Said it before, will say it again.....Hazell will be successful at Purdue. Those who know anything about what he did @ historically bad and football culture challenged Kent State (took 2 years, btw), and what kind of coach and leader he is, would likely concur.
Your comparison is hyperbolic and not based in fact. The ineptitude of the defense in 2013 in no way compares to the JT era offense, but spin it as you'd like. If we want to talk comparisons, maybe SOS between the 2 eras would be a better starting point, and would likely better explain the "surprsing" end to the 2013 season..
Remember, real OSU fans not only vote for their favorite official fan t shirt... They also buy a lot of them!!
Thanks OSU Ath Dept. And Football staff! You're the best!!!!
You nailed it.... Unfortunately, the way cfb is being marketed by both media interests and the large revenue producing schools (like OSU and the SEC), this ever increasingly myopic, dumbed down fan base becomes their gold standard consumer.
And those interests can't get enough of this fan base's $...
The shark has officially been jumped here.... Clicks rule.... Apparently.
Criticizing offers here, in the midst of "trust urban" drum bangers is fair game, yes? Particularly, when such offers contradict the biggest cheerleaders premise, yes?
But the post I replied to inferred the out of state approach in 2015 was because 2016 was in state heavy. Can't this coexist?
So, is it a mutually exclusive type thing? Could a case be made that the signing of 3 stars from out of state in 2015 class opens the door earlier for other schools for 2016 ohio class?
I think it's a fair question.
South Dakota and Maryland 3 stars don't support your position ....
Personally, I could give a sh!t about current commitments, but how it's covered in the blogosphere (not only here), is borderline comedic.
Last year, Urban lights up the recruiting trail, scores a number of early commits, he's a "rockstar", "unprecedented" "amazing". This year, things aren't looking so rosy, and Urban's a "psychologist" "pushing his staff", a "master motivator".
"The," OSU trustees and Ath. dept. endorse the article's message..... They particularly like the Chicago social media, branding angle the author brings.
For those of you scoring at home, remember:
JT = "slimy", .. Bad guy
AJ.. Aka Urby = straight shooting WWH disciple
The planned worked. The university would like to thank 11W, the ozone, biucknuts, the Dispatch, and most of all, the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Your support of the message and the Walmart shopping fan base is inspiring.
You all have the access you've sought the last 15 years. Thanks again!
The point is that UM3 was conspicuously reserved after the 2 biggest losses of his tenure at OSU. And that was the scene of JT's maligned coachspeak this article references, right? Post game presser comments? The OSU athletic site has both the MSU and Orange Bowl transcripts posted. Go take a look. This direct, blunt, tell it like it is style that everyody seems to find refreshing, can't be found after those 2 games. Here's a snippet"
"They fought against a very good team. Dug ourselves a hole. Went 17 0, came back, tried to seize momentum in the third quarter after halftime, then let it get away from us.
We got to do things a little bit better. I don't want to take anything away from our opponent."
Can you really knock JT for the coachspeak after big losses, when pontifical AJ did a complete 180 degree turn from his normal boastful, shot taking approach after a few big losses this year? Remember post MSU?
It's easy to say we stink after a UAB win and blame some individual players. But after 2 big losses to the end the year, nothing...... except offseason jabs at Michigan, after what was a very ugly win over a pretty mediocre squad. Just my 2cents...
If we're playing the "might lose" game in near losses, well then, ummm,
Then what the hell happnend on defense last year?