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Swinney: Ohio State has not called for OC Morris

Posted on: November 29, 2011 2:42 pm
Edited on: November 29, 2011 2:47 pm
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

As the coaching carousel continues to turn, many top programs have begun to target the most prized coordinators in the game to inject some new life into their team. As more teams are finding success with a faster offense, coaches like Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris have become household names on the wish list of many college football fans. Morris' spread scheme has made him a possible candidate to join new head coach Urban Meyer at Ohio State. Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney debunked that rumor on Tuesday, but he did confirm the interest in Morris' services.

Swinney told the media he has been called by five schools interested in talking to the Tigers' offensive coordinator, and Ohio State is not one of those schools. CBSSports.com's Travis Sawchik reports that Swinney does not anticipate Morris leaving Clemson unless he it is for a head coaching position at a power program.

Morris is a student of Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn, who is currently a name in the mix for many BCS jobs including Ole Miss and North Carolina. The idea that the Tigers' offensive coordinator will one day be in the same discussions is not unlikely, though it does seem a bit soon for Morris to be making another jump. The offense was humming through the first half of the season, and the lightning-fast ability to score was one of the key factors in Clemson's 8-0 start.

But now Morris, along with Swinney, have the task of refocusing their reeling team before Saturday's ACC Championship. Clemson is a last-second field goal away from a four-game losing streak, and the offense has only put up one touchdown in each of their last two games - both losses. They'll meet Virginia Tech in Charlotte with an Orange Bowl berth on the line. If Clemson can turn things around this week and knock off the Hokies, the memories of their late-season struggles will begin to fade from the minds of Tigers' fans.

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Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2011 1:17 pm
 

Swinney: Ohio State has not called for OC Morris

When a win is vacated, that means nobody won and nobody lost.  We all saw the scoreboard, but it turned out to officially be a fraud. 

Sorry LSUSMC, but you are dead wrong.  Ohio St vacated the victory, so OSU does not count the win.  Arkansas still counts the loss.  If you doubt me, look at any media source you want.  Arkansas' 2010 record is 10-3 with a Sugar Bowl loss.  Shoot, even arkansasrazorbacks.com shows it as a loss.




Sorry, but you are officially wrong.



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2011 9:42 am
 

Swinney: Ohio State has not called for OC Morris

When a win is vacated, that means nobody won and nobody lost.  If Tressel would have done the right thing from the start, it is very possible OSU would have still been in the Sugar Bowl and OSU would have an official win over an SEC team in a bowl game, but he did not; so they still do not.  We all saw the scoreboard, but it turned out to officially be a fraud. 



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2011 5:44 pm
 

Swinney: Ohio State has not called for OC Morris

You OSU fans have your heads up your $##$$- you will get some sanctions and if you dont see that then my first statement remains even more true

Oh, aren't you clever!?!  Translation:  You OSU fans have your heads up your butts, and if you don't agree with me then that proves you have your heads up your butts.  You obviously have no self-esteem issues, not with that ego. 

But since you bring it up, I have not seen many OSU fans saying we won't get any additional sanctions.  Most of us expect some additional punishment.  The thing is, OSU has already self-imposed a lot of sanctions.  Yeah, we OSU fans do expect a few additional sanctions.  We just doubt that it will ever be enough to satisfy the haters.  That is why OSU fans tell critics to prepare to be disappointed when the NCAA makes its final ruling.

at up on Big Ten teams WHEN IT COUNTS, it is bc of speed an d you gotz NONE....and if you dont have a Tebow

Funny, but OSU looked plenty fast in last season's Sugar Bowl.  Thus Arkansas collected a BCS bowl loss.  You get right down to it, LSU didn't have much, if any, speed advantage over OSU back in 2007.  Yeah, LSU won solidly, but only because they didn't kill themselves with mistakes like OSU.  LSU won because they played smart, mistake-free ball, not because they were faster.

Michigan will beat the crap out of Meyer

I doubt that.  OSU was disjointed all season this year, and was very, very young and inexperienced.  Against Michigan, OSU's D had one Junior (in his first year as a starter).  The other 10 were Freshmen and Sophs.  Despite all of the turmoil, an inexperienced coach and a young team with Zero veteran leadership on D, Michigan was damn fortunate to eek out a W at home.  These OSU kids will be a year older, stronger & wiser next year, not to mention they will be able to jell and grow as a team all season long.  Plus The Game will be in Columbus.  Michigan's streak will end at 1.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2011 5:07 pm
 

Swinney: Ohio State has not called for OC Morris

Your coach lied and cheated and still you barely won.  Then, when the NCAA and your administration found out that your coach was really a liar and a cheater, they vacated the victory.  It officially never happened.  Tressel was tired of losing to the SEC so he tried to cheat his way to victory by using players he knew were ineligible.  If the NCAA knew that he knew, they would not have been allowed to play.  But, the folks witht the BCS knew that Ohio State had no chance against Arkansas without the Tat-5, so they allowed them to play not knowing that Tressel had lied all along.  So OSU fan, but you still have never beaten an SEC in a bowl game. 

LSUSCM, there is some truth to what you say, but a lot of it is spin run amok.  Yes, OSU vacated the victory.  That does not mean it officially never happened, because Arkansas still officially lost to OSU.  OSU just does not get to count the W.  So it is correct to say that an SEC team LOST to Ohio State in a bowl game.  Technicalities aside, we all still remember what was on the scoreboard at the end of the game.

You know me well enough to know that I have never condoned the violations made by the Tat-5 or Tressel.  But try to keep this in mind: if Tressel had reported the issues when he should have, all OSU players would have likely have been fully eligible for the Sugar Bowl.  They would have probably served 5 game suspensions at the start of the season.  Now OSU might not have earned a BCS bowl bid if they had been suspended, but you never know...OSU might have still won all 5.  That team was much deeper on the OL, an at RB & WR, so they would have handled the suspensions better.  The only question is whether they could have gotten past Miami last year without Pryor.   But that is a moot point anyway, as a 10-2 OSU would likely have still garnered a BCS bid.

But I digress.  You make it sound like Tressel cheated all season, when in reality it was just the first 5 games.  It is still wrong, no denying that.  But had Tressel not covered it up, OSU likely still would have been playing in the Sugar Bowl at full strength.

I'm not sure who you are referring to as "OSU fan", but an SEC school has lost to OSU in a bowl.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2011 4:35 pm
 

Swinney: Ohio State has not called for OC Morris

remember OSU blowing the SEC team out last year...Until in typical Tressel fashion he called the dogs off


31-26 over Arkansas is blowing a team out...hahahahaha!  Typical OSU logic]



UofF, did you even read the comment you responded to?  He said OSU was blowing Arkansas out UNTIL Tressel called off the dogs.  He's right, OSU had a big lead, then went into Tressel's typical ultra-conservative, clock-grinding comatose offense mode.  Shoot, OSU was playing subs early in the 4th qtr, at which point Arky staged a comeback.  There's a pretty good chance OSU would have beaten the Hawgs by 4 td's if Tressel had kept his foot on the gas, but he didn't.  So as it was, OSU was winning big, Tressel called off the dogs too early, then had to hang on to win.  The final score does not reflect how thoroughly OSU dominated Arkansas for 3/4 of the game.  Do you not read? 





Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: November 30, 2011 7:17 pm
 

Swinney: Ohio State has not called for OC Morris

So, the official answer from OSU fan is that if you have been cheating all year, it is OK to keep doing during the bowl season.  Seriously?  If that were even close to true, the admisistration at ohio state would not have vacated the win.  You guys can continue to lie to yourselves all you want, but even your own administration does not believe you.  Shouldn't that tell you something?  But, if it really makes you feel better about yourself to keep lying to yourself, then I will no longer point out the truth to you and yours. 

As far as Miles goes, I have said it before and I will say it again.  He pulled the scholarship from one student one time, and it was an absolutely pathetic move on his part.  He wanted the kid to greyshirt and the kid wanted to be on scholarship as he was already enrolled in school for the summer semester.  Miles should have never done that, and I will be shocked if he ever does it again.  But, I am not surprised an ohio state fan would lie about what he did.  That appears to be what you do.  Lie and deny.  I have no problem with the truth.  It is what it is and life is always much better and easier when you abide by that. 



Since: Mar 6, 2010
Posted on: November 30, 2011 6:41 pm
 

Swinney: Ohio State has not called for OC Morris

And they can vacate the win and try to make it seem as if it didn't happen. But we all know it did. Just like they can vacate USC's win over Oklahoma, but we all saw it, and we all know who was the best. Ohio State was up in that game 28-7, 28-10 at the half. That would be what I would call a blowout. Tressel sat on the lead, and that was the only reason Arkansas got back into it. Ohio State had too much strength and speed for little Arkansas, a team that beat godalmighty LSU last year, I might add. Even Urban Meyer said it in his press conference. "The Ohio State team I saw in the Sugar Bowl was an SEC team" were his exact words I believe. You lost. Stick it.



Since: Mar 6, 2010
Posted on: November 30, 2011 6:36 pm
 

Swinney: Ohio State has not called for OC Morris

Cheating would mean that a team gained an unfair advantage on the field of play. Ohio State didn't. They played the same guys that played the whole year. No more, no less. LSU, on the other hand, runs an NFL style combine every spring in which 10 more players every year are signed over the NCAA allowed amount. Then, in a mockery, they weed out the ones who just couldn't make it to get down to the 85 scholarship limit. I have said it before and I'll say it here. The SEC has no credibility in anything when it comes to addressing the subject of cheating. This LSUSMC has his head up his own ass so far that he wouldn't know what true cheating is if it hit him in his toothless face.



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: November 30, 2011 5:13 pm
 

Swinney: Ohio State has not called for OC Morris

I am surprised that any Ohio State fan would even dare bring up the Sugar Bowl from last year and try to claim victory.  Your coach lied and cheated and still you barely won.  Then, when the NCAA and your administration found out that your coach was really a liar and a cheater, they vacated the victory.  It officially never happened.  Tressel was tired of losing to the SEC so he tried to cheat his way to victory by using players he knew were ineligible.  If the NCAA knew that he knew, they would not have been allowed to play.  But, the folks witht the BCS knew that Ohio State had no chance against Arkansas without the Tat-5, so they allowed them to play not knowing that Tressel had lied all along.  So OSU fan, but you still have never beaten an SEC in a bowl game. 



Since: Nov 30, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 12:46 pm
 

Swinney: Ohio State has not called for OC Morris

YOU ARE AN IDIOT
 
THE OTHER GUY IS RIGHT, MAN WHET IS YOUR DEAL,     GO  BUCKS


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