I hope this is not a paid position. He is a good man. His son was a great player. Without his son being a great prospect - followed with being a great player........ he'd have trouble getting tickets to a game. Thousands of Ohio state ambassadors in the state of Ohio.
You can't have too much great talent. What would be sad is having 6 great QB's and only 1 see's the field. Never forget this. #1 can get injured, #2 can get injured 5 minutes later. Suddenly the real world bites you on the ass. A good OC will play more than 1 QB. Play JT most of the time but when you're up by 17 points, it's stupid not to get the next kid in there. When you're up by 30, the third string should play as well. If you're beating Bowling Green by 42, there's no reason to not go to the 4th string guy. I think in the past we've not done this well enough. The kids looks like a great athlete.
I guess it's good that he's working....... Has any "team" considered hiring him ? It's almost August.
It's all about recruiting. I don't understand how some fans just don't understand that. ttun shouldn't even be mentioned. Bama is another story and I hope we ultimately crush them. However, it's what have you done for me lately. Urban and the Buckeye coaches have done fabulous so far and many believe that it will just get better. I hope so. Don't forget that when Urban had his last top ranked recruiting class......... they were called the gators. Let this be the best class ever and let a new standard be set where we are the best in the nation 3 or 4 out of 5 years.
Don't forget, we are primarily going after kids in the tri-state area......... Wait that's Basketball where average is better than expected. (sarcasm)
In closing, we are blessed to have Urban Meyer as our head football coach. When has the future looked so bright ?
Nebraska ? That's our competition ? Pull out your tablet or go to google on your phone young man. Nebraska on a good day is just Nebraska. Unless both of your parents and all 4 of your grandparents, 6 of your friends, your girlfriend and her parents and grandparents are from Nebraska........ That just barely makes any sense. Unless your goal is to be on the 3rd best team in that division. Come to Columbus to stay and win championships, get selected in the NFL draft, and get a great education.
What can be done to make our Mens BB situation any better...... well let's see. Okay, nothing. One day the fans will want more. I believe that one day we'll expect more.
I am all for getting the best Ohio talent but let's not pretend here. If the countries best player was from _______________(whatever) state....... We'd welcome them with arms wide open. I think this story is more in line with - we're not a hot destination for any top 10 talent so let's focus on some Ohio kids. Get the best that you can get. You won't hear: It's down to Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, and Ohio state......... Good luck.
Let's not be judge and jury from our living rooms. If he did bad things he'll pay the price. I haven't heard any detailed explanation or anything yet. He's a young man and he's a Buckeye. If he's not found guilty of anything then some have jumped the gun. If he did bad things, I hope he gets help, learns a lesson, moves on and not make the same mistake twice. Not that all would be forgiven or forgotten but at this point we have rumors and speculation. Say a prayer for this young Buckeye tonight and let's hope he hasn't done anything that is beyond a surface issue. If he has, wish him well and hope that he makes the best of his situation.
You're in our thoughts Bri'onte Dunn. As was said above, Buckeye Forever.
I had really high hopes for him this year. He's an Ohio kid and others seem to want to throw him away like it's nothing. I hope whatever the mistake was, he can apologize, learn from the mistake, work really hard and be humble......... Then get another chance. Who here hasn't made a mistake ? Anyway, as I said, hopefully this can be a step along the way because no matter what you think you have for depth........ a couple of plays later you can lose your starter and your back up. Life can be crazy unpredictable like that.
Go Buckeyes and good luck young man. Hopefully you'll still have some great moments here.
A lot of happy homers. Isn't that nice. News flash ! We're a huge university with much money. Should we be happy some dead wood was eliminated from the Basketball program ? I say no. One elimination that hasn't been resolved is Thad Matta. I know everybody loves him because....... No I can't figure it out. We love him because D. Russell was very good.... or because in 2007 we made it to the finals before losing. Bottom line is we haven't won a national championship since 1960. If you're goal is achieving "Above average" well then you've come to the right place. We haven't won it all since 1960. Most on this site weren't even born yet. We pay our HC over 3 million dollars a year. We don't and won't win any recruiting battles. If we're in the top 20, that's way better than anyone expected. We don't know when the next title will come but it's been 56 years and counting. Maybe just maybe we can spend more money and get the best new young coach/recruiter out there. We'll never be Duke, NC, or Kentucky. I get that. We should expect to make the tournament (NOT the NIT) every year. We should make the final 8 at least every 3 or 4 years. We should win a national title more that once every 60 - 70 years.
Mr. Matta is a great guy. He should be thanked, given a gold Rolex, and an additional years salary on his way out. We need to expect much more than above average from The Ohio State University. What Urban has done for the Football program is what all Buckeyes should expect for the Basketball program. Our last great recruiting class had Oden and Conley. We could and should expect far more than we have received. Blast me if you want. How can this guy not be happy with our magnificent accomplishments ? Be serious. Kentucky is great because they have a great coach who can recruit his ass off. Money is just as green in central Ohio so we can hire the best of the best as well. KY has several players drafted into the NBA each and every year. We get one taken some years. None taken in most years. If your goal is the second or third best in the big ten with a conference title once in a while. You got what you hoped for. If you're lucky, maybe your children will see a national BB title in their lifetimes but don't hold your breath because it's currently 56 years and this year doesn't have us as the favorites. Nobody wants any disrespect for Mr. Matta. If our FB program was where our BB program was............ major donors to the university would be questioning the path we're on.
I don't understand the great love of Schiano. Remember the last 2 great things that he did ? Nobody else does either. Yes he's a coach at OSU and that is a great thing. But !!!!! If different info comes out later....... that would be what in the future is called "The worst decision that Urban EVER made" I want nothing bad to happen to Ohio State ever. This guy brings nothing great to the table. At best he might help us get NJ guys. But even that's not certain.
Maybe if you live in Cleveland and your last name is Cleveland and you work for the Browns and your hair and eyes are Brown. Maybe that's a reason to be a Browns fan.
The Browns seem to be avoiding Buckeyes like the plague. If I wasn't the guy described above I would have to think about finding a new team. There is another Ohio pro team. Saints, Bills, and others are welcoming Buckeyes while the Brownies are acting like it's dog $hit to avoid........ Perhaps they think that if they had a Buckeye or two it would confuse the rest of the team when they use those crazy unusual words like win, try, effort, championship, etc.
I believe the chances of these kids improving greatly is fabulous. However, when asking in January of '17 why we don't have a few 5 star players.......remember how in March of '16 we were sweeping up 3 star players. This kid may improve to a 4 and maybe one day a 5 star. However, I don't know why commitments are the best idea when it's not a key - need player. Where will we be if the class fills up and we're looking about as average as usual. Top 20 is fine with me(Sarcasm). I want us to be the top recruiting class in the country. If this kid gets us there....I'm in. I would encourage commitments from 4 and 5 star kids and tell 3 star and lower..... we like you and we'll stay in touch. This December it will get more specific. You are who you are and we are who we are.
Wow, a small window of opportunity there. For those who studied hard - best of luck to you. Some will have a less clear path. Not all Buckeyes will see greatness although I think all should. I think not running, not lifting, and not giving it everything is a cheap and not respected way to go. You get back the same as you put in.
I love the combine. It's college football at it's core. It's a small showcase at a time where (other than unerased games on the DVR) there's no fix for college football. Buckeyes are getting a lot of good attention. Drink it up, enjoy it all. Spring game and the draft are just around the corner.
Best of luck and Best of health to all Buckeye players. I hope you're all very happy with the chance being set before you.Make the most of it and please represent yourself, your family and the university well.
Congrats Mr. Jenkins. I have always loved watching you play. Best of luck with the rest of your career. Go Bucks.
I'm a Mn Viking fan. I'd love to have him our our team. Rick Speilman is the GM. We have Peterson, Bridgewater, and a good young team. Made the playoff's this season. Haven't had a Buckeye in about 4 years. Perfect fit.
That's something the Browns will never be able to say..... Made the playoffs, errr I mean we got the 2nd draft pick.
Strength / Conditioning / and Toughness. Get these men in very hot, cold, wet, and windy conditions so nothing is a deterrent. No excuses this year. National championship equals success and a loss (at any point) is a disappointment. I always believe we'll rise up and surpass expectations. Great year to go undefeated and win it all. Go Bucks !
I sooo hope he achieves much more than expected. A great 40 time would be icing on the cake. Go Bucks. Kill it at the combine.
Conklin claimed his team knew it was over shortly after halftime. From foxsports.com: "The key turning point in that game was we came out at halftime and it was really cold. We're running around stretching and we looked over to their sideline and they're all huddled around their heaters. It was actually that moment where we said, 'We're going to win this game.' It just didn't seem like they were in it as emotionally as we were."
Hell a radical idea here.... Maybe these young start players need to get used to throwing and catching the ball in the rain when it's cold. Unless we build a dome, weather will happen. If our guys are concerned about getting to the heaters........Their not thinking about the opponent. Woody would be shaking his head thinking about the spoiled brat who's not played in harsh weather being most concerned about the heaters. News Flash, November 2016 will have weather also. Get these young men out of the WHAC and get them the upper hand by being accustomed to playing in wind, rain, snow, or sleet. May the coaches tablets won't like the harsh weather but who cares about that. Get out and toughen up. Not all conditioning is done in a 5 million dollar weight room. Imagine the irony if we face ttun in late November and that weather shit happens again and the team is busy trying to get closer to the heaters while our QB, WR, RB, Line, Defense, and special teams are looking for a van ride to the WHAC........ Not good. Blast me if you like but it's about getting positive results and 11/21/15 we looked like we couldn't beat a tough opponent. Not a great opponent (obviously - see Bama 1/1/16) but one who had been rained on before. You can have a beautiful house on 5 great acres but if your child wouldn't consider leaving their tv/tablet...... it's just grass to cut. Get your @SS outside and play !!!! said the good Dad.
When we reach the BIG TIME we'll lose the CO's. Imagine if we had the balls to get rid of the wannabes and the CO's and hired full time professional coordinators. Hell that would make us Alabama. To be Ohio State you have to be unsure about who your coordinators. C'mon for 5.8 you should be able to make tough choices and have 1 each.
March Madness....... Yahoo, the chance to play one more game.....or.....is it time for us to win a title ? Imagine saying you saw a non Football national title and you're not over 55 ? That would be nothing short of AMAZING !!!!!!!!!! You can always hope. Hell it wouldn't hurt our chances to recruit in hoops as well. Anything is possible if we believe.
Yesterday I saw a Sports Illustrated NFL mock draft. It went 2 rounds and many Buckeyes were projected going. Cardale was not mentioned. I am curious to see where he ends up. With a good mentor and good coaching I think he can have many great days ahead.
I so hope all Buckeye play fabulous today.....I also hope the great performances are followed by a story on non-local news noticing how "Buckeyes" did so well. Go Bucks.
Above it was asked how someone could not love Cam Newton....probably a million answers to that question including one that starts with an R and ends with an ism. It's alive and well in this country. (Sadly)
I always loved this kid. He had such great catches. I think he could still be playing - he's young. I hope he keeps an open mind to contacting some teams and trying out again. As a MN Viking fan, I'd love to have him on our team.