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Comment 18 Feb 2017

this is kind of games that happen right b4 a coaching change...

and yes, after past few years (not just few games), it's well overdue....

no coach stays on forever people... even coaches who win Nat'l Championships move on.... Thad hasn't even won any of those and it's time to move on for both parties. 

Not expecting immediate change just b/c of a head coaching change but need new blood, new culture, new recruits and set a new foundation for next 3-5 years...

Comment 28 Jan 2017

been an OSU fan of BB and FB for 3 decades..

hate to say it and admit it, but this year, I just can't get around to care about our men's BB.. over the past few years, interest has waned and it's at indifference at this point.  I look at score time to time, but I don't watch it. 

I say this to express how sad our men's program is at this point.  Not my job to fire anyone or call for change.  I just state the fact - our men's program is a stinking bad and has been for years (versus what we 'ought' to be, based on brand, facility, budget, etc).

I am just one person, but if someone like me after 30 years (who has seen it all under Ayers to Matta) can be totally indifferent, it's sad indication of our program.  

I just hate it... I hate NBA but has made me a NBA watcher in the winter vs watching OSU

Comment 10 Jan 2017

Bama would have won w/ this kid.. he's a stud...

but I m glad Clemson won..

now bama, osu and Clemson each has 1 national championship in this system..

rather that than Bama having 2... of course, Bama still is favorite next year... I doubt Clemson will be back w/o Watson...Watson is the best QB by a mile last 2 yrs.

Comment 09 Jan 2017

dang..JT is going to have nothing but newbies and inexperienced on offense next year... new coaching but players will be very young...

oh well.. it is what it is...

lot of 4-5 star players w/ 1 yr or no experience on offense.. a lot of new secondaries too next year...

Comment 09 Jan 2017

I am not a #fireThad fan club member... but I am a fan of mutually parting ways b/c it's TIME.... Thad has had a good run here but sometimes in life, it's time to move on for both parties.. that time has come already... well b4 this year...

need new blood... new coaching.. new philosophy.. better recruiting..etc..

Comment 04 Jan 2017

to be honest, I rather see another QB as starter... new QB might not have leadership and may make freshman-like mistake, but I am ready to see someone else take the helm...

nothing but love for JT but enough already... coaching might help a bit, but JT is not a good passer period and his limitations are obvious and upside limited. 

in any case, we blew a golden opportunity last year with BEST talent in college....this year, I am less disappointed as I didn't think we should have been in the playoff to begin w/ (b/c of pathetic offense and inability to throw and inability to develop receiving corps)...next year, playoff or not, I just like to see a better balance and have some IMAGINATION on offense (beyond a pee wee level)

Comment 04 Jan 2017

no surprise here... but I can't say I am 100% enthused... optimistic sure w/ new coaches, but dang, watching 2 years of JT was not easy..

nevertheless, it is what it is and he's coming back, so I have no choice but to root for the TEAM.. whoever the QB is..

but sure like to see some other QBs in genuine competition in the spring... don't just give it to JT... (although I am sure they will)

Comment 04 Jan 2017

based on today's report, Beck was headed to Texas 3 wks ago so it wasn't POST Clemson game decision.

BUT, if you think about it, Beck knew his end at OSU was imminent... unless you are stupid, which Beck isn't, he knew last 2 years and struggling QB play and offense, he wasn't going to get a 3rd year at OSU... anyone looking at future would have done what Beck did.. prob reach out to Hermann (or visa versa) to get a fresh start elsewhere...

this is plainly on Urban and his poor judgment in giving MOST important role to someone like Beck

Comment 04 Jan 2017

sometimes, when you think you can do anything.. Urban prob thought he could bring in Beck and make him a star like Herman... but we all know it didn't happen.. maybe partly due to Beck.. partly due to relationship w/ co-coordinator (I hate 2 people sharing responsibility)..etc..

didn't work and Urban finally needed a kick in his teeth (31-0) to finally pull the plug..

should have never took this kind of chance on Beck.... or even Warriner promotion to play calling.... those moves never made sense even last year...

Comment 03 Jan 2017

JT is a horrible passer period..especially in 1) BAD WEATHER, 2) against good competition.

Is it all b/c of coaching? no way.  partly? probably.

is it all b/c of receivers? no way. partly? probably.

at a place like OSU, we need QBs that have potential to play on Sundays... JT has no shot at that, barring miracle next year which I am not holding my breath.  toughness, leadership...sure he has it.. but these qualities themselves don't win games as a QB.

I don't want to put JT under the bus, but either have open competition in the spring for the starter job or if JT doesn't want any chance of being benched, he needs to go elsewhere he is guaranteed to start..

I have seen enough for past 2 years.... not like many here are saying these things after 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 games.. 20+ games past 2 years is more than enough sample

Comment 03 Jan 2017

you are blind if you don't think JT has regressed.. He absolutely has.  He should NOT be a starting QB for 90% of power 5 teams...

loyalty is one thing, but you need a better passer... and JT is not. 

you get 4-5 star players for what?  so you can over / under throw constantly ?  (besides the fact that we need receivers to perform better w/ coaching and better route running etc).

Comment 03 Jan 2017

not sure why we all get so excited...

unless we think no where to go but up from Beck/War experience...

only time will tell... I would be better if Wilson indeed gets hired... at least he's known to have some imagination w/ 2-3 star players.. so give him 4-5 star players and see what he can do.

Comment 03 Jan 2017

decent hiring here... beat Tim Beck (who already had shady history at NEB) and promoting OL coach to playcalling duties, which I never quite understood.  2 years is more than enough ... killing our talented recruits w/ bad coaching is not conducive to winning or recruiting future talent. 

Chip Kelly would have been a star hire but that's prob difficult to do for a coach who can prob get a job as HC in many college openings (should there be openings)... vs coming in for 1-2 yr as offensive coordinator.

so in lieu of Chip, these two are decent... only time will tell but Wilson has an imagination with 2-3 star athletes so I hope he can do more w/ 4-5 star athletes here

Comment 03 Jan 2017

In retrospect, playoff committee 'should' have put us in last year... we were really talented and solid except 1 game that cost us.. I think committee realized this after MSU got blown out by Bama.  So perhaps this year, we were included in the playoff by the committee (and media mostly talking on behalf of OSU inclusion).  but we did NOT deserve to be included this year.. just too much holes on offense.

all I can say is, I hope Clemson wins it all and make Bama 1, Clemson 1 and good guys 1 and let next year be a tie breaker... not saying we will win next year, but I think we should be much better than this year and scheduling favors us too next year.. We play up north but play at home against OU, MSU, etc.

Comment 02 Jan 2017

3 playoff winners

2014- osu

2015 - bama

2016 - clemson

this is better than Bama winning 2.  let these 3 programs each have 1 trophy each and let next year be the OSU year to take 2nd trophy

Comment 01 Jan 2017

maybe Urban rather get blown out by Clemson and his buddy Dabo than get beat by 50 pts by Bama...

what a disgraceful performance by coaching staff and JT and gang..

just a 'bad game' right players?  right Urban? 

2 freaking years of horrendous offense... where is accountability?  just stubborn? just stupid?  just complacent while making millions of $? 

you have to question sound mind and judgment in hiring Beck and W in the first place.... boggles my mind w/ the hiring and I've been saying this for 2 years now. 

one of the worst defeats in history might do some good here.... otherwise, would Urban even think of making changes necessary? heck no.  Not today's Urban.. Florida's Urban would have... not like this man is 85 years old, set in his own ways.. barely over 50. Urban should be leading edge coach, not some old stubborn mule... but re: offensive side coaching and playcalling, he's been stubborn

no more, I hope.. no more...

but I certainly don't think it's all on coaching.  JT is horrible passer period... does not deserve to be a starting QB for OSU or any other top 20 program.... maybe in MAC.... AAC.... liking the toughness is one thing, but he CANNOT throw...

Comment 01 Jan 2017

Tim Beck's interview only flamed me further.  full of BS. 

At the end, Urban runs the show and he takes the blame for me.  Buck stops w/ Urban.  He has refused to change last 2 years thinking, hoping and praying versus dealing w/ reality - that coaches are sub par and IF you want to win championships, it isn't enough. 

Stupid thing is this is 2 yr in the making...

Glad a loss happened like this.  Otherwise, Urban is too stubborn to change.  being shut out 'might' make him change... still not sure.

He said the same shit last year and didn't do a thing w/ coaching staff....(on offense)

JT's time here is in rear view mirror... he's not the answer... he is ok w/ good weather against average to good BiG competition.. you can't be that bad in passing and think this kid will lead you to a championship

Comment 01 Jan 2017

"just a bad game"

"this doesn't happen to Ohio State"

love the excuses from players.  of course JT has been saying he's fine w/ his QB abilities as a passer.. I guess he still does. and he wants to return to show us more?  I can't wait.  it's not like last 2 years was enough already. 

can we have real QB competition?  no one can convince me that JT is the best option on our roster?  maybe most games played..but very doubtful he's a better QB.. I guess loyalty wins over meritocracy at OSU. 

Will always fall short if this is the case (vs Bama's Saban or even Clemson, FSU, etc).  I hope Urban is not another Thad Matta in the making, getting 2 comfortable....

offseason will tell...

Comment 01 Jan 2017

I don't like the current Urban Meyer.. liked to fiery old UF Urban Meyer... His judgment in hiring staff makes me wonder wtf..... it's not just one or two games.. but 2 years in the making culminating in the worst loss I can remember in 30 years (considering the stage).  and players say it's just one bad game?  seriously? 

stop drinking OSU brand coolaid players and coaches....

if we were going to lose the game, this is probably the BEST thing for our future, as long as Urban and higher up awaken.  some say this year was rebuilding year... sure... but that's just another excuse... we were in the big stage and we got a zero point with a QB that has no clue how to throw the ball and coaches who had no idea how to call plays.  embarrassment all around.

but again, maybe it's the best outcome for next few years... if we really want to return to 2014 form and win the BIG one. 

if we lost by 1 point, Urban would have never done anything different... why? well, Urban is no Saban, that's why.  I think he cares more about giving staff chance to make $ and get better jobs... and enjoy life more...