As the noise in sports media hits a fever pitch, what’s the reaction look like?
Urban Meyer and Ohio State royally messed up here and should be held accountable, but this problem is bigger than Meyer and OSU. They are merely a symptom of a deeper infection.
Urban Meyer says that he *did* report the Zach Smith incident in 2015 and apologized for lying at Big Ten Media Days.
Is this possibly the end? Ohio State has placed Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave
Urban Meyer was put in a tough spot given the timing, but naming Brian Hartline the interim WRs coach for the Ohio State Buckeyes was the right choice
Amid more ugly allegations involving his ex-wife, the Buckeyes have fired wide receivers coach Zach Smith. It was a move Urban Meyer seemingly had to make.
Kerry Coombs will be tough to replace, but Urban Meyer seems to have made a home-run hire, bringing back former Ohio State cornerbacks coach and most recently Temple defensive coordinator Taver Johnson, who was the cornerbacks coach on Jim Tressel’s staff in Columbus from 2007-11.
When Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was recruiting the No. 2-ranked offensive tackle in the country and best player in Ohio, Jackson Carman, he told the kid that Meyer was on the back half of his career and Swinney himself was just starting up. The negative (and untrue) recruiting was one of the few reasons why Carman chose Clemson over Ohio State. That seems to be one of the reasons why Ohio State has given Meyer both an extension and a pay raise.
It seemed as though Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Greg Schiano was head to New England to be the Patriots new defensive coordinator. Contrary to reports earlier this week, Schiano will remain in Columbus and will receive a nice little pay raise from the Buckeyes because of it.
When Coombs came to Ohio State with head coach Urban Meyer in 2012 to be the defensive backs and special teams coach, a majority of Buckeyes fans had no idea who he was. He was just a coach from Cincinnati who coached at Cincinnati-area high schools from 1983-2006 and then joined the University of Cincinnati’s coaching staff led by Brian Kelly in 2007 and stayed there until coming to the Buckeyes. My how things have changed in six years. He’s went from a no-namer to a legend in Columbus.
After spurning an SEC program looking to have him be their head coach and the Titan’s OC gig under new coach Mike Vrabel, Ryan Day has received a promotion after deciding to stay in Columbus.
While the scarlet and gray have performed quite well on the field, their video and graphic team has (somehow) outdone them off of it. Ever since Urban Meyer came back to Ohio State in 2014, social media and graphics have been an important part to his staff. They had some impressive trailers throughout Meyer’s tenure, previewing each matchup just days before they were to take place. But the one that the Buckeyes released on Friday, wrapping up the 2017 season, was the best yet.
The college football season just ended, but it’s never too early to talk about next fall. In the earliest way-too-early rankings, media members don’t seem to care that the Ohio State Buckeyes will have a brand new starting quarterback and have to retool at a number of both skill positions and along the line. They even seem to think that the scarlet and gray will be one of the best teams in the country heading into 2018.
After two dreadful years, the official “analytics” era ended with a whimper for the Cleveland Browns. It’s an unfortunate look for the future of football analytics.
A native of Grove City, Ohio and three-time national champion as a player at Mount Union, Alex Grinch returns home and will join the Ohio State coaching staff as the team’s 10th assistant. One of the most respected young, up-and-coming defensive minds in college football will presumably become the co-defensive coordinator.
Somehow, it’s only been three-and-a-half weeks since the Ohio State Buckeyes last took the field. Although they didn’t make the Playoff, the scarlet and gray still have plenty to prove and play for in the Cotton Bowl against USC.
It was ugly at times, but the Ohio State Buckeyes won their second Big Ten title in four years after beating Wisconsin, 27-21. If it weren’t for J.T. Barrett and the Buckeyes shooting themselves in the foot at times, the scarlet and gray would have blown out the Badgers.
While the Ohio State Buckeyes may no longer control their own destiny in terms of making the Playoff, they still have plenty to play for in Indianapolis Saturday night. With a win, they will have won the Big Ten title for just the second time in the Urban Meyer Era. If that’s not enough motivation, watching this hype trailer will pump you up.
Down 21-20, Ohio State was forced to count on backup quarterback Dwayne Haskins after J.T. Barrett was forced to leave the game due to a knee injury. Luckily for the Buckeyes, the redshirt freshman came in and didn’t miss a beat, leading the scarlet and gray to a come-from-behind win over their biggest rival Saturday afternoon.
If you don’t know this opponent by now, maybe it’s too late. Alas, we’ve got you covered anyway. The Michigan Wolverines.