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|2 weeks 2 days ago||Initial reports||
Initial reports says that JT Barrett was the one that called the cops because said girlfriend refused to leave his apartment when he asked. Once the police were on the scene JT Barrett reported that the girlfriend hit him, then he asked her to leave and she refused. The girlfriend is saying JT put her in a headlock and tried to take her phone.
Neither one filed charges or had visible injuries.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||You are thinking of the wrong OSU OC...||
Ed Warinner was the OSU co-OC/O-line coach that interviewed for the Kansas vacancy. Tom Herman is OSU's co-OC/QB coach that also calls the plays on offense.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I'm confused||
I can't tell if people are actually upset about David Cutcliffe being considered a serious candidate, or if the "Harbaugh or bust" meme on MGoBlog has become self-aware.
Cutcliffe would be an excellent hire if Harbaugh decides he is strictly an NFL coach now. He has had success at a program where it is near impossible too. Imagine if Cutcliffe were at a school that actually gave resources to their football program over basketball?
Sure, he will probably only be coaching for another 7-10 years, but he could right and stabilize the program in that time. The only downside I see is that he is fiercely loyal to his coaching staff (declined the Tennessee job cause they wouldn't let him bring his whole staff along). Not to mention he could get Shane Morris' development back on track too.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||In the Battle of the Trenches...||
OSU's O-line won it pretty convincingly, and it was suprisingly how one-sided it was considering that Wisconsin was 3rd in the B1G with sacks.
The announcers were commenting on the effectiveness of Cardale Jones' "rocker steps" that made it look like a QB-run play only for him to pull-up and throw it.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Alabama vs. OSU||
How big of a factor do you think Cardale Jones will play in that game?
On the one hand, history has shown that with a month of preparation, Saban can thrash nearly any team (sans Utah and Oklahoma). On the other hand, Saban only has a 1-game sample size on Cardale Jones, and Urban has a month to coach Jones up even more...
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Trial Run||
I viewed the 4-team playoffs as a trial run to see how a playoff format would be recieved (revenue, public perception, and etc). It the results are positive than they will probably move to an 8-team playoff in the near future. I just don't thnk the NCAA was will to make to full jump to 8-teams in one go.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Counterpoints...||
1. Do you honestly believe that OSU is not better now then they were in September? They are the 2nd youngest team by average age in the FBS, and they had a RsFr QB playing in his 2nd game in TWO years against VaTech.
2. Yes, TCU beat Minnesota more convincingly than OSU. You should also consider that TCU got Minnesota AT HOME in 76 degree and partly cloudy weather... OSU had to travel to Minnesota in 12 degree and snow. Plus, Minnesota scored two TDs off some rare mistakes via Jalin Marshall fumble and muff punts, those TDs still count, but those mistakes are not the norm for a Meyer-coached Special Teams.
3. Regardless how overrated Wisconsin may be (#2-rated defense, Heisman candidate RB), it is still very hard to justify a 59 point SHUTOUT unless the team they played was just that utterly dominate.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||2 of them are:||
Braxton Miller, and Cardale Jones were part of the 2010, and 2011 recruiting class respectively. JT Barrett is the first QB recruited by Urban Meyer in the 2012 class, and was redshirted his true freshman season cause he torn his ACL during like the 2nd game of his senior season in high school.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Depends||
If you were to base it on win-loss record than yes, he is severely underperforming for his pay grade. If you factor in the history, location, and recruiting ability of Iowa, then I'd say he's doing pretty good given his resources (averaging 8-ish wins a season, and a 10+ win season every once and a while).
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Normally||
Transfer of a scholarship player within a conference are not allowed. I know Justin Boren is a famous example, but he transferred to OSU without of scholarship and essentially became a walk-on.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Loss||
I'd considered this a moderately significant loss. Rod Smith was a "power back" and used a significant amount in goal line or 3rd down situations. His running style is constantly compared to Eddie George's and the main reason he has never made a large impact outside of this season was ball security issues. It looked like he had fixed his butter fingers this year, and was going to get more and more carries as the season goes on. Plus, he was a senior leader and a huge contributor on special teams.
Without him, the only other remaining power back on their roster is Bri'onte Dunn, which the coaching staff is not a fan of due to his attitude. Last season, Dunn demanded more playing time instead of earning it through practice. This landed Dunn squarely in Urban's doghouse and deep down the depth charts.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Exhausted his eligibility||
Rod Smith was a Redshirt Senior this season.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Benched by bad attitude||
Bri'onte Dunn went to the coaches and demanded more playing time instead of earning it during practice. Landing him squarely at #3 on the depth chart behind Ezekiel Elliot and Roddrick Smith.
|22 weeks 15 hours ago||Antedotal...||
I had a female friend who was on OSU's band for all 4 years of college. She's not denying that things like this happened, but she also said she was never forced to participate. The older band members always re-assured her that if anything made her feel uncomfortable at any point she could stop and they wouldn't think any less of her.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Noah Spence||
Spence was suspended for 3 games by the NCAA because they found trace amounts of ecstasy during his scheduled drug test.
Spence's father is actually in the process of suing the NCAA because he claims that Noah was drugged during a house party (someone slipped it into his drink). Noah wasn't arrested for battery and assault or drug possession.
|25 weeks 19 hours ago||Jamal Marcus||
Marcus was the first DE rotated in off the bench for Meyer, and he started in place of the suspended Noah Spence in the Orange Bowl last year (and did really well: 6tlks and a sack IIRC). Not exactly the first candidate a coach would cut needlessly...
|32 weeks 16 hours ago||I don't remember there being||
I don't remember there being any doubt when Urban first retired and he said his family urged him to retire because the near heart attack experience has scared them.
The doubt surfaced when Urban took the OSU job even though he explained that it was:
1. His dream job (as mentioned in his 2009 biography)
2. He promised his family that he would handle the job differently. That a large part of his health problems was caused by the stress of micromanaging every unit of his team instead of trusting his assistants.
- According to his family, he has kept those promises. He doesn't work as many late hours as his did in Florida, they have taken more vacations than they ever had since he became a head coach at Bowling Green, and he has made it a priority to attend as many of his daughters' volleyball games as possible.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Urban's health||
I don't understand why it is so popular to label Urban's health issues as a "myth" or an excuse to leave the SEC. Urban's doctors actually diagnosed his condition as "esophageal spasms," which one of the primary symptoms is "heart attack-like pains" according to the Mayo Clinic.
Also, Urban already had a documented case (diagnosed during his days as an asst. coach at Notre Dame) of an arachnoid cyst that gets inflamed when stressed.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||In regards to Terrelle Pryor...||
The Steelers' GM, Kevin Colbert, said that the reports of Terrelle Pryor scoring a 7 were completely erroneous and that the actual score was "significantly higher." Pryor himself later tweeted that he thought the reports were hilariously because his scored a 22 (grain of salt yadada).
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Replaced due to injury||
Oakland's train wreck of an O-line finally took its toll on Pryor during the last 1/3rd of the season, McGloin stepped in and did decently well, so they decided not to risk throwing Pryor back out there to be pummelled.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||Sad news indeed.||
There is talks that Mitchell will just take a full year away from football completely, and re-enroll into Ohio State next year.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||My roommate got an MIP||
My roommate got an MIP literally 3 nights before he turned 21. He wasn't out being a hooligan, it was just bad luck that he decided to walk home on the path that he did.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Fickell stays||
I believe Fickell is still around because the units he's responsible for (D-Line and LBs) were not the problem with the defense last year. The problem was because of the secondary that couldn't cover and could barely tackle, those units were coached by co-DC Withers.
Plus, there's the rumor that Withers and Fickell never meshed well because they came from differing defensive philosophies. Withers prefered having a "big-play" defense, while Fickell came from the "bend-don't-break" school of thought. Urban probably thinks that Fickell is doing everything (except for play-calling) well enough to justify keeping him for at least another season.
Remember, Fickell coached all of OSU's LBs from 2005-present, which graduated some of the best players the school has ever seen. Fickell was also praised by Heacock and Tressel as one of the smartest defensive minds they have ever come across.
Edit: Fickell is also arguably the best recruiter among all the coaches (except for maybe Urban himself). For example Fickell was Tressel's recruiting coordinator and was the biggest factor in bringing in the 2008 recruiting class that was ranked #1 nationally (Terelle Pryor, DeVier Posey, Mike Adams, Mike Brewster... Etc). Urban has repeatedly stated that recruiting prowess is the first thing he looks for in an asst. coach.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||I just think Urban is a fan of a co-coordinator system||
Urban used co-DC in Florida with Charlie Strong and Greg Mattison and co-OC with Steve Addazio and Dan Mullen.
Currently OSU employs co-OC with Tom Herman and Ed Warinner. If I had to guess, he probably prefers have dual coordinators to make transitions easier since he has had a lot of past coordinators move on to become HC (Gregg Brandon, Kyle Whittingham, Charlie Strong, Dan Mullen, and Steve Addazio)
|49 weeks 3 days ago||From what I heard, Urban and||
From what I heard, Urban and co. really wanted Holley to commit relative early in the process, and then they cooled on him when he told them that he wasn't ready to make a decision yet.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||But Johnson will further help||
But Johnson will further help them in recruiting the the PA and DC area based in his history with the high school coaches there.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||LJ Sr released a statement today about it:||
"Getting promoted isn’t the issue to me,” Johnson told ESPN.com. “At the end of the day, it’s giving Coach Franklin the chance to move forward. It’s his program, his coaching staff and, yes, he offered me the opportunity to stay."
So I guess he left because he felt like his influence would be too great and Coach Franklin wouldn't be able to establish himself fully.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||According the article...||
Only a trace amount of ecstasy was found in Noah Spence's blood. Spence said the ecstasy was slipped into his drink during a house party, and he didn't take it voluntarily.
Not that I completely believe that story, but that's why the family is appealing.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||Yes, but as of now next||
Yes, but as of now next year's draft class is still a relative uncertainity, while this year's class is already pretty solidfied with studs. Braxton still has a chance to work his way into the upper group of QBs for next year.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||All the more reason for||
All the more reason for Braxton to stick around 1 more year and work on changing his perception as a NFL QB prospect. It'll give Braxton another offseason to work on his passing with George Whitfield Jr.
The guy has played QB all his football career, he probably wants to be taken first as a QB with the open-mindedness to change position if it doesn't work out. Instead being thought/drafted only as an "Athlete/Offensive Weapon."