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  • SPORTS MOMENT: The end of the second overtime January 2003.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jimmy Jackson (Aaron Craft is catching up)
  • NFL TEAM: Browns (but my therapist says I am making progress
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets (same therapist says I am screwed)
  • NBA TEAM: San Antonio Spurs (too long to explain)
  • MLB TEAM: Boston Red Sox
  • SOCCER TEAM: The Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 18 hours ago

Either that, or he is aware of his own limitations.  No head coaching experience (other than high school).  And to be expected to not only turn the program around but to actually compete for championships.  This job is not for a first time head coach who will be learning as he goes.  Not with the expectations of the fans and administration.  The odds would be stacked against him if he took the job, more so than the other names that have been tossed out there.

Comment 21 hours ago

Now that they have gotten those annoying Title IX requirements out of the way, they can get back to important business.  

Comment 17 Dec 2014

Not going to happen.  He is a specialist who teaches mechanics.  But that is only half the job of a QB coach.  It includes being able to contribute to drawing up offensive schemes and game plans as well as implementing them.  I am not sure he has ever shown that ability.  And Ohio State is not an entry level position for that.  (by the way, I would say the same for Tim Tebow)

Comment 15 Dec 2014
Understandable. But keep in mind, he has Urban to give him advice. Piece of advice number one, don't try to do it all yourself. Get your staff in place and let them do your legwork. If in fact, Applewhite is already a done deal as OC/qb coach, the offensive staff should fall into place like dominoes. For DC he could probably get a few suggestions from Urban. All told, if he is organized, and if Houston is supportive (flying candidates to Columbus or New Orleans to meet with Herman) He could get his staff together in a week or two with only a few hours a day taken away from his OSU duties. Then turn that staff lose on the recruiting trail while he finishes up Bama and Oregon. One hour conference call each night with his new staff on the days progress, and one hour tweeting and calling the recruits your staff points you at. Not an insurmountable task to balance both jobs for the next month, if you stay organized and get your staff up and running quickly.
Comment 14 Dec 2014
I also remember Gene Stallings in a guest spot on ESPN picking us. He said at the time that OSU reminded him of his 1993 Alabama team who upset Miami for the title.
Comment 10 Dec 2014

If that happened, it would only be because the B1G and Jim Delaney ordered (paid) those players and teams to lose on purpose.  That is the only way that an Ohio State team could win those games.  Virginia Tech, blah, blah blah, blah, blah, blah Virginia Tech.

Comment 09 Dec 2014

"I hope that BadgerFanatic28 realizes that point shaving is a serious accusation."--Jameis Winston

Comment 06 Dec 2014

After tonight's game, if they don't make it, the rest of the country will know the playoffs are a sham.  And the four teams that do make it will be breathing a very big sigh of relief at not having to play the Bucks.

Comment 06 Dec 2014
Oddly enough after watching this, I understand the lack of execution against Oregon
Comment 05 Dec 2014

Born in Columbus.  Family lived all over with a father who was career Air Force.  Settled back in Columbus to attend OSU in the early to mid 90's.  Been living in St. Louis for the last 10 years. 

And yes, 11W allows me to feed the Buckeye monkey on my back.

Comment 04 Dec 2014

What a change three months make.  After the Virginia Tech game, many of the posters on this site would have packed the moving truck for him.  

And yes, I know it was the hysterical fringe.  And yet, to have not one negative post on this thread just indicates how incredible the improvement has been on this team over the course of the season.

Comment 03 Dec 2014
I understand with our current place at #5 wanting a 6 or 8 team playoff, with all P5 conference champs represented. I just want to point out how exciting last weekend was, with so many rivalry games having increased stakes. In an expanded playoff with guaranteed berths for all P5 champs, FSU has no stake in the florida game (beyond pride) and could rest significant starters. Same with Oregon/Oregon State and Ohio State/Michigan. Yes, we can say how important the Michigan game is, but under that expanded playoff scenario, Urban would be on the hotseat right now for going for that win rather than preparing for the "really important game" the B1G championship game. Do we really want to see the rivalry devalued further? Then you add in the added potential of having a Missouri, or to exagerrate the point, a four loss division winner, win a CCG and get in the playoffs. The currrent format keeps the standards exceedingly high, which I prefer over the NFL or NCAA basketball format in which teams with losing records can get in.
Comment 02 Dec 2014
And I understand what you are saying. And yet very similar arrangements with club teams in Europe have left players ineligible by NCAA standards. And you are entirely correct. These high school kids are under no obligation to sign with IMG in the future. But establishing relationships early is the best way to get that signature. Everything I have ever read about IMG is that it is an ethical and responsible agency. But with this academy being given the seal of approval by the NCAA, what is to stop other less ethical agencies from doing the same thing with less "pure" motivations and practices?
Comment 01 Dec 2014

Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the Buckeye Nation and its Horseshoe lasts for a thousand years, men will still say, ‘This was their finest hour!’

with all due respect to Winston Churchill

Comment 26 Nov 2014

Possibly.  Or something similar to how the B1G handled their expansion with new teams.  Nebraska didn't initially receive a full share the first few years until they were "fully vested."  That might be the logic here.  Just like Delaney's argument a few years ago against TCU and Boise St.having access to the Rose Bowl.  He claimed the Pac and Big had developed the value for the Rose Bowl over the years and that Johnny-come-latelies like TCU and Boise St.  who had not contributed to that value should not profit from it.

Again, any team that can make the jump like that (probably still transitioning from a 60 scholarship roster for the next couple of years until they can build up to 85) should be rewarded.