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ashtabulassassin


Austin, TX

MEMBER SINCE   June 23, 2016

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Blanking Wisconsin in the B1G title game with a 3rd string quarterback, beating the spread by 63pts to earn our way into the 1st college football playoff.

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Comment 10 Oct 2019

for real I remember watching him carve up USC in the title game and it was just bizarre. Remember thinking why is everyone suddenly so slow when this guy starts to jog.

Comment 10 Oct 2019

Cowherd is the best broadcaster in sports and as others have mentioned he is much more focused on pro sports. Ryan Day has been a head coach in college football for like 6 games. Colin covers all sports so if he forgets the first name of a brand new coach who cares. If he was a columbus local broadcaster he should be canned but Colin is tops when it comes to putting together intellectual arguments.

Comment 10 Oct 2019

its true. the majority have osu winning the title this year plus they hired urban. to think this is part of some sort of anti-osu conspiracy is just idiotic.

Comment 08 Oct 2019

@takemysnare, I wouldn't say that is evidence that wisky was a paper tiger. Thing to remember is prior to the wisky game that year TCU (who was ranked two spots ahead of the buckeyes at no 3) had just beaten their last opponent of the season (Iowa State) 55-3. Ohio State's (ranked 5) only way to guarantee themselves a spot in the Playoff was to beat wisconsin, a better team, by a better margin. Ohio State had to show they were both offensively and defensively unquestionably superior. Because jumping two spots at the end of the season over teams who also won is like near impossible. In other words, the only way the Buckeyes were making the playoff is if the beat Wisconsin by at least 56-0. That plus the whole team knew they needed to play lights out because they were trying to do it with an yet unproven (cardale) 3rd string QB.

Also Wisocnsin did have the no 1 ranked defense in CFB that year.

So I would just say that is the result of next-level motivation from a team on the ropes who felt they didn't belong on the ropes.

Comment 07 Oct 2019

I would guess he probably has some form of Autism, which can heavily affect social skills but not intelligence it seems. It actually kind of bothered me how people always made fun of him for his social awkwardness. The man must be pretty smart still to win as much as he does. You can't win games as frequently as he does and play for super bowls if he isn't really talented, football is a complex sport.

Comment 07 Oct 2019

Agree 100%. It would be a huge mistake. This is Tennessee and fulmer all over again. The man was in the toughest division in CFB at the time and was getting 10 win seasons pretty often, he had won a NC and been there forever... he deserved to AT LEAST retire on his own timeline. Instead they forced him out and have been cursed ever since. 

Tennessee in theory could get a better coach than Fulmer at least. MSU... I doubt it. They should be ecstatic Dantonio has been so loyal, he def could have taken better jobs. If they fire him MSU will be 5-6wins/year.

They should be glad Dantonio isn't signing with ttun right now.

Comment 03 Oct 2019

I would listen more if he would clean up the language. its too bad, because it costs him advertising and without that my kids could listen too. His window into the CFB world is second to only meyer in terms of people actually in the media right now it seems.

Comment 03 Oct 2019

not to an extreme level of underperformance but yeah and yeah he is super loyal. At the same time, I think that is part of what makes him a great coach. He isn't just going to kick you to the curb he is going to work with you and try and fix it. Also probably a necessary evil, if you see it that way, in recruiting. I wouldn't want my son going anywhere where the coach wasn't super loyal to his own.

Probably on the outside here, but I think Tressel's actions that got him fired probably also stemmed more from loyalty... trying to handle things internally etc. and not make national news out of a kid then it was him trying to lie and hide.

Comment 02 Oct 2019

Lots of coaches have great first years... Mark Helfrich went to the NC game his first year. Keeping a program running is a different skill then keeping it afloat for a little bit. If Day truly is elite... he'll be able to replace pantoni and marotti if Urban takes them. Heaven knows Urban had to replace a million coaches.

Comment 02 Oct 2019

recruiting a single player who doesn't work out doesn't set your program back that happens every year to every coach. Plus under Urban's tutelage your odds of working out go much much higher.

muschamp buried everything good UM had going that is what set the program back. He made it a goal to upend the program and blame meyer for having no talent recruited in spite of record recruiting rankings. 

Also, Brantley was a 5* qb who broke Tebow's HS records... I think the problem is muschamp couldn't even make that work.