He had pretty limited action but against Rutgers (granted its Rutgers) he had 8 carries for 95 yards. He broke about a 50 yarder that game. The last couple of games he came it it was pretty obvious they were going to run.
This could be a pretty big loss if he does choose to leave. Fields may be great but there is a decent chance he can't even play this year. I (personally) think the offense would be great for him so long as he could work on getting through reads before taking off to run.
To be fair the best way to win a game is to score more points than the other team.
I know those are industrial lines running next to the new stadium spot but its hard not to think how nice it would be if you could jump on a train in the suburbs and get dropped off right in the arena district.
Agree. I wouldn't be surprised if they add at least one garage in the buildings since there will be some office space and apartments included. I wouldn't mind seeing some sort of trolly or (maybe) street car to run up and down Nationwide to get people back and forth a little easier.
Really nice outcome for the city. I would only want a small tweak to the stadium design to open up to the skyline a little bit more. Otherwise it could really finish off Nationwide Blvd.
Ultimately his name will go up on the ring of honor. I think that is about the most you're going to get out of OSU. There will probably update the Woody to include a section for him too.
I agree Christmas Shoes is terrible but Patton Oswalt's set on it almost makes up for how bad it is.
I don't think he is leaving but selling a house in New Albany isn't the hardest thing to do. Even if its worth a couple million.
I think he had a taste of NFL and didn't like it much. Its rare recently that a college head coach jumps to the NFL. A lot of times NFL teams like to hire guys already in the NFL. If he wanted to end up there, I think he could have found a job with a team as an OC instead of coming to OSU.
I think those 3 were named because those are all Urban "inner circle" guys. I would imagine a majority of the staff will remain at OSU. My best guesses are as follows:
Staying: Alford, Hartline, LJ, Wilson, Grinch.
Maybes: Schiano, Taver Johnson, Stud
Probably Gone: Davis
Great hire. There is a reason a lot of people in the football community thinks so highly of him. He got a nice tryout at the beginning of this year. Plus the offensive style isn't going to change and the players we have on the roster won't become a bad fit overnight.
Recruiting will stay the same and there won't be a huge turnover of staff (except Davis hopefully). But the main aspect is who else would you want? There are only 2-3 guys that could legitimately replace Meyer and they are coaching at OU, Clemson, and Alabama.
Technically he will be coaching January 1, 2019. /s
Yea at the time I thought those comments we a bit odd. Part of me thought he would do the "2019 will be my last year."
Pretty disappointing. I feel like this is Brett McMurphy winning one against Urban. I wish he could have stayed for another year just so it would seem more like he is going out on his own terms.
Its tough for the B1G to complain much when it makes sense that OU got in over OSU. If they would have put Georgia in over OU and OSU then you would be hearing a lot more of an argument.
That makes a lot of sense...especially the second point. I just doing get why Georgia fans think they should be in the top 4. You lost your two biggest games you played this year. And in one of them (LSU), you were handled pretty well.
They bang the strength of schedule drum for Georgia but fail to mention they lost to the two best teams on that schedule. And, after Florida (which is a decent win), their next best win is what? Kentucky?
Oklahoma getting in over OSU is okay. Similar teams but Oklahoma has a better loss and beat Texas in the rematch. The talk of Georgia being ranked above either OSU or OU is dumb and makes zero sense other than there was a real motive to punish OSU for some reason.
As an outside choice I'd take K.J. Hill. He's a good route runner and has great hands. Those guys are becoming very important in the NFL. Will probably not make the huge plays but will catch 7-10 passes a game. Each for about 10-15 yards. He would be a great 2-3 wide receiver for a lot of teams.
I'm okay with OSU being 6 but they're explanation for things just never adds up. I'd like to hear explanations to the following issues:
1. You say 5-7 Maryland almost beating OSU shows they weren't consistent during the end of the season. What about 6-6 Oklahoma State nearly beating Oklahoma the exact same way (missed 2 pt conversion at the end of the game).
2. NW wins their last game while resting starters and they drop in rankings two spots. Texas beats Kansas by a touchdown and they stay the same.
Oh my. Those are beautiful.
I put the blame on the university. How do you not have enough coats for everyone?