"Hate is the easiest of emotions, but intensity and respect outshine it every day.".... very well said. (tip of the hat)
I can't help but wonder with all those posts he made about not leaving and why would he leave and so on and so forth will come back to bite him in the butt. Whatever happens at this point, I don't really care one way or the other.
I agree! Plus the fact that Baldwin is a Day recruit that he personally recruited. I also recall a few of the WRs saying that Baldwin can really spin it. I believe Paris was one of his big supporters.
With Tate in protocol and Fields not yet cleared, I would suggest Baldwin. Plus, I don't think it matters if all three are on the roster, I think Baldwin is going to make his case. On the defensive side of the ball, I think Vincent will take a big step and made a difference.
In no way am I bashing ANY student athlete. Coaches come and go, so players coming and going are nothing to me. I want the players who want to be here. Competition brings out both the best and the worst in people. Fields leaving Georgia and coming here is nice; but why run from competition? Tate wanting to leave is just as interesting. Who's to say either of them beats out Baldwin, the QB that was recruited by Coach Day. However it plays out, it will play out. Good luck to whoever is in the QB room come this spring. May the best player win and GO BUCKEYES!!!!!!!
Also, I can't help but think about Coach Ditka when he was in New Orleans and when asked which QB was going to play and he snipped "WHICHEVER ONE STARTS...NEXT QUESTION"
I recall an interview with Slash on how the song was never meant to be. It was a string skipping exercise he used to do. I'm not sure of all the specifics but I believe Izzy heard him practicing and put together the chord arrangements. Also, I want to say that it's the only #1 hit song they've had. Hard to imagine, but I believe it is. I'm too lazy to check, I'm sure someone will and if I'm wrong, I'll be corrected. Personally, I am not a fan of the song. "It's So Easy" is my favorite track.
There are parts of his comments that I agree with. I'm a fan of the BCS style and I'm also a fan of the current model. When he first started at Clemson, I'm sure the Gator Bowl was an achievement, so that's where that comment probably came from. I get what he's trying to say. Look at a lot of our reactions about going to the Rose Bowl. The disappointment of not making the playoffs made the Rose Bowl feel like "why even bother". The luster was gone.. the mystique was not enough. For me, I'll say that I loved getting the chance to play in the Rose Bowl. I won't sit here and pretend like I was one of many who felt our young men should've been in the playoffs. I have felt (most of the season) that we were close but not quite there as far as "one of the 4 best". I don't care to start a debate over my opinion, it is what it is.. my opinion, nothing less, nothing more. Back to Dabo, I don't like the guy... don't like his program... but he does make a couple points that I agree with.
My son and I just had this discussion. He's in his 20's and he still laughs and shakes his head when I tell him that I don't lose any sleep over anyone staying or going. Just like these young men had to make a decision as to which school to attend, they are now men who need to do what they feel is best for them. I do think that there are a few who will make a decision based upon the player/s behind them coming up. If they stay and end up losing their job, that's potential money lost. This year will be especially unique in that Coach Day will want to get more of "his style" players playing. Given the names mentioned earlier, I will say that I do believe that we've seen the last of Weber. I believe KJ makes his decision based upon Haskins decision. I don't see any DB leaving as I don't believe any of those mentioned flashed the promise that NFL teams are looking for. I wish all the players all the best in their decisions. Lets get this Rose Bowl victory and land some recruits to start the Coach Day era off....
Thanks for listening...
OldTown... thank you for your service!
I second that!!!!!!
I get the sentiment of having Freeman back home, but I just don't see it happening. I think he and Luke have something going on over there at Cinci. Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing a position coach come from somewhere in the south. Someone with recruiting chops.
I will tell you that Washington is a much more athletic team, top to bottom. I think that Northwestern got the most out of their roster, whereas Washington seems to be more scaled back (for whatever reason). I remember a time where Browning was once considered to be an NFL prospect. Since his sophomore season, it's almost as if Peterson has scaled things back. Who knows, maybe I'm just trying to convince myself that this is going to be a better game than most anticipate. I'll shut up now...
My letter would be a bit more simplistic. Guess that is part of my nature...
Dear Coach Day,
Welcome to the family. I'll make this brief as I know you are a busy man. The only thing I would like to say (and I will let you get back to game planning for the Rose Bowl) : JUST WIN BABY!!!!!!!!
If Coach Meyer does indeed comeback to coach, that's all good. Should he take some guys from the staff... ok. I get that everyone loves Marotti, but we are all replaceable. I wouldn't want to lose LJ, I'll admit that. Much like recruiting, the coaching staff won't be Coach Day's until he's had a chance to bring in the coaches of his choosing. Call me crazy (I'll wait...)... but I'm excited to see the direction of this program under Coach Day's vision once he's had a chance to bring in his guys. If some of those guys are already on staff... better yet. Honestly, I think Hartiline and Johnson are his guys. Wilson... maybe. I get the sense that he will have a different vision on his defense. The defense can't get much worse..right? Or can it?
For me, every new season brings change. Whether it be an assistant coach or a position/player. That's the exciting part for me. I love change. That being said, it's not that I'm excited that Coach Meyer to go. I would say that some of us all share a certain frustration with his loyalty to certain players and coaches, but you can't argue with the results. In the end, this day was going to come at some point and it's nice to have Coach Day on staff for a smooth transition. The exciting part, for me, is to see what new wrinkles Coach Day brings and what his vision is. I think that Coach Day has is going to surprise many (none of which are Buckeyes fans).
Back when I was being "recruited" coming out of HS, I got one piece of advice that had such an impact on me. I was told "don't commit to me, don't commit to any coach on this staff... commit to the school". At the time, I thought that was deeper than my teenage brain could handle. As I got older, I've never forgotten that. So when it came time for my son's recruiting trips, I gave him the same advice. Recruiting now is sooooooooo much different than it was. So if this young man needs to move on, I wish him best of luck. I only want the ones who want to be here.
I still recall when we got in during the Championship run, every single person on the panel was all about 'Bama. As they wen't to commercial someone says something in reference to Ohio State and as they are going to commercial you can clearly hear Tom Lugenbil (sp) say "yeah, good luck...". I get that the job of the "experts" is to be objective, but with all of the SEC love, it sure would be nice to see Kirk and Joey have our backs more.
What's done is done... time to focus on the Rose Bowl.
When did David Pollack become such a douche? This morning his case for Georgia was that no matter their record, they are one of the best 4 teams. I just laughed. Let's see... you have 2 losses and didn't win your conference. Plus, your other loss was to an overrated LSU team by 3 scores. They struggled for 3Q against Missouri and gave up 27 to UMASS. Let us not overlook the fact that Georgia couldn't close out Alabama twice now. In the meantime, just ignore the special season Haskins just had.
In my humble opinion, i think the biggest struggle with the offensive line is that Jordan should be at guard and Prince has had stretches of real struggle.
First off... all respect to Northwestern. They fought their tails off and hopefully this is a sign of things to come for their program. If you have listened to the media/announcers/etc...you'd think that this Buckeyes team is the worst 12-1 Conference Champs are the worst in history.
For a majority of the season, I believe some of us thought and even suggested that this team (Buckeyes) are not a Playoff team. Had we thought that we would end up in the B1G Championship game with a chance to play in the Rose Bowl, I think those of us would've been happy with that outcome. Personally, I know that I am guilty of making such claims and I will admit that I was skeptical of our chances again TTUN. So if our fate is to play Washington in the Rose Bowl... that's still more than fine by me. Coming into this season, there was leadership questions and then the loss of Nick Bosa was a big blow. Many teams can lose a player to injury, but not many of those are a potential No 1 pick in the draft. Then there's all the drama that the season started with. So to be in the position our boys are in tonight, I think it's a win. Should Haskins return next year, I think that team will be scary good on many levels.
Whenever I'm in Indianapolis, I stay at the JW Marriott just for the little Italian place they have there, Osteria Pronto.
Clearly both scenes were the best parts of the episode. I will admit that the milk chugging took me a second to get.
Am I the only one conflicted by all of this? Does he not want to be associated with Ohio State? I can't believe this was just about money. Ohio State was very supportive of his family during their difficult time and he's loved by all. I must not be understanding this. Part of me sees him in a different light now. I'm hoping someone can set me straight.