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What Would Troy Smith Do

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Attending the 2002 OSU - Mich game.
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Comment 1 hour ago

McCarthy and Wiig are funny but in general this concept makes me has a sad.

Comment 22 hours ago

I thought he had a similar Rice trajectory to his ISU stay.  THe first year he improved the offense quite a bit and finished around the mid 50's in total offense but after that they kind of dropped off to a 75-80 finish and these weren't all that much different before or after him.

I could be mis-remembering.

Comment 23 hours ago

You can say the same thing about Herman.  Outside of the one outlier year at Rice it wasn't like his offenses were that great.

I think we'd all say even Herman grew a little in this job.  Some of  his play calling got questionable in close games early in his tenure and I think we'd all agree he was nailing it by the time he left.

I'd be a little concerned that we might be pointing to his slight increase in success at Nebraska considering he inherited a freshman QB and logically he and the offense should get better as he becomes an upperclassmen.

Having said that, if Urban is good with him then so am I.  Besides we still have some continuity with Warriner here and he is the best OL coach in the country.

Comment 27 Jan 2015

If true, this kind of sucks.  From what I've heard he may be end up a really good player even if he isn't incredibly highly ranked.

Comment 26 Jan 2015

I understand playing for titles is the big picture, but The Game will never be meaningless.

Teams don't play their rivals twice a year like in the NFL.  They also have an almost zero chance of playing them in any sort of playoff.  The rivalry in college football will never be meaningless.

Comment 26 Jan 2015

I hear that argument all the time but I'm not sure I understand it.

Why would the CFP diminish these anymore than the BCS would?

I mean, two teams in the Gerry's House of Cheese Bowl aren't impacted one tiny bit by the CFP, the BCS, or even pre BCS matchups.  As they are irrelevant to the national scene I don't get why they would be affected.  The only thing affecting lower tier bowls would be their ability to sell tickets or TV rights.  If they can do either (preferably both) they can survive.

Comment 26 Jan 2015

Let's all remember these reasoned answers the next time some kid chooses not OSU and we are all like " why would you go there?"

Or better yet, ask this question to all the idiots tweeting recruits and maybe they'd leave them alone when they realize what their own answers to this question would  be.

Comment 23 Jan 2015


Comment 23 Jan 2015

Talent-wise it will be MSU.

But, I voted for TTUN.  It's the week after MSU, it's at their place, I first started watching OSU in the '90's, and the best thing Hoke did was get his kids up for The Game (kind of  like the anti-Cooper).  We should have blasted them all over the field the last 3 years and those games were close.  I don't think you see a dropoff with Harbaugh.

Comment 22 Jan 2015

Of course they could be playing with an entirely new roster after all 12 go pro.

Comment 22 Jan 2015

He'd have 5 or 6 himself if they hadn't gone to The Chase.  I know for a fact he would have won it all the first year if they had kept the status quo.

Comment 21 Jan 2015

I have a shirt I wear while watching every buckeye game since 02.  So, yeah it has a few losses in it, but it is the shirt I wore during the magical 02 season and my shirt wearing policy (how, when, where) was a clear factor in us taking the title that year so it has quite a bit of good mojo.  It has now seen 2 titles.  

My dad and I are huge fans but we usually watch at our own houses and not together.  We always call after games and talk.  BUT NEVER BEFORE THE GAME ENDS REGARDLESS OF SCORE.  We blew it once during the Orange Bowl when we were ahead at halftime.  We all know how that went.  This year for the last 2:30 of the game it was obvious we would win, but neither of us picked up the phone till the clock hit zeros.  Best part, this superstition is completely unspoken between us.  We both just get it.

Comment 17 Jan 2015

Yeah, they will be in but I don't see a very long tourney trip in their future.

Comment 16 Jan 2015
My favorite comment was the guy who said " you lie, there are no DP videos". I laughed out loud
Comment 15 Jan 2015

This whole conversation is us getting way ahead of ourselves, but I guess that is what makes it fun.  This is the best take I've read.

Also, getting 2 to new york is unlikely as teammates typically take votes from each other and even if it happens it probably means that a Buckeye does not win due to the aforementioned vote splitting.

Comment 15 Jan 2015

Can't say I expected that with the press conference.

He seems fairly well grounded in this decision and I think a sign of his maturity is how easily he said he came to this decision.

Comment 13 Jan 2015

Not surprised at any of this.

I predict the following.....

Miller -  A couple different things could happen.  He transfers to play QB elsewhere.  His injury never heals right and he stays on as a grad asst. with Urban.  He stays here and plays a different position, say H-back.  I don't believe he will be playing QB for us.

Barrett - could transfer or stay.  I predict he stays but he loses 1st string to......

Jones - assuming he doesn't go pro, will win the starting job over Barrett.  Barrett sticks around after Jones goes pro after 2015 we have 2 years of Barrett (or maybe one if he lights it up and goes pro himself after 2016).

I would never have thought I would have predicted this at all.  I kind of hope it all turns out this way with Miller's path leading to good health and staying with us even if it isn't at QB.

Comment 13 Jan 2015

As someone who attended UH I will provide the answer below.......

At game time, Cougar fans show their support by making the "cougar sign," made by folding the ring finger of the right hand toward the palm. The tradition dates back to 1953, when Shasta I, the presiding cougar mascot, lost a toe in a cage door on her way to a game. The opposing team, the University of Texas, mocked UH by imitating the cougar's injury. The Cougars soon adopted that gesture as a symbol of pride.