If you go back and look at all the times Birm said something along the lines of "the coaches know they MUST get a DT this year" you'll have your answer.
So after all the "Carlton Davis has no idea what all the talk is about, he's all buckeye" stuff now his commitment is tenuous, just like people have thought for 6 months?
Happy for the kid - given the places he had been committed previously, this has got to be one happy day for him.
What does this say about Beckner Jr?
They deliberately moved Hilliard and Baker down ten spots each in the final rankings and moved Weber up when Harbaugh started going after him.
Seriously? Did they also fake the moon landing and assassinate Kennedy?
I've thought about this a bunch myself - having a WR who is also a QB split wide where he can choose to either pass or run. However, the way you have it drawn up, Braxton (WR at top left, correct?) would need to drop back ~7 yards in order for the pass to him from JT (in pistol) to be a backward pass. If the forward pass goes from JT to Braxton, then Braxton's options are limited to running, pitching to Jalin lined up in the slot, or some crazy hook and ladder play, since at that point Braxton would no longer be able to throw a forward pass.
But what about play action that starts with JT lined up under center and Braxton and Jalin switched. Now JT can fake a handoff and immediately throw over to Braxton. Braxton can pass to Jalin, Vannett, Thomas, or even Zeke once Zeke is done faking his run through the line, or run it himself.
One more thought though - a pass across the field to Vannett or Thomas had better be either accurate or out of bounds, because if it's intercepted by a safety or a linebacker in the middle of the field, it will likely be a pick-6.
We conveniently forget how everyone, myself definitely included, bashed Herman for lack of Miller's development and then for how unprepared Barrett was. It takes time and some players just hit their ceiling. Miller definitely did.
I've got bruises from pinching myself
Don't the big boys of data deal with this issue, at least in part, but storing one copy (well, limited copies) of resources used by, in their case, millions of people and retrieving them via some kind of record entry instead of storing a copy of the file for every user?
Obviously not for tonight, but maybe a user-contributed library of GIFs, and for high-traffic events like this turn off posting of outside ones?
Of course there's still the problem of every user bombarding the GIF server every time someone posts one, but maybe you can get their browser to cache ones they've already seen?
Big Ten needs Michigan to be good - to be relevant and to make watching Big Ten games fun again, at least some of them. OSU needs Michigan to be good - to push our coaches and players to be even better, to give our team a serious test before going to the playoff, to pad the SOS. I welcome this.
On the other hand, I can't say I wouldn't enjoy the assplosion meltdown on MGoBlog, should the Raiders introduce Jim Harbaugh as their new coach on Monday, or Tuesday, or Wednesday, or whatever.
So, really, this is going to be great either way. So much better than another "..... Him? .... Really?" hire would have been. And if we get the assplosion meltdown, we might get another hire like that later on anyway.
But but but Harbaugh COACHED IN A SUPERBOWL. He's OBVIOUSLY more accomplished than Meyer.
This argument is thrown around a lot on MGoBlog, believe it or not. The grasping at straws is embarrassing.
This fanbase and those who comment on this website are just as guilty of all those things the OP hates so much in MGoBloggers. Going by the threads on here you'd think OSU already beat Bama. And anyway, they're only good because of SEC cheating dontcha know.
So how about we all just focus on not being jackasses ourselves?
Oh, and OP, why are you reading MGoBlog if you find it so insufferable?
It doesn't really matter. Alabama was probably the best team in the country that year.
This was my point. Had OSU played ND for the championship, it would have been one of the best arguments for the playoff.
Ah yes, Bama had a loss.
However, before playing for the MNC OSU would have played in the B1GCG. As we saw last year, not a guaranteed win.
The butthurt is strong huh?
You think OSU's 2011 team could have beaten Bama's 2011 team? Very unlikely.
He is as good as Meyer or Saban in my opinion.
This may or may not be the case, but I don't think he's proven it (yet). He reached about Chip Kelly's level of success, but it wasn't as sustained. He hasn't shown that he can recruit like Meyer, much less Saban. Nothing I've seen out of him so far suggests Ten Year War kind of parity with OSU. More like Bama under Saban vs Auburn under Chizik/Malzahn - Auburn has a couple of big wins, but Bama has more wins and more MNCs. Except OSU isn't winning MNCs like Bama yet, and nothing about Michigan with or without Harbaugh indicates a championship anywhere in the near future.
Has ... shat?
I thought it was his sophomore year (last year) that was almost entirely lost to injury? I thought he, together with Spence, played a lot, though never started, his freshman year.
By the three major services they are ranked 4th (247), 6th (Rivals), and 6th (Scout), so you're being a bit selective there. More importantly, compare Bama's and FSU's classes to OSU's and tell me they are not on another level. For that matter, this class is step back from the previous two. Not a big one, but a step back.
Look, call me spoiled if you want, but I don't care if OSU's classes are better than almost anyone else's - I consider that the minimum. As long as OSU's classes are a step or two behind Bama's, catching up to them will be nearly impossible.
Last night's performance aside, I don't think anyone coaching this defense will get a sniff at any job above MAC level. I'm not sure how to separate Hermann's contribution to the offense from Meyer's, but if they think he's valuable enough, I'd like to see them go to the same lengths to keep him as Bama has with Kirby Smart. I think the guy is making close to 1.5M/year. I think he's the only one that might generate real interest from any program above ... well, Kansas.
On a separate note, I don't know about anyone else, but I'm still smarting from the loss of Vrabel. I'm not sure we felt it so much in performance, but we seem to have felt it big-time in recruiting. I dream of seeing him back as DC sometime soon. Unfortunately I don't think he'll stick around very long, since he seems to be ultimately aiming for an NFL HC job.
I wouldn't count on anyone but the Bucks. I have no confidence in any other Big Ten coaching staff, and both of those match ups favor the SEC team substantially, at least on paper.
Ugh, this conference, I swear. How long do the Buckeyes have to carry it on their back?!
I think the SEC is a bunch of chicken shits. They want to play B1G teams, but at "neutral site" games in the south - really a home game away from home.
Yeah, that's what winning however many MNCs in a row gives you: leverage. If the Big Ten did that, you bet your ass they could dictate terms and get SEC teams up here in November.
It will be a double team all day long. So Doran + Darron or Doran + Vonn.
Time to exorcise those demons. I'll be the first to bring this back:
Without JT Barrett? I'm not so sure.