Based on returning starters, I am OK with this list. The best thing is, with our talent level, everyone will be asking "Who are these guys?"
I like your enthusiasm! Getting psyched about the season!
I totally agree with the above comments. I always heard about the CEO approach and not knowing the players names, but the thing that stood out watching Cooper's teams is that they seemed to be really bad at scouting themselves. They didn't evolve as the season went on and teams caught on to OSU's tendencies.
There was a CFB announcer last year - don't remember which - who used "sticks his foot in the ground" regularly, as in "watch him stick his foot in the ground and make that cut".
Where else is he gonna stick his foot?
This ^ I am old enough to remember. Pete Johnson was money in short yardage
Looking around the net for objectivity, NFL's draft profile for EZE gives him a 7.2. Gurley was a 6.3. Thinking about what that means and it probably means nothing. The question is whether some team will fall in love with a guy's body of work and potential.
Who still uses a FAX MACHINE?
I have the same impression that they didn't run it as much. I'd like the X's and O's guys to weigh in: was it personnel, results - like BuckeyeCity says - or are we seeing a shift/evolution of Urban Meyer's offense?
Tim Biakabatuka. I was in the Big House for a coronation that never happened
I like Herby, but he does have a tendency to put his foot in his mouth sometimes. Case in point:
Being a Ravens fan, I saw a lot of Simon in the pre-season and I thought he did enough to make the active roster. The Ravens are very deep at linebacker though where they had him projected. I love the fact he's playing even if it isn't for my team!