Skull Session: Rashod Berry's Epic Blocking, Trevon Grimes Throws Shade at Joe Burrow, and Benny Snell Looking to Make Ohio State Pay

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

Hmmm. Trevon Grimes, kind of a dick, no? Burrow has been nothing but respectful of all current and former teammates. 

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

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Buctor's picture

Don't know, but hope I've spoken better about my old friends!  

Definitely not wise, regardless the circumstances leading up to the comments.

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brutus0717's picture

Definitely a bad look, and it's not even something you can chalk up to youthful indiscretion. You learn about friendships in the 3rd grade. 

"We gotta go win this next game and make the State of Ohio proud!"-UFM

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CieGrant_Blitz's picture

The funniest part about his comments are that his D goes against a better QB in practice... Come on dude, we've all seen Felipe Franks play...

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cecsix's picture

Seriously, I get some funny, good natured trash talking between buddies, but this isn't that. Grimes is delusional if he thinks Franks is even half as good as Burrow.  Burrow is a winner, and will prove that for the next two years at LSU.  Franks is garbage.  For Grimes to say these things is pretty shitty.  I hope Joe smokes those turds. 

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

Bulletin board material normally will come back to haunt the one that produces it.

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

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osu78's picture

Grimes should look up what happened the last time a former teammate called out someone who played QB at tOSU...

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BUCKAROOTIMESTWO's picture

Said this yesterday, Grimes is a chirper!

He was a chirper @ The Opening with parents (adults), chirping @ FNL participants (while he stood around and was courted by Meyer), and chirped when he got here.

Wish the kid the best, but he’s not been known for his humility and so far, his own production has been less than his chirping.

Glad to see Burrow maintain class and not respond, bet he could have some zingers of his own about Grimes limited time here!

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painterlad's picture

Burrow should autograph a ball, hand it to Grimes after the game, and say "hold on to this; it'll be worth serious money someday."

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Brohio's picture

Grimes is a piece of shit. And I don’t mean that I think that just because he transferred. Kids transfer all the time. Part of the game. But Grimes would always go on Instagram live back when he was supposedly mulling over his decision to come back or not. Him and his friends would make jokes about Ohio State and he would laugh when people would ask him how his sick family member was doing and he was just a prick. He tried to turn his “decision” into like a game show and fuck with people when they would ask. Fuck that dude. I hope Joe boat races his Sideshow Bob haired ass. Geaux Tigahs

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Romanovich54's picture

" his Sideshow Bob haired ass "  literally just laughed out loud. 

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IGotAWoody's picture
They even dress alike

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Rockfordbuckeye's picture

I will forever now think of him as Trevor “Tampon” Grimes bc he is one —tchy guy. 

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BigWillRIP's picture

 Not only is Grimes a dick, he’s the world’s worst trash talker. “Um, he’s good, but I haven’t seen any improvement”. Really burned Joe with that one. 

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fear_the_nut70's picture

How do you know what happened in the lockerroom?  

You are entitled to you own opinion, not your own facts.

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Buck298's picture

Trevon, Trevon, Trevon... Oh be careful what you say, lest your words come back to haunt you. Jeaux will know, and make it so. 

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colo_buckeye's picture

Jeaux will know kneaux, and make it so seaux. 

ftfy

God > Family > Buckeyes football

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Buck298's picture

I like it!

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Buctor's picture

Another Friday?  Looking forward to the game tomorrow!  Expect to see many young folks getting to play again.  Am interested to see no let down, kind of expect that this time.  Go Bucks

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ToTheHouse's picture

Every opponent in each game from the Hoz'rs to the CFC HAS to know from our going into TCU & into hapless valley, coming out with Huge W's, that this Buck team's will to win can overcome anyone's will.

Sure it's one game at a time.
Sure looking past anyone can be fatal.
Sure injuries are factors.
Sure a letdown after the pee-u win is possible.

We didn't even have Little Bear but he'll hopefully be back, how does that play getting into their heads ?

Go Bucks !

Beat Ind.

Beat skunk weasels.

Owning. skunk. weasels. Is. Tradition.

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

House! Welcome back. Where the heck have you been?

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

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ToTheHouse's picture

Greetings sir, thank you for the connect. Just too busy doing life, and in other area's not enough.

Always glad to hear from another die-hard !

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Buck298's picture

Kevin, we welcome your new son Elliott. But hast thou disavowed thine previous son? Does the prodigal son return? 

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The Pontiff's picture

Elliot seems cooler than Star Cat

Michigan and Ohio once fought over Toledo. Ohio Lost

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

Doesn't anyone around here like dogs?

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MN Buckeye's picture

His name is Elliott

Good choice, Kevin.

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McGrind's picture

2 to 1 Elliot beats Ramzy in football picks.

Justice delayed is justice denied....#FTP

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Dillon G's picture

LSU is my second game to watch again. All thanks to a jack ass.

#walkaway

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LCT's picture

"if your job is to win football games, the national approach is undeniably better."

Jury's still out on that one. UFM's had great success here with his approach but a comparison of his achievements here to Tressel's at the same point in his tenure (6 years in) makes the point.

EDIT: Who got the RB nod over Snell?

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mtrotb's picture

McCall & Williams.

mtrotb

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Buckabroad's picture

I can understand Snell ... but I can also understand Coach Meyer.

"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."

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LB U's picture

I actually dont think the jury is still out on this opinion at all. If it wasn't for bowl sanctions ln 2012, Urban would've won the B1G 3 times in 6 seasons by now.. on his way to a 4th in 7 years.. (knock on wood), that's dominance. and the win against Alabama 4 years has resulted in the two greatest recruiting classes in program history.. This whole thing is still playing out. Give Urban a couple years and I have little doubts with the talent on roster that this program will be competing for a national title. I personally believe that a national title is on tap. This is arguably the most talented Ohio State team I've ever seen. The fact we can lose the best player in the country, and turn to another future top 5 pick in Chase Young to lean on is just unfair to everybody else.

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LCT's picture

Tress also won B1G 3 times in his first 6, then won another 4 after that.

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CieGrant_Blitz's picture

Not really.  We lost to Penn St in '05 so by today's standard (see '15 & '16 seasons) that's no title as no such thing as sharing a title and especially not when you lost head to head to team you're tied with.

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iowabuckeyes's picture

A banner for a shared title trumps an undefeated season marred by probation, no matter who’s fault it was. You can’t blame Tressel because the B1G didn’t have a playoff when he was the coach.

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

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fear_the_nut70's picture

No, but I can put some of the blame on Tressel for the program being on probation in 2012.  #truestory

You are entitled to you own opinion, not your own facts.

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I_Run_The_Dave's picture

And what would have happened in '03, '04 had Clarrett not been screwed over and then went to the NFL?  At least a shared B1G title (if we beat Wisconsin, more if we also beat Michigan).

Also -- Wow, we were dropped from 2 to 5 after taking 3OT to beat a ranked (!) NC State team in week 3 as defending national champions.  Why do current ACC/SEC teams not drop for early season struggles these days?  lol.  And SEC bias wasn't even a thing yet for another 4-5 years.  Crazy.

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northwest_buckeye's picture

Early season struggles? Hell, they don't drop more than 1-2 spots for a loss.

See Auburn after the LSU loss.

I've never said I 'hate' anyone because that would imply I had any emotion for them whatsoever.

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fear_the_nut70's picture

@ Dave Fanboy error #12, trying to make a point with speculation.  We can only argue what is, not what might have been.  As they say, if my aunt had testicles she would have been my uncle.

You are entitled to you own opinion, not your own facts.

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CALPOPPY's picture

Tress also won B1G 3 times in his first 6, then won another 4 after that.

Going by the old standard, Meyer would have had a shared title in 2013, too, so chalk an additional one to Meyer. And how about another one for 2016. They would not have won in 2015 because Iowa was 8-0 in conference.

So, Meyer would have won another two titles in conference under the old system.

Edit: And Tressel had conference titles in 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. If you want to give Tress 2010, then you have to give Meyer 2012.

Memento mori

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kareemabduljacobb's picture

And most likely the title in his first year too against ND. Giving him 4 and dropping Saban back to 5.  

Urban in year 7 now is about to have his 6th 12+ win season at tOSU.  Tress only won 12 or more games 3 times as the Bucks HC.  Well, 2 if you're one who doesn’t count the vacated Sugar Bowl W year.

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CC's picture

Counting 12 wins seasons means tress had to go undefeated and lose a bowl game or go 11-1 and win a bowl game.  Urban has 1 to 2 more games every year.  Tress would have been in the B1G championship game nearly every year.

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CALPOPPY's picture

Tress would have been in the B1G championship game nearly every year.

Obviosly, it’s difficult to know how the divisions would have been aligned, but based upon what happened, Tress would only have been in conference title games in 2002, 2006, 2007, and 2009. Even if you count 2010, they would have either not been in the title game or would have played Wisconsin. 

So, no, I don’t think he would have been in the title game almost every year. He might have been in 4 or 5.

Memento mori

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osu78's picture

Likes

Coach

Tressel

It's pretty good to be arguing wether the great coach is as great or great than the guy he replaced. I doubt TTUN is having that argument.

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LCT's picture

No doubt. Each of our HCs dating back to 1947 is a CFB HOFer. Staggering.

EDIT: except Fickell of course

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osu78's picture

Yup. Amazing.

I have a lot of respect for Fickell; he stepped up and held the program together in what was a no win situation for him. I doubt, even if he went undefeated, he would have gotten the HC job. He's now got the chance to develop as a HC in a less demanding environment; if he does well there he will move up.

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LCT's picture

Totally agree re Fickell. He did the program a solid that year.

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Ohio State University President Jim Tressel

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BuckeyeBoiler's picture

"EDIT: except Fickell of course"

Not YET.

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Ohio Guy in Jersey's picture

Fickell’s HC career isn’t over yet. Who knows? He may become a HOFer.

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Kevin Harrish's picture

Urban Meyer: 75-8 (.903 win percentage), 48-3 in the Big Ten (.941 win percentage)

Jim Tressel: 106–22 (.828 win percentage), 66–14, in the Big Ten (.825 win percentage)

I love Tressel, but unless Urban Meyer collapses on his face these next two series while the bulk of his team is made up of the two best recruiting classes in Ohio State history, this isn't really all that close.

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Re: divisions for his first (7) years Tressel had a losing record vs Wisky.

Remember this because for the longest time it was the only B1G team Tressel had a losing record. Ironically, when the B1G started divisions Wisky was in the East ?!? But just sayin' if there was divisions during Tressel's era Wisky wouldn't have been an easy out in the championship game.. And except for 2014 which was the Buckeyes/Urban's dream season Wisky has usually been a struggle.

And yes, Urban has the better record and is the better coach/motivator imo. In the final analysis Urban has won more close games.

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Dstacify's picture

Tress had a losing record against Wisky up until Alvarez retired. Once Bielema took over Tressel flipped the script on that series. Of course Meyer has thoroughly dominated Wisconsin since he's been here so there's that comparison.

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Kurt's picture

My opinion is that the real difference in the 2006 title game was that OSU met a team with cutting edge offensive and defensive schemes.  It wasn't about talent.  If anything Tressel had the talent edge in that game, but when you're deploying outdated schemes, you get smoked.

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Dillon G's picture

The 12 wins happened. 

#walkaway

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fear_the_nut70's picture

Meyer has a better record than Tressel.  He hasn’t won the conference as often for two reasons, one fact, one opinion:  1) it is now harder to win the conference because of that stupid CCG; 2) I think the  conference has been better, at least at the top, during Meyer’s rein.  And while they each have a championship, with the extra playoff game, doing so under the new system is also harder.

You are entitled to you own opinion, not your own facts.

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Dillon G's picture

You forgot that beating that Miami team was a piece of cake.

#walkaway

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fear_the_nut70's picture

Who said that? All I said is beating two championship caliber teams instead of one is harder.  You know, 2>1.  

You are entitled to you own opinion, not your own facts.

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Dillon G's picture

Who said that?

I said that. I added to your reasons why you think Meyer is better. When in fact, Bollman was Tressel's Zack Snyder. And he was the offensive line coach, and just not good at the job. That is the biggest difference in the coaches so far. That and Tressel didn't give up 50 points to mediocre teams like Iowa.

I love Meyer, he can stay until he is ready to go. But the nonsense on this site is sometimes....nonsense. People are emoting.

#walkaway

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fear_the_nut70's picture

Tressel hires Bollman than stuck with him.  That is his fault.  The game has changed these days, Alabama routinely gave up 35+ in playoff games, against us and Clemson twice.  While we gave up fewer points under the vest, we also struggled to score, hence, derogatory term Tressel ball. Not sure you have your finger on the CFB PULSE.  I love the vest, but anyone who thinks he was better than Meyer has been is clueless—just look at the numbers, not complicated. I also don’t think you know what that the term emoting means.  In all, a big swing and miss.

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Trotwoodbuck's picture

I see a lot of arguing over how many angels can dance on the head of a pin in this discussion.  Basic fact is Meyer has not significantly out performed JT and all the arguments for and against are based on marginal differences between two highly successful coaches.  For my money Meyer has to win at least one more National championship at OSU to make a reasonable argument his tenure has been superior and two more to be clearly superior. You could make an argument that given his national recruiting success Meyer is a better recruiter then JT but JT is a better coach given he achieved similar results with less heralded recruits.   

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Hovenaut's picture

Didn't realize Snell is an Ohio kid, but then I've really only heard his name from a wizard within the cfb universe...

Comparisons aside, good for Snell (wonder if he is related to Matt Snell?), wish he and the Cats continued success this season.

Hindsight is, and in, 2020

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PhillyNut's picture

I am happy for Snell but let's see what happens this year when they play a defense with a pulse. And contrary to Mr. Grimes comments, Florida's does not fit that category.

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blueblazer22's picture

No Paul, Benny is not better than Herschel Walker. More power to Snell for being the man at a basketball school, and his season is progressing well to this point. But do not compare him to one of the best ever quite yet. 

And while he looks to be a stud, plus was a local kid, this is no proof that he would beat out the guys currently on the Ohio State roster. So while he can be salty about not going to OSU and that doesn't bother me one bit, would Snell rather be getting carries and press at Kentucky or being third string in Columbus and seeing only spot duty?

Keep winning with Kentucky and do your thing Mr. Snell. 

"They say, "these geeks come a dime a dozen.  I'm lookin' for the guy who's supplyin' the dimes." -Classy Freddie Blassie

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iowabuckeyes's picture

A lot of Ohio kids have been bypassed due to Urban’s national recruiting strategy but that list doesn’t start with Benny Snell when NFL overall #1 pick Mitch Trubisky is on it. We can play the “what if” game all day but it won’t change anything. It’s time to let go and move on, Benny. As the song says, if you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with.

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

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BucksLover0214's picture

Trubisky was #2 overall

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aj99's picture

Best case for Snell right now at tOSU is 3rd string behind Dobbins and Weber.  He went to UK and gets playing time and is doing well.  Good for him.  But he should stop his bitching and start acting like a man who is in the right place at the right time and show some effing gratitude for the way things have worked out for him.  If I was his coach, I would tell him to, "stfu and stop moaning about the past."

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AMart71314's picture

Benny and I went to high school together (might have had a 1 year overlap on the football team, I don't remember), and I have a lot of respect for what the kid can do on the field, but I don't think his antics would've transitioned well to a JT-led OSU team. Even if Meyer had recruited him, I don't think he would've let him go run his mouth like he does down at UK.

That being said, the kid was an absolute stud at WCHS, and I honestly think he could've made a big contribution at OSU.

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crabapple buck's picture

Benny is Matt Snell's great nephew iirc.

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JSH0717's picture

I am actually thankful for Kentucky and Stoops.  They snag those underrated kids from Ohio, like Snell and Lynn Bowden.  Those young men would end up at either MSU or worse MeatChicken.  I am old enough to still have nightmares about both teams beating us with Ohio kids.  Same with PSU, so good luck Snell and Stoops! 

GO BUCKS!

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burger1124's picture

I agree. I have a weird relationship with the UK football program. I lived in the Lexington area for a number of years and I have to say that UK fans really do have a claim for worst fan base. Just total, absolute jerks. But I always found myself rooting for their football team because the fans just didn't care about them. A few years ago they took #1 MSSt down to the wire and when my wife went in to work the next day, she asked all the people if they'd watched the game. They all answered "what game?" because they knew the basketball team hadn't played the night before. So on the one hand, I have fondness for Stoops and what he's done there with an underdog program. on the other hand, the fan base is finally seeing some fair weather to hitch their wagons to, and they're now pretending they've been there all along.

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O-H-I-Owe-U's picture

I feel for the kid. I worked the chains for a few of his high school games and was surprised he didn't get an offer. Ran low with punishing power for his size, had great balance and shiftiness. What he's doing is pretty special considering UK blocking, and I hope he wreaks havoc in the SEC.

Side note, really looking forward to watching Jeaux battle and shut Grimes' trap. Long term though, good time to buy stock in florida because of Dan Mullen...dude has a great mind and all the leadership qualities you could want in a coach.

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Buck298's picture

So where does Creighton come up with 100g?

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LCT's picture

This is a damned good question.

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blueblazer22's picture

Learns

Creighton

Tricks

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1MechEng's picture

Lawless
Cash
Transactions

Trust me! I'm an Engineer.

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brutus0717's picture

$148 million in annual tuition goes a long way. Either that or some wealthy boosters. 

"We gotta go win this next game and make the State of Ohio proud!"-UFM

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Or Adidas money.

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

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

Every school has at least one rich booster...

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Scuba_Steve's picture

I think this Buffett guy might qualify as a rich booster.  He's not an alumnus of Creighton, but is a season ticket hold (I bet he even might have more than one ticket)

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Hockeybuck's picture

Omaha?  Warren Buffett perhaps?

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JTstan16's picture

I find it funny how most the people that were crying for more deep shots to taken for the last two years are mute about Dwayne’s downfield struggles from this past weekend. All blame is either on the OL, dropped passes, playcalling or coaches. This energy was not present ‘16-‘17. The goalposts have been moved, as I’ve expected all offseason. Yawn.

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LCT's picture

I blame Penn State for Dwayne not throwing for 6,000 yards and 49 TDs Saturday.

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brutus0717's picture

You're not wrong.

"We gotta go win this next game and make the State of Ohio proud!"-UFM

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JTstan16's picture

I expected a better game from the QB who was allegedly the best on the roster since his freshman year, 5th start or not. 

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Man, you’re a harsh critic. I think you’re conveniently overlooking Barrett’s own struggles against PSU until the fourth quarter. He led the Buckeyes to unforgettable comeback wins in 2014 and 2017. Haskins rose up in crunch time and put on the same kind of performance. Since you’re so inclined to compare, tell me how they’re different.

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Kevin Harrish's picture

To play devil's advocate, J.T. Barrett sliced up Penn State down the field last season. Dwayne Haskins was pretty ineffective downfield. He threw for 211 yards in the second half, but only 34 of them traveled through the air (his longest completion was a badly thrown 12-yard pass to Binjimen Victor). Most of that yardage was after the catch in the screen game. At the same time, he still did lead his team back from an improbable deficit and executed that game plan perfectly in the second half. You can't knock a quarterback for winning a game.

I just think some people – myself included – continue to view the criticism of Barrett as unfair and misguided, and they saw Haskins struggle similarly to how Barrett did when faced with a defense attacking him the same way. Our comments section would have melted last season with people calling for Haskins if Barrett couldn't complete a pass longer than 12 yards downfield and threw for 211 yards downfield. And that feels like a double standard.

MichiBuck12's picture

All due respect Kevin, the reason nobody is screaming about it is because it was out of the ordinary for him to miss those things. JT missed those things with the exception of the 4th quarter against Penn State, for 3 years straight. If you have to isolate JT's best quarter ever and compare it to Haskins worst game so far, I think we've settled the debate.

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

To give a fair comparison, Kevin, let's go back to JT Barrett's first year as a starter. 

Played at Penn State (whiteout game), seventh start of his career, JT was 12-19 for 74 yards 1 TD and 2 INTs. (and the INTs were not off of the TEs hands and deflected to a waiting defender). One of Barrett's INTs was a pick six to a linebacker that stepped in front of the receiver and took it to the house. 

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BucksLover0214's picture

My biggest problem with JT wasn't necessarily about stats.  It was just what I perceived.  Haskins sets up his receivers much better for the ability to have YAC with where the ball is thrown.  There's no whining about receivers not creating separation, because Haskins actually throws them open.  If Haskins misses, it's usually an overthrow.  And probably the biggest difference between Haskins and JT is that the defense has no idea what we might run on 3rd and short.  Meyer got way too comfortable relying on JT running, instead of actually devising an offensive gameplan that utilized all of the talent on the roster.  Seeing what Michael Thomas is doing in the NFL vs. what he did in his time at OSU speaks volumes to the coaching of Zach Smith, QB play, and offensive scheme of the Buckeyes.  2014 when JT goes down was the only time until this year that we've seen the offense just go all out and not worry about the consequences of a turnover.

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EvanstonBuckeye's picture

Agreed. Go back and look at Barrett's numbers in some of the games in which he struggled. 

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saluki2007's picture

Not denying what JT did in the 4th quarter last year, but he was helped out a lot by a couple pass interference calls.  He threw at least 2 if not 3 terrible balls that were not catchable, but got bailed out by the PI.

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Ronnie's picture

He didn’t throw a bad pick six. 

Thats serious improvement over the last QB

Boom! Boom!

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aboynamedtracy's picture

I'm taking the under on 4 int's in the next game from Haskins as compared to ol' scattershot.

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GrapeApe's picture

JT Barrett played in 8,624 games for Ohio State. Haskins is in his 5th. There is a learning curve to being a QB and it’s somewhere in between game 1 and game 8,624. Haskins will be fine 

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shiloh's picture

So figuring Ohio State's current .726 win percentage JT won @ 6,261 games for the Buckeyes. :-P He must be exhausted!

Also that equates to @ (719) victories over ttun.

Bottom line JT saved the 2014 season. No JT = no NC.

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MichiBuck12's picture

Are you suggesting that nobody assigned any blame to the OL, dropped passes, play calling or coaches until now? Because that is some hilarious revisionist history. Talk about moving the goal posts. You are a borderline troll at this point.

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LB U's picture

Even though Haskins struggled downfield last Saturday, the velocity on his passes opens up the screen game in a way I'm not used to seeing. The ball get's where it's headed so fast that it gives our playmakers time to actually make plays. It's such an underrated aspect of his game, but it makes a huge difference.

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cdub4's picture

You are right. I don't recall anyone criticizing Prince's blocking, the wide receiver room, Tim Beck, Zach Smith, or the play calling while JT was here.

Great post!

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Cooper's picture

You just won’t quit, will you?

This is definitely where I parked my car.

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buckeyetodd92's picture

I think we also need to remember that Dwayne is still a very inexperienced QB when it comes down to it. As long as he keeps progressing, (well, and winning), I'll be happy.

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BbBnD's picture

Compare Haskin’s first whiteout start to JT’s. Case closed. 

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brutus0717's picture

Meh, I'm glad Snell has something to hang his angst on, and I wish the kid well. But it seems to me he's the only one losing any sleep over the whole thing. 

"We gotta go win this next game and make the State of Ohio proud!"-UFM

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

He still could have walked on, if it meant that much to him. 

Baker Mayfield did it twice. 

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MichiBuck12's picture

I never saw the draw to cats. They're cute at kittens, but they don't do much after that. They sometimes want attention, but cats are only cool on their terms. They're like moody teenagers. Dogs are definitely where its at.

I've heard Grimes is a bit of a shit talker. The only thing that bugs me about what he said is that his mouth is writing checks that other people have to cash. If he played defense it would be one thing, but he's trash talking someone who he will not even be on the field simultaneously with.

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Lighteyes's picture

It really depends on the cat, honestly. The wife and I have two cats - one who always wants to play and sits in my lap like an under-sized dog...and the other who is  more like what you describe and just likes being around humans in the same room but not playing with them.

Its also worth noting that one of the best features of cats is that they can handle their own stuff - even the most human friendly ones can be fine if you have a really long day at the office and are gone for 12+ hours or even take a weekend trip (leaving out extra food and water obviously) whereas dogs generally require a real sitter or a plan to swing by the house and let them out if you’re going to be gone more than a normal work day.

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Texas_Bucks's picture

All I'm going to say is "litter box".

Dogs over cats any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

End of argument.

Texas Bucks

"Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect" - Benny Hill

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Hockeybuck's picture

I see both sides. To each her/his own.  I had a cat, but he was an outside cat and didn't use the litter box much.  And I kept it in the bathroom, so if he took a dump, I scooped and flushed it. All I'm going to say is dog waking you up at 5 AM needing to go outside to go to the bathroom. I'll be damned if I'm waking up earlier than I have to for work during the week.

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Archerm's picture

But...

litter box 

...belongs on the pro-cat side of the argument.  Easy to scoop once a day, 60 seconds and done.

With dogs you either have a fenced yard full of crap, or you spend hours per week picking up crap, or you bag your dogs crap while walking, or you just don't care about the rest of society and you let your dog go wherever he wants. 

I LOVE dogs, but they are WAY WAY WAY more work than having a cat. 

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Buckeyeincleveburg's picture

There seems to be something about the Skull Session and cats ... maybe DJ is still channeling his cat-spirit thru the Skully

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cdub4's picture

I like dogs...but way too much responsibility. May as well have a kid if I am going to have spend that much time on a pet.

Dogs are like children...I like other people's for 30 minutes to an hour, but longer than that and I am good LOL.

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iowabuckeyes's picture

You should never own a dog until you have a child and you should never have a child until you’ve owned a dog. And that’s because they are both incapable of doing anything by themselves. But if you’re going to choose one over the other, go with the dog first, which is not what I did.

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

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BUCKAROOTIMESTWO's picture

You made me chuckle IowaBuckeyes, but I get your point.

We’re now empty nesters, but have a dog.  It’s comical @ time when we’re planning a get away, only to then remember “oh sh#t wait, who’s going to take care of our dog”.....Lol!

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cledaybuck's picture

I like dogs...but way too much responsibility. May as well have a kid if I am going to have spend that much time on a pet.

Not even close.  I have never left my kid in a cage for 10 hours while I got to work.

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Wargor's picture

Yeah, they're like children, but they tie you down in opposite ways.  Want to spend the night at some friends' house?  Nobody blinks if you bring your kid.  Your dog is another question.  Want to have a bite in a restaurant on a hot day?  Kids are welcome, but leaving your dog in the car is a big problem.  

On the other hand, want to go out for a nice evening?  Just leave the dog at home and don't be gone too long.  Can't leave the young kid unattended at all.  

I like dogs, but they are a layer of responsibility on top of kids that I don't want to have to deal with.  Even now when the kids are old enough to mostly take care of themselves, the weekend soccer tournaments or all day day trips would be an issue.  

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Buckeyejohn's picture

I prefer cats because they amuse me more. They are very resourceful and clever. The cat has learned how to open doors, flush the toilet, etc. My cat is also very playful and great at ambushing me at unexpected times. I absolutely understand the love for dogs, but I feel like people underestimate how fun owning a cat can be. Yes, it will take more time and work to earn their affection. Yes, they will manipulate to get what they want. Yes, they will throw a tantrum when hungry. Yes, I feel like I am also describing my wife. 

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Your last sentence earned an upvote.

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

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

A fair warning, in reference to your last sentence . . . A recent study concluded that our friendly neighborhood house cats are always thinking about ways to kill us

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Buck298's picture

I am still fairly certain that any cat can decide on a place to eat far sooner than my wife can. 

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Scott62's picture

That’s funny because I have the same problem.  In fact she won’t decide.  So, I name a place and only then will she tell me where she wants to go...and it’s never the place I pick.  Drives me crazy.

Other thing I can’t stand is between my wife and three daughters, any restaurant I pick, there is at least one of them who says they don’t like the place.  It’s a bloody restaurant!  They have a MENU!  Are you kidding me that you can’t find one thing on there that you can eat????  And notice the word eat versus like.  Not only is there nothing they like...there’s nothing they can eat.  Unbelievable!!!

Ok, whew...I feel better now.  Thanks everyone.

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osu78's picture

My solution:

I have a go to resturant I suggest when no one will pick. I know it will immediately result in suggestions. If not, we go there and the next time it does. 

Strive at all times to bend, fold, spindle and mutilate.

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Scott62's picture

I do that when I’ve had it with the guessing.  Either Rusty Bucket or BW’s.  If she says yes to one of those, then I know she truly did not care.  Happens once every blue moon.

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Buck298's picture

Oh Lord, I feel for you man. You are outnumbered. When I would ask my son, I would get an immediate answer. So son, where would you like to e... Dewey’s Pizza Dad, the one on Madison Road in Oakley. I want a half half pizza with 4 cheese on one side and double pepperoni on the other. 

Just so you know, the where to eat thing is universal with wives. My 2nd wife is Chinese and I get the exact same thing. “Oh, I don’t know. How about ...  no, not there”. Repeat this at least 20 times. 

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Hockeybuck's picture

Response from my girlfriend when I ask her where she wants to eat:  "I don't care."  Then I'm to blame when it's someplace she doesn't like, she has what she thinks is a bad meal, or the topper:  "We always go where you want to go."  Once you say "I don't care" you've abdicated your restaurant choosing privileges.  So don't bitch.

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MichiBuck12's picture

Preach brother! I get the "We always do what you wanna do" line all the time. It drives me up the fucking wall. I asked 9 times what you wanted to do tonight and you gave me zero suggestions. Don't act surprised when I choose to sit at home watching sports.

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Hockeybuck's picture

I don't even need a restaurant name.  Give me a cuisine.  Mexican?  Italian?  Burgers?  Pizza?  Anything?  Bueller?

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Buck298's picture

Oh yeah. I live in China so I only suggest different Chinese cuisines (and they are very different). Sichuan? Dongbei? Hunan? Yunnan? Guangzhou? Xin Jiang? Beijing? Then I go for other Asian countries ‘ cuisine. How about Korean? Japanese? Thai? Vietnamese? 

What do I hear? Oh, I don’t know. How about xxx?  No, not that one. Rinse and repeat. 

I’m sitting there thinking, it’s your own damn country and you still don’t know? Oh, but we are the good husbands and will eat at any place they finally agree to. 

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osu78's picture

Once you say "I don't care" you've abdicated your restaurant choosing privileges.  So don't bitch.

The bachelor force is strong in this one. 

Once you are married you’ll learn the dark side is stronger. 

Strive at all times to bend, fold, spindle and mutilate.

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Scuba_Steve's picture

My life in a nutshell....well said!

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SleepyLeviathan's picture

I have a Maine Coon that is basically a dog in a cats body. He plays fetch, is leash trained, and loves meeting new people. Very, very sweet temperament.

And he loves dogs, he gets pissed when I go over to my sisters house and he stays at home (he and my sisters bulldog are best friends).

I also cant lay down on the couch or in bed without the 20lb furball wanting to curl up next to me.

It definitely varies by cat (my sisters is a psycho), but my man Orion is one of the best pets I've had, and I've had a LOT of animals in my 27 years.

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blueblazer22's picture

So birds can actually get drunk? Who knew? Not me. Too many overripe berries and birds can become the equivalent of frat boys on a Saturday bender. Learn something new every day. 

Evn if Grimes is a talker, that is a lot of blather for no real reason. So much for complimenting your opposition or even showing a modicum of respect. Go get 'em Jeaux. 

Land no, Stillwater cannot be THAT bad methinks. But if you don't like the coach maybe, then I can see a slightly lower haul being more attractive. 

"They say, "these geeks come a dime a dozen.  I'm lookin' for the guy who's supplyin' the dimes." -Classy Freddie Blassie

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MichiBuck12's picture

If those are my offers, I'm going Oklahoma State every time. This lawsuit is going to be really interesting. I think we kinda all knew how this stuff worked, but its going to be interesting to see how people react to having it all confirmed. Kinda like teenage drinking. My kid isn't there yet, but I can imagine it being one of those things where you kinda know its happening but can't really prove it and therefore can't really do anything about it, so you just pretend its not happening. Then they stumble in drunk one night and you realize how utterly unprepared you are to deal with it.

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blueblazer22's picture

I am with you MB. If that was the treasure trove available, there seems little question that OSU (the southern one) would be the easy choice. I could get along with any coach for a full ride and those extracurriculars in just about any place in our fine country. In fact, I wish I had these "offers" when I went to school. 

As for McDermott, I would think he had no direct knowledge and as such may not get caught up in a direct scandal, but it certainly seems possible that a bullet was dodged in some form. 

"They say, "these geeks come a dime a dozen.  I'm lookin' for the guy who's supplyin' the dimes." -Classy Freddie Blassie

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Buctor's picture

 How to mange young people is a real challenge MB.  Good luck, most need it!

One of my co-workers told me his approach to raising his children.  

Something came up, don't remember the issue.  The kids were complaining about the way he handled it.  

His initial response was along the lines of way most of the older folks on here have likely heard.

"My house, my rules."

But then the lines I loved:

"This is not a democracy, your best hope is that it remains a benevolent dictatorship.  How you behave will determine that.  The best way to remove the benevolence is to lie to your mother or I."

By the way, all of his children have grown up to be good and successful by last count.

Mine have also made me proud.  Even after many days worrying about doing things correctly. 

Finally, there is only one absolutely important parental action while raising your family.  Make sure they know you love them.  Do that and most all problems can be solved

Beat everyone, in every sport, all the time!!!

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Texas_Bucks's picture

I have 2 daughters & 1 son, youngest is a senior at Otterbein; this is basically what I told them.....

Texas Bucks

"Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect" - Benny Hill

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Dillon G's picture

Meyer should not have recruited nationally. He should have gone after Iowa's players. Because look what happened. 

See how easy it is? 

#walkaway

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PhillyNut's picture

And avoid the players Bama recruits, because, well the Buckeyes beat them in 2014 so they must not be any good.

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

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FitzBuck's picture

I'm pleased to announce I have a new editor

cat gifs are back.  

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

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colo_buckeye's picture

God > Family > Buckeyes football

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nm_buck's picture

looks like he been eatin' overripe berries

"The future is bright at Ohio State."  - Urban Meyer 1/1/15

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BuckeyeRy4's picture

Induced a chuckle at work that had to be subdued. I was thinking, wow, that cat has personality, then you bring up over-ripe berries and that made more sense.

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

looks like he been eatin' overripe berries

...Or birds that have eaten overripe berries. Gets concentrated up the food chain.

Yo, Nm_!

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

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nm_buck's picture

yo GTH hope all is well down in the shadow of the Organs...

"The future is bright at Ohio State."  - Urban Meyer 1/1/15

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3ydncloudofdust's picture

Gotta love the downfield blocking. That said, i thought I’d see Rashod go Beast Mode w the ball a few times by now. I’ll wait patiently...

A lion sleeps in every man, dissatisfaction moves him,  complacency keeps him asleep.

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BucksHave7's picture

Oklahoma State really sharpened its pencil. 

Benny, you can still transfer to us.

BucksHave7

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hetuck's picture

1. OSU coaches would be sapient to use Berry as a "Bush Push" back on a Haskins QB sneak. 

2. Snell is an example of an Ohio player who might have been helped get an OSU offer if Ohio had some sort of spring football. 

3. Game day forecast is 86 with a 38% chance of a morning thunderstorm. Rain chances diminish in the afternoon. 

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Vince Lombardi

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BucksHave7's picture

Also, was wondering what was or is Snell's GPA.

BucksHave7

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hetuck's picture

A weather update: rain has pretty much disappeared from the forecasts. It will be hot & humid. Hydrate well. 

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Vince Lombardi

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acBuckeye's picture

It's ironic you point out that play by Berry bc I texted my dad during the game that I thought he played a terrible game. Not only did he not catch the pass that led to the pick, but later in the game he was lined up in the backfield on short yardage, pulled to the right and literally ran right by the guy who dropped our back for a 3 yard loss. Cant remember the down, but it was late and a critical play. Overall, I'm very disappointed in the TEs as a group, considering the backup wiped 3 points off the board bc of a penalty.

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Buctor's picture

Haven't checked, that is watched again, but saw and remember the penalty.  Looked to me to be a blocked kick without it.  Imagine how that would have lit their fires!

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elmird's picture

The play you're talking about is the 4th and inches play where we ran the read option. I do remember berry running right passed the defensive end but I'm not sure if that was the player Haskins was supposed to "read" on the play. Regardless, that play was a total mess

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JarheadBuck's picture

What is it with 11W writers and cats?  Didn't your parents get you a puppy when you were a kid?  Jeesh.

Congrats (I suppose) on your new roommate overlord.  ;-)

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acBuckeye's picture

"We saw a team made up of Tressel's local approach versus Meyer's national approach. And it wasn't pretty."

Theres way more to it than that. If Troy Smith didnt get fat on In N Outs for 50 days, if the locker room wasnt divided bc of Smith's trophy parade, if the team wasnt fat and happy having already beaten the #2 team.... twice, if Florida wasnt such big underdogs, if Ginn doesn't get hurt, etc. Florida was no more talented than that 06 Buckeye team. They were effing loaded. It wasnt a huge talent mismatch.

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Jdadams01's picture

Everything you say is true, but there was definitely a huge talent mismatch when Florida's DL went up against OSU's OL. Fat and happy, divided, whatever, that Florida DL was easily a step above the OSU OL. That DL dominated all night.

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acBuckeye's picture

Maybe in pass pro. Pittman was underutilized early and often in that game. But they fell behind so quickly they couldn't use him. If that's a close game, OSUs bigger OL wouldve worn Floridas pass rushers out in the 4th quarter with run blocking. All speculation I know, but it aggravates me when people say that game showed a huge talent gap. OSU was ranked #1 all season and was undefeated to that point for a reason.

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aj99's picture

The Florida D was lightyears ahead of our offense in scheme as well as talent.  The talent gap was huge from their D to our O.  We had some good receivers on one side of the line. But the our O line was definitely outclassed by their D.

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Texas_Bucks's picture

And if the dog hadn't stopped to take a shit, he might have caught the rabbit.

Texas Bucks

"Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect" - Benny Hill

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

It sounds like Travon Grimes is resting all of his hopes this Saturday on theGators’ defense. Which makes sense, because Florida’s offense is gator sh—. And Grimes didn’t say anything about how he was going to be the most dynamic ex-Buckeye on the field, maybe because in Florida’s opener against Charleston Art College, he racked up about half of his total season-to-date receiving yards (50 yards in that game) and his only TD this season, but since then has done very little. 

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BUCKAROOTIMESTWO's picture

I remember when Grimes was said to be languishing on OSU’s bench behind a bunch of other WRs who should be carrying his water bottle.

With his brashness, I don’t see his being willing to buy into the “culture” around the Woody.  Hint hint hint!

Now that he’s where he wants to be, may he find success! (No sarcasm intended with this last statement either).

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HSGABuck's picture

Tread lightly, Kevin.  UF beat us but I still believe we were the better team.  

Heaven knows I love U FRANK M but we do miss on the locals a little bit.  Seems like there is a kid who plays safety for Minn (also a Buckeye legends son) who would fit in pretty well here m

GO BUCKS

In Antoine Winfield I trust

 

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WezBuck28's picture

I get what your saying..there are a lot of guys from Ohio that I wish Urban would have went after..just gotta trust the process I guess..

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GoBuckeyes1020's picture

We saw a team made up of Tressel's local approach versus Meyer's national approach. And it wasn't pretty.

Why throw this crap around just to start an argument? I've seen recent Meyer teams get thoroughly embarrassed on the national stage over the past few years and I've seen them dominate too. Why not just enjoy the fact that Tressel led us out of the Cooper years of michigan losses and Meyer has continued that roll that Tressel started and taken it to a new level?

The pain of discipline or the pain of regret, take your pick

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OSUtopia's picture

Thanks for posting the Bobby Kennedy article. Very touching tribute to someone who tried to help.

OSUtopia

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DCDDC's picture

I think he did help, at least by helping to raise the level of awareness.

m GO BLOW!!!

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

“I know all about boozey birds, you see. One of them had great gams, I tell you, but she landed me in the slammer, you see.”

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TMac's picture

GO TRIBE!

#ItsGreatToBeABUCKEYE

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bigtenspeed's picture

Man, these playoff games kill me. It’s like the Penn State game only you have to win 11 of them. Agonizing and great at the same time.

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kmp10's picture

I hate people like Trevon Grimes. Disloyal, passive aggressive, backhanded complimenting asshole. Joe's my good friend... he isn't very good and hasn't improved... but we're good friends. STFU. 

When I die, sprinkle my ashes over the 70's 

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southbuc's picture

Dude. It’s Oklahoma. Yes it’s that bad. 

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TheScarletNut's picture

Snell seems a tad bitter, not to say I wouldn't be, but we DID take an RB from Ohio that cycle and he happened to be a top 50 recruit so.... there goes that argument for him.

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buckeyepastor's picture

I like Rashod Berry a lot.  I think he is a “match-up nightmare” for defenses with his size and athletic ability.  And he did a great job shoving around DBs on that TD.  But he still needs to step up and get it done more often for Dobbins and Weber at the line of scrimmage.  

Grimes’ opinion of Burrow based on the cup of coffee he stopped and had with OSU is hardly worth giving a thought to.  I think Burrow has the last laugh and as Buckeyes should, does his talking on the field.  

Happy for Snell and what he is getting done at Kentucky, but I am fine with Dobbins, and Weber, and Teague.  Maybe in another 10years, Kentucky will be the sort of team that merits a post-season match up with OSU.  

"Woody would have wanted it that way" 

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GrapeApe's picture

Re: Berry. You’re 100% correct. His run blocking is atrocious. It’s gonna take a miracle for him to even get to serviceable in that regard. 

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Nutinpa's picture

Eh....Berry has shown flashes of brilliance, but until he shows he can can catch passes downfield with outstretched arms, it is hard for me to consider him a matchup nightmare.......at all. 

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Mantis's picture

Damn.  Screw you too, Grimes. 

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Dillon G's picture

The BigTen Network is in Columbus tomorrow for pregame. It's not the production of Gameday, but Howard Griffin isn't a giant douchebag. I know some don't like DiNardo. Whatevs...

They aren't homers, nor haters. It's a better choice. You just have to listen to boat rowing. I roll my eyes too.

#walkaway

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

I love BTN bringing in a morning game day show because I can no longer watch ESPN's Game Day - even with Herbie on it!  Desmond is horrible and unwatchable and Corso is just fucking painful to watch now as well - I realize what is going on with him, but now it just seems cruel to keep parading him around!  The show has really lost it luster and the only two I want to hear from is Fowler and Herbie - the other cast of characters - not so much!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

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TkeBuck's picture

just one more comment about JT versus DH. it'll be interesting to compare 2018 final rushing and passing stats to 2017. JT passed for more than 3000 yds last year and the 'big3' rushed for more than 2800. comparing the 2017 RPO qb team stats to the 2018 P qb team stats will be a great topic for this board.

klusewski

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

You have a point, but after this season, we will probably compare wins/losses and postseason successes more than the raw numbers.

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Dillon G's picture

I think I will spend Saturday, when not on football, watching the show "Swamp People". It is Louisiana hill billies hunting and killing gators. That needs to be a Gameday sign.

#walkaway

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moopdawg's picture

From reading this article, one can conclude that Meyer needs to adopt the Dabo Swinney approach.  

Tressel is a great coach, and very little can be concluded about a coach based off of one game.

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Kevin Harrish's picture

I'm not concluding anything off of one game, that was more of an anecdote. I love Jim Tressel. He's a legend. But I think Urban Meyer has been clearly more successful in his time at Ohio State than Tressel was, in terms of winning games and having his team consistently among the nation's best.

And I know you mention it in jest, but he kind of has adopted the Dabo Swinney approach with building his defense around his absurdly talented defensive line (which dominated Ohio State that game). Though he was beginning to do that before that 2016 loss.

Nutinpa's picture

*No offense, Kevin as I like your work.  But as it relates to the “Meyer vs Tressel argument” I think you r picking and choosing your facts.  For all of his rock star recruiting chops, at this stage of the process, Meyer has one NC, which is exactly what Tressel had.  Meyer’s dominance of Tress in the natty has now been dubiously equaled by Clemson’s bitch slapping of Meyer’s team two years ago.  

Now Meyer no longer has Fickell to play good cop with Ohio high school coaches. Time will tell.  But one thing is for sure:  when you are the showcased focus of Thursday night round one of the NFL draft, you need to exceed what Meyer has done so far.  And if you don’t believe me, look at Meyer’s face and demeanor on the sidelines every Saturday. 

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Kevin Harrish's picture

Maybe I am, but at the absolute worst, they're equal, and I even have a hard time seeing that. They're equal in terms of national titles, but Meyer has a decisive edge in wins, wins in big games, and wins in the Big Ten conference (and somehow fewer losses to Michigan, which is more just hilarious than an actual point of comparison since Tressel was 9-1). I think it's fair to say Meyer should probably have more success given his recruiting prowess, but I think you also have to give Meyer credit for recruiting those players in the first place, and developing them into NFL players. I think all else equal, that gives him an edge of Tressel, not the opposite.

southalabamabuckeye's picture

Even if Grimes ends up being right, I don't believe that will be the case, he needs to learn to keep his mouth shut. 

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ANOTHERMICHIGANLOSS's picture

Doug Lesmerises makes me want to vomit.

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ANOTHERMICHIGANLOSS's picture

Never liked him, he comes off as corny and a know it all.  I know it's probably not a popular opinion, but he is the kind of guy that I could never get along with.

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LeftCoastBuckeye's picture

I like their videos and podcasts.  They make a good pair; Doug is SO high energy, and laid-back Bill is a good counterbalance.  Sadly, Bill is moving to The Athletic.  Although I like him, I'm not sure if I could take an hour podcast of just Doug; it would be way too exhausting.  

My aim, then, is to whip the Weasels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.   - William Tecumseh Sherman (with apologies)

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

I'd make the recommendation to Benny that he really needs to late go of the bitterness and seething anger... but what do I know.  If it motivates him, perhaps he'll see it for what it is/was... the powers of the universe pushed him elsewhere and that is/was a great thing!  He should be elated that he is now fully taking advantage of the situation and is a star runner for a cinderella type story program right now.  Instead, he is sitting there boiling with rage that is impacting his ability to enjoy the moment!

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tampatom's picture

I am a big dog fan. Have a Newfie now that is truly part of the family. Cats are less work but really so independent they are never really part of family. The analogy to getting one before children is a good one as they do take work.

There is a reason Grimes is not part of the brotherhood, like I said above, he is more like a cat!

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BuckeyeRy4's picture

I must say, I did notice on the Victor TD that Berry seemed to be in 2 places at one time. Just because one part of your game isn't clicking doesn't mean others can't.

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Sorry Mr. Snell, you are nowhere NEAR as good as Carlos Hyde, Zeke Elliott, Mike Weber, and JK Dobbins. 

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

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VanillaStache's picture

Calling Trevon Grimes a snake in the grass would an insult to both snakes and grass. 

"Let me quote the late great Cornel Sanders, I'm to drunk to taste this chicken"

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ScarletGray43157's picture

We saw a team made up of Tressel's local approach versus Meyer's national approach. And it wasn't pretty

It worked fine until Ted Gunn Jr. Left the game.

Ohio State actually won that part. 

The rest was ugly though...

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

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

is Stillwater, Oklahoma that bad?

Yes, yes it is.

The entire state of Oklahoma is bad. 

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BuckeyeDale's picture

I feel for Snell...but there was recently a story about another kid who wanted to be a Buckeye, and is a preferred walk on.  That route was open to 'little benny' as well.  IF he proved to be good enough, by now, he be on Scholly as well.

 

BuckeyeDale

GO BUCKS!!

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hetuck's picture

When I hear the name "Elliott", my next reaction is "Uzelac." Somewhere Robert Smith is punching a wall. 

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Vince Lombardi

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yankeescum's picture

Kevin, I love your writing, and you are a worry successor to the guy that made me fall in love with this website. 

But the dig at Tressel is bullshit. 

Urban Meyer has exactly one national championship. So did Tressel. 

Tressel went to two more national championship games during his tenure. Meyer has made zero extra appearances. 

During his time here, Tressel's Buckeyes finished with a higher average final poll ranking than any other school in the nation, including USC, Miami, Florida, and Alabama. 

The argument could be made that during his time in big boy football, Tressel was the best coach in all of college football. 

I hope Meyer enjoys more success here, but Tress made the Buckeyes what they are today. The cupboard was hardly bare when Meyer arrived as evidenced by his inaugural, and not yet repeated, undefeated season. 

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Kevin Harrish's picture

I'm not trying to dig at Tressel or imply that he was not a big time coach, more that college football itself has changed and this is what's necessary to compete. Jim Tressel is one of my favorite all-time coaches and humans and I'm not discounting him or what he accomplished at all. I wholeheartedly agree he made Ohio State what is today.

That said, I do think Urban Meyer is a better coach. They're even in national titles and Tressel played for two more (one of which he lost to Meyer), but Meyer also took his team to the college football playoff twice, and arguably been back in 2015 and/or 2017 if not for inconsistency from the committee. He has a decisive edge in win percentage, win percentage in big games, and win percentage in the Big Ten. Again, it's certainly not a shot at Tressel. I love Tressel. But if I had to pick one to be the head coach of my football team, I'm picking Urban Meyer.

yankeescum's picture

Bullshit was probably the wrong word to use there, I didn't mean to say that it was wrong to have an opinion of Tressel, but rather that part of that opinion is, in my opinion, wrong. I guess I was trying to say that I think Tressel's  dominance is overlooked, and his role in consistently placing Ohio State amongst the nation's elite is uncredited. During his decade, Ohio State had the best average end of season poll position of any team in all of college football. I agree that in today's recruiting game, he is a dinosaur, and I don't mean a sexual tyrannosaurus as the former governor of Minnesota would say, but that the game has passed him by. In his autobiography, Jack Tatum says that Notre Dame offered him a car, but that Woody told his mother that he would make Jack a "Better man, and a better football player". And his mother sent him to Ohio State. Woody also hit his players, a tactic that would no doubt get him a spanking today. But against all the other coaches in college during the time he was here, Tressel had Ohio State at a consistently higher level than any other program in the country, and won more consistently than any other coach. I think he gets overlooked for that. 

I love your stuff, and love waking up, or sometimes falling asleep to your column (it comes out at 1:00 in the morning in Alaska). Keep writing hard, and kicking ass. 

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Kevin Harrish's picture

I agree with you. I don't think Tressel gets enough credit for how great and dominant he was, either. But I also think Urban Meyer is a better coach. I have no problem with both being true. And saying I think Urban Meyer is a better coach is a lot more a compliment to Meyer than it is a shot at Tressel, because I sincerely think Tressel was great.

Thank you for reading! I appreciate it, and the comments.

kmp10's picture

That said, I do think Urban Meyer is a better coach.

I'm not so sure about that. I think Meyer's success is built almost entirely on one philosophy... recruit more talented players and let them out-athlete the opposition. I'm not sure that Meyer would succeed in the NFL, because in that league everybody has talent. I think Tressel would have a shot to succeed on Sundays, especially when he'd have no choice but to alter his offensive ideology, and I believe Tressel's personality would mesh much better with professional players. Tressel's the better football coach, I believe, while Meyer is the better salesperson. Because college football rewards the best recruiters over the best football coaches, I'd take Meyer as well... but you give Meyer and Tressel equally talented teams that match up well against one another and let them play ten times, I believe Tressel might win more than Meyer does. 

When I die, sprinkle my ashes over the 70's 

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Dillon G's picture

This is incorrect. Tressel had 4 in 9 seasons under the playoff system at YSU. That is why he was pushed out on a narrative and Ohio State buckled. The playoff was coming and they thought Meyer was done.

#walkaway

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GoBuckeyes1020's picture

Love a Friday Skull Session when 75% plus of the comments are how JT is a shadow of the guy we have now. Doesn't matter which JT we are talking about either.......the coach or the QB. Damn we are a spoiled whining bunch.

The pain of discipline or the pain of regret, take your pick

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Dillon G's picture

And I love how he brings up Jim Tressel as if he did everything the way it should be done. Maybe you like the way Tressel recruited Ohio – hell, I even think it's admirable – but if your job is to win football games, the national approach is undeniably better.

Recruiting nationally might mean something different depending on the person. Jim Tressel recruited nationally. Not at the expense of not taking the best players from Ohio. John Cooper recruited nationally. And lost the last 2 games of the year with great regularity. 

Urban Meyer took his nationally recruited team to the Capital One Bowl with this NFL stacked defense, Heisman trophy winning QB and great athletes. They went up against this guy.

Lloyd Carr's slow pro style offense, the same one that mustered 91 yards and 3 points put up 524 yards and 35 points against Meyer and Florida.

Michigan played like Florida did against Ohio State the year before, with a giant chip on their shoulder. Like Penn State a week ago.

That player from Kentucky plays in a bad division of a mediocre (top to bottom) conference. I am glad he is a Kentucky and not Michigan. Don't let the best kids in Ohio go else where.

#walkaway

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JBFinSanAntonio's picture

Hey Kentucky RB -- Mike Weber was part of the OSU Class of 2015, a year ahead of you. J.K. Dobbins was part of the Class of 2017, a year behind you. Even if OSU had selected you over Antonio Williams, you'd STILL be riding the pine in Columbus. No way in hell you beat out either Weber or Dobbins. And, just like Williams, you'd have transferred out when you saw Snead and Teague in the rearview mirror. Put it this way -- UK is perfect for you, because you get four years to play, instead of the two years you'd be left with after riding OSU pine and sitting a year to transfer. Sometimes, life works out like that,. Be happy; you were NEVER meant to be a Buckeye. Having said that -- good luck, go beat Bama, Jogia and LSU.

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