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.
Oh, I know, I followed ya. Ol' "whatshisname" was a nice little anti-Urban story for a day or two.
In his defense, Cooper should just now be exiting high school
I'm betting Kellen Mond is a Buckeye commit very soon...
All good points, and I'm with you on the 2014 team winning the hypothetical matchup. We could debate '05, '06, and '10 all day, but who knows?
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...
You're thinking of the 2006 team. 2005 team made the Fiesta Bowl and beat Notre Dame.
In my opinion, 2002, 2006, and 2010, though I'd put 2010 and 2005 on roughly the same level.
My personal opinion — don't yell at me, please — is that Jim Tressel's best Ohio State team was in 2005
I won't yell, but I'm having a hard time getting to 2005 as his best team...or 2nd best...or 3rd.
"(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."
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?
Random Fragel Fact: For someone who had such an interesting and successful OSU career, I've never been able to get past the fact that he snuck in an octopus and threw it on the CBJ ice.
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.
New Commits Between 4-21-2016 and 5-18-2016
Ahhh, yes. Zach Turnure!!
Troy's recent DUI wasn't the only mistake. If you'll recall, he was suspended while at OSU for receiving improper benefits.
Agree 100%. That's exactly what I was saying.
I understand the mentality, but I argue that 1 Cardale or Troy Smith
doescould 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.
I've heard of exaggerating a bit in the game programs, but Rogers looks like an little, old lady to me in that picture.
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.
Well done, sir!
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?
I don't disagree on having the talent, but it might be years before we see a deep threat like Devin again. That dude had the ability to track the ball while running like we've rarely seen before. Just hoping we can get a couple of guys who can stretch the field enough to let our run game do its thing.
Agreed. No question about it. Everyone else is playing for 2nd place.