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Let's please put this too rest now!!! Let's enjoy the day.. Go Bucks!!!
He deserves kudos for half time adjustments. He drew up a couple great blitzes. Had it not been for penalties and poor tackling, they may not have scored more than 7 points.
agree, since the indiana game, he done a great job!!!
If we can get a written contract that states, do not rush 3, then I'm good.
The Head coach should not have to get in his ear and tell him to make changes. He goes.
He's gone. Thanks for the effort.
Those that are on the board a lot know I've been hard on Fick, I mean really hard but I promised not to complain about him again after the OT win and some reflection last week. Today I even gave him max credit for the way our defense looked in the 2nd half. That was great and it was the first time in awhile I've seen great adjustments at halftime. And now I say this NOT because I've been dogging Fick or because I want him gone. Please keep that in mind when I say I do not think he will be here next year. I don't think he will be fored by any means, but I think he will go somewhere else on his own. That's just what I've heard and what my gut is telling me. If he stays, I won't complain, like I would have even within the last couple of weeks.
We are coming for you Bama!
I dream of a day when chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned.
I'm happy with the adjustments at halftime, but this was the worst buckeye defensive team in my lifetime. We are one of the worst teams in the country for yards after contact. That's not Ohio State football in my opinion. I love Fickell, I wish him nothing but success, but not at Ohio State.
i disagree, lets face it, our d were over achievers(not great), with that said I think he gets more time.
Our D was an experienced unit and was halfway decent last year. They made no strides and their fundamentals were terrible. Not a fan of Fickell wish he would go
Ive never called for ficks job OR have I bothered to stand up for him. He is a buckeye all the way and for that i am greatful. That being said, he must have a better solution next year because the big plays and 3rd and long conversions this year have been more than i can ever remember. I hope he rights the ship next year, cause he will defiantly be our dcoordinator in 2013. I cant see him getting a job offer that would pull him away from his current gig.
Actually just looks it up, our D was ranked 27th last year, this year we finished 36th, and that was against a schedule where we didn't play 1 top ten team all season and only 1 in the top 15. The D went backward under Fickell, yes we went out and got the best HC we could get and we don't need to settle for Fickell
Isn't that what a hc is supposed to do?
'We are attacking that like animals right now.'
Subpar HC and subpar DC....he gone!
Agreed....him and Urban discuss Defensive strategy in the off season and Urban gets Luke to be more aggressive in all the games.
Guys, one more point to make here....let's look at the facts...This was Luke's first year as DC. Heacock made all the tough calls before....Luke got better as the year went on. We don't know what goes on behind closed doors. Luke can't make Bryant and Howard wrap up runs like Denard's before the half....The defense has improved the second half the year, and Luke's group has improved. Now if you're going to replace Luke, who do you want as his replacement? I trust in Urban to make the right call here....but let's at least give Luke credit for yesterdays fantastic half time adjustments as this board was ultra negative and no way anyone thought we would see the second half defense we say yesterday. Kudos to Luke and staff.
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