Ask Urban who's responsible for the team in the off season.
The entire team knew during spring practice. Plans were begun then to play against VaTech without them. At the Big Ten Meeting Perry was asked how he felt about the suspensions. He is also a very honest young man. He said he was very disappointed.
The D-line based on a preseason depth chart is now: Washington at one tackle. Inexperienced Senior Schutt at the other tackle. Inexperienced redshirt Soph Tyquan Lewis at Weak Side D-End and Inexperienced redshirt Freshman Sam Hubbard replacing Bosa at Strong Side D-End.
The most inexperience unit on the team, BEFORE Bosa messed up.
Now Smith won't get much playing time in his Senior year, He probably cost himself a shot at the NFL. Wilson won't start another game at Ohio State. Expect him to transfer
You can't just make up rules and punishment on a whim. The policy is in place, much more stringent than most schools and you follow it.
Not a good enough of a man, He's responsible for the players in the off season.
No Speakie da Inglish???
This is not an NCAA policy. This is not a Big Ten policy. It is an Ohio State policy. A LOT of new and more stringent policies were instituted at Ohio State, that are not at the vast majority of schools, due to the Trustees crack down after "Tat Gate".
JT had 10 days to prepare, Cardale had a week to prepare. These replacements with have FIVE WEEKS to prepare. All for a far less difficult position than QB.
Will this hurt Bosa's chances for many post season rewards that were assumed, let alone his draft stock? What an embarrassment for his family. And a stigma on Nick when arriving at Ohio State.
Sources have been vindicated. Some do not post rumors or make up tales.
Shouldn't the new band director also be at fault here? He should have outed these derogatory band only songs when he was hired.
Will this band director be fired now? Reprimanding wasn't an option for the previous band director. If not, the old director's legal case will be strengthened.
REALLY?????????????????? Using the excuse of kids?? More correctly, college kids. OR better yet young adults. At some point in their time at Ohio State they MUST become ADULTS.
In the same vein, NOT funny for those who do stutter.
I pray for nothing more for Braxton than an injury free season, Braxton will take care of the rest.
JT won the first QB competition against Cardale. When Braxton went down 2 weeks before the Navy game last year. Cardale was #2 and JT was #3. Cardale became #1 and JT #2. In ONE WEEK JT took the job from Cardale. JT has to be one of the most driven, most competitive players I have seen. He saw an opportunity and he GRABBED it, right out of Cardale's hands.
Did you know this about JT? Urban has leadership classes, which are put on by a nationally known firm from Columbus. The classes are for all Seniors and some Juniors. Preparing them to be Captains and leaders within their position groups. When JT got here from Texas as a freshman he was rehabbing a serious knee operation and red shirted his Freshman year, When he heard about the leadership classes, he asked if he could sit in the back of the room and take notes. They let him. The only player ever to ask to attend that was not invited by Urban and his staff. At that point he had ZERO idea he would be the starting QB the following year. He just had this unquenchable thirst for knowledge that would make a difference when his time came.
Who said "see"?
But did they test every player several times a year?
If any of this is true, then it becomes much more important that JT is playing QB.
Won't win games with "good" talent". The knowledgeable won't start worrying until he starts getting the "great" Ohio Talent.
I looked and did not see the other thread started. Must have been close to simultaneous
Close mine if needed.
From new running back coach Tony Alford.
You will have to type and enter it yourself. It is WELL worth your time, Maybe THE best I have seen and watched.
Kinda like what Woody said about Paul Warfield, "He's the best running back I ever saw." Warfield is in the NFL Hall of Fame as a WR.
In the eye of the beholder.
I'm going to upset people. but I'm thinking dynasty, or the closest thing to it that today's college football will allow. I'm thinking about replacing Alabama as the program all coaches will recruit and build to beat, As Urban knew he had to do to Alabama when he came to Ohio State AND it happened one year before even Urban thought possible, overcoming devastating occurrances. Ohio State is already hated, but prepare yourself to be the most hated program in college football history.
One of the first things Urban said when he came to Ohio State and I had never thought of, is that the QB position is by far THE most important position in ALL team sports. You see what happens to above average programs when they get a good one and what happens to great programs when they don't have one. I look at the QBs on Ohio State's roster and the ones who are committed, Urban has created a stable of very talented QB's. That and continued Top 5 recruiting classes at a minimum, coupled with great coaching. There is no reason to think good/great, instead of the D word.
What could be the most difficult aspect of maintaining, is keeping and/or replacing great coaches who you can't stop from chasing their coaching dreams,
People will say don't talk about stuff like that. I'm typing, and thinking as those who have a good eye for such things are also thinking.