Well for starters, Jim had Pryor and Herron to help score points. While Fickell had Joe Bauserman and a quarterback that had never played a snap of college football. Urban's 12-0 season is considered one of the greatest coaching jobs of all time. I'm not sure you can really compare that season to 2011. Should Braxton have played earlier, maybe, but you should calm down a bit with blaming Fickell for the poor record.
Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Auburn, Georgia, Florida, Michigan, Michigan St, Penn St and many more have worn alternates in the last couple years. The only teams I can think of at the top are Alabama and Clemson. This debate is ridiculous, if you don't think players like them go watch a video of when they find out they are wearing them. Nike does push the uniforms for big games because people will buy them, but you don't have to buy them if you don't want to.
Recruits won't make a decision based off of alternate uniforms alone, however, they absolutely do mean something to many players and recruits. You must have never heard the phrase look good, feel good, play good.
I just read the title and the short answer is no
I mean, Urban has also endorsed the alternate uniforms, and they truly do matter to recruits....so add the head coach and players in there too if you want to throw blame around. It's a bit of added excitement to games and if you don't enjoy the jerseys....don't buy them. Other than that why does it matter so much?
Agreed SeyekcuB....I don't know how, because Barkley was such a great player, but this fact seems to go unnoticed. Their offense relied so heavily on him. Now that opposing defenses don't have him to focus on they can make it much more difficult for PSUs passing game.
No I agree with you, my previous comment was direct at Jamesrbrown. Sorry for the confusion USMC!
While I understand where you are coming from, and agree that many people will be unwilling to overlook this regardless of the outcome, what I am saying is that I hope the investigation "clears his name" as in there is no doubt that Urban handled himself in the most professional way possible given the unique circumstances of the situation. What if, after these two individuals go to court, further revelations come to light which call into question her account of what happened? I do not know what will happen with this investigation, or CS and ZS but I am simply implying that Meyer may have done his due diligence and had legitimate reasons to keep ZS on the staff at the time. Hindsight is 20/20...
Absolutely cannot wait for this circus to be over. I truly hope the investigation clears Urban's name and if it does, I hope Brett McMurphy just disappears from the airwaves for awhile. I think everyone needs a break from this clown
Insert Terrell Owens "Thats my quarterback" meme...
I knew there must have been a reason I always thought that UCF was the real National Champion...
These photos our friend Brett is referencing seem eerily similar to revenge porn. The narrative is shifting away from what Brett wants so he holds sexual photos over Zach's head. Weird times...also does Ohio State still play football? Asking for a friend.
I agree with your point that his B1G media day mistakes are not, on their own, enough for a suspension...I do however believe that given the severity of the potential lie (I happen to believe Urban was referring to McMurphy's assertion that Zach Smith was arrested in 2015 when he said "who creates a story like that") there may be some repercussion. In other words, a 2-4 game suspension. I actually think that may benefit all sides in this. One point I think most can agree on, I wish Zach Smith had been gone in 2015...