Agree with you on the jump shot, but wouldn't the DPOY award from the d-league indicate that he *can* guard NBA players?
Seriously, defensive MVP of the d-league isn't worth your last bench spot for depth?
The biggest outcome of Meyer not putting a wall around Ohio is a tougher B1G schedule. MSU, Michigan, Penn State, and Wisconsin can all build their programs on guys that OSU overlooks. And they're all hungry to pay us back for it.
Nice! Now do Tressel's and compare ;-)
How about a certain B1G defensive player of the year. I loved watching Swatterdale work.
Agreed. Penn State was quality most years, Iowa had some good ones, Michigan was a real blue blood, Wisconsin had a couple beastly years...
Tressel took us to 3 national championship shots, won 1, lost 1, got blown out 1.
Urban has taken us to 2 playoff shots, won 1, got blown out 1.
Also I would love to much to be on that group chat during the game. A running feed of "things Kyle noticed" on game days would make me so, sooo happy.
Man, you're an NCAA wrestler and you're punching people? Just stick them in a twister until they say uncle and leave it at that.
Last bad year was 2006... you mean the year we had the Heisman trophy winner and one of the best Michigan victories in history? Yeah, the ending sucked, but so did the ending this year.... *that's* beyond entitled.
Don't have to insinuate what I think you are to come up with reasons to dislike Gene Smith.
I love that Gene Smith has hired winning coaches in a *ton* of sports. I hate that he has doubled down on the corporatization of college football, that he doesn't like the Band, that he loves the soulless Schottenstein and wants to tear down St. John's, that he will sell out to absolutely anyone who gives the university money up to and including wanting to move The Game and allowing custom uniforms in The Game if it pays enough.
But, as I said at the start -- he's hired a ton of winning coaches. So I can respect the dude for that.
Kind of makes me sad that we're selling out spring games... it was nice to have *one* game a year where you could make a decision day of and show up with no pressure.
I don't know about about "slacking" so much as "he's a young coach and maybe not good enough at it to work at Ohio State." Sounds as though Meyer gave him the "this is your last chance" talk.
When I got into lifting it was tempting as hell. It's much safer than people think as long as it's done carefully/not to excess, and the gains to your progress are literally huge. Literally double my progress to looking like a greek god instead of a geek? What's not to like?
If I could just go to my doctor and say "I want a clean plan for cycling through my next 6 months of workouts" and do the whole thing legally and safely I'd be on it in a heartbeat.
Seriously, people. We have cell phone with contact lists. Put the damn local *non* emergency numbers in your cell.
There are similar numbers for all of the suburbs just a web search away. These are what you should call if there's something in the middle of the freeway, a non-injury accident, some crazy dude weaving in and out of traffic, etc.
Isn't that kind of what you would expect from the #2 team in the country? With the exception of passing game, so do we.
So question for the room -- Should Zach Smith's seat be a little warm?
We've had a few good receivers come out of Ohio state recently, but does anyone else feel like the top to bottom technical development has been lacking?
Naw, man, just make it conference winners. It'd suck for Ohio State this year, but if you want to go win your damn conference.
Do we want him? He's done absolute shit as far as recruiting/developing quarterbacks the last two years.
Every Michigan fan I've talked to remembers this game entirely differently than I do. They say it was a close fight that they lost on a bogus targeting call. I remember it was a butt-whooping that they clawed back into a respectable score on a couple lucky breaks/mistakes on our side. But I was never afraid they were going to win after the first half.
I'm curious what a win probability graph would look like for the game.
The weather is my biggest worry. We have *not* looked good in bad weather games under Meyer. JT isn't comfortable throwing in it, and we tend to go even more into our run game shell.
It comes down to how teams play us. If our passing game is not working, we do not have the numbers on the inside run game without the QB running. That's how the spread offense works.
Ideally we would be passing into those kinds of formations, but when JT is off and the receivers can't get open, QB runs up the gut are one of our core counters.
Big thing I've noticed about Meyer -- like Tressel, he believes in execution over all. If we aren't executing on the "fancier" counters, he's going to do what we can execute all day, even if it's only grinding 4 yards at a time.
Samuel was on the roster last year, and Braxton Miller was no slouch, yet we rarely saw this kind of play calling. I know that Miller had a bad habit of not following his blocks, but still... we had the personnel to run this kind of offense the last two years. I think it's more the result of some soul-searching on the offensive staff's part after going 1-2 against Michigan State than it is the difference in players.
I just hope they have the passing game figured out by the MSU game, because that seems to be the difference of whether we win those games or lose a close one.