Mickey Marotti to Steelers??

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Andy Vance's picture

Fan of both teams here saying I hope to hell this isn't the case. Coach Mick has been with Urbz a long time... hard to imagine he'd walk after all these years unless the Rooneys Godfathered him.

HandsOfSweed's picture

Me too. I just figured James Harrison decided that Coach Mick needed an apprenticeship, felt generous, stared intently at him and said "Pittsburgh. Now."

In all seriousness, though, when Deebo decides to hang em up, he could be a program-changing SC Coach. I imagine he would also be a hell of a secondary recruiter. Yikes. What? You gonna tell him no when he says he wants you to play for him?

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Seattle Linga's picture

I honestly don't see him leaving at this time of the year. I don't have the inside scoop but I would be surprised if he moved on right before the season kicks off. 

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

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Fatpants's picture

There would have to be something wild going on for him to leave right now

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rosycheeks's picture

I bet he's worried about the 2019 recruiting class.

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KBonay's picture

Best comment. Ever.

I bet he's worried about the 2019 recruiting class.

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awlinBrutus's picture

That would actually be the best time for the team if he was truly leaving. He turns the team over to Urban on the day before camp starts, they even make a little ceremony of it. Then again multiple rumors have been bs from bucknuts, click bait.

MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS

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FitzBuck's picture

I agree.  This would be the best time of year.  Here's hoping he never leaves.  

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Seattle Linga's picture

I hear ya but the way I read it was that he would be leaving right away, not even having a chance to turn it over to Urban. 

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LoufromOSU's picture

He already turned the team over to Urban a few weeks ago. 

However, with NFL training camps in full swing, the fact that the Steelers not only have a well respected S&C Coach (Garrett Giemont who has won the NFL S&C Coach of the Year twice), plus a top associate S&C Coach (Marcel Pastoor) who could easily be Garrett's successor, I think this is all hogwash.  This is not the time for NFL teams to make coaching changes. 

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Seattle Linga's picture

Thanks I didn't that happened yet. Appreciate the feedback - someone is probably trying to ruffle the feathers of our fan base I hope.

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countrybuckeye's picture

darn those rabble-rousers

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Knarcisi's picture

Please wake up, it's just a bad dream. 

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

Shocked I say, and hope it's not true.

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Hovenaut's picture

"Rumor going around the 24/7 boards..."

A familiar introduction.

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MAXIDON's picture

Yes please stop coming on here and spreading "rumors going around 24/7 boards". Especially when the people spreading these rumors cite no sources

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Hovenaut's picture

My comment wasn't a knock on the OP, or anyone who finds 24/7 newsworthy - I'm not interested in rumblings, only news. I'll react when it's verified and then reported as such.

That's just me, to each his own.

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awlinBrutus's picture

Nowadays most news I see first on twitter like the Hill suspension. I mentioned it in yesterday's skull session. Say what you want about twitter but breaking news is at least on there hours before 11w breaks it.

MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS

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FatChaddie's picture

Love the Steelers but, love the Bucks way more. Hope it stays a rumor.

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buckslan's picture

I doubt it. Urban and Mick are very very close, that's one guy Urban wouldn't let leave.

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Elks&#039; comb over's picture

Or maybe this is where the internet will start the Urban to Steelers rumors

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Seattle Linga's picture

I betcha if you look real hard - you can find one out there already

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VABuckeyeInsanity's picture

I'm sure it's out there somewhere, but Tomlin just signed an extension till 2020 I think.

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countrybuckeye's picture

The Godfather says it's time for Tomlin to go

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SoVA Buckeye 81's picture

Nobody does less with more than Mike Tomlin. Terribly underachieving head coach.

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Money talks and nowadays, loyalty has become a commodity bought and sold to the highest bidder. That's just the way it is, whether we like it or not. 

I can't speak to the job. The closest I get to lifting is 16 ounce curls but my ignorance and naïveté want me to believe an NFL job means working out 50 Adonises who understand being in peak physical shape is a part of a well paying job they need to remain strong to keep and bring a singularly layered intensity of focus versus leading a team tasked with metamorphing 100 college players amid all the distractions college life brings. 

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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buckslan's picture

I don't exactly believe the money talks reference. Schiano turned down 2 coaching jobs that I'm sure paid a lot more than the 700,000$ he makes at OSU, to stay and keep coaching the defense when he didn't have to. I think Schiano is in a good place at the moment and I think the same can be said for Mick.

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Hope you are right

"I find your lack of kalua disturbing" - Darth Lebowski

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MDBuckeye2002's picture

Did you just say Mickey Mouse?

M I C - see you real soon

K E Y - Why? Because we like you.

M O U S E

*Let's hope Mickey Marotti isn't going anywhere, anytime soon.

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parabuckeye's picture

Sounds like a Squeller fan realizes they need help and has a wishlist for Santa.

Let Meatchicken Beat Meatchicken!!!!

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Louie1131's picture

You spelled "squealer" wrong. Actually, even if you tried to spell it "squeeler" (which is wrong) you spelled that wrong too. At this point it's not even fun making fun of you.

Also, who exactly do we need help against? The team who hasn't won a playoff game since 1990 or the the literal laughing stock of the NFL?

I wish the real world would just stop hassling me...

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faux_maestro's picture

I assumed he was mocking the Yinzer accent and pronouncation of Stillers.

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CincyBuck's picture

Also, who exactly do we need help against?

The Patriots.  Just like everyone else...

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LoufromOSU's picture

The Patriots.  Just like everyone else...

This.  (sigh) Brady has to retire at some point, right?

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CincyBuck's picture

I keep on telling myself that.  Then they win the Super Bowl.  Then they have an offseason in which, on paper, they get significantly better.

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parabuckeye's picture

My deepest apologies for the misspelling.

  1. At the time of the post I had been up for 36 hours straight working as an emergency dispatcher and had just got home from a crappy shift with way to many DV and child endangerment calls.
  2. I have no dog in the show since I could care less about the NFL or any of its teams. I would watch the NFL if there was a team that only had former Buckeyes. But at this point we would have to do nothing but run the ball since there is no legitimate QB active. I quit watching "Pro" football when they started acting like idiots on and off the field. 
  3. Professor, I would change the word so I can make sure it's not misspelled but no can do.
  4. Get a life.

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parabuckeye's picture

literal laughing stock of the NFL

That took you to overtime in the last game of the season. "But we rested our starters."

Maybe you can do better with the Philadelphia Eagles with Mickeys help after last years 3-34 showing in week 3.

Let Meatchicken Beat Meatchicken!!!!

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Louie1131's picture

That took you to overtime in the last game of the season.

Michigan fans say the same thing. 

I wish the real world would just stop hassling me...

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parabuckeye's picture

Michigan is not the bottom tier team in the conference like the Browns though.

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Louie1131's picture

Michigan and the Browns finished 3rd and 4th in their divisions, respectively. They're basically the same team.

I wish the real world would just stop hassling me...

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RBurgundy4's picture

Wow. Hope this isn't true, but then again...what are you going to do? Man is at the top of his craft.

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Kyson12's picture

Poop cakes if this is true. Was it a tsun board?

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1MechEng's picture
I really hope this is just a vicious rumor. If true, this would be pretty bad. Marotti's really indispensible to the success of this team.

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scooby22's picture

who down votes michael scott?!?!?!?!

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

Jan Levinson?

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Hovenaut's picture

That's just a wonderful shirt, just sayin'.

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

Snip Snap, Snip Snap...what a great episode that was. 

You're too stupid to have a good time. -Dalton

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FTWinfrey08's picture

The steelers have a strength and conditioning guru already and he's quite accomplished. There's been no news about him stepping down so for now I'm filing this with the JT has a broken wrist and Jamel Turner died rumors.  

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awlinBrutus's picture

FT, you exactly right bucknuts is pure bs.

MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS

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Aportis0214's picture

Everyone is disregarding this as a shit 247 rumor. Therefor, it will happen 

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TUNBUCK89's picture

Hope this is not true. Urban relies heavely on him for molding the team both physically & mentally. If this comes down to cash, just match the steeles' offer. Case closed.

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GareBear's picture

Russians are spreading more lies. 

Michigan sucks

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

Damn, it's one thing gor them to mess with democracy but I'll be damned if I let any commies mess with my Buckeyes.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Early morning left coast humor - Love it Norcal

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BuckeyeStrong2's picture

Urban, you know what to do!!

"BLOOD. THIRSTY. BUCKEYES."

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mtrotb's picture

SoccerTodd-did you start the rumor?

mtrotb

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scooby22's picture

" ... poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king, and a king ain't satisfied 'til he rules everything ..." - The Boss

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neo's picture

I refuse to believe it.  Coach Mick will be with OSU -

"Let's beat the shit out of Michigan. Have a good night." - UFM

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buckguyfan1's picture

Not if I can help it.

Simplify...

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

You go ahead, you take those bananas.

You're too stupid to have a good time. -Dalton

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BGSUBucksFan's picture

Any idea where the original post is and who they said their source was?

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Hovenaut's picture

That bank isn't full yet?

How much can be taken to the bank? (don't answer that, Jaime Lannister...)

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OSUFlash's picture

That's a win win for me.

osuflash

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BGSUBucksFan's picture

So you don't like Ohio State?

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IH8UOFM's picture

Fingers crossed this isn't true.

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seafus26's picture

Steelers would be in for a big culture change and pros maybe not willing to except his ways. Especially the blunt burning Steelers. 

Go Bucks and michigan STILL SUCKS!

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HandsOfSweed's picture

I like the original Steelers Super Bowl anthem better, but I got a good laugh at my own team by changing the lyrics:

"Here we go, Stoners, here we go! Picksburgh's goin'....to smoke a big fat bowl."

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kmp10's picture

Not always, but often times these "rumors" have some teeth to them. It's possible some guy sitting in his basement tweeted out that Marotti was headed to Pittsburgh just to get a reaction... but it's just as likely that it was borne out of some kind of leaked information. Hopefully, that leak is incomplete, with details unknown by those doing the leaking. Marotti is from Pittsburgh, so it would SEEM that being involved with the Steelers would be a dream come true for a football guy.  We'll wait and see.

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NHBuckeye's picture

I heard that Jim Harbaugh is taking a new job at Pep Boys.  

Rumor has it a pic leaked of him wearing their mechanics uniform. 

Fields of Dreams

 

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Octobersownlibra's picture

Lol...so does anyone know if he really leaving or this is just more BS?

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FairfaxBuckeye's picture

Bucknuts forums don't have a high 'hit rate' with the accuracy, so I will just consider the source, at this point

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

There is no question that if true, Urban would bring in the very best S/C coach around that isn't named Coach Marotti... However, I'd be much happier if Coach Mick stayed put and continued to turn Buckeye prospects into Buckeye studs. 

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Buckeyeman's picture

A staff member at bucknuts said he texted a source close to the team and the source said it was BS and not happening.

Go Bucks

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Seattle Linga's picture

Good to know - hopefully it was a reliable source

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

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LoufromOSU's picture

Was it the real Dave Biddle responding to a post by one of his alleged aliases?  It got the fanbase talking...mission accomplished. 

"Great moments are born from great opportunities."  - Herb Brooks

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Seattle Linga's picture

I know right - nothing like drumming up a little CFB craziness right before the season opens.

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BuckeyeJay's picture

One of these days I am going to have a real bad day at work and hear Biddle on the Radio on my drive home and I am going to call and ask him if he can report on anyone dying recently. No idea how that absolute hack gets anywhere near the coverage he does

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LoufromOSU's picture

I used to be a paying subscriber over there, especially for the daily 'boarding house' which was more for comedic relief than anything.  I do like some of their writers, and I cannot point to a specific breaking point, but Biddle was the single reason I cancelled the sub.  I cannot take him. 

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SaltyD0gg's picture

Read this for the lulz. Not gonna happen.

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Bullshit

"I find your lack of kalua disturbing" - Darth Lebowski

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Woodywasking69's picture

Wouldn't mind him going up to train someone on keeping olinemen healthy.

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Mantis's picture

Just another reason to absolutely despise the Steelers with every ounce of my body if this is true. 

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LoufromOSU's picture

I know, those damn Steelers drafting and hiring buckeyes... they should follow the lead of the ultra successful Ohio professional teams.  ;)

"Great moments are born from great opportunities."  - Herb Brooks

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BelowAverageJoe's picture

It's not my fault I was born in Cincinnati...

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Arsenal7's picture

I'm sure they'll announce this as soon as Burrow finally transfers and they announce JT's broken wrist.

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JRock909's picture

This would be horrible news for the Buckeyes.  We need to keep Coach Mick here!!!

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Knarcisi's picture

I'm here to start the rumor of Dick LaBeau (yes, I know he's with the Titans now) to OSU for a Swan Song as DC when Schiano takes a head job next year. 

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

I like that rumor...but he's traditionally run a 3-4 right? I know he did with the Steelers.

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Knarcisi's picture

Yep. We could run a 3-4. I've dreamt of our athletes being unleashed under a LeBeau defense. 

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

The dominant, space eating NT is required though. There's a reason Bama has moved away from that look in recent years...those bigguns get caught on the field against teams who run tempo and can't get off.  But I'm sure he'd get creative with it, and it'd be great to see.  Someone get this rolling through the Twitter. 

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Knarcisi's picture

It wouldn't matter. We'd unleash fury. 

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FatChaddie's picture

The dominant, space eating NT is required though. 

So true. Even LeBeau's defenses in Pittsburgh were never the same after Casey Hampton retired.

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BuckInChicago's picture

Can this thread die yet?  I think I'm developing tachycardia everytime I see a new post.

"Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it." Woody Hayes

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Knarcisi's picture

Rest easy. It was a 24/7 board, so it's inherently bullshit. 

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NHBuckeye's picture

So I guess this one, thankfully, went nowhere.  

Fields of Dreams

 

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digahill's picture

This would be a strange time in the year to take a new gig.

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bucknut1994's picture

Think we dodged a bullet with the rumor FWIW

#94Ways

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BGSUBucksFan's picture

Quit bumping this.  My heart can't take it

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