Remy (aka Matt) - you list Tyjon Lindsey as an OSU decommit, but did he not commit to Nebraska over the weekend? Would that affect Nebraska's rankings and jump them a couple of places?
Recent Buckeye commits/no shows or transfers:
Johnny Townshend - P (signed with Florida)
Tommy Brown - OL (transferred to Akron)
Frank Epitropoulis - WR, K/P (transferred to MSU)
Jamal Marcus - DE (academics, transferred to Akron)
Jayme Thompson - S (Transferred to a community college in Iowa)
Mirko Jurkovic - OL (failed to qualify academically, now at Georgia)
Marcelys Jones - DL (Transfer to Kentucky)
Luke Roberts - LB (transfer to Harvard)
Se'Von Pittman - DL (injury and discipline, transfer to Akron)
Najee Murray - CB (injury, suspension, transfer to Kent State)
Grant Schmidt - OL (transfer to Cinci)
I highly suggest you take the Jens Voight (Tour de France cyclist) approach and just say "Shut up Legs!".
In all seriousness, 40 miles is still quite an accomplishment - something that 99.99% of us 11W'ers will never even sniff. Way to go!
I think there are other ways the game could be sped up without impacting the experience or the revenue.
- Reduce/Remove media timeouts. Do what Budweiser did during the World Cup back in the 90's, and allow the game to play on but in a letterbox format with an advertising border. Keep the revenue + keep the game moving.
- Running clock for games in which one team leads by more than 34 points in the 2nd half. (Sorry, Rutgers!)
- Cut the media/commercial time for each "pod" from 2+ mins to about 75 secs. See the letterbox idea, above.
There's obviously more options, but this is an easy start.
I'm personally not going to DV you, but calling Gene "weak" is a good way to reduce your HS count.
Does Harris' commitment mean that we are officially out of the Tyjon Lindsey sweepstakes now? Last I had heard, Tyjon had decommitted, but the Ohio St. coaches were going West to try to convince him to come back. I know they were looking at 3 receivers in this cycle, but I don't know if that's still the case given the numbers crunch.
QB- JT Barrett (RS Freshman year, before the injury and after Va Tech)
RB'S- Zeke, El Guapo,
WR'S- Devin Smith, Michael Thomas, Philly Brown, Dane Sanzenbacher
HB- Curtis Samuel
TE- Jake Stoneburner
OT'S- Mewhort, Decker
OG'S - Elflein, Price
C- Linsley or Boren
DE'S- J. Bosa, Noah Spence, hon. mention to John Simon
DT'S- Adolphus Washington, Bennett
OLB'S- Shazier, Lee
CB'S - Jenkins, Roby (and Lattimore for the nickle/dime D's)
SAF- Hooker, Bell (maybe Christian Bryant before his injury)
K- Devin Barclay
P- Cam Johnston
KR/PR - Jalin Marshall
Coaches: Urban (HC), Herman (OC), Schiano (DC), Fickell (LB), Z. Smith OR Darrell Hazell (WR), Larry J. (DL), Ed Warriner (OL/TE), Coombs (DB), Drayton (RB), Urbz (ST/K), Mick (Str.)
Michigan fans talking shit about injured players?! Shane Morris begs to disagree.
I agree 80%.
I can only tell you what I've seen/heard at smaller educational institutions. I know that there are firms dedicated specifically to facilitating the hiring of BoT members, College Presidents and VP's, Coaches, etc. I would think OSU might have the resources in-house to vet someone given the number of staff they have to hire across the university, but they probably would go outside for a high visibility candidate such as a football coach in order to remove any possible impropriety and liability. I'm sure that the OSU BoT or HR Dept. has a company (or two or three!) on retainer just for such purposes.
Typically, the BoT will hire an outside third party/company/consultant to conduct a background check, vet the potential hire, and put together a review with the main points for the BoT to look at.
Love the UNITS phone circa 1992 ... brings back the memories of my time in Drackett Tower.
This recruiting offseason looked to be fairly stable, but has turned into a bit of a rollercoaster since Christmas. Buckle up and enoy the ride kiddos.
Interesting speculation, but I have to think that Meyer would want some coaching continuity, especially since we are turning over OC/QB duties already. Plus, like it or not, Zach Smith is a hell of a recruiter.
Well played! +1
Also, I think we can run more (and more successful) plays if the QB gets the call from the OC a lot quicker than they did this year. How many time outs did we take because the play call took too long to come in? The defenses were always set, and we never seemed to catch them on their heels.
I like that NYWoodyFan put this idea/concept out there. Texas ran an offense like this with Buechele and Swoopes in 2016, with some limited success. However, it only works if you have 2 QB's with vastly different skill sets (Pro Passer vs. Running). We (OSU) have too many dual threat QB's with similar skill sets to make this really effective, IMHO.
And, the whole rhythm/flow theory is not just a myth. QB's learn and can adjust during the course of a game. We saw that with Watson last night.
Good points that I agree with - Tempo, tempo, and more tempo! I would like for the offense to start quicker, too. It seems like we were held down by many good teams in the first quarter during the past season.
Finally - I would like to see OSU get the younger guys more PT in meaningless blowouts.
Hence the "LOL" to start my response ...
Not quite a fair comparison - Bosa is a rush DE, while Gary is a DT. They play different positions. Interior lineman never have as many sacks as the DE's.
Even the outstanding Adolphus Washington only had 4 sacks as a DT last year.
Lol! Tannehill is a mediocre pro QB. Manziel is a complete bust and headcase. Allen and Murray transferred out. And Martell won't even start there.
It has to be investigated under Title IX as it constitutes a possible sexual harassment/sexual assault. The criteria for being judged guilty is different than a criminal case. Hence, it was not Urban's choice to make whether he was suspended.
Losing Holmes - would that mean a better shot at Sheffield?
When Schiano leaves, it will be a P5 program that is his destination.
Need a punt returner? Calling Eric Glover-Williams ...
Anyone remember the Under Armour Game last year?