Lol. Me too. Who knew...Gene is the greatest. Sorry. I apologize for having an opinion. And seriously I don't get why people think it was so hard to hire Urban. Yeah tough one...hire a guy into his dream job. And then hire a guy from a Butler....ooooh. Sooo hard. I'm not criticizing him, but I don't get this celebration of Gene. Maybe he started the thread...
It’s amazing to me that people think he’s done something special. He’s been an AD and a fine one. But please stop all the accolades. He’s made himself wealthy by hiring who the donors told him to hire and riding their coat tails. It’s not as if being an AD is all that complicated at a place like Ohio State.
Please. Wild and not factual. Pull it together man. They were not in any way all equal to Ohio State. Did Urban Coach at the other schools? Did Urban grow up in those states? Please man. Don’t say stupid crap like that and claim wild speculation and unfactual. That’s seriously the dumbest thing I’ve read all day.
And speaking of facts, I don’t see you stating all the great things he’s done that no one else would have done. Sounds like wild speculation my friend.
I hear you. I know it's unpopular but I don't think he did anything great that was all that hard or that any- literally- any other AD would have done. On the other hand as you point out he's done some things that are head scratchers. Getting Holtman and Meyer were less about Gene than they were about the quality of the university. I rate him as average. He used his position to do what needed to be done. He did some okay good things and some okay bad things. Could have been worse. Could have been better. He certainly doesn't deserve his own thread...
I think there's something to be said for this. I'm sure it's been bandied about and rejected for good reason, but take a look at that picture of Tate up there. You want that 18 year old body getting crushed by a seasoned 22 year old d lineman?
Clearly he needs an attorney. The first thing he would hear from an attorney. Is, "Oh no. Shut up. Stop talking. Stop talking. Don't talk. Wait wtf. You're going to actually talk to a reporter about this. No. No. No. No." That's what an attorney would say. And that's why we all need to hire a lawyer before we open our stupid pie holes. I'm not an attorney- I just open my pie hole too much.
Blu has a point here. This was not merit based pay increase. It was part of the contract. I'm not sure our gloating is rightfully placed on this one. I mean we should gloat because michigan sucks and there's nothing to indicate they're going to stop sucking any time soon. So that's awesome and hilarious and gloat worthy. The pay increase, however, is just part of the contract he signed back in the day when mi started throwing money at the wind in the hopes that sleepovers would produce on the field results.
You can't have it both ways with Curtis Samuel. You can't say he wasn't a receiver...come on man. How many passes did he catch that totally padded JT's stats?
"Covered that last week"... Yes, you certainly did last week and the week before that and the week before that and so on and so forth. We get. You're in love with JT. That's fine, man, but I feel like you're protesting too much... Edit to add that I do appreciate your honest criticism of the team- zone 6.
Agree. There were plenty of good reasons to include Al over tOSU. There were also plenty of reasons to include tOSU over Al. But Wiscy really wasn't that good. We should have put a hundred on the board against them, but whatever. Don't see any reason why people would downvote your post.
It's a system issue. I agree with you 100%. Not that it matters, but I think you're right. Other coaches have figured us out and we haven't really shown them anything different. Maybe we don't have the receivers, maybe we don't have the qb. Maybe we lack the fortitude or brain trust to change the scheme.
This is so true. It's not mentioned much, but confidence seemed to waiver after the injury. I think only Urban and JT know what the story is, but something was never the same after that.
I would guess the "championship" numbers won't be nearly as high. I'm sure I'm not the only college football fan who couldn't care less who wins that game. It has 10-7 written all over it. The schools are like 10 minutes apart in a region of the country I don't care about. Most of their fans live in the same region. It's got nothing for me.
I'd rather sit in traffic in San Francisco than watch the hot garbage referred to as the "championship" game. At least we played in one of the better games of the bowl season. It was a completely stupid decision by the committee to make an all southern team tournament. But that's cool because no one will watch and espn is going to lose hundreds of millions in revenue. So whatever. But it's a sad moment for college football.
Only Girl has been sitting by the bed for the last couple weeks. Going to start it next week. Just finished Bear Town. Found it terribly over rated with poor character development. I got to the point where I was just praying for the cliches to end. I have a feeling Only Girl is going to live up to the hype.
The 6s is still widely regarded as one of the best phones available. All the hype around the newer phones is just hype. I used to upgrade, but I won't do it until technology is seriously better. They try to get you all excited about cameras but the reality is the camera sensor on any cell phone is tiny and limited. You're not going to get much better than a 6s right now. In my opinion we reached peak cell phone in 2017. Nothing's going to happen anytime soon that causes us to be wowed by a phone. In fact cell phones could be on the way out- replaced by wearable tech.
I don't care that our team didn't make it. But it's garbage that bama did. When you consider the location, history, and connections of the committee, then you can't help but wonder. I have serious doubts to the objectivity. I don't think they give a crap. These guys are basically politicians. My guess is that there were some deals made before the championship game- deals revolving around conference revenues and what not. I had 0 faith that we would make it when I realized Geno was on the committee. I'm not saying that's a bad thing. I just think that our expectation regarding the best teams, conference champs, etc. are misplaced.
By the way, NorCal. I live in Norcal as well. We're up in Pollock Pines- the hills between Placerville and Lake Tahoe.
Meant to say cannot be overstated. Dang auto correct in the middle of the night. I’m out.
Forest, what you have said can it be overstated. Most people would laugh your statement off. But those of us that have lived in the south know other wise. The hate is still there and it’s still strong. If you’re reading this and you think it sounds crazy then I dare you go see how many reps on the committee are from northern schools.
I seem to recall some chatter a few months back that Gene on the committee would prob cost us.
He's not wrong about Wisconsin. They're not that good of team, and no way do they belong in the discussion of top 8 teams. I'm hoping that if we beat them this evening, then they go and get smacked in the mouth by ucf in a bowl game.
These bums from the cheese state haven't played anyone all year. If we come out and destroy them in the first quarter, then game over. But we're going to have throw the dang ball often and accurately in the first half. If we let them hang around and get adjusted then it could be closer than I like think about.
This is true. I lived down there during the Manning years. The fans are terrible.
Yep. They will pay him something...lots of something. They should have done their due diligence. Not a lawyer here, but I think he could sue for both damages and contractual obligations if he felt like it. I would argue that he lost out on the contract and also has damages done to his ability to get another contract. I'm going to love this so much. I lived in TN during the Manning era. Those fans are the worst. I would vote for UM a million times before I would root for TN once.