Works both ways. The tarnished brand of the B1G meant tOSU and MSU were inappropriately suppressed in the rankings all season long.
Last season, the Big XII and most media pundits focused on the quality of the loss rather than the quality of the wins. This was backwards, or at least an incomplete argument that seemed to focus on keeping tOSU snd the B1G suppressed in the rankings. Let's see how the arguments are [conveniently] framed this year.
The blogger who posted the poll went to ... The University of Minnesota.
Everyone wants to see all 3 QBs on the field for the first play. It's the only way to show respect and indicate all 3 deserve to start. But after first series, it is too risky to have all QBs out there.
Interesting that Jordan Fuller did not participate in the camp and moved up. The reason he moved up was positive feedback from sources.
Also, George Hill is now ranked higher than Walker (an ironic name for a fast running back) on 247's list. Camps are a risk.
Has Walker been invited to The Opening in Oregon? He can gain back ground there.
I thought it had to do with size/frame. WDE is taller, faster, lighter and able to drop back to LB (like interception in Bama game) and SDE is heavier, and able to get low and move to interior (like Joey Bosa or Diesel). Most top DTs appear to be 6'2"-6'4" and most top DEs appear to be 6'4"-6'5". King, though tall, is a SDE, so more suited to play SDE/DT like Diesel. Robertson, is a tall, lighter WDE, like Cooper and Hall, and even Tuf Borland. Of the two, King seems like more of a need.
Looking at recruits by positions, some are filling up faster. When dominoes fall, recruits need to be ready commit or miss out. We saw this with QBs last year. WDEs and OLB are committing faster than SDEs and DTs. Zero of the top 20 SDEs are committed. Maybe this is why Robertson needed to commit earlier, but Bosa and King can wait.
Interested to see if the dominoes do fall quickly in each position group.
If he wanted in, he could have committed before Hall. Risks and Rewards to waiting.
Surprised no one voted for the 27-time B1G COTY, Kirk Fetentz.
Who (or which recruits) will be the biggest recruiting battle with tsun, MSU, PSU, and the University of SEC?
If Bama has had the top class for each of the last 5 years but not been the national champs for each of the past 5 years, then how could Bama be on this graph for outperforming its recruiting ranking?
I thought tsun counts acouple wins over Ann Arbor High School, plus several wins over various downtown athletic clubs and other groups that were not universities. I understand there were not many teams to play in the 1800s, but I still don't think tsun should take credit for what was essentially a club team. Tsun may still claim more victories than anyone else, but the total would drop significantly.
Crystal Ball predictions are on 247sports
What is Harbaugh's plan? Has he just given up on this class so he can recruit 35 4-star players in the next cycle with a ton of top JUCO recruits?
In previous recruiting cycles, the Staff was high on some recruits but immediately shut down recruiting after untold events. Can you divulge some of those events now?
(Even leaving out names would still shed light on the recruiting process, the crazy characters involved, and Staff's assessments of off-the-field matters)
Which kids who will not be Buckeyes--because they followed their hearts to another school or didn't land a Buckeye offer--should we still root for?
Ahhh, remember when Bert was complaining that Urban was not complying with the Big Ten's gentlemen's agreement not to go after committed recruits? He must be so relieved to be in the polite SEC.
Good point, Hove. The guy was with the Ducks for 20 years as OC, HC and AD so it's natural for him to be a bit of an Oregon homer.
With a small clas this year, plus a few players departing, I see Harbaugh getting a couple classes of 30 recruits like Tennesee and A&M. The shear volume will get him to a top 10 class. With a couple 5-star recruits, he could get a top 3 class in 2016 and 2017. I can see him picking up several Juco players to get the team up to his standards faster.
Good point. Also, Slade was a Larry Johnson Sr recruit. Slade did not seem to be [high] on OSU's board until LJ Sr brought him in. If we get an OC who has been recruiting someone all season for another team, there's a chance for a signing day flip by someone not on our radar. In cases like this, though, the flips are 3-star players that a newly hired OSU coach believes to be a diamond in the rough rather than a high profile 4* or 5* Recruit who changes a commitment due to the HC, OC, or DC leaving.
Where is the team staying? There will be alumni parties there too. The Oregon alumni are at the Gaylord, so not a fun place for Buckeyes to stay.
Where is Herman this week? Anywhere near Houston? (Because UH fired coach today after 3 years that were not terrible, so they must have someone in the wings)
His parents are on record saying it was really hard saying no to Jimbo Fischer of nearby FSU.
How does it work with Harris and Weber? Did Coaches stall Weber by saying you must visit before you can accept, trying to buy tim, and now come to the conclusion that they would/should take Weber because Harris is definitley out?
Beckner to Mizzou and Sweat to VT?