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What Would Troy Smith Do

Houston, TX (via Houston)

MEMBER SINCE   July 03, 2014


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Attending the 2002 OSU - Mich game.
  • NFL TEAM: Buffalo Bills
  • NBA TEAM: Houston Rockets
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians

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Comment 13 Jun 2019

Yeah, the current staff is mostly shielded from a ZS meltdown but not completely.

And even if they were all shielded its not the kind of thing I'd want floating out there.  That comes with it's own set of problems.  Of course, the blueprint on how to deal with it has been established.  Just don't cooperate with the NCAA and there's not much they can do.

Comment 13 Jun 2019

This is gonna end up biting us in the ass at some point.

Can't bring myself to listen, because I think the guy is an assclown, but he seems to be dropping all kinds of interesting nuggets that are likely true to mostly true regarding the program/recruiting etc...This story is pretty funny actually.  He probably isn't as forthcoming on his family situation or it's a much more biased take.

But if you think we are squeaky clean I have some beachfront property to sell you in Arizona.   I could definitely see a situation occurring because he opened his damn mouth.  I don't think the school is directly or even indirectly is really paying players (the infamous bagmen) but there is no way those guys aren't on the outside with the hundred dollar handshakes and such.  I'm 100% positive this occurs at every school.  And I bet a coach or two at each program knows about it so there goes the plausible deniability and how long before the shit hits the fan. 

Anyways, if DJ goes on with him I'll probably catch that episode.  DJ can be a bit sanctimonious and we don't agree politically but I do believe he lives what he believes to the best of his ability and I do think the guy is pretty intelligent.  I would expect him to come on with all the stuff he knows and wipe the floor with Zach.

Comment 10 Jan 2019
He looks pretty bad after all of his "I'll be the starter" and "don't swing and miss twice" tweets. I was rooting for him and I would expect him to transfer if he didn't win the job. But you can't tell me Day told him he wouldn't be the starter. They haven't had any sort of competition yet. Interesting move.
Comment 30 Nov 2018
Seems to me gap discipline wasn't the issue when they were moving the ball/scoring. That seemed to occur when they were throwing the ball to the receiver's. I think our weak coverage skills were the issue there.
Comment 30 Nov 2018
In fairness to Schiano, Fuller was sitting there waiting on the interception and let Black, I think it was, just come right in front of him. He goes to the ball and that's a pick and headed the other way. As for Schiano screaming at Arnette.....I doubt he was the only one. He's had enough coverage issues that it's somehow worse than Sheffield consistently getting beat one on one.
Comment 13 Nov 2018
Owl, I thought you were fairly level headed during most of the summer fallout. I took some hits to my internet points during this time as well. I still don't think that Urban handled Smith well and the suspension was deserved. You are dead on here regarding the lack of any journalistic ethics. I read the peace and immediately saw this as a hit piece. McMurphy just went scorched Earth on everyone in this story to try and get Urban fired because he failed the first time. The details of his mother's past indiscretions are, in my mind, completely irrelevant to the alleged point of the story. Unless of course your goal is to attempt to slander her to force your implied accusation of faking cancer to gain some credibility. I hear she has been fired now too. I can't defend her if it turns out she liked on her application, but the story never needed to be out. And, as you mention, she got her license back. This was a hit piece plain and simple. An absolutely grotesque article with real world consequences just so he can try and fulfill some Woodward and Bernstein fantasy.
Comment 04 Nov 2018
"Like I said, on videotape, I wasn't expecting to see what I saw. And very good players, very good scheme" Well shit. Maybe for once you guys could expect what's coming. It can't be that much of a surprise. Even if they are doing things different than they showed in previous games they probably adjusted to what works against us. And you have plenty of tape to go on from those games to learn how to stop it. Great scheme? C'mon man. He is aware we are allowed to scheme as well right? I mean it seems our second half adjustments are always better than the other team. It makes me think we have the better coaches at X's and O's. However I can't square that with the continued poor starts in the first half. We always seem surprised on both sides of the ball. Do we just go into games practicing our normal plays with the attitude that we will see what they do and then figure out a response?? It sure seems that way. I'd love for us to come out guns blazing and force the other coach to say stupid shit like we were surprised. I wouldn't take any other coach but hearing this over and over again is infuriating, says the guy who sits on his couch and has no real stake in the game. Rant over and Go Bucks next week.
Comment 29 Oct 2018

I'm highly concerned that is exactly what we'll do.  It will be effective.  We will think we have it fixed or headed in the right direction.

But it will be fools gold since Nebraska is so bad, like our rushing numbers against Oregon State.

Boy does this team have me all over the place in the feels department.

Comment 29 Oct 2018

Here come the downvotes.

No, we will not.  I base that on the entirety of watching this season.

I leave open the door to change my mind if I see  a turnaround from this loss and bye week like the pasting we gave MSU last year plus the whole anything can happen in a rivalry game.

But now, if I had to choose or put money on it.  We don't win.

Now I'm off to say a whole bunch of Hail Mary's, and wash my mouth out with soap.  I feel physically sick.

Comment 22 Oct 2018

Pretty sure Campbell from ISU gets a call before any of the ones you listed with the possible exception of Fickell.  

Brohm is the only other one I'd be interested in on that list.  Day should get an interview.

But I'd still rather Urban than any of those guys.

Comment 22 Oct 2018
Kyle, Are you going to do one for the defense? I'd be real curious to know if there has been any modification to the game plan vs previous weeks. It really doesn't appear as if the linebackers are being coached up and look confused in an RPO situation or even over pursuit in the run game. I'd also be curious to know about the secondary. We continue to get beat one-on-one on the outside to say nothing of slants by the slot receiver. It doesn't appear any changes have been made and if the players aren't getting it or are unable at this point in their careers to do what you are asking it would seem smart to change up what you do on defense. I'm not sure which answer would be more comforting. We refuse to change game plans which is a bad coaching I would think or we have changed it up but the players still aren't executing.
Comment 22 Oct 2018

I think that started this year and our lack of run game.

You can be damn sure if MiIller or Barrett, or anything resembling a run blocking offensive line were out there he'd still do it.

Comment 22 Oct 2018

I think you hit the nail on the head regarding the secondary.  Yeah they are 5 star replacements for the guys that left but we lose 3 players in each of the last 2 years to the FIRST ROUND of the draft and that has to catch up.  Not everyone turns in a Malik Hooker year the first year they start.  I'm not overly worried long term about this unit.

Linebackers?  OOOOHH BOY.  I think you are slightly off regarding the athleticism.  Werner/Borland may not have Brownings athleticness but they aren't bad. Hell Browning has had issues as well this year.   What I see is the LB's consistently being confused, out of position, and not fighting through blocks.  I see a major coaching issue here plus a little bit of first time starteritis as well.  Davis has to go.

Comment 19 Oct 2018
I'm completely with you here. Almost every big game we played the other team comes out with better scheme's. To give our Coaches credit we consistently make adjustments and better ones at that, than the other coaches. So I think we have better in game coaches than everyone else. But it's almost as if we play it safe until we figure out what the other team is going to do and then turn it on. It's going to get us beat.