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AJBor41

Member since 10 February 2012 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching Miller hit Smith in the endzone against Wisconsin in 2011 with my wife and friends... Sylvester's game-winning shot against undefeated Illinois... Smith to Gonzo in Ann Arbor in 2005...
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Current - Jerome Baker / JT Barrett
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Current - Whichever one shows some effort in 2016
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  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavs
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Recent Activity

Comment 22 Jun 2016

Not many players, if any, in college football can do what he does on the football field.

I disagree. I think many of the players that we put on the field could do exactly what he does. However, because we've recruited and then developed our players, we're not in a position where we need to put people out there that much. For instance, I feel confident that recent players like Bradley Roby, Ryan Shazier, Curtis Samuel, Ezekiel Elliott, Vonn Bell, etc. could be two-way starters if needed.

That said, Peppers has the talent and potential, but I don't see anything that he's done yet to consider him great. He had 18 rushes for 72 yards, 8 receptions for 79 yards, roughly 50-55 tackles and no INTs. Those stats don't scream "flat out stud" just yet.

Comment 16 Jun 2016

Technically it was a game winning drive, though it happened just 2 minutes into the 1st quarter.

Comment 09 Jun 2016

I'd have to disagree on that topic, and not just because we share the same (awesome) last name. Borland was a stud LB and made plays consistently. Now, was he better than Shazier? No.

Comment 08 Jun 2016

He's damn fast, for sure, but whoever is to his left appears to be winning

Comment 08 Jun 2016

1 in 5? 1 in 6? 1 in 10? 1 in 100? = Too many. There is no debate.

Perhaps even more terrifying is that only 6 out of every 1000 perpetrators will end up in prison.

Comment 06 Jun 2016

To counter your Bosa point, "3 good DEs ahead of him" would still put him on the 2-deep. The guy in a similar spot last year (Jalyn Holmes) got playing time in every game.

The fact that we're talking about the guys mentioned on the list possibly getting action but likely not being starters speaks volumes of this staff's ability to coach up kids that have only been on campus for a full year or so.

Comment 27 May 2016

I realize it was a bold prediction (though he still isn't crystal balled to OSU by anyone on 247, I don't believe), and I'm optimistic that we can begin picking up more Texas players, just found it worth noting that our success down there came with 2 total signees in 2013 and none since. Hopeful we can bring in Dobbins and the two 5 stars and go from "good relationship" status to 2-3 commits per year.

Comment 26 May 2016

I'm betting Kellen Mond is a Buckeye commit very soon...

Comment 25 May 2016

I agree, to a point. I think you're right that it should result in continued success down the road, but we did not sign a single person (to my knowledge) from Texas in the '15 or '16 classes, and Birm just mentioned this week that Dobbins could potentially be looking elsewhere. If these two potential commits don't pan out, are our relationships still as beneficial as we're discussing?

I know, I know...