OSU plays UC next year and while they’re certainly a program on the rise under Fick, you must be fucking high if you think they’re going to contend for a playoff spot. If they beat OSU and go undefeated it might be possible, but UCF had two undefeated regular seasons and a long winning streak and didn’t even whiff the playoffs last year
Borland was and probably still is grotesquely slow. Rewatch some games. It’s crystal clear.
If your scheme relies on first round talent at multiple positions in the back 7, your scheme sucks. Iowa and OU laid the foundation and a bunch of teams in 2018 built upon it. The OU game should’ve been a lot worse, but miscues and poor execution by the OU offense kept the score down and OSU in it for much longer than they should’ve been. They should’ve scored 2 or 3 more times earlier in that game.
It’s impossible to know they aren’t championship caliber until the games are played. Your entire argument is based on hindsight bias. A lot of people said OSU wasn’t championship caliber in 2014 before the games were played.
I don’t disagree with you and this may surprise you, but for the 2018 season the Buckeyes had 570 rushing attempts and 562 passing attempts. I don’t think Bakerjon was imagining last season’s run/pass allocation when they said ground and pound. If they were, again, I’d not familiar with the definition.
His career has been relatively disappointing so far, but starting 30+ games in 3 years would be pretty outstanding for a 6th rounder. 6th and 7th guys are typically projected to be career backups/special teams guys. He’s looking like a 3rd to 5th round pick. It might seem minor, but there are big differences between early round, mid round, and late round expectations. Hopefully he turns it around. He certainly has the talent. Outside of Mangold and Nugent, the Jets haven’t been kind to Buckeyes for a while.
Yes, it can be difficult to fire someone in a lot of workplaces/industries, but not showing up to required work functions, which Smith reportedly did, makes it pretty easy. They could also easily blame it on job performance. Coaching employment is not the same as corporate employment. Ask last year’s defensive staff sans LJ.
Assuming he got some extras and the car cost $300M (m as in thousand), based on his signing bonus alone, this is the equivalent of someone making $150M a year buying a car for $5M. Relative to his current income, it’s not a big purchase.
TNot to mention there were reports that urban and co had to convince Tate not to transfer the year before, long before fields or Urban’s retirement announcement.
I think most of the criticism is directed at the years in between Mensa man and Day... cough 2015 cough
That’s a lot of assumptions based on...? I hope you’re right and I’m not saying Day doesn’t have it in him, I’m just curious about what you’ve seen that makes you think he’s going to do that. Or is this one of those speak (write) it into existence deals?
OSU didn’t quit on Meyer. Even with the assumption that the domestic abuse accusations against Smith were false, Meyer deserved to be suspended for failing to manage his employee. Between being late or absent for meetings and practices, bailing on recruiting trips, inappropriate activities on recruiting trips, and poor performance outside of recruiting, Smith should’ve been fired long ago. His personal life issues were known and they were clearly a liability for the program as well. Meyer let personal feelings cloud his judgement and be made a terrible management decision. He deserved the suspension.
KMP said a lot of harsh things, but he has valid points.
Also, Woody lasted about 30 years before he was FORCED out Urban bailed in less than 10
I'm glad Urban coached a Team OSU and in general I like him. I also think he’s probably a more talented coach than Woody ever was, but Woody is OSU’s GOAT.
As a fellow (really former) Columbus suburb kid, I love seeing these guys play for the Buckeyes. Even more excited that there have been two of the 5 star variety lately. A dream I was far too unathletic to even sniff come true.
You think a Ryan Day offense is going to be ground and pound? Maybe I don’t know what the definition is, but I thought ground and pound was very run-heavy.
Gary had 9.5 sacks in his entire 3 year career. Young had exactly that many sacks last year.
If it was really playing time, he could’ve gone to SMU, Baylor (if he’s in to raping), Houston, North Texas, Rice, Texas Tech, Texas State, UTEP, and UTSA. Granted, I don’t know what the QB room situations are at all of these programs, but they’re all FBS and I’m guessing at least a few of those have more favorable QB rooms than TCU.
True, 400 plus yards and 2 TDs by the QB usually translates to a lot more than 20 for the Buckeyes. I think Anothermichiganloss hit the nail on the head.
I think people at the time also recognized that Archie’s TD numbers weren’t as spectacular because Pete gobbled most of them up.
If you’re winning a game at OSU, or most schools for that matter, your QB isn’t throwing 70+ times.
Why would you structure your post this way? You’re inviting criticism in an article that should be about celebrating achievements. Write something like “impressive achievements by JT” instead of “how can people say [insert criticism].” Honestly, it reads like you’re trying to incite debate.
The group nickname should obviously be the “Mr. Ts”
Michigan and USC agree with that last part.
Yeah, just the worst defense in OSU history. That is a pretty big difference though.
I think Brutus specifically meant OSU O linemen. At OSU they tend to stay 4 or 5 years.