I am not as concerned about the team chemistry in the locker room, just the team chemistry on the court.
I wonder if being on the bubble relates to the talent level or the coaching.
Agree - something has occurred to cause such a drastic change in how they are playing. They need to get it turned around soon before this affects recruiting. It appears they are having a difficult time finding someone to keep the focus on running plays and not waiting until the shot clock is ready to run out and/or depending on 3 point shots.
Joe - Just a great person and class act. Proud how Ohio State was represented.
If this had to happen, at least the timing is appropriate based on the support in the discussion of paying athletics for their recognition. The NCAA has a real problem when you cannot borrow money and then work to pay it off but this issue would not even get press or support several years ago.
I hope Dobbins didn't sell his gold pants to take the offensive line to Benihana for dinner. The NCAA has always been behind the curve in addressing issues and now they have a problem of their own doings with California. Recruit's decisions on CA schools based on money sounds good unless colleges decide not to play schools in CA which would probably reduce the odds of a CA college in the playoff. The NCAA must also deal with the media that puts the focus on these individuals and probably increases their values. That could be the tricky part. . .
It will be interesting to see the affects on Michigan's recruiting for the 2020 class.
So if you do not want to know the truth, you can write anything someone said and do no further investigation to determine if it is true. Seems to me reckless disregard for the truth. He didn't care what was true or not.
A large portion our the press these days are not interested in telling the truth. If it supports their agenda, that gives them their justification and McMurphy has an agenda.
I just read Urban Meyer's New Normal on ESPN and the only thing I could think of to resolve this issue is to kick ass and completely demoralize the opposing team and fans. Problem solved.
Agree - he will be back and play in the last several games not only to help Ohio State win but to also show that he is ready for the next level after his injury.
At least Bill Davis has a strong family life. We do not need another social issue in the national press. As far as coaching, lets hope Meyer doesn't let friendship become an influence in his actions and makes the appropriate decisions when / if required. I think this is one thing that Meyer has recently become extremely aware of.
Simon will be picked up by another team. He is to good of a player. In fact many fans were surprised that the Colts cut him.
Wadsworth resigns because he does not agree with the decision. He was appointed to the Board by a Democrat Ted Strickland and now talks to the New York Times. I wonder if this decision involves more about politics than domestic violance.
Best suggestion I heard on the radio is for Meyer to become the "Bill Belichick" of college football and give the media little if any satisfaction. JUST WIN
They better go 13-0 if they want any chance to be in the playoff games. The pressure from the media about rewarding domestic violence will continue to influence the people making the selections.
I did not know that there were so many perfect people in this world that never made a mistake. Saying that Meyer doesn't get it is like saying his words do not matter. I guess your ability to translate his words into his thoughts and beliefs is beyond my capability. I am truly amazed at your ability without bias.
Wish I had the means but I would be giving out T Shirts that said: "I BELIEVE URBAN" on the front and "I SUPPORT MEYER" on the back with no Ohio State Logo on it. I would give them out at the next three football games showing the media such as ESPN and McMurphy that their comments have little impact. That would be the best statement against this bias. I also realize many of you would probably disagree because it would give the impression that domestic violence is not that important. My only point is that media translates supporting Zack as if Meyer does not care about domestic violence no matter what the police did or what the committee decides as the appropriate actions.
If I was Gene Smith and Meyer I would make damn sure the President knows about all the possible future situations that Smith or Meyer may get involved with that could be translated into a University problem? Instead of backing Smith and Meyer's decisions, apparently Smith and Meyer were used as the escape goats for the University because the powerful media jumped to conclusions.
This is bullshit- Just make the announcement.
I sure hope you are correct and that no new negative information is released in the statement that we are not aware of that would justify Meyer to be fired.
My concern is how the Board and President reacts to the perception no matter if Courtney decided to unload years of frustration. I hope they have the courage to stand up to the press unless their is more information released that we do not know about.
This is what worries me. A news writer appears to have easily dug up more details about a coach than the University did. Plus the decision made in 2015 looks worse today because of the recent information reported. That doesn't give a good perception in the media on the University and the Board and President know this. That is why I am concerned about Meyer's future.
Maybe part of the blame should be on our local press for the lack of investigating these issue.
I would find it extremely difficult to believe that Meyer would coverup domestic violence. I do find it possible that Meyer would believe Zack even if Zack lied. If Meyer reported this to the next level, then Meyer should be coaching next week unless both Meyer and Smith are fired based on their decision in 2015.
Does anyone know if there are people on the staff that monitor the coaches or only what the players are doing. If not, I could see enhanced monitoring of the coaches and their personal behavior confidentiality be damn. The problem is that a news writer appears to have easily dug up more details about a coach than the University did. That doesn't give a good perception in the media on the University and the Board and President knows this. That is why I am concerned about Meyer's future.
Today's Society of Professional Journalism's Code of Ethics: 1) Write stories to destroy people. 2) Justification or Truth not required. 3) Use the forum for free speech as the filter of free speech.