It’s hard to compare basketball and football programs based on national titles. Leaving that part out of it, I would say Kentucky Basketball and Ohio State Football are the best comparison. Obviously both are rich in history. Both have 8 National Titles (again this is kind of irrelevant, but a fun fact nonetheless.) But even more so it’s because of the coaches. Obviously Urban is no longer the HC, but for the sake of this discussion I’m using Urban. Both Urban and Calipari are both universally disliked everywhere besides their own fanbases. Urban because some people don’t like the way he left Florida and now the Zach Smith debacle. Calipari because most people think he cheated his way to success in recruiting. Either way both are universally disliked. But even more so both coaches came into their positions at a time where the conferences they joined were struggling in their respective sports. The Big 10 was really down when Urban got to Ohio State. Ohio State coming off a 6-6 year, Michigan had just won the Sugar Bowl but had been a joke for a decade, Penn State had the Sandusky case just happen. The Big 10 was a mess. Same with SEC basketball. UK hired a drunk in Billy Gillespie and failed to make the tournament the year prior to Calipari. Florida had those 2 fantastic teams, but those players were gone. Occasionally a team would sneak in to the final 4 like LSU, but top to bottom the league stunk. But once Urban and Calipari came into the league and started plowing through the rest of the conference in recruiting and on the scoreboard it forced the hands of other schools to make tough decisions and start taking their programs more seriously. Look where the Big 10 is now. Ohio State, Michigan, Sparty, Penn State, Wisconsin these are all legitimate top 10 teams almost year in and year out now. Take a look at the SEC in basketball. Auburn, Tennessee, LSU, Florida these schools and more have invested heavily into their basketball programs since Calipari has arrived at UK. But as great as Calipari and Urban are both fanbases internally get insanely frustrated with them at times, but get super defensive any time someone from outside the fanbase wants to criticize them. I live between Columbus and Lexington. It’s scary how identical the programs, coaches, and fanbases are. I would definitely make the comparison of Ohio State and Kentucky instead of Ohio State and Duke.
I’m really starting to believe the Giants were bluffing about Haskins similar to what the Browns did with Baker last year. They definitely have a lot of interest in Haskins whether they want to admit it or not. It really is the perfect scenario for both parties.
Correlation without causation.
Tua isn’t the overrated one in the Fromm/ Tua debate.
That’s probably where they should be. Just don’t have the pieces on the O line or on defense to win now.
Because they cornered the market with the the number 1 demographic all sports media companies are trying to target. This gives them insane leverage with advertisers because they have reached a point where the advertisers need them more than they need the advertisers. They have given consumers an outlet to talk about sports the way we have been talking about sports amongst ourselves for decades.
You don’t have to like Barstool but you do have to respect that they have revolutionized sports media in the same way ESPN and before them Sports Illustrated.
So the people bashing on Barstool because of this tweet clearly have no understanding of what barstool is and specifically what Barstool PSU/ OSU/ any other university is. Barstool and Barstool PSU are only afflicted in name only. Barstool PSU is a viceroy of Barstool sports. Meaning the people that run that account aren’t employees of Barstool nor are they representatives barstool sports. They simply get to use the Barstool name to help grow their brand and barstools brand communally. Speaking on Barstool in general, obviously Dave is a TTUN guy. Fuck TTUN. But Barstool has done more for the sports media landscape in the past 5 years than any other company out there. The people at Barstool work insanely hard and produce more creative and unique content than any other sports site in existence right now.
I mean it’s only a matter of time before the Lebron logo is on the Ohio State jerseys. They already wear his shoes on their feet with cleats on the bottom. OSU may not have the Air Jordan on their jerseys but they are very much sponsored by a basketball brand. The team issued apparel a lot of times has the lebron logo, the team gets special issued lebron shoes and cleats.
Ever since the press conference, I’ve believed Urban and Gene are setting up for him to become AD one day. I think it makes sense. It allows Urban to maintain one of his favorites parts of coaching which is building relationships but doesn’t have the stress and health consequences of being a head coach.
That would be a real awkward ceremony. Something tells me it wouldn’t be as friendly as the 3 finalists this year were.
No that rule was changed for this year. Schools can still block players from going to a school in conference so the SEC is out for Fields, but every where else is fair game.
I’m not sure why everyone is so worried about the idea of pissing Tate off? Every single player that has graced the halls of the WHAC since Urban Meyer took over has been told that the coaches job is to recruit someone better then them. The players job is to raise their level of play to match. Ryan Day would not be doing his job if he didn’t do everything he could to bring Justin Fields in here. If Tate can’t handle that, then it’s on him. Something tells me Tate will rise to the occasion and be that much more motivated by to beat out Fields.
He’s not leaving Georgia because he didn’t win the job. That’s false.
I’m not sure what Tate’s graduation schedule is, but I think the likely scenario is he’s on track to graduate in 3 years. Even if Fields comes in and wins the job, Tate isn’t going to be gaining anything by transferring right away. He’ll have to sit out a year as opposed to staying at OSU and being the back up all while being 1 play away from the starter. Then he can transfer at the end of the year, have 2 years of eligibility, and not have to sit out.
To be fair when Kyler Murray transferred to Oklahoma he was going to a place where the QB had led them to the playoffs, a Sugar Bowl win, back to back Big 12 championships, and back to back top 5 heisman finishes. I think it worked out pretty well for all parties.
Wait Jarren Williams is transferring from Miami? When did this happen?
No where Fields is looking at will promise him the job. I really think OSU and OU are the front runners and there is no way Lincoln Reilly or Ryan Day would guarantee him the job over Martell/ Baldwin or Kendall/ Rattler.
Except Smith never used racial slurs. There is a video of the baseball player calling Fields the N word. Not even remotely the same situation and you should be embarrassed to have posted this.
Hence why I said 2.0.
Kyler Murray is a good inch shorter than Tate. We’ll be alright.
This is my personal favorite.
What could Fields case possibly be?
Fields can’t play immediately. Assuming Haskins leaves, I highly doubt Martell would transfer with the opportunity to be the clear starter at Ohio State right in front of him.
It couldn’t be Fields. He has yet to put his name on the transfer list so other coaches aren’t allowed to meet or talk with the player until his name is on the list.