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AJBor41

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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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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...

Comment 25 May 2016

"(Ohio State) understands it's not just abut relationships with the kids," the source continued. "It's about relationships with people around the kids. While that may be true everywhere it's probably even more critical in the south. They build those relationships right away and that builds trust."

Point, Buckeyes.

Birm, should we wait until February before assign that point to the Bucks? Or do you believe that those smart relationships that have been built in Texas will definitely result in 2017, and future, commitments?

Comment 19 May 2016

That was the great football coach’s response when asked why, up 48-14 in the final seconds of the rivalry game in 1968, he went for a two-point conversion rather than kicking the extra point.  They got it to cap off a 50-14 win.

Tank, I could be wrong, but I believe the score was already 50-14 when Woody went for 2 and was unsuccessful. It's a common misconception about this otherwise well-known event in Woody lore.

Comment 17 May 2016

I understand the mentality, but I argue that 1 Cardale or Troy Smith does could do more for a program's culture than 5 Torrance Gibsons or Vonn Bells.

One player, a 3* for example, could do more than a 5* recruit for the program's culture, but I'd say guys like Braxton Miller, Ryan Shazier, Josh Perry, Eli Apple, etc., who were all very highly touted recruits, helped the culture too, no? And, as someone already mentioned, Troy may not be the best culture reference regarding OSU.

Comment 06 May 2016

That 2007 game up north was one of my all-time personal favorites. We rolled into Ann Arbor with Appalachian State and OSU window flags, blasting "Chad Henne is a B*tch" by the Dead Schembechlers, and, despite the awful weather, enjoyed every second of an otherwise boring game because it had Jim Tressel's stamp of domination on it. 23 total punts, Beanie rushed 39 times for 222, and TSUN didn't even break the century mark in offensive yards.

Comment 04 May 2016

I'm on the other side of that. I think Zeke was an amazing talent, but I think that our offense lends itself to RBs being able to break out and put up video game numbers. I just haven't seen someone yet who seems to have that knack for separating, finding the ball and coming down with it that Devin had. That said, which do you think is more important to getting us another trophy?