Yea. this doesnt even make sense. They are literally the same size. Although I think Dennard is a better cover CB there is not as big disparity between the two as this ignorant review shows. Quite comical...
Clearly this is Urban Meyer's fault... yet again he is failing players and their well being. Damn you UM...
Yes I get the point. But to be "dominant" one season doesn't equate to much of anything. He had a good soph year and that was it. I am not saying that kind of season is easy to have, but there are always anomolies. 1 out of 3 years is hardly consistent performance that equates to dominating.... or fortelling of dominating at the next level.
I am fairly certain he did not dominate anyone this past season.
The interesting thing to me is, outside his size and athleticisim, what has he really done that is earth shattering?! As mentioned, he had a very good year as a soph, but to be honest a lot of athletes are able to have a good year, its coming back and doing it again that shows how good you really are. Poeple were able to key on him and they gave him adversity that he never overcame this past year. How do we know Shazier is the real deal... he got better each year even when people knew how good he was. Clowney digressed, so outside of just his stature why are coaches drueling over an athlete that has shown: lack of work ethic, lack of consistent ability on the field, lack of technique, and overall a sense of arrogance and entitlement. What about a player like that is intersting for any coach to bring on a team?!
Agreed. Although freakish abilities only get you so far.... ie Pryor. If you are not great at the fundaments of your position than you are just an athlete playing football.
If thats true, than even more reason to pass on him. Talent will only get you so far at the next level. The guys that excel are the ones that have the never ending motor. Clowney wasnt even able to get by many double teams in college, what do you think will happen in the NFL?! Without any doubt he has the tangibles to be great, but I think he is his own worst enemy. I dont see him being as dominant, some good plays here in there, but not a game changing player. Unless he pulls his head out of his ass and realized his ability is only going to take him so far at the next level.
Sad to say this is rather accurate. My buddy has some solid college coaching experience and has had interviews for assistant and GA positions with a few top tier programs. He was told point blank by two of them that they really liked him and would offer him the position but since he was not a minority they had to go with other candidate.
Yea I was shocked. I was trying to get him in through a connection I have, but apparently he has his own through a former coach at OSU.
Sounds like a grind position for sure. Fortunately my buddy has coaching and recruting experience, hard worker, and overall great person. He just heard back that he has a phone interview setup for tonight. Wish him luck!
You have Brian Robiskie... but not Santonio Holmes, Terry Glenn, David Boston...
So you would want to waste and entire year of eligibility on garabage cleanup time... seems like a big waste to me when the experience they gain is minimal and they will still have those lesser opponent games to get experience the follwing year.
Coming from the guy sitting on a couch eating potato chips. I clearly side with your knowledge over the people who are getting paid to do it professionally.
First, Bell had some good plays, but also some awful plays in the Bowl game, he was not ready to be a starter all season. Second, Mitchell was raw coming in. Even in his highlights he was out of position and didnt read well. He had crazy talen but lacked experience and knowledge... he would not have done better.
Let's just leave the thinking and decisions to the people that know what they are talking about... the REAL coaches my friend.
You just answered your own concern. They don't "look" or plan to redshirt, but if they do it is for a reason.
Coaches know what they are doing. Do you really think they are going to play an inferior player for any reason?! THey assess the situation and play the kid they feel will best help them win. People often forget that these young kids have great talent and ability, but are very raw. Sometimes experience and knowledge does outweight raw ability. I have faith in the staff of putting the best team on the field. Additionally people are looking too much into this "no redshirt" thing. If they can be impactful, then great, but no reason to burn a year of eligibility if it doesnt benefit anyone, team or player.
He is very talented but I just do see how anyone benefits if he ends up going anywhere but MSU. I for one will be fine with him not coming to OSU. If he is unhappy, what is his motivation going to be to succeed. It would be wasted talent, wasted scholarship for someone who wants to be here. All around it is best for him to just go to MSU. Not sure what his mothers distain is about all this, but it better be something significant for her to act like this. Feel bad for te kid.
I must say that I have followed other recruits more and was more excited to see other guys. However, after this article I think I found my favorite in the class and believe he is going to be a great leader on this team. Each class needs a standout guy or two, and it has nothing to do with flash and ability, just having the X factor of mentality and leadership quality. Think Meech might be the next jersey Meyer hangs in his office once all said and done. But hes got a great opportunity and career ahead, can't wait to see him progress and be part of the team!
The staff has been fine with their approach and dont believe they are being misleading. They tell recruits they dont intend to redshirt and will be given all the opportunity to play early. If the player is hurt or just cant crack the lineup it would be stupid to burn a year of eligibility on the technicality of not redshirting them. They players have understand and appreciate this approach, and i think most do.
No worries... big red flag when it shows stats for 2013 as 24 tackles... think he had one game with that many tackles haha
Your stats are incorrect, RDS compiled 317 total tackles throughout his career at OSU. I would place Shazier as top 5 All-time. He was a beast in every way.
This is great. For the first time everyone will be able to judge Fickell without assumptions and grey areas. No more, co-play callers, no more looking of his shoulders. Fickell will fly or die this year without an uncertainty or questions of who is really in charge. I am pretty excited to see what he can do, now solely having control.
I would say Hubbard, but even the highly ranked LB's have a hard time panning out so I am not as confident until he gets to OSU. I really believe one the OL will surprise and step up.
Ok, I would agree with that. But these guys on the list are the best of all-time really, not just since the 90's. Is Roby one of the best all-time, absolutely not, but he sure as hell is a good CB and better than a lot of people give him credit for in my mind. I would say he is probably top 10-15 CB OSU has ever had, and that is still saying something.
OK. If Roby is so bad, what CB would you have taken over him in the last 5 years?