Earlier in the week, Joe Dexter opined about revelations of former OSU/Off Coord – Houston H.C. Tom Herman enlightened the Alabama Crimson Tide coaching staff on; 1) what he detected as UA defensive tendencies and, 2) how the Ohio State offense was designed to exploit those tendencies. Herman also met with ‘Bama offensive coordinator Lane […]
Over the last few months, I have found myself rooting for Tom Herman as he starts the resurgence of the Houston program. I have always felt that the first Offensive Coordinator in the Urban Meyer era had a bright future. His dynamic offensive packages drove opposing defenses crazy during his tenure at Ohio State. Things […]
Well, the day we’d all been fearing is now here… reports indicate that Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman has been offered and has accepted the head coaching job at the University of Houston.
Herman, who’s ties to Texas made him an incredibly strong recruiter in the area, was recently named the Broyles Trophy recipient as the nation’s top assistant coach. His name has been tied to every major job search in the past two years, so it was only a matter of time before he and his family would leave Columbus for the next step in their journey.
Over his three seasons with the Buckeyes, Herman’s offense has broken just about every major university record on that side of the ball. Most impressive was also his work as the Ohio State quarterbacks coach; as you are aware, Herman coached a team with it’s third quarterback to a 59-0 victory over Wisconsin after losing two Heisman candidates at the position in the fall.
Herman’s plans have not been announced yet regarding his participation in the Sugar Bowl prep; we’ll keep you updated as this develops, but it’s expected that he will not leave for Houston fully until the playoff concludes.
Best wishes, Coach Herman… Thank you for your investment at Ohio State! How firm thy friendship…
Have your feet touched the ground yet? Are you still floating around whimsically after watching the Buckeyes put a big league beat-down on Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship game? Are you ready for what’s next? We’ll look back and move on. It’s Wednesday, let’s rumble! Badger hunting I watched the CBS channel 10 “Buckeye […]
.. best assistant coach in the country. But then we already knew that. Per the OSU Athletic Department: The Rotary Club of Little Rock announced Coach Tom Herman, Ohio State University Offensive Coordinator as the 19th recipient of the Broyles Award, given annually to the top assistant coach in college football. Herman was honored, along […]
A little bit of thunder mixed with some lightning and whole lot of explosions were the ingredients to a Sparty beat-down in East Lansing on Saturday. Don’t tell me what the score was, we all know what we saw with our own eyes: The Ohio State Buckeyes battled and eventually owned the Michigan State Spartans. It had […]
What a thriller in Happy Valley! The Buckeyes “nut up” (Hey, Urban Meyer said it in the post game) and get it done in double overtime to beat the Nittany Lions 31-24 and remain in the College Football Playoff chase. That’s a familiar score for a double OT game. Hmph. We’ll look back, look ahead […]
Here we go again. Last week’s disappointing loss is behind most of us. Kent State should be the perfect elixir for what allegedly ails the Buckeyes. I say allegedly because OSU has a rebuilt O-line, a QB who wasn’t supposed to play much yet and some new things on defense so it’s going to take […]
As difficult as you may have imagined it possibly could be, I don’t think anyone expected Saturday nights battle with the Virginia Tech Hokies to go the way it went. Bud Foster’s defense blitzed from the second they walked into the stadium and befuddled the Buckeye offensive line making it look hapless and hopeless a […]
The #22 Buckeyes (1-1) host Kent State (0-2) Saturday. Former Buckeye assistant coach Paul Haynes brings the Golden Flashes into Columbus Saturday. Not necessarily to stop a two-game skid, although I guess it’s possible, but more likely to calibrate his team against an Ohio State team that is also trying to find its footing. This will […]
Well hello there! I take off for a week into the wilderness and come back to find that a) Dexter went Lizard King on me and b) Charles broke the site with his excellent coverage of the Waters situation (more later). It’s good to be needed, ya heard? Seriously, thanks for your patience as we’ve […]
Life is full of decisions. Sometime soon (Friday?) we’ll get the official word that LaQuinton Ross has decided to head to greener pastures… but until then, here’s the soundtrack for our midweek musings. Practice Notes Receiving Praise- Coach Meyer talked on Tuesday about the need for the receiving corps to be a strength of the […]
Well, given the news today in college sports and elsewhere, I think I’ve got a couple of soundtrack offerings that will draw it all together. Stay warm people!! (it’s supposed to be down to the 60s in Los Angeles today… brrrrrrr.) Buckeye 411 Chosen Frozen- We’ve got to give major kudos to Buckeye coach Tom […]
Here’s some great perspective from our other Bowl Challenge Winner…. Take it away, Troy! I would first of all like to thank Mali and the BBC staff for giving me this opportunity to take up 10 minutes of your life and let my Ohio State favoritism corrupt all of you. I still can’t believe that […]
Introduction The #4/3 Buckeyes (5-0, 1-0) move their Prime Time show from Columbus, OH to Evanston, IL for another 8:00 PM kickoff. The opponents, the undefeated (4-0, 0-0) #16/15 Northwestern Wildcats. Yes, another night game against another ranked B1G team. When I saw this game on the schedule, I was only mildly concerned about the […]
It’s Thursday, so we’re that much closer to gameday… got your juice yet? Hey, here’s a song that covers this week’s opponent AND the epic end of an amazing series! Double win! Buckeye 411 Ohhhh! Shiny! Regular readers of this space (hi, honey!) will remember that we pointed out earlier this season that the Buckeyes […]
This season, we’re trying to get you twice as much information as usual, with a Tuesday SBP following Monday’s presser and one just before gameday. Let’s go Bucks!! Urban’s Presser: Urban Meyer’s first weekly press conference didn’t reveal the secrets to the cosmos but it did reveal his thoughts on depth, week one opponent Buffalo […]
Well, there won’t be a Rumble later today; Jason’s recovering from the Orion festival (he snuck across the boarder to TSUN, and hopes to come back with his IQ intact and his hearing decimated). As such, your soundtrack for today is my favorite Metallica song from back in the day. Also, we’re launching a new […]
As a part of the 2012 season, the Buckeye Bloggers Network is pooling their expertise to give Ohio State fans the most in-depth coverage possible for Saturday’s game. This week tBBC looks at the Buckeye passing game against the Cal Defense. Be sure to check out the rest of this series via the links at […]
Before Buckeye Nation turned it’s eyes to shootyhoops on Saturday, the 2012 football team took to the field for it’s first full-pad practice of the spring. Here’s some of the things we’ve learned after three days under Coach Meyer: Saturday was a chance for the media to meet with the linebackers, and you can find […]