Separate but related issue to the thread topic: Will OSU have enough scholarships for all the early enrollies? DO the early enrollies immediately count against the 85 scholarship limit? I remember USC having an issue with this a few years ago.
Could not agree more. Baylor should be hit hard with penalties and they should actually enforce them this time.
PSU's original sentence was light in comparison to the crime. That the sentence was commuted was a great injustice.
This is one area where I disagree with Urban. The NCAA needs to go much further with deregulating recruiting. Why the hell is there a "impermissible recruiting decoration" rule? Probably teams with no trophies thought it was an unfair advantage.
Are we suppose to start the rumors about what Brim does next in this thread or start a new one?
OK just read an article on ESPN that says it's a total of 11 scholarships over a four-year period from 2015-18 including 3 for each of the next 3 seasons. I know a thing or two about 3+3+3 and from what I understand it doesn't add up to 11. Were they only at 83 players last year and decided to retroactively consider that as 2 of the reduced scholarships? With the recruiting class of 2016 signed do they just tell 3 redshirt senior they aren't coming back or do 3 freshmen greyshirt?
And just so it's clear, none of this includes the Tunsil allegations.
I would have appreciated it if the most important details had been included in the document, "a double‐digit reduction of scholarships in the football program". OK great, how many exactly? how many are enforced in 2016? 2017? 2018?
My guess on Malcolm Pridgeon is that he does not start. Just a guess, but I think Urban looked at his tackles and saw 2 strong players. What if one of them gets injured? Big drop off...well before Pridgeon gets here there would be a big drop off, but now we have depth.
Count me as a huge fan of daylight savings time exactly as it is now. I don't want it dark all morning long in the winter and love trading that hour of sunlight while I am trying to sleep for an hour of sunlight while I can be outside.
Not sure how much this really helps, the scouts will just add 0.15 to everyone's time to compare to pro day times. Certainly doesn't hurt though.
Great advice in this thread. Put most of your money in low cost mutual funds. Precious medals may be a hedge against short term inflation or market downturns but certainly not against a calamity. A small amount of your investments in medals is OK, another poster mentioned gold ETFs, I'd also add you can buy precious medal mutual funds. The downside of actually having possession of a precious medal is that it has negative cash flow...you either need to insure it, pay to keep it in a safety deposit box, buy a safe, or risk having it get stolen. No such issues with owning a precious medals fund which invests in the stock of companies that do gold/silver, and industrial precious medal mining.
Bench is deemed an important measure for DTs and Guards/Centers. Less so for Tackles & other positions.
The 2 Bama back are putting up impressive numbers. Zeke ran a good 40, but wasn't quite as impressive in the other events. Still the most complete RB in the class.
Disagree. They sold that class on building a program and that's exactly what the did.
That data is incorrect, we had good classes from 03 to 07.
24/7 also sometimes gets the number of recruits wrong, I think sometimes they count walk-ons and sometimes they don't.
I'd love to see lots of them compete in all the drills at the combine but I think most of them won't do the 40. It's kinds a bummer because no campus pro day time is equivalent to the Indy combine time.
Respect to JTAC for chasing your goals. Just make sure you will be happy and satisfied with the quest even if you have to turn back 200 yards from the summit. Going with a 'it's the journey not the destination' attitude may just save your life should events turn south.
I'm a rock climber, El Capitan is basically our 'Everest'. I've never climbed it but I have climbed it's smaller cousin Middle Cathedral just across the Yosemite Valley meadow. High elevation summits are not in the cards for me, not a fan of butter cold weather and I kinda like Oxygen.
Harbaugh's last season SF did not suck. There were exactly average at 8-8. Brown's fans would be estatic.
That progression from 4 wins to 12 wins in 3 years once he got his players in the program...that looks pretty damn elite. And doubling UM's win total in a year...elite.
It became an interesting recruitment. I thought maybe Wallace would make a better Saftey than a WR and he definitely had a need had needs in the defensive backfield.
Thanks for sharing your story Keyser!
One thing I've always wanted to know...Does the 40 training just help you improve your 40 yard dash time or does it actually help you get started faster once you put on the pads and play in an actual game? I assume anything that would help players get faster in a game is already being done on college workout routines all over the country and especially at places like OSU, which leads me to believe this kind of training is great for improving combine performance, but not for improving football performance. But would really like first hand knowledge from someone like yourself!
There will also be some medical waivers especially at the WR and DB positions where several guys have been dinged up their whole career so far.
Damn it's going to be a long off season with that extra non football season day in there.
Every analysis of where recruits commit says proximity to home is the #1 criteria by a HUGE margin. Draw a 300 mile radius around a school and that's where most of their recruits will come from.
Oregon is the only school I can think of who has been elite for awhile while having a poor local recruiting area...and they have Nike money.
This year we missed out on an unusual number of top Ohio kids only getting 4 of the top 10. At least 3 of those other top 10 kids were recruits the staff wanted. However, glad we didn't reach to get Ohio kids when better kids were available out of state. Tony Butler, the #22 rated kid in Ohio is the only one where I see a slightly higher Ohio kid I don't recall us going after over 3 slightly lower ranked kids out of state playing thes same position.
The average rating of the Ohio kids in this class is .9167, while the average rank of the OOS kids is nearly identical at .9193. Had we gone for more Ohio kids they would have had lower rankings with the one possible slight exception of Butler.
I'm also surprised that Bell isn't being mentioned in the top 50. I'd take him before Landon Collins.