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  • Ohio State tickets

    I was at the 2000 game too. Got tickets from buddy and wound up sitting next to a Miami student and his dad. He grew up in Upper Arlington (right next to OSU) and spent the whole game rooting for OSU. Wanted to dump a full cup of Coke on him.

    That's why I've got tickets this year in the Miami section.

    Not an idiot...Renmmanco...just a fan like the rest of us up there. 




    I have never directly called any poster here an idiot...just to be clear.

    I've been to two Miami games at the 'Shoe, sat among fellow Miamians and rooted hard for us.

    Like you, I am a fan but I hate to see the kids work so hard and then have a game decided by an obvious coaching miscue....which I have seen happen a few times over the past several years.

    I'll bet your Coke was fully carbonated too.
    coca cola is a carbonated drink. 
    JCook32Quinoaburger
  • Fall Camp 2019

    Also, FWIW, I took the idiot fans comment to refer to the people that thought the OU game was over when we were up 28-7 at half. They were 6-3, leading the division, we were 3-6 at the time. If at that point, you lit a victory cigar, I wouldn't call you an idiot fan, but maybe a little-over-confident fan.
    I didn't believe you, so I went back and looked at the transcript and you're actually completely right. The "idiot fans" comment was in reference to people thinking that a 28-7 halftime lead was comfortable. There was also a separate part of the press conference that I was thinking of where he ranted about the fans moaning that he was going to blow it again as we were choking away the lead in the fourth quarter. So in literally the same press conference he got mad at fans for both believing in the team and not believing in the team. Like, what does he want from us?
    ChiefPanic
  • Fall Camp 2019

    Two, he's an "I coached good; they played bad" kind of guy.  I *hate* coaches who throw players under the bus in the post-game -- even when they deserve it.  That's not good leadership, and it's not good teaching.  


    I remember a game where we had 1st and goal at the one with a minute to go against the softest front 7 in the league in a situation where even a field goal would have given us the lead. Chuck called for a 2 FB pistol formation with a DT as one of the FBs (a formation that I don't think we had used at all that season) and then he called a play out of that formation that required a pre-snap shift. As everyone probably remembers, the play went haywire and we lost on a 99 yard fumble return. In the post game press conference, Chuck blamed the loss on the DT who he sent out on that play. It's just wildly inappropriate for someone who's supposed to be a leader.

    That is absolutely correct.  When a team fails to execute a shift or a play correctly, that falls on the coaching staff for not teaching it and practicing it over and over till it is done perfectly.  The coach should take responsibility for the error, then go back to practice and run the play time and time again until it is done perfectly.  Players will get the message. Attention to detail is a mark of a great coach.  If your team screws up execution, that is the fault of the staff, and ultimately the head coach.
    redhawk11skin66RenmancoChiefPanic
  • Fall Camp 2019

    Look, I can't believe I'm doing this but here goes....they snapped the ball out of shotgun 86% of the time in 2017. It would have been more risky to snap the ball from under center. That exchange was a physical mistake by the players on the field - either it was a bad snap by the center or the fullback/DT/whoever was in there was lined up in the wrong spot. You can blame Chuck for a lot of things, like the non-timeout, looking unprepared early in every season, whatever, but in that particular instance, the players just need to do their job.

    Also, FWIW, I took the idiot fans comment to refer to the people that thought the OU game was over when we were up 28-7 at half. They were 6-3, leading the division, we were 3-6 at the time. If at that point, you lit a victory cigar, I wouldn't call you an idiot fan, but maybe a little-over-confident fan.
    EDDIEDSnyder15
  • 2019-20 Non-Conference Schedule

    It’s not a Miami problem, it’s a NCAA basketball problem. You won’t find a mid-major school who is hosting a single P6 game this year except Ohio U miraculously.
    QuinoaburgerProfessor_FateBash_Riprock
  • Fall Camp 2019

    I was able to swing by practice this morning. Here are a couple impressions I came away with:

    Gabbert took pretty much all of the first team QB reps. Mayer and Williamson rotated in some, but primarily worked with the 2's.

    Overall I didn't come away with a warm and fuzzy feeling about the offense. The attrition and recruiting whiffs at WR seem apparent. Everything seems slow and not in rythm. None of the QBs threw the ball particularly well, although Mayer did have a couple decent plays. Perhaps they've just reached the point of camp where they need to face someone else in a different uniform. I dont know, but hopefully they keep improving between now and Iowa.

    On the flipside, I thought the defense looked great. They played with a lot of intensity and were flying all over the field. Our secondary has the chance to be the best in the MAC imo and Rugamba has a chance to be a pro.

    Kimpler was out of a sling. He didn't practice but that still seems encouraging. Knock on wood, but I didn't see a lot of guys out injured.

    We probably have the best Kicker/Punter combo in the MAC. They killed it.
    redhawk11skipatrollerThe_SackmanBash_RiprockDICKLove_and_HonorScalperChiefPanic
  • Iowa Road Trip Roll Call

    That is the weekend we are driving to Colorado. We take I 80 within a mile or so of the stadium. We are not going. What more can I say.
    Professor_Fate
  • Sorenson Fan Club

    Forgive my Scandinavian spelling of his name-actually Sorenson!


    My recollection, from when I lived in Minnesota, is that -sen is Danish, -son is Norwegian. -sson is Swedish.
    -sen is Danish or Norwegian. -son is Swedish or English. -sson is Swedish or Icelandic. -sohn is German. All of the countries except for Iceland have moved to inherited last names. Iceland is the only one that still uses the patronymic naming system where your last name is literally (your father's name)sson or (your father's name)sdottir.
    Bash_RiprockChrisW1980
  • Sorenson Fan Club

    Forgive my Scandinavian spelling of his name-actually Sorenson!
    My recollection, from when I lived in Minnesota, is that -sen is Danish, -son is Norwegian. -sson is Swedish.
    ChrisW1980DICK
  • Quarterback Competition

    I went to the scrimmage today expecting to see AJ Mayer and Jackson Williamson battling it out.  Williamson was wearing shorts and did not participate, but I doubt that he is badly injured as he seemed to be moving around without any visible injury.

    Last year I though Mayer had the best arm of all our QB's , I think his arm is still pretty good.  However, in watching him run the offense today, it just looked like the game was too fast for him.  His footwork was poor on a few plays, seeing a receiver late and throwing it a little off balance instead of quickly pivoting or jumping around and stepping into his pass.  Also, if the defenders were allowed to hit the QB's he would have gottten sacked 2 or 3 times as he was slow to read the defense and get rid of the ball.

    Now the exciting stuff.  Gabbard was terrific.  Although only 5-10, he reminded me a lot of Baker Mayfield.  Very quick feet, found his target quickly and got rid of the ball in 2 or 3 seconds.  He would not have taken any sacks, and his choices were quick and good.   He has a strong arm and seemed to be effective on all kinds of different throws, screens, flares to backs, all the passes downfield that Gus made last year.  I have no idea if he could run, no QB runs were called and he never scrambled ( but did move quickly around like Mayfield) and no one was allowed to hit the QB.

    It was only one hour out of one practice, but today Gabbert looked like the real deal, Mayer looked like he is not ready yet, IMO.

    Only injury that I noticed was that DE Ben Kempler had his arm in a sling.
    RenmancoJHVMUFBAlum