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Comment 16 Aug 2015

People forget so quickly that Baylor and TCU only had one loss but no conference championship. Baylor's was to #3 TCU, might as well be the #1 team. It is a longshot, but it would require two of: a three loss PAC12 or SEC champ or a two loss ACC champ.

Comment 09 Aug 2015

I think you should analyze teams each year rather than just Ohio State. I haven't done any kind of research, but I would guess there is almost no correlation between All-American players at certain positions and national championship teams. Almost every position on a championship team is top 10 in the country, fluctuating from 1-10. A certain player on the national championship team could be one of the best QBs in the league's history (JT Barrett) but not be an All-American that year due to another school having one of the best QB's in CFB history.

Comment 30 Jul 2015

I'm sure this comment won't be received kindly, but I'm sure I can't be the only one with this opinion, not willing to submit it due to probable down votes. I'm not really a fan of the Cupp offer, not because we're "full" on OL, but rather that we're in on so many talented skill guys to finish off the class on top of a DL. I trust Urban Meyer and I believe Cupp got the offer because he's an Ohio State caliber player, but I would've just rather seen the scholarship used for a different position. 

Hopefully this just means that Urban is aware of more early entries and attrition than we are really thinking. Either way, I assume I'll be welcoming Cupp to the family soon and I hold nothing against him as a player.

Comment 26 Jul 2015

It comes down to whether the player is a "take" for the staff at the time. A non-commitable offer is basically telling the player they are really interested, but we need "more evaluation time" i.e. waiting for other, higher targets to make their decision. If Victor, Corley, and NCM (pipe dream at this point until he visits, IF he visits) all commit elsewhere, then they make a push for Mitchell. The offer never really officially becomes committable where they tell him that he can now commit, but once they make a push for him ("Are you ready to commit?") that's when he becomes a "take". 

I'm no expert, and if you want you could ask Birm to explain this issue in depth, but from what I've read on numerous sites and figured out, this is basically how it goes. And for what it's worth, with the receivers available in 2017, I don't think Mitchell ever becomes a take.

Comment 26 Jul 2015

I'm not trying to be a jerk at all either, I'm just pointing out that there are tons of discussions about Mitchell that go on everyday and I'm sure you could find your information somewhere in there. That being said, it's been speculated that he would've already committed to OSU if his offer was committable and that the staff is telling him they need further evaluation. How do you think he as a 17/18 year old feels having OSU as his #1 option and not being able to commit? If I were him, I'd list us too and keep holding off trying to get that offer.

Comment 26 Jul 2015

Why is there a need to be snarky? He's asking an opinion based question and I decided to give my take on it. After all, that's what a board is for... discussion.

Comment 26 Jul 2015

Threads like these make me embarrassed to be a part of this online community. So many of you looking through your scarlet and gray glasses and rushing to conclusions about MSU and Dantonio. Everything I've heard from Sparty fans is that Cupp did not tell anyone he would be visiting OSU for FNL and Dantonio has a very strict policy about communication. He has nothing against commits making visits as long as they let the staff know.

Abdul Adams visited Alabama and got an offer, but he told Dantonio beforehand about the visit. I'm sure if one of our commits made a visit and didn't let the coaches know, that they'd probably get the "if you're looking, we're looking" speech. From what I've heard about Dantonio, he has a lot of integrity when it comes to recruiting. He doesn't even allow a player to commit without visiting first, and wants you to keep making visits and exploring your options before you commit to MSU.

I don't comment much but the circle jerk on this thread is out of hand.

Edit: This board is becoming more and more like Reddit. If you don't share the mainstream opinion, you'll get down voted. I don't care about online brownie points, but why do I get down voted for a well stated post with good grammar that has a reasonable claim? 

Comment 26 Jul 2015

I'd go with the DL considering two of the RB commits will be used more like Marshall and Wilson.

Comment 15 Jul 2015

In 20 years who will be the most well known Jonathan Cooper? The coach or player in class of 16?