Extremely talented, very fast, intelligent and shifty. Never seemed to have the killer passion to play the game. Sat out a year At Ohio State over a dispute with the offensive coordinator Elliott Uzalack (Sp?) And retired from the NFL still in his prime after several good years.
Thad needs to coach along with Sully and Evan
Kirk Herbstreit and his father were both team captains in football I believe.
Beat Meechigun, you need to provide a link to the highlights of Bob Ufer's OSU game calls for anyone that has never heard them. He was the team up north's greatest voice during the glory years. The pain in his voice is so strong you can feel and it will send any Buckeye to the grave with a smile on their face.
As I was looking back for some info on Jimmy Crumb, I ran across a clip of him doing a state championship high school basketball game for channel 4 with the greatest high school team ever.. late 60’s Columbus east high with Nick Connor (Illinois) , Dwight Bo Lamar ( s/w Louisiana) and easy Ed Ratliff (Long Beach state and 72 US Olympic team). About 3 minutes into the game Jimmy Crumb said “ gentlemen, it’s not a question of who, just how many”. Great memories!
Jimmy crumb was mentioned...How about that sports fans...one of his best lines!
Wouldn’t it be perfect to have Thad come back and coach with Evan and Sully. He would have a blast.
How in the world does espn box score only have walker with 1 turnover? He had three on 3 possessions mid way thru 1st half
What an amazing career Herbie has made for himself. Like it or not, he is as close to the Keith Jackson of our time that we have. He and his father were both Osu captains and he played in an era when quarterbacks didn’t sling the ball 50 times a game but that shouldn’t effect how he approaches his job. Every word on and off air are examined for bias 24/7. I know I couldn’t hold up to that scrutiny. If you look at his in season travel schedule: fly in wed or Thur, interview coaches, players, production meetings, game day in one city, call a game that night somewhere else.. It’s impressive he is prepared to talk coherently about 20 or 25 games every week. He’s not an Ohio State hater. Just a very talented guy trying to do what his job requires and that doesn’t allow him blatantly root for an individual team. At some point, any one of us would respond back to the non stop criticism that he receives.
Need to add Nugget to the across the shield list
Puig has been nothing but a good addition in his short Cinci stay. Great teammate, comes to play every day, hustles, one of the best arms in baseball, good power/rbi guy. None of the ego things you saw in L A.. He is the type of player I will go to a game to watch. Got in a fight while supporting teammates that had been thrown at even though he knew his time in Cinci was short. Should be a great Cleveland pick up.
Pantoni's organizational skills with recruiting would be missed more than Marotti would be missed . Marotti is a great football s & c coach but has created problems with Ohio State's other 35 sports. Several years ago, in Ohio State's attempt to get Marotti more money to stay in Columbus without destroying the football salary structure for the more senior assistant coaches already on staff, Gene Smith made him an associate AD to oversee the other 35 sports S & C programs. The problem was that he did not have time to administer all of the other sports and the football program. His style, while successful for football didn't relate to many of the other sports...ie: 4-6 seconds, point a-b, quick bursts with rest in between doesn't equate to sports that may need long term endurance like swimming, water polo or track or flexibility like gymnastics. So Ohio State brought in an administrator from Tennessee to oversee Marotti's directions. Ohio State has @ 8 other S & C coaches that divide up the remaining 35 sports ( most have 4 or 5 sports they are responsible for exceptions being M & W basketball). They were immediately reassigned and given new teams. So you had national championship teams that had their successful S & C coaches yanked from them with programs scripted for that sport that were being forced to implement similar football styles of conditioning. Many of the head coaches had to fight tooth and nail to keep their existing coaches from being reassigned and some were not successful. The 2nd policy the new administration made was that the S & C coach must be present for all home matches/games. That is not a problem with football with 7 home games but when you have a coach that may be assigned baseball with 30 home games, mens and womens track with numerous meets, volleyball with @15 home matches and swimming, many of which are played the same day at different venues, you can see where there are not enough hours in a day to accomplish this on top of regular training of 40 hours per week. Many of the established and championship S & C coaches have left OSU in the last 3 or 4 years .While I'm sure Marotti is respected for football, he is not well loved within the rest of the OSU sports community. Pantoni's recruiting skills would be musch harder to replace in my opinion.
A lie repeated enough times starts to become the truth! Would like to see an actual study showing measurably why Michigan is considered an Uber elete academic school above and beyond all else with such prowess. ie The Michigan man myth...comparing all Big Ten schools using entrance requirements, act/sat scores, gpa’s, all academic awards, retention rate for both athletic programs and non athletes, and a ranking of each school’s top 4 or 5 programs...Ohio State Dentistry or vetinary, Purdue engineering, Wisconson’s Business school, etc... my guess is your going to get very equal results.
Hey everybody...let’s just ease up...2 more fouls and we could hit double digits by halftime,
0-12 from field...6 turnovers.....2 shot clock violations...can’t even get off a good shot...at what point do you look at scheme and coaching playing a part..yes they are undermanned but they can’t even run the offense and get a shot w/o the shot clock running out
Potential changes to the way we recruit...no drastic changes yet.....those two comments make me a little nervous. I like the national emphasis on recruiting while picking the best of Ohio with a main emphasis being speed. I believe those traits that Coach Meyer used gave us the 7 best years of overall recruiting I can remember. The few issues I’ve had over the last 7 years has been the use of those players, not the quality.
The Jamel Dean medical disqualification at Ohio State still has a strange feel to it. Not sure we will ever know the whole story.
McLaurin 1st run was a 4.36
The 5.27 time and only 19 reps on the bench are going to put Michael Jordan in the bottom portion of the lineman tested. Sounds like Coach Day tried to persuade him to stay and even committed to moving him back to guard. The decision to go pro is not looking real sound right now. Hope he is able to finish the weekend on a strong note.
After Ahrens hit his 2nd and 3rd triple it was clear he was on fire and had confidence. The next several trips, he never touched the ball which included a 23 foot off balace heave from Washington and a turnover. Whatever happened to finding a way to get the hot guy the ball and keep him shooting. It appeared his teammates were a little more concerned with getting their own shots up.