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BigWillRIP


Springboard, OH

Member since 20 December 2016 | Blog

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Recent Activity

Comment 10 Feb 2017

What's your point? I said I understand it. I'm just talking about a 10,000 foot view, where you want football players to be bigger, stronger, faster, and here's a kid that if he grows anymore, could lose an offer. That's all.

Comment 10 Feb 2017

My bad. I didn't know your statute of limitations ended after your first comment. I hope they didn't teach you that in Moritz. I should of asked you to clarify who was talking about those guys leaving early a year ago, then I would've laughed at you, ended this conversation, and saved everyone else on this message board the misery of reading this back and forth. 

Go chase an ambulance or something. 

Comment 09 Feb 2017

You may be right but I'd think Urban wants Lingard and Snead. It's a tall task to pull off, but as someone once said, one in the car is better than two in the bar. 

Comment 09 Feb 2017

Sure. Free speech. Go get it buddy. I also have free speach, and that's fucked up. If it had some meaning behind it, I'd probably chuckle and move on. But for a kid we don't really even know, just bc he committed to the U, it has a bad look. But you do you bro. 

Comment 09 Feb 2017

Your original post on the topic challenged people to come up "realistic" options for players to leave early.  Hence why I previously used the term "likely to leave" bc you started talking about "realistic" possibilities, since apparently you got lost in that shuffle.  When MoneyMike noted that no one was talking about Hooker, Lattimore, and Brown a year ago, you disagreed and said you remembered people talking about them.  Somewhere along the line, your stance switched from "realistic" options to 2 message board posts naming every draft eligible player on the projected 2 deep.  

And there are draft gurus who include underclassman in mock drafts, big boards, etc., before they declare.  But I digress, I don't have 2 more days to argue with you about semantics on a topic that doesn't matter.

Comment 09 Feb 2017

And to use it as your main supporting evidence, hurts your case. Get it? Never mind. Don't answer that. I explained to you why your 3 guys weren't thought to leave early. Your rebuttal was a message board post that also mentioned Paris Campbell and Terry McLaurin. But yeah, your 3 guys were mentioned in the post, so I guess there was more than 0 people in the entire world who were talking about it. You got me.

Comment 09 Feb 2017

With the logjam in the QB room and maybe the best of the bunch on the way next year, I wouldn't mind some way to get another QB some meaningful reps. We don't have the short yardage bruising QB a la Tebow, so I'm not really sure how we'd make the seemless transition of getting another QB on the field. 

Comment 08 Feb 2017

I know Urban didn't like Jake Butt bc his "shoulders were too rounded." Maybe OSU didn't recruit Ryan bc of some physical characteristic that Urban/staff thought would limit his development?

Comment 08 Feb 2017

If Arnette wins the CB spot and has a big year, he could go pro next year.

if Hillard wins the MLB spot, he could go pro next year. 

If Barrett gets hurt and Burrow wins the job, he could go pro next year.

You may want to bookmark this thread so you can tell everyone in a year how people were talking about it and that the staff had been recruiting in preparation for these guys to leave. Sound good?

Comment 08 Feb 2017

Thanks for breaking down the roster for me. Again, I thought we were talking about realistic possibilities to leave early. 

Comment 08 Feb 2017

I think we got sidetracked when you said a lot of people were talking about those guys leaving early. I assumed you meant NFL draft analysts, national media, etc.. Not someone on a message board speculating that all players who are draft eligible with a breakout year could go pro. 

Comment 08 Feb 2017

Didn't you say that Urban and the staff must have figured these guys were leaving and that's why we were recruiting at the pace we were a year ago? If that's the case, I would think using the word "likely" is a fair assessment about them leaving early. Or did Urban read the 11W message board and see that "a lot" of people were saying Hooker, Lattimore, and Brown could leave?

Comment 08 Feb 2017

Well, you started by saying "a lot of people thought" those guys would go pro before the season. A lot of people also mentioned Price, Hubbard, and Lewis. Mentioning and thinking there's a better than 50% chance are two different things. And the three guys I mentioned were thought much more likely to leave than the three you named. You also originally stated that bc we have less open spots this year, that somehow we'll have less early entrants. You named about 5 players who could leave and challenged others asking who else could leave. That was my disagreement. I don't understand how you think bc we had less proven/experienced players last year that translates into having more players being able to leave early. And that the staff thought those guys we're leaving a year ago, is a pretty far reach. Brown was coming off a season ending injury and wasn't healthy. Lattimore couldn't make it through a camp without injuring a hamstring. And Hooker was a RS soph with no game experience. It's okay, you can admit it. 

Comment 08 Feb 2017

Lol I didn't know we were pulling out the message board archives to support our cases. And those posts mention virtually every draft eligible player who was going to see playing time "could go pro with a blow up season". That's a fair statement for a place like Ohio St. I guess we have different opinions of the definition of the word "likely". Let me try this another way, before last season, if you had to bet your family's life on whether Hooker, Lattimore, and Brown would go pro, which would you pick?

Comment 08 Feb 2017

Because to think it was likely that 3 guys that had never played before were going to declare early for the draft less than 12 months later is a ridiculous statement. I'm not sure why you think differently. But if you want to solve the mystery to your recruiting commit question, 3 guys who were somewhat likely to leave early and returned were Lewis, Hubbard, and Price. So to say the staff was expecting them to leave a year ago and were recruiting accordingly, is at least logical. 

Comment 08 Feb 2017

That was the last part of my post, if you're jumped by 10 guys to the point that you can't get away, you're going to end up in the hospital.