Urban and the announcers pointed out how much easier it is for JK with the threat of a qb who can run (Fields) with the zone read.
We don’t need gimmicks? Have you seen the upgrades at the WHAC? The gimmicks are what make a good number of recruits choose one school over another.
You are correct! Thank you for saying this; Cardale explained this on the Beanie and Boom Podcast. He did take school seriously, and was frustrated about a class.
Great response, and shame on me for not including the obvious point that he is a sought after coach, presumably for a reason. I just thought I would share my (fan) concerns.
Yes, this +1000. He may, or may not be able to coach, but we have clearly seen recruiting has been an issue for Stud. As Urban has said many times, recruiting is the lifeblood of a program.
My concern with Stud is recruiting. Every "stud" we have was not lead recruited by him and our low numbers of OL recruits are going to catch up to us in the next few years.
Do we have any evidence of positives that Grinch has done? Not trying to be Mr. negative, and I know many of us wondered about Coombs his first year, but here is what we seem to know: 1. he has not shown himself to be a strong recruiter, 2. his unit, the secondary has been pretty average to bad all year, 3. he/they didn't recognize that Brendon White could play until game 10, 4. he shared some responsibility for the D coordinating with Schiano.
Again, this was his first year, but those were some concerns I had, curious about your thoughts.
Rill, I understood when I posted this that some may have this opinion, and more power to you. As I said, I happened to remember reading this years ago, and remembered how out of the ordinary Yurcich's path has been. I am sure you can do a search under the premise of this article and find something that tells the basics of this story.
Thanks. And good point. I remember being really unsure, even frustrated about Tressel, as I thought we would get a "big name" coach. As Mike Gundy says in the article, it is a high risk move hiring the unknown, which is why most ADs won't do it. Kuddos to Andy Gieger, and Mike Gundy for thinking different.
That was at Texas Tech, I just wonder what he could do with a bigger program such as Miami...
Dan Lebatard (Miami Reporter and Alum) has said Mike Leach and his offense would be awesome in Miami with the talent he could get. I hate Leach, but I see his point. Following that logic, why not go younger and get his protégé Kliff kingsbury (New OC at USC)? I could also see Schiano because of his recruiting, but teams are trending toward offensive coaches...
But are you still driving the same car? Still driving is a weak analogy... your license analogy is more like are the athletes still abiding by NCAA rules, to which they are; not whether they want to transfer or not.
The penalties of a buyout etc only affect the institutions, not the actual coach. Coaches almost never pay the penalty for leaving, like never, the school that poaches covers that. So how does that apply to making a kid sit out a year?
I actually think this is negative recruiting from other coaches. Similar to what Urban and LJ face(d) every year. Harbaugh has basically alluded to as much, and I know he is crazy, but I tend to believe him after our experiences with that.
History major here... it is basically true, though the movie definitely romanticizes it (like they often do, and I don't know why, the real history is cool enough).
but there's no indication at all that he's a prima donna. On the contrary, he hates the spotlight and would've committed much earlier if he really knew in his heart where he wanted to go
Kudos and an UV to you Floyd... Every recruiting expert I have read has said the same.
THIS: I'd love to keep Battle but feel like Harrison is a bigger priority considering that he's the top Ohio prospect with a close proximity to the campus.
The thought of losing Ohio's #1 player two years in a row is killing me. Add to that, I believe that Harrison is the highest rated Ohio kid since Ted Ginn...
MichiBuck, I have been to see Georgia in person this year and I wasn't sold on Fields either, but I read this quote from Birm yesterday on Lettermen Row: https://lettermenrow.com/ohio-state-football-recruiting/ohio-state-buckeyes-recruiting-zach-harrison-justin-fields-rumors/
The cold-hard truth is that Fields is the best quarterback prospect I’ve ever seen in person, and if he’s interested in the Buckeyes, there is zero doubt they will be interested in him. He’s the type of player that changes a program, period.
Buckeye81, that is exactly what I hate about the NFL... teams that get hot and win the Super Bowl are not the best team, just the hottest. NYG team that beat the undefeated patriots; 2016 Broncos; fluke Flacco Ravens just in the last 7 years.
Knarcisi, I am not angry that we didn't make the playoffs with one loss, because we got blown out in that one loss and Oklahoma had the chance to "avenge" their one loss. I think the stronger point you have is a two loss, non conference champion Georgia being ahead of us... that I cannot understand.
NFL is only 16 games and the games each week are relatively meaningless (we lost, oh well, maybe next week). The best team wins the Super Bowl sometimes, but often it becomes the hot team that wins it. Why play a season if all that matters is just being goo enough to make the playoff.
I know this won't be popular, but I sort of agree. The best part of college football is how every game matters; thus, the less teams in, the more it matters. I love the playoff, but I also loved the old BCS system. I think I can be happy with 6-8 teams so long as we try to keep the idea that losses really matter.
To his other point about bowls being devalued... I hate how going to the Rose bowl this year is perceived by many as a failure.
That is an awesome story, and I am glad the Buckeyes stuck on you.
I fell in love when my dad took me to my first game and I watched Steve Tovar on defense and Joey Galloway on offense. I fell in love with the pageantry that day and was lucky enough to get to graduate twice from my favorite university.
p.s. My dad is a Michigan law alumni... but I convinced him to switch to the good guys.
I think you are missing the point I was making: why waste a year of eligibility when the system says you don’t have too? Seems the kid is upset because they either lied to him about how they planed to use him, or they are incompetent. In both cases, I would hope you would understand someone not entrusting the next three years of their career to those responsible.