Moro Ojomo Quote O’ The Day

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by NRHorn, Apr 7, 2022.

  1. NRHorn

    NRHorn 1,000+ Posts

    “It’s hard… 18-20-year-old guys coming in caring about the wrong things instead of winning," Ojomo said Thursday. “It needs to be players led, coaches fed. Coaches come and go… Players have to make a stand and basically say enough is enough. Like, 7-6 BS Texas isn't happening no more.”

    A clean Bo Davis rendition in my opinion. Happy to see Ojomo stayed on Bo’s bus. For the .001% who don’t know what I’m talking about- following the ISU loss last year.
    https://youtube.com/shorts/WfENhPrZyxA?feature=share
     
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  2. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Mo’fo Bo knows.
     
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  3. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    I like it. But I also like results. The D needs to right itself and stop being #114 in the country against the run. And, as much as I like what he has to say, Ojomo was a major part of why our run D was ****. And our run D was the primary cause of every loss in 2021.

    This seems to be what Coach K builds: a bend-but-don't-break D that goes all out to stop teams through the air at the cost of allowing lanes on the ground. I'm ok with allowing some movement if our offense is clicking. But UW's 2021 D (sans Coach K) was #1 in the nation against the pass and #108 against the run. That's not sustainable, and their 4-8 record confirms it. Our offense was WAY better than UW's last year, and yet we only had 1 more win than them.
     
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  4. LHABSOB

    LHABSOB 1,000+ Posts

  5. LHABSOB

    LHABSOB 1,000+ Posts



     
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  6. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    I think Ojomo was asserting himself as a team leader and elder statesman, something we have had very little to none of under Herman. That said, I agree with Sark, those comments are best served behind "closed doors". Yes, some of the youngsters need to hear it, but not read it in the Spaceman. Keep family matters in the family.
     
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  7. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    He didn't name any names, didn't let out any secrets, only negative stuff he said was stuff we all already knew to be true, talked about players needing to take leadership and responsibility, and said he wasn't going to settle for 50/50 wins/losses.

    If the coach is pissed off and pushing him for this, that's a really bad sign for the future of the program.
     
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  8. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 2,500+ Posts

    Generally I'm with Sabre, but mostly because he mentioned players.
     
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  9. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    Well, and it wasn't just "this young player is going to be great for us." He was calling out players in his own recruiting class... something I don't think even VY did. It's nice to have a vocal leader, but until his on-field play backs up his mouth, he probably shouldn't be airing that stuff.
     
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  10. NRHorn

    NRHorn 1,000+ Posts

    I do agree. As much as I want to see what appears to be a change of culture.
    Outing a player is thin ice.
     
  11. HalRex

    HalRex 250+ Posts

    The comment about getting his own lawn in order was telling.
     
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  12. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    True. It's not like Moro has reminded anybody of Casey Hampton or Shaun Rogers.
     
  13. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    I like where his heart was, but that stuff shouldn't have gone past the lockerroom.
     
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  14. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    He went a little too far. The problem wasn’t the comments but that he undermined the coaches, which is their job to make comments like this (when warranted).
     
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  15. Hoop

    Hoop 500+ Posts

    It sounds like frustration. He's airing it out there because the culture is sick. It's really worrisome to me honestly. That said, I have set the lowest bar ever for this team at this point. 6 wins will seem like a natty to me now.

    I get the whole keep it in the locker room thing, but that's just not how things are anymore. Anywhere. If there is poison in the locker room - talk about it and make it right.
     
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  16. Gladius&Pilum

    Gladius&Pilum 100+ Posts

    Rumlin has lost control of the locker room!
     
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  17. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 2,500+ Posts

    Actually, he did.
    He pointed out Christian Jones and a couple other lineman.
    It's kind of a double edged sword.
    I can see Sarks point and agree that that level of criticism should be kept in house.
    But as a fan it was nice to see that kind of commitment and leadership from a player.
     
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  18. n64ra

    n64ra 1,000+ Posts

    I'm fine with Ojomo's comments.
     
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  19. baoklhorn

    baoklhorn 1,000+ Posts

     
  20. baoklhorn

    baoklhorn 1,000+ Posts

    First of all I want to say I am a Moro Ojomo fan. I agree with everything he said. The fact that he uses the wrong forum is totally forgivable, considering the circumstances. When you go 12, T W E L V E years talking about fixing these culture problems, and they're still not fixed through 3 coaches, then it's high time for somebody to have the GUTS to make a PUBLIC STATEMENT and deliver a WAKE UP CALL!
     
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  21. NRHorn

    NRHorn 1,000+ Posts

    Well- Ojomo will not be making any more comments.
    UT pushed the mute button on him.
     
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  22. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Hopefully only the "public" mute button. What goes on behind closed doors should not change.
     
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  23. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 2,500+ Posts

    Sark was fine with what he said.
    Just not where he said it.
    Sark also said "Make sure you mow your own lawn first".
    So, it sounds like Ojomo may have some issues himself.
     
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  24. dukesteer

    dukesteer 5,000+ Posts

    Personally I like authenticity and passion, and am not a big fan of controlling the message.
     
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  25. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    I like the unmute button... sometimes best in the lockerroom.... regardless:

    No more entitlement!!

    You WORK and EARN a place to contribute to the program at The University.

    We are all for serious ambition, initiative, personal pride & goals PLUS YOU inspiring others to step up to totally focus on WINNING for UT !!!
     
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  26. Hoop

    Hoop 500+ Posts

    For sure...Now you are (publicly) PAID. The coaches are going to have to adjust to that, as well. That's probably more of an adjustment for them than the players, honestly.
     
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  27. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 2,500+ Posts

    it's drama so it's overblown obviously.

    i think he just needed to take the names out and he would have been fine. Sark is right about family. naming names is putting family business out there.

    he gets an A for passion, mission, and ferocity, but doesn't get the "+" for using names.

    he'll learn. no big deal.
     
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  28. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    Not in the parts the OP was talking out where he called out distractions and culture problems.
     
  29. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 2,500+ Posts

    But we were discussing Sark's reaction.
    Sark was talking about the entirety of his comments in which he did name names.
     
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  30. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Ojomo Quote O’ Day should be a video blog where he talks good-natured trash about his teammates, a la Letterman style.
     
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