The Locker Room

Ohio Comes to Columbus

Posted by Lori Schmidt June 5, 2014 0 Comments
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When the Ohio Bobcats caravan stopped in Columbus, coaches Frank Solich and Saul Phillips were kind enough to stop by our studios. Here's what they had to say...

  • We start our discussion with Frank Solich by learning a bit about what we can expect from the Bobcats next year.
  • 1:15-Whether Derrius Vick has locked up the starting quarterback's job
  • 2:42-Playfully addressing how Solich lost the recruiting battle for quarterback Joe Burrow, who committed to Ohio State, even though his dad is on Solich's staff
  • 3:38-On the Power Five Conferences and their desire for autonomy
  • 4:28-Would he (please) schedule a game against Michigan since they call Ohio State "Ohio?"
  • 5:15-Regarding his success getting players drafted...the numbers are pretty impressive
  • 6:48-How does he successfully recruit young players, when he himself is admittedly unfamiliar with their pop culture references?

  • BOOM! Phillips brings the energy right off the jump as he rhapsodizes about how awesome it is to live in Athens
  • 0:57-Phillips compares his recruiting style to that of Solich
  • 1:55-How difficult was it to leave North Dakota State?
  • 2:58-A question about how often Phillips has "Googled" himself leads to a giggle fit, but wait until you hear what Phillips learned by doing so
  • 3:47-On how emotional he is as a coach, will he celebrate winning the jump ball?
  • 4:37-How does he deal with officials? Plus, the one time he really, really earned his technical.
  • 5:45-What he learned from Bo Ryan and Tim Miles
  • 7:03-Phillips has two instructional videos for sale...isn't he worried an opposing coach might buy one?
  • 7:59-Why he ended up on Saturday Night Live. Yes, Saturday Night Live.