Urban Meyer Was Hopeful Nick Bosa Would Return to Ohio State, But Not Surprised By His Decision to Leave

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SaltyD0gg's picture

Just got on. What'd I miss?

Pain of Discipline

Pain of Regret

Take Your Pick

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

The Brewers beat the Dodgers last night. Packers won too ;)

"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine

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JJHerman's picture

A team captain decided to leave his team and fans are fine with it. But I must ask; if a team captain does not care about the season why should we?

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fear_the_nut70's picture

Whether you care about the season or not is up to you.  Kids go to college to prepare themselves for a career. Mr. Bosa is now in a position to earn millions, so he is prepared.  Even though this happens pretty infrequently, if it ruins your enjoyment as a fan, maybe CFB is not for you.

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

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JJHerman's picture

We, as fans, should hold captains to a certain expectation....IMO. But yes, you are right.

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fear_the_nut70's picture

Curious why you think fans, and not other players in the lockeroom, should hold captains to a higher expectation?

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

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buckeyepastor's picture

Captains don’t owe us fans a damn thing.  It is about the brotherhood of the players.  Bosa has to answer to Young, Jones, and the others.  Not to me, or you.  I wish him well.  

"Woody would have wanted it that way" 

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Sanantonefan's picture

Bosa family: please stay away from twitter. I've been out there and I see crazy people.

You Got Barbecue Back There!?!?!?!

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RK84's picture

Bosa family Everyone:please stay away from twitter. I've been out there and I see crazy people.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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BuckNutChicago's picture

Instructions: How to Tweet to a college athlete

Step 1: Don't do it

Go Buckeyes!!!

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chris's picture

Not that I'm advocating for this, but Bosa is no longer a college athlete. Nevertheless, the larger point of staying away from twitter is a good rule of thumb always.

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Byaaaahhh's picture

I visited Twitter quite a few times when the Urban Meyer/Zach Smith thing was going down. People are really something. Never again lol.

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Sanantonefan's picture

I go out and look around sometimes, but it's usually worse than MGOBlog.

You Got Barbecue Back There!?!?!?!

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fear_the_nut70's picture

I only go to MGOblog when Michigan loses, because it is glorious.  Otherwise it is a sewer pit.  They believe Meyer is worse than Hitler but never really say why, ever.  

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

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Silver Sniper's picture

And everyone types OSU as O$U, which I don’t get. Unless it’s to make clear that OSU makes more bank than other schools perhaps. 

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Sanantonefan's picture

They consider themselves morally superior--probably because we keep beating them like a drum and they have to latch onto something.

You Got Barbecue Back There!?!?!?!

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BUCKAROOTIMESTWO's picture

Spend time around the Team for what?  He withdrew from school!

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Rigel's picture

No different than bringing back his older brother to the sidelines for a game at this point...

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Bucknut75's picture

They bring Lebron to games. Even gave him a locker. How many classes did he attend? lol Inspirational reasons I'm guessing.

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BUCKAROOTIMESTWO's picture

I’m talking about those saying Bosa should be around the Team to provide Leadership, inspire them, and/or Coach them up.

IF Bosa was interested in doing ANY of that, he could’ve stayed in school and been around the Team as he rehabbed. I’d speculate that would be welcomed by the Coaches.

Instead, Bosa CHOSE a different path.

I’m fine with it (wouldn’t matter if I wasn’t) AND don’t begrudge his choice or decision, because it was his to make and he did!

There’s still a whole lot of football to be played and I’m here for it as well as the remaining 100+ guys that are currently on the Team.

I imagine there’s more than a few guys who are excited about increased playing time, more so than sitting around dogged face about a teammate or situation they have no control over.

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Bukirob's picture

yeah cause nothing say teammate like what nick is doing  i think its a selfish move and he is bailing on his team

You WIN with people.

 

 

WW Hayes

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Wyandot Buckeye Fan's picture

As far as playing, or just being around the team?

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Buckloving's picture

I don't get him not finishing the semester though

bobbyd

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gunin2012's picture

Best of luck to him and a great decision for his family. His family and him have given plenty to OSU 

TrueBuck

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Chic'sGhost's picture

Best of luck to him and NOT a great decision for his family.  Booooo.

"You're welcome for the house I built."

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BbBnD's picture

I don’t blame him for the decision and I’d almost certainly do the same thing, but his career college stats are frankly pretty mediocre, especially when you consider the hype that surrounded him. Sure, tackles and sacks don’t paint the whole picture, but acting like he had some amazing college career isn’t accurate. I’m sure he’ll be a top 5 pick and have a great NFl career, but for a 5 star recruit he was basically a college bust. 

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RK84's picture

Wut.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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cronimi's picture

for a 5 star recruit he was basically a college bust

Holy crap, now I've read it all. I guess Urban wouldn't want him back even if he were healthy. Not sure why he was a starter, since he sucked so much. Unbelievable what people will spew when they get emotional about a football player....

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RedsBuckeyeBoy's picture

Are you actually labeling him a bust? I’m no psychologist, but that sounds like a coping mechanism to me. Go bucks!

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ToTheHouse's picture

Then here's looking to the next Top Five in the draft for years to come:

Looong live the "bust" !

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BbBnD's picture

I said college bust based on his hype, reading comprehension is key. 

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Monclovabuckeye's picture

Not sure of your criteria, but if Nick's college career was a bust we need more busts.

I don't give a damn for the whole state of Xichigan.

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BbBnD's picture

His career sack total doesn’t even put him in the top 250 in the FBS and he was a very highly ranked recruit. Being a top rated recruit and doing little of consequence: no national championships, no national awards, sack total outside of the top 250, isn’t exactly leaving your mark. He is and was a very talented player, but he didn’t really accomplish a lot considering the hype he came in with. Talent and hype doesn’t equal production. While I enjoy seeing buckeyes in the NFL, and I’ll cerrainly be pulling for Bosa to have a great NFL career, as an OSU fan I’m more interested in a player’s production while they’re in college than which pick they are in the draft.

Bosa finished with 17.5 sacks.

https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/leaders/sacks-player-career.html

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Trotwoodbuck's picture

None of the criteria mentioned have any material significance.  The overwhelming number of college football players don't have any of the accomplishments mentioned and many of those that do were busts in the NFL.  College football is nothing more then entertainment for the fans.  The awards and accomplishments associated with it are virtually meaningless. 

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BbBnD's picture

As a fan of OSU football, none of those things have relevance? Are you kidding? What does have relevance? Again, I said he was a *college bust*. I’m sure he’ll have a fine NFL career, but for a 5 star recruit that was considered the most talented defensive player this year, he had very mediocre production in college. Talent and hype don’t mean anything if the production isn’t there. 

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buckeyenobility's picture

I'm not trying to be a jerk but you do realize stats for defensive lineman don't tell the whole story right? Sacks are an important stat but doesn't really tell you how much effect a player has. Hurries is the big one. Putting pressure on the qb alot. The biggest thing to look at is how offenses were planning almost the whole gameplan on blocking 97. And don't take it from me, listen to the things coaches were saying about him. I hate to be blunt but if tackles and sacks are the only thing you are looking at for determining if Bosa is good, then you don't know football. 

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BbBnD's picture

I’m not trying to be a jerk either, but can you read? This is a quote from my first comment. 

“Sure, tackles and sacks don’t paint the whole picture, but acting like he had some amazing college career isn’t accurate.”

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BuckeyeRy4's picture

I guess my retort would be that you realize those numbers were from about 1 season, playing half the reps a full-time starter woild play, since he platoons for 2 full years, and only played in 2.5 games this year. Not an accurate take.

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BbBnD's picture

See my comment to AnalyticalGuy

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BuckeyeRy4's picture

Just read them. If you don't disagree with my comment that he essentially played the reps of one season over his freshman and sophomore years, plus 2.5 games this year and had 17.5 sacks, that's hardly pedestrian. Agree to disagree, but what your comment could have said, while making a stronger point is that he didn't have a chance to really show his talents to their maximum with the stats to prove it. To say he will be a great NFL player and a bust at the same time is pretty diametrical.

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BbBnD's picture

Which is why I’ve repeatedly labeled him a college bust. My comment has nothing to do with the nfl. I’m an OSU fan. While I’m aware 5 stars are technically, at least according to one recruiting service, the 32 players expected to be first rounders after they matriculate, I would say any 5 star that hasn’t had an above average career impact is a bust given the high expectations. Bosa didn’t have standout stats due to limited playing time and ultimately a limited college career. He didn’t win any national awards. His teams didn’t win any national titles or do anything out of the ordinary for an OSU team. Other teams did have to gameplan for him, but can you name any games that OSU loses if he isn’t playing? The closest thing I can think of is an actual loss, iowa last year, but JT had a terrible game and the LBs were awful. I dont’f think you can blame that loss on his ejection.  None of that describes a standout player in terms of college results and production. 

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PhillyNut's picture

Good thing you have not made a career choice to be a football coach or NFL GM where your career depends heavily on your ability to assess the value of players otherwise you would very quickly be forced to find a second career.

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

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BbBnD's picture

This has absolutely zero relevance to anything I’ve said. I even said he’d likely be a top 5 pick. 

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BiggHoww's picture

I don't agree with the stat game. But this was supposed to be the year he put the stamp on his career (on pace to dominate) but he didn't. So I can see your point.

The ugly truth is often downvoted

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Buck 1961's picture

I tend  to agree with you BbBnD, people are not understanding that his stats were very average his first 2 years,  If people would remember, year 1 he was still fighting through injury and last year he split some time but was coming on strong.  Now this year, you could see the beast coming to life and  all the experience and techniques he was taught was at the forefront for all to see.  This was the year he was going to have the big time breakout year with all the accolades. +1 and Go Bucks!

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Wyandot Buckeye Fan's picture

In fairness to Nick he played behind a lot of Seniors last year.

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analyticalguy's picture

At most programs he would have been a full-time starter, but because of the DE talent already on the team, and Larry Johnson's desire to rotate players, he was a back-up/co-starter for 2 years, and then was hurt in the 4th game of his third year, which meant he played the equivalent of about a season and a half. Comparing his stats to those of guys who played 3 (or 4) years does him a disservice, to put it mildly.

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BbBnD's picture

I completely agree with what you’re saying, but my point has been, despite the talent and hype, his career production wasn’t anything special. He certainly could have been, but he wasn’t. You’re talking about possibilities, I’m talking about the reality.  

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analyticalguy's picture

He produced while in the game, while the wealth of talent around him, plus an injury, kept him off the field. Given those circumstances, he wasn't an all-time great (even if a premier talent), but neither was he a bust in any reasonable meaning if the word.

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BbBnD's picture

I suppose it depends on your definition of bust. Mine is not meeting or exceeding expectations. Did his career production meet your expectations?

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The Rill Dill's picture

All while only starting 3 games, and only playing in one half of each of those. He was leading the nation, while not starting, and when he did start, played in only one half. Teams HAD to gameplan for him. He was a BEAST.  JJ who?

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kbab's picture

Because this was looking to be an elevated amazing year, one could say that we never saw Nick Bosa hit his full potential as a college football player. To say that as a college football player he was a bust is ridiculous. 

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brutusbro's picture

And this is what they mean by not hitting send!!!

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TigerSweat's picture

Nah. If you want a good example of 5 star bust, Michigan has one that plays DE

Urban Meyer >Jim Harbaugh for ever and ever, Amen. 0

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BigBuckeye1976's picture

Mel Kiper projects him as his #1 player on his board even with an injury and the uncertainty of a full recovery. Quite possibly the #1 pick, Nick needs to focus on Nick!!!

BigBuckeye says Go Bucks
Muck Fichigan!!!

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Keze's picture

IMO Urban knew this decision a long time ago.

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brutus360's picture

So did anyone with a brain.

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

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Defiance's picture

Count me as one of those without a brain I guess...

or maybe just holding out hope in the face of hopelessness.

"Defiance in Silence" 

Shhhh

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Buckloving's picture

At least you have the guts to admit it. There were a couple hundred people on here who attacked anyone who tried to tell them he wasn't coming back

bobbyd

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DarrylJenks's picture

Officially starting the Eleven Warriors fund for John Bosa's reverse vasectomy

Darr

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AC1972's picture

That's some funny stuff right there!

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AC1972's picture

If it was a long-shot Nick would return this year anyway, it is definitely the right call to leave.  It would only be a distraction to the team and everyone hoping that the return of Nick would solidify the defense.

Well, boys - Nick ain't walking back in that door.  It's up to you....get it done!

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Defiance's picture

Ohio State announced Tuesday morning that Bosa has decided "to withdraw from school in order to devote more time to his rehabilitation and training efforts." 

Just a question that has no bearing on the situation as a whole but inquiring minds and all...

I'm just wondering why The Bosa's didn't get out in front of this and make the announcement themselves. 

It just strikes me as a little odd (taking into consideration tOSU's PR prowess...) that it was tOSU that made the announcement about what Nick is going to do. Why not let Nick take the lead on this and then follow up once he has made it public?

It also strikes me as odd that UFM hasn't decided when he will address the team. Does he even Twitter?! I think the cat's out of the bag Reuben...

"Defiance in Silence" 

Shhhh

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RK84's picture

Maybe he's got info to give them we're not privy to.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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Defiance's picture

If I'm following your logic, no one is obligated to give anymore information than they are comfortable with, right?

I'm thinking more along the lines that it's odd to hear tOSU make the announcement that Nick Bosa is doing this and that as opposed to Nick making the announcement himself. It isn't imperative that it be done today either, right? Maybe he's more comfortable waiting a day/week/month. I see no harm in that, it's not like its going to change the end result.

"Defiance in Silence" 

Shhhh

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RK84's picture

I was talking about what Urban might have to say to the players. Maybe he and Nick, have more reveal than just the standard press statement.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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Defiance's picture

I get ya RK. I can definitely appreciate that UFM will address the team in the locker room and this would be a team only meeting and IMHO that's the way it should be.

I would also think that it's not out of the realm of possibility that what is said inside the locker room may eventually make it's way out of the locker room, whether it's sooner or later.

"Defiance in Silence" 

Shhhh

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RK84's picture

Used to be a lock box, keep your business in house and all that, I don't believe the world is like that anymore.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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Defiance's picture

I don't believe the world is like that anymore.

You said a mouthful there brother, it is not the same world you and I navigated in our youth for sure!!

Off on another musically driven tangents, when you say 

a lock box

My mind instantly goes to The Red Rocker

"Defiance in Silence" 

Shhhh

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palmoyas's picture

Maybe Bosa's injury is so severe that he wasn't going to be able to come back from it this season anyway, and that would look really bad.  So...better to leave the team to "focus on the draft" and not tip off any NFL teams to how bad the injury is (or could be), hide it through the combine, get drafted, then let things sort themselves out.  IMO, MAJOR red flag for any team considering drafting him.

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BigBuckeye1976's picture

You can't blame a young man for watching out for his future career and health. I don't blame Nick one iota for shutting himself down for the season.

You know he must truly be hurting when he walks away from a legitimate national championship opportunity. I certainly hope he gets respect from Buckeye Nation as I'd expect nothing less.

It's been a real pleasure seeing the Bosa brothers suited up in scarlet and gray. True Buckeyes 4 life. I'll be routing for you brother at the next level.

BigBuckeye says Go Bucks
Muck Fichigan!!!

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BUCKAROOTIMESTWO's picture

You can’t blame a young man, as I didn’t Denzel Ward.

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BigBuckeye1976's picture

I agree with what Ward did as well... if they would have made the playoffs then maybe I'd have a different opinion... Ward was 1 million percent correct in his decision

BigBuckeye says Go Bucks
Muck Fichigan!!!

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SkoBux's picture

yo dawg, i heard you like being shocked. so i’m shocked that you’re shocked about other people being shocked that Nick Bosa wants to forgo his eligibility in order to secure his future financial needs. 

Upon further reading the word shocked has lost all meaning. 

At last, Kerry had cracked open his first Red Bull with an impatient delight. And the rest, as they say, was history.

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Crumb's picture

Hours later and this still just sucks...

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

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MaxMermelstein's picture

Stuff like this will ruin the game.  The only reason these guys get paid the money they do is because of one thing: fans.

And NFL interest is already waning. Pretty soon people will figure out better ways to spend their money than pooling it on millionaires trying not to get hurt and not really caring whether they win or lose.

That's what makes college football different.  

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Monclovabuckeye's picture

Fans = Customers. That's how service/entertainment businesses work.

I don't give a damn for the whole state of Xichigan.

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bd2999's picture

With respect, the only difference is that the players in the NFL can negotiate. The players in college get scholarships but are not in on any of the media deals or other money the University is making off of them. There are millions being made, the players just do not see it.

Money is what it is, if we are capitalistic than folks should go for more money. Not everybody is poised for the NFL, but at the same time a large number of kids give it a try at the next level. And their investments make more sense in that light.

Playing for various abstract pursuits is great, but it is not really all that abstract when the schools are pretty much the owners in the NCAA system and the players are just putting their bodies on the line. They are going to school for free, for the most part, but money wise that does not really balance.

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BuckNutChicago's picture

All the more reason to get the money when you can.

Go Buckeyes!!!

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fear_the_nut70's picture

A really smart guy wrote about this last week (disclaimer: shameless promotion to follow):

https://thecollegefootballblog.com/2018/10/10/college-football-is-better...

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

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FitzBuck's picture

He made a smart business decision.  After a knee injury in HS and a freak core injury this season, why risk millions of dollars?  

Good luck and have lots of kids...just send them to OSU.  

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

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Hovenaut's picture

WHAT THE HELL ARE WE GOING TO RAGE ABOUT TOMORROW?

I'm not around that much, running exhausted and lost...

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RK84's picture

Don't you worry your little head, someone somewhere is cooking up a hot take that will melt the comments.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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Major H's picture

Don't worry Hove, the sky will still be falling!

I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.

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lamplighter's picture

Pick anything and we can vet the Rage going

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buckguyfan1's picture

Something something Dogs > cats...

Simplify...

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Zakb911's picture

Hopefully are young guys were able to learn a little from Bosa, I've never seen anyone use there arms the same way or take the same approach.  I have a lot of faith in our offense and still think we win out.  Also, Purdue is not a very good team.  

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GlassCityBuckeyes's picture

That family gave us alot, to ask anymore is just selfish.

Noon games suck

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MNBuck's picture

Could we just get one more natty title.... pretty please................................... .........???????????????????

"The people, who try to make this world worse... are not taking a day off. How can I? Light up the darkness. ~ Bob Marley

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BuckNutChicago's picture

Maybe Nick leaving will galvanize the defense and give them a cause to rally around.

Go Buckeyes!!!

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esap153's picture

I knew Nick wasn't coming back as soon as his dad quickly shot down the "4-6 week recovery time" stuff started circulating shortly after the injury, so idk...
What if every potential 1st rounder decided to sit out the rest of the season? Dwayne Haskins might as well sit out, why risk a shoulder injury?
JK Dobbins might as well sit out and focus on training for the draft in 2020, why risk a knee injury?
Chase Young may want to consider it as well
You know I just don't like the way this stuff is going and I wouldn't be shocked if more players start doing this

Seattle Buckeye, Green Tony

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

What if every potential 1st rounder decided to sit out the rest of the season? 

There was already talk of Leonard Fournette skipping his junior season. 

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BuckShotGinn's picture

The premise of some bad example being set here is not based in reality.

Bosa was playing like a man possessed his first 2 and a half games and if he wasn't injured, I've no doubt he'd put in 100% effort every game and get Heisman hype along the way.

The whole nation was noticing this.   It was nowhere near a Jadeveon Clowney type Junior year effort.   But reality is that he did get hurt despite his efforts and his perspective after that is perfectly reasonable.

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kbab's picture

According to the article, Bosa was already playing hurt the first two games. It sounds like the muscle was already strained. Imagine what he would have been doing if truly healthy....

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dallavise's picture

I'm bummed out, because we are much better with him, but we don't know the conditions surrounding this either.  If his doctors said he is going to be perfectly healthy, and there is no risk in re-injuring it, then I would be a little bitter, but I doubt that to be the case.  I'm guessing there is a risk involved in coming back too early.  I doubt we can win a NC without him, but I sure hope we do, and then he can cry about it a little every night.  I actually like Nick, and if I had millions of dollars at risk and it was my decision, I don't know what I would do.  I can't criticize someone when he's doing what he thinks is best for him, even though it hurts a bit.  I'm going to go drink my blues away now.  Miss you already Nick. 

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JMeadows's picture

You can only ever rent a college athlete.  If they decide it's in their best interest to move on, then that's the breaks.  Next man up.

Never place a bet on anything that can talk.

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ChazBuckeye's picture

The lack of understanding of teammate and brotherhood are pretty glaring when individuals say, "Why would he stay around the team? If he were interested in that, he would have stayed in school."
Wow...what happened to loyalty to your teammates and coaches? He could get ready for the NFL for free at OSU, while cheering his teammates on to victory (hopefully).

But whatever. Go get that money,
Nick. Who can blame him? It's an obvious business decision...and rightfully so.

It is time!!!!!

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Brohio's picture

He made the right decision not to play, but it bugs me that he is just leaving the team period and not coming to games anymore. I totally get him not wanting to risk injury and I would recommend that he do exactly what he did, but kinda shitty to just bail on the guys. You can't tell me he is gonna get better rehab from a private care physician than all the treatment available to him for free at Ohio State. I'm still thankful for the entire Bosa family though, so gun to my head, I would probably give him a pass. Just rubs me a tad wrong if I'm honest. 

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BuckeyeDevil's picture

I am right there with you. I never really thought that he would come back from the moment he got injured and I understand the thinking. I also get the fact of the altered landscape of college football.

But it this is a guy who could stick around and rehab while offering support and possibly some observations from the sideline. He could continue to be a teammate to the guys trying to pick up the slack in his absence. It kind of bugs me too that he is leaving the team and school altogether. College football truly is just that to some. To others it is something totally different and that is the reality of it. 

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BUInvent's picture

As an Ohio State fan, I'm devastated. As a college football fan, I'm devastated. Everybody is counting us out at this point. Nobody is giving us a chance. But the Buckeye brotherhood goes far beyond our best player dropping out. The Buckeye brotherhood goes far beyond what the ESPN so called college football "experts" are saying. It goes far beyond the Urban Meyer suspension. Right now we are going through a fire. But we never, ever, except defeat. This brotherhood won't just survive the fire, but we will come out of it stronger than ever. May this be the day we turn our entire season around. May this be the day, that we turn our entire franchise around. May this be the day, that people realize what it means to be a Buckeye.

Go Bucks

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countrybuckeye's picture

Well said, BUInvent -- I am literally ready to run through a wall

+1^

“Save yourself and relax during every game. I recommend a fine bourbon.”

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thedewman10's picture

Whoever it was that thought colleges now are simply minor leagues for the NFL got their answer. It’s business. However, he has not hired an agent has he? So if, and it’s a big if, His stock falls so low because of the injury that he wants to build it up again, can he not re-enroll at Ohio State with his years of eligibility left and play for the Buckeyes again? I don’t know how all that works.

TheDewMan10

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JimmyVanP's picture

His stock might fall from the #1 pick to the #2 pick but that's about it

"I feel ready for whatever awaits me on the other side. I don’t fear adversity. I don’t fear the spotlight. I don’t fear success. And I don’t fear failure." - Braxton Miller

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Cooper's picture

Apparently, he was facing a 12 week rehab course due to a bilateral abdominal tear, which is interesting because his father also said he had groin issues the first couple weeks of the season (Nick was also pointing to his groin immediately after the play he was injured). I wonder if they performed a sports hernia surgery, as well? It also makes me wonder if Nick’s famed stretching routine made his muscles almost too elastic - that could be a detriment to someone who needs to use as much power, speed, and leverage as he does.

Sucks, man.

This is definitely where I parked my car.

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Metal Guru's picture

Like it or not, we have to realize that Nick Bosa has been training for a long time to be a pro football player. OSU was a temporary job in the process.

I'm glad he chose the Bucks as he could have gone anywhere. He was a big contributor to the Bucks success. Yes, it would have been nice if he had not been injured, but that's football.

Best of luck to him going forward.

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Wyandot Buckeye Fan's picture

This is Nick's and his family's decision, and I think it's the right decision for him not to play football right now. He's going to be a top 3 pick, we could be talking about 20 - 30 million guaranteed money folks. Think about that if it were your child.

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Sanitarian2's picture

Sports agent suggested that he should have completed his rehab with OSU and not announced his decision until after his checkup in November but he's an expert in the field so who knows if he's correct. If he was not going to be 100% healthy and ready to go by the end of the season there's no reason to rush back. Maybe he can drop his classes and get a refund, make a little extra cash to tide him over until he's drafted.

Sani

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PapaBucks's picture

It's just a bit ironic N Bosa convinced D. Jones to come back and help compete for a playoff spot.

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Goby's picture

Bucknuts rumor mill has Jack Miller forgoing high school to prepare for the draft.

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Groza'sToe's picture

You can't have it both ways. If you are bringing waves of 5 star elite athletes to Columbus it comes with the price of knowing they come here for the opportunity to develop as players and showcase themselves for the NFL. Bosa came to OSU recovering from surgery, worked hard, became one of the best players in college football and STILL would have left after this season. This is how top 5 collegiate programs operate, and I'm perfectly fine with the system as its developed. I wish Bosa the best in his recovery and look forward to seeing him on Sundays.

GO BUCKS!

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thedewman10's picture

Exactly. No one would pass up this chance to be set for life. People make college games their life but the players look at college at a way to get paid if at all possible. And so would anyone else if it was offered.

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EarleFan's picture

Totally get shutting it down physically for the season, makes total sense.  But he's a CAPTAIN and he's leaving the team??  That's a  new one, injury or not, and I sure hope there's a good explanation but on the surface it looks like shit.  This awesome to explain to kids that we should all be a family and together and a unit and a buckeye nation, etc, etc... unless we don't feel like it then it's ok.?  

"I didn't get a harrumph outta that guy!"

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Silver Sniper's picture

If I were in his situation, I would have continued going to class, to rehab, and to prepare to play. I would maintain the option to play in the event that the team was able to make a playoff run. He’s shutting the door without leaving even a chance to want to come back in the end or help the team win a Natty. He could have started on as captain and suported the team even if he ultimately chose not to play at again for OSU. Oh well...  :/

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Groza'sToe's picture

He's trading in his OSU captain's honor for a bag of NFL cash and it only points out again... the majority of these young athletes are really playing only for the chance to get their piece of the money swirling around this sport. His team mates don't seem to take issue with it and if you really think about the extraordinary leaders/ captains of the past several years... how many were top 5 draft picks?

GO BUCKS!

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Rocket Man's picture

You either got to laugh or you got to cry.

God bless the Bosa brothers.  I wish them both nothing but the best.

Varys: I've always hated the bells. They ring for horror, a dead king, a city under siege. 
Tyrion: A wedding. 
Varys: Exactly.

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BigJoe21's picture

Best of luck little bear.. go get healthy and go get paid!

Our Honor Defend

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allbucksallthetime's picture

Nick has never been one to gravitate toward the camera and may feel like he would have been a huge distraction to the team being on the sidelines.  That's not my business but it's sure been fun watching both Bosa's compete as Buckeyes.  Best wishes to Nick!  Go Bucks!

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EvanstonBuckeye's picture

I have to wonder if some people would have Bosa play seriously injured and risk his NFL career and future health to prove how much of a Buckeye he is? Some of the posts here are troubling. We know now that the rehab process would stretch into December, but even before then, true fans should have been understanding. 

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Buckeye7's picture

Well...there goes our title chances imo. That is all

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Canukbuck's picture

Probably the smart decision for him, but naturally a huge disappointment for Buckeye Nation ..... I'm sure that by leaving school and the team, he won't be receiving another set of gold pants for our victory against TTUN this season, or the BIG Championship ring for winning the Conference Championship, or even the National Championship ring, once we've disposed of the Crimson Tide.

For all that he stands to gain he, unfortunately, may have to accept many things that he'll miss out on (oh, those celebration parties after the 3 big games will be legendary).  Might have been worth while to stay in school, rehab and prepare for the combine and be part of the team (in a supporting role), so that he won't miss out on any of the fun - shame you decided to grow up so soon and leave what most teens feel are the best 4 years of their lives .... The NFL isn't going anywhere ......

The very best of luck, Nick and thanks for everything you gave to OSU, while you were here ....

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kbab's picture

The team can still decide to give him a gold pants or even a championship ring. Whether Bosa decides to wear them not having been here at the end, might be a different story.

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Canukbuck's picture

Not sure why .... He decided to leave both the school and the team ??  He could have remained at OSU to rehab and prepare for the NFL combines, but decided not to take that route.  I'm not sure why any team would award a player a ring for leaving it ??  He got his BIG ring last season and his gold pants for the season he was with the team - I'm not sure why we would hand out rings and gold pants to former members of the team ???

That's not to say the team, university or Buckeye Nation aren't grateful for all he's done during his short stay here, but he's no longer going to school at OSU .....

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buckeyedude's picture

I assume this means the "Michigan threat level" just went up a couple of notches? 

"If you're not changing, you're falling behind."

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buckeyepastor's picture

Wilkinson, Vrabel, Katzenmoyer, Shazier, Doss, Hawk, Laurinitis, Winfield, Jenkins, those names and others are among those that the Bosa brothers will be remembered in the company of.  Sad that the great years they gave to this program were a little shorter than I had hoped, but they will be remembered with the same reverence as those others.  

"Woody would have wanted it that way" 

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Turfgrad's picture

Why did he come in the first place?  Just a training exercise?  Who could we have put in his place during recruiting?  Just asking some honest questions because I don't understand the lack of commitment to the TOSU!

"I think Alabama would beat Ohio State if they played next weekend!" Clay Travis Fox Sports Post Championship Show 1.12.2015.  Needs no explanation.

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kbab's picture

If Bosa is cleared to play in time for the playoffs, that just means that his injury has healed enough. That doesn’t mean he picks up where he left off before the TCU game. His type of injury would prevent him from lifting, Running, flexibility work,  or any quick or explosive movements. He would be coming back with 10weeks of de-conditioning, making him at risk of another injury, and honestly, maybe limited effectiveness.

f this injury happened during the off-season, and he had time to get back I shape, work his way with some limited reps against lesser competition, then coming back would make sense. Coming back out of condition to play against the biggest, fastest, strongest competition he could play all year, make little sense.

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Tvcamper's picture

Respect the decision, and the one positive I see even if they don't make the playoffs, is that a lot of guys are going to see more playing time and garner that experience they would not have gotten otherwise. 

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