Who wants to read the tea leaves on this...
"Year for what?"
Just wait, someone will.
Unfortunately true. Can't wait for the season to begin. Articles and forum posts about sports are so much better than the current soap opera.
If you continue to think what you always thought, you will continue to get what you always got. #AlumforStaff
Absolutely Jumar! I am so glad to be reading an actual update on the team! I've been growing tired of the damn soap opera we've been living.
I think thats why I have been irritated/grumpy all day, after Drakes update last night we don't know for sure when this will end and its got me in a funk!
These are the days of our lives........
Saban on a cart eating cold pizza
Be sure to turn the game commentary to mute, then.
Interesting to see Harrison & Jones are competing at Will and Werner & Booker at Sam. Seemed coming out of spring that Harrison & Jones would both be starting on the outside.
Sounds like everyone is embracing the competition and having a great camp so far!
I expect nothing less... Kudos to Coach Day for not letting the program crumble over the past two weeks!!!!
This is incredible. They should just keep this format after this mess.
Yea I know they did it because they didn’t want the Q&A of s press conference, but I like it a lot.
i agree. whatever the merits of the argument against urban, i think it's pretty undeniable that his B1G Media Days blunder was gasoline on this ember of a story. It was a truly calamitous performance. Giving real, actual content for the media without the cluster**** that most press conferences end up being is a great way to control the narrative. hell, it's not like those audio clips from the pressers are scintillating when things go right.
The comms team needs to reassess the risk/reward structure of more spontaneous video exposure. this release answered about 30 minutes worth of boilerplate presser questions.
This is incredible. They should just keep this format after this mess.
Coach Day gave a detailed, organized, succinct, well-written summary of how the team is doing across the board. I much prefer this to press conferences where the information provided can feel random and incomplete, depending on the order of questions.
"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer
I like it
Hopefully, this is a thank you for supporting me as we prep for coach Meyer's return Monday, without actually saying it.
Either that, or a way of providing Urban with a progress report.
I bet somehow, someway, Urban is getting a report on these guys. Not breaking any rules by Urban, but he just might find an waded up piece of paper somewhere that briefs him.
Remember his son in law in on staff. He can still communicate with his daughter, just not him. I would imagine he is getting updates thru that channel at least.
Bet your last dollar
TS;DR (too small, didn't read). If anyone wants to break this down so my aging eyes can get the idead, that would be great.
Bunch of guys lost their black stripe
Tommy T is awesome
Pridgeon has emerged
Jordan, Myers, and Taylor battling for Center
Haskins and Martell are our QBs
Our RBs are awesome
Our DL is badass
Browning and Hilliard battling for Mike
Secondary is awesome
"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine
You get the pat on the back for today, thank you!
You forgot, the punt is the most important play in football. Ooops, wrong coach.
Drue Chrisman and Cameron Johnston approve of this message.
Basically every position group is working hard and killing it
Turn your phone sideways and zoom Grandpa :)
"We gotta go win this next game and make the State of Ohio proud!"-UFM
Haha I'm not reading on a phone. I'm working so I'm at a computer.
What? Who tf works??
Control + should enlarge your font size - if you're on a PC. (That's hold down the CONTROL key and press the + key at the same time, and if you press the + key multiple times, the text / font will enlarge each time. The - key reduces it.)
MAC should have the same functionality, just not sure how to do it.
"Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else." - Judy Garland
On a Mac, it's very similar. Hold down the Command Key (⌘) and press the + key multiple times to enlarge, or the - key multiple times to reduce.
Good work CBE!
Do flip phones zoom? Asking for a friend.
I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.
they actually do ‘zoom’ — with proper grip and wrist hinge, and a textbook wind-up, when thrown with determination they actually do make a “zzzoooooomm” sound flying over your neighbor’s fence
“Save yourself and relax during every game. I recommend a fine bourbon.”
Get of for the phone.
Merely typing that is wrong.
That is what I get for typing it on the phone.
Get of for the phone.
Here you go:
2 weeks until game day. Read 11W to find out what's transpired since we started camp.
QBs - I know you think Tate Martell is our second string guy, but Matthew Baldwin, wow. He's really battling for that #2. Wait, scratch that, I'm not Hue Jackson.
RB - You wouldn't believe the attitude in that room when I told them they would actually get touches on third and short.
WR - We've got this new kid named Hartline that I'm really excited about, I think he's going to push some of these guys for time.
TE - we have tight ends on this team? are those the skinny guys practicing with the Oline?
OL - Why do you care who we put at center? They all win the Rimington anyway.
DL - I walked into the film room the other day and these guys were watching Enter the Dragon. I just don't ask anymore.
LB - I met Brice Davis last week. Who knew he was a coach? I thought he and Urban just drank after games together.
CB - This is the easiest position group to put on the field. We just run the guys out there that haven't played a down before and they end up getting drafted in the first round 9 months later. The long distance calling to Tennessee has put a dent in our budget though.
Safeties - Look, for the last time, I didn't bring in the Hooker. *giggle*
Specialists - Let's be serious, "Specialists" is such a generous word for these guys. They're really like guys that you have to have because of antiquated plays like the punt and kickoff. They spend most of their time on Twitter anyway.
Thanks for everything. It's been a fun 2 weeks. Urban will be back on Monday.
Pain of Discipline
Pain of Regret
Take Your Pick
Sending this to the 11W staff for post of the year consideration
You're too kind. If I win, you're definitely invited to the after-party though. It's gonna be lit. So far, it's you, me, DJ Khaled and Liam McCullough.
"I don't think you necessarily have to get a trophy to be a winner." - Nick Saban 1/2/15.
Everyone is practicing and playing hard. The defensive line is deep. A lot of guys who were projected to be competing for starting spots are competing for those starting spots. The guys who are injured have been working back to full health. The freshmen are adjusting and starting to play better.
All good and fun. Honestly the only noteworthy development I saw was that Malcolm Pridgeon was singled out for good play, so maybe we see more of him this year
I thought at this point he would have played a bigger role, that's promising if true.
well he fits the role of ‘bigger’ for sure
BrAin Hartline is the WR coach.
"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
Can they please just finish this thing up? This is ridiculous. Just reinstate him and let's move on.
Exactly. Does Dr Drake know we have our first game in 2 weeks?
I make this statement believing Urban acted appropriately and didnt break any legal, moral or ethical rules. Of course I am against Domestic Violence.
"I am against Domestic Violence."
Isn't it odd in this day and age we feel we even have to say this?
Yep. We live in a world that doesn’t teach us to be critical thinkers in situations like this. Objectivity is a lost art.
Just tired of ESPN. They don’t get it.
If by "it" you mean "credible sports journalism," I couldn't agree more.
"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least, you need a beer." - Frank Zappa
It certainly is odd that he feels like that has to be said...but if BH7 hadn't included that, there's a 100% chance someone would show up to go "oh you're supporting Urban so you must support DV!"
In 2018, there is no room for nuance, gray areas, or multiple things to be simultaneously true.
I couldn’t agree more with this. Mutual exclusion is the rule. It’s either one or the other.
properly raised males become real men and understand the difference between right and wrong
common sense ain’t so common any more
Day was careful about what he wrote. He's not going to "lie".
Ahhhhhhhh. Football speak.
Love to hear anything positive about the squad. Focusing on the players and their development is what we should all be thinking about right now. Go get em Coach! Go Bucks!
Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.
Your mouth to God's ear... maybe we can have one more article when "you know what" is announced and stop all the other speculative topics... I was so excited to read his tweet and even tho it was typical coach speak, it was refreshing and appreciated! Props to the coaching staff for keeping things moving along during this ridiculous mess. Can't wait until 9/1! Go Bucks!!
We didn't lose the game.. we just ran out of time. Vince Lombardi
I'd say as a fan base we've been put through it at this point, and we'd all just like a resolution to come. Regardless of what happens, I have all the respect in the world for Urban Meyer, but if they make the (horrible) choice to cut him loose, I'm still going to throw on my S&G and support our guys.
Two weeks away!
Eh.....eddie....we haven't been put through anything as compared to Meyer, and the Smiths, Zach and Gene. I have sympathy for Meyer. The Smiths.....all Smiths....? Not decided yet.
Well done, coach.
I’m not seeing a cover on that TPS report. How am I supposed to read it like that?
Nice to get an update about just football and not more drama.
Welp, I guess td his is better than nothing. Not sure about that "starting to fall into place" remark concerning the LBs. I would hope that would already be settled. I guess that's what Oregon State will be all about.
Not a lot of experience and history has shown there are dudes who look fantastic in practice and then no-show in real games. Probably going to take a couple of weeks to solidify that group after they get some real tape.
They have their reasons but have never loved how Urban seems to label LBs as Will, Mike and Sam and they just get stuck in a pecking order in that position. In an ideal world for sure that makes sense but would much rather see the three best LBs on the field. Have no interest in seeing Browning on the sideline at any point this season..
I think you have the wrong idea about the linebackers. The 3 best guys do play, and SAM and WILL are interchangeable positions, and OSU asks their outside linebackers to learn both positions. If the 2 best linebackers on the team were Keandre Jones and Pete Werner and they both played the SAM, one of those guys would switch to the WILL position. If Browning were to not win the MLB spot because Borland retook it, they'd just move Browning over to SAM and see if he could win it over Jones.
Just agree to disagree :) Have seen guys like Raekwon, Baker and Browning last year on the sideline because they were #2 or #3 at their spot at LB. When you have guys like Shazier, Perry and Grant all on the depth chart I get it.. but Browning sat on the sidelines as guys like Harrison and Booker blew play after play. Brownings PT only went up when it became obvious Tuf couldn't handle pass coverage against the better teams.
Browning was struggling in the spring with coverage. He got beat several times.
Love this.... love that it's addressed to Buckeye Nation..
and this line is GREAT to hear..
"Brian Hartline has embraced the new role of WR coach and has brought the "juice" each day.."
Everyone is putting in the work, the leaders are leading, players are battling for position on the depth chart, Michael Jordan is taking snaps at center, things are shaping up, guys are looking good. So effectively we know no more than we already knew (or when we didn't know, we surmised).
I'm also gonna guess this is the only statement released by the University today.
This is like President Trump using his Twitter account to bypass the media. I'd like to see Day face reporters and take some questions.
Huh? Day knocks it out of the park by releasing a statement to Buckeye Nation because that's all he CAN do...OSU has said NO media..
F*ck the media! ~ That is all ...
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. ~ Mark Twain
This is literally nothing like that.
disagree, i do not see the analogy
I would rather Coach Day and the team focus on the business of preparation and getting better. What they owe to each other is far greater than what they owe to us as far as public statements.
"What is our aim, I can tell you in one word. Victory" Winston Churchill
yes yes what would we all do without the media. the questions are so great and the coaches give such thoughtful responses to them..
I'M ANGRY AND I DON'T KNOW WHY!
Oh Johnny did you bag the wrong horse.
GET OFF MY LAWN
You Got Barbecue Back There!?!?!?!
Right now Ryan Day is the Robin to Urban Meyer's Batman. His time to patrol the streets of Columbus will soon come IMO. I just hope it's not now. How much he and the rest of the coaches have shielded the players from this disgusting media shitshow is incredible. It sounds to me like this is going to be dominant team this year regardless of what happens to Meyer.
I'd prefer Day update on the latest gossip regarding the Smiths and McMurky.... (hope /s not needed)
No Jaylen Harris seems interesting.
Because I couldn't go for 3.
No updates on the starting coaches?
Coach Day has a new fan in me. For me, there is plenty to learn about him and his coaching, not to mention his game management. But for now, he's all aces in my book. You can feel his energy in his words. I'm betting the house that we see that angry football team we've been waiting to see come September 1st.
My gut is that if Pridgeon has progressed as much as they keep saying, then they will move Jordan to center
Enjoying daily the back to back ttun beatdowns.
Hmm. So this leaves me with the same worries I had about January.
1a) Will the Linebackers be better?
1b) Can the Secondary reload?
2) Will the new guys on the Oline be as dominant as we need them to be?
3) Will the WR’s be able to consistently make plays?
The linebackers section wasn't the most reassuring thing I've ever read.
F O O T B A L L !
A real boss move would have been for Gene Smith to bring back Tressel as interim coach (assuming he wasn’t still president at YSU) just so he could talk to the press in Tressel speak for a few weeks. “These kids are playing hard and the B1G is gonna be tough this year.”
Win the Moment / Win the Day
Because that's how we like it Coach Day!
One thing I hadn't really considered yet -
With Urban gone for however long he's gone, is Haskins now the confirmed starter? And does Martell see less first-team work than he would have if Urban were there?
No mention of the GOAT?
He forgot to mention that Ohio State is one angry football team. I feel sorry for Oregon State. Not sorry actually.
Fields of Dreams
I read on their fan forums (yeah they actually have them) that some fans think the game will be closer if Urban is not there. I LOLed.
how kind of him to retweet:
How is Britt not blocked?
Dipshit McMurphy taking this as a sign Urban is a goner. Fuck you Britt.
McMurphy just did an interview not too long ago standing by his belief that he'll be surprised that Urban comes out of this without some form of punishment. Clearly he hasn't been reading all of Snook's recent reports completely discrediting his original story as inaccurate and one-sided. One piece of advice to you Brett. For your own personal safety don't ever step foot in Columbus ever again.
Sounds like a coach who expects to be the head coach at THE Ohio State University...but not for a few more years :) I see this as his way of saying "Thanks for the temporary promotion. Let me get this statement out there so I can show my passion for this school and this sport while I can".
"No we don't give a da*n 'Bout the whole state of *ichigan"
I'm satisfied with that read. Now I can enjoy my weekend. Go Bucks!
What I read:
We don’t suck.
so he's saying that the receivers are actually #Zone3? i'm confused.
This is ridiculous! Can we get Urban back already. What a joke!
Why no mention of the Zach and Courtney shit show investigation? /s
I can feel football in the air ladies and gentlemen, we have almost made it through yet another LOOOONG offseason.
No such thing as a bad win
So.... offensive line is Munford, Pridgeon, Jordan, Knox, and Prince?
Someone said yesterday they vote for no off season next year.
I'm all on board with that.
So, I am new to twitter, but I've noticed there are a lot of cockroaches out there scurrying to bring us down. Has anybody else noticed???
who F..in their right mind wouLd want a coach facing the idiot vultures from the news media,,you F..ING OUT OF YOUR MIND ..ESPECIALLY WHATS GOING DOWN NOW
This story was broke by a fired ex info tainment sports type. And espn , well they have pundits wired to benefit the sec. The larger media has had almost nothing to do with this.
Day's statement did not include any updates on Urban Meyer's job status, as Ohio State's investigation of Meyer remains ongoing.
There would have been nothing more funny than if he had added at the end...
Urban Meyer: I'm probably not keeping this job.
A gentle reminder to BE NICE. Plays guitar and makes iced tea in the winter.
I was really scared when he started off the second paragraph with "You will be proud to know that our players and coaching staff have attacked each day" that it was going to follow with "an enthusiasm unknown to mankind."
No mention of McCall? What’s the deal?
I would like OSU to adopt this as standard procedure. No contact with any media for coaches and players EVER.
I don't know about no contact but I agree with much less.
Didn’t read and don’t care what a position coach thinks of each position group. Give me Urban back!
Go Bucks and michigan STILL SUCKS!