So, that player who speared Brutus... Was he asked to transfer just for doing that? That was quite a hit!
That is just plain awesome! That has to stick in a few craws in 'Bama territory.
By that same logic we would not have Urban now. You're saying that having an assistant coach leave, get better experience out in the world and come back better than they ever could have been had they stayed is a bad thing?!? Definitely not a MENSA member.
Great article. He just may be back here as HC some day so I wish him well!
Thought about that too but in some ways I think this could end up being Hermans' best game from a play-calling standpoint. There is really very little pressure on him as an offensive coordinator now so he can just let loose and he is downright dangerous when he has that kind of confidence or lack of added pressure.
Congrats to Tom and good luck.
So that story about his wife saying this wasn't happening was what? Conjecture?
Makes me wonder about that similar story from Braxton Miller's dad...
So funny you mentioned Brady Hoke. I jokingly said the same thing to a co-worker yesterday and I thought "Nah, he'd never wear the headset".
Thankfully we can all trust that Urban will find the right "up and comer" for the job. I do kind of hope that Warriner gets promoted out of this though. He deserves it and it makes sense.
Let's face it. We all kind of knew there was a need to improve in quite a few important areas before this team was ready to play on a national stage. In 2012 and 2013 it was pretty much the Braxton show but even if Braxton was in now it wouldn't be that way anymore and, in my opinion, that makes them ready now. Defense finally being capable of dominating pass and rush also came together just in time to be ready for the real deal. This game will be great to watch as Buckeye fans!
Yeah, what exactly has become of the flats? Is anything left of that area? I haven't been back to that part of town in decades.
It was worth saying more than thrice anyway!
That is hilarious. I just might have to use that next time I tell the story. Thanks!
Also, not sure why the downvote so I upvoted you one more.
I never said he should be. I only said that Urban might have to-regardless of the circumstances. This is more about PR and conforming to the public opinions on things and if a 1 game suspension keeps the media at bay then Urban might have to do it. I hope it's a non issue going forward, of course.
If you think about it. A lot of the players' parents were involved in their sports from very young ages and might actually have a lot to do with the players' success leading them to the type of value a scholarship at tOSU provides. Granted these same parents probably got used to traveling all over their respective states to watch their kids play over the years but college ball is different since even in the B1G you might play some games that are more than a 12 hour drive away and that is really the issue here I think. In my opinion the $800 stipend is fine if you're within, say, a 5 hour drive of the bowl location but if you are further away then that stipend should accomodate that. Why not have tiered stipends depending on the situation? Let's face it, some of these parents are in Florida. We know at least one whose parents are in Alabama. They could potentially drive to the Sugar bowl and could stay within the stipend but any parents coming from Ohio have a bit more hardship. Is it doable? yes, but realistically airfare should be considered and the prices shown in this article clearly show that it's not feasible to fly within the provided stipend.
The argument against paying for parents to go to bowl games has been that "their kids get free education". I don't necessarily disagree with that but there is a bit of a unique situation with football players in that their kids are also being used to make millions for their schools and other organizations. Heck, even someone in the NCAA decided that a stipend was reasonable. So this isn't really about whether or not they deserve a stipend. They already get one, they do deserve it even in the eyes of the NCAA. But the NCAA needs to get real on the amounts here. That is just stupidity, but what else should we expect from the NCAA anyway?
I have a feeling Urban will have to respond in some way, possibly with a first game suspension next season. So, no JT for the Virginia Tech game eh? They'll be ready for revenge no matter what!
Glad to hear it! It's going to get interesting next year but way too much still to come for this season to even think about it yet.
Past my bedtime but couldn't help but watch this yet again!
This is all mental for Urban. Build up your opponent with flattery and let them continue to think of themselves as superior to you/your team. Don't read much into what he is actually saying but think about what motivation is behind it. He is a mastermind.
I don't drink but the way you describe that bourbon makes me want some anyway.
No chicken nugget for me but I got a heart shaped candle thrown at me once (it hit the wheel of my IROC-Z as I was leaving her driveway). That was in the first 8 months of dating. We've now been married 18+ years and have been together for 23.
All I know is that if Nike is charging $150.00 for the Jersey they are easily making their money back. I want that jersey but not sure I am willing to shell out that much for it... ugh, I know I will likely end up shelling that out for it though.
We didn't know this team very well for a large part of the season. Honestly we didn't know what to expect in some of those early games but they always delivered. Losing to VT might have been an odd blessing in disguise because maybe they had to get that one big game with lots of nerves out of the way and learn that it sucks to feel that way AND lose and so much better to feel that way and WIN. They learned how to WIN in a big game at PSU despite the odds and then we finally learned just how capable this team was at MSU, yet they hadn't quite achieved near-perfection yet. I figured the Michigan game would show off near-perfection but they saved that for Wisconsin and made a bigger statement than I've ever seen any Buckeye team make. Good lord if they do that to Bama... Oh I hope and pray they play lights out like that against Bama! The world needs to open their eyes to what this team is capable of!
While I enjoy watching their descent to the gutter, I have to believe they've hit bottom finally and I look forward to beating them in a future game that actually matters again. We need to beat all the ranked teams we can get now.
Give that man a substantial raise... Please!!!
Congrats J.T. You deserve it!
Actually when the SEC fans throw that out there we should all just say "ugh, you're right. I guess you guys will just have fun watching us get rolled then". I love nothing more than allowing over-confidence lead to shock and awe, especially with ignorant fans.