After the outcome of Sprinkle's day in court, if not Urban and Ohio State, there WILL be a program that takes a chance on him. Here's hoping where ever he ends up he gets the help with his life skills and decision making he needs, forget football.
Leadership WAS a problem, listen to Urban. What I hear is he believes that his QB MUST be a leader on the practice field, in the meeting rooms, in the off season, in the huddle, on the field with his intellect and his words with the players. NOT just with his feet and arm.,
Watch that play CLOSELY. The ONLY reason that play worked is the god awful fear that all 11 players on defense and all defensive coaches have of Braxton running/scrambling/making players miss and scoring touchdowns with his feet.
Last year the defensive scheme was WAY WAY to complicated. Real calls and fake calls being signaled in from the sidelines between plays for each group within the defense. Even against fast paced offenses. Too often the players were completely confused, for the most part they were worried about getting the signals right, which often kept them from playing fast and aggressively as a unit. Mike Bennett covered this in his latest interview.
This year the D has been significantly simplified. Allowing them to play fast from point A to point B in 4-6.
Underage drinking was the least of the 5 stupid things he did that night. 99.99% of teenagers aren't that stupid.
Most college students have fake IDs. A burgeoning business around college campuses.
AND at 6-2 290, has a black belt in one of the marshal arts.
There is NO WAY the 2 new coaches will be fired after one year. The absolute worst thing a head coach could do. The bad apples were gotten rid of last year.
A head coach can not berate his assistants in front of their players. It would be counter productive, if not destructive. It is IMPOSSIBLE to completely change the defensive scheme in the last 25% of the season. He could only do so much in meetings away from the players. It was too late in the season to make any drastic changes. Tweak the DB play some and it was too late to rotate D-lineman. The 2nd teamers were ignored for too long by Vrabel, they weren't ready to step up late in the year.. He took care of the 2 problems after the season.
NO..... blame Withers and Vrabel. Why do you think they're gone? Withers was in charge of the DBs, nuff said. And Vrabel refused to rotate his D-linemen, which is what Urban wanted. Which ended up killing the D-line in the last 4 games. NOW they admit they were all dinged up and tired from playing so many snaps. This year the starters are all fine with and happy about 20-25% fewer snaps. THE reason reason Johnson was hired away from Penn State. Johnson and Meyer think alike about rotating D-linemen, so they will be fresh in the 4th quarter of games and the last 25% of the season.
As the offensive line goes, so goes the 2014 Buckeye football team.
We'll see how much his word means to him.
If Gibson comes there will be some QB's tansferring out
We'll see how much his word means to him
I took weight lifting and bowling. Two Phys Ed classes were required....and then there are electives.
Could be on the payroll. It's a long drive from St.Louis just to stand on the sideline in hopes of a potential recruit coming up to him asking about Ohio State. Can just anybody at SNL go stand on the field?
Didn't read on here last night that CJ didn't have a very good night?
Ohio State should put Eze's dad on the payroll, he does a lot of good work for OSU football. His son will be a Soph this year. Why would he drive all they way from St.Louis for Saturday Night Lights? Other than to help with recruiting. Maybe he is on the payroll.
Reading with no glasses. Typing with one finger, missing a lot.
No Kenny G.
Hokey IS NOT a "Michigan Man". He was born and raised in Ohio. He went to college in Indiana. He admits the only reason he became a U of M fan was to piss off his friends and family. I have known MANY guys who can only gain attention by being anti-Ohio State.....Pitiful. Hokey had a losing coaching record before he was hired by U of M. I still am scratching my head over his hiring. He had to be their 5th or 6th choice, if not, U of M has fallen to a new low, unable to attract a top tier HC.
There are still some in the state up north who can't handle the fact that U of M has become irrelevant. The stupidity is, no Ohio State coach needs to put down U of M. Their record over the past 15 years does the work..Ohio State no longer has to recruit against U of M. It is Alabama who Meyer is chasing.
For Tressel Ball to succeed a Craig Krenzel like QB is required.
Against an 8 man front???
That wasn't the way it was for Ohio State last year, with Kenny G. THE 2nd most important player on a football team is the back-up QB. I think it's Urban who says a football QB is BY FAR the most important athlete in ALL of sport.
Herman CAN NOT remove the most terrifying part for Defensive Co-ordinates out of the Ohio State offense. It would be easier to tell Braxton he has to throw the ball into the 3rd row instead of scrambling when blocking breaks down.