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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) 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...

Comment 01 Jan 2017

in some ways, Urban needed this wake up call... unlike UF Urban, current version has been way too complacent... I want more Saban like Urban... Saban would have never accepted the less than mediocre offensive scheme, coaching, playcalling AND QB that can't throw with any accuracy and consistency. 

Amazing to me that this has continued for 2 years..

and will amaze me even more if nothing changes in offseason...

anyone hearing post game comments disturbed?  seem these players and coaches been drinking too much OSU coolaid... something Saban never allows to happen... all starts at the top.... that's Urban

Comment 01 Jan 2017

I read a lot of posts saying, all positions should be up in the air for competition... of course including QB position (especially QB position)... I agree 100%.. but will Urban do that?  Saban surely would (would have already).... Bama is losing 2 QBs to transfer but so what?  Saban doesn't care.. he wants to win championships w/ the BEST.. not be known as mr nice guy. 

Will Urban do that?  I m not sure at all... It's like JT has been at OSU for 10 years... (like Craft was at OSU.... seemed like eternity if you recall).... gutsy, gutty player (both of them)... but are those two the championship caliber players?  heck no.. I am sure coaching didn't help but anyone here who knows football think JT is a starting caliber at top 10 programs in the country is fooling him/herself.  he is NOT.

either have real competition to pick the starter next year... or let him leave.... I love OSU a lot more than any 1 player.... I too want to see us win championship (vs giving an old veteran like JT come back and just give him the starting job b/c he's been there for 5 years).

worst game in my 49 years of life... (been a buckeyes fan since 1979 when I immigrated to ohio)...

listening to post game comments only make me more sick..... Urban thinks we have great leadership?  I differ 100%... I see nothing but complacency and kids believe in OSU brand a lot more than on the field...

freakin embarrassment.... I sure hope Urban gets that in his head... Gene too.. or Boosters...

Comment 01 Jan 2017

seems to me, some of our players (and probably coaches) have this attitude that "we are Ohio State and we are supposed to win"...reluctant to adapt, make changes when needed, and never take anything for granted. 

I see Bama team, players, coaches, especially Saban, they never stop for a minute... if you watched them vs UW, Bama players played til clock was zero in 4QTR and Saban was relentless on sideline no matter what the score was... this type of attitude, culture I admire even if it is our enemy. 

I don't see this at OSU... players and coaches just saying we had 'one bad game' is living in a dream world... it's 2 years in the making.  when your AA center even says the things he says, it makes me wonder, what they are drinking....

Urban is no Saban ..... if you want championship, you have to be more Saban than MR nice guy, hiring unknown coaches who don't know how to develop players and don't know the word innovation/creativity... it's ridiculous how predictable we are on offense, and Herbstreit finally got so tired of this BS and said it on national TV.... "lack of imagination on the OSU".... that's being modest about it.

I rarely call for firing, but it's well overdue on offense side... where does Urban get these mediocrity from?