Lee and Amir had their best games of the year. Both attacked the glass well tonight.
This is an NIT team. Matta recruited a lot of high risk high reward athletic players in this senior class who just have not been able to take the next step. Hurts that Thad has no JRs behind them that could have helped. He has rectified those mistakes by recruiting better basketball skill than overall athletic ability like Russell, K.Williams, Loving and Bates-Diop. I am in no hurry to send Matta out the door because of the incoming influx of good basketball talent mixed with athletes in the upcoming classes. Thad's Most recent recruiting classes have been more balanced than the previous few and we will be in good position for the next few years, unfortunately probably not this year.
Says in the article there was a mistake and he was grouped in with the players from Tennessee instead of Texas.
JD is at Toledo. Dunking on everyone still.
I believe it was Curtis who had RIP Dad written on his shirt underneath his pads and was visible after the game. Puts so much more in perspective. He has dealt with so much adversity throughout his life/career here. I believe he was a major catalyst for how close this team truly was and became throughout the year. His leadership will pay dividends to come by the example he set.
If Elliot has another good year I definitely think Walker will keep his commitment. Ohio State has shown they want to run the ball with power and authority, especially when the talent upfront performs. Walker sees that. What back doesn't want to get the ball 40 times in the biggest games.
Need another player capable of handling the point next year with Scott gone and Russell's potential departure. Will have a true FR Harris as the only PG on roster. Mitchell/Kam Williams potentially could help aka Buford in Crafts FR year. Someone like Newman or Lyle could definitely help.
Switching gears Is Elijah Taylor still solid on Notre Dame? He was a big target for the Buckeyes early in the process.
Darryl Baldwin. Haven't heard anything about him all year. As an Olineman that's usually a positive. Consistent
Curtis grant. Had his best game of the year. A huge physical presence in the middle.
Jacoby Boren. Gritty performance and really did a really nice job on A'Shawn Robinson
I have never met Kosta or his family but I have a lump in my throat and am choked up at the anguish his family and friends are enduring.
Know that you are all loved, and help is available to those that need it. Prayers for Kosta and those he leaves behind.
Ohio state will be playing the in the CBS sports classic next year with Kentucky, UCLA, and UNC. That's pretty tough in itself. This early season schedule is what this young team needs. Games to build confidence and work on their zone defense.
I think this years offensive balance and Meyer's propensity to play young guys will only continue to help us recruit RB and WR though depth has been established at those positions.
Zone D needs a ton of work. Russell had a really rough game. Potential is a key word here. Amir really settled in and I thought played great. If he can give effort like that we'll be tough to beat come March.
I know Elliot has had a good year but I am amazed he is that close to 1,000 yards already! Only a SO too. I think one more year in the weight room and we'll see him break some of those shoelace tackles and house a few more long runs.
Caria LeVert. Not highly regarded at all and now could be a lottery pick. Tate has the potential to really develop himself.
Great call on Devin and Mike
Tyvis Powell. Seems to have a knack for making a play in a close game. Not hearing much about this guy whose quietly having a really nice year.
17-32 227 yds 1 TD 1 INT 18 carries 65 yds 1 TD.
Big Hank is a great example of a recruit that the stars did not do him justice but his offers told the story. Offers from OSU, Florida, Alabama, Michigan, Oklahoma, Wisconsin to name a few.
I think now that Fickell has been able to devote his attention to the linebackers, we've seen a return to a high level of play. He might be like Larry Johnson in that his strength is position coaching.
MSU has a bye week before OSU comes to town too. Ughh Narduzzi will have some new things for us I'm sure.
I'm thinking we see some shot-Gibson formation early in his career.
My only fear is that Greg was such an insane talent that many of the skills came naturally, he will struggle to convey some of those fundamentals/skills to less naturally gifted players.
Tyler Gerald and Danny Clark both doing work and setting an example for where hard work will take good talent. I'm not sure Urban could be happier with the budding leadership talent that these two commits present.
Whether Blaine ends up a buckeye or not I think Tyler will be a huge influence on him the rest of the way.
Rashard Frazier coming back this week could help. Hopefully Tyquan Lewis and Jalyn Holmes continue their development quickly. As a whole the pass rush can improve.
I say Bosa falls short but makes it really close to beating it against michigan.