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The thread where Diddy explains his social media policy (split from Z. Smith)

Discussion in 'Reference Locker' started by Hstead, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. Hstead

    Hstead Senior

    I imagine I am going to get flamed, but I wish not only the players would stay away from the Social media arguments but coaches too. I don't think this makes tOSU look good myself. Not to mention, you never want to burn bridges in college football. One day you might want a job somewhere yet you made a stupid tweet that had nothing to do with anything and that kept you from getting interviewed.

    http://collegespun.com/big-ten/ohio-state/ohio-state-wr-coach-blasts-tennessee-on-twitter
     
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  2. buchtelgrad04

    buchtelgrad04 Pain is an opinion.

    He wasn't even referring to Tennessee. It was a series of tweets aimed at Michigan after they had a couple decommits. Hell of a reach by this blogger.
     
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  3. Huh. Philly Brown, Evan Spencer, Michael Thomas, Braxton Miller, and the list will continue. Not bad if you ask me. It's not the receivers' fault of the QBs don't find them. After the first year with Meyer, I thought the receiving corps has been pretty good actually.
     
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  4. cdiddy70

    cdiddy70 Junior

    Who is the best wr recruited by the Schmails kid?
     
  5. jwinslow

    jwinslow more than the drops in the ocean Staff Member

    Hooray, captain attention is now adding strawmen to his schtick. Boy are we blessed.
     
  6. matcar

    matcar Mostly banned

    True. There have been some good WRs recently and some positive progression through their years.
     
  7. cdiddy70

    cdiddy70 Junior

    What's the straw man?
    Look I respect this site.
    I'm acting like I'm visiting my in laws. Not like I'm in a bar.
    I don't like Spaulding on or off the court.
    I'm not going to throw out all I know.
    I'm going to bow out now as I've made my point.
     
  8. It doesn't take an "insider" like you to see the obvious improvement of the WR unit. If it weren't for several injuries, we all might be fearing Smith getting poached for a higher position at another school. Even with the injuries, there were some standouts this year, in a season where the QBs were very inefficient. Mike Thomas is getting talked about as one of the best WRs in the draft. It's been many years since a WR was talked about as fondly as Thomas is. He's very gifted, but he was clearly coached up the last 4 years...
     
  9. TheStoicPaisano

    TheStoicPaisano But I didn't, so it doesn't

    Bruh, he's like 33 and has a half-dozen Top 100 guys under his belt. While Earle is his grandpops, there are plenty of guys who've topped out as a GA.
     
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  10. jwinslow

    jwinslow more than the drops in the ocean Staff Member

    A straw man is a troll tastic approach where someone pretends to ask a question but they're actually trying to set up a won argument before the conversation begins. You're setting up something so flimsy that you know it will fall down and pretend to be a win for you. Much like erecting a strawman as a fake obstacle in your way (obviously sans pole). It will just fall right over.

    Smith has maturity issues. Last year was not great. That said, your straw man was laughable. He did a stellar job developing philly, Evan and Michael, none of which were particularly scintillating recruits. He also helped devin to finally figure it out and become the greatest deep ball wr Receiver in OSU history.

    The straw man is absurd because most of his guys were injured or freshmen. Noah brown and Corey brown would have really changed that depth chart and both were looking pretty good before their injuries. Parris provided a much needed lift in perimeter blocking but was injured too.

    Now if they finish this season with Noah, KJ, Torrance, Austin and co still looking terrible, it will be time to evaluate.

    And to be crystal clear, I'm not interested in any relocated potshots from a premium board, particularly given that posters similarly juvenile (and intentionally misleading) approach to coaches and players that he dislikes. I acknowledge some character flaws that need to be ironed out. I sternly rebuke nonsense like (he can't develop his own guys ), as though OSU was anything but a mess when he got there. He didn't take over one of many loaded tressel depth charts at wr. He took over a dwindling clown show.
     
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  11. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    TFW you're jealous of somebody for getting more attention than you do for talking shit on the internet.
     
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  12. Hstead

    Hstead Senior

    I have no issues with his coaching with the exception of some of his tweets I believe embarrass tOSU and we should be better than that. If I recall last year one of his boneheaded tweets was removed rather quickly because it wasn't very becoming of a Buckeye coach and I think Urban said something to that effect.
     
  13. Meh. He's fairly young and relates to the young, freakish, and cocky athletes that WRs tend to be. As long as he isn't being outright disrespectful, I don't mind the jabs he puts out there at all. Pantoni tends to have a similar tone on Twitter at times as well. It's not like he's having sleepovers with his recruits or anything.
     
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  14. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    Generally agree, but the day I have a problem with any of our staff throwing shade at scUM ... well... that'll never happen.
    The author of that Tennessee piece should be embarrassed for himself. Trying to create news and clicks on a slow day apparently. Smith wasn't responding to Tennessee (though it'd be embarrassing if he was)
     
  15. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    His tweets are being read by about 5,000 people. Articles on College Spun misrepresenting the meaning of his tweets probably get 100 hits. Hell, if you walked into an OSU bar on game day and asked "Who is Zach Smith?" maybe three people would know. Most fans that don't read message boards wouldn't know Tom Herman from Ed Warriner from Tim Beck.

    His tweeting is really not a big deal to anyone over the age of about 25, and the kids he is trying to reach think it's funny. This stuff is hardly an embarrassment to the program.
     

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