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tBBC Concern Trolling and (Click) Baiting; Part 1

Discussion in 'News' started by Ken, Jan 13, 2016.

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    Ken Guest

    Concern Trolling and (Click) Baiting; Part 1
    via our good friends at Buckeye Battle Cry
    Visit their fantastic blog and read the full article (and so much more) here

    (Yeah, Urban is talking to you)

    I came across, or rather had referred to me, two articles written by a fellow Big Ten blogger. One article dealt with the upcoming challenge to Ohio State and Urban’s “next man up” approach with coaching. I’ll address that specific article here and address the second article later in the week.

    Actually, this “next man up” is a common philosophy among various coaches of various sports. Here is the philosophy attributed to New England’s Bill Belichick, maybe you’ve heard of him…

    Next man up means no excuses. No matter what the position is or how far down the depth chart a player is, everyone prepares like they expect to play. When a player’s number is called, he’s not overwhelmed by being thrust into the situation.

    – By Randolph Charlotin, Analyst – The Bleacher Report, January 17, 2013​

    So, this is an approach that is used, or should be used, by any enterprise; be it sports, business, academia, you have it. Talent recruitment and cross-training are critical to the success of an organization.

    So, why is this of interest to Andy Coppens, other than B1G football news is a little thin right now? Maybe it’s because theWell, the Big Ten has 19 underclassmen declaring for the NFL draft; Ohio State has 9 on the list and the other 10 are scattered among 6 other schools. He makes an interesting point about the impact of losses to the defense and references the return of defensive end Sam Hubbard (with Sam’s impressive array of stats) as an example of “next man up” in lieu of departing Joey Bosa. There is a bit more to it than that. Tyquan Lewis returns at DL, and TL had far more tackles/TFLs and sacks than Hubbard. Also not mentioned were returning D-linemen Michael Hill and Tracy Sprinkle (to name two) who saw significant playing time toward the end of the season.

    To his credit, he does mention the high level of talent that will be infused into the team this coming season, but I think it makes more sense to focus on the talent that is currently on the squad that has a year learning under Fickell, Johnson and Coombs.

    I present to you a more rational run down of the potential depth chart for 2016 presented by’s Doug Lesmerises. Doug does a nice job of projecting and explaining who he sees taking the field for Ohio State on offense and defense. So, Andy, you can get off the fainting couch now, and no need to still clutch your pearls. Since you are an avid Wisconsin fan, I appreciate your concern troll.

    Electronic media, holy grail of “clicks on site” which partially defines the popularity, if not success of an operation. Akin to “old” media of trade magazines giving free subscriptions to qualified (which meant you were able to legibly fill out a subscription post card and get it to the USPS ‘outbox’). In sports, particularly college sports, particularly collegiate football, nothing serves as better click-bait than an article disparaging Ohio State football.

    The post Concern Trolling and (Click) Baiting; Part 1 appeared first on The Buckeye Battle Cry: Ohio State News and Commentary.

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