Turner seems like a great kid. I'd love to have him.
John, any impressions of Ash and Johnson as coaches/teachers?
"One Bad Buckeye": You read a lot of jackassery that I can assure you is not there. Just straight talk and questions. Let us not get upset.
Ok, but we all see it. What's a "weight vest" and what other explanations could you have?
Anyone notice Ryan Shazier's gut? That must be where he put that weight that the NFL scouts were impressed with. For him to put up those numbers while beefing up is quite impressive.
Marcus is #34 and a little smaller. I think it is Tracey Sprinkle. Looks big.
Thanks for these. My word Johnnie Dixon is a grown ass man. And to think he's still the age of a senior in HS. Curtis Samuel has some beef, too, and Dontre Wilson has put some on.
One question: who is #93?
As much as we all may disdain our rivals in Michigan and Penn State, anyone with even the most adolescent of observational skills who has spent time in State College and Ann Arbor can recognize that these are two entirely different places with entirely different cultures.
Yea, Diebler always wore that t-shirt to cover up his non-muscles. Just put the ball in the bucket.
When did he visit?
He simply has a high release. That is actually quite effective in getting your shot off. With his height and release point he could have the success of a Diebler or Stauskas.
Mike, Do you think this says anything about how the staff feels about their chances with Kennard?
Outside of Crawford and (possibly) Hilliard, is Michigan in on any top-level Ohio talent that OSU would like to keep in-state?
Also, what would Baker prefer to play at the next level, RB or LB?
Veto power is different than play calling. On offense Herman calls the plays but Meyer has veto power. Could work similarly on the defensive side.
So, it looks like it's going to be like this (reading between the lines): Just like Herman is in the booth and calls the offensive plays yet Urban can veto from the field, so Ash will be in the booth and call defensive plays yet Fickell can veto from the field. I can live with that.
In fairness to Smith, did he really lose Jacobs? That created a spot for Clark, which was probably part of the plan.
Don't think that happens with the current coach. I think Plank really wanted Leach and would have backed up the Brinks.
With a name like Liam McCullough, and OSU's penchant for special team's specialists with a foreign background (Australia and Germany, to be exact) is he perhaps of a British background? That would be awesome.
Surprised that Tennessee wasn't included. Much was made of their updates before Butch took that job. It cost around $45 mill and includes a MMA cage: http://footballscoop.com/news/6627-video-tennessees-new-facility-is-impressive?fb_ref=.T-FE0qF2vMs.like&fb_source=home_multiline
The real question everyone wants to ask here is are we sure our digs are better than Michigan's?
Oil money doin' work.
I guess we see, beyond recruiting, why Texas was so attractive to Strong. Also, despite Bert's personal shortcomings, he does have something to work with there, I guess.
When was the locker room last renovated, DJ? Was this $20 mill put in recently?
First, You are going beyond reporting a story. I have no problem with reporting. You will note my problem is how YOU discussed it, through overblown rhetoric and painting anyone who would disagree, in so many strokes, as very bad people. You will note, too, I didn't call this a religious issue. I called it a cultural one. If you think everyone in our culture is in agreement over the questions in play here then you live in a pretty deafening echo chamber.
Secondly, your strong language is revealed once again in saying the execs "slandered" a 24 year-old "kid" (he's 24). Read again. They didn't didn't make false or damaging statements about HIM so much as they made statements about their own locker rooms and league.
Thirdly, I'm sure that the same thing was said about black baseball players. But what are you going to do in a draft situation? Force a team to draft him where he is "supposed" to go? All kinds of guys don't get drafted where they are supposed to go and every team takes many factors into consideration when drafting a guy. My guess is they will take into consideration he's already 24. They will also take into consideration that he just made the front page news for a non-football related matter. Let's not oversimplify matters by making one-to-one comparisons between the struggle of black athletes and gay ones. No black athlete had to tell anyone he was black. This is a different issue with different ramifications. The easy equation let's one make too easy moral equations. I'm not asking you not to have opinions. I'm asking you to not paint with such strong moral colors those you don't agree with on the issue on a site dedicated to Ohio State sports.
I make the following comment as one who deeply appreciates 11w and how you handle your business. A case in point is the reporting on Mike Mitchell and the respect shown to the family and program.
One of the things I have appreciated is the site does not stoke the fires on political and cultural questions, and actively discourages them in the comments. That is why I was greatly disheartened to read your comments, DJ, on Michael Sam. Your over-the-top rhetoric was not needed and out of accord with the practiced standards of this website. What's more, your easy characterization of those who might even question the complexities of the issue as tantamount to racists is ridiculous. I realize you don't exactly say that, but for you to call those processing the issue as "the worst people in the world" and then to draw a comparison to Jackie Robinson certainly freights the issue in such terms.
I request that for the sake of your diverse readers you edit the the strong language of this article, or at least avoid such overblown moral rhetoric in the future. We can find such commentary elsewhere and do not need it here.