I am of the opinion that the creator of this post has no idea who Casserly is beyond being "that old dude". He's actually a very successful former GM. Although this is the draft and everyone knows that all types of shenanigans goes on, this doesn't feel like a situation where teams are trying to get over on....who exactly? I mean the Cards are the only team who has been discussed in really wanting this kid.
I think that's easy for you to say. And I will admit I actually like the idea of Illinois celebrating the culture rather than some tomahawk chop, which Chief Illibuck seemed to me to be. But my not being offended doesn't mean everyone isn't.
With that being said....an otter???
I'm inclined to agree with you. This is Day's first gig and he's gonna go with what works until it doesn't. I just hope that at the time it doesn't work it doesn't equal a loss AND that he isn't stubborn if his stuff doesn't work. I love Tress but he was really stubborn about giving up play calling and Urban always had his hands in the clay even if it didn't work.
Wasn't calling plays what Yurcich was brought in for? And isn't that what Wilson is here for? I mean I won't pretend that last season's play calling wasn't good, it obviously was. But what is the purpose of having all of these offensive minds here if they aren't calling plays? And wasn't the fact that Tress and Meyer calling plays and not delegating a part of the issues people had with them? Head coach is a difficult job, one guy can't do everything! But then again I have no information about the makeup of what guy will do what so I'm just really asking questions that may not have immediate answers.
I guess whatever it takes to make you feel better about getting your ass kicked. because I bet that if you were winning you'd have a different perspective.
I think Smith has done a pretty good job overall. People will bring up not banning us from the bowl game like 8 years ago as to why that hate him today but that just seems weak to me. And of course the thing last year wasn't a plus. But anyone who wants to pretend that this man has done a terrible job or even just ok has an agenda. I remember the Geiger years; if there is a person who can tell me Geiger was a better AD than Smith, I'd love to hear the reasons why. The Ohio State Athletic department is a juggernaut and Gene Smith is part of why that is.
Just how important do you think he thinks he is? I'm assuming that you can provide a quote or something to this effect.
THIS TIMES 1000!!!
This is exactly my thoughts when I saw this. Change has always been considered objectionable to older folks, even though human history has proven change is inevitable.
The wall of coaches is AWESOME.
That is all.