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Comment 20 Dec 2014

This job seems beneath Narduzzi. He's been a top coordinator for a long time. 

Ash is going to be a head-coach soon. I didn't think this soon, but I figured after year 2.  

If we can get a consistent system and train coaches in that system (without having to change lingo and philosophy) w/every coordinator - then I won't be too worried. We had that before on D with Dantonio/Snyder/Heacock (because Tress set the philosophy).  

We have that now on Offense, because Urban sets the philosophy. I'm not as worried about losing Herman because of this.  We need a guy like that on the D-side of the ball for a few years. 

Comment 18 Dec 2014

I don't know if anyone they hire will be able to overcome the mess. A Michigan Man like Hoke or Harbaugh can have a good season, but I don't think they can sustain it. Hoke went 11-2 his first year.

There is no reason TTUN shouldn't be in the Top 10 every year. But they've had about a decade of utter futility.  

Heck, even in the 1990s and the Cooper years, when we went 2-10-1 (ugh) against them, we were largely still a good team if not great team MOST of the time.  Coop just couldn't really get over the hump. The rest of the time, though, we dominated. Some of the best players ever to play at OSU played during that period.  Pace, George, Springs, Winfield. Katzenmoyer. Boston. Galloway. Wilkenson. Germaine. Etc.

I just can't understand how TTUN could be mediocre for a decade. Not just lose to us, but lose all relevance whatsoever. 

Comment 17 Dec 2014

1) Antoine Winfield

2) Shawn Springs

3) Chris Gamble

4) Nate Clements

5) Malcolm Jenkins 

Comment 08 Dec 2014

Also included would be that you must at least with your league division to be eligible for the post season playoffs. 

Comment 08 Dec 2014

I would like to see an 8 team playoff with these stipulations:

9 game conference season

2 out of conference games, 1 one being against a Power 5 school who finished within 1 spot of where you finished in your conference the previous year (so Vandy would play Indiana, etc.

Conference Championship games played at the higher ranked teams' home stadium.

First round played at the higher ranked teams stadium

Second round played at the stadium with the highest seed.

Championship game on a neutral site. 

Comment 07 Dec 2014

I am so glad I was wrong. I blame the pessimism on ESecPN and the narrative stacked against us. And only getting 3 hours of sleep after that awesome win.  Lo Siento. 


Comment 06 Dec 2014

Disagree somewhat here. In 2014 we've "shared the wealth" & no one is dominating statistics in the skill player department.

Michael Thomas is our leading receiver with only 40 catches.

Huermann/Vannett together have 32 catches. That's not a bad year for TEs. Also consider how important their motions and blocking are to the whole offense.

The next 3 highest receptions are tied:

Devin Smith; 26. Jalin Marshall; 26. EZE; 26.

Urban's offense is designed to mix it up when operated by a distributor like JT.  I love this offense.  The defense can't just focus on stopping one guy or one aspect. 

Having said that, I do think the TEs are really important to counter how Wisky is going to play us.  I hope Cardale recognizes this and we just keep getting chunks of yardage they're giving us until the big play.

Comment 06 Dec 2014

Born in Columbus; graduated from Westerville North in 1992; graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene in 1996. That's when I moved away from Ohio.

Lived in Kansas City until 2003 then Oklahoma City until 2011.

Now back in KC. 

Comment 05 Dec 2014

Adidas is the worst at football uniforms. We'd better never switch from NIKE. Can you imagine the uproar on 11w if Adadias got hold of our uniforms? 

Comment 05 Dec 2014

Haha. I feel you! I don't want to kick either out. It just occurred to me that JT is that good & he will be eligible. I hope he starts for four years!!!

Comment 05 Dec 2014

Same team indeed!  I'm still adjusting to this Urban Meyer era get at least one, if not two, top QBs every year.  So strange compared to the Tressell and even the Cooper years!  Got my mind spinning! :)

Comment 05 Dec 2014

Thanks! I missed your original sometimes happens.  I will enjoy the mix at the moment and this strange new Buckeye emphasis on always finding a QB or 2 per class!

Comment 05 Dec 2014

I see your perspective, and you certainly have the right to your opinion as well.  Your response initially came across to me like it was abnormal and out of the question to talk about the future, not so much "let's enjoy the moment."  Perhaps I misread your intent. 

And I don't mean to come across as ungrateful. This has been one of the best and most enjoyable Buckeye seasons for me...and I chose the one game to take the wife too live - VT!  Whoops.  Still awesome year though. 

The Joe Burrow article and forum post got me thinking about playing time for QBs the next couple of years. Tressel didn't recruit QBs like this, so it's so strange to me to see this many on the roster and obviously they all can't play.  I don't want to lose Burrow. He's the QB that reminds me the most of JTB. 

And I don't want JTB to go pro after next season. But the reality is--he is that good. Just got to thinking.  

Thanks for your response. GoBucks.

Comment 05 Dec 2014

Not after this season, Zmoty9...after next season (upon completion of the 2015 season). That would make JTB 3 years removed from high-school and eligible for the draft, I believe.  

Comment 05 Dec 2014

The last I checked we talk about recruits like Danny Clark (2017) and the like regularly on this forum. There was 11w staff article about Joe Burrow (2015) this morning.  The topic of having 6 QBs on the roster next year is discussed regularly here.  

So, I guess I've never seen the 11w you refer to where we only talk about the current year.  Maybe I've been logging into the wrong site?  Or worse, maybe there is an alternate 11w in the multiverse and I've traveled through some type of wormwhole.

Comment 05 Dec 2014

I'm not convinced yet either, but it his second year starting is better than his first year starting - watch out! He could be a 1st rounder. Alex Smith is a good comparison in athleticism and arm strength - and he was drafted #1 overall. JTB is more accurate than Alex Smith. Teddy Bridgewater doesn't have a strong arm, but is smart and accurate and he is starting in the NFL as a rookie.  

While I agree with your premise, the NFL is QB centric and QB desparate. I think intelleigence and accuracy mean as much if not more to success than arm strength.  Classic example is Joe Montana. 

I don't want JTB to go - but if I were him and my second year starting was better and I accomplished all my goals and graded out as a first rounder, I'd consider it. The injury factor, plus potentially returning to a "reloading" team would be considered. 

Comment 05 Dec 2014

I am sure we will get those, because I expect Cardale to play well.

This is not a Braxton vs. JTB thread. This is a roster/eligibility thread. That's a different topic altogether.