The Pope

January 21st, 2018 at 7:44 PM ^

His offense would struggle in the NFL. It’s based on creating space and matchups where his 5 stars are more skilled than the 3 and 4 stars he goes up against. In the NFL everyone is fast. Plus he would get his QBs killed running them so much. When you have talent everywhere with 4 and 5 stars it works, but with the salary cap he would have 3-5 win teams each year.

Robbie Moore

January 21st, 2018 at 10:46 PM ^

He has nothing left to prove at the college level. Because he has a massive ego (they all do) and needs to prove he can coach anywhere and kick ass. Think Chip Kelly (no NFL offense there) and Nick Saban. They had to try the pro game because their ego demanded it.

Now...I admit to wishful thinking. I don't actually think he will go to the league but it wouldn't surprise me.

Mr Miggle

January 22nd, 2018 at 9:48 AM ^

Remember OSU's basketball coach Jim O'Brien who that kept thousands in cash in his desk? Others personally hook up the players or recruits with the boosters. More let an assistant do the dirty work, but it's under their direction, like Pitino at Louisville.


Perkis-Size Me

January 21st, 2018 at 9:37 PM ^

I’d be shocked if he ever went to the NFL.

While Meyer is a great coach, his schemes are designed to get his uber-athletes out in space and just overwhelm the opposition. In the NFL everyone is fast. Everyone is strong, athletic, physical, and everything in between. The talent advantage he enjoys at OSU would be long gone in the league.

Besides, why leave a great thing you’ve got going? You’re a god to your fanbase, you have your pick of the litter on talent, no cap space on signing that talent, and going to the NFL, an place you have no experience in, could destroy your reputation and career of it doesn’t go well.


January 21st, 2018 at 7:33 PM ^

I'm gonna whine a little here. They may lose possibly two coordinators and everything's cool. We have a position coach who is offered a position at another school but never accepts it and decides to stay on board, and we lose one of our highest rated recruits who's favored us for months. Awesome.


January 21st, 2018 at 8:26 PM ^

That is a lot of college guys for a new pro-staff, between Day and possibly Warrier.  A little unsual, especially give the stark contrasts between pro and college offenses.

Clarence Boddicker

January 21st, 2018 at 8:55 PM ^

Eh, Meyer will lose coordinators, pick up new ones and go 11-1. And beat us again. Sad as it is, I just chalk up the OSU game as a loss now. It doesn't even hurt to do so. Isn't that sad? I'm getting to that point with MSU. Even Wisconsin.

Clarence Boddicker

January 21st, 2018 at 9:46 PM ^

I don't know--Harbaugh's seeming inability to establish who we are on offense last year was unnerving. I think we all expected coaching changes in the offseason, but without a complete picture it's difficult to see what's changed on the offensive side. The recruiting class is not quite at the level it has been the last two years. But hey, spring ball is just around the corner, and the talent is young, but it's there, and hey! Shea Patterson. It'll change in time surely, but I'm feeling a bit of post-season malaise right now.

Perkis-Size Me

January 21st, 2018 at 9:29 PM ^

Meyer could lose all of his position coaches, coordinators, and over half his starters and still win at least 10 regular season games and contend for the playoffs well into November. Meyer is the engine that makes that entire program go.

Going to be a brutal slog for us to have a chance to beat them every year he’s there.