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fear_the_nut70

MEMBER SINCE   July 30, 2012

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Comment 22 hours ago

That is what desperation does to a person.  Other than Bowling Green, every other stop was a carefully orchestrated choice.  People forget that he listed Notre Dame as one of his dream jobs early in his career, yet passed on ND and took a job in Gainesville because he knew that would be an easier place to build a championship team.  So he is going to leave the cream of the Big Ten crop, go to a hated rival that is a train wreck into a dumpster fire, to compete against the behemoth he created?  That is some serious delusion there.  I have always believed that OSU created that job for him so he can step in and coach on an interim basis ala Barry Alvarez if need be then take over if he wanted to.  But It is equally a good bet he never coaches again.  What he won’t do with his health issues is sign up for a shit show like Ann Arbor.  I mean, he can’t even say the school’s name.  

Comment 22 hours ago

They started a ridiculous yet fascinating thread over at a rival site regarding hiring Urban Meyer.  Putting the obvious delusions aside, it was interesting to watch those that had recognized him as the devil himself say they back up the Brinks truck to get him to come to AA because he would win games.   If you are bored, this is worth the read in case you want a cup of Schadenfreude this morning:

https://www.mgoblog.com/mgoboard/hire-urban-meyerhe%27s-coaching-savant

Comment 21 Sep 2019

I think Schiano and Billy Davis were bad hires.  I don’t like the NFL coaches who are not good teachers or who implement complex systems college kids don’t have the practice time to master.  Still, even with Ash and all the other coordinators, there is but the one title.  I don’t think people understand how hard it is to win a title and I think that is because of Saban.  If you are expecting multiple titles from Day (and I am not saying it is impossible just unlikely), you are again setting yourself up to be disappointed. 

Comment 21 Sep 2019

Ok, forget about the seventies.  Look at recent history.  Tressel won one title.  Meyer won one.  So where is the expectation for multiple titles?  This might sting.  What if the days of the Big Ten dominating are a thing of the past?  We documented Ohio State.  Michigan has a half a title since WW II.  Nebraska has been down mostly for 2 decades.  Sparty played in one playoff game and couldn’t compete.  Meyer won 80% of his games and got 1.  So yes, your standard is imaginary and you live in an imaginary world.  Glad you believe in Day (I think he is an up and comer and I like him a lot, but I am a bit more realistic than Championship Guy), time will tell.  He inherited a loaded team and I am not convinced he stays all that long ,but we shall see.  Friendly bet—I will bet you he doesn’t get more than 1 title, which means if I am right, and he stays as long as Meyer, you and your brethren will eventually turn on him.  That is why Championship Guy is so god damn annoying.  Finally, I literally said “Meyer isn’t perfect” so you end with a fizzle, and not a bang.  You are out of your element Donnie.

Comment 20 Sep 2019

Nope.  I am just not measuring him against an imaginary standard.  As an exercise, do this:

list all the coaches in the history of college football that have a similar winning percentage as Urban.  Then cross reference that with coaches that won multiple titles.  

Now, for an apt comparison, further whittle that list down to coaches that coached at The Ohio State University.  You will find no names on that list.

Difference between you and I is that I am comparing him to his contemporaries and those that came before him, while you compare him to an idealistic standard that mostly doesn't exist.  Stated another way, you are disappointed he isn't Nick Saban.  That is a you problem.

Comment 20 Sep 2019

So JT, basically he should have won them all, which is pretty much what you are saying.  Something tells me you would have been no more satisfied if we beat both Purdue and Iowa but lost playoff games both years (you would just have changed the narrative from "lost games he shouldn't have" to "can't win the big one.").  No one said Meyer was perfect, but then, no one really ever expected that with the exception of you and a few others that have joined you in this ridiculous argument.   And no, it didn't cost him "more titles" as you put it, because, as I aptly pointed out, there is no saying if he "wins those games he should have" Ohio State would have gone on to win titles those years.  This is fan boy error #12, trying to make a point with rank speculation.  Please try harder.

Comment 20 Sep 2019

@ October: Thanks for weighing  in championship guy.  I was born in 1970.  OSU has three titles in my time.  That's right, 3 titles in just short of 50 years!!  So Urban's 1 compares favorably to every coach in my life time except Woody Hayes (who was at the end when I was born),  He has the same number as Tressel (in 1 less year and under tougher circumstances to win one), and 1 more than Bruce and Cooper combined.  

You are guilty of the same thing as other posters above you--you are judging Meyer by an imaginary standard (in a circumstance that you give him credit for creating).  It is ridiculous, but I know Championship Guy is never going to see it.  I wonder what you will say if Day leaves here never having won a championship, or if we don't see another coach come in here any time soon and win more than 1.  What you and others can't wrap your head around is how difficult it is to win a championship and how few coaches have won more than 1 (which ironically, Urban has).  What sucks for you is that you are going to be miserable pretty much every January the rest of your life (or as long as you root for Ohio State), because you can't wrap your head around this.  Sucks to be you I guess.

Comment 01 Sep 2019

Ok, we saw it differently, I can live with that.  Both announcers said they saw it too fwiw.  Have to wonder why he all of sudden popped open as the ball was arriving. I do agree with one poster who said this isn’t always called, and if that would have been his point I wouldn’t of had an objection at all.   But from my perspective, I saw the push off  and it was pretty obvious.  What throws some people I think is that it wasn’t all that forceful, but he extended his arms.  Agree to disagree I guess.

Comment 01 Sep 2019

Meh, this isn’t 1972 and 3 yards and a cloud of dust.  You win with high ypc averages, doesn’t matter how you get them.  I didn’t hear any of these concerns in  JK’s first season, and he had 20 lbs less muscle.  Nothing to see here folks.