If anything were to ever happen to Brian Kelly (after Nate graduates HS) the collective butt pucker from Buckeye Nation would be palpable.
The Notre Dame possibility, no matter how remote, has always been a secret fear of mine. Here's why:
As we all know Gene Smith is a ND grad and former football player. I also think most people would say Gene is one of the top ADs in the business (bowl-ban sin, aside).
Well what if, as his final professional endeavor, Gene decides he is duty bound to restore glory to his alma mater? And he happens to know a pretty good head ball coach that might be interested in tackling that monster, not to mention he would have endless amounts of cash to persuade. Plus Urban would still be damn close to family.
Nightmares, friends. Nightmares.
Further prediction: Houston gets a Big12 invite, leaving no reason for Tom Herman to jump ship to Texas or any other school. The year after Nate goes pro, Herman comes back in an Offensive Coordinator/Assistant Head Coach (In-Waiting) role, giving us a superstar coaching staff and one more Natty as Urban rides off into the sunset.
I'm guessing 5-6 more years:
Enough time for Nate to turn into an all-time OSU receiver and declare for the draft. 1-3 more Nattys in that time.
Side note: I can't believe it's been nearly 8 months since we've had a "how long will Urban coach" thread!
I like your style. Few things beat a pan fried bologna sandwich with cheese and mayo. Hand those bad boys out!
True, still I don't want my stickers to be store brand bologna, but prime rib. I'll hand them out sparingly, but deservingly.
If I could up vote , I would. Genuine LOL moment.
Now that this is official, it appears the Cavs are now in need of a replacement small, scrappy, all-motor, fan-favorite white dude. Hmmm... If only there was some kind of CRAFTy solution...
I never understood the concept of being a bandwagon fan. I am a diehard Buckeyes fan, so much so that I barely have the emotional capacity to truly invest in any other team. Being from Columbus, with no Big 3 sports team in town, probably makes that a little easier.
But beyond OSU, I root for Ohio - Reds, Indians, Bengals, Browns, Cavs - I want them all to succeed. And while I watched all seven NBA Finals games and was definitely jumping around my living room like a madman when the Cavs pulled off the comeback, I'd be lying if I said that the hangover of losing that series would have affected me anywhere near the Buckeyes losing even a regular season game.
How a bandwagon fan can manufacture that kind of emotional investment is beyond me...
If I could up-vote, I would do so into oblivion!
Too early to pour out some Loko in his honor?
QBgeddon 2.0 - Neither the linked article, the Skully, or any comments thus far have mentioned poor Stephen Collier. Although he already seems to have been supplanted by Burrow, he's still just a Sophomore. Between now and JT's exit, who is to say Collier doesn't start lighting it up? The QB room is crowded, indeed!
Can we get a MOD edit for the video? Is that a thing? Starting it around the 1:20 mark would be swell. Thanks.
Great article. Pete Thamel has definitely made nice with Urban or Gene Smith. He's always got quality articles and inside info on the Bucks.
This is awesome
One can never have too many nicknames. Therefore, bear witness to Nightcrawler!
I vote Braxton be referred to as Nightcrawler from here on: http://streamable.com/gjld
My OSU t-shirt game is admittedly pretty weak for one simple reason: I can't seem to find anything in a v-neck (my preferred method of torso coverage).
I've been able to find exactly one v-neck OSU shirt in like five years, and it could use some company. Any suggestions?
Also, the helmet stripe Nike and Star Wars themed tees are amazing.
He also said on Twitter that "Buckeyes would get 7-8 starters of the 22 (QB, EE, Decker (maybe), Elflein, Bosa, Lee, Perry, Bell)" against an SEC All-Star roster. Not bad, having 1/3 of the squad come from one team.
I haven't seen it linked anywhere in the thread yet, but Stewart Mandel (then with SI) had a pretty good breakdown back in '07 and revisited his rankings in '12.
I agree that less is more, so I think he's a bit generous with his "Kings" rankings (particularly with the Florida schools). But for the most part I think he's pretty spot on.