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Old Nov 17, 2011, 08:09 PM   #1
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We shall see, no link now.

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Old Nov 17, 2011, 09:57 PM   #2
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We are 99.7% sure Urban Meyer has agreed to a deal to become the next coach of Ohio State. Solid sources. Plural.

Just to clarify: We were being serious. No timetable for announcement yet, obviously.

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Old Nov 17, 2011, 10:01 PM   #3
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What about Luke Fickell? Possibility of him coming here?
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Old Nov 17, 2011, 10:06 PM   #4
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This was my first thought (and fear) the moment Tressel stepped down.
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Old Nov 17, 2011, 10:11 PM   #5
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For 7 years and $35

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Sometimes the obvious happens.

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Old Nov 17, 2011, 10:14 PM   #6
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What about Luke Fickell? Possibility of him coming here?
Don't know much about him, but maybe he's at least worth a look.

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Old Nov 17, 2011, 10:21 PM   #7
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Sometimes the obvious happens.
Agree. You could see this one coming from the day Tressel stepped down.

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Old Nov 17, 2011, 10:24 PM   #8
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That will certainly suck all the oxygen out of the room unless we hire Mike Leach. At least that will take OSU out of play for some of our potential candidates.

Fickell is seen as a very good recruiter, defensive guy a bit on the conservative side like Tressel. It is hard to determine how good of recruiter you are when you are at Ohio State recruiting mostly in state kids who dream of going there.
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Old Nov 17, 2011, 10:24 PM   #9
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Don't know much about him, but maybe he's at least worth a look.
Fickell has spent almost his entire life in Columbus. Played high school and college ball, and has done all of his coaching (12 years total) at OSU with the exception of two years at Dayton. He was the perfect guy to babysit the OSU program for a year, but I can't see him being a strong head coaching candidate anywhere else. He needs to see the world outside OSU for a bit, and prove he can coach somewhere else.

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Old Nov 17, 2011, 10:36 PM   #10
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Mike Leach to Illinois. Prettyful please.

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Old Nov 17, 2011, 11:34 PM   #11
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The rich get richer.
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 06:27 AM   #12
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How about Houston Nutt to Illinois?

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Old Nov 18, 2011, 07:48 AM   #13
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still just a rumor

I hate to burst everyone's bubble, but this rumor has been swirling in Columbus since the day Tressel left. Urban Meyer bought Kirk Herbstreit's house. Urban Meyer was at the airport. Urban Meyer was at such-and-such restaurant. I'll believe it when it's official.
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 07:59 AM   #14
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This was my first thought (and fear) the moment Tressel stepped down.
Why would you fear this? This doesn't change the landscape of the B1G. OSU has always been on top. They wish to remain there.
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 08:54 AM   #15
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For 7 years and $35

We shall see, no link now.

Worse part about this is that I will miss Kirk Herbstreit on ESPN if Meyer hires him. With my luck they will replace him with Craig James!!
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 09:02 AM   #16
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Anyone have any examples of Coaches who had burnout or health issues who
returned to coach again and what were the results?
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 09:08 AM   #17
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How about Houston Nutt to Illinois?
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 09:25 AM   #18
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Went to bed feeling pretty certain about Urban Meyer becoming the next OSU coach. Will just say we are even more certain now.

Both parties waiting to hear from NCAA, but as long as the Association doesn't bring the hammer, announcement to be made w/in weeks.

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Old Nov 18, 2011, 09:52 AM   #19
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Worse part about this is that I will miss Kirk Herbstreit on ESPN if Meyer hires him. With my luck they will replace him with Craig James!!
Herbstreit would be making a big mistake if he left a golden gig as ABC/ESPN's top CFB analyst for a coordinator's job, IMO. He's hugely popular as a commentator.
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 09:53 AM   #20
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Herbstreit would be making a big mistake if he left a golden gig as ABC/ESPN's top CFB analyst for a coordinator's job, IMO. He's hugely popular as a commentator.
He'd be hugely popular as a coach and would help Urban bring in that many more recruits. He would always be able to get back into broadcasting and he might want to try out coaching a little, and who better to learn it from than Urban?

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Old Nov 18, 2011, 11:57 AM   #21
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Only the top top schools can get coaches like Urban Meyer. I guess Notre Dame really doesn't qualify as one anymore.
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 12:41 PM   #22
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makes sense- and to be honest the bigten needs osu to be good in the big pix regardless of our views or motives toward osu..

he did not want to have to recruit- he won't at OSU- he'll get all the kids from Ohio and a few 4/5 star kids from florida and down south.

he is an ohio boy

year off to re-charge / he is young, if he stays in college, at osu for a long period of time they will be awesome!

does not effect UI much- recruiting-no
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 03:40 PM   #23
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Mike Leach would be the best thing for the program!!!!!!!!
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Old Nov 19, 2011, 02:28 AM   #24
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Meyer Agrees To Coach Buckeyes, Building Staff

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The deal between Meyer and Ohio State was consumated in principle earlier this week in Columbus but not signed. It includes a multi-year contract that will make Meyer once again one of college football’s highest paid coaches.

In additon to Meyer’s generous compensation package, sources said a major factor in the coach’s decision to agree to take the position was the school promising him the budget to assemble what is expected to become the highest-paid assistant coaching staff in college football history.

Of that staff, sources indicate Meyer’s intial plan is to retain current Ohio State head football coach Luke Fickell and current Buckeye wide receivers coach Stan Drayton.

Meyer also aims to add Chris Spielman, Kirk Herbstreit, current North Carolina State linebackers coach Jon Tenuta and current LSU offensive line coach Greg Studwara to his Ohio State staff.
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Old Nov 19, 2011, 03:12 AM   #25
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Coach Studwara aka Coach Stud coached my older brother at BGSU....one heck of a Offensive Lineman Coach and has proven to be a good OC as well
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