But what do you think if you are not being honest?
When "Disco Lady" was the number 3 song for the year and Bohemian Rhapsody was 18th you know it was a bad year for music. Confluence of bubble gum, disco, and light pop never gave real music a chance that year. Hey, it gave us Disco Duck!
I agree with this take. Two things to me make Hartline a major upgrade though. Actually three. One, he played in the NFL. That goes a long ways with players at skill positions. Two, he does not seem to have any of the off filed baggage that Smith has. Better for the players, better for the fans, better for the head coach and admin. Three, he is a Buckeye and knows what it takes to be successful at Ohio State.
Day actually has the best shot going in at being named B1G COY since Earle (maybe if Fickell had a better season he would have gotten it). First full year as a head coach, following a legend, unknowns at qb, bunch of assistant coaching changes. Team is not expected to win its division let alone the conference or make the playoffs. If Day and Company end up winning the Big Ten the only explanation that could be given for him not winning the COY is that it is rigged against the Buckeyes.
They can't (or shouldn't) half ass their rankings of 5-12 because (1) 1 through 4 might lose so you have to have some level of support for moving up whichever team you chose into the top 4 and (2) there is a lot of money at stake still for conferences and individual teams for the New Year's Day 6 games and we all know money ultimately drives the bus.
Funny thing is if we were talking about Alabama and maybe a few other elite schools who have rarely stumbled in their hirings and kept their teams pretty elite (like Oklahoma) their choice to replace a legend coach would automatically get the new hire ranked at least in the top 15. These guys doing the rankings should have considered that other than a handful of current coaches Ohio State had their pick of who they wanted to be head coach and they ended up picking Day.
Agree. I could see where he has some attributes to be like Charles Barkley but he does not show the ability to manage his needed aggression to where he does not commit silly fouls. The feet do not move very well on defense. And he definitely has not shown any leaping ability. It may be that because of his conditioning that he is not able to jump as he needs to but I suspect it simply is not there.