Its about time the current seniors on the 2013 Ohio State football team step up and let their voices be heard. Fall camp is fast approaching and as a fan, I'm not getting the same hungry feeling they gave us last year at this time. If we are to have a NC caliber season, Urban and his staff will need the bro's to step up on and off the field like Simon, Sabino, Howard, Goebel, Williams, and Fragel did last year.
Not all these seniors were the most highly rated players but they formed a tough core (mostly defensive) that kept everybody hungry and doing their jobs. This group didn't just appear at the start of the '12 season, its been molded since winter conditioning and spring practice of last year. I'm just not hearing/feeling anything out of these seniors yet. Anybody else feel this way?
The only seniors I can think of are Hyde, Brown, Linsley, J.Hall, M.Hall, Bryant, Mewhort, Bennet? and its hard to differentiate them from the juniors we got coming up. Maybe all we need is one guy to be Simon this year and create an 'inner-cirlce' of bro's which then forms a larger circle and larger circle. Last year we didn't have a bowl game to play for but they had the heart and fight in them which wouldn't have been possible if not for Simon's tight circle. They found the guts to fight for something and never gave up on a 'lost' season.
There's no question that the majority of talent on this team lies with the juniors and sophs like Braxton, Roby, Shazier, Washington, Spence, and some flashy freshmen playmakers and atheletes, but to fully take advantage of "The Chase", the Buckeyes desperately need some seniors to step up and take charge of this team.