What if last year was just a warm up act? I think they are going to fire on all cylinders under Day.
While Hartline deserves much of the credit for improving the WR corps, it's equally important to develop the QBs to actually deliver the ball and for the coaches to call the offensive plays.
I think Day will be the perfect head coach and dare I say surpass the success that Meyer had!
Wasn't Cane Berrong the name of the killer rabbit in Monty Python's Holy Grail movie?
That rabbit's dynamite!
In other news, authorities are puzzled at the sudden rash of tattoo artist suicides... /s
That was an amazing CBJ comeback. Tortorella's locker room speech is a worthy post
Ted said that DH was dependent on YAC. I was under the impression that hitting your receivers in stride was a GOOD thing! Maybe Ted got too used to JT not being as accurate, but what do I know?
In the recruiting story, it's cute how the Florida fellows appear to be doing the Baby Shark (doo, doo, doo, doo, doo), the Penn State gang appear to be flossing (with helmets!) and the Missouri team are about to perform their best M.C. Hammer routine. Some programs will do anything to land a recruit.
Meanwhile in the land of Harbaugh, they're singing, "The wheels on the bus go round and... WTF! What happened to the wheels?!!!"
I'm 50 and decidedly not laughing... (lol - damn whippersnappers!)
Another way to describe Harbaugh's "big plans" would be "half-vast"...
If not for the 12 penalties for 150 yards, it would have been much worse of a beatdown. OSU was able to do whatever it wanted on offense and the defense played its best game. I'm still not a fan of the secondary's technique where they pay no attention to the ball. There were more interceptions to be had there. In the end, it may still not be enough to get into the playoff, but damn, that win felt good! Now let's destroy Northwestern and see how the chips fall. Go Bucks!
If both teams play their best, then Ohio State wins big. I think this is The Game where our secondary nabs an interception or two. I think we will do a good job stopping Higdon and disrupting Patterson. We might give up a couple of big plays to their tall tight ends, but I think Haskins and Company will be able to pick apart TTUN's defense. I hope the penalties are few as those have a habit of biting us at the worst times. As usual, past performance is no indication of future success. But we have not played close to our potential in quite a while and we tend to play to the level of our competition. I think they'll be up for this Game and we will put it all together. Go Bucks!
Only a handful of penalties, but they were costly. I'm concerned by the bail technique being used by the secondary. MSU could have abused us all day if they had a better QB. The pass rush has diminished, but that may have been intentional. We were good against the run. Better (mostly) play from the LBs. It seems as though someone/something is getting in Haskins' head. In some cases, he looks like he's thinking too much in the same way that JTB did. Earlier in the season, he was just letting it fly. Dropped passes were another disappointment. Happy with the W. On to Maryland.
A highlight video is supposed to highlight the player, not the video editor who demonstrated his mastery of every. single. effect. on. every. single. clip. Star Wars called. They want their cheesy transitions back.
Nice recruiting win
I'm pretty sure he was talking about CK's attitude and leadership, not arm talent, in comparison to DH's. This team does not have a mean streak and is a long way from being elite. On the plus side, yesterday was the first day in a long time that the opposing QB didn't suddenly enter into Heisman consideration.
Prayers, indeed, for my fellow OSU fan and all those battling cancer, or Michigan...
I want to go streaking with Granny! Come on - everyone's going down to the Quad!
Not only have the glaring issues not been fixed, but they have actually gotten worse as the season has gone on. We. Keep. Jamming. That. Square. Peg. Into. The. Round. Hole.
Methinks some tough coaching changes are in order. Not sure if Urban can do it.
Offensive Line / DB-Safeties / Linebacker / Running backs / Quarterbacks / Defensive Coordinator
I'll give Hartline the benefit of the doubt as e'staking over for Smith and there has been improvement. Day and Wilson are money, when not hampered by Urban's conservatism and stubbornness. Larry Johnson is the best.
Did Urban Meyer and Hue Jackson have one of those Freaky Friday switches? Because the Buckeyes have been getting worse week after week and Urban keeps saying we had great practices and we're really close to putting it all together. Week after week, mediocre teams looks like title contenders because we can't really stop them. Week after week, we have stupid penalties, dropped passes and poor coaching. I think the identity of the team was clear with Ryan Day in charge. Now, there isn't one. Not sure why.
Isaiah Pryor had a (mostly) glaringly awful game. Pretty sure he got pulled for a while. Injuries on the defensive line definitely hurt the Buckeyes. Without a significant pass rush, Minnesota's pass and run game were much better than they should have been. I hope that the "eighth time's a charm!" and the team actually fixes the same things that have been evident since the first game - linebacker play, DB/Safety play, dropped easy passes, stupid penalties, power running game, etc. We are not playing with swagger and imposing our will against lesser teams. It looked as though OSU expected to win just by showing up. There's a lot to fix and time is running out.
...and only another 5 seconds or so for the remaining 50 yards to the goal line. Effortless, fluid speed! His BOOMS are of the supersonic variety!
No walking on eggshells in this thread. The Thomas Kinkade highlights are an especially nice touch!
Bosa, Jones...and Haskins (don't forget how nice it would be to have the Dwayne Train back next year).
Otherwise, Ohio State could have the top 3 players in next year's draft. Has that ever happened?
Orlando Pace made pancakes. This guy makes crepes!
If Brian Voltolini is the one who went up to Urban and showed him how to change the setting on his phone to delete messages older than a year, then it's incorrect to portray that action as one of Urban's first after the story broke.
We are all painfully aware what an incompetent media (not 11W specifically) can do with any snippet of information they feverishly report while at the same time not having any idea of the full context. It's a lesson I doubt they are teaching in Journalism School anymore.
Glad to be putting this in our rear view mirror!
"That's not mine"
In Zach's interview, he said that he thought it was in response to the reports that Zach had been arrested on a felony warrant, which did not happen. I myself thought that it was in response to the 2 police reports that had just been reported the day before. Zach also said that he was never served papers of the restraining order, so he had no official reason not to drop off his kids.
The missing piece in all of this is the Powell Police Investigation and exactly why no charges have ever been filed.
I'm still not seeing enough to warrant firing Urban, Gene Smith, or anyone other than Zach Smith.