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Comment 06 Feb 2015

But Squirrel, are we sure that Drayton actually told Weber he would be his coach?

It doesn't read like that is absolutely so.  A lot of leeway there.

I'm just not ready, even if the op or anyone else is, to assume the worst or rush to a premature judgement without the facts. 

Yes, I tend to trust the integrity of our coaching staff.  I'm not blind to some of the tactics all these coaches employ in the increasing brutality of the college recruiting world, where we are, after all, in a whole new arena with the speed and power of social media in opinion-shaping. 

Our staff will do what they believe they need to do, and probably make some mistakes along the way, and maybe we wish they'd take a vote of Buckeye Nation for consensus.

But in the end, it is the desire to WIN and to go pro that appeals to high school hopefuls, particularly the very best ones.  Do they get attached to a recruiting coach?  Absolutely.  Is there always a guarantee that the coach will babysit the player through his career?  I hope not.  Do I wish our staff had been simply more open about Drayton's possible hire, if it was known to be a possibility?  Sure, but all of that is so murky that we're not sure of what to think.  I let it go because in the end, without every single last fact, we really don't have the right to be the judges of the situation. 

At Ohio State, and especially right now...Weber has the best chance of his life to do those things.  If he wants to help put out the dumpster fire in Ann's Arbor, then go do it now.  He could be a good one to test ourselves against.  But now, he's got "friends" from up north calling him basically a pussy who's afraid of competition, which is so absurd that I won't even go into it.  But if he puts his energy into building under a good strength coach, and molds his body into a toned running machine, then this kid WILL see the field, and likely earlier as opposed to later.  Mike needs to make a decision, and not let the hurt fester.

For him, it all boils down to attitude.  Sometimes it takes a while for a kid to buy in to what is being taught behind the locker room doors.  He can be a poison to all of that, or he can swallow whatever those hurts are, put it behind him, and embrace the culture of winning national championships.  It really is as simple as that. 

The ball is indeed in Mike's court.

The rest of us are only being entertained. 

Comment 05 Feb 2015

Gee guys.  I had to log in just to say, "sheeesh!"

Please...please...let these coaches just coach the team.  There's a reason why the Ohio State athletic department isn't paying me to help them with their decisions.

That same reason, or one quite similar, might be the reason they ain't payin you as well.

Sometimes, I swear, we are our own worst enemy with the quick suggestions of evil-doins at every hand.

...is that you, Mark?  Stop possessing the brains and pens of some of our most vulnerable Buckeye fans! 

Stop it, I say!  Ala the ever-crazy Earnest Angley in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio...

"Beee gonnne, ye evil speeerits, come ouwwwit, come ouwwit of this maay-in's ear!"

Mike Weber will likely be the happy recipient of another of Urban Meyer's intelligent hires.  Mike likely knew last night what the deal was, but was still hurt about it.  He had a chance to change his mind, I'm sure.  And if a kid pushed it hard enough, he could most certainly challenge the validity of a faxed signature under pretense of shannanniganns around Drayton wanting to further his own career. 

Weber chose to stay, and if he indicates otherwise and wants to go, you can bet your sweet bippy Urban will let him go.  If he wants to stay a year, and then transfer to Michigan and sit a year like a certain recent Buckeye did in reverse...then he's free to do that as well. 

Whatever happens, I am thrilled with the resurgence of the Buckeyes to national prominence...and I will root for my team. 

Run if you want to, run if you will...but I came here to say.  Edit: stay.  Freudian slip.  Wow.

Buck that!

Comment 14 Jan 2015

Hey, does anybody know where to find a version of the game?  Looks like fricking ESPAsswipe has copyrighted the game!  Is there another version?  I could not record it!!

Help!  I am a starving man!

Homeless...Will Work For Game

Comment 14 Jan 2015

I noticed that our SIXTH place guy would place (respectively) as:

#2, #3, #4, and #2 in each of the other conferences!  Wow!

That's some quality H2O there!

Comment 14 Jan 2015

Yes, hindsight IS always 20/20, unless you have hemorrhoids, and then your vision might be obscured a little.

Comment 13 Jan 2015

Would be cool to see each conference's running stats averaged over their top six.

Comment 13 Jan 2015

Such a great feeling.  For those as old as I am to remember winning in the sixties, this is a feeling that is rarified air.  I got a blast out of Cardale's comment:

“This feeling is unreal right now because three or four months ago, everybody counted us out,” Jones said. “They said we wouldn’t be here at this point in our careers, in the season and the way we were just smiling through all that, it was just unbelievable.”

Looks like Urban taught that sly, sneaky grin to the team too.  They knew all along they were special enough to do it.  It reflected in the calm, knowing demeanor Urban gave off at season's end and into the playoffs.

Comment 13 Jan 2015

Thank you, Sauce. From that article:

"Nick Aliotti was furious with Cougars coach Mike Leach’s decision to continue attacking in the dying moments with the game well out of hand."

Somebody pleeeeze tweet this immediately to the world.  I don't twitter.

Comment 13 Jan 2015

Of course.  It's common sense to keep plays as safe as possible, and when the opposing defense is stopping those runs ZERO percent of the time, it would be foolish to then go back to heaving long balls at Devin Smith. 

Everybody knows Cardale isn't the runner Braxton and JT are, but so what?  With so many weapons at Meyer's disposal, he simply used the most sensible ones at the right time.

Eze was the beneficiary of all the circumstances of those last three games.  And he made the most of it.

This young team will be horrifying to defensive coordinators next year.

Comment 13 Jan 2015

Even in his meal of cold crow, Sharp touts the SEC in every way he can.  Ohio State is SEC North, using SEC talent, with an SEC coach doing SEC things.

He just cant get off the bandwagon, and claims that the lower tier bowl wins over SEC opponents means nothing.

Ass clowns are always ass clowns.

Comment 11 Jan 2015

"cause we are about to get bubble screened to death."

We will get the bubble screens, but there will be no demise resulting from it.  This Buckeye team is now built to defend those types of plays, and will respond in stunning fashion.  Oregon will learn too late that the bubble screen strategy doesn't always work on athletes who are fast, physical, and prepared for it.

Comment 09 Jan 2015

And if you then became an Oregon fan in the past, then today you'd be...

Disco Duck.

About to get the quack beat outa you.

The past is overrated, friend. 

All the fun is in the future.

Comment 08 Jan 2015

Heavens, no, I don't call her that to her face.

Remember, I said I might be an asshole.

I didn't say I was insane.


 

Comment 08 Jan 2015

I remember that offseason of 2012.  It seemed like forever getting back around to spring practice.

With spring practice now only EIGHT WEEKS away, it feels like we've been shot out of a cannon into the future.

la la la Time keeps on slippin, slippin, slippin...into the future....