As an out of towner Buckeye fan, THANK YOU for keeping us up to speed. Phenomenal coverage as well as posts from those who were at the 'shoe! Wish I were there too. Go bucks.
Did anyone else immediately call up visions of the locker rooms from their own sports teams past? Talking cold concrete floors, grimy showers, lint filled fans and that ever so distinctive odor.... Or was that just me? Slightly different ambiance to the Bucks new get up....
Thanks for all the comments, everyone. Looks like we're coming up empty. He's not responding via twitter.... May be missing his big break.
Seriously, chief? If so, that's awesome. How can I get the contact info to pass along?
And a hearty, go bucks.
Wow. Really great, Birm. Terrific insights from the coach of a now powerhouse program in AZ. Really speaks well of the respect for tOSU to get such focused time from him. Hats off for the depth of coverage. Ok - jump in, Christian. Let's go!
Big day today, buckeyes. Let this be a rocket launch in T minus 3 hours and counting.
Don't forget about that O line, too.
Was thinking the same. Props to Jalin - a guy whose been dealt a tough hand with the injury and could be pouting about not getting much personal hype going into the season. Great to see that guy alongside Brax working on a Friday night in June.
Love the fact that there's no doubt about which school is your "dream school". Welcome aboard big fella.
The tone of this comment by Justin also drops a hint that it's likely not 'bama. Implies that he's signing up to be a recruiter to help land that top notch class. I think we'd all agree that Saban recruits ok on his own, for better or worse. Yes, Urb's awesome too, btw. tOSU, baby!!!
edit: "I'm excited to go out and get a class together that will hopefully be a top-three class nationally."
Can I make a separate, but related, suggestion? I have a $20 bill in hand and would like to send it directly to 11W in exchange for a really sweet 4-6, A to B t-shirt from the dry goods section. Can we make this happen?
And on a side note, and with no disrespect at all to Mr. Cooper, how awesome is it to hear "those were guys on a mission" and "one thing is for sure, they were getting after it." Seems to be the theme from many of these recruiting reports. Tickets in hand for the opener against Navy and counting down the minutes. Go Bucks!
Is defriend a real word?
Got my tix. Plan to go to both Bucks games in MD this year!
Can't hurt with these guys to know the Bucks play in MD twice this year. Just bought my tix to the Navy game in Baltimore last night.
Bucks fans living in Bethesda. We're ecstatic for Navy and MD games. Great call on 11w tailgate for one or both!
Guapo's vision and uncanny ability to use his blockers perfectly are what sets him apart, in my opinion. His athletic abilities are obvious. But, I'm convinced it's what he's got going on above the shoulder pads that make him a steal as a draft choice.
Would love to see something great happen for Jordan Hall. Guy just was in the wrong place at the wrong time (glass underfoot and Guapo in the wings). He could be good, given the right situation.
As much as we'd all be thrilled to have another big time player in this class.... I'm inclined to say best of luck elsewhere, MM. I'll take a 3 star who'd give anything to be a Buckeye (like Slade committing before visiting) over a 5 star who's not got every ounce committed to bleeding S&G.
So, I do keep checking back and the anticipation is killin me! What's the latest on the day's visits? The silence is deafening. (You have spoiled us, Birm!)
Has anyone else wondered if those nike gloves brax puts on when the weather dips below maybe 50 degrees causes him to grip the ball differently and lose all sorts of accuracy? Whenever I see those gloves, I assume it'll be an off day in the passing game.
Anyone else hear Franklin's presser? "We're gonna own the state of Pennsylvania." This, I have to believe, would not help on that front for Coach F.
To the point about our WR productivity, for an 11W expert who can look at the film, I'd be very curious to know to what degree was the problem WRs not getting open versus Brax just not having the time (or vision) to find them. I've wondered this over the last several games as the passing has become increasingly inefficient. Is this a Brax issue or a WR issue?
We shouldn't be happy with the D. It's not silver bullet caliber. With Roby and Spence out versus a really good offense, I was fearful we'd give up 50+. We did yield a boatload of yards and a ton of them on screens. Hate that. BUT - the D actually put us in the position to win this thing. Some huge stops in the 2nd and 3rd (and at the end) kept us in it. But when the O goes three and out a bunch and turnovers leave the D with a short field, not sure the major "blame" goes to the D. Doesn't mean I'm happy with the D, though.