A kid from UA and a kid from Watterson playing together ?!!!!??? That's like the Columbus HS version of OSU vs. UM.
"I'm your fetus, I'm your fire, at Jersey Tire".
It's pretty obvious from her texts that the woman was actively planning to extort money from Zeke. There's no mention of any violence or fear in her exchanges with her friend.
I hope Zeke learns a lesson from this.
It's going to be fun watching him make defenders miss.
I thought about this yesterday. Tress never had to coach in the B1G championship game. If Urban faced the same system as Tress and no bowl ban, we would have 4 B1G championships out of 5.
Using the old system ...
2012: OSU (undefeated)
2013: OSU split with MSU
2014: OSU split with Wisconsin
2015: MSU (head-to-head)
2016: OSU (better record than PSU or Wisconsin)
Urban speaks about "de-recruiting", e.g. having blunt conversations about performance with each player. No-one gets on the field just because of their star rating.
But we're also recruiting high-character, hard-working kids, not a bunch of thugs.
From what I read he saw all the talent ahead of him at Bama and wanted to get on the field earlier, so he went the JUCO route.
There's also the staggering amount of depth. I can't think of another team in the country that is as deep with talent at all positions (except TE where we are a bit thin).
MSU is going to play second fiddle to UM for the Ohio leftovers now that UM is on the rise.
I don't mind Finebaum, but he's just fishing for a story here.
If Urban had coached under the old BCS rules with no conference championship and no bowl restriction in 2012, we would have 3 conference titles in 5 years.
The one "choke" game in the B1G championship was losing to MSU in 2013. Then MSU ruined it again for us in 2015, as the game was late in the season.
We really need to put a beat-down on MSU this year and send their program back to the stone age.
That is hilarious.
It just goes to show how delusional UM fans are. "We won a lot of games before most people had electricity and our website looks like the worst web forums of 1998 ... but ... we're the best!"
True, I've been watching games since 1975, including the horrors of the Cooper years in The Game.
But, like Tressel, I trust in Urban's understanding and sincerity in preparing his team for The Game. It will be tough, but they're not going to sneak up on us.
Prayers for William and his family. I hope he halts the progression as much as possible.
Which is it? Weenie Arm or Honey Buns? Make up your mind, JT! /s
It is a great article. Just don't read the comments. Hater central.
Herman's greatest contribution was as the QB coach. He had 3 quarterbacks 100% prepared to go. As an OC he did a good job calling the right play at the right time, but it was Urban's offense, with a few new wrinkles.
I think we can get back to that level of performance with Day laser-focused on the QBs and Wilson running Urban's offense with a few new twists.
A trip through the Yahoo comment section reminds me how good we have it on 11W. Moderators and our downvote system make this one of the best sports discussion sites on the web.
But it was fun to read all of the hate talk. That means they fear us.
Well, it is his IVth year as a starter and hopefully getting his IVth pair of gold pants.
This is the genre of garbage that gives collegiate sports a bad name.
No, this is exactly what makes college football great.
If Urban enforces the rule on students AND LOU HOLTZ it's just tradition. We don't want our players to take the colors blue and yellow lightly.
I suppose he would like to eliminate the gold pants and all the rivalry trophies in CFB. What a twerp.
We have the edge on TTUN in starting talent, but also in depth.
If JT gets hurt, we have Burrow or Haskins. If Weber needs a breather, put in Dobbins or McCall. We have at least a 10 man rotation at DL. With 7 players currently battling it out for RG -- many of whom can play OT -- we're good on the OL as well. We have a deep stable of talented, fast DBs.
The only way I see us losing The Game is if we are unprepared and cocky.
Sure, national titles are always the ultimate prize, but withThe Game being the last game of the regular season, losing to TTUN would likely keep us out of the playoff anyway. So there are very few scenarios where we could lose to TTUN and still get the national title
This is part of why The Game is the most important game. It's no different than in Woody's time. The big 2 battle it out to have a chance for a championship.
Put another way, would you rather go 11-1, lose to TTUN and have no national title, or go 9-3, beat TTUN and ruin their chances?
Welcome Mr. Cappabianca!
Hard work will pay off. Go Bucks!
Michigan week for football will be fun with Men's BB on Friday, The Game on Saturday, Men's vs. [Undetermined] on Sunday. Women's BB against Duke on the 30th will make it a great 6 days for Buckeye fans.
I'm looking forward to one more season of Kelsey Mitchell and Co. Go get 'em, Lady Bucks!
It's one thing to have the QB run be an outlet in a combination of options. It's another thing when it's predictable from the formation.
In 2006 we ran empty sets with Troy Smith, but we would actually throw the ball.
Wilson would have a much better view of the whole field from the booth: He can see all of his receivers, how the defense is aligning each play, what coverages the defense is using, etc.
If he needs to bark at one of the TEs he can do it with the booth phone.