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|1 week 2 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).
|1 week 2 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.
|4 weeks 2 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.
|6 weeks 6 days 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.
|8 weeks 1 hour 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.
|8 weeks 1 day 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)
|8 weeks 1 day 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.
|8 weeks 1 day 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.
|8 weeks 1 day 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.
|9 weeks 22 hours 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.
|9 weeks 3 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.
|9 weeks 3 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."
|9 weeks 3 days ago||JT Barrett||
They do have J.T. Barrett, a freshman who redshirted this year because of a torn ACL he suffered during his senior year in high school. Coaches said he has pretty much recovered from the ACL injury and has spent the whole season learning the playbook with the scout team.
If Braxton leaves this season, I would expect Barrett the win the job over Cardale "Ain't Come to Play School" Jones.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Everett Withers||
For what it is worth, they are losing Everett Withers to JMU, and he was the co-Defensive Coordinator/Associate Head Coach that was responsible for the secondary. Withers' style was to emphasize the "big plays" like INTs rather than the "bend-don't-break" style of coach.
It'll be interesting to see who they get as Withers' replacement.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||This year's draft is STACKED||
Braxton will have to compete with: Bridgewater, Bortles, Manizel, possibly Hundley, Carr, McCarron, Boyd and Mettenberger... all of whom most likely go ahead of him in the draft.
If he stays, as of right now only Mariota and Winston seem like no-brainers before Braxton.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Ryan Shazier||
Yeah, what a failure... he has only had: 144 total tackles, 102 solo tackles, 23.5 TFLs, 7 sacks and 4 forced fumbles this season. If he actually knew what was good for him he'd stay another year and develop more.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Because I'd rather not see||
Because I'd rather not see the B1G lose a 4th straight Rose Bowl.
|11 weeks 14 hours ago||The university didn't suspend Hyde||
Urban did, with the reasoning that Hyde should've known better than to be in that situation at all.
Hyde knew the alleged victim, she was apparently a female that had "relations" with him on multiple occasions and did not take it kindly when Hyde told her it was over. That is what Hyde and the woman were arguing about on the stage. Hyde was supposedly yelling that she was crazy, needed to leave him alone and that he was done with her.
Ultimately, Hyde still disrespected a woman by calling her out like that in public, and considering that's one of Urban's "big no-no's" it could be why the suspension was so heavy handed.
Now, I don't completely rule out the scenario that Hyde did hit her since the video is unclear, but my observation is that MGoBlog seems to be the only place that treats that version as an undeniable fact. Granted, I personally believe that Hyde yelled at her, she got pissed, hit him, and he turned around to push her away without consciously holding back the strength one would except of a 235lbs D1 athlete.
|11 weeks 16 hours ago||Honestly...||
Can anyone show me an angle of the video where Carlos Hyde clearly "hit a woman who just decided not to press charges?"
All the videos I've seen are inconclusive at best because it was so grainy. IIRC the bouncer of the bar said that the woman hit Hyde in the back of the head as he was walking away, and he turned around by pushed her away by the face.
From my experience, whenever a woman gets hit, no matter the context, social conditioning causes at least 1 male to jump to the aid of the woman. While it isn't the best evidence of whether or not Hyde violently hit the woman, I really don't see "White Knights" jumping to help her.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Better recruits||
I'm sure Narduzzi wouldn't mind consistently coaching top 5-10 recruiting classes with 5-star gems like McMillian, Noah Spence, and Vonn Bell every year. It is pretty much the only way to bring his defenses up another notch.
I doubt that it would be a big enough draw to coaxs him out of MSU, but it is one that exists.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Who leaves?||
OSU's offense is going to be crazy young/inexperienced next year. The majority of starters are graduating, and so are some important two-deep players.
Plus, Braxton has been rumored to consider leaving in order to provide for his newborn.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||"Aren't they filled in defensive backfield[?]"||
Well, both of our starting safeties (Corey Brown and CJ Barnett (+Christian Byrant)) are seniors, and Bradley Roby has already told Urban that he's declaring after this season.
So that leaves Doran Grant as the only returning starter in next year's secondary. Armani Reeves and Gareon Conley will both get first crack at replacing Roby next year, but I think the safety spots are wide open. Vonn Bell will probably be a favorite to win one of the safety spots, and Tyvis Powell and Ron Tanner are both currently listed in the 2-deep.
I wouldn't say they are completely filled in the defensive backfield, but they aren't in a dire situation either.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe.|
|17 weeks 1 day ago||The full quote if you're interested.||
“Well, I guess I’m a little biased, but I think we’d wipe the field with both of them, but that's just my bias speaking.” the Buckeye wide receiver said. “We’re going to go ahead and handle our business and play our best game every week. We know that we just have to go out and execute. If we go out and execute for a full game, there’s nobody in the country that we feel can hang with us when we’re executing the way that we can."
|17 weeks 1 day ago||The same Gerg...||
Just wanted to say, that same "GERG" has made a defense that was giving up 491 ypg and into one giving up 333 ypg... in the middle of the season.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||"Allegedly"||
He was trying to start fights with people around him, so the state polices were asked to escort him out. The gentleman refused, started to swing at the police and hence they maced him.
|24 weeks 19 hours ago||I don't understand the implosion...||
The man just asked a hypothetical question. In 2008, OSU had a 5th-year senior in Todd Boeckman and due to mediocre play he was eventually replaced by a highly-touted true freshman as well.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Interestingly...||
OSU is gaining more yards per play by rushing (8.4 ypr) than passing (6.4 ypp).
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Roby's suspension||
Urban said Roby's suspension could be increased depending on the outcome of the investigation, but as of now it is at least 1 game. The Bloomington PD did reduce the charges to disorderly conduct from assault though (I think because video evidence showed that Roby wasn't the aggressor).
|32 weeks 19 hours ago||Allegedly*||
The video was inconclusive on whether Hyde actually physically harmed the "victim." The bouncer said Hyde pretty much just "smushed" her face to push her away rather than a full-forced slap.