I am pretty sure the value of those crab legs were more than the amount Posey was overpaid and received several games suspension.
believe the article is stating just this... CG career is not capable of being spectacular or exploding at this point, but he can still make progress and lessen the gap of expected and actual performance. Its crazy the expectation that are put on these kids at such a young age, so I don't dare call him a bust because who are we to judge, but I do hope he is comfortable or happy with the results of his senior year closing out his career.
As many have mentioned, I hope CG gets the level he is capable of and he personally expects. I think he has solid attributes but I think he is limited by the intangible "football sense". This is nothing against CG, but some kids just have this innate ability to play the position, regardless of physical attributes. Shazier is a perfect example of this. He came on the scene as a freshman and you could just see it in how he played the game. unfortunately this is a very difficult light bulb to just turn on, most people just have it on all the time, if at all. Hoping he can prove me wrong, but I am expecting an adequate senior performance, and just hope he meets whatever personal goals he has set out for himself to measure his career.
Nothing went "wrong" with these recruits. They simple found better fits or had different objectives than what they felt OSU had to offer. I can appreciate the fact people want to live and die by recruiting, but these ratings are still speculative. Missing out on one kid is not the end of the world, especially when there are others to fill that spot. Every now and then there is the phenom of an athlete that is a game changer, but most of the time there is a kid just as good around the corner.
This is not to say Scott and Baker aren't special, but I don't see a huge disparity between the players we have already at their positions, or hope to get at their positions. We will be just fine without them, and I bet you they will be just fine without OSU... although I think both being at OSU would have been the best for both parties in my scarlet and grey colored glasses!!
Additionally, the idea that Bama or any other program gets every player they want is just ignorant. I typically side on the "epsin" conspiracy, but I think people give too much credit to recruit rankings and Bama in general. Have they done well, yes, but its not the end all be all if you don't get the top 20-25 recruits every year... and last I checked Bama nor anyone else was doing that either. Every program misses top prospect recruits, even in-state guys, its part of the game and there are still 1000's of talented kids that could be just as good if given the chance. So not need to try to understand, its part of life, moving on.
Absolutely, of course it would nice to have both and see which one progresses better, but that's the fun/craziness that is recruiting. You never know how someone will develop or not. He will do great at FL and wish he was staying, but there is come good consolation in knowing what we have and hope to still get in this class.
I was basing this off of recruiting rankings and my personal opinion after watching Film on all the above. I don't maintain to be an expert and anything can happen in the next year developmentally for these guys, but I believe Harris is a better RB and Hillard is a better LB, IMO.
Really is somewhat of a valid or possible reason. He is a great athlete, but if we get Harris he would be second fiddle at RB, and we already got Hillard so he would be second fiddle there as well, IMO. either way would have liked him at OSU but cant get them all unfortunately.
Not trying to make excuses, or seem like we didn't want him. But is there any chance the coaches cooled on him or weren't pushing as hard? I know its hard to believe they would with an athlete this caliber, but just cant understand how a long time lean would slip through UFM closer grips.
I am not sure I have ever cared about or said "wow I remember that recruiting class". You always speak of great teams on the field, like the defenses in 95-96, or the national champ team, etc. Yes, recruiting gets you to that point, but its the production on the field that matters, not the projected ability of a recruiting class. I hope to say this is one of the best defense in OSU history, but it will be collection of classes as a team, not just one class.
Bold statement. Although I probably agree we need more help in the WR area, its hard to quantify the significany of keeping the top instate recruit. Think you have to defend your own first if all else is equal. Additionally, athletic WR are a bit more prevelant than stud LB coming out of high school. How about we just take both..
Have to keep in mind that at a certain height, it actually works against a defensive linemen. Kid looks pretty athletic and moves well, but the line of scrimmage is won with low pads and thats hard to do when you're 6'8". He would be a nice blank canvas to work with and see where he utlimately ends up.
Im feeling some deja vu.... like he has done this before or something. Still a long time until NSD and no disrespect to him, but he is a run of the mill impulsive teenager, anything could happen. But still would rather have a class full of guys like Green who are just all out Buckeyes without a doubt.
His highlights are crazy. He hits like Antonie Winfield and has a long stride like Teddy Ginn. We sure as hell could have used a CB who is that clutch on WR screens.
Really dont car if Jayru is a kid or if he was baited, what he did was messed up and deserves consequences. Im not hear to say the kid is a POS or anything, but I sure as hell wont overlook his action as if he was a 5 year old and didnt know better.
MAny valid points. I just moved out of Jax a couple weeks ago. Although I loved the whether during the winter, 3+ months of 90 deg days is a bit much. The water is terrible and if it werent for the beaches Jacksonville would basically be like the middle of Georgia. I will say Jax has bad city schools, but St. Johns has one of the top schools districts in the nation, so not all bad.
The Redskins name is not going anywhere. The trademark does not force the team to change its name. Additionally, they are appealing so they the trade mark is still in effect until a final rulling is made. FYI, the last time this happened, the appeal took 17 years to complete.
I do find it interesting that one small group finds the name offensive, yet several other groups say they could care less. Just because it offends someone, doesnt mean there is anything wrong. Today everyone is offended by something, maybe some people should just get thicker skin. To clarify I am not saying I am for or against. But there are two sides to everything and I do believe in general people are overly sensative about things these days.
It would be even more lopsided if Shazier would have won the Butkus, as he should have. They handed it to Mosley who's numbers werent even close to Shazier... still pisses me off.
He was CO defensive coordinator... not to mentioned he only controlled the decent part of our defense, not the weak point which was our secondary.
Haha I knew what you meant. Most likely no, we would not have gone 6-7. At the same time it would still have been a rough season, even for Pryor.
He also wasnt ready for the field. So why waste a year of eligibility?! Mitchell is an absolute freak of athlete but he was very raw talent. All spring they talked about him having ability but needing to get more solid in how to actually play LB. In high school he relied on athleticism to make plays, not that easy at the next level. Wish him the best and wish he would have stuck it out at OSU as he would have had a better chance of becoming a great LB.
Interesting.... #2 for solo tckl in the nation, #3 total tackles in nation, #3 Tackles for loss in the nation, #4 Forced Fumbles for all LB, #8 for sacks for all LB. No other player or LB in B1G or even in the nation was top 10 in all those categories. The man was a recking ball and cant wait to watch him do it all again in Black&Yellow!
That is quite an accomplishment to accumilate all those stats without playing a single game in his senior year. I am not trying to dispute what Pryor has done, I just like Miller better as a QB. Miller is a better passer in my mind and has a higher ceiling. PRyor is just an insane athlete, but past college he hasnt and most likely will not excel at QB because it takes more skill and intelligence. Miller isnt there yet either, but I still think he can get there.
No individual single handedly wins or loses games. Also please look at the defenses Pryor had during his tenure compared to the last 2 seasons.
WOW... Shazier as overrated. You must be outside your mind. He was the best LB in the entire nation last year and had the numbers to prove it. I guess when I guy cant make 20 tackles every single game he is considered overrated. Clueless...
Well said all around!!