Did you both take off your shoes?
It's the bravado that is causing this backlash. The apparent belief that he deserved the job, and should not have to compete for it. I'm confident that Tate is most likely a decent person, but he does himself no favors.
Speak softly and carry a big stick.
That is an opinion, not an assumption. Again.. I'm saying that a bias should be given to ethnic diversity because it is an important factor in building a successful team. Diversity is a success factor, and I think it matters in many of things including recruiting, and team chemistry. That's what was being said here.. Your tangent on the inability to both search for best and diversity simultaneously is nothing but wasted space. I get it.. but why are you even saying it? The reason we need diversity is not for a "diversity standard", its for the betterment of the whole.
Yes, that's all it takes to be successful. Come closer, i'll let you look inside.
Yes, but the reason why a diverse candidate should be the choice is not to meet diversity standards, but because it is what would be best for success.
Your argument is overly simplistic, and is not meaningful in context. Being the best at something doesn’t mean that you would be the best candidate. Who cares who the ‘best’ DB coach is.. Who is the DB coach that maximizes the footballls teams sucess is what matters.
In buckeyemail, which is the Ohio State email system, there is a Justin S Fields. Now, that doesn’t gaurantee anything, but it is extremely coincidental. Not to mention at Ohio state there is a numbering system associated with your school username. The first person with last name Smith is known as Smith.1 etc..
the number associated with the Justin Fields above is the highest I found when running a generic search on all last name Fields in the directory. Be clear, I did not look through every Fields in the directory ( there are 500 plus).
Not to be that creepy guy, but I do see a Justin S Fields in my Ohio state email directory. It’s hard to tell for sure, but the dot number associated with name is the highest I saw regardless of first name. To me that indicates that this entry is recent.
I’ve just taken the stance of not giving a care to their opinions. At this point they only really impact buckeye nation as much as we let them with their words. I don’t like their opinions so I don’t watch their shows. Problem solved.
This will blow over because people have short attention spans, and they will be looking for something else to juice them up to aid them through their relatively boring lives. These attacks will go on throughout the week, but will begin to sputter begin next Monday. We will hear about it again watching the buckeyes first few games, and another surge of outcry when Urban returns. That’s fine.
We can all read the report for ourselves to determine our own conclusions. Urban got punished, and I’m ok with that based on the information. He clearly appears to believe that CS is full of it, and it’s apparent by his reactions at the conference. He is smart enough to know how exactly to placate the situation, but is sticking to his guns. Dangerous, but I can respect that. I hope in the future he finds a canned PR statement to any questions about her directly. No reason to continually poke the bear.
Just be patient and breathe. There is only the feeling of pressure from the outside world if we allow their words to weigh on our shoulders. Just step aside and let it blow by.
I mean I don't expect for the bigger outlets to run his findings. Do you think that would benefit them at all? Seems all risk and no reward to me. I do think there will be an impact from it though. Maybe we will see a little less aggressive articles directly attacking the situation. There now is uncertainty in the air, and they might want to limit potential exposure if this story starts to unravel.
I'm in this a witch hunt camp in regards to urban. I also think that regardless of the truth of this side of the story, Courtney should be met with a bit of sympathy and compassion.
it seems that either she was abused, or that she has some sort of real mental issues. This could go real bad if she has real mental issues, and this story starts to fall apart. That kind of backlash could push a stable person into dangerous thoughts, let alone an unstable one.
IF this whole abuse story falls apart our focus should be on the people who pushed the story, and to raise questions as to how we react to partial information.
Never made the claim of equal culpability.
You made the decision you felt to be right given the information. Urban made the wrong decision because of cowardice. This precludes the possibility that he made a decision he felt to be right given the information. This "right decision based on information" is the narrative you want us to believe of you, but you fail to apply in your writing in regards to Urban.
Also, for the record I fully support your reasons as to why you didn't run with the story at the time. I have no qualms about your explanation, and feel the idea you hold some culpability to be ridiculous. I just don't feel like your being consistent.
"In hindsight, you could argue that we should have dug more and earlier into the 2009 incident. We're humans. We try a do what we think is right, but we know we make our share of mistakes."
An appeal to hindsight bias, and suggestion that based on what they knew at the time they made the most reasonable decisions they could. Understood.
Why does it seem like they are not doing that when it pertains to Urban? Instead we get statements like.
"He wasn't brave enough adequately captures the essence of what Meyer said about Smith's termination, especially in light of his subsequent mea culpa. "
I see nothing in his statement to support this "essence" you're suggesting. Support it.
We get it now. Urban didn't do what he thinks to be right due to cowardice. 11w made reasonable choices due to information at hand, and Urban made poor decisions because of personal flaws. Cognitive dissonance.
This is extremely well stated.
Perhaps it's open and shut, but he never said it was a stock SVO Windsor. Cruiser wasn't offended about the statement most likely, but the thinly veiled implication of an embellishment/lie. I'm not surprised you got a negative response, and neither should you be.
I don’t get what you don’t understand. The average skill level of an NFL players is higher than that of college. Being average in the NFL does not equate to average in college.
you fell flat because your arguement stinks. Amount of people drafted is a reasnable method to determine a teams talent level. You contend otherwise because they were “ average players”. Your reasoning is suspect
There are way too many considerations to take into account for this method of “really” testing the gas mileage to tell you much. In my opinion, this test really relays more information about your driving habit, than your car’s properties. I guess, a test with more range would give you a better estimate, but both probably are shitty estimates(in most cases).
Urban seems to pull out his inner Tressel every once in a while. A more aggressive offense is what I hope to see next year. I thought they would be a lot more aggressive this year w/ a very experienced QB, and a good OL, but it didn’t seem that way.
The “hurry up” offense they would go to after getting a first down is hampered IMO with how many checks from the sideline. Led to quite a bit of burned timeouts, and some delays. Some plays seem to have such a low rate of success(JT rolling to short side of field), but are called continuously. Wish JT would have tucked it a bit more on design pass plays, and had a reduced number of designed runs.
interested in seeing a QB with Haskins skill set employed in the offense. Think that his skill set will open up the inside run game due to the fear of downfield passing. Main concern is how the O-Line will develop for next year.
Always with these topics comes the unblemished. Judging others actions by the most negative possible consequences, while judging their own though benefit of the doubt, and intentions.
Anyways, Birmingham would have been better served just issuing an apology minus the explanation. You see, he just as you and me, judges his own actions through circumstance, and intentions. I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt that 12 years have made him a better person.
The 12 years later thing does confuse me a bit, but I’ve never been put into a situation like that, and it’s hard for me to say how I’d react. Walk a mile in another’s shoes so to speak. Hope she is ok.
That outing appears to be more of an outlier.. Not to mention the following week Lewerke threw for 400 yards against that same defense. Penn State does not have a good pass defense.
Listen, I think that Alabama would beat Ohio State most likely. I just don't like that they are so inconsistent. Klatt hit my main concern right on the head about how last week 5-8 were razor thin.
I don't want the committee to be a black box making decisions which seem to be flying by the seat of their pants. That path leads back down the same avenue we sought to escape by making the playoff in the first place. They're not consistent, and that is one of the worst types of entities to have power over you.
There is no logical reason to place Ohio State over Alabama? Oh.. okay. Thanks for clearing that up.
Who cares if it wasn't the final rankings? The ranking system should be consistent.