All that matters is that the players are motivated to be the best. It doesn’t matter if that motivation is intrinsic or extrinsic. They both can be effective. In fact, I’d argue that extrinsic motivational factors are more productive for athletes. And for those that are confused, intrinsic would be the pride of playing for your favorite/home state school. Extrinsic would be for the fame, NFL, money, girls, etc. Those can be very powerful factors when it comes to putting in the necessary work to be successful. I played a secondary sport at OSU...I chose the Buckeyes for the first reason, but I can guarantee you, me and my teammates weren’t spending all those extra hours practicing and training because we loved Ohio State. We wanted the rewards that came with success, both as a team and an individual. I don’t care why a player chooses to play for Ohio State, all I care about is does he want to be the best. You don’t need to be from Ohio to want to be an All American and/or NFL stud.
Or he’s telling Urban and staff that he is coming and wants to tell Franklin in person before it is made public. If he tells Franklin first, that info probably gets out and he loses the moment of surprise in telling his future coaches. Remember that Togai video? That’s something he’ll remember the rest of his life.
Wherever he is, you know he’s typing plenty of quotation marks and emojis and giving people headaches trying to understand what he is saying.
I’m sure he’s a good guy, but every time I see his name I picture an 80 year old English Lit professor grinning in his library and smoking a cigar while commenting on 11W
As he’s an area guy I’m hoping he succeeds, but I just don’t see it. He’s a role player at best. I don’t see him as a guy playing a big role for a big 10 champion. I’ve been wrong before and I hope I am here
If it keeps him from getting in Kevin Wilson’s way I’m all for it
Of course they blew it late but you guys are missing the point. Oklahoma scored 50 on a team with a better D than anyone we faced this year
It still comes down to play calling for me. Watching the Oklahoma/Georgia game was so frustrating. To see the types of plays that Oklahoma used and making a really good Georgia D look horrible, yet we don’t have any plays like that. I wish we would just watch that tape and run the exact same plays that Oklahoma ran. With our talent, no one could stop us.
If he was in the top row, how were you 2 rows behind him??
You're right. And we should also travel to the games in horse and buggies. Also, passing plays should not be allowed and absolutely no games on tv. Freshman should not be playing on the varsity team and no scholarships given to players. After all, aren't those all traditions that used to be the norm? It's called evolution. The fact is, players and recruits like alternates, and from everything I've seen on this site and social media, the majority of fans like them. Traditions can change and they usually do for the better
Someone must have gotten into the pot brownies a little early on Thanksgiving
They also gave 2 tickets to every usher and red coat that works on game days. I'm glad they are doing it, but let's not act like they are huge philanthropists. Empty seats are good for no one. This way, they will get people's money for parking and concessions.
To me, it's an easy choice and that man is Urban Meyer. Although I find myself questioning Meyer a couple times a game, that's far better than me questioning Tressel half of the entire game. I honestly think he purposely didn't get first downs a lot of times just so he could punt.
They are both great coaches, yet completely opposite of one another. And here's another reason why I say Meyer. He took a player with very little talent and made him quite possibly the greatest college football player of all time, strictly because of scheme and play calling.
Both Houston Griffith and Jaycee Horn would commit here in a heartbeat if given the OK by the Ohio State staff
It's individual preference. Personally I think my tickets in 22C are way better than your 4A. I've been going to football and basketball games for many many years, in my opinion (and most I've talked to as well) sitting in the middle of the field/court, even up higher, is a better view than near the end zone/end line.
You guys all kill me. I have no idea whether he will flip or not but I'm not gonna speculate on anything. He could have real interest, or maybe he just likes the guys there and wants to party with them. Or maybe he's banging one of the recruiting hostesses. For those of you that have never been a recruited student athlete, you have no idea what goes on during visits. It's extremely possible he has no desire to play for Alabama. Or maybe he does. My point is that his actions aren't necessarily a guarantee he's flipping.
Columbus has soccer?
I would bring him in and a host of other OSU greats for the weekend only, being that the Penn St game is a HUGE recruiting weekend.
The only person Carman would owe an apology to for his comment on Twitter would be Joe Burrow, and that's only if A) he comes to Ohio State and B) Burrow is still here and starting.
I've read every tweet from these guys and have yet to see any of them BASH the program like you guys are stating. They stated their opinion, which unfortunately for OSU, is shared by 90% of the country and who knows how many in the locker room.
What do you consider the right price?
I have 4 together at in C deck at 45yd line
My wife's family, and they clearly aren't sports fans
He would still sign with this year's class in February.
It's common knowledge around the alums and college baseball that Nick Swisher bought Beals the job. There's a reason his name is on the field. Once his money runs out (which could be soon now that he's retired) I see Beals being let go shortly after. It's probably too late to make a change now, but anything short of an NCAA appearance next season and he's done.