PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
Any news on a decision for james quick or decision date?
Last I heard Louisville is his leader, followed by OSU. Don't know anything about a decision date.
Hope he doesn't go to Lousiville to play for his hometown team and go 5-6 every year like Diggs did.
I seriously don't understand this "choosing a crappy hometown team" nonsense. How could anyone in their right mind choose Louisville or Maryland of OSU. The only thing that Lville or Mland have over OSU is proximity to home, and that should not be the biggest factor in recruitment, at least not for someone like me.
So if an Ohio kid stays in Ohio to play football @ OSU, its cool that he stayed home cause Ohio State isn't 'crappy'. But if a kid from another state stays home, its nonsense. Have you ever considered that some kids would like to be part of building something @ their hometown school?
I can't speak for Maryland, but as for Louisville, they aren't all that 'crappy'. I think Charlie Strong is building something there.
Louisville was strong a few yrs ago they had ragone brohm bush and dumervill
mark may wins douchebag of the year... again
Louisville will not be a crappy team this year. They have a sophomore QB alot like Braxton. Teddy Bridgewater is outstanding and he will develop under a great coaching staff that was budded from Urban himself. Charlie Strong is good and he has alot of grasp on the hometown talent. I know this because I live in Louisville now. There is alot of buzz going on around this team. Quick will have a tough decision personally. I still think OSU would be a better choice and hometown really means little when its just a 4 hour drive. I love driving up to Columbus.
I will say this, all the papers are saying OSU has a chance and that its not a lock for Louisville. I say if there is a team that can pull a talent like him out of Louisville, its OSU!
Crappy may be a little too strong for Louisville but I'd say around mediocre. Maryland = crappy. Still, I don't understand how Lville could be the better choice.
Biggest problem with Louisville is that they can't keep a big time coach. If Charlie Strong has a good season you'll start hearing his name every time a position opens at a big time program, and he will take one of those jobs soon.
What happened to Oregon? Has he officially eliminated them? Last I knew, he wanted to visit and it was expected to be a while before he chooses.
Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!
Charlie Strong was already generating interest from major schools for open HC positions in the past off season. Word is that he is a loyal guy who is grateful to Louisville for giving him his shot at the big chair, and now he wants to build something meaningful for the Cardinals in return, rather than jump ship to a bigger program now that he is sitting pretty. I can see him starting to dominate the Big East with WVU now gone.
He needs to see our offense move before he commits to tOSU ofer loserville, I think urban saves a spot in this class for him and he is one of the last commits in the class
We could be waiting a while on several guys to make decisions, such as Gibson (grades), Foster, Quick, Green, Allen, Finley, etc.
Well Hail...one thing's for sure...he has absolutely no interest in TTUN. So you won't be able to talk your senseless crap and make comparisons to how TTUN is so much better at recruiting bc of your philosopher king Hoke...joke. It's hard for me to remember but which coach and team had 25 recruits on signing day last year and ranked higher with less than 2 months to recruit by UFM? Oh wait...UFM probably cheated right...please try to sound like bielema and his idiotic rants. That would be fitting...
"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."
"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."
Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987
Yeah, Louisville kicked out the last coach, Steve Kragthorpe. He sucked. Petrino before that was just an ass who was already looking to leave before he started. Not to mention he left for an NFL team and I don't see Charlie Strong doing that for a while. Strong is not going anywhere for a while until he builds up that team to a top 10. The guy is committed.
Louisville will contend for the Big East title this year and I am not saying they will be the best 8-4 team. They are looking like a good 10-2. Toughest teams they face are Pittsburgh, South Florida and Cincinnati and 2 of those are at home. Strong is building his defense and has the quarterback to lead the offense. With a player like Quick, he could be the stand out on a good team in Louisville. It all depends if he wants to be "the" man on a good team or apart of a championship team. Either way, its not anything like going to Maryland who is not even close to competing. My wife is from Maryland and her father works for UMUC. He doesn't think Maryland is going to be any good, in football or basketball.
Edit: I thought this was going under BUCKEYE76BHOPs comment who seemed to get extremely angry over a pretty harmless comment.
The world is full of kings & queens who'll blind your eyes & steal your dreams - it's heaven & hell - Ronnie James Dio.
I'll never understand why people are shocked when a kid wants to stay home as opposed to go somewhere else. I get that Ohio State is a special and unique place for football but maybe that doesn't interest everyone. Fact of the matter is Louisville has an FBS program where a kid like him will be more than capable of getting noticed by NFL scouts. Amazing players come out of schools that aren't traditional powerhouses every year.
Another thing that people from outside of Kentucky may not realize is, people from Louisville, love Louisville. It's hard to pull great recruits away from that city. UK basketball has only succeeded a couple of times getting basketball players out of the city. U of L has landed some great local talent like Michael Bush and Brian Brohm.
The other thing is, Louisville is a great town.
I think, when you are a fan of such a great tradition like Ohio State football is, it makes it hard to imagine that people actually prefer some place else, even if it is lower in stature. Scouts make their way to Louisville and yes Maryland too. Maybe they will go 5-6 every year, and maybe that's ok with them.
@BTALBERT25 If I had witnessed that speech in person, you'd have definitely gotten a slow clap.
In all seriousness, very well said.
Lol at Louisville being a nice town. The kentucky pride thing doesnt come in to play with Quick, he goes to Trinity which encourages there athletes to go to top programs in both athletics and academics (think Jordan Whiting.) It's clearly louisville's for the losing, I think teddy bridgewater is highly over rated and even in a lack luster Big East schuedle the cards never turn that corner they need to keep James Quick.
Louisville is the goods. Well, I went there for the Derby. 4th street is where its at.
4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off
"Kentucky pride doesn't come in to play with Quick because he goes to St. X" ???
So a HS decides an individual's pride?
Rural, it's not a Kentucky Pride thing, it's Louisville pride, and I'm pretty sure Quick goes to Trinity.
FYI: he does go to Trinity, not St. X
Look at the schools Bush and Brohm went to. They both ended up at Louisville too. They both could of gone anywhere in America. They chose Louisville, over the likes of Tennessee, Ohio State, Nebraska, Alabama, and Michigan state to name a few.
I apologize, those two schools are arch enemies
Definitely don't confuse St. X and Trinity. Quick will not come to OSU in spite! just kidding!
Bridgewater is not overrated. He is barely rated as a freshman QB. If he was considered a heisman candidate like Braxton is and is being truly compared to Braxton, then he would be overrated. But as is, the kid can play. He makes great throws and can run very well. If they bring in talent like Quick around him, Louisville will be a contender.
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