ESPN cant wait to schedule OSU @ Oregon and Penn State as a night games for upset specials. While all of our big home games Fox picks up and we get stuck with the Noon slot.
Great win...need to win games like this especially against a great team like Penn State.
By far the worst Play calling game of Ryan Days career as HC. Why did it look like 2016 JT Barrett offense? Why so many designed QB runs? Especially since he was banged up early on? They could not gaurd our WR and we did not challenge enough down field. Why not take those easy 5-8 yards every time we dropped back? Day seemed to get conservative- specifically on 3rd and medium. Hopefully a wake up call for next 2 weeks.
The Baron Browning Saga continues to be confusing.
Werent the coaches singing his praises a few weeks ago after Nebraska and MIchigan state?
This was more Herbie speculating on College Gameday. “Based on the money he received it would be a 4 game suspension” not after details of investigation.
Insane. How does ESPN/ABC not take this game? BY FAR the biggest game of the week. I understand that there is a WS game and hat is why Fox wants it at Noon.
We seem to get screwed every time we play Penn State and Wisconsin ( a night game every time on the road...never at home).
This will absolutely have an effect on the crowd noise, atmosphere. The 'You should get up for this big game no matter what' are not thinking logistics and tailgating element. What a f Joke.
I loved that Timeout by Day...Nebraska was driving and had momentum and he settled the troops down ( was never a fan of the way meyer used his timeouts).
Last Year The World Series Game 4 was on Fox and Texas/OK State both were @ 8:00 Pm EST. As long as ESPN/ABC gets that game- you can expect it to be a night game. Probably Gameday as well.
Good Hire in my opinion. There are 2 Immediate things that should be Top Priority for Kevin for the betterment of the Big 10. Delaney is too old school and likes the "traditional" nature of Big 10. He was never forward thinking.
1) Football Scheduling. Kevin needs to look after his conference like Greg Sankey does for SEC. Between the number of conference games and OOC scheduling- WINS are more valuable. Look after your top teams
Impact: The CFP has shown that its not about schedule strength for Power 5 teams...Only if you have losses and when you lose. This will help BIg 10 teams have more presence in CFP.
2) Big 10 Championship Baskteball Game move to saturday night or Sunday AM. As one of hte top basetball conferences- this game SHOULD NOT be an afterthought. The game is litterally goes on while the committee has already met and made the brackets. The show is right after.
Impact: Committee has shown that this game has no impact on seeding ( good or bad). But it does value other tourney champs ( ACC for example). We are still talking about humans here and they will make decisions based on a game they just watched. This will help tournement seeds for our Champs and runner ups.
When has Gene ever flexed on Jim? Its all about the $$$
JIM DELANEY is the problem for Ohio State and the rest of Big 10 conference. Greg Sankey ( SEC) looks out for his conference and top dogs. You think he would ever let ppl push him around to schedule Alabama a Friday night road game? You think he would ever let people push him around to schedule
Delaney is completely over the hill and the Big ten will benefit greatly when he retires. Additionally, Delaney is one of the biggest advocates against expanding the playoff...Here is a guy whose conference champion has not made the playoff the last 3 years and he is totally fine with it. All because he is OLD school and just wants to be in the Rose Bowl.
We will continue to run into BS problems like this until Delaney is gone.
If you are Baron Browning...how do you not think about transferring? One of the highest recruited LBs in a long time and currently being coached by one of worst OSU LB coaches in a long time because he is friends with the Head Coach. He is getting no snaps and probably playing out of position at the MIKE spot. He will not get more reps as the HC loves Tuf and continues to give him champion status for 3 tackle days. How does Browning not get any looks at OLB to get him on the field?
I will never understand the Demario Mccall thing. Litterally very time he plays he makes explosive plays and we can’t seem to find a role for him. Co starter with Saunders at h back is wild. Saunders is not an H back
Meyer screwed this all up at Big 10 Media day by not just saying coachspeak and saying no comment. Instead he ludicrously says I have no knowledge and who made that up?? Of course McMurphy takes if personal and digs further. Izzo has been getting away with this all year because he says no comment every time.
Meyer blew this at the Big 10 Media days. All he had to say was ‘No comment’ or even ‘I did not have all the details but I apologize for not acting sooner’ and this would be fine! This McMurphy guy took it further once Urban made those stupid comments at presser. Why couldn’t he pull a Izzo or Saban coach speak and just move forward?
Man he threw the ball so much better and had way more confidence in 2014!
Zach smith must be a heck of a recruiter. Big time WR still come here besides the lack of you know, passing the ball to WR in our offense.
Agree. Meyer simply is too stubborn to give up the controls of his 'balanced, QB power offense.' My feeling is that Wilson probably got tired of this and transitioning over to Day
You dont see any other top programs having this much difficulty with who is actually calling the plays. Only with Meyer and the 'collaborative' effort
Remember the brilliance of Beck and Warriner as two OC'?
We probably had to do this to keep Day. But this is just as confusing as 6 starting WR. Stay the hell away from playcalling Meyer!
After that AMAZING catch by Mack against Oklahoma...the playcalling was BRUTAL. I believe it was a JT run, a swing pass and a tough corner route in end zone. After we settled for 3 there...I knew we were in big time trouble.
JT fault. He gives Wisconsin 21 points last night. Think that margin of victory will make a difference? Thankfully only one more game of him
The two mis throws to wide OPEN KJ hill and Dixon were beyond horrendous. The talent gap on the field is large but JT made iir small.
Why is Parris Campbell note the only Kick Returner?! These are the type of Urban Meyer moves that boggles our minds. Parris was our best returner in the last few years and he got hurt....understood. Obviously, he is healthy now as he is starting H-back and playing majority of snaps. Mike Weber is not a kick returner! Please put our fastest player back so we can start with decent field position.
Where was this all season?!?! Another example of the offensive coaching staff not utilizing it's playmakers all year and getting lazy and predictable with playcalling. Cost this unbelievably talented team the playoff