I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|2 days 2 hours ago||7 in a row||
7 in a row is fantastic. But the two best coaches in the country account for 5 of those, not the conference as a whole.
|2 days 2 hours ago||This.||
My ideal scenario is that the Buckeyes win Saturday and then MSU does not make a BCS bowl. This would flatten out the pecking order in the bowls so that it would be more even. Getting all those years of 2 BCS teams has hurt the conference image because our 4 or 5 team ended up playing another conference's 2 or 3 team. The media never acknowledges this.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Yes||
My favorite comment in this thread
|2 days 19 hours ago||New Rules||
I'm a big fan of this. The SEC is the worst offender of using feeder JUCOs on high school kids who don't qualify. Just stick em in a JUCO where they take bowling for two years and then bring em over. Ohio State has taken the odd JUCO here and there, but it seems to be from all over the country. I don't worry about any Big Ten schools seeing this as a big obstacle.
|4 days 6 hours ago||Cook||
The coaches saw Cook's W-L record and that was that. If they made it past that stat, they then saw his low INT number and happily wrote him down.
|4 days 6 hours ago||Gallon||
From a non-Michigan fan point of view, I can see both sides. Gallon was as valuable as any WR in the league. In my mind, he was every bit as good as Abbrederis. But in this case, I think the Indiana game actually hurt him with non-Michigan based viewers. I've seen a lot of people reference his production, but then add in an "of course, a chunk of that came against Indiana who is terrible". Obviously, this is an illogical stance to take because a player who explodes like that and then has very good games the rest of the season shouldn't be penalized. But I think between that and Abbrederis coming in with more preseason hype you get your second team answer.
|4 days 6 hours ago||Roby||
Other than the Wisconsin game, Roby played very well. He didn't morph into the defensive black hole that the preseason hype exploded to (which was ridiculous and admittedly, we Buckeye fans added to), but I didn't see any corners who were truly better in the Big Ten. He is certainly the best CB against the run and on the blitz in the league.
|5 days 2 hours ago||Gallon||
Rewatching it now, and the only reason Gallon looks like he's coming open is because his man sees Gardner throw to Dileo.
Also, Gardner gets plowed a second later.
|5 days 2 hours ago||2 Point||
I can't say from my end, I just know what Powell and the team stated:
|5 days 2 hours ago||2 Point Play||
For what it's worth, Tyvis Powell said that they knew what play was coming on the 2 point try and that allowed him to be in the perfect spot.
Also, Gallon, Gardner, and Funchess are all grown-ass men.
|1 week 4 days ago||The Spread||
I've gotta say, OSU's spread is a lot more manball with Hyde than anything UM could even hope for this year in their wildest wet dreams.
|1 week 4 days ago||Urban||
Every coach does this. They'd be failing to do their job if they didn't. It's a win-win for any coach because there are two outcomes:
1. It forces the original school to spend time and resources on continual recruiting of a kid who is already committed to them. So even if the kid doesn't jump, the opposing staff is spending extra time on a commit that they are now not spending on uncommitted players.
2. The kid jumps.
|1 week 4 days ago||This||
As an outsider, there's no way Hand chose Alabama over UM for any academic reason unless he's not very bright. In which case, it may be better for him academically to go to Alabama.
|1 week 5 days ago||UM||
From a Buckeye point of view, UM over the last few years is facinating. I was born in 85 so my formative fan years were the 90's. Michigan was the big bad wolf. I hated, but respected UM because you guys were elite in my eyes. Obviously, when Tress came it was like we hit the jackpot every November. That feeling lasted (and still does to a point) for years.
Now, though, after RR and Hoke, I feel like I've lost a friend. I don't know how else to explain it. Michigan, whether we like it or not, has always been the team most like OSU in the Big Ten. No other fanbase understands the expectations and big-time stage that OSU has like Michigan fans. All other conference schools know where they stand in the pantheon of Big Ten football and it's below UM and OSU. Our Game is more important to the fabric of college football than in any game they will likely ever play. We hate Michigan yet know you are above the rest of our conference foes, even to the point that I used to sort of defend UM to other Big Ten fans (example - "What has your school done compared to UM?") Now, it's like we've lost some of our kinship, because UM isn't on our level. Beating you guys will never get old, but our Game is no longer as nationally relevant because UM has let us down. What happened to our great and worthy opponent?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Cheerleaders||
Now there's an interesting list... Most iconic cheerleading uniforms (college only).
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Iconic||
For me, "Iconic" means that when you see that team on TV, you know immediately who it is without seeing the team listed or the announcers saying who it is.
I can't really put it in order, but here are the top schools IMO:
I've confused Bama and Oklahoma at a glance before. Same for Florida and Boise. When you see players in a burnt orange jersey, winged helmet, purple and gold, or a helmet covered in Buckeye leaves, you know what school that is instantly.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Hoke||
I care about the rivalry so I gotta say...
There is no way this coaching staff would survive the season if they were at Ohio State. None. It would be a foregone conclusion at this point and we'd already be talking about who the new head coach would be. Not just the OC, the entire coaching staff.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Yes it is.||
OU would beat UM by 14+. UM lost to Penn State and almost lost to Akron and UConn. Whatever OU is, they aren't that down.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Harbaugh||
I completely agree. Stanford is what Hoke wants to be. But I don't think he'll get there.
As for Harbuagh, his teams showed yearly progress, though. I remember watching those teams steadily improve. I don't think Hoke's teams have showed any progress, rather regress. His first year was all RR players. Each year after, more of his own are on the team, and the team looks worse. The young excuses don't float for Blue Bloods like Michigan or Ohio State, in my mind. Braxton was a true sophomore in year one of a new system last year and we went undefeated behind him. Our whole team was in a new system. Bama was the same way when Saban arrived, and by year two he had them up and running. Same for Sumlin at A&M, Stoops at Oklahoma, Pete Carroll at USC, Tress at OSU, Malzahn at Auburn, Miles at LSU, Urban at Florida (and Utah), etc. By year 3, new sytem/young excuses run out. They did for RR who had a record that improved every year.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||UM||
UM is a great school, but it is not similar to Stanford academically. Stanford is top 5. Michigan is top 30. And they are generally pickier with recruits.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Thomas||
I'm sorry, but Thomas is not as good as Cravens. If he was, he'd be playing. Mattison is not stupid.
Also, they were not equally rated. Cravens was the composite #1 Safety and Thomas was the #9. No one considered Thomas to be in Cravens class.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Just saying...||
The majority of predictions on this board were a Michigan win...
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Cooper||
Cooper was less open than Meyer, but more so than Tress. In bad losses, though, he seemed to be willing to take blame, whether it be in game decisions or game plan. He would cite the team's lack of preparedness. Obviously, the biggest factor in his eventual release was his record against Michigan. He failed in every scenario possible against you guys. But he at least took the responsibility for it and admitted when the game plan was wrong or he could have made better calls.
And I completely agree with you, winning solves all. It also comes down to patterns and adjustments. When OSU loses a game, Meyer's bluntness on what caused the loss will be appreciated. Until the issues keep occuring, at which point fans will be upset that problems are identified, yet not solved.
At the end of the day, though, I think fans would much rather have a coach be specific and open about issues/successes, winning or losing. It at least builds confidence that the coach can diagnose what is/isn't working, whereas it sometimes seems like Hoke doesn't necessarily know or want to come to grips with it.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Hoke||
Outsider's view on the above:
He didn't say a single thing of substance and I actually came away angry that Michigan's coach is coming across as mediocre. How did we come to this?
Seriously, when Tress gave these kind of non-answers to the press it was accepted because we were mostly winning championships. We all (Buckeye fans) love that Urban and his staff are bluntly honest and have no problem calling out coaching, position groups, or players. It seems to motivate the coaches and players to do better. The above seems to show that there is no accountability on the coaching staff. Hoke does not seem to feel accountable to fans, alumni, doners, or the school for open, thought out answers or review of the performance from him or his staff.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||UM - MSU||
As an outsider who has watched both teams multiple times, I think the Sparty D will be too much. Gardner will have a few turnovers that puts the UM D in bad spots and Sparty finds a way to score enough.
MSU - 20
UM - 10
The UM OL has not been consistent enough to give me any hope they can keep Sparty out of the backfield. Even if they max-protect the whole game, Sparty still gets pressure. And I don't think Gallon/Funchess can beat that D by themselves. I think Fitz ends up with >50 yards. Gardner will have some good scrambles, though, and scores UM's TD. The UM D has a good day, but too many short fields are the difference. Also, Gardner throws a pick-six.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Deflected Questions||
Say what you want about Urban, but he is so much more clear and open in his answers. And he isn't afraid to call out coaches, players, or whole position groups by name.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Cano||
Hey, why not? He should absolutely try to get as much money as he can for himself, just as we should. If someone is dumb enough to pay that, props to him.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Ginter||
Edit: sorry, double posted
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Ginter||
That post is just Johnny. His post is more intended for laughs than heavy analysis and he accomplished that. Honestly, I thought he handled the, "I hate you, but am jealous of your game 1 performance, so I'm going to snark this" angle very well.
At the end of the day, knowledgeable OSU fans know that Michigan showed very well despite the holes UM has (Gardner's occasional bad decisions, new OL interior, missing Ryan, etc.). And we know UM will only gel and improve as the season goes on.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Win||
Had to log in to rec this. This is high quality mockery from my rival.