2.18% under Meyer last year and 1.56% under Tressel in 2010. I assumed 14 fumbles a season under Tressel which is just an average of the three season, when in fact it was probably 12-16, so a range of 1.34-1.79%.
I voted yes, but are we voting based on the overall team - players, coaches, culture, talent, etc - or solely the players themselves?
WR: Mack, NCM
DL: Nick Bosa, Rashan Gary
TE: Luke Farrell
LB: Caleb Kelly
DB: Andrew Pryts, Damar Hamlin, Jordan Fuller
OT: Prince Sammons
I'm sure this won't happen, but I'd be ecstatic. I'm betting on the staff taking 25 or more again this year. My only thinking is that they wouldn't and then bring in a huge 2017 class with the talent they're in on.
Also, keep in mind that against a lot of OOC and B1G teams, we scored pretty fast and at will, so you have to account for that. The stat should be adjusted for snaps per game divided by total offensive minutes per game.
You can definitely look back at CFB and see trends, but using those trends to predict the future of CFB is way off. You can make very general predictions based on trends like the teams playing for Nattys/in the playoffs will be blue-bloods (OSU, FSU, Bama, LSU, etc), but not for specific teams. If that were the case, Michigan would have turned around by now, because the trend for a blue-blood is that it will turn around sooner than later. Most people can predict that OSU won't win a natty this year, because the trend is that winning back to back is extremely difficult. However, you can't account for the fact that our coach is one of the best CFB has ever seen.
Using trends to make predictions works sometimes, but shouldn't be relied upon to make predictions (at least in real life, non-scientific situations).
What about CB possibly? As you said, with the ability to read coverages, he can also read offenses pretty well. But with the fragility issue, this might not be the best idea either.
Did you have any inclination even before the Ohio State offer to play your college ball outside the state of Texas? Or did OSU really open your eyes to what else was out there? It seemed like shortly after your visit, it was pretty clear you would land here.
DB, safety in particular I think
Not a take right now. That list would be made up on players like Jared Mayden, Chad Clay, Tony Butler, Austin Andrews, Patrice Rene, etc. I'm not sure about Joejuan Williams, but I think he's a take too. Haven't heard anything on him in a while.
Take out Watts, add Pryts and Warrior I'd say.
Just watched Mitchell's, Corley's, Mack's, and NCM's highlights... give me any two of the four and I'm happy
Bill Kurelic said a few days ago he still has him in the class
How much pressure do you get from schools down in Florida to stay down south? What about from your friends, and people around you? I get that it may be a different situation for you being from Ohio, but what about other players committed to the Buckeyes down there?
It's definitely going to seem like sour grapes, but the true reason is not the engineering program. I'm in the engineering program and have a couple friends going into the petroleum field after graduation. It was rumored (and I hate rumors) that a possible reason is his dad didn't like to see his first son sit on the bench at Michigan and doesn't want Brendan to have to for a few years.
Either way, good luck to him and I'm sure he'll be successful wherever he goes.
Good point, although he didn't have a monster season, he had a pretty good one for being the #2 back. The difference between Hill and Kroft is that Hill went to LSU and Kroft went to Rutgers...
Can't believe the Bengals passed on Heuerman for some scrub TE from Rutgers. Does seem like more of a receiving TE so it makes sense
We have 11 four/five stars while the rest of the B1G has 15... wow
Weren't we expecting news from Ferns today?
I wouldn't say they didn't have the right mentality for Ohio State... I'm sure Kraemer and Eichenberg would flourish here. It's a matter of where they were comfortable.
In comparison, I'm sure Raekwon McMillan had nothing against Georgia, or Torrance Gibson with Miami, they just felt more comfortable here. I'm sure they wouldn't have failed going to the home school, just like I doubt Kraemer or Eichenberg will. Best of luck to them.
The Sunday commitment date seems good for OSU too. Silent commit over the weekend and announce when he gets back home.
Any of the recruiting experts know much more than me, but I keep up with recruiting a fair amount... The vibe I get is that it will be OSU. I don't have much to back that up but I think it's where his heart is.
I think Curtis Samuel will undoubtedly be in the top 5