instantaneously down vote anything remotely critical of him.
What happened to suspended players being allowed to play in bowl games?
I think that is what a lot of us don't fully appreciate around here. There are probably very few people reading this blog that were alive the last time Ohio State hired a bad coach. Wes Fesler in the 1940's, maybe? Even he won a Rose Bowl. Every head coach Ohio State has hired since the Truman administration will end up in the College Football Hall of Fame (assuming, of course, they don't hold Tressel's misdeeds against him forever). Every other one of college football's blue blood programs have hired dogs at least once, most multiple times. Very impressive and bound to come to an end at some point.
Lay off that egg nog.
Big thumbs up for the FreakBass photo. I'll have to go back and watch that embarrassment.
Is Ken-Yon the last Buckeye from the L.B.C.?
Kenny P. The Marcus Hall of the Mexican League.
Yes. Even "Raekwonukkah" sounds better. "Raekwonmas" just sounds bad, aesthetically.
Can't wait for the incessant mentions of the Greatest Assault and Battery in the History of the World, i.e. the one where elderly man slaps the 21 year old defensive lineman in the shoulder pads. I hope they have the good sense to blur it out so that younger viewers don't have to experience the full horror.
Maybe he and his wife are sick of living in an illiterate redneck hellhole.
Maybe in a few years when Scheelhasse and Gardner and Connor Cook are all playing in the pro bowl, Fickell will be vindicated. But if I have to see another mediocre QB have a career day against the Buckeyes, well I just don't think I can take it. The D has been dragging down the team all year. All the "not dominant enough" talk was due to the struggles on that side of the ball. Time for a change.
This is interesting since the Auburn AD has been playing "I am a Real American" as the walk up music to his press conferences.
I don't think we'd even have to go to the replay booth to see an ejection from that GIF at the top. Hit 'em low on saturday, boys.
The interviews are embedded here:
Probably. And no one -- absolutely no one -- was paying attention to that Wisconsin choke job against Penn State. Everybody was still talking about the OSU-Michigan game and watching the Auburn-Bama game. I don't think they even had highlights on sportscenter.
Good for Braxton, but I firmly believe that Hyde is the offensive MVP on this team.
Urban would probably just trade it for tattoos anyway.
We've been hearing for years how a middle of the pack SEC team would beat Ohio State. This year they had their chance.
Clemson's sole accomplishment this year has been being mentioned every time someone needs to explain why Florida State is good.
I disagree with you about the BCS being better than the old system. Sure, in that system the Buckeyes might be playing Stanford while FSU played Baylor or somebody in the Orange Bowl. Would it hurt to go 14-0 and finish second? I guess. Ask Penn State fans about 1994.
The problem is that the BCS has turned this into an almost joyless 12-0 season. Every week people (myself included) come on her and complain about how we should have won by more points and that so and so might jump us. We have to root against Baylor and Oregon and Auburn. Why? Instead of being thrilled about Wisconsin (whom I hate) choking on a dong against Penn State, I have to worry about how that will affect our strength of schedule and "signature wins". Listening to ESPN and everybody else run down teams that are having terrific seasons.
It's all so exhausting. I wish the millions of words that we have all been typing here all season complaining about the BCS or ESPN or Baylor/Auburn/SEC could have been dedicated to talking about Miller and Hyde and Shazier and the O-line or all the things that have made this season great. Or anything related to football for that matter.
I guess what I'm saying is the old system could be unsatisfying at times, but if this is the alternative (and it still will be next year, by the way) I wonder what we have really gained.
ND is the new Ohio State in terms of being punished for losing the championship game. Unranked at 8-4 despite wins over #10 MSU and #11 ASU. Compare with 8-4 Texas A&M, ranked in every poll despite zero quality wins.
Eat Balls Auburn