All the best to Nick. It is the right decision and we fans should be grateful for having watched him play while we had the chance. I love how flippant some are about him putting his career and future in mind when making this decision - he stepping away removes a distraction and allows others to step up. Even if he made it back for the bowl game, he would be rusty and probably not as effective as the guys who have played the other eleven games while he rehabs. This decision is in the best interest for the Buckeyes as well as Nick.
This is what makes college football so great - which young player is going to step up and make a play. The only regret I have about this situation is not seeing Nick play again for the Buckeyes, because he was a lot of fun to watch. I totally understand his decision. It is not traitor move - he set an example for these other incredibly talented young men, and set the bar high. Let's see who gets the prize.
But the reality is, even with Nick, even the Buckeye LBs and FS don't step up and play much better in the next five games, the Buckeyes would probably not finish undefeated. With the LBs, I don't know if it is bad scheme or the wrong players for it, but Coaches Davis and Grinch have a lot of experience, Schiano is the DC, and they need to figure out how to get Werner/Borland/Hilliard/Browning and Pryor/Wint/Wade et al in the right position to make plays.
Great attitude, can't wait to see him in the Scarlet and Gray.
And with that story from Coach Alford, Mike Weber has entered into my all time favorite Buckeyes list. That is awesome!!!
I saw that too - after Rashod's tip to interception in the first half, seeing him keep his head up and hustling like that is inspiring. He doesn't have the catching ability of Ruckert, but he is really getting better at putting a hat on people and creating holes. Fantastic hustle.
That is exactly what I yelled at the TV - when did Evan Spencer come back? That was legendary blocking by T-Mac!
I think this comes down to limiting mistakes. Penn State has feasted on Buckeye boo-boos over the last couple of seasons. Need to keep the pressure on the Lions and I think their defense will wear down and their offense won't be able to keep up. Go Bucks!!!
Congrats!!! That is so awesome. And I enjoyed the 25 points for my fantasy team. Vive El Guapo!!!! Best wishes and prayers for Mom and Jr.
I'm going with 42-24 Buckeyes. I think TCU will hang around until late in the game. I do think the Buckeyes will limit the big plays from TCU and grind their defense down. Should be a good game. Go Bucks!!!
Nick Bosa had a great game, as did Chase Young, but BB Landers was an absolute monster. That guy was unblockable. I would have named him co MVP for the defense.
Weber shocked me in the Michigan State game with how fast he was. I really thought he was going to be a Brandon Saine type of power back, but after that game, and since, I think he has the potential to be a complete back that has a very successful NFL career. His burst and vision just keep getting better.
I think Dre'Mont Jones absolutely wrecking the middle also played into it... Nick is like that clean up hitter you can't pitch around because of the guys around him. They focus on Nick too much, the Young, Jones, Landers, etc.. are going to feast. It really is the whole unit that is helping Nick this week, and whoever else next week, win the accolades. I am sure Nick would be the first to acknowledge that.
I was thinking the same thing - that was a solid block on the edge that close to the end zone.
Time to whip the Beavers!!!
Thanks for sharing, that was fun to watch.
SI had a good article about the Clemson D-Line. Their front four might be the best collection of talent and experience to ever line up in college football. Their players seem to handle the hype well - to a person, they said they don't want to hear how great they are until after the season. They should be scary.
That said, I think the depth and talent of the Buckeyes defensive line this year takes a back seat to no one, not even Clemson. The Buckeyes don't quite have the experience, but I believe their defensive line will be as dominant as Clemson's. Both defenses will be fun to watch.
Just a whole lot of ugly in this story. It has nothing to do with the Urban investigation, which is focused mostly on misleading statements at the media days. But Zach Smith seems to have a little reprieve from the onslaught of judgement hurled after him. If Courtney's mother is saying this about her daughter, its becoming more likely that Courtney has been pretty manipulative in all this. That does not make her evil, slighted men and women are often driven to vengeance. Just ugly.
All that adviser told Courtney was that if she pressed charges, her husband would never coach again. It was hardly a threat, though the headlines said she was threatened. That is the most disgusting part of how this story has been presented. I had a Michigan fan coworker tell me he heard she was threatened.
Very good write up. Urban Meyer's job is not only hinging on his duties to report, but on that question I think he is ok. Gene Smith was aware of the accusation and was taking action (have Smith fly home). The Powell Police had the report. What more is Urban Meyer supposed to do in that situation?
Divorces are often very ugly. People make the worst accusations against each other. I have friends going through a divorce now and it is almost impossible to be true friends to both - they are both looking for who is taking sides against them. Its ugly. Getting text messages from Courtney was probably one half of the data Meyer was getting - and hearing both sides of the story, he did what I would have done... wait to see what the truth is. I think this hysteria is driven by our culture today that is really pushing for awareness of sexual misconduct of men. That awareness is a good thing, but we are heading to the Salem witch trials if common sense doesn't prevail.
Super impressed with a guy who always impressed me. The ability to check his ego and put his health and future over his dreams to play in the NFL... very inspiring. I wish Josh all the best and thank him for always representing the Buckeye family with excellence.
The fact that he was drafted in the first round tells me that at least the Raiders found the accusations completely baseless. The situation was obviously investigated - no way they're risking a first round draft pick on this potential disaster. We'll see how it plays out.
This is pretty morbid, but if the season goes down like this, I will still be a Buckeye fan. It would help us appreciate the golden years.
I remember Coach feeling the need to put JT back in the game after pulling him against Mich St. Dwayne had that fumble and didn't look very comfortable, and Coach said he didn't want to let it turn into a "clown show". One thing Coach Meyer does is allow teams who are down fight their way back into the game. I imagine those would be the toughest losses for him to swallow, so he will be slow to risk a big comeback against his team.
Classy move by Coach Meyer. Praying for a speedy recovery for the deputy.