The locker room environment may not have been great when he left, but Meyer definitely didn't leave the cupboard bare when he left Florida. His 2010 class is still the highest rated class of all time.
I think the Meyer DL would be the difference in the ballgame and they'd win by 10-14.
When its the greatest QB season in Ohio State and Big Ten history, I think you should.
This is a very difficult question. Because the biggest reason the Bucks won the title was because of the defense. But the defense was amazing as a unit, playing cohesively together - not just from one guy (although it was loaded with individual talent).
Never thought I'd defend Lane Kiffin but he was actually a really solid OC hire for Saban.
I could watch Ted Ginn highlights all day.
Eh, counting 2011 and 2012 amongst the 8 is a little unfair. All the suspensions and coaching changes for 2011. Obviously the post season ban in 2012. 2013 was a disappointment for sure but that Michigan State team might have been the best team Dantonio has had there.
2015 is the big underachievement season. (note: we are spoiled but it is what it is)
I grew up during the Cooper years and its when I became a Buckeye fan, so I do have some appreciation for the era, even though TTUN weeks were always heartache. MSU in 1998 is tied with MSU 2015 as the most heartbreaking losses of my lifetime - just based on the team's talent and potential and what was blown with the loss. Nonetheless, Cooper does deserve credit for taking the program from mid-tier back to top 5.
Shut this thread down. We have the winning comment right here.
He's getting bashed because he talked trash about how the position was his and he was taking shots at Fields on twitter. If he had not said anything at all and then just transferred out, there'd be like zero qualms with it (like with Burrow). He just looks like a big douche for handling it that way.
After all that talking he did - this is the weakest move ever.
I totally agree that the suspension and the Smith drama was a major factor in him leaving. He was hung out to dry somewhat and his reputation took a hit. I still won't ever have any negative feelings towards him if he decides to coach again. He gave us 7 great years and is an OSU legend.
Urban gave us 7 great years and am very thankful. I will have no ill feelings at all if he coaches again some day. Dude is a legend and we were fortunate to have him while we did.
Guys....62-39 broke them. 4 years of Harbaughmentum got spit up and chewed out in that single afternoon, and now they stare into the abyss.
The fanbase is broken. Harbaugh is broken. There are no answers. And Ryan Day is swooping in right now like a killer shark, taking out his legs and his arms.....to finish off this era of UM football, which he will do completely on November 30, 2019.
I really think this is Harbaugh's last season in Ann Arbor, after he loses to us again. He won't be fired per se, but they will come to a "mutual agreement" to part ways and he will go back to the NFL.
When you have your foot on their throat, don't let up.
I also think what what Clemson showed last night (and Watson in '16 and Cardale did in '14), is you HAVE to be able to throw the ball downfield to compete and beat Bama. We all knew that, but last night was more confirmation that the JT-type offenses won't cut it against top level competition. I think Day gets this.
Yeah, I don't get all the hate for Dabo. He's built a monster at Clemson and is obviously a hell of a coach and motivator of players. I'm not very keen on Bible thumpers, but he seems like a decent guy.
Both teams would have beaten us. To me, they were clearly the best two teams in the country. I'd put us at 3rd.
If we had Nick Bosa, maybe the gap is closer, but we would have had a very Oklahoma type showing against Bama.
Clemson, with their D-line and QB/receivers, were just unreal. They played a phenomenal game. Never seen Bama panic like that (fake FG lol). Trevor Lawrence was making NFL level throws last night.
They also have Nebraska at 25/1. They like taking money from stupid people.
On a side note, what the hell is happening with Harbaugh's staff. I mean, the sky isn't falling per se, but its a bad look to have TWO of your assistants poached by your biggest rival. While at the same time, they still don't have a true OC there for their 1975 offense. People on the inside sensing a shinking ship? Or Harbaugh setting up an exit in a year? Or his act wearing thin again?
Ryan Day is a goddamn ninja. I was cautiously optimistic with his hiring at first but after a month of Zach Harrison, Justin Fields, Yurcich, Mattison, and now Washington, I am fully on board. Dude isn't playing around.
And they blew both of those teams out.
Honestly, the way Ryan Day has been kicking ass this past month, I'm inclined to trust him on this stuff.
From just a pure satisfaction/how good did I feel after that win standpoint - its probably my 3rd favorite Buckeye game of all time. Behind Bama 2014, and Miami 2002.
The beatdown we put on UM was absolutely crushing for them and deservedly so with all the shit they had talked leading up to the game and everything that was on the line. That was a program defining ass whooping. Couldn't have happened to a more deserving fanbase.