Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
On BTN now. Gene Smith is already boring me to tears.
It's a premium link, but since he mentioned it this morning on public radio, I think it's ok to share. Kurelic thinks that there's a good chance that Kyle Kalis flips to tsio when Urban Meyer calls. His reason being that he can't trust anything that Kyle says, because of his actions at tsio. Which, if you are any kind of a rational person, you would know that kids change their mind. I'm also sure it had something to do with his fear of the retribution that would come for switching his commitment, or even discuss changing his commitment. (Which was probably worse than even he or UM fans predicted) I find it troubling that he questions Kalis's character, when he needs to blame the classless fans who continue to harras he and his family. I think he and the whole bucknuts.com site, owe the Kalis family an apology, for the continued abuse he's had to take.
This has been a thoroughly enjoying season and now it is time for awards. If I miss any categories please let me know.
Team MVP: Denard Robinson
Offensive MVP: Fitzgerald Toussaint
Defensive MVP: Ryan Van Bergen
Special Teams MVP: Terrence Robinson
Senior of the year: Mike Martin
Junior of the year: JT Floyd
Sophomore of the year: Fitzgerald Toussaint
Redshirt Freshman of the year: Jake Ryan
Freshman of the year: Blake Countess
Defensive POY: Jake Ryan tip to Brandon Herron intercepting and going 90+ yards for a TD
Offensive POY: Denard pass to Jeremy Gallon to set up winning score against ND
Special Teams POY: Terrence Robinson fumble forcing hit to kick off the 3rd quarter vs Neb.
Most satisfying moment of the year: Courtney Avery's INT' to clinch the OSU victory.
EDIT: Spirit award: Molk, Huyge, Koger, Martin, Van Bergen, Woolfolk, and all the seniors who led this team to a tremendous season.
I was thinking about Urban Meyer yesterday, and today has only compounded those thoughts with every random article or thread post.
Urban Meyer. Ohio Head Coach.
No pressure there, right?
Here's a guy whose body couldn't handle the stress of the expectations he created at Florida, the expectations of greatness and regularly performing at champion-caliber football.
Today he'll arrive in Columbus as the most heralded man ever to set foot in that cesspool of a town, praised and worshipped for what every slack-jawed Buckeye native is absolutely certain he'll bring: National titles, and several of them, in as little time as possible.
"Jus' y'all wait 'n' see-- 'Rbin's gon' take US all da way!"
They are all telling us, ever since Saturday-- just wait. Just wait til Urban gets here. He's going to win so many dang football games they'll be saying 'Woody Who?'
Urban will do it. Urban can do anything.
And, interestingly enough, we haven't even learned of their fate from the NCAA. If the governing body of collegiate sports actually grows a set and gives these hooligans what they deserve, the noose will grow tighter as every diehard Buckeye swears that 'it won't matter, Urban will win it all for us anyway."
The demands that will be heaped on Urban Meyer will be as ludicrous as the boasts being proclaimed about him this very minute by every scarlet and gray "football fan." Every ridiculous thing we read about what he'll accomplish or what he'll do to us will add to the weight of what is expected of him.
And if he fails to meet those expectations... well, just ask Jim Bollman what those dedicated wagon jumpers are capable of saying.
Can he meet what is expected of him in Columbus?
Today he is the Scarlet and Gray messiah, and Heaven help him should he not be able to produce what the Senator did under a blanket of corruption and deceit. Heaven help him if he isn't able to walk on water they way an entire fan base is today testifying him as being capable of.
Stressful? Are you kidding me?
I guess, in short, my point is that for a man who feared for his own health enough to walk away from the stress in Gainesville... this is a very curious choice. The pressure on him is already mountains more than anything he'd ever sufffered in Florida.
I think he'll win, plenty. Yes, he may bring them a national championship. But I just can't see the guy there more than four or five years top.
Urban will say something for the message board to hum about tonight in his presser. He needs to fuel his fanbase with something. What is it?
1. Won't say Michigan- Will say "the school up north"
2. He burned all his blue clothes
What you say?