Thank you for this forum post. And thank you Justin Fields. Strong on intelligence, ability, character & leadership. I will appreciate every minute I can see him in a Buckeye uniform.
"Day said ... he was angry after the Fiesta Bowl loss to Clemson."
That would be the correct response to what happened in that game imo. Let's hope it gives us enough drive to overcome those "intangibles" that always seem to complicate our efforts.
Need to see TTUN on this list in the very near future.
Also: If decade 1 of the 2000s brought us an 8-2 record vs TTUN, the 2nd decade a 9-1 record, where does that leave us for decade 3?
Good Lord, that OL (inter alia)! Opposing DLs, prepare to be mauled.
In hindsight, you are right of course. But at the time, I have to admit, I never thought we would lose that game, especially that badly. That team was littered with stars.
Not gonna lie. I will remain 2006-level disappointed in that playoff game forever. This was the best Buckeye team I have ever seen. Bitter ashes after that one. Still, I think we will be a top competitor this year again.
"Their secondary has allowed the same amount of touchdown passes as Derrick Henry has thrown this postseason." Now that is impressive.
Btw: It absolutely is worth it in my opinion to wait if it means Coombs would get a Super Bowl ring. That type of prestige would be worth ist weight in gold on the recruiting trail moving forward.
If true the program must be disbanded. Little better than a criminal organization ultimately. The horror of the Paterno era was not a learning experience it seems. Seems like they are still singing Paterno's praises. Shame on them (if the story is true).
Super psyched! What a great guy AND vicious mauler. Jackson is going to be clearing some lanes large enough for a truck to drive through. Can't wait!
Good point on Corley, but if memory serves, we actually did stop recruiting Robertson and King due to character issues. I don't want to criticize Dantonio too much. To remain competitive, he may have to take more risks than other programs with more options. But I was glad our brass saw this coming and did not pursue them any longer (except for Corley).
Wise words, imo. A few years ago, Dantonio had three very promising and highly-rated recruits, albeit with character issues. If memory serves, they all broke the law in a very bad way and ended up in jail. Definitely not trouble we need.
So, you're telling me Chase Winovich began maturing and only learned the value of hard work and respectful behavior after he left TTUN? Sounds about right.
Sorry, I did not mean to slight Garrett by omission at all. I think he will contribute as much as Vincent and Togiai. That threesome in particular should make it very hard to run up the middle … or at all … against our D.
Love these guys already. Should be a hell of a ride these next few years.
Thanks, Novice. But I can't take credit for it. Craig Krenzel said it, believe it or not, at an appearance in a grade school as an inspirational message. While I do have great respect for the UW program, I can't help but feel that it is in their DNA to stop short of becoming something great.
Good luck to you, Tua.
Vincent and Togiai at DT should inspire Terror in opposing OLs. Harrison, Tyreke Smith and Cooper off the edge as well. The OL perhaps will be even stronger. I'd say we should stack up well in the trenches next year.
So in 2020 our OL will have, among many others, Wyatt Davis, Josh Myers, Thayer Munford, NPF, Harry Miller, Matthew Jones, Paris Johnson Jr. and Luke Wypler? Wow!
"At some point, mediocrity isn't going to be worth putting up with his personality, but I'm praying they hold on to him at least a little longer."
Agree. It's also not worth paying $ 8 million for either. Just something the TTUN brass might want to mull over …
I bow in respect to you, K.J. Thank you for all you have done for Buckeye Nation. I wish you great success at the next level and in all your endeavors.
It is we who thank you, Binjimen. Best of luck in the NFL!
Agree fully. FWIW, Klopp has said he feels comfortable at Liverpool and has the pieces in place to remain highly competitive for about 10 years.
This is one of those times revenge and justice really are the same thing. We are with you, guys. Take them down.