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Comment 17 hours ago

Buckeyes have at most 6-7 spots left in 2016.

I'll give it a shot:

Bosa, Farrell

One of (NCM, Victor, Corley)

Two of (Fuller, Hamlin, Pryts, Davis)

One of (Gary, Jackson, Campbell)

One Wild Card (Hansford, Sammons, ???)

Comment 23 hours ago

I'm a skier rather than a surfer, and not a paid professional athlete in either case, but outside of the love of my wife and children there is nothing in life that gives me more joy than working my way down a mountain. I'm guessing that surfers get a similar joy from riding a wave, and sacrificing it is no easy thing regardless of the paycheck that goes along with it. I'm in Mariota's corner on this one.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

For anybody that thinks Cowherd somehow "sabotaged" the interview, I think it's important to note that Cowherd is first and foremost a radio guy. If you watch him on TV, there is something to see during those silences, but radio hates silence more than anything else, and those rapid fire questions come because Harbaugh would mutter one or two things and leave Cowherd with the equivalent of radio death.

Comment 25 Jun 2015

I listened to Steve Wiltfong on BM5 this morning, and his take on Rashan Gary is that Ohio State is in the mix, along with Michigan, Alabama, Auburn, and Tennessee, and that no one leads. He sees Gary taking all his visits and making a late decision. If that is the case, all Ohio State has to do right now is stay in the mix and make sure to get one of his officials. Another championship season could tip the scales in our favor if he waits until then to commit.

Comment 23 Jun 2015

 Good.  Let Dantonio accumulate bulletin board material.

Exactly right. Dantonio has carefully built a program out of this identity of disrespected underdog, a tough, scrappy team with a chip on its shoulder. They need bulletin board material. It's like a morphine addiction.

Comment 23 Jun 2015

10. MICHIGAN VS. OREGON STATE 9/12/15, 12 P.M. 

9. PURDUE VS. VIRGINIA TECH 9/19/15, 3:30 P.M.

8. NEBRASKA AT MIAMI (FL) 9/19/15, 2:30 P.M.



5. MICHIGAN AT UTAH 9/3/15, 8:30 P.M. 


3. MINNESOTA VS. TCU 9/3/15, 8 P.M.



Comment 23 Jun 2015

Harbaugh is a good coach, even a very good coach, but very good isn't good enough. He has to be better than both Urban Meyer and Mark Dantonio. He has to build a program better than two of the best in the country, and he has to do it now.

Harbaugh gets both in AA this season, but both Sparty and the Buckeyes are likely operating at peak levels, and Harbaugh is just starting to rebuild a program. These both look like losses for Michigan, and next year Harbaugh has to take the show on the road and try to win in Columbus and E. Lansing. An 0-4 start against his main rivals is likely.

The question is how will this affect recruiting since all three are often fighting over the same prospects. We know that as long as Urban is in Columbus the Buckeyes will be tearing up the recruiting trail. It looks like Sparty is finally reaping recruiting benefits from their performance over the last several years. What about Michigan? A name-brand coach like Harbaugh should get an immediate boost in recruiting at a new program, particularly at a program with the name recognition of Michigan, and I do expect to see Michigan close strong this year, but two straight years of losses to Sparty and the Buckeyes and that well is going to go dry, particularly given Harbaugh's, um, eccentricities. "Crazy genius" can only work when you're winning games, otherwise you're just crazy, and who wants to go play for a lunatic who can't beat his rivals. 

Comment 20 Jun 2015

I use to have faith in humanity. One lesson I've learned in life is that every time I think that someone can't be "THAT ignorant" sure enough, somebody prooves to be exactly that ignorant. The Buckeyes clearly have the best QB situation in CFB, but Connor Cook has been getting a lot of hype in the preview mags as well as early mock drafts. Wouldn'r surprise me a bit to hear Gerry "I don't know how Ohio State is going to move the ball" DiNardo pick Cook over the Buckeye QB.

Comment 19 Jun 2015

Buckeyes might be the best at each position group in the B1G, but there is no way BTN will admit it. They seem to feel some obligation to acknowledge other teams in the B1G also play football. My guess is they might give Sparty QB and Michigan DBs.

Comment 19 Jun 2015

Btw, the placement of the ' in the subject heading for this topic makes it appear that the 5* safety in question is 17' tall, rather than a member of the class of '17.

Comment 19 Jun 2015

. . . but a long way down the road.

Absolutely a long way down the road, and I think the key to sustaining the interest of these out-of-state '17 prospects is sustaining excellence through this coming season. A lot of these prospects are into OSU now because we are the "it" program, if the Buckeyes stumble, another "it" program could arise in our place. The '17 class is off to a great start, and will be a great class regardless of what happens on the field, but if the Buckeyes can win back-to back, 5* players from around the country will be battling for Buckeye offers.

Comment 18 Jun 2015

Agree about the Auburn love, and it's not just on this board but nationally. Auburn is a team that lost 4 of its last 5 games last year with its only win in that stretch coming against Samford, not Stanford mind you, but Samford. I think its mostly reflex. Someone in the SEC West has gotta be good, right?

Comment 18 Jun 2015

I'm the OP, and while it is my opinion that Landers and Hamilton were not the top choices of the staff, I formed that opinion on when they received their offers (late), and how many DTs received earlier offers (many), rather than their star ranking. Also, I have made no statements or conclusions that either of the aforementioned players will "suck" or that the DL in general will suck as a result of having recruited those players. My concern about the DT comes from Urban Meyer's concern for the DTs. It is Urban who has repeatedly expressed concern at the development of the DTs. I listen to him and do not presume to know better. If Urban is concerned, I am concerned.

Comment 18 Jun 2015

Yeah, I thought about Alabi, but when I looked him up on 247 they listed him as SDE. Not sure if that's how Urban and LJ see him, but that's how he's listed.