Saw that Kyle posted something earlier today on twitter that the 2013 captains should be decided/announced this week, and it got me thinking on who I would pick/think would be the 2013 captains for the Buckeyes. Last year was a great captain group, led by Simon, Boren, Sabino, Goebel and Jordan Hall.
My guesses for this year's captains would be the following:
Jordan Hall - captain last year, hard to imagine he wouldn't be again this year.
Jack Mewhort - Urban already said back during the spring that Mewhort will be a captain.
Christian Bryant - Seems to have really become the leader of the defensive backfield and handled himself very well at BIG media day.
Ryan Shazier - Although only a true junior, appears to have been the vocal leader of the defense. If it wasn't for the off-field issue, I would have slotted Roby here.
Braxton Miller - Again, only a true junior, but Urban has been challenging him to be more of a leader, and I think Urban at this point expects Braxton to be the captain of this team. Hope he is a selection for captain, because it will show that he has developed some of those leadership qualities that Urban has been trying to get out of him.
Just missing the cut for me would be CJ Barnett, Norwell and Linsley. Love hearing the progress Marcus Hall has made this fall, but doubt he was in consideration for captain given that the coaching staff did not appear thrilled with his growth on the field compared to the other returning starters.
Thoughts on my choices? Who would you choose and why?