June 27th, 2018 at 2:54 PM ^

I agree.  How DARE he take a job at OSU and not sit unemployed hoping we'll offer him something.  He has his nerve.

By the way....if that pisses you off the fact that I got treated (successfully) for Carcinoid Cancer at the James Cancer Hospital at Ohio State ought to really get me on your shit list.


June 27th, 2018 at 9:59 PM ^

Probably true. UofM is good at many things, but they are not the best at everything, as they claim to be. My son had to have his entire skull reconstructed at 7 months old. Scariest time of our lives, and the UofM pediatric craniofacial team was a complete shit show. So much so that we took him to Texas and had the surgery there instead of in our home town. Oh and it cost us $20,000 out of pocket since it was out of network. I'm not trying to bash anyone, it's just important for people to know you can use discernment and demand the best care possible instead of being told to blindly trust someone.


June 27th, 2018 at 10:50 PM ^

I actually started at CCF and then got referred to James.  They have one of the world's most accomplished surgeon/researcher on Carcinoid cancer there and the James Center is one of the world's four medical facilities that specializes in it's treatment.

Carcinoid cancer is nicknamed "the slow motion" cancer cause it metastizes at an insanely slow rate (that's the good news) but because it's asymtomatic it's usually misdiagnosed as irratiable bowl syndrome until it's too late.  The mortality rate for those diagnosed with Carcinoid cancer is near 90% because it's usually stage four before the patient even realizes they are sick.

As rare as my cancer is (less than 1 out of 300,000 people get it) I was caught a break in that the turmor grew in my intestine thereby causing pain when it blocked by poop.  95% or more people get it on their liver or their appendix where the only symptom is "flushing" and lower GI issues most commonly associated with IBS.  So I was both unlucky in getting it and lucky in getting it where it grew so they were able to remove it before it did too much damage.  The bad news is the cancer did spread to my lymph nodes before it was diagnosed - the good news is it hasnt reappeared since my treatment back in 2008.

Cant stand their football team.  Couldnt live without their cancer center.

Oh....and one other thing.  My sister passed away from an "undiagnosed" cancer (could never find the source) two years ago.  She lived in Dexter and was treated at University of Michigan.  

Blue in PA

June 27th, 2018 at 3:00 PM ^

not only do Michigan walk on's start at osu, but they get coaching positions there..... I LOVE THIS

To contrast.... the best player in the state of oh ( Matt Brown, oh defensive player of the year ) walked on to our football team. :)

Naked Bootlegger

June 27th, 2018 at 3:11 PM ^

Congrats to Andrew.   Not sure why this peeves people.  He jumped at the opportunity for more playing time at OSU as a scholarship grad transfer, then grabs a B1G coaching position right after graduation?   Great opportunities for him.

Beilein 4 Life

June 27th, 2018 at 4:57 PM ^

So you really don’t know why this peeves people? At all? I don’t think anyone is wishing Dakich would go jobless before accepting this, but some people don’t like OSU and also hate the state of Ohio, so they don’t like seeing someone that was part of great memories for them work/play for OSU. I hated when Woodson signed with the Packers because I’m a Lions fan and I didn’t want to see him play for that shitty franchise with the shitty fanbase

Naked Bootlegger

June 27th, 2018 at 5:22 PM ^

No.  I don't see why this particular situation peeves people at all.   It actually makes perfect logical sense to me, even as a Michigan fanatic.   He got a great coaching job offer at a P5 school immediately after graduating.   That rarely happens, so I congratulate him and wish him a long and fruitful coaching career.  I hate Ohio State as much as any other UM fan and hope he goes winless against UM, but I'm not peeved by this situation at all.   I'm frankly puzzled why this news is so upsetting to you.


June 27th, 2018 at 6:31 PM ^

The fans view is different than that of coaches or even players.  For many of us fans, this is a lifelong affiliation.  Rarely does a UM fan become an OSU fan and vice versa.  But for players and coaches it is a job and sometimes in order to continue your career you have to go to work for a competitor.  Otherwise, we wouldn't have former opponents (McElwain and Warriner) on our coaching staff.  It's a good job and I wish him well.


June 27th, 2018 at 3:13 PM ^

Meh. All I care is that they lost in the round of 32 last year and are going to be very mediocre this year. Screw em.

Although I'm not looking forward to watching his dad humble brag every time he calls an OSU game. I'll go ahead and set the over/under right now:

O/U 6.5: How many times will Andrew Dakich get shown on camera the first time Dan calls an OSU game?



June 27th, 2018 at 3:33 PM ^

I know Bo Schembechler didn't play athletics at Michigan ----- but his first assistant coaching job was at OSU.  He then went back there after a few years at other schools.

It's a business.  Gain the experience, and if he's does well, he'll have a ton of opportunities, perhaps at U-M, in future years.

Perkis-Size Me

June 27th, 2018 at 3:40 PM ^

Everyone has got to start somewhere, and as much as I despise that school, that’s not a bad place to have your first coaching gig. It’s still a P5 program that has had some recent success.

Being there certainly gets you more attention and recognition for moving into your next gig than going to, say, a DIII school. 

Best of luck to him except for when he coaches against Michigan. Those days I hope to be the worst coaching days of his life. 



June 27th, 2018 at 4:07 PM ^

Gary Moeller played for Woody Hayes at OSU and was team captain for the Buckeyes, but I bet you would have had no trouble with Gary coaching for Michigan if you had been alive at the time.

The percentage of coaches who only coach at their alma mater is miniscule. Many, many of them end up coaching at one of their main college rivals.