Players at least should not be seriously considering other offers once they commit. Probably could say they shouldn't be taking other visits. Thus the question is, why is it even happening? Perhaps the coach was putting a lot of pressure on the player to commit? "Commit now, or I'm sending your offer to someone else"? Once they commit, they should already have their minds firmly made up. Then again, they are 17 year old kids.
Two years ago, OSU got a slow start at IU. Fans started screaming, “overrated”. It was the beginning of the end.
Wasn't crazy about him as a player, at least in regards to his cockiness. As a coach, I respect him. He's shown that, yes, players can grow up when they become coaches.
Recent podcast: "I wonder if Chase Young spent the week on the jugs machine"
I didn't care for Hart's attitude and comments as a player. MSU got to throw, "little brother" in UM's face a few times since then. In this case, I don't think he said anything wrong. Nothing to get worked up about.
Respect every game - you just never know. They came painfully close to winning in 2002. That would have blown up the Bucks' championship season.
Fields took a huge hit after we went up 28-0. After that, two things happened: 1: Fields pretty much stopped running the ball, completely removing one part of our offense; 2) Kiffin knew that was going to be the case.
JT Barrett looked pretty sorry against Army in '14, and even worse against VT. Look how that season ended up. You just never know.
Fields took a big hit early in the game. That was about the time of the transition you are describing. Sort of a, "we can NOT let this guy get hurt!".
If you're gonna list predecessors, I'd have included Wilce and Schmidt.
What they need to do is overcome distractions and emotional highs/drains. 2018 Purdue loss came the week after Nick Bosa said he was leaving Ohio State. Somehow, such things just happen to lead to the team having their worst outing of the year. I figure it's either that, or horribly underestimating their opponent.
If he's all negative, he's a hater. If he's all positive, he's a homer.
I've found Doug to just give his unbiased opinion. Like any other sportswriter, he's sometimes right, and sometimes wrong. That's why it's called an opinion, and not foresight. He has even emphasized on his podcast that it is his opinion, and he may be proved wrong.
Pure speculation here, but what makes the most sense is, "if you leave because we needed you gone, to clear up a scholarship slot, we'll get you your immediate eligibility. If you leave for any other reason, and we wanted you to stay,...good luck".
This was not for "winning', or 'celebrating". It was about displaying a complete lack of class with your university's name on your chest. It is extremely rare that the higher-ups in the university would call out a player for doing something so embarrassing. If they do, you can assume it was no small matter. Heck, UM didn't even call out their players for their smack-talk before the OSU game last season.
Why is it so difficult to display some sportsmanship after a game? It literally takes zero effort.
As I recall, he said he did it because he was pissed off over what Ohio State did before - the whole team gathered on the field and sang "their fight song".
So mark that down: "Carmen Ohio" (which the band/team play/sing after EVERY game, win or lose) is OSU's "fight song".
Not terribly bright at all.
Ratings-wise, ridiculously good.
He just needs to get his catches-per-targets up. If he can do that, he'll have a great year.
Who said they're not on the same page? When Day was OC, he ran Meyer's offense. As soon as he got the HC gig, he gets to call the shots. Nothing unusual here.
They could be playing the, "nobody dare leave, unless we show you the door", card. If that's the case, that stance may have a bit of an impact on their recruiting. Tread lightly, no?
The only karma he can suffer is losing his job, and that's not happening any time soon. He can go 7-6 the next four years, and UM fans will still be beaming at his playing days so much that they'll continue to give him a pass.
They picked up a boatload of 3-stars since JH arrived. Now, they're starting to pull in a lot more 4s and 5s. Those 3s are already starting to "volunteer" for the transfer portal.
There is no doubt Victor made some amazing plays for OSU last season, the biggest perhaps was the catch-and-run - with a ton of tackle-breaking - TD. What we really need is consistency. If he can keep getting open, and minimize or eliminate the drops, he's going to be our best pass-catching WR. If anyone can coach him to improvement, it's Hartline.
Mentions 2014 game vs OSU. Forgets to mention the 2015 game vs OSU.
They went away from “Michigan Man”, and opted for unbridled arrogance.
Negative recruiting??? Tom Herman??? Say it ain't so, Joe! I mean, that's NEVER happened!!!