When Schiano got hired/took the job here, I got the feeling that it was a one year thing. I'd love for him to stay, his knowledge is a huge asset. Plus, if Luke were to leave the defense would be in good hands.
As much as I'm not a fan of Tim, I think Ed deserves some criticism for his "play calling". I think Ed is better served on the OLine. Just my opinion
IF Beck is let go, I wouldn't cry. One replacement that I'd be all for is Major Applewhite.
Let's see if I can work this correctly. I'm not going to go back any further than with Coach Tressel. With Coach Tressel, we all knew we'd get some good recruits, he'd build a solid foundation and that we'd compete every year for the B1G and the National Championship. I'm not sure (maybe it was just me) I thought each and every year was the case of "oh yes, this is the team". He provided us a team that was always solid and he even gave us a Championship as long as going to 2 more. With Coach Meyer, it's recruit big and play even bigger. With Coach Meyer, there's a certain "expectance". With Coach Tressel, we could go 10-2 (Of course, beat SCUM) and I'd react with "that was a good season". With Coach Meyer, I've become the sore loser. I don't ever expect to lose, yet I know better. Maybe it's fair to say that Coach Meyer has raised the bar to a new level. We are so fortunate as Buckeye fans. Life sure is good my friends!
I think they one thing that will be hard to prepare for are Watson's 50-50 balls that he just throw up. I think the ability to limit those will be key. Offensively, not just getting a hat on Boulware, but keeping that hat on him is going to be essential. He's the heartbeat of that defense.
That list is like preseason rankings... they don't matter
^^^^^^^^This comment right here^^^^^^^ Arizona_Buckeye, said perfectly!
Seriously, did ESPN really expect anything less?
Zakk Sabbath.... ummm, yeah. That's going to be amazing! For those who don't know Zakk Sabbath. It's Zakk Wylde playing Black Sabbath songs. I've seen Zakk jam some Sabbath over the years, he does not disappoint.
I am bitterly disappointed in Jabrill Peppers' actions. I can't make that anymore clear, I'm bitterly disappointed.
My first thought was Scott Frost. He knows the place, he knows the players and he would make a great fit. Unless Oregon wants to clean house completely and move on from the current status.
Before everyone gets all concerned about Coach Meyer and staff going into Texas, let's not forget that Mack Brown was quite the recruiter as well. Top 10 classes year in and year out. The recruiting landscape has changed. Hell, Purdue just got a 4 star athlete. Not ever kid will be focused on staying in their home state. Kids now view the opportunity to play more than ever. Coach Meyer was able to get Raekwon from the clutches of Clemson, Georgia, Auburn and Alabama. I'm sure he's going to get players from Texas. I'm sure Herman will have an impact at first, as did Charlie Strong, but make no mistake... Herman isn't Coach Meyer.
With the NFL, here's my issue. After a score, there's a delay to confirm the score.. then there's the crazy extra point try from the 15... then we go to 4 minutes of commercials, come back for a touchback, go to another 3 minutes of commercials, then a team goes 3 and out, punt... commercials again. Let's not forget ALL THE PENALTIES. With college, games take longer because of the clock stoppage after first downs and there's more passing, hence incomplete plays.. I can tolerate that. Not to mention, the refs let the kids play. In the NFL, it's just saturated by money and (dare I say) self entitlement. Do what they want with TNF, I won't care as I don't watch it anyways. Ratings are down for a reason.
Deservedly awarded to this fine young man. One thing I noticed during the game and for some reason, I don't recall seeing this before... but did anyone else notice Raekwon coming off the field for 3rd downs? I never noticed that before. Anyone have any info about this? I could make a guess but hell, anyone can guess. Maybe someone has intel...
This offense is like novocaine, just give it time... it always works!
I am guilty of calling for Coach Fickell's head a few years ago. I really wish that I hadn't been that foolish. He was put in a tough spot for that one year and he never once complained. He's a Buckeye in every sense of the word. His dedication to this school and program is something that I am thankful for. I do hope that he gets his chance at running his own show. That being said, I'd love for him to get a raise and to stick around here longer. Yes, that is the selfish competitor in me speaking. Not only is he a great coach, but he's also a great recruiter. The players will run thru a wall for him. I think he also got over shadowed with Ash and Schiano. There's no doubt that he learned from them. Whatever happens with Coach Fickell, I wish him nothing but the most success. It's going to be a sad day when he does eventually leave.
That was a well written article.
I know excuses will be made ahead of time about all the seniors SCUM will be losing. But we know better. Plus, this gives Jim more room to get his recruits in. Desmond was saying in pregame that Jim was playing with Hoke's players. It was as if Hoke didn't recruit well. That's about all Hoke did well, recruit. So it's not like Jim wasn't inheriting talent. It's there, so this "going to be young" excuse isn't going to fly with me. Some are making it out like this was their year and if not this year, they will be rebuilding. That's a shame... cause here, Coach Meyer never rebuilds... he reloads!
Sorry for the rant... thanks for listening
Sending get well wishes from Wisconsin to all those affected by this act of horror.
I'm over this play... it was reviewed and the call stood, we have nothing to prove by trying to keep justifying it. Our boys earned the victory and that can never be changed. Moving on....
Here's the thing about Thomas, he's not even targeted as much as he could be. He could be having a monster year if he was targeted more. His catch today in traffic, between 4 Rams in zone was beautiful.
I must not be reading everyone's comments because I don't recall a large amount of Buckeye fans who care about what Jim does on the sidelines. He's very animated, I don't view it as disrespectful... it's just who he is. One thing I don't think UM fans are realizing is that his postgame conference where he holds up his hands and complains about a spot that he claims to have seen "a foot short". There's no way he could've seen the spot from the other side of the field, thru all those linemen and not to mention JT was behind another linemen. The play was reviewed and the call stood. It's one thing to voice your comment but it's another thing to keep going and going because it turns into whining. Plain and simple. I apologize, I do not mean to be a jerk, I am just tired of this nonsense. It's as if UM fans want Buckeye fans to say "you're right, you got screwed... that was PI and we were short". Yet, not one single fan has acknowledged the no holding calls. I'd love to tell you that the Buckeyes got away with holding calls but JT was sacked something ridiculous like 8 times and hit probably just as many times.
There was definitely a play by a Buckeye DB where he had his arm around the WR, I do not dispute that for once second. I will however, point out that the PI that Harbaugh is so salty about, the defender taps his chest in acknowledgement that he interfered. There was also 3 blatant holds against Kyle Kalis who had been beaten by Dre'monte Jones and nothing was called. Human error is part of the game. The officials aren't going to get every single call correctly. So before anyone goes all "you got the benefit of the calls", please keep in mind your QB had 3 turnovers and Ohio State missed 2 FGs.
Ever since Oklahoma lost to our boys, they'e been a very improved team. They can thank Coach Meyer for that lesson. First lesson's free, the net one gets charged for.
Harbaugh has a shelf life for a reason. I agree with everything you just said Upvote x 10