Now that I have read thru these comments...yes I think the best guys should be on the field...yes I like UFM aggressiveness. Yes I went to YSU and love Tressel and hated when he was so nebulous all the time. What I'm saying is I don't like him treating players that haven't even played for him this way in PUBLIC!! There are other ways to kick their butt and bring their ego down other than saying things about them in public. He looks like a douche! Old school motivational style...outdated and it doesn't work with most. Do I think they should all get a trophy, NO...but at least give them a chance. Kick their butt inside the program and if they don't work out, then he can say...we had some marginal guys, not everyone makes it...that's the way it goes...I want the best. I also said I want the UFM here. I just don't happen to like these types of comments from him. It's just my opinion...that's it.
OK now I have to say something. I DO NOT like this about UFM. First he says he'd take I think it was Kyle D over every other recruit, and now this. This old school thought of making others feel like crap hoping it will motivate them is so out of date. Going to YSU and watching Tressel since the 80's one thing he could do is take mediocre teams and make them great. We all know it can be done. I think opening your mouth to say you're disappointed in many of your players is unprofessional and not what a coach is supposed to be all about. I know he's great...yes I'm excited to have him...and this activity really bugs me. FWIW- just my opinion.
I grew up in suburbs of Y town and wasn't very exposed to this. Then I went to YSU and met so many types of interesting people. Spending my College days there and loving football, you get to know these guys. Those who know how Tressel handled this, so amazing and it's heart wrenching. These kinds of things were so sad for us. Tressel was in the trenches with these kids and take it from someone who watched the aftermath of more than one football shooting incident at YSU, it's extremely scary!
Of course you're not! I had interactions with JT many times at YSU and have spent many seasons watching him at YSU/OSU. I think these coaches live in a gray area. I think they all do. I believe he got a little caught up when he withheld info. We still can't be sure he wasn't protecting those players with the Fed investigation. I'm being a true homer but we really don't know. So much gray area. In my heart I will always believe College football is better with him in it as I'm sure he has learned valuable lessons. We'll probably never know.
I understand that OSU is meeting with NCAA today for final sanction verdict. I find it really hard to believe that OSU doesn't already know pretty much what's coming down the pike for them as far as sanctions. And Urban took the job anyway? Hmmm, can't help but think we are not going to get killed here!
Also very strange about the agent withdrawling that Urban officially accepted the job... Come on...isn't the first question an agent asks is : can I release the info?" Seems weird.. I would think in the next couple hours, OSU needs to make a statement. With 24/7 media coverage, PR is important and ducks need to be in a row( players know, all coaches spoken to) before info is released by an official person, like an agent! Good for OSU for holding off but they don't have much time left...they need to speak.
I would never want to be under this kind of pressure...in high profile sports PR. Probably really tough to keep all balls juggling in the air and do it right!
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