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?
Italy, Ireland, Germany, Mexico, China etc may have been the "old country for our parents, but Ohio State is the "old country" for our kids!
A connection to Alex Anzelone would make this post better.
Interesting story on the "source" from CBS 2 years ago. He and his brother are Ole Miss grads who run sports gossip sites for click based ad revenues. Their specialty might be coaching rumors.
Thought thos thread was going to be about kickoffs out of bounds. That is a senseless penalty and field position deficit that needs to stop. Have we had a single game without one?
A win against an FCS team should not be allowed to count in an FBS teams record.
A kick or punt returned for a TD.
No kicks out of bounds
Let Nebraska hire him. They'd have the angriest coaching staff in the world!
Of the 13 voters in the ESPN power poll, Desmond Howard ranks Ohio State lowest at 8, followed by SEC homers Pollack and Schlabach who have Ohio State at 7. Everyone else has the Buckeyes ranked higher. It is so predictable, like Drew Sharp and John Wilner in the AP.