Awards are always a tricky thing since it’s people’s opinion/bias mixed with facts/stats. Granted, the stats don’t always tell the whole story, but if you win a national championship or undefeated in the regular season (Tressel 2002, Meyer 2012), you should probably be the COY for your conference.
Let them have all the coaching trophies, I’ll take the wins and titles.
No doubt Scott Frost will take Nebraska to 8-4 range and win it this year.
Feed the trolls
I think you've highlighted the most likely CotY outcome next year. For a long time, I've believed that Meyer was purposely overlooked because of how talented OSU was, i.e. winning 90% of the games was reward enough, at least for the head coach, and voters weren't going to give him any more plaudits than that. I don't know how true any of this theory really is, but there's a lot of smoke.
I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.
Meyer took over a team that was 6-7 in 2011 and went 12-0 in 2012. He lost the award to O'Brien who went 8-4. O'Brien took over a Penn State team that went 9-4 the prior year.
In 2014 Meyer had a team that looked dead in the water after week 3 and won a NC with his 3rd team QB. The COY award went to Jerry Kill of Minnesota who went 8-5.
Also, this seems to be a BIG issue. Saban has won COY honors in the SEC 3 times and has the best talent in the country year after year.
being overlooked for COY because your team is too talented overlooks the fact that one of the coach’s most important jobs is to bring in that talent.
They should just change the name of the award to “coach of the most improved team compared to last season” or “the coach who did most with the least (because of his poor recruiting)”
I am predicting Chase Young will end the NAGURSKI-WOODSON DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR drought this year! K.J. Hill for the wide receiver of the year seems a solid possibility as well.
With all due respect to Darron Lee, and I do mean with all due respect, Raekwon was the best linebacker under Meyer and it's not really close
As much as I loved Kwon we dont beat Alabama and Oregon without Darron Lee stopping all those flash screens and throws into the flat, the very thing that doomed our 2013 season.
"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine
Didn't Ryan Shazier play for Meyer?
Pain of Discipline
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Yup, in 2012 and until his season was cut short in 2013.
Shandy is not beer
Shazier for my money.
Agreed, dude was a wrecking ball with freakish speed
The difference between Lee, Kwon, and Shazier was razor thin. And think, we almost had all three of them on the field at the same time.
The only good thing about The Game is winning it - Urban Meyer
The difference between Lee, Kwon, and Shazier was razor thin
Statistically Shazier was in a class of his own (even after excluding his 2011 season under Fickell), but that may be more of a general statement on the overall state of those defenses.
Maybe both. He was needed to make all those plays for the 2013 defense. The defense the subsequent three years was much more well rounded for Kwon and Lee.
Yet somehow the LB with the fake dead girlfriend from Notre Dame got a Heisman vote from an 11W writer while Shazier wasn’t even in the conversation.
No disrespect to Raekwon or to you, hd, but no. He wasn't.
Did Josh Metellus catch Parris Campbell?
Side Judge tripped him, so I heard.
Legend has it Parris Campbell is still running to this day...
That tape is truth. Ohio Speed!!
"Age wrinkles the body, quitting wrinkles the soul" Woody Hayes
Nice gif. I remember Josh Metallus saying before that Game that he is the fastest person he has ever seen. He had the angle and everything on Campbell and was smoked like a fine ham.
"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."
Day wins the COY award if he wins the conference...this is assuming Kirk Ferentz doesn't win more than 6 games, in which case it's his.
Also, I recently rewatched the Game highlights for 2018. Incredible how many calls the refs fabricated in support of TTUN. At least 14 of their points were the direct result of clear cheating. There has to be some sort of punishment where bias is evident. We should not shrug our shoulders and accept this. Maybe $ 500,000 fine and 2 years in prison. Seem harsh? Don't think so.
That head shot on Dwayne as he slid was a terrible missed call. And considering the number of such calls against Meyer's teams over the years, not just last season, I do in fact get the feeling the Buckeye games are handicapped deliberately. I've not seen any other team have to deal with the frequency of that call.
The blatant miss on that call plus the unsportsmanlike on Meyer directly after was insult to injury. Not to mention the extra 2-3 yards they gave UM on multiple spots.
Exceeding expectations is tough to do at a school where we (reasonable or not) expect a national title every year. When you're perceived as having the absolute top talent in the conference, it's hard to also be perceived as "coaching them up". The trophy is literally named after 3 coaches from Ohio. They expect Ohio State to be the best. All the time.
Somehow other conferences are able to sort that out (Saban SEC COY 3 times, Sweeney ACC COY 2 times)
What was Alabama in the ~30 years before Saban? What was Clemson in the ~30 years before Dabo? We were perennial title contenders under Cooper, Tressel, and Meyer, and I wouldn't trade that excitement for a dozen COY awards.
Using superior recruiting as a knock AGAINST OSU is patently ridiculous. As we all know, recruiting is part of coaching in college football. OSU wins because of its recruiting. A lot of schools win DESPITE poor recruiting. Them's the facts.
I don't pay a whole lot of attention to awards since they're so subjective. And the COY award hasnt meant anything to me in a long time. You can't tell me Tress or Urban never deserved it over Ferentz.
"We gotta go win this next game and make the State of Ohio proud!"-UFM
I'll take team wins over individual awards any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Ferentz of Iowa is extremely overrated.
Hear ya Brutus, but recruiting needs meaningful tool at its disposal. Even if they seem trivial to us.
I like our chances with Chase Young this year. He battled ankle injuries for most of last season and still put up the numbers.
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Tressel, in his second year, doubled the win total from 2001 en route to the natty and becoming the first team in Div.1A history to win 14 games in one season (modern era). Won national coach of the year... but apparently not good enough for B1G.
Almost as impressive, Urban Meyer in his first year doubles the win total from the prior year, with zero postseason to play for and goes undefeated. Yet, they give it to PSU's butt-chin for winning LESS games than the previous year.
...and we'll drink to old Ohio til we wobble in our shoes.
and, IIRC, that coaching performance (maybe?) helped restore all of their games to the record books
“Save yourself and relax during every game. I recommend a fine bourbon.”
The future is bright. Just read this article on Bleacher Report on Fields and Day. Can't wait to watch it unfold in real games. More excited about what Day and all of this staff will put together. Mr. Fields is icing on the cake.
Haskins threw the most deep touchdowns (20-plus air yards) of any Big Ten quarterback, yet he attempted deep passes at one of the lowest rates within the conference.
Urban Meyer took the Buckeyes from 6-7 to 12-0 in his first season, and not only couldn't win Big Ten Coach of the Year, he lost it to a coach whose team actually had fewer wins than the year before. Clearly they were grading on a curve and rewarding O'Brien for the Nit program not totally imploding, but that was proof positive that OSU coaches are effectively ineligible for that award, even though the only objective way of judging a coach is how good his team is.
The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.
meeting and exceeding expectations. You know those words! You hear them right before learning of your 1.8% merit increase.
I come here to avoid work not to be reminded of the crushing reality of the decreasing value of my salary :(
I needed a pick on the Bourbon of the year!
Another B1G Championship and another National Championship will happen first.
It's why we win, because we get players who want to win games more than individual accolades. Just the way all of us like it.
Ohio against the world.
By the way- I LOVE your writing style. Honestly, I feel like this site is slipping in terms of the simple things (like proofreading). It’s not going to stop me from reading every article, but, your writing is refreshing :)
"Man I wish everyone stop saying I beat a kid in the hospital 91-35.... It was 98-35, had 91 with 1:26 left in the 4th"
- Cardale Jones
I, too, enjoy Ramzy's ability to tell a story. But there was a clear lack of proofreading going on throughout this article as well.
"Anything easy ain't worth a damn"
there was a clear lack of proofreading going on throughout this article as well.
You and BarbaraBuck should totally request a refund
Quadcities- your immediate reaction is laughable. This website is a business. It is paid for by ads. They WILL lose readers if this site continues to be sloppy. It’s not too much to ask that someone actually review an article before it’s posted. Recently a writer referred to Marcus Lattimore vs our own Marshon Lattimore. It’s simple stuff. I love this site- I spend more time on it than I care to admit. I just want it to succeed. I’m a digital marketer and have been doing this for 15 years. This is a slippery slope that I don’t want to see my favorite site fall down....
your immediate reaction is laughable
You have an odd sense of humor.
They WILL lose readers if this site continues to be sloppy
Probably not. The typos and grammar issues are pretty few and far between, despite a vocal minority's attempts to suggest otherwise. So long as it doesn't impair the readability of the site -- it rarely does -- 99.99% of people don't care.
Everybody comes here for timely and well thought out news about OSU-related stuff. Nobody cares if the work-product is Pulitzer worthy.
So you are saying that we could possibly lose .01% of our readership??? /s
This website is a business. It is paid for by ads
It is also paid for by users like myself. I've been paying for my membership since the day they first launched the 12th warrior program. If anyone has a right to complain it would be those of us who actually pay to access the site as opposed to users like yourself that haven't invested jack-shit.
I will never understand those who bitch and whine about something they got for free.
Actually- I’ve invested plenty of time quad cities. My time is worth money... to both me and to the website (time spent on site, page views, etc are VERY important to the monetization if this website). It’s just like people who “bitch” about issues with Facebook and YouTube that they also use for free...
Regardless- as I’ve stated before, I love this website. I spend a ton of time here. We’re all allowed to have our opinions, my friend. And my opinion is simply that things have gotten a bit sloppy here lately.
Right, because I pointed out in one story that the editing process was apparently forgone. That certainly means I disapprove of the content on this site.
Dear Mr. Nazrallah,
Between this article and today's Skull Session, you'll see a growing number of complaints regarding "proofreading". As an experienced reader of articles and accomplished pedantic, I have the skills that your commentariat are clearly clamoring for. I'm willing to accept the position of Sr. Director of Proofreading in return for 1 mid-to-high tier bourbon delivered directly to my residence on the first Friday of each month.
I will expect the offer sheet in reply to this comment.
P.S. My wife favors a Manhattan cocktail, so please keep this in mind when selecting bourbons for payment.
Way to shoot your shot Eze! +1
It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.
Haha. I was going to say that since I read all of the articles anyway, maybe it's a fair trade to check for typos in exchange for early access.
Awards are nice. But any player (or coach) would gladly give up the individual awards to win B1G Championships and CFP. In our conference there appears to be several awards reserved as "participation trophies" for those who have no shot at a meaningful award. That's ok, if that's what you're willing to settle for...
Yessir, team awards for me.
I will say I like Ryan Day breaking that COY drought, soon.
It’s shadow boxing. Day has to beat his predecessors in imaginary head to head competition. Day will need to win 16 games to be COY.
Day will need to win 16 games to be COY.
And even then Ferentz and his multi-loss season will still put up one hell of fight for the COY award
Agree with Rae being the 2nd best Wu member.
The fact that we haven't had a DB of the year is just dumb.
Face it the only trophy that matters is up for gabs on Jan 13, 2020.. Go get it!
Pigskins & Porkrinds
iv'e said this before and i'll say it again ..COY is given to a mediocre team's coach whose team did better than expected,..so we as OSU fans better hope our coach never win's it
B1G COY means absolutely nothing. I mean Dennis Green (RIP) won it in '82 with a 3-8 record at NW. Apparently, the more you lose the better your odds are of winning. In case you're interested, here's a link the past winners: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/awards/big-ten-coy.html
I kind of only pay attention to these awards the day they're announced, and then I forget about them. We talk about COY enough that I knew Meyer had never won it. That's a shame, but....
HOW IN THE HELL HAVE WE NOT HAD A DB WIN THE DB OF THE YEAR AWARD?
IIRC, Roby, Conley, Lattimore, Apple, Hooker were all 1st round picks. Bell was a 2nd rounder. I'm probably forgetting someone too. That's a true crime that we didn't have one in Meyer's era win the award. Hooker especially jumps to mind, because he had multiple INTs returned for TDs.
They hate us cuz they aint us!! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
K.J. Hill will be eyeing that WR of the Year. Rondale Moore is great but K.J. is just as talented.
Coach Day could go 13-0 and make the playoff and Ferentz will get COY by winning 8 games and somehow losing to MTSU.
The sooner everyone understands that most the football world hates tOSU, the more meaning they will have in their lives. COY will never, ever be given to a Buckeye HC. Of course, Hairball might win it several times in this decade. :>)
How can OSU not have won a db award with the top end talent it keeps turning out???
We’re kind of in our own top level in the big ten so that the awards are handed out like 7th place participation.
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I still can't believe Archie Griffin is not the namesake of the running back award. Two Heismans.
Those results are what HR managers of the corporate world commonly refer to as meeting and exceeding expectations. You know those words! You hear them right before learning of your 1.8% merit increase.
my favorite line. I love when your boss walks in, all proud, thanks you for a great year and hands you a 3% raise. Inflation is between 2.5-3% a year on average, and after taxes, you’re “technically” getting less purchasing power. Then they’re surprised that you left for a 25% bump elsewhere.