Comments like these are hilarious. On one hand we are suppose to respect the student athletes at OSU, and on the other hand we trash them to hell and back every time they make a bad play and ask for them to be benched in game threads.
Shoop can be brought in to replace Brown in a year or 2 if he retires.
They are seriously hurting for recruiters on their staff. Partridge and Campanile are solid recruiters. Apparently they're going to bring on Bob Shoop from Mississippi State, who was previously with Franklin at PSU and Vandy. Shoop is not known for being a good recruiter and he might be seen as the heir apparent to Don Brown.
They had a touchdown taken away from them. It matters. When you have trouble scoring TDs in the red zone, you need all the help you can get, and a fumble scoop and score would have absolutely helped them. It would have been a 2 score lead at that moment. OSU would have had 30 points at that moment, which is more than Clemson scored in that game.
There's really nothing to this.
But we all know our next DC is going to be Kerry Coombs. It's been about a month since Hafley left for BC and there's been no talk of anyone else. You don't really go this long without fulfilling an empty position on your coaching staff.
If you read the tea leaves, it's already happened. OSU is waiting for the Titans season to be over, and Coombs will come back making probably a million dollars. Everyone knows. Austin Ward knows, Vrable knows, they all know.
I like Cam Martinez film but I just don't see how he projects to play here at OSU. He just seems all around good but not great or elite in anything other than maybe his vision and shiftyness when he has the ball in his hands.
Would I take him at corner or safety over what we have coming in? No.
Would I take him at WR with what we have coming in? No
He's at his best when he has the ball in his hands, so would he play RB? I wouldn't take him over what we have.
The only position I think he could play and would succeed with is basically what he did in high school, which is being a wildcat QB. And the big reason, other than his height, that he doesn't project well at any other position is his speed. If he was 4.3 or 4.4 I'd be like sure he could become an excellent corner/WR, but he's like a 4.5/4.6 guy. And then factor in the scholarship crunch and it makes you seem we could do without him in the class.
I think that title is more out of respect. LJ doesn't really come up with a gameplan, call plays, and all that. He just coaches the defensive line. I don't know many if any places that pay assistant coaches more than coordinators
Well he was a Co-OC, of course he was going to make more than a position coach.
What's wrong with that? He didn't perform bad.
A big reason the assistants were paid well last year was because OSU had about 2.5 million of free money between Urban and Day.