JT had QBs...and RBs and WRs. When Keith Byars, Cris Carter and Jim Karsatos all refer to you as their position coach, you’re a de facto OC.
That anecdote is the extent of what I'll share here, as part of my Don't Be a Gossip Columnist columnist mantra.
Just know it was every bit as bad as you imagined it to be at the time.
Tressel kept Joe Daniels on the staff for the sole purpose of keeping his healthcare during his cancer treatments. Siciliano was the QB coach under Tressel while Pryor was there, which gave him the cover that went away the second Tressel was gone. I worded that poorly.
Our new recruiting analyst has been hired, is being onboarded and will be starting shortly. Thank you for your patience - Jason was intent on getting this one right vs. throwing anything into managing that product ASAP and had full support from the rest of the board to get it done without forced urgency.
This is such an underrated comment. Touuuuuuché
On defense, let's see... there was Matt Wilhelm at LB, Chris Gamble at corner and Mike Doss at safety. OK! And who else? Can you name the other outstanding LBs? Or any great linemen?
Maybe I cannot read sarcasm but all 11 defensive starters were Cooper recruits. Hawk didn't start. Reynolds, Wilhelm and Grant did.
Ten of the 11 starters on offense were Cooper recruits. Clarett was the only one. Tressel recruits are in bold. Guys who were recruited by both coaches are in italics.
2002 O starters: Krenzel, Joe, Clarett, Jenkins, Douglas, Clarke, Stepanovich, Bishop, Olivea, Hartsock, Gamble
2002 D starters: Smith, Peterson, Anderson, Scott, Grant, Wilhelm, Reynolds, Gamble, Doss, Nickey, Fox.
Great coach. Solid person. Really bad teacher, especially with raw talent. Found that out over the past two years when he had to teach for the first time in his career at a job he only got because of whose wedding he was in. OSU hired a position coach with no college coaching experience. Imagine hiring a college professor to teach Algebra. The subjects matter, not just the subject matter.
You know who knew the playbook better than virtually every coach on the staff? The guy who coined and used to run Zone Six. No bullshit. Football minds don't always make football teachers.
Alas, no. The dreaded scheduling conflict.
FYI there's more than one kid on this list where Mattison's OSU competition was the tusked OL coach prior to Warinner. The most egregious example of neglect is Dymonte Thomas. Apparently he was too busy not recruiting Taylor Decker to show the proper attention.
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Thanks for sharing this. Fun tradition - here’s to it only ending on account of a DIPG cure.
Oh, this is a recycled topic for sure. Here’s a previous edition.
There is something to, perhaps, the Comish needed fodder for his lobbying services. He did openly lobby for us in 2014 after we trounced Wisky. He had reason too.
Because the Rose Bowl was in the CFP rotation in 2014. It took the Pac 12 champ and the ACC champ, to Delany's dismay.
no one is blaming him for not getting in ... they are blaming him for not doing any lobbying ... that is all. It is his job as commissioner to be an advocate. He wasn't.
Thank you for your service.
Where's the part about your personal vendetta and you adding to his stress that eventually ended his OSU stint?
Exclusively inside of your teeny tiny little head.