Noah Potter Chose Ohio State To Play For Larry Johnson, Whom He Calls The Best Defensive Line Coach “In The History Of College Football”

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Kyson12's picture

This kid will run through a wall for this great university. Love it. 

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BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

This kid will run through a wall

... or at least through a Samac.

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Dillon G's picture

And Michigan’s line.

#walkaway

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MountainsAwait's picture

You’re damn right he is!   Watching him in the coach/player position switch video made me realize I don’t know anyone who would want to play for this man.  Everyone loves him.

"Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity..." -John Muir

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MountainsAwait's picture

Wouldn’t*

"Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity..." -John Muir

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BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

I'll quote myself here:

Best coaching hire in the history of Ohio State football.

This includes head coaches.

In reference to Larry Johnson, on an 11W forum post yesterday.

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SaltyD0gg's picture

All I want for Christmas is for Larry Johnson to be 37 years old and to coach for another 35 years.

Pain of Discipline

Pain of Regret

Take Your Pick

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NuttyBuckeye's picture

Amen Salty!  We need Coach Johnson to find a successor and start training him.  Face it, he won't be here for much longer, I would think another 5 to 7 years tops.  I hope I am wrong.

What's round on the ends and high in the middle? Tell me if you know!

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ScarletGray43157's picture

Extremely glad LJ is staying. 

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

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JoeAndSo's picture

And it blows my mind that Penn State let him go.

"¯\_(ツ)_/¯"  - Joey Bosa

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cricejr's picture

I don't think they let him go. After Paterno was fired he wasn't even considered for the head coaching job. And when that happen that's when he decided to leave and go to Ohio State. In hindsight, it might actually be better for his career. Him and guys like Brent venables could get head coaching jobs but recognize what they do best. Not everyone is a great head coach, but not everyone is a great position coach or coordinator either. And Johnson has the cache of a head coach.

I bleed scarlet...literally

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73buckeye's picture

You could say Larry Johnson might have saved this draft class. And, with Ryan Day, might be the  2 best hires Urban Meyer ever made. 

ernie

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Nutinpa's picture

You could say Larry Johnson might have saved this draft class. And, with Ryan Day, might be the  2 best hires Urban Meyer ever made. 

FTFY

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Buck68's picture

2 upvotes - 1 for the hedges of Facade, which enabled one of X constructive interpretations....

and 1 UV for both, for neither is complete without the other, and both make a spectrum for 'all in between'.

and this is simple the simple logic of...common sense...

so... an example for the Facade of 'never understand' to compare with... IF... any person is 'willing'.

===>a neat Christmas gift given to all....

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ToetotheFace's picture

As much as people don't like him now, Herman was also a really good hire for Urban. Dan Mullen as well.

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buckeyenut74's picture

This is not being disrespectful to Day, but Larry Johnson is Meyer’s best hire and it’s not close. 

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73buckeye's picture

Admittedly, the story on Ryan Day is far from written, but  I think the mere fact that Gene Smith, with almost no hesitation, saw Day as the best replacement for Urban Meyer puts his hiring at the level of Larry Johnson's. Imagine the consternation among Buckeye fans if we had been told 2 years go that the next coach of a program like Ohio State would be a first time head coach, and was on currently on the staff. The fact that Day has risen that far in so short a time is phenomenal.  Larry Johnson's impact has been outstanding, and hopefully lasts several more years. But Day's impact is just starting and his impact will last for at least a decade, and hopefully, far longer. 

ernie

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brutus360's picture

Impressed that Potter made the decision to stay. For more reasons than one. Really pulling for him to excell.

"Age wrinkles the body, quitting wrinkles the soul" Woody Hayes

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Brooksie's picture

And this - boys and girls - is why Gene Smith chose NOT to have a "national search" for a new HC. LJ is the gold standard. By keeping him on staff, the recruiting pipeline keeps on pumping!

Bucks Fan since 1970

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

How Penn State ever let Larry Johnson leave is beyond me.  So glad that he's here for our great university.  And I'm also very glad that Noah Potter stuck with his decision to come here despite it not exactly working out for his big bro with the Basketbucks.

Class of 2010.

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Dstacify's picture

Two words, James Franklin. From what I heard Franklin had no interest in keeping him and wanted to bring in his own staff from Vanderbilt when he took the PSU job. LJ's ties to the Paterno family also probably did him in at PSU.

As far as Noah Potter goes I'm glad he chose to stick around despite his brother's transfer. I see him potentially being a Sam Hubbard type of player for us down the road.

11 Strong.

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Extramedium's picture

Pretty sure LJ left more than Penn State let him go

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NHBuckeye's picture

Potter and Harrison are going to continue the OSU tradition of D-Ends just terrorizing the opponents.

I sure hope this awesome story makes its way to Brian Bresee, Darrion Henry, Jack Sawyer, etc, etc. 

Fields of Dreams

 

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analyticalguy's picture

He's shown that, not only can he develop guys for the NFL, but also that recruits don't have to worry who else is already on the roster or being recruited.  He'll get playing time for everyone ready to play. Four NFL-capable DEs on the same roster? They all see the field with rotation and a rushman package.

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PhillyNut's picture

Wonder what Franklin tried to whisper in his ear after Meyer announced his retirement?

I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!

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PhillyNut's picture

And imagine the damage Micah could do on the basketball court if he had his brother's frame.

I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

This kid is going to show up everyday with his lunch pail and hard hat and flat out work. Larry Johnson is worth his weight in platinum.

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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YoungBuck2019's picture

I’ve seen potter play numerous times. I’ll never forget against st. Ignatius he was being held and had his helmet knocked off in the middle of the play. Potter still came around and ended up sacking the Qb. He’s gonna be a fun one to watch

I spend the majority of my school day on 11W

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Eph97's picture

Goes to show how strong the OSU brand is that in the past they actually won recruiting battles against LJ when he was at PSU. 

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MAVBuck's picture

Keeping Coach Johnson was the biggest BOOM of the recruiting season.

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Seattle Linga's picture

The best part of this article for me was this part. 

“Once I visited other schools, like Alabama, Wisconsin, I was all comparing their D-line coaches to coach Johnson,” Potter said. “None of them came close.

That's what it's all about ladies and gentlemen.

See you in Indy !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

Seattle Sounders 2019 MLS Champions

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Silver Sniper's picture

Seattle or anyone from the Cleveland area do you recall Mike Trivisonno, the sports talk radio host? Do we know if he is related to Potter’s head coach at Mentor, Steve? 

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ARMYBUCK's picture

I tried to find this myself but couldn't. I did, however, find that Steve's dad, Joe, was a two-way player for Woody on the the '57 National Championship team. Pretty cool.

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Silver Sniper's picture

Thank you for trying to look that up, Army. That is really cool. Hey, Army sure did put the hurt on Houston in their bowl game, right?

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ARMYBUCK's picture

Yeah, not just a little bit either!

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BuckeyeJAK's picture

Congratulations Noah Potter we are happy to have you. The Buckeyes are truly a blssed team represented by hard working honest coaches and student athletes.

Mark May is a mental midget

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BuckeyeDevil's picture

LJs credibility leads me to believe that HE needs to handpick his successor when the time comes. His endorsement of that  person will soften the blow a bit when he retires.

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WC Buckeye's picture

Absolutely! I hope that he's constantly on the prowl and scouring through the coaches that he comes across in camps, visits, conferences, etc. for the next LJ.

Life is full of choices. Make good ones.

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MiamiBuckeye's picture

Seems like a good kid. But also seems like he graduated from the Vince Vaughn finishing school of looking like you haven't slept in three days

"porque las estirpes condenadas a cien años de soledad no tenían una segunda oportunidad sobre la tierra."

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MN Buckeye's picture

This is a very well-done article, CHH! I love to see kids grow up and fulfill their dreams.

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NuttyBuckeye's picture

Yes it is!  One of my most favorite articles I have read.  Great work indeed!

What's round on the ends and high in the middle? Tell me if you know!

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EvanstonBuckeye's picture

Without launching into a media-bashing piece, I do wish that more people reported on the impact that LJ has on these recruits as young men and not just players. I would just be so honored if LJ sat in my living room wanting my son to play for him, and that has nothing to do with football as my son couldn't catch a cold. 

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Extramedium's picture

He could still play d-line in that case

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Sunny Buck's picture

Young, Harrison and Potter.... wow. We're getting us some tacklers. Great defensive ends can cause many problems for opposing offenses. What a blessing that we have Larry Johnson to mold these young men into something dangerous on the field. Possibly the greatest defensive end combination in the country.

I'm not trying to win a popularity contest. I'm trying to win football games-- Woody Hayes

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Frostinferno24's picture

But where's the lie. There's none. I'm glad LJ Sr. is staying and I'm glad we got Potter (and Harrison for that matter).

"Who's got it better than us?" lol

It is so easy to be average. It takes a little something to be special. Why be around average? - Urban Meyer

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Steel City Buckeye's picture

We have Larry Johnson and lost Kerry Combs the two best position coaches I've ever scene. Stud has developed 3 straight All American Centers and Brian Hartline has made a significant splash. Who else do we want on this staff?

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

I've noted this before and will post it again:

Whatever THE Ohio State University Buckeyes are paying Coach Larry Johnson--- it ain't enough.

Go Bucks.

Win the Roses.

For Urban.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

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SilverHaven's picture

Do you work for love of the players or love of money?  Ask Woody Hayes.

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.

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Spirit's picture

Wonderful read, Colin!

Welcome to the big stage, Mr. Potter.

Looking forward to your leading roles.

L.J. for president! We are blessed every day he is here.

Spirit

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Buck68's picture

"Fanatic family"?

If even 1 is missing... what do we 'the good ones'... do?

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Buckinnati's picture

Now we just need Lauranitis to be our LB coach.

"Our kind of families win a few more football games than others." Coach Hayes

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