Will forever say that was completely planned from TTUN dirtbags. Eight guys circling an opposing teams player like that doesn't just magically happen. That was a desperate football team trying anything to win the big game. The funny thing was that was what helped to inspire OSU to win the game.
He will not drop that far. QB's are too valued for teams to not take a chance on a potential gem.
Rewatch this year's TTUN game and say the officiating wasn't horrendous. Even their faithful say the refs did everything in their power to keep them in the game. They are the reason I do not watch the NFL much. Rewatch the Browns/Raiders game this year. The Browns won that game until the refs decided they would not allow it. It is making it hard to get into knowing at some point they will decide the outcome of a close game. College is getting there too.
Perception is reality. It was perceived to be inflammatory and ran with from there. Not necessarily agreeing with that perception. Simply identifying where the issues originated. And it caused the negative comments we have seen.
The problem with fans and Tate boils down to the quotes after the rose bowl. Buckeyes do not usually publicly lash out at others through the media. They are not like Michigan players that have made a living talking ish on twitter, burning letters of intent, guaranteeing victories, etc.. So most Buckeye fans were particularly uncomfortable with his talk, attitude and attempt to ward off Fields, warranted or not. They also know that there are no guarantees to play at OSU for a junior or especially someone that had never spent a second on campus.
Very well said.
I agree Lou. Any insulting comments are uncalled for but the kid put himself in the spot he is in. All he had to do was take the high road on the J.F. situation and chose otherwise. If you choose to speak out like he did there will be repercussions. My guess is this will be his M.O. throughout his career. He likes to let everyone know what he is thinking.
Read elsewhere the family is super pissed about this situation. They must actually feel he is entitled to be the starter!? Hard to fathom. Joe Burrow is one classy fellow. Love ya Joe.
Seems Day wouldn't guarantee him the starting job like he demanded so he is taking his ball and going elsewhere. That is it. Some have said "They must have guaranteed Fields would be the starter." Instead Tate's own words were that he guaranteed he would be the starter over Fields. When Day would not say the same and that he would have to work for it, he most likely pouted, stomped his feet and this is the tantrum. The QB1 Netflix series was a precursor to this. This is OSU. There are no guarantees anyone will play.
I too was kind of disappointed with what I saw on QB1. I hoped it was just complete immaturity but then the kid really expected his dad to buy him a new camaro instead of the family car they were shopping for. If the cameras weren't there I wondered if he would have made a scene after being refused the camaro. Also more concerned about personal stuff like his twitter account and personal appearance than thinking team first. Yes he was young but there was just something that was not right. Just my thoughts that may or may not be justifiable.
Sallee is an SEC homer. Leave it to him to show a way to be sure to keep Alabama and two loss Georgia in the mix EVERY year.
Given the situation and the personalities of each of them it seems like Tate will be the first and quickest to transfer if things do not go his way right out of the gate. Baldwin is more of the seeing things through and staying to graduate from OSU type. Just my take on what both have said to this point. That could change throughout the process certainly.
Just picture older brother has a stiffarm to Joey's forehead while he wildly throws punches that can't reach the target. He will shut up after he wears himself out or gets his ass handed to him. Whichever comes first.
Bosa and Haskins could very well go #1 and #2 in the draft, or vice versa. Wouldn't that just be the icing on the cake.
Imagine if this were OSU. The outrage would be off the charts.
Classes should be ranked by average player ranking. The way they do it now doesn't make sense. Go out and sign thirty 3 stars and you rank higher than a team signing all 4 and 5 stars with a smaller class. Anyone understanding recruiting would take the latter in a heartbeat. Some things in life are just hard to explain.
Interesting that he mentioned the refs trying to keep them in the game.
Why?? Let Rutgers and Illinois do this type of thing.
Wonder if Schiano or Wilson were even considered?
It would be too bad if some vindictive asshole Buckeye fan would return the favor to BM in some way....They call them fanatics for a reason. Just because he could write that garbage and destroy lives doesn't mean he should have. Anyone could do the same. I have a gun but I don't shoot people with it.
Got to take victories however you can. Good Lord I hope OSU never gets to that place.
That must be what the new ESPN narrative is going to be. If so it will be repeated by every one of their personalities.
If the committee thinks Murray will have all damn day to stand there and wait for a receiver to get open against Alabama or Clemson or anyone else for that matter, they are high.