It is human nature to wallow in disappointment. Purdue, Iowa, MSU, and Clemson. Yet all but a few victories are remembered with such clarity. Have Buckeye fans become unappreciative of what they have?
Mr. Hope, based on your observations of the Clemson program prior to coming to Columbus, might you compare and contrast Swinney's so called "family" approach to recruiting versus the Urban Meyer legacy of the Ohio State recruiting pitch of being a pathway to the NFL?
69 ----- year old here. Refs have always had an influence on the outcome of games between two somewhat equally talented teams. What is different now is the technology, both on the field and in the hands of fans to express their opinions.
I am rooting for "John" Burrow as he is a product of my home region of the Buckeye State. For that I will watch. Also as I live in Clemson territory, I need to be conversant about the game. Either way, the Tigers win!
Google "student athlete" and a picture of Woidke should appear.
I experienced a very similar medical episode in 2013. My good fortune was that my "crisis" occurred while I was at work. My job being a financial analyst for a hospital. 18 hour surgery and three weeks in CCU. No classic "NDE", but I experienced the most surreal dreams or hallucinations during my recovery. Mental "movies" so real, tactile, and vivid. Classic "pump head" symptoms from the anesthesia and sedations. The "trips" slowly vanished, but to this day I still have an occasional relapse into the mists. However it is all good except for a few inexplicable posts on 11W.
What is this library you speak of?
I can state that I never once set foot in that building during my time on the big farm.
I know the article is about players who took a leap forward in the quality of their game performances, but Ryan Day should be mentioned as a Buckeye who took a giant leap forward in his transition from assistant to head coach.
As I matriculated at Haggerty
High Hall, the High Street Student Union served as a welcome respite between classes. When the Union began serving 3.2 beer in 1971(?), it made return to class a little more mellow.
A circuitous route of employment led me here and retirement and family will keep me here. Although parts of the Upstate does resemble scenes from the movie Deliverance, Greenville and environs offer upscale urban amenities, great outdoor recreation opportunities, and most importantly a vibrant growing economy. As to Clemson fans most are knowledgeable and are not asshats, yet they have their fair share of incorrigible homers. Oddly enough, USC probably has more long term fan support than do the Tigers and their dislike of OSU makes Clemson fans look like Buckeye supporters.
The things about BC for Hafley are these:
Hafley is an east coast guy and this a homecoming of sorts for him.
There are absolutely no championship expectations at Boston College.
The Eagles are not a program in need of total rebuild. Eight wIn seasons would make Hafley a solid candidate for better jobs down the road.
A discussion of "dynasty" has recently cropped up on Clemson sports talk radio in Upstate State South Carolina. The discussion is predicated on Clemson getting past LSU. If this happens, the talk is of a 60 plus game win streak and four straight nattys to go with their 2016 trophy. The so called facts thrown out are that almost 80% of their current roster is made up of first and second year players plus their number one recruiting class would give Clemson the best talent pool in all of college football. Delusional thinking on the part of Tiger fans indeed, and of course Dabo Swinney is a charlatan, Yet the scary thing is given the weakness of the ACC, such dominance is cannot be dismissed out of hand.
One of the good guys.
Must be. Still searching for the next Percy Harvin I guess.
Minnesota has been the cinderella story of college football in 2019. Great win over Auburn. Morale booster for the Gopher program and Big 10 football in general. Yet as Buckeye fans learned, statistical metrics and superior strength of schedule guarantees nothing. The application of transitive analysis means little in college football.
Enjoy the journey forward.
Success can not be truly appreciated without first experiencing the sting of disappointment.
Yeah, part of the quality of being able to hire well is the ability to fire well.
Close only counts in horseshoes and handgrenades. The ovoid shaped ball the game is played with takes funny bounces. A finger tip on a shoe can trip a player. One half an inch or a tenth of a second on a pass can be crucial. A referee's blink of an eye can change perspective. Bottom line is Clemson executed when it matterred, Ohio State did not. The football deities are fickle. Ohio State owns Michigan. Clemson has had the upper hand on the Buckeyes.
Unfortunately the management of content of the roster in terms of numbers and productivity is part of the job description for the coaching staff of any college football program that aspires to winning championships. At least Ohio State appears to make a good faith effort to help players who have had the "conversation" find suitable transfer landing spots.
Liam McCullough. Perfect in execution and proof one does not need be an athletic freak to contribute to Ohio State football.
Admittedly I run with an older, metamucil crowd, but my Clemson friends in Upstate South Carolina, agree that the call was bad. Do they believe the call cost the Buckeyes the game, no. They correctly point out OSU's futility in the red zone was the Buck's downfall. While they proclaim proof of Clemson's dominance by their 29-7 run over the last 34 minutes of the game, they were shocked that State did n not lose by 24 or more.
Is Joe Bauserman available?
We need to stop beating ourselves up. Clemson made the plays when it counted. Ohio State did not. The refs did not steal the game. Celebrate the great season and celebrate the Buckeyes earning the opportunity to compete in the playoffs. Championships are earned. They are not a birthright because we are THE Ohio State University.
Time heals and allows for rational reflection. Clemson played one hell of a game. Ohio State played one hell of a game. In the end, the Tigers made plays when it counted. Experience on the biggest of stages mattered. No shame, no embarrassment for the Buckeyes. Fandom should be enjoyed and not be filled with angst. Losing hurts but it did not cause the world to stop spinning.
The coaching staff may well have to hold the conversation with DMC if the Buckeyes run into a numbers situation with scholarships.